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Benjamin Hall


Gender:
Male
Born:
December 29, 1772
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Wallingford, CT
Biographical Notes:
Born December 29, 1772, Benjamin Hall was the son of Benjamin and Hannah Burnham Hall of Wallingford, Connecticut. His father was an ardent loyalist during the Revolutionary War. In 1796 Hall studied law in Litchfield, Connecticut at Tapping Reeve's law school. The following year he was admitted to the bar. Hall never married and he died in Demerara, British Guiana.

Education
Years at LLS:
1796

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
1797

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
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:
"Moothall Society Records" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Law School collection).
Secondary Sources:
Hall, David Brainard. The Halls of New England. J. Munsell's Sons, 1883.

White, Lorraine Cook. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Wallingford, 1670-1850. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002.

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