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Silence Peet Buell

Other Name:
Silence Leavitt Peet
April 16, 1813
Home Town:
Salisbury, CT
Norton J. Buell (September 6, 1836)
Biographical Notes:
Silence Peet Bueel, daughter of Abijah Curtis Peet of Salisbury, Connecticut, and his wife Silence Leavitt Peet, was born April 16, 1813. As a student of Sarah Pierce's Female Academy, Silence received her education in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1827. While little else is known about Silence's life, historic records show that on September 6, 1836 she wed a man by the name of Norton J. Buell.

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.
1827 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chroicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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