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David Booth Beers

February 18, 1802
July 18, 1885
Home Town:
Newtown, CT
Later Residences:
Newtown, CT
Margarette Pray Beers (April 12, 1835)
Biographical Notes:
David Booth Beers was the son of Samuel Beers, a merchant in Newtown, Connecticut, and his wife Charlotte Booth Beers. David attended the Litchfield Law School in 1829 and then practiced law in Newtown while also serving as a Justice of the Peace. He married Margarette Pray of Brookfield on April 12, 1835, and the couple lived in his parent's home (a property which was later torn down in 1909 to make way for the Newtown Savings Bank). David and Margarette had two sons and two daughters during their marriage.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Local Posts:
Justice of the Peace (Newtown, CT)

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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849, 23.
Secondary Sources:
Regan, Mary Louise. The Beers Genealogy. F.A. Regan, 1994.

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