The Ancestry of Overmire Tifft Richardson Bradford Reed

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  • ID: I6846
  • Name: Rachel (Salem Witch) Varney
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1632 in Barbadoes, West Indies
  • Death: 15 FEB 1708 in Gloucester, Essex Co., MA
  • Note:

    aka Rachel Vinson

    President Millard Fillmore, comedienne Lucille Ball and her children, Luci Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., are descendants.

    Rachel divorced her first husband, Joseph Langton, on 22 May 1661. In 1692, she was imprisoned for witchcraft. Her brother Thomas married Abigail Proctor, sister of John Proctor, the hero of Arthur Miller?s play "The Crucible," who was hanged on Aug 19, 1692.

    WARNING: Some show Rachel born in Ipswich, MA.

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    Sources:
    1) Mary McGoldrick Database
    http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED &db=:1793031&id=I85204217
    2) The Wright Family Gedcom, Thomas Wright, 8 Feb 2004
    http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET &db=tcwlmo&id=I05550
    3) Richard L. Caldwell Family Database
    http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED &db=bcaldw&id=I26024
    4) Varney Family Website
    http://home.earthlink.net/~herblst/varney_family.htm
    5) Descendants of Francis Vinson
    http://fergie34.tripod.com/vinson.htm
    6) The Devil in the Shape of a Woman, by Carol F. Karlsen, chapter titled, "The Economic Basis of Witchcraft." (notes Rachel Vinson imprisoned for witchcraft).
    7) Kathy Smith Notes on Rachel Varney involved in witchcraft
    http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/SALEM-WITCH/1999-06/09294159 74
    8) David E Crandall Jr., New England Families, Database, 18 Nov 2003
    http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET &db=newengland&id=I12149
    9) Evelyn Beran Database, 20 Feb 2004
    http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED &db=sanford-shulsen&id=I31423
  • _UID: BC281EC6481E4912884C126FFFEAA4AD188A
  • Change Date: 16 APR 2004



    Father: William (Immigrant, abt 1649) * Varney b: 1608 in Claydon, Buckinghamshire, England
    Mother: Bridget (Immigrant) * Knight b: 1611 in Staplegrove, Somerset, England

    Marriage 1 Thomas Cook b: ABT 1626
    • Married: 1647-1648 in Ipswich, MA (1st husband)
    • Change Date: 24 JUN 2005
    • Note: 20:51

    Marriage 2 Joseph (Immigrant) Langton b: 1620 in England
    • Married: 26 JUL 1652 in Ipswich, Essex Co., MA (divorced 22 May 1661)
    • Change Date: 24 JUN 2005
    • Note: 20:51
    Children
    1. Has Children Rachel Langton b: 1648 in Ipswich, Essex Co., MA

    Marriage 3 William (Immigrant) Vinson b: 1610 in England
    • Married: 10 JUN 1661
    • Change Date: 24 JUN 2005
    • Note: 20:51

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