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Isaac Mead Newcomb

September 29, 1803
August 26, 1842
Home Town:
Pleasant Valley, NY
Later Residences:
Poughkeepsie, NY
Sophia Meeker Newcomb (June 22, 1830)
Biographical Notes:
Isaac Mead Newcomb was the son of Dr. Zaccheus and Mary (Mead) Newcomb. He attended the Law School in 1828. Newcomb married Sophia Meeker on June 22, 1830 and they had three daughters and one son. He worked the rest of his life as a lawyer in Poughkeepsie, NY, where he died.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Yale College from 1824 to 1827, but did not graduate.

Profession / Service

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, 1848), 23.

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