No image available

Amos Pearce

Other Name:
Amos Peirce
August 9, 1763
ca. 1798
Home Town:
Woodbury, CT
Later Residences:
Philadelphia, PA
Biographical Notes:
Amos Pearce was the son of Deacon John and Hannah (Twitchell) Pearce. He graduated from Yale in 1783 after having been expelled briefly for rioting in March 1782. Pearce spent the rest of his life working as a lawyer in Philadelphia, PA. He never married.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1783.

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]
Secondary Sources:
Peirce, Frederick Clifton. Peirce Genealogy. Worcester, MA: Press of Chas. Hamilton, 1880.

Contact Us

Do you have more information for the Ledger?

If you have family papers, objects, or any other details you would like to share, or if you would like to obtain a copy of an image for publication, please contact us at