Lawyers

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    Major Judge Ivorey Cobb (1911-1992) was the first minority/African American judge in New Hampshire, serving in the position from 1964-1986. He graduated from Suffolk University in 1962, and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in 1965. Cobb served…
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    James Underwood and John Underwood were both of Nashua, New Hampshire. John Underwood is listed in the Nashua city directory for 1856 as being a "yeoman." The book includes, from front to back, accounts from 1754 to 1755, warrants and justice writs…
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    Dr. Levi Bartlett, Esq. (3 September 1763 – 30 January 1828) was a doctor, judge, politician, and post master from Kingston, NH. He was a son of Dr. Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795) of Kingston, signer of the Declaration of Independence and New Hampshire’s…
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    Rebecca Peabody was a widow with six young children who lived in Franklin, N.H. Letter to Mr. Horace Chase, Judge of Probates, Hopkinton NH, May 1, 1848 in which Rebecca details her desperate plight. Her husband, who has recently left her - though…
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    Leavitt H. Eastman (1824-1893) was a well-known sheriff and insurance agent in Conway, New Hampshire who later became a Justice of the Peace. An unusual and extensive legal record, this 218 page manuscript folio book lists details of hundreds of…
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    Anonymous writer, possibly from Connecticut. The anonymous author briefly describes his daily activities that involve a deal of traveling around western Connecticut (the Hartford area), mainly engaged in manual labor (laying out land, making potash), but with some occasional legal business.
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    Thomas Bailey (1788-1852) was presumably a lawyer. Account book (1838-1842) recording the inventories of nine estates in his home town of Amesbury, MA. Also included in the book is the inventory of the estate of Thomas Bailey of Deering, N.H.
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    Harlan Fiske Stone, lawyer, professor, Attorney General of the United States, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was born in Chesterfield, NH in 1872. He was admitted to the bar in 1898, taught law at Columbia University, and later served as Dean of the University’s School of Law from 1910 to…
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    Edmund Toppan (1777-1849), son of Colonel Christopher Toppan of Portsmouth, graduated from Harvard College in 1796. He practiced law in Deerfield, N.H. before moving to Hampton, N.H. In addition to his legal work, Toppan served as a New Hampshire state representative for fourteen years and as…
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    John Adams Harper, born in Deerfield, N.H. on November 7, 1779, became postmaster of Sanbornton, N.H. at age twenty-one, then practised law in Meredith Bridge (later Laconia). He served in the New Hampshire legislature and, in 1811, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He died in 1816…
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    Brooks K. Webber was born in Webster (Boscawen), New Hampshire in 1837. He was educated at Colby Academy in New London and went on to study law in Newport and Woodstock, Vermont. Webber was admitted to the Bar in 1859. He was a veteran of the Civil…