People of the Salem Witch Trials: Ann Putnam

“House of Ann Putnam Jr, Off Dayton Street, Danvers, MA. Circa 1891. Ann Putnam was one of the ‘afflicted’ girls in the Salem Witch Trial.” via Wikimedia Commons

Ann Putnam was one of the key witnesses during the Salem witch trials. She was initially a friend of several of the “afflicted” girls, and in March 1692, she claimed to have become afflicted as well.

Ann Putnam’s accusations against many people in Salem Village led to executions.

Ann Putnam’s Early Life

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