Sybil Ludington

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Birthday
5, 1761
Birthplace
Kent, NY
Death Date
Feb 26, 1839 (77)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
5, 1761
Birthplace
Kent, NY
Death Date
Feb 26, 1839 (77)

About

American Revolutionary War heroine who rode her horse, Star, to warn American forces that the British were approaching. At the time of her famous ride, she was in her mid teens.

Before Fame

She was born in New York to Colonel Henry Ludington and Abigail Ludington.

Trivia

Statues were erected in her memory in such cities as Washington, D.C., New York, and Danbury, Connecticut.

Family Life

Her marriage to Edmond Ogden (in 1784) produced a son named Henry.

Associated With

Her ride is not as well known as that of Paul Revere, even though she traveled more than twice Revere's distance.