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May 28, 1814
Mary Caroline Hubbell of Chazy, New York was born May 28, 1814. For part of the year 1831 Mary studied in Litchfield, Connecticut at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy like her mother had in 1805. Prior to attending the Litchfield Female Academy, Caroline was educated in a small private school kept in he father's home. After completing her studies in Litchfield Mary was a student at Emma Willard's Female Academy in Troy, New York. While studying in Troy Emma passed away.
Note from Chazy Historical Society - “Mary Caroline, the third child, was attending school in Troy, was taken ill there, her family were notified and her father went to Troy, transportation was very slow and she was ill but a very short time and died, her father returned with the body of his daughter on a canal boat and such were the conditions that he was unable to get a message to the ones at home, before he arrived. The casket was packed in ashes on the boat during the trip. She was then 19.”
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.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
1831 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
Barnett, Nell Jane and David Kendall Martin. History of the Town of Chazy, Clinton County, New York. G. Little Press, 1970.
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