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Samuel G. Whittlesey


Gender:
Male
Born:
November 8, 1809
Died:
1847
Home Town:
Hartford, CT
Marriage(s):
Anna Mills Whittlesey (September 29, 1841)
Biographical Notes:
Samuel G. Whittlesey was the son of Samuel and Abigail Goodrich Whittlesey of Hartford, Connecticut. In 1822 and 1823 he studied in Litchfield at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy as his mother had done. Samuel graduated from Yale in 1834 and then attended Yale Divinity School. He became a minister, teacher, and missionary to Oodooville, Ceylon in 1841 and he ran a Mission Female Seminary from 1843 to 1847. He also served as editor for the Mother's Magazine which his mother had started in 1832. On September 29, 1841 he married Anna Mills and the couple had three children.
Additional Notes:
Samuel's mother and father operated seminaries in Utica and Canandaigua, New York.

Education
Years at LFA:
1822-1823

Profession / Service
Profession:
Religious Calling; Educator

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:
1822 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1823 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).

Samuel is mentioned in Mary L. Wilbor's 1822 Diary (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA; The University Press, 1903).

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