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  • Lydia Shepherd (1766 - 1867)
    Birth: Feb. 26, 1766 Frederick County Virginia, USA Death: Sep. 29, 1867 Wheeling Ohio County West Virginia, USA The life of Mrs. Cruger is an oft told tale and yet the history of Monument Place ca...
  • Sally Ridley, Defender of the Fort (c.1773 - 1831)
    Sarah2 Ridley (George1) was born 28 Nov 1773 in E. TN, and died 23 Nov 1831 in Nashville, Davidson, TN. She married John Buchanan, Jr. 1791 in Davidson Co., TN, son of John Buchanan and Jane Trindle....
  • Mary Williamson (c.1714 - 1805)
    Mary Williamson (Davison) b.c.1714, d.1805 Parents: George and Mary Davison Husband John W. Williamson Children: 4 girls, 6 boys including Hugh, John, and Mary Immigrating to the colonies from ...
  • Catherine Ridley (1751 - 1813)
    There is very little information on Catherine Ridley and I could find no images of her. Most of what I relate was found during research about her father, sister and daughter who were both more well kno...
  • Lydia Darragh (1729 - 1789)
    I wrote this based upon my research. -Elizabeth R. Laumas Although the Darragh family were Quakers, and thus, pacifists, their son Charles fought in the Revolutionary War. During the year 1777, when ...

Let's hear it for the ladies! I invite everyone to locate on Geni, document their genealogies, and create biographies for the inspiring women of what became the United States of America. Native Americans, Women of the Spanish and French colonies, Early American settlers, frontierswomen, families of the Royal Governors ... don't let my ideas limit yours. I think of the War of 1812 as the cutoff date and no beginning date. If they lived here, we need to know more about them.

Here's a list to start with, please add more.

  1. Abigail Adams
  2. Annis Boudinot Stockton
  3. Betsy Ross
  4. Catharine Littlefield Greene
  5. Catherine Livingston Ridley
  6. Cecily Reynolds Farrar
  7. Deborah Champion Gilbert
  8. Deborah Sampson
  9. Deborah Read Franklin
  10. Dolley Madison
  11. Dorothy Quincy Hancock
  12. Eliza Pinckney
  13. Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson
  14. Elizabeth Maxwell Steele
  15. Emma Lazarus (Project Photo)
  16. Esther De Berdt Reed
  17. Hannah Lee Corbin
  18. Kerenhappuch Norman Turner
  19. Laodicea "Dicey" Langston SPRINGFIELD
  20. Laura Collins Wolcott
  21. Lydia Darragh
  22. Margaret Bayard Smith
  23. Margaret Cochran Corbin
  24. Martha Bratton
  25. Martha Jefferson
  26. Martha McFarland McGee Bell
  27. Martha Washington
  28. Mary Digges Lee
  29. Mary Katherine Goddard
  30. Mary Leroy Livingston
  31. Mercy Otis Warren
  32. Mary Ludwig Hays
  33. Molly Stark
  34. Nancy Hart
  35. Nanyehi Nancy Ward
  36. Penelope Barker
  37. Phillis Wheatley
  38. Prudence Cummings Wright
  39. Rebecca Motte
  40. Sacajawea
  41. Sarah Livingston Jay
  42. Susannah Livingston Symmes
  43. Sybil Ludington
  44. Theodosia Burr