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Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
volume 15, appendix 28-29


Born in that part of the ancient town of Waterbury, which is now a part of Wolcott, October 6th, 1772; removed with his parents, while a child, to New-Marlborough, Mass. In September, 1795, at the first commencement of Williams College, he entered the freshman class of that institution. At the end of the sophomore year, he took a dismission from college, and read law at Norfolk in this State, under the direction of Edmund Akins and Augustus Pettibone, Esqrs. He was admitted to the bar, at Litchfield, in December, 1799. In May following, he commenced the practice of law in North-Canaan in this State. In February, 1801, he removed to, and settled in Bristol in Hartford county where he remained until 1806; when he removed to Plymouth in Litchfield county, where he has ever since resided.

He represented the town of Plymouth in the General Assembly of this State, in May and October, 1814, and at the special session in January, 1815; in May, and October, 1816; in May 1817; in May, 1818; and in the years 1821, 1822 and 1828. He was a member of the convention which formed the constitution of this State in 1818. In 1832, he represented the 16th senatorial district in the senate of this State. When the town of Plymouth was constituted a probate district in 1833, he was appointed judge of probate for that district; which office he held until June, 1842. He was also judge of the county court for the county of Litchfield, for the year commencing in June, 1839.