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Micah Sterling

November 5, 1784
April 11, 1844
Home Town:
North Lyme, CT
Later Residences:
Watertown, NY
Betsey Bronson Sterling (September 7, 1813)
Ruth Benendict Sterling (August 6, 1833)
Ruth Benedict Sterling (August 6, 1833)
Biographical Notes:
Micah Sterling was the son of Captain William and Jemima (Sill) Sterling. He practiced law in Watertown, NY. He also involved himself in politics. He later died in Watertown, NY.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1804.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Political Party:
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (NY) 1821-1823
State Posts:
State Senator (NY) 1836-1839
Local Posts:
Treasurer of the Village (Watertown, CT) 1816

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.
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