Margaret Corbin

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Birthday
12, 1751
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jan 16, 1800 (48)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
12, 1751
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jan 16, 1800 (48)

About

American war hero who fought in the American Revolutionary War and became the first woman in history to receive a pension from Congress for her military service.

Before Fame

Her parents were attacked by Native Americans when she was five years old and after she escaped with her brother, she was raised by her uncle.

Trivia

A tablet that commemorates her heroism was erected at Fort Tryon Park in New York City in 1909.

Family Life

She married farmer John Corbin in 1772.

Associated With

Her heroism and service to the United States was recognized through the papers of Henry Knox in 1926.