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Dudley Saltonstall

April 26, 1824
Home Town:
New London, CT
Later Residences:
Canandaigua, NY
Nivonton, NJ
Chapin Saltonstall (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Dudley Saltonstall was the son of Commodore Dudley and Frances (Babcock) Saltonstall. While living in Canandaiga, Ontario County, NY, he married the daughter of Genral Israel Chapin. From 1798 to 1809 he served as a General in the New York Militia. Saltonstall's legal practice met with only moderate success so he gave up the law and engaged in business, again with little success. In 1809, he moved first to Maryland and later to Nivonton, a suburb of Elizabeth City, NJ.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1791.

Profession / Service
Military; Lawyer; Business
Admitted To Bar:
Ontario County, NY in 1795
Training with Other Lawyers:
In 1813, he continued legal studies in New York, NY under Robert Swanton.
Local Posts:
Surrogate (Ontario County, NY) 1798-1809

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]
Secondary Sources:
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College History, Vol. 4. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1907.

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