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Sherman B. Everest

March 23, 1775
February 17, 1816
Home Town:
Cornwall, CT
Later Residences:
Haddam, CT
Canton, CT
East Windsor, CT
Betsey Parmalee Everest (October 4, 1804)
Biographical Notes:
Sherman B. Everest was born March 23, 1775 in Cornwall, CT to Daniel and Eunice Patterson Everest. Sherman attended LLS in 1800 and was admitted to the bar in 1801. However, he later decided to be a land surveyor. He married Betsey Parmalee Everest of Durham, CT and the couple moved around Connecticut, living in Haddam, CT; Canton, CT and East Windsor, CT. Sherman died on February 17, 1816.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Land Surveyor
Admitted To Bar:
Connecticut in 1801

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.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1800, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Secondary Sources:
Holman, Winifred Lovering. Descendants of Andrew Everest of York, Maine. Private Printing: 1955.

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