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Susan Gregory Hill


Other Name:
Susan Gregory
Gender:
Female
Born:
May 22, 1802
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Saratoga, NY
Marriage(s):
Isaac Hill (September 21, 1825)
Biographical Notes:
On May 22, 1802 Susan Gregory Hill was born to doctor Aaron Gregory of Saratoga, New York, and his wife Martha Henderson Gregory. Around the age of fourteen Susan began studying in Litchfield, Connecticut at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy where she remained for two years. On September 21, 1825 Susan married Isaac Hill, and the couple had four children during their marriage.
Additional Notes:
John Pierce Brace noted on his copy of the 1817 Winer Session Catalogue that Susan Gregory had earned First Prize for the session.

Education
Years at LFA:
1816-1818

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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:
Susan is mentioned in Eliza Ogden's 1816-1818 journal - entry December 21, 1817 (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1816 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1817 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The Univeristy Press, 1927).

Susan is mentioned in Sarah Finkle, Nancy Waldo, and Minerva Finkle's letter to Eliza A. Ogden on April 4, 1817 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

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Secondary Sources:
Gregory, Grant. Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Gregory. Rutland, VT: Tuttle Pub. Co., 1938.

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