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Esther de Berdt – Women in the American Revolution

Esther de Berdt Reed (October 22, 1746 – September 18, 1780) was active in the American Revolutionary War as a civic leader for soldiers’ relief, who formed and…

Frederika Charlotte Riedesel – Women in the American Revolution

Frederika Charlotte Louise von Massow, Baroness (Freifrau) Riedesel zu Eisenbach was the wife of General Friedrich Adolf Riedesel of Brunswick. She accompanied him during the Saratoga Campaign in…

Margaret Green Draper – Women in the American Revolution

Margaret Green Draper (May 3, 1727 – irca 1804) was an American printer and journalist. She was the great-granddaughter of pioneering American printer Samuel Green. She was one…

Betsy Ross – Women in the American Revolution

Betsy Ross (January 1, 1752 – January 30, 1836), born Elizabeth Griscom and also known by her second and third married names Elizabeth Ashburn and Elizabeth Claypoole, is…

Edenton Tea Party – Women in the American Revolution

The Edenton Tea Party was a political protest in Edenton, North Carolina, in response to the Tea Act, passed by the British Parliament in 1773. Inspired by the…

Deborah Sampson – Women in the American Revolution

Deborah Sampson Gannett (December 17, 1760 – April 29, 1827), better known as Deborah Sampson, was an American woman who disguised as a man in order to serve…

Rebecca Franks – Women in the American Revolution

Rebecca Franks (1760 – September 1823) was a prominent member of loyalist society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.She was born in Pennslvinana about 1760, the daughter…

Mollie Sneden – Women in the American Revolution

Mollie Sneden (January 13, 1709 – January 31, 1810) born as Mary Dobbs was the operator of a ferry service at Palisades, New York in the United States…

Sarah Bradlee Fulton – Women in the American Revolution

Sarah Bradlee Fulton (December 14, 1740, Dorchester – 1835, Medford) was an active participant of the Revolutionary War on the American side. A tablet stone was dedicated to…

Molly Stark – Women in the American Revolution

Molly Stark, née Elizabeth Page, (February 16, 1737 – 1814) was the wife of American Revolutionary War general John Stark.She was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, moved with her…