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Mary Ann Hollister Wheeler


Other Name:
Mary Ann Hollister
Gender:
Female
Born:
June 23, 1811
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Sharon, CT
Marriage(s):
H. Wheeler (November 12, 1835)
Biographical Notes:
Mary Ann Hollister Wheeler was born June 23, 1811 to Benjamin and Elizabeth Dorr Hollister of Sharon, Connecticut. In 1827 she attended the Litchfield Female Academy, like her sister Caroline had done the year prior. On November 12, 1835 Mary Ann was married to a man named H. Wheeler. The couple had four children.

Education
Years at LFA:
1827

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:
1827 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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