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Emily Lindsley Hollenbeck

Other Name:
Emily Lindsley
May 3, 1796
September 1851
Home Town:
Lindsleytown, NY
George Matson Hollenbeck (September 23, 1816)
Biographical Notes:
Emily Lindsley Hollenbeck, daughter of Eleasur and Eunice Halsey Lindsley of Lindleytown, New York, was born May 3, 1796. From 1807-1811 Emily was educated in Litchfield, Connecticut at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. On September 23, 1816 she married George Matson Hollenbeck, a businessman and politician from Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania. Emily passed away in September of 1851.
Additional Notes:
Primary sources for Emily Lindsley Hollenbeck are located in the Litchfield Female Academy collection, Series 2: Student Papers, Records, and Documents, Folders 52-54.

Years at LFA:
Room and Board:
Boarded with Lucy and David Parmelee

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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.
Miss Lindsley is mentioned in Sarah Beekman May 17 - August journal of 1807 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

1811 receipt to Emily Lindsley for boarding and use of horse from David L. Parmelee (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

1811 receipt for tuition and school expenses signed by M. Pierce (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

Letter, Emily Lindsley to Jerusha Lindsley, 4 December 1811 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
Secondary Sources:
Lindly, John M. The History of the Lindley-Lindsley-Linsey Families in America. Winfield, IA.

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