Deborah Sampson

  • Birth

    Birth
    Deborah Sampson was born in Plympton, Mass.
  • Early Life

    Early Life
    Deborah Sampson left her mother and sisters at age 5 to live with Cousin Fuller.
    *The date and month are estimated but the year is correct.
  • Indentured Servant

    Indentured Servant
    Deborah Sampson became a servant to the Thomas family for 10 years.
    *the month and date is an estimate but the year is correct.
  • School Teacher

    School Teacher
    Deborah Sampson's time as a servant was up, so she became a school teacher.
    *The year,month and date are an estimate.
  • Army

    Army
    Deborah Sampson joined the army as a continental soldier desguised as a man named Robert Shurtliff.
  • Marrige

    Marrige
    Deborah Sampson married a farmer named Benjamin Gannet. They lived in Sharon Mass. and raised 3 children.
  • Later Life

    Later Life
    Deborah Sampson began giving lectures at age 41 about her life in the army.
  • Death

    Death
    Deborah Sampson died at the age of 66 of Yellow Fever.
  • After Death

    After Death
    Govenor Michael J. Dukakis signed a proclamation declaring Deborah Sampson an official heroine of the Commonwealth of Mass.