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Sybil Ludington

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Arlene Sloan

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Sybil Ludington
April 5, 1761 - February 26, 1839.

Cause Of Death: Natural Causes.

Born to: Henry and Abigail Knowles Ludington.
Sybil's father served as a militia colonel for most of the American Revolution.

Sybil, just like her father, played a major role in the Revolutions beginning.

In Danbury, CT large amounts of supplies were being lodged for safe keeping.

During the night of April 26, 1777 a message was brought to the Ludington home that the British would burn Danbury. Since the militiamen had already gone home for the night, there wasn't anyone to deliver the message to the men.

After the war Cybil married Edmond Ogden; and, they had a son named Henry. Cybil lived in Unadilla, New York until her death in 1839. It was here that she was laid to rest near her father in Maple Avenue Cemetery. There are different historical markers and one is leading up to Cybil's grave at the junction of Route 6N and Hill Street in Mahopac Falls, New York. The marker reads: "Cybil Ludington rode horseback over this road the night of April 26, 1777, to call out Col. Ludington's regiment to repel the British at Danbury, Connecticut."
As a sixteen year old girl, Sybil rode 40 miles to inform her fathers militiamen that they needed to meet at the Ludington's home to create a strategy on how to defend Danbury. After this ride, Cybil, became known as the "the female Paul Revere"
Work cited: http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312848/cludington.htm
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