Nurse Family Association, dedication of the Rebecca Nurse Memorial, erected July, 1885. The tall granite memorial is located in the cemetery of Rebecca Nurse Homestead, Danvers, Massachusetts. Photograph housed at Danvers Public Library part of the Archive Collection. Permission granted by Richard Trask, archivist.
In 1892 John Nurse, a descendant of Rebecca Nurse executed for witchcraft in the Salem Witch Hysteria 1692 gave an address on the Salem Witchcraft Trials to the Nurse Family Association. Rebecca Nurse was the daughter of William Towne and Joanna Blessing of Topsfield, Massachusetts. Rebecca’s tow sisters, Mary Towne Esty and Sarah Towne Cloyse were also tried and executed for witchcraft in 1692.