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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Margaret Smith's Journal (search)
with uncle his papers about the Hampton witch, Eunice Cole, who was twice tried for her mischiefs; and I incline to copy some of them, as I know they will be looked upon as worthy of record by my dear Cousin Oliver and mine other English friends. I find that as long ago as the year 1656, this same Eunice Cole was complained of, and many witnesses did testify to her wickedness. Here followeth some of the evidence on the first trial:— The deposition of Goody Marston and Goodwife Susanna Palmer, who, being sworn, sayeth, that Goodwife Cole saith that she was sure there was a witch in town, and that she knew where he dwelt, and who they are, and that thirteen years ago she knew one bewitched as Goodwife Marston's child was, and she was sure that party was bewitched, for it told her so, and it was changed from a man to an ape, as Goody Marston's child was, and she had prayed this thirteen year that God would discover that witch. And further the deponent saith not. Taken on o
s bed, a few days before his deathbap., per records of this Pet., 28 June, 1779; father of Hezekiah (4). See Wyman's Chas., 1057. His son Samuel Frost, m. Polly Palmer 10 Nov. 1796 (Mary Wyman d. 4 Oct. 1863, a. 85); a son Hezekiah, d. here 13 Oct. 1803, a. 30 (g. s.). Samuel Frost, the son, o. c. here 20 Aug. 1797, and had Mary, bap. 3 Sept. 1797, m. John Hopkins, of Wilmington, 2 Dec. 1819; Samuel, bap. 19 Oct. 1800; Ann Elizabeth, bap. 24 Mar. 1805, m. Ellis Gray Blake, 15 Nov. 1821; Susanna Palmer, bap. 27 Sept. 1807, d. 6 Oct. 1809, a. 2; Abner Palmer, bap. 27 May, 1810; John Palmer, bap. 17 Sept. 1815. Samuel F. —blacksmith—d. 10 Aug. 1825, a. 53. Samuel, s. of Samuel F., d. 24 Dec. 1835, and Humphrey, s. of late Samuel, d. 15 Sept. 1836, a. 22 mos. Mrs. Susan, wid. of this last Samuel, m. Joseph B. Mott 27 Jan. 1841. See Bond's Watertown, p. 671. 5. Daniel, of Woburn, m. Lucy Gardner, of Charlestown, 25 Jan. 1776. Had Daniel, b.—Nov. 1776. Lucy, w, of Daniel, aet.—, d