Joanna Burden's Mother

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Joanna Burden's Mother
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Burden, Mother of Joanna
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Dead
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Joanna Burden talks about Nathaniel Burden's first wife, Juana, in much more detail than she provides about her own mother, who is not given a first name. All we know about her is that she moves to Jefferson, after Nathaniel Burden writes a cousin in New Hampshire, seeking a wife who is "a good housekeeper and . . . at least thirtyfive years old" (250). She and Nathaniel marry "two days after" she arrives in town, and "two years later" Joanna, their only child, is born (252).

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