No image available

Deodatus Dutton, Jr.

December 22, 1808
December 16, 1832
Home Town:
Monson, MA
Biographical Notes:
Deodatus was sixteen years old when he attended the Litchfield Female Academy. In 1824 he travelled to Hartford, Connecticut to attend Washington College (now Trinity College), and graduated in 1828. After graduating he went to New Yor City to pursue ministry work. In 1829/1830 he published American Psalmody and in 1831 The Juvenille Lyre. Deodatus passed away before being ordained in 1832.

Years at LFA:
Other Education:
Graduated from Washington College (now Trinity College) in 1828.

Profession / Service
Religious Calling; Arts

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.
1822 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

Contact Us

Do you have more information for the Ledger?

If you have family papers, objects, or any other details you would like to share, or if you would like to obtain a copy of an image for publication, please contact us at