Households

Students in the class will be experiencing the American Revolution through the eyes of historical figures who lived through the period under study.  Each student is assigned to a household somewhere in North America. Students in each household should decide which person they will represent throughout the semester. The number within the household corresponds to the number of the assignments throughout the semester.  For example, if you are Mercy Otis Warren, number 1 under Coastal Massachusetts,” then you should do the assignments for “Household Member 1” throughout the semester.

The households:

Coastal Massachusetts

  1. Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814)
  2. James Warren (1726-1808) husband
  3. James Otis, Jr. (1725-1783) brother
  4. Edward Winslow (1746/6-1815) cousin

Backwoods Vermont

  1. Ethan Allen (1737/8-1789)
  2. Mary Bronson Allen (1732-1783) first wife
  3. Frances Montresor Buchanan Allen (1770-1834) second wife
  4. Levi Allen (1746-1801), brother

New York City

  1. Peter Williams, Sr. (c.1749-1823)
  2. Mary “Molly” Durham Williams (c.1747-1821), wife
  3. Barbara Heck (1734-1804), fellow Methodist
  4. Capt. Thomas Webb (1724-1796), Methodist preacher

New York/Canadian Frontier

  1. Molly Brant (1736-1796)
  2. Joseph Brant (1743-1807), brother
  3. Sir William Johnson (1715-1774), husband
  4. Sir John Johnson (1741-1830), stepson

Philadelphia

  1. Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker (1735-1807)
  2. Henry Drinker (1734-1809), husband
  3. Sarah Sandwith Drinker Downing (1761-1807), daughter
  4. Joseph Downing (1734-1804), daughter’s father-in-law

Chesapeake Plantation

  1. Sally Hemings (1773-1835)
  2. Betty Hemings  (1738-1807), mother
  3. Mary Hemmings (1753-after 1834), sister
  4. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), partner

Backwoods South Carolina

  1. Alexander Chesney (1755-1843)
  2. Margaret Hodge (1759 – 1781), wife
  3. John Phillips ( – ), friend
  4. Robert Chesney (1737-1818), father

Savannah

  1. John Glen (1744-1799)
  2. Sarah Glen (1751-1804), wife
  3. Sarah (Sally) Glen  (1775 – unknown), daughter
  4. William Glen, Sr. (1701-1785 ), father