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Ezra Canfield

Home Town:
Salisbury, CT
Later Residences:
Nichols, NY
Alma Allen Canfield (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Ezra Canfield attended the Litchfield Law School in 1801. He was admitted to the bar in 1802. He purchased a farm known as Canfield Corners, NY in the Eastern part of Nichols, NY. He also established a post office on the stage route from Utica to Rome and served as postmaster. He was married to Alma Allen Canfield, and had two sons, Ezra and Amos Canfield.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Political Office; Lawyer
Admitted To Bar:
Local Posts:
Justice of the Peace (Tioga County, NY) 1824

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, 4.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1801, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.
Secondary Sources:
History of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins, and Schuyler counties, New York:
With illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers
, Everts and Ensign., 1879

Kilbourne, Dwight C. The Bench and Bar of Litchfield County, Connecticut 1709-1909. Litchfield, CT: Published by the Author, 1909.

New York Spectator; 04-11-1833; Volume: XXXVI; Issue: 46; Page: [4]; Location: New York, New York.

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