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Sophia Taylor Sherman

Other Name:
Sophia Taylor
January 1841
Home Town:
New Milford, CT
Benjamin Sherman (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Sophia Taylor Sherman of New Milford, Connecticut was the daughter of John and Sophia Demming Taylor. In 1825 and again in 1827 Sophia attended the Litchfield Female Academy as her sisters Charlotte and Mary did as well. Sophia later married Benjamin Sherman of New Haven, Connecticut.
"Perhaps you have not heard of the death of Mrs Sophia Sherman_ She died a week since leaving an infant son 2 weeks old."
Letter, Mary Anna Whiting Boardman to her son, William Whiting Boardman
January 12, 1841
Boardman Family Papers, Yale University Manuscripts and Archives,

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.
1825 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1827 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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