Elisha Beebe Strong
Ellen O'Keefe Strong (unknown)
In 1816, he formed a land company with Herman Norton and Elisha Beach. They purchased 1,000 acres of land 25 miles northwest of Canandaigua, NY, an area which is now the suburbs of Rochester, NY. Strong also worked closely with his three brother in-laws Horace, James and Henry Hooker. After his business began to fail, he moved West with several of his children.
In 1861, he moved to Detroit, MI. His first wife died in 1850 and he later remarried. His second wife was Catholic and Elisha converted to Catholicism in 1866. Strong died in Detroit, MI.
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.
William Key Bond List 1811-1812.
Catalogue of Litchfield Law School (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849), 9.
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