The History of Otsego, NY 
Springfield Supervisors

THE FIRST TOWN-MEETING

The first town-meeting was held at the "meeting house" in Springfield, on the 4th day of April, 1797. Eli Parsons, Jonathan Moffatt, and John McKillip, esquires, being present. The following officers were chosen:

Supervisor

John McKillip

Town Clerk

Eli Parsons

Assessors

Samuel Crafts, Paul Cook, and Robert Ferguson

Commissioners of Roads

Henry Bradt, Josiah Root, and James Holden

Overseers of the Poor

Jonathan Moffatt, and Alexander Sprague

Constables

John Coats and John Rice

Fence Viewers

Peabody Cook, Benjamin Rathbun, and Israel Lathrop

Poundmaster

Thomas Cripps

Commissioners of Schools

David Little, Eli Parsons, and Benjamin Hicks

At this meeting licenses were granted to the following persons: Thomas Cripps, Paul Keyes, Alexander Sprague, James Holden, Josiah Root, Henry Moore, Samuel Crafts, Samuel Herrick, Robert Hummel, and Abner Cook.

The following have served the town as supervisors and town clerks from 1797 to 1878:

Year

Supervisors

Town Clerks

1797

John McKillip

Eli Parsons

1798

-

Samuel Crafts

1799

-

Anson Green

1800

- -

1801

- -

1802

- -

1803

- -

1804

- -

1805

-

Joseph McGee

1806

- -

1807

-

Anson Green

1808

- -

1809

-

William Van Brunt

1810

- -

1811

- -

1812

- -

1813

- -

1814

- -

1815

- -

1816

-

Selah Havens

1817

- -

1818

Rufus Tracy

-

1819

- -

1820

-

Wm. H. Van Brunt

1821

Evan Cotes

-

1822

- -

1823

- -

1824

-

William Baker

1825

-

Wm. H. Van Brunt

1826

-

Rufus Tracey

1827

Henry Harvey

Abner Cook, Jr.

1828

Daniel Gilchrist

Wm. R. Scollard

1829

Wm. Baker

Wm. Powell

1830

-

Benj. Barret, Jr.

1831

Benj. Huntington

Rufus Tracy

1832

- -

1833

Henry Harvey

Benj. Barrett, Jr.

1834

- -

1835

Wm. Baker

-

1836

Henry Harvey

-

1837

- -

1838

Danl. Gilchrist

Isaac Merriam

1839

Wm. Rathbun, Jr.

-

1840

James Wilson

Benj. Barrett, Jr.

1841

Benj. Barrett, Jr.

Moses N. Hinds

1842

-

Martin Young

1843

- -

1844

Zebulon Willoughby

Davis Cotes

1845

-

Seth H. Field

1846

James Reed

Calvin P. Smith

1847

Warren Ely

Mark Carroll

1848

David Cotes

Danl. L. keyes

1849

John F. Scott

-

1850

-

Martin Young

1851

Benj. Barrett

-

1852

Lewis Whipple

Hiram R. Wood

1853

Martin Young

 

1854

- -

1855

Albert Cotes

James G. Parshall

1856

Theodore F. Pier

John B. Hitchcock

1957

John Scollard

Danl. L. Keyes

1858

-

Saml. J. wood

1859

Hiram R. Wood

John G. Fowler

1860

- -

1961

Hawley R. Cary

Edwd. S. Frances

1862

- -

1863

Danl. Franklin

Arthur Wood

1864

-

Saml. J. Wood

1865

James W. Shipman

Geo. W. Vandeveer

1866

Danl Gilchrist

-

1867

- -

1868

Alfred Van Horn

Adna B. Armstrong

1869

- -

1870

Levant W. Rathbun

Geo. W. Vandeveer

1871

- -

1872

Granville T. White

 

1873

- -

1874

Sheldon A. Young

-

1875

- -

1876

George O. Smith

-

The officers for 1877 are as follows:

Supervisor

George O. Smith

Town Clerk

Geo. W. Vandeveer

Justice of the Peace

Daniel Z. Burley

Collector

William H. Palmer

Overseer of the Poor

Herbert Small

Town Auditors

Henry H. Davy, Harvey Young, and R. T. Van Horn

Constables

Abram Hooks, Wm. H. Babcock, and Samuel S. Sheldon

Excise Commissioners

Henry Franklin and Daniel McRorie

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

Original website created by Debbie Axtman

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