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Charles Adams (1795-1821)

June 11, 1795
January 20, 1821
Home Town:
Canterbury, CT
Later Residences:
Statesburg, SC
Biographical Notes:
Charles Adams was the son of John Adams and Mary Parker Adams of Canterbury, Connecticut. In 1811, he graduated from Andover College. The following year he studied at the Litchfield Law School. After completing his legal studies, Adams pursued a career as an educator. He relocated to Statesburg, South Carolina where he died on January 20, 1821 at the age of twenty-five.

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Other Education:
Attended Andover College in 1811.

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In the Ledger:
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 Litchfield Law School(Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849), 10.

Adams, Charles, Student Notebook, 1812, Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University

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