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Early American Heroines

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  • Jane Morrow (1737 - 1830)
    Jane Peden was a True Heroine of the Revolution, one of only three women recognized with this title in the state of South Carolina. Jane and her sister were credited for saving the lives of a number of...
  • Laodicea "Dicey" Springfield (1766 - 1837)
    The patriots were frequently indebted for important information to one young girl, fifteen or sixteen years old at the commencement of the war. This was Dicey, the daughter of Solomon Langston of Laure...
  • Lydia Boggs-Shepherd Cruger (1766 - 1867) 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)
    Notes for Sarah Ridley: The Heroine of Buchanan Station, Davidson County, TN. A great journal of this battle has been preserved. "... was born in eastern Tennessee ... and had thirteen children, ...
  • 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 ...

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