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Ezra Jewell

January 27, 1726
October 10, 1821
Home Town:
Salisbury, CT
Later Residences:
Lyons, NY
Mary Chapin Jewell (November 25, 1810)
Biographical Notes:
Ezra Jewell was the son of Oliver Jewell and his second wife Amy Stephens. He practiced law in Salisbury, CT for a short time before moving his family to New York. Jewell died at the age of thirty-six in Lyons, NY.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
1810 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.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1809, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.

Catalogue of Litchfield Law School Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849), 8.
Secondary Sources:
Jewell, Pliny & Joel. The Jewell Register. Hartford: Press of Case, Lockwood and Company, 1860.

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