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Joseph Hulbert Nichols

August 20, 1805
December 11, 1862
Home Town:
Newtown, CT
Later Residences:
New Haven, CT
Cheshire, CT
Racine, WI
Richmond, VA
Norfolk, VA
Greenwich, CT
Louisa Routledge Nichols (September 17, 1844)
Biographical Notes:
Joseph Hulbert Nichols was the son of Joseph and Sarah (Hurlbert) Nichols. He was born in Newtown, CT and lived there until 1815, when his parents removed to New York City. He attended the Episcopal Academy at Cheshire, CT. Although he studied law and was admitted to the bar in Albany, NY, Nichols had little interest in the law and then went to study to become a minister. On July 3, 1831, he was ordained Deacon at Grace Church in New York City.

Nichols worked for a year as an assistant to Bishop Moore at the Monumental Church in Richmond, VA. His failing health forced him to return to Connecticut were he became the Rector for Christ Church in Greeenwich, CT for fourteen years. Nichos then assisted the minister at Trinity Church in New Haven, CT for six years. His final position was ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended the Episcopal Academy in Cheshire, CT and then Graduated from Yale College in 1825. He then studied to become a minister with his father's rector, the Rev. Dr. J. M. Wainwright, in 1829 and attended the General Theological Seminary in New York, NY.

Profession / Service
Religious Calling; Arts; Educator
Admitted To Bar:
Albany, NY in October 1828
Training with Other Lawyers:
He studied with Seth P. Staples of 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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 22.
Secondary Sources:
Hurlbut, Henry H. The Hurlbut Genealogy. Albany: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1888.

Everest, Charles, W. The Poets of Connecticut: With Biographical Sketches. Hartford, CT: Case, Tiffany & Burnham, 1843.

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