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August 15, 1791
September 18, 1818
David Hillhouse Raymond (1816)
On August 15, 1791 Miriam Leonard Raymond was born to Timothy and Mary Baldwin Leonard of Lansingburg, New York. In 1807 it is believed that Miriam may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy as her three sisters did as well. Several years later she married David Hillhouse Raymond in 1816. David, a lawyer and politician, was a Yale graduate and also attended the Litchfield Law School. After their marriage the couple later resided in Paoli, Indiana and had two children. Only two years after their marriage Miriam passed away on September 18, 1818.
Her maternal great grandfather was Reverend Timothy Collins, the first minister of the Congregational Church in Litchfield.
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.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
A "Miss Leonard" is mentioned in Betsy Reynolds 1806-1807 Journal. This may refer to Miriam Leonard (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
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