The History of Otsego, NY 
Laurens Supervisors

THE FIRST TOWN-MEETING

The first town-meeting held in the town of Laurens was at Griffen Craft - s house, on March 5, 1811, and the following officer were chosen:

Supervisor

Griffen Craft

Town Clerk

Erastus Dean.

Assessors

Jacob Butts, Nijah Griffith, Isaac Bughtman

Commissioners of Highways

Isaac Powell, Nathan Eldred, Jonathan Gilbert

Overseers of the Poor

Russell Johnson, Abel Hoag, Esq

Constable and Collector

Holden Cook

Constable

Peleg Coon, Jr

Poundmasters

Nathan Eldred, Isaac Powell, Asa Griffith, Nathaniel Newell, Jared Gorton

Pathmasters

Daniel Johnson, James Hoag, Isaac Powell, John Lane, James parsons, William Luther, Amos Preston, Jonathan Griffith, Daniel Tucker, Solomon Harrison, James I. Thorn, Jesse Dunbar, Jr., Nathaniel Newell, Ebenezer Richardson, Caleb Clark, Richard Gardner, Butler Gilbert, Amasa Grover, Jonathan Johnson, Christopher Staikes, George Fewlston,Joshua Morris, Andrew Hoag, Justus Goodrich, George W. Rouse, Bezall Washburn, Thomas Eldred, Joseph Allen, Jr., John Brown, King Hathaway, Amos Wood, James Haight, John Smith. Robert Barton, 1st surveyor, Dean, Charles Matteson, Philip Sweet, Philip Gardner,Thompson Keyes, Amasa Grover, henry Eldred, Ziba Tucker, Henry Weatherby, Walter C. Rathbun, Thomas Stanton, Benona Weatherby, John Willson, Jonas Hodgkins

The following is a list of the supervisors and town clerks from the organization of the town to 1787:

1811

Griffen Crafts

Erastus Dean

1812

Erastus Crafts

-

1813

Nijah Griffith

-

1814

-

Amasa Harrington

1815

- -

1816

- -

1817

- -

1818

Caleb Eldred

-

1819

Erastus Crafts

-

1820

-

Erastus Dean

1821

- -

1822

John Blood, Jr.

-

1823

- -

1824

Erastus Crafts

Harvey Strong

1825

Samuel V. Dunbar

-

1826

- -

1827

Erastus Crafts

-

1828

-

Hiram W. Bostwick

1829

- -

1830

- -

1831

- -

1832

- -

1833

Harvey Strong

Joel Lull

1834

-

Samuel H. Harrington

1835

-

Delos W. Dean

1836

- -

1837

- -

1838

Erastus Crafts

Gideon Cornell

1839

Rufus Steere

James F. Dean

1840

Wm. Comstock

-

1841

-

Orvill Rockwell

1842

Samuel V. Dunbar

-

1843

Jonathan Johnson

Samuel S. Hoag

1844

Samuel V. Dunbar

E. B. Steere

1845

- -

1846

Jeremiah Gardner

-

1847

Samuel M. Harrington

-

1848

Wm. Comstock

-

1849

- -

1850

- -

1851

-

D. S. Sitner

1852

-

John L. Comstock

1853

Jeremiah Gardner

Wm. A. Strong

1854

E. B. Steere

Horatio N. Drew

1855

Samuel Allen

James C. Hulburt

1856

-

Wm. Comstock, Jr.

1857

W. T. Bassett

-

1858

P. W. Day

-

1859

William Comstock

Milton Gursey

1860

William Comstock, Jr.

-

1861

Samuel S. Gardner

H. R. Wellman

1862

Silas Marlott

Richard Cooley

1863

Wm. Comstock

-

1864

Addison P. Strong

Orman Potter

1865

Wm. C. Fields

Chas. S. Kenyon

1866

-  

1867

Leroy Tucker

-

1868

- -

1869

-

E. S. Fisher

1870

- -

1871

-

H. N. Drew

1872

-  

1873

J. D. Keyes

-

1874

-

M. T. Ward

1875

H. T. Harris

John Newell, Jr.

1876

- -

The present officers (1877) are as follows:

Supervisor

Henry T. Harris

Town Clerk

John Newell, Jr

Justice of the Peace

Hamilton D. Carr

Assessor

Geo. W. Marlett.

Commissioner of Highways

W. C. Wing

Overseers of the Poor

Stephen F. Straight and Ezra Marlett

Inspector of Elections

Morrell Grant, Cornelius E. Lane, Howard S. Briggs, and I. C. Rouse

Collector

Leonard Frink

Game Constable

E. Fuller

Town Auditors

James N. Kenyon, Anson Weatherby

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

Original website created by Debbie Axtman

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