He came from Ulster County to this place in 1824, was elected first justice of the peace at Mott's Corners, 1839, resigned in 1844 to accept position of Member of Assembly from Tompkins County. George Wolcott was elected justice to fill vacancy. Lounsbery was elected county judge of Tompkins County in 1846, was elected supervisor of town of Caroline in 1860. During his term as county judge, the notorious criminal Edward H. Ruloff was tried and sentenced by him to ten years in state prison for the abduction of his wife and child.
from The Ithaca Daily Journal, 26 Aug 1909, pg 5
Penn Yan NY Express 1/26/1885;
George W Wolcott, age 74, died 1/21/1885 in Penn Yan. He was the son of Elisha and Anna Hull Wolcott. He married Miss Flora Shaw in 1849. He leaves his wife; two sons, Saxton, and Arthur; two daughters, Mrs Seneca L (Guertha) Pratt, and Mrs Martin C (Emma) Stark; two brothers, Gideon, and Oliver P Wolcott. He was predeceased by a sister, Mrs Asa (Hannah) McCauley, and a brother Erastus B Wolcott.