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Julia Tracy Metcalf

Other Name:
Julia Tracy
November 25, 1786
March 3, 1857
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Boston, MA
Theron Metcalf (November 5, 1809)
Biographical Notes:
Julia Tracy Metcalf was born November 25, 1786 in Litchfield, Connecticut to Uriah and Susanna Bull Tracy.

Throughout the 1770's Julia's mother kept a dame school in Litchfield, and her father had received his legal education at the Tapping Reeve law school. Around 1796 it is believed that Julia herself may have studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in her hometown. In 1809 Julia was wed to Theron Metcalf.

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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