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Jesse Beach

July 14, 1769
December 22, 1839
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Derby, CT
Redding, CT
Sally Wheeler Beach (July 30, 1792)
Biographical Notes:
Jesse Beach was born in Litchfield, Connecticut on July 14, 1769 to David Beach and his wife Lucia Huclestone Beach. Jesse attended the Litchfield Law School in 1789 and was admitted to the bar in 1791. From 1792 to 1801 he practiced law in Derby, Connecticut. In 1792, Jesse married Sally Wheeler of Derby. Jesse and his wife then moved to Redding, Connecticut. He died in 1839 in Goshen, Connecticut.

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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.
Handwritten list of names on loose papers titled "prior to 1798," inside Catalogue of Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849).
Secondary Sources:
Hartford Courant, 3 Jan 1840

Kilbourne, Dwight C. The Bench and Bar of Litchfield County, Connecticut 1709-1909. Litchfield, CT: Published by the Author, 1909.

Litchfield County Post & Enquirer 26 Dec 1839

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