Orleans County Grammar School Preceptors and Teachers

These men and women served as preceptors or preceptresses (principals) and teachers for the Orleans County Grammar School. They are listed in chronological order.

Preceptors/Principals

Years Employed

Notes

Rev. James Wheelock Woodward

1823-1827

Mr. Hill

Jan. – Apr. 1828

Isaac Parker

Apr. 1828- Jul. 1829

Paid $90 for Fall Term 1828

Paid $8.15 April 1829

Rev. Alexander Twilight

Aug. 1829- 1836

Worked thru May or June 1836

Isaac Parker

1836

Joseph Ward

1836

Paid $43.50 for “teaching nearly three months” Sept. 1836

Rev. Alexander Twilight

(?) – Aug. 1847

Paid $150 for teaching March-Sept. 1837

Rev. William Scales

Sept. 1847-Aug.1851

*** No Fall Term in 1851. No spring, summer or fall terms in 1852 ***

Rev. Alexander Twilight

Nov. (?) 1852- Oct. 1855

Suffered a stroke that ended his teaching

Andrew J. Hyde

Sept. 1856

Aba S. Whitney

Feb 1858

Rev. A. W. Wild,

O. H. Austin assisting

Sept. 1858

O. H. Austin

Sept 1859

D. F. Hicks

Sept 1860

O. H. Austin

Sept 1861

Teachers

Years Employed

Class Taught/Notes

Timothy Parker Redfield

1836

Grandson of Isaac Parker

Rev. D. L. French

Sept 1839

Vocal Music

George A. Hinman

Sept 1841

Chemistry, was an Officer of the Orleans County Natural and Civil History Society

George W. Ward

Sept 1841

Vocal Music

H. E. Miller

Sept 1845

Vocal Music

John C. N. Cottrelle

Sept 1845

French

Samuel Read Hall

Aug 1854

Geology

Preceptresses

Years Employed

Notes

Alma E. Tyler

Sept 1841

*** Fall 1844 & Spring 1845, Twilight is criticized by Prudential Committee for not furnishing a female teacher as per his contract. ***

Harriet Verback

Sept 1845

Cynthia R. Stone

Sept 1847

Sophia West

1847- 1848 (?)

Died in 1848 while working for the school

Harriet Verback

Sept 1848

Married Prof. Noyes of Northwestern University

Omira B. Bottum

Sept 1849

Amelia Sias

March 1850

Almira B. Savage

Aug. 1850

Emily Skinner

March 1851

R. N. (Narcissa) Buxton

Sept 1853

Narcissa Buxton was a student in 1849

Ellen E. Hall

Feb – Aug 1854

Jerusha Tirrell

1854

Narcissa R. Buxton

Feb – Sept 1856

Other Female Teachers

Years Employed

Class Taught/Notes

Mary Jane Thrasher

Sept 1845

Instrumental Music, married Dr. D. W. Blanchard

Mary J. Clark

Feb – Sept 1851

Drawing

L. M. Andross

Aug 1854

Music, Piano

Cynthia Trull

Sept 1856

Music & French

Mary J. Addison

Sept 1856

Drawing

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