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Sarah Deming Sprague

Other Name:
Sarah Deming
February 17, 1794
April 24, 1881
Home Town:
Whitesboro, NY
Peleg Sprague (August 1818)
Biographical Notes:
Sarah Deming Sprague was born on February 17, 1794 to Moses Deming and Sarah Norton Deming of Whitesboro, New York. In 1813 she attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1813. In August of 1818 Sarah married Peleg Sprauge of Duxbury, Massachusetts.

A series of seven letters from Maria Amelia Clark (LFA 1830) to Sarah Deming Sprague are in the Litchfield Female Academy collection.

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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.
Sarah Deming is mentioned in a letter from Julia Ann Crosby to Sarah and Hylah Bevier on October 22, 1813.

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