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Joseph Drake Humphrey

March 15, 1789
March 4, 1839
Home Town:
Goshen, CT
Later Residences:
Torrington, CT
Norton Township, OH
Abigail Beach Humphrey (unknown)
Myrenda Aikins Humphrey (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Joseph Drake Humphrey was the son of Isaiah and Loranda [Drake] Humphrey. His first wife later died in Norton, OH. He and second wife Myrenda [Parker] Aikins had ten children.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
1812 in Litchfield County Court

Related Objects and Documents
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.
Roger S. Baldwin 4 July 1813 List; Litch. Co. Bar Assoc. Ledger = Reg. TR/JG = 1812; Catalogue of Litchfield Law School (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849), 10.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1812, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Secondary Sources:
Humphreys, Frederick. Humphreys Family in America. Higginson Book Company.

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