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Washington County New York Biographies - Surnames N-O

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Washington County New York Biographies - Surnames N-O, extracted from the Washington county, New York; its history to the close of the nineteenth century by Stone, William Leete, 1835-1908.

NORTHUP, Henry B. Biography

Henry B. Northup, of Sandy Hill, was a lawyer, noted for his eloquence and persuasive power with a jury. He was District Attorney from 1847 to 1850, and Member of Assembly in 1856. He died in 1877.

Northup, Judge Lyman Hall Biography

Judge Lyman Hall Northup, one of the oldest and best known practitioners at the Washington County bar, is a native of the town of Hebron, Washington County, N. Y., and was born December 18, 1821. His parents were John H. and Anna (Wells) Northup. He studied law in the law office of his brother, H. B. Northup, and was admitted to practice in December, 1847, and in April, 1850, formed a partnership with Hon. Charles Hughes, which lasted until the latter's death in August, 1887. From 1888 to 1892 Judge Northup was associated with Young & Kellogg, as senior counsel. Since 1892 he has been engaged in practice alone.

Judge Northup has always been public-spirited and identified with every movement for good, as far as his means would allow, and a man in whose integrity and sincerity the public have the utmost confidence.

NORTON, Eliot Bliven Biography

Eliot Bliven Norton, the subject of this sketch, one of the best known and most prominent lawyers of Washington County, was born in Cambridge, Washington County, N. Y., in the year 1864. He attended the Putnam Institute and the Cambridge Washington Academy in Cambridge, after which he entered the State Normal School at Albany to fit himself for teaching. Soon after graduating from the Normal School he secured a position as teacher in the Institute for the Blind in New York City. Later on he became principal of the school at Eagle Mills, N. Y., which position he finally resigned to become chief accountant and cashier for the Jerome B. Rice Seed Company at Cambridge.

During his seven years service with the above named company, he resolved to become a follower of Blackstone and Kent, and in September, 1894, he took up the study of Law in the office of Hon. D. M. Westfall where he remained two years. He then took a course in the Albany Law School, from which he was graduated in June, 1897, and was duly admitted to the bar in the following July, since which time he has been actively engaged in the practice of his profession at Cambridge. His office is located in the B. P. Crocker building on Main street.

In 1883 Mr. Norton married Helen McFadden of Cambridge, and they have one son, Harold M. Norton.

Mr. Norton's father, Warren Norton, was a native of East Salem, N. Y. His great grandfather, .William Norton, and great great grandfather, George Norton, were both Revolutionary soldiers. The latter received a wound at the Battle of Trenton from which he died in a few days.

Mrs. Norton's great grandfather, Micah Blackwell, was a private in Capt. Ward Swift's Second Sandwich Company and marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775. He was also Quarter-Master in Major Dimock's Regiment, and also in Col. John Cushing's Regiment at Newport, R. I.

The history of the Norton family is contemporaneous with almost the entire history of America, as the original settlers of this name were among the earliest emigrants to this country.,/p>

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