Ingersoll, Susannah

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Susannah Ingersoll (1783-1858), inherited what we now call The House of the Seven Gables from her parents and remained there during her entire life. She was able to make a comfortable living from her farm in nearby Danvers. She never married, but did adopt a boy name Horace Connolly whom she doted on. Nathaniel Hawthorne visited Susannah's home quite regularly, being her second cousin. Many think her stories about Salem and their family made their way into his later writings.

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