... two years after the birth of her youngest child, [she] was charged with witchcraft by some of her neighbors who were envious of their prosperity and endeavored in this way to disgrace them. She was sent to Boston for trial, where the jury gave her a full acquittal of the crime, and she returned home to Northampton, from whence they removed back to Springfield in 1679. Just after her acquittal in Boston, her son Ebenezer was killed by the Indians, and those who had been instrumental in bringing her to trial said: "Behold, though human judges may be bought off, God's vengeance neither turns aside nor slumbers." It is said that she possessed great beauty and talents, but was not very amiable.
Father: Thomas BLISS , of Belstone DEV, Immigrant b: 1580-1585 in ENG
Mother: Margaret LAWRENCE ? b: ABT. 1594
Marriage 1 Joseph PARSONS , of Springfield MA, Immigrant b: 25 Jun 1620 in Beaminster, DOR, ENG
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