The History of Otsego, NY
Decatur Supervisors 

Supervisor

David Tripp

Town Clerk

Lemuel Fletcher

Assessors

James Steward, Andrew Elliott, and Samuel Thompson

Constable and Collector

Elijah Bennett

Commissioners of Highways

Robt. Crawford, Jonathan David, and Rufus Ingalls

Poormaster

Andrew Elliott and Justis Lewis

Fence Viewers

Barzilla Brown and Justis Lewis

Pathmasters

Chauncey Parker, Orlando Kaple, James Bascomb, Robert Crawford, Alexander Alford, Daniel Brotherton, William Alford, D. Natch,Samuel Thompson, Gardner Brown, Philip Stonematch,and Elijah Elliott

The following is a list of those who have served this town as supervisors and town clerks from its organization to 1878:

Year

Supervisor

Town Clerk

1809

David Tripp

Lemuel Fletcher

1810

- -

1811

- -

1812

-

Jacob Elliott

1813

B. Howe

-

1814

David Tripp

Amos Crippen

1815

- -

1816

- -

1817

- -

1818

- -

1819

- -

1820

-

R. C. Lansing

1821

- -

1822

- -

1823

- -

1824

- -

1825

Peter Elliott

-

1826

- -

1827

- -

1828

-

Amos Boorn

1829

Robt. C. Lansing

-

1830

- -

1831

Calvin Day

-

1832

- -

1833

- -

1834

Robt. C. Lansing

Leonard Darrow

1835

Calvin Day

Amos Boorn

1836

Robert C. Lansing

-

1837

- -

1838

Orrin Ferris

-

1839

Calvin Day

-

1840

Amos Boorn

R. T. Woodin

1841

-

Isaac Boorn

1842

-

James E. Lansing

1843

Orrin Ferris

-

1844

- -

1845

Amos Boorn

L. N. Northrup

1846

Orrin Ferris

Isaac Boorn

1847

Amos Boorn

Hanson Wright

1848

Emerson Day

Isaac Boorn

1849

-

J. K. Lansing

1850

L. G. Cass

-

1851

Emerson Day

John T. Crippen

1852

Amos Boorn

J. E. Lansing

1853

Lysander Day

-

1854

L. D. Davis

L. F. Preston

1855

L. Day

Jas. Shelland

1856

J. N. Northrup

S. B. Hartwell

1857

-

Chas. Kaplan

1858

John Boorn

-

1859

- -

1860

William ?

Geo. M. Boorn

1861

Geo. M. Boorn

M. V. R. Rowley

1862

Gibson Hartwell

Geo. M. Starkweather

1863

-

M. V. R. Rowley

1864

-

Chas. A. Gibson

1865

John Ferris

J. W. Gardner

1866

Rufus ?

K. R. Waterman

1867

Amos Smith

D. H. Green

1868

John Ferris

K. S. Brown

1869

Amos Smith

D. H. Green

1870

-

D. Kaple

1871

John Leonard

-

1872

- -

1873

Amos Smith

H. Hoyt

1874

Barzilla Brown

Joseph Pearson

1875

-

Chas. Goodall

1876

Rufus ?

-

The town officers, elected in 1877 are as follows:

Supervisor

James E. Shelland

Town Clerk

David Cipperly

Assessor

William Fern

Collector

S. F. Pearson

Inspector of Elections

J. N. Pitcher, James Stafford, and Barzilla Brown

Road Commissioner

James L. Dailey

Poormaster

I. Bulsom

Constables

N. Potter, W. L. Knapp, C. Mickle, and H. Barner

Excise Commissioner

Wm. H. Vrooman

Auditors

Geo. M. Starkweather, John Pratt, and D. G. Brown

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

Original website created by Debbie Axtman

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