Emily Bull Sanford


Other Name:
Emily Bull
Gender:
Female
Born:
September 10, 1810
Died:
October 12, 1900
Home Town:
New Milford, CT
Marriage(s):
Davis Curtis Sanford (May 25, 1830)
Biographical Notes:
Emily Bull Sanford was born on September 10, 1810 to Epaphras Wadsworth Bull and Polly Wells Bull in New Milford, Connecticut. Following in her father's footsteps of beding educated in Litchfield, Emily attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1826 and 1827; her broth Epaphras Wells Bull would attend the Litchfield Law School. Three years after completing her studies Emily married a lawyer from New Milford, Connecticut named Davis Curtis Sanford on May 25, 1830. The couple had two children during their marriage. Emily passed away October12, 1900. She is pictured in the center of the associated photograph.
Additional Notes:
Emily gave marble from her land to help build the All Saints Memorial Church in New Milford.

Education
Years at LFA:
1826-1827

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:
1826 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1827 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).

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