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Hetty H. Smith

August 1808
January 29, 1840
Home Town:
Hartford, CT
Later Residences:
Hartford, CT
Simeon Parsons Smith (January 27, 1833)
Biographical Notes:
In August of 1808 Walter Dean Smith and his wife Hetty Bull Hosford Smith had their oldest child, Hetty H. Smith. In 1823 Hetty was sent to Litchfield, Connecticut where she studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. Ten years later on Janusry 27, 1833 she was wed to Simeon Parsons Smith. The couple had one daughter during their marriage, who was named Hetty after her mother and grandmother. On January 29, 1840 Hetty S. Smith passed away in New Haven, Connecticut.

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.
1823 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Published in the November 3, 1823 issue of the Litchfield newspaper, The American Eagle).

1823 List of Subscribers, in 1st Vol. "Universal History" (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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