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Lucretia Swift Spaulding

Other Name:
Lucretia A. Swift
November 11, 1801
February 21, 1858
Home Town:
Windham, CT
Later Residences:
Warren, OH
Rufus Paine Spaulding (October 1, 1822)
Biographical Notes:
Lucretia Swift Spaulding of Windham, Connecticut was the daughter of Zephania and Lucretia Webb Swift. In 1819 Lucretia attended the Litchfield Female Academy. Her brother Geroge had studied in Litchfield at the Law School three years earlier. On October 1, 1822 she married Rufus Paine Spaulding of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Rufus, a lawyer and politician, had graduated from Yale in 1817. After their marriage Lucretia and Rufus had seven children, and later resided in Warren, Ohio. Lucretia passed away in 1858.

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.
1819 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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