What did Lydia darragh do to help the US?
Lydia Darragh was a Quaker, a pacifist, who lived in Philadelphia while it was occupied by the British in the Revolutionary War. The British at first requisitioned her family's house for quartering officers, but she was able to persuade them to allow her to live there with her youngest children. On the evening of December 2, 1777, British General Howe, headquartered in a neighboring house, and his officers demanded the use of a room for a meeting, and told Darragh's family to stay in their rooms. Concerned due to the secrecy, Darragh managed to find a place to listen as the officers planned a surprise attack on George Washington and his Continental army two nights later at Whitemarsh, 8 miles away from Philadelphia. On the morning of December 4, she set out for the Rising Sun Tavern, a known message center for colonists. There she encountered Colonel Elias Boudinot of the Continental Army. As he recorded in his private journal, "a little poor looking insignificant Old Woman came in & solicited leave to go into the Country to buy some flour. . . she walked up to me and put into my hands a dirty old needle book, with various small pockets in it." Boudinot told the woman to wait for an answer, but she left. Curious, Boudinot opened the needle book and found a rolled-up piece of paper on which was written the information that "General Howe was coming out the next morning with 5,000 men, 13 pieces of cannon, baggage wagons, and 11 boat on wheels." Boudinot quickly reported back to Washington, and so the British troops that night found the Continental army awake, alert and at arms. The attack was repelled, and Howe was forced to return to Philadelphia.
It is also possible that Darragh had spied on Howe's activities and sent messages to General Washington earlier, as claimed by her daughter many years later, but the Whitemarsh incident is the only one corroborated by external evidence.
Lydia Darragh had five children. Charles Darragh, Ann Darragh, John Darragh, William Darragh, and Susannah Darragh
no,lydia darragh was an only child.
There is a gravestone after Lydia Darragh.
Lydia darragh was a spy for George Washington
Lydia Darragh spied for George Washington.
Lydia Darragh was Irish and she was a midwife. so an Irish ascent
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Lydia Darragh told George Washington's group about an attack that the British were planning.
Lydia Darragh had 9 children but sadly 4 died at infancy.
No, Lydia Darragh was not a spy himself. However, he had hired people to do his spy and investigative work for him.
Lydia Darragh was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. She then moved to Philadelphia. She was famous for the wonderful things she did.
Lydia darragh was 48when she helped the men at war. hong kong
lydia darragh died at the age 60 cause she was born in 1729 and she died 1789.
shure she had add and needed help controling her feelings
No one really knows if Lydia Darragh has a mother. Though it is believed that a mother to hers existed. Lydia had other siblings that had to have come from a mother. Lydia and her father always spent time together. Then came Lydia's husband named William Darragh. From then on Lydia's last name was no longer Barrington. Back to the mother thing Ibelieve that Lydia Darragh did have a mother but passed away when Lydia… Read More
Her husband's name William Darragh
who old were lydia darragh children
Lydia was the only child
She was with the british in philedephia
she lived in Phelidelphia, Pennsylvainia
she spied on the British.
she was born in Ireland
Lydia Barrington Darragh was born in 1729 but the exact date of her birth is not known. She was born in Ireland but moved to America before the Revolutionary War.
she did not fight in the war
Yes. She had 5 kids.
June 11, 1532
Bob and billy
she died dec, 28, 1789
born in 1728 and died in 1782
since she was a quaker she wore quaker dresses
she took an arrow to the knee
Lydia Darragh was an American woman that dared to cross the British lines in Philadelphia during the American Revolution. She is credited for providing George Washington and his Continental Army with information concerning the pending British attack. Lydia was born in 1729 and died on December 28, 1789.
It is not known where Lydia Darrah attended school. Lydia is most known for delivering information to George Washington during the American Revolution.
lydia is famous for being a spy on the british and saving the continental army how do i know : im doing a report on her :)
not sure but i think town town phila
Lydia Darragh disliked Great Britain for many of the same reason that the other colonists at the time disliked Great Britain, including that the king was trying to enforce laws on people that had no representation in parliament. Although Lydia and her husband were Quakers and therefore remained neutral during the warfare of the American Revolution, they favored the cause of the colonists. Darragh became one of the first female spies during the Revolutionary War.
yes she was a loyalist and hello keelin love butterrewal
She was born July 8th 1729 in Dublin, ireland
She died a natural death at age 60. The cause of death is not known.
i'm actually looking for that too... maybe it's brown
Lydia darrah went to a school in Philadelphia she did not go to school She most likely went to school in Dublin, Ireland-- where she was born and raised.
She went out to spy and she never came back. no one really knows
She liked george washing ton and her father that's what I know
Lydia Darragh was an Irish Quaker during the American Revolution. She is known for sharing information with American armies regarding British plans. She worked as a midwife.
Lydia in the bible was the equivalent of today's retail fashion salesperson... Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard [us]: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. Not sure about the "Darragh" this name is not found in the scriptures.
miss jenny,josephine baker,ann bates,lydia darragh,...(these are spies)
She is a SPY FOR THE PATRIOTS!But her husband (Willam) Does not know of this job.It is kept only to the army and herself.