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Andrew Dibble Benedict

April 28, 1818
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Racine, WI
Adeline Jeanette Norton (April 26, 1849)
Biographical Notes:
Andrew Dibble Benedict, son of Deacon Andrew Benedict and Lucy Dibble Benedict, attended the Litchfield Female Acadmy in 1829. Andrew later attended the Morris Academy sometime after 1830, and graduated from Kenyon College in 1846. He then served as an Episcopal minister in Racine, Wisconsin. Andrew married Adeline Jeanette Norton on April 26, 1849 and they had three children during their marriage.

Years at LFA:
Other Education:
Attended Morris Academy.
Graduated from Kenyon College in 1846.

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Religious Calling

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.
1829 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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