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Elizabeth Cogswell Wellman
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Birth: 1648
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 10, 1736
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Daughter of John Cogswell and granddaughter of John Cogswell and Elizabeth Thompson Cogswell who came on the Angel Gabriel from Bristol and were shipwrecked off Pemaquid in 1635 but escaped death finally reaching Ipswich.

Married Abraham Wellman 1668

Children: Thomas 1669-1735, Elizabeth 1671-1673, Abraham 1673-1745, John 1676 , Elizabeth 1678-after 1734, Abigail 1702-about 1737, Martha 1736

Source The Descendents of Thomas Wellman of Lynn MA published in 1918 by Rev. Joshua Wyman Wellman

Salem Witch Trials

In the trial of Sarah Cole for bewitching Mary Browne, 31 Jan 1691/2 is found the following:

"The deposition of Elizabeth Wellman aged forty-five {b. about 1647} testifieth and Saith that She Saw Sarah Cole the wif of John Cole the Cooper living in the bouns of Linn going one in a plaine woods in August last past and She had Cast the Scirt of hir garment over hir neck and She Saw a black thing against a tree that lay upon the ground this blacke thing was gon and be Sene no more and Sarah Cole going a litle further turnd hir face about to me She Clapt hir hands to gather and Swong them twice over hir head was gone and I Could Se hir no more and when I Cam to the place whare She took hir flite I lookt for hir but Could not Se her further Saith not 1692" Elizabeth Wellman
(Suffolk Court Files, 2712)

"The Deposition of Abraham Wellman Aged about 49 yeares [b. about 1643] This Deponent Testifieth & Saith that I had a Cow which Some[one] told mee Sarah Cole Wife of Jn Cole had a great desire to have & the said Cow was taken with Such fits though before she was as Gentle a C0w as I would Desire to Set paill under after this time when She See any person to ming(d) to her to milk, She would run & let none come near her for about a week, when Said Cole was brought upon her examination that night & next morning wee sent on[e] of our children to milk sd Cow, but she was wild as before but after said Sarah Cole was sent from her own house to Cambridge when she was gone a wee thought to Reddin or ther about I sent one of my Children to milk her the Cow Stood Still & gave down her mild & did from that day till this time.
Abraham Wellman owned the aboves before the Grand jury upon the oath hee had taken Jan 11, 1692/3
Attests Robert Payne Foreman."
(Suffolk Court files, 2712)

The Trial of Sarah Cole is reenacted to this day, in the actual courtroom in Salem MA.

Family links: 
  Abraham Wellman (1643 - 1715)
  Abraham Wellman (1673 - 1745)*
*Calculated relationship
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Record added: May 16, 2010
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Elizabeth <i>Cogswell</i> Wellman
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