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Ephraim W. Starr, Jr.

October 10, 1784
August 17, 1828
Home Town:
Goshen, CT
Later Residences:
Albany, NY
New York, NY
Sarah Goodwin Starr (November 26, 1810)
Biographical Notes:
Ephraim Starr, Jr. was the son of prosperous Goshen store-keeper Ephraim Starr and his wife Hannah (Beach) Hill Starr. He was never admitted to the bar and did not practice law. He instead spent time traveling through the West and South before settling in Albany, NY in 1809 as a merchant. He helped form the dry goods firm of Starr, Sheldon & Company. When his father died in 1809, he left Starr $60,000. In 1812, Starr dissolved his partnership with Sheldon and moved to New York City. He established a shipping/merchant firm in New York City that did considerable trade with the East Indies. Despite considerable effort on his part, his business failed as a consequence of the financial upheaval caused by the War of 1812. In 1820, Starr returned to Albany, NY and worked as an accountant. He was also ...

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Other Education:
Prepared for college by the Rev. Ammi R. Robbins and graduated from Yale College in 1803.

Profession / Service
Business; Political Office
State Posts:
Deputy Controller (NY) 1823-1828

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, 1803, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 5.
Secondary Sources:
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College History, Vol. 5. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1911.

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