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Eliza Beebe Brainard

Other Name:
Eliza Beebe
June 21, 1801
March 25, 1901
Home Town:
East Haddam, CT
Biographical Notes:
Eliza Beebe Brainard was born June 21, 1801 in East Haddam, Connecticut to Jehiel Beebe and his wife. It is believed that Eliza attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1816. On December 13, 1826 Eliza married Oliver Day Bainard. During their marriage Eliza and her husband Oliver had one daughter.
Additional Notes:
Eliza Beebe Brainard is buried in the Hubbardsville Cemetery in Hubbarsville, New York.

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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