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Emeline Dexter Tallman

Other Name:
Emeline Dexter
June 7, 1878
Home Town:
New Haven, CT
Later Residences:
Janesville, WI
William Morrison Tallman (July 19, 1831)
Biographical Notes:
Emeline Dexter Tallman was born in 1812 to Norman Dexter and Ruth Stanley Dexter of New Haven, Connecticut. She attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1824. On July 19, 1831 she married William Morrison tallman of New Haven, Connecticut. Emeline and William had three children, and they later lived in Janesville Wisconsin. Emeline Died on June 7, 1878.

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.
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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