Stockton, Annis Boudinot, 1736-1801

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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

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creatorOf Stockton, Annis Boudinot, 1736-1801. Colonial and Revolutionary poems : manuscripts, 1759-1777. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Stockton, Annis Boudinot, 1736-1801. Stockton family additional papers, 1701-1942 (bulk 1750-1820). Princeton University Library
creatorOf Rush family. Papers, 1748-1878. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Harrison, Mary S. Commonplace book of poetry, 1864. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Rotch, Caroline Stockton, 1799-1856. Commonplace book, [ca. 1819-1821]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Women's Project of New Jersey, 1984-2004 Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Stockton, Annis Boudinot, 1736-1801. Annis Boudinot Stockton copybook, 1753-1791. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Stockton, Caroline. Commonplace book : Princeton, New Jersey, [18--?]. Princeton University Library
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associatedWith Cairnes, George H., Capt, person
associatedWith Field, Abigail Stockton. person
associatedWith Harrison, Mary S. person
associatedWith Hunter, Mary Stockton. person
associatedWith McMillan, Christine Carolyn, person
associatedWith Pennypacker, Samuel W. (Samuel Whitaker), 1843-1916, person
associatedWith Rotch, Caroline Stockton, 1799-1856. person
associatedWith Rush family. family
associatedWith Stockton, Caroline. person
associatedWith Women's Project of New Jersey corporateBody
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Poets, American--18th century--Poetry
Women poets, American--18th century--Poetry
Poetry--Women authors


Birth 1736-07-01

Death 1801-02-06



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