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Henry Elijah Wadsworth Clark

May 12, 1812
September 29, 1857
Home Town:
St. Mary's, GA
Later Residences:
Jacksonville, FL
Anna Harrison Clark (May 28, 1851)
Biographical Notes:
Henry Elijah Wadsworth Clark was born on May 12, 1812 to Archibald Bellinger Clark and Rhoda Wadsworth Clark of St, Mary's Georgia. Henry's father had attended the Litchfield Law School in 1800, and his mother had been a student at the Litchfield Female Academy. In 1824 Henry's parents sent both Henry and his sister Margaret to Litchfield, Connecticut to attend Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. Many years later he married Anna Harrison Clark from Nassau County Florida on May 28th, 1851, and the couple had three children. During his lifetime Henry worked as a lawyer and merchant, and also served as the Collector of Port in Jacksonville, Florida.

As the administrator of the estate of his father, Henry sold several enslaved people. Two years later, as guardian for his brother Frederick ...
Additional Notes:
Henry Elijah Wadsworth Clark is buried in the Old Jacksonville City Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida.

Years at LFA:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Business; Political Office

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.
1824 Litchfield Female Academy Summer 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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