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Amanda Mills Perry

Other Name:
Amanda L. Mills; Amanda L. Adams
November 5, 1800
February 1, 1890
Home Town:
Kent, CT
Reuben Adams (March 1, 1821)
Nathaniel P. Perry (September 10, 1840)
Biographical Notes:
On November 5, 1800 Amanda Mills Perry was born to Lewis Bradley Mills of Kent, Connecticut and his wife Hannah. In 1821 Amanda travelled to Litchfield, Connecticut where she briefly studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. That same year she married Reuben Adams on March 1. After Reuben's death she married Nathaniel P. Perry on September 10, 1840. No other information is known about Amanda's life until her death on February 1, 1890.

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.
1821 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Winter Session (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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