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Ursula Allen Perkins

Other Name:
Ursual McCurdy Allen
August 20, 1778
January 2, 1821
Home Town:
Norwich, CT
Later Residences:
Great Barrington, MA
Oxford, NY
Erastus Perkins (unknown)
John Allen (1801)
Biographical Notes:
Ursula McCurdy, daughter of Lynde and Ursula McCurdy, is believed to have attended the Litchfield Female Academy. Ursula was married to John Allen, a LLS alumni and US Congressman. Together they had two children, John and Ursula.

After John Allen passed away, she remarried Erastus Perkins and had one child, Miles William Perkins who died in infancy.

Ursula passed away on January 2, 1821 and is buried in Oxford, New York.

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.

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