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Aaron M. Church

November 23, 1780
February 19, 1815
Home Town:
Hartland, CT
Later Residences:
Hartford, CT
Coshocton, OH
Biographical Notes:
Aaron M. Church was the son of the Reverend Aaron and Lydia (Merrick) Church. After studying at the Litchfield Law School, he was admitted to the bar in 1802 and practiced law in Hartford, CT for several years before moving to Ohio. In the fall of 1811, he was one of the first lawyers in Coshocton, OH with Wright Warner. He died in Coshocton, OH in 1815 at the age of thirty four.

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Graduated from Williams College in 1800.

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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.
Ledger. "Journals of the Barr - Litchfield County." Litchfield Historical Society.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1800, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Secondary Sources:
Durfee, D.D., Rev. Calvin. William Biograpihcal Annals. Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers, 1871.; Hill, Jr., N.N. History of Coshocton County. Newark, OH: A.A. Graham, 1881.

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