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George Seymour

December 27, 1816
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Sarah Newell Hunt (February 10, 1841)
Biographical Notes:
George Seymour of Litchfield, Connecticut was born December 27, 1816. In 1830 and 1831 his parents, Moses and Mabel Strong Seymour, had George educated at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. George later attended the Western College of Physicians and Surgeons, and after graduated began his medical practice in Litchfield. On February 10, 1841 he married Sarah Newell Hunt. George passed away in 1861.
Additional Notes:
His paternal grandfather Major Moses Seymour was a subscriber to the Litchfield Female Academy in 1798.

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Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
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.
"Catalogue of the Litchfield Academy ... 1830" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).

1831 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
Secondary Sources:
Jacobus, Donald Lines, et al. A History of the Seymour Family. New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Co., 1939.

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