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William Edwin Jones


Gender:
Male
Born:
1817
Died:
1851
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Marriage(s):
Miss Ogden (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
William Edwin Jones, son of Isaac and Tabitha Thomas Jones, was born in 1817. From 1829-1831 William studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in his hometown, as his sister Henrietta had done before him. While not much detail is known about Williams's life before his death in 1851, it is known that he married a Miss Ogden of New York City.
Quotes:
"I do remember three of four boys who attended the school because there was no boys' school in town; one was Willie Jones, the son of Parson Jones as he was called." - Mrs. A.S. Farnam (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

Education
Years at LFA:
1829-1831


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:
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 fo the Litchfield Academy ... 1830" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

Emily Noyes Vanderpoel interviewed Mrs. A. S. Farnam a former student of the Female Academy about her memories (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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

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