More About Union Cemetery, Amesbury

Poet John Greenleaf Whittier, who lived in Amesbury from 1836-1892, is buried in Union Cemetery.

 

Quaker and Abolitionist Whittier is a direct descendant of Susannah Martin, the only person from Amesbury to be executed during the Salem witch trials of 1692. Whittier’s 1874 poem “Mabel Martin” (an expanded version of his earlier 1857 poem “The Witch’s Daughter”) is a fictionalized account of the courtship and marriage of Martin’s daughter.

 

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