Philip Barton Key
Maria Sewall Key (April 25, 1833)
After studying law at Litchfield Law School, he moved to Annapolis, MD where he practiced law for several years. In 1835, he moved to Louisiana and became a planter, living on his sugar plantation in Rosedale, near Baton Rouge. Key and his second wife had ten children. He died at his plantation "Acadie" in Thibodaux, LA.
State Senator (LA) 1854
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.
A Memorial of the Semi-Centennial Celebration of the Founding of Hamilton College. Clinton, NY: Ellis H. Roberts, 1862.
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