Broome County Toll Collectors


The following list of names is extracted from "History of Broome County," edited by H.P. Smith. Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co., 1885, page 78.

"The following were the collectors of tolls upon this canal at Binghamton from 1837 to 1875 inclusive, with dates of their respective appointments:"

Erasmus D. ROBINSON appointed February 22d, 1837;

reappointed March 13, 1838.

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William COOK March 14, 1839;

February 25, 1840,

and February 10, 1841.

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Giles ORCUTT March 10, 1842,

and March 20, 1843.

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Joseph CONGDON March 1, 1844,

and February 18, 1845.

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William E. ABBOTT February 13, 1846,

and April 19, 1847.

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Henry W. SHIPMAN February 8, 1848;

February 9, 1849;

February 20, 1850;

and February 5, 1851.

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J.H. SMITH February 5, 1852,

and February 19, 1853.

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Hamden K. PRATT January 20, 1854,

and February 21, 1855.
Patrick H. DRAKE January 22, 1856

and February 29, 1857.

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Charles DAVIS March 8, 1858

and March 3, 1859.

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Benjamin DEVOE March 8, 1860;

March 14, 1861

February 5, 1862

February 4, 1863

January 27, 1864

January 25, 1865

January 23, 1866

and February 6, 1867.

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Ezra F. DAVIS March 17, 1868.

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E.H. FREEMAN March 19, 1869.

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Fred M. ABBOTT March 15, 1870.

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George I. LAWYER January 27, 1871.

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Elias CONKLIN January 24, 1872,

and January 21, 1873.

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James O'BRIEN January 29, 1874,

and February 4, 1875.



      This list was submitted by Colleen Pustola     ladyaudris@earthlink.net