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Harriet Wadsworth Kilbourn


Other Name:
Harriet Wadsworth
Gender:
Female
Born:
August 24, 1819
Died:
1916
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Danbury, CT
Litchfield, CT
Marriage(s):
Charles J. Kilbourn (June 25, 1844)
Biographical Notes:
Harriet Wadsworth Kilbourn was born August 24, 1819 to James and Sally Cooke Wadsworth of Litchfield. Around the age of eleven Harriet began studying at the Litchfield Female Academy in her hometown, and continued to attended the school through 1832. In 1835 she moved to Danbury, Connecticut with her parents for about seven years before returning to Litchfield in 1844 when she marred Charles S. Kilbourn.
Quotes:
Litchfield Enquirer. April 13, 1916

"MRS. KILBOURN DEAD. Litchfield's Oldest Inhabitant Passes Away at the Age of Ninety-Six Years and Nearly Eight Months.

Mrs. Harriet D. Kilbourn, the oldest resident of Litchfield, died at her home on North street, at eleven o'clock on Tuesday morning. The funeral will be held from the house on Thursday at 2.30 o'clock, the Rev. Dr. Goodwin officiating. Internment will be in the plot in East cemetery. The honorary bearers will be George M. Woodruff, C.W. Hinsdale, Dr. C.N. Warner, A.E. Fuller, F.M. Coe and Wm. T. Marsh.

Mrs. Harriet D. Kilbourn was born on West street, Litchfield, August 24th, 1819. Her father was James C. Wadsworth, of the famous Connecticut family of that name, and her mother, Sally Cooke of Danbury. Her ...
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Education
Years at LFA:
1830-1832

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:
Emily Noyes Vanderpoel interviewed Harriet Wadsworth about her time at the Female Academy (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).

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

1832 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, ...
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