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Susan Masters Blackman


Other Name:
Susan Masters
Gender:
Female
Born:
July 16, 1793
Died:
April 13, 1849
Home Town:
New Milford, CT
Marriage(s):
Judson Blackman (April 6, 1825)
Biographical Notes:
Susan Masters Blackman, daughter of Nicholas and Tamar Taylor Masters of New Milford, Connecticut, was born July 16, 1793. In 1805 she attended the Litchfield Female Academy. On April 6, 1825 Susan wed Jusdon Blackman. She passed away on April 13, 1849.
Additional Notes:
Primary sources for Susan Masters Blackman include a bill and a photograph, located in the Litchfield Female Academy collection, Series 2: Student Papers, Records, and Documents, Folders 64 and 65.

Education
Years at LFA:
1805

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:
Bill for Miss Susan masters schooling. Payment received by S. Pierce (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

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