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Mary Ann Tomlinson Mitchell

Other Name:
Mary Ann Tomlinson
Home Town:
Stratford, CT
Later Residences:
Stratford, CT
John Mitchell (c. 1820)
Biographical Notes:
Mary Ann Tomlinson Mitchell was the daughter of Charles and Susan Hill Tomlinson of Stratford, Connecticut. It is believed that around the year 1820 Mary Ann may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy. Around the same time she married Rev. John Mitchell, also of Stratford.
Additional Notes:
Mary Ann and John's marriage is noted in George Cutler's 1820 Diary on August 18, 1820 - "Miss Tomlinson mar. Rev. - Mitchell & is now living at Stratford Conn - where Dr. T. was a practicing physician." (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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