Town of Milford
Annual Minutes
1818
Copied by : Jayne Davis Szaz




Comments on My Transcription of the Town of Milford Annual Town Meeting Minutes

In the early 1990s Marion Brophy made photocopies for me of the Town of Milford Annual Town Meeting Minutes at the New York State Library in Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, in reply to my request for information about my great great great grandfather, Christopher ELLI.S. As far as I know, the Minutes I have transcribed are all that remain of the Town of Milford's Annual Town Meeting Minutes, but I may be wrong about that; there may be Minutes for years before 1811 and after 1840. For anyone who wants to inquire of the library, its address is New York State Historical Association/The Farmers' Museum, Research Library, P.O. Box 800, Cooperstown, New York 13326, its telephone number is 607-547-1400, and its website is http://www.nysha.org/about/index.htm. The call number for the Town of Milford Annual Town Meeting Minutes is N593.82(2). However, the Minutes for 1812 and 1813 are probably lost; if not, Marion would have sent copies of them to me also.

I have transcribed the information from The Town of Milford Annual Town Meeting Minutes for 1811 and 1814-1840 and have entered the information into separate documents by year. My comments are in brackets [ ].

You may notice that some pages are missing and, I presume, lost, and that some of the page numbers within the documents are out of sequence. That apparently happened because the responsible town clerk did not enter the information about an event until some time after the event. For instance, information from page 256 appears in the years 1827, 1828, and 1829 because information for those years appears on that one page. Also, some page numbers appear in two consecutive years because the town clerk continued writing minutes for the current year on the sheet used for the previous year rather than taking a new sheet of paper.

The page numbers are as they appear in the original document. Where [New page, unnumbered] appears at the top of the page, the photocopying must have cut off the page number. These missing page numbers seem to be the odd-numbered pages.

I have copied the text as it appears in the original document, which means I have retained the spelling of the original document. . Where I could not read letters or words, I have substituted underlining of the same length as the missing letters or words. There is little punctuation; the first, a comma, shows up in the late 1820s.

Where the town clerk left a space blank that should have been filled with a name or a word or words, I have typed (blank).

The researcher should look through all of the years to find her/his ancestor(s) because some of the names were spelled one way on one page and another way on another page or pages. Some of the names appear over the entire span of years while others appear only once or twice.



Page 178

Town of Milford Annual Town Meeting Minutes
1818

At the Annual Town Meeting of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town of 
Milford held on the 3rd day of March 1818 at the house of Elisha G Barnes the 
following Persons were Elected Town Officers Viz.

Ezra Adams			Town Clerk
John Badger			Supervisor
David L Sayres
Peter Collier			Afsefsors
Samuel Carpenter
Samuel Bixby			Const & Collector
Thomas Baker			Overseer
Simeon Walling		of Poor
Levi Adams
Walter Fitch			Comrs of Highways
Wm. E. McDonald
Arial Wentworth
Samuel Carpenter		Constables
Richard FranCischo
Henry Scott			
Ezra Adams			Comrs of Schools
Amos Bun
David L Sayre
John Badger
Jacob Si___fs			Inspectors
Arial Wentworth		of Schools
Joseph Rue
Jacob McDonald
 


[New page, unnumbered]

John Moore
Jacob Edson
Been Pete
Simeon Walling		Pound Masters
Joseph Allen
Peter Collier
Nicholafs Webber
George Wilcox
William Barnard
Joseph Mumford
David Yauger			Fence Viewers
Elisha G Barnes
John FranCischo
Overseers of Highways
John Kettle…………………..No 1
Abel Babcock……………………2
Richard Swarthout………………3
John R. FranCischo…………….. 4
William Collier………………….5
William Cox……………………..6
John Beames…………………….7
Samuel Walling………………… 8
David Houghtaling………………9
Elias Bass……………………….10
James McDonald………………. 11
Bezer Read………………………12
Ephraim Farrington……………. 13


Page 180

Overseers of Highways
Smith Humphrey………………..15
Oren Adams……………………..16
John Humphrey…………………17
Rufus Naughton………………... 18
Abel Lyon……………………… 19
Abraham Thomas………………. 20
David French Jun………………  21
Lorenzo Bates………………….. 22
Samuel Hotchkiss……………… 23
Reubin Scott…………………… 24
Robert Martin…………………...25
Timothy Brown…………………26
Solomon Barnard……………….27
Thomas Martin………………….28
Ferrill Dinnenny……………….. 29
Nicholafs Wibber………………. 30
John Low Jun…………………..31		
Silas Morey……………………...32
Juda Waters…………………..…33
Liman Stewart……..……………34
Jonathan Cutting………………..35
Burs Peete……………………….36
Jacob Thare………………..……37
Robert R Murray………………...39
Joseph Vars……………………..40
Frederic Brown………………….41
Aaron Newkark…………………42
Bennoni Adams………………….43
Ezra Adams…………………...…44
Daniel Fairchild………………….46


[New page, unnumbered]

Voted } as the by laws stood last year they shall stand the present year

Resolved } That There Shall be Raised on said Town for the Support of the Poor the 
present year two hundred and fifty dollars
Voted that the next annual Town Meeting be held at the house of Elisha G Barnes

						Ezra Adams } T Clk
	Stray Mare
Taken Up by the Subscriber a sorrel mare about three years old a stripe in her face
 two white feet and a Switchback the owner is desired to prove property pay charges
 and take her away

Milford 18th November 1818
						Read Baker 


Page 182

To Ezra Adams Esquire Town Clerk of the town of Milford The petition of the 
Undersigned Freeholders and Inhabitants of said town of Milford

Humbly sheweth
That the office of Constable in the Northeast district of the said town has 
Recently become vacant by the removal of Arial Wentworth the late incumbent of that 
office Your petitioners Therefore pray that a meeting of the Freeholders and 
Inhabitants of the said Town may be called at the house of Thomas D Alexander in 
the said town on the seventh day of November next to make choice of a suitable 
person to fill the said office 
Milford 28 Oct 1818
Petitioners Names
Levi Stewart					Nicholas Kittle
Joseph Rice					Samuel Bixby
Joseph Meriam				Henry Scott
Jacob Scroop					John Kittle
Richard Francischo				Thomas Baker
Timothy Brown				Leonard Baker
Allen Baker

[New page, unnumbered]

Agreeable to the annext petition I Ezra Adams Town Clerk of the said town of 
Milford gave notice to the freeholders and Inhabitants of the said town according 
to Law that a special town meeting would be held at the house of Thomas D Alexander 
in Said Town on the Seventh day of November 1818 for the purpose of Choosing a 
Constable to Supply the place of Arial Wentworth late Constable Removed Met 
according to notice and Unanimously voted that Joseph Meriam to be Constable for 
the present year
						Ezra Adams T Clk
Memorandum of a Survey of Road say Beginning fifty links east from t he dwelling 
house of Jeremiah Collins in Milford and runs from thence South 82 Degrees East 125
 chaines thence South 67 Degrees East 43 Chaines thence South 54 Degrees East 29 
Chaines thence South 33 Degrees East 18 Chaines where it Intersects the Road that 
leads from Milford Meeting house to Peter Colliers containing a distance of Two 
Miles and a half and fifteen Chaines or 60 Rods
David L Sayre Surveyor			Walter Fitch}Comrs of
Milford 4th Dec 1818				Levi Adams }Highways











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