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Sarah Perry Gates

Other Name:
Sarah Perry
August 16, 1793
August 20, 1856
Home Town:
Richmond, MA
Samuel Gates (January 17, 1822)
Biographical Notes:
Sarah Perry Gates was one of three daughters to attend the Litchfield Female Academy. The daughter of Rev. David Perry and his wife Jerusha Lord Perry, Sarah was born August 16, 1793. In 1818 and 1822 she studied in Litchfield at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. On January 17, 1822 she married Samuel Gates, a businessman and manufacturer from Richmond, Massachusetts. On August 20, 1856 Sarah passed away.

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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.
"Catalogue of the Ladies Academy in Litchfield" 1818 by J.A. Shepard (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

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