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Martha Corey
Birth: 1620, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1692
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Victim of the Salem Witch Trials. Martha and her husband were both accused of witchcraft. Martha being first accused before her husband. The community was surprised to see Martha accused, as she was known for her piety and dedicated church attendance. She had never shown support for the witch trials, since she did not believe witches existed. Also known as Goodwife Corey, Martha was a new but upstanding member of the congregation. Her trial was the scene of much agitation. In the courtroom Martha's accusers writhed in agony as they were forced by an unseen power to mimic the witch's every movement. When Martha shifted her feet the girls did also, when Martha bit her lip the girls were compelled to bit their own lips, crying out in pain. This was evidence enough to persuade the jury of her guilt. She was 72 years old when they hung her. (bio by: Shock) 

Cause of death: Hanged
 
Burial:
Burying Point Cemetery *
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Record added: Jan 25, 2000
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