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Lucretia Goodwin Woolsey

Other Name:
Lucretia Goodwin
August 1, 1803
Home Town:
Geneva, NY
John W. Woolsey (June 6, 1826)
Biographical Notes:
Lucretia Goodwin Woolsey, daughter of doctor Daniel Goodwin and his wife Lucretia Collins of Geneva, New York, was born August 1, 1803. In 1817 Lucretia attended the Litchfield Female Academy. Several years after completing her studies she married John W. Woolsey of Detroit, Michigan in 1826. During their marriage Lucretia and John had three children. Eight years after their marriage Lucretia passed away in 1834.

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.
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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