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Joseph Merrill Sadd

November 6, 1801
Home Town:
Winchester, CT
Later Residences:
Castile, NY
Louisville, KY
Corinne Gilmore Sadd (July 1830)
Biographical Notes:
Joseph Merrill Sadd, born November 6, 1801, was the son of Harvey and Lydia Merrill Sadd of Winchester, Connecticut. In 1819 Joseph studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. As a young man Joseph also studied at the Stockbridge Academy, and in 1827 he graduated from Williams College. After completing his studied at Williams he began studying at Auburn Theological Seminary, and in 1830 was ordained. In July of 1830 Joseph married Corinne Gilmore. After their marriage Joseph continued working as an educator, missionary, and minister, and the couple resided in various locations around the country.

Years at LFA:
Other Education:
Attended Stockbridge Academy, graduated from William College in 1827, and attended Auburn Theological Seminary from 1827-1830.

Profession / Service
Educator; Religious Calling

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.
1819 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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