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Barnard, Hannah Jenkins (1754–27 November 1825), disowned Quaker minister, was born in Dutchess County, New York, the daughter of Valentine Jenkins and his wife (name unknown), farmers. Reared a Baptist in the Hudson River valley, Hannah Jenkins became a convinced Friend at the age of eighteen and in 1779 married a widower with three children, Peter Barnard, originally from the Nantucket Quaker community but then a struggling wagoner in Hudson; the couple was active in the local monthly meeting. They had no children together....

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Dyer, Mary (?–01 June 1660), religious martyr, was born Mary Barrett. Nothing is known of her birthplace, parentage, or life before 1635 other than that she married William Dyer, a prosperous merchant, on 27 October 1633 in the parish church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, and that the first of their six children, born 24 October 1634, was buried three days later. In 1635 Dyer became part of the great migration to New England begun in 1630 and led by ...

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M’Clintock, Mary Ann Wilson (20 February 1800–21 May 1884), and Thomas M’Clintock (28 March 1792–19 March 1876), Quakers, abolitionists, and key organizers of the first Woman's Rights Convention, were Quakers, abolitionists, and key organizers of the first Woman’s Rights Convention. The location of Mary Ann Wilson’s birth is unknown; she was the daughter of John Pyle and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). Thomas was born in Brandywine Hundred, Delaware, the son of Thomas M’Clintock and Mary Allen. Nothing more is known of their parents or their early education. Thomas and Mary Ann were married at the Burlington, New Jersey, Friends meetinghouse in 1820 and thereafter lived in Philadelphia, where Thomas had been working as a druggist since about 1814. They had five children....

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Wister, Sarah (20 July 1761–21 April 1804), Quaker diarist and poet, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the eldest child of Daniel Wister, merchant, and Lowry Jones. The Wister family was wealthy, and Sally, as she was called, was educated at the Quaker Girls School run by philanthropist ...