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Sarah Van Gaasbeek

June 4, 1797
Home Town:
Kingston, NY
Biographical Notes:
Sarah Van Gasbeek, daughter of Abraham W. and Elizabeth Hasbrouck Van Gaasbeek, was born June 4, 1797. In 1811 Sarah left her hometown of Kingston, New York and traveled to Litchfield, Connecticut where she studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. No other information is known about her life at this time.

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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.
Sarah was one of seven students from the 1811 class at the Litchfield Female Acaemy to write a round robin letter to Jerusha Lindsley in Albany, NY (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

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