The History of Otsego, NY 
Maryland Supervisors

THE FIRST TOWN-MEETING

The first town-meeting was held in 1808, at which Edward Goddard was chosen supervisor. There are no complete records of the town until 1810, when the following officers were chosen, viz.:

Supervisor

Edward Goddard.

Town Clerk

John Chase.

Assessors

John Tuthill, Caleb Crandall, and Ezekiel Chappel.

Collector and Constable

Daniel Houghton

Commissioners of Highways

Daniel Platt, Ezekiel Rice, and John Gun.

Overseers of the Poor

Daniel Platt.

Constable

George Tubbs.

Fence Viewers

Roger Kelley, David Benedict, Daniel Platt, C. I. Bresse, and Adam Simmons.

Overseers of Highways

C. I. Bresse, B. Simmons, John smith, E. Holmes, Samuel Burnside, Amos Spencer, Isaac Howland, E. Spooner, Jr., Josiah Chase. R. B. Wetmore, Jr., Curtis Catlin, Simeon Houghton, James Thompson, James Walling, E. Burnside, James Baker, James B. Roe, Ephraim Boardman, Jr., Jesse Spencer, Ezekiel Palmer, Sylvester Richmond, Leander Chamberlain, and Andrew Van Allen.

 

Among the ear-marks recorded in the old town-book are the following:

"Amos Spencer - s ear-mark, a sloping crop off the under side of each ear."
"John Burnside - s ear-mark, a crop off the left ear and a slit in the same."
"Elisha Chamberlain - s mark, a crop on the right ear and a slit in the left, and a - happenny - on the upper side of the left."
"Josiah Chase - s mark, a square crop off the right ear and a slit in the end, and a half-penney in the foreside of the same."

The following have served as supervisors and town clerks from the organization of the town to 1878:

Year

Supervisors

Town Clerks

1806

Edward Goddard

No record

1809

-

John Chase

1810

- -

1811

- -

1812

- -

1813

- -

1814

- -

1815

- -

1816

Daniel Platt

Nathaniel Carpenter

1817

Edward Goddard

John Chase

1818

-

Nathaniel Carpenter

1819

Daniel Houghton

 

1820

Edward Goddard

-

1821

-

John Chase

1822

Daniel Houghton

Enos I. Spencer

1823

-

John Chase

1824

Edward Goddard

-

1825

- -

1826

John Chase

Nathaniel Carpenter

1827

- -

1828

-  

1829

Jesse Rose

Russel Chappel

1830

Amos H. Brown

-

1831

-

N. Carpenter

1832

-

Daniel Houghton

1833

Jesse Rose

N. Carpenter

1834

- -

1835

- -

1836

- -

1837

Nathaniel Carpenter

John Chase

1838

Claudius Chamberlain

N. Carpenter

1839

Geo. W. Chase

John Romans

1840

Daniel Platt, Jr.

S. T. Chase

1841

Geo. W. Chase

Isaac Slingerland

1842

Samuel Cass

F. B. Carpenter

1843

-

Albert Wilson

1844

Hudson Burnside

Josiah G. Chase

1845

Jesse Gurney

John T. Thompson

1846

Levi Y. Boardman

J. G. Chase

1847

F. B. Carpenter

J. T. Thompson

1848

John T. Thompson

Robert Wilson

1849

A. H. Platt

-

1850

Levi Y. Boardman

H. W. Brown

1851

Jacob Follett

S. B. Wilson

1852

Carlton Brown

-

1853

-

H. W. Brown

1854

John T. Thompson

Philor Burnside

1855

E. E. Ferrey

S. B. Wilson

1856

John T. Thompson

Henry Wilson

1857

S. B. Wilson

S. H. Gurney

1858

-

Levi Boardman

1859

S. H. Gurney

Milton Walling

1860

J. T. Thompson

-

1861

S. H. Gurney

-

1862

John R. Boy---

-

1863

- -

1864

S. B. Wilson

-

1865

John R. Boy---

James M. Thompson

1866

M. W. Brown

-

1867

Samuel T. Chase

W. S. Hotchkin

1868

James T. Thompson

F. W. Brown

1869

-

T. E. Cornish

1870

-

A. J. Bates

1871

-

L. Glasier

1872

Levi Boardman

Thos. Page

1873

James M. Thompson

-

1874

A--- Chase

Benj. Mosher

1875

-

F. R. Young

1876

James M. Thompson

F. M. Cleveland

Officers elected in 1877 were as follows:

Supervisor

Timothy Parsons

Town Clerk

Oscar F. Lane

Justice of the Peace

Milton Walling

Assessor

M. B. Balson

Overseers of the Poor

Byron Cass and E. D. Burnside

Commissioner of Highways

A. H. Platt

Collector

B. Manner

Town Auditors

German Wright, W. Hardy and B. F. Van Zandt

Inspectors of Elections

Bradford Brown, Chas. H. Wightman, and Jerry P. Barnes.

Game Constable

Albert Olds

Constables

P. G. Schermerhorn, A. E. Tallmadge, Joseph Swartout, Geo. Bennett, and David Bostwick

Commissioner of Excise

Geo. Tater

Town Sealer

William Arnold

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

Original website created by Debbie Axtman

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