Hylah Bevier Hasbrouck

Other Name:
Hylah Bevier
Home Town:
New Paltz, NY
Levi Hasbrouck (1821)
Biographical Notes:
Hylah Bevier Hasbrouck was one of seven daughters of Philip Dubois Bevier and Ann DeWitt Bevier to attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. She completed her studies in Litchfield around 1811. In 1821, when Hylah was 26, she married Levi Hasbrouck. Levi and Hylah spent the rest of their lives at Locust Lawn, a farm located in Gardner, New York which Levi had inherited from his father, Josiah Hasbrouck, upon Josiah's death in 1821.
Levi and Hylah had seven children, five of whom survived to adulthood. Their first daughter, Sarah Maria, was born in November 1823. A second daughter, Ann Bevier, was born in 1827. A son, Josiah, named for his paternal grandfather, was born in 1825 but lived for only four years; Josiah's death may have been expected for a second son, born in 1828 while his brother ...

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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.
Bevier, Katherine. The Bevier Family. New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1916.

Letter, Julia Ann Crosy to Hylah and Sarah Bevier, 22 October 1813.

Hylah kept a list of fellow student whle attending the Litchfield Female Academy (Locust Grove Estate).

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