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Deborah Sampson Project--(Emmett Hayes)

  • Deborah Sampson is Born

    Deborah Sampson is Born
    Deborah Sampson was born December 17, 1760 in Plympton, Massachusetts. A small town in New England.
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    Deborah Sampson

  • Searvent

    Deborah grew up as an indentured searvent (someone who's family is poor so they must be a searvent until they are 18 years of age). Her mother left her and went to live with her sibling.
  • The Army

    The Army
    In 1778, Deborah felt the need to join the army. She was 5' 7'', could run fast and had a good aim with a gun.
  • Free

    Deborah turned 18 in 1778 which meant that she was going to be married. Most men didn't want to marry her because she ahad a long face.
  • Enlisting in the army

    Enlisting in the army
    Deborah Sampson discuised herself as a man and enlisted in the army under the name of her deceaced brother, Robert Sherliff Samson.
  • Deborah Shot

    Deborah Shot
    In Deborah's first battle she recieved two musket balls to her leg. When she went to the army's doctor he told her to take o her pants so that he could take out the balls. He the left the room and since she could not let him know that she was a girl she took out one of the musket balls herself with her own bare hands. The other ball was too deep for her to reach so she never really recovered from the shots.
  • Promotion

    Deborah was promoted in the army and spent 7 months as a waiter for general John Patterson.
  • Discharged

    Deborah was honorably discharged by General Patterson after a doctor was treating her with a bad fever and he found out that she was a women when he took her shirt off.
  • Married

    Deborah was married to Benjamin Gannett, a farmer, in Stoghton, Massachusetts onApril 7, 1785. She had three children Earl (1786), Mary (1788), Patience (1790), and their adopted orphan, Susanna Baker Shepard.
  • Deborah Sampson Dies

    Deborah Sampson Dies
    Deborah Sampson died in the upper left bedroom of her house in April 29, 1827