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Charles Chaplin Cushman

November 25, 1849
Home Town:
Guildhall, VT
Later Residences:
Bangor, ME
Hannah Sleeper Cushman (September 18, 1833)
Biographical Notes:
Charles Chaplin Cushman was the son of General Seth and Mehitable (Chaplin) Cushman. He entered West Point in 1823 but resigned three years later. After attending the Litchfield Law School, Charles was admitted to the bar in Bangor, ME in 1832. He and his wife later moved to Wisconsin and Charles died in Milwaukee.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Entered West Point Academy in 1823 but resigned three years later.

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
Bangor, ME in 1832

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, 1848), 22.
Secondary Sources:
Cushman, Henry Wyles. Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1855.

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