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Betsy Chapin Beard


Other Name:
Betsy Chapin
Gender:
Female
Born:
January 11, 1790
Died:
1852
Home Town:
Buffalo, NY
Later Residences:
MI
Marriage(s):
David Beard (November 1, 1812)
Biographical Notes:
Betsy Chapin Beard was born on January 11th, 1790 to Daniel Chapin and Parthena Wheeler Chapin of Buffalo, New York. Betsy attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1802 and 1803. She married David Beard of Derby, Connecticut on November 1, 1812, and they had nine children.

Education
Years at LFA:
1802-1803


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:
Betsy is listed as a fellow student in Maryann Bacon's 1802 Journal (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

"Beach, Luch Sheldon (Mrs. Theron) 1803 Jan 28" Journal (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

1802 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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