Henry Welles served in 1852, 1860. Born in Kinderhook, Columbia County, N.Y., on Oct. 17, 1794. Soldier in War of 1812. District attorney, Steuben County, 1824-1829. State supreme court, seventh judicial district, 1847-1868. He concurred in the court’s antislavery decision, Lemmon v The People, 20 N.Y. 562 (1860). Died in Penn Yan, Mar. 7, 1868. See C.S. Milliken, History of Ontario County, New York and Its People (1911), Vol. 1, p. 55. Portrait is at the Appellate Division, Fourth Department.
This biography appears in The Judges of the New York Court of Appeals: A Biographical History, ed. Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007). It has not been updated since publication.