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Sally Leavenworth Smith

Other Name:
Sally Leavenworth
January 6, 1806
Home Town:
Huntington, CT
James Smith (January 6, 1806)
Biographical Notes:
Sally Leavenworth Smith, daughter of Gideon and Sarah Ward Leavenworth, was born on January 6, 1806 in Huntington, Connecticut. Because her sister Mary Ann later attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy, it is believed that around the year 1800 Sally may have studied in Litchfield as well. On January 6, 1806 she married James Smith, and the couple had two children.

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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