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Sereno Pettibone

November 9, 1778
November 16, 1826
Home Town:
Norfolk, CT
Later Residences:
Norfolk, CT
Simsbury, CT
Biographical Notes:
Sereno Pettibone was the son of Colonel Giles and Margaret (Holcomb) Pettibone. His father was one of the earliest and most prominent settlers of Norfolk, CT. Pettibone practiced law in Norfolk, CT for several years before he moved to Simsbury, CT where he continued to practice law. During the War of 1812, he served as a Captain of the 4th Company of Militia Artillery. After the war he returned briefly to Simsbury before moving again to his native town of Norfolk, CT.

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

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Military
Admitted To Bar:
1803 in Litchfield, CT

Related Objects and Documents
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, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 5.
Secondary Sources:
Crissey, Theron Wilmot and Joseph Eldridge. 1744 - 1900, History of Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Higginson Book Co., 1992.

Durfee, Rev. Calvin. Williams Biogrpahical Annals. Boston: Lee & Shepard Publishers, 1871.

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