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18th Century American Women

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  • Nancy Ward, Beloved Woman of the Cherokee (c.1738 - 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) Family The facts about Nancy are: She was a Cherokee woman of the Wolf Cla...
  • Mary Morris (1749 - 1827)
    Mary White Birth: Apr. 13, 1749 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Death: Jan. 16, 1827 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Burial: Christ Church Burial Ground,...
  • Abiah Franklin (1667 - 1752)
    Buried in the Old Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street in Boston. Birth: Aug. 15, 1667 Death: May 8, 1752 Mother Of Benjamin Franklin. Family Parents: Peter Folger (1617 - 169...
  • Mercy Otis Warren (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...
  • Pvt. Deborah Sampson (Continental Army) (1760 - bef.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 America...

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  • Frances Slocum (Mo-con-no-quah, "Young Bear" or "Little Bear") was an adopted member of the Miami tribe.

From List of American women's firsts

  • 1700s - Henrietta Johnston becomes the first female artist working in the colonies.
  • 1750 - Jane Colden was the first woman in America to win distinction as a botanist.
  • 1756 - Lydia Taft was the first woman to vote legally in Colonial America after her husband died and son left her; she was granted permission to vote through a Massachusetts town meeting.
  • 1762 - Ann Franklin was the first female newspaper editor in America.
  • 1776 - Margaret Corbin was the first woman to assume the role of soldier in the American Revolution and receive a pension for it.
  • 1784 - Hannah Adams was the first American woman to become a professional writer.

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