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George Washington Tallmadge

September 13, 1803
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Laura Pease (September 13, 1824)
Biographical Notes:
On September 13, 1803 George Washington Tallmadge was born to Benjamin and Mary Floyd Tallmadge of Litchfield, Connecticut. As a boy it is likely that George received an early education at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in his hometown. On September 13, 1824 he married Laura Pease of Warren, Ohio, and the couple had three children during their marriage. He passed away eleven years after their marriage in 1835.
Additional Notes:
George's father graduated from Yale in 1772. He was a land speculator, merchant, bank president, and United States Congressman.

George's maternal grandfather General William Floyd was a member of the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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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.
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