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Martha Oakley Bockee

Other Name:
Martha Oakley; Patty Oakley; Patty Bockee
September 28, 1791
February 6, 1866
Home Town:
Poughkeepsie, NY
Abraham Bockee (March 4, 1809)
Biographical Notes:
Martha Oakley Bockee, daughter of Jesse and Jerusha Peters Oakley of Poughkeepsie, New York, was born September 28, 1791. It is believed that sometime prior to 1809 Martha traveled to Litchfield, Connecticut where she studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. On March 4, 1809 Martha was wed to Abraham Bockee. During their marraige, Martha and Abraham had eight children.

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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