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Ludington, Sybillocked

(05 April 1761–26 February 1839)
  • Carole Watterson Troxler


Ludington, Sybil (05 April 1761–26 February 1839), revolutionary heroine, was born and raised in Dutchess County, New York (in an area that is now part of Putnam County), the daughter of Henry Ludington, a farmer and miller of Dutchess County, and Abigail Knowles Ludington of Branford, Connecticut. Her name is sometimes spelled Sibyl, and her gravestone reads “Sibbell.” Henry Ludington was a member of the New York Assembly in the 1770s and 1780s, a justice of the peace, and a member of the revolutionary Committee of Safety....

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