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Mary Brill Hopkins

Other Name:
Mary Brill; Polly Brill; Mary Adriance
June 22, 1788
Home Town:
Beekman, NY
John Hopkins (unknown)
Jacob T. Adriance (September 22, 1805)
Biographical Notes:
Mary Brill Hopkins, daughter of John and Harriet Cornell Brill of Beekman, New York is believed to have attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1801. While not a lot is known about her early life, it is known that Mary married twice. In 1805 she married Jocob T. Adriance of Fishkill, New York with whom she had six children. After Jacob's death she was married to John Hopkins, and they had four children during their marriage.

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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