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Clarissa Heaton Hall

Other Name:
Clarissa Heaton
June 25, 1803
Home Town:
Plymouth, CT
Jonathan Hall (September 1829)
Biographical Notes:
Clarissa Heaton Hall was born June 25, 1803 to Levi and Ann Guernsey Heaton of Plymouth, Connecticut. In 1826 Clarissa attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield. Three years later she married Jonathan Hall of Northfield, Connecticut in September of 1829.

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.
1826 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
Secondary Sources:
Jacobus, Donald Lines and Helen Love Scranton. Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. 3. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981.

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