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Richard Hite will lead a tour of the Old Burial Ground, based on his findings in In the Shadow of Salem. According to Mr. Hite, the Old Burial Ground in North Andover is the only cemetery in the country with marked graves of accused witches, an afflicted person, a formal accuser AND defenders.
The tour will focus on the graves of accused witches (the two William Barkers), an afflicted person (Timothy Swan), a complainant (Moses Tyler) and defenders of the suspects (Christopher Osgood, Andrew and Samuel Peters, Thomas Barnard). He will also discuss the graves of Timothy and Katherine (Sprague) Johnson and the fact that while Timothy's mother and sister were accused, Katherine's sister was a leading accuser.
Strictly limited to 15 and pre-registration is required.
ORGANIZED BY THE NORTH ANDOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY