Person:Deborah Sampson (5)

m. 27 OCT 1751
  1. Jonathan Sampson1753 -
  2. Elisha SampsonAbt 1755 -
  3. Hannah SampsonAbt 1757 - Abt 1820
  4. Ephraim SampsonAbt 1759 -
  5. Deborah Sampson1760 - 1827
  6. Dr. Nehemiah Bradford Sampson1764 - 1818
  7. Sylvia Sampson1766 - 1836
m. 7 April 1785
  1. Earl Bradford Gannett1785 - 1845
  2. Mary Gannett1785 - 1854
  3. Patience Gannett1790 - 1865
Facts and Events
Name[1][6] Deborah Sampson
Alt Name[1][7] Deborah Samson
Gender Female
Birth[1] 17 Dec 1760 Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 7 April 1785 Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United Statesto Benjamin Gannett
Death[1][3] 29 Apr 1827 Sharon, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Cause of Death[1] Yellow (mountain) fever
Burial[1][4][5] Sharon, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United StatesRock Ridge Cemetery

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Deborah Sampson Gannett (December 17, 1760 – April 29, 1827[1][2]), better known as Deborah Sampson, was an American woman who disguised as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. She is part of a small number of women with a documented record of military combat experience in that war. She served 17 months in the army, as "Robert Shurtlieff" of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, was wounded in 1782 and honorably discharged at West Point, New York in 1783.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Deborah Sampson, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.), Questionable quality.
  2.   "DEBORAH SAMPSON.; How She Served as a Soldier in the Revolution -- Her Sex Unknown to the Army, in The New York Times. (New York, New York), [1], 8 Oct 1898.
  3. Baldwin, Thomas W. Vital Records of Sharon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: [s.n.], 1909), p. 166.

    GANNETT...Deborah, w. of Benjamin, Apr 29, 1827, in her 68th year.

  4. Photo of gravestone for Deborah Gannett, in Find A Grave, [2].
  5. FindAGrave: Rock Ridge Cemetery, Sharon, Mass., in Find A Grave, Deborah Sampson Gannett.

    Wife of
    Benjamin Gannett
    Apr. 29, 1827

  6. Married name was Deborah Samson Gannett, but she is better known as Deborah Sampson.
  7. Revision of "Samson" to "Sampson" was purportedly due to a biographer's typographical error.
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