Caroline Tracy Robbins
December 26, 1792
Silas Webster Robbins (November 1, 1811)
Caroline Tracy Robbins, daughter of politician Uriah Tracy and his wife Susannah, was born December 26, 1792. Throughout the 1770s Caroline's mother had kept a dame school in Litchfield. It is believed that between the year 1801 and 1809 Caroline likely studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in her hometown of Litchfield. She then taught music at the school in 1809. On November 1, 1811 Caroline married Silas Webster Robbins, a student of the Litchfield Law School. She and Silas resided in Winchester, Kentucky and had three daughters during their marriage, all of who attended the Litchfield Female Academy. She passed away in 1837.
Years at LFA:
Profession / Service
Immediate Family (Why only immediate family?)
- Julia Robbins Finley
- Caroline T. Robbins
- Susan E. Robbins
- Julia Tracy Metcalf
- Silas Webster Robbins
- Susan Tracy Howe
- Sally Tracy Gould
- Susannah Bull Tracy
- Uriah Tracy
Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger: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:
Lucy Sheldon Beach's 1802-1803 journal contains an entry stating that "Mrs. Tracy, and Caroline were at our house." This entry may refer to Caroline Tracy (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).
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