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Austin Putnam

March 6, 1809
September 26, 1886
Home Town:
Croydon, NH
Later Residences:
Troy, NY
Whitneyville, CT
Caroline Northrop Putnam (September 30, 1833)
Biographical Notes:
Austin Putnam was the son of Samuel and Susan (Gibson) Putnam. After attending the Law School, he eventually settled in Troy, NY. He received his master's from Yale in 1840 and shortly afterwards left the law to enter the ministry. He died in Whitneyville, CT.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Dartmouth College from 1825 - 1826 but did not graduate with the class of 1828. He received his Masters Degree from Yale College in 1840.

Profession / Service
Religious Calling

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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 23.

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