Murder and Mayhem in Essex County

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Murder and Mayhem in Essex County is a collection of true crime events that have shocked Essex County, MA from its founding to the start of the 19th century. From the earliest days, life in Essex reads like an adventure book filled with Indian fighters, highwaymen, pirates and witches. Even as civilization overtook Essex County in the 19th century, a frontier spirit remained in certain corners. Join Robert Wilhelm as he explores these darkly infamous tales.

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Overview

Murder and Mayhem in Essex County is a collection of true crime events that have shocked Essex County, MA from its founding to the start of the 19th century. From the earliest days, life in Essex reads like an adventure book filled with Indian fighters, highwaymen, pirates and witches. Even as civilization overtook Essex County in the 19th century, a frontier spirit remained in certain corners. Join Robert Wilhelm as he explores these darkly infamous tales.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781609494001
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 968,029
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

Her Final Journey: Newbury, 1636 15

Crime and Punishment: Wenham/Ipswich, 1637 20

Goodwives and Singlewomen: Essex County, 1638-1725 24

The Devil in Essex County: 1692 30

The Vengeance of Hannah Duston: Haverhill, 1697 39

John Adams for the Defense: Boxford, 1769 47

Pirates of Essex County: 1657-4789 54

Pomp: Andover, 1795 64

Vengeful Fire: Newburyport, 1820 69

"A Most Extraordinary Case": Salem, 1830 74

Circumstantial Evidence: Rockport, 1877, and Lynnfield, 1897 85

Driven by Delusion: Lawrence, 1885 95

The Beautiful Carrie Andrews: Essex, 1894 106

Breakheart Hill: Saugus, 1900 112

Bibliography 121

About the Author 127

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