Saturday, February 13, 2016

My Heroes...Christina Ten Broeck Livingston

There's little known about her, but her family arrived before 1663. The first recorded knowledge of her family was of her great grandfather purchasing property with beaver skins. She married Philip Livingston, signer of the Declaration of Independence from New York.

They had nine children together. Though all nine grew up, from what I could tell, several died before they married. Only the oldest had children.

Her husband died in 1778, while she survived to 1801. She was 81. She spent 23 years without her husband.

I found a few sights that mention her, but, as usual, the information covered is about her family and her husband. However, this one had a picture of a dress made for her.

http://www.iment.com/maida/familytree/henry/bios/signerphiliplivingston.htm 

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