Melinda Hardy Smith was a resident of Salem, Massachusetts during the time of the Salem Witch Trials. She was accused during the Witch Trials of being a witche and sentenced to drowning.

In The Witchmaster's Key, Frank and Joe Hardy, were accused of being descendants of hers, and thus warlocks (male witches) by Mary Ellerbee, a local witch in Griffinmoor, England. Frank pointed out that his and Joe's family were not even in the United States at the time of the Salem trials, and thus were not related to Smith.

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