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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...
  • Catherine Ridley (1751 - 1813)
    There is very little information on Catherine Ridley and I could find no images of her. Most of what I relate was found during research about her father, sister and daughter who were both more well kno...
  • Martha Washington, First Lady of the USA (1731 - 1802)
    Martha Washington, née Dandridge 1st First Lady of the United States In office: April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797 Born June 2, 1731(1731-06-02) Chestnut Grove, New Kent County, Virginia Died May...
  • Esther Reed (1747 - 1780)
    Esther De Berdt Reed (1746-1780) Esther de Berdt Reed led the largest women’s organization of the American Revolution. She was born October 22, 1746, in London, England. Her father, Dennis de Berdt, ...
  • Eliza Lucas (1722 - 1793)
    Eliza Lucas Pinckney was the daughter of Lieut.-Colonel George Lucas of the British Army. About 1738 Eliza migrated with her father from Antigua to South Carolina, where he bought several plantations...

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