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Sarah Kingsbury Brown

Other Name:
Sarah Susannah Kingsbury
November 26, 1807
May 28, 1841
Home Town:
Waterbury, CT
Later Residences:
Waterbury, CT
William Brown (December 17, 1828)
Biographical Notes:
Sarah Kingsbury Brown, daughter of John and Marcia Bronson Kingsbury of Waterbury, Connecticut, was born on November 26, 1807. In 1823 Sarah attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. While studying in Litchfield Sarah boarded at Mrs. Bull's house on Prospect Street. Five years after completing her education in Litchfield Sarah marriaged Williams Brown. During their marriage Sarah and William had four children.

Years at LFA:
Room and Board:
Boarded with Mrs. Bull

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.
1823 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).

"Copy of Rules" of LFA written by Sarah Kingsbury in 1821 (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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