Sarah Decrow of Perquimans County was recognized as the first woman postmaster in the United States. Although not much is known about her life, records show that she married twice and inherited land and an inn upon the deaths of her husbands. She was often in court disputing tenants' debts. She was appointed postmaster at Hertford in 1792 and held the position until at least the beginning of 1795. The date of her death is unknown but her will was filed for probate in May 1795.