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Clarissa Baldwin Lovejoy

Other Name:
Clarissa Baldwin
May 8, 1793
March 31, 1839
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Stratford, CT
Ezekiel Lovejoy (March 26, 1820)
Biographical Notes:
Born May 8, 1793, Clarissa Baldwin Lovejoy is believed to have possibly been a Litchfield Female Academy student between the years 1805 and 1807. Her father, Horace Baldwin had sent her sisters Anna and Rachel to the Academy to study. In 1820 Clarissa married Ezekiel Lovejoy, a widower with children, of Suffield, Connecticut. Clarissa and Ezekiel settled in Stratford, Connectiuct with their family and had five more children. In 1839, two years after Ezekiel's death, Clarissa passed away on March 31.

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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