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Charles Thompson Bosson

April 17, 1791
November 25, 1864
Home Town:
Roxbury, MA
Later Residences:
Sarah Reid Bosson (September 11, 1815)
Biographical Notes:
Charles Thompson Bosson was the son of William and Susannah Mayo Bosson. In 1811 Charles graduated from Harvard College, although he was often punished for his absence from prayers, lectures and recitations. That same year he attended the Litchfield Law School, and after completing his studies lived in Louisiana before moving to Kentucky where he was admitted to the bar in 1814. Bosson then moved to the Cincinnati, Ohio area, where he practiced law and became a cotton manufacturer with his brother Thomas Mayo Bosson. In 1815 he married Sarah Reid. In the early 1840's Charles and Thomas explored new milling sites in Alabama, Tennessee, and Louisiana, eventually purchasing land on the Caney Fork River near Rock Island in White County, Tennessee where the family settled. On April 17, 1846 after ...
"Died- In Murfreesborough; (Tenn.,) on the 25th ult., Charles T. Bosson, esq., aged 72 years and 7 months; a graduate of Harvard of the Class of 1811; a gentleman of sterling sense; of great moral worth, exemplary in all the relations of life; carrying with him to the South the principles and virtues of his birthplace in Massachusetts, and retaining them, alike when they conducted him to success and property, and when they exposed him to the hostility and persecution of traitors and rebels."
Obituary, Charles T. Bosson Boston Daily Advertiser, December 6, 1864, p. 2.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Harvard College in 1811.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Manufacturer
Admitted To Bar:
Kentucky in 1814

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.
Bond, William Key Student Lecture Notes 1811-1812, Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum Joseph Downs Manuscript Collection No. 65x669.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849, 9.
Secondary Sources:
Cutter, William Richard Historic homes and places and genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 3, Lewis historical publishing company, 1908.

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