The History of Otsego, NY
Westford
 Supervisors

THE FIRST TOWN-MEETING

Was held at the house of David Smith, March 7, 1809, at which the following officers were chosen:

Supervisor

Robert Roseboom.

Town Clerk

William W. Gallup.

Assessors

Rufus Bentley, Garret Roseboom, and David Howe.

Collector

Henry Dumont.

Overseers of the Poor

Charles Mason and David Smith.

Commissions of Highways

Charles Mason and E. Wetmore.

Constable

Joseph Wetmore and Henry Dumont.

Fence Viewers.

Charles Webster, Nathaniel Griggs and Samuel Babcock.

Pathmasters

Benjamin Chase, David Adams, James Newton, Elias Chester, Calvin Chase, John Campbell, William Horton, David Gilland, Uriah Bentley, Abel Jones, William Howe, Josiah Hubbard, Marcus Gilbert, David Gano, Dennis Kelley, David Hubbard, J. Griffen, George Robbins, J. C. Fowler, Samuel Waterman, C. Thurbur, Elijah Nelson, Jr. and Eliphalet Preston.

In 1809 there were thirty-eight persons qualified to serve as jurors in the town.

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

Year

Supervisor

Town Clerk

1809

Robert Roseboom

William W. Gallup

1810

- -

1811

-

Henry Dumont

1812

-

John Kelso

1813

- -

1814

Charles Mason

-

1815

-

Simeon Chester

1816

Garritt Roseboom

John Kelso

1817

John Kelso

Rufus Bentley

1818

-

Ezra Williams

1819

Rufus Bentley

-

1820

- -

1821

- -

1822

David Smith

-

1823

- -

1824

Rufus Bentley

George Skinner

1825

Ezra Williams

-

1826

Harvey W. Babcock

-

1827

- -

1828

- -

1829

William Kirby

-

1830

Garrett Roseboom

-

1831

- -

1832

- -

1833

Russell Bentley

-

1834

- -

1835

-

Waldo Skinner

1836

William Kirby

John Drake

1837

John Drake

J. H. Griggs

1838

Asa Denton

Waldo Skinner

1839

- -

1840

John R. Griggs

Hanson Wright

1841

Garrett Roseboom

George Skinner

1842

John R. Griggs

-

1843

George Skinner

David Kelso

1844

John Drake

George Skinner

1845

George Skinner

George Guy, Jr.

1846

Nathan Bidlake

-

1847

Waldo Skinner

-

1848

David Kelso

Garrett Roseboom, Jr.

1849

Aaron Petis

-

1850

George Guy

-

1851

Waldo Andrews

R. K. Jackson

1852

George Guy

J. L. Davis

1853

David Kelso

-

1854

M. J. Hubbard

-

1855

David Kelso

George Guy

1856

-

J. T. French

1857

Waldo Andrews

-

1858

- -

1859

Nelson Thurbur

Dwight Chester

1860

John Drake

M. J. Hubbard

1861

Dwight Chester

J. C. Holmes

1862

George Wing

S. E. Manser

1863

-

Thomas McNutt

1864

James T. French

J. Breesee

1865

Waldo H. Tyler

C. J. Prime

1866

William H. Platser

Erasmus Snyder

1867

Waldo H. Tyler

S. E. Manser

1868

William H. Platser

L. F. Preston

1869

-

Melvin Griggs

1870

Melvin Griggs

L. F. Preston

1871

Charles H. Bissell

N. Hull

1872

German Wilber

J. K. Tyler

1873

John T. Newton

-

1874

Charles H. Bissell

S. E. Manser

1875

George Wing

D. S. Bidlake

1876

- -

The town officers elected in 1877 were as follows:

Supervisor

George Wing.

Town Clerk

Robert S. Hall

Justice of the Peace

Myron J. Hubbard.

Commissioners of Highways

Horace Roseboom.

Assessor

Abram Bulson.

Overseers of the Poor

James H. Thomas and William Utter.

Collector.

John I. Wilbur.

Auditors

W. C. Wilbur, J. s. Newton, and J. Emmay.

Constables

A. Baldwin and William Kingsley.

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

Original website created by Debbie Axtman

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