Jane Vanderburgh Wells
Shortly after their marriage, John Wells and a friend went West to prospect some land. Jane agreed to leave her family and old life behind in New York and travel with John. With them they brought their three children, who at the ...
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.
Jane wrote an inscription and signed her name in Adeline Mitchell's 1820 album (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).
1820 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).
History of St. Clair County, Michigan, (Chicago: Western History Co., 1883).
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