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Tirzah Chapman Dabney

Other Name:
Tirzah Chapman
June 3, 1800
Home Town:
Brooklyn, CT
William Dabney (March 9, 1824)
Biographical Notes:
Tirzah Chapman Dabney was born on June 3, 1800 to Elisha Chapman and Tirzah Baker Chapman of Brooklyn, Connecticut. She attended the Litchfield Female Academy in the year 1818. Tirzah married William Dabney from Brooklyn, New York on March 9, 1824.

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In the Ledger:
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.
"Catalogue of the Ladies Academy in Litchfield" 1818 by J.A. Shepard (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
Secondary Sources:
White, Lorrain Cook. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Bristol 1785-1854; Brookfield 1788-1852; Brooklyn 1786-1850; Burlington 1806-1852. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996.

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