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Shubael Flagg Griswold

Baptized January 19, 1789
May 29, 1826
Home Town:
East Hartford, CT
Biographical Notes:
Shubael Flagg Griswold was the grandson of Captain Shubael Griswold, a wealthy farmer of Torrington, CT. His father was also named Shubael and married Saffa Flagg, the daughter of Dr. Samuel Flagg of East Hartford, CT in 1786. Griswold was baptized on January 19, 1789 in East Hartford, CT. He graduated from Yale in 1806 and then entered the Litchfield Law School three years later. After his admission to the bar, he set up a legal practice in Hartford from 1810 to 1820. He died six years later, reportedly from a drinking problem at his home in East Hartford. He was only thirty-nine years old.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Yale College in 1806.

Profession / Service

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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 7.
Secondary Sources:
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College History, Vol. 6. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1912.

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