CIVIL HISTORY IN SCRIBA, N.Y.

 
 

Information was obtained from the “History of Oswego County, New York", 1789-1877, published by Everett & Ferriss, 1878.


Page 415

    From the old town-book it appears that the first town-meeting in Scriba was held March 3, 1812, at the home of Hiel Stone, agreeable to an act of the legislature passed April 5, 1811.  The following officers were chosen:  Captain Henry Potter, supervisor; John King, town clerk; Samuel Tiffany, Joshua Miner, and Hiel Stone, assessors; Samuel B. Morrow, collector; Hiel Stone and Walter Read, poor-masters; Joshua Miner, Walter Read, and Hiel Stone, commissioners of highways; Samuel B. Morrow and Wm. Coe, constables; and Orrin Stone, pound-master.
 It was further voted at this meeting,----

 "First, That a lawful fence shall be four and one-half feet high, and well wrought from bottom to top.

 "Second. That Canada thistles shall not be left standing on any man's or woman's land after three days' notice is given by any person.  Any landholder neglecting this forfeits the sum of five dollars to the good people of this town, to be recovered with costs.

 "Third.  That any wolf caught within this town by any inhabitant of the town, and if said person kill it, he or they shall be entitled to the sum of ten dollars each wolf."

 The following is a list of the principal officers of the town since its organization, with the time of their election:
 

Date Supervisors Justice of the Peace
1813... Henry Potter
1814...   "    "
1815... Samuel Tiffany
1816...   "    "
1817... T. S. Morgan
1818...   " "
1819...   " "
1820...  " "
1821...   " "
1822...   " "
1823...  " "
1824... Peter D. Hugunin 
1825... T. S. Morgan
1826...   " "
1827...   " "
1828... Joseph Turner
1829...   " "
1830... T. S. Morgan
1831... Charles King
1832... Peter S. Smith
1833... " "  Ambrose Morgan
1834... Henry Fitzhugh Orlo Steele, Jesse Cook
1835... John C. Hugunin Geo. Wales, Solomon Mattison
1836... Edwin C. Harte James Church, Daniel Carde
1837...  " " P. F. Persons
1838... John B. Edwards W. Barnes
1839... Lucius Van Schanck John C. Hugunin
1840... James Lyon James Church
1841... Daniel Hall  W. Rice
1842... Samuel B. Morrow J. W. Patten
1843... Simeon Bates  Daniel Allen
1844... George Wales  James Curtis
1845... Jacob Richardson  Ambrose Morgan
1846... Orville J. Harmon  Robert Simpson
1847... E. C. Harte  John W. Smith
1848... Daniel Hall  John Dunham, Wm Congdon, 
Amos Kingsbury, and John Remington 
1849... "  "  Jacob Whitmarsh,  I. R. Parkhurst, 
 and Amos Kingsbury.
1850... Thomas Askew Benjamin Benedict
1851...  "  "  Wm. Congdon
1852...  "  "  Charles Lamb
1853... Daniel Jones Jacob Whitmarsh
1854... "  "  Robert Simpson
1855... Wm. H. Wales Wm Congdon
1856... Robert Simpson Charles Lamb
1857...  " " Ebenezer Jerett
1858...  " "  Robert Simpson
1859...  " "  Wm. Congdon
1860...  " "  Joel Baker
1861...  " "  V. H. Burch
1862...  " "  Robert Simpson
1863...  " "  Wm. Congdon
1864...  " "  Joel Baker
1865...  " " Wm. E. Blossom
1866...  " "  Robert Simpson
1867...  " "  Wm. Congdon
1868... Joel A. Baker Amos Kingsbury
1869... Robert Simpson W. E. Blossom
1870...  " "  Robert Simpson, Jacob Whitmarsh, 
J. E. Vincent
1871... Joel A. Baker Wm. Congdon and Silas Baker
1872... John B. Sewel Silas Baker
1873...  " "  Jacob Whitmarsh
1874... H. L. Hart  I. R. Parkhurst
1875... John B. Sewel E. J. Lawton
1876... H. L. Hart Joseph Otis
1877...  " " J. Newton Peck


Our thanks go to Jan Turner, who transcribed this list.  Jan is researching the following names:  ASKEW, BATCHELOR, BROWN, SMITH, and TURNER.   Jan would love to hear from anyone researching these names.  jaturner@harborside.com

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