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Darius Lyman

July 17, 1789
December 13, 1865
Home Town:
Goshen, CT
Later Residences:
Pittsburgh, PA
Portage County, OH
Cleveland, OH
Huldah Oviatt Hudson Lyman (December 13, 1818)
Lucy Rose Walbridge Lyman (June 9, 1834)
Biographical Notes:
Darius Lyman was the son of Colonel Mosses and Mary (Judd) Lyman. Lyman graduated from Williams College before attending the Litchfield Law School.

After leaving Litchfield Law School he went to Pittsburgh, PA and in order to more fully perfect his legal studies he spent several months in the law office of Hon. Henry Baldwin, subsequently one of the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.

In the spring of 1814 he moved to Portage County, OH and was admitted to the bar. He established himself permanently in his profession in the town of Ravenna. He was soon appointed prosecuting attorney of the county, and in 1816 he was elected to the State Senate, where he served two terms ending in 1832. In the fall of that year he was the anti-Masonic candidate for governor, ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Williams College in 1810.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Training with Other Lawyers:
He studied in the Pittsburgh, PA law office of Hon. Henry Baldwin.
State Posts:
State Representative (OH) 1816-1818
State Senator (OH) 1828-1832, 1850-1865
Local Posts:
Judge of Probate (Portage County, OH) 1855-1864

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, 1811, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.

Catalogue of Litchfield Law School Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849.
Secondary Sources:
Hibbard, Augustine George. History of the Town of Goshen. Hartford, CT: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1897.

Brown, Robert C., J.E. Norris. History of Portage County, Ohio. Chicago, IL: Warner, Beers & Co., 1885.

Coleman, Lyman. Genealogy of the Lyman Family in Great Britain and America
The Ancestors and Descendants of Richard Lyman, from High Ongar in England, 1631
. 1872

Darius Lyman Family Papers. Western Reserve Historical Society.

Whitney L. Brooks collection of Lyman family papers. Litchfield Historical Society.

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