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Michael Frederick Mills

March 22, 1776
August 5, 1857
Later Residences:
Norfolk, CT
Sally Pettibone Mills (October 16, 1803)
Biographical Notes:
Michael Fredereick Miller was the son of Michael and Mercy (Lawrence) Mills. After attending the Law School, he moved to Norwalk, CT and served in several local offices in addition to being elected as a Connecticut State Representative from 1830 to 1831.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
State Posts:
State Representative (CT) 1830-1831
Local Posts:
Postmaster (Norfolk, CT) 1804
Justice of the Peace (Norfolk, CT) 1812-1846
Judge of Probate (Norfolk, CT) 1822-1842

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, 1801, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849.
Secondary Sources:
Crissey, Theron W. and Joseph T. Eldridge. History of Norfolk, 1744 - 1900, Litchfield County: Connecticut. Higginson Book Company, 1992.

White, Lorraine Cook and Christina Bailey. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: New Milford 1712 - 1860, Norfolk 1758 - 1850, North Stonington 1807 - 1852. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2000.

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