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Mary Gleason Deming

Other Name:
Mary Gleason
May 15, 1796
Home Town:
Farmington, CT
Frederick Deming (July 19, 1813)
Biographical Notes:
Mary Gleason Deming, daughter of Ebenezer Steele Gleason and his wife Prudence Brainard of Farmington, Connecticut, was born May 15, 1769. Around the year 1811 it is believed that Mary may have studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. On July 19, 1813 she married Frederick Deming. During their marriage Frederick and Mary had seven children.
Additional Notes:
Mary Gleason Deming of Farmington, Connecticut is listed as a subscriber to Sarah Pierce's text "Universal History" in 1811. It is known that not all subscribers necessarily attended the school. Until a solid citation of attendance can be found Mary will be considered a possible student.

-1811 List of Subscribers in Ist Vol. "Universal History" (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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.]
Secondary Sources:
Trowbridge, Francis Bacon. Champion Geneology. New Haven: Printed for the Author, 1891.

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