Women of the Constitution: Wives of the Signers

Women of the Constitution: Wives of the Signers

by Janice E. McKenney


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Women of the Constitution: Wives of the Signers by Janice E. McKenney

Women of the Constitution follows in the footsteps of the 1912 work devoted to biographical sketches of the spouses of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (later reprinted in 1997 by WallBuilders as The Wives of the Signers). Women of the Constitution will be the first work devoted exclusively to providing brief biographies of the 43 wives of the signers of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

Each entry includes vital information such as birth, parents, marriage, children, death (where known), and a footnoted biography with its own bibliography. Also included are illustrations of the wives and (potentially) their homes.The work also includes an appendix of the now historic homes in which the signers and their spouses resided.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810884984
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/16/2012
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Janice E. McKenney is a military historian and is retired from the U.S. Army Center of Military History. She has published books and articles on U.S. Army artillery.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations v

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Ann (Nancy) Ennals Bassett 1

Elizabeth (Betsy) Garnett Bassett 5

Jane (Jenny) Ballareau Parker Bedford 9

Jean Blair Blair 13

Mary (Molsey) Grainger Blount 17

Elizabeth (Betsy) Higbee Brearley 23

Elizabeth Mullen Brearley 25

Rachel Pierce Broom 29

Mary (Polly) Middleton Butler 33

Eleanor Carroll Carroll 37

Elizabeth Meredith Clymer 41

Susan Williamson Dayton 47

Mary (Polly) Norris Dickinson 51

Catherine (Kitty) Nicholson Few 59

Catharine Meade Fitzsimons 63

Deborah (Debby) Read Rogers Franklin 67

Rebecca Call Gorham 73

Elizabeth (Betsey) Schuyler Hamilton 77

Elizabeth (Betsy) Pettit Ingersoll 83

Ann Beach Johnson 89

Mary Brewster Beach Johnson 93

Mary Alsop King 97

Elizabeth (Betsy) Sherburne Langdon 103

Susannah French Livingston 109

Dolley Payne Todd Madison 115

Margaret (Peggy) Caldwell McHenry 121

Sarah (Sally) Morris Mifflin 125

Ann (Nancy) Cary Randolph Morris 131

Mary (Molly) White Morris 137

Cornelia Bell Paterson 143

Euphemia (Affa) Morris White Paterson 147

Mary (Polly) Eleanor Laurens Pinckney 151

Sarah (Sally) Middleton Pinckney 155

Mary Stead Pinckney 159

Gertrude (Gitty) Ross Till Read 163

Elizabeth Grimke Rutledge 167

Elizabeth Hartwell Sherman 171

Rebecca Prescott Sherman 175

Mary (Polly) Jones Leech Spaight 179

Martha (Patsy) Dandridge Custis Washington 183

Maria Apthorp Williamson 187

Rachel Bird Wilson 191

Hannah Gray Wilson Bartlett 197

Appendix: Historic Houses Associated with the Wives of the Signers 203

Index 219

About the Author 241

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