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Penelope Padgett Barker
Birth: Jun. 17, 1728
Death: 1796

American Patriot. Early (and possibly the first) American Woman Political Activist. Penelope Pagett Barker, wife of Thomas Barker, was a prominent leader in the Edenton Tea Party. Following the famous Boston Tea Party, she gathered a group of fifty women. Wanting to show support for the Patriot war effort, the women signed a declaration pledging to stop drinking English tea, which Mrs Barker then send to a London Newspaper. While the women were highly critized by British journalists, American Patriots praised their efforts, and many Colonial women began boycotting British goods. (bio by: Michelle Woodham) 
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  Thomas Barker (1713 - 1787)*
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Johnston Family Cemetery
Chowan County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Michelle Woodham
Record added: Feb 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33444070
Penelope <i>Padgett</i> Barker
Added by: God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
Penelope <i>Padgett</i> Barker
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