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David Bacon


Gender:
Male
Born:
July 2, 1785
Died:
January 13, 1823
Home Town:
Canterbury, CT
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Biographical Notes:
David Bacon was the son of Captain Asa Bacon and Abigail Whitney, and the brother of fellow Litchfield Law School graduate, Asa Bacon. He graduated first from Yale College in 1806 and attended the Litchfield Law School later that same year. In addition to law, Bacon also studied medicine. He never married and died in New York City on January 13, 1823.

Education
Years at LLS:
1806
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1806.
Room and Board:
Roomed in his Brother's (Asa Bacon) Law Office

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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849, 6.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1806, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

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