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Lucy Knox (Flucker)

Birthdate: (68)
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Elm Grove Cemetery Thomaston Knox County Maine, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Flucker and Hannah Waldo
Wife of Maj. General Henry Knox (Continental Army), 1st U.S. Secretary of War
Mother of Lucy Flucker Thatcher; Julia Wadsworth Knox; Caroline Flucker Swan; Henry Jackson Knox; H. Augusta Knox and 2 others

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Meet another one of our new #FreedomTrail Players, Natalie, portraying Lucy Flucker Knox! Lucy was born in 1756 to an upper-class British family living in Boston. Her father was the Provincial Governor of Massachusetts, appointed by the crown. She fell in love and married Henry Knox, a bookseller who would become George Washington’s right hand man during the War and orchestrate the placing of cannon on Dorchester Heights. In 1775, Lucy and Henry escaped occupied Boston in the middle of the night with his sword sewn in her cape. Lucy was essentially homeless for much of the war, traveling around, staying with friends as well as with Henry and the Army. During the winter at Valley Forge, Lucy became very close with Martha Washington and the other general’s wives, educating them in proper etiquette, knitting, and supplying soldiers with extra food and wine during the tough winter. The Knoxes and the Washingtons were very close friends. Lucy even bought the fabric for George Washington’s inauguration suit.