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Abby Morris Witon

Other Name:
Abigail Morris, Abby Morris
August 2, 1783
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Antrim, NH
John Milton Witon (October 18, 1808)
Biographical Notes:
On August 2, 1783 Abby Morris was born to James and Elizabeth Hubbard Morris. It is believed that around the year 1798, Abby attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy.

On October 18, 1808, she married John Milton Witon. Together they had one son, James Morris Witon, who later attended Yale.

Her brother James attended the Litchfield Law School a few years later in 1803.

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.
"List of Pupils Gathered From Letters and Other Sources" (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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