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Judith Sargent Murray
Birth: May 5, 1751
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1820
Adams County
Mississippi, USA

Author, Feminist, Religious Educator. The oldest child of Winthrop and Judith Saunders Sargent, Judith grew up as an avid reader and self-described "scribbler." She first married John Stevens, with whom she adopted two daughters. Her concern for their religious education led her to begin writing Universalist materials for children. After the death of John Stevens, Judith married John Murray, Universalist minister credited with having brought Universalism from England to the United States. Judith helped spread Universalism in the United States, along with promoting women's rights through publications like her "On the Equality of the Sexes," a short essay stressing the importance of education for women and appreciation of women's intellects. At the age of forty-one, she gave birth to Julia Maria Murray. She continued writing poetry, essays, and religious materials while teaching her daughter as well as various other children in her home. After John Murray's death in 1815, Judith moved to Mississippi to live with Julia Maria and her husband, Adam Bingaman, at Fatherland, the Bingaman plantation not far from Natchez. (bio by: NatalieMaynor) 
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Bingaman Cemetery
Adams County
Mississippi, USA
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Record added: Oct 15, 2007
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Judith <i>Sargent</i> Murray
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