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Rheua Lockwood Converse

Other Name:
Rheua Ann Lockwood; Rena Ann Lockwood; Rena Ann Converse
April 23, 1803
Home Town:
Stamford, CT
Josiah Converse (September 12, 1824)
Biographical Notes:
Born on April 23, 1803 to Daniel Lockwood, III and Sarah Jessup Lockwood of Stamford, Connecticut, Rheua Lockwood Converse attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1820. On September 12, 1824 Rheua married Josiah Converse of Troy, New York. No other information is known about her life at this time.

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.
1820 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).

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