So if I discovered that one of my distant ancestors was a 40 year old constable in Salem, MA during the time of the witch trials, how questionable would that be?

So it turns out that one of my relatives, Nathaniel Felton, signed a letter disavowing the witch trial of a woman named Rebecca Nurse.

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One of his fellow signatories, John Proctor, was then accused of being a witch (first male so accused). Nathaniel Felton was the first signature on the petition prepared in support of John Proctor.

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I also discovered that there is a whole book relating to the history of this side of my family history.

archive.org/details/genealogic

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