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Stephen Mix Mitchell


Gender:
Male
Born:
July 28, 1775
Died:
May 25, 1820
Home Town:
Wethersfield, CT
Later Residences:
Burlington, CT
Marriage(s):
Sophia Coit Mitchell (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Stephen Mix Mitchell was the son of Chief Justice Stephen Mix and Hannah (Grant) Mitchell. He met his wife Sophia Coit, a Litchfield Female Academy student, while studying in Litchfield. After attending the Law School, Mitchell moved to Burlington, VT where he opened a law office. He died in 1820.

Education
Years at LLS:
1800
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1794.

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer; Political 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:
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 4.

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