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Eliza Morrison Jackson

Other Name:
Eliza Morrison
April 26, 1813
Home Town:
Savannah, GA
John James Jackson (May 20, 1835)
Biographical Notes:
Eliza Morrison Jackson, born April 26, 1813, was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Johnston Morrison of Savannah, Georgia. Because her father had attended the Litchfield Law School, and her mother the Litchfield Female Academy, it is believed that around the year 1830 Eliza may have studied in Litchfield as well. On May 20, 1835 she married John James Jackson, a businessman from Savannah. During their marriage Eliza and John had five children. She passed away in 1876.

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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