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John Limbrey Wilkins

February 16, 1801
March 8, 1843
Home Town:
Emporia, VA
Later Residences:
Brunswick County, VA
Biographical Notes:
John Limbrey Wilkins was the son of William Wyche and Elizabeth Judkins (Rains) Wilkins. He was named after his father's twin brother.

His family had extensive land holdings in Virginia and North Carolina as well as a large number of slaves. He settled on a plantation in Brunswick County, VA and later died there.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended the University of North Carolina in 1818, and graduated from Yale College in 1820.

Profession / Service

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 Eagle, October 7, 1822.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849.

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