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Betsey Griffin Miller


Other Name:
Betsey Griffin
Gender:
Female
Born:
Unknown
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Clinton, NY
Marriage(s):
William G. Miller (1820)
Biographical Notes:
Betsey Griffin Miller of Clinton, New York attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1816. Four years after completing her studies she married William G. Miller. No further information is known about her life at this time.
Quotes:
September 17th - "was disappointed in the evening ot attending conference but spent it in nusing Miss Griffin who is quite sick. at this time shhe feels the absence of her Mother." - Charlotte Smith (Charlotte Smith diary, 1816).

Education
Years at LFA:
1816

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

1816 List of Subscribers in II Vol. "Universal History" (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

A "Miss Griffin" is mentioned in Charlotte Smith's 1816 diary. This entry likely refers to Betsey Griffin Miller (Connecticut Historical Society).

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