Henry Leavitt Ellsworth
Marietta Barlett Ellsworth (1852)
Catharine Smith Ellsworth (1857)
Ellsworth and his wife first settled in Windsor, CT but after a few years moved to Hartford, CT where he began a successful and varied career. Ellsworth worked as a lawyer and also pursued agricultural interests. From 1819 to 1821 he acted as President of the Aetna Insurance Company and was also active in real estate. In 1832, President Andrew Jackson appointed ...
Commissioner of Patents 1835-1845
- Wolcott Family Collection
- Manuscript notes of lectures by Tapping Reeve and James Gould at the Litchfield Law School / taken down by Henry L. Ellsworth
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.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1812, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
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