Biography of Noble S. Elderkin
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Elderkin, Noble S., Potsdam (deceased), was born in Potsdam, August 27, 1810, a son of Anthony Y. Elderkin, one of the earliest settlers of that town. In early life he took an active interest in, and joined the militia of the State. Through his efficiency he was promoted from the ranks through nearly all the intermediate grades to brigadier general. For several years he served the State as division inspector of this district In 1843 he was elected sheriff of the county and entered on his duties January 1, 1844. He served his term of office with credit to himself and satisfaction to the county. In 1853 he was elected to the Assembly and was speaker of that body, the first member from this county who ever filled that position, He was for many years a trustee of St. Lawrence Academy, and was a member of the Educational Board when that institution was supplanted by the present State Normal School, at which time he was appointed by ex-State Superintendent of Public Instruction Victor M. Rice, a member of the local board of the Normal School, which position he held until his death, December 29, 1875. He was a member of Trinity church and for many years vestryman. Mrs. Elderkin was a daughter of William Clark, of Fort Covington. The widow and her son, Noble S. Elderkin, Jr., of Chicago, survive; also W. A. Elderkin, major in the U. S. A., by first wife; he is in the regular army at Los Angeles, Cal.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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