Lucy Ann Shepard
Baptized 1799 or 1800
Lucy Ann Shepard of Lenox, Massachusetts was baptized around the year 1800. She was the daughter of Samuel and Lucy Ames Shepard. Samuel, an educator and minister, had attended the Litchfield Law School prior to pursing a Doctorate of Divinity at Union College. In 1818 Samuel and his wife sent their daughter Lucy to Litchfield, Connecticut where she studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy.
Years at LFA:
Immediate Family (Why only immediate family?)
- Lucy Ames Shepard
- Samuel Shepard
Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger: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.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
"Catalogue of the Ladies Academy in Litchfield" 1818 by J.A. Shepard (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).
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