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Roger Mills

Biographical Notes:
The identity of this student is not known at this time. There are several possible Roger Mills who may have attended the Law School.

The first possibility is a Roger Mills who was the son of Roger and Mary (Webster) Mills. He was baptized on October 16, 1768. On November 24, 1791, Mills married a Miss Bidwell. This would have made him one of a few students who married before attending the Law School in 1798. This is the information Samuel H. Fisher provided in his 1946 biographical list of Law School students.

The second possibility is Roger Mills, the son of Joseph and Hannah Mills, who was born in 1773 in Norfolk, CT.

The third possibility is Captain Roger Mills of Caanajoharrt, NY.
Additional Notes:
In 1805 a Roger Mills served on the Committee of Examination for the Litchfield County Court admissions to the bar.

Years at LLS:

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

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