The History of Otsego, NY 
Exeter Town Meetings & Supervisors

THE FIRST TOWN-MEETING

The first town-meeting was held in 1799, and the following officers elected, viz.:

Supervisor

Thomas Brooks

Town Clerk

Minerva Cushman

Assessors

Seth Warren, Agar Curtis, John Martin

Commissioners of Highways

Joseph Round, Caleb Clark, Anderson Beckwith

Overseers of the Poor

Thomas Angell, Caleb Clark

Constables

Joel Cass, Gershom Palmer, Charles Lewis

Collecto

David Hollister

The following persons have served the town as supervisors and town clerks from 1799 to 1878, viz.: Thomas Brooks, Humphrey Palmer, Jared Munson, Jeremiah Robertson, Thomas Nedger, Ager Curtis, Elijah Babcock, Samuel Beckwith, Cornelius Jones, Seth Hubbard, Jedediah P. Sill, Allen Lidell, C. R. Brooks, George G. May, George C. Cushman, D. W. Patrick, D. F. Liddell, Edward Andrews, martin Austin, B. W. Lidell, J. F. Gray.

Clerks,--Minerva Cushman, Humphrey Palmer, Anderson Beckwith, Cornelius Jones, Jenks S. Sprague, Naboth Buckingham, Cyrus Turney, L. H. Robinson, W. C. Harp, W. P. Jones, D. F. Lidell, John F. Gray, C. F. Thompson, John Chappell, I. O. Veber, E. A. Taylor, Judson Durfy.

The officers for 1877 are as follows:

Supervisor

John F. Gray

Town Clerk

Judson Durfy

Justice

W. P. Jones

Commissioner of Highways

J. Pope

Assessor

Milton P. West

Collector

Wm. A. Johnson

Overseer of the Poor

B. Rose

Town Auditors

Daniel Veber, N. H. Southworth, and A. P. Watson

Constables

Wm. A. Johnson, Wm. McGarity, J. Allen, Chas. Palmer

Excise Commissioner

Geo. D. Bowers

AGRICULTURAL AND GENERAL STATISTICS

Acres of improved land

14,547

Cash value of farms

$721,320

Acres of plowed land

1604

Acres of pasture

6936

Acres of meadow

4941

Tons of hay

5220

Bushels of spring wheat

211

Bushels of winter wheat

130

Bushels of oats (1864)

15,596

Bushels of barley

462

Bushels of buckwheat

1373

Bushels of Indian corn

6264

Bushels of potatoes

12,936

Bushels of peas

286

Bushels of beans

29

Bushels of turnips

465

Pounds of hops

193,628

Pounds of maple sugar

22,432

Pounds of honey

2,027

Pounds of butter

53,781

Pounds of cheese

359,950

 

Exeter has an area of 18,895 acres, and its assessed valuation is $305,939, and its equalized valuation is $347,668.

Agricultural Statistics, 1875.

Acres plowed

1,860

In pasture

7.947

Tons of hay

7,349

Bushels of barley

536

Bushels of buckwheat

2,431

Bushels of corn

13,176

Bushels of oats

27,894

Bushels of rye

30

Bushels of spring wheat

73

Bushels of winter wheat

206

Bushels of peas

110

Pounds of hops

36,582

Pounds of potatoes

22,478

Barrels of cider

428

Pounds of butter

66,310

Pounds of cheese

21,590

Pounds of pork

88,451

POPULATION

1808

712

1845

1487

1810

1418

1850

1626

1815

1421

1855

1540

1820

1430

1860

1670

1825

1588

1865

1445

1830

1690

1870

1256

1835

1462

1875

1376

1840

1423

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Transcribed by Holice B. Young

Original website created by Debbie Axtman

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