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Cyrus H. Swan

Home Town:
Stonington, CT
Later Residences:
Sharon, CT
Rachel Gould Swan (1803)
Biographical Notes:
Cyrus Swan was the son of Thomas and Amy (Denison) Swan. After attending the law school, he moved to Sharon, CT and opened a law practice. He worked in Sharon from 1798 - 1817. Swan died at the age of sixty-five.
Additional Notes:
In 1808 Cyrus Swan served on the Committee of Examination for the Litchfield County Court admissions to the bar.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Business; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Local Posts:
Judge of the County Court (Litchfield County, CT) 1817-1819

Related Objects and Documents
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.
Moothall Society Record Books, Litchfield Law School Collection Series 1: Period Documents: Subseries 3, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.
Secondary Sources:
Kilbourne, Dwight C. The Bench and Bar of Litchfield County, Connecticut 1709-1909. Litchfield, CT: Published by the Author, 1909.

Loomis, Dwight and J. Gilbert Calhoun. The Judical and Civil History of Connecticut. Boston: The Boston History Company, 1895.

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