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Elizabeth Scoville

Other Name:
Eliza Scoville
August 4, 1783
December 18, 1869
Home Town:
Watertown, CT
Later Residences:
Kingston, New Brunswick Canada
Elias Scoville (August 11, 1805)
Biographical Notes:
Elizabeth Scoville, daughter of William and Sarah Brown Scoville of Watertown, Connecticut, was born August 4, 1783. In 1802 she attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. On August 11, 1805 she married Rev. Elias Scoville of Waterbury, Connecticut. Elizabeth and Elias later resided in Kingston, New Brunswick, Canada and had six children. She passed away on December 18, 1869.

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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.
Elizabeth ("Eliza") is listed as a fellow student in Maryann Bacon's 1802 Journal (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).

1802 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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