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Mother Ann Lee (29 February 1736 – 8 September 1784) was the founder of the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, or Shakers. During the 1770s she emigrated from England to the Manor of Rensselaerswyck, Albany County, New York; today Colonie; to avoid persecution. The method of worship she and others followed was one of ecstatic dancing or "shaking", which dubbed them as the Shaking Quakers. After reaching the New World, they were known as Shakers. She was born in Manchester, England and died in Watervliet, New York, USA.

Under her leadership, beginning in 1772, the rejection of sexual relations, and their work ethic for which they have ever since been known, began to typify the Shaker society. Shakers did not reject marriage, they actually blessed marriage because they realized that without it the Shaker faith could not continue. Shakers believed in continuing their way of life through a conversion process.