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Early American Heroines

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  • Lucretia Mott (1793 - 1880)
    Lucretia Mott (Coffin) Find A Grave Memorial ID # 744 Mott was a U.S. Quaker, abolitionist, women's rights activist, and social reformer. She had formed the idea of reforming the position of women...
  • Mary Fay (1678 - 1721)
    From of Dr. John Brigham and Sarah nee Davis. Mary was distinguished for heroism in the Indian wars. On 18 Aug 1707 Mrs Mary Fay, two of her children, and Miss Mary Goodnow (daughter of Samuel Goodnow)...
  • Mary Jane Rewalt (1835 - 1896)
    Mary Jane was born the daughter of James F & Rosanna Hinkle Magee in Wrightsville, PA. James was from Chester County & Rosanna was from York County, PA. Mary Jane & L.L. Rewalt were married in Middleto...
  • Elizabeth Berry, Rev. War Hero (1757 - 1824)
    Elizabeth Gilmore, along with her sister Ann, were nurses at the winter camp of General George Washington at Valley Forge, west of Philadelphia (December 19 1777 to June 19 1778). She is also recorded ...
  • Rosanna Thompson (1808 - 1894)
    Rosanna was the daughter of John and Rosanna (Cormack) Gordon. She first shows up in the church records of the Union Methodist Episcopal Church in 1824 when she was accepted as a member. She's listed t...

Let's hear it for the ladies! I invite everyone to locate on Geni, document their genealogies, and create biographies for the inspiring women of what became the United States of America. Native Americans, Women of the Spanish and French colonies, Early American settlers, frontierswomen, families of the Royal Governors ... don't let my ideas limit yours. I think of the War of 1812 as the cutoff date and no beginning date. If they lived here, we need to know more about them.

Here's a list to start with, please add more.

  1. Abigail Adams
  2. Annis Boudinot Stockton
  3. Betsy Ross
  4. Catharine Littlefield Greene
  5. Catherine Livingston Ridley
  6. Cecily Reynolds Farrar
  7. Deborah Champion Gilbert
  8. Deborah Sampson
  9. Deborah Read Franklin
  10. Dolley Madison
  11. Dorothy Quincy Hancock
  12. Eliza Pinckney
  13. Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson
  14. Elizabeth Maxwell Steele
  15. Emma Lazarus (Project Photo)
  16. Esther De Berdt Reed
  17. Hannah Lee Corbin
  18. Kerenhappuch Norman Turner
  19. Laodicea "Dicey" Langston SPRINGFIELD
  20. Laura Collins Wolcott
  21. Lydia Darragh
  22. Margaret Bayard Smith
  23. Margaret Cochran Corbin
  24. Martha Bratton
  25. Martha Jefferson
  26. Martha McFarland McGee Bell
  27. Martha Washington
  28. Mary Digges Lee
  29. Mary Katherine Goddard
  30. Mary Leroy Livingston
  31. Mercy Otis Warren
  32. Mary Ludwig Hays
  33. Molly Stark
  34. Nancy Hart
  35. Nanyehi Nancy Ward
  36. Penelope Barker
  37. Phillis Wheatley
  38. Prudence Cummings Wright
  39. Rebecca Motte
  40. Sacajawea
  41. Sarah Livingston Jay
  42. Susannah Livingston Symmes
  43. Sybil Ludington
  44. Theodosia Burr