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Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Chatfield, Julia

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CHATFIELD, Julia, educator, b. in London, England, in 1809; d. in Brown county, Ohio, in 1878. She was educated by the Ursulines of Boulogne, and became a nun of that order in 1834. In 1845 she conducted a body of Ursulines from Boulogne to the United States. When she visited Cincinnati she was offered three different sites for the convent and academy she purposed founding. She selected that in Brown co., Ohio, and erected the convent and academy of St. Martin's, which became a leading Catholic institution in the west. She acted as president of the academy for over thirty years.