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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. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Towne (1598 - 1673)
  Joanna Blessing Towne (1595 - 1682)
 
 Spouse:
  Francis Nurse (1618 - 1695)*
 
 Children:
  John Nurse (1645 - 1719)*
  Rebecca Nurse Preston (1647 - 1719)*
  Samuel Nurse (1649 - 1715)*
  Sarah Nurse Bowden (1651 - 1754)*
  Elizabeth Nurse Russell (1656 - ____)*
  Mary Nurse Tarbell (1657 - 1749)*
  Francis Nurse (1660 - 1716)*
  Benjamin Nurse (1666 - 1748)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rebecca Towne Nurse (1622 - 1692)
  John Towne (1624 - ____)*
  Susan Towne (1625 - 1630)*
  Edmund Towne (1628 - 1678)*
  Jacob Towne (1631 - 1704)*
  Mary Towne Easty (1634 - 1692)*
  Sarah Towne Clayes (1637 - 1703)*
  Joseph Towne (1639 - 1713)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Nurse Homestead Cemetery
Danvers
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Ms G
Record added: Jul 13, 1999
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My 9th great grandmother's sister - My heart aches with the pain and suffering you and your family endured. I honor you...and remember you today with love and appreciation.
- jms105
 Added: Jun. 25, 2017
I just learned you are my 10th great grandmother. I've also been reading about your life and death. I am very saddened you were wrongfully convicted but i believe that you are well cared for in the loving arms of our maker. Your Christian values are insti...(Read more)
- Michelle M. Hughes (Smith)
 Added: Jun. 3, 2017

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