Caroline Canfield MacKay
Caroline Emma Canfield
1797 or 1798
William MacKay (unknown)
Caroline Canfield MacKay was born in 1797 or 1798 to to lawyer and politician Judson Canfield and Mabel Ruggles Canfield in Sharon, Connecticut. Caroline is believed to have attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1820. Sometime after completing her studies she married William MacKay. Caroline passed away in 1872.
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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.
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