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Charles Goodrich Olmsted

August 4, 1787
September 1865
Home Town:
Ridgefield, CT
Later Residences:
Manlius, NY
Franklin, TN
Spring Port, KY
Biographical Notes:
Charles Olmsted was the son of Colonel David and Abigail (Ingersoll) Olmsted of Ridgefied, CT. While he was still very young, his family moved to Manlius, NY. After leaving Litchfield, CT, he settled in Franklin, TN where he married a widow with several children and established himself as a lawyer. Olmsted lived the rest of his life in that area, but never had any children of his own. He spent the last years of his life with the family of his wife's son-in-law General Huphrey Marshall. Olmsted later died at Spring Port, KY.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Prepared for college by the Rev. Robert Porter and graduated from Yale College in 1809.

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.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1810, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

Catalogue of Litchfield Law School (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849), 8.

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