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Rebecca Pardee Parker


Other Name:
Rebecca Pardee
Gender:
Female
Born:
May 11, 1794
Died:
before 1841
Home Town:
Sharon, CT
Marriage(s):
Amasa Parker (July 23, 1812)
Biographical Notes:
Rebecca Pardee Parker, daughter of Jonathan and Zilphea Hamlin Pardee, was born May 11, 1794. It is believed that around the year 1809 Rebecca may have travelled from her hometown of Sharon, Connecticut to Litchfield to study at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy, as her sister Sarah did several years later. On July 23, 1812 Rebecca married Amasa Parker, a Litchfield Law School student originally from Washington, Connecticut. During their marriage Amasa not only practiced law, but become involved in politics as well. While her exact death date is not know, Rebecca passed away sometime prior to 1841.

Education
Years at LFA:
1809


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.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
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