Judith (Sargent) Murray

Judith (Sargent) Murray (1751 - 1820)

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Judith Murray formerly Sargent aka Stevens
Born in Gloucester, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married (to about ) [location unknown]
Wife of — married (to ) in Salem, Massachusettsmap
[children unknown]
Died in Natchez, Mississippimap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2017
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Judith was born 1 May 1751. She passed away 6 Jul 1820.[1]

Judith Sargent Murray was an early American advocate for women's rights, an essayist, playwright, poet, and letter writer. She was one of the first American proponents of the idea of the equality of the sexes—that women, like men, had the capability of intellectual accomplishment and should be able to achieve economic independence. Among many other influential pieces, her landmark essay "On the Equality of the Sexes" paved the way for new thoughts and ideas proposed by other feminist writers of the century.[2]

" Dear spirit, the monumental stone can never speak thy worth" [3]


  1. Stone at Find A Grave (note inscription differs from profile entry and Wikipedia)
  2. Wikipedia: Judith Sargent Murray
  3. Monumental Inscriptions Bingaman family cemetery

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