Mary Ann Wolcott Whitehead
From 1814-1816 her parents, Frederick and Betsey Huntington Wolcott, sent her to Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in her hometown to study. Prior to attending the Litchfield Female Academy, Mary Ann was a student at Betsey Collins' school in Litchfield. Several years after completing her studies Mary Ann married Asa Whitehead in 1827. Asa, originally from Newark, New Jersey, was a lawyer.
Upon Henry’s arrival at Litchfield Law School, fellow student George Younglove Cutler wrote that Henry saw Mary Ann (his first glance of her?) and fellow student "Hannah L" from his window at Tapping Reeve’s house and remarked, “I suppose these young ladies i.e. the ladies of this village -- depend upon law ...
- Frederick Henry Wolcott
- Asa Whitehead
- Elizabeth Wolcott Jackson
- Hannah Wolcott Freeman
- Laura Wolcott Rankin
- Charles Moseley Wolcott
- Joshua Huntington Wolcott
- Betsey Huntington Wolcott
- Frederick Wolcott
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.
1814 Summer Session Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (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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