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Cornelia Decker Mitchell

Other Name:
Cornelia Decker
October 13, 1813 or October 13, 1814
February 8, 1879
Home Town:
Blooming Grove, NY
George Gardiner Mitchell (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Cornelia Decker Mitchell was born on October 13, 1813 (or 1814). Her parents were John Decker and Christina Wells Decker of Blooming Grove, New York. Cornelia attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1830. Her husband was George Gardiner Mitchell of Newark, New Jersey, and they had four children. Cornelia died on February 8, 1879.

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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.
"Catalogue of the Litchfield Academy … 1830" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

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