Anna Munroe Harrington

Significance: 

Anna Harrington hosted a Spinning Match on August 31, 1769

to protest against imported British textiles and to champion the

patriotic cause of homespun fabric. 45 women banded together

in this historic boycott, just one example of women exercising

their political and economic agency pre-Revolution. Women at

this time could not vote, nor could they own property if married.

Anna’s spinning protest was significant and was one of the

largest in the region. Anna lost her father in the Battle.

Birth: 

Death:

13 August, 1740 [Hudson]

26 October, 1811 [Hudson]

Obituary:

Marriage:

Daniel Harrington [Hudson]

Children:

Levi, Nathan, Daniel, Anna, Daniel, Grace, Betty, Eusebia, Eusebia, Isanna, Lydia [Hudson]

Places Lived:

Lexington (extrapolated from the fact that all of her children were born here) [Hudson]

Connection to Lexington:

Hosted a “Spinning Bee” protest in 1769. Was a witness to the Battle of Lexington.

Wikipedia: 

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Education:

Employment:

Homemaker

Quotation:

Link to page in Notable American Women:  

Inclusion in the Lexington
Historical Society Exhibit?  

Additional Info:

Preliminary Sketch
- Meredith Bergmann
Anna Munroe Harrington