Sarah Freligh Jackson
Richard Jackson (unknown)
Sarah Freligh Jackson, daughter of Moses and Sarah Varick Freligh of Montgomery, New York, was born in January of 1798. At the age of fifteen Sarah traveled to Litchfield, Connecticut where she studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in 1813. After completing her studies Sarah married Richard Jackson, with whom she one daughter, born in 1835.
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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.
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Sarah wrote an inscription in and signed Elizabeth Catlin's 1813-1815 memory book (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
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