Galloway, Grace Growden (d. 1782)

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Galloway, Grace Growden (d. 1782)

American diarist and poet. Born Grace Growden into wealthy Quaker family in Philadelphia; died 1782; dau. of Lawrence Growden (jurist, 1694–1770); m. Joseph Galloway (colonial politician and lawyer), 1753 (died 1803); children: daughter Betsey.

During American Revolution, her prominent loyalist husband fled with daughter to England, while she remained behind to protect family's estate; kept diary recording her distress on realization that she would receive no help from British government or husband (later published as Diary of Grace Growden Galloway, 1931); died without seeing family again.

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