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Boston Slave Poet Phillis Wheatley d 1784

When a London bookseller presented the manuscript of Phillis Wheatley's 1773 Poems on Various Subjects to the Countess of Huntingdon, the anti-slavery English noblewoman was reportedly "fond of having the book dedicated to her; but one thing she desir'd...
From: 18th-century American Women on 17 Oct 2016

Life of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington 1731-18

.Martha Dandridge Custis Washington was born at Chestnut Grove in New Kent County, Virginia, June 2, 1731. Her father, John Dandridge (1700/1701 — 1756), emigrated to Virginia from England with his older brother William when John was 13 or 14 years...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Oct 2016

Biography of America's Earliest Cookbook Author - Amelia Simmons

Amelia Simmons. American Cookery, or the art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables, and the best modes of making pastes, puffs, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves, and all kinds of cakes, from the imperial plum to plain cake: Adapted...
From: 18th-century American Women on 18 Sep 2014

Happy Birthday, Martha! About Martha Washington's life as 1st Lady in Philadelphia.

1793 John Trumbull (1756-1843). Martha Washington (1731-1802). Although he was sworn in as the first President of the United States of America on April 30, 1789; it wasn't until 1790, that arrangements were being finalized for a residence for the...
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Jun 2014

Happy Birthday, Martha! Paintings of Martha Washington made during her lifetime

1757 John Wollaston, Martha Dandridge Custis (Mrs George Washington)This is the biography of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington from the White House website:"I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else, there is certain bounds set for me...
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Jun 2014

American Artist John Hesselius 1728-1778

In colonial Philadelphia, Swedish painter Gustavus Hesselius (1682-1755) had a son John in 1728, who lived and worked in Pennsylvania, Maryland, & Virginia for 50 years. Gustavus taught his son John Hesselius (1728-1778) to paint; but their styles...
From: 18th-century American Women on 6 Mar 2014

18C American Women + a bit of intrigue by Cosmo Alexander (1724-1772)

Cosmo Alexander (1724-1772) Self Portrait c 1747Cosmo Alexander (1724-1772) was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, the son of Catholic portrait painter & engraver John Alexander (1690-1765) and the great grandson of George Jameson (c.1587-1644), whom Horace...
From: 18th-century American Women on 17 Nov 2013

18C American Women by Joseph Blackburn 1700-1780

Although it is not certain, artist Joseph Blackburn was probably born, schooled, & died in England. He clearly was taught painting in the English Rocco portrait style & his particular skill was in painting elegant fabrics & fashions on...
From: 18th-century American Women on 17 Nov 2013

18C American Women by John Durand 1731-1805

John Durand (French-born?, English-trained, American painter, 1731-1805)  Catharine Beekman 1766In London on September 15, 1760, John Durand, apprenticed for 7 years to decorative carriage & heraldry painter Charles Catton, Senior (1728-1798)....
From: 18th-century American Women on 17 Nov 2013

18C American Women 1740s

1740 John Heaton (American colonial era artist, c 1695-a 1742) Magdalena Douw (Mrs Harme) from Albany, New York. (This artist's name also spelled in records of the period Iten, Eyton, Eaton, & Easton.) He married Maria Hooghkerk (daughter of Lucus...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Nov 2013

18C American Women 1730s

1730 John Smibert (American colonial era artist, 1688-1751). Possibly Hester Stanton Plaisted Gooch.1730 Gansevoort Limner possibly Pieter Vanderlyn (American colonial era artist, 1687-1778). Susanna Truax.1730 Pieter Vanderlyn (American colonial era...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Nov 2013

18C American Women by Benjamin West 1738-1820

Benjamin West was the 10th child of a rural innkeeper in Springfield, Pennsylvania, in October, 1738, and died exaulted in London, in March, 1820. Before his ascension to historical allegory painter for English royalty, he began learning his craft as...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Nov 2013

Sarah Pierce 1767-1852 of The Litchfield Female Academy

.A History of the Litchfield Female Academy Sarah Pierce, born in 1767, was the 5th child and 4th daughter of Litchfield, Connecticut, farmer and potter John Pierce and his wife Mary Paterson. Sarah’s mother died in 1770, and 2 years later her father...
From: 18th-century American Women on 15 Oct 2013

James Monroe's wife Elizabeth Kortright 1768-1830

.On this day in history, January 16, 1786, future President James Monroe married a 17-year-old New York beauty named Elizabeth Kortright (1768-1830). She first caught Monroe's attention in 1785, while he was in New York serving as a member of the Continental...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Feb 2012

1700s American Mothers & Children by Charles Willson Peale 1741-1827

1790 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Sarah Cantwell Jones (Mrs. Robert Milligan) and Child.Unlike the mothers with children painted by his conemporary artist Ralph Earl in contemporary dress, most of Charles Willson Peale's mothers...
From: 18th-century American Women on 9 Aug 2013

1700s American Mothers & Children by Ralph Early 1751-1801

1788 Ralph Earl (1751-1801). Martha Tennent (Mrs David Rogers) and Daughter.1790 Ralph Earl (1751-1801). Mary Floyd (Mrs. Benjamin Tallmadge) with Son Henry Floyd and Daughter Maria Jones.1790 Ralph Earl (1751-1801). Abigail Starr (Mrs. William Taylor)...
From: 18th-century American Women on 8 Aug 2013

Martha Daniell Logan 1704-1779 South Carolina Gardener and Teacher

.Martha Daniell Logan (1704-1779), colonial teacher and gardener, was born in St. Thomas Parish, S.C., the 2nd child of Robert Daniell and his second wife, Martha Wainwright. Her father, who may originally have been a Virginian, had arrived in South Carolina...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Mar 2013

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