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Roxana Foote Garritt

Other Name:
Roxana Foote; Roxana Garrett
January 16, 1806
Home Town:
Hartland, CT
Joshua J. Garritt/ Garrett (May 14, 1823)
Biographical Notes:
Roxana Foote Garritt, daughter of Joseph and Abigail Baldwin Foote of Hartland, Connecticut, was born January 16, 1806. Like her sister Rhoda would do two years later, Roxana traveled to Litchfield, Connecticut in 1822 to study at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. In May of the following year Roxana married Joshua J. Garritt of Litchfield. During their marriage Roxana and Joshua had one son.

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.
1822 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue published in The Litchfield Eagle on November 25, 1822 (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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).

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