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Phoebe Reynolds Pugsley

Other Name:
Phoebe Reynolds
May 12, 1778
Home Town:
Amenia, NY
Abram Pugsley (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Born May 12, 1778, Phoebe Reynolds Pugsley was the daughter of Stephen and Rachel Denton Reynolds of Amenia, New York. It is believed that around the year 1794 Phoebe may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy. She later married Abram Pugsley of Dutchess County, New York, and passed away in 1841.

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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