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Moses Ogden Edwards

August 1781
April 2, 1862
Home Town:
New Haven, CT
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Harriet Penfield Edwards (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Moses Ogden Edwards was the son of Pierrepont and Frances (Ogden) Edwards. After attending the Litchfield Law School, he moved to New York City and began a judicial career in that state. He was a Surrogate Court Judge and also served as a member of the New York Constitutional Convention. He died on Staten Island, New York.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Political Office
State Posts:
Judge of the Supreme Court (NY) 1821-1841

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 the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 4.; Edwards, Moses Ogden. "Notes of lectures by Tapping Reeve and James G

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1801, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

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