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Annabelle Powell

woman sewing
  • Born 1732
  • Uneducated woman
  • Married Benjamin Powell
  • Died 1782

Annabelle Powell was born in 1732. By 1750, Annabelle had married carpenter and builder Benjamin Powell and had two daughters, Hannah and Nancy. Mrs. Powell learned the art of housewifery from her mother, but she had no academic education and could neither read nor write her own name. Mrs. Powell was probably a proud and indulgent mother and wife in a very upwardly mobile urban household.

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