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Esther Sherrill Higby

Other Name:
Esther Sherrill
January 10, 1809
April 1891
Home Town:
New Hartford, NY
Edward C. Cadwell (August 31, 1831)
Joseph Higby (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Esther Sherrill Higby was the daughter of Jacob and Jerusha Huntington Sherrill of New Hartford, New York. Born January 10, 1809, she attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1826. During her life Esther was married twice. Her first husband was Edward C. Cadwell, whom she married on August 31, 1831, and had three children with. After Edward's death she married Joseph Higby. Esther passed away in April of 1891.

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.
1826 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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