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Maria Goodwin Chase

Other Name:
Maria Goodwin
October 6, 1791
Home Town:
Aurelius, NY
Charles Chase (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Maria Goodwin Chase, daughter of Hezekiah and Samantha Beach Goodwin of Aurelius, New York, was born on October 6, 1791. In 1806 and 1807 Maria studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut along with her sister Fanny Ann Goodwin. Maria later married Charles Chase of Aubury, New York, and the couple had three children; two of which also attended the Litchfield Female Academy.

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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.
John Pierce Brace, History of My Poetry Vol. I (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

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