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Frances Sayre Walsh

Other Name:
Fanny Sayre; Frances Maria Sayre
March 12, 1813
February 4, 1847
Home Town:
Blooming Grove, NY
Michael Walsh (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Frances Sayre Walsh of Blooming Grove, New York was born March 12, 1813. She was the daughter of William and Mary Van Duzer Sayre. In 1830 Frances traveled to Litchfield, Connecticut where she studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. Sometime after completing her education she married Michasel Walsh. Frances passed away on February 4, 1847.

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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 Litchfield Academy … 1830" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).

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