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Eliza Woodbridge Hudson

Other Name:
Eliza Woodbridge
August 27, 1797
January 11, 1881
Home Town:
Hartford, CT
Barzillai Hudson (October 8, 1816)
Biographical Notes:
Eliza Woodbridge Hudson was born on August 27, 1797 to Ward and Hannah Bigelow Woodbridge of Hartford, Connecticut.

It is believed that around 1809 Eliza may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy because her siblings also attended.

On October 8, 1816 she married Brazillai Hudson. During their marriage the couple had nine children. Eliza passed away on January 11, 1881 and is buried in Hartford.

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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