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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...

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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....

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Mary Williamson MP (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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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Deborah Gilbert, Spy (1753 - 1845)

From: Biography: Deborah Champion was born 3 May 1753 in Gilead, Tolland County, Connecticut. She was the daughter of Colonel Henry Champion (1723-1797) and the sister of General Epaphroditus Champio...

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Mary Livingston (deceased)

According to: Mary Leroy Livingston and John Livingston had ten children before her death at which time John eventually married Catherine Livingston (his first cousin).

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Sarah Johnson (1751 - 1825)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A063662 Info added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 stating "war ordered o...

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Grace Martin (c.1769 - d.)

"Disguised as men, Grace and Rachel Martin, ambushed British officers carrying important documents one night. Returning home, they found the officers enjoying a meal their mother had prepared. The wo...

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Rachel Martin (1763 - 1849)

"Disguised as men, Grace and Rachel Martin, ambushed British officers carrying important documents one night. Returning home, they found the officers enjoying a meal their mother had prepared. The wo...

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Judith Sargent Murray MP (1751 - 1820)

Judith Sargent Murray (1751–1820) was an early American advocate for women's rights, an essayist, playwright, poet, and letter writer. She was one of the first American proponents of the idea ...

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Martha Bratton (1749 - 1816)

Poisened 16 men at the "Battle of Huck's Defeat" Martha and her husband were entrusted with a precious commodity back then - gun powder. With her husband away, Martha was left in charge. Hearing that...

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Margaret Catherine Barry MP (1752 - 1823)

Margaret Catherine Barry (Moore) Born: 11/29/1752 in Anson, South Carolina Died: 9/29/1823 in South Carolina Father: Professor Charles Moore Mother: Mary Moore Spouse: Captain Andrew Barry (1...

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Mary Musgrove MP (c.1755 - c.1790)

"Patriot in Petticoats" "This monument, erected in the early 20th century, stands as a reminder of the legendary Mary Musgrove. She is remembered as a character in the 19th-century novel 'Horseshoe R...

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Sarah Noble (c.1699 - 1727)

The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh is the story of a young girl who travels with her father into Connecticut during the early 18th century, and her experiences with the native Schaghticoke. ...

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Virginia Smith MP (1587 - 1659)

Virginia Dare (born August 18, 1587, date of death unknown) was the first child born in the Americas to English parents, Eleanor (or Ellinor/Elyonor) and Ananias Dare.[1] She was born into the short-li...

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Mary Dillard MP (1755 - 1796)

Mary Ramage Dillard 1755 –1836, was young and reputedly quite attractive - and she drew a private's pay in the American Revolutionary War. from Find A Grave Memorial #29696253 History re...

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Hannah Dustin, Indian Fighter MP (1657 - 1737)

Hannah Webster (Emerson) Dustin (1657 - 1736) - Hannah Dustin was a 40-year-old colonial Massachusetts Puritan mother of eight during King William's War who was taken captive with her newborn daughter ...

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Emma Lazarus MP (1849 - 1887)

Emma Lazarus wrote her own poems. Her most famous work is "The New Colossus", is inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. She is known as an important forerunner of the Zionist movement. She...

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Margaret Hilton (1679 - 1763)

Margaret Stilson was born in 1679 in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of James Stilson.1 Margaret married William Hilton, son of William Hilton and Anne Parsons, in 1700 in...

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Mary Katherine Goddard (1738 - 1816)

Mary Katherine Goddard (June 16, 1738 – August 12, 1816) was an early American publisher and the first American postmistress. When on January 18, 1777, the Continental Congress moved that the ...

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Mary Talcott MP (1637 - 1711)

My Husband and Captain Henry Kerley had gone to Boston to request that soldiers come to our aid as an Indian attack was possible. While they were gone on February 10, the garrison house in which my fam...

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Margaret Brent MP (c.1601 - 1671)

Lawyer. Three hundred fifty years ago, a strong-willed, intelligent woman faced the Assembly of colonial Maryland in St. Mary's City with an outrageous demand. Mistress Margaret Brent asked to be a v...

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Coosaponakesee (Mary Musgrove) MP (c.1700 - c.1767)

Mary Musgrove Bosomworth (ca. 1700- ca. 1767), sometimes called the Empress of the Creek Nation , [fn1] played a vital role in the founding of Georgia in colonial America. The daughter of a Creek India...

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Matilda Joslyn Gage MP (1826 - 1898)

Matilda Electa (Joslyn) Gage March 24, 1826-March 18, 1898 Parents: Dr. Hezekiah Joslyn d.1865 Husband: Henry Hill Gage Children: Thomas Clarkson Gage Maud (Gage) Baum Charles Henry Gage ...

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Methotake/ Marguerite Ice/ Iaac (c.1737 - 1825)

Who was the mother of Tecumseh? Her Shawnee name was Methotasa, meaning "A turtle laying her eggs in the sand. But where did she come from? Most of the books you read will tell you that the Shawnee's c...

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Mercy Otis Warren MP (1728 - 1814)

Considered a "Founding Mother" of the Revolutionary War and the Nation. Wrote anti- British propaganda during that time, similar to Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine. Afterward, she wrote a multi volu...

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Mary Esther Marion (Videau) (1737 - 1815)

After being held as a rebel spy aboard a British prison ship in Charleston harbor, Mary planned and executed a daring escape with several other patriots." After the American Revolution, Mary Esther V...

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Faith Trumbull MP (1718 - 1780)

The Trumbulls and their sons, Joseph and David were instrumental in supplying the continental armies, the militia and the French forces with supplies of every kind. Their son, John, is known for his Re...

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Catharine Schuyler MP (1734 - 1803)

Catherine Van Rensselaer was born 1734. She was the eldest daughter of John Van Rensselaer and his wife Engeltie Livingston. Her father was lord of the lower or Claverack Van Rensselaer Manor. "Kitty...

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Elizabeth Poe MP (1756 - 1835)

Working under her supervision, the women and girls of Baltimore made uniforms for Lafayette's troops. Their effort supported his campaign in the South.

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Mary Murray (1726 - 1799)

Mary Lindley Murray is known in American Revolutionary folklore as the Quaker woman who held up British General William Howe after the British victory against American forces at Kips Bay. According to ...

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Elizabeth Lewis MP (1715 - 1779)

Elizabeth Annesley Lewis, wife of Francis Lewis, was, like Hannah Floyd, driven to an untimely death by the hardships and persecutions she was forced to undergo from the British, because her husband wa...

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Mary Knight (1773 - d.)

MARY KNIGHT, the sister of Gen. Warrell, had the following tribute to her patriotism and humanity paid to her by a New Jersey newspaper in July, 1849: "The deceased was one of those devoted women who a...

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Nancy Ann Morgan (1747 - 1835)

Nancy Morgan Hart (c. 1735 – 1830) was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War whose exploits against Loyalists in the Georgia backcountry are the stuff of legend. Because stories about her ...

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Catharine Greene MP (1755 - 1814)

Catharine Littlefield "Caty" Greene (17 February 1755 – 2 September 1814) was the wife of American Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene, a mother of five, and noted for being a supporter o...

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Hannah Caldwell (1737 - 1780)

Few occurrences in the history of ancient or modern warfare have so strongly influenced the public feeling - have excited so universal a sentiment of horror, or such deep resentment towards the authors...

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Penelope Barker MP (1728 - 1787)

Penelope (Pagett) Barker June 17, 1728-December 10, 1787 Parents: Husbands: John Hodges, widowed husband of Penelope's sister, Elizabeth James Craven Thomas Barker 1713-1787 Children: P...

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Hannah Arnett MP (1733 - 1824)

Hannah Arnett (White) January 15, 1729-January 10, 1823 Parents: Husband: Isaac Arnett 1726-1801 Children: Susan (Arnett) Kollock 1755-1846 William Arnett 1774-1821 A noted patriot of t...

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Elizabeth Stark MP (1724 - 1814)

Elizabeth Clark (Page) 1737-1814 Known as Molly Parents: Caleb Page and Elizabeth Merrill Husband John Clark 1728-1822 Children: Elizabeth had 11 children including: Mary Caleb An his...

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Rebecca Motte MP (1737 - 1815)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor #: A082263 She allowed her house to be burned to expel British soldiers. See story below. Rebecca Brewton was born in June 15, 17...

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Jenny Wiley, Indian Escapee MP (c.1760 - 1831)

Additional Curator's Notes: Jean C. Sellards, known as Jenny, was born in 1760 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Hezekiah Sellards and Jean Brevard. Hezekiah hated neighbors and kept pushing the family ...

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Anne Hutchinson MP (1591 - 1643)

Anne Hutchinson (baptized July 20, 1591[1][2] – August 20, 1643) was a pioneer settler in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Netherlands, and the unauthorized minister of a dissident church d...

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Sarah Fulton (1740 - 1835)

Mother of the Boston Tea Party DAR Ancestor # A042592 Sarah Bradlee by Maggiemac Wife and Sister of American Patriots Sarah Bradlee was born on December 24, 1740, in Dorchester, Massachusetts &...

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Sarah "Sally" Bache (Franklin) MP (1743 - 1808)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA. DAR Ancestor #: A004312 Sarah Franklin Bache (September 11, 1743 – October 5, 1808) was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Deborah R...

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Sarah "Sally" Hemings MP (c.1773 - c.1835)

Sally Hemings (Shadwell, Albemarle County, Virginia, circa 1773 – Charlottesville, Virginia, 1835) was an American slave owned by Thomas Jefferson. She is said to have been the half-sister of Je...

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Sybil Ludington (1761 - 1839)

Sybil Ludington volunteered to ride alone through the New York countryside to muster her father's regiment. Her mission was crucial to the patriot victory at Danbury." Sources: Sybil Luding...

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Theodosia Stillwell Burr (1746 - 1794)

Theodosia Bartow1 F, #552920 Last Edited=19 Nov 2013 Theodosia Bartow is the daughter of Theodosius Bartow. She married, firstly, Lt.-Col. Jacques Marc Prevost, son of Augustin Prevost and Louise...

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Sacajawea "Bird Woman" Sauvagesse MP (1787 - 1884)

" The wife of [Charbonneau] our interpreter we find reconciles all the Indians, as to our friendly intentions--a woman with a party of men is a token of peace. " ---William Clark Find A Grave Memoria...

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Martha Washington MP (1731 - 1802)

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (June 2, 1731 – May 22, 1802) was the wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Although the title was not coined until after he...

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Martha Skelton Jefferson MP (1748 - 1782)

Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, born Martha Wayles (October 30 [O.S. October 19] 1748 – September 6, 1782) was the wife of Thomas Jefferson, who was the third President of the United States. ...

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Margaret Bayard Smith (deceased)

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Laura Wolcott MP (1730 - 1794)

Laura Wolcott (Collins) : Cause of Liberty Laura Collins Wolcott 1732/3-1794 Wife of Oliver Wolcott Laura Collins, who was married to Oliver Wolcott, in January, 1759, was the daughter of Captain...

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Kerenhappuch Norman Turner MP (c.1715 - 1804)

DAR Ancestor #: A117148 According to Steve Norman, Kerenhappuch was born 1715 in Halifax, Virginia and died 1807 in Guiford Co., North Carolina." Kerenhappuch Norman Turner carried dispatches for A...

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Esther Reed (1747 - 1780)

Her family called her "Hette" or "Hettie" and she loved books very much. During the Revolution , she organized a women's group in Philadelphia which raised more than $300.000 for theAmerican cause.

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Eliza Pinckney MP (1722 - 1793)

Eliza Lucas Pinckney was the daughter of Lieut.-Colonel George Lucas of the British Army. About 1738 Eliza migrated with her father from Antigua to South Carolina, where he bought several plantations. ...

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Dorothy "Dolly" Quincy Scott MP (1747 - 1830)

The (Dorothy) Quincy Homestead is a U.S. Historic landmark in Quincy, Massachusetts. Wife of John Hancock, Signer of the Declaration of Independence Ref: Daniel T. Rogers (b. 1943) family tree si...

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Dolly Madison, First Lady of the USA MP (1768 - 1849)

First Lady of the United States from 1809 to 1817. She also occasionally acted as what is now described as First Lady of the United States during the administration of Thomas Jefferson, fulfilling the ...

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Deborah Franklin MP (1708 - 1774)

Marriage to Benjamin Franklin When Franklin returned, he and Deborah began a common-law marriage in 1730. They had two children together: Francis Folger Franklin[1] (October 20, 1732 - November 21, 1...

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Cecily Reynolds MP (c.1601 - 1660)

Cicely Reynolds , born betw 1593 and 1604 in Dorset, England; died 1677 in Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA. She was also known as Sisley or Cesley Greene, Reynolds, Farrar, Jordan, Bayley , and Montag...

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Betsy Ross MP (1752 - 1836)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA. DAR Ancestor # A022879 . Elizabeth "Betsy" Griscom (1 January 1752 - 30 January 1836), popularly known as Betsy Ross , was the eighth of sevente...

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Abigail Adams (Smith), First Lady of the United States MP (1744 - 1818)

Abigail Adams (née Smith) (November 11, 1744 – October 28, 1818) was the wife of John Adams, the second President of the United States, and mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth, and i...

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Annis Stockton MP (1736 - 1801)

Annis Boudinot Stockton (July 1, 1736 – February 6, 1801) was an American poet. Stockton was born in Darby, Pennsylvania, to Elias Boudinot, merchant and silversmith, and Catherine Williams....

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Pvt. Deborah Sampson (Continental Army) MP (1760 - 1827)

Deborah Samson Gannett (December 17, 1760 - April 27, 1827), better known as Deborah Sampson, was an American woman who impersonated a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American ...

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Elizabeth Clark McLaughlin MP (1759 - 1823)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor #: A130537 16. ELIZABETH "BETTY"6 ZANE (WILLIAM ANDREW5, NATHANIEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT SR.2, SIMON1) was born 19 July 1759 in Moorefiel...

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Nancy Prophetess Na-ni Ghi-Ga-U Ward MP (1728 - c.1822)

Nancy Prophetess Na-ni Ghi-Ga-U aka Nancy Ward Nanye-hi ("One Who Goes About") Ward (Ani'-Wa'ya = Wolf Clan (Nanye'hi)) Click to view Nancy Prophetess Na-ni Ghi-Ga-U aka Nancy Ward Nanye-hi ("One Who G...

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Rebecca "Becky" Ann Bryan Boone MP (1739 - 1813)

Rebecca (Bryan) Boone (June 9, 1739 – March 18, 1813) was an American pioneer and the wife of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone. She was born near Winchester, Virginia. Her parents were Joseph...

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Martha Allen Carrier, Salem Witch MP (1643 - 1692)

Martha Carrier - A Spiritual Giant, and Pioneer Puritan Feminist. Martha Carrier , one of the alleged "witches" killed during the Salem Witch Trials. She boldly proclaimed her innocence as those arou...

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