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 Ann <I>Cooper</I> Whitall

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Ann Cooper Whitall

  • Birth 23 Apr 1716 Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 23 Sep 1797 Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 60284740

Revolutionary War figure. Ann's parents were John and Ann Clark Cooper. On 23 September 1739 (O.S.), she married James Whitall. In 1748, they built a brick mansion on the banks of the Delaware River in New Jersey. During the Revolutionary War, the Americans built a fort - Fort Mercer - on the Whitall's property. On 22 October 1777, the enemy attacked, under the Hessian commander Donop, but were defeated. Ann stayed in her home, and according to legend, was nearly struck by an errant cannon ball. That night she acted as nurse, helping the wounded men. After the Americans evacuated and the British came in November 1777, the Whitall's were forced to leave their home. They did not return until April 1778.

Despite taking care while yellow fever raged across the river in Philadelphia, Ann, along with two sons and two grandchildren, became ill with the fever and died. The Whitall house still stands today.

(Her birthdate is in the Old Style.)

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  • Created by: Dan Silva
  • Added: 18 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60284740
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Cooper Whitall (23 Apr 1716–23 Sep 1797), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60284740, citing Friends Burial Ground, Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Dan Silva (contributor 46781334) .