At the Annual Town Meeting of the Electors of the town of Otsego held at the
house of Webster B. Keyes in said town on Tuesday Feb..11, 1863
Present Seth Doubleday ).
Wm Wendell )
Zebulen Garlock ) Justices
Lewis Hinds )
L. M. Bolles T.C.
The following officers were elected to wit
Horace M. Hooker Supervisor
John E. Brown Town Clerk
H Kinne Justice of the Peace
Orville Plumb Assessor
John W. Auger Commissioner of Highways
Orsemus Reynolds) Overseer of the Poor
Daniel Coon ) Overseer of the Poor
Stephen L. Williams Collector
Stephen L. Williams Constable
German Potter "
Smith Bailey "
Daniel Peck "
Frederick H. Goff) Inspectors of Elections 1st Dist
Ellery P. Cory )
George Jarvis )
Robert Quaif, Jr.) Inspectors of Elections 2nd Dist
Fay Taylor )
William Cheney )
List of Path Masters for 1863
1 Stephen Reynolds 32 Walter Van Horne
2 Johnson Colburn 33 Andrew Williams
3 Erastus Warren 34 Elisha Gardner
4 James Manzer 35 Jacob C. Allen
5 A. T. Van Horne 36. Andrew Jarvis
6 John Potts 37 Peter King
7 Buckingham Fitch 38 George Baldwin
8 Orlow Underwood 39 Hiram Olmstead
9 John Shumway 40 Levi Russell
10 Lewis Davidson 41 Hiram Doan
11 Col A Potter 42 Isaac Pier
12 Chester Tuttle 43 Joel Squires
13 J. A. Cheney 44
14 Abram C. Van Horne 45 Lewis Hinds
15 J. B. Northrop 46 Horace Taylor
16 Hugh Seaton 47
17 Edward Coleman 48 George Armstrong
18 Pomeroy Judd 49 William Northrop
19 J. D. Tunnicliff 50 Aren Cross
20 Benjamin Thompson 51 Reuben Babbatt
21 James Fern 52 A. W. Thayer
22 John Stevens 53 S House
23 J Irish 54 Spencer Irish
24 Hiram Newell 55 Lewis Carpenter
25 Hiram Chamberlain 56 Horace Bristol
26 Francis Hecock 57
27 Homer Coonrod 58 Fayette Hines
28 W R. Warren 59 Abram Deck
29 Schuyler O Brien 60 Thomas Irons
30 Abbot Pearce 61 John Pashley
31 Lester Coleman 62
63 Beecher Higby
(Recorded Feb.11th 1863)
(L.M. Bolles Town Clerk)
At the Annual town meeting of the Electors of the town of Otsego, held at the
house of Webster C. Keyes in said town on Wednesday Feb 11th 1863
Present Seth Doubleday )
Wm Wendell )
Zebulon Garlick ) Justices
L. M. Bolles Town Clerk
The commissioners of Highways of the [town] having given public notice
according to Law of their intention of applying to the Electors of Otsego to
raise the sum of Five hundred ($500) Dollars for the improvement of roads and Bridges,
it was Resolved That the sum of five hundred dollars in addition to the amount
allowed by law, be levied upon and raised in the Town of Otsego, the ensuing year - in
pursuance of said notice for the purpose therein mentioned
(Recorded Feb 11th 1863)
(L. M. Bolles Town clerk)
Note - the following pages, listed as 1863 + and 1864 +, appear in the bound volume after
the report of the 1865 annual town meeting, after 2 pages recording a special meeting in
July 1865; which are followed by 2 pages recording a special meeting in April 1865 which are
followed by 1 page recording the adoption of the Seal of the Town of Otsego in February 1865.
At a special Town meeting held at the Court House in the Village of Cooperstown in and
for the town of Otsego in pursuance of previous notice duly given and posted as required by law.
Rev. Martin Marvin was elected Chairman and Samuel A. Bowen was duly chosen Secretary of said meeting
The following resolutions were on Motion duly adopted by Said town meeting and duly passed.
Resolved that the sum of Six Hundred dollars Shall be paid to any and every person who shall
hereafter volunteer as a Soldier in the army of the United States from the town of Otsego to be allowed
on the quota of said town under the recent call for volunteers by the president of the United States
the same to be paid whenever such volunteer shall be accepted and mustered into the national service.
Resolved That said bounty money be raised by assessment and taxation on the taxable property
of said town of Otsego in the same manner that the town taxes are levied and collected by law.
The following were appointed a committee to superintend the raising and paying out the money.
Horace M. Hooker, Dr Horace Lathrop, Edwin Countryman, Fayette Hinds, John B. Hooker.
The meeting then adjourned until the 4th day of January 1864.
John E. Brown Town Clerk.