Maryann Bacon Whittlesey

Other Name:
Polly Bacon; Maryann Bacon; Mary Bacon
February 9, 1787
March 23, 1869
Home Town:
Roxbury, CT
Later Residences:
Roxbury, CT
Chauncey Whittlesey (November 13, 1815)
Biographical Notes:
Maryann Bacon Whittlesey, the daughter of Asahel Bacon and Mary French Bacon, attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1802, and boarded with the Andrew Adams, Jr. family on North Street during her time there. Several years after completing her studies Maryann married Chauncey Whittelsey, a farmer in Roxbury, Connecticut on November 13, 1815. During their marriage Maryann and Chauncy had five children, one of which graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1845 and practiced as a physician in New York City.
Additional Notes:
Primary sources for Maryann Bacon Whittlesey include a journal located in the Litchfield Female Academy collection, Series 2: Student Papers, Records, and Documents, Folder 102.

Years at LFA:
Room and Board:
Boarded with the Andrews family

Related Objects and Documents
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.
Mary Ann Bacon kept a diary while attending LFA in 1802 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).

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