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Lucia Coe Bliss

Other Name:
Lucia Coe
February 6, 1802
Home Town:
Middletown, CT
Charles Bliss (June 28, 1825)
Biographical Notes:
Lucia Coe Bliss was born on February 6th, 1802 to Elisha Cole and Elizabeth Miller Coe of Middletown, Connecticut. She attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1818. On June 28th, 1825 she married Charles Bliss of Hartford, Connecticut.

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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).

A "Miss Coe" is mentioned in Myra Coleman's 1818 diary. This entry may refer to Lucia or her sister Delia (Connecticut Historical Society - Litchfield area family papers, 1794-1860).

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