Sally Tracy Gould

Other Name:
Sally McCurdy Tracy
February 14, 1783
May 20, 1847
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
James Gould (October 21, 1798)
Biographical Notes:
Sally Tracy Gould, daughter of Uriah and Susannah Bull Tracy of Litchfield, Connecticut, was born February 14, 1783. Coming from a family that valued education, it is believed that around 1796 Sally may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy.

Her mother, Susanna Bull kept a dame school in Litchfield throughout the 1770s. And her father, Uriah, had graduated from Yale college in 1778 and attended the Litchfield Law School that same year. On October 21, 1798 Sally married lawyer James Gould who lectured at the Law School in Litchfield. During their marriage, the couple resided in Litchfield and had six children.

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help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
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