Town of Milford
Annual Minutes
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 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.

Town of Milford Annual Town Meeting Minutes

Page 269

At the annual Town meeting in and for the Town of Milford held at the home of Wm V 
White on the sixth day of March 1832
Resolved that the Town elect four constables for the ensuing year 
Resolved that the Collector receive 4 per cent
Resolved that the Town elect 3 Afsefsors
Resolved that the fence viewers have $1 per day for their services 
Resolved that the bye Laws remain the same they were last year 

We the Justices of the peace of the Town of Milford do report and certify that at 
the annual Town Meeting for sd town held at Wm V Whites in said Town on the 6th day
 of March 1832 the following persons were duly elected viz

For Supervisor				Peter Collier

For Town Clerk			Asa Eddy

For Afsefsors				Peter Cline
					Eli Rose
					Thomas Burnside

For overseers of the poor		Richard Swartwout
					William Stevens

Road Commifsioners			Amos Waters
					Adam Dietz
					Robinson Aylesworth

School Commifsioners		Samuel Bixby
					Smith Humphrey
					Lyman J Walworth

School Inspectors			James Fern Jun
					John Moore Jun
					Samuel Rufsell

Collector				Isaiah E Reed
Constables				Albert Westcott
					Fitch Fairchild
					Jesse Fisk
					Moses Barnard
Page 270

Justice of the peace			Allen Baker

Sealer of Weights and Measures	Joseph Westcott

Pound Masters				Daniel H Westcott
					John Moore
					Thomas Baker
					Amos Waters

The following are the different Path-Masters of said Town
Ward No 1	William Wilcox
2	Amos Sweet
3	Griswold Walworth
4	Alfred P Heiton
5	Jared Goodyer Jun
 7     James Fern
10	Cornelius Mill
12	  Joseph Westcott
13	Isaac Howland
14	Edwin Austin
15	Philip A Humphrey
16	Willard Lee
17	Reuben Westcott
18	John Wilcox
19	Chancy Houghton
20	Thomas Hoag
21	Peter Cline
22	George Wilcox
23	Ira Chappel
24	John Gifford
25	Samuel Pettingal
26	Cyrus Steere
27	Harvey Bifsell
28	Coonrad Yager
30	 Oliver Short
31	Ecatus Horth
32	William Ellis
33	Harvey C Jewell
34	Hezekiah Fairchild
39	Robert R Murray
40	Augustus Vars
43	John A Cronkhite
44	Reuben Rogers
45	Bezer Reed Jun
46	George W Davis
48	Silas Marlatt
49	William Farewell
50	Lyman J Walworth
51	Milton Brewer
52	Cornelius Lane
53	 Henry Thorp
55	 Nicholas Schmerhorn
56	Richard Swartwout
57	Daniel H Westcott
59	John Preen Disannule
62	Joshua D Cook
63	 Solomon Townsend
65	 William Crouch
66	Chester Whitford
67	John Crydenwise
68	Harvey Houghton
Daniel Winsor} Justices
Allen Baker   }  of the
Wm H Coon   }  Peace
Resolved that the next Town Meeting be held at the house of Jefse Mumford
							Asa Eddy Clerk

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