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Lucretia Catlin Woodruff

Other Name:
Lucretia Catlin
April 29, 1791
Home Town:
Harwinton, CT
Later Residences:
Greensboro, GA
James Woodruff (November 17, 1812)
Biographical Notes:
Lucretia Catlin Woodruff was born on April 29, 1791 to Abijah Catlin, II and Huldah Ward Catlin of Harwinton, Connecticut. It is believed Lucretia attended he Litchfield Female Academy around the year 1807, as her sisters had done. She married James Woodruff on November 17, 1812 and they later lived in Greensboro, Georgia. Lucretia and James had two children. Their son was a teacher at the Deaf and Dumb Asylum in Hartford. Lucretia died in the year 1855.

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.]

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