Roger Toothaker was 58 years old when he was accused of witchcraft in 1692. He was a self-described doctor and folk healer who had abandoned his family responsibilities in Billerica and was living in the Salem Village-Beverly area in mid-May when he was arrested. Just a month later, he died in Boston jail, one of five witch trials-related people known to have perished in prison. It has been suggested that Roger’s boasting of his counter-magic knowledge was what first brought attention to his family. By the time the trials ended, his wife and three of his children, and his sister-in-law and four of her children, had been caught up in the turmoil.