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Caroline Hurlbut Rutherford

Other Name:
Caroline Hurlburt
May 20, 1811
Home Town:
Winchester, CT
John Rutherford (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Caroline Hurlbut Rutherford was born on May 20, 1811. In 1824 Caroline's parents, Lemuel and Ann Phelps Hurlbut, sent her to Litchfield, Connecticut where she was formally educated at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. She later married John Rutherford, an 1828 student of the Litchfield Law School.

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.
1824 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).
Secondary Sources:
Boyd, John. Annals and Family Records of Winchester, Conn. Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Lockwood and Brainard, 1873.

White, Lorraine Cook. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Wilton 1802-1850; Winchester 1771-1858; Wolcott 1796-1854; Woodbridge 1784-1832; Woodbury 1674-1850; Woodstock 1848-1866. Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002.

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