Phebe Banister Burdoo

Significance: 

Phebe represents free Black women who have contributed to

our community and country from the colonial period on. The

Burdoo family was a free and multi-generational Black family

living in Lexington in the years preceding the Battle. Phebe

came to Lexington from neighboring Concord and married

Moses Burdoo. As the woman of the house, Phebe would have

tended the family’s garden, helping provide food. Phebe’s son,

Eli, served in Captain Parker’s company. Though Phebe died

early, her legacy lived on in the Revolution.

Birth: 

Death:

Born in Concord

8 October, 1756

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Marriage:

Married on Feb 13, 1754 to Moses Burdoo (born Jan 19, 1709 or 1710; baptized April 10, 1710; died 1760)

Children:

Eli (baptized July 20, 1755), Moses (also baptized July 20, 1755, died 1785)

Places Lived:

Concord, Lexington

Connection to Lexington:

Lived here in a multigenerational free Black family
Her sons both fought in the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775

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Link to page in Notable American Women:  

Inclusion in the Lexington
Historical Society Exhibit?  

No

Additional Info:

Preliminary Sketch
- Meredith Bergmann
Phebe Banister Burdoo