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Harriet Burnham Brownell

Other Name:
Harriet Burnham
December 3, 1794
May 3, 1831
Home Town:
Cornwall, CT
Later Residences:
Woodbury, CT
Sharon, CT
Grove Lawrence Brownell (April 8, 1818)
Biographical Notes:
Harriet Burnham Brownell was the daughter of Oliver Burnham and Sarah Rogers Burnham. She was born on December 3, 1794 in Cornwall, Connecticut. Harriet possibly attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1811 and in 1812. On April 8, 1818 Harriet married Grove Lawrence Brownell and the two had three children. Harriet and Grove later lived in Woodbury, Connecticut and Sharon, Connecticut. Harriet died on May 3 1831.

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]
Secondary Sources:
Burnham, Roderick H. The Burnham Family. Hartford, CT: Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1869.

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