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1888 Excerpt: ...was nearly six feet, stoutly built and corpulent.
His features were strong and massive, the brow heavily overhanging
his blue eyes, and the whole head and figure expressive of dignity
and force. His death occurred April 38, 1823. His wife died Dec.
24, 1818. Their children were Charles, Elihu, Sarah, Abigail and
Nathaniel. They were all carefully trained by the skillful hand of
their parents. All the sons were educated at Yale College, and
never had parents more reason to be satisfied with the results of
their home training, than Judge Charles Chauncey and his
accomplished wife, who was called a bright example of Christian
excellence. Their eldest son, Charles Chauncey, was born in New
Haven, November 17th, 1777, was examined and accepted for admission
to Yale College at the age of ten, but was kept back a year, and
then entered, and graduated at fifteen--one of the youngest
graduates of the College. Young as he was, he stood high in his
class for scholarship, and higher still for loveliness of
character. His appointment at Commencement was a Greek dialogue, in
which a talented colleague was his associate. Charles Chauncey,
Jr., after studying law five years with his father, removed to
Philadelphia, where he was admitted to the bar, and commenced that
high and ascending career which in the course of a few years placed
him among the first of American jurists. A purer, more honorable or
loftier character never adorned the legal profession. It was formed
after the highest models of gentlemanly grace, christian integrity,
and refinement. He died August 30th, 1849, and few have forgotten
the burst of sorrow and exalted eulogy that from the press, the
bar, and the pulpit, found eloquent utterance at the intelligence
of his death. President Day states that his thi...
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Charles W. Darling
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