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Harriot Champion Trumbull

Other Name:
Harriot Champion
May 2, 1789
Home Town:
Colchester, CT
Joseph Trumbull (March 6, 1818)
Biographical Notes:
Harriet Champion Trumbull was born on May 2, 1789 to Henry Champion Jr., a politician and businessman, and Abigail Tinker Champion in Colchester, Connecticut. She attended the Litchfield Female Academy in the year 1801 and boarded with her uncle, Julius Deming while attending the school. Harriet married a man from Lebanon, Connecticut named Joseph Trumbull on March 6, 1818 and had two children. Harriot died in the year 1823.

Years at LFA:
Room and Board:
Boarded at the Julius Deming house

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.
Letter, Henry Champion to Dorothy Deming, May 18, 1801 (Litchfield Historical Society - Deming, Perkins, and Quincy family papers, 1762-1850).

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