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Joseph Sherill

July 21, 1793
April 27, 1832
Home Town:
Richmond, MA
Later Residences:
Richmond, MA
Clarksville, VA
Washington, District of Columbia
Amanda Hicks Sherill (October 28, 1816)
Biographical Notes:
Joseph Sherrill was the son of Henry and Louisa (Chetney) Sherrill. He worked first as a farmer in Richmond, MA and later as a teacher in Clarksville, VA. He married Amanda Hicks on October 28, 1816 and they had four children. Sherrill died from cholera in Washington, D.C.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Williams College in 1814.

Profession / Service
Agriculture; Educator; Political Office
Federal Posts:
Clerk for the U.S. Post Office Department

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 County Bar Association Records, 1815, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 13.

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