Burroughs, George

Burroughs, George a Congregational minister, the time and place of whose birth is unknown, graduated at Harvard 1670. He became pastor in Salem Village, Nov. 25, 1680, having previously preached in Falmouth, Me. He resigned in 1685, and returned to Falmouth, where he remained until 16O0, after which his place of residence is not certainly known. On the 3d of August, 1692, he was tried for witchcraft in Boston, and executed on "Gallows Hill," Aug. 19, Cotton Mather aiding and abetting! — Sprague, Annals, 1, 186.

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