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Esther Pierpont Sheldon


Other Name:
Esther Pierpont
Gender:
Female
Born:
1787
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Manchester, VT
Marriage(s):
Calvin Sheldon (1806)
Biographical Notes:
Esther and Calvin had five children. Esther's mother Lois Collins was the daughter of Charles and Anne Huntington Collins who married in 1752. Charles was the son of Reverand Timothy Collins, the first minister of Litchfield's Congregational Church.

Education
Years at LFA:
1802


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

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