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Joshua Huntington Wolcott


Gender:
Male
Born:
August 29, 1804
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Marriage(s):
Cornelia Frothingham Wolcott (November 12, 1844)
Harriet Frothingham Wolcott (November 12, 1851)
Biographical Notes:
In 1817 and 1819 Joshua Huntington Wolcott attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in his hometown of Litchfield, Connecticut. Born August 29, 1804 he was the son of Frederick and Betsey Huntington Wolcott. During his adult life Joshua worked as a merchant and married twice, both wives having the last name Frothingham.
Additional Notes:
Joshua was the grandson of Oliver Wolcott, Governor of Connecticut and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Education
Years at LFA:
1817,1819

Profession / Service
Profession:
Business


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:
1817 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).

1819 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).

1819 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).

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