Laura Beach Adams
Laura Beach; Lauranna Beach
May 19, 1801
New Hartford, NY
New Hartford, NY
William Adams (December 13, 1831)
On May 18, 1801 Laura Beach Adams, daughter of Ashbel Beach and Laurana Humphrey Beach, was born in New Hartford, New York. She attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1813 and later married William Adams.
When Laura was born her given name was "Lauranna."
Years at LFA:
Immediate Family (Why only immediate family?)
Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger: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:
Laura wrote an inscription and signed her name in Elizabeth Catlin's 1813-1815 memory book (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
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