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Willliam Bradshaw Beverly

November 11, 1866
Home Town:
Later Residences:
Georgetown, VA
Biographical Notes:
William Bradshaw Beverly was born in 1791 to Robert Beverly and Maria Carter. He attended Dickson College in 1812 along with his younger brother James, and in 1813 both he and James attended Litchfield Law School. After attending the law school, William moved south to Alabama where he purchased land for both he and his father in Green and Marengo Counties to grow and sell cotton. Realizing that cotton tended to sell low in the fall and high in the spring, William sold the land in pursuit of a more steady investment. By the start of the Civil War, William had amassed a large estate and had investments worth $1.5 million. He passed away on November 11, 1866. William never married, and he left his estate to his brother James's children.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Dickson College in 1812.

Profession / Service
Agriculture; Business

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), 11.

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