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Samuel Wolcott

February 20, 1828
Home Town:
Shoreham, VT
Later Residences:
Shoreham, VT
Nancy McCauley Wolcott (January 1, 1827)
Biographical Notes:
Samuel Wolcott was the son of Samuel and Isabella Wolcott. From 1815 to 1817, Wolcott served as a teacher and principal of an academy in Chester, VT. After attending the Litchfield Law School, he returned to Shoreham to practice law. He married on January 1, 1827 and died sixteen months later. He and his wife had one daughter.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Middlebury College in 1815.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Educator

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]
Secondary Sources:
Pearson, Thomas Scott. Catalogue of the Graduates of Middlebury College. Windsor: Vermont Chronicle Press, 1853.

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