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This is an Index of Attorneys admitted to the Bar in Cattaraugus County during the 1800s. Parents and birth year of the attorney are provided in parentheses beside the name if this information was provided in the book.
Please note: Many of these attorneys were admitted but never practiced in Cattaruagus County, or lived elsewhere.
This list is generated from:
HISTORICAL GAZETTEER and BIOGRAPHICAL MEMORIAL of CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, NEW YORK, ed by William Adams, published 1893.
The page number above the attorney’s name represents the page of this book where the information was found.
Contributed by Laura Greene
HAZEN, ASA (native of Vermont, born 1793, first resident attorney of Catt. Co.)
WELLS, HENRY (probably a resident of Tioga county)
MULLETT, JAMES (Jr.)
BRYAN, JOHN A.
CROOKER, GEORGE (son of Sampson Crooker, who came from Cairo, Greene Co in 1818)
FOX, CHANCEY (born in Tolland Conn in 1797 - brother of Pliny Fox)
GIBBS, ANSON (born in Pownal Vt in 1790, son of Dr. Gibbs)
BEARDSLEY, CHARLES (born in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1806, son of Bartholomew)
HARMON, ELEAZAR (b. In 1808 in Onondaga Co NY)
SCOTT, LYMAN, (Jr.)
BURT, JAMES (native of Mohawk Valley, Dutch ancestry)
HOWE, CHESTER (born 1812 in Wells, Rutland Co. VT, son of Jaazaniah Howe)
FOX, PLINY (brother of Chauncey)
WAITH, WILLIAM (born at Bycross, England 1796, orphaned at an early age)
McCLUER, DAVID (son of Joseph McCluer)
HURD, ASHBEL (B. In Augusta, Oneida Co NY in 1814)
STRANG, JAMES (Became a Mormon Prophet and the successor of Joseph Smith)
WEEDEN, JOSEPH (b. In Norwich Conn in 1809, son of Caleb Weeden & Civil Lathrop)
CROSS, LESTER, BAILEY, D.C.
WHITE, RODERICK (b. 1814, seems to have come to Olean from Springville, Erie, NY)
WOODCOCK, D. CARLOS
ANGEL, WILLIAM PITT (native of Otsego County, died 1869 at age 56)
TURNER, JOHN W.
PRATT, ORVILLE (his grandmother was sister to Gen. Joseph McCluer)
ANGEL, WILKES (brother of William Angel)
SMITH, THEODORE (native of Orwell, Rutland Co. VT.Moved to Buffalo)
GILLETT, J. MONROE
RICE, ADDISON (b. At Richfield Springs, Otsego, NY 1821)
OWEN, ROBERT (Jr.) (B. 1820 in Clarendon, Orleans County NY
STORRS, ALEXANDER (b. 1806 at Worcester, Otsego Co. NY)
COBB, NELSON (b. 1811 in Greene Co. NY)
LOCKE, EDWIN (died in 1853.Father to Charles Locke of Randolph)
WOOD, WILLIAM (b. 1822 in Hinsdale NY, son of Emery Wood, who was born 1797 in NY)
WOODBURY, WILLIAM (B. 1818 in Salem, Mass, son of Rev. David Woodbury)
SHELDON, ALEXANDER (B. 1823 in Victor, NY)
RICE, E. L.
CLARK, J. T.
WASHBURN, CHARLES (b. 1821 in Cavendish, Vt. - died in Ellicottville 1853))
SEARS, E. H.
TORRANCE, CYRENIUS (b. 1825 near Mt. Clemens Mich. )
CANFIELD, GEORGE (b. 1816 in Middlefield, Otsego Co, NY. , died in W. Salamanca 1867)
MEAD, STEPHEN (b. 1819 in Norwich, Chenango Co NY, son of Amos Mead & Ann Purdy)
SPRING, SAMUEL STOWELL (b. 1823 Grafton VT., son of Samuel Spring & Eunice Stowell)
CROSBY, JAMES (b. 1828 in Lake George, Warren Co NY, son of Nathan Crosby & Melinda
Bishop, dau of Ketchel Bishop)
BINGHAM, DANIEL (b. 1827 Riga, Monroe Co. NY, son of Thomas Bingham Jr.)
CARY, CHARLES (b. 1827 in Hinsdale NY)
JENKINS, MERRILL (b. 1825 in Bethany, Genesee, NY, son of Rev. Herman Jenkins)
HARRINGTON, HENRY (b. 1825 in Laurens, Otsego Co NY, died 1882 in IN)
BERRY, P. O.
DEUEL, J. W.
HENDERSON, WILLIAM (b. 1828 in Tully, Onondaga Co, son of John Henderson & Mary Hunt)
GREEN, H. L. (b. 1828 in Virgil, Cortland Co NY)
HUNTLEY, WILLIAMS (b. 1827, son of Williams, grandson of Gen. Daniel Huntley)
BUNN, ROMANZO (b. 1829 in South Hartwick, Otsego Co NY, 1829, son of Peter Bunn, of Germandescent & Polly Ann Jackson, who was English)
RUSSELL, A. PHILEMON
BOLLES, DAVID (b. 1829 at Clinton, Conn)
LAMB, RENSSELAER (b. 1805 in Vermont - d. 1871))
FINCH, J. B. (B. 1823 in Fishkill, Duchess Co NY, son of Nathaniel and Samantha Finch)
McCLUER, WILLIAM (b. 1831 in Franklinville NY)
MANLEY, WILLIAM (b. 1829 Mansfield NY, eldest son of John F. Manley)
BROOKS, ENOS (b. 1823 in Olean NY, son of Judge James Brooks, grandson of Cornelius Brooks)
BRUCE, A. A.
BURLINGAME, IRA L. (died in 1857)
CONVERSE, JULIAN CLINTON
MELOY, WILLIAM (b. 1832 in Chenango Forks, Broome Co NY, son of Frederick Meloy &
Martha Emilia Willard.)
JONES, PATRICK HENRY (b. 1830 in Westmeath, Ireland, son of James Jones & Ellen Lynch.
Paternal grandfather: Patrick Jones & Maternal grandfather: Henry Lynch
SCOTT, ALLEN (b. 1831 in Springville, Eric Co. NY)
WENTWORTH, ALEXANDER (b. 1837, native of Aurora NY, son of Alexander Wentworth &
LYON, DELOS (b. In Franklinville)
CROSBY, MANLEY (b. 1834, Franklinville NY, son of Alanson Crosby & Cornelia Wright)
CROSBY, ALANSON (b. 1836, Franklinville, NY, brother to Manley Crosby, son of Alanson)
ALLEN, HENRY (b. 1837, in Gowanda, town of Collins, Erie Co NY, son of John and Hannah Allen
TELLER, WILLARD (b. in Granger, Allegany Co NY)
BROWN, A. M.
SMITH, FRANK (b. 1833 in Collins, Erie co, NY, son of Ahijah Smith & Eliza Goodrich)
JOHNSON, JAMES (b. 1836 Ellicottville NY, son of Marcus Johnson & Sophronia Willoughby)
NASH, EUGENE (b. 1827 near Nashville, Chautauqua co. NY.Brother of Aaron Nash)
CROWLEY, RODNEY (B. 1836 Mt. Holly Vt., son of Rufus and Parmelia Crowley)
MURRAY, CHARLES (son of Dauphin Murray and Sally Seymour)
MATTESON, ELIAS (born 1825, Collins, NY)
GOODWILL, JOHNSON (son of Johnson Goodwill & Livonia Greeno)
ALLEN, DAN (grandson of Dan Allen, son of Constant Allen)
STRAIGHT, GEORGE (born near Hamlet, NY in 1836)
BURNHAM, MILTON (born in Dayton in 1839)
ANSLEY, HUDSON (Born in 1838, son of Hudson Ansley and Maria Heaton)
ALLEN, NORMAN (born 1828, son of Luther Allen & Huldah Benedict)
NORTHRUP, EDWIN (born 1839 in Tolland, Conn)
SEYMOUR, HENRY (born 1839, son of Silas and Charlotte Seymour)
LAIDLAW, WILLIAM (born in Scotland 1840)
PHELPS, HARPER (died in 1866)
VEDDER, COMMODORE (born 1838 in Ellicottville)
JEWELL, JOSEPH (son of Jerome Jewell of Machias)
McDUFFIE, WILLIAM (born 1844 in New Albion)
WARD, ARUNAH (born 1820, son of Charles Ward and Lydia King)
DUNHAM, SAMUEL (b. 1840, son of Henry Dunham)
COCHRAN, J. WILBER (b. 1845, son of Orson Cochran)
GALLAGHER, JAMES (born in Canada, 1841 - son of John and Ellen Gallagher)
BENSON, MARTIN (b. 1839, son of John Benson and Millie Helms)
BLACKNEY, CHARLES (b. 1846, son of Nathan Blackney and Sarah Ann Leonard)
READ, ALBERT (b. 1845, son of Allen Read)
CONGDON, BENJAMIN (b. 1844, son of William H. K. Congdon and Elizabeth Miller)
CONGDON, JOSEPH (b. 1846 - son of William H. K. Congdon & Eliz. Miller, grandson of
LAMB, SILAS (son of Judge Rensselaer Lamb)
HERRICK, HIRAM (b. 1849)
McVEY, JAMES DOW (born 1843 - died 1879)
RIDER, GEORGE (b. In 1844 in Trenton, Oneida Co NY)
STEVENS, FRANK (b. 1847, son of Daniel Stevens and Catherine Hurty)
PARKE, HUDSON H.
VREELAND, OLIVER (b. 1842, son of Simon Vreeland & Jerusha Butterfield)
SANGER, E. M.
THRASHER, WINFIELD (b. 1847, son of Samuel Thrasher & Ann Haven)
MURPHY, LEWIS (b. 1850, son of John Murphy
MATTESON, MORDECAI (b. 1841, brother of Elias Matteson)
LINCOLN, CHARLES (b. 1848, son of Pratt Lincoln & Harriet Whitcomb)
WARING, JAMES (b. 1848, son of John & Catherine Waring)
SWIFT, ZENAS (died about 1883)
PINDAR, WILLIAM (b. 1844 - son of Rev. William Pindar & Maria Rice)
SPRING, ALFRED (b. 1851, son of Judge Samuel Spring)
STORRS, THOMAS (b. 1864)
MOSHER, JOHN (b. 1837)
MOULTON, CHARLES (b. 1854 VT., son of George Moulton & Eglentine Washburn)
VAN AERNAM, CHARLES (b. 1851, son of Hon. Henry Van Aernam, M.D.)
DODGE, MYRON (b. 1847 in PA)
ROBINSON, FRANK (b. 1855 - son of Charles P. & Elizabeth Robinson)
CORBIN, J. ARTHUR (b. 1853 Waverly, Tioga Co NY(
NOURSE, WILLIAM (b. 1853, native of Hinsdale)
KRUSE, FREDERICK WILLIAM (b. 1852 in Germany)
LEONARD, IRVING R. (b 1853 at Dayton, NY, only son of Joseph & Maryette Leonard)
PHELPS, GEORGE H. (b. 1854 Hinsdale NY, son of Augustus & Olive E. Phelps)
GIBBS, W. HUTCHINSON (b. 1846 in Kortright, Delaware Co, NY, son of Dr. Ezra T. Gibbs)
PHELPS, W. DARWIN (b. 1848 West Turin, Lewis Co NY, son of William & Catherine Phelps)
COX, PERRY BRUCE (b. 1852 in East Otto NY - died 1892, son of Eli D. Cox)
HAYES, EVERAND A. (b. 1850 in Addison Co. VT)
SACKRIDER, DANIEL (b. 1849, Delhi, NY)
REILLY, DEWITT CLINTON (b. 1855 in Buffalo, father was Scotch-Irish and a native of Toronto,his mother was French)
TOWNE, GEORGE (b. 1854 in Keene, Cheshire Co, NH, mother was Caroline Spring, sister ofJudge Samuel Spring. George’s father also born in Keene, mother born in Grafton VT)
MARKHAM, JAMES E. (B. 1857 in Rochester, NY)
RUMSEY, FRANK (b. 1854 in New Albion, NY)
COOK, ELIJAH (b. 1851 in Otto NY, son of Theodore & Pauline Cook)
EATON, FRED L. (b. 1857 in Olean NY, son of Fred R. & Florence Eaton)
WARING, WILLIAM (b. 1854 in Farmersville NY, son of John Waring of Conn and Catherine Hogg,who was a native of Scotland)
BLACKMON (b. 1855 in Little Valley, NY, son of Lyman & Julia Blackmon)
REYNOLDS, VEDDER (b. 1856 Ellicottville, son of Elisha Reynolds & Maria Vedder)
INMAN, JOHN J. (B. 1858 Dayton NY, son of Harvey& Betsey Inman, both of Scotch (sic) descent)
HAZARD, JOSEPH (b. 1855 in Napoli NY)
ALLEN, HERBERT W. (Son of Henry F. Allen)
LOWRY, A. N. (It is said he came from Jamestown NY)
SMITH, WILLIAM VERNON (b. 1857 in Yorkshire Center NY)
FIELD, MYRON B.
CURTIS, HENRY R. (B. 1852 Machias NY, son of Rensselaer Curtis)
WHEATON, STANLEY N. (B. 1857 Little Valley NY, son of Norman Wheaton & Harriet Carver)
GOULD, WILLIAM E. (B. 1849 Hinsdale, son of John H. Gould and Pamela Wood)
WHIPPLE, JAMES SPENCER (b. 1852 at Steamburgh NY)
YATES, EDGAR N. (B. 1856 Hinsdale, NY)
GOULD, EDWARD A. (B. 1853 Hinsdale, NY, son of John H. Gould
SPRAGUE, OLIVER (b. 1859 Perrysburg, NY, son of Delos W. Sprague)
PARKER, WILLIS D. (B. 1858 in Hinsdale NY, son of Leroy Parker & Fidelia Vinton)
BOLLES, JOHN H. (Son of David H. Bolles)
DWINNELLS, CHARLES S. (B. 1840 in Yorkshire NY, son of Jonathan Dwinnells &
Elizabeth Alwood.Of Scotch (sic) descent.)
JEWELL, MARCUS B. (B. 1858 Machias NY, son of Jerome B. Jewell)
DOWD, THOMAS H. (B. 1859 Humphrey NY) Of Irish descent.
BIXBY, JAMES E. (B. 1861 Dayton NY, son of William Bixby & Hattie Wellman)
KRUSE, ERNEST (b. 1857 East Hamburg, Erie co NY, brother of F. W. Kruse)
RANN, WILLIAM (b. 1860 in Whitewater, Wisconsin)
POWELL, DANIEL E. (b. 1853 New Albion NY, son of Daniel H. Powell & Catherine Tubbs)
McNAIR, SAMUEL R. (B. 1856 Arcade NY.Parents natives of Scotland, came to US in 1852)
COLE, GEORGE (b. 1858 Humphrey NY)
JENKINS, WALTER (son of Merrill Jenkins)
MUDGE, LINUS (b. 1858 Palmyra, Wayne Co, NY, son of Rev. W. Mudge & Sarah Ross)
CLARK, JAMES O. (B. 1856 Ellicottville NY, son of William Clark)
SPRING, GEORGE E. (B. 1859 Franklinville, NY, brother of Alfred, son of Judge Samuel Spring)
CRANDALL, JOEL J. (B. 1854 in Mansfield, son of Etsel Crandall)
VREELAND, EDWARD B.
WINTERS, GEORGE L.
PARKER, SPENCER BLODGETT (b. 1859 at Versailles, Cattaraugus co. NY)
BEARDSLEY, HORACE A. L. (Descendant of Mass. Beardsleys, b. 1863 Oakville, Ontario, CA)
OVERTON, WILLIAM C. (b. 1863 Scranton, PA, son of Giles & Maria Overton)
EATON, EARLE (B. 1865 in Olean NY, son of Fred R. Eaton)
SMITH, JASPER (b. 1860, native of Yorkshire NY, brother of W. V. Smith, also an attorney)
WARD, JOHN K. (B. 1859 Great Valley, NY, son of Arunah Ward)
DONNELLY, HENRY (b. 1861 Kendall, Orleans Co NY, son of Henry Donnelly & Catherine Brice)
STONE, ANSON W.
HASTINGS, ALLEN J. (B. 1864 Olean NY, son of Loren S. Hastings & Sarah Jones)
WILLSON, JOHN M. (B. 1863 Mansfield, NY, son of E. Oscar Willson & Emeline Utley)
SAGE, UDOLPH V. (B. 1856 Rochester NY, son of Edwin S. Sage & Mary Nichols)
COBB, WILLIAM (b. 1870 Brechin, Scotland, son of John Cobb & Elizabeth Duncan)
KING, MANLEY E. (B. 1866 Yorkshire NY, son of Seymour King & Ann Eliza Steele)
TARR, PETER B. (B. 1866 near Petroleum Center, Venango Co PA, son of George A. W. Tarr &
TERRY, CHARLES W.
WHITE, JUSTUS (brother of Roderick White, came from Springville NY)
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