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Barzillai Slosson

March 1, 1810
June 27, 1874
Home Town:
New York, NY
Later Residences:
Ontario County, NY
Margaret Lawrence Slosson (January 24, 1833)
Biographical Notes:
Barzillai Sloson was the son of William Slosson, a distiguished New York City lawyer, and his wife Catherine Scheuck.

At some point in his adult life Slosson moved to Geneva, NY where he was active in business and public affairs for many years. He served as postmaster of Geneva from 1848 to 1852.

Mr. Slosson owned and developed the beautiful estate in the southern section of the city called the Slosson Farm.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Columbia College in 1828.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
State Posts:
District Attorney (Ontario County, NY)
Local Posts:
Postmaster (Geneva, NY) 1848-1852

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), 24.

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