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William Crawford Banks

September 15, 1797
December 3, 1821
Home Town:
Elbert County, GA
Later Residences:
Darien, GA
Biographical Notes:
William C. Banks was the son of James Crawford Banks and Mildred Oliver Banks. He attended the Litchfield Law School in 1820 and spent his life practicing law. He never married, and died in Darien, Georgia on December 3, 1821.
"1820 was spent by the writer at the law-school at Litchfield, in company with William Crawford Banks, Hopkins Holsey, Samuel W. Oliver, and James Clark, from Georgia. All are in the grave except Clark, who, like the writer, lives in withered age." William Henry Sparks

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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, 1849), 16.
Secondary Sources:
Sparks, W. H. The Memories of Fifty Years. Philadelphia: E. Claxton & Company, 1882.

Banks of Elbert, 2nd. edition p. 134 as quoted:

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