The sisters were Rebecca and Sarah Stillwell of Cape May County, New Jersey. Rebecca prevented a British raiding party from landing at Beesley’s Point by firing a cannon at the approaching British sloop. Sarah was successful in enlisting General Washington’s aid in an exchange of prisoners in order to rescue her husband from a prisoner ship anchored at New York.
Phoebe Fraunces, daughter of Samuel Fraunces, owner of Fraunces Tavern at 54 Pearl Street, at corner of Broad Street, in lower Manhattan. It is the second oldest building in Manhattan and the oldest operating tavern in America. About 10 blocks from the World Trade Center, it was covered by dust by the September 11, 2001 bombing, but the building remained undamaged.