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Rebecca Adams Perkins

Other Name:
Rebecca Adams
July 29, 1792
March 4, 1868
Home Town:
Chelmsford, Ma
Francis Perkins (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Rebecca Adams Perkins was born July 29, 1792 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. She attended Sarah Pierce's Litchfield Female Academy between 1800 and 1810. She married Francis Perkins and had one son with him, whom only lived to be about two years old.

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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.
Rebecca Adams Perkins created a silk embroidery titled "Caroline of Litchfield." Several other students who attended the Female Academy created nearly identical embroideries. The Perkins embroidery is in a private collection.

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