Antoinette Louisa Brown was born on 20 May 1825 in Henrietta, New York. In 1856 she married Samuel Blackwell, who backed Antoinette wholeheartedly, helping to raise their children so that she could work part-time and write. She died on 5 November 1921 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Exposed by her family to the Protestant revivals of the age and religiously precocious, she was made a member of her Congregational church at age nine. She graduated from Oberlin College's non-degree-granting Ladies Department in 1847. She then enrolled as a “resident graduate” in the Theological Seminary, which refused to enroll women officially, and which granted her neither a degree nor a license to preach upon completion of her studies.
From The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers in Oxford Reference.