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Solomon Ward

October 2, 1779
June 27, 1844
Home Town:
Herkimer, NH
Elizabeth Thurman Ward (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Solomon Ward was the son of Josiah and Sarah (Goodale) Ward. He passed the bar but it is unclear if he ever practiced law. At some point, Ward became a minister and preached in various places in New England. Ward later died in Carlisle, KY.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Union College in 1803.

Profession / Service
Religious Calling
Admitted To Bar:
1803 in Litchfield, CT

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.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1802, 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:
Martyn, Charles. The William Ward Genealogy. NY: Artemas Ward, 1925.

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