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Thomas Gray


Gender:
Male
Born:
September 3, 1794
Died:
August 29, 1860
Home Town:
Windham, CT
Later Residences:
Windham, CT
Marriage(s):
Mary Webb Gray (1821)
Lucretia Webb Gray (1824)
Biographical Notes:
Thomas Gray was the son of Windham County Court clerk Samuel Gray and his wife Charlotte Elderkin. He was born in Windham on September 3, 1794. Gray first attended Yale and then studied at the Litchfield Law School in 1817. After being admitted to the bar in 1819, Grant returned to Windham where he attempted to establish a legal practice. He married Mary C. Webb of Windham in 1821 but she two years after their marrage at the age of twenty-three. In 1824, he married his first wife's sister, Lucretia and they had four children. After his second marrige, Gray pursued a short political career and was elected to one term between 1828 and 1829 in the State House of Representatives. Gray then acted as the Clerk of the WIndham Probate Court for thirteen years and as the town clerk of Windham for fourteen ...
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Education
Years at LLS:
1817
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1815.

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
1819
State Posts:
State Representative (CT) 1828-1829
Local Posts:
Clerk of the Probate Court (Windham, CT) 1830-1843
Clerk of the town of Windham (Windham, CT) 1843-1857
Clerk of the Superior Court (Windham, CT) 1850

Related Objects and Documents
Other:
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.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
Ledger. "Journals of the Barr - Litchfield County." Litchfield Historical Society; Handwritten list by William Samuel Johnson, "Catalogue of the Students at Law in the school at Litchfield Conn. at & after Aug. 15th 1817..", Connecticut Historical Society
Secondary Sources:
M.D. Raymond, Gray Genealogy, Tarrytown, NY: 1887.

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