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Rebecca Hammond Lard

Massachusetts-born, Vermont and Indiana-based poet who posted her famous lengthy poem, “In the Banks from the Ohio,” in 1823. She also released an 1820 poetry collection entitled Miscellaneous Poems on Moral and Spiritual Topics. She was the eldest of ten kids delivered to Priscilla and Jabez Hammond. She became a schoolteacher at age fourteen. She was one of the primary female instructors in Jennings State, Indiana. She wedded Samuel Lard in Vermont in 1801 and provided delivery to four kids ahead of her 1828 divorce. She and fellow poet Emily Dickinson had been both delivered in Massachusetts.

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