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Pioneering American Women

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  • Mary Silliman (1736 - 1818)
    Mary Fish Noyes Silliman (1736-1818) was a matriarch in Revolutionary and post-colonial Connecticut, USA, whose moral authority and determined spirit helped her family weather the hardships of war, i...
  • Bathsheba Lupton (1760 - 1847)
    Birth: 4-10-1760 Smith Creek, Virginia, the fourth child of Jackson Allen and Betty Davis. Marriage: 11-4-1779 to William Lupton II at Smith Creek, Virginia: Circa 1798: Relocated with family to Fa...
  • Abbie Mandana Christensen (1852 - 1938)
    Timeline of Abigail Mandana Holmes 1852-1938 1852 Abbie Mandana Holmes was born on January 28th to Reuben and Rebecca Holmes in Westboro, Massachusetts. 1864 Abbie moved with her family to Beaufo...
  • Maria Appolonia Hartman (1742 - 1790)
    RICE, MARIA APPOLONIA ABAGAIL HARTMAN DAR Ancestor #: A094808 Notice: FUTURE APPLICANTS MUST PROVE CORRECT SERVICE (WHY?) Birth: 9-4-1742 THE PALATINATE EUROPE Death: 11-6-1789 PIKELAND TWP CHEST...
  • Nancy Ann Hart (1735 - 1830)
    Nancy Morgan Hart (c. 1735 – 1830) was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War whose exploits against Loyalists in the Georgia backcountry are the stuff of legend. Because stories about her ...

As the first Europeans landed and began their westward push, women were placed on the edge of hardship and danger. They took care of their families, and defended them.

Limited in their legal rights and accepted customs of society at the time, women mostly honored their husbands demands and spent their time cooking meals, tending to children, watering the horses and taking care of the household chores.

But, that was not always the case. There are hundreds of women who stand out in American History due to their strong characters, contributions to society, or plain old interesting personalities.

These include women like the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, Calamity Jane, songstress Lilly Langtry, cattle rustlers, gamblers, and Hannah Dustin, who killed her Indian captors and returned home.