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Elizabeth Booth Biography

Elizabeth Booth was a resident of Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, who became one of the accusers during the Salem Witch Trials.

One of the “afflicted girls”, Elizabeth Booth was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Booth. On June 8, 1692, Elizabeth allegedly showed signs of affliction by witchcraft. Her afflictions were supported by her mother and younger sister Alice. She testified that ghosts had come to her and accused John and Elizabeth Proctor of serial murder, stating that they had killed at least four people. She also made accusations against Wilmot Redd and Giles Corey.

Just 19 days after the executions on September 22, 1692, Elizabeth Booth married Jonathan Pease and started a family of her own. During her engagement, Wilmot Redd, John Proctor, and Giles Corey had been put to death and Elizabeth Proctor was in prison, sentenced to death, but allowed to live to birth her child.

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