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Charles William Grant

April 28, 1810
January 17, 1881
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Peekskill, NY
Newburgh, NY
Jane Beveridge Grant (April 28, 1843)
Isabella Proudfit Grant (1858)
Biographical Notes:
Charles William Grant, son of Charles and Hannah McNeil Grant, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1810 and attended the Female Academy in 1828. He later moved to New York and practiced medicine in New York City and Peekskill.

From 1840 through 1858 he practiced dentistry in Newburgh, New York. Later in his career he took an interest in horticulture and grew grapes on Long Island. On April 28, 1843 he married Jane Forsyth Beveridge, and together they had three children. After the death of his first wife, he was remarried in 1858 to Isabella Hasbrouck Proudfit. Charles retired in 1869, and during the last part of his life lived in the household of his brother David and his wife, Mary Bissell Grant, in Litchfield. He died on January 17, 1881 in the room he was born in.

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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.
1828 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
Secondary Sources:
Litchfield enquirer. [volume], January 27, 1881, Image 3, accessed at on December 12, 2023

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