Lydia Taft

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Birthday
2, 1712
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 9, 1778 (66)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1712
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 9, 1778 (66)

About

Secured a place in the history books by becoming the first woman to ever legally vote in America, paving the way for early women's suffrage. The nature of the vote had to do with landowner and taxpayer status of her late husband's estate.

Before Fame

She married her husband Josiah Taft, a Lieutenant and later Captain in the French and Indian War, in 1731. The vote occurred in 1756.

Trivia

The 146A route in Massachusetts that leads to Rhode Island is named on her behalf.

Family Life

With Josiah she gave birth to eight children named Josiah, Ebenezer, Caleb, Asahel, Joel, Joel, Bazaleel, and Chloe.

Associated With

Emma Miller was a women's suffrage advocate while Taft was a suffrage pioneer.