James E. Morris
James E. Morris married Mrs. Maria Mann (Hext) Bailey, the young widow of Samuel Proctor Bailey, an attorney in Savanah, on January 2, 1806 in Liberty County, Georgia. He was a tutor at Sundbury Academy in Liberty County, and than an instructor at Franklin College (now the University of Georgia) in Athens, Georgia. From 1815-1827 he practiced law in Wayneboro, Burke County, Georgia. He died Febrary 11, 1827 in Waynesboro, GA.
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.
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