Eunice Filley Newberry
Eunice Filley; Eunice Newbury
April 26, 1811
Lucius Newberry/ Newbury (September 15, 1834)
Eunice Filley Newberry, daughter of Gurdon and Eunice Phelps Filley of Windsor, Connecticut, was born April 26, 1811. In the year 1826 Eunice attended Sarah Pierce’s Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. On September 15, 1834, several years after completing her studies, she married Lucius Newberry, a businessman from Bloomfield, Connecticut. During their marriage Lucius and Eunice had two children. Eunice passed away in 1869.
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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:
1826 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
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