Danvers in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Salem Village Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial
who died during the
Salem Village Witchcraft Hysteria
“I am an innocent person. I never had to do with witchcraft since I was born. I am a Gosple woman.”
“The Lord above knows my innocencye . . . as att the great day will be known to men and Angells. I Petition to your honours not for my own life for I know I must die and my appointed time is sett but the Lord he knows it is that if it be possible no more innocent blood may be shed . . . . ”
“If it was the last moment I was to live, God knows I am innocent . . . . ”
“Well! Burn me, or hang me, I will stand the truth of Christ . . . . ”
George Jacobs, Sr.
Died in jail May 10, 1692
Sarah Osburn of Salem Village
Hanged June 10, 1692
Bridget Bishop of Salem
Died in jail
Roger Toothaker of Billerica
Died in jail previous to July 19, 1692
infant daughter to Sarah Good
of Salem Village
Hanged July 19, 1692
Sarah Good of Salem Village
Elizabeth How of Topsfield
Susannah Martin of Amesbury
Rebecca Nurse of Salem Village
Sarah Wilds of Topsfield
Hanged August 19, 1692
Rev. George Burroughs of Wells, Maine,
formerly of Salem Village
Martha Carrier of Andover
George Jacobs, Sr. of Salem
John Procter, Sr. of Salem Farmes
John Willard of Salem Village
Died under torture September 19, 1692
Giles Cory of Salem Farmes
Hanged September 22, 1692
Martha Cory of Salem Farmes
Mary Esty of Topsfield
Alice Parker of Salem
Mary Parker of Salem
Ann Pudeator of Salem
Wilmot Redd of Marblehead
Margaret Scott of Rowley
Samuel Wardwell of Andover
Died in jail December 3, 1692
Ann Foster of Andover
Died in jail March 10, 1693
Lydia Dastin of Reading
“Amen. Amen. A false tongue
will never make a guilty person.”
“I can say before my Eternal
father. I am innocent & God will clear my innocency.”
“The Magistrates, Ministers, Jewries,
and all the People in general, being
so much inraged and incensed against
us by the Delusion of the Devil,
which we can term no other, by reason
we know in our own Consciences, we
are all innocent Persons.”
John Procter Sr.
“ . . . I fear not but the Lord in his due time
will make me as white as snow.”
Erected 1992 by Danvers Rotary.
Location. 42° 33.932′ N, 70° 57.464′ W. Marker is in Danvers, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Hobart Street and Forest Street, on the left when traveling west on Hobart Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 176 Hobart Street, Danvers MA 01923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salem Village Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); The Church in Salem Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 1681 Salem Village Parsonage (approx. ¼ mile away); The 1734 Addition (approx. ¼ Salem Village Parsonage (approx. ¼ mile away); Samuel Parris Archaeological Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Samuel Holten House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Deacon Nathaniel Ingersoll (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danvers.
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1. Salem Witchcraft Trials, 1692. by Douglas O. Linder. “From June through September of 1692, nineteen men and women, all having been convicted of witchcraft, were carted to Gallows Hill, a barren slope near Salem Village, for hanging. Another man of over eighty years was pressed to death under heavy stones for refusing to submit to a trial on witchcraft charges. Hundreds of others faced accusations of witchcraft; dozens languished in jail for months without trials until (Submitted on June 9, 2012.)
2. Salem Village Witchcraft Victims' Memorial at Danvers. “The design of the Memorial is highly symbolic in nature. On a light colored Barre granite sarcophagus measuring 4' x 8' x 4' rests an oversized representation of a slant-top bible box. In colonial times such boxes were used as storage containers for precious volumes and papers. The positioning of the block with the bible box on top is reminiscent of a colonial pulpit and its juxtaposition and correct alignment with what would have been the original Meeting House pulpit across the street is purposeful. Yet the bible box, a domestic item of furniture, better represents individual home-inspired devotion, rather than communal, ecclesiastical worship, denoting the significance of personal beliefs and morals. ” (Submitted on May 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 4,847 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on October 25, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. This page was the Marker of the Week June 10, 2012. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.