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Deborah Sampson Gannett Mystery Envelope

Deborah Sampson Gannett:

1) Clue Card
Deborah Sampson Gannett
Born December 17, 1760, died April 29, 1827

  • Born in Plympton, Massachusetts
  • Her family was very poor
  • Deborah became an indentured servant on a farm around age eight
  • She was 5 feet 7 inches tall and very strong
  • She could spin her own thread and make her own clothes
  • At age 21 she used the name Robert Shurtleff