Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bethsua/Bathsheba Folger Pope, 8x great-grandmother

And it turns out, she was an accuser of witches in the hysteria at the time of the Salem witch trials. For a Quaker, she did a pretty good job of seeing violence visited on the innocent.

Interestingly, her sister Abiah married Josiah Franklin and their children were James and Benjamin Franklin. Yes, THAT Benjamin Franklin. Ben is my first cousin nine-times removed.

Of course, we can't have a photo of any of these people but we do have a photo of their famous chest which sold for $2,442,500.

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