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Ebenezer Jessup, Jr.

March 10, 1796
March 7, 1861
Home Town:
Saugatuck, CT
Later Residences:
Southport, CT
Wakeman Jesup (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Ebenezer Jessup, Jr. was the son of Major Ebenezer and Saray (Wright) Jessup. After being admitted to the Bar in Litchfield, CT, he moved to Southport, CT and became a farmer. Jesup and his wife had one child. He died in Southport, CT.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1824.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Agriculture
Admitted To Bar:
1826 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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848.

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