John Bissell commissioner of deeds appointments, 1836-1878
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Brief Description:

Appointments by governors of John Bissell, who attended the Litchfield Law School, to serve as commissioner of deeds in various states, 1836-1878. There is also a letter from S. C. Hall of Nevada, Mo., to William Bissell, 1869.

Bound volume housed in 3B Box 20.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at]
Record Series Number: 00/1947-13-0
Created by: Bissell, John (1807-1898)
Volume: 1.0 Folders
Acquired: 12/01/1947.
Biographical Note for Bissell, John (1807-1898) : John Bissell was born in Utica, N.Y., in 1807. He attended the Litchfield Law School in 1826 and 1827. He then went to Stamford, Conn., and studied law in the office of his future brother in-law Charles Hawley who had been a Litchfield Law School student in 1813. He passed the bar in Fairfield, Conn., in 1829. The following year he married Martha C. Holley of Stamford, Conn., on September 5, 1830. He then moved to New York City where he opened a law office on Wall Street. In 1832, he was the first lawyer to be appointed Commissioner of Deeds for the States and Territories. Four years later he was admitted as a Solicitor to the Court of Chancery in New York and as an attorney to the Supreme Court of the State of New York. He died in 1898.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Commissioners of deeds
Litchfield Law School
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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Acquisition Notes: Katharine Bissell Hicks  Gift
PreferredCitation: John Bissell commissioner of deeds appointments (x1949-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759