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September 30, 1832: Social Activist Ann Jarvis Born in Virginia

Sep 30, 2019
Ann Reevs Jarvis
e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia

Social activist Ann Reeves Jarvis was born in Virginia on September 30, 1832. Her family moved to Philippi in Barbour County in 1845. Seven years later, she and her husband moved to neighboring Taylor County, where her life was filled with tragedy. Eight of her 12 children died before adulthood.