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Julia Gay Pardee

May 7, 1836
Home Town:
Sharon, CT
Later Residences:
Sharon, CT
Orrin Pardee (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Julia Gay Pardee, daughter of Daniel and Clarissa Ensign Gay of Sharon, Connecticut, was born in 1789. In 1806, at the age of seventeen, Julia traveled to Litchfield, Connecticut where she studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. After completing her studies in Litchfield Julia later married Captain Orrin Pardee of Sharon. Julia was Orrin's second wife, and during their marriage they had nine children. Their daughter Laura later attended the Female Academy in Litchfield as well. On May 7, 1836 Julia passed away in Sharon.

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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.
Julia completed a needlework of two views of the globe while attending the Litchfield Female Academy (Sharon Historical Society - Sharon, CT).

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