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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…

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…