Rachel Wall was notorious. She was America’s first true female pirate and the last woman hanged in Boston.
Born 1760 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Rachel grew up Presbyterian on a dairy farm. At 20-years old she became a pirate with her husband on the Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire.
Her ship was called “The Salty Cat.”
In 1789, Rachel was captured for her decade of piratey ways and hung in the Boston Common, downtown Boston’s huge central park.
Rachel Wall is buried at Oak Lawn Cemetery (Roslindale, Massachusetts).
Rachel Wall’s grave