Saturday, February 6, 2016

My Heroes... Hannah Jones Floyd

Hannah Jones married William Floyd a well educated farmer who chose farm life over another profession. As usual, little is known about her. Like other wives of the signers, she ran the farm while her husband served in Congress.

Unfortunately, their farm was decimated by the British. She and her three children, all of whom grew up and married, lived in Connecticut for seven years. "She was a public-spirited and patriotic woman and upheld uncomplainingly the course her husband pursued, and all his public action." Unfortunately, she died in her 41st year in 1781.

Life was brutal on the women. They certainly weren't delicate creatures. They were strong and knew how to hold their own. I want to be like them.

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