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Samuel Frisbie

April 6, 1784
May 24, 1854
Home Town:
Plymouth, CT
Later Residences:
Waterbury, CT
Perry County, IN
Isabella Barnes Frisbie (February 3, 1813)
Margaret Connor Frisbie (April 6, 1825)
Biographical Notes:
Samuel Frisbie was born April 6, 1784 to Reuben and Ruth Seward Frisbie. On May 2, 1784 Samuel was baptized in Waterbury, Connecticut. In 1809 Samuel began legal studies at the Litchfield Law School, and was admitted to the bar in the Litchfield County Court in 1811. After beging admitted to the bar Samuel began his legal practice in Waterbury. On February 3, 1813 he was married to Mrs. Isabella Barns. After Isabella's death in 1816 Samuel relocated to Perry County, Indiana where he was admitted to the bar in 1819 and began a successful legal and political career. In 1822 Samuel became the County Treasurer. In 1828, 1833, 1835, and 1840 he served as a State Representative, and he also at one time served as a justice of the peace. On April 6, 1825 Samuel was married to Margaret Conner in Perry ...

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
1811 in Litchfield County Court; 1819 in Indiana
State Posts:
State Representative (Indiana) 1828, 1833, 1835, 1840
Local Posts:
Treasurer of the County (Perry County, IN) 1822
Justice of the Peace (Perry County, IN)

Related Objects and Documents
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.
Bond, William Key. "Lectures on law by the Honable. Tapping Reeve and James Gould esquire at Litchfield, Connecticut, An. Dom: 1811 & 1812 … " Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University.; Catalogue of Litchfield Law School (Hartford)

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1808, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Secondary Sources:
Frisbie, Nora G. Edward Frisbie of Branford and his Descendants, Vol. I. Heritage Books, 2006.

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