September 15, 2005
I was struck, while reading "Young Goodman Brown", that the editor of our text book had taken the time to point out the majorty of the indiviuals named in the story who were actual people, except for one wo stuck out at me. The name Martha Carrier, is listed as the woman that the devil had promised that she would be the Queen of the Damned or the Queen of Heb. The fact is that she was an actual person, not just a person made up for the sake of the story. Why am i so interested in the fact that Martha Carrier was not listed as an actual person when she is? Martha Carrier is one of my step-father's ancesters 13 generations ago. Unfortunately, the exact web-sites that detail the geneaology from my little sister, to my step-dad and on back through the generations, was lost in a move, so I am currently researching it. I have learned; however, that the connection is through my step-gramdnother, whose mother was an Erland. As soon as I find out more of the information it will be posted. The text of Martha Carrier's trial can be read at the following web-site: http://www.hawthorneinsalem.org/Literature/Quakers&Witches/YoungGoodmanBrown/MMD826.html or can be read in the book "Cotton Mather on WitchCraft"
Posted by LizabethSchomer at September 15, 2005 12:59 PM
I am a direct descendant (11th generation, I think) of Martha's; her son Richard. I've been doing some research here and there; not a whole lot. I did find some interesting info from a Neal Carrier who had a web site at one time. I think he was from the New york area.Good luck on your research! Anita
I am a direct descendant (11th generation, I think) of Martha's; through her son, Richard. I've been doing some research here and there; not a whole lot. I did find some interesting info from a Neal Carrier who had a web site at one time. I think he was from the New york area.Good luck on your research! Anita
hehe.. I was just working on my geneaology and i was googling "martha Carrier"and found this page. I'm a decendent of her through her son, Andrew. Just thought i'd add that in.. :)
martha carrier is my great grandmother 9 times removed........AWSOME HUUUUUUU
i`m a direct descandant of Martha`s.My grandmother was a Carrier.She was no witch,but she did have her moments.
Alright my grandmother was a Carrier, I am connected to Martha and Thomas going from Richard to Amos to Amaziah to John M. to Daniel S. to George A. to George L. to my grandmother Joan Carrier to my father Robert Smith to myself Sarah Smith. My dad knows a lot more than I do about this. His e-mail is email@example.com.
I am a direct descendent of Thomas & Martha Carrier Through, Richard, Amos, Amariah,David, Dennis,David,Roy,Dennis,Roy, ME!!
IF anyone would like more info on the carrier line give me a holla . Some of us are prob related right in the middle. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey! I was just researching the phrase "Queen Of Heb" for my Literature class on dictionary.com and this came up through the encyclopedia. We read "The Trial of Martha Carrier" in class. I am a history buff, and quite interested in both my geneaology, as well as this point of time in history. This was quite helpful, and its neat to know that martha's line was not lost. cool. lolz.
I am reserching Martha for my Literature class and was wondering if there is anything about Martha tha isn't already covered in the article by Cotton Mather that you can enlighten me on.
We are doing an actual Witch trial in my class and were all assigned roles, I, getting the role of Martha herself.
Can you help me?
If so, Email me at email@example.com
I am a direct 7th generation grandaughter of Martha. Let's all look forward to Kathleen Kent's upcoming "The Heretic's Daughter" in September!