The story revolves around a woman, Mary Fish Silliman (1736 – 1818) and her family who lived during the American Revolution. Mary Fish was born on 30th May 1736 in a place called Stonington in Connecticut. Her father was Reverend Joseph Fish who came from Massachusetts while her mother was Rebecca. Theirs was a close knit family whose lives revolved around religion. Though there were three different religious communities in order to make it easier for people to go to church, yet on all essential religious, church or political matters, the ministry and the people of Stonington were united.