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Alfred Bixby


Gender:
Male
Born:
Baptized July 26, 1789
Died:
after 1842
Home Town:
Lyme, NH
Later Residences:
Lyme, NH
New York, NY
Greenwich, CT
Marriage(s):
Thyra Olmstead Bixby (1834)
Lucy Page Bixby (November 25, 1821)
Biographical Notes:
Alfred Bixby was the son of Samuel Bixby and his first wife Elizabeth Strong Bixby. He attended Andover from 1811 to 1812 and later graduated from Union College in 1817. He then attended the Litchfield Law School in 1821. That same year he married Lucy Fidelia Page at Hanover, New Hampshire. She died in 1823. Their only son, Alfred, born in 1822, was raised by his mother's parents. Bixby married second Thyra or Thyrza Olmstead Bixby with whom he had four children. Bixby practiced law, spoke for the New-York Forum, and taught in New York and New Hampshire.

Education
Years at LLS:
1821
Other Education:
Attended Phillips Academy from July 1811 - October 1812. He received a degree from Union College in 1817, and was granted an ad eundem degree by Harvard College in 1817.

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer
Admitted To Bar:
New York, 1824

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 Eagle, October 7, 1822.; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 18.
Secondary Sources:
Bixby, Willard Goldthwaite. A Genealogy of the Descendants of Joseph Bixby, 1621-1701 of Ipswich and Boxford, MA. NY: W.G. Bixby, 1914.

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