More About Thomas and Rebecca (Nurse) Preston House

At Rebecca’s grand jury trial on June 29, two of her daughters, Rebecca Preston and Mary Tarbell, testified that an infirmity Rebecca had for years was mis-identified as a “witch’s mark” when her body had been intimately searched on the morning of June 2.


Thomas Preston and Rebecca (Jr.) married in 1669. Both Thomas, who died in 1697 and Rebecca, who died in 1719, are buried in the Old Burying Point/Charter Street Cemetery in Salem.