|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1824|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 12, 1894|
A native New Yorker and from a prominent political family (his father Samuel J. Wilkin, and grandfather James Whitney Wilkin, both served in the United States House of Representatives), Wescott Wilkin received his early education in the schools of his native town. Passing this period he studied at home under private tutors for a short time and was then sent to the grammar school of Columbia college. From this school he entered Princeton college, from which institution both his father and grandfather had received their collegiate degrees. After the usual collegiate course of study the Judge graduated with a very respectable standing in his class and shortly after commenced the study of law in the office of his father. After three years of study, his professional education was supplemented by a course at the Yale Law School. Having been admitted to the Bar, he commenced practice in Monticello (Sullivan County). After a few years of practice, he was elected Judge of the County Court of Sullivan county.
In the spring of 1856, the Judge's brother (Col Alexander Wilkin) induced him to move to Saint Paul Minnesota with a partnership in a prestigious law practice. In 1864 he was elected to the office of District Judge of the Second Judicial District and served more than twenty-five years in this capacity.
In 1884, in company with his friend Hon. C.E. Flandrau, he traveled around the world, passing through San Francisco, Japan, China, India, Egypt and Europe.
Samuel Jones Wilkin (1793 - 1866)
Sarah Gale Westcott Wilkin (1797 - 1854)
Mary Wilkin Ellis (1817 - 1842)*
Alexander Wilkin (1819 - 1864)*
Charles Wilkin (1822 - 1839)*
Westcott Wilkin (1824 - 1894)
Sarah Wescott Wilkin Coleman (1838 - 1899)*
Slate Hill Cemetery
New York, USA
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Record added: Apr 09, 2008
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