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Charles Frederick Johnson

September 10, 1804
July 6, 1882
Home Town:
Stratford, CT
Later Residences:
Tioga County, NY
Dorchester, MA
Sarah Woolsey Johnson (April 23, 1835)
Biographical Notes:
Charles Frederick Johnson was the son of Robert Charles and Katherine Ann (Bayard) Johnson. Due to the death of both his parents while he was a young child, Johnson was raised by his uncle, Samuel William Johnson. He was raised with his first cousins who had both attended the Litchfield Law School. He inherited large tracts of land in western New York from his father in the Susquehanna Valley, and cut it into various farm plots and sold it to the first settlers.

Johnson then settled in Tioga Valley, NY in 1837 where he had a 200 acre farm called Meadow Bank. He never pursued a legal practice and was an inventor and writer instead. Johnson also made some literary efforts and translated Lucretius' De Rerum Natura in blank verse and it was published in New York in 1872. He lived ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Union College in 1823.

Profession / Service
Agriculture; Arts; Other

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.
Secondary Sources:
Adams, Arthur. Biography of Charles Frederick Johnson, 1921.

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