I really had to think about the direction I wanted to go with this one but I decided to tell you about one of the lines I am working on. I really would like a Mayflower ancestor but can’t find one. I did find what I believe is an accused witch.
You have heard me talk about working on an application for the Associated Daughters of Early American Witches. I am working on finding the documents to prove I am descended from Rebecca Towne Nurse.
Rebecca Nurse was highlighted in The Crucible (I have actually never read or seen it). Rebecca if I have the connections right is my 9th Great-Grandmother. My line goes through my Grandfather’s line. Thankfully I have proven through my 4th Great Grandfather Joseph Daby and Olive Bolton.
So here is how I believe my line goes:
- Benjamin Witherwax
- George Witherwax and Dorcas Coolidge
- Benjamin Knowlton and Olive Daby
- John Daby and Olive Bolton (have proof through here)
- Joseph Daby and Abigal Bennet
- Joseph Daby and Elizabeth Nurse
- Benjamin Nurse and Elizabeth Roberts
- Francis Nurse and Sarah Craggen
- Francis Nurse and Rebecca Towne (1621-1692)
I also have tentative proof of Joseph Daby and Abigail Bennet and Joseph Daby and Elizabeth Nurse as there are a couple of DAR applications with them and they need new service for both of the Joseph’s so that is a project I occasionally work on as the lineage is there.
I work super well with deadlines as I tend to procrastinate and I must have this done by May 1, 2020.
Funny story back in around the 6th grade I did a whole report on the Salem Witch Trials. I was fascinated by them and my mom had an old book about them in the basement on 74th Street. Little did I know that there was a possible personal connection.
Rebecca Nurse Homestead