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Uriel Holmes

August 26, 1764
May 1827
Home Town:
East Haddam, CT
Later Residences:
Litchfield, CT
Esther Austin Holmes (October 24, 1794)
Biographical Notes:
Uriel Holmes as the son of Uriel and Statira [Cone] Holmes. He established a successful legal practice in Litchfield, CT. His wife, Esther Austin, died eight years after they were married at the age of 31. They had two sons and one daughter. He died in May of 1827 while driving through Canton, he was thrown from his carriage and killed.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Yale College in 1784.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Political Party:
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (CT) 1817-1818
State Posts:
State Representative (CT) 1803-1805
Local Posts:
Prosecuting Attorney (Litchfield County, CT) 1807-1814
Judge of the County Court (Litchfield County, CT) 1814-1817

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
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.
Handwritten list on loose papers of LLS Students "prior to 1798," inside Catalogue of Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), LHS
Secondary Sources:
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College History, Vol. 4. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1907.

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