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an enslaved woman, owned by Samuel Parris of Danvers, Massachusetts. Although her origins are debated, research has suggested that she was a South American native and sailed from Barbados to New England with Samuel Parris. Tituba was the first to be accused of practicing witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials. Little is known regarding Tituba's life prior to her enslavement. However, she became a pivotal figure in the witch trials when she confessed to witchcraft while also making claims that both Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne participated in said witchcraft. She was imprisoned and later released by Samuel Conklin, but little to nothing is known about Tituba's life following her subsequent release.
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02/28/1692-In Salem, Massachusetts ten children identify the "witches" in their community who afflicted them: Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and an old Indian woman Tituba. Warrants are obtained and they are arrested -- the Salem witch hunt begins
02/29/1692-Warrants issued against Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba, an Indian servant, on the accusation of witchcraft, Salem MA
03/01/1692-Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba arrested for witchcraft (Salem, Massachusetts)
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Tituba, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osborne:
A Study of the Accusations and Procedures in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692


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Sarah Osborne
...sickness. Both girls claimed that Sarah Osborne, along with Tituba and Sarah Good, had been afflicting them....
Samuel Parris
...and returned to Boston, where he brought his slaves Tituba and John and married Elizabeth Eldridge.
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