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Cornelius Tuthill

April 18, 1795
February 21, 1825
Home Town:
Hopewell, NY
Later Residences:
New Haven, CT
Louisa Huggins Tuthill (August 6, 1817)
Biographical Notes:
Cornelius Tuthill was the son of the Hon. Selah Tuthill. After attending the Law School, he decided to become a minister. Tuthill studied theology with President Dwight of Yale in October of 1815. In Marsh of 1816, he united with College Church. He was offered a Yale Tutorship but declined the offer. Tuthill also declined an offer to preach at the Congregational Church in Chester, CT.

In 1817, he married Louisa Huggins. She went on to become a well known author of children's books.

In June of 1818, he contracted tuberculosis and was unable to preach. He then sought work as a teacher and in June of 1819 took charge of a school in New Haven.

Tuthill also acted as the editor of The Microscope, which he produced with several other recent Yale graduates. On October ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Kingston Academy and graduated from Yale College in 1814.

Profession / Service
Religious Calling; Educator; Editor; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
State Posts:
State Representative (CT) 1823-1824
Local Posts:
Clerk of the New Haven County Superior Court (New Haven County, CT) 1821

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, 1815, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849.
Secondary Sources:
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College History, Vol. 6. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1912.

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