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Aurelia Fobes Lyons

Other Name:
Aurelia Fobes
Home Town:
Albany, NY
Later Residences:
Esperance, NY
Luke Lyons (July 1, 1824)
Biographical Notes:
Aurelia Fobes Lyons, daughter of businessman Philander Fobes and his wife Nancy Warner Fobes, was born in 1805 in Albany, New York. In 1813 Aurelia traveled to Litchfield, Connecticut where she studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. On July 1, 1824 she married Reverend Luke Lyons, and the couple lived their life together in Esperance, New York.

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In the Ledger:
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.
Aurelia wrote in inscription ans signed her name in Elizabeth Catlin's 1813-1815 memory book (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
Secondary Sources:
Fobes, Lawrence G. The Fobes Family in America. 1972.

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