John Thomas Schley

November 4, 1806
Home Town:
Frederick County, MD
Later Residences:
Georgianna McClure Schley (November 29, 1831)
Sophia Hallen Schley (January 22, 1851)
Biographical Notes:
John Thomas Schley was the son of John Thomas and Mary (Feree) Schley. Three years after attending the Litchfield Law School, he married for the first time. After the death of his first wife, he remarried. Schley had a total of fifteen children between his two wives. Schley spent most of his life working as a lawyer and farmer. His family made their home at "Richfields" which was three miles north of Frederick City, MD.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Agriculture

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
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), 22.
Secondary Sources:
Shriver, Samuel S., comp. and ed. History of the Shriver Family.Baltimore, MD: Private Pub., 1888.

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