Acknowledged by so few...
Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman is not mentioned in the publication Notable American Women (1971), a three volume biographical dictionary which is the first full-scale scholarly work of its kind. Mumbet is not mentioned in Merriam Webster's Biographical Dictionary. She is not mentioned in the National Women's Hall of Fame. She is known in Berkshire County Massachusetts and her story is documented and researched by scholars and is the subject of a few books. One day Mumbet will be famous. There is a movement to put her portrait on a stamp. This site will help others to learn why Mumbet will be a television mini-series, a movie and a famous American Folk Hero.
Colonel John Ashley of Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, acquired Mumbet and her sister, Lizzy, from their owner, a Dutchman named Pieter Hogeboom, upon his marriage to Hogeboom's daughter, Annetje (Hannah).