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Mary Ann Leavenworth


Gender:
Female
Born:
November 17, 1805
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
New Haven, CT
Later Residences:
Westport, CT
Biographical Notes:
Mary Ann Leavenworth, daughter of Gideon and Mary Ann Kasson Mary Ann Kasson Leavenworth, was born November 17, 1805. In 1820 Mary Ann travelled from her hometown of New Haven, Connecticut to Litchfield where she studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy for two years. Mary Ann later worked as a teacher in Westport, Connecticut, for forty-five years.

Education
Years at LFA:
1820-1821

Profession / Service
Profession:
Educator

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:
1820 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Winter Session (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1821 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Winter Session (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA).
Secondary Sources:
Leavenworth, Elias Warner. A Genealogy of the Leavenworth Family. Syracuse, NY: S.G. Hitchcock & Co., 1873.

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