The History of Cayuga County 1789-1879 page 225
|Aldermen-||7th||Ward-||P. E. Donnelly.|
|8th||"||H. J. White.|
|9th||"||Charles P. Burr.|
|7th||"||Wm. Q. White|
|8th||"||Charles F. Guion.|
|9th||"||Leonard D. Leach.|
|City Attorney||---||James Lyon.|
|Chief of Police||-||Chas. W. Jennings.|
|Captain of Police||George Fullmer.|
|--||John D. Teller.|
|--||Lansing D. Wilder, Robert Peat.|
|Keeper of City Hall||--||Michael Barry.|
|Board of Health||--||Samuel Titus, David Wilder, Robert Bell, Jr.|
|Physician to Board of Health||-||Truman K. Smith.|
|City Sexton||--||Jacob Wride.|
|City Scavenger||--||Robert Hazlitt.|
|Sealer of Weights and Measures
|Door-Keeper of Common Council Chamber||--||Alonzo M. Hurds.|
|Postmasters -- A post-office was established at Hardenbergh's Corners in 1800, and Walter D. Nichols, an early lawyer, was the first postmaster. He was succeeded by Dr. Samuel Crossett, who held the office till 1809 ; Enos T. Throop, from 1809 -'15 ; Geo. B. Throop. 1815-'33 ; Hiram Bostwick, 1833-'37 ; Geo. Rathbun, 1837 -'41 ; Win. C. Beardsley, 1841-'45 ; Amos S. Rathbun, 1845-'47 ; Michael S. Myers, 1847-'49 ; Ethan A. Warden, 1849-'55 Elmore P. Ross, 1855-'57 Charles W. Pomeroy, 1857-'61 ; Wm. Allen, 1861-'69; Clinton D. McDougall, 1869-'73; John B. Richardson, 1873-'77, when he was followed by Noah P. Clark, the present postmaster.|
CHAPTER XXX .
HISTORY OF AUBURN, (CONCLUDED.)
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT CITIZENS.
ENOS THOMPSON THROOP.
ENOS THOMPSON THROOP was the oldest son of George Throop, and was born at Johnstown,Fulton county, on the 21st day of August, 1784. He derived his name from Enos Thompson, his maternal grandfather. His father was liberally educated and capable, but was early disabled by an accident, resulting in his early death, leaving his family, consisting of two sons, Enos T. and George B., and two daughters, without inheritance. Mehitable, the eldest sister, married Thaddeus Martin, of Johnstown. who died early, and their son, Enos T. Throop Martin, found his home with his uncle, Enos T. Throop. The youngest sister married David Akin, who subsequently settled at Throopsville in this County.
The mother of George Throop married a second husband, George W. Hatch, then of Johnstown. By this marriage the pecuniary circumstances of Mrs. Hatch were not much improved, though she had a good home, and the aid and counsel of a husband. Her son Enos had profited by the instructions of his father while the latter lived, and was ambitious and aspiring. But he had mainly to educate himself, aided by the inferior schools of the place. His father had designed him for a profession, and it was the aim of the mother and the hope of the youth to carry out the plan. But they were poor and the means by which he could accomplish the object not clear. In this dilemma a friend appeared in a cultivated and wealthy lady, the wife of George Metcalf, a lawyer of fine attainments who, being appointed District-Attorney for four counties, including Albany county, removed to and took up his residence in the city of Albany. Mrs. Metcalf made known to her husband the wishes of Mrs. Hatch, and he kindly offered to take the lad into his family. The latter accompanied the family to Albany and began his legal studies on the 17th of October, 1798, at the age of fourteen. Of the classics he had no knowledge, and the legal term of study was seven years. His patron was a thorough classical student, and under his instruction Mr. Throop entered upon and pursued the study of the Latin language.
Associated at the State capital with an eminent lawyer, Mr. Throop had rare opportunities for improvement which he faithfully and industriously improved. His patron was also an active politician and his young student was rapidly learning the lessons of party politics. His patron was removed from office on the triumph of the Republicans in 1800, and, in the spring of 1801, Mr. Throop returned to Johnstown and for the following year pursued his legal studies in the office of David Cady, an eminent lawyer and jurist. He then spent eight months in the study of the classics, and completed his legal clerkship in the office of Matthias Hildreth, of Johnstown, in 1805. He was admitted an attorney in the Supreme Court in January, 1806. He had previously visited Auburn at the instance of Mr. Hildreth's father, who had been one of the com-