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Anna Babcock


Gender:
Female
Born:
January 18, 1784
Died:
1862 or 1864
Home Town:
Windham, CT
Biographical Notes:
Anna Babcock was born January 18, 1782 in Windham, Connecticut to Joseph Babcok, Jr. and Molly McCall Babcock. She was the oldest of five children, and attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1808.

Education
Years at LFA:
1808

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
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:
Letters to Anna Babcock (Connecticut State Library, Mail Vault, 2 MSS #290).
Secondary Sources:
White, Lorraine Cook. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Windham. Genealogical Pub. Co., 2002.

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