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Charles Marsh, Jr.

October 17, 1790
July 1, 1817
Home Town:
Woodstock, VT
Later Residences:
Louisville, KY
Mary Leonard Marsh (November 27, 1816)
Biographical Notes:
Charles Marsh Jr. was born in Woodstock, VT on October 17, 1790 to Charles and Ann [Collins] Marsh. He attended Dartmouth in 1813 and Litchfield Law School later that year.

He boarded at the Lansingburg, NY family home of Litchfield Female Academy student Mary Leonard, whom he married in 1816.

Marsh spent his short life working as a lawyer until his death in Louisville, KY on July 1, 1817 and Mary's death soon followed in December of that year.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Dartmouth College in 1813.

Profession / Service

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.
Baldwin, Roger Sherman. Notes on law taken from the lectures of the Honble. Tapping Reeve and James Gould, esquire … at the Litchfield Law School, 1812-1813. Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University.

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

"Death Notice," Norwich Courier, vol. XXI, iss. 42, 3, August 27, 1817.

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