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By Bambi L. Lobdell

Born in 1829 to a working-class relatives in upstate big apple, Lucy Ann Lobdell was once no longer your usual lady. wearing her brother’s outfits, she labored at the farm and in her father’s observed mill, and proven marksmanship abilities that earned her the nickname “The woman Hunter of Delaware County.” After leaving domestic, she moved to the frontier, married a girl, and lived for sixty years as a guy named “Joe.” due to 19th century social regulations and gender expectancies, Lobdell continued compelled marriage, arrest, and incarceration in an insane asylum. even supposing twentieth-century students have categorized her a lesbian, this research comprises queer idea, research of news approximately Lucy and Joe, and Lobdell’s personal writings to bare that he used to be really a transgendered man.

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