Martha Amadon

(1834-1937). The eldest daughter of John Byington, the first teacher of a school established at Buck’s Bridge, New York, by her father in 1853, which is held to be the first school organized for Seventh-day Adventist children. In 1860 she married George W. Amadon. She was the first president of the first Dorcas Society, and held many sewing bees in her living room at Battle Creek.

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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