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Samuel Marsh

June 17, 1765
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Norfolk, VA
Biographical Notes:
Samuel Marsh was the son of Ebenezer and Lucy/Lucia [Phelps] Marsh. After he was admitted to the bar he moved to Norfolk, VA where he established a legal practice, though he maintained financial and personal interests in Litchfield. In 1809, he gave the land lot on which St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Litchfield was built.

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Other Education:
Attended Yale College in 1786.

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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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]
Secondary Sources:
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College Hitsory, Vol. 4. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1907.

Phelps, Oliver Seymour and Andrew Tinkey Servin. The Phelps Family of America and Their English Ancestors, Vol. I. Eagle Publishing Co., 1899.

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