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Henry Morris

August 22, 1826
January 10, 1854
Home Town:
Morrisania, NY
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Mary Spencer Morris (October 11, 1831)
Biographical Notes:
Henry Morris was the grandson of Lewis Morris, the third and last lord of the Manor of Morrisania, a royal land title in New York, who was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His parents were Richard Valentine Morris, a commissioned Captain in the U.S. Navy, and Ann (Walton) Morris, the daughter of Jacob and Mary (Cruger) Walton.

Henry Morris was born the youngest of four children at the former family manor of Morrisania, NY. He practiced law first in Western New York and then in New York City. His wife was the daughter of the Hon. Judge John Canfield and Eliza (Scott) Spencer. They had three children.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Columbia College in 1826.

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
New York

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.
George C. Woodruff List.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848.

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