Women’s History Month–Deborah Sampson (1760-1827)

Deborah Sampson was born in 1760 in Plympton, Massachusetts. Her father never returned from a sea voyage, and in dire financial straits, unable to support Deborah and her siblings, her mother arranged for them to live with local families. Around age 10, Deborah was bonded to a family where she worked both in the home... Continue Reading →

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Women’s History Month–Sybil Ludington (1761-1839)

Sybil, born in 1761, was the eldest of 12 children. Sybil's father Henry Ludington was a militia officer of the 7th Regiment of the Dutchess County Militia, a volunteer regiment of local men during the Revolutionary War. In 1777, British troops (likely rolling in rum) were burning and looting the town of Danbury, Connecticut. Henry needed... Continue Reading →

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