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Anne Bailey – Women in the American Revolution

“Mad Anne” was born in Liverpool, England. She first arrived in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia at about the age of 19. In 1765 she married a settler named Richard…

Jane McCrea – Women in the American Revolution

Jane McCrea (sometimes spelled McCrae or MacCrae, 1752 – July 27, 1777) was a young woman who was purportedly slain by Native Americans associated with the British army…

Hannah Bunce Watson – Women in the American Revolution

Hannah Bunce Watson (28 December 1749 – 27 September 1807) was a newspaper publisher from the U.S. state of Connecticut, whose printed output supported the American Revolutionary War.…

Kate Barry – Women in the American Revolution

Catharine Moore Barry (1752–1823), later known as “Kate Barry,” was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War. She was daughter of Charles and Mary Moore, and the eldest…

Jane Mecom – Women in the American Revolution

Jane Franklin Mecom (1712–1794) was the youngest sister of Benjamin Franklin. She wrote to him all her life and many of their letters survive. She was never sent…

Rebecca Young – Women in the American Revolution

Rebecca (Flower) Young was a flag maker during the American Revolution. Her name appears in the logs of the commissary general for making “Continental Standards” as early as…

Ann Eliza Bleecker – Women in the American Revolution

Ann Eliza Bleecker (October 1752 – November 23, 1783) was an American poet and correspondent. Following a New York upbringing, Bleecker married John James Bleecker, a New Rochelle…

Catharine Montour – Women in the American Revolution

Catharine Montour, also known as Queen Catharine, (died after 1791) was a prominent Iroquois woman in the late 18th century. She has often been confused with Elizabeth “Madame”…

Betty Zane – Women in the American Revolution

Elizabeth “Betty” Zane McLaughlin Clark (July 19, 1765 – August 23, 1823) was a heroine of the Revolutionary War on the American frontier. She was the daughter of…

Molly Brant – Women in the American Revolution

Molly Brant (c.1736 – April 16, 1796), also known as Mary Brant, Konwatsi’tsiaienni, and Degonwadonti, was a prominent Mohawk woman in the era of the American Revolution. Living…