Stockton, Annis Boudinot, 1736-1801Alternative names
Annis Boudinot married Richard Stockton (1730-1781) in late 1757 or early 1758 and became mistress of the Stockton estate. Together they had six children together: Julia (b.1759), Mary and Susan (b.1761, twins), Richard (b.1764), Lucius Horatio (b.1768), and Abigail (b.1773). Annis remained active throughout her lifetime. Like so many in her family, she supported the rebels and served on a committee of New Jersey women who supported the patriot soldiers. With her husband's death, she became the manager of the estate, and supervised the servants, slaves, and daily household matters. She was also well educated and an avid reader and writer. It was during the period after the Revolution that Annis had a number of her poems, especially odes to George Washington, published. Over the years, Stockton published a total of twenty-one poems in contemporary newspapers and magazines.
From the description of Annis Boudinot Stockton copybook, 1753-1791. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 54091262
- Poets, American--18th century--Poetry
- Women poets, American--18th century--Poetry
- Poetry--Women authors
- New Jersey (as recorded)