Anna Munroe Harrington
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.
13 August, 1740 [Hudson]
26 October, 1811 [Hudson]
Daniel Harrington [Hudson]
Levi, Nathan, Daniel, Anna, Daniel, Grace, Betty, Eusebia, Eusebia, Isanna, Lydia [Hudson]
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.
Link to page in Notable American Women:
Inclusion in the Lexington
Historical Society Exhibit?