d.22 Sept 1692 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Facts and Events
Mary (Ayer) Parker of Andover, Mass., the daughter of John Ayer, was executed September 22, 1692, with several others, for witchcraft in the Salem witch trials. She was 55 years old and a widow. Mary's husband, Nathan, died in 1685. Nicholas Noyes officiated.
Her daughter, Sarah Parker, was also accused.
Typically listed as the child of Family:John Eyre and Hannah Evered (1), but usually without direct evidence (John's will lists a daughter Mary, but with no married name). The descent to George H.W. Bush and George Bush (3) is based on her identification as the wife of William Fellows and mother of Ephraim b. 1641. If the woman who died at Salem was in her 50s, she was a generation younger than Ephraim's mother.