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Artemas Rogers


Gender:
Male
Born:
May 12, 1790
Died:
1865
Home Town:
Billerica, MA
Later Residences:
Fitchburg, MA
Holyoke, MA
Marriage(s):
Lydia Richardson Rogers (November 25, 1813)
Biographical Notes:
Artemas Rogers was the son of Josiah and Rhoda Rogers. He practiced law in Massachusetts and also worked as a mason. In 1832, he sold his business and moved to Fitchburg, MA, but his legal office later burned to the ground. Rogers then moved to Holyoke, MA in 1837. Rogers and his wife, the daughter of Thomas Richardson of Billerica, MA, had nine or ten children. Rogers died in Holyoke.

Education
Years at LLS:
1811
Other Education:
Graduated from Harvard College in 1809.

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer; Other; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
1814
State Posts:
State Representative (MA) 1823, 1824, 1826
Local Posts:
Solicitor (Merrimac County, MA)

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:
William Key Bond List 1811-1812

Catalogue of Litchfield Law School (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849), 9.

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