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Maria Buel Webster

Other Name:
Maria Buel
January 21, 1796
Home Town:
Burlington, VT
Hosea Webster (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Maria Buel Webster was the daughter of businessman Ozias Buel and his wife Abigail Buel of Burlington, Vermont. Born on January 21 1796, she was sent in 1814 to Litchfield, Connecticut to study at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. She later married Hosea Webster of Litchfield, and passed awawy in 1852.

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.
Emily Noyes Vanderpoel transcribed of copy of "Jephthah's Daughter", a play written by Sarah Pierce, in her book Chronicles of A Pionner School. The students who acted in the play are listed - M. Buel played Tirzah. This likely refers to Maria Buel Webster (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1814 Summer Session Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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