Jared Warner Williams

December 22, 1796
September 29, 1864
Home Town:
West Woodstock, CT
Later Residences:
Guildhall, VT
Lancaster, NH
Sarah Bacon Williams (1824)
Biographical Notes:
Jared Warner Williams was the son of Captain Andrew Williams. Born in in West Woodstock, Connecticut in 1794, Jared graduated from Brown in 1818 before attending the Litchfield Law School in 1820. In 1824, he moved to Lancaster, NH. Although he had inherited a large amount of property, he still worked hard at his law practice. He married in 1824 and the couple's two sons both became lawyers. He later died at Lancaster, NH.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Brown University in 1818 and received an honorary Masters Degree from Dartmouth College in 1823. He also received an honorary law degree from Brown University in 1852.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Training with Other Lawyers:
He studied law with Governor Stoddard.
Political Party:
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (NH) 1837-1841
U.S. Senator (NH) 1853-1854
State Posts:
State Representative (NH) 1830-1831, 1835-1836
State Senator (NH) 1832-1834
Governor (NH) 1847-1849
Local Posts:
Register of Probate 1829-1837
Judge of Probate 1852-1853

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849.

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