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Ruth Robbins Champion

Other Name:
Ruth Kimberly Robbins
October 5, 1782
Home Town:
Wethersfield, CT
Later Residences:
Westchester, CT
Henry Champion (May 5, 1803)
Biographical Notes:
Ruth Robbins Champion, daughter of Robert and Jerusha Estabrook Robbins of Wethersfield, Connecticut, was born October 5, 1782. In 1811 Ruth's younger sister Meroa attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. It is believed that prior to 1803 Ruth may have also studied in Litchfield, Connecticut. On May 5, 1803 Ruth wed Henry Champion, also of Wethersfield, and the couple went on to have four 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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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