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Sally Raymond Smith

Other Name:
Sally Ann Raymong
September 1, 1801
Home Town:
North Salem, NY
Samuel Starr Smith (December 2, 1828)
Biographical Notes:
Sally Raymond Smith of North Salem, New York was born September 1, 1801 to Joshua and Ruhamah Raymond. In 1821 Sally studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. Seven years later she married Samuel Starr Smith on December2, 1828. Sally and her husband had three children.

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.
Sally wrote an inscription and signed her name "S A Raymond" in Martha Dwight Denison's album while attending the Female Academy (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).

1821 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Summer Session (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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