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Lucretia Champion Bacon

Other Name:
Lucretia Champion
February 17, 1783
Home Town:
East Haddam, CT
Asa Bacon (March 16, 1807)
Biographical Notes:
Lucretia Champion Bacon was born on February 17, 1783 to Epaphroditus Champion and Lucretia Hubbard Champion of East Haddam, Connecticut. Lucretia attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1799. Prior to attending the Litchfield Female Academy, she attended the Bethlehem Female Seminary in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1798. In 1807 Lucretia married Asa Bacon of Canterbury, Connecticut. Asa was a lawyer, businessman, and politician who attended the Litchfield Law School in 1794 and was graduated from Yale in 1793. During their marriage Lucretia and Asa had three children, all who attended either the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School. Lucretia died in the year 1882.

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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.
Watercolor, "Minerva Leading the Neophyte to the Temple of Learning" (Litchfield Historical Society).

Silk embroidery, "Pointing the Neophyte Toward the City of Knowledge" (Litchfield Historical Society).

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