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Homer Hine

July 25, 1776
July 14, 1856
Home Town:
New Milford, CT
Later Residences:
Canfield, OH
Youngstown, OH
Mary Skinner Hine (October 5, 1807)
Biographical Notes:
Homer Hine was the member of one of the earliest Irish families to settle Connecticut. He was born July 25, 1776 to Captain Noble and Patience Hubbell Hine of New Milford, Connecticut. Homer was the second son of their ten children. Horatio Seymour was his fellow student during his whole college preparation and they consequently attended Yale together and were roommates for all four years. After graduating from Yale in 1797 he became a preceptor of an academy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. In 1800 Homer studied law at Tapping Reeve's school in Litchfield, Connecticut and after he was admitted to the bar in 1801 he moved to Canfield, Ohio where he established himself as the first lawyer in the Western Reserve. In 1806 he relocated to Youngstown, Ohio where he practiced law until his retirement ...
Additional Notes:
By the time of his death, Homer Hine had become wealthy dealing with coal mine stocks.

Homer Hine in buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Youngstown, Ohio.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Prepared for college with Rev. Truman Marsh and Rev. Stanley Griswold of New Milford and attended Yale College in 1797.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Training with Other Lawyers:
He studied law with Litchfield Law School graduate Philo Ruggles.
State Posts:
State Representative (OH) 1804-1825
Local Posts:
Postmaster (Western Reserve)

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, 1800, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Secondary Sources:
Boltwood, Lucius M. History and Genealogy of the Family of Thomas Noble of Westfield, Massachusetts. Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company, 1878.

Hine, Robert Clark. Hine Genealogy. 1898.

Orcutt, Samuel. History of the town of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut. Hartford, CT: Press of the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company, 1882

Day, Thomas and James Murdock, Brief Memoirs of the Class of 1797. New Haven, CT: Yale College, 1848.

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