Isaac Trimble Preston
Margaret Layton Preston (1842 or 1843)
His studies at the Litchfield Law School were interrupted by the War of 1812. On March 31, 1813 he entered the army as a captain of the 35th Infantry. In June 1815, Preston was honorably discharged and he resumed his legal studies with William Wirt, in Norfolk, VA. He left Virginia later that same year and settled in Louisiana.
Preston had a great interest in developing better transportation throughout the south and was a promoter of a railroad from New Orleans, LA to Jackson, MS. Preston also pursued ...
State Representative (LA) 1825-1846
Judge of the Supreme Court (LA) 1850-1852
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, 1812, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 10.
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