Biography of Randolph Horton
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Horton, Randolph, was born at Truxton, Cortland county, N. Y., on the 23d day of September, 1850. His father, Isaac Horton, was a native of Massachusetts, while his mother, Elnora Buell, claims Truxton as the place of her nativity. Mr. Horton at the age of fifteen entered the Cazenovia Seminary, intending to pursue a course of study there, but his parents soon after removing to Cortland village he entered the famous old Cortland Academy, remaining there till the opening of the Cortland Normal School; he pursued his studies in the academical department of the last named institution, graduating from the classical department at the age of twenty. He then entered Cornell University at Ithaca, and after completing his studies there returned to Cortland and commenced the study of law in the offices of Waters & Eggleston. He was admitted to practice as attorney and counselor in 1817, and at once settled in Newfield. Here he was soon after elected supervisor, which office he has filled for eleven terms and is at present the chairman of the county board. He has also been chairman of the Board of Education. His time and attention have, however, been mostly engrossed in the pursuit of his profession, which he has practiced with marked diligence and success. Recently he has formed a law copartnership with D. M. Dean, of Ithaca, and has with his family, removed to that city to reside. May 18, 1881, Mr. Horton married Adah A. Puff, daughter of J. L. Puff, a prominent merchant of Newfield; they have two children, Edith L., now five years of age, and Carroll R., now two years old. Mr. Horton is an Odd Fellow, and in politics a Democrat.

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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