From Andover Answers
Martha Carrier, known as the "Queen of Hell", was one of fifty Andover residents hanged as a witch during the Salem Witch Trials. She was accused by Benjamin Abbot and hanged on August 16, 1692. It was thought that she brought the first case of smallpox to Andover.
- Chronology of Events Relating to the Salem Witch Trials
- "Queen of Hell Ruled Over Andover's 50 'Witches'", Eagle Tribune, November 8, 1999.
- "PBS TV show looks to answer mystery, 'Queen of hell': Did she live in Andover home?," Andover Townsman, July 10, 2003, p. 1.
- Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth Century New Engandby David Hall 133.4 Wit, page 310-0313
--Eleanor 15:39, June 13, 2006 (EDT)
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