Ann Maria Randell
August 28, 1795
New York, NY
Ann Maria Randall, born August 28, 1795, was the daughter of Jonathan and Catherine Meyer Randall of New York City. Anna's father Jonathan at one time owned Randall's Island. The city of New York purchased it from his heirs in 1835 for $60,000. While little is known about Ann Maria's life, it is believed that in 1809 she attended the Litchfield Female Academy.
Years at LFA:
Immediate Family (Why only immediate family?)
- Catherine Meyer Randall
- Jonathan Randall
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In the Ledger: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.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
John Pierce Brace, "History of My Poetry Vol. I" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
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