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Daniel Robert

October 2, 1792
August 21, 1878
Home Town:
Brookhaven, NY
Later Residences:
New York, NY
New Utrecht, NY
Jane Cowenhoven Robert (June 7, 1827)
Biographical Notes:
Daniel Robert was the son of Dr. Daniel and Mary (Smith) Robert. He and his wife Jane Cowenhoven had three sons and two daughters. In 1836, he retired to his farm in New Utrecht (on Long Island) due to his poor health and financial reverses. He later died there at the age of eighty-six.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Prepared for college with the Rev. Herman Daggett and graduated from Yale College in 1810.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office; Agriculture
Admitted To Bar:
State Posts:
Judge Advocate General of the First Brigade Artillery in the State Militia (NY) 1819

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.
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