Eldress Nancy Moore (Logan, 1807-1889)
As the spiritual leader of the Shaker community at South Union for nine years during the Civil War, she left a journal that documents the daily life of a Shaker.
Rabbi Gaylia Rooks (Jefferson, b. 1957)
One of the first women rabbis in the U.S. When she attended rabbinical school at Hebrew Union College, she was the only woman on campus.
Mary Carmichael Settles (Mercer, 1835-1923)
At her death, Settles was the last of the Pleasant Hill Shakers. She is buried at the cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Mother Catherine Spalding (Nelson, 1793-1858)
Helped form the Sisters of Charity of Nazereth. She was involved in the opening of several KY schools as well as an orphanage for girls in Louisville. Spalding University is named in her honor.
Louisa Woosley (Cumberland, 1862-1952)
The first licensed woman preacher in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In 1891 at Caneyville, she wrote Shall Woman Preach?
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