Visit Website The experience left her with a negative view of organized religion that followed her the rest of her life.
Five of her siblings died in early childhood or infancy. A sixth sibling, her older brother Eleazar, died at age 20 just before his graduation from Union College in Schenectady, New York.
Only Elizabeth Cady and four sisters lived well into adulthood and old age. Later in life, Elizabeth named her two daughters after two of her sisters, Margaret and Harriot.
Even as a young girl, she enjoyed reading her father's law books and debating legal issues with his law clerks. It was this early exposure to law that, in part, caused Stanton to realize how disproportionately the law favored men over women, particularly married women.
Her realization that married women had virtually no property, income, employment, or even custody rights over their own children, helped set her course toward changing these inequities. Emotionally devastated by the loss of so many children, Margaret Cady fell into a depression, which kept her from being fully involved in the lives of her surviving children and left a maternal void in Stanton's childhood.
Senator from Wilmington, Delaware was, at the time of his engagement and marriage to Tryphena, an apprentice in Daniel Cady's law office. He was instrumental in nurturing Stanton's growing understanding of the explicit and implicit gender hierarchies within the legal system.
Peter Teabout, a slave in the Cady household who was later freed in Johnstown,  took care of Stanton and her sister Margaret. Among other things, she reminisces about the pleasure she took in attending the Episcopal church with Teabout, where she and her sisters enjoyed sitting with him in the back of the church rather than alone in front with the white families of the congregation.
She attended Johnstown Academy in her home town until the age of The only girl in its advanced classes in mathematics and languages, she won second prize in the school's Greek competition and became a skilled debater. She enjoyed her years at the school and said that she did not encounter any barriers there because of her sex.
Simon Hosack, with strongly encouraging her intellectual development and academic abilities at a time when she felt these were undervalued by her father. Writing of her brother Eleazar's death inStanton remembers trying to comfort her father, saying that she would try to be all her brother had been.
At the time, her father's response devastated Stanton: Hosack went on to teach Stanton Greek, encouraged her to read widely, and ultimately bequeathed to her his own Greek lexicon along with other books.
His confirmation of her intellectual abilities strengthened Stanton's confidence and self-esteem. Stanton watched with dismay as the young men graduating with her, many of whom she had surpassed academically, went on to Union College, as her older brother, Eleazar, had done previously.
Inthe school was renamed the Emma Willard School in honor of its founder, and Stanton, spurred by her respect for Willard and despite her growing infirmities, was a keynote speaker at this event.
Early during her student days in Troy, Stanton remembers being strongly influenced by Charles Grandison Finneyan evangelical preacher and central figure in the revivalist movement. His influence, combined with the Calvinistic Presbyterianism of her childhood, caused her great unease.
After hearing Finney speak, Stanton became terrified at the possibility of her own damnation: Visions of the lost haunted my dreams.The women's rights movement rested its annual conventions; but in , Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B.
Anthony created the Women's Loyal National League, gathering , signatures on a petition to bring about immediate passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S.
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Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton embarked on a collaboration that evolved into one of the most productive working partnerships in U.S. history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, seated, and Susan B. Anthony fought for equality for nearly half a century. Library of Congress “It is fifty-one years since we first met, and we have been busy t hrough every one of them, stirring up the world to recognize the rights of women,” Susan B.
Anthony wrote her friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Stanton worked closely with Susan B.
Anthony, writing many of the speeches which Anthony traveled to deliver. Selected Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotations We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal. Five women, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, started the first ever Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY in See Elizabeth this Saturday at the Celebrating Women event at Chesterfield Mall ( a.m.
- 2 p.m.) lower level by Dillards. Susan B. Anthony, c, Amelia Bloomer introduced Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, At the National Women’s Rights Convention, Anthony served on the business committee and spoke on the necessity of the dissemination of printed matter on women’s rights.