Catskill - Town Clerks, Supervisors, Justices of the Peace and Road 
Supervisors 1789-1883


From Beers, History of Greene County. Retyped by Annette Campbell



Hezekiah VanOrden was supervisor of the "Great Inbogt District" in 1786 and in 1787, and probably in 1788, as well as the first supervisor of the town. Since the organization of the town the following persons have held the office of supervisor:
 
TOWN SUPERVISORS 1789-1883:
 
Hezekiah VanOrden  1789, 1791, 1792
Henry Oothoudt   1790
Samuel VanVechten   1793
Garret Abeel   1794, 1795, 1798, 1800, 1801
George Hale   1796
Martin G. Schuneman   1797, 1799, 1802
Samuel Haight   1803-1811
Jonathan Kyes   1812
Thomas Hale   1813-1822
William Seaman   1823-1828
Aaron C. Hall   1829-1831
Jacob Haight   1832-1838
Robert Dorlan   1839-1844
Ira Dubois   1845
Malbone Watson   1846
Joseph M. Boies   1847
Jacob VanOrden   1848-1849
Rufus H. Hing   1850-1851, 1853
Wilson Page   1852
J. Atwater Cooke   1854
Henry G. Johnson   1855
Addison P. Jones   1856, 1860-1861
Alexander Wiltse   1857-1859
John H. Bagley, Jr.   1862-1864
Hiram VanSteenburgh   1865-1866
S. Sherwood Day   1867-1868
Samuel Dewey   1869
Robert E. Austin   1870
John A. Griswold   1871
William Smith   1872-1873
John Breasted   1874-1877
William Donahue   1878-1879, 1882
Henry C. Bulkley   1880-1881
James B. Olney   1883
 
TOWN CLERKS 1789-1883:
 
William VanOrden, Jr.   1789
Wilhelmus Schuneman   1790-1791
Garret Abeel   1792-1793
Mackay Croswell   1794
William VanOrden   1795-1800
James Bennett   1801-1808
Robert Dorlan   1809-1810, 1812-1824
Isaac Dubois   1811
Charles C. Abeel   1825-1836
David Ely   1837-1849
George Peck   1850-1854
John R. Sylvester   1855, 1857
Charles Cornwall   1856
William H. Russ   1858-1861, 1864-1868
Henry G. Johnson   1862-1863, 1869-1870
Charles C.W. Cleveland   1871
B. Frank Conklin   1872-1873
Wheeler Howard   1874, 1882-1883
Jacob W. Kelley   1875
Albert Cornwall   1876-1877
Charles E. Bassett   1878-1879
Samuel W. Greene   1880
George T. Williams   1881
 
COMMON SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS:
 
The first appearing in 1796
 
Stephen Day, John Moore, Martin G. Schuneman, William Brandow, and Deluana Backus.
 
Subsequently there were three elected annually.
 
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE 1792-1883:
 
Justices  of the Peace were at first appointed. They were first elected in 1831.  From the imperfect records we have been able to make the following list of justices acting in this town. It is incomplete, but it contains the names of nearly all who held office here, though we have not in every case been able to learn the full extent of their terms of service.
 
Abraham Salisbury   1792-1793
Martin G. Schuneman   1792
Shadrack Sill   1792
John B. Dumond   1792
Joel Bellamy   1803-1810, 1813, 1816,1828-1831
Merchant Lawrence   1807-1809, 1811, 1813, 1816-1818
John Blanchard   1802-1806, 1808-1811, 1813-1816
James F. Wright   1814-1815
Moses Morse   1802-1803
Deluana Backus   1802
Thomas Thomson   1802
Patrick Hamilton   1803, 1806, 1808
D. Bancroft   1804-1806
John J. Dewitt   1807
Henry Ritter   1813
Francis Sayre   1818-1822
Stephen Root   1814-1819
Jacob H. Tremper   1817-1819
James Pinckney   1817-1821, 1823
Ephraim Baker   1809-1810
William Schuneman   1810
Seth Hamilton   1811, 1813
Waldron Dumond   1811
Samuel Hamilton   1813-1814
Cornelius DuBois   1813-1814, 1816-1818
Cornelius Myers   1814
Henry Ashley   1817
Timothy Lawrence   1815, 1822-1823
Luke Kiersted   1821, 1823, 1827-1831
Luther Carter   1815
Isaac Northrop   1814
Robert Sorlan   1821
Isaac J. Dubois   1828, 1831
William G. VanVliet   1828
 
Since the office became elective the following have held it during the terms indicated.
 
Joel Bellamy    1832-1838
Barent VanVleck   1839-1844
Alexander H. Bailey   1845-1848
Lindsey Beach   1849-1852
Henry F. Olmstead   1853-1856
Addison C. Griswold   1861-1864
William Salisbury   1865-1876
John Horton   1877-1883
John Dewey   1834-1837
Ira Dubois   1838-1845
Robert Dorlan   1846-1855
Edgar Russell   1856, 1877
William Salisbury   1878-1881
Henry F. Olmstead   1882-1883
Isaac J. DuBois   1835-1850
William Doud   1851-1854
James Johnson   1855-1862
Jeremiah Overbaugh, Jr.   1863-1883
John VanVechten   1836-1855, 1859
Michael Plank   1856-1858
Lloyd Howard   1860-1876
Benjamin T. White   1877-1879
George R. Olney   1880-1883
James H. VanGelder   elected 1883 (current year of writing Beers History)

Supervisors of Hiways and Roads in Town of Catskill 1848-1883:
 
John S. Ives   1848, 1858
Daniel B. Strong   1849
Joshua Draper   1850
Sylvester Hitchcock   1851
William S. Bouton   1852
Lyman Robinson   1853, 1854, 1856
Isaac W. VanSchaack   1855
William H. Myers   1857
Austin Smith   1859
Peter I. Stanley   1860
Nathaniel Ormsbee   1861, 1862
Albert Tuttle   1863, 1864, 1869
Jonas M. Smith   1865, 1866, 1875, 1880
Albert Steele   1867
Egbert B. Dodge   1868
Edgar Smith   1870
Joseph Sax   1871, 1872, 1876
Archibald Tompkins   1873, 1874
Hiram B. Clarke   1877
Wilbur F. Lee   1878, 1881, 1883
Giles S. Sutton   1879
Darius B. Prout   1883

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