James Bradshaw Beverly
He wrote to his father about his prospective law career in New York, his debt to Mr. Gould, advertising and selling land, the price of wheat and corn, elections, wars, and his love for Jane Peter.
On May 6, 1819 he married Jane Peter and they moved to an estate in Georgetown, VA known as "Acrolophos" (now known as "Dumbarton Oaks"). In 1824, they built a home called "Avenel in Avenel" in Fauquier County. The Beverlys had six children. James died on July 15, 1853.
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, 12.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
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