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Charles Adams (1805-1883)

May 18, 1805
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Julia Hinman Adams (February 14, 1830)
Jane Hinman Adams (February 12, 1827)
Biographical Notes:
Charles Adams of Litchfield, Connecticut is known to have attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy from 1820 to 1821. Born in 1805 to Joseph Adams and Deborah Marsh Adams, Charles was one of eight children. Charles was a publisher of the "Litchfield Enquirer", a Justice of the Peace, Judge of Probate, and held other political positions in Litchfield throughout his life. Charles married Jane Hinman in 1827, and he married Julia Hinman in 1830 after the death of his first wife. Charles and his second wife Julia had ten children.

Years at LFA:

Profession / Service
Political Office; Business

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.
1820 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).

1821 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Summer Session (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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