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Laura Sherrill Worthington

Other Name:
Laura Sherrill
April 4, 1791
March 30, 1822
Home Town:
Richmond, MA
Robert Worthington (May 22, 1815)
Biographical Notes:
Laura Sherrill Worthington, daughter of Henry and Lois Chidsey Sherrill, was born April 4, 1791 in Richmond, Massachusetts. Around the year 1800 it is believed that Laura attended the Litchfield Female Academy, where she completed an embroidery similar in style to other embroideries completed at the school. On May 22, 1815 she married Dr. Robert Worthington, and the couple had one son and one daughter. Only five years after their marriage Laura passed away on March 30, 1822.

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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.
Silk embroidery "Solitude" signed by "Laura Sherril"

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