Stephen Hosmer

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Stephen Titus Hosmer (January 10, 1763[1] – August 5, 1834) was an American lawyer and jurist who was the chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1815 to 1833.[2]


He was born in Middletown, Connecticut and lived there all his life. He was the son of Titus Hosmer, a member of the Continental Congress. He attended Yale University, graduating in 1782, and began his law practice in 1785.[2] He was a member of the Connecticut Council for ten years.[3]

Hosmer married Lucia Parsons, a daughter of General Samuel Holden Parsons; they had 11 children, of which only 3 were alive in 1834 when Hosmer died (and his daughter Sarah Mehetable died of cholera eight days after her father.)[1]


  1. ^ a b Genealogy of the Hosmer Family, James Hosmer, Hartford, 1861
  2. ^ a b Wikisource-logo.svg Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1892). "Hosmer, Titus". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
  3. ^ The Medico-legal Journal, Volume 16 (1898), p. 432