Hannah Bidwell (1762 - 1841)

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1801 - By the time she was 39 years old, on November 10th, the state of Kentucky outlawed dueling. The oath of office for Kentucky has since said: ""I, being a citizen of this State, have not fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State nor out of it, nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons, nor have I acted as second in carrying a challenge, nor aided or assisted any person thus offending, so help me God."

1812 - At the age of 50 years old, Hannah was alive when on April 30th, Louisiana was admitted to the United States as the 18th state. The area was previously known as the Territory of Orleans.

1816 - By the time she was 54 years old, in Philadelphia, the African Methodist Episcopal Church - the oldest independent Protestant denomination in the world founded by black people - was established by Richard Allen and other African-American Methodists. It is often called the AME church today.

1835 - At the age of 73 years old, Hannah was alive when on January 8th, the U.S. Federal Government declared that President Andrew Jackson had paid off the national debt - for the first and only time.

1841 - In the year of Hannah Bidwell's passing, on August 16th, President John Tyler vetoed a bill to re-establish the Second Bank of the United States - America's Central Bank. President Jackson had previously dissolved the bank and Tyler's veto angered the Whig Party (his own party). Rioters gathered outside the White House and burned Tyler in effigy, threw stones at the White House, and fired guns. It may have been the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.

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Hannah Bidwell died on January 9, 1841 at age 78. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on December 9, 1762. We have no information about Hannah's immediate family.

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