Joseph Lee Smith
In 1807, Smith was the principal speaker at a festival in Litchfield. During the War of 1812, he had an active military career. He became a Major of the 25th Infantry on May 12, 1812 and on March 12, 1813 became the Lieutenant Colonel of the 24th Regiment. His regiment later disbanded on June 1, 1821.
In 1821, Smith moved by himself to St. Augustine, FL (the territory had become a U.S. possession in 1819). He then returned to Connecticut for his family in 1822 and brought them with him to Florida. His wife ...
Judge of the U.S. Superior Court in the FL Territory (FL Territory) 1822-1827
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), 4.
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