Otsego Town Minutes 
1851 - page 1
At the annual town meeting of the Electors of the Town of Otsego  held at the House of
William Lewis in the Village of Cooperstown on Tuesday the fifth day of March 1851
			Present     Hiram S  Babcock )
				     Wm P  Johnson     )
				      C  B  Crandall      )        Justices
				      John Southerland )

The following persons were duly elected to the several offices to which their names are
annexed for the ensuing year or term of years

	Lewis R  Palmer		Supervisor

	Lewis M  Doubleday	Town Clerk

	Hiram S  Babcock		Justice

	John Kellogg		Com of Highways

	Thomas T  Higby		Assessor

	Parley Johnson      )		Overseers of Poor
	George Mc Namee )

	John Post			Collector

	Samuel Bingham  )		Inspectors of Elections
	John S  Mc Namee )		    District No 1.
	Peter Becker          )	

	Henry Bliss          )		Inspectors of Elections
	Hugh M  Seaton   )                        District No 2
	John Southerland )

	E  S  Coffin		Town Sealer


					1851 - page 2

	E  B  Green ..   Appointed
	Nelson Herdman     )			Constables
  E B	Jacob C  Snyder crossed out) Green
	Edmund Townsend  )
	Francis H  Williams )

On Motion Resolved
		That the town choose four Constables

Resolved,  that Cattle  Sheep  Horses and Hogs shall not be permitted to run at large at
	any time, under the penalty of twenty five cents for each and every offence.

Resolved,   that Rams shall not be permitted to run at large from the first day of August to
	the twenty fifth day of November under the penalty of five Dollars for each and
	every offence
						Hiram S  Babcock )
						Wm P  Johnson     )    Justices
						E  B  Crandall       )
						John Southerland  )
From the Minutes
						Lewis M  Doubleday   Town Clerk


1851 - page 3						1851 - page 4
				Path Masters
Dist No 1    Ziba Burch                                     Dist No  	37  Marvin Crafts                             
       	  2    Jacob Hardy crossed out 		    	38  Jeremiah Shawl
	  3    Erastus Warren                                            	39  Hiram Olmsted
	  4    Randall Chapman			40  Daniel Williams
	  5    A  T  Van Horne			41   Mc Roy	
	  6    William P  Johnson      42  James Sprague crossed out, Thos Taylor 2d added  
	  7    H  B  Sprague				43  Horace Beadle
	  8    Orlo C  Underwood			44  Judia Elsworth	
	  9    Leman Cummings crossed out, Truman Dewey  Jr added
	  10  John C  Williams			45  Lucien Hinds
	  11  Thos  Higby				46  Horace Taylor
	  12  Peter Edgett				47  Lodowick Mott
	  13  David Hecox				48  Daniel Story
	  14  Jacob Hardy				49  Jeremiah Briggs
	  15  Wm  Lewis				50  Nelson Russell
	  16  Rufus Preston				51  Alexander Tayler
	  17  Noah Coleman crossed out, Johnathan Roberts added
	  18  Truman Dewey  Jr 			52  Suel  Gamewell
	  19  Wm L  Way crossed out, Jno Tarpeny added
	  20  Benj  Thompson			53  Abram  Guiwix
	  21  Robt  Weeks				54  John Bailey
	  22  Joshua Byard				55  Daniel Carpenter
	  23  James Weeks				56  John  Wiley
	  24  Pliny Sheperd				58  Amon Taylor
	  25  Marcus Scribner			59  Isaac Tucker	
	  26  Nathaniel Hecox			60  Henry  Caulkins
	  27  Jesse Perkins				61  Samuel  Pashley
	  28  Russell Warren				62  William B  Adams
	  29  Henry Camp				63  Jacob A  Johnson
	  30  George Scribner		from the Minutes
	  31  Edwin W  Raymond			Lewis M  Doubleday
	  32  John Williams				Town Clerk
	  33  Richard Davidson
	  34  Elijah Gardner				No of Rateables            595
	  35  Patrick Langdon			       Days Assessed   1730
	  36  Sumner Turner
			
					1851 - page 5

				Special Election

	We  the board of inspectors of electors in and for the first election district of the
	town of Otsego in the County of Otsego do certify that the following is a correct
	statement of the result of a special election held in said district on the 27th day of
	May  One thousand eight hundred and fifty one.  Viz.  That the whole number of
	votes given for the Office of Senator was One hundred & twelve of which John
	Noyes received One hundred & four.  Alonzo Johnson received four (4)  Harvey
	Marvin received two (2) Hiram Kinney received two (2). 
					Dated  Otsego  May the 27th  1851

						John L  McManus  )  Inspectors 
						Peter Becker          )     of Election
						S  W  Bingham     )   Dist  No 1
			From the Minutes
					     J W Nellis
						Town Clerk
	
	We the board of inspectors of election in and for the second election district of the
	town of Otsego in the county of Otsego do certify that the following is a correct
	statement of the result of a special election held in said district on the twenty
	seventh day of May  One Thousand Eight hundred and fifty one  Viz .. That the
	whole number of votes given for the Office of Senator  One hundred and seven  of
	which John Noyes received  ninety six  Blank one,  Parley Johnson received two - 
	Leonard Rexford received one - Samuel W  Cheney received two,  John Loomis
	received four, Alonzo Johnson  recd one	

	Dated May 27th  1851			Henry Bliss        )  Inspectors	
						Hugh M  Seaton )    of
Election
						John Southerland )  Dist  No 2
	
	From the Minutes	J W Nellis  Town Clerk
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