Biography of James W. Horton
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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JAMES W. HORTON.

JAMES W. HORTON, who served as clerk of Saratoga county for many years, was born in Balliston, September 29, 1810, a son of Ezekiel and Clarissa (Watson) Horton. He was educated in the schools of the vicinity and took up his residence in the village of Ballston Spa when nineteen years of age. He served the village as postmaster during General Harrison's administration. In 1845 he was elected clerk of Saratoga county on the Whig ticket and held the office for nearly half a century. In politics he was a Whig and Republican.


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