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Louisa Bradley Kenney

Other Name:
Louisa Bradley
July 29, 1802
July 28, 1880
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Leonard Kenney (June 14, 1819)
Biographical Notes:
Louisa Bradley Kenney, daugher of Joseph and Lucy Stoddard Bradley of Litchfield, Connecticut attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1810 at the age of eight. In 1819 she married Leonard Kenney of Litchfield, Connecticut. Lucy passed away on July 28, 1880.
Additional Notes:
Sampler, inscribed "Phebe Stoddard/Accept this trifle from your niece/Louisa Bradley/Whose love for thee will never cease/Litchfield" silk on linen; Private Collection.

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.
Louisa Bradley completed a sampler which contains her name and "Litchfield" It is currently held in a private collection.
Secondary Sources:
Woodruff, Frederick Orr. Woodruff Geneology. Everett Printing, 1925.

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