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. ...
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.
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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