Delaware County, PA
From May 1809 to 1817, Barnes was the Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In addition, he served as the Attorney General of Pennsylvania from 1800 to 1811 and acted for seventeen years, from 1818 to 1835, as the Associate Judge of the Philadelphia District Court. Barnes also acted as the Register of Wills in Philadelphia in 1824 and as the President Judge of the District Court of Philadelphia from 1826 to 1835. He died on April 22, 1839 in Philadelphia from an "inflammation of the brain".
Attorney General (PA) 1800-1811
Associate Judge of the District Court in Philadelphia (PA) 1818-1835
Presiding Judge of the District Court in Philadelphia (PA) 1826-1835
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, 1801, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Philadelphia Public Ledger, 25 April 1839
Poulson's Daily Advertiser, 24 April 1839
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