Mary Foote Perkins

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About Mary Foote Perkins

Mary was the only daughter of Lyman Beecher’s who did not pursue public life, though she had a central role in the extended Beecher family. Mary received her primary education at Miss Pierce’s school in Litchfield, CT with her sisters Harriet and Catherine. She partnered with Catharine Beecher to open the Hartford Female Seminary, but disliked teaching. She married Thomas C. Perkins, a prominent lawyer in Hartford, and settled there for the rest of her life. She and Thomas had four children. She is the grandmother of author Charlotte Perkins Gillman.

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Mary Foote Perkins's Timeline

1805
July 19, 1805
East Hampton, New York
1828
September 27, 1828
Age 23
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1829
November 23, 1829
Age 24
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1832
March 23, 1832
Age 26
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1836
May 9, 1836
Age 30
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1900
March 14, 1900
Age 94
Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford Female Seminary