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About Mary Knight

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 aided to relieve the horrible sufferings of Washington's army at Valley Forge, cooking and carrying provisions to them alone, in the depth of winter, even passing through the outposts of the British army in the disguise of a market woman. And, when Washington was compelled to retreat before a superior force, she concealed her brother Gen. Warrell - when the British set a price on his head-in a cider-hogshead. in the cellar for three days, and fed him through the bunghole; the house being ransacked four different times by the troops in search of him, without success. She was over ninety years of age at the time of her death."


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Mary Knight's Timeline

March 3, 1773
Frankford, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States