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Sarah Beekman Westbrook

Other Name:
Sarah Beekman
Home Town:
Kingston, NY
Later Residences:
Harlem, NY
New Brunswick, NJ
Kingston, NY
Cornelius Depuy Westbrook (1819)
Biographical Notes:
Sarah Beekman Westbrook, daughter of Captain Tjerck Beekman and Rachel Dumont Beekman of Kingston, New York, attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1807. In 1819 she married Reverend Cornelius Depuy Westbrook of Fishkill, New York. Cornelius Westbrook's marriage to Sarah Beekman was his second. His first marriage was to Hannah Van Wyck of Fishkill, NY.
Additional Notes:
Primary sources for Sarah Beekman Westbrook include a journal from 1807, located in the Litchfield Female Academy collection, Series 2: Student Papers, Records, and Documents, Folder 98.

Years at LFA:

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In the Ledger:
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.
Sarah Beekman kept a Journal while attending the LFA in 1807 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).

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