A Witch in the Family: An Award-winning Author Investigates His Ancestor’s Trial And Execution

September 5, 2016 - Comment

Award-winning author Stephen Hawley Martin grew up wondering whether or not his seven-times great grandmother, Susannah North Martin, really had been practicing witchcraft back in the seventeenth century. After all, she was hanged for it. So he delved into the historical record and found that a great deal of information is available. As a result

Award-winning author Stephen Hawley Martin grew up wondering whether or not his seven-times great grandmother, Susannah North Martin, really had been practicing witchcraft back in the seventeenth century. After all, she was hanged for it. So he delved into the historical record and found that a great deal of information is available. As a result of his research, he suspects some of those hanged during the Salem Witchcraft hysteria had been practicing magic. He also came to believe the commonly-held belief is off the mark that the victims of the witches faked their symptoms. This is the true story from a twenty-first century perspective of Susannah Martin and the others who were executed, including recent findings of research into the paranormal.

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