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Title: The life & age of woman. Stages of woman's life from the cradle to the grave / Kelloggs & Comstock, N.Y. & Hartford, Conn.Creator(s): Kelloggs & Comstock.,Date Created/Published: Buffalo : Ensign & Thayer, [between 1848 and 1850] Library of Congress

Abigail Smith Adams

Wife of John Adams

"Abigail Adams (1744–1818) was both the wife of John Adams, the second president of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president, as well as a historic figure in her own right. During the Revolutionary era, Abigail and John Adams were often separated while John worked for independence and the creation of the new American government. Despite their long separations, the two shared a close bond, and Abigail often advised her husband in political matters. Abigail opposed slavery and supported educational opportunities for women. In 1776, as John Adams and the other members of the Continental Congress prepared to declare independence, Abigail wrote to her husband expressing her opinion that the new government should “remember the ladies” and take a more equal view of women’s rights under the law."


Margaret Kemble Gage

Wife of General Thomas Gage,
who led the British Army during the American Revolutionary War

Nancy Morgan Hart

"Nancy Morgan Hart may be the most intriguing of all Revolutionary women. Standing six feet tall, with long red hair, Nancy was a Continental spy who was so fierce in her patriotism that the local Native Americans referred to her as "Warrior Woman." When six Tories invaded her home, demanding food, she instead plied them with liquor and stole one of their guns. She held them there until the Continental Army arrived, and allegedly sang "Yankee Doodle" at the top of her lungs as the Tories were hanged. Like so many other women in the Revolutionary War, Nancy Morgan Hart had proved herself to be a soldier."
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Molly Pitcher Hays

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Betsey Griscom Ross


Deborah Sampson Gannett


Mercy Otis Warren


Martha Dandridge Curtis Washington


Phyllis Wheatley