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Levi Swift Beebe

July 17, 1863
Home Town:
West Hartwick, NY
Later Residences:
Freehold, NJ
New York, NY
Woodhull Beebe (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Levi Swift Beebe was the son of Levi Beebe and Lucinda Swift Beebe of West Hartwick, New York. He was their first born son and the second of six children. Levi graduated from Yale College in 1828 and then attended the Litchfield Law School in 1830. After completing his law studies Levi then attended the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1831 and he became a minister in Freehold, New Jersey. He traveled to the west as a missionary and served as a chaplain during the Civil War.

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Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1828 and Princeton Theological Seminary in 1831.

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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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849, 23.
Secondary Sources:
Yale University. Obituary Record of Graduate of Yale College, 1870-80. 1900

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