Lucretia Mott

  Female      American      Activist

  Born : Jan 03, 1793  -
  Died : Nov 11, 1880

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Lucretia Coffin Mott (January 3, 1793 – November 11, 1880) was an American Quaker, abolitionist, a women's rights activist, and a social reformer. Also known as Lucy Mott. She helped write the Declaration of Sentiments during the Seneca Falls Convention.

Lucretia Coffin was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, the second child of eight by Anna Folger and Thomas Coffin. Through her mother she was the great-great-great-great granddaughter of Peter Foulger and Mary Morrill Foulger. Through Peter and Mary she is also the first cousin four times removed of Benjamin Franklin.

At the age of thirteen, she was sent to the Nine Partners School in what is now Millbrook, Dutchess County, New York, which was run by the Society of Friends. There she became a teacher after graduation. Her interest in women's rights began when she discovered that male teachers at the school were paid three times as much as the female staff. After her family moved to Philadelphia, she and James Mott, another teacher at Nine Partners, followed...

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