Ann Putnam

Birthday October 18, 1679

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Massachusetts

DEATH DATE Oct 18, 1716 (37)

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About

In March 1692, she declared that she had been afflicted by witchcraft, resulting in the execution of several innocent people.

Before Fame

She became friends with Betty Parris and Mary Walcott, who later claimed to suffer from acts of witchcraft.

Trivia

She later recanted her statements, claiming that Satan deluded her to accuse Goodwife Nurse and her two sisters of witchcraft.

Family Life

Some speculate that her mother Ann Carr and her father Thomas Putnam coerced her into accusing people of witchcraft.

Associated With

Abigail Williams was another false witness during the Salem Witch Trials.