Deborah Sampson: Continental Soldier

Events

Deborah Sampson is Born

1760

Deborah's Mother sends her away

1765 - 1767

Deborah's mother becomes too ill to care for Deborah and her siblings, and sends them away to various places. Deborah is sent alone to live with her cousin.

Deborah's cousin dies

1768 - 1769

Deborah's cousin dies and the only person who will take Deborah in is 80-year-old Mrs. Thatcher. Deborah is too you to do all of the hard work she is responsible for with Mrs. Thatcher.

The Boston Massacre

1770

Deborah becomes an Indentured Servant

1770 - 1778

Deborah becomes an indentured servant in Deacon Thomas' household. She works hard for 10 years and earns her freedom.

Boston Tea Party

1773

The Battle of Bunker Hill

1775

Patrick Henry: "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"

1775

The rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes

1775

The Revolutionary War

4/19/1775 - 9/3/1783

Deborah Becomes a Teacher

1776

The Declaration of Independence

1776

Deborah secretly plans to join the Army

1780

Deborah joins the Continental Army

1782

Deborah is promoted as a General's personal servant

1783

Deborah Marries and has 3 children

1785

Deborah receives compensation for her time in the Army

1792

Deborah co-authors a book about her time as a soldier

1797

Deborah tours giving public talks about her time as a soldier

1802

Deborah receives a pension with the help of Paul Revere

1804

Deborah Dies

1827