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George W. Taylor

August 24, 1802
Home Town:
New Milford, CT
Harriet Allen Taylor (October 25, 1826)
Biographical Notes:
On August 24, 1802 George W. Taylor was born in New Milford, Connecticut to William and Abigail Starr Taylor. In 1819 George was sent to nearby Litchfield, Connecticut to receive his early education at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy, as his sister Rebecca may have done several years earlier. After attending the Pierce school George went on to study at Yale College, where he graduated from in 1824. Two years later he married Harriet Allen Taylor on October 25, 1826. During their marriage George and his wife had two children.

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 Winter 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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