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Amos Benedict

July 6, 1780
February 25, 1816
Home Town:
Middlebury, CT
Later Residences:
Watertown, NY
Anne Stone Benedict (1807)
Biographical Notes:
Amos Benedict was the grandson of Captain Daniel Benedict, who acted as the Deacon of Danbury, Connecticut and also served as a Colonel in the state Militia and a Congressman. His father, Aaron Benedict was also a prominent local citizen, who had a military career and served as a member of the State Legislature.

Amos was born on July 6, 1780 in Middlebury, Connecticut. He attended the Litchfield Law School in 1802 and was admitted to the bar in 1803. Amos practiced law in Watertown, New York where he served, for a time, as District Attorney for Lewis, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence Counties.

He married Anne Peck Stone the daughter of Captain James Stone of Chestnut Hill in Litchfield. They had one son, George Amos, and two daughters, Amelia Caroline and Harriet Ann Benedict. ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1800.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
1803 in Litchfield, CT; also August 4, 1807
State Posts:
District Attorney for Jefferson, St. Lawrence, and Lewis Counties (NY) 1810-1811, 1813-1815

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, 1801, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Secondary Sources:
Bronson, Henry. The History of Waterbury, Connecticut. Waterbury, CT: Bronson Brothers, 1858.;

Benedict, Henry Marvin. The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America. Albany, NY: Joel Munsell, 1870;

Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College History, Vol. 5. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1911.

Hough, Franklin B. A History of Jefferson County in the State of New York. Albany, NY: Joel Munsel, 1854.

Kilbourn, Dwight C. The Bench and Bar of Litchfield County, Connecticut 1709-1909. Litchfield, CT: Pubished by the Author, 1909.

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