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About Sarah Moore Delano Decrow; A First Class Lady

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Sarah Moore Delano Decrow, born about 1728, was married first in 1767 to Ichabod Delano and secondly in 1775 to Robert Decrow. Robert Decrow ran an ordinary with his wife and after his death in 1784, Sarah continued to run it. She was in and out of Court, being both articulate and contentious. In 1789, Sarah opened an ordinary in Hertford Co., NC and after a week was charged with selling non-tax paid liquor. In 1792, Sarah was the first postmaster of Hertford, NC and became the first female postmaster in the United States. Sarah continued as postmaster until her death in 1795.