Sunday, November 10, 2013
An Interesting Twist to the Salem Witch Trial of 1894
Here you see the grave of Fannie Hughes. She and her husband, Howard (yes, his name was Howard Hughes) were two people who accused a local farmer of being a warlock. At the time of her death, Fannie was listed as a widow, and I have not been able to find Howards grave yet.
As it turned out, the accusers were all excommunicated from the church, they themselves being accused of telling lies and gossiping in the church. The church did not survive this traumatic event.
Despite the fact that they were excommunicated....
They would remain together for the rest of their lives...and after. Norman, Sadie, and Fannie are buried side by side. Even in death, they stayed together. It makes you wonder what happened at that witch trial. More to come about the man who was accused in a future article.