Charlotte Strong Sill
January 12, 1794
Horace Hooker Sill (May 17, 1820)
Charlotte Strong Sill, daughter of Elisha and Mary Beebe Strong, was born January 12, 1794 in Windsor, Connecticut. It is believed that around the year 1808 Charlotte may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy. On May 17, 1820 she married Horace Hooker Sill of Windsor.
Charlotte Strong of Windsor is mentioned in John Pierce Brace's "History of My Poetry Vol. I," but it is not clear if Charlotte was a student at the Litchfield Female Academy or not.
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CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
Brace, John Pierce. "History of My Poetry Vol. I" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).
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