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Emmeline Hinsdale Ballard

Other Name:
Emmeline Hinsdale
October 19, 1807
January 6, 1867
Home Town:
Burlington, VT
Later Residences:
Grand Rapids, MI
James Ballard (April 26, 1831)
Biographical Notes:
Emmeline Hinsdale Ballard was born on October 19, 1807 to Stephen and Hannah Edgerton Balldard of Burlington, Vermont. In 1827 Emmeline traveled to Litchfield, Connecticut where she studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. Four years after completing her studies she married James Ballard on April 26, 1831. During their marriage the copule had three children. On January 6, 1867 Emmeline passed away in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she and her husabnd had relocated in 1837.

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.
1827 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles Of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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