(nee Ruckle; 17341804). Mother of Methodism in Am. B. Ballingrane, Co. Limerick, Ireland; m. Paul Heck; to New York 1760; enraged against cardplaying, she urged P. Embury* to preach 1766; some date beginning of Methodism in Am. from this; helped erect 1st Wesleyan chapel in Am. (in NYC) 1768; moved to Salem in present Washington Co., New York, 1770; being loyalist, the Heck family moved to Montreal, Can., shortly before beginning of Revolutionary War; later moved to Augusta, upper Can.
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