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Law, Samuel Andrew, 1771-1845



Samuel Andrew Law was the son of William and Mary (Hotchkiss) Law. He was born in Cheshire, CT in 1771. He attended the Litchfield Law School in 1793 and was admitted to the bar in 1795. He partnered with Ephraim Kirby and speculated in Connecticut Western Reserve Land in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. A town there was named Lawsville for him, though it was later renamed. In 1796, law started a school which became a part of an Episcopal Academy of Cheshire. The following year, he moved to Delaware County, New York where he is credited with establishing the town of Meredith. He began a legal practice and remained for the rest of his life.

Author: Linda Hocking

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Samuel Fisher collection


Identifier: 1961-25-0
Scope and Contents Research files and other materials related to Samuel Fisher's 1946 book, Litchfield Law School, 1774-1833: Biographical Catalogue, containing information about its students. There are also papers related to other aspects of Litchfield's history. Starting in the 1930s, Fisher undertook a project to assemble data on every student who attended the Litchfield Law School from 1774-1833. He conducted research and corresponded with colleges and universities, state libraries, historical...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1929-1961; Other: Date acquired: 07/05/1963