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Roswell Babbitt

March 22, 1813
May 1899
Home Town:
New York, NY
Later Residences:
Lisbon, NY
Elizabeth Brown Babbitt (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Roswell Babbitt was the son of Warren Babbitt and Sally Delano. His father was a farmer and distiller in New York who destroyed his distillery after converting to Methodism. Roswell was born the sixth of seven children. He attended the Litchfield Law School in 1833 and later married Elizabeth Ann Brown of Fly Creek, NY with whom he had six children. Roswell spent most of his life as a farmer and died in Lisbon, New York in 1899.

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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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 24.
Secondary Sources:
Browne, William Bradford, comp., The Babbitt Family History 1643-1900. Taunton, MA: Higginson Book Company, 1988.

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