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John Delafield

October 21, 1812
December 12, 1866
Home Town:
London, England
Later Residences:
Columbia, OH
Cincinnati, OH
Memphis, TN
St. Louis, MO
Edith Wallace Delafield (June 14, 1833)
Biographical Notes:
John Delafield was the son of John and Mary Roberts Delafield. His father was a Columbia graduate, a prominent banker and merchant as well as a founder of New York University. Delafield was one of eight boys. He was first educated in England and then came with his family to the United States in 1820. After attending the Law School, he was admitted to the bar in Marietta, OH in 1832 and embarked on a career that included banking, writing and law. He and his wife were married by Rev. Lyman Beecher at the home of her uncle Judge Jacob Burnett. Delafield was the author of Antiquities of America which was published in 1839 in both New York and London. He then worked as a banker in Columbus and Cincinnati, OH, although much of his work was for his father's bank in New York City. Delafield also continued ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Columbia College in 1830 and received his Masters Degree from Columbia in 1837.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Business
Admitted To Bar:
Marietta, OH 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.
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Secondary Sources:
Pelletreau, William Smith Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Family History of New York, Volume 1, Lewis Publishing Company, New York, 1907 accessed via Google Books.

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