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Wilmington in Windham County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Elizabeth Page “Molly” Stark, 1737 – 1814

 
 
Elizabeth Page “Molly” Stark, 1737 – 1814 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, October 4, 2009
1. Elizabeth Page “Molly” Stark, 1737 – 1814 Marker
Inscription. Wife of General John Stark, mother of 11 children, homemaker, patriot, and defender of the household. Her love, courage, and self-reliance were common virtues among the many hearty women of frontier New Englandís 18th century towns. This strength and devotion to husband, home and family were virtues that sustained her, as well as so many women and their families, during those times when husbands were called to duty for their country in the constant French and Indian Wars and the American Revolution. Molly Stark was General Starkís inspiration in his victory over the forces of Great Britain in the Battle of Bennington on August 16, 1777, when he announced to his men, “The enemy are ours or this night Molly Stark sleeps a widow. “General Starkís victory march from Bennington to his home, his beloved Molly, and their family in New Hampshire is thought to be the same path as Vermontís Route 9, which was recognized in 1936 as “The Molly Stark Trail”, and was officially named as such by the State of Vermont in 1967.
 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 42° 52.122′ N, 72° 52.307′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Vermont, in Windham County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Vermont Route 9) and
Elizabeth Page “Molly” Stark, 1737 – 1814 Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, October 4, 2009
2. Elizabeth Page “Molly” Stark, 1737 – 1814
Ray Hill Road, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. Click for map. Located in front of Crafts Inn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 West Main Street, Wilmington VT 05363, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crafts Inn (a few steps from this marker); Wilmington Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilmington Veterans Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Norton House (about 500 feet away); Stoyan Christowe (approx. 4.9 miles away); 1857 Schoolhouse No. 6 (approx. 4.9 miles away); Brigham Young Birthplace (approx. 5.5 miles away); Green Mountain Hall (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .  Molly Stark from Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 18, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. War, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Elizabeth Page “Molly” Stark, 1737 – 1814 Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, October 4, 2009
3. Elizabeth Page “Molly” Stark, 1737 – 1814
In front of Crafts Inn
Plaque on the rear of the pedestal Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, October 4, 2009
4. Plaque on the rear of the pedestal
Given by her family:
Jane Elizabeth Stark Maney
W. John Maney, Steven Maney,
Sandra Farrell, and Paul Stark Maney
John B. Threlfall
Jeffrey S. Milkins
Raymond E. Stark
Joan Stark Cornetta, James A. Stark,
Paula A. Stark Gorrell, and William Stark
M. Alice Mula
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The Molly Stark Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Living History Association, Inc.
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Sculpted by Robert Sure, Skylight Studios, Inc.
2003
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,513 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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