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Maria Kellogg Grams

Other Name:
Maria Ann Kellogg; Maria Ann Mills
January 9, 1811
June 19, 1872
Home Town:
Troy, NY
Charles Lewis Mills (unknown)
Joshua Grams (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Maria Kellogg Grams, daughter of Alexander Cyrus Kellogg and his wife Anna Sayles Kellogg, was born January 9, 1811. In 1824 she travelled from her hometown of Troy, New York to Litchfield, Connecticut where she studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy for two years. Maria married twice during her life. Her first marriage was to Charles Lewis Mills, a lawyer and businessman from Huntington, New York. During their marriage the couple had ten children. After Charles's death Maria wed Joshua Grams, a doctor from Corning, New York. On June 19m 1872 Maria passed away.

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.
1824 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).

1825 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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