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Mary Eastman Jones

Other Name:
Mary B. Eastman
December 11, 1803
November 12, 1851
Home Town:
North Haven, CT
Later Residences:
Wallingford, CT
Street Jones (February 1, 1826)
Biographical Notes:
Mary Eastman Jones, the daughter of Peter Eastman and Mary Trumbull Eastman, was born Decmeber 11, 1803 in North Haven, Connecticut. In 1821 Mary was sent to Litchfield, Connecticut to study at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. Five years after completing her studies she married Street Jones on February 1, 1826. During their marriage they resided in Wallingford, Connecticut and had ten children. Mary passed away on November 12, 1851.
Additional Notes:
In 1801 Mary's father, Peter Eastman, emancipated his salve Jube.

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.
1821 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Summer Session (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).
Secondary Sources:
Rix, Guy Scoby. History and Genealogy of the Eastman Family of America. Concord, NH: Ira C. Evans, 1901.

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