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Joseph Foster Martin

March 10, 1819
Home Town:
Providence, RI
Later Residences:
Providence, RI
Biographical Notes:
Joseph Foster Martin was born in Providence, RI in 1799 to John Martin and Elizabeth Terry Martin. He attended Brown University in 1817 and later the Litchfield Law School. Joseph Martin died shortly after his time at the law school due to illness on March 10, 1819.

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Other Education:
Attended Brown University in 1817.

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.
Josiah Houghton, LLS Law Notebook 1817-1818, "Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the Law Institution, Litchifeld, Cont."; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 15.

Houghton, Josiah. "LLS Law Notebook 1817-1818." Litchfield Law School Collection, Series 1, Subseries 1, Litchfield Historical Society. Available online at

"Death Notice," Rhode-Island American, vol. XI, iss. 45, 3, March 12, 1819.

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