Vincennes, Northwest Territory
Kaskaskia, Illinois Territory
As a young man Jones attended Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. He then studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, but soon after beginning the practice of medicine formed a dislike for the profession and decided to pursue the study of law. He began his legal studies at the Litchfield Law School in Litchfield, Connecticut, and after completing his studies moved to the town of Kaskaski ...
New research suggests that these early histories may be biased by political leanings ...
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.
Mason, Edward G., Ed. Early Chicago and Illinois. Chicago: Fergus Printing Company, 1890.
History of Randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties, Illinois. Philadelphia: J.L. McDonough & Co., 1883.
Jones, Burt W.A. "Rice Jones, A Brief Memoir to the Last Representative of Randolph County in the Indiana Territory General Assembly, and the Victim of a Historical Tragedy of Early Illinois." Chicago Historical Society Collections 4 (1890), pp. 274-278.
Ostewig, Kinnie A. "Life of Shadrach Bond." Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society ...
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