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Benjamin A. Markley

Home Town:
Charleston, SC
Loisa Strobel Markley (September 13, 1809)
Biographical Notes:
Benjamin A. Markley attended Litchfield Law School in 1806 and was admitted to the bar in South Carolina in 1809. He was appointed the Warden of South Carolina in 1812, 1816-1817, and 1819. In 1830 Benjamin served as the Quarter Master of the South Carolina Militia.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
Charleston, SC in 1809
Local Posts:
Warden (Charleston, SC) 1812, 1816-1817, 1819

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, 1806, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.

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

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