People Hidden In History

Connecticut 1600's Witch Trials and Exoneration

July 16, 2022 Season 1 Episode 11
People Hidden In History
Connecticut 1600's Witch Trials and Exoneration
Show Notes

I will be covering history that is past, current and future.  The historical topic being the mostly unknown 1600’s witch trials that occurred in Connecticut - since they are far less well known - than Salem Mass and surrounding towns  - Witch Trails of 1692. You will hear interviews with descendants from both Connecticut and Massachusetts.  And I'll report on these descendants' current efforts to exonerate - and effectively clear the names of their Connecticut ancestors for the unjust accusations and the tragedy of their deaths. And this exoneration will hopefully come to fruition in the future. 

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Links to CT Witch Trial History, the Exoneration Effort, and a Petition

  1. Facebook: CT WITCH Memorial 
  2. Twitter: CT Witch Trial Exoneration Project 
  3. Petition: Exonerate Wrongfully Accused CT Witches
  4. WordPress blog: Connecticut Witch Trial Exoneration Project
  5. WordPress blog: List of Accused CT Witches

Beth Caruso's books (CT Witch Trials and related history)
One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging (2015)
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The Salty Rose: Alchemists, Witches & A Tapper in New Amsterdam (2019)
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BOTH books are published through Lady Slipper Press.

Correction: Capt. John Peabody was a "juror" not a "judge" in the 1692 Salem Witch Trials.
"A Salem Witch Trial" by Frank O. Small, in Stepping-stones of American History. W. A. Wilde Company, publishers (1904)