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Juba Storrs

March 9, 1782
December 22, 1860
Home Town:
Mansfield, CT
Later Residences:
Buffalo, NY
Mansfield, CT
Biographical Notes:
Juba Storrs was the son of Daniel and Ruth (Conant) Storrs. After attending the Law School and recieving his admission to the bar, he began to practice law in Buffalo, NY. He operated a carding mill in nearby Amherst, NY called Juba Storrs & Co. During the War of 1812, the company had invested heavily to stock their stores. They had purchased $40,000 worth of merchandise with $14,000 and credit. After the war they could not dispose of the stock and were forced into bankruptcy in 1820. Undeterred, Storrs moved operations to Buffalo where he invested in various ventures including a grist mill. An early map of Buffalo titled Plat of Buffalo village as it is at this date, April, 1813 was drawn by Storrs.
Storrs returned to Mansfield in 1826. He never married and died in Mansfield.
Additional Notes:
Storrs corresponded with his sister Salima and brother in-law Ozias Seymour in Litchfield over common business interests and family news. These letters are in the Seymour Family Papers of the Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
He was educated at Addison County Grammar School and graduated in 1804.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Business; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Training with Other Lawyers:
He studied with Seth Storrs in Middlebury, CT and Asa Bacon in Canterbury, CT.
Local Posts:
Clerk of the County Court (Niagra County, NY) 1810

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, 1806, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 6.
Secondary Sources:
Wiley, Edgar W. Catalogue of Officers and Students of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont and of Others Who Have Received Degress 1800-1915. Middlebury, VT: Published by the College, 1917.

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