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John Lashels

Other Name:
John Lashells
September 13, 1789
May 18, 1847
Later Residences:
Bucks County, PA
Mary Lashels (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
During the War of 1812, Lashels served as a Corporal in the 15th U.W. Infantry in 1813 and became physically disabled.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Dickinson College from 1806 to 1808.

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
Adams, County, PA in 1811, and Dauphin County, PA in 1828
Training with Other Lawyers:
After leaving Litchfield, CT Latham studied with Judge Nahim Mitchell.

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, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.

Catalogue of Litchfield Law School Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849.

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