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18th Century American Women

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  • “Queen” Aliquippa, of the Seneca (c.1680 - 1754)
    Queen Aliquippa (died December 23, 1754) was a leader of the Seneca tribe of American Indians during the early part of the 18th century. The most commonly repeated story of Aliquippa's life begins wi...
  • Abigail (Smith) Adams, First Lady of the United States (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 is regarded as ...
  • Jane Farquhar (1724 - 1766)
    Jane Colden (March 27, 1724 – March 10, 1766) was an American botanist described as the "first botanist of her sex in her country" by Asa Gray in 1843. Contemporary scholarship maintains that she was t...
  • Hannah Adams (1755 - 1831)
  • 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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