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Mary Ann Thorne Guernsey


Other Name:
Mary Ann Thorne
Gender:
Female
Born:
1809
Died:
November 18, 1835
Home Town:
Milan, NY
Marriage(s):
Peter Guernsey (before 1829)
Biographical Notes:
Mary Ann thorne Guernsey, born 1809, was the daughter of Stephen and Anna Estes Thorne of Milan, New York. In 1826 Mary Ann attended the Litchfield Female Academy. Sometime prior to 1829 she married Peter Guernsey, and the couple had two children. Mary Ann passed away on November 18, 1835.

Education
Years at LFA:
1826

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:
1826 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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