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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Salem Witch Murders: Hysteria of the masses

So, I just found out that my 7th cousin 9 x removed (7th-9) Priscilla Gould Wildes' husband, John Wildes had three wives.  The first was my cousin Priscilla who died in Massachusetts at about the age of 42.

John's second wife died in Salem... so ahead and guess how... hanged as a witch. Sarah Averill Wildes was 65 when she was cold heartedly murdered by the powers that be and buried in an unmarked grave, but the story does not end there. The alleged witch's husband later married Mary Jacobs.

Mary Jacobs was the widow of George Jacobs who was hanged as a witch shortly after Sarah Wildes. Sometime after the deaths of their spouses, John Wildes and Mary Jacobs married. Ironic coincidence or murder mystery?

How convenient would it be today if you could just get rid of a spouse by shouting Witch?

By the way, Priscilla's daughter Sarah Bishop was also accused of the crime of Witchcraft but she escaped the blood thirsty mob...

http://www.geni.com/people/Priscilla-Wildes/6000000006444247965   
http://www.geni.com/people/John-Wild-of-Topsfield/6000000002459866328         
http://www.geni.com/people/Mary-Wildes/6000000007966461350     


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