One of my favorite websites is Genwriters. It combines what I think is important about genealogy, social history and documenting the stories of our ancestor's lives.
Genwriters provides resources for various aspects of social history. Those resources can help you in turn learn more about the life of your female ancestor. Topics such as Childbirth in early America, Weddings in 19th Century America, Housework in the late 19th Century and Women’s 19th Century Fashions, can all bring interest to your family history narrative.
Use Genwriters as a jumping off place to finding out more information about the lives your ancestor lived. Then use that social history information to enrich your family history narrative.