Hannah Crowninshield

Ben’s sister Hannah was one of America’s first celebrated female artists. Born in 1789, in 1819 she married James Armstrong of the US Navy. Dr Bentley (qv.) wrote in his diary after conducting the ceremony: ‘this day I delivered her in marriage’. He does not say where, but presumably at the East Church, since he adds that H ‘retired to her father’s at Danvers’. “The sympathy was beyond description” he says.

Hannah died on My 11th, 1834. I have been unable to establish the cause of her death. She is buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, MA:

hannah's grave
Hannah’s grave at Harmony Grove Cemetery