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Lucy Berkeley MP (1683 - 1716)

Burwell is best known for rejecting the fervent and sometimes menacing courtship of Governor Sir Francis Nicholson. The teenaged daughter of a key Virginia family chose to marry Edmund Berkeley, twelve...

2/21/2009 6/13/2020

Janette Gilchrist MacNeill (1720 - 1791)

"Janet Smith MacNeill", "Jennie Bahn"

Smith MacNeill (Jennie Bahn), subject of North Carolina legend, was born in Scotland, the daughter of John, a lowland Scot, and Margaret Gilchrist Smith. The Smiths migrated to the colonies about 1739 ...

5/7/2020 5/7/2020

of those iron demons fired from a mortar on high ground on the 14th Connecticut’s right burst among the prone soldiers in Company D. A 3- by 2-inch fragment smashed into the ground, firing sand into th...

2/6/2019 2/13/2019

“Queen” Aliquippa, of the Seneca MP (c.1680 - 1754)

"Queen Aliquippa - Mingo Seneca", "Alequeapy"

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 with ...

9/12/2009 5/5/2018

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 ...

3/5/2007 12/8/2017

Sarah Shattuck (1738 - 1798)

Job Shattuck's wife, Sarah, was as committed to the American cause as her husband. Not only did she take on the running of the farm and household when her husband marched to Cambridge with the militia,...

1/23/2009 2/16/2017

Elizabeth "Betsy" Adams MP (1736 - 1792)

""Lowland Beauty", "" Elizabeth (Fauntleroy) Cocke", "Betsy"

Betsy Fauntleroy, daughter of William Fauntleroy b: ABT 1713 in , Richmond Co., Virginia, & Elizabeth his wife, was born 26 Jun 1736 in , Richmond Co., Virginia and died in 1792. She married 1) Bowler ...

7/12/2009 10/31/2016

Mary Morris MP (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, P...

7/14/2007 1/12/2016

Elizabeth Tyndall (1715 - 1796)

"Betty (Gilbert) Mears Lyndall"

Daughter of Robert & Margaret Gilbert. She Migrated from England with the Oglethorp Colony in 1735. Husband was lost at sea. She continued on with her son John and went to Georgia with Quakers.Elizabet...

11/22/2015 11/22/2015

Elizabeth Physick (1773 - 1820)

Elizabeth Emlen, half-sister of the last-mentioned Samuel Emlen, and the only married child of Samuel Emlen, the "Seer" by his second wife, Sarah Mott, became the wife, September 18, 1800, of the celeb...

4/24/2013 9/6/2015

Deborah Franklin MP (1708 - 1774)


Deborah (Read) Franklin (about 1708 – December 19, 1774) was the spouse of Benjamin Franklin, a prominent inventor, printer, thinker, revolutionary and Founding Father of the United States. He signed t...

8/18/2007 7/12/2015

Nancy Ward, Beloved Woman of the Cherokee MP (c.1738 - c.1822)

"One who goes about", "Beloved Woman Of The Cherokee", "Beloved Woman of Cherokee Nanye hi The Ghi Ga -u", "Beloved Woman of the Cherokee", "Na Ye Hi", "Nancy Ward"

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 Clan. Her paren...

2/4/2007 6/1/2015

Nonhelema "The Grenadier Squaw" Cornstalk MP (1718 - 1786)

"Kate", "Mekoche"

Nonhelema (ca. 1720 – 1786) was a Shawnee chieftess during the 18th century and the sister of Cornstalk, with whom she migrated to Ohio and founded neighboring villages. Nonhelema, known as a warrio...

3/6/2013 5/28/2015

Aracoma "Sky" Baker MP (1743 - 1780)

"Little Corn Blossom"

"Princess" Aracoma Sky Cornstalk parents: Keigh-tugh-quah, Chief Cornstalk (1710-1777) & Heliziknopo Birth: 1740 in Shawnee Nation,Ohio Death: 1780 in Logan County,West Virginia one of Am...

5/1/2009 5/27/2015

Catherine Vanderpool MP (1725 - 1808)

"See", ""The Fighting Squaw"", ""Aunt Kitty” Hardy", "Catherine (Vanderpool) Sharpe Cornstalk Hardy", "CatherineCatharina "Kitty" VanderpoelVanderpool*", "Catherine See", "Catherine Zeh"

Cannot find evidence she actually married Hokolesqua, Sachem Cornstalk Catherine Vanderpool was born 30 Jun 1725 in Albany New York and died in 1808 in Coshocton, Ohio. She had moved with her daught...

3/13/2008 5/26/2015

Keziah Coffin MP (1723 - 1798)

"The notorious she-merchant of Nantucket"

From Kezia Folger Coffin Nantucket's "She Merchant" >A "Mary Starbuck with an attitude," says Nathaniel Philbrook in his book Away Off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602-1890 Chapter 12.>This...

8/24/2008 5/15/2015

Helen Read (1750 - 1833)

"Nelly", "Maxwell"

Helen Calvert (daughter of Maximillian Calvert and Mary Savage) was born June 20, 1750 in Norfolk, VA, and died March 13, 1833.She married (1) James Maxwell.She married (2) John K. Read.From Memoirs of...

3/31/2015 4/15/2015

Mary Davenport MP (1715 - aft.1760)

Marriage to James Davenport: (12 Nov 1731 — Age: 16)** Updated from Ancestry Genealogy by SmartCopy : Apr 2 2015, 20:45:38 UTC ==notes==From the "History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, N...

4/2/2015 4/2/2015

Abiah Franklin MP (1667 - 1752)

Abiah Folger 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 Folge...

10/14/2007 4/2/2015

Phillis Wheatley, First African-American Poet MP (1753 - 1784)

"First African-American to publish a book", "Slave of the Wheatley family of Boston"

'Phillis Wheatley===this profile to Honor her life and her poetry=== Phillis was 'purchased by the Wheatley family (John & Susanna Wheatley) of Boston, Massachussetts, USA.(Wheatley- a Bostonian Mercha...

1/2/2013 4/2/2015

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

"Mary Bosomworth", "Cousaponokeesa", "Consaponaheeso", "Mary Matthews"

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...

3/2/2011 4/2/2015

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

"patriot in petticoats"

"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 Robi...

8/23/2010 4/2/2015

Sally Ridley, Defender of the Fort (1773 - 1831)

"defender of the fort"

for Sarah Ridley:The Heroine of Buchanan Station, Davidson County, TN. A great journal of this battle has been preserved."... was born in eastern Tennessee ... and had thirteen children, many of whom w...

10/2/2012 4/2/2015

Ann Cockrill MP (1757 - 1821)

"Indian Fighter", "Ann (Robertson) Johnston", "Eliza", "Robertson", "Johnston"

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A023654    Ann Robertson Cockrill was the only woman among the early Cumberland settlers to receive a land grant in her own na...

12/17/2008 4/2/2015

Mary Jane Patton (1751 - 1836)

Mary McKeehan Patton, pioneer gunpowder manufacturer, was born in England in 1751 and immigrated with her family to Pennsylvania in the late 1760s. McKeehan served an apprenticeship, possibly under her...

3/9/2010 4/2/2015

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

"Robert Shurtleff", "A Revolutionary Soldier", "who disguised herself as a man to join the Continental Army."

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 Revoluti...

9/11/2008 4/2/2015

the first woman to be killed in action during U.S. wars, Jemima was the teen-aged wife of Private James Warner of the Pennsylvania Rifle Battalion during the American Revolution. Fearing he might becom...

5/25/2014 4/2/2015

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...

10/12/2007 4/2/2015

Mary Morris MP (1730 - 1825)

"Mary Phillipse"

brief biography==Mary Philipse was the first love of George Washington, 1st President of the United States . She gave her heart, however, to Colonel Roger Morris.Mary, her sister and the wife of Rev. C...

6/24/2011 4/2/2015

Hannah Adams (1755 - 1831)

4/2/2015 4/2/2015

Lydia Taft (1712 - 1778)

Lydia Chapin (Taft) (February 2, 1712 – November 9, 1778) was the first woman known to legally vote in colonial America. This occurred at a Town Meeting in the New England town of Uxbridge in Massachus...

7/26/2008 4/2/2015

Jane Colden (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...

7/27/2011 4/2/2015

Henrietta Johnston (c.1674 - 1729)

de Beaulieu Dering Johnston (ca. 1674 – March 9, 1729) was a pastelist of uncertain origin active in the English colonies in North America from approximately 1708 until her death. She is both the earli...

4/2/2015 4/2/2015

Frances Maconaquah "Little Bear Woman" Slocum MP (1773 - 1847)

"Ma-Con-a-Quah Slocum", ""Frances" AKA (Young Bear) Lost sister Little Sister Little (Sheepakona)(Maccoanaquah) maccoanaquah Mary "Polly" of "Makweh""

Read the story at the Frances Slocum State Park website: Page 1: Page 2: ---------------------------------- The Inscription on Frances Slocum's monument tells the story briefly: SIDE 1: Fran...

5/4/2009 4/2/2015

Ann Franklin MP (1696 - 1763)

James Franklin ,1696-1735, and Ann Smith Franklin, 1696-1763, of Newport, were journalists and Rhode Island's first printers and newspaper publishers. In 1727 they set up Rhode Island's first printing ...

1/8/2008 4/2/2015

Jane Mecom MP (1712 - 1794)


Franklin is arguably the most famous American ever. His youngest sister Jane is mostly lost to history. But Harvard historian Jill Lepore found her in the letters she and her brother exchanged over the...

10/14/2007 4/2/2015