Bethune, Joanna Graham
1770 - She was born at Fort Niagara, was the daughter of a surgeon in the Royal American Regiment and Isabella Graham, a pioneer in humanitarian work.
1789 - She spent her early years in Antigua and Scotland, returning to America.
- She joined her mother teaching school and working in New York City charities.
1802 - Seven years after their marriage, the Bethunes founded the first Sunday school in New York City; they remained active in the movement throughout their lives.
1806 - She was instrumental in founding the New York Orphan Asylum.
1860 - She died in New York City.
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