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Reuben Pickett

February 1840
Home Town:
Wadesboro, NC
Later Residences:
Wadesboro, NC
Marengo County, AL
Mary Jane Dismukes Pickett (October 21, 1829)
Biographical Notes:
Reuben Pickett was the son of James Pickett. His mother's name is currently unknown. He attended the Wadesborough Academy in North Carolina as a child. He returned to Wadesboro, NC after attending the Law School and opened a law office. He moved to Marengo County, AL at some point after 1831. He and his wife had one daughter.

Years at LLS:

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.
George C. Woodruff List

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 21.

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