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  •  cool ... i once had a purported (8+ / 0-)

    Line on my tree that claimed to have sheltered said fugitives ... have since deleted them for complete lack of  evidence trail, but im still intrigued by this angle.

    I knew this diary would add to my reading list!

    "If you are sure you understand everything that is going on around you, you are hopelessly confused." Walter Mondale

    by klompendanser on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 09:53:56 AM PDT

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    •  I've got one (7+ / 0-)

      ... who had two sisters hung in Salem. My direct ancestor was jailed, but then either was pardoned or escaped.

      At any rate, her people decided Salem wasn't for them, and headed West. A bit, to the area between Worcester and Springfield, MA. Mixed in with a largely Huguenot settlement in that area at Oxford, MA. (Best I recall, anyhow. I've been looking at that area lately, but not that specific line.)

      Just looked it up, partly right. Sarah (Towne) Bridges died at Framingham, MA in 1703 at the age of 65, a goodly distance from Salem. Her daughter died at Oxford. Sarah's older sisters, Mary (Towne) Esty, aged 58, and Rebecca (Towne) Nurse, aged 71, were hung in 1692 at Salem.

      Mark Twain: It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

      by Land of Enchantment on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 12:18:22 PM PDT

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