Alse Young

Where was she executed?

Hartford, Connecticut

Why was she accused of witchcraft?

The history is unclear, but an epidemic was running through the area that saw the deaths of many children. Young was likely blamed.

Other Information:

  • Young was the first person executed for witchcraft in any of the 13 colonies.

  • Her daughter, Alice Young Beamon, was accused of witchcraft 30 years after her mother's execution.

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