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Mary Hanford McIver

Other Name:
Mary Hanford
July 10, 1850
Home Town:
Charleston, SC
Alexander Markland McIver (January 23, 1822)
Biographical Notes:
Mary Hanford McIver was born in 1806 to Enoch and Margaret DeWitt Hanford of Charleston, South Carolina. In 1818 Mary travelled north to Litchfield, Connecticut where she received her formal education at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. Four years after completing her studies she married Alexander Markland McIver of DeSota, Louisiana on January 23, 1822. After their marriage Mary and Alexander had ten children. On July 10, 1850 Mary passed away.

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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.
"Catalogue of the Ladies Academy in Litchfield" 1818 by J.A. Shepard (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

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