Many years later, in a letter Abiah
Darby wrote in 1763, she recalled the date as around the year 1709," said de Haan.
Her list of the island's "good" women of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries includes Maria Mitchell (1818-1889), America's first female astronomer; Abiah
Folger (1667-1752), Benjamin Franklin's mother; Lucretia Mott (1793-1880), abolitionist and leader in the women's rights movement; and Mary Coffin Starbuck (1645-1717), the island's first shopkeeper and one of the most famous Quaker preachers of her day.
Corporation, $8,559 in unpaid state Department of Labor and Industries taxes.
Women who had previously not worn even a simple hijab began covering themselves in ankle-length black abiahs
for fear of being kidnapped or raped.