Deming Family

The Deming Family came to Litchfield in 1781 when Julius Deming settled here with his wife, Dorothy Champion. Deming was a Revolutionary War veteran who later made his fortune in trade. He remained a source of pride for the family, which created or commissioned objects with his name and likeness well into the 20th century. Some descendants remain in Connecticut today, and others retain ties to the area.

Related Names: Brainard, Champion, Gleason, Perkins and Quincy.


More information

In addition to books about the Deming family, the library also owns books by family members including Dorothy Deming and William Champion Deming.

From the collections


Note: See pages for individual family members for descriptions.


Below are a selection of objects related to the Deming family. To see a larger view of each portrait and read a description from Highlights of the Collections, click on the image