Was your Courtland either (Courtland Freemont CARRIER, son of Courtland Freemont CARRIER and Mary Frances HATCH, bornOctober 25,1882 in Elmira, New York)? If so, email me privately and I'll give you more info on his ancestors. Martha Carrier did die an unusual death, she was hung by her friends and neighbors. Your cousin probably visited the Salem Witch Memorial Park in Salem Mass where there is a memory stone for all those hung in 1692. History seems to indicate that Martha was thrown in a ravine and covered with dirt with her fellow victims.I don't think she was ever properly buried.