Malbone Watson served in 1852. Born in Rensselaerville, Albany County, N.Y., on Aug. 27, 1804. Union College graduate, 1822. Served as district attorney and as surrogate, Greene County. Elected in 1847 and 1854 to state supreme court, third judicial district. Died in New Orleans, La., Apr. 1, 1857. The author thanks Raymond Beecher, Green County (New York) historian.
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.