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Jane Jackson Fisher


Other Name:
Jane Jackson
Gender:
Female
Born:
Unknown
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Paterson, NJ
Later Residences:
Hamilton, NY
Marriage(s):
Samuel Ware Fisher (May 18, 1842)
Biographical Notes:
Jane Jackson Fisher, daugher of Peter and Hester Brinkerhoff Jackson of Paterson, New Jersey, attended the Litchfield Female Academy from 1829-1831. In 1830 she boarded at Dr. Sheldon's house while studying in Litchfield. On May 18, 1842 she married Samuel Ware Fisher of Passaic, New Jersey. Samuel, a minister and educator, was an 1835 graduate of Princeton. He also graduated from the Union Theological Seminary in 1839, and received a Doctor of Law degree from New York University. During their marriage Jane and Samuel resided in Hamilton, New York, and had seven children.

Education
Years at LFA:
1829-1831
Room and Board:
Boarded at Dr. Sheldon's house in 1830

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
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).

1828 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1829 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

"Catalogue of the Litchfield Academy ... 1830" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

1831 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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