Ole Larson's Folks

Died in Hampton, New Hampshire, on this date in 1681: ninth great-grandfather Abraham Perkins. Several generations later, a descendant of Abraham married into the Colby line. It was Abraham’s sister Mary Perkins who was convicted of witchcraft in 1695 and sentenced to hang. She escaped being executed, about the time that the witch persecution ended. Read more …

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