Rainey Brown

American Pioneer Chronicles: Southern Women: the heart, sweat, soul—the foundation of our Nation Rainey was born about 1800 in Africa, forcibly brought to Georgia and sold to William Hardwick, a local farmer sometime before 1830. She met George Brown and had several...

Magdalena Neuffer Gruber

American Pioneer Chronicles: Colonial Women: the heart, sweat, soul—the foundation of our Nation Blessed by starting life in a prosperous Palatinate family of learned folks, Magdalena Neuffer was better educated than most her neighbors. Her father and uncle were both...

Margaret Pietjes Opdengraeff

American Pioneer Chronicles: Colonial Women, The Heartbeat and Backbone of our Nation Please support our research and view our books for purchase at Genealogy: Books & Blog Pioneer women have many skills, but they are all, first and foremost, resilient. The...

Dena Washington & Hester Robinson

Southern African-American Women, The Sweat and Soul of our Nation Thirty years before the Civil War, enslaved young Dena was fighting for survival in Florence Grant, South Carolina with her family. While still controlled by her owners, she would start a family with...

Robert B. Thompson & Lydia A. Goodman

Named for his grandfather, Robert Bruce Thompson was delivered into this earthly world on September 24, 1847. The family gathered expectantly at their home on York Farm in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The happy expectant parents, Alexander Thompson and...