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Rebecca Towne Nurse
Birth: c. Feb. 21, 1622
Death: Jul. 19, 1692
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Convicted of practicing witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. In most cases, the bodies of those hanged or pressed were cast off into a shallow ditch, not deserving of a Christian burial due to the charge of witchcraft. However, the family of Rebecca Nurse, according to legend, got to her body, removed it from the ditch in Salem and buried it in secret on the family farm in Salem Village (now Danvers, MA). Where, exactly, is lost to history. Several years after her execution, it was agreed that she had been innocent of being a witch.
She was the daughter of Joanna (Blessing) and William Towne. 
Family links: 
  William Towne (1598 - 1673)
  Joanna Blessing Towne (1595 - 1682)
  Francis Nurse (1618 - 1695)*
  John Nurse (1645 - 1719)*
  Rebecca Nurse Preston (1647 - 1719)*
  Samuel Nurse (1649 - 1715)*
  Sarah Nurse Bowden (1651 - 1754)*
  Elizabeth Nurse Russell (1656 - ____)*
  Mary Nurse Tarbell (1657 - 1749)*
  Francis Nurse (1660 - 1716)*
  Benjamin Nurse (1666 - 1748)*
  Rebecca Towne Nurse (1622 - 1692)
  John Towne (1624 - ____)*
  Edmund Towne (1628 - 1678)*
  Jacob Towne (1631 - 1704)*
  Mary Towne Easty (1634 - 1692)*
  Sarah Towne Clayes (1637 - 1703)*
  Joseph Towne (1639 - 1713)*
*Calculated relationship
Nurse Homestead Cemetery
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: Jul 13, 1999
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For my 10th great grandmother. I know you and the Corey's (great aunt and uncle in my ancestry tree)don't have headstones to mark your names upon,so I leave this butterfly as a symbol of how beautiful a family I have because you lived.
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