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John Adams Albro

August 13, 1799
December 20, 1866
Home Town:
Newport, RI
Later Residences:
Windham County, CT
Chelmsford, MA
Fitchburg, MA
Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Salter Albro (August 20, 1828)
Biographical Notes:
John Adams Albro was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He attended the Litchfield Law School in 1821 and was admitted to the bar the same year.

In 1827, after working for several years as an attorney in Windham County, Connecticut, Albro went to study at the Andover Theological Seminary to become a minister. He was ordained on November 21, 1827 and spent the rest of his life as a minister.

Albro spent the years 1827-1833 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. In 1828 Albro married Elizabeth Salter of Mansfield, Connecticut. They spent the next two years in the town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

The Albro's settled in Cambridge, MA in 1835 where John began preaching at the church he would head for the next thirty years. John Adams Albro died in 1866 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Andover Theological Seminary in 1827.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Religious Calling
Admitted To Bar:

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), 17.
Secondary Sources:
Paige, Lucius Robinson, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1630-1877. Boston: H.O. Houghton and Company, 1877.

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