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Adeline Catlin Holabird

Other Name:
Adeline Catlin
March 8, 1803
Home Town:
Harwinton, CT
William S. Holabird (June 26, 1826)
Biographical Notes:
Adeline Catlin Holabird was born on March 8, 1803 to Abijah Catlin, III and Orrinda Williams Catlin. Adeline may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy around the year 1819. Prior to this, Adeline attended the East Academy in Harwinton, Connecticut in 1818. In June of 1826 Adeline married William S. Holabird, a former Litchfield Law School student, and lawyer and politician from Winchester, Connecticut.

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.
1819 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).
Secondary Sources:
Bentley, Raymond George. History of Harwinton. Winsted, CT: Dowd Printing Co., 1970.

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