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Josephine Stansbury Nourse


Other Name:
Josephine Stansbury
Gender:
Female
Born:
December 10, 1813
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Washington, District of Columbia
Later Residences:
Cannonsburg, PA
Springfield, OH
Marriage(s):
Benjamin Franklin Nourse (January 3, 1832)
Biographical Notes:
Josephine Stansbury Nourse of Washington, D.C. was born on December 10, 1813 to Arthur and Susanna Stansbury. In 1829 Josephine travelled north to Litchfield, Connecticut where she studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy for three years. On January 3, 1832 she married Benjamin Franklin Nourse, also of Washington, D.C. Josephine and her husband Benjamin had two children before his death in 1836 during the Seminole War in Flordia.

Education
Years at LFA:
1829-1831

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:
1829 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

"Catalogue of the Litchfield Academy ... 1830" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

1831 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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