The Eighteenth-century Oxford history professor enlisted in the Queen’s Royal Regiment to fight the patriots but soon switched sides, becoming a spy for General George Washington. In 1781 on a Hudson Valley battlefield, Ichabod encountered a broadax-brandishing masked man atop a white horse. The redcoat slashed Crane, who ultimately beheaded the Horseman with a sword. Ichabod seemingly died.
The young police lieutenant was a week away from going to the FBI Academy. During a routine call to Fox Creek Stables, her partner and mentor, Corbin, was decapitated by the Headless Horseman and Abbie saw the mutant for the first time. She met a time traveler Ichabod Crane and partnered with him to vanquish the Headless Horseman and prevent the End of Days.
He joined the Sleepy Hollow Police Department after Sheriff Corbin’s murder. At a loss as to what’s causing the mysterious deaths in Sleepy Hollow, he reluctantly appointed Ichabod as a history consultant and Abbie’s unofficial partner. He sold his soul, died, came back from the dead and joined the forces of darkness.
Ichabod’s wife was a civilian Quaker nurse in the 37th regiment. Unbeknownst to her husband Ichabod, she spied for General Washington was a witch and leader of a benevolent coven, The Sisterhood of the Radiant Heart. She had quite a few secrets and was not as good Ichabod believed.
After their father deserted and their mother’s seeming breakdown, Jenny and her sister Abbie were raised in foster care. While in high school, the sisters saw four white trees and the evil creature Moloch in the woods. While Abbie kept mum, Jenny was adamant about telling the cops what she saw. The authorities thought Jenny was delusional. A rift developed between the siblings and Jenny resented that she spent her life in and out of institutions while Abbie went on to have a successful career. The sibs reconciled and Jenny is a tremendous asset to Team Witness.