Abigail Moore Dunster Harrington
On the morning of April 19, 1775, Abigail Harrington famously
declared “The reg’lars are coming and something must be
done” as she awakened her sleeping son Jonathan, who was
fifer for Lexington’s militia company. Abigail’s husband
Jonathan was also on the Green while she led their younger
children to safety as the Battle of Lexington commenced.
Jonathan credited his mother for getting him to the Battle
Green. Colonial women participated in many ways, including by
supporting and ensuring that their menfolk served.
Estimate: around 1730
June 20, 1776 [Hudson]
Jonathan Harrington [Hudson]
Rebecca, Mary, Anna, Jonathan, Charles, Charles, Solomon, Peter [Hudson]
Cambridge, Lexington [Hudson]
Connection to Lexington:
Lived here, was a probable witness to the Battle
“Jonathan, Jonathan! The reg’lars are coming and something must be done!”
Link to page in Notable American Women:
Inclusion in the Lexington
Historical Society Exhibit?