From 1808 to 1838 Kirtland was Surrogate Judge of Greene County. In 1830 he published a book on surrogate court laws and procedure, A Treatise on the Practice in Surrogates' Courts in the State of New York.
He served as Judge of Greene County's Court of Common Pleas from 1828 to 1838.
Kirtland died in Coxsackie on May 23, 1840, and was interred in Old Coxsackie Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Dorrance Kirtland (id: K000243)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Dorrance Kirtland at Find a Grave
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