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Harriet Humphreyville Smith

Other Name:
Harriet Humphreyville
May 19, 1812
January 6, 1897
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Doylestown, PA
George Washington Smith (March 14, 1836)
Biographical Notes:
Harriet Humphreyville of Litchfield, Connecticut was born May 19, 1812. In 1827 Harriet's parents, Lemuel and Ursula Preston Humphreyville, sent her to the local Litchfield Female Academy to study. Several years later on March 14, 1836 Harriet married businessman George Washington Smith of Northfield, Connecticut. During their marriage the couple had three children, and resided in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and Alabama. Harriet passed away on January 6, 1897.

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.
1827 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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