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Elizabeth Arden Verplanck

July 6, 1804
Home Town:
Verplanck's Point, NY
Philip Alexander Verplanck (November 20, 1828)
Biographical Notes:
Elizabeth Arden Verplanck was born July 6, 1804 to Philip and Sally Arden Verplanck of Verplanck's Point, New York. In 1816 Elizabeth, along with her sister Mary, travelled to Litchfield, Connecticut where she attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. On November 20, 1828 Elizabeth married Philip Alexander Verplanck. Nothing morem is known about her life until her death in 1850.

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.
Emily Noyes Vanderpoel transcribed of copy of "Jephthah's Daughter" a play written by Sarah Pierce in her book Chronicles of A Pioneer School. The students who acted in the play are listed - E. Verplank played Agnes (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1816 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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