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Miss Jenny – Women in the American Revolution

Miss Jenny (fl. 1781) was a spy during the American Revolutionary War on the side of the British loyalists.Miss Jenny, a French-speaking woman whose real-life identity was never…

Jane Thomas – Women in the American Revolution

Jane Thomas was the wife of a Colonel in South Carolina who fought for the rebels in the American revolution. She passed key intelligence that thwarted an ambush.==Early…

Abigail Adams – Women in the American Revolution

Abigail Adams (née Smith; November 22 [O.S. November 11] 1744 – October 28, 1818) was the wife of John Adams, the first Vice President, and second President, of…

Sybil Ludington – Women in the American Revolution

Sybil Ludington (April 5, 1761 – February 26, 1839), daughter of Colonel Henry Ludington, was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War who mounted on her horse, Star,…

Nancy Ward – Women in the American Revolution

Nanyehi (Cherokee: ᎾᏅᏰᎯ: “One who goes about”), known in English as Nancy Ward (ca. 1738–1822 or 1824) was a Beloved Woman of the Cherokee, which means that she…

Sarah Franklin Bache – Women in the American Revolution

Sarah Franklin “Sally” Bache (September 11, 1744 – October 5, 1808) was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Deborah Read. She was a leader in relief work during…

Mammy Kate – Women in the American Revolution

Mammy Kate was a house slave who belonged to future Governor Stephen Heard (1740–1815) of Georgia. She lived in what was then Wilkes County, Georgia, now Elbert County,…

Mercy Otis Warren – Women in the American Revolution

Mercy Otis Warren (September 14, [September 25, New Style] 1728 – October 19, 1814) was a political writer and propagandist of the American Revolution. In the eighteenth century,…

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…