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Rachel Barber Woodruff

Other Name:
Rachel Barber
August 18, 1813
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Jerome Blakeslee Woodruff (June 5, 1833)
Biographical Notes:
Rachel Barber was the daughter of Norman Barber and Lois Osborn Barber. Born August 18, 1813 in Litchfield, Connecticut, Rachel may have attended Sarah Pierce's Litchfield Female Academy in 1832. On June 5, 1833 Rachel married Jerome Blakeslee Woodruff.

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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.
Papers, 1830-1834 (Connecticut Historical Society - Manuscript Collection).

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