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William Joshua Grant

July 7, 1804
February 23, 1855
Home Town:
Georgetown, SC
Later Residences:
Camden, SC
Harriet Chestnut Grant (May 1, 1833)
Biographical Notes:
William Josha Grant was born in 1804 in Georgetown, South Carolina. He received his degree from South Carolina College in 1822 and then went to study at the Litchfield Law School the following year. In 1826 he was admitted to the bar in Columbia, South Carolina. He also briefly served as the editor of The Camden Journal in 1826. Grant lived in Camden for the rest of his life working as a cashier at the Bank of Camden from 1826 to 1842. He died on February 23, 1855.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from South Carolina College in 1822.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Editor; Business
Admitted To Bar:
Columbia, S.C. in 1826

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Litchfield Eagle, October 6, 1823

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