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Henry Williams Rogers


Gender:
Male
Born:
ca. 1788
Died:
October 11, 1819
Home Town:
Long Island, NY
Later Residences:
Beaufort, SC
Biographical Notes:
Henry Williams Rogers moved to South Carolina after attending the Litchfield Law School. He worked as a lawyer in Beaufort, SC and died in that city at the age of thirty-one.

Education
Years at LLS:
1810
Other Education:
Was prepared for college by John Adams at Bacon Academy in Colchester before entering Yale College from Norwich, CT and graduated in 1808.

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer
Admitted To Bar:
Charleston, SC in 1818

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:
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1810, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Secondary Sources:
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College History, Vol. 6. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1912.

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