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Jerusha Lindsley Tharp

Other Name:
Jerusha Lindsley
January 19, 1793
Home Town:
Lindsleytown, NY
Michael Rose Tharp (October 10, 1813)
Biographical Notes:
Jerusha Lindsley Tharp, daughter of Eleasur and Eunice Lindsley of Lindsleytown, New York, was born January 19, 1793. From 1811-1812 Jerusha received a formal educaiton at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. The year after completing her studies she married Michael Rose Tharp on October 10, 1813. During their life together Jerusha and her husband had three children.

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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.
In 1811 seven girls wrote a round robin letter to Jerusha Linsley (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).

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