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Charles M. Jenkins

April 30, 1810
January 17, 1900
Home Town:
Rensselearville, NY
Later Residences:
Albany, NY
Elizabeth Wood Jenkins (June 21, 1842)
Biographical Notes:
Charles M. Jenkins was the son of Jonathan Jenkins. Jenkins lived a very long life and died at Albany, NY. He was a partner in the law firm of 'Jenkins & Cooper.' The practice was prosperous and Jenkins retired a wealthy man.

Jenkins was one of only three Litchfield Law School students who lived into the 20th century.

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Other Education:
Graduated from Union College in 1829.

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.

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