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Sarah Marsh Weston

Other Name:
Sarah Williams Marsh
August 2, 1799
March 1841
Home Town:
Dalton, MA
Later Residences:
Dalton, MA
Grenville Dean Weston (November 2, 1820)
Biographical Notes:
Sarah Marsh Weston of Dalton, Massachusetts was born August 2, 1799. Her parents were Henry and Betsey Lawrence Marsh. In 1816 Sarah studied at the Litchfield Female Academy. Four years later on November 2, 1820 she married businessman Grenville Dean Weston. The couple resided in Dalton and had three children. Sarah passed away in March of 1841.

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.
1816 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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