Obstinate Becky Jones: At Home in Ludlow Jail

by NEW YORK DIGITAL NEWS



Obstinate Becky Jones: At Home in Ludlow Jail

This week’s article was submitted during the summer by David Fiske who passed away on October 28 after a battle with cancer. We publish this story posthumously in his memory.

Rebecca Jones was born in Schoharie County, NY in the 1820s. Her family moved to Ballston Spa, in Saratoga County, where Becky attended a girl’s school. By 1850, she was living in the city of New York and working as a domestic servant for the family of Andrew Gordon Hammersley, a lawyer and banker.

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