Katherine Harrison was a landowning widow who was subject to a historically notable 17th century witch trial in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Harrison was a servant earlier in her life, but when her husband who was a farmer died, she had inherited property and wealth. Accusations of witchcraft followed this. Harrison was the last convicted witch in Wethersfield, Connecticut in 1669, Although Harrison's sentence was overturned in 1670, she was instructed to leave the town afterward. Harrison then moved to Westchester, New York, where residents unsuccessfully tried to force her to move away. This case served as an important example "in the development of the legal and theological responses to witchcraft in colonial New England."
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