Elizabeth Wolcott Gracie
It is believed around the year 1810 she may have the attended the Litchfield Female Academy. On July 2, 1813 she married William Gracie, son of Archibald Gracie (1755-1829), who was a New York City lawyer the builder of Gracie Mansion.
Elizabeth died at Gracie Mansion only six years after they married, on June 26, 1819.
Elizabeth S. Wolcott, NYC
[Uncle] Frederick Wolcott, Litchfield
24 Feb 1811
I sent by Mr. W. Gibbs a small trunk containing pieces of Laura's wedding Cake, directed to Aunt Wolcott Mrs. Reeve & Miss Pierce ...
It is also claimed by some that her ghost haunts Gracie Mansion in New York City.
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.
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