Charles William Grant
Isabella Proudfit Grant (1858)
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.
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.
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