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Sarah Perkins Faxon

Other Name:
Sarah Gridley Perkins
March 24, 1812
September 30, 1866
Home Town:
West Hartford, CT
Later Residences:
Quincy, IL
Lewis Faxon (January 31, 1832)
Biographical Notes:
Sarah Perkins Faxon of West Hartford, Connecticut attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1827. Born march 24, 1812, she was the daughter of Timothy and Sarah Perkins. On January 31, 1832 Sarah was married to Lewis Faxon of West Hartford. After their marriage, the couple relocated to Quincy, Illinois and had three children. Sarah passed away in Payson, Illinois on September 30, 1866.

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 Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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