American Eccentrics

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American Eccentrics, title of a book by Carl Sifakis

"140 of the Greatest Human Interest Stories Ever Told"

  1. Stephen Bachiler, (1561-1662) : The Amorous Parson
  2. Anonymous (1589? - early 19th century) : The Oldest American
  3. Sam Hyde (1626-1732) : The Crazy Indian
  4. John Rogers (1648-1721) : Tumultuous John "John Rogers", Readers Digest Article extracted at Rogers Genealogy
  5. Edward Hyde Cornbury (1661-1723) : The Peculiar Governor
  6. Bathsheba Bowers (1671 - 1718) : Love's Solitaire
  7. Benjamin Lay (c.1681-1759) : The Rebellious Gnome
  8. John Richardson (c.1690-1738) : The Great Seducer
  9. Joseph Moody (1700-1753) : Handkerchief Moody
  10. Samuel Andrew Peters (1735-1826) : The Lying Episcopalian Parson
  11. Mother Ann Lee (1736-1784) : Ann the Word
  12. Elisha Perkins (1740-1799) : The First American Quack
  13. Mary Burton (fl. 1741) : The Great Informer
  14. Tom Cook (1741-?) : The Leveller
  15. Timothy Dexter (1747-1806) : The Luckiest Speculator
  16. Anonymous (early 18th century) : The Naked Beachcomber
  17. John McQuain (fl. late 18th century) : The Man Who Hated Womankind
  18. Francis Adam Joseph Phyle (?-1778) : The Hermit of Mount Holly
  19. Jemima Wilkinson (1752?-1819) : Publick Universal Friend
  20. Sarah Bishop (c.1753-1810): The Atrocity Hermitess
  21. Johann Georg Rapp (1757-1847) : God's Partner
  22. William Augustus Bowles (1763-1805) : The Adventurer Crank
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