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Julia Adams Cake

Other Name:
Julia Adams
January 7, 1813
Home Town:
Washington, CT
Joseph Warren Cake (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Little is known about the life of Julia Adams Cake of Washington, Connecticut. The daughter of John Adams and Amy Brown Adams, Julia was born January 7, 1813. In 1826 she attended the Litchfield Female Academy, and later married Joseph Warren Cake of Pottsdam, Pennsylvania.

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.
1826 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
Secondary Sources:
Cook, Lorraine White. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Warren 1786-1850; Washington 1779-1854; Waterford 1801-1851; Westbrook 1840-1851. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002.

Wright, Henry P., comp. History of the Class of 1868 Yale College. New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Press, 1914.

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