Sarah Solart Poole Good was born July 11, 1653, into a wealthy Salem Puritan family. When Sarah was 17 years of age, the family lost their fortune after her father commited suicide.
Sarah then married Daniel Poole, a former indentured servant. However, the marriage did not solve her money troubles. When Daniel Poole died, he left behind many financial debts.
In her efforts to pay off the debts left by her deceased husband, Sarah married William Good. Sarah was unsuccessful, as it was not possible to pay on a weaver's salary.
The 38 year old woman became homeless and would beg for food on the streets. She had a reputation for cursing people who would refuse to feed her.
Seven people, including her husband, William Good, testified against Sarah. Tituba was the one who had accused her of being a witch. She claimed that Sarah had forced her into witchcraft. Tituba was later released from jail.
It was also thought that Sarah Good had an unusual wart, the mark of a devil. Good's 4 year old daughter had also been accused for witchcraft and was tortured for 9 months. The young girl insisted that her mother had 3 bird familiars (creatures that help perform magic). Sarah Good claimed that she was falsely accused and that Tituba and Sarah Osburn were the actual witches.