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Charles Austin

July 30, 1793
February 8, 1849
Home Town:
New Haven, CT
Ann Buckler Austin (November 21, 1821)
Biographical Notes:
Charles C. Austin was the son of merchant Elijah Austin of New Haven, Connecticut, and his wife Esther Phelps Austin. In 1812 Charles traveled to Litchfield, Connecticut where he studied at Tapping Reeve's Law School. He did not pursue a legal career, but instead entered into the life of ministry. On November 21, 1821 he married Ann Buckler with whom he had three daughters and two sons.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Religious Calling; Educator

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.
Baldwin, Roger Sherman.Notes on law taken from the lectures of the Honble. Tapping Reeve and James Gould, esquire … at the Litchfield Law School, 1812-1813 Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1812, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

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