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Linus Fenn

August 30, 1770
Home Town:
Plymouth, CT
Mary Curtiss Fenn (October 27, 1793)
Biographical Notes:
Linus Fenn was born in 1770 in Waterbury, CT to Isaac and Mehitable Fenn. He married Mary Curtiss in 1793, at the time he was attending Litchfield Law School. They had nine children and lived in Plymouth, CT. Linus was reported to have become "mentally unsound" in 1850. He died in Thomaston, CT two years later.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
Connecticut in 1794

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.
Handwritten list of names on loose papers titled "prior to 1798," inside Catalogue of Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849).

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