Phebe Ann Coffin Hanaford


Universalist minister and author. Educated in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in public and private schools. Married Joseph Hibbard Hanaford, 1849. Pastor, Universalist Church, Hingham, Massachusetts, 1868–70; New Haven, Connecticut, 1870–4. While in New Haven, served as chaplain of the Connecticut legislature. Moved to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1874 but from 1877 when the congregation split over the issue of women’s rights, preached for seven years in a public hall. Pastor, Second Universalist Church, Jersey City, 1884–91. Took part in various women’s causes. Compiled a biographical survey of the work of American women in all fields.

Sources: DAB Notable American women (See the bibliography for full references to sources)