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Moses Hayden

Home Town:
Westfield, MA
Later Residences:
Ontario County, NY
Biographical Notes:
Moses Hayden was the youngest member of his graduating class at Williams in 1804. He eventually settled in Ontario County, now known as Livingston County, New York. He practiced law in York, New York and was the first judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Livingston County from 1821 to 1823. He never finished his term in the state senate due to his early death in 1830 at the age of forty four.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Williams College in 1804.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Political Party:
Adams-Clay Republican; Adams
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (NY) 1823-1827
State Posts:
State Senator (NY) 1829-1830
Local Posts:
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (Livingston County, NY) 1821-1823

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 County Bar Association Records, 1804, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Secondary Sources:
Durfee, D.D., Rev. Calvin. Williams Biogrpahical Annals. Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers, 1871.

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