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Miles Dunbar

February 26, 1786
December 12, 1848
Home Town:
Watertown, CT
Later Residences:
Sharon, CT
Pine Plains, NY
Cynthia Trowbridge Dunbar (February 12, 1810)
Biographical Notes:
Miles Dunbar was the son of Miles and Tryphenia Dunbar. Born on February 26, 1786 Miles entered into the study of law at the Litchfield Law School in 1809. The following year he was admitted to the bar in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Also in 1810 Miles married Cynthia Trowbridge on February 12. Following his entry to the legal profession Dunbar worked as a lawyer and music teacher in Sharon, CT until he and his wife departed for Pine Plains, NY where their first child, Matthew, was born on May 25, 1812. Miles Dunbar passed away on December 12, 1848.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Educator
Admitted To Bar:
1810 in Litchfield County Court

Related Objects and Documents
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 Litchfield Law School (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849), 8.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1806, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

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