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Lucretia Collins Goodwin

Other Name:
Lucretia Collins
January 20, 1779
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Geneva, NY
Daniel Goodwin (1799)
Biographical Notes:
Lucretia Collins Goodwin was born on January 20, 1779 to John Collins and Esther Morris Collins of Litchfield, Connecticut. It is believed that she may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy around the year 1799. That same year Lucretia married Dr. Daniel Goodwin of Goshen, Connecticut. After their marriage the couple lived in Geneva, New York. After Lucretia's death in 1807, her two daughters, Anne and Lucretia, attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy as she and her sister Polly had.

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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