(Lees; Mother Ann; Ann the Word; 173684). B. Manchester, Eng.; joined Shaking Quakers in Eng. Ca. 1758; their leader 1770; m. blacksmith Abraham Standerin (Stanley; Standley) 1762; to US 1774; settled with followers at present Watervliet, New York, founding 1st Shaker community in US 1776; arrested for treason 1780, soon released. See also Shakers.
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