Let's delve into Susan's life . . .
Susan was the second out of eight children and raised as a Quaker independence and her family had a moral zeal. She was a determined little girl with a mind of her own. At the age of three, she learned to read. In 1926, her family moved to Battensville, New York where she attended a district school, and then a school her father set up. Then a boarding school in Philadelphia. Her next move was to attend a Quaker seminary in Rochelle, New York. From 1846-1849, she taught at a female academy in upstate New York.
Susan organized the Women's Temperance Union in New York, and advocated for women to vote, have property rights, and she organized an anti-slavery organization. She was targeted by the newspapers with much criticism, but she didn't let the opposition deter her. Throughout her life, she actively advocated for women's rights, by speaking, forming organizations, and whatever she could do to help.
By the 1890's, she had worked so hard for most of her life, she became a heroine. She went from receiving cold receptions to events to being warmly received at them. One example was the World's Columbian Exposition in Columbia in 1893.
Susan didn't marry and dedicated her life advocating for women until she died in 1906. She was a tough cookie! I hope you've enjoyed learning about Susan today.
Rachael's Decision will release Jan. 24, 2023!
Rachael's accident left her with a limp and loss. She's content to live as a spinster, until Caleb sweeps into her life, and they fall in love. But he wants children, and she can't have them. She hasn't told him, and Nathan has two children and he'd like an arranged marriage. She's always wanted children. She has life-changing decisions to make. And then other trouble surfaces. What does the future hold for them?