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George Beecher


Gender:
Male
Born:
May 6, 1809
Died:
July 1843
Home Town:
East Hampton, NY
Later Residences:
OH
Batavia, NY
Rochester, NY
Marriage(s):
Sarah Buckingham Beecher (1839)
Biographical Notes:
George Beecher was one of the several children of the Reverend Lyman Beecher and Roxana Foote Beecher of Litchfield, Connecticut. From 1818 to 1823 George studied at the Litchfield Female Academy. He then entered into the Hartford Grammar School before beginning his studies at Yale College. In 1832 George moved to Ohio with his family and became ordained as a minister. His first position as a minister was in Batavia, New York. After beginning his career there he met Sarah Buckingham, who he wed in 1839, and the couple had one son. Like many of his siblings, George was an abolitionist and joined the Anti-Slavery Society. When his church in Batavia began having difficultly paying his salary, George and his family relocated to Rochester, New York where he worked for a time. He and Sarah then relocated ...
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Education
Years at LFA:
1818-1823
Other Education:
Hartford Grammer School
Yale College

Profession / Service
Profession:
Religious Calling


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:
"Catalogue of the Ladies Academy in Litchfield" 1818 by J.A. Shepard (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

1820 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1819 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1819 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1820 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Winter Session (Vanderpoel, ...
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