"Mary Clocker" | WYPR

"Mary Clocker"

Mar 28, 2019

Corn was an important - and unfamiliar - staple of the colonists' diet.

In 1638, a 14 year old girl named Mary Lawn arrived in the province of Maryland, looking for adventure. Her life became a tale of luck and circumstances, as she first worked off her transport fee as an indentured servant, and, later, served as a midwife to her neighbors.