Deborah Sampson (Samson) Gannett
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.
- Diary of Deborah Sampson Gannett (facsimile)
- 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