The Scrappin Genealogist

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fearless females: day #10

What role did religion play in your family? How did your female ancestors practice their faith? If they did not, why didn’t they? Did you have any female ancestors who served their churches in some capacity?

I don't know the religions of most of my ancestors, but I do know of one. Her name was Martha "Patty" Puckett and she was a Quaker. Martha was born 23 March 1801 in North Carolina and died 19 April 1863 in Mill, Grant, Indiana. She was married to Lewis Wooten and was the mother of 13 children. She was a pioneer in her day. She was so against slavery, that she often helped slaves escape. Although she was Quaker, she was for the civil war and supported some of her sons as they went to fight. Patty also went out and administered to widows, and wives who had husbands fighting in the war effort. She also wanted women to be able to have a say in who gets elected. She was a feminist in her day. I am proud to descend from this lady.


Jennie said...

Patty is my hero. What an inspiring woman.

Janeen said...

What a woman! I have lots of Quakers in my family but none came to Indiana, but I recently met a woman from Gas City, Grant Co., Indiana who said she had Quaker ancestry in Grant Co., my grandma Davis lived in Gas City, Grant Co., Indiana in the 1920's.

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