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Hannah Catlin Hand

Other Name:
Hannah Catlin
February 21, 1791
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Boston, MA
George E. Hand (February 26, 1815)
Biographical Notes:
Hannah Catlin Hand was born on February 21, 1791 to Grove Catlin and Hannah Phelps Catlin of Litchfield, Connecticut. During the first decade of the 19th century she may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy. On February 26, 1815 she married Litchfield Law School and Harvard graduate George E. Hand, of Boston, Massachusetts. Hannah and George had four children.

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:
Reynolds, Spencer B. Descendants of the Immigrant Thomas Catlin, 1985.

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