Some Pennsylvania Women during the War of the Revolution
by Egle, William Henry
Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Publishing Company, 1898. Hardcover. G- (Binding has substantial age and wear and tear, with soilings and edge-dings; a several-inch tear along outer spine; interior pages are quite nice; a possible candidate for rebinding.). Blue cloth boards with brown cloth spine & corners, black title block with gilt letters on spine; 208 pp. Offers profiles of 69 women, at least some of whom helped the soldiers who spent the winter at Valley Forge. "It is a well-known fact, lost sight of by many readers of historic fiction, that the saviors of our country at Valley Forge, in their raggedness and misery, would have starved, had it not been for that devoted band of true-hearted loving women whose homes were on or lying near the frontiers of our grand old Commonwealth." (preface) The biographees are: Elizabeth Wilkins Allison, Rebecca Lyon Armstrong, Sarah Richardson Atlee, Mary Quigley Brady, Elizabeth Depui Brodhead, Eleanor Lytle Brown, Mary Phillips Bull, Sarah Shippen Burd, Katharine Hamilton Chambers, Elizabetrh Zane Clark, Jane Roan Clingan, Martha Crawford Cook. Sarah Simpson Cooke, Margaret Cochran Corbin, Mary Kelsey Cutter Covenhoven, Hannah Vance Crawford, Catharine Martin Davidson, Annie Schenck Davies, Hannah Blair Foster, Anne West Gilson, Rachel Marx Graydon, Catharine Ewing Hand, Margaret Alexander Hamilton, Katharine Holtzinger Hartley, Mary Ludwig Hays, Ann Wood Henry, Crecy Covenhoven Hepburn, Sarah Harris Irvine, Anne Callender Irvine, Jean McDowell Irwin, Alice Erwin Johnston, Martha Beatty Johnston, Ann West (Alricks) Lowrey, Sarah Nelson McAllister, Sarah Holmes McClean, Martha Sanderson McCormick, Margaret Lewis McFarland, Martha Hoge McKee, Margaret Stout Macpherson, Marritie Van Brunt Magaw, Susanna Miller Mickley, Sarah Morris Mifflin, Rachel Rush (Boyce) Montgomery, Elizabeth Thompson Moorhead, Mary White Morris, Margaret Mayes Murray, Winifred Oldham Neville, Mary Caron O'Hara, Rosina Kucher, Orth, Sarah McDowell Piper, Margaret Lowrey Plumer, Elizabeth Potter Poe, Margaret O'Brien Pollock, Elizabeth Parker Porter, Elizabeth Myer Reily, Jane Ralston Rosbrugh, Phoebe Bayard St. Clair, Margaret Murray Simpson, Maria Thompson Sproat, Martha Espy Stewart, Hannah Tiffany Swetland, Ursula Muller Thomas, Catharine Ross Thompson, Hannah Harrison Thomson, Elizabeth Grotz Traill, Lydia Hollingsworth Wallis, Jean Murray Watts, Mary Penrose Wayne, and Mary Agneta Bechtel Weygandt. A nice resource for historians and genealogists.
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