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Wait, John Turner, 1811 - 1899

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.


Butler, Thomas Belden, 1806 - 1873

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.

Foster, Lafayette 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.

Waite, Henry, 1787 - 1869

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

Morgan, John (Captain), 1645 - 1712

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.


Morgan, William, 1809 - 1859

William Morgan was the son of Christopher Morgan and Margaret Gates of Groton, Connecticut.  Settling in Ledyard, Morgan became a colonel of the militia, Ledyard's representative to the General Assembly, and for many years, the agent appointed by the State to oversee and manage the estate of the Ledyard Pequots.
 
Nathaniel H. Morgan, Morgan Genealogy (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1869) 77, 139. 

Prince, Elsie, - 1865

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. 

Jackson, James

James Jackson was the husband of Elsie Prince.  In 1805, his mother-in-law, Phoebe Prince, deeded land in Groton, Connecticut to him, and there Jackson and Elsie raised their sons -- Isaac, George, and Erastus.  A family of four appears as his household in the 1830 Groton census.  Jackson died between 1837 and 1847.
 
Brown and Rose, Black Roots, 201.  Mancini, Beyond Reservation, 119.