Susannah Martin, witch of Salem

Gen Tales is a series dedicated to stories and discoveries from my genealogical research. Some are excerpted from my book, “My Lineage from the Roots Up”, vol. 1 and 2.

Witches’ Familiar engraving 1579
Witches’ Familiar 1579, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Susannah (North) Martin (born 1621) was married to a founder of Amesbury, Massachusetts. She was accused of being a witch first in 1661, and again in 1669. Both times the charges were dropped, presumably because of her husband George Martin’s…