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Sally Smith Lassiter

Other Name:
Sally Ann Smith; Sally Ann Todd; Sarah Ann Smith; Sally Smith Todd; Sarah Smith Todd
Home Town:
Poughkeepsie, NY
Later Residences:
Carmel, NY
Walker Todd (September 4, 1811)
Lassitter (March 15, 1881)
Biographical Notes:
Sally Smith of Poughkeepsie, New York was the daughter of John and Jane Van Kleeck Smith. From 1808-1809 Sally received a formal education at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. Two years after completing her studies, Sally married Walker Todd. They had eight children and resided in Carmel, NY where he worked as a lawyer and held various political offices. Following the death of Walker Todd, she married Mr. Lassiter.

Years at LFA:
Room and Board:
Boarded with Judge Holmes

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.
Brace, John Pierce. "History of My Poetry, Volume 1" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).
Secondary Sources:
Todd, George Iru, Todd Family in America, Gazette Printing Company, 1920, p. 275.

Pelletreau, William S. (William Smith): History of Putnam County, New York : with biographical sketches of its prominent men, Philadelphia : W.W. Preston, 1886.

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