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Amos Adams

August 11, 1798
September 1859
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Baton Rouge, LA
Eliza Dean Adams (unknown)
Clara Bailey Adams (1833)
Biographical Notes:
Amos Adams, son of Joseph Adams and Deborah Marsh, was one of eight children who most likely attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. Originally from Litchfield, Amos married Eliza Dean after attending the Female Academy, and his second marriage to Clara Stewart Baily took place in 1833. Although his life's occupation is unknown, Amos settled in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and died in September of 1859.

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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