Born in New London, Connecticut, John Turner Wait was a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford. After being admitted to the bar. He was appointed State’s Attorney for New London County (1848-1854), elected senator to Connecticut’s 8th District (1865-1866, Senate president pro tempore 1866), and served as a U.S. Senator from Connecticut’s 3rd District (1876-1887). Wait died in Norwich on April 21, 1899. Wikipedia. Image from Wikimedia Commons.
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Born in Wethersfield, Connecticut, Thomas Belden Butler graduated from Yale University medical school (1828) and commenced practice in Norwalk. He was elected member of House of Representatives (1832-1846). After studying law and being admitted to the bar (1837) he opened a practice in Norwalk. Butler served in the State senate (1847 and 1848) and was elected to the Thirty-first U.S.
Born in Franklin, Connecticut, Lafayette Sabine Foster was educated at Brown University. He studied law and was admitted to the bar at Centerville, Maryland. He completed his legal studies in Norwich, Connecticut, where, after passing the bar, opened a practice by 1834. Foster was a member of Connecticut's legislature but resigned his position to serve as a U.S.
Born in Lyme, Connecticut, Henry Matson Waite was a graduate of Yale College (1809) who later taught school in Fairfield County. He studied law with Matthew Griswold and was admitted to the bar in 1812. After a brief time practice in Middletown, Waite opened an office in Lyme. He was elected representative for that town to the General Assembly in 1815 and 1826 and served in the Senate in 1830 and 1831. Three years later in 1834, Waite became a judge of the Superior Court. In 1854, he was appointed chief justice. Hurd, History of New London County, 44-45. Image from Hurd, b
William Morgan was the son of William and Mary Avery of Groton. His wife was Temperance Avery, daughter of Colonel Christopher Avery of Groton, and great-granddaughter of Captain James Avery 1st of Groton. Nathaniel H. Morgan, Morgan Genealogy (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1869), 33, 45.
John Morgan was the son of James Morgan and Margery Hill of Roxbury, Massachusetts. He removed to Preston, Connecticut around 1692. Like his father and brother James, Morgan was a prominent public figure, Indian commissioner and adviser, and deputy to the General Court from New London and in 1693 from Preston. Nathaniel H. Morgan, Morgan Genealogy (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1869), 25.
William Morgan was the son of Captain John Morgan and Elizabeth Williams nee Jones, daughter of L.t Governor William Jones of New Haven and granddaughter of Governor Theophilus Eaton. Nathaniel H. Morgan, Morgan Genealogy (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1869), 25, 33.
Christopher Morgan was the son of William Morgan, II. Nathaniel H. Morgan, Morgan Genealogy (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1869) 45, 77.
Elsie Prince was the daughter of Asa and Phebe Prince of Groton, Massachusetts, and the wife of James Jackson. She and James had three children: Isaac, George, and Erastus. When her son George was convicted and sentenced to death, Elsie successfully petitioned the Connecticut General Assembly for commutation to life imprisonment.
Isaac Jackson was the son of James Jackson and Elsie Prince of Groton, Connecticut. In 1847, he and his brother George were accused of the murder of Edward Nedson, an Eastern Pequot. Isaac was aquitted of the charges but George was found guilty. In 1867, Isaac was found to be incompetent, and a conservator was appointed to manage his affairs.
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