How Did Gallow Hill Believe In The Salem Witch Trials

718 Words3 Pages

\The infamous Salem witch trials, you may have heard of them, but do you know about the famous event which many book, movies, and even its own T.V. show are revolved around. From June through September of 1692, nineteen men and women all been accused of witchcraft, were brought to Gallows Hill. Gallows Hills is also known as witch hill that is where they killed all the men and women accused. Now you may be thinking what they did that was so bad it’s just witchcraft, it was a common belief that people could pledge allegiance to Satan and become witches with supernatural power to harm others. The thing that made people start this witch hunt would be when nine-year-old Elizabeth Parris and eleven-year-old Abigail Williams the daughter and niece …show more content…

The village was having trouble because of Rev. Samuel Parris who got there a few years back before the trials to become the first local ordained priest. Some disliked Parris as rigid and greedy, and that had made quarrels which Puritans were inclined to see as the work of the Devil. People in the village had to give up the three women. A woman of the name Tituba confessed to seeing the devil she was a slave that said it looked like a hog or a great dog. Tituba confessed to the crime and even gave up some of the witches in Salem Village. Sarah Goode and Sarah Osborne were the other two girls they were the first three girls in Salem to be accused of witchcraft. Many people were accused mostly middle-aged women and some men but even a four-year-old boy was. In March some girls in the village accused Martha Corey. Martha Corey was different from the rest of the others that were accused she was upstanding in the puritan congregation which meant that the devil could reach to the core of the village which scared many people. During fall of March many were examined and sentenced with death. The hanging started in June with Bridget Bishop. Bridget was known for her moral character and her puritan dress

Open Document