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Anna Maria Goodyear Hotchkiss

Other Name:
Anna Maria Goodyear
February 7, 1804
Home Town:
Hamden, CT
Stephen Hotchkiss (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Anna Maria Goodyear Hotchkiss was born in Hamden, Connecticut on February 7, 1804. The daughter of Simeon and Hannah Beardsley Goodyear, Anna Maria attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1823. Little else is known about Anna Maria's life except her later marriage to Stephen Hotchkiss.

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.
1823 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1823 List of Subscribers, in Ist Vol. "Universal History" (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
Secondary Sources:
Kirkman, Grace Goodyear. Genealogy of the Goodyear Family. San Francisco. CA: Cubery & Co., 1899.

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