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Anna Holmes Tracy

Other Name:
Anna Maria Holmes; Anna Maria Russell
December 10, 1803
Home Town:
Willoughby, OH
Russell (unknown)
Benjamin F. Tracy (1824)
Biographical Notes:
On December 10, 1803 Anna Holmes Tracy was born to Orrin and Mary Card Holmes of Willoughby, Ohio. It is believed that in the 1820s Anna may have recieved a formal education in Litchfield, Connecticut at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. During her life she married twice. Her first husband was named Mr. Russell, and the couple had one son together, but no other information is known about his identity at this time. After Mr. Russell's death, Anna was wed to Benjamin F. Tracy in 1824. Anna and Benjamin had two daughers.

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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.

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