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Eliphalet Dyer

November 17, 1771
August 31, 1840
Home Town:
Windham, CT
Later Residences:
Windham, CT
Susannah Smith Dyer (unknown)
Lydia Dennison Dyer (March 20, 1805)
Biographical Notes:
Eliphalet Dyer was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Ripley) Dyer. He had four daughters and two sons with his second wife. He died in Windham, CT at the age of sixty-nine.

Years at LLS:
Room and Board:
Boarded with Ephraim Kirby per letters from Dyer's Grandfather to Kirby in the collection of Duke University.

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.
Eliphalet Dyer law school notes, 1790-1793 (Connecticut Historical Society).
Secondary Sources:
Joy-Dyer, Cornelia C. Some Records of the Dyer Family. New York: Thomas Whittaker, 1884.

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