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Their son Samuel, born January 4, 1676, was a celebrated divine, minister at York, Me.
, where he died November 13, 1747.
He married Hannah Sewall
, daughter of John and Hannah
's son, Joseph, also a minister of York
, acquired notoriety from his peculiar habit of wearing a handkerchief over his face that completely covered his features.
He was known as ‘Handkerchief Moody
,’ and is said to have fallen into a nervous state, and his mind to have taken on a melancholy tinge, from having in early life accidentally killed an intimate friend.
in his story of ‘The Minister's Black Veil’ depicts a Rev. Mr. Hooper
as wearing a similar covering over his face for years, but for another reason, and also cites this case of Joseph Moody
To revert to our line of succession we find that Wymond, the oldest child of Thomas Bradbury
, the emigrant, and Mary, his wife, was born April 1, 1637.
We shall notice, also, that the names, Wymond, Judith, and Moody
were favorites in this family, and appear many times.
They appeared in the Dean
line just given, and in the one we are following are found in every generation but one.
Later Wymond took the form of Wyman
married, May 7, 1661, Sarah Pike, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Sanders
He died April 7, 1669, on the Island of Nevis
, in the West Indies
His widow married, second, John Stockman
Major Robert Pike
, his wife's father, had defended Wymond Bradbury
's mother at her trial for witchcraft, and has the name of being one of the most remarkable men of his time.
Mr. Charles W. Upham
, the writer upon Salem
witchcraft, pays him the highest tribute, and in this age of graft and indecision, it is inspiring to read of this grand and rugged character.
writes at length concerning the circumstances of the case of Mary Bradbury
In the revulsion that followed the distressing persecution of the victims charged with being in league with the Devil, petitions