Name: Louisa May ALCOTT
RELA: 5th cousin 4x removed
Birth: 29 NOV 1832 in Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA
Death: 6 MAR 1888 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
Fact BET 1868 AND 1869 Author of "Little Women"
Military service Nurse in Civil War
Burial: Sleepy Hollow Cem., Concord, Middlesex Co., MA
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"Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth and May were educated by their father, philosopher/ teacher, Bronson Alcott and raised on the practical Christianity of their mother, Abigail May.
Louisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord, Middlesex Co., MAssachusetts, where her days were enlightened by visits to Ralph Waldo Emerson?s library, excursions into nature with Henry David Thoreau and theatricals in the barn at Hillside (now Hawthorne?s "Wayside").
Like her character, Jo March in Little Women, young Louisa was a tomboy: "No boy could be my friend till I had beaten him in a race," she claimed, " and no girl if she refused to climb trees, leap fences...."
In all, Louisa published over 30 books and collections of stories. She died on March 6, 1888, only two days after her father, and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord."
-- Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association
Father: Amos Bronson ALCOTT b: 29 NOV 1799 in Wolcott, New Haven Co., CT
Mother: Abigail MAY b: 8 OCT 1800 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA