Joseph Clay Stiles
New York, NY
New Haven, CT
Caroline Nephew Stiles (April 2, 1828)
He began his legal practice in Savannah with William W. Gordon. Stiles first wife died just one year after their marriage at the age of nineteen and this event led him to a religious conversion. Stiles consequently abandoned the practice of the law and began to preach, often to the slaves on his father's plantation.
After his graduation from the Andover Theological Seminary, ...
Hand-written invitation to Litchfield Law School ball, from George Boardman, George Devereaux, Joseph Clay Stiles, William Holt Averell, and William Greene, 1818
Mary All Lewis Collection, Folder #5, ca. 1818-1823
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.
Houghton, Josiah. "LLS Law Notebook 1817-1818." Litchfield Law School Collection, Series 1, Subseries 1, Litchfield Historical Society. Available online at https://archive.org/stream/35102011793091#page/n11/mode/2up.
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College History, Vol. 6. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1912.
Obituary Records of Graduates of Yale College 1860-70, 1870-80, 1880-90, 1890-1900. Yale University: 1900.
Honeyman, A. Van Doren. Joannes Nevius and His Descendants. Plainfield, NJ: Honeyman and Company, 1900.
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