Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
Volume 13 , Appendix, page 9


The first regular member of the Bar who resided in this town [New-Milford], was PATRIDGE THACHER, who was born in Lebanon, in this State, about the year 1714 or 1715, and came to reside in New Milford, in the year 1743. He was not regularly educated for the Bar; and at what time he became a member of it, is not known; but probably it was soon after the organization of the county of Litchfield, which was in the year 1751. Being an avowed loyalist, Mr. Thacher ceased practicing law, on or near the commencement of the revolutionary war. He was a man of strict integrity, strong mind and considerable information, but of many and striking peculiarities. He represented the town of New-Milford, in the General Assembly, in Oct. 1759, and in October, 1765. He died Jan. 9th, 1786, and in the 72d year of his age.