08 - Legal Profession - Sketches of Village of Albion


The Court of Common Pleas of Orleans County was first organized by the appointment of Elijah Foot, First Judge, Wm. J, Moody, Cyrus Harwood, Eldridge Farwell and Wm. Penniman. Judges. The first attorneys were. Henry E. Curtis, Alexis Ward, Geo. W. Fleming, A. Hyde
Cole, Wm. J. Moody, W. W. Raggles, &c.   Wm. Lewis was the first Sheriff of this County, Orson Nichoson, first County Clerk, and Orange Butler, first District Attorney.

Since the new organization of County Courts under the new Constitution of 1846, by which Courts of Common Pleas were abolished, and a County Court, consisting of a single Judge, created in its place, Henry R. Curtis, Esq., has held the office of County Judge and Surrogate.

County officers, and attorneys residing in Albion at this time, are as follows:

Hon. Henry R. Curtis, County Judge, and Surrogate, ex officio.
Wm. K. McAllister, Esq., District Attorney.
Rufus E. Hill, Sheriff and Jailor.
Ferdinand A. Day, Under Sheriff.
Dan H. Cole, County Clerk.
C. R. Berry, Deputy County Clerk.

Attorneys.- - Henry R. Curtis, Alexis Ward, Gideon Hard, A. Hyde Cole, Hiram S. Goff, Dan H. Cole, Nelson A. Graves, Sanford E. Church, Noah Davis Jr., Cyrus Farwell, Wm. K. McAllister, Arad Thomas, Benjamin L. Bessac, Reuben Bryant, John H. White, Sidney Smith, Edwin Porter, A. P. Butts, John G. Sawyer, Edwin R, Reynolds, William P. Gambell.

SOURCE:  Sketches of village of Albion : containing incidents of its history and progress, from its first settlement, and a statistical account of its trade, schools, societies, manufactures, &c. (1853); Arad Thomas; Albion, N.Y.