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Sara Bogardus Parker

Other Name:
Sara Jay Bogardus
December 11, 1793 or January 10, 1794
June 14, 1860
Home Town:
New York, NY
Foxhall Alexander Parker (December 14, 1814)
Biographical Notes:
Sarah Bogardus Parker, daugher of Robert Bogardus and Maria Waldron Bogardus, was born in 1793 or 1794 and is believed to have attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1807. She married Foxhall Alexander Parker of Westmoreland County, Virginia on December 14, 1814, and they had five children. Foxhall was a Navy Commodore in charge of the Charlestown Navy Yard. Little else is known about Sarah's life until her death on June 14, 1860.

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.]
Secondary Sources:
Gray, Maria Sabina Bogardus. Genealogical History of the Ancestors and Descendants of General Robert Bogardus. Boston, MA: Private Printing, 1927.

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