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Lucy Haskell

Lucy Brown Haskell was an African American woman born in Stonington, Connecticut around 1780. She married Revolutionary War soldier Charles Haskell in Providence in 1811. She died ten months after their wedding day at the age of thirty one. In 1831 her husband Charles purchased a house on Olney's Lane from his father, just months before the riot that caused so much destruction in that part of town.

Erik Christiansen, PhD, Rhode Island College