Seth Perkins Staples

August 31, 1776
November 6, 1861
Home Town:
Canterbury, CT
Catherine Wales Staples (November 1799)
Biographical Notes:
Seth Perkins Staples, son of Reverend John Stapes and his wife Susanna Perkins Staples, was born in Canterbury, Connecticut on August 31, 1776. Seth attended district schools until the age of sixteen. In 1793 he began studying with Reverend Elisha Atkings in Killingly, Connecticut, and later graduated from Yale in 1797. After completing his studies at Yale he began the study of the law in the office of the Hon. David Daggett in New Haven, Connecticut for two years. During this time Seth hand-copied a set of Tapping Reeve's law notes for his own use, but never attended the Litchfield Law School as a student (a common misconception). Once his understanding of the law was adequate. Seth passed the bar in Litchfield in 1799, and then immediately opened a law office of his own in New Haven and commenced ...

Other Education:
Attended district schools until the age of 16. Then in 1793 he studied with Rev. Elisha Atkings in Killingly, CT and later graduated from Yale in 1797. After that he studied law in the office of Hon. David Daggett of New Haven, CT for two years. Graduated from Yale in 1797

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Educator
Admitted To Bar:
Training with Other Lawyers:
David Daggett

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