Bleecker, Ann Eliza (1752–1783)

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Bleecker, Ann Eliza (1752–1783)

American author. Name variations: (incorrectly) Ann Eliza Bleeker. Born Ann Eliza Schuyler, Oct 1752, in New York, NY; died at Tomhanick, NY, 1783; dau. of Brandt Schuyler (died 1752) and Margaret Van Wyck Schuyler; m. John James Bleecker, Mar 29, 1769; children: 2, including Margaretta V. Faugeres (writer).

Known for her writing on the rural life of the American frontier, died at 31 (1752), having endured hardships during the Revolutionary War; her writings, including poetry and prose narrative, appeared posthumously in the New York Magazine. The Posthumous Works of Ann Eliza Bleecker, in Prose and Verse was supplemented with work by her daughter, Margaretta V. Faugeres (Oct 1793).