Abigail Dane Faulkner

Birth
Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 5 Feb 1729 (aged 76)
Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial North Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Grave unmarked
Memorial ID 14242621 · View Source
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ABIGAIL (DANE) FAULKNER, gained fame (or infamy) as a convicted witch in the Salem Witch Trials. Her very young daughters and sister were also accused. ABIGAIL only escaped hanging by being pregnant with son AMMI RUHAMAH FAULKNER. The mass hysteria of the witch hunt was over by the time of his birth. The Puritans being such merciful people did not hang pregnant women. ABIGAIL did finally receive a pardon and some financial restitution years later.

Transcripts of ABIGAIL's trails can be found on following website: http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/archives/MA135/

Here is a descendant's report from my FAMILY TREE MAKER on ABIGAIL and her family.

ABIGAIL3 DANE (FRANCIS2, JOHN1) was born October 13, 1652 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, and died February 05, 1729/30 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts. She was the daugher of REV. FRANCIS DANE and ELIZABETH INGALLS. She married FRANCIS FAULKNER October 12, 1675 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of EDMUND FAULKNER and DOROTHY RAYMOND. He was born May 1651 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, and died September 19, 1732 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.

Children of ABIGAIL DANE and FRANCIS FAULKNER are:

i. PAUL4 FAULKNER.
ii. ELIZABETH FAULKNER, b. July 04, 1676, Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts; d. July 11, 1735, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; m. JOHN BUTRICK.
iii. ELIZABETH FAULKNER, b. December 07, 1677.
iv. DOROTHY FAULKNER, b. February 15, 1679/80, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts; d. Aft. 1740; m. SAMUEL NURSE, 2ND, November 25, 1708, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; b. January 07, 1676/77, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
v. ABIGAIL FAULKNER, b. August 12, 1683; d. December 26, 1746, Ipswitch, Massachusetts; m. THOMAS LAMSON; b. January 03, 1682/83, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.
vi. FRANCES FAULKNER, b. April 19, 1686; m. THOMAS LAMSON.
vii. AMMI RUHAMAH FAULKNER, b. March 20, 1692/93, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts; d. August 04, 1756, Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; m. HANNAH INGALLS, June 07, 1726, Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts; b. January 02, 1696/97, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts; d. June 11, 1781, Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
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JSR note: I descend from AMMI RUHAMAH FAULKNER and HANNAH INGALLS.


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