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About the Book

Deborah Franklin was the wife of patriot Benjamin Franklin. She kept his business enterprise going and the home fires burning while Benjamin lived the good life in France and other European countries as a representative of the new United States government. Historians have described Lydia Mather as “mad” for almost 300 years, a claim based entirely on her husband’s diary entries. Lydia’s second husband was Cotton Mather and when anyone dared argue with him, he believed that the person must be deranged.
These two women and 23 others, as with the 1999 volume, are profiled in this new book of biographies. Each contributed to the development of her country in her own way. Most of the men they lived and worked alongside have been honored over and over while their own names, almost without exception, are unknown.

About the Author(s)

Carole Chandler Waldrup is a retired social worker in Hickory, North Carolina. She is also the author of Colonial Women (1999), The Vice Presidents (1996) and Presidents’ Wives (1989).

Bibliographic Details

Carole Chandler Waldrup
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 188
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2004
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1839-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

1. Lucy Winthrop Downing (1600–1679)      3

2. Elizabeth Reade Winthrop (1614–1672)      7

3. Judith Giton Manigault (1665–1711)      13

4. Lydia Lee Mather (1670–1734)      19

5. Hannah Callowhill Penn (1671–1726)      27

6. Sybilla Righton Masters (1675–1720)      34

7. (Bilhah) Abigail Levy Franks (1696–1756)      37

8. Deborah Read Franklin (1707–1774)      44

9. Anna Catherine Maulin Zenger (1718–1751)      54

10. Anne Hennis Bailey (1742–1825)      62

11. Mary Jemison (1743–1833)      69

12. Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson (1747–1781)      74

13. Phillis Wheatley (1753–1784)      78

14. Susanna Haswell Rowson (1762–1824)      89

15. Sarah Kemble Knight (1666–1727)      95

16. Jane Franklin Mecom (1712–1794)      103

17. Sarah Winston Henry (1710–1783)      111

18. Penelope Pagett Barker (1728–1787)      116

19. Mercy Otis Warren (1728–1814)      120

20. Elizabeth Maxwell Steele (1733–1790)      132

21. Mary Katherine Goddard (1738–1816)      138

22. Rebecca Bryan Boone (1739–1813)      144

23. Maria Van Hoes Van Buren (1747–1817)      157

24. Catherine Little.eld Greene (1755–1814)      162

25. Sarah Todd Astor (1762–1842)      173

Index      181