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Joseph Canfield, Jr.


Gender:
Male
Born:
1767
Died:
September 1803
Home Town:
Lyme, CT
Later Residences:
Salisbury, CT
Marriage(s):
Abigail Buell Canfield (1783)
Biographical Notes:
Joseph Canfield, Jr. was the son of Joseph Canfield and Hannah Harrison Canfield. He completed his studies at the Litchfield Law School and then practiced law in Salisbury, CT. He married Abigail Buell of Salisbury in 1783 or 1784. They had four children. He died in Salisbury, CT.

Education
Years at LLS:
1785

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
1786
State Posts:
State Representative (CT) 1798-1799

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:
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]
Secondary Sources:
History of the Buell family in England: from the remotest times ascertainable from our ancient histories, and in America, from town, parish, church and family records. Illustrated with portraits and coat armorial, Society Library, 1881.

Kilbourne, Dwight C. The Bench and Bar of Litchfield County, Connecticut 1709-1909. Litchfield, CT: Published by the Author, 1909.

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