Biography of Judson A. Elston
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Elston, Judson A., was born in Erin, Chemung county, June 26, 1851. He was a son of Stephen B. Elston, a farmer of that town. Judson A. was educated at the old Ithaca Academy and at Starkey Seminary. At the age of twenty five he entered the office of S. D. Halliday in Ithaca. where he began the study of law. At the close of one year in this office he attended Albany Law School, graduating in 1878, and was admitted to the bar May 8, 1878. His first position after admittance was as managing clerk for Merritt King, with whom he remained two and a half years, and November 1, 1881, embarked on a practice alone, which he has since continued. His only political, position was the appointment in 1888 of special county judge of Tompkins county. October 9, 1873, he married May Ida Lawrence, of this county, and they have two children.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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