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Deborah Sampson Gannett
Birth: Dec. 17, 1760
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1827
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Revolutionary soldier and folk hero. First known American woman to disguise herself as a man to join the Army. In May 1778, she enlisted in the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army. None of her fellow soldiers suspected she was a woman, despite teasing her that she never had to shave. She fought in several battles, and was wounded twice. On both occasions, she refused medical attention, for fear her identity would be discovered. However, her true identity was discovered by a doctor who was treating her for a severe illness. She was honorably discharged in October 1783. She later married Benjamin Gannett, and later gave birth to two daughters and a son. With the help of Paul Revere, Deborah recieved a pension of 34 pounds starting in 1792. She was named official heroine of Massachusetts in 1983. (bio by: Monica) 
Family links: 
  Jonathan Sampson (1729 - 1811)
  Deborah Bradford Sampson (1732 - ____)
  Benjamin Gannett (1757 - 1837)*
  Earl Bradford Gannett (1785 - 1845)*
  Mary Gannett Gilbert (1787 - 1854)*
  Patience Gannett Gay (1790 - 1865)*
  Elisha Sampson*
  Jonathan Sampson*
  Hannah Sampson Bosworth (1757 - 1820)*
  Ephraim Sampson (1759 - 1810)*
  Deborah Sampson Gannett (1760 - 1827)
  Nehemiah Bradford Sampson (1764 - 1818)*
  Sylvia Sampson Cushman (1766 - 1836)*
*Calculated relationship
Rock Ridge Cemetery
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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You may not know me, but please let me say thank you. You inspire me, and fascinate me. You were an amazingly brave woman and I hope you rest in peace.
- Elliot
 Added: Jun. 11, 2017

- Roses♥~
 Added: May. 26, 2017
RIP, clever cousin.
- Scribe
 Added: May. 5, 2017
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