The History of Otsego, NY 
Plainfield Supervisors

THE FIRST TOWN-MEETING

The first town-meeting was held at the house of Captain Vose Palmer, April 2, 1799, and the following officers were elected, viz.:

Supervisor

Samuel Williams

Town Clerk

Benjamin Allen, Jr

Assessors

Z. Campbell, Daniel Loomis, Samuel Guild

Commissioners of Highways

Caleb Brown, Elihu Baker, David Ward.

Poormasters

Jonathan Moffatt, Vose Palmer

Constable and Collector

Alanson Moffatt

Commissioners of Schools

Benjamin Allen, Benjamin, Cone, Samuel Williams

Fence Viewers

Eliza Wright, Caleb Brown.

Overseers of Highways

Ruggles Spooner, Vose Palmer, Benjamin Clark, Moses Bliss, Levi McBride, Ellis Colburn, Edward Colburn,William Collins, Samuel Guild

Poundmaster

Vose Palmer

At this meeting it was voted, "that hogs run at large." It was also voted, "that hogs shall be yoked with yokes of the following dimensions, viz., with a yoke of the depth of the neck above and half the depth below, and half the thickness of the neck each side." It was voted, that the next annual town-meeting shall be held at the house of Captain Vose Palmer.

Jonathan Moffatt and Zureal Campbell were justices of the peace in 1800.

The following is a list of supervisors and town clerks from the organization of the town to 1878:

Year

Supervisor

Town-Clerk

1779

Samuel Williams

Benjamin Allen Jr.

1800

Vose Palmer

-

1801

-

Charles Burt

1802

- -

1803

-

Benjamin Allen, Jr.

1804

- -

1805

-

Jesse Gardner

1806

- -

1807

-

Martin Luce

1808

- -

1809

-

Henry Ward

1810

Daniel Loomis

Martin Luce

1811

- -

1812

- -

1813

-

Parley Philips

1814

- -

1815

- -

1816

Billings Brown

-

1817

- -

1818

- -

1819

-

Spencer Kellogg

1820

Henry Bassinger

Parley Philips

1821

Spencer Kellogg

-

1822

- -

1823

- -

1824

William Utler

-

1825

- -

1826

Samuel Treat, E. S.

-

1827

- -

1828

Vose Palmer

-

1829

- -

1830

Cyrus Brown

 

1831

- -

1832

William Utler

Festus Hyde

1833

Cyrus Brown

-

1834

Joshua Babcock

-

1835

Ephraim Simms

-

1836

Festus Hyde

Ephraim F. Simms

1837

Sheffield Enos

Festus Hyde

1838

- -

1839

-

T. T. Taylor

1840

Cyrus Brown

Festus Hyde

1841

- -

1842

Stephen Chapman, Jr.

Francis A. Utler

1843

William N. Murray

Henry Wilcox

1844

Zenas Eldred

Francis A. Utler

1845

Oliver D. Perkins

-

1846

Roderick Sholes, N. L.

William Martin

1847

Henry H. Babcock

-

1848

No Choice

Oramel W. marsh

1849

Noyes Stillman

-

1850

- -

1851

Nathaniel Crumb

Benjamin C. Coon

1852

- -

1853

Alexander Dewey

Alonzo Smith

1854

- -

1855

Erastus King

A. J. Saunders

1856

-

And. J. Saunders

1857

John Hoxie, Jr.

Stephen A. Chapman

1858

- -

1859

Henry H. Babcock

-

1860

Isaac L. Moors

Samuel N. Stillman

1861

- -

1862

James d. Kilbourn

Edgar B. Clark

1863

- -

1864

- -

1865

Nathaniel H. Gates

Dennis A. Dewey

1866

-

C. W. Briggs

1867

Levi P. McFarland

-

1868

-

Hamilton J. Brown

1869

Albert B. Crumb

-

1870

- -

1871

David M. Armstrong

-

1872

-

Morgan P. Philips

1873

Nelson Clark

-

1874

Francis B. Kilbourn

John M. Hayes

1975

-

J. E. Humphreys

1876

Solomon Armstrong

-

The town officers for 1877 are as follows:

Supervisor

Solomon Armstrong

Town Clerk

Myron A. Spicer

Justice of the Peace

Cyrus Brown

Town Auditors

D. M. Armstrong, Henry Gates

Commissioner of Highways

John Williams

Assessor

John Taylor

Collector

Isaac Folts

Overseers of the Poor

Orrin Bassett, David Davis

Inspector of Elections

George E. Bevin, Collins M. Burdick

Constables

Zedoc Main, Nathan Burgess, PeterGaughran, William Pugh

Games Constable

Peter Gaughran

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

Original website created by Debbie Axtman

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