David Sherman Boardman
Boardman had an impressive legal and political career. From 1805 to 1821 he served as the Judge of Probate for New Milford. In 1808, ...
station in Court as Clerk on the very day I
entered my name as a student at law in
Judge Reeve=s office_ "
Boardman, David Sherman to Wolcott, Frederick, 1836 June 13. Wolcott Family Collection, Series 1, Folder 6. Litchfield Historical Society Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Chief Judge of the County Court (Litchfield County, CT) 1831-1836
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.
Goldthwaite, Charlotte. Boardman Genealogy, 1525-1895. Anundsen Pub. Co., 1988.
Orcutt, Samuel. History of the town of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1703-1882. Hartford, CT: Press of the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company, 1882.
Schroeder, D.D., John Frederick. Memoir of the Life and Character of Mrs. Mary Anna Boardman. New Haven, 1849.
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