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Theophilos Olcott

July 19, 1816
Home Town:
Charleston, NH
Later Residences:
Royalton, VA
Biographical Notes:
Theophilos Olcott was the son of Rev. Bulkley Olcott and his wife Martha (Pomery) Olcott. His father was a minister in Charleston, NH for over thirty-three years. Olcott never married. He practiced law in Royalton, VT and later died there.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Dartmouth College in 1800.

Profession / Service
Training with Other Lawyers:
He read law in the office of Jacob Smith of Royalton, VT.

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), 4.
Secondary Sources:
Nathaniel, Goodwin, The Descendants of Thomas Olcott. Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1874

Chapman, Rev. George T., Sketches of the Alumni Dartmouth College. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1867.

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