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Mary Ann Buell Heminway

Other Name:
Mary Ann Buell
February 18, 1807
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Merritt Heminway (March 7, 1832)
Biographical Notes:
Mary Ann Buell Heminway, daughter of Jonathan and Abigail Buell, was born February 18, 1807 in Litchfield, Connecticut. In 1821 Mary attended the Litchfield Female Academy. Eleven years later she married a businessman and manufacturer from Watertown, Connecticut by the name of Merritt Heminway. They married on March 7, 1832 and had five children together.
Additional Notes:
Primary sources for Mary Ann Buell Heminway are located in the Litchfield Female Academy collection, Series 2: Student Papers, Records, and Documents, Folder 56.

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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.
1821 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Summer Session (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

Mary Ann Buel Litchfield Academy Diploma (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

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