Deborah Sampson, also known as Deborah Samson, is a famous and beloved local hero. Born in Plympton, MA in 1760, she is renowned for having disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Sampson served for 17 months under the name Robert Shurtlieff before being honorably discharged in 1783. After the war, she married Benjamin Gannett and the two settled in Sharon, MA, where the Gannett family farm was located.
Learn more in our Deborah Sampson Local Guide. If you are visiting Sharon, consider taking the Deborah Sampson local tour!
Digitized MaterialsThe following items about Deborah Sampson, held in the Sharon Public Library historical collection, have been digitized as part of the Digital Commonwealth project.
|Diary of Deborah Sampson Gannett||The Female Review,
Life of Deborah Sampson
|Deborah Sampson Gannett Dinner||An Address Delivered in 1806
in Various Towns in
Massachusetts, Rhode Island
and New York