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Asenath Chedell Avery

Other Name:
Asenath Chedell
November 9, 1794
August 23, 1875
Home Town:
Auburn, NY
Later Residences:
Columbus, NY
Scipio, NY
Charles Eldridge Avery (March 6, 1820)
Biographical Notes:
Asenath Chedell Avery was born on November 9, 1794 to Rufus Chedell and Mary Hatch Chedell of Auburn, New York. Asenath attended the Litchfield Female Academy in the year 1817. She married Charles Eldridge Avery of Groton, Connecticut on March 6th, 1820. The couple later lived in New York and had eight 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.
1817 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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