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Ahira G. Eastman

September 28, 1881
Home Town:
Later Residences:
Breedsville, MI
Susan Cushman Eastman (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
He attended the Litchfield Law School in 1833 and records show that he was admitted to the bar in New York City on May 15, 1835. In 1835 he moved from New York City to Michigan, where he was admitted to the bar and settled in Lenawee County. He worked as a lawyer in Adrian, Michigan until 1858 and then relocated to the town of Breedsville. Although the identity of his wife is not know, records show that in 1860 they divorced and Ahira remained in Breedsville until his death in 1881 of Malaria.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
New York, NY on May 15, 1835
State Posts:
State Representative (OH) 1845

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), 24.

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