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Rebecca Towne Nurse
Birth: c. Feb. 21, 1622
Death: Jul. 19, 1692
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Convicted of practicing witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. In most cases, the bodies of those hanged or pressed were cast off into a shallow ditch, not deserving of a Christian burial due to the charge of witchcraft. However, the family of Rebecca Nurse, according to legend, got to her body, removed it from the ditch in Salem and buried it in secret on the family farm in Salem Village (now Danvers, MA). Where, exactly, is lost to history. Several years after her execution, it was agreed that she had been innocent of being a witch.
She was the daughter of Joanna (Blessing) and William Towne. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Towne (1598 - 1673)
  Joanna Blessing Towne (1594 - 1682)
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Towne Clayes*
  Susanna Towne Hayward*
  Rebecca Nurse (1622 - 1692)
  Rebecca Towne Nurse (1622 - 1692)*
  John Towne (1624 - 1672)*
  Edmund Towne (1628 - 1678)*
  Jacob Towne (1631 - 1704)*
  Mary Towne Esty (1634 - 1692)*
  Mary Towne Easty (1634 - 1692)*
  Joseph Towne (1639 - 1713)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Burying Point Cemetery *
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Record added: Jan 25, 2000
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RIP
- diana damico
 Added: Jul. 29, 2014
Sacred to the memory of my very dear 7th great-grandmother, Rebecca Towne Nurse.
- Benita Towle
 Added: Jul. 17, 2014

- DENA ANN
 Added: Jul. 16, 2014
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