Francis Nurse, born c 1618 in England. Married Rebecca Towne, daughter of William Towne and Joanna Blessing c. 1640. Died 22 Nov. 1695 in Salem Village, Essex, MA.
Rebecca Towne, born 21 Feb. 1621 in Yarmouth, England. Hung for witchcraft in Salem Village, Essex, MA 19 July 1692.
Note: for an excellent book about the Salem Witchcraft trials, please read "A Delusion of Satan" by Frances Hill.
Generation No. 1
Francis1 Nurse, born c 1618 in England. Married Rebecca Towne, daughter of William Towne and Joanna Blessing c. 1640. Died 22 Nov. 1695 in Salem Village, Essex, MA.
Children of Francis and Rebecca
i. Rebecca Nurse, born 1642. Married Thomas Preston 15 Apr. 1669 in Salem.
ii. Sarah Nurse, born 1644. Married Michael Bowden 15 Dec 1669 in Topsfield, MA.
iii. John Nurse, born 1645. Married Elizabeth Smith 1 Nov. 1672 in Salem.
iv. Samuel Nurse born 1649. Married Mary Smith 5 Apr. 1677 in Salem.
2. v. Mary Nurse born 1653. Married John Tarbell 25 Oct 1678 in Salem. Died 28 June 1749.
vi. Elizabeth Nurse born 1656. Married William Russell 25 Oct 1678 in Salem.
vii. Francis Nurse born 3 Feb 1660/1 in Salem, Essex, MA. Married Sarah Tarbell 15 jan 1684/5 in Salem.
viii. Benjamin Nurse born 26 Jan 1665/6 in Salem, Essex, MA. Married Thomasin Smith 21 Feb. 1687/8 in Salem.
The Nurse line continues through the Tarbell family.