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Mary Ann Hooker Cornelius

Other Name:
Mary Ann Hooker
April 17, 1796
October 17, 1880
Home Town:
Goshen, CT
Elias Cornelius (September 28, 1818)
Biographical Notes:
Mary Ann Hooker Cornelius was born April 17, 1796 to Rev. Ashael Hooker, II and his wife Phoebe Edwards Hooker of Goshen, Connecicut. In 1810 Mary Ann attended the Litchfield Female Academy. Eight years later on September 28, 1818 Mary Ann wed Elias Cornelius, a minister from Somers, New York. During their marriage Mary and Elias had six children.

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]
Secondary Sources:
Edwards, Bela Bates. Memoir of Rev. Elias Cornelius. Boston: Perkins, Marvin & Co., 1834.

Sprague, William B. Annals of the American Pulpit, Vol. 2. New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1859.

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