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Mary Mumford Dakin

Other Name:
Mary Pierce Mumford
February 8, 1809
February 20, 1863
Home Town:
Cayuga, NY
Later Residences:
Samuel D. Dakin (1832)
Biographical Notes:
Mary Mumford Dakin, born February 8, 1809, was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Smith Dakin of Cayuga, New York. It is believed that as a young woman Mary may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy, as two of her other sisters did. In 1832 she married Samuel D. Dakin of Oneida, New York, and the couple had five children. Mary passed away on February 20, 1863.

Years at LFA:

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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