Maria Ball Eldred
January 25, 1880
Erastus Eldred (December 17, 1817)
Maria Ball Eldred, born in 1797, was the daughter of Thomas Ball and Lois Camp Ball of Salisbury, Connecticut. She attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in 1813. Four years later she married Erastus Eldred of Warren, Connecticut on December 17, 1817. Maria passed away on January 25, 1880.
Years at LFA:
Immediate Family (Why only immediate family?)
- Erastus Eldred
- Lois Camp Ball
- Thomas Ball
Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger: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.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
"Rules for the School and Home" and Names of the Young Ladies belonging to Miss Pierce's School in the Summer of 1814 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
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