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Mary Ann Patten Munson


Other Name:
Mary Ann Patten
Gender:
Female
Born:
1803
Died:
1887
Home Town:
Hartford, CT
Marriage(s):
Alfred Shepard Munson (May 22, 1822)
Biographical Notes:
Mary Ann Patten Munson, daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah Burt Patten, was born in 1803. In 1817 Mary Ann travelled from her hometown of Hartford, Connecticut to Litchfield, Connecticut where she attended Sarah Pierce's school until 1819. Three years after finishing her education she married Dr. Alfred Shepard Munson on May 22, 1822. Mary Ann and Alfred had six children during their marriage. Mary Ann passed away in 1887.

Education
Years at LFA:
1817-1819

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:
"Catalogue of the Ladies Academy in Litchfield" 1818 by J.A. Shepard (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

Mary Ann wrote an inscription and signed her name in Louisa Lewis's album that she kept while attending the Female Academy (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

1817 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1819 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).
Secondary Sources:
Baldwin, Thomas Williams. Patten Genealogy. T.W. Baldwin, 1908.

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