Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts is approximately 25 miles north of Boston. Boxford was set apart from Rowley Village and incorporated in 1685.
The deposistion of Samuell Smith of Boxford about 25 yers who
testifieth and saith that
about five years sence I was one night att
the house of Isaac Estick sen'r of Topsfeild and I was as farr as
I know to Rude in discorse and the above said Esticks wife said
I would not have you be so rude in discorse for I might Rue ithereafter
and as I was agoeing whom that night about a quarter of
a mille from the said Esticks house by a stone wall I Received a
little blow on my shoulder with I know not what and the stone wall
rattleed very much which affrighted me my horse also was affrighted
very much but I cannot give the reson of it.
Samuel Smith was the son of Robert Smith and Mary French. He was the great great grandfather of Joseph Smith Jr. the founder of the Mormons.
The Salem witch trials were between February, 1692 and May, 1693.