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Jane Hasbrouck DeWitt

Other Name:
Jane Hasbrouck
January 27, 1798
October 22, 1892
Home Town:
New Paltz, NY
Later Residences:
Kingston, NY
Cornelius DeWitt (June 10, 1818)
Biographical Notes:
Jane Hasbrouck was the daughter of Joseph Isaac Hasbrouck and Cornelia Schoonmaker, she was born in Shawangunk, New York on January 27, 1798. She married Cornelius VandenBergh DeWitt on June 10, 1818 according to a family bible entry. Cornelius was the son of John A. DeWitt and Rachel Wemple, born September 17, 1791 and died December 10, 1832. Jane died in Kingston, New York on October 22, 1892. The couple had three children, Cornelia Schoonmaker (1819), John Henry (1927), and Rachel Wemple (1830).

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In the Ledger:
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.
Jane wrote an inscription and signed her name in Elizabeth Catlin's 1813-1815 memory book (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

Historic Huegenot Street owns a collection of papers by Jane Hasbrouck DeWitt including a letter she wrote while a student in Litchfield detailing spiritual resolutions Jane planned to begin.

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