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Louisa Seymour Lockwood


Other Name:
Louisa Seymour
Gender:
Female
Born:
May 12, 1801
Died:
1878
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Painesville, OH
Marriage(s):
Stanley G. Lockwood (February 9, 1823)
Biographical Notes:
Louisa Seyour Lockwood, daughter of Moses Seymour, Jr. and his wife Mabel Strong Seymour, was born May 12, 1801. Coming from a family with a tradition of being educated in Litchfield, Louisa studied at the Litchfield Female Academy in 1815 and 1816, and again in 1819. On February 9, 1823 she married Stanley G. Lockwood of New Milford, Connecituct. The copule later relocated to Painesville, Ohio, and had five children. Louisa passed away in 1878.
Additional Notes:
Her paternal grandfather Major Moses Seymour was a subscriber to the Litchfield Female Academy in 1798.

Education
Years at LFA:
1815-1816,1819


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:
Louisa wrote and inscription and signed her name in Elizabeth Catlin's memory book in the year 1815 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

Louisa is mentioned in Charoline Chester's 1815-1816 diary (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1816 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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:
Jacobus, Donald Lines, et al. A History of the Seymour Family. New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Co., 1939.

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