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Polly Bill Wright

Other Name:
Polly Bill
Home Town:
Catskill, NY
Wright (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Polly Bill Wright of Catskill, New York is believed to have attended the Litchfield Female Academy around 1813. Nothing else is known about her life except her marriage to a Mr. Wright.
Additional Notes:
Polly Bill is mentioned in John Pierce Brace's Journal on April 28, 1814. He is traveling to Hudson, NY and while stopping in Catskill writes "Wright and Polly Bill are married." There is no specific reference to her attendence at the Female Academy.

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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