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Sarah Jewett Ketchum

Other Name:
Sarah H. Jewett
October 4, 1796
November 21, 1823
Home Town:
Sharon, CT
David Ketchum (May 7, 1823)
Biographical Notes:
Sarah Jewett Ketchum, daughter of Alpheus and Abigail Sears Jewett, was born October 4, 1796. In 1811 Sarah travelled from her hometown of Sharon, Connecticut to Litchfield, Connecticut where she attended the Litchfield Female Academy. Several years later she married David Ketchum on May 7, 1823. Sarah passed away that same year on November 21.

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.
List of students kept by Hylah Bevier in her 1811 edition of "Universal History" (Locust Grove Estate).

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