This claim came up again during Elizabeth Proctor and Sarah Cloyces’s examination on April 11, 1692, when Judge Danforth asked Abigail Williams about it, according to court records: Q. By this time, I was sure, John Proctor had bedded Abigail, who had to be dismissed most likely to appease Elizabeth. That Abigail started, in effect, to condemn Elizabeth to death with her touch, then stopped her hand, then went through with it, was quite suddenly the human center of all this turmoil.” The Proctors weren’t the only people Abigail Williams accused of witchcraft.As one of the main accusers during the Salem Witch Trials, Williams accused about 57 people of witchcraft, according to court records: Arthur Abbott John Alden, Jr Daniel Andrews Sarah Bassett Bridget Bishop Edward Bishop Sarah Bishop Mary Black George Burroughs Sarah Buckley Martha Corey Giles Corey Elizabeth Colson Sarah Cloyce Martha Carrier Bethia Carter Jr Lydia Dustin Mary Easty Martha Emerson Phillip English Mary English Thomas Farrer John Flood Elizabeth Fosdick Sarah Good Elizabeth Hart Dorcas Hoar Abigail Hobbs William Hobbs Deliverance Hobbs Elizabeth Howe Rebecca Jacobs George Jacobs, Jr George Jacobs, Sr Susannah Martin Sarah Morey Rebecca Nurse Sarah Osbourne Alice Parker Sarah Pease Sarah Proctor Benjamin Proctor William Proctor John Proctor Elizabeth Proctor Anne Pudeator Susannah Roots Mary De Rich Wilmot Redd Sarah Rice Tituba Mary Toothaker Roger Toothaker Mary Warren John Willard Sarah Wildes Mary Witheridge Even though Abigail Williams accused many victims at the beginning of the trials, especially in March, April, and May, she only testified against eight of them: Mary Easty, George Jacobs Sr, Susannah Martin, Rebecca Nurse, John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, Mary Witheridge and John Willard and gave her last testimony on June 3, 1692. It makes my day when geometry students stop by my classroom to make sure that I'm still going to be teaching Algebra 2 the next year. Since moving here, the town did away with its only stoplight. In fact, I think this tiny town and its amazing people may have stolen my heart. Living and teaching in a small town also means working in a small school! I used to be Sarah Hagan, but I met an amazing guy (who also happens to be a math teacher who blogs) through this blog and married him in March 2016. And, yes, it is just a crazy coincidence that I called this blog Math = Love and met the love of my life as a result. (Seriously, somewhere in the world of facebook, there is a photo of me floating around that has the caption "This is my weird teacher.") Why do they think I'm weird? ) Since I don't teach geometry, there is a one-year gap where I don't get to teach my students between Algebra 1 and Algebra 2.It is not known why Abigail was living with the Parris family but many historians assume her parents had died.
Words I love to hear: "I miss your class, and I NEVER thought I would ever say that about a math class." I am more than a math teacher. I am nothing without Christ, and I hope and pray that I bring glory to God daily through my teaching and through this blog. We have two teachers for each core subject (math, English, science, and history) and one teacher for each elective (computers, agriculture, family and consumer sciences).
Ann Putnam, Jr., and the other afflicted girls soon started experiencing the same symptoms.
At the end of February, Reverend Samuel Parris called for a doctor, who is believed to be Doctor William Griggs, but he couldn’t find anything wrong with the girls and determined they must be bewitched, according to Samuel Page Fowler in his book Account of the Life and Character of Rev. Parris appears to have been much astonished, when the physicians informed him, that his daughter and niece were, no doubt, under an evil hand. Parris endeavored to keep the opinion of the physicians a secret, at least, till he could determine what course to pursue.
What historians do know is that Abigail Williams was born on July 12, 1680.
At the time of the Salem Witch Trials, Abigail was living with her uncle, Reverend Samuel Parris, his daughter Betty Parris and Parris’ slaves Tituba and John Indian.