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Jessup W. Scott

February 25, 1799
December 23, 1873
Home Town:
Fairfield, CT
Later Residences:
Lexington, SC
Perrysburg, OH
Maumee, OH
Adrien, MI
Toledo, OH
Susan Wakeman Scott (1824)
Biographical Notes:
Jessup W. Scott was the son of Jere and Amelia (Wakeman) Scott. After studying at the Litchfield Law School, he moved to first to Georgia and then South Carolina. He and his wife had three children. Scott worked as a lawyer in Lexington, SC, but his true interest lay in publishing. He edited the South Carolina's Columbia Telescope and also taught at the state female college in Columbia. In 1830, he moved his family to Ohio where his wife's father owned extensive lands. He again worked as an editor, this time for The Ohio and Michigan Register and Emigrant's Guide. Scott then moved his family to Perrysburg, OH in 1832 and edited The Miami of Lake Erie with his brother-in-law Henry Darling.

In 1836, Scott returned to Bridgeport, CT to live but lost his money ...

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Editor
Admitted To Bar:
Georgia in 1822

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.
Litchfield Eagle, October 7, 1822.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 18.
Secondary Sources:
Brennan, J. Fletcher. A Biographical Cyclopaedia and Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Men, with an Historical Sketch, of the State of Ohio. J.C. Yorston and Co., 1879.

Wakeman, Robert P. Wakeman Genealogy. Meriden, CT: Printed by the Journal Publishing Co., 1900.

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