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William Franklin Hodges

August 24, 1789
October 10, 1837
Home Town:
Torrington, CT
Later Residences:
Mobile, AL
Biographical Notes:
William Franklin Hodges was the son of Dr. Elkanah and Rebecca [Whiting] Hodges. He was prepared for Yale by Rev. Ammi R. Robbins who graduated from Yale in 1760. He moved to Mobile, AL where he established a law practice. He never married and had no children.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Stuided with Rev. Ammi R. Robbins in preparation for college and attended Yale College in 1811.

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.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1812; Catalogue of Litchfield Law School (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849), 10.
Secondary Sources:
Orcutt, Rev. Samuel. History of Torrington, Connecticut. Albany: J. Munsell, Printer, 1878.

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