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Sybil Austin Webb

Other Name:
Sybil Austin
Home Town:
Austinburg, OH
Henry Webb (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Sybil Austin Webb was born in 1795 in Austinburg, Ohio to Eliphalet Austin and Sybil Dudley Austin. In 1818 Sybil was sent to study at the Litchfield Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. It is thought that her three sisters most likely attended the academy as well. After finishing her studies Sybil married Henry Webb.

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In the Ledger:
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.
"Catalogue of the Ladies Academy in Litchfield" 1818 by J.A. Shepard (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).
Secondary Sources:
Dudley, Claude William. The Dudley Family. 1971.

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