SUSAN BROWNELL ANTHONY was born into a devout Quaker family in Adams, Massachusetts. The second of eight children of Daniel and Lucy Anthony, she learned to read and write at the age of three. In 1826, the Anthonys moved to Battensville, New York, where Susan attended a local school. She later attended a home school before being sent to boarding school near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Following the economic panic of 1837, the Anthonys declared bankruptcy. Consequently, Anthony took a teaching position in 1839 at Quaker Eunice Kenyon's boarding school in New Rochelle, New York, where she taught for one year. By 1845, her family's financial situation had improved, and her father purchased a farm in Rochester, New York. Anthony lived there until accepting a position in 1846 ...

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