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Nancy Hotchkiss Whittelsey

Other Name:
Nancy Hotchkiss
February 18, 1788
Home Town:
New Durham, CT
John B. Whittelsey (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Nancy Hotchkiss Whittelsey, born February 18, 1788, was the daughter of Lemuel and Penelope Mather Hotchkiss of New Durham, Connecticut. In the year 1811 Nancy may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy, but no solid citation of attendance can be found at this time. She later married John B. Whittelsey.
Additional Notes:
Nancy Hotchkiss is listed as a subscriber to Sarah Pierce's text "Universal History" in 1811. It is known that not all subscribers necessarily attended the school. Until a solid citation of attendance can be found Eliza will be considered a possible student.

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.]

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