Rebecca Steele "Witch"
(Abt 1590-1663)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Abraham Elson

Rebecca Steele "Witch" 2049

  • Born: Abt 1590, Fairstead, Essex, England 2049
  • Marriage (1): Abraham Elson
  • Died: 25 Jan 1662/63, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT about age 73 2049
  • Buried: Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 2049

bullet   FamilySearch ID: LRGY-JDN. Find a Grave ID: 73607087.

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bullet  General Notes:

There has never been any conclusive evidence that her maiden name was Steele and there seems to be a difference of opinion as to when she was born, a range of some 39 years...1590 or 1629. There are several accounts of her and her trial online:
https://www.legendsofamerica.com/nathaniel-rebecca-greensmith/
and court record transcriptions at
https://vernpaul.com/gs.html

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bullet  Events

Cemetery: Gallows Hill Cemetery: Wethersfield, CT. 230 Rebecca was accused of being a "lewd, ignorant and considerably aged woman" by her minister. She and Nathaniel (third husband) were indicted in 1662 as having familiarity with Satan, found guilty and hung on Gallows Hill in Hartford. There is not exact date recorded for Rebecca, but Nathaniel's death date was 25 Jan 1663.
She married (1) Abraham Elsen [3 daughters]; (2) Jarvis Mudge [2 sons]; and (3) Nathaniel Greensmith [no children].

Alt. Birth, 1629.


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Rebecca married Abraham Elson. (Abraham Elson was born about 1618 in Kent, England,2049 died 8 May 1648 in Wethersfield, CT 2049 and was buried in May 1648 2049.)




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