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Ebenezer Martin, Jr.

January 11, 1779
Home Town:
Sharon, CT
Later Residences:
Sheldon, VT
Franklin County, VT
Hammond, VT
Cynthia James Martin (December 11, 1802)
Biographical Notes:
Ebenezer Martin Jr. was born in Sharon, CT on January 11, 1779 to Ebenezer and Sarah Minerva [Adams] Martin. He attended Litchfield Law School in 1799 and was admitted to the Vermont bar in 1801. He married Cynthia James Martin in 1802. His political career picked up some years later when he was elected a Vermont State Representative from 1808-1810; Clerk of the town of Sheldon, VT from 1806-1813; and State's Attorney for Franklin County, VT in 1816. He died in 1827.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Vermont in 1801
State Posts:
State Representative (VT) 1808-1810
State's Attorney for Franklin County (VT) ca. 1816
Local Posts:
Clerk of the town of Sheldon (Sheldon, VT) 1806-1813

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, 1799, 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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