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William Cockburn, Jr.

February 3, 1838
Later Residences:
Kingston, NY
Ann Gardiner Cockburn (December 13, 1825)
Biographical Notes:
William Cockburn, Jr. was the son of William Cockburn and Catherine Trumpbour Cockburn. William Jr. accompanied his father on surveying expeditions and his father wrote many field books and maps of upstate New York. There is no information on his years at Litchfield Law School or if he later practiced law. He died in Kingston, NY.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Union College in 1818.

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), 16.

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