Sara Bass Allen

Sara Bass Allen (1764-1849) married founding AME Bishop Richard Allen in 1802 after the death of his first wife, Flora. The couple had six children, and in addition to household duties Mrs. Allen was active in the AME. as well as in the Underground Railroad work that the couple did.
She is best known for organizing the women of the church because "the bedraggled appearance of the ministers at the AME Church's first annual conference inspired her to organize the Daughters of Conference, officially designated in 1827. These AME women mended the garments of the ministers, gave them food, and provided them with the material support they needed to survive." After her death the Daughters of Conference was renamed the Sara Allen Women's Missionary Society. She is buried alongside her husband at Mother Bethel AME in Philadelphia.