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Porter Converse

February 28, 1778
August 17, 1870
Home Town:
Stafford, CT
Later Residences:
East Randolph, VT
Parkman, OH
Unionville, OH
Rhoda Howard Converse (August 26, 1811)
Biographical Notes:
Porter Converse was the son of Colonel Israel and Hannah (Wallbridge) Converse. After attending the law school, he married and he and his wife had five children. They lived in East Randolph, VT until 1826 when they drove to Ohio in their carriage. The couple first settled in Parkman, OH for several years and then moved to Unionville, Lake County, OH. He died there and is buried with his wife in Hanna Lot, Lakeview Cemetary in Cleveland.

Years at LLS:

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.; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 5.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1804, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Secondary Sources:
Converse, Charles Allen, comp. Some of The Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Converse, Jr., Vol. I. Boston, Mass.: Eben Putnam, Publisher, 1905.

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