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Moses Chase

November 29, 1772
August 27, 1861
Home Town:
Cornish, NH
Later Residences:
Calais, ME
Bradford, VT
St. Johnsbury, VT
Deborah Bull Chase (January 20, 1800)
Biographical Notes:
Moses Chase was the tenth of fourteen children. His parents were Moses and Hannah (Brown) Chase. His father was one of the first settlers of Cornish, NH who also served as a Captain in the Revolution. After attending the Litchfield Law School, Chase practiced law in Calais, ME and Bradford, VT for a short time. He married Deborah Bull and the couple lived in Bradford, VT and St. Johnsbury, VT. They had nine children. Chase died in Lyndon, VT.

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Other Education:
Graduated from Dartmouth College in 1797.

Profession / Service

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), 3.; "Moothall Society Record Books." Litchfield Law School Collection, Series 1, Subseries 3, Litchfield Historical Society.

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