Both the accused and the accusers involved with the trials have left many descendants over the centuries since the events occurred. Many descendants have multiple accused witches in their ancestry, due in part to the tendency of the accused witches’ families to intermarry.
There are a lot of resources available for those who are descended from anyone involved in the trials and wish to learn more. Some are listed below, many more can be found in the Resources @ the BPL and the Other Resources sections of this guide.
For more information on researching your family tree, check out the BPL's Genealogy research guide.
The Legend of Salem – The Rev. George Burroughs
Illustration for "Some Legends of the New England Coast," Part III
by Harriet Prescott Spofford
Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 31, (1871 Feb. 4), p. 345
Here are just a few of the notable people who can claim direct descent from someone involved in the trials:
*also descended from Mary Osgood (accused)
Official portrait of First Lady Grace Coolidge (1879-1957)
Howard Chandler Christy, 1924