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Jacob A. Condit


Gender:
Male
Born:
October 8, 1791
Died:
November 8, 1856
Home Town:
Newark, NJ
Biographical Notes:
Jacob A. Condit was a descendent of John Condit who emigrated from Whales to Newark, NJ around 1678. His father was Dr. John Condit, a surgeon in the Revolution and both a U.S. Congressman and Senator. John's mother was Dr. John Condit's second wife, Rhoda Halsey. John A. Condit never married.
Additional Notes:
Jacob's cousin, Reverend Robert Woodruff Condit, married Litchfield Female Academy studnet Harriet Whittlesey Condit in 1820.

Education
Years at LLS:
1813
Other Education:
Graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1811.

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:
Ledger. "Journals of the Barr - Litchfield County." Litchfield Historical Society.; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 12.
Secondary Sources:
Condit, Jotham H. & Eben Condit. Genealogical Record of the Condit Family. Newark, NJ: Ward & Tichenor, 1885.

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