Escaping Salem, the other witch hunt of 1692

A book I just found on ancestry "Escaping Salem, the other witch hunt of 1692 L\by a Richard Godbeer was submitted by a distant relative. In this book my 9th great grandmother, to make a long story short, was accused of witchcraft and blessedly acquitted.

Name of Accused: Elizabeth Clawson
Residence Place: Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Trial Date: 1692
Trial Place: Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Outcome: Acquitted
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Wow. I am speechless. What an interesting find!

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That’s seriously cool! I had to look up the name to learn more about her!

I found one source that has a lot of detail, have you seen this?

The Witch Trial of Elizabeth Clawson

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Belief in Witchcraft in 1692
Servant Girl Accuses Elizabeth of Witchcraft
The Trial in Fairfield
The People of Stamford Stand Up for Elizabeth
The Verdict is Returned

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You know my family always treated this poor woman as a dirty little secret.
Her accusers should have been given at the very least a good dressing down. What a nightmare for my 9 times grandmother.
A sincere thank you for your research. First my family was chased out of Scotland by Cromwell and then this. T’was shameful actions.
The child of a witch wishes you Blessed be. Cackle Cackle.

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A lot of my family on my father’s side are from Stamford, Ct. This is interesting tho!

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That’s such an interesting find! My mom has down our geneaology for years and I love learning more about my family’s history. I’m glad you’ve got that connection!

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My new Sister!

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