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Laura Boardman Lane

Other Name:
Laura Amaryllis Boardman
October 29, 1828
April 4, 1862
Home Town:
New Milford, CT
Later Residences:
Waterloo, NY
Aaron Derick Lane (October 29, 1828)
Biographical Notes:
Laura Boardman Lane was the daughter of Homer Boardman, a farmer and politician, and his wife Amaryllis. Registered as a student from New Milford, Connecticut, Laura attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in 1820. Eight years after finishing her studies in Litchfield Laura married Reverend Aaron Derick Lane on October 29, 1828. During their marriage they had five children. Laura passed away in 1862.

Years at LFA:

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.
1820 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).
Secondary Sources:
Goldthwaite, Charlotte, Boardman genealogy, 1525-1895 : the English home and ancestry of Samuel Boreman, Wethersfield, Conn., Thomas Boreman, Ipswich, Mass. 1895. Accessed at November 8, 2023

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