Resident of Stotfield; never educated and without speech; her family also never used signs with her, so she had virtually no communication. On Dec. 25, 1806, she had a premonition of disaster, and tried to prevent her fisherman father from going out in his boat. After a struggle, her father yielded and stayed home, but the village's other fishermen set out to sea anyway, despite her efforts to dissuade them also. At noontime, a sudden hurricane blew up, capsizing the fishing boats and wiping out Stotfield's entire fishing fleet and left 17 widows and 47 orphaned children. She went through the rest of her life as a "seer", visited by young girls to have their fortunes read, which she indicated by movements of her hands and fingers. She never married.
Deaf Lives, p.11.
1785-5 August 1846