Episode 47: Women of the Revolution

What were your revolutionary era female ancestors doing during the war? Our foremothers played crucial roles during the Revolutionary War. They followed their men folk caring for them daily.  They kept businesses solvent and farms functioning while their men were away. Most of their contributions are unknown because so many women didn’t speak of their service. Some even raised up the musket. 

There are 27 women included in The Last Muster series.  I mention three in this podcast …a recognized patriot, a woman who chose sides and one who married a veteran. Perhaps you can help me find more.

About Maureen Taylor: Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com. Learn more at Maureentaylor.com

Related Episode:

Episode 38: The Last Muster Journey