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Sarah Root Moore

Other Name:
Sarah Ann Root
May 16, 1812
Home Town:
Granville, MA
Later Residences:
Springfield, MA
Roger Sherman Moore (October 8, 1841)
Biographical Notes:
On May 16, 1812 Sarah Root Moore was born to Joel and Clarissa Ensign Root of Granville, Massachusetts. In 1831 Sarah and her sister Amarette received formal educations in Litchfield, Connecticut at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. On October 8, 1841 she married Roger Sherman moore, a lawyer and businessman from Southwick, Massachusetts. After their marriage Sarah and Roger had one child, and resided in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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.
1831 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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