Hylah and Sarah Amelia Bevier were born to Captain Philip Dubois Bevier and Ann Dewitt, Hylah born 1795 and Sarah Amelia was born 1797. Sometime around 1811 Hylah, along with her sisters, attended the Litchfield Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. By 1821 Hylah married Levi Hasbrouck, and resided at Locust Lawn in Gardiner, New York. She was the mother of four daughter and one son. Hylah died at the age of 78, in 1874 at Locust Lawn. Sarah Amelia married Cornelius Bruyn (1789-1873). During the last few months of Sarah Amelia's life, she sought rejuvenation at Saratoga Springs, unfortunately dying shortly after in 1861 of stomach cancer. Hylah Bevier and her six sisters attended the Litchfield Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. The Academy, founded in 1792, attracted students from all over the country, as well as Canada, Ireland and the West Indies. Sarah Pierce (1767-1852), the founder of the school, believed that women and men were intellectually equal. Her school offered instruction in chemistry, botany, religion, mathematics, and logic. These classes were rarely available to women during the early 19th century. Sarah Pierce was truly innovative in her approach to education, uniting academics with classes in the ornamental arts. Students drew and painted maps, and illustrated poetry, literature and biblical stories with elaborate needlework and detailed water color painting. Several embroidered pictures created by the Bevier sisters are preserved by Historic Huguenot Street.
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