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Diana, Goddess of the Hunt for Ancestors!
 
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Genealogical Relationships of Diana Gale MATTHIESEN
to Participants in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692
Rebecca (TOWNE) NURSE is the central figure in Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible.
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William & Grace
BALLARD
Roger & Martha
PRESTON
Francis NURSE
& Rebecca TOWNE (hanged)¹
Edmund & Dorothy
FAULKNER
Joseph BALLARD
(accuser)
&
Elizabeth PHELPS
Henry HOLT
&
Sarah BALLARD
Samuel PRESTON
(accuser)
&
Susannah GUTTERSON²
Thomas PRESTON
(accuser)
&
Rebecca NURSE
Samuel NURSE
&
Ms. SMITH
Francis FAULKNER
&
Abigail DANE
(reprieved)³
Joseph MARBLE
&
Mary FAULKNER
James HOLT & 
Susannah PRESTON
   
Samuel NURSE &
Dorothy FAULKNER
  John MARBLE &
Abigail MERRIAM
Barzillai HOLT &
Elizabeth GOSS
          Bezaleel HALE &
Abigail MARBLE
Silas HOLT &
Sarah HARRINGTON
          Edward CHENEY
& Abigail HALE
Seth HOLT & Abigail CHENEY
Samuel Lucas HOPKINS & Philancia Cheney HOLT
Ira Baker BROWN & Martha Abigail HOPKINS
William Murphy WILLIS & Ida BROWN
Albert Roy STRAUB & Nina WILLIS
Arthur Robert MATTHIESEN & Nina Gale STRAUB
  Diana Gale MATTHIESEN
Those whose names are in white cells are my ancestors; those in blue cells are my blood kin though not my ancestors; those in orange cells are, so far as I now know, related to me only by marriage.

¹Rebecca's sisters, Mary (TOWNE) EASTEY and Sarah (TOWNE) CLOYCE, were also accused.  Mary was hanged, but Sarah was never put on trial.  Sarah died in 1703, and her husband, Peter CLOYCE, then married Susannah HARRINGTON, daughter of Robert HARRINGTON, great-great-grandfather of the Sarah HARRINGTON who married Seth HOLT.

²Susannah GUTTERSON's niece, Sarah GUTTERSON, married Zebediah AUSTIN, whose great-grandmother, Ann (ALCOCK) FOSTER, died in jail at Salem, awaiting hanging. 

³Abigail (DANE) FAULKNER was temporarily spared because she was pregnant.  By the time she had birthed her baby, the accusers had recanted and the witch hunt was over. 

A good online source about the trials is:  Salem Witch Trials: Documentary Archive and Transcription Project.

 

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