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Catherine King Pratt

Other Name:
Catherine Barrington King
Home Town:
Darien, GA
Nathaniel Alpheus Pratt (March 1830)
Biographical Notes:
In 1810 Catherine King Pratt was born to Roswell and Katherine Barrington King of Darien, Georgia. In 1821 Catherine and her sister Eliza made the long journey from their home in Georgia to Litchfield, Connecticut where they spent the year studying at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. In March of 1830 Catherine married Rev. Nathaniel Alpheus Pratt of Saybrook, Connecticut. During their marriage the couple had ten children.

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In the Ledger:
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.
Catherine wrote an inscription and signed her name in Martha Dwight Denison's album while attending the Female Academy (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

1821 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Summer Session (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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