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Betty Parris

Death: Mar 21, 1760

Birthplace: Salem

Nationality: United States

Betty Parris

Date of Death : Mar 21, 1760
Birth Place : Salem

Elizabeth "Betty" Parris was one of the young women who accused other people of being witches during the Salem witch trials. Her father, Reverend Samuel Parris, was a well-known minister in the Salem Church. Her mother, Elizabeth Parris, died a few years after the witch trials. Her older brother Thomas Parris was born in 1681, and her younger sister Susannah Parris was born in 1687. Others living in the Parris household included Betty's orphaned cousin, Abigail Williams, and Tituba, a slave from Barbados. Aged nine, Betty became one of the leading accusers in the Salem witch trials of 1692. The accusations made by Betty and her cousin Abigail caused the direct death of 20 Salem residents: 19 were hanged and one man was pressed to death.

Parents


  • Samuel Parris
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