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Anne Goodwin Rowland

Other Name:
Anne C. Goodwin; Anne C. Smith
August 15, 1801
Home Town:
Geneva, NY
Ira H. Smith (August 31, 1824)
Charles Rowland (November 28, 1851)
Biographical Notes:
Anne Goodwin Rowland, daughter of doctor Daniel Goodwin of Geneva, New York, and his wife Lucretia Collins, was born August 15, 1801. In 1816 and 1817 Anne attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. During her life Anne married twice and had two children. On August 31, 1824 she married Ira H. Smith, and after his death married Charles Rowland in November of 1851.

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.
1816 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1817 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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