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Emeline Hunt

February 28, 1800 or February 29, 1800
April 5, 1883
Home Town:
Canaan, CT
Later Residences:
Bristol Station, IL
Rueben Hunt (November 26, 1820)
Biographical Notes:
Emeline Hunt, daughter of Amos and Mary Lowery Hunt of Canaan, Connecticut, was born in the year 1800. In 1814 Emeline attended the Litchfield Female Academy, as her sister Caroline would do two years later. On November 26, 1820 she married Rueben Hunt, a former Litchfield Law School student. After their marriage the couple resided in Falls Village, Connecticut, and relocated to Bristol Station, Illinois in 1840. They had ten children. Emeline passed away on April 5, 1883.

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In the Ledger:
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.
"Rules for the School and Home" and Names of the Young Ladies belonging to Miss Pierce's School in the Summer of 1814 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

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