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Susan Tracy Howe

Other Name:
Susanna Tracy
January 18, 1785
June 25, 1811
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Samuel Howe (September 13, 1807)
Biographical Notes:
Susan Tracy Hower, daughter of Uriah and Susannah Bull Tracy, was born January 18, 1785. Coming from a family who had traditionally been education in Litchfield, it is believed that Susan may have attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in her hometown during the 1790s.

On September 13, 1807 Susan married Samuel Howe, a former Litchfield Law School student. Susan and Samuel had one daughter together named Susan. She was sent to the Litchfield Female Academy.
Additional Notes:
Her mother, Susanna Bull kept a dame school in Litchfield throughout the 1770s.

Years at LFA:

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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