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Full Name: Ann Eliza Bleeker
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(1752-1783) Writer. Ann Eliza Bleecker was one of America's first female novelists, writers of fiction, and also a poet. She married John J. Bleecker in 1769 and moved to Tomhannock, near Albany, New York, but her family was displaced by John Burgoyne's approaching army. After enduring great horrors and distresses, they made their escape to Albany, and then to Red Hook, where they remained until the surrender of Burgoyne enabled them to return to their home. Her poems were published in the earlier issues of the New York Magazine. She died in Tomhannock, and her tombstone is in Albany. Schaghticoke of the 17th, 18th centuries is located in Rennsaelaer County, and thanks to Bleecker, is said to be the birth place of the American Gothic Novel.
Author's Timeline:
1769 Rensselaer County
She married John J. Bleecker in 1769 and together they moved to Tomhannock, New York. 
1777 Dutchess County
Her family was displaced by John Burgoyne's approaching army. After enduring great horrors and distresses, they made their escape to Albany, and then to Red Hook, New York, where they remained until the surrender of Burgoyne enabled them to return to their home.  
1777 Albany County
Her family was displaced by John Burgoyne's approaching army. After enduring great horrors and distresses, they made their escape to Albany, and then to Red Hook, where they remained until the surrender of Burgoyne enabled them to return to their home.  
1752 (Unknown) County
Ann Eliza Schuyler was born in New York City in 1752. 
1783 (Unknown) County
 
1797 (Unknown) County
History Of Maria Kittle
Fiction. 
1793 (Unknown) County
The Posthumous Works of Ann Eliza Bleecker, in Prose and Verse
 

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