were there more than one Weatherwax/Sibley ancestor connected to Salem's witches, or witchcraft?

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I am looking for any historical evidence of Sibley or Weatherwax connection to the Salem trials or any real evidence that the families have Pagan connections. Please feel free to contact me. Delania Fawn Weatherwax dfweatherwax@gmail. Com
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I'll look into it.  There was some recent interest here at wikitree on a new category being set up for this group.

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  • ID: I3415
  • Name: Mary WOODROW
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1660
  • Occupation: "Salem Witch"
  • Note:
    Source: The Sibley Family in America, Vol 1, by James Scarborough Sibley.

    "After several children in the town of Salem had severe pains due to tortures of demons and could not answer when asked, 'Who is torturing you?' despite the entreaties of local and other clergy, the people became agitated.

    One of the Reverend Parris' neighbors, Goody Mary Sibley (Mary Woodrow Sibley), who had knowledge of demonology which had been handed down in her family for generations, remembered a procedure which would empower an afflicted child to name the wizard or witch who was doing the torturing. Goody Sibley performed the rite without the knowledge of Reverend Parris. 'Make a cake of rye meal mixed with the children's water and put it in the hot ashes on the hearth. When it is baked, give it to the dog. If he eats, the children will name the torturer.' After all was done Goody Sibley came near being tried as a witch but was finally let off with a severe chastisement after she had confessed the error of her ways. The children did name their 'torturer', but that is another story."

    Marriage 1 Samuel SIBLEY b: 12 FEB 1656/57 in Salem, Essex Co., Mass.
    • Married: 1686 in Salem, Essex, Mass.
    1. Has No Children Mary SIBLEY b: 4 MAY 1690
    2. Has No Children Lydia SIBLEY b: 1694


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