Biography of Henry Walton
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

D-Descriptive guide of the battlefield of Saratoga

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HENRY WALTON.

HENRY WALTON was born in the city of New York, October 8, 1768, and when an infant was sent to England to be educated. In his twentieth year he returned to New York and began the study of law with Aaron Burr. In 1790 he went to Ballston and erected a house on the "Delevan Farm." During his residence in Baliston he officiated as surrogate from 1794 to 1808. Subsequently he resided in Albany where he erected "Pine Grove," which afterwards became the residence of Reuben Hyde Walworth.

In 1816 he came to the village of Saratoga Springs and took possession of real estate descended to him from his father and uncle Gerard. In a few years he became one of the largest landholders in the place, his possessions including all the present village except that portion lying south of Congress street and the mineral fountains. He built a beautiful residence, which he named "Woodlawn," and excavated and tubed many of the springs. During the early years of his residence in Saratoga Springs he was associated in legal partnership with Mr. Leavett. He is described as having been a man of fine physique and of courtly and dignified mien, but easily approached and of great liberality and kindness. He died in New York city September 15, 1844, aged seventysix years.


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