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Josiah Buckingham Battell

March 1, 1776
May 7, 1843
Home Town:
Woodbury, CT
Later Residences:
Torrington, CT
Sarah Gillette Battell (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Josiah Battell, son of William Battell and Sarah Buckingham Battell, was born in Woodbury, Connecticut on March 1, 1776. He attended the Litchfield Law School in 1798 and was admitted to the bar the next year. He married Sarah Gillette of Torrington, with whom he had three daughters. He died in Torrington, Connecticut on May 7, 1843.

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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, 1849, 3.
Secondary Sources:
Cothren, William. History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut from the First Indian Deed in 1659 to 1879. Woodbury, CT: Published by William Cothren, 1879.

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