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Frances Hoadley Foote

Other Name:
Frances Mary Hoadley
July 18, 1813
Home Town:
New Haven, CT
Andrew Hull Foote (September 13, 1830)
Biographical Notes:
Frances Hoadley Foote, daughter of Simeon and Polly Harrison Hoadley of New Haven, Connecticut, was born July 18, 1813. In 1826 Frances attended the Litchfield Female Academy. Four years later she married Andrew Hull Foote of New Haven, Connecticut on September 13, 1830, and the coule had five children. Andrew, a lifeitme seaman, pushed for temperance in the United States Navy, worked against the slave trade, was in China during the second Opium War, served as commander of the Brooklyn Naval Yard, was wounded at Fort Donelson, and had three U.S. Navy ships named after him. In 1900 Frances passed away.

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.
Secondary Sources:
Trowbridge, Francis Bacon. The Hoadley Genealogy. New Haven: Printed For the Author, 1894.

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