Biography of A. Judson Horton


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Horton, A. Judson, was born in St. Lawrence county, N. Y., March 13, 1850, and came with his parents to the town of Lyme when a child. He was educated in the district schools, and has followed the honorable occupation of farming. He has married twice, first in 1872 to Ellen L. Maxson, youngest daughter of Hon. Benjamin Maxson. of Hounsfield; she died in September, 1874, and in 1882 Mr. Horton married Mary Ladd, of Rutland, N. Y., and they have three children: Hannah E., Gilbert V. R. and. Kenneth F. Mr. and Mrs. Horton are members of the Seventh Day Baptist church of Adams Center. In his political choice he is a thorough Republican; the ancestry of the family is English and Dutch. The first known of the Horton family in the United States was one Barnabas Horton, who came from England two hundred years ago and settled on Long island. Mr. Horton's father, Cornelius V. R. Horton, was born in the town of Lyme. January 28, 1812, was educated in the schools of his day and was a merchant many years and afterward a farmer. He was a very intimate friend of Dr. Hough, the historian. He married Emeline Dickerson, daughter of Dr. David Dickerson, one of the best known physicians of his day, of RedfIeld, Oswego county, N. Y., and they had seven children: Emma A., Georgiana, Anna P., A. Judson, Willet S., Amelia E. and Theodore. Mr. Horton died September 3, 1862, and his widow March 11, 1879. Mr. Horton's grandfather Horton was born in Stephentown, N. Y., June 23, 1773; he was a soldier in the war of 1812.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898