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Ann Van Wyck Brinckerhoff

Other Name:
Ann Van Wyck
August 15, 1797
Home Town:
Fishkill, NY
Tunis Brinckerhoff (after 1831)
Biographical Notes:
Ann Van Wyck Brinckerhoff, daughter of Cornelius R. and Magdalena Montfort Van Wyck of Fishkill, New York, was born August 15, 1797. In 1811 Ann was educated at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. After completing her education Ann returned to Fishkill, where she lived in her family's home. Sometime after 1831 Ann is known to have married Tunis Brinckerhoff after the death of his first wife. Ann and Tunis had no children during their marriage, and details about Ann's life after her marriage are sparse.

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.
Ann Van Wyck's name is included on Hylah Bevier's list of students in her 1811 edition of "Universal History" (Locust Grove Estate).

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