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Abigail Baldwin Pomeroy

Other Name:
Abigail Baldwin
December 10, 1808
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Wallingford, CT
Elisha Miner Pomeroy (February 14, 1853)
Biographical Notes:
Abigail Baldwin Pomeroy, daugher of Horace Baldwin and Rachel Marsh Baldwin, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1808. Her father, a farmer and merchant, had sent Abigail's sister Anne to the academy in 1805, and her sister Rachel attended the Academy in 1825. It is believed that because they were a local family, and because two of her sisters had attended the academy, Abigail did as well. In 1853 she married General Elisha Miner Pomeroy. It was Elisha's second marriage.

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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