Early Greene County Records

Book 2

Original Records found in the Greene County Deed office. 

Beginning in the Year 1857

Transcription made possible by the generous support of Lois Eastgate and Robert Harring


Transcription in progress by Scott Wichmann


The People of the State of New York by the Grace of God free & Independent      To all to whom their presents shall come        Greetings

Know ye that we pursuant to the act entitled an act to suppress Intemperence, to regulate the sale of Intoxicating liquors Passes April 16th 1857 did meet at the Court house in the Village of Catskill in & for the County of Greene being the place where the County Courts in & for said County are required to be held on the second Tuesday of May 1857 7 in pursuance of the provision of said act have nominated constituted & appointed & by these presents do nominate constitue (sic) & appoint George L. Beach of Jewett Josiah W. Baldwin of Cairo & Andrew B. Houghtailing of Coxsackie reputable freeholders residents of the said County Commissioners of Excise in & for said County of Greene

Know ye that we at the time & place aforesaid did divide the said Commissioners into three classes by Lot That by such determination the said Andrew B. Houghtailing became the Commissioner of the first Class.

The said George Beach the Commissioner of the second Class & Josiah W. Baldwin Commissioner of the third Class.

Wherefore in pursuance of the statute aforesaid & the said determination by Lot the said Andrew B. Houghtailing shall have & hold the said office until the first day of January 1859    The said George Beach shall have & hold the said office until the first day of January 1861 & the said Josiah W. Baldwin shall have & hold the said office until the first day of January 1863.  In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands at the Court House in Catskill in the County of Greene this second Tuesday of May 1857

Recorded May 12th 1857                                F. James Fitch, Judge of Greene County

J.W. Cook, Clk                                                 Zina Whittelsy, Justice of Sessions

                                                                           A. Woodworth, Justice of Sessions


At a meeting of the board of Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the bookstore of James Van Gorden in said Village on the twenty fourth day of April 1857

            Present                        David B. Dunham, Alex J. Grant, James Van Gorden, Hiram Van SteenBurgh

            It was resolved that the Trustees of said Village consent that the president Directors & Company of the Albany & Greene Turnpike road abandon & release to the Trustees of said Village of Catskill al that part of said road lying & being within the corporate limits of said Village of Catskill & that they execute a release thereof to said Trustees                                                       D.B. Dunham

Witness                                                            A.J. Grant

Isaac Prunzer                                                  J.H. Van Gorden

                                                                          H. Van SteenBurgh 

State of New York
Greene County                                    On this twenty fifth day of April A.D. 1857 before me personally came Isaac Prunzer ??? witness to the within instrument (in writing) to me known who being by me duly sworn did depose & say that he resided in the said Village of Catskill that he knew D.B. Dunham, A.J. Grant, J.H. Van Gorden & H. Van Steenburgh the individuals described in & who executed the said instrument that he was present & saw the said individuals sign & deliver the same as & for this act & deed & that the said persons acknowledged the execution thereof whereupon the said Isaac Prunzer became the subscribing witness thereto

Recorded of June 1857 h 2 P.M.                              S.H. Nichols
            J.W. Cook, Clk                                               Justice of the Peace


To all to whom these presents shall come greeting Know that I Franklin B. Lament of the Town of Lexington in the County of Greene Sheriff, of the County of Greene aforesaid Reposing special Trust & Confidence in George W. Chase of the Town of Coxsackie in the County aforesaid have constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said George W. Chase Under Sheriff & jailer of the said County of Greene under me the said sheriff And I do hereby grant unto him the said George W. Chase full power & authority as by Under Sheriff & Jailer throughout the said County of Greene to use & exercise the said office of Under Sheriff & Jailer according to the laws of this State related to & regulating the office of Under Sheriff & Jailer aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom

In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal & subscribed my name & office this Eleventh day of June 1857

                                                                        Franklin B. Lament
                                                                        Sherriff of Greene County     L.S.

State of New York
Greene County                        On this 12th day of June 1857 personally came before me Franklin B. Lament Sherriff of the County of Greene & acknowledged that he executed the within instrument for the purposes therein mentioned

Recorded June 12, 1857         h 9 A.M.                    Edgar Russell
Jno Cook, Clk                                                             Justice of the Peace


State of New York                  Cairo   April 9th 1857
Greene County                        We the undersigned two of the members of the church & congregation of hereinafter mentioned in which during worship is celebration according to the rites & discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church having been nominated by a majority of the members present for the purpose herinafter mentioned (& there being no elders or church wardens) do hereby certify that on the 9th day of April inst the male persons of full age belonging to said church & congregation & not fully incorporative did assemble according to our previous notice at the Church edifice where they statedly attend for Divine worship in the Town of Cairo in said County & did then & there elect by plurality of votes Frederick M. Jones, Joshua T. Smith, Harvey Stoddard, Christian Schoonmaker & Chester Stoddard as Trustees of the said Church & Congregation to take charge of the estate & property belonging thereto & to transact all affairs relative to the transferral  [missing] ities thereof & the said Electors did then  & there also determine by the like plurality of votes that the said Trustees & their successors should forever hereafter be called & known by the name or title of the Trustees of the Round Top Methodist Episcopal Church.  We further that on the said day & at the said place of Election we were nominated for that purpose at such election & did receive the votes of the Electors & immediately thereafter did mark this certificate of the facts herein stated according to the Statute in such cases provided.

Witness our hands & seals this 9th day of May 1857

Signed & sealed in presence                                     Frederick M. Jones
of Augustus Hill                                                         Joshua T. Smith

State of New York
County of Greene                   On the 9th day of May in the year 1857 Frederick M. Jones & Joshua T. Smith to me known to be the persons mentioned intended & described in & who executed the within certificate personally came before me & severally acknowledged the execution of the same

                                                                          Augustus Hill
Recorded June 26, 1857   h. 4 P.M.               Justice of the Peace
            J.W. Cook, Clk 


In the matter of the rates    }         
of ??? of                                  }          [blank]
Catskill Ferry                        }

State of New York
County of Greene                   We whose names are hereunto annexed do hereby certify that we have associated ourselves together as a manufacturing company to continue in existence until the 1st day of August One thousand eight hundred & sixty two for the purpose of conducting & carrying on the manufacturing & vending of Malleable iron & other hardware.  That the corporate name of said company shall be The Oak Hill Malleable Iron Company.  That the amount of Capital Stock thereof Twelve thousand dollars & is divided into twenty four shares of Five hundred each & that the number of Trustees of said company is three & that the following are the names of the Trustees who will manage its concerns for the first year      Viz      Alfred Tripp, Jacob Ruggen & Harvey I. Peck, And we do further certify that the manufacturing operations of said company will be carried on at the site now employed for that business in the Village of Oak Hill in the Town of Durham Greene County & State aforesaid

Dated August 1st 1857                                 Lewis Banks               Mary R. Hume
                                                                        Ezra Finch                  M.B. Mattice
                                                                        Dexter Stannard          Catherine F. Peck
                                                                        Calvin Adams             Simeon B. Smith
                                                                        Hiram Hurd                W.B. Winchell
                                                                        John Crompton           George Grant
                                                                        Mary M. Flower         Wellington Peck
                                                                        Alfred Tripp               Jacob Roggen 

Signed & acknowledged before me by the said Calvin Adams, Wellington Peck, John Crompton, Jacob Roggen, George Grant, Lewis Banks, Alfred Tripp, Dexter Stannard, Catherine F. Peck, Simeon B. Smith, Hiram Hurd, Manly B. Mattice, & Mary M. Flower, W.B. Winchell, Mary R. House, Ezra Finch each & every of them this 20th day of August 1857                    

                                                                           Zina Whittlesy
Recorded Augt 20 1857  h 12 M                    Justice of the Peace
            J.W. Cooke, Clk


Whereas it appears to the undersigned three of the Justices of the Peace of the Town of Catskill that Norman C. Johnson one of the constables of the said Town of Catskill has tendered his resignation of his office as Constable in due form of law & the same has been accepted & notice thereof given to the Town Clerk of said Town

Now therefore we the undersigned Justices of the peace of said Town do hereby appoint George W. Chen of the said Town of Catskill a Constable of said Town to fill the said vacancy & to discharge the duties of said office for the remainder of the term of office of so held by said Johnson

                        Witness our hands & seals the 26th day of September 1857

Recorded Sept 26th 1857   h 2 P.M.                        Henry F. Olmstead     }  Justices
            J.W. Cook, Clk.                                              Edger Russell               }  of the
                                                                                     Michael Plank              }  Peace 

Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Bernard M. Chen of Catskill in said County Deputy Sheriff in & for said County for the service of all process papers Except execute??? sett???ts

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 20th day of December 1857

Recorded Jny 23rd 1858                                              F.B. Lament, Sheriff 

Greene County                        On this 23rd day of January 1858 before me personally came Franklin B. Lament Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the same person described & who executed the within appointment & acknowledged that he executed the same                          

Edger Russel, Justice of the peace

Recorded Jany 25th 1858
            J.W. Cooke, Clk


The People of the State of New York by the grace of God, free and independent

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:                       Know ye, that we pursuant to the act Entitled “An act to suppress intemperance, and to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors, passed April 16th 1857; did meet at the Court House in the Village of Catskill, in and for the County of Greene, being the place where the County Courts in and for said County are required to be held, on the second day of October, A.D. 1858 and in pursuance of the provision of the said act, have nominated, constituted and appointed, and by these presents do nominate, Constitute and appoint Andrew B. Houghtaling of Coxsackie, in said County, a reputable freeholder, resident as aforesaid, a Commissioner of Excise, in and for said County of Greene to hold the said office from and after the thirty first day of December, A.D. 1858, until the first day of January A.D. 1864

In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands, at the

Court House in Catskill, in the County of Greene, this second day of October, A.D. 1858

                                                                        F. James Fitch, County Judge
                                                                        Matthew Youmans, Justice of Sessions
                                                                        William H. Brandow, Justice of Sessions

Recorded October 2nd 1858    11 h  A.M.
            J.W. Cooke, Clerk


We the undersigned in order to form a company for the purpose herein specified do mad sign & acknowledge & file this certificate pursuant to Chapter 40 of the laws of 1848 at the State of New York entitled an act to     the formation of Corporations for Manufacturing Mining Mechanical & chemical purposes passed February 17th 1848 & the laws of the said State amending the same

First         The Corporate Name of this Company is the Catskill Steam? Mill Company

Second    This company is formed for the specific objects of grinding wheat Rye Corn, Oats, barley buckwheat and all other kinds of grain and manufacturing therefrom flour ??? & food of all kinds & qualities and of Manufacturing from wheat rye corn oats barly Buckwheat & all the kinds of grain materials & substances of every Kind & quality which can be made & manufactured therefrom for manufacturing & chemical purposes & also of grinding & manufacturing glutin

Third       The amount of capital Stock of this Company is Fifteen Thousand dollars & is divided into Three hundred shares of Fifty dollars each

Fourth     The terms of the Existence of the Company shall be Fifty years from the date of this certificate

Fifth         The officers of this company are to be c??? on in the Town of Catskill in the County of Greene & State of New York        

Sixth         The number of the Trustees of this company is five & the names of th4 Trustees who shall manage the affairs of this company for the first year are Frederick Cooke, Henry Ashley, Charles L. Beach, Robert Fulton & Isaac Pruyn

The undersigned hereby respectively each for himself agrees to the organization of this company for the purpose & upon the terms and conditions expressed in the foregoing certificate & are respectively agreed to take & we do hereby take the number of shares in the Capital Stock of the Company set by us ??? our respective signatures hereto

In witness whereof we have hereunto signed our respective names and specified the number of Shares in the Capital Stock of this Company

Dated this Twenty seventy day of March 1858

            Robert Fulton              One Hundred Shares
            Henry Ashley              Fifty Shares
            Fredk Cooke                Fifty Shares
            Isaac Pruyn                  Fifty Shares
            Charles L. Beach         Fifty Shares
 
State of New York
Greene County                        On this 27th day of November 1858 personally appeared before me Robert Fulton, Henry Ashley, Frederick Cooke, Isaac Pruzer & Charles L. Beach to me personally known to be the individuals described in & who executed the foregoing instrument & severally acknowledged the execution thereof.

Recorded Nov 27th 1858    h  3 P.M.                          F. James Fitch
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                                County Judge of Green
                                                                                         Courts Counsellor & C.


 Greene County
Clerks Office              I J.W. Cooke Clerk of said County do hereby appoint James E. Nearing of Catskill Greene County Deputy Clerk of said County to have & to hold said office during my pleasure

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 14th day of Decr 1858                                                                J.W. Cooke, Clk

Recorded Decr 14th 1859     h  9 a.m.

            J.W. Cooke, Clk

Greene County
Clerks Office              I do hereby appoint James E. Nearing of Catskill Greene County Deputy Clerk of Greene County to have & to hold said office during my pleasure

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 9th day of January 1859

Recorded Jany 9th 1859                      h   9 A.M.                    J.W. Cooke, Clk
            J.W. Cooke, Clk


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint James McArdle of Prattsville Deputy Sheriff in & for said County

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this first day of Jny 1859

                                                                        Geo L. Freman, Sheriff

Greene County

On the first day of Jany 1859 personally came George L  Freman Esqr Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in & who executed the within statement & acknowledged that he executed the same

                                                                        Edger Russell, Justice of the Peace

Recorded January 1st 1859     J.W. Cooke, Clk


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Thompson C. Smith of Prattsville in said County Jailor in & for the said County

In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the first day of January 1859                                                Geo. L. Freman, Sheriff

Greene County

On this first day of Jany 1859 personally came before me George L. Freman Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in & who executed the within affidavit & acknowledged that he executed the same

Recd Jy 1st 1859         h 12 M                        Edger Russell, Justice of the
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                             Peace


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Peter Cooke of Coxsackie in said County Deputy Sheriff in & for the County of Greene

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this first day of Jany 1859

                                                                        Geo. L. Freman, Sheriff

Greene County            On this first day of January 1859 before me personally came George L. Freman Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the same person described in & who executed the within affidavit & acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded Jany 1st 1859          h 12 M            Edger Russell
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                             Justice of the Peace


Know all men by these presents that I George L. Freman Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint John R. Warner of Athens in said County Under Sheriff in & for said County

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 1st day of January 1859                                                                       
                                        Geo L. Freman, Sheriff

Greene County

On the first day of Jany 1859 personally came before me George L. Freman Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the same person described in & who executed the within affidavit & acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded Jany 1, 1859           h 12 M            Edger Russell
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                             Justice of the Peace


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Samuel W. Stimpson of Windham in the said County Deputy Sheriff in & for said County

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this first day of Jany 1859

                                                                       Geo L. Freman, Sheriff

Greene County            On this first day of January 1859 appeared before me personally George L. Freman Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in & who executed the within affidavit & acknowledged that he executed the same                                                                      Edger Russell

Recorded Jany 1st 1859          h 12 M                                    Justice of the Peace
            J.W. Cooke, Clk


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Osteclell L. Chattend of Durham in said County Deputy Sheriff in & for said County.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this first day of Jany 1859

                                                                       Geo L. Freman, Sheriff

Greene County            On this first day of Jany 1859 came before me personally George L. Freman Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in & who executed the within affidavit & acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded Jany 1st 1859          h 12 M            Edger Russell
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                             Justice of the Peace


State of New York Greene County                Charles L. Beach President of the Catskill Steam Mill Company, Frederick Cook, Robert Fulton, Henry Ashly & Isaac C. Prusen Trustees of the same Company being each duly sworn certify & say each for him self that the amount ??? for the Capital stock of the Catskill Steam Mill Company is Fifteen Thousand dollars & that the whole of said Capitol Stock of Fifteen Thousand dollars has been subscribed for & paid in full by the Stockholders of said Company to the officers of said Catskill Steam Mill Company

Subscribed & sworn                                                  Isaac Pruzen
before me Decem 27 1858                                        Charles L. Beach
            F. James Fitch                                                 Robert Fulton
            County Judge of Greene                               Henry Ashly
Recorded Decr 27 1858          h 1 A.M.                     Fredk Cooke
            J.W. Cooke, Clk

Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Thompson C. Smith of Catskill in said County Deputy Sheriff in & for said County during my good will & pleasure

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 10th day of February 1859                                                                Geo L. Freman, Sheriff

Greene County            On this 10th day of February 1858 before be personally came Geo L. Freman Sheriff of the County of Greene & acknowledged that he executed the above affidavit.

Recorded Feby 10, 1859         h 2 P.M.          Edgar Russell, Justice of
            J.W. Cook, Clk                                               the Peace


At a Special Term of the County Court of Greene County held at the Court House             in the Village of Catskill on the 1st day of Jany A.D. 1859

In the matter of the application of                 Present His F. James Fitch, Co. Judge
James E. Nearing for the office of
Crier of the Circuit Court, Court of                         After due deliberation of &              
???, & ??? County Court & Court of Sessions         concerning the above application I
                                                                                       do hereby appoint James E. Nearing to the office of Crier of the above named Courts to hold said office for
                                                                                       the Term of One year from the date of the date hereof

Recorded Feby 18th 1859       h 9 A.M.                      F. James Fitch, Co. Judge
            J.W. Cooke, Clk


To the County Clerk of the County of Greene New York and to whom it may Concern Greeting:  Pursuant to an act of the Legislature of the State of New York Entitled an act in relation to Plank Roads & Turnpike Roads passed the 28th March 1854 We the undersigned owning more than two thirds of the western Ten miles of the Eastern Branch of the Schoharie Turnpike have & of the ??? thereof in said Company.  Pursuant to said act ??? to & hereby do surrender all the part of said Turnpike Road being chiefly in a Village called Oak Hill in the Town of Durham in the County of Greene aforesaid.  And the part thus abandoned by these presents & pursuant to said act takes its beginning two rods westerly of the west end of the large bridge on said road in said Village & runs Easterly through said Village to the Easterly end of said road the part of said road hereby abandoned is about five eighths of a mile of road in length.

In witness whereof the seal of said Corporation is hereunto affixed this 31st day of January 1859                                   
                V. Danforth, President of said Road  Company & Thos. Dufelt the Secretary thereof

                                                                                    George Christian        }
                                                                                    Herman Becker           }  Directors
State of New York
Town of Middleburgh &
City of Schoharie                   Be it remembered that on the fifth day of February the year 1859 personally came before me Valery Danforth & Thomas P. Dufelt both of whom are to me well known as the persons who executed the within Statement of release & who acknowledged the same for the purpose therein mentioned Let the same be recorded

                                                                        Joseph J. Efram, Justice of the
                                                                        Peace of Middleburgh, Schoharie County

State of new York
Schoharie County Clerks office         I John Sheffer Clerk of said County do hereby Certify that Joseph J. Efram Esqr whose name is subscribed to the Certificate of proof & acknowledgement of the annexed instrument was at the time of taking such proof & acknowledgment a Justice of the peace in & for the said County of Schoharie ??? & duly authorized to take the same & that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of the said Justice of the Peace & verily believe that the signature on the said Certificate of proof & acknowledgment is genuine & the same is ??? & acknowledged according to the laws of the State of New York

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my official seal this 8th day of February 1859                         John F. Sheffer, Clerk

Recorded May 5th 1859          h 10 A.M.
            J.W. Cooke, Clk


At a Special Term of the County Court of Greene County held at the Court House in the Village of Catskill on the 26 day of November 1859

                                                            Present His F. James Fitch, Co. Judge
In the matter of James E. Nearing
for the office of Crier of the Courts               I do hereby appoint James E. Nearing to the
                                                                            office of Crier of the several Courts for the first day of Jany A.D. 1859                Dated Nov 26, 1859

Recd. Nov 28, 1859                                                                F. James Fitch, Co. Judge
            J.W. Cooke, Clk


Town of Coxsackie

County of Greene                   Whereas a vacancy in the office of  one of the Justice of the Peace of the Town of Coxsackie has occurred by the death of James Beach, Now therefore we the undersigned Supervisor Town Clerk & Justice of the Peace in & for said Town in conformity to the Stature in such cases made & provided do by this our ??? hereby appoint Peter Van Duezen of the said Town to fill the said vacancy to hold & exercise the duties of the said office until by law his term ?????? shall expire

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals this 1st day of November 1859                                        E.N. Hubbell               Supervisor

                                                                        Samuel King               Town Clk

Recorded Nov. 25th 1859                                Wm. Cochran             }  Justice of
               J.W. Cooke, Clk                                 A.J. Dorman               }  the Peace 


CERTIFICATE AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF

THE TANNERS BANK

We, the subscribers, whose names and seals are hereto affixed, and some of whom are the owners of a majority in amount of the stock of the Incorporated Bank known as “The President, Directors and Company of the Tanners Bank,” hereby associate ourselves, to establish an office of discount, deposit and circulation, to carry on the business of Banking upon the terms and conditions, and subject to the liabilities prescribed in the Act of the Legislature of the State of New York, passed April 18,1838, entitled “An Act to authorize the business of Banking,” and the several subsequent acts amendatory thereof, and for the association hereby formed, and hereinafter named, to do, perform, observe and abide by all the covenants, conditions, provisions and conditions herein made and contained; and under our hands and seals we agree, certify, and specify, as follows:

            1.  The name assumed to distinguish this association, and to be used in its dealings, shall be, “THE TANNERS BANK.”

            2.  This association shall commence on the thirty-first day of December, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, and shall terminate on the first day of January, in the year one thousand nine hundred.

            3.  The Village of Catskill, in the County of Greene, and State of New York, shall be the place where the operations of discount and deposit shall be carried on.

            4.  The capital stock of this association at its organization, is one hundred thousand dollars, which may be increased from time to time as hereinafter provided, to any sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of fifty dollars each, the number of which shares in said original capital stock is two thousand.

            5.  The names and places of residence of the shareholders, and the number of shares held by each of them respectively, are as hereinafter stated in the respective subscriptions by the parties hereto.

            6.  This association shall provide and keep suitable books for the registry and transfer of the shares of the capital stock, which shall be transferable on the books of the association by the owners or their attorneys.

            7.  As it is intended that the Association hereby formed, shall take the place of the corporation known as “The President, Directors and Company of the Tanners Bank,” the charter of which will expire on the first day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty, the stockholders of the said Corporation shall be entitled to subscribe prior to the first day of December next, to the Capital Stock of this Association, to the amount of the stock of said Corporation held by them respectively, and also thirty per cent of said amount additional.  The subscribers hereto, who are, or shall be at the time of the expiration of the charter of said incorporated Bank, stockholders therein, do hereby severally and irrevocably each for himself or herself, constitute and appoint S. Sherwood Day and Frederick Hill, or either of them severally, as agent and attorney for us and each of us, and in our names respectively, to collect and receive from the directors or trustees authorized to wind up and manage the affairs of said corporation when dissolved, any and all sums, shares or dividends, of money or property, capital stock, interest, or profits, which may be made or declared and become payable to us, for or by reason of any stock or interest held by us respectively in said corporation at the time of its dissolution, or to sell, assign, and transfer to the association hereby formed, all or any part of the interest, share, right, dividend, or distributable share which we respectively, at the time the association hereby formed shall commence business, and either before or at the time of expiration of said charter, shall be entitled to, in, of, and to the stock, assets, and property, and effects, of the said corporation, either before or after it shall be so dissolved, upon such terms, and for such consideration, as they or either of them may deem proper, and to execute, seal and deliver, any releases, settlements, and discharges, or conveyances, to the said “The President, Directors and Company of the Tanners Bank,” or the said directors or trustees, and to pay and apply the avails of such receipts, collections and sales, to the association hereby formed, in payment upon and if sufficient, in full for the stock subscribed for, hereupon, by us respectively, in this association; and should there be any surplus, to deposit the same to our credit respectively, with this association.

            8.  All the rights, powers, and privileges of such association, and of each and all the associates, and those who may become such by virtue of these articles, pertaining to said business, except the right of voting for and electing directors, as hereinafter provided, are hereby irrevocably delegated to, vested in, and shall only be exercised by a Board of Directors, and such officers and agents as they shall appoint.

            9.  The Board of Directors shall consist of thirteen persons, all of whom shall be residents of the State of New York, a majority of whom shall be residents of the County of Greene, and each of whom shall own at least ten shares of capital stock of this association, and a majority of whom shall be competent to transact all business.

            10.  James Powers, Edgar B. Day, S. Sherwood Day, Francis Sayre, Charles L. Beach, George H. Penfield, Rufus H. King, Joshua Fiero Jr., John T. Mann, Joshua Atwater, Jr., Francis N. Wilson, Isaac Rouse, John Breasted shall be the first directors, and shall hold their offices from the date of filing these articles until the second Tuesday in January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and until others are elected in their places, as hereinafter provided; and S. Sherwood Day shall be the first President.

            11.  The first election of directors under these articles shall be held in the Village of Catskill, on the second Tuesday of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, from two to three o’clock, P.M., at the banking house of said association; and thereafter the election of directors shall be held on the second Tuesday of January in each year, at such hour of the day, and at such place in the said village as the Board of Directors for the time being shall by resolution appoint; and public notice of such time and place shall be given by the said directors, by an advertisement or notice, to be inserted in one of the public newspapers printed in the said village, at least once in each week, for two successive weeks, immediately previous to the time of holding such election; the said elections shall be made by ballot, and shall be conducted by three inspectors, who shall be appointed by the Board of Directors for the time being, for that purpose.  At any election, if it should happen that two or more persons should have an equal number of votes, or from any cause the full number should not be elected, then the directors elected at such election, or a majority of them, shall by ballot, and by plurality of votes, choose which of said persons so having an equal number of votes, shall be director or directors; and in the same way elect such other person or persons, director or directors, as may have been omitted to be chosen, so as to complete the whole number.

            12.  At the election for directors, each shareholder shall be entitled to one vote, on each share of stock standing in his, her or their name, or names, on the books of this association; but in order to the exercise of such right, he, she, or they shall have held such share or shares in his, her, or their name, or names, at least thirty days prior to the time of voting.

            13.  The failure to elect directors at the time herein specified, shall not operate to dissolve this association, but the directors then in office shall continue until their successors are duly chosen; and in case of a failure to hold an election of directors at the prescribed time, it shall be the duty of the board then acting, within thirty days after such failure, to give public notice of a special election, in the manner directed in the eleventh section of this article; which shall be conducted in all respects as specified in the said section.

            14.  If any director shall cease to be a stockholder to the amount of ten shares, his office shall become vacant.

            15.  All vacancies happening by death, removal, resignation, or otherwise, in the Board of Directors, may be filled until the next election of directors by the stockholders, by such persons having the qualifications hereinbefore prescribed, as a majority of the remaining directors shall elect by ballot.

            16.  The directors for the time being are authorized to appoint by ballot, one of their number President; and they may appoint a Cashier and such other officers, agents, and servants as they may deem necessary, and pay all or any of the officers chosen or appointed by them, such salaries or allowances as they shall deem meet, and may at any time remove any of them and choose and appoint others in their places; and the President if the officer indicated hereby as the officer to, and by whom, all conveyances of real estate shall be made, for the benefit of the association.

            17.  The directors at any time, with the written assent of stockholders holding at the time two-thirds of the capital stock, are hereby authorized to increase the number of associates, and the capital stock of this association, at once, or from time to time, till the said capital stock shall amount to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars; the time, terms, and mode of increasing the number of shareholders, the capital stock, and requiring payment thereof, shall be fixed and determined by the then directors, in a manner not inconsistent with law, and these articles of association.

            18.  The subscribers hereby respectively, and each for himself and herself, agree to become associates for the purposes and upon the terms and conditions expressed in the foregoing articles; and we respectively agree to take the number of shares in the capital stock of the said association set by us opposite to our respective names, and to pay on demand, fifty dollars for and on each share, to the said association, or such officers or person as may be appointed to receive the same.  And in pursuance of said act, we make this certificate under our respective hands and seals, and specify in addition to the facts hereinbefore specified, that the names and places of residence of the shareholders in said association, and the number of shares held by each of them respectively, are as follows:

Dated Catskill November 21st 1859

No. 1

Stockholders Names

No. 2

Their residence

No. 3

Number of Shares

No. 4

Amount

James Powers

Catskill

Two hundred & Seven shares

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S. Sherwood Day

Catskill

One hundred & eighty five

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Edgar B. Day

Catskill

One hundred & twelve

[blank]

John M. Donnelly

Catskill

Sixteen shares

[blank]

Jane A. Donnelly

Catskill

Nine shares

[blank]

John Feeney, a Administrator of William Tolley

Cairo

Twenty six shares

[blank]

Martin Keeler, by Frederick Hill, Atty.

South KortrightDelaware County, N.Y.

Fifty two

[blank]

Sarah E. Hotchkiss, by Frederick Hill, Atty.

Factory Ville, Tioga County, N.Y.

Thirteen shares

[blank]

Benjamin N. Hall, by Frederick Hill, Atty.

Troy, N.Y.

Twenty three shares

[blank]

Abraham Richtmyre, by Frederick Hill, Atty.

Conesville, Schoharie County, N.Y.

Twenty six shares

[blank]

Hannah Ogden, by Frederick Hill, Atty.

Albany, Albany County, N.Y.

Twenty six shares

[blank]

Curtis Nible

New York City

One hundred & eleven

[blank]

Joshua Fiero, Jr.

Catskill

Thirteen

[blank]

Elias D. Hunter, by Frederick Hill, Atty.

Pelham, N.Y.

Thirteen shares

[blank]

E.D. Hunter, Executor of John Hunter, deceased, by Frederick Hill

Pelham, N.Y.

One hundred & thirty shares

[blank]

Elizabeth D. Hunter, by Frederick Hill, Atty.

Pelham, N.Y.

Twenty three shares

[blank]

Wm. H. Van Orden, executor of Caleb Hopkins, decd.

Catskill, N.Y.

One hundred & four shares

[blank]

Rufus H. King

Catskill, N.Y.

Twenty six shares

[blank]

Alida Bronk, by Frederick Hill, Atty.

Coxsackie, N.Y.

Twenty three shares

[blank]

Hiland hill

Catskill

Four Shares

[blank]

Mary B. Hill

Catskill

Three shares

[blank]

Emily Hill

Catskill

Three shares

[blank]

Charles L. Beach

Catskill

Fifty one shares

[blank]

Abraham Varich, by Frederick Hill, Atty.

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Twenty shares

[blank]

Caroline H. Austin

Catskill

Thirteen shares

[blank]

Mary Ann Hotchkiss

Catskill

Seven

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Maria Cole

Catskill

Four

[blank]

Francis N. Wilson

Catskill

Thirteen

[blank]

Emeline B. Wilson

Catskill

Thirteen

[blank]

Eliza M. Wilson

Catskill

Thirteen

[blank]

Harriet F. Wilson Wines

Tarrytown, N.Y.

Thirteen

[blank]

Caleb Day

Catskill

Twenty (20)

[blank]

James Millard

Catskill

Thirteen (13)

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Caroline E. Day

Catskill

Thirty six

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Joshua Atwater, Jr.

Catskill

Ten

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Geo. H. Penfield

Catskill

Ten

[blank]

Francis Sayre

Catskill

Ten

[blank]

J.T. Mann

Catskill

Ten

[blank]

Isaac Rouse

Catskill

Ten

[blank]

Jno. Breasted

Catskill

Ten

[blank]

E.B. Day & others, Trust. Julia R. Day

Catskill

One hundred and four

[blank]

E.B. Day & others, Trust. M.H. Atwater

Catskill

One hundred and three

[blank]

E.B. Day & others, Trust. C.E. Day

Catskill

One hundred and three

[blank]

E.B. Day & others, Trust. G.B. Day

Catskill

One hundred and four

[blank]

E.B. Day & others, Trust. E.R. Day

Catskill

One hundred and four

[blank]

E.B. Day & others, Guardn. C.O. Day

Catskill

Seven

[blank]

E.B. Day & others, Guardn. W.P. Day

Catskill

Seven

[blank]

S. Sherwood Day, Trustee of F.& J.N. Hill

Catskill

Forty shares

[blank]

State of New York
Greene County                        On the 2nd day of December 1859 before me personally appeared Mary B. Hill and on the 5th day of December aforesaid before me personally appeared Carter Noble, and also William H. Van Orden, executor of Caleb Hopkins, deceased;--and on the ninth day of December aforesaid before me personally appeared Caroline H. Austin and Mary Ann Hotchkiss;--and on the 13th day of December aforesaid, personally appeared before me Maria Cole, Francis N. Wilson, Emeline B. Wilson, Eliza M. Wilson, Harriet F. Wilson Wines, and Emily Hill;--and on the 20th day of December aforesaid personally appeared before me Caleb Day;--and on the 26th day of December aforesaid, personally appeared before me James Powers, James Millard, S. Sherwood Day, S. Sherwood Day, Trustee of Frederick, and Julia N. Hill—Edgar B. Day, Edgar B. Day, Trustee for Julia R. Day—Edgar B. Day, Trustee for Mary H. Atwater—Edgar B. Day Trustee for Caroline E. Day—Edgar B. Day, Trustee for George B. Day—Edgar B. Day Trustee for Emily C. Day—Edgar B. Day Guardian of Charles O. Day—Edgar B. Day, Guardian of William P. Day;--Joshua Atwater Jr.; George H. Penfield, John T. Mann, Francis Sayre, Isaac Rouse, john M. Donnelly, Jane A. Donnelly, Caroline E. Day, Joshua Fiero, Jr., Charles L. Beach, Rufus H. King, john Feeney, administrator of William Tolley, deceased; Hiland Hill, and John Breasted; and all the said persons to me personally known, on the respective days aforesaid, severally acknowledged that they had affixed their hands and seals to the foregoing articles of association of the Tanners Bank:  and on the 26th day of December aforesaid, also personally appeared before me Frederick Hill to me known as the attorney in fact of martin Keeler, Sarah E. Hotchkiss, Benjamin H. Hall, Abram Richtmyer, Hannah Ogden, Elias D. Hunter, Elias D. Hunter, Executor of John Hunter, deceased; Elizabeth D. Hunter, Alida Bronk and Abraham Varrick; and acknowledged that he had affixed his name and seals to the said foregoing articles of association, as the attorney of the said persons last mentioned, respectively.

Recorded December 28th 1859, 11 h. A.M.               Henry F. Olmstead
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                                         Justice of the Peace


 1860 January

Subscription to Stock on the increase of the Capital of the Tanners Bank, authorized by the resolutions of the Directors, assent of the Stockholders, and in accordance with the 17th article of the articles of association.

No. 1

Subscribers Names

No. 2

    Their residence

No. 3

       Number of Shares

No. 4

Amount

James Lockie

Catskill

Twenty six shares

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William Salisbury, Jr.; subscribed

Catskill

Thirty five shares

[blank]

Jno. Breasted

Catskill

Thirty shares

[blank]

E.B. Day, Actg Trustee for J.R. Day

Catskill

Eight shares

[blank]

E.B. Day, Actg Trustee for M.H. Atwater

Catskill

Eight Shares

[blank]

E.B. Day, Actg. Trustee for C.E. Day

Catskill

Eight Shares

[blank]

E.B. Day, Actg. Trustee for G.B. Day

Catskill

Eight Shares

[blank]

E.B. Day, Actg. Trustee for E.C. Day

Catskill

Eight Shares

[blank]

E.B. Day, Actg. Guardn. for Chas. O. Day

Catskill

Forty seven shares

[blank]

E.B. Day, Actg. Guardn. for Wm. P. Day

Catskill

Forty six shares

[blank]

E.B. Day, Actg. Exr. of D. Day, Decd.

Catskill

Thirteen Shares

[blank]

Mary B. Day

Catskill

One hundred & twenty shares

[blank]

Joshua Atwater, Jr.

Catskill

Twenty Shares

[blank]

F.N. Wilson

Catskill

Thirty three Shares

[blank]

J.T. Mann

Catskill

Thirty Shares

[blank]

Orlando Kellogg

Catskill

Twenty  (20)

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Isaac Pruyn

Catskill

Thirty shares

[blank]

Hiram Bogardus

Catskill

Fifteen Shares

[blank]

Caleb Day

Catskill

Sixty shares

[blank]

G.M. Foote

Catskill

Twenty shares

[blank]

Henry Ashley

Catskill

Thirty Shares

[blank]

Sheldon A. Givens

Catskill

Twenty five shares

[blank]

Isaac Rouse

Catskill

Thirty shares

[blank]

Joseph Hallock

Catskill

Ten shares

500

George Bellamy

Catskill

Twenty shares

1000

Jeremiah Russell

Saugerties

Fifty shares

2500

John Clough

Coxsackie

Twenty shares

1000

Nelson Buruss

Windham

Thirty shares

[blank]

John Doane

Catskill

Twenty shares

[blank]

Rufus H. King

Catskill

Twenty Shares

1000

Jacob Burget

Catskill

Twenty Shares

[blank]

Abram Post

Catskill

Twenty Shares

[blank]

Benjamin Wey

Catskill

Twenty shares

[blank]

Addison F. Beach

Catskill

Forty Shares  (40)

[blank]

John Post

Catskill

Twenty Shares

[blank]

George Beach

Cairo

Twenty shares

[blank]

Elijah P. Bushnell, by Frederick Hill, Atty

Lexington

Twenty shares

[blank]

State of New York
Greene County                        On the 13th day of January 1860, before me personally appeared James Lockie, John Breasted, Mary B. Day, Joshua Atwater Jr., Francis N. Wilson, Edgar B. Day, Trustee of Julia R. Day—Edgar B. Day Trustee of Mary H. Atwater—Edgar B. Day, Trustee of Caroline E. Day,--Edgar B. Day Trustee of George B. Day—Edgar B. Day Trustee of Emily C. Day—Edgar B. Day acting guardian of Charles O. Day,--Edgar B. Day, acting guardian of William P. Day,--Edgar B. Day acting executor of Orvin Day, Deceased:  And on the 14th day of January aforesaid, personally appeared before me Caleb Day and Gandow M. Foote:  And on the 16th day of January aforesaid, before me personally appeared Jeremiah Russell, George Bellamy, John Clough, and Nelson Buress:  And on the 17th day of January aforesaid, personally appeared before me John Doane, Rufus H. King and Jacob Burget:  And on the 18th day of January aforesaid personally appeared before me Abram Post, John T. Mann, Orlando Kellogg, Isaac Pruyn, Hiram Bogardus, Henry Ashley and Isaac Rouse:  and all the said persons to me personally known on the respective days aforesaid severally acknowledged to me that they had affixed their hands and seals to the foregoing articles of association of the Tanners Bank.

                                                                        Henry F. Olmstead
                                                                                    Justice of the Peace 

State of New York
Greene County                        On the 19th day of January 1860 personally appeared before me Benjamin Wey, Addison F. Beach and Joseph Hallock:  And on the 21st day of January aforesaid also personally appeared before me Sheldon A. Givens, William Salisbury Jnr. and John Post:  And on the 25th day of January aforesaid, also personally appeared before me George Beach; and all the said persons to me personally known, on the respective days aforesaid, severally acknowledged to me that they had affixed their hands and seals to the foregoing articles of association of the Tanners Bank.  And on the 25th day of January aforesaid, also appeared before me Frederick Hill, to me known as the attorney in fact of Elijah P. Bushnell and acknowledged that he had affixed his name and seal to the said foregoing articles of association as the attorney of the said Elijah P. Bushnell.

Recorded February 1st 1860  4 h. P.M.                      Henry F. Olmstead
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                                         Justice of the Peace 

I hereby Constitute and appoint S.S. Day and Frederick Hill, of Catskill, N.Y. or either of them my attorneys for myself and as my name and stead to subscribe the Articles of Association of “The Tanners Bank” and affix a seal to the same, which Association is to commence business on the 31st day of December 1859 hereby ratifying and confirming said subscription as fully and effectually as if made by myself in person.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 15th day of November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.

Witness                                                           Sarah E. Hotchkiss
            P. Fordham                                                     Factoryville, Tioga Co., N. York

State of New York
Tioga County              On this 15 day of November 1859 before me the subscriber, appeared Sarah E. Hotchkiss who acknowledged that she executed the within power of attorney, and I certify that I know the person who made the said acknowledgment to be the individual described in, and who executed the within power of attorney.

                                                                        Thos. Yates
                                                                                    Justice of the Peace

State of New York
Tioga County Clerks Office               I, Thomas C. Platt Clerk of said County, and also Clerk of the Courts of Record thereof, do hereby Certify, that Thomas Yates, Esqr., whose name is subscribed to the Certificate of proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument, and thereon written, was at the date of said Certificate of proof or acknowledgment, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, duly commissioned and sworn, and duly authorized to take the same:  And further, that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of the said Justice of the Peace, and verily believe that the signature to the said Certificate of proof or acknowledgment is genuine, and that the same is in deed found and in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

            In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of the said Courts and County, at Oswego, this 17th day of November 1859.

Recorded December 28th 1859, 11 h. A.M.               H.A. Brooks, Dept. Clerk
            J.W. Cooke, Clk

I, Elias D. Hunter, Executor of the last will and testament of John Hunter, deceased, do hereby constitute and appoint S. Sherwood Day, and Frederick Hill of Catskill, N.Y. or either of them my attorneys, for me and in my name and stead, to subscribe the Articles of Association of “The Tanners Bank.” and to affix a seal to the same, which Association is to commence business on the 31st day of December 1859, hereby ratifying and confirming said subscription as fully and effectually as if made by me in person.        In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.

Witness                                                           E.D. Hunter, Executor of John Hunter, decd.
            L.P. Miller                                                      Pelham, N.Y.
                        Post Office address New Rochelle
                                    Westchester Co., N.Y.

State of New York, Westchester County                   On this 26th day of November 1850 before me, the subscriber, appeared Elias D. Hunter, Executor of John Hunter, decd., who acknowledged that he executed the within power of attorney as such executor, and I certify, that I know the person who made the said acknowledgment to be the individual described in and who executed the within power of attorney.  And further Certify that I know the said Elias D. Hunter, to be the executor of the last will and testament of John Hunter, deceased as mentioned in said foregoing power of attorney.

                                                                        Leonard P. Miller
                                                                                    Justice of the Peace

State of New York
Westchester County               I, Hiram P. Rowel, Clerk of the County aforesaid and also Clerk of the Courts in and for said County, do hereby Certify that Leonard p. Miller, Esquire, whose name is subscribed to the certificate of the proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument, and endorsed thereon, was, on the day of the date of the said Certificate, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, residing in said County, elected and sworn and duly authorized to take the same, according to the laws of the said State.  And further that I am well acquainted with the hand writing of the said Justice and verily believe that the signature to the said Certificate is genuine.                        In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said Courts and County, the 28th day of November 1859.

Recorded December 28th 1859, 11 h. A.M.               Hiram P. Rowel, Clerk
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                                        

I hereby Constitute and appoint S. Sherwood Day and Frederick Hill, of Catskill, N.Y. or either of them my attorneys for me and in my name and stead, to subscribe the Articles of Association of “The Tanners Bank” and to affix a seal to the same, which Association is to commence business on the 31st day of December 1859, hereby ratifying and confirming said subscription as fully and effectually as if made by me in person.        In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.

Witness,                                                          Abraham Varick
            J.L.B. Silvester                                               Pokeepsie

State of New York
Dutchess County                    On the third day of December A.D. 1859 before me came Abraham Varick, to me known to be the person, and acknowledged that he had made and executed the within power of attorney.

                                                                        Adolph M. Brush, Justice of the Peace
State of New York
Dutchess County                    I Wilson B. Sheldon, Clerk of the County of Dutchess, do hereby Certify that Adolph M. Brush whose name is subscribed to the certificate of the proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument, and thereon written, was at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgement, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid, dwelling in said County, elected and sworn and duly authorized to take the same.  And further, that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of such Justice of the Peace, and verily believe that the signature to the said Certificate of proof or acknowledgment is genuine.                      In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County, this 3rd day of Decr, A.D. 1859

Recorded December 28th 1859, 11 h. A.M.               Wilson B. Sheldon, Clerk
            J.W. Cooke, Clk

I hereby Constitute and appoint S. Sherwood Day, and Frederick Hill, of Catskill, N.Y. or either of them my attorneys for me and in my name and stead, to subscribe the Articles of Association of “The Tanners Bank” and to affix a seal to the same, which Association is to commence business on the 31st day of December 1859, hereby ratifying and confirming said subscription as fully and effectually as if made by me in person.

            In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.

Witness                                                           Alida Bronk
            J.L.B. Silvester                                               Coxsackie

State of New York
Dutchess County                    On this 26th day of November 1859 before me the subscriber, appeared Alida Bronk, who acknowledged that she executed the within power of attorney; and I certify, that I know the person who made the said acknowledgment, to be the individual described in and who executed the within power of attorney.

                                                                        Adolph M. Brush
                                                                                    Justice of the Peace

State of New York
Dutchess County                    I, Wilson B. Sheldon, Clerk of the County of Dutchess, do hereby certify that Adolph M. Brush, whose  name is subscribed to the certificate of the proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument, and thereon written, was, at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgment, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid, dwelling in said County, elected and sworn, and duly authorized to take the same.  And further, that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of such Justice of the Peace, and verily believe that the signature to the said Certificate of proof or acknowledgment is genuine.          In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County, this 29th day of November A.D. 1859.

Recorded December 28th 1859, 11 h. A.M.               Wilson B. Sheldon, Clerk
            J.W. Cooke, Clk

I, Elias D. Hunter, do hereby constitute and appoint S. Sherwood Day, and Frederick Hill, of Catskill, N.Y. or either of them my attorneys for me and in my name and stead, to subscribe the Articles of Association of “The Tanners Bank” and to affix a seal to the same, which Association is to commence business on the 31st day of December 1859, hereby ratifying and confirming said subscription as fully and effectually as if made by me in person.                  In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.

Witness                                                           E.D. Hunter
            L.P. Miller                                                      Pelham, N.Y.
                        Post Office address New Rochelle
                                    Westchester County, N.Y.

State of New York, Westchester County                   On this 26th day of November 1859, before me, the subscriber, appeared Elias D. Hunter, who acknowledged that he executed the within power of attorney, and I certify, that I know the person who made the said acknowledgment to be the individual described in and who executed the within power of attorney.                                                          Leonard P. Miller, Justice of the Peace

State of New York
Westchester County               I, Hiram P. Rowel, Clerk of the County aforesaid, and also Clerk of the Courts in and for the County, do hereby certify that Leonard P. Miller Esquire, whose name is subscribed to the certificate of the proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument, and endorsed thereon, was on the day of the date of the said Certificate, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, elected and sworn and duly authorized to take the same according to the laws of the said State:  And further, that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of the said Justice, and verily believe that the signature to the said Certificate is genuine.

In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Courts and County, the 28th day of November 1859.

Recorded December 28th 1859, 11 h. A.M.               Hiram P. Rowel, Clerk
            J.W. Cooke, Clk 

I hereby constitute and appoint S. Sherwood Day and Frederick Hill, of Catskill, N.Y. or either of them my attorneys for me and in my name and stead, to subscribe the Articles of Association of “The Tanners Bank,” and to affix a seal to the same, which Association is to commence business on the 31st day of December 1859, hereby ratifying and confirming said subscription as fully and effectually as if made by me in person.                    In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.

Witness                                                           Benj. H. Hall
            Charles S. Alden                                             Troy, N.Y.

State of New York
Rensselaer County                  On this 28th day of November 1859 before me the subscriber, appeared Benjamin H. Hall, who acknowledged that he executed the within power of attorney; and I certify that I know the person who made the said acknowledgment to be the individual described in and who executed the within power of attorney.                                        Charles L. Alden,--Court of Deeds, Troy, N.Y.

State of New York
City of Troy, Rensselaer County, Clerks Office                   I John P. Ball, Clerk of said County, and also Clerk of the Supreme, County and Mayors Courts, being Courts of Record held therein, do hereby certify that Charles L. Alden, whose name is subscribed to the certificate of proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument, was at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgment, a Commissioner of Deeds in and for the City aforesaid, dwelling in said City, and duly authorized to take the same; that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of the said Commissioner, and verily believe that his signature to the said certificate of proof or acknowledgment is genuine, and that said instrument is executed and acknowledged according to the laws of the State of New York.                   Om Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County, this 25th day of Nov. A.D. 1859

Recorded December 28th 1859, 11 h. A.M.               John P. Ball, Clerk
            J.W. Cooke, Clk

I, Elizabeth D. hunter of Pelham, Westchester County, N.Y. do hereby Constitute and appoint S. Sherwood Day, and Frederick Hill of Catskill, N.Y. or either of them my attorneys for me and in my name and stead, to subscribe the Articles of Association of “The Tanners Bank,” and to affix a seal to the same, which Association is to Commence business on the 31st day of December, 1859, hereby ratifying and confirming said subscription as fully and effectually as if made by me in person.  In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.

Witness                                                           Elizabeth D. Hunter
            L.P. Miller                                                      Pelham, N.Y.
            Post Office address—New Rochell                        Westchester County, N.Y.

State of New York, Westchester County                   On this 26th day of November, 1859 before me the subscriber, appeared Elizabeth D. Hunter, who acknowledged that she executed the within power of attorney; and I Certify, that I know the person who made the said acknowledgment to be the individual described in, and who executed the within power of attorney.                                        

                                                                                 Leonard P. Miller
                                                                                    Justice of the Peace 
State of New York
Westchester County               I, Hiram P. Rowel, Clerk of the County aforesaid, and also Clerk of the Courts in and for said County, do hereby Certify that Leonard P Miller, Esquire, whose name is subscribed to the certificate of the proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument and endorsed thereon, was, on the day of the date of the said Certificate, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, residing in the said County, elected and sworn and duly authorized to take the same, according to the laws of the said State.  And further, that I am well acquainted with the hand-writing of the said Justice, and verily believe that the signature to the said Certificate is genuine.  In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said Courts and County, the 28th day of November 1859.

Recorded December 28th 1859, 11 h. A.M.               Hiram P. Rowel, Clerk
            J.W. Cooke, Clk

I hereby constitute and appoint S. Sherwood Day, and Frederick Hill of Catskill, N.Y. or either of them, my attorneys for me and in my name and stead, to subscribe the Articles of Association of “The Tanners Bank,” and to affix a seal to the same, which Association is to commence business on the 31st day of December, 1859, hereby ratifying and confirming said subscription as fully and effectually as if made by me in person.  In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.

Witness                                                                       Martin Keeler
            S.H. Keeler                                         South Kortright, Del. Co., N.Y.

State of New York
Delaware County                    On this 8th day of November 1859, before me the subscriber appeared Martin Keeler, who acknowledged that he executed the within power of attorney; and I certify, that I know the person who made the said acknowledgment to be the individual described in and who executed the within power of attorney.

                                                                        Stephen H. Keeler
                                                                                    Justice of the Peace

State of New York
Delaware County Clerks Office                     I, Robert S. Hughston, Clerk of the County of Delaware, and of the Courts of Record of said County, do hereby certify, that Stephen H. Keeler, Esqr., whose name is subscribed to the certificate of the proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument, and thereon written, was at the date of taking such proof or acknowledgment a Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid, and duly authorized to take the same; that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of such Justice, and verily believe that the signature to the said certificate is genuine, and that said instrument is executed and acknowledged according to the laws of the State of New York.

In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Courts and County, this 9th day of November 1859.

Recorded December 28th 1859, 11 h. A.M.               R.S. Hughston
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                                         Clerk

I hereby constitute and appoint S. Sherwood Day and Frederick Hill of Catskill, N.Y. or either of them my attorneys for me and in my name and stead, to subscribe the Articles of Association of “The Tanners Bank,” and to affix a seal to the same, which Association is to commence business on the 31st day of December 1859, hereby ratifying and confirming  said subscription as fully and effectually as if made by me in person.                    In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.

Witness                                                           Hannah Ogden
            A.N. DeWitt                                                   City of Albany

 State of New York
Albany City and County                     On this 26th day of November 1859, before me, the subscriber appeared Hannah Ogden, who acknowledged that se executed the within power of attorney, and I certify that I know the person who made the said acknowledgment to be the individual described in and who executed the within power of attorney.                                                         

                                                                         Abraham N. De Witt
                                                                                    Comr. of Deeds

State of New York
City and County of Albany Clerks Office                 I, Robert Babcock, Clerk of the said City and County and also, Clerk of the Supreme, County and Mayors Courts, being Courts of Record held therein, do hereby Certify that Abraham N. DeWitt, whose name is subscribed to the certificate of proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument in writing, and endorsed thereon, was, at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgment, a Commissioner of Deeds in and for the City aforesaid, dwelling in the said City and duly authorized to take the same:  And, that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of the said Commissioner and verily believe that the signature to the said certificate of proof or acknowledgment is genuine; and that the said instrument is executed and acknowledged according to the laws of the State of New York.

In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal, as County Clerk, and Clerk of said Courts, this 26th day of Novr. 1859

Recorded December 28th 1859, 11 h. A.M.               R. Babcock
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                                         Clerk

I hereby constitute and appoint S. Sherwood Day and Frederick Hill of Catskill, N.Y. or either of them my attorneys for me and in my name and stead, to subscribe the Articles of Association of “The Tanners Bank” and affix a seal to the same, which Association is to commence business on the 31st day of December, 1859, hereby ratifying and confirming said subscription as fully and effectually as if made by me in person.        In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.

Witness                                                           A. Richtmyer
            Ira D. Humphrey                                             Conesville, N.Y.

State of New York
Schoharie County                   On this 14th day of November 1859, before me the subscriber, appeared Abraham Richtmyer, who acknowledged that he executed the within power of attorney; and I Certify, that I know the person who made the said acknowledgment, to be the individual described in, and who executed the within power of attorney.  

                                                                           Ira D. Humphrey
                                                                                    Justice of the Peace

State of New York
Schoharie County Clerks Office        I, John F. Shaffer, Clerk of said County, and of the Courts thereof, do hereby certify that Ira D. Humphrey, whose name is subscribed to the certificate of proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument, was, at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgment, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Schoharie, sworn and duly authorized to take the same; and that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of the said Justice of the Peace, and verily believe that the signature to the said certificate of proof or acknowledgment is genuine, and that the same is executed and acknowledged according to the laws of the State of New York.

In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed by official seal this 21st day of November 1859.

Recorded December 28th 1859, 11 h. A.M.               John F. Shaffer
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                                         Clerk

State of New York
County of Greene

Catskill March 116th 1860                 The undersigned President & Cashier of the Tanners Bank a Banking association  formed in pursuance of an act of the Legislature of the State of New York Entitled an act to authorize the business of Banking passed April 18th 1858 & the acts additional & amendatory thereof & doing business in the Village of Catskill Do certify that the Capital Stock of said Bank is one hundred Thousand Dollars.  That the directors of said Bank on the 3rd day of January 1860 in pursuance of the authority invested in them by Section 17 of article of the original articles of Association of the Tanners Bank by vote with the assent of the Board being a necessity of the directors of said Bank The Capital Stock of said Bank was increased Fifty thousand Dollars all of which has been duly & properly subscribed for making the present Capital to be One hundred & fifty thousand dollars

In witness whereof we the President and Cashier of the said Tanners Bank set our hands & affix the corporate seal of the said Bank this 16th day of March 1860

                                                                        S. Sherwood Day, Prest.
                                                                        Frederick Hill, Cashier 

County of Greene
State of New York                  On this 17th day of March 1860 before me F. James Fitch County Judge of Greene County, N.Y. personally appeared S. Sherwood Day the President and Frederick Hill the Cashier to me known who being duly sworn did depose & say the said Sherwood Day that he resided in Catskill—that he was President of the said Tanners Bank  The said Frederick Hill that he was the Cashier of the said Bank & resided in the same place That they knew the Corporate seal of said Bank That the seal affix unto the foregoing Certificate was said Corporate seal.  That it was affixed by act of the board of Directors of said Bank & that they signed their names thereto by like order as President and Cashier respectively of said Bank

                                                                                 F. James Fitch
Recorded March 17th h. 4 P.M. 1860                 County Judge
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                        of Green County N.Y. 


The People of the State of New York by the grace of God free & Independent,

To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting:
Know you that we pursuant to the act entitled “An act to Suppress Intemperance & to regulate the sale of Intoxicating Liquors  Passed April 16th 1857 did meet at the Court house in Catskill in & for the County of Greene being the place where the County Courts in & for said County are required to be held on the 2nd Tuesday of May 1860 and pursuance of the powers of the said act have nominated constituted & appointed & by these presents do nominate constitute & appoint Orlando L. Newton a reputable freeholder a resident of said County a Commissioner of Excise in & for said County of Greene for the Term and period of six years commencing with the first day of January 1861 & ending with the 31st day of December 1867

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands at the Court House in Catskill in the County of Greene this 2nd Tuesday of May 1860

Recorded May 9th 1860 h 10 A.M.                        F. James Fitch, County Judge
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                            Wm. W. Pettit }  Justices
                                                                                    D.M. Harford  } of the sessions


To The People of the State of New York To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting.

Whereas on the 8th day of June 1860 George Beach & Josiah W. Baldwin two of the commissioners of Excise in & for the County of Greene did severally resign the said office:  Know ye that we pursuant to the act entitled an act to suppress intemperance & to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors passes April 16th 1857 did meet at the Court House in the Village of Catskill in & for the County of Greene being the place where the County Courts in & for said County are required to be held on the 26th day of June 1860 in pursuance of the said act for the purpose of filling the vacancies occasioned by the said resignations & have nominated constituted & appointed & by these presents do nominate constitute & appoint Orlando L. Newton a reputable freeholder residing in the said County an excise commissioner in the place of & for the unexpired term of the said George Beach to have & to hold the said office until the first day of January 1860

And have nominated constituted & appointed & by these presents do nominate constitute & appoint George S. Nichols a reputable freeholder residing in the said County an Excise Commissioner in the place of & for the unexpired term of the said Josiah W. Baldwin to have & to hold the said office until the first day of January 1865

In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands at the Court House in Catskill Greene County N.Y. this 26th day of June 1860

                                                            F. James Fitch, County Judge of Greene County

Recorded July 9th h. 2 P.M. 1860    Wm. W. Pettit              }  Justices of
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                     David M. Harford       }  the Sessions
 

At a meeting of the following named persons Harvey Stoddard  John S. Allen  Henry Moore  Christian Schoonmaker  Jacob Boice  Joseph Garrison, Jr.  Warren Titus  Peter Cochran  Jeremiah Hunter  Elias L. Dutcher  Chester Stoddard  John Boice, Jr.  John W. Fiero  George Aldrich  Henry J. Griffin  Wm. C. James  Merritt South  Wm. Emmik held at the Round Top Church in Cairo present to vote duly given Decr 24th 1860 John S. Allen was chosen Chairman & Elias L. Dutcher Secretary.

On motion of Henry Stoddard Resolved that this meeting proceed to ??? themselves with an incorporate body to be called the Round Top Cemetery Association.

On motion of Christian Schoonmaker Resolved that the number of The Trustees of this Association shall consist of six persons

On motion of Henry Moore Resolved that this meeting now proceed to ballot for Trustees & the following persons were unanimously elected

1st Ballot  Henry Moore                                  2nd Ballot Peter Cochran
3rd     “     Christian Schoonmaker                 4th      “     John Stewart
5       “      Harvey Stoddard                             6        “     Elias L. Dutcher
The Chairman & Secretary then proceeded to divide by Lot the Trustees with the term of their offices with the following result

Christian Schoonmaker and Henry Moore for One Year

Harvey Stoddard and John Stewart for Two Years

Peter Cochran and Elias L. Dutcher for Three Years

On motion of Chester Stoddard Resolved that the annual meeting of this association shall be held at Round Top Church on the last Monday of Decr 1961 at 4 O Clock P.M. in each & every year

Elias L. Dutcher, Secretary                            John S. Allen, Chairman 

State of New York
County of Greene                   On the 27the day of December 1860 Elias L. Dutcher to me known to be the person described in & who executed the within instrument personally came before me & acknowledged the execution of the same.

                                                                        Augustus Hill
                                                                        Justice of the Peace

State of New York
County of Greene                   On the 28th day of Decr 1860 John S. Allen to me known to be the person described in & who executed the within instrument personally came before me & acknowledged that he executed the same.

Recorded Decr 28th 1860  h 12 M                  Augustus Hill
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                 Justice of the Peace


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Cornelius Platner of Prattsville in said County Deputy Sheriff in & for said County                        In witness whereof I have hereunto set by hand & seal this 14th day of May 1861                                                        George L. Freman
                                                                           Sheriff of Greene County 

Greene County            On this the 14th day of May 1861 before me the subscribed personally appeared George L. Freman to me personally known to be the person described as Sheriff of Greene County in the above appointment & acknowledged he executed the same

Recorded May 14 1861  h 5 P.M.                  Edgar Russell
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                             Justice of the Peace


Greene County
Clerks Office              I Elijah P. Bushnell Clerk of Said County do hereby appoint Horatio L. Day of Cairo Greene County Deputy Clerk of said County to have and to hold said office during my pleasure.

            In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of January 1862                                                                E.P. Bushnell, Clerk

Recorded January 1st 1862  h 10 A.M.
            E.P. Bushnell, Clerk


Know All Men by these presents that we John Laraway  Albert Tuttle  Daniel B. Strong  Elisha P. Strong & George Robertson are Stockholders in the ??? turnpike company known as the President Directors & Company of the Schoharie Kill Bridge Company & own two thirds & upwards of the stock in said Company.  That we hereby consent to surrender & do hereby surrender all the following portion of the Turnpike road of said Company To wit:  Commencing at the Western end & termination of said road as now possessed & held by said company near Cranes Hotel in Murville in the County of Delaware & extending therefrom easterly to a point in said turnpike road opposite the Hotel of Cyrus Smith in the Town of Prattsville in the County of Greene

            In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals this seventy day of November A.D. 1861     
                                                                        John Laraway
                                                                        Jerome Smith
                                                                        Danl. B. Strong
            Witness                                              Geo. Robertson
                                                                        Albert Tuttle
                                                                        Elisha P. Strong

Attest the corporate seal of said Company by John Laraway its President & Daniel B. Strong its Secretary & Treasurer                  
                                                                         John Laraway, President
                                                                        Daniel B. Strong, Secretary & Treasurer

State of New York
County of Greene                   On this 8th day of November A.D. 1861 personally came before me John Laraway & Daniel B. Strong known to me to be the President & Secretary of the President Directors & Company of the Schoharie Kill Bridge Company & the persons described in & who executed the foregoing instrument of consent & surrender & also the attestation thereof & they acknowledged that they together with Albert Tuttle  Elisha P. Strong & George Robertson named therein executed the said consent & surrender & also that they the said John Laraway & Daniel B. Strong signed & executed the foregoing attestation of said Instrument of consent & surrender.

Recorded Nov. 11  h 9 A.M. 1861                 Jerome Smith
            J.W. Cooke, Clk                                             Justice of the Peace


Greene County
Sheriffs Office                        I Addison P. Jones Sheriff of said County do hereby appoint George Beach of Catskill in said County Under Sheriff in and for said County.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of January 1862

                                                                        A.P. Jones, Sheriff

Greene County            On the first day of January 1862 personally came before me Addison P. Jones Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same                                             

Recorded January 1st  h 12 noon 1862           Edgar Russell, Justice of the Peace
            E.P. Bushnell, Clerk


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Jacob T. Huggins of Lexington in said County deputy Sheriff in and for said County.                       In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of January 1862                                              A.P. Jones, Sheriff

Greene County            On the first day of January 1862 personally came before me Addison P. Jones Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in and executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same.                                                                

Recorded January 1st  h 12 noon 1862           Edgar Russell, Justice of the Peace
            E.P. Bushnell, Clerk


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint James Wilson of Coxsackie in said County deputy Sheriff in and for said County.                       In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of January 1862                                              A.P. Jones, Sheriff

Greene County    On the first day of January 1862 personally came before me Addison P. Jones Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded Jany 1st h 12 oclock noon 1862                  Edgar Russell
            E.P. Bushnell, Clerk                                                   Justice of the Peace


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Edwin Russ of Durham in said county deputy Sheriff in and for said County—

            In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of January 1862             
                                                   A.P. Jones, Sheriff

Greene County            On the first day of January 1862 personally came before me Adison  P. Jones Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that the executed the same.

                                                                        Edgar Russell, Justice of the Peace
Recorded Jany 1st 1862  h 12 oclock noon
            E.P. Bushnell, Clerk


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Peter Maginnes of Prattsville in said county Deputy Sheriff in and for said County—

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of January 1862                                                                A.P. Jones, Sheriff

Greene County            On this Second day of January 1862 before me personally came Addison P. Jones Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the same person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same

                                                                        Edgar Russell, Justice of the Peace

Recorded Jany 2nd 1862  h 12 OClock noon
            E.P. Bushnell, Clerk


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Milo C. Osborn of Windham in said County Deputy Sheriff in and for said County

            In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this 2nd day of January 1862                                                                A.P. Jones, Sheriff

Greene County            On this Second day of January 1862 before me personally came Addison P. Jones Esq Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the same person described in and who executed the same and acknowledged that he executed the same.

Recorded Jany 2nd 1862  h 12 OClock noon              Edgar Russell, Justice of the Peace
            E.P. Bushnell, Clerk


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint William H. Myers of Ashland in said County Deputy Sheriff and Jailer in and for said County.

            In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of January 1862                                                                A.P. Jones, Sheriff

Greene County            On this second day of January 1862 before me personally came Addison P. Jones Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the same person described in and who executed the same and acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded Jany 2nd 1862  h 12 OClock noon              Meritt Osborn, Justice of the Peace
            E.P. Bushnell, Clerk


The People of the State of New York To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting

Whereas on the 10th day of March last George S. Nichols a Commissioner of Excise in and for the County of Greene did resign the said office Know ye that we pursuant to the act entitled an act to Suppress intemperance and to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors passed April 16th 1857 did meet at the Court house in the village of Catskill in & for the County of Greene being the place where the County Courts in and for said County are required to be held on the 13the day of May 1860 in pursuance of the said act for the purpose of filling the vacancy occasioned by the said resignation and have nominated constituted and appointed and by these presents do nominate constitute and appoint S. Hamilton Nichols to have and to hold the said office until the first day of January 1863

In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands at the Court house in Catskill Greene Co N.Y. this 13 day of May 1862

                                                                        F. James Fitch, County Judge
Recorded May 13th 1862  h 2 P.M.                Meritt Osborn             }  Justices
            E.P. Bushnell, Clerk                             David M. Hosford      }  of Sessions


The People of the State of New York to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting

Know ye that we pursuant to the act entitled an act to suppress intemperance and to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors passed April 16th 1857 did meet at the Court house in the village of Catskill n and for the County of Greene being the place where the County Courts in and for said County are required to be held on the 13th day of May 1862 in pursuance of the said act for the purpose of filling the vacancy occasioned by the expiration of the term of Office of George S. Nichols and have nominated constituted and appointed and by these presents do nominate constitute and appoint S. Hamilton Nichols to have and to hold the said office until the first day of January 1859.

In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands at the Court house in Catskill Greene Co N.Y. this 13th day of May 1862

                                                                        F. James Fitch, County Judge
Recorded May 13th 1862  h 2 P.M.                Meritt Osborn             }  Justices
            E.P. Bushnell, Clerk                            David M. Hosford      }  of Sessions


State of New York, City
and County of New York                   Be it known that we the undersigned Seth B. Hunt of the said City and County of New York, Philip Tillinghast of Clinton Township in the County of Essex in the State of New Hersey, Sidney Wilbur of Leeds in the County of Greene and Robert Harris of said City and County of New York in said State of New York, all citizens of the United States and the said Hunt, Harris and Wilbur being citizens of said State of New York do Certify that in pursuance of the provisions of an act entitled  “an act to authorize the formation of Corporations for Manufacturing mining mechanical or Chemical purposes, passed February 17th 1848 and the amendments to said act.  We have associated ourselves together to form a body corporate and do by these presents herein declare the objects and purposes for which said corporation is formed and the term thereof to be as follows viz.

First the Corporate name by which said Corporation shall be known shall be the Waterville Manufacturing Company.                       

Second, The said Company is formed for the following objects to wit, to carry on the manufacture of woolen shawls cloths, and other analogous Fabrics        

Third
the Capital of said Company shall be Eighty thousand dollars

Fourth the number of Shares of said Capital stock shall be eighty at a par value of one thousand dollars each.

Fifth the said Corporation shall continue for the term of ten years

Sixth the number of trustees to manage the business of said Corporation shall be four and the said Seth B. Hunt, Philip Tillinghast, Sidney Wilbur and Robert Harris shall be are hereby declared to be Trustees of this Corporation for the first year.

Seventh The business of this Corporation shall be carried on at said Leeds and in the said City of New York and elsewhere.

                                                                        Seth B. Hunt
                                                                        Philip Tillinghast
                                                                        Sidney Wilbur
                                                                        Robt. Harris

 State City and County
of New York               On this third day of December 1862 before me personally came Seth B. Hunt, Philip Tillinghast, Sidney Wilbur and Robert Harris known to me to be the individuals described in and who executed the within instrument and acknowledged that they executed the same.                                 Peter Cooke, Notary Public

United States of America
                        By Edwin D. Morgan Governor of the State of New York

It is hereby Certified that Peter Cooke was on the day of the date of the annexed certificate a Notary Public for the County of New York and duly authorized to grant the same that the same is in due form and is the seal of the said Notary Public that the signature thereto of the said Peter Cooke is in his hand writing and is genuine and that full faith and credit may and ought to be given to his official acts.  In testimony whereof the Great Seal of the State is hereunto affixed.  Witness my hand at the City of Albany the Sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty two.

Passed the Secretary’s office the sixth                      E.D. Morgan
day of December 1862

            Horatio Ballard Secretary of State
Recorded December 8th 1862  h 2 P.M.
            E.P. Bushnell, Clerk


Greene County Clerk’s Office                       I Elijah P. Bushnell Clerk of said County do hereby appoint William Pierson of Cairo of said County Special Deputy clerk of said County to have and to hold said office during my pleasure

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of September 1862

Recorded September 30th 1862  h 10 A.M.                E.P. Bushnell, Clerk


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Thompson C. Smith of Prattsville in said County Deputy Sheriff in and for said County.    In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this 12th day of January 1863                                     
                                                                             A.P. Jones, Sheriff

Greene County             On this 12th day of January 1863 before me personally came Addison P. Jones Esq Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the same person described in and who executed the same and acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded January 12th 1863  h 5 P.M.           Edgar Russell, Justice of the Peace


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Winslow Case of Coxsackie in said County Deputy Sheriff in and for Said County            In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this fourteenth day of December 1863          
                                                                   A.P. Jones, Sheriff

Greene County            On this fourteenth day of December 1863 personally came before me Addison P. Jones, Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in & who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same                                                  Edgar Russell

Recorded December 14th 1863  h 4 P.M.                   Justice of the Peace


Whereas Letters Patent bearing date the twenty first day of February A.D. 1862 were granted and issued by the United States of America under the Seal thereof to William S. Kelly of Schenectady in the County of Schenectady and State of New York for an improvement in Pumps by which Letters Patent the full and exclusive right and liberty of making and using the said invention and of vending the same to others to be used was granted to the said William S. Kelley his heirs executors, administrators and assignees for the term of seventeen years from the date thereof.  Now therefore this Indenture Witnesseth that we Gilbert V.Z. Shaffer and George L. Nodine of the County of Albany and State of New York, in consideration of the sum of twenty five dollars to us in hand paid by Erskine Laraway and Cornelius Platner of the town of Prattsville County of Greene and State of New York the right whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted conveyed assigned and set over unto the said Erskine Laraway and Cornelius Platner the full and exclusive right of making constructing using and vending to others to be used the said invention and improvement as above mentioned in and for the town of Prattsville and in and for no other place whatsoever.  To have and to hold the same unto themselves the said Erskine Laraway and Cornelius Platner and to their heirs executors, administrators and assigns for their own proper use benefit and behoof in as full and ample a manner to all intents and purposes as we might have or hold the same were these presents not executed for and during the rest and remainder of the said term of seventeen years.  In Witness Whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 18th day of March 1864                                                 Gilbert V.Z. Shaffer

Sealed and delivered in presence of              George L. Nodine

            L.K. Howard
(U.S. Internal Revenue stamp attached to amount of five cents)

Greene County            On the 14th day of July 1864 before me came Lewis K. Howard subscribing witness to the within conveyance to me known who be me being duly sword did depose and say that he resided in the town of Prattsville said County that he knew Gilbert V.Z. Shaffer and George L. Nodine the individuals described in and who executed the within conveyance, that he was present and saw the said Gilbert V.Z. Shaffer and George L. Nodine sign seal and deliver the same as for their act and deed and that the said Gilbert V.Z. Shaffer and George L. Nodine then acknowledged the execution thereof whereupon the said Lewis K. Howard became the subscribing witness thereto

Recorded July 18th 1864  h 8 A.M.                E.P. More, Notary Public


To all to Whom these presents shall come Greeting             Know ye that We have constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute and appoint Erskine Laraway and Cornelius Platner both residents of the town of Prattsville County of Greene our Agents in and for the towns of Ashland Lexington Jewett Windham and Halcott all in the County of Greene with full power to sell and dispose of an article known and designated as Kelly’s double acting Force Pump either by town rights or individual pumps to all interests and purposes the same as we might were we present and these not executed.  In Witness Whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this 18th day of March A.D. 1864

Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of                 Gilbert V.Z. Shaffer
            L.K. Howard                                                   George L. Nodine

(U.S. Internal Revenue Stamp attached to amount of five cents)

Greene County            On the 14th day of July 1864 before me came Lewis K. Howard subscribing witness to the within conveyance to me known who by me being duly sword did depose and say that he resided in the town of Prattsville said County that he knew Gilbert V.Z. Shaffer and George L. Nodine the individuals described in and who executed the within conveyance that he was present and saw said Gilbert V.Z. Shaffer and George L. Nodine sign seal and deliver the same as for their act and deed and that the said Gilbert V.Z. Shaffer and George L. Nodine then acknowledged the execution thereof whereupon the said Lewis K. Howard became the subscribing witness thereto

Recorded July 18th 1864  h 8 A.M.                E.P. More, Notary Public


State of New York
Greene County Clerks Office             I Elijah P. Bushnell Clerk of the said County do hereby appoint Horatio L. Day of Cairo Greene County Deputy Clerk of said County to have and to hold said office during my pleasure. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of January 1865

Recorded January 2nd 1865  h 10 A.M.          E.P. Bushnell, Clerk


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint William H. Myers, Under Sheriff and Jailer in and for said County

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of January 1865

                                                                        M.C. Osborn, Sheriff

Greene County            On this 2nd day of January 1865 personally came before me Milo C. Osborn Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same.

Recorded January 2nd 1865    h 3 P.M.          H.L. Day, Notary Public


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of Greene County do hereby appoint Edwin Russ of Durham in said County Deputy Sheriff in and for said County                  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of January 1865                                                    M.C. Osborn, Sheriff

Greene County            On this 2nd day of January 1865 personally came before me Milo C. Osborn Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded January 2nd 1865    h 3 P.M.          H.L. Day, Notary Public


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Winslow Case of Coxsackie in said County Deputy Sheriff in and for said County.           In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of January 1865                                                  M.C. Osborn, Sheriff

Greene County            On this 4th day of January 1865 personally appeared before me Milo C. Osborn Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded January 4th 1865     h 2 P.M.          H.L. Day, Notary Public


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Thompson C. Smith of Prattsville in said County Deputy Sheriff in and for said County     In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of January 1865                                      M.C. Osborn, Sheriff

Greene County            On this 4th day of January 1865 personally came before me Milo C. Osborn Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded January 5th 1865     h 10 A.M.        H.L. Day, Notary Public


Whereas the Term of John G. Raymond as one of the Commissioners of Excise of the County of Greene Expired on the 31st day of December 1864 and whereas no commissioner of Excise was appointed was appointed (sic) on the 2nd Tuesday of May 1864 in place of said Raymond whose Term Expired as aforesaid by means whereof a vacancy has occurred in the office of said Commissioner Now therefore we the undersigned duly met pursuant to law do hereby nominate and appoint Samuel Dewey of the Town of Catskill in said County a Commissioner of Excise in and for said County for the unexpired term which will expire on the 31st day of December 1870

In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands this 1st day of January 1865

                                                                        J.A. Griswold, Co. Judge
                                                                        Simpson S. Bell
                                                                        Alanson Lathrop

Republica Marra Insittensis.  A. Potertate Pumma et Pro Auctonitate.  Nobis  Commissa Nos. Pruses et Penatus Medicus et professors et. Schola Medica Berkeriensi, Dominum.  Willard Hamilton Marxh vivum Scientia utili nacribusque vonis practitum qui tempus usitatum in rem medicin a lem insumpsit atque cinditiones omnes a legibus statictes que precescriptus perigit Medicinae Doctorem Creamus constituimus et renuntiamus eumque omnibus beneficiis honoribus et privilegiis qua ad gradum cundem pertinent frui et citi volumes.  In cujus rei testimonium leteris hisce patentibus Prasi dis et professorum autographa et sigillum peoblicum ex cedibus medicis hocce die Novembris do decimo annogrie Domini Millesimo Octingentesimo quadrigessimo quinto opporuntur

                                                                        H.H. Childs, Presedent

                                                            H.H. Childs, M.D.                  The or et Psur Prof
                                                            Benjamin R. Palmer, M.D.     Anotat Physicl Prof
                                                            Chester Dewey, M.D.             Chem. of Bot Prof
                                                            Gilmore Kimbale, M.D.         Chemso Prof
                                                            A. Clark, M.D.                         Meat Med Prof
                                                            A. Clark, M.D.                         Anat Pashol Prof
                                                            H.H. Childs, M.D.                   Obstet Prof
                                                            Henry Hubbard                      Med Juris Prof
                                                  
 P.L. Hall, Scriba
Recorded May 2nd 1863


We Rufus H. King as President of the Catskill Bank of Catskill Greene County, and State of New York and John A. Cooke as Cashier of said Bank do hereby certify that in pursuance and by authority of the statute in such case made and provided of the original articles of association of said Catskill Bank and in pursuance of the consent in writing given of the Shareholders holding on the 29th day of October 1856, more than two thirds of the Capital stock of said association and in pursuance and by authority of the resolutions of the Board of Directors of said association on the 29th day of October 1856, the Capital Stock of said association has been and is increased from one hundred and ten thousand and seven dollars to one hundred and forty nine thousand nine hundred and ninety one dollars and also increase the Number of associates of said Bank.  That said Capital stock including said increase has been fully paid to said association and that the following are the names of the stockholders who subscribed and paid said increase capital stock with the number of shares of Seventeen dollars each their respectively subscribed and their respective places of residence Viz:

Stockholders

No. of Shares

Residence

Oliver Palmer

60

Catskill

Oliver M. Palmer

6

      Do

Martin Hardenburgh

14

Cattaraugus, N.Y.

Ezra Pratt

147

New Milford, Pa

Eliza Austin

30

Oak Hill, N.Y.

Charlotte Austin

20

         Do

Samuel Hopkins

28

New York City

Lindsley Beach

1

Catskill

Thomas Bunlison

147

Harpersfield, N.Y.

Peter Van Gelder

100

Catskill

Sarah Abbott     Gdn.

71

     Do

Sarah Abbott

18

     Do

Charles S. Willard

60

     Do

Rufus H. King

118

     Do

David H. Van Gelder

59

     Do

George Griffin Jr.

91

Athens, N.Y.

Sophia Nearing

124

Catskill

Mary L. Nearing

17

     Do

Isaac B. Stule

5

Windham Center, N.Y.

Howard Wilcox

18

Catskill

Casper N. Van Loan

118

Athens, N.Y.

Elias L. Dutcher

30

Cairo, N.Y.

Judson Wilcox

273

Catskill

Richard Howk

159

Hunter, N.Y.

Frances D. Wilcox

4

Catskill

Soloman Peck

9

Lexington, N.Y.

Rufus Earl

177

Cairo, N.Y.

Wilbur S. Earl

118

     Do

Harriet Ray

59

Catskill

Charles W. Harris

25

Hunter, N.Y.

Elizabeth Willard

23

Catskill

Elizabeth G. Pennoyer

36

     Do

Benjamin Winnie

88

     Do

Oliver Bauke

36

     Do

David Myer

65

     Do

                                                    Total

2352

 

In witness whereof we the said Rufus H. King as President as aforesaid and the said John A. Cooke as Cashier as aforesaid have hereunto subscribed our names and fixed the corporate seal of said Catskill Bank this 20th day of May 1865.

U.S. Internal Revenue Stamp of five cents attached.                        Rufus H. King, Prest.

Recorded May 20th 1865        h. 2 P.M.                                 John A. Cooke, Cashier


Know all Men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Cornelius Platner of Prattsville in said County Deputy Sheriff in and for said County.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of June 1865.                                                       M.C. Osborn, Sheriff

{.5 cent U.S. Internal Revenue Stamp attached}

State of New York
Greene County                        On this 6th day of June 1865 before me personally came Milo C. Osborn Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the same person described in and who executed the within and acknowledged that he executed the same.

Recorded June 6th 1865          h 10 A.M.        H.L. Day, Notary Public


The undersigned Stockholders representing and holding in their own right the entire Capital Stock of the Coxsackie Oak Hill Plank Road Company do hereby consent (pursuant to the provisions of an act of the Legislature of the State of New York entitled an act to provide for the incorporation of Companies to construct Plank Roads and of Companies to construct turnpike Companies passed May 7th 1847 and the several acts supplementary thereto) to the abandonment by said Company of all that part of their said Plank Road beginning at the easterly end thereof at a point on the old Albany & Greene turnpike Road and running thence westerly to and ending at the Coxsackie Branch Turnpike (so called near the hay press of Jehoickim Collier and to the surrendering of all their right title and interest in and to the same.    In Witness Whereof we have hereunto set our hands and the Corporate Seal of said Company this 11th day of April 1865                                                            Isaac Smith

Witness William Cochran                              Geo Reed 

On this 11th day of April 1865 before me came personally Isaac Smith the President and George Reed the Secretary of the Coxsackie and Oak hill Plank Road Company to me known to be the Individuals described in and who executed the foregoing who severally acknowledged that they executed the same.

                                                                        Wm. Cochran, Notary Public

At a regular meeting of the owners and directors of the Coxsackie & Oak Hill Plank Road Company held at the Store of Reed & Dwight in Coxsackie Greene County on the 11th day of April 1865 it was resolved that all that portion of the Coxsackie & Oak Hill Plank Road mentioned and described in the foregoing declaration be and the same is hereby abandoned and surrendered.                                 Isaac Smith, President

Recorded July 10th 1865         h 2 P.M.          Geo Reed, Secretary


State of New York
County of Greene                   Be it known that we the undersigned Addison P. Jones of Catskill in the County of Greene and State of New York and Hiram Van Steenburgh, Charles Cornwall, Oscar F. Humphrey and Jacob H. Meech and Edgar Russell of the same place all citizens of the United States and of the State of New York do certify—

That in pursuance of the provisions of an act of the Legislature of the State of New York Passed February 17th 1848 and the amendments thereto entitled An Act to authorize the formation of Corporations for manufacturing mining mechanical or chemical purposes We have associated ourselves together to form a body corporate and do by these presents herein declare the objects and purposes for which said Corporation is formed and the term thereof to be as follows Viz.

First the Corporate name by which said corporation shall be known shall be the Catskill Petroleum and Mining Company

Second the said company is formed for the following objects to wit to obtain and find petroleum or oil in its crude state and to manufacture refine and convert the same into a merchantable article ready for sale and use and then to sell and dispose of the same to use and employ the necessary tools labor and machinery for the same and in such business to buy contract for lease and sell such real and personal property as shall be deemed necessary by such corporate body for such purpose or for any other mining purposes

Third the Capital of said Company shall be ten thousand dollars

Fourth the number of shares of said Capital Stock shall be one thousand at a par value of ten dollars each.

Fifth the said corporation shall continue for the term of twenty years

Sixth the number of Trustees to manage the business of said Corporation shall be six and Addison P. Jones, Jacob H. Meech, Charles Cornwall, Oscar F. Humphrey, Hiram Van Steenburgh and Edgar Russell shall be and are hereby declared to be Trustees of this corporation for the first year

Seventh the business of this Corporation shall be carried on at the Village of Catskill in the County of Greene and State of New York and elsewhere but its principal place of business to be Catskill                     A.P. Jones

                                                                             Jacob H. Meech
{U.S. Internal Revenue Stamp attached}      H. Van Steenburgh
{to amount of twenty five cents}                   O.F. Humphrey
                                                                             Chas Cornwall
                                                                             Edgar Russell 

State of New York

County of Greene                   On this 24th day of July A.D. 1865 before me personally came Addison P. Jones, Jacob H. Meech, Hiram Van Steenburgh, Oscar F. Humphrey, Charles Cornwall and Edgar Russell known to me to be the individuals described in and who executed the within instrument and acknowledged that they executed the same.

Recorded July 26th 1865         h 11 A.M.        E. Starr Hinman, Notary Public


We the undersigned in order to form a Company for the purposes herein specified do make sign acknowledge and file this certificate pursuant to Chapter 40 of the laws of 1848 of the State of New York entitled an act to authorize the formation of Companies for Manufacturing mining mechanical or chemical purposes passed February 17th 1848 and the laws of said State amending the same.

First the Corporate name of this Company is the Catskill Oil Company.

Second This Company is formed for the specific objects of obtaining petroleum and oil from and out of the earth by mining boaring (sic) and digging therefore.  Also to refine and purify Oil and petroleum.  Also to manufacture all articles and substances which can be manufactured from petroleum or oil.

Third the amount of Capital Stock of this Company is thirty thousand dollars and is divided into three hundred shares of one hundred dollars each.

Fourth The term of the existence of this Company shall be twenty years from the date of this certificate.

Fifth This company is formed for the purpose of carrying on a part of the business of the company out of the State of New York and the operations of this Company within the State of New York are to be carried on and transacted at Catskill Greene County in said State, and the operations of said Company out of said State are to be carried on and transacted in the State of Pennsylvania and particularly in the town of Cornplanter County of Venange in said last mentioned State.

Sixth The number of the Trustees of this Company is nine and the names of the Trustees who shall manage the affairs of this Company for the first year are Joshua Atwater, Francis N. Wilson, John M. Donnelly, John A. Cooke, Wilson Page, Joshua Fiero Junior, Alexander J. Grant, John J. Grant and Charles S. Willard all of whom reside in Catskill aforesaid.

Seventh No person shall hereafter be elected or appointed to the office of Trustee of this company unless he shall at the time of such election or appointment be the owner in his own right and in good faith at least twelve shares of the Capital Stock of this Company and no sale shall be made by the trustees of this Company nor any lease of any real estate which said Company shall own or lease nor any oil well or wells nor any interest or share in such real estate or wills without the written consent of the Stockholders of this company owning two thirds in amount of its Capital Stock.

The undersigned hereby respectively each for himself agrees to the organization of this company for the purpose and upon the terms and conditions expressed in the foregoing Certificate and we respectively agree to take and we do hereby take the number of shares in the Capital Stock of this Company set by us opposite our respective signatures hereto.

            In Witness Whereof we have hereunto signed our respective names and specified the number of shares in the Capital Stock of this Company dated this fifteenth day of September 1865                                 

                                                                    Francis N. Wilson      Twenty Shares
                                                                    Joshua Fiero Jr            thirty Shares
                                                                    Wilson Page                thirty Shares
                                                                    Alexander Grant        Sixty Shares
                                                                    Charles S. Willard      thirty Shares
                                                                    John A. Cooke             Sixty Shares
                                                                    Joshua Atwater           twenty Shares
                                                                    John M. Donnelly       twenty Shares
                                                                    John J. Grant                thirty Shares

{U.S. Internal Revenue Stamp    }
{attached to amount of five cents}

State of New York Greene County                On this 22nd day of September in the year one thousand Eight hundred and Sixty five before me the subscriber appeared Joshua Atwater, Francis N. Wilson, John M. Donnelly, John A. Cooke, Wilson Page, Joshua Fiero Junior, Alexander J. Grant, John J. Grant, Charles S. Willard to me personally known to be the same persons described in and who executed the within instrument and acknowledged that they executed the same.

Recorded October 2nd 1865    h 8 A.M.          Geo Olney, Notary Public


We the undersigned in order to form a Company for the purposes herein specified do make sign acknowledge and file this Certificate pursuant to Chapter 40 of the laws of 1848 of the State of New York entitled an act to authorize the formation of Companies for Manufacturing mining mechanical or chemical purposes passed February 17th 1848 and the laws of said State amending the same.

First The Corporate name of this Company is The Greene County Petroleum Company.

Second This Company is formed for the following specific objects viz for obtaining petroleum and oil from and out of the earth by mining boaring (sic) digging pumping or any other manner by which petroleum and oil is or can be obtained from the earth.  Also for manufacturing and vending petroleum oils and minerals.

Third the amount of Capitol Stock of this Company is fifty one thousand dollars and is divided into five hundred and ten shares of one hundred dollars each.

Fourth The term of the existence of this company shall be thirty years from the date of this Certificate.

Fifth It is contemplated that the Trustees of said Company may purchase mines manufactories and other property necessary for their business and issue stock to the amount of the value thereof in payment therefore and that the stock so issued shall be declared and taken to be full stock and not liable to any further call

Sixth This Company is formed for the purpose of carrying on a part of the business of the company out of the State of New York and the operations of this Company within the State of New York are to be carried on and transacted at Catskill Greene County in said State at which place its office shall be located and the operations of said Company out of said State are to be carried on and transacted in the State of Pennsylvania

Seventh The number of the Trustees of this Company is seven and the names of the Trustees who shall manage the affairs of this Company for the first year are Abram J. Martin, Clark White, Ebenezer R. Mackey, Lyman S. Smith, William Smith, Theodore A. Cole, Oscar T. Humphrey all of whom reside in Catskill aforesaid

Eighth No person shall hereafter be elected or appointed to the office of Trustee of this Company unless he shall at the time of such election or appointment be the owner in his own right of at least twenty shares of the Capital Stock of this Company.

Ninth the undersigned hereby respectively each for himself agrees to the organization of this Company for the purpose and upon the terms and conditions expressed in the foregoing Certificate and we respectively agree to take and we do hereby take the number of shares in the Capital Stock of the Company set by us opposite our respective signatures hereto the said Lyman S. and William Smith own and hold the stock subscribed by them jointly under the firm of L.S. & Wm. Smith.  In Witness Whereof we have hereunto signed our respective names and specified the number of shares in the Capital Stock of this Company dated this thirtieth day of September 1865.

                                                            A.J. Martin                 ninety Shares
                                                            Clark White               ninety Shares
                                                            L.S. Smith                   forty five   do
                                                            Wm. Smith                 forty five   do
                                                            E.R. Mackey               Sixty Shares
                                                            Theo A. Cole              ninety Shares
                                                            O.T. Humphrey         ninety Shares

{U.S. Internal Revenue Stamp    }
{attached to amount of five cents}

State of New York  Greene County               On this 30th day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty five before me the subscriber appeared Abram J. Martin, Clark White, Ebenezer R. Mackey, Lyman S. Smith, William Smith, Theodore A. Cole, Oscar T. Humphrey to me personally known to be the same persons described in and who executed the within instrument and acknowledged that they executed the same

Recorded October 4th 1865    h 10 A.M.        Geo Olney, Notary Public


To All Whom it may Concern, Know ye that John H. Betts a private of Captain Company (K) 120th Regiment of New York Volunteers who was enrolled on the thirty first day of July one thousand Eight hundred and Sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this 12th day of May 1865 at Washington D.C. by reason in compliance with Telegram AGO May 3rd 1865 (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist.) Said John H. Betts was born in Cairo in the State of New York is twenty four years of age five feet nine inches high light complection blue eyes brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a Clerk.  Given at Washington D.C. this 12th day of May 1865

(AGO No. 99)                                                              David P. Smith  
W.A. Lamoth                                                              Surgeon US Vols 
Capt. vols. Clk                                                            In charge of Hospital  

B & O.R.R.  May 15, 1865  Sanetary office  
Paid in full  Washington D.C.  May 15, 1865  D. Taylor

Oath of Identity

I John H. Betts of the town of Cairo County of Greene in the State of New york, on this 12th day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and Sixty five personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical John H. Betts who was a Private in the Company commanded by Captain James M. Pierson in the Regiment commanded by Col. Geo. H. Sharp that he enlisted on the 31st day of July for the term of three years and was discharged at Washington on the 12th day of My 1865 by reason in compliance with Telegram AGO May 3rd 1865 
                                                                       
John H. Betts

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        William Salisbury  Justice of the Peace  

I Certify that William Salisbury before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature

            In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 12th day of October in the year 1865 at Catskill in the State of New york.

Recorded October 12th 1865 h. 2 P.M.          E.P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene  


To All whom it may concern, Know ye that Irving L. Germaine a Private of Captain James H. Everetts Company (K) 120th Regiment of New york Volunteers who was enrolled on the thirteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and Sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this second day of June 1865 at Head Quarters 3 Div 2nd A C. by reason of GO No. 26 Hd. Qrs. A.P. May 17, 1865  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist) Said Irving L. Germaine was born in Durham in the State of New york is eighteen years of age five feet seven inches high light complexion blue eyes Brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a Farmer.  Given at Hd Qrs 120th N Y V this second day of June 1865

                                                                        A. S. Lockwood  
(AGO No. 99)                                                             Lieut Colonel 
                                                                                               
Commanding the Regt

Chas H. Hayes
           
Capt & A C M 3rd Div 2nd A.C.

Paid in full Bty indd James Eupton  ADM  
Kingston  June 13, 65

Oath of Identity

I Irving S. Germaine of the town of Durham County of Greene in the State of New york on this 1st day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and Sixty five personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and town above mentioned who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Irving S. Germaine who was a Private in the Company commanded by Captain James H. Everett in the Regiment (120) N y vols commanded by A. S. Lockwood that he enlisted on the 13th day of August 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at Kingston N Y on the 13th day of June 1865 by reason of GO No. 26 Head Qr Army Potomac May 19, 1865                                  Irving S. Germaine

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Edgar Russell  Justice of the Peace

I Certify that Edgar Russell before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature

            In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 1st day of November in the year 1865 at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded November 1st 1865 h. 2 P.M.        E.P. Bushnell, Clerk of the County of Greene  


To All Whom it may concern Know ye that Solomon M. Simpkins Private of Lieut John I. Spoor Company (D) 120 Regiment of Infantry New york Volunteers who was enrolled on the fifteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this thirtieth day of May 1865 at Albany New york Direc War Dept AGO May 3rd 1865  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said Solomon M. Simkins was born in Greene in the State of New york is (blank) years of age (blank) feet inches high light complection blue eyes light hair and by occupation when enrolled a (blank)  Given at Albany this thirtieth day of May 1865

(AGO No. 99)                                                 W. G. Fitch 
                                                                                   
1st Lieut U.S.A. AC.M

Paid in full May 31st 1865  H. G. Rodgers 
           
Paym  U.S.A. pr  E. Clarke Clerk

Oath of Identity

Solomon M. Simpkins of the town of Greenville County of Greene in the State of New york on this 15th day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty five personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned Solomon M. Simpkins who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical person who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Hollister in the Regiment 120th commanded by Col. Geo. H. Sharpe that he enlisted on the 15th day of August 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at Albany on the 30th day of May 1865 by reason of General Order from the war department

                                                                        Solomon M. Simpkins  

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Asher Norton  Justice of the Peace

I Certify that Asher Norton before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature

            In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 17th day of November in the year 1865 at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded November 17th 1865  h 9 AM                    E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the
                                                                                               
County of Greene  


To all whom it may concern.  Know ye that Caleb Woolhiser a Private of Captain William C. Furreys Company B. Fourth Regiment of new york Heavy Artly Volunteer who was enroled on the nineteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty four To serve three years or during the war, is hereby discharged from the service of the United States This Twenty Sixth day of September 1865, at Washington D.C. by reason of G.O. 220, Hd. qrs Dept. of Washington Sept 8, 1865.  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  said Caleb Woolhiser was born in Red Hook in the state of New York is nineteen years of age, five feet five ½ inches high fair complexion gray eyes light hair and by occupation when enrolled a Laborer.  Given at Washington D.C. this twenty Sixth day of September, 1865.

A.G.O. No. 99                                                            R.N. Wilbur  
Wm. C. Furrey                                                Major ?? A. C m  
Capt. 4th N.Y. Arty.                                        Dept. of Washington  
Comdy Co. B

Paid Oct 5, 1865.  N. Thayre, Paymaster U.S.A.

Oath of Identity

Caleb T. Woolhiser of the town of Windham County of Greene in the state of New York on this 6 day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned.  Caleb T. Woolhiser who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Caleb T. Woolhiser who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Wm. C. Furrey in the Regiment 4th N.Y a  vo commanded by J. C. Tidball that he enlisted on the 19th day of January 1864 for the term of three years and was discharged at Washington D.C. on the 26th day of September 1865 by reason of S.O. 220 Hd Qrs Dep of Washington Sept. 8, 1865                                      Caleb R. Woolhiser

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        S.W. Stimpson  Justice of the Peace

I certify that S.W. Stimpson before whom the above affidavits purports to have been made is a justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 21st day of February in the year 1866, at Catskill in the state of New York.

Recorded February 21, 1866 h 2 P.M.                       E.P. Bushnell, Clerk 
                                                                                   
of the County of Greene


To all whom it may concern Know ye that Lewis B. Lennon, a Private of Captain James H. Everetts Company (K) 120th Regiment of New York Volunteers who was enrolled on the Fourth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this Second day of June 1865 at Head Quarters 3rd Div 2nd A.C. by reason of G.O. No 26 Hd Qrs cr.P. May 17th / 65.  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  said Lewis B. Lennen was born in Cairo in the State of New York is Twenty three years of age five feet ten inches high light complexion Brown eyes light hair and by occupation when enrolled a Farmer.  Given at Hd Qrs 120th Regt. N.Y Vo this second day of June 1865.

A.G.O. No. 99                                                            A.L. Lockwood 
                                                                                   
Lieut Colonel 
                                                                                   
Commanding the Regt

Paid in full. Bty incld   James Eupton, A.A. Ser. U.S.A.  
Kingston  June 13, 65

Chas. H. Hayes  
Capt. 1st A.C.M. 3rd Div. 2nd A.C.

Oath of Identity

Lewis B. Lennen of the town of Cairo County of Greene in the State of New York on this second day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Lewis B. Lennen who was a enlisted in the Company commanded by James H. Everett in the 120th Regiment N.Y.S.V. commanded by Lt. Col. A.L. Lockwood, that he enlisted on the 4th day of August 1862 for the term of three years or during the war and was discharged at Head Quarters 3rd Div. A.C. on the 2nd day of June 1865 by reason of expiration of term of service                                                                  Lewis B. Lennen

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                                    L.D. Hill, Justice of the Peace  

I Certify that L.D. Hill before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a justice of the Peace, duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 5th day of February in the year 1866 at Catskill in the state of New York.

Recorded February 5, 1866  h 9 A.M.           E.P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene  


To all whom it may concern Know ye that Anzelm J. Nowicki, Corporal of Captain Peter Eltings Company (B) 156 Regiment of New York Infantry Volunteers who was enrolled on the Twenty Seventh day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this twenty seventh day of June 1865 at Annapolis Maryland by reason of G.O. No 77 A.G.O. (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  said Anzelm J. Nowicki  was born in the state of Poland is Twenty six years of age five feet five & half inches high light complexion Blue eyes light hair and by occupation when enrolled a Carriage Lunniner?  Given at Annapolis Md, this twenty seventh day of June 28, 1865.

A.G.O. No. 77                                                            M. Dunn 
                                                                                   
Major 19 Mass vols  
                                                                                    Commanding the 2nd Batt. P.P.

Paid June 28, 1865

Thos. J. Wilson, P.M.
G.N.S. Riker, 1st Sr. 8th Inft. & AAC m

 Oath of Identity

I Anzelm J. Nowicki of the town of Catskill County of Greene in the State of New York on this third day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County and town above mentioned who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Anzelm J. Nowicki who was a Corporal in the Company commanded by Peter Elting

in the Regiment 156 N.Y. Infantry commanded by Col. Jacob Sharp, that he enlisted on the 29th day of August 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at Annapolis on the 29 day June 1865 by reason of G.O. No. 77.  A.G.O.

Sworn and subscribed to before me                           Anzelm J. Nowicki  
the day and year above written  
H.L. Day  Notary Public

I Certify that Horatio L. Day  before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 3rd day of February in the year 1866 at Catskill in the state of New York.

Recorded February 3, 1866  h 3 P.M.           E.P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene


To all whom it may concern.  Know ye that Ernst Peters an artificer of Captain Alfred F. Sears company (E) First Regiment of Engineers New York State Volunteers, who was enrolled on the fifth day of September one thousand eight hundred and sixty four to serve one year or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this thirtieth day of June, 1865 at Richmond Virginia by reason of Special authority of the War Dept. dated June 6, 1865.  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist) said Earnst Peters was born in Germany in the State of (blank) is 24 years of age, 5 feet 9 ½ inches high Dark Complexion Blue eyes Brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a miller.  Given at Richmond Va this thirtieth day of June 1865.

                                                                        L.H. Bowen 
                                                                       
1st St and A.C.M.

Paid July 13, 1865.  Jas. B. Sheriden  P.M. U.S.A.  
Henry H. Trenor, 1st Lieut 1st N.Y. Engs

Commdg Co. E  

Oath of Identity

I Ernst Peters of the town of Prattsville County of Greene in the state of New York, on this 28th day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty five personally appeared before me the undersigned a justice of the Peace for the County and town above mentioned Ernst Peters who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical person who was an artificer in the Company Commanded by Captain Alfred F. Sears in the Regiment first M.Y. Vols Engineers Commanded by Brevet Brg Gen Jas. F. Hall that he enlisted on the fifth day of September 1864 for the term of one year and was discharged at Richmond Va. on the thirtieth day of June 1865 by reason of Special authority of the war Department.                                       Ernst Peters

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                                    Samuel Crane  Justice of the Peace  

I Certify that Samuel Crane before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.                                                                   E. P. Bushnell, Clerk

Recorded February 20, 1866  h 5 P.M.                      of the County of Greene  


To all whom it may concern Know ye that James Simpson Corporal of Lieut F. A. McNeil’s Company H, 18th Regiment of New York Cavalry Volunteers who was enrolled on the eleventh day of September one thousand eight hundred and sixty three to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this 5th day of December 1865, at New Orleans Louisiana by reason of S.O. No 122, Hd Qrs Mil Div of the Gulf N.O. La.  No objection to his being re enlisted is known to exist)  said James Simpson was born in Cairo in the state of New York is twenty three years of age five feet ten inches high fair complexion Hazel eyes light hair and by occupation when enrolled a Carpenter  Given at New Orleans La this 5th day of December 1865.

(A.G.O. No. 99)                                              E. V. Hitch  
Lew Millborn, Major 1st N.Y. Vol Cav          Captain 1st ?? Cav vols  
Commdg Camp of Distribution  N.O. Sec                     A.C.M.

Paid in full to date of Discharge  
James Earn  Paymaster U.S.A.  
Union Peace and Liberty, Co. H. 18 N.Y. Cav Vol

Oath of Identity

James Simpson of the town Cairo County of Greene in the state of New York on this 3 day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and town above mentioned who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical James Simpson who was a Corporal in the Company Commanded by Lieut F. A. McNeil in the regiment Eighteen New York Cavalry Commanded by J.J. Byrne that he enlisted on the 11th day of September 1863 for the term of three years and was discharged at New Orleans La on the 5 day of December 1865 by reason of Special order No. 122.

Sworn and subscribed to before me                           James Simpson  
the day and year above written  
Edgar Russell  Justice of the Peace

I certify that Edgar Russell before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed my official seal this 3rd day of March in the year 1866 at Catskill in the state of New York.

Recorded March 3, 1866  h 3 P.M.                            E. P. Bushnell, Clerk of 
                                                                                               
the County of Greene  


To all whom it may concern  Know ye that Gilbert Bligh a private of Captain Seaham W. Purchases Company (a) 21st Regiment of the Veteran Reserve Corps who was enrolled in Captain Hallisters Company D, 120 Regiment of New York Volunteers on the 3rd day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war and was transferred to the veteran Reserve Corps by General orders No. 105 March 16th 1864, is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this seventh day of July 1865 at Trenton N.J. by reason of G.O. No. 116, A.G.O. June 27, 1865  (No objection to his being reenlisted in the 1st Battalion Veteran Reserve Corps is known to exist) said Gilbert Bligh was born in Greene Co. in the state of New York is 21 years of age 5 feet 10 inches high Dark complexion Dark eyes Dark hair and by occupation when enrolled a Farmer.  Given at Trenton N.J. this seventh day of July 1865.

Paid ---- July 8 / 65                                         J. W. Meant  
S.C. Harbert  P.M.  U.S.A.                             1st Lt. 8th Inft.   A.C.M.  
Seaham W. Purchase  
Capt. Comg. Co. a 21st Regt. Vet. Res. Corps

Oath of Identity

Gilbert Bligh of the town of Prattsville County of Greene in the state of New York on this 20 day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County and (blank) above mentioned Gilbert Bligh who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Gilbert Bligh who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Seaham W. Purchase in the Regiment 21st Veteran Reserve Corps commanded by (blank) that he enlisted on the 9th day of August 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at Trenton New Jersey on the 7th day of July 1865 by reason of General Order No. 116  A.G.O.                                                                       C. Bligh

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                                                H. L. Day  Notary Public  

I certify that H. L. Day before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths, and the above is his signature.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 20th day of March in the year 1866 at Catskill in the state of New York.

Recorded March 20, 1866  h 2 P.M.                          E. P. Bushnell 
                                                                                   
Clerk of the County of Greene  


To all whom it may concern.  Know ye that Jacob Fellows a private of Captain Isaac R. Van Slykes Company B, 43rd Regiment of Infantry who was enrolled on the sixth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this seventy day of December 1861 at Camp Griffin by reason of General Debility Rheumatism & a painful tumor on the hip, said Jacob Fellows was born in the City of Albany in the state of New York is forty years of age five feet six inches high light complexion Blue eyes grey hair and by occupation when enrolled a Carpenter  Given at Camp Griffin this seventy day of December 1861

Francis L. Vinson                                                        Saml. L. Ridgeford 
           
Col 43rd Regt.                                                  Lieut Commanding Co. B  
Paid in full Danl. McClure                                          43 Regt N.Y. S. V.  
Payment by F.L.V.  Clerk

Oath of Identity

Town of Halcott Greene County On this 19th day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and Town above mentioned Jacob Fellows who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical person who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Isaac R. Van Slyke in the Regiment 43 commanded by Francis L. Vinson that he enlisted on the sixth day of August 1861 for the term of three years and was discharged at Camp Griffin on the seventh day of December 1861 by reason of General Debility.                                             Jacob (his X mark) Fellows

Sworn and subscribed before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Nathaniel F. Ellis  Justice of the Peace  

I certify that Nathaniel F. Ellis before the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 21st day of March in the year 1866 at Catskill Greene Co. in the state of New York

Recorded March 21, 1866  h 9 A.M.                          E. P. Bushnell 
                                                                                   
Clerk of the County of Greene  


We the undersigned pursuant to an act of the Legislature of the State of New York entitled an act to authorize the formation of Corporations for Manufacturing, Mining, Mechanical or Chemical purposes passed February 17th 1848, and the several acts amendatory thereof do hereby associate ourselves together as a body Corporate or Company to be known and called by the name of the Coxsackie Malleable and Grey Iron Company wishes Capital stock of thirty thousand Dollars to be divided into or to consist of three hundred shares and for the object or purpose of manufacturing casting working and vending Malleable and Grey Iron, and also wood steel and Iron Tools instruments and other articles.  The said Corporation or Company to exist for and during and until the full end and term of fifty years from the date of the filing of this certificate the business & concern thereof for the first year to be conducted or managed by seven trustees namely by Henry J. Peck, Wheeler Powell, David M. Hamilton, W. Case, W. Peck, F.S. Green, & S.W. Richardson, said company shall have power to make bylaws not inconsistent with any existing laws for the management of the Company and its property for the regulation of its officers and the transfer or other disposition of the stock thereof, and we hereby invest the said trustees and their successors in office with all the rights privileges and powers contemplated and provided for in the above mentioned act and the acts amendatory thereto.  Coxsackie, March 7, 1866.

NAME

SHARES

NAME

SHARES

Wellington Peck, according to inventory

Isaac Smith

5  

Hamilton Smith

20

Uygate Burroughs

5

Reed & Powell

20

F. S. Greene

20

Reed & Dwight

20

S. W. Richardson

40

W. Case

10

James M. Parker

20

O. Lampman

10

Wellington Peck as President of the Co

30

Buckbee & Brown

10

 

 

M. H. Green

30

 

 

Signed and delivered in presence of J. B. Bronk  

State of New York County of Greene                       On this nineteenth day of March 1866 before me personally appeared Wellington Peck, David M. Hamilton, Alexander Reed, George Reed, Winslow Case, Obediah Lampman, Richard T. Bugliss, Hiram Brown, Minor Hubbel Green, Isaac Mygatt, Frederick S. Greene, James M. Parker

State of New York Greene County                On this Twenty first day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six before me personally came John B. Bronk subscribing witness to the above instrument who being by me duly sworn did depose and say that he resides in the town of Coxsackie that he knows Wellington Peck, David M. Hamilton and John Smith constituting the firm of Hamilton and Smith, Alexander Reed and wheeler Powell constituting the firm of Reed and Powell, George Reed and Sidney A. Dwight constituting the firm of Reed & Dwight, Winslow Case, Obediah Lampman, Richard F. Buckbee & Hiram Brown constituting the firm of Buckbee and Brown, M. H. Greene, Isaac Smith, Isaac Mygatt and Nathan Burroughs constituting the firm of Mygatt and Burroughs, F. S. Green & S. W. Richardson, the individuals and firms described in and who executed the above instrument that he was present and saw each and every one of the above mentioned individuals and firms by the firm name sign and deliver the same as and for their act and deed and that the said individuals and firms there acknowledged the due execution thereof, whereupon the said John B. Bronk then became the subscribing witness thereto                                                J. B. Bronk

Subscribed and sworn before me this 21st day of March 1866. 
                                                                                   
A. J. Dorman  Justice of the Peace

State of New York, Greene County               On this 19th day of March one thousand eight hundred & sixty six before me appeared Wellington Peck President of the Coxsackie Malleable Iron & Gray Company & James M. Parker to me personally known to be the persons described in & who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that they executed the same

Recorded Mch 20th 1866  h 2 P.M.                            Peter O. Williams 
                                                                                   
Notary Public  


To all whom it may concern Know ye that Hiram Hubbard an artificer of Captain Alfred F. Sears Company E First Regiment of Engineers New York state Volunteers who was enrolled on the Fifth day of October one thousand eight hundred and sixty four to serve one year or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the united States this thirtieth day of June 1865 at Richmond Virginia by reason of Special Authority of War Dept dated June 6, 1865.  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist) said Hiram Hubbard was born in (blank) in the state of New York is 29 years of age 5 feet 8 ¾ inches high Fair complexion Blue eyes Brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a Farmer  Given at Richmond Va this thirtieth day of June 1865.

A.G.O. No. 99                                                                        Lt. C. Bowen  
Henry H. Trenor                                                          1st St and a.c.m.  
1st Lieur 1st NY Engrs 
           
Comdg C.E.

Paid July 13, 1865  
Jas. B. Sheridan, P.M.  U.S.A.

Oath of Identity

Hiram Hubbard of the town of Halcott County of Greene in the state of New York on this 4th day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and state above mentioned  Hiram Hubbard who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical person who was an artificer in the Company commanded by Captain Alfred F. Sears in the Regiment Engineers Commanded by Col. Jas. B. Hall that he enlisted on the 5th day of October for the term of one year as was discharged at Richmond on the 30 day of June 1865 by reason special authority of War Department June 6, 1865.

Sworn and subscribed to before                                 Hiram C. Hubbard  
me the day and year above written  
B. Moreman  Justice

I certify that B. Moreman before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 10th day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six at Catskill in the state of New York.

Recorded April 10, 1866  h 10 A.M.                          E. P. Bushnell 
                                                                                   
Clerk of the County of Greene


To all whom it may concern  Know ye that Benj W. Dutcher private of Captain D.J. Francis Company 16 80th Regiment N.Y.V. (20 N.Y.S.M.) Volunteers who was enrolled on the first day January one thousand eight hundred and Sixty four to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this twenty ninth day of January 1866 at Norfolk Virginia by reason Genl Ord No. 2 Hd qrs Dept of Va  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  said Benj W. Dutcher was born in Durham in the state of New York is forty years of age Five feet four inches high Brown Complexion Blue eyes Brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a Mechanic  Given at Norfolk Va. this twenty ninth day of January 1866

A.G.O. No. 99                                                                        M. Harper  
D. J. Frances                                                               Lieut and A.C.M  
Capt Comdg Co                                                                      Mustering officer

Paid Feby 5, 1866  
J. M. Phelps  P.M.  U.S.A.

Oath of Identity

Franklin Graham of the town of Durham County of Greene in the state of New York on this Sixth day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned Benjamin W. Dutcher who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Benjamin W. Dutcher who was a private in the Company Commanded by Captain D. J. France in the regiment commanded by Col J. D. Hardenberg that he enlisted on the first day of January 1864 for the term of three years and was discharged at Norfolk Virginia on the 29th day of January 1866  by reason of General Orders No. 2 head quarters Department of Virginia                                     Benjamin W. Dutcher

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Franklin Graham  Justice of the Peace

I certify that Franklin Graham before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 26th day of April in the year 1866 at Catskill in the state of New York.

Recorded April 26, 1866  h 3 P.M.                                        E. P. Bushnell, Clerk 
                                                                                               
of the County of Greene


At a meeting of the mail (sic) persons belonging to the 2nd Methodist Episcopal Church of Windham County of Greene called for the purpose of reorganizing & reincorporating the same and for the transaction of all necessary business held June 6, 1866 at the Church edifice, It was resolved that the church should be called the Methodist Episcopal church of West Settlement in the town of Ashland  P. V. Schomaker Paster of said Church was present & proseedes as chairman.  T. L. Vorhes was elect Secrety and clerk.  Nathaniel Tompkins & Derrick P. Conine was elected inspectors of elections to receive the votes &c  We hereby certify that it was resolved that the number of Trustees of said church be five, that Sanford Christian and T. L. Vorhes were elected Trustees for the term of three years, that Derrick P. Connine & Evert Tuttle were elected Trustees for two years and that Nathaniel Tompkins was elected a Trustee for one year, that the notice of said meeting was read from the desk in said church by the Pastor for three successive Sundays previous to said meeting, that no election had been held of office in said church for the last ten years.  It was resolved that the annual meeting be held the 1st Wednesday of June in each year.  Voted June 7, 1865

In presence of                                                             Nathaniel Tompkins  
John S. Ives                                                                 Derrick P. Conine  

State of New York  County of Greene          On this 9th day of July AD 1866 personally appeared before me Derrick P. Conine & Nathaniel Tompkins to me known to be the persons described in and who executed the above certificate or instrument and acknowledged they executed the same for the purposes mentioned therein

Recorded July 11, 1866  h 9 A.M.                             John S. Ives 
                                                                                   
Justice of the Peace


To All Whom it may concern Know ye that George S. Barnes Private of Captain William J. Lobbs Company G 141st of  Pennsylvania Volunteers who was enrolled on the Sixth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this 28 day of May 1865 at Baileys Cross Roads Va. under  provisions Gen Order No. 26 Hed Qrs A of P. May 17th 1865.  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said (sic) was born in in the State of George S. Barnes is twenty nine years of age five feet eight ¾ inches high sandy complexion blue eyes light hair and by occupation when enrolled a Lumberman.  Given at Baileys Cross Roads Va. this 28 day of May 1865

AGO No. 99                                                               J. H. Horton, Lt. Col  
Clifford Stickney                                                                    Commanding the Regt 
           
1st Lt Signal Corps U.S.A. 
           
asst Com Mus 2nd A C                        Paid in full June 2, 1865
                                                                                   
Wm. Wiley   P.M.

Oath of Identity

            George S. Barnes of the town of Durham County of Greene in the State of New York on this 13th day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County and State above mentioned George S. Barnes who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical George S. Barnes who was a Private in the Company commanded by Captain William J. Lobbs in the regiment of Infantry commanded by J. H. Horton that he enlisted on the 6th day of August 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at Baileys Cross Roads Va. on the 28th day of May 1865.

Sworn and Subscribed to before                                            George S. Barnes  
me the day & year above written
           
H. L. Day  Notary Public

I Certify that Horatio L. Day before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 13th day of August in the year 1866

Recorded August 13th 1866  h 12 M                          E. P. Bush(n)ell  Clerk of the County 
                                                                                               
of Greene


To all Whom it may concern Know ye that Horatio N. Badgley a Private of Captain Company (H) 156th Regiment of New york Infantry Volunteers who was enrolled on the twenty second day of September one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this second day of August 1865 at U.S.A. Genl Hospital Hilton head S.C. by reason of G.O. No. 77 Par. VI & G.O. C.S.  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said Horatio N. Badgley was born in New Baltimore in the State of New york is forty four years of age five feet eleven inches high light complexion grey eyes black hair and by occupation when enrolled a Boatman  Given at U.S.A. Genl Hosptl Hilton Head S.C. this second day of August 1865.

(AGO No 99)                                                              Jno  H. Heibee  
Paid in full  Geo. Browne                                                       Surgeon U.S.V. In charge  
Paymaster U.S.A. New york  Aug. 7, 1865

Endorsed.  Headquarters Dept of South Carolina Hilton Head S. C. July 29, 1865.  To be discharged By reason of General Orders No. 77 Par VI, AGO.

Washington, D. C. dated April 28th 1865 
                                   
By Command of Maj Gen Q. A. Gillmore 
                                                                       
J. D. Hodges
                                                                       
Capt 35th U.S.C.T. Act Asst. Adjt. General  

Oath of Identity

Horatio N. Badgley of the town of New Baltimore County of Greene in the State of New york on this 18th day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County and State above mentioned Horatio N. Badgley who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Horatio N. Badgley who was a Private in the Company commanded by Captain T. H. Rennolds in the Regiment 156 commanded by Col. Jacob Sharp that he enlisted on the 22nd day of September 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at Hilton Head S.C. on the 2nd day of August 1865 by reason of General Order No. 77.

                                                                        Horatio N. Badgley

Sworn and subscribed before me the day and year above written 
                                                                       
H. L. Day  Notary Public

I Certify that Horatio L. Day before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 18th day of August in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded August 18th 1866    h 2 P.M.                      E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County  
                                                                                               
of Greene


To all Whom it may concern Know ye that Theodore Whitney a Private of Lieut Clark Stanton Company (A) first Regiment of New york State Lincoln Cavy volunteers who was enrolled on the nineteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve three years or during the was is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this 30th day of May 1865 at Alexandria Va by reason of expiration of term of service  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  said Theodore Whiting (sic) was born in Greene County in the State of New york is thirty one years of age five feet six inches high dark complection grey eyes brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer  Given at Alexandria Va this 30th day of May 1865

                                                                        T. G. Martindale

(A.G.O. No 99)                                                           Major Commanding the Regt  
Paid in full to May 30th 1865 
           
J. S. Stewart  Pm USA by R
           
Paid $569.55  W.H.R.

Oath of Identity

Theodore Whitney of the town of Catskill in the County of Greene in the State of New york on this 21st day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County and State above mentioned Theodore Whitney who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Theodore Whitney who was a private in the company commanded by Lieut Clark Stanton in the regiment commanded by (blank) that he enlisted on the 19th day of August 1861 for the term of three years and was discharged at Alexandria Va on the 30th day of May 1865 by reason of expiration of term of service.

                                                                        Theodore Whitney  

Sworn and subscribed before (blank) in the day and year above written

                                                                        Joseph Hallock  Notary Public  
 
I Certify that Joseph Hallock before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 22nd day of August in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded August 22nd 1866  h 8 A.M.                       E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County 
                                                                                               
of Greene


To all whom it may Concern Know ye that Edgar Layman artificer of Captain Michael H. McGraths Company (F?) 50th Regiment of New york Engineers Volunteers who was enrolled on the third day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this twentieth day of September 1864 at Elmira New york by reason of expiration of term of service  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  said Edgar Layman was born in Westoonsville in the State of New york is twenty three years of age five feet seven and ¾ inches high fair complection blue eyes sandy hair and by occupation when enrolled a Carpenter.  Given at Elmira N.y. this twentieth day of September 1864.

(A.G.O. no. 99)                                                           W. Fitch  1st Lieut USA  
Paid in full by Major Geo. Pomeroy                           Commanding the Regt 
           
September 21st 1864                                                   Mustering officer 
           
W. O. VesSornies 
                       
Capt Comdg Regt.

Oath of Identity

Edgar Layman of the town of Cairo County of Greene in the State of New york on this 23rd day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Edgar Layman who was a Private in the Company commanded by Captain Michael H. McGrath in the regiment 50 commanded by Col. Stuart that he enlisted on the 3rd day of August 1861 for the term of three years and was discharged at Elmira N.y. on the 20 day of September 1864 by reason of expiration of term of service

                                                                        Edgar Layman

Sworn and subscribed before me the day and year above written.

                                                                        Alanson Lathrop  Justice of the Peace

 

I Certify that Alanson Lathrop before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 27th day of August in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york.

Recorded August 27th 1866  h 8 A.M.         E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene  


To All Whom it may Concern Know ye that Lorenzo Secor a Corporal of Lieut Isaac Jelliffs Company (B) 143rd Regiment of NyS. Infantry Volunteers who was enrolled on the 13th day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve 3 years or during the War is hereby discharged for the service of the United States this twentieth day of July 1865 at near Alexandria Virginia by reason of S. O. No 116 Hd Qrs Dept of Washington July 5, 1865.  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  said Lorenzo Secor was born in Albany Co. in the State of New york is 19 years of age 5 feet 6 inches high sandy complexion blue eyes brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a Mill wright  Given at Near Alexandria Va this twentieth day of July 1865

(AGO No. 99)                                                 R. H. Wilbrur   Maj 102nd  
Isaac Jaelloff  1st Lieut                                                N.Y.S.V.V. 

            Comdg Co. B  143rd Regt N.Y.S.V.  
Paid July 27, 1865

            Jas. B. Heridon  P.M.  U.S.A.  

Oath of Identity

Lorenzo Secor of the town of Liberty County of Sullivan in the State of New york on this fourth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned Notary Public in & for the County of Greene and State above mentioned Lorenzo Secor who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Lorenzo Secor who was a Corporal in the Company commanded by Lieut Isaac Jelloff in the Regiment  143 NyV commanded by Col. H. Watkins that he enlisted on the 13th day of August 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at near Alexandia Va on the 20th day of July 1865 by reason of S.O. No. 160 Hd Qrs Dept of Washington July 5, 1865

                                                                                    Lorenzo Secor

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Joseph Hallock  Notary Public

I Certify that Joseph Hallock before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 4th day of September in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york.

Recorded September 4, 1866  h 10 A.M.     E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene


Army of the United States     To all whom it may concern know ye that Patrick Dugan a private of Captain George A. Kensels Company I of the fifth Regiment of NY Artillery who was enlisted the thirtieth day of November one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years is hereby discharged from the Army of the United States in consequence of expiration of term of service  said Patrick Dugan was born in Ireland in the State of (blank) is 24 years of age 5 feet 5 inches high light complextion grey eyes brown hair and by occupation when enlisted a Soldier.  Given under my hand at Fort Jefferson Fla this thirtieth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty five.

                                                                        B. H. Hill  Lt Col 5th US ay
                                                           
&         BvBrig Genl Commanding

Character good           C. C. MacConnell  1st Lieut 5th Arty Bat Capt US army Commdg AGO No. 90  Battery “I”

New york Dec. 13, 1865  Paid in full  B. Alvorth

                                                                        Bvt Col Paymaster  US Army

Private Patrick Dugan has participated in the following Battles and Skirmishes:

1.  Stonemans Raid  May 1863  
2.  Beverly Ford  June 9, 1863  
3.  Hanover Pa  June 30, 1863  
4.  Hunterstown  July 2, 1863  
5.  Gettysburg  July 3, 1863  
6.  Moriterey Springs  July 4, 1863  
7.  Williams port  July 6, 1863  
8.  Boonsboro  July 8, 1863  
9.  Hagerstown  July 12, 1863  
10.  Falling Waters  July 14, 1863  
11.  Battle Mountain  July 24, 1863  
12.  James City  Oct. 10, 1863  
13.  Brandy Station  Oct. 11, 1863  
14.  Buckland Mills  Oct. 19, 1863  
15.  Morton ford  Nov. 26, 1863  
16.  Craigs Meeting house  May 5, 1864  
17.  Sheridans Raid  May, 1864  
18.  Strawberry Hill  May 12, 1864  
19.  Sheridans Raid  June, 1864  
20.  Trevilian Station  June 11, 1864  
21.  Trevilian Station  June 12, 1864  
22.  Summit Point  Aug. 21, 1864  
23.  Walperts & Roads  Aug. 25, 1864  
24.  Osseguan  Sep. 13, 1864  
25.  Waynesboro  Mar. 2, 1865  
26.  Dinwiddie C House  Mar. 31, 1865  
27.  Five forks  April 1, 1865  
28.  Petersberg  April 1, 1865  
29.  Richmond  April 2, 1865  
30.  Deer Creek  April 3, 1865  
31.  Sailor Creek  April 6, 1865  
32.  Appomattox Sta  April 8, 1865  
33.  Appomattox C. House  April 9, 1865 
                                                                       
C. C. MacConnell   1st Lieut 5th 
                                                                                   
Arty Bvt Capt US army 
                                                                                   
Commng Battery I

I Certify that Private Patrick Dugan Battery I, 5th Arty was transferred from 2nd US Artillery per SO No 82 dated Hd Qrs Fort McHenry Md August 17th 1865

                                                                        C. C. MacConnell   1st Lieut 
                                                                                   
5th Arty Bvt Capt US Army 
                                                                                   
Coming Battery I  
Oath of Identity

I Patrick Dugan of the town of Catskill County of Greene in the State of New york on this 31st day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County and State above mentioned  Patrick Dugan he being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Patrick Dugan who was a private in Captain George A. Kensells Company I the fifth Regiment of US Artillery that he enlisted on the 30th day of November 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at Fort Jefferson Fla on the 30th day of November 1865 by reason of expiration expiration (sic) of term of service

                                                                        Patrick Dugan

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Joseph Hallock  Notary Public

I certify that Joseph Hallack before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 4th day of September in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york.

Recorded September 4th 1866  h 10 A.M.                  E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County  
                                                                                               
of Greene


To all Whom it may Concern know ye that Martin Bart a Private of Captain Thomas J. Rundles Company H, 156 Regiment of New york Infantry Volunteers who was enrolled on the seventh day of October one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war, is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this twenty third day of October 1865 at Augusta Georgia by reason of Expiration of Service and Special Order No. 60 Head quarters Dept of Georgia October 9th 1865  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  said Mart Bart was born in Greenville in the State of New york is 39 years of age 5 feet 1 inches high light complexion grey eyes black hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer.  Given at Augusta Ga this twenty third day of October 1865

(AGO No. 99)                                                             Jacob Sharpe  Col. 
                                                                                               
Commanding the Regt

R. M. Hines  
1st Lt Comdg Co. H  
S. S. Culberes  S. Lieut 19th US Inf C M Dept Ga  
Paid Nov 7th 1865  A. P. Looms  P.M.  USA

Oath of Identity

Martin Bart of the town of New Baltimore County of Greene in the State of New york.  On this 3rd day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County and State above mentioned Martin Bart who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Martin Bart who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain T. J. Rundle in the Regiment commanded by Col. Jacob Sharp that he enlisted on the 7th day of October 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at Augusta Ga on the 23rd day of October 1865 by reason of expiration of service & Special Order No. 60 Head Quarters Dept of Georgia  October 9th 1865.

                                                                        Martin (his mark) Bart

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Jacob C. Van Dyck  Notary Public

I Certify that Jacob C. Van Dyck before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 4th day of September in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded September 4th 1866  h 2 P.M.                     E. P. Bushnell 
                                                                                   
Clerk of the County of Greene


To all whom it may concern Know ye that Daniel Winters a Corporal of Captain William H. Olivers Company B ninth Regiment of New york Vet Cav Volunteers who was enrolled on the twenty fifth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this first day of June 1865 at Winchester Virginia by reason of Genl Order No. 83 AGO War Dept May 8th 1865  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  said Daniel Winters was born in Greene County in the State of New york is eighteen years of age five feet six inches high dark complection gray eyes brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer  Given at Winchester Va this first day of June 1865.

(A.G.O. No 99)                                                           Saml. M. Whiteside  1st Lieut  
Wm. H. Oliver  Capt.                                                  6th US Cavalry Comsy of Musters  
Com of Co B  9 N.Y. Vet Cav                                   Army of the Shenandoah  
Paid in full including Bounty   C. C. Jones  Pay Mr  U.S.A.

Oath of Identity

Daniel Winters of the Town of Lexington County of Greene in the State of New york  on this 30th day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned Daniel Winter who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Daniel Winter who was a Corporal in the Company commanded by Captain William H. Oliver in the Regiment 9th Ny Vet Cav commanded by Col Nichols that he enlisted on the 25th day of August for the term of three years and was discharged at Winchester on the 1st day of June 1865 by reason of Gen Order 83 AGO war Dept May 8th 1865

                                                                        Daniel Winter

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Adam Montross

I Certify that Adam Montross before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 6th day of September in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york.

Recorded September 6th 1866  h 9 A.M.                    E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the 
                                                                                   
County of Greene & of County
                                                                                    Court of Said County & State


To all Whom it may concern, Know ye that Wesley Blaisdell private of Captain M. W. Marvins Company (B) 144th Regiment of New york Volunteers who was enrolled on the 27th day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this 25th day of June 1865 at Hilton Head S.C. by reason of Genl Order No. 94 AGO Washington D.C. May 15th 1865.  (No objection to this being reenlisted in known to exist)  Said Wesley Blaisdell was born in Walton in the State of New york is twenty two years of age five feet seven inches high light complexion gray eyes dark hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer  Given at Hilton Head S.C. this 25 day of June 1865

(A.G.O. No. 99)                                                          Geo R. Lennard  Capt 52 P.V.  
M. W. Marvin  Capt Comdg Co                                             asst Com musters  D.S.  
Paid in full by Jas S. Thurston  Elmira N.Y.  July 18, 1866  Paymaster U.S.A.

 Oath of Identity

Wesley Blaisdell of the town of Greenville county of Greene in the State of New york on this 8th day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned Wesley Blaisdell who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Wesley Blaisdell who was a Private in the company commanded by Captain M. W. Marvin in the regiment 144 commanded by Col. James Lewis that he enlisted on the 27th day of August 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at Hilton Head S.C. on the 25th day of June 1865 by reason of General Order No. 94 AGO Washington D.C. May 15, 1865

                                                                        Wesley Blaisdell

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written.

                                                                        Alanson Lathrop  Justice of the Peace  

I Certify that Alanson Lathrop before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 10th day of September in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york.

Recorded September 10th 1866  h 9 A.M.    E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene


To all Whom it may concern know ye that Charles H. Councler Private of Captain Frank B. Harts Company (G) 144th Regiment of New york State Volunteers who was enrolled on the twenty second day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this twenty fifth day of June 1865 at Hilton Head S.C. by reason of G O No. 94 AGO WD Washington D. C. dated May 15th 1865  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said Charles H. Councler was born in Germany is thirty two years of age 5 feet 8 inches high dark complexion blue eyes black hair and by occupation when enrolled a Cabinet maker  Given at Hilton Head S.C. this twenty fifth day of June 1865 

(AGO No. 99)                                                 Geo R. Lennard  Captain 
                                                                                   
52 P.V. asst Com of Muster D.S.

Frank B. Hart  Captain 144 N.y.V. Comdg Company  
Paid in full by Jas S. Thurston  Elmira N.y.  July 18, 1866  Paymaster  U.S.A.

Oath of Identity

Charles H. Councler of the town of Prattsville County of Greene in the State of New york.  On this fourth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and town above mentioned.  Charles H. Councler who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Charles H. Councler who was a Private in the Company commanded by Captain Frank B. Hart in the regiment 144th N.y.S.V. commanded by (blank) that he enlisted on the 22nd day of August 1862 for the term of three years or during the war and was discharged at Hilton Head S.C. on the 25th day of June 1865 by reason of G O No. 94 AGO WD Wash D.C., dated May 15th 1865

                                                                        Charles H. Councler

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Samuel Crane  Justice of the Peace

I Certify that Samuel Crane before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer Oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 10th day of Sept in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded September 10th 1866  h 9 A.M.    E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene


To All whom it may concern Know ye that Abram P. Schermerhorn a Private of Captain Arthur W. Thomas Company (D) 120th Regiment of New york State Volunteers who was enrolled on the eleventh day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this second day of June 1865 at Hd Qrs 3rd Div Q Army Corps by reason of Gen Orders (No. 26 Hd Qrs Army Potomac May 7th 1865  (No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist)  Abram P. Schermerhorn was born in Prattsville in the State of New york is twenty two years of age five feet ten inches high dark complexion black eyes black hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer  Given at Hd Qrs 120th NyV this second day of June 1865.

(AGO No. 99)                                     A. L. Lockwood  Colonel Comanding the Regt.  
Chas. H. Hayer  Capt & a.c.m. 3rd Div 2nd A.C.
Paid Bounty in full James Eupton  A C Pm USA  
Kingston N.y.  June 13, 1865

Oath of Identity

Abram P. Schermerhorn of the town of Prattsville County of Greene in the State of New york.  On this fourth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and town above mentioned Abram P. Schermerhorn who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Abram P. Schermerhorn who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain Arthur W. Thomas in the Regiment 120th N.y. Vlt. commanded by A. L. Lockwood that he enlisted on the 11th day of August 1862 for the term of three years or during the war and was discharged at Hed Qrs 3rd Div Q Army Corps on the 7th day of June 1865 by reason of Gen Order No. 26 Gr Army Potomac  May 7, 1865

                                                                        Abram P. Schermerhorn

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written.

                                                                        Samuel Crane  Justice of the Peace

I Certify that Samuel Crane before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 10th day of Sept in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york.

Recorded September 10th 1866  h 9 A.M.    E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene  


To All Whom it may concern Know ye that William H. Currie Private of Captain Arthur W. Thomas Company (D) 120 Regiment of New york State Volunteers who was enrolled on the fifteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this second day of June 1865 at Hd Qrs 3rd Div 2nd Army Corps by reason of Gen Orders No. 26 Hd Qrs Army Potomac May 7, 1865  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said William H. Currie was born in Mellenville in the State of New york is twenty one years of age five feet nine inches high dark complection black eyes black hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer.  Given at Hd Qrs 120th N.y.V. this second day of June 1865.

(A.G.O. No. 99)                                              A. L. Lockwood  Lieut. Colonel  
Chas. H. Hayes  Capt & A                                         Commanding the Regt  
C M 3rd Div 2nd A.C.  
Paid Bounty in full James Eupton  A.C.P.M.  U.S.A.

Kingston, N.y.  June 13, 1865  

Oath of Identity

William H. Currie of the town of Prattsville County of Greene in the State of New york.  On this fourth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and town above mentioned William H. Currie who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical William H. Currie who was a private in the Company Commanded by Captain Arthur W. Thomas in the Regiment 120th N.Y.S. Vol Commanded by A. L. Lockwood that he enlisted on the 15 day of August 1862 for the term of three years or during the war and was discharged at Hd Qrs 3rd Div 2 Army corps on the 2nd day of June 1865 by reason of Gen Orders No. 26 Hd Qrs Army of Potomac May 7th 1865.

                                                                        Wm. H. Currie  
Sworn and Subcribed to before me the day and year above written.

                                                                        Samuel Crane  Justice of the Peace  

I Certify that Samuel Crane before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 10th day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded September 10th 1866  h 9 A.M.    E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene  


To all Whom it may concern know ye that Francis Clark a private of Captain Butler Fitches 8th Indt N.y. Battery who was enrolled on the twenty first day of October one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve three years is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this twenty eighth day of November 1863 at Gloucester Point Va. by reason of Re-enlistment in accordance with provisions of G.O. No. 191 War Dpt  (No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist)  Said Francis Clark was born in Ashland in the State of New york is twenty six years of age five feet nine inches high florid complection blue eyes light hair and by occupation when enrolled a Teamster  Given at Gloucester Pt. Va this twenty eighth day of November 1863

M. Cagswell                                                    Butler Fitch  Capt. 
           
Capt & ??? C.M.                                             Commanding 8th Indt  
(Paid in full By Wm. R. Gibson  Paymaster U.S.A.)  
State of New york Bounty Chap. 184, 1863

Oath of Identity

State of New york, Town of Catskill County of Greene.  On this 10th day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and town & State above mentioned Francis Clark who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Francis Clark who was a teamster in the Company commanded by Captain Butler Fitch in the 8th Independent & New york Battery that he enlisted on the twenty first (21st) day of October 1861 for the term of three years and was discharged at Gloucester Point Va on the twenty eighth day of November 1863 by reason of Reenlistment in accordance with General Orders No. 191 War Department

Sworn & Subscribed before me the day & year                     Francis (his mark) Clark

above written

            Edgar Russell  Justice of the Peace

I Certify that Edgar Russell before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 10th day of September in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded September 10th 1866  h 2 P.M.    E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene  


To All Whom it may concern Know ye that Ott Christian a Corporal of Captain Henry Roses Company B, 41st Regiment of New york State Volunteers who was enrolled on the fourth day of September one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this twenty first day of June 1865 at Petersburg Virgina (sic) by reason of an order from the War Dept dated May 29th 1865 (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said Corporal Ott Christian was born in Greene County in the State of New york is thirty seven years of age five feet eight inches high fair complexion Blue eyes Black hair and by occupation when enrolled a stone cutter  Given at Petersburgh Va this twenty first day of June 1865

(AGO No. 99)                                                 Hermann Kranth  
Hy Rose Capt commdg                                  Capt 103 N.y. Vols and ACM 
           
Co. B, 41st Regt N.y.V.                                  District of the Nolloway  
Paid by Major J. D. Pulsifer

            P.M.  U.S.A.

Oath of Identity

Ott Christian of the town of Catskill County of Greene in the State of New york on this 8th day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public in & for the County and State above mentioned Ott Christian who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Ott Christian who was a Corporal in the Company commanded by Captain Henry Rose in Regiment 41st Ny commanded by (blank) that he enlisted on the 4th day of September 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at Petersburgh Va on the 21st day of June 1865 by reason of an order from the war Department dated May 29th 1865                                                             Ott Christian

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Joseph Hallock  Notary Public  

I Certify that Joseph Hallock before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 24th day of September in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york.

Recorded September 24th 1866  h 3 P.M.               E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of Greene County  

To all Whom it may concern Know ye that Henry Robinson Corporal of Captain Norman Rellartins Company (K) 20th Regiment of the USC Infantry Volunteers who was enrolled on the fourth day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty four to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this seventy day of October 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana by reason of service being no longer required  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said Corpl Henry Robinson was born in Dutchess County in the State of New york is thirty seven years of age five feet ten inches high black complexion Black eyes black hair and by occupation when enrolled a laborer.  Given at New Orleans this seventy day of October 1865

(AGO No. 99)                                                 A. McAllister  
Norman Rellartin  Capt Comdg                                  Capt 10th USC  A.H. 
           
K Co  20 USC I                                                          A.C.M.  
Lt. Col. Z. Voorhies  P.M.  U.S.A. 
           
Nov 6th 1865  Paid

Oath of Identity

Henry Robinson of the town of Catskill County of Greene in the State of New york.  On this 11th day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned Henry Robinson who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical person Henry Robinson who was a Corporal in the Company commanded by Captain Norman Rellartins in the regiment (Co. K) 20th of U S Infantry Colored that he enlisted on the 4th day of January 1864 for the term of three years or during the War and was discharged at New Orleans La on the 7th day of October 1865 by reason of service being no longer required

                                                                        Henry Robinson

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        William Salisbury  Justice of the Peace

I certify that William Salisbury before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 11th day of September in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york.

Recorded September 29th 1866  h 2 P.M.     E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene  


To All whom it may concern know ye that James L. Tiffany a Recruit of 159th Regiment of N.y. State Volunteers who was enrolled on the on the twenty fourth day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty four to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this ninth day of May 1865 at Harts Island N.y. Harbor by reason of G O No 77 War Dept AGO (63)  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said James L. Tiffany was born in Columbia in the State of New york is forty four years of age five feet six inches high fare complexion blue eyes brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a laborer  Given at Hart Island N.y.H. this ninth day of May 1865

(AGO No. 99)                                                 Paul Quick  
Paid in full May 17th 1865                                          Lieut U.S.A. Commanding  
J. Herbert  P.M.  U.S.A.                                                         the Regt mustering officer  

Oath of Identity

James L. Tiffany of the town of Athens County of Greene in the State of New york on this second day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County and State above mentioned James l. Tiffany who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical James L. Tiffany who was a recruit in the Company commanded by Captain Isaac Platt in the Regiment 159 N.y.S.V. commanded by (blank) that he enlisted on the 24th day of January 1864 for the term of three years and was discharged at hart Island N.y. Harbor on the ninth day of May 1865 by reason of G O N 77 War Dept also (68)

Witness  J. C. Van Dyck                                 James L. (his mark) Tiffany

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Jacob C. Van Dyck  Notary Public

I Certify that Jacob C. Van Dyck before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 3rd day of October in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded October 3rd 1866  h 2 P.M.           E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene  


Whereas Benjamin W. Taber of Schenectaday N.Y. did obtain Letters Patent of the United (sic) for a certain Improvement in Chimneys which Letters bear date the 24th day of July 1860 and extends 14 years from said date And whereas the Said Benjamin W. Taber has since by two certain Indentures of assignment the one bearing date July 31st 1860, and recorded August 13th 1860 in the U.S. Patent Office in Liber U.5 page 350 of Transfers of Patents and the other Indenture bearing date October 13th 1860 and recorded in said Patent Office on the 20th day of October 1860 in Liber B.6 page 10 of Transfers of Patents sold granted assigned and conveyed to Warren S. Gates of Schoharie N.Y. all the right title and interest of said Benjamin W. Taber of in and to the said Invention Letters Patent and improvement in Chimneys in and for the States of Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Indiana, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, and in and for the Territories of Utah, Nebraska, New Mexico, Decotah, Indian Territory, Arizona, the City of Washington D.C. and in and for the Counties of Chautauque, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Steuben, Wyoming, Livingston, Yates, Schuyler, Chenango, Tompkins, Tioga, Cortland, Broome, Chenango, Otsego, Delaware, Oneida, Schoharie, Albany, Greene, Columbia, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan, Orange, Rockland, Westchester, New York, Kings, Queens and Suffolk in the State of New york as by Indenture or the records thereof will more fully appear 

Now Therefore Know all Men by these presents that I Warren S. Gates of the town of Schoharie and State of New york in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty four dollars paid to me by Addison Fowler, Jacob Hogaboom, Andrew Elting, Andrew J. Pettit, Samuel Cole, J. D. Newton, Adam Montross, James Riley, George Van Valkenburgh, Jacob Van Valkenburgh, Gilbert Pettit, George Reynolds, Isaac Kipp, Isaac C. Van Housen, Jacob A. Clawson, James A. Cross and Henry J. Haner & Hiram Wheeler of the town of Lexington and County of Greene and State of New york the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged do hereby grant bargain sell assign and transfer to the said Addison Fowler and other aforesaid their heirs administrators and assigns the right of making constructing & full & exclusive right of using and vending to others to be used the said new and useful improvement in Chimneys, within the limits of the town of Lexington in the County of Greene and State of New york and no more and not elseware  To have and to hold the same to the sole use and behoof of the said Addison Fowler & others aforesaid their heirs and assigns for and during the term of fourteen years from the 24th day of July 1860, being the date of the Patent of the said improvement.  And I do hereby declare that I have full power and authority under said Patent and assignments to sell and convey said rights in manner aforesaid and that I and my heirs executors and administrators shall and will to the full extent of the power settled in me by virtue of the said Patent and transfers thereof Warrant the same to the said Addison Fowler and others aforesaid their heirs administrators and assigns for and during the term aforesaid against the lawful claim of all persons giving to the said Addison Fowler and other aforesaid their heirs and assigns full power to bring suits against and prosecute to final judgment all persons infringing the said right contrary to law within the limits aforesaid except such of said chimneys as have already been sold by said Gates or his agents  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Lexington this 21st day of August 1866

Sealed & delivered in presence of                              Warren S. Gates

          O. L. Newton  
(U. S. Internal Revenue Stamp to amount of 5 cents attached)

State of New york  
Greene County            On this twenty first day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty six before me appeared Warren S. Gates to me personally known to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that he executed the same.

Recorded September 4th 1866  h 3 P.M.                     O. L. Newton  Notary Public


To all whom it may concern Know ye that William H. Hiserd a Corporal of Captain Company (D) 120 Regiment of N.y. State Volunteers who was enrolled on the 4th day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this thirtieth day of June 1865 at New york City by reason of Telegram W D A G O 12 May/65  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said William H. Hiserd was born in (blank) in the State of (blank) is (blank) years of age (blank) feet (blank) inches high (blank) complexion (blank) eyes (blank) hair and by occupation when enrolled a (blank).  Given at New york N.y. this thirtieth day of june 1865.

(AGO No. 99)                                                 H. B. Beecher  1st Lieut 4th  
Paid in full except clothing a/c                                   N.y. Arty M O 
           
Geo Bowie  P. M.  U.S.A.  
2 Comptrollers office  May 23/66  
Paid by Ctf 246301  $85 94/100 Clothing 
                                   
J.D.B.

Oath of Identity

William H. Hiseerd of the town of Preble County of Cortland in the State of New york   on this 2 day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned  William H. Hiseerd who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical William H. Hiseerd who was a Corporal in the Company commanded by Captain Lansing Hollister in the Regiment 129 N.y.Vol commanded by Col. Geo F. Sharp that he enlisted on the 4th day of August for the term of three years and was discharged at New york City on the 30th day of June by reason of Telegram W.D.A.G.O.  May/65                                                         William H. Hiserd

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        H.J.B. Tulley  Justice of the Peace

I Certify that H.J.B. Tully before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 8th day of October in the year eighteen hundred & sixty six at Cortland in the State of New york                                                      D. C. McGraw  Clerk of the County &

Recorded October 15th 1866  h 2 P.M.                       Supreme courts of Cortland Co. N.y.  


To all Whom it may concern Know ye that Reubin Delong a private of Captain William H. Olivers Company (B) ninth Regiment of New york Vol Cav Volunteers, who was enrolled on the second day of September one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this first day of June 1865 at Winchester Virginia by reason of Genl Order No. 83 AGO War Dept May 8th 1865  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said Reubin Delong was born in Greene County in the State of New york is twenty nine years of age five feet eleven inches high fair complection blue eyes brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer.  Given at Winchester Va this first day of June 1865.

(AGO No. 99)                                                 Saml M. Whitside  
Wm. H. Oliver  Capt Comdy Co P                             1st Lieut Com S. Cavalry 
           
9 N.y. Vet Cay.                                               Comdy of Musters Army of the  
Paid in full including Bounty                                                 Shenandoah 
          
C. C. James  pay Ms  U.S.A.

Oath of Identity

I Certify that Reuben Delong of the town of Windham County of Greene in the State of New york on this 29th day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned Ruben Delong who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Ruben who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain William H. Oliver in the Regiment commanded by Nichols that he enlisted on the 2nd day of September 1862 for the term of 3 years or the war and was discharged at Winchester Va on the 1st day of June 1865 by reason of Genl Order No. 83 dated May 8th 1865                                                                 Reuben J. Delong

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        S. W. Stimpson  Justice of the Peace

I Certify that S. W. Stimpson before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 31st day of October in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york.

Recorded October 31st 1866  h 9 A.M.        E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene  


To All Whom it may concern Know ye that Jacob Moore Private of Captain W. M. Greeley Company (C) 20th Regiment of U.S. Col'd Infantry Volunteers who was enrolled on the 13th day of January one thousand eight hundred and 64 to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this seventh day of October 1865 at New Orleans Louisania (sic) by reason of the services of the Regt being no longer required  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said Jacob Moore was born in Catskill in the State of New york is 26 years of age 5 feet 5 inches high Blk complexion blk eyes blk hair and by occupation when enrolled a laborer

Given at New Orleans this seventh day of October 1865  
AGO NO. 99                                                  A. McAllister  
Wallace M. Greeley                                                    Capt. Us U.S. Col'd. H A C M  
Capt. Co. C, 20th U.S. Col'd. Inft.

Paid Lt Col Voorhies  P.M.  U.S.A. 
           
Nov 6th 1865

Oath of Identity

Jacob Moore of the town of Catskill County of Greene in the State of New york  on this 7th day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County and Greene (sic) above mentioned Jacob Moore who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Jacob Moore who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Greeley (Co. C) in the regiment 20th U.S. Col'd. commanded by (blank) that he enlisted on the 13th day of January 1864 for the term of three years and was discharged at New Orleans on the 7th day of October 1865 by reason of the service of the Regiment being no longer required.                                        Jacob (his mark) Moore

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Joseph Hallock  Notary Public  

I Certify that Joseph Hallock before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 7th day of November in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york.

Recorded November 7th 1866  h 3 P.M.       E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene  


To all Whom it may concern know ye that Leroy H. Whittaker a Private of Captain E. W. Andrews Junr. Company B fifth Regiment of Artillary New york Volunteers who was enrolled on the 8th day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this 22nd day of June 1865  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said Leroy H. Whittaker was born in Saugerties in the State of New york is 25 years of age 5 feet 8 inches high dark complexion hazel eyes brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a stone cutter.  Given at harpers Ferry Va this 22nd day of June 1865

(AGO No. 99)                                                 Lewis Deitz  Capt 5th artly  
John Carroll  1 Lieut                                       and A C M mil dist of Harpers Ferry  
Comdg Co. B, 5th artly  N.y. Vols.  
Paid June 28th 1865  E. D. Judd

Oath of Identity

I Leroy H. Whittaker of the town of Catskill County of Greene in the State of New york  on this thirty first day of Oct in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County and State above mentioned Leroy H. Whittaker who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical person who was a volunteer in the Company commanded by Captain E. W. Andrews in the Regiment commanded by Col. Samuel Graham that he enlisted on the eighth day of Aug 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at Harpers Ferry Va on the 22nd day of June 1865 by reason of General Order No. 94

                                                                        Leroy H. Whitaker

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Chas. H. Teal  Notary Public  

I Certify that Chas. H. Teal before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 8th day of November in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded November 8th 1866  h 10 A.M.    E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene  


To all whom it may concern Know ye that John H. Brando a Private of Lieut John A. Herries Company (B) Battn. 43 Regiment of New york State Infantry Volunteers, who was enrolled on the fourteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty four to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this twenty seventh day of June 1865 at Defences of Washington D. C. by reason of S.O. No. 162 (Extract 2) AqP 1865 (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  said John H. Brando was born at Leeds in the State of New york is nineteen years of age five feet seven inches high dark complexion blue eyes light hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer.  Given at Defences of Washington this twenty seventh day of June 1865

(AGO No. 99)                                                             Geo H. Amidon  
John A. Henne  Lieut                                                           Bevt. Major U.S. Vols  A.C.M.  
Comdg Co. B 2nd Div 6th Corps                                              Commanding the Regt  
Batt 43rd N.y. vols. mustering officer

Oath of Identity

John H. Brandow of the town of Athens County of Greene in the State of New york on this 8th day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County and Greene (sic) above mentioned  John H. Brandow who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical John H. Brandow who was a Private in the Company commanded by Lieut John A. Hernis in the Regiment 43rd NyV commanded by Col. C. A. Milligan that he enlisted on the 14th day of January 1864 for the term of three years and was discharged at Defences of Washington on the 27th day of June 1865 by reason of S.O. No. 162 (Extract 2) AqP 1865                                                            John H. Brandow

Sworn & subscribed to before me the day and year above written 
                                                                       
J. Hallock  Notary Public

I Certify that J. Hallock before whom the above whom the above (sic) affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 8th day of November in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york                                                                E. P. Bushnell

Recorded November 8th 1866  h 4 P.M.                     Clerk of the County of Greene  


To all whom it may concern Know ye that Edwin Gedney a private of Captain James S. Kings Company (D) 79th Regiment of N.Y. Infantry Volunteers who was enrolled on the seventeenth (17th day of February one thousand eight hundred and sixty five to serve three 3 years or during the war is hereby honorably Discharged from the service of the United States this Fourteenth day of July 1865 at Alexandria Virginia by reason of S.O. No. 162 H.2.  Dept of Washington July 7th 1865 W Dept June 30th 1865 G.O. No. 94 C.S. War Dept.  (No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist).  Said Edwin Gedney was born in New Baltimore in the state of New York is thirty nine 39 years of age five 5 feet eight 8 inches high Florid complexion blue eyes brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a Farmer.  Given at Alexandria Va this Fourteenth day of July 1865.

(A.G.O. No. 99)                                                          James S. Casey  
Francis Gallagher                                                        Capt 5 U.S. Inft.  
1st Lieut commanding                                                             Comng ???? D.A.C.  
Co. D, 79th Regt N.Y. Vols  
Paid in full by Maj Voorhies
July 25/65

Oath of Identity

Edwin Gedney of the Town of New Baltimore County of Greene in the state of New York.  On this 17th day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public in & for the County and State above mentioned Edwin Gedney who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Edwin Gedney who was a private in the Company Commanded by Captain James S. King in the Regiment 79th NYV commanded by (blank) that he enlisted on the 17th day of February 1865 for the term of three years and was discharged at Alexandria Va on the 14th day of July 1865 by reason of S.O. No. 162 H2 Dept of Washington July 7th 1865 W Dept June 30th 1865 G.O. No. 94 C.S. War Dept

Sworn and subscribed to before me                           Edwin Gedney  
the day and year above written  
Joseph Hallock  Notary Public

I Certify that Joseph Hallock before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public in & for Greene Co. duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 17th day of November in the year 1866 at Catskill in the state of New York                                                               E. P. Bushnell

Recorded November 17, 1866  h 3 P.M.                    Clerk of the County of Greene N.Y.


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the county of Greene do hereby appoint Winslow Case of Coxsackie Deputy Sheriff in said County  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of November 1866.

(U. S. Internal Revenue Stamp)                      M. C. Osborn  
(of 5 cents attached                )

State of New york

Greene County                        On this sixteenth day of November 1866 before me personally came Milo C. Osborn Sheriff of the County of Greene to me Known to be the said person described in and who executed the within and acknowledged that he executed the same.                                                     H. D. Day  Notary Public

Recorded November 16th 1866  


To all whom it may concern Know ye that James H. O’Flanagan a Corporal of Captain Chs. H. Mixs Company (A) Regiment of the Idess. 1 Batt Minn Vol Cay Volunteers who was enrolled on the 5th day of October one thousand eight hundred and sixty three to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this fifth day of June 1866 at Fort Snelling Minnesota by reason of G.O. No. 33 Hd Qrs Dept of the Jno- (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist) dated March 10th 1866.  Said James H. O’Flanagan was born in New york in the State of New york is 26 years of age five feet 9 inches high dark complexion blue eyes black hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer.  Given at Ft. Snelling Minn this fifth day of June 1866.

(AGO No. 99)                                                 H. S. Bingham  2nd Lt 2nd U.S.  
W. F. Cross                                                                 Cavy Commanding the Regt A.C.M. 
           
1st Lt Comdg Co                                                         Dist of Minn
Paid June 5th 1866  Wm. Smith  Pay Mtr

Oath of Identity

James H. O’Flannagan of the town of Hunter county of Greene in the State of New york  on this 30th day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned Notary Public for the County and town above mentioned  J. H. O’Flannagan who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical James H. O’Flannagan who was a Corporal in the Company commanded by Captain Charles H. Mix in the Regiment I B M V C commanded by Maj Hatch that he enlisted on the 5 day of October 63 for the term of three years and was discharged at Fort Snelling on the 5 day of June 1866 by reason of Gen. Order No. 33.

                                                                        James H. O’Flanagan

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written 
                                                                       
Joseph Hallock  Notary Public  

I Certify that John Hallock before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 20th day of December in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded December 20th 1866  h 11 A.M.   E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene  


To All to whom it may concern Know ye that Francis H. Dubois a private of Captain Wm. Davenports Company (C) 26th Regiment of U. S. Col Troops Volunteers, who was enrolled on the fourth day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty four to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this twenty eight day of August 1865 at Hilton Head S.C. by reason of muster out of Organization  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said Francis H. Dubois was born in Ulster Co. in the State of New york is twenty six years of age five feet eight inches high black complexion black eyes black hair and by occupation when enrolled a laborer.  Given at Hilton Head S.C. this twenty eight day of August 1865.

(AGO No. 99)                                                 Leslie Smith  
William Davenport                                                      Brevit Maj  U.S.A. 
           
Capt. 26th U.S.C.S.                                         Commissay of Musters 
                       
Comdg Co. C                                                  D.S. Ca  
Paid in full  C. Van Alstyne  P.M.  U.S.A.

Oath of Identity

Francis H. DuBois of the town of Catskill County of Greene in the State of New york   On this 21st day of December in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County and Greene (sic) above mentioned Francis H. DuBois who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Francis H. DuBois who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain Wm. Davenport (Co. C) in the Regiment 26th U.S.C. Troops commanded by Col. Sillimon that he enlisted on the fourth day of January 1864 for the term of three years and was discharged at Hilton head S.C. on the 28th day of August 1865 by reason of Muster out of Organization.

                                                                        Francis H. Dubois

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        J. Hallock  Notary public

I Certify that Joseph Hallock before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 21 day of December in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded December 21st 1866  h 4 P.M.        E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene also of County Courts


To all whom it may concern Know ye that Hiram Smith a Private of Captain Theodore Prices Company (G) 4th Regiment of N.y.H. Artillery Volunteers who was enrolled on the 19th day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty four to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this twenty sixth day of September 1865 at Washington D.C. by reason of G.O. 220 Hd Qrs Dept of Washington  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Sept 8, 1865  Said Hiram Smith was born in Greene Co. in the State of New york is 24 years of age 5 feet 10 inches high light complexion dark eyes dark hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer  Given at Washington D. C. this (blank) day of September 1865

(A.G.O. No. 99)                                              R. H. Wilbur  Major & A C M  
John D. McNeil                                                           Dept of Washington  
1st Lt 4th N.y. art 
           
Comdg Co.

Harts Island N.y. Oct 5th 1865  Paid in full  M. Evans  P.M.  U.S.A.

Oath of Identity

Hiram Smith of the town of Catskill County of Greene in the State of New york  on this 29th day of December in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County and State above mentioned Hiram Smith who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Hiram Smith who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain Theodore Price in the Regiment 4 N.y.h. arty. commanded by Col. Gould that he enlisted on the19day of January 1864 for the term of three years and was discharged at Washington on the 26th day of September 1865 by reason of S.O. 220 Hd Qurs Dept Washington Sept. 8. 1865                                  Hiram Smith

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Joseph Hallock  Notary Public  

I Certify that Joseph hillock before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 31 day of December in the year 1866 at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded December 31st 1866  h 2 P.M.                    E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the Greene County Court  


To all Whom it may concern Know ye that Jacob Fister Private of Captain William N. Beckwiths company (E) 20th Regiment of New york State Militia Volunteers who was enrolled on the 25th day of September one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this tenth day of May 1865 at Richmond Va. by reason of expiration of term of service  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said Jacob Fister was born in Greene County in the State of New york is 19 years of age 5 feet 8 inches high fair complexion blue eyes Brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a laborer  Given at Richmond Va. this tenth day of May 1865

(AGO No. 99)                                                 L. H. Bowen  1st Lieut 5th R I Arty  
Jno. W. Carr  1st Lieut Comdg Co.                 asst. Com. Musters  Dept of Virginia  
Paid in full & Transp from Balt 
           
G. Nelson Smith  P.M.  U.S.A.  May 12th 1865

Oath of Identity

Jacob Fister of the town of Catskill County of Greene in the State of New york  on this 3rd day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public in and for the County and State above mentioned Jacob Fister who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Jacob Fister who was a Private in the company commanded by Captain Beckwith in the Regiment 20th N.y. Mil. commanded by Col. Hardenburgh that he enlisted on the 25th day of September 1861 for the term of three years and was discharged at Richmond Va. on the 10th day of May 1865 by reason of expiration of term of service

                                                                        Jacob Fister  

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Joseph Hallock  Notary Public

I Certify that Joseph Hallock before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 3rd day of January in the year 1867 at Catskill in the State of New york.

Recorded January 3rd 1867  h 3 P.M.     E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the Greene County Court


To all Whom it may concern Know ye that Daniel H. Stacy a Private of Captain H. E. Richmond Company (I) 4th Regiment of Arty New york Volunteers who was enrolled on the twenty fifth day of February one thousand eight hundred and sixty four to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this thirtieth day of May 1865 at Albany New york direct War Dept AGO May 3rd 1865  (No objection to his being reenlisted to (sic) known to exist)  Said Daniel H. Stacy was born in Athens in the State of New york is 29 years of age five feet nine inches high light complexion blue eyes brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer  Given at Albany this thirtieth day of May 1865

(AGO No. 00)                                                 W. Fitch  1st Lieut  U.S.A.  
Paid in full May 31st 1865  
H. G. Rodgers  Paymr  U.S.A. per E. Clarke  Clerk  
 

Oath of Identity

Daniel H. Stacey of the town of Catskill County of Greene in the State of New york   on this 15th day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public in and for the County and State above mentioned Daniel H. Stacey who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Daniel H. Stacey who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Church (Co. I) in the regiment 4th Ny arty commanded by Co. Tidball that he enlisted on the 25th day of February 1864 for the term of three years and was discharged at Albany Ny on the 30th day of May 1865 by reason of direct War Dept A.G.O. May 3rd 1865                                                               Daniel H. (his mark) Stacey

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Joseph Hallock  Notary Public

I Certify that Joseph Hallock before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 16th day of January in the year 1867 at Catskill in the State of New york.

Recorded January 16th 1867   h 11 A.M.        E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the Greene County Courts  


To all whom it may concern know ye that John Kennedy a private of Captain Alfred Newbalts Company (M) 15th Regiment of Heavy Artillery N.y.S. Volunteers who was enrolled on the fourth day of February one thousand eight hundred and sixty four to serve three years or during the war is discharged from the service of the United States this twenty second day of August 1865 at Washington D.C. by reason of Special order No. 192 Hd Qrs Depart of Washington D.C. dated August 8, 1865.  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said John Kennedy was born in Greene Co. in the State of New york is thirty four years of age five feet six inches high light complexion blue eyes light hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer.  Given at Washington D.C. this twenty second day of August 1865

(AGO No. 99)                                                 Julius Dierkmann 
           
C. C. Strong  1st Lieut VRC                  Major Commanding the Regt A.C.M.  
Harts Island Sept 2nd 1865  Paid in full  M. Evans  Payms.  U.S.A.

Oath of Identity

John Kennedy of the town of Athens County of Greene in the State of New york  On this 16th day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public in and for the County and State above mentioned John Kennedy who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical John Kennedy who was a Private in the Company commanded by Captain Newbalt (Co. M) in the Regiment 15th N.y. arty. commanded by Major Decker that he enlisted on the 4th day of February 1864 for the term of three years and was discharged at Washington D.C. on the 22nd day of August 1865 by reason of Special Order No. 192 Hd Qers Dept Washington D.C. dated Augt 8, 1865

                                                                        John (his mark) Kennedy

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        J. Hallock  Notary Public

I Certify that J. Hallock before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 19th day of January in the year 1867 at Catskill in the State of New york.

Recorded January 19th 1867  h 4 P.M.           E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene and of the County Court                                                                                                     Court of Record  


To All whom it may concern know ye that David H. Robbins a Corporal of Captain James A. Penfields company (H) Fifth Regiment of New York Cavalry Mounted Volunteers who was enrolled on the twenty third day of April one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this Twenty fourth day of April 1865 at Winchester Virginia by reason of expiration of service.  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  said David H. Robbins was born in the City of Troy in the state of New York state is 22 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high, Light complexion, Blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation when enrolled a artist.  Given at Winchester Va this Twenty fourth day of April 1865.

(A.G.O. No. 99)                                                          E. E. Hedley  Capt 21st N.Y. Cav  
(B & O R.R. Sanatory Office                                     asst Com of musters Cav M M Div  
Apr. 26, 1865)  (Paid in full Washington                   S. H. White  
D. C. Apr. 25, 1865.  D. Tayler  Paymaster U.S.A.               Co. 5th N.Y. Cavelry

Oath of Identity

David H. Robbins of the town of New Baltimore County of Greene in the state of New York  on this 22nd day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County above mentioned David H. Robbins who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical David H. Robbins who was a Corporal in the Company commanded by Captain James H. Penfields in the regiment 5th N.Y. C. V. commanded by Col. A. H. White that he enlisted on the 23rd day of April 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at Winchester Va on the 24th day of April 1865 by reason of expiration of service                                                David H. Robbins

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        William Salisbury  Justice of the Peace  

I Certify that William Salisbury before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 22nd day of February in the year 1867 at Catskill in the state of New York.

                                                                        E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the Greene County

(Bounty paid.—D. Tayler, P.M.  U.S.A.  B.)

A D M office Harpers Ferry Va. April 24th 1865.  Transportation furnished hence to Washington D.C. Cost $4.00—S. G. McElroy, Capt. ??? Spilling  Clk

Recorded February 22, 1867  h 10 A.M.  


To All whom it may concern, Know ye that Rowland H. Thomas a Corporal of Captain Paul A. Olivers Company (E) 5th Regiment of New York Volunteers who was enrolled on the eighth day of November one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this eighth day of November 1864 at near Petersburg by reason of expiration of term of service  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said Rowland H. Thomas was born in New York in the state of N.Y. is 34 years of age five feet six inches high Dark complexion Grey eyes Black hair and by occupation when enrolled a Taylor.  Given at near Petersburg Va this eighth day of November 1864.

(A.G.O. No. 99)                                                          Paul A. Oliver  
(Paid in full Washington D. C.                                   Captain commanding Co. E  
Nov. 9, 1864    D. Tayler                                            5th N.Y. Vols 
           
Paymaster  U.S.A.)                                         W. G. Gentry, Capt. 13 Infy M.O.

Oath of Identity

Rowland H. Thomas of the town of Catskill County of Greene in state of New York.  On this 5th day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven, personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County and state above mentioned Rowland H. Thomas who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Rowland H. Thomas who was a corporal in the company commanded by Captain Oliver in the Regiment 5th N.Y. Vols. commanded by Col. Winthrop that he enlisted on the 8th day of November 1861 for the term of three years and was discharged at near Petersburg Va on the 8th day of November 1864 by reason of expiration of term of service                                                                       Rowland H. Thomas

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Joseph Hallock  Notary Public

I Certify that Joseph Hallock before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 23rd day of Febry in the year 1867 at Catskill in the state of New York

(Office, P.M.G. to Washington                      E. P. Bushnell, Clerk of the County
Nov. 8, 1864)                                                  Court of Greene County
Bounty paid.  D. Tayler, P.M.  USA. B
Recorded February 23rd 1867  h 10 A.M.


To all whom it may concern know ye that John H. Cammer a Private of Captain B.S. Smiths Company E, 134 Regiment of New York State Volunteers who was enrolled on the 15th day of August one thousand eight hundred and 62 to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this tenth day of June 1865 at Bladensburg In compliance with Genl ord No. 77 War Dept C 8  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  said John H. Cammer was born in Conesville in the state of New York, is 20 years of age 5 feet 10 inches high, light complexion Hazel eyes, light hair and by occupation when enrolled a Tanner.  Given at Bladensburg this tenth day of June 1865.

A.G.O. No. 99                                                            R. H. Will  
J. R. Brighton, 1st Lieut commdg                   Capt 102 N.Y.S. Vols and A.C.M.  
Co. “E” 134th N Y S Vol Inft                         Mustering officer  
(Maj. H. G. Rodgers  Paid June 22, 1865)                 20 div 20 A.C.

Oath of Identity

John H. Cammer of the town of Catskill County of Greene in the state of New York.  On this 2nd day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven, personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and town above mentioned who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical John H. Cammer who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain Norman in the Regiment 134th commanded by Col. Jackson that he enlisted on the 15th day of August/62 for the term of three years and was discharged at Bladensburgh on the 10th day of June 1865 in compliance with Gen order No. 77 War Dept

                                                                        John H. Cammer

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Edgar Russell  Justice of the Peace

I Certify that Edgar Russell Esqr before whom the above affidavit purports to have been taken is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 2nd day of March in the year 1867 at Catskill in the state of New York.

Recorded March 2nd 1867  h 2 P.M.               E. P. Bushnell, Clerk of the Greene County Courts


To All whom it may concern know ye that Giles Bloodgood a Private of Captain Ernst Boshs Company K, 54th Regiment of New York Veteran Volunteers who was enrolled on the Fourth day of December one thousand eight hundred and sixty three to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this fourteenth day of April 1866 at Charleston South Carolina by reason of Instructions from Hdq Dept South Carl  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist) dated March 2, 1866 and muster out of organization.  said Giles Bloodgood was born in ___ state of New York, is 42 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high light complexion blue eyes dark hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer   Given at Charleston S.C. this fourteenth day of April 1866.             Leslie Smith

A.G.O. No. 99                                                            Bvt Major U.S.A.  
E. Bosh, Capt 54th Regt N.Y.V.Vols             commr of Musters  
comdg Company                                                         Dept. S.C.  

Oath of Identity

Giles Bloodgood of the town of Catskill County of Greene in the state of New york.  On this 23rd day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary public for the County and state above mentioned Giles Bloodgood who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Giles Bloodgood who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Ernst Bosh’s in the regiment commanded by (blank) that he enlisted on the 4th day of December 1863 for the term of three years and was discharged at Charleston S.C. on the 14th day of April 1866 by reason of Instructions from Hd qers Dept South Carl dated March 2, 1866 & muster out of organization                    Giles (his mark) Bloodgood

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        J. Hallock  Notary Public  

I certify that J. Hallock before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary public duly authorized to administer oaths and the above is his signature.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 24th day of April in the year 1867 at Catskill in the state of New York.

Recorded April 24, 1867  h 4 P.M.              E. P. Bushnell, Clerk of the County of Greene  


To All whom it may concern know ye that Arthur W. Thomas a Captain Company D, 120th Regiment of New York State Volunteers who was enrolled on the 19th day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this second day of June 1865 at Hd. Qers. 3rd Div 2nd A.C. by reason of End of war.  (G.O. 26, Chap P. 1865)  (No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist)  said Arthur W. Thomas was born in Catskill in the State of New York, is 30 years of age, five feet 6 ½  inches high, Dark complexion, Hazel eyes, Black hair and by occupation when enrolled a Blacksmith.  Given at Hd. Qers 120th N.Y.V. this second day of June 1865.

(A.G.O. No. 99)                                              A.L. Lockwood  
Chas. H. Hayes                                                           Lieut Colonel  
Capt & A.C.M.                                               commanding the Regt  
3rd Div 2nd A.C.  
Paid in full.  Settler  
James Lupton  Ac Paymr U.S.A.  
Kingston, N.Y.  June 14, 1865

Arthur W. Thomas Capt co. D, 120th Regt N.Y.S. Vols was engaged in the following named Battles:  Fredericksburgh, Chancellorville, Gettysburgh, Paynes Farm, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Tolopotomy Creek, Cold Harbor, Petersburgh, Seige of Petersburgh, Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, Poplar Grove Church, Boydnton Plank Road Oct. 27th and March 21st/64.  Hutchens Run, Capture of Petersburgh, Sailors Creek, Surrender of Genl Lee.                                    A.L. Lockwood

                                                                        Lieut Col Comdg.

Oath of Identity

I, Arthur W. Thomas of the town of Catskill County of Greene in the state of New York.

on this 30th day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and state above mentioned who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Arthur W. Thomas who was a Captain, Company D, 120th Regiment commanded by Col. Geo. H. Sharp that he enlisted on the 19th day of August, 1862, for the term of three years and was discharged at Washington D.C. on the 2nd day of June/65 by reason of end of the war.                                               Arthur W. Thomas

Subscribed and sworn to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Edgar Russell  Justice of the Peace

I certify that Edgar Russell before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and the above is his signature.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 1st day of May in the year 1867 at Catskill in the state of New York.

Recorded may 1, 1867  h 5 P.M.            E. P. Bushnell, Clerk of the Greene County Court


To all whom it may concern, Know ye That Hamilton Boughton a private of Captain D. C. Barnes Company (C) 93rd Regiment of N.Y. Vol. Infantry who was enrolled on the Seventh day of December one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve three years is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this tenth day of April 1863 at Cumberland Md. by reason of Physical Disability—

            Said Hamilton Boughton was born in Greene Co. in the State of New York is twenty nine years of age, five feet ten inches high light complexion blue eyes dark hair, and by occupation when enrolled a Laborer.  Given at Cumberland Md. this tenth day of April 1863—

Baltimore  Apr. 13, 1863                                J. B. Servis  
Paid by me in full to date                               Surgeon  U.S. Vols. 
           
M.C. Hooper                                       In charge of U.S. Genl. Hospital  
Addl. Paymr.  U.S.A.  
Hd. Qrs. 8th Army Corps

Balt. Md. April 9/’63—To be discharged, By command of Maj. Genl. Schenck

                                                                        D.S. Gordon 
                                                                                   
A.A.A.G.

Oath of Identity

Town of Catskill, county of Greene.  On this 5th day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and Town above mentioned Hamilton Boughton who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical person who was a souldier (sic) in the Company commanded by Captain D. E. Barnes in the Regiment 93, commanded by John S. Crocker that he enlisted on the seventh day of December 1861 for the term of three years and was discharged at Cumberland Md. on the tenth day of April 1863 by reason of Physical Disability—

Sworn and subscribed before me the day and year above written

                                                                        Hamilton Boughton

I certify that (blank) before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made, is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths, and that the above is his signature.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this fifth day of June in the year 1867 at Catskill in the State of New York.

Recorded June 5, 1867  h 10 A.M.         E. P. Bushnell, Clerk of the Greene County Court


To all to Whom it may concern know ye that William H. Boughton a Sergant of Captain Augustus H. Emerys company (M) First Regiment of Michigan Light Arty Volunteers who was enrolled on the twentieth day of May one thousand eight hundred and sixty three to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this First day of August 1865 at Jackson Michigan by reason of Genl Orders No—105 U.S. War Dept  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said William H. Boughton was born in Mendon in the State of New york is twenty one years of age five feet ten and ½ inches high fresh complexion blue eyes brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a Student  Given at Jackson Mich this first day of August 1865

(AGO No. 99)  
Paid N. G. King  PM  U.S.A.                                     E. W. Clift  
A. H. Emery  Captain Comdg                                                            Capt 13th U.S. Infty x M O  
Battery M 1st Mich Light Artillery

Oath of Identity

I William H. Boughton of the town of Catskill County of Greene in the State of New york on this 9th day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary public for the county and State above mentioned William H. Boughton who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical William H. Bouton who was a Sargent in the Company commanded by Captain A. H. Emery in the Regiment Artillery commanded by C. A. Loomis that he enlisted on the 20th day of May for the term of three years and was discharged at Jackson Mich on the 1st day of August 1865 by reason of General Orders No. 105 War Department.                              William H. Boughton

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                        H. L. Day  Notary Public

I Certify that Horatio L. Day before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 9th day of August in the year 1867 at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded August 9th 1867  h 3 P.M.            E. P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene


To all Whom it may concern Know ye that Henry W. Every a Corporal of Captain John H. Palmer Company C, 156th Regiment of New york State Infantry Volunteers who was enrolled on the twenty sixth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this twenty third day of October 1865 at Augusta Georgia by reason of S.O. No. 60 Head Quarters Dept Ga dated Oct. 9, 1865 and by reason of expiration of term of Service  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said Henry W. Every was born in Durham in the State of New york is eighteen years of age five eight inches high fair complection blue eyes light hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer  Given at Augusta Ga this twenty third day of October 1865

(A.G.O. No. 99)                                                     Jacob Sharp  Col Commanding the Regt
(Henry Cornell  1st Lieut Comdg)
(Co. C, 156 N.y. S. Vols              )
Paid Nov. 7th 1865  W. P. Stoms  PM  U.S.A.
S. S. Culbertson  1st Sargt 19th U.S.I. C. M. Dept Ga.
(Bounty paid $100.  Washington Apl. 25th 1867  A. D. Robinson  Paymaster U.S.A.)
(Act July 23rd 1866)

Oath of Identity

I Henry W. Evory of the town of Saugerties county of Ulster in the State of New york on this 16th day of December in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the County of Greene and State above mentioned who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Henry W. Evory who was a Corporal in the Company commanded by Captain John H. Palmer in the Regiment No. 156 Ny State Infantry volunteers commanded by Colonel Jacob Sharp that he enlisted on the 26th day of August 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at Augusta Georgia on the 23rd day of October 1865 by reason of expiration of term of Service                             Henry W. Evory

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above written

                                                                                    H. L. Day  Notary Public

I certify that H. L. Day before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 16th day of December in the year 1867 at Catskill in the State of New york

December 16th 1867  h 4 P.M.                       E.P. Bushnell  Clerk of the County of Greene


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene, do hereby appoint Cornelius Platner of Prattsville in said County a Deputy Sheriff in and for Said County—

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of January 1868

                                                                        William H. Myers  Sheriff

Greene County            On this first day of January 1868 personally came before me William H. Myers  Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same                                          H. L. Day  Notary Public

Recorded January 1, 1868  h. 2 P.M.


State of New York
Greene County Clerks office              I Horatio L. Day Clerk of said County do hereby appoint George R. Olney of Catskill Greene County N.Y. Deputy Clerk of said County to have and to hold said office during my pleasure.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of January 1868

Recorded January 1, 1868  h. 3 P.M.                         Horatio L. Day  Clerk


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the county of Greene do hereby appoint Barnard B. Osborn Under Sheriff in and for said County.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of January 1868

                                                                        William H. Myers  Sheriff

Greene County            On this 2nd day of January 1868 personally came before me William H. Myers Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same.                                         H. L. Day  Notary Public

Recorded January 2, 1868  h 5 P.M.


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of Greene County do hereby appoint Edwin Russ of Durham in said County Deputy Sheriff in and for said County.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5th day of January 1868                                                              Wm. H. Myers  Sheriff

Greene County            On this 6th day of January 1868 personally came before me William H. Myers Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same                                          H. L. Day  Notary Public

Recorded January 6th 1868  h 12 M.


Know all Men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of Greene county do hereby appoint Winslow Case of Coxsackie a Deputy Sheriff in and for said County.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 13th day of January 1868.

                                                                        Wm. H. Myers  Sheriff of Greene County

Greene County            On this 13th day of January 1868 personally came before me William H. Myers Sheriff of the County of Greene to me Known to be the person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same.                                         H. L. Day  Notary Public

Recorded January 13th 1868  h 10 A.M.


            At a Special Term of the County Court of Greene County held at the Court House in Catskill on the 13th day of January 1868

            Present  John Olney  County Judge

In the Matter of the application of Edgar Russell for the office of Crier of the Circuit Court Court of Oyer & Termings, County Court & Court of Sessions

            After due deliberation of & concerning the above application I do hereby appoint Edgar Russell to the office of Crier of the above named Courts to hold said office during my pleasure.                                                            John Olney  County Judge

Recorded January 13th 1868  h 4 P.M.


Know all men by these presents that we Lucius Pond Addison Rice Milton Goslee, Charles B. Peck and David Pond all of the town of Jewett County of Greene and state of New York Do make and Subscribe to the following Articles of association in Compliance of an act of the Legislature of the state of New York whereby any three or more Persons may form a company for the purpose of carrying on any kind of Manufacturing business passed February 17, 1848.

Art 1st  The name of this company shall be the Jewett Creamery association.

Art 2nd This company is formed for the purpose of Manufacturing or converting milk into Butter Cheese and other Marketable Products.

Art 3rd  The Capital Stock of this Company shall be four thousand Dollars.

Art 4th  The Capital Stock of this Company shall be divided into forty equal shares of one hundred Dollars each.

Art 5th  This company will or is intended to do business for the term of Twenty five years unless the stock holders shall sooner choose to wind up their business.

Art 6th  The number of Trustees to manage the business for the first year shall be five.

Art 7th  The business of this company shall be carried on in the town of Jewett County of Greene state of New York.

Art 8th  The names of the officers for the company for the first year shall be as follows

            For President H. A. Leuner, For trustees Addison Rice, Lucius Pond, Milton         Goslee, Lucius North.

Signed and Sealed in presence of                               Milton Goslee  
H. A. Leuner                                                                  Lucius Pond  
            
                                                                             David Pond

State of New york Greene County                 On this 19th day of February 1868, personally appeared Milton Goslee Lucius Pond & David Pond to me personally known to be the persons described in and who executed the foregoing, and acknowledged that they executed the same for the purposes therein stated.

Recorded May 11, 1868  h 2 P.M.                             H. A. Leuner  Justice of the Peace


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of Greene County New york do hereby appoint Stephen Post of Coxsackie in said County a Deputy Sheriff in and for said County.  In Witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of March 1868.                                                                      Wm. H. Myers  Sheriff

Greene County            On this 18th day of March 1868 personally came before me William H. Myers Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in and who executed the above appoint (sic) and acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded May 18, 1868  h 2 P.M.                             H. L. Day  Notary Public


U.S.I.R. Stamp of five cents
attached and Cancelled 
           
State of New York  

City and County of New York             We Charles W. Bleecker, Stephen B. Colgate, Benjamin F. Stone and Elisha G. Merrill all being residents of the City County and State of New York—Do hereby certify that we desire to form a Company pursuant to the provisions of an act to authorize the formation of Corporations for Manufacturing Mining & Mechanical purposes passed February 17, 1848, and of the several acts extending and amending said act and supplemental thereto.

First                 That the Corporate name of this Company is the “City Ice Company of Athens New York.

Second            The object for which this Company is formed is cutting and sawing Ice in blocks, storing and packing the same in houses, preparing the same
                         for use, transporting and vending the same in the market.

Third               The amount of the Capital Stock of this Company is Four hundred thousand Dollars.  

Fourth             The Number of Shares of which the said Stock is to consist is four thousand.

Fifth                The term of the existence of this Company is Thirty years.

Sixth                The number of the trustees of this Company is five, and the number of the Trustees who shall manage the concerns of this Company for the first
                         year and until others shall be elected is three, and the names of such trustees are Charles W. Bleecker, Stephen B. Colgate & Benjamin F. Stone.

Seventh           The operations of this Company are to be carried on in the town of Athens Greene County and elsewhere on the bank of the Hudson River and in
                         the City and County of New York.

And the principal part of the business of this company is to be transacted in the town of Athens aforesaid.  In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals on the Sixth day of April one thousand eight hundred and Sixty Eight.

                                                                        Chas. W. Bleecker 
                                                                       
Stephen B. Colgate 
                                                                       
Benjamin F. Stone 
                                                                       
Elisha G. Merrill

State of New York City and County of New York               On this Sixth day of April A.D. 1868, before me personally came Charles W. Bleecker, Stephen B. Colgate, Benjamin F. Stone and Elisha G. Merrill known to me to be the individuals described in and who executed the foregoing instrument who signed the same in my presence and severally acknowledged to me that they executed the same.

                                                                        Charles Nettleton  Notary Public in & for 
                                                                       
the City & County of New York & 
                                                                       
State of New York

State of New York City and County of New York               I Charles E. Loew clerk of the City and County of New York and also clerk of the Supreme Court for the said City and County the same being a court of record do hereby certify that Charles Nettleton whose name is subscribed to the certificate of the proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument and therein written was at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgment a Notary Public in and for the City and County of New York dwelling in the said City commissioned and sworn and duly authorized to take the same, and further that I am well acquainted with the hand writing of such Notary and verily believe that the signature to the said certificate of proof or acknowledgment is genuine  In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said Court and County the 9th day of April 1868.

U.S.I.R. Stamp of 5 cents attch. & cancelled                         Chas. E. Loew  Clerk

Record  April 11, 1868  h 8 A.M.  


The People of the state of New York to all whom these presents shall come Greeting—Know ye that we pursuant to the act entitled an act to suppress intemperance and to regulate the sale of intoxicating Liquers passed April 16, 1857 did meet at the Court house in the village of Catskill in and for the County of Greene being the place where the County Courts in and for said County are required to be held on the 12th day of May 1868 in pursuance of the said act for the purpose of filling the vacancy occasioned by the expiration of the term of office of S. Hamilton Nichols as Commissioner of Excise in & for the County of Greene and have nominated and appointed and by these presents do nominate constitute and appoint S. Hamilton Nichols to have and to hold the said office of Excise Commissioner until the first day of Jany 1873

In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands at the Court house in Catskill Greene Co. N.Y. this 12th day of May 1868.

Recorded May 12, 1868                                           John Olney, County Judge 
                                                                                   
Abner Berry  }  Justices 
                                                                                   
John S. Ives   }  of Sessions  


State of New york.     We Hiram Van Steenburgh of the town of Catskill Greene County N.y. Joseph Kingsland Jr. of the town of Franklin Essex Co. New Jersey and Laban Clark Stuart of Brooklyn Kings County New york all being residents of the United States do hereby Certify that we desire to and hereby do form a Company pursuant to an Act to authorize the formation of Corporations for Manufacturing mining mechanical or chemical purposes Passed February Seventeenth one thousand eight hundred and forty eight and of the several acts extending and amending the said act and Supplementary thereto and especially pursuant to Chapter 301 of the Laws of the State of New york passed in the year 1855 authorizing three or more persons to organize themselves into a Corporation for the purpose of collecting storing and preserving Ice or preparing it for sale of transporting it to the City of New york or elsewhere and of vending the same without confining the operation of such Corporation to the County in which their certificate shall be filed              And we do further Certify,

First                 that the Corporate name of this Company id Yantacaw Ice Company  

Second            The object for which this Company is formed is the cutting of Ice into blocks, storing and packing the same in houses and boats preparing the same 
                         for use transporting and vending the same in the Markets upon the shores of the Hudson River the Western shore of the Atlantic Ocean and the
                         tributaries thereto

Third               the amount of the Capital Stock of this Company is One Hundred thousand dollars.

Fourth             the number of shares of which the said Stock is to consist is one thousand being shares of one hundred dollars each

Fifth                the term of the Existance of this Company is five years.

Sixth                The number of Trustees of this Company is three and the number of Trustees who shall manage the concerns of this Company for the first year and
                         until others shall be elected is three and the names of such Trustees for the first year are Hiram Van Steenburgh, Joseph Kingsland Jr., Laban Clarke
                         Stuart.

Seventh           The operations of this Company are to be carried on in the town of Catskill and elsewhere on the banks of the Hudson River and the shores of the
                         Atlantic Ocean and its tributaries and the principal part of the business of the company is to be transacted in the town of Catskill in the County of
                         Greene and State of New york.

                        The above persons each become subscribers for the following number of the shares of the Capital Stock of this Company.

Hiram Van Steenburgh                       Shares  
Laban Clarke Stuart  
Joseph Kingsland Jnr

                          In Witness Whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals on the 16th day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred sixty eight.

                                                                        H. Van Steenburgh 
                                                                       
Joseph Kingsland Jnr.  
                        
                                                Laban Clark Stuart

State of New york

City & County of New yorkth day of November 1868 before me personally came Hiram Van Steenburgh Joseph Kingsland Jr. and Laban Clark Stuart to me personally known to be the individuals described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and who severally acknowledged to me that they executed the same.

                                                                        John Murphy   Notary Public 
                                                                                               
N y City & Co

State of New york

City and County of New york                        I Charles E. Loew Clerk of the City and County of New york and also Clerk of the Supreme Court for the said City and County the same being a Court of Record do hereby Certify that John Murphy whose name is subscribed to the Certificate of the proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument and thereon written, was at the time of taking said proof or acknowledgment a Notary Public in and for the City and county of New york dwelling in the said City, commissioned and sworn and duly authorized to take the same.  And further that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of such Notary and verily believe that the signature to the said certificate of proof or acknowledgement is genuine 

        In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said Court and County the 28th day of Novr 1868

(U.S. Int. Rev. Stamp of 5 cents)  
(attached & cancelled                )                    Chas. E. Loew  Clerk  
Recorded November 30th 1868  2 h P.M.  


State of New york

Greene County Clerks Office             I Horatio L. Day Clerk of said County do hereby appoint Samuel B. DuBois of Catskill Greene County NY Deputy Clerk of said County to have and to hold said office during my pleasure.

            In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st day of November 1868.                                               Horatio L. Day  Clerk

Recorded November 21st 1868  h 3 P.M.  


State of New york

Greene County Clerks Office             I Horatio L. Day Clerk of said County do hereby appoint Francis C. Prout of Cairo Greene county N.Y. Deputy Clerk of said County to have and to hold said office during my pleasure

            In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 15th day of September 1869                                               Horatio L. Day  Clerk

Recorded September 15th  h 2 P.M.  


To all whom it may Concern—Know ye, That Walter B. Chase, Private of Captain W. Allen Pennoyer’s Company (B) 102nd Regiment of N.G.S.N.Y. Volunteers, who was enrolled on the Twenty sixth day of August one thousand and eight hundred and sixty four to serve 100days, is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States this Thirteenth day of November 1864 at New York City, by reason of Expiration of Service  (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist).  Said Walter B. Chase was born in Jewett in the State of New York, is twenty one years of age, five feet eight inches high, light complexion, brown eyes, light hair:  And by occupation when enrolled a Medical Student       Given at New York City this Thirteenth day of November 1864.

(A.G.O. No. 99)                                              Henry A. Ellis  
W. Allen Pennoyer                                          Capt 17th U.S. Infy  
Capt. Comdg Co.                                                        M.O.  
Paid in full by Geo. Browne 

           
New York  Nov 29th 1864 
           
Paymaster U.S.A.

Oath of Identity

Walter B. Chase of the Town of Windham County of Greene in the State of New York, on this 11th day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty 9, personally appeared before me, the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned, Walter B. Chase who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Walter B. Chase who was a Private in the Company Commanded by Captain W. Allen Pennoyer in the regiment 102nd Reg. N.Y.N.G. Commanded by Col. Wiltsie that was enrolled on the 26th day of August 1864 for the term of One Hundred Days, and was discharged at New York City on the 19th day of November by reason of expiration of term of service.                                               Walter B. Chase

Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day and year above mentioned

                                                                        A. Cobb   Justice of the Peace

I certify that A. Cobb before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 12th day of June in the year 1869 at Catskill in the State of New York.

Recorded June 12th 1869  h 8 A.M.            Horatio L. Day  Clerk of the County of Greene


We, J. R. Baldwin, Chairman, and Philip Burlingham Secretary of the Meeting hereinafter described, hereby certify that a meeting of the persons desirous to form an association for the purpose of procuring and holding lands to be used exclusively for a Cemetery or place for the burial of the dead in the Town of New Baltimore as below mentioned, was held on the 26th day of June 1869 at 7 ½ oclock in the afternoon, at the house of John Colvin in the Village of New Baltimore, County of Greene  (Which time and place had previously been agreed upon and designated for the purpose by the said persons, to form such association, or a majority of them).

            That at such meeting by a vote of a majority of the persons present, the said J. R. Baldwin was appointed Chairman and the said Philip Burlingham was appointed Secretary.  That the following are the names of the persons who attended such meeting.

J. R. Baldwin

Benj. B. Hotaling

L. P. Goldsmith

John Colvin

Geo. W. Van Slyke

John Vanderpool

Philip Burlingham

 

            That it was resolved and determined by a majority the said persons present at said meeting, that the Corporate name by which such Association shall be called and known shall be  “Chestnut Lawn”.

            That it was also resolved and determined that the number of Trustees to manage the Concerns of the Association shall be (6) Six.  That the following named persons were at said Meeting, duly elected by ballot as trustees of such Association as aforesaid, to wit:

B. B. Hotaling

J. R. Baldwin

L. P. Goldsmith

Ephraim T. Van Slyke

John Colvin

A. V. S. Vanderpool

            That immediately after said election the said Chairman and Secretary divided said Trustees into three classes.  Those in the first class who are to hold their office one year are John Colvin & A.V. S. VanDerpool.  Those in the second class who are to hold their office two years are L. P. Goldsmith and Ephraim T. Van Slyke.  And those in the third class who are to hold their office three years are B. B. Hotaling and J. R. Baldwin

            The first Monday of June was fixed on by a majority of the persons present at said meeting for the annual election of Trustees in each year.

In Witness Whereof, We

J. R. Baldwin

B. B. Hotaling

L. P. Goldsmith

John Colvin

A. V. S. Vanderpool

Ephraim T. Van Slyke

have hereby set our names this 26th day of June 1869.

In presence of Geo. W. Van Slyke  

State of New York

County of Greene                   On this 28th day of June 1869, before me a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, appeared J. R. Baldwin, Chairman and Philip Burlingham, Secretary above named, to me known to be the same persons described in and who executed the foregoing Certificate and acknowledged the execution thereof

U.S.I. Revenue Stamp of 5 cents attached and canceled

                                                                        Lewis Crandell  Justice of the Peace

Recorded June 29th 1869  h 10 A.M.  


U. S. Internal Revenue Stamp of 5 cts attchd & canceled

State of New York, County of Greene          We the undersigned Citizens of the State of New York do hereby certify that we have associated together as a manufacturing Corporation and do hereby make and subscribe the following certificate of Incorporation under and in pursuance of Chapter 40 of the Session laws of the State of New York for the year 1848 and the several acts amendatory thereof.

Article 1—The name of this Company shall be called the Mountain Creamery association

Article 2—This Company is formed for the purpose of carrying on and conducting the  manufacture of milk into butter cheese and other marketable products.

Article 3—The Capital Stock of this Company is three thousand dollars and is divided into one hundred and twenty shares of twenty five dollars each

Article 4—This Company shall continue in existance for the term of twenty five years from the date hereof.

Article 5—The number of Trustees of said Company is five and the following are the  names of the Trustees who shall manage its concerns for the first year to wit:  |                 Horatio S. Lockwood, Beri Johnson, Albert H. Merwin, Frederick Beach, John Burtis.

Article 6—The manufacturing operations of said Company are to be carried on in the town of Hunter County of Greene and State of New York.

In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 26th day of February one thousand eight hundred and seventy.

                                                                        Horatio S. Lockwood 
                                                                       
Frederick Beach 
                                                                       
Beri Johnson 
                                                                       
John Burtis 
                                                                       
Horace W. Ingraham 
                                                                       
Albert H. Merwin 
                                                                       
H. S. Ingalls

State of New York  Greene County                           On this 26th day of February one thousand eight hundred and seventy before me the subscriber appeared Horatio S. Lockwood, Frederick Beach, Beri Johnson, Albert H. Merwin, John Burtis, Horace W. Ingraham and Hezekiah S. Ingalls to me known to be the persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and severally acknowledged the execution thereof.

Recorded March 2, 1870  h 9 A.M.                            R. S. Hadden  Justice of the Peace  


 

State of New York  County of

Greene  Village of Athens                  We Herman F. Dernell David Jackson & enos r. Edmonds being a majority of the Trustees of the Village of Athens in the county of Greene, and as such duly authorized to preside at Elections for Village officers in said Village do hereby make return Certify and declare, That on the 8th day of June 1870 a resolution was adopted by the board of Trustees of said Village and duly recorded of which the following is a copy.  “RESOLVED That the Village of Athens be incorporated under the act of the Legislature of the state of New York entiltled an act for the incorporation of Villages passed April 20th 1870 and that the question of such incorporation be submitted to the qualified electors of said Village a a special election to be held for that purpose at the House of Joseph Robbins in said Village on the 28th day of June 1870, at 10 Oclock in the forenoon

            Henry Stranahan Jr.                                        Herman F. Dernell  
                        
            Clerk                                                               President

Notice is also given that a special Election will be held in and for the village of Athens at the house of Joseph Robbins on the 28th day of June 1870 (polls to open at 10 Oclock A.M. and close at 4 Oclock P.M.) for the purpose of enabling all persons qualified to vote at an Election in said Village to vote (by Ballot “Yes” or “No) on the resolution above set forth as to whether the Village of Athens shall be and become incorporated under the act above referred to.   Dated Athens N.Y. June 15th 1870.     

                                                                        Herman F. Dernell      } 
                                                                       
Enos R. Edmonds       }  Trustees 
                                                                       
Clark Porter                 } 
                                                                       
David Jackson             }  

That a notice of Election was duly given of which the foregoing is a Copy with proof of posting to wit

Greene County                        Henry Stranahan Jr. of Athens in said County being duly sworn says that on the 15th day of June 1870 he fastened up and conspicuously posted a true copy of the above Notice of Election at eight of the most public places of the Village of Athens                                                                     Henry Stranahan Jr.

Subscribed and Sworn to this 28th day of June 1870 before me

Alonzo Greene  Notary Public  

That at the time and place mentioned in said Notice we assembled and organized as a board of Inspectors of Election and made due proclamation thereof and of the opening and closing of the polls and continued said polls open without interruption from ten Oclock in the forenoon until four Oclock in the afternoon of said 28th day of June 1870 That the whole number of votes cast by the qualified Electors of said Village on the resolution above set forth was one Hundred and One  That the number of ballots having written thereon the word “No” was Eighteen and the number of ballots having written thereon the work “Yes” was Eighty three being a majority of all the votes cast which result was specifically declared forthwith and public proclamation thereof by us made  In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands this Twenty Eighth (28th) day of June one thousand eight hundred and Seventy (1870)

                                                            H. F. Dernell               } 
                                                           
David Jackson             }  Trustees presiding as 
                                                           
E. R. Edmonds           }  Inspectors of Election  

Greene County                        Herman F. Dernell Enos R. Edmonds and David Jackson being duly sworn each for himself doth depose and say that the foregoing statement return and Certificate to which he has subscribed his name and the facts therein stated are true of his own Knowledge                          H. F. Dernell

Sworn to before me this                                  David Jackson  
28th day of June 1870                                     E. R. Edmonds

            Alonzo Greene  Notary Public

Recorded July 7th 1870  h 5.30 P.M.


At a special term of the County Court of Greene County held at the Court House in Catskill on the 22nd day of January 1870.  Present A. Melville Osborn County Judge in the matter of the application of Edgar Russell for the Office Crier of the Circuit Court of Oyer and Terminer, County Court & Court of Sessions.  After due deliberation of & concerning the above application I do hereby appoint Edgar Russell to the office of Crier of the above named Court to hold said office during my pleasure

Recorded January 22nd 1870                                       A. M. Osborn  County Judge


State of New York

Greene County Clerks office              I Horatio L. Day Clerk of said County do hereby appoint Charles P. Nichols of Catskill Greene County N.Y. Deputy Clerk of said County to have and to hold said office during my pleasure.   In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 17th day of May 1870

Recorded May 17th 1870                                            Horatio L. Day  Clerk


To All whom it may Concern Know Ye that Joseph Lounsberry a private of Captain W. W. Beckwith Company E 20th Regiment of NYS Militia or 80 NY State Volunteers who was enrolled on the twenty fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and sixty five to serve three years or during the war, is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this twenty ninth day of January 1866 at Portsmouth Va. by reason of G.O. No. 2 Hd Qrs Dept of Virginia—(No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist)  Said Joseph H. Lounsberry was born in (blank) in the State of New York is seventeen years of age Five feet three & a half inches high fair complexion Blue Eyes Brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a Farmer.  Given at Portsmouth this Twenty Ninth day of January 1866.

            Samuel Norfolk                                                           W. Harper 
           
2nd Lieut commanding                                                            Lt. and ACM 
           
Co. E  20 NYS Militia                                                Mustering officer

Oath of Identity

Joseph H. Lounsberry of the town of Greenville county of Greene in the state of New York  On this 10th day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned Joseph h. Lounsberry who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Joseph H. Lounsberry who was a private in the company commanded by Captain W. W. Beckwith in the regiment 80 commanded by J. Hardenburgh that he enlisted on the 25th day of March 1865 for the term of three years and was discharged at Hart Island on the 5th day of February 1865.

Sworn & Subscribed to before                                               Joseph H. Lounsberry  
me the day and year above written 
           
Rodman Dodge  Justice of the Peace

I Certify that Rodman Dodge before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 10th day of August in the year 1870 at Catskill in the State of New York.

Recorded August 10th 1870  h 1 P.M.                     Horatio L. Day  Clerk of the county of Greene


We the undersigned the Chairman and Secretary of the meeting and election hereinafter mentioned do hereby Certify that a meeting held at the Colleburgh Chapel in the town of Athens on the 15th day of September 1870 at 2 Oclock P.M. the following persons were present for the purpose of forming an association for the purpose of procuring and holding lands to be used exclusively for a cemetery or place for the burial of the dead viz John H. Lampman  Thomas Kennedy  Ambrose Clough  Levi Kipp  Wm. Thorne  John Gay  Henry Wolfe  Ephraim Vosburgh  John H. Weist  Wm. Perry  Francis Van Hoesen  Tremain Van Valkenburgh  Wm. Cues  Wm. T. Hallenbeck  that the undersigned Thomas Kennedy was duly elected Chairman of such meeting and the undersigned William Cues was duly elected Secretary.

            That by resolution duly offered and unanimously adopted the persons above mentioned organized themselves into an association for the purposes above mentioned and adopted as the corporate name of the Association that of “the Colleburgh Cemetery Association” that the number of trustees fixed on to manage the concerns of the said Association at the said meeting was seven and that the names of the trustees chosen at the Meeting and their classification is as follows to wit.

Class First  to hold their office for one year.

            John H. Lampman, Wm. Cues, Wm. Thorn

Class Second  to hold their office for two years

            Ambrose Clough, Wm. Perry

Class third to hold their office for three years.

            Henry Wolfe, Francis Van Hoesen

            that the day fixed on for the annual election of trustees is the 15th day of September at 2 Oclock P.M. at the said Chapel in each and every year.

In Witness Whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this seventeenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy

In presence of                                                             Thomas (his mark) Kennedy

            Geo. R. Olney                                                 Wm. Cues  

State of New york

County of Greene                   On this seventeenth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy before me personally appeared Thomas Kennedy and Willis Cues to me personally known to be the same persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and severally acknowledged that they executed the same

Recorded September 17th 1870  h 2 P.M.                   Geo. R. Olney  Notary public


U.S. Internal Revenue Stamp
of 5 cents attached & cancelled

            We the undersigned in order to form a Corporation for the purposes herein specified, do make sign acknowledge and file this Certificate pursuant to Chapter 40 of the Laws of 1848 of the State of New York entitled an Act to authorize the formation of Companies for manufacturing mining mechanical or chemical purposes Passed February 17th 1848 and the laws of said State amending the same

First                 The Corporate name of this Company is the Catskill Stone Company.

Second            This Company is formed for the specific object of carrying on the business of mining and quarrying stone for building and other purposes and the  
                        
transaction of all business necessarily connected therewith.

Third               The amount of Capital Stock of this Company is five thousand dollars and is divided into two hundred shares of twenty five dollars each

Fourth             the term of the existence of this company shall be fifty years from the date of this Certificate.

Fifth                The number of the Trustees of this Company is Six and the names of the Trustees who shall manage the affairs of this Company for the first year are 
                         Samuel Dewey, Elijah P. Bushnell, J. Atwater Cooke, John Hardwick, Hiram Van Steenburgh, and Jacob H. Meech all of whom reside in the town of
                         Catskill.

Sixth                This Company is formed for the purpose of carrying on the principal part  of the business of said Company in the town of Athens in said County of    
                        
Greene and State of New York, and the remaining part of the business and operations of said Company is to be carried on and transacted in the
                         town of Catskill County and State aforesaid

Seventh           no person shall hereafter be elected or appointed to the office of Trustee of this Company unless he shall at the time of such election or appointment 
                         be the owner in his own right and in good faith of at least twenty shares of the capital stock of this Company and no sale shall be made by the trustees 
                         of this Company nor any lease of any real estate which said Company shall own or lease, nor of any interest or share in such real estate without the 
                         written consent of the Stockholders of this Company owning two thirds in amount of its Capital Stock.

            The undersigned hereby respectively each for himself agrees to the organization of this Company for the purpose and upon the terms and conditions expressed in the foregoing Certificate and we respectively agree to take and we do hereby take the number of shares in the Capital Stock of the Company set by us opposite our respective signatures

            In Witness Whereof we have hereunto signed our respective names and specified the number of shares in the Capital Stock of this Company.

Dated this 18th day of October 1870

NAME

NUMBER OF SHARES

Saml. Dewey

Forty (40) Shares

E. P. Bushnell

Forty (40) Shares

J. A. Cooke

Twenty (20) Shares

H. Van Steenburgh

Forty (40) Shares

Jacob H. Meech

Forty (40) Shares

John Hardwick

Twenty (20) Shares

State of New york

Greene County                        On this 18th day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy before  me the subscriber, appeared Samuel Dewey, Elijah P. Bushnell, J. Atwater Cooke, John Hardwick, Hiram Van Steenburgh and Jacob H. Meech to me personally known to be the same persons described in and who executed the within instrument and acknowledged that they executed the same

Recorded November 11th 1870  h 1 P.M.      Hiram D. Ingersoll  Notary Public Greene Co


We the undersigned County Judge of Greene county and Justices of Sessions of the said County of Greene hereby appoint Samuel Dewey of the town of Catskill in the said County of Greene a Commissioner of Excise of said County to fill the vacancy occasioned by the expiration of Office of the said Samuel Dewey

Catskill  Novr 11th 1870                      A. M. Osborn  County Judge of Greene County

Recorded December 31st 1870  h 1 P.M.        David S. Merwin  Justice of Sessions


Know all Men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Daniel P. Bennett of Cairo in said County under Sheriff and Jailer in and for said County     In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of January 1871.                              B. F. Barkley  Sheriff

Greene County

                        On this 2nd day of January 1871 before me appeared Benjamin F. Barkley to me personally known to be the same person described in and executed the within appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded January 2nd 1871  h 11 A.M.          A. C. Griswold  Notary Public


State of New york

Greene county Clerks office               I, Horatio L. Day  Clerk of said County do hereby appoint Charles P. Nichols of Athens Greene County N.y. Deputy Clerk of said County to have and to hold said office during my pleasure.

      In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of January 1871

Recorded January 3rd 1871  h 1 P.M.             Horatio L. Day  Clerk


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of Greene County do hereby appoint Stephen Post of Coxsackie Deputy Sheriff in and for said County

  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of January 1871

                                                                        B. F. Barkley  Sheriff

Greene County                        On this 2nd day of January 1871, personally came before me Benjamin F. Barkley Sheriff of the County of Greene to me known to be the person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same                                      A. C. Griswold  Notary Public

Recorded January 4th 1871  h 1 P.M.


            At a Special Term of the County Court of Greene County held at the Court House in Catskill  January 6th 1870 (sic)

            Present                        Hon M. B  Mattice      County Judge

In the matter of the application of Edgar Russell for the office of Crier of the Circuit Court, Court of Oyer & Terminer, County Court & Court of Sessions

            after due deliberation of and concerning the above application I do hereby appoint Edgar Russell of Catskill to the office of Crier of the above named Courts to hold said office during my pleasure                            M. B. Mattice  County Judge

Recorded January 6th 1871  h 1 P.M.  


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Benjamin F. Barkley  Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Jay Gibbons of Greenville in said County Deputy Sheriff in and for said County.  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of January 1871.                       B. F. Barkley  Sheriff

Greene County                        On this 3rd day of January 1871 appeared before me Benjamin F. Barkley to me personally known to be the person described in and who executed the foregoing appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded January 14th  h 1 P.M.                    A. C. Griswold  Notary Public


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the county of Greene and State of New york do hereby appoint Jefferson Mead of the town of Windham in said County Deputy Sheriff in and for said County  In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of January 1871

In presence of C. C. Peck                                           B. F. Barkley  Sheriff

Greene County                        On this 24th day of January 1871 personally came before me Benj F. Barkley to me known to be the person who executed the above instrument and acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded January 25th 1871  h 3 P.M.                       Cicero C. Peck  Notary Public


I Benjamin F. Barkley  Sheriff of the County of Greene State of New york do hereby appoint Thomas Ford Jr. of the town of Hunter in said County Deputy Sheriff

                                                            B. F. Barkley  Sheriff of Greene County

Greene County                        On this 27th day of January 1871 before me personally appeared Benjamin F. Barkley to me known to be the person who executed the foregoing appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded January 30th 1871  h 11 A. M.        H. A. Townes  Justice of the Peace


U.S. Internal Revenue Stamp of 25 cents attached & cancelled

            State of New york

            County of Greene                   We, S. Sherwood Day President of the Catskill Mountain House Company and Charles L. Beach and Frederick Hill being a majority of the trustees of said Company do hereby Certify that the amount of the Capital Stock of the Catskill Mountain House Company is twenty five thousand dollars divided into five hundred shares of fifty dollars each and which sum of twenty five thousand dollars is the amount fixed and limited by the Certificate of incorporation of the Company duly filed with d=the Secretary of State of New york and with the Clerk of the County of Greene.  And these deponents further Certify that whole amount of said Capital Stock of twenty five thousand dollars has been paid in money in full to Charles L. Beach  Secretary of said Company on the thirteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy one.                                                                S. S. Day

Witness                                                           Charles L. Beach 
           
Hiland Hill                                          Frederick Hill

County of Greene                   I certify that the within named persons whom I know appeared before me this 22nd day of March 1871 and severally swore that the within certificate was true                                     Hiland Hill            Notary Public

Recorded April 8th 1871  h 10 A.M.


To All Whom it may concern know ye that Ira S. Reynolds a Private of Captain Lemuel Jeffries Company (C) 20th Regiment of the Veteran Reserve Corps, who was enrolled in Captain (blank) Company (K) 120th Regiment of New york State Volunteers on the 13th day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war, and was transferred to the veteran Reserve Corps by General Orders No. 25 AGO Aug. 10th 1864 is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this 10th day of July 1865 at Frederick City Md by reason of G.O. No. 116 AGO dated June 17th 1865  (No objection to his being reenlisted in the 1st Battalion Veteran Reserve Corps is known to exist  Said Ira S. Reynolds was born in Windham in the State of New york is 18 years of age 5 feet 7 inches high fair complection blue eyes sandy hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer.          Given at Frederick City Md. this tenth day of July 1865

(A.G.O. No. 99 first)                                      Lewis Deitz  Capt 5 Arty N.Y. Vols.  
Chauncey Field  2nd Lt 20th ??                                    ACM mil Dist Harpers Ferry Va  
Regt V.R.C. Comdg Co. C  
Transportation furnished to Baltimore Md at a Cost of $2.25 Frederick MD  
July 10, 65                                                       Geo. A. Flagg  AQM 
                                                                       
John B. Teppuy  Clk

Baltimore July 11th 1865  Paid to date of discharge including seventy five dollars Bounty

                                                                        E. N. O. Hooper  Paymr U.S.A.

Paid Bounty $100. act July 28/66  Jany 29/68  T. H. Gardner  PM  U.S.A.

Oath of Identity

Ira S. Reynolds of the town of Windham in the County of Greene in the State of New york on this 7th day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy one personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Ira S. Reynolds who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain Lemuel Jeffries in the Regiment commanded by Col. Sharp that he enlisted on the 13th day of August for the term of three years and was discharged at Frederick City on the 10th day of July 1865 by reason of G. O. 116.              Ira S. Reynolds

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written.

                                                                        E. T. Peck  Justice of the Peace

I Certify that E. T. Peck before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.   In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by official seal this 12th day of July in the year 1871 at Catskill in the State of New york

                                                                        Horatio L. Day

Recorded July 12th 1871  h 2 P.M.                             Clerk of the County of Greene


 U.S. Internal Revenue Stamp of 25 cents attached & cancelled

            We the undersigned pursuant to an Act of the Legislature of the State of New york entitled “An act to authorize the formation of Corporations for Manufacturing mining mechanical or chemical purposes” passed February 17th 1848, and the several acts amendatory thereof, do hereby associate ourselves together as a body corporate or company to be known and called by the name of the Coxsackie Metallic Heel Company with a Capital Stock of nine thousand dollars too be divided into or to consist of eighteen shares for the purpose or object of manufacturing casting working and vending Metallic Heels.

The Said Corporation or company to exist for and during the full end and term of five years from the date of the filing of this Certificate.

That the number of Trustees of the said Company is five and that the following are the names of the trustees who will manage its concerns for the first year to Wit, Sidney A. Dwight, Wheeler Powell, Isaac Mygatt, Austin S. Mann, John Hewitt.  And we do further Certify that the operations of the said Company are to be carried on at the town of Coxsackie in the County of Greene in the State of New york

Dated at Coxsackie Greene County N.Y. this twenty first day of July A.D. 1871

3 three

Shares

Sidney A. Dwight

3 three

Shares

Wheeler Powell

3 three

Shares

Isaac Mygatt

4 ½ four & a half

Shares

John Hewett

4 ½ four & a half

Shares

A. S. Mann

State of New york

Greene County                        On this 21st day of July 1871 before me personally came Sidney A. Dwight, Wheeler Powell, Isaac Mygatt, John Hewett and A. S. Mann to me known to be the persons mentioned in the foregoing Certificate and who severally acknowledged that they executed the same               S. W. Valentine

Recorded July 22nd 1871  h 8 A.M.                            Notary Public Greene Co. N.Y.


To all Whom it may Concern know ye that Benjamin W. Dutcher a Private of Captain Baldwins Company R 20th Regiment of N.Y.S. Malitia who was enrolled on the 10th day of September one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve three years is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this (blank) day of (blank) 186(blank) at Newark N.J. by reason of a Surgeons Certificate of Disability  Said Benjamin W. Dutcher was born in Dutches County in the State of New york is 38 years of age 5 feet 9 inches high dark complexion blue eyes dark hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer.

Given at New york this 30th day of December 1862

Transportation furnished to Catskill                           Harvey Brown  
Cost $2.20  N york Jany 12th 1863                                         Brig Gen ac 
           
Thos. J. Barr 
                       
Capt gr mr

Paid in full clothing act not Settled  Rinsee  Pay Master agt. Bounty $100.00

P M G O 4th Oct 65

Paid in full by Mag. Geo. Bely  Paymaster  U.S.A. May 19th 1866

Oath of Identity          Benj W. Dutcher

Town of Durham  
County of Greene                   On this 28th day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy three personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned Benjamin W. Dutcher who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Benjamin W. Dutcher [nolosist?] who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain Ambrose Baldwin in the Regiment commanded by Col. G. W. Pratt that he enlisted on the 10th day of September for the term of three years and was discharged at Newark N.J. on the 30th day of December 1862 by reason of a Surgeons certificate of Disability

                                                                        Benjamin W. Dutcher

Sworn and Subscribed before me the day and year above written

                                                            A. J. Utter  Justice of the Peace

I Certify that A. J. Utter before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.   In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this first day of May in the year 1873 at Catskill in the State of New york

Recorded May 1st 1873  h 8 A.M.              Horatio L. Day  Clerk of the County of Greene


State of New York

Greene County Clerks Office             I, Horatio L. Day, Clerk of said County do hereby appoint, William H. Conyes, of Coxsackie, Greene county, N. Y., Deputy Clerk of said County, to have and to hold said office during my pleasure.

            In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of October 1871.                                                               Horatio L. Day, Clerk

Recorded October 19th 1871  


State of New York

County of Greene                   We the undersigned Chairman and Secretary, of the meeting hereinafter mentioned, do hereby certify, that a meeting was held at the District School House, in the Village of Jefferson, in the Town of Catskill, aforesaid, on the 2nd day of March A.D. 1872, to form an association for the purpose of procuring and holding lands to be used exclusively for a cemetery, or place for the burial of the dead, Consisting of the following persons, inhabitants of the said village of Jefferson, that is to say; Geo. S. Stevens, Wm. Salisbury, Jr, Luke Van Vecten, Jacob B. Goetchous, john M. Brooks, W. E. Peters, Joseph Comfort, Wm. Banks, A. N. Castle, Oscar Edwards, Milton Palmer, That said meeting elected the undersigned Thomas Jackson, Chairman thereof, and the undersigned S. G. Austin, Secretary thereof, That a majority of said meeting & by a vote of said meeting, resolved, that the Corporate name of the said association shall be “The Jefferson Rural Cemetery Association, That the number of trustees fixed & resolved on, by the said meeting to manage the concerns of the said association is nine, and that the following are the names of the said trustees chosen at said meeting, Conrad Stevens, Frank Salisbury, W. W. Palmatier, S. W. Simmons, T. Jackson, John F. Wolf, E. L. Demorest, Luke Keirsted, Wm. S. Kenyon, That the undersigned immediately after such election of said trustees, divided & classed them by lot, into three classes.  And that said trustees were classed & divided as follows, Class No. 1, F. Salisbury, Thomas Jackson, Wm. S. Kenyon, Class No. 2, W. W. Palmatier, Saml. W. Simmons, Luke Kiersted, Class No. 3, C. Stevens, John F. Wolf, E. L. Demorest, That the time fixed upon for the annual election of trustees, by said meeting is the last Wednesday of March in each & every year hereafter, In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names this 27 day of March A.D. 1872                                            Thomas Jackson, Chairman

                                                                        S. G. Austin, Sec.  
State of New York

County of Greene                   On this twenty eighth day of March A.D. 1872, personally came before me, Thomas Jackson and S. G. Austin, to me well known to be the individuals who executed the foregoing instrument, and they severally acknowledged that they executed the same for the uses & purposes stated in said instrument.

                                                                        Geo. N. Olney

Recorded March 28th 1872  h. 2 P.M.                                    Notary Public


State of New York

Greene County Clerks Office             I, Horatio L. Day, Clerk of said County, do hereby appoint, George E. Elmendorf, of Cairo, Greene County, N. Y., Deputy Clerk, of said County, to have and to hold said Office during my pleasure.

          In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 15th day August 1872

Recorded August 15th 1872                                        Horatio L. Day, County Clerk


Ashland Cemetery Association of Ashland, Greene County, New York, Certificate of Incorporation, We the undersigned the Chairman and Secretary of the Public meeting at the Episcopal Church “Trinity Church”, in Ashland, Greene county, State of New York, held (after notice given in the adjacent places of worship, and in the “Windham Journal”) on Tuesday the 7th day of May 1872, at 1 P.M., for the purpose of enlarging and improving the “Old Burial Ground” and for procuring and holding lands to be used exclusively for a Cemetery, or place  for the burial of the dead.  Do hereby certify, that the following named Associates attended such meeting, viz;  Col. D. B. Strong, Albert Tuttle, Albert Steele, Darius B. Prout, Daniel B. Tuttle, Edgar Smith, Austin S. Munson, Newell C. Snow, George Lent, William Nickels, Isaac Spencer, Austin Smith, and the Rev. E. Augustus Edgerton, and thereupon formed an Association for such purpose, to be known as “The Ashland Cemetery Association of Ashland, Greene County, New York, the number of trustees fixed on being nine, by ballot, as follows, Col. D. B. Strong, Albert Steele, Edgar Smith, for one year, Darius B. Prout, Alphonso D. Cobb, Austin S. Munson, for two years, Oscar B. Hitchcock, Burton G. Morss, Albert N. Tuttle, for three years.  It was also determined that the future annual elections of three trustees, shall be held on the first Tuesday in May, at 1 P.M., at Trinity Church, the Episcopal Church in Ashland, At a subsequent meeting of the Trustees on the same day and at the same place, the following persons were unanimously appointed officers of the Ashland Cemetery Association, viz; Albert Tuttle President, Col. D. B. Strong, Vice President, Albert Steele, Treasurer, and the Rev. E. Augustus Edgerton Secretary,  In witness whereof, we have signed this Certificate.                         Rev. E. Augustus Edgerton

Austin Smith, Secretary                                              Chairman  

State of New York

Greene County                        on this 9th day of May A.D. 1872, before me Abner Berry, a Notary public, at Ashland, in and for the County of Greene, State of New York, personally appeared the Rev. E. Augustus Edgerton, Chairman, and Mr. Austin Smith Secretary, of the public meeting, whereat was formed the Ashland Cemetery Association, to me known to be the persons named in the foregoing certificate, and thereupon acknowledged that they signed the said Certificate for the uses and purposes therein set forth.                                                             Abner Berry

Recorded September 27th 1872  h. 8 A.M.                 Notary Public


State of New York

Greene County Clerk’s Office                        I, Horatio L. Day, Clerk of said County, do hereby appoint John H. Palen of Cairo, Greene County, N.Y., Deputy Clerk of said County, to have and to hold said office during my pleasure.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of October 1872.

Recorded October 26th 1872.                         Horatio L. Day, Clerk



 U.S. Internal Revenue Stamp of 5 Cents Attached & Cancelled

            Articles of Association of the Durham Creamery, made on the 28th day of Feby 1870.  Know all Men by these presents, that we, Edward Johnson, Liberty P. More, Grovenor Stannard, Nelson Van Wagoner, F. Asbury Strong, Lyman A. Hull and Horace B. Kirtland, who were elected trustees and others whose named are hereunto subscribed, of the Town of Durham, County of Greene & State of New York; do make and subscribe to the following articles of Association in compliance with an act of Legislature of the State of New York, whereby any three or more persons may form a co-partnership for the purpose of carrying on any kind of Manufacturing business, passed Feby 1st 1848.

Art. 1st             The name of this Association shall be The Durham Creamery Association.

Art 2nd             This Company is formed for the purpose of Manufacturing or converting milk into Butter and Cheese.

Art. 3rd             The Capital Stock of this Company shall be thirty five hundred Dollars.

Art. 4th             This stock shall be divided into seventy shares of fifty dollars each.

Art. 5th             This Company is intended to do business twenty five years, unless sooner closed up by a vote of two thirds of the stockholders.

Art. 6th             The number of Trustees shall be seven.

Art. 7th             The business of the above Company shall be transacted in the Town aforesaid, at the locality which shall be chosen by the association.

Art. 8th             The Officers of this Association shall consist of a President and six directors which shall constitute the Board of Trustees and they shall be 
                         
elected annually.

Art. 9th             No Stockholder shall be allowed to take or hold more than four shares in this Association.

Art. 10th           Ten per cent of the stock of this Association shall be paid within ten days after the date of the organization of this Association and forty per cent shall 
                          be paid on the first day of April next and the remaining fifty percent shall be paid on the first day of May next.  These payments to be made to the 
                          President of the Association.

Witness our hands and seals this 28th day of Feby. 1870.

Liberty P. More

John H. Race

J. M. Hallock

Nelson Van Wagoner

Lyman A. Hull

Samuel Van Wagoner

Edward Johnson

William H. Post

J. G. Borthwick

H. P. Lacy

H. B. Kirtland

Anson Gilbert

P. A. Smith

L. B. Gilbert

S. R. Johnson

J. B. Cowles

Dwight P. Hull

O. B. Field

Wm. Baldwin

Abijah Ransom

G. V. E. P. Stannard

E. N. Avery

F. A. Strong

Lewis Baldwin

Ralph Campbell

William F. Johnson

George H. Pratt

Hezekiah Baldwin

William H. Wright

C. A. Humphrey

 

Horace Strong

Greene County                        On this 14th day of March 1870, before me personally appeared L. P. More, Lyman A. Hull, E. Johnson, N. Van Wagoner, J. G. Borthwick, Horace B. Kirtland, P. A. Smith, S. R. Johnson, Dwight, P. Hull, William Baldwin, Grovernor Stannard, F. A. Strong, George Pratt, John H. Reed, Samuel Van Wagoner, William H. Post, L. B. Gilbert, j. B. Cowles, E. N. Avery, Lewis Baldwin, William F. Johnson, Hezekiah Baldwin, to me known, who severally acknowledged there, that they executed the foregoing instrument.

                                                                        Aaron Gifford, Justice of the Peace  

Greene Co.                  On the 14th day of March 1870, before me personally appeared, Lyman A. Hull, known to me, who being duly sworn says that he resides in the town of Durham, that he knows Ralph Campbell, Wm. H. Wright, H. P. Lacy, Anson Gilbert, A. B. Field, Abijah Ransom, C. A. Humphrey and Horace Strong, that he saw them sign their names to the foregoing instrument, and seal, and believe said witness, and acknowledged the execution thereof, and that he became a suitable witness thereto, also on said 14th day of March 1870, before me personally Liberty P. More, to me personally known, who being duly sworn says, that he resides in the town of Durham, that he knows James M. Hallock, that he saw him sign the foregoing instrument and seal, and believes the same, and acknowledged the execution thereof, and that he became a subscribing witness thereto.                                         Aaron Gifford

Recorded November 27th 1872  h. 9 A.M.                 Justice of the Peace  


State of New York

Greene County Clerk’s Office                        I, Horatio L. Day, Clerk of said County, do hereby appoint Granville R. Person, of Catskill, Greene County, N. Y., Deputy Clerk of said County, to have and to hold said office, during by pleasure.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this14th day of April 1873.

Recorded April 14th 1873.                              Horatio L. Day, Clerk  


State of New York

County of Greene                   We Herman C. Adams as the Chairman, and William Farmer as the secretary of the meeting of the proprietors of the lot of land, set off and enclosed as and for a private and family cemetery as hereinafter stated, and described do certify that on this twenty sixth day of May 1873 at a meeting of said proprietors was held at the Village of Coxsackie Greene County according & pursuant to a notice heretofore given & published at least once in each week for six weeks successively next previous to the time of such meeting in the Coxsackie News a newspaper printed in the County of Greene where said land is.  That there were present at such meeting Herman C. Adams, Peter C. Adams, Charles H Adams, William R. Adams, Francis Granger Adams, and Charles D. Adams.  That Herman C. Adams was duly chosen and acted as foreman of said meeting.  That William Farmer was duly chosen and acted a Secretary of said meeting.  That said meeting was held for the purpose of and said proprietors did then and there associate themselves together for the purpose of forming a Company to maintain and use the said lot of land hereinafter described as and for a family Cemetary under and pursuant to an act of the Legislature of the State of New York Entitled an Act for the incorporation of private and family cemetaries passed April 1st 1854 and the several acts extending and amending the same and do hereby organize and form such Company which said Company is to be known as the Adams Cemetary Company.  That at said meeting the following persons were duly elected as Trustees to manage the affairs of said Corporation for five years next ensueing to wit:  Herman C. Adams, Charles H. Adams and Francis Granger Adams.  The following is a description of said lot of land to wit; the land of the said, The Adams Cemetery Company, Beginning at the south-west corner thereof, at a point bearing from the north-east corner of the parsonage belonging to the first Reformed Church of Coxsackie North 14º 45’ East, and distant there from one chain and forty seven links, and running thence North 13º 40’ East one chain and fifty four links to the North-west corner of the lot; thence South 76º east one chain and eighty six links to a corner thence South 5º 10’ East 0º 65’ thence South 79º 5’ East one chain and twenty nine links; thence South 9º 30’ West two chains and eighty links to the Coxsackie and Greenville Turnpike Road; thence along said road North 85º 50’ West one and thirty seven links, (of which distance, thirty seven links are reserved for Road from turnpike to Barn in the rear of the Cemetery lot) thence North 10º 45’ East two chains and six links, thence North 76º West two chains and thirteen links to place of beginning, as by a map thereof hereto annexed will fully appear.             Herman C. Adams, Chairm.

                                                                                    William Farmer, Sec.  

State of New York

County of Greene                   On this 23 day of June before me personally came Herman C. Adams and William Farmer to me known to be the individuals described in the foregoing certificate, and who executed the same the said Herman C. Adams as Chairman, and the said William Farmer as Secretary and acknowledged to me that they executed the same, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.

                                                                        Sidney A. Dwight

Recorded June 24, 1873                                             Notary Public  Greene Co. N.Y.  


At a Meeting of the Citizens of the Town of Coxsackie County of Greene, held at the office of J. C. Van Dyck Esq. on Monday, December 8th 1873.  Gentlemen Present:  S. S. Bell, S. W. Briggs, J. C. Van Dyck, M. G. Van Slyck, J. L. B. Sylvester, Geo. H. Bomus, Wm. J. Leigh, L. F. Botsford & Wm. K. Reed.

Meeting called to order by L. F. Botsford Esq. and on motion S. S. Bell Esq. was chosen Chairman and Wm. K. Reed, Sec’ty.  Mr. L. F. Botsford stated the object of the meeting was to form an Association for the purpose of procuring and holding lands to be used exclusively for a Cemetery or place for the burial of the Dead.  At said meeting it was unanimously agreed to form such Association.  That the said Cemetery shall be known and distinguished by the name of River Side Cemetery and the said meeting also determined that the number of Trustees to manage the Association be Nine, and thereupon they proceeded to elect by ballot S. S. Bell, E. D. Fanchier, S. A. Dwight, Wm. K. Reed, S. W. Briggs, W. J. Leigh, m. G. Van Slyck, Geo. H. Bomus, L. G. Botsford and the Chairman and Secretary did then and there class the foregoing Trustees in three Classes; the first class for one year; the second class for two years and the third class for three years.  For one year, S. S. Bell, E. D. Fanchier, S. A. Dwight.  For two years, M. G. Van Slyck, Geo. H. Bomus, W. J. Leigh.  For three years, Wm. K. Reed, S. W. Briggs, L. F. Botsford.  The meeting also unanimously agreed to hold the annual election of Trustees on the second Monday in December in each year.

                        Attest                          Simpson S. Bell, Chairman 
                                                           
Wm. K. Reed, Secretary

State of New York

Greene County                        On the 10th day of December 1873, personally appeared before me Simpson S. Bell and Wm. K. Reed and acknowledged that they had executed the above Certificate for the uses and purposes mentioned in said certificate, that they were chairman and Secretary of the meeting of citizens as therein mentioned and they are known to me to be the persons mentioned therein.

                                                                        Jacob C. Van Dyck

Recorded December 11, 1873.  h. 9 A.M.                  Notary Public  Greene Co. N.Y.


To all Whom it May Concern—Know ye, That Henry R. Ford, a private of Captain Daniel F. Sawyer’s Company, (A), 99th Regiment of 2nd Vol Infty who was enrolled on the ninth (9th) day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty two, to serve three years, is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States, this thirty first (31st) day of March 1863, at La Grange, Tenn, by reason of Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability.

            Said Henry R. Ford, was born in Green County, in the State of New York, is twenty eight (28) years of age, (5) five feet 5 6/8  inches high, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a Farmer.

Given at La Grange, Tenn, this thirty first (31) day of March 1863

Memphis, Tenn                                               Alexander Fowler  
April 3rd 1863.  Paid in full                                         Col  99th Ind. Vols.  
Geo. Browne, Paymaster  U.S.A.  
Headquarters 16th Army Corps  
Memphis, Tenn, 24th March 1863  
To be discharged, by order of
Major Genl. Hurlburt
           
Henry Bunuior, Asst. Adg’t Genl.
Henry R. Ford  Co. “A” 99th Ind Vol

Oath of Identity

State of New York

County of Greene                   On this 27th day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six personally appeared before me the undersigned, a Notary Public, for the county and State above mentioned, Henry R. Ford, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Henry R. Ford, who was a Private in the company commanded by Captain Daniel F. Sawyer, in the regiment commanded by Alexander Fowler, that he enlisted on the 9th day of August 1862, for the term of three years, and was discharged at La Grange, Tenn, on the 31st day of March 1863, by reason of Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability.                      Henry R. Ford

Sworn and subscribed before me the day and year above written

                                                                        A. C. Fancher, Notary Public

I certify that Andrew C. Fancher, before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made, is a Notary Public, duly authorized to administer oaths, and that the above is his signature.     

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal, this 18th day of December in the year 1873, at Catskill, in the State of New York.

Recorded December 18th, 1873,  h. 2 P M.         H. L. Day, Clerk of the County of Greene


State of New York

Greene County Clerk’s office                         I hereby appoint and designate Frank H. Burroughs as Deputy County clerk in and for the County of Greene.  In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and official seal this 1st day of January 1874

                                                                        Omar V. Sage

Recorded January 1st 1874, 11:30 A.M.                     County Clerk


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene, do hereby appoint Addison Rice of the Town of Jewett in said County of Greene Deputy Sheriff in and for said County.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy three (sic)

                                                                        Platt Coonly  Sheriff

State of New York

Greene County                        On this 2nd day of January 1874 before me came Platt Coonly to me known to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded January 2nd 1874                             Irving Jennings  Notary Public


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Peter Cook of Coxsackie in said County Deputy Sheriff in and for said County 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of January 1874

                                                                        Platt Coonly  Sheriff

Greene County                        On this first day of January 1874 before me appeared Platt Coonley to me personally known to be the same person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same.

Recorded January 1st 1874                             M. B. Mattice  Greene Co. Judge  


Know all men by these presents That I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Rufus Olmsted of Durham in said County Under Sheriff and Jailor in and for said County.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of January 1874.                                               Platt Coonly  Sheriff

Greene County                        On this first day of January 1874 before me appeared Platt Coonley to me personally known to be the same person described in and who executed the above appointment and acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded January 1st 1874                             W. Irving Jennings  Notary Public


To all whom it may concern Know ye That Edward Phelps a private of Captain Edward A. Blakeleys Company (G) 81st Regiment of N.Y. Infty Volunteers who was enrolled on the 11th day of April one thousand eight hundred and sixty five to serve three years of during the war is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States this 31st day of August 1865 at Fortress Monroe by reason of G.O. No. 102 dated Dept Va C. S. Augt 15th /65 (No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist)

            Said Edward Phelps was born in New York in the State of N.Y. is 18 years of age five feet 6 ½ inches high fair complexion blue eyes brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer.  Given at Fortress Monroe this 31 day of August 1865—

E. A. Blakeley                                                 D. B. Wilson  1st Lt & UCM  
Capt 81st NY Vols                                                      Mustering office  
Comdg Co. “G”                      H. G. Rodgers  Sept 17, 1866 [P???]  
[in margin:]  PM GODKC  Mch 5 ???
                       
Bounty claim rejected.  Substitute enrolled after Sept. 5th/62 
                                   
W. P. Wolcott  Paymr  USA

Oath of Identity

Edward Phelps of the Town of Windham County of Greene in the State of New York.  On this eight day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy four before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace for the County and town above mentioned appeared Edward Phelps who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical person who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain Edward A. Blakeley in the Regiment 81st commanded by  Colonel White, that he enlisted on the 11th day of April, 1865 for the term of three and was discharged at Fortress Monroe on the 31st day of August 1865 by reason of  General order No. 102      

                                                                        Edward Phelps

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written.

                                                                        David S. Munson  J.P.

I certify that David S. Munson before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made is a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.

            In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed by official seal this 9th day of January in the year 1874 at Catskill in the State of New York

                                                                        Omar Sage
                                                            
            Clerk of the County of Greene By

Recorded this 9th day of January 1874           F. H. Bussingha(m)  Dept Clerk


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Bloomer Christian of Ashland in said County Deputy Sheriff in & for said County.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of January 1874                                                                     Platt Coonley  Sheriff

Greene County                        On this 14th day of January 1874 before me the subscriber personally appeared Platt Coonley to me known to be the person described an and who executed the foregoing appointment & acknowledged that he executed the same

                                                                        Frank H. Burroughs

Recorded January 14th 1874                                       Notary Public


Hahnemaurnauum Medicorum Collegium

            Lecture’s Salutem

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                                                                        A. E. Small  M. D.
                                                                       
Hahnemammaii Collegie Prases
                                                                                   
R. Ludlam  M. D.
                                                                                   
Facultalis medicae Decauus

R. Welcham  M. D.  Chimiue a Box Prof  
C. L. Mitchel  M. D. Phynologus et Path Prof  
R. Ludlam  M. D. Osb et Foen et Inf mort Prof  
D. A. Colton  M. D. Path anat Prof
W. Danforth  M. D. Prine et prae Cpir Prof
Y. A. Lord  M. D. Chem Phgcio Prof
C. C. Smith  M. D. Theory & Practice Med Prof
S. R. Hedges  M. D. Genl et Descript Aut Prof
S. S. Hoyne  M. D. Materia Medica Prof
Leonard Pratt  M. D. Surgl et Med Clin Prof
Edwin M. Hale  M. D. Med Prot et Pham Prof

Recorded May 25th 1874  H. 9 A.M.  


We the undersigned in order to form a corporation for the purposes herein specified do make sign acknowledge and file this certificate pursuant to Chapter 368 of the laws of 1865 of the State of New York Entitled “An act for the incorporation of Societies or clubs for certain social and recreative purposes” passed April 11, 1865 and the laws of said State amending the same

First                 The Corporate name of this Society is “American Ensign Council Number 83 order of United American Mechanics

Second             This Society is formed for the following specific objectives:

                        1st       To assist each other in obtaining Employment

                        2nd        To encourage each other in business

                        3rd        To establish a sick and funeral fund

                        4th        To establish a fund for the relief of widows and orphans of deceased members

                        5th        To aid members who through Providence may have become incapacitated fro following their usual avocations in obtaining situations suitable 
                                     to their condition

Third               This Corporation is to be located at Catskill Greene County New York at which place its Council Room shall be located also

Fourth             The number of the Trustees of this Corporation is three and the names of the Trustees who shall manage the affairs of this Corporation for the 
                         first year or until others are elected in their stead are William H. Hart, Oscar F. Humphrey and George N. Brandow all of whom reside in Catskill 
                         aforesaid.  In witness whereof we have hereunto signed our respective names this 18th day of March 1874

                                                                        William H. Hart 
                                                                       
A. D. Wilbur 
                                                                       
H. O. Nichols 
                                                                       
Wm. H. Van Allen 
                                                                       
Edward A. Browere  

State of New York

County of Greene                   On this 18th day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy four before me the subscriber personally came William h. Hart, A. D. Wilbur, H. O. Nichols, Wm. H. Van Allen, Edward A. Browere to me known to be the same persons who signed the foregoing certificate and severally acknowledged that they signed and executed the same                                 Geo. R. Olney

Recorded March 26th 1874                                         Notary Public  


In the matter of changing the name of the First Congregational Society of Lexington

            On reading & filing a petition of the Trustees of such Corporation or Society & for the purpose aforesaid it is Ordered that the name of the religious corporation or society known as the First Congregational Society of Lexington organized April 20, 1813 be and the same is hereby changed and said corporation or society shall hereafter be known as “The Presbyterian Church of Jewett”, that this order shall take effect on the and after the 1st day of October 1874 that a copy of this order be published in the Windham Journal within 10 days from this date & that said petition  this order and an affidavit of such publication be filed & recorded in the Greene County Clerks office within twenty days thereafter                                                  M. B. Mattice

Dated Augt 28th 1874                                                 Greene Co Judge

Recorded September 8th 1874


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint William Minnock of the town of Coxsackie in said County Deputy Sheriff in and for said County             In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of September 1874                    Platt Coonley  Sheriff of Greene Co

Greene County

            On this 23rd day of October 1874 before me personally came Platt Coonley to me personally known to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing appointment & acknowledged that the executed the same

Recorded Sept 29 1874                                  Frank H. Burroughs   Notary Public


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint Wilson M. Douglass of the town of Hunter in said County Deputy Sheriff in and for said County                        In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of October 1874                                    Platt Coonly   Sheriff of Greene County

Greene County

                        On this 23rd day of October 1874 before me personally came Platt Coonley to me known to be the same person described in & who executed the foregoing instrument & acknowledged that he executed the same

                                                                        Frank H. Burroughs   Notary Public


State of New York

Greene county Clerks office               I hereby appoint & designate Granville Person of Catskill NY a Special Deputy Clerk of said County to have and to hold said office during my pleasure                 In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and official seal this 27th day of October 1874                          O. V. Sage   Clerk


Agreeable to the provisions of the Revised Statutes of the State of New York Vol 3rd page 294 Sec 3rd at a meeting of the Citizens of Lexington County Greene and State of New York duly called was held at the Church in said Village on the 16th day of November 1874 for the purpose of forming a Religious Society  Notice having been given by the Minister officiating for three successive Sabaths (sic) from the Desk and for more than fifteen days previous to the time for holding said meeting.  On motion it was unanimously resolved that Jacob Hogeboom and Miles Angle preside at this Meeting  The following motions were unanimously adopted  1st On motion it was resolved that this Society be known and designated by the name of the Regular Baptist Society of Lexington.

2nd  On motion it was resolved that six persons serve as trustees of this Society

3rd  On motion it was resolved that the following persons be the said trustees Deunis H. Hubbard and Daniel C. Deyoe to serve until the next annual meeting;  Jonathan H. Ford and j. M. Van Valkenburgh to serve until the 2nd annual meeting; A. J. Pettit and Isaac Ripp to serve until the 3rd annual meeting.

The undersigned two of the members of the Congregation or Religious Society hereafter mentioned do hereby certify that on the 16th day of November 1874 the male persons of full age belonging to the congregation or religious society worshiping at the building known as the Regular Baptist Meeting house met at the place of public worship aforesaid in the Town of Lexington in said County of Greene and State of New York for the purpose of Incorporating themselves & did then & there elect by plurality of voices Daniel B. Deyoe, Isaac Kipp, Jonathan H. Ford, Andrew J. Pettit, D. H. Hubbard, J. M. VanValkenburgh as trustees of the said Society and Church Corporation and the said persons did then and there also determine by the like plurality of voices that the said trustees & there (sic) successors shall forever hereafter be called & known by the name or title of the Regular Babtist (sic) Society of Lexington

Witness our hands and seals this 16th day of November 1874

                                                                        Jacob Hogeboom 
                                                                                   
Miles Angle  
State of New York

Greene County                        On this 16th day of November 1874 before me personally came Jacob Hogeboom & Miles Angle to me known to be the persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that they Executed the same for the purposes therein mentioned                 Isaac Kipp

Recorded Nov. 20, 1874  11 A.M.                             Justice of the Peace


This Agreement made between the Board of Supervisors of the County of Greene party of the first part and the Board of Supervisors of the County of Albany by Louis D. Pillsbury Superintendant of the Albany County Penitentiary and duly appointed agent of the said Board of Supervisors of the County of Albany as authorized by Chapter 139 Laws of 1858 amended by Chapter 289 Laws of 1859 and by other acts of the Legislature.  Witnesseth Whereas the party part for and in consideration of the moneys hereinafter mentioned agree to receive and safely keep board and clothe all such persons as shall be sentenced to confinement at hard labor by any Court or Magistrate in said County of Greene for any term not less than sixty days delivered into his custody by the sheriff of the County of Greene or by any other officer or constable of said County of Greene To wit:  for all persons sentenced for a period of sixty days and less than three months one dollar and seventy five cents per week, for persons sentenced for a period of three months and less than six months one Dollar and fifty cents per week and for all persons sentenced for a period of six months and over one dollar and twenty five cents per week.  The party of the first part pursuant to the Statute in such case made and provided does hereby agree to cause to be conveyed to and delivered at the Penitentiary  in the City of Albany all persons who may be sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor in the said County of Greene for any term not less than sixty days for any crime or misdemeanor not punishable by imprisonment in the State Prison and to pay the prices above stated per week for the board of prisoners so sentenced and delivered to the Keeper of said Albany County Penitentiary annually

This agreement to take effect the first day of January 1875 and continue for the term of three years and is entered into pursuant to a resolution of the parties of the first part passed the 3rd day of December 1874

            Given under our hands this 4th day of December 1874

                        The Board of Supervisors of the County of Greene
                                   
By                   A. C. Cowles              Chairman 
                                                           
A. C. Fancher              Clerk 
                       
The Board of Supervisors of the County of Albany
                                   
By                   Louis D. Pilsbury        Superintendant of the Albany County Penitentiary & duly appointed agent of the Board of Supervisors of 
                                    the County of Albany

Recorded December 15th 1874


Know all men by these presents that I the undersigned Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby appoint William H. Minnock of the town of Coxsackie in said County Under Sheriff & Jailor in and for said County

            In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand & seal this 27th day of January 1875

                                                                        Platt Coonley  Sheriff  Greene Co

Greene County                        On This 27th day of January 1875 before me personally came Platt Coonley to me personally known to be the Sheriff of Greene Co & the person who Executed the foregoing appointment & he acknowledged that he executed the same

                                                                        Frank H. Burroughs

Recorded January 27th 1875                                       Notary Public


To all Whom it may Concern:  Know ye that Martin Houghton, a Private of Captain John W. Fetthousen Company (“I”) 91st Regiment of New York Vetran Volunteers, who was enrolled on the fifth day of September one thousand eight hundred and sixty four to serve one year, is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States, this 10th day of June 1865 nere Washington D.C. pursuant to F.O. No. 26, Hdqr’s. A. of P. May 17, 1865.  No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.  Said Martin Houghton was born in ____________ in the State of Indiana, is thirty nine years of age, five feet, seven ½ inches high.  Dark complextion, Black eyes, Black hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a Farmer.  Given here Washington D.C. this 10th day of June 1865.

J. W. Felthousen                                                         Walter T. Chester  
Capt. Comdg. Comp’y. “I” 91st N.Y.V.V.                 Capt. and A.C.M.

Oath of Identity

Martin Hoagland of the Town of Windham, County of Greene and State of New York, on this 10th day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and 75 personally appeared before me the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace for the County and State above mentioned, Martin Hoagland, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Martin Hoagland who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain Felthousen  in the Regiment commanded by Col. Tarbell, that he enlisted on the 4th day of September 1862 for the term of 1 year or during war and was discharged at Albany on the 10 day of June 1865 pursuant to General order No. 26.

                                                                        Martin (his X mark) Hogland  

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written.

            William Salisbury, Justice of the Peace

William Salisbury before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made, is a Justice of the Peace, duly authorized to administer oaths, and that the above is his signature.

            In Witness Whereof , I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 10th day of March in the year 1875 at Catskill in the State of New York.

                                                                        O. V. Sage
Recorded March 10, 1875                              Clerk of the County of Greene


In the matter of the adoption of Elizabeth Corbett an infant

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 830 of the Laws of 1873 entitled an act to legalize the adoption of minor children by adult persons” the undersigned William T. Brown and Josephine Brown his wife residing in the Village of Athens in the County of Greene and State of New York do hereby consent to adopt said Elizabeth Corbett an infant under the age of twelve years into their family and to sustain towards her the legal relation of parent and child pursuant to the provisions of the act above recited.

Dated Catskill January 29th 1875                                William T. Brown 
                                                                                         Josephine Brown

In the matter of the adoption of Elizabeth Corbett an infant

            The undersigned James Corbett, father of Elizabeth Corbett and infant under the age of twelve years doth hereby consent pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 830 of the laws of 1873 that William T. Brown of the Village of Athens in the County of Greene and State of New York may adopt said Elizabeth Corbett as his chills and sustain towards her the relation of a parent to a child subject to all the duties and responsibilities of the act above referred to.

Dated Catskill  January 29, 1875                                James Corbett  

In the matter of the adoption of Elizabeth Corbett  an infant

Whereas application has this day been made to Hon. Manly B. Mattice  County Judge of Greene County for an order of adoption by William T. Brown of the town and Village of Athens in the County of Greene and State of New York of Elizabeth Corbett an infant under the age of twelve years pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 830 of the laws of 1873 and whereas Josephine wife of said William T. Brown has given written consent that said William T. Brown may adopt said child and whereas James Corbett father of said Elizabeth Corbett and her only surviving parent has also given his written consent for such adoption.  Now therefore the said William T. Brown doth agree to and with said Elizabeth Corbett that she shall be adopted and treated in all respects as his own lawful child should be treated that he will perform all the duties of a parent towards said child and accept all the obligations imposed upon him by said act or which hereafter may be imposed upon him by any act or acts amendatory of the same

Dated Catskill January 29th 1875                                William T. Brown

Recorded January 29th 1875  h 11:30 AM


State of New York

County of Greene                   We the undersigned Chairman and Secretary of the meeting hereinafter mentioned do hereby certify was held pursuant to notice given on the nineteenth day of March in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and seventy four in the town of Athens at the second Reformed Chappel to form an association for the purpose of procuring and holding a piece of land for to be used exclusively for the purpose of a cemetery or a place for the burial of the dead and that the said meeting consisted of the following persons Henry Wolfe, Wm. T. Hallenbeck, john Wolfe, Wm. L. Perry, Moses Jerome, Corydon K. Van Valkenburgh, Smith Quick, Peter G. Brandow, William Jackson, William Conine, Henry Brooks and T. R. Van Valkenbergh and that the said meeting elected the undersigned Henry Wolfe Chairman thereof and the undersigned T. R. Van Valkenburgh Secretary thereof and that the said meeting by a vote thereof Resolved that the corporate name of said association shall be the Union Cemetery association of the town of Athens and that the number of trustees fixed and resolved upon by the said  meeting to manage the concerns of said association is seven and the following are the names of said Trustees chosen at said meeting and classed as follows

Moses Jerome, Wm. L. Perry, and John N. Wolfe were chosen to serve three years and Peter G. Brandow & Henry Wolfe to serve two years and Wm. Conine and Corydon K. Van Valkenburgh were to serve for one year and that Wm. T. Hollenbeck was elected collector and Henry Wolfe was chosen treasurer thereof and that it was further resolved that said association shall hold their annual meeting to elect or choose their officers and to transact any other business that may be thought necessary on the first Tursday (sic) in March of Each year unless otherwise voted to a regular annual meeting

Greene County                        Henry Wolfe and T. R. Van Valkenburgh of said County being sworn say that the above meeting was held for the purposes therein mentioned

                                                                        Henry T. Wolfe 
                                                                       
T. R. Van Valkenburgh

Sworn & subscribed before me this 30th day of Nov 1874

Recorded February 19th 1875                         P. W. Hallenbeck  Justice of the Peace

[in margin]  Delivered to T. R. Van Valkenburgh May 4, 1875


State of New York

Greene County                        We the undersigned two of the members of the religious society of the Baptist Church of Grapeville hereafter mentioned do hereby certify that on the twenty seventy day of February instant the persons of full age belonging to a religious society in which divine worship is celebrated according to the rites of the Baptist Church and not already incorporated met at the place of public worship heretofore occupied by the said church in the town of New Baltimore in said County for the purpose of incorporating themselves and did then and there elect by plurality of voices Stephen W. Holley, Lodowick Haunay, Charles R. Palmer, Egbert M. Palmer, Luman Rundell and Madison Yeomans as trustees of the said religious society and the said persons did then and there also determine by the like plurality of voices that the said trustees and their successors should forever thereafter be called and known by the name or title of The Trustees of the Baptist Church and Society of Grapeville.  Witness our hands and seals this twenty seventh day of February 1875.

Signed & sealed in the                                                Beltruel Lounsbury

presence of Judson Stewart                                        Egbert Thorn

Greene County                        On this 6th day of March 1875 before me personally came Judson Stewart subscribing witness to the within certificate to me known who being duly sworn did depose & say that he resided in the town of Greenville in said County that he knew Belthuel Lounsbury and Egbert Thorn the individuals described in and who executed the said certificate; that he was present and saw the said Belthuel Lounsbury and Egbert Thorn seal and deliver the same as and for their act and deed and that the said Belthuel Lounsbury and Egbert Thorn acknowledged the execution thereof; whereupon the said Judson Stewart became the subscribing witness thereto

Recorded March 10th 1875  h 9 AM               Edgar Halsted  Justice of the Peace


State of New York

Town and Village of Catskill  
County of Greene                   We Hiram Van Steenburgh, William J. Slingerland, Frank P. Gautier and William H. Gautier do hereby certify that we desire to form a company pursuant to the provisions of an act Entitled An act to authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing mining mechanical or chemical purposes” passed February 17th 1848 and the several acts extending and amending said act.  That the corporate name of the said company is to be “ The Hudson Ice Company” and the objects for which the company is to be formed are the collecting storing and preserving ice preparing it for sale transporting it to the City of New York and Jersey City and vending the same.  That the amount of Capital stock of the said company is to be Fifty Thousand Dollars.  That the term of its existence of said Company is to be fifty years.  That the number of shares of which the stock of said Company is to consist is to be five hundred at $100. per share.  That the number of trustees who shall manage the concerns of said company shall be four, And the names of such trustees for the first year are Hiram Van Steensburgh and William B. Slingerland of Catskill New York, Frank P. Gautier of Jersey City New Jersey and William H. Gautier of the City of New York.  That the said Company is formed for the purpose of carrying on some part of its business out of the State of New York namely at Jersey City Hudson County State of New Hersey.  That the names of the town and County in which the principal part of the business of the said Company is to be transacted are the town of Coxsackie County of Greene and State of New York                                                    H. Van Steenburgh

                                                                        W. B. Slingerland 
                                                                       
Francis P. Gautier 
                                                                       
William H. Gautier

State of New York

County of Greene                   On this 25th day of February A. D. 1875 before me personally appeared Hiram Van Steenburgh, William B. Slingerland, Frank P. Gautier and _______________ to me known to be the persons described in and who executed the foregoing certificate and they severally before me signed the said certificate and acknowledged that they signed the same for the purposes therein mentioned

                                                            Geo. R. Olney  Notary Public in & for Greene Co

State of New York

City & County of New York              On this first day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy five before me came William H. Gautier to me known to be one of the individuals described in and who executed the aforegoing certificate and acknowledged to me that he had executed the same

                                                                        Alfred W. Lowere  Notary Public  NY City

State of New York

City & County of New York              I William Walsh Clerk of the City and County of New York and also Clerk of the Supreme Court for the said City and County the same being a Court of Record do hereby certify That Alfred W. Lowere whose name is whose name is subscribed to the certificate of the proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument and thereon written was at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgment a Notary Public in and for the City and County of New York dwelling in the said City commissioned & sworn & duly authorized to take the same.  And further that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of such Notary & verily believe that the signature to the said certificate of proof or acknowledgment is genuine.  I further certify that said instrument is executed and acknowledged according to the law of the State of New York.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said Court and County the 2nd day of March 1875

Recorded March 11th 1875                             Wm. Walsh  Clerk


State of New York

County of Ulster                     We the undersigned Thomas Cornell, S. D. CoyKendahl, Romer & Tremper, A. A. Crosby, A. Benson, H. S. Lockwood, James Rusk, David S. Merwin, H. A. Towner, B. F. Barkley and Charles Bray do by these presents pursuant to and in conformity with the act of the Legislature of the State of New York passed on the twelfth day of April one thousand Eight hundred and forty eight entitled, “An act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of Telegraph Companies” and the several acts amendatory thereof, associate ourselves together and form a body politic and corporate and do hereby certify.

1st        The corporate name of the said company is the “Schoharie Kill and Stony Clove Telegraph Company”

2nd        That the objects for which said Company is formed are the constructing and operating a line of wires of telegraph from the Village of Windham in the town 
              of Windham Greene County New York to the Village of Phoenicia in the town of Shandaken Ulster County and through the towns of Windham, Jewett and 
              Hunter in said County of Greene and the town of Shandaken in the said County of Ulster and through the pass in the Catskill Mountain known as Stony 
              Clove.

3rd        That the Capital stock of the said Corporation shall be Twenty two hundred Dollars which shall be divided into two hundred and twenty shares of ten
             Dollars each

4th        That the names and places of residence of the shareholders & the number of shares of the Capital stock of said Company held by each of said shareholders 
             are as follows  viz:

Names

Residence

No. of shares

Thomas Cornell

Rondout

20 shares

S. D. CoyKendall

     

10     

Romer & Tremper

     

15     

A. A. Crosby

     

  5     

A. Benson

     

  5     

Messrs H. S. Lockwood & James Rusk

Hunter

50     

E. M. Cole Committee from

Windham

22     

David S. Merwin

Hensonville

10     

H. A. Towner

Jewett

13     

L. Chichester

Phoenicia

10     

B. F. Barkley

Jewett

  5     

Chas Bray

Rondout

  5     

5th        That the said Corporation shall commence on the twenty third day of February one thousand eight hundred and seventy five and shall continue in existence 
             for the term of one hundred years and that the principal place of business of the said Corporation shall be in the Village of Hunter in said County of Greene.

6th        That the number of trustees of the said Corporation shall be seven whose names are as follows  viz.  H. S. Lockwood, E. M. Cole, David S. Merwin, James 
             Rusk, H. A. Towner, A. A. Crosby & S. D. CoyKendall and who shall manage the concerns of the said Corporation for the first year.

              In witness whereof we have hereto set our respective hands and seals this twenty third day of February 1875     

                                                                                   
Thomas Cornell  
            
                                                                        Romer & Tremper 
                                                                                   
S. D. CoyKendall        
                                                                                   
A. Benson 
                                                                                   
A. A. Crosby 
                                                                                   
H. S. Lockwood 
                                                                                   
James Rusk 
                                                                                   
David S. Merwin 
                                                                                   
H. A. Towner 
                                                                                   
Charles Bray  

State of New York

Ulster County                         On this twenty third day of February 1875 personally came before me Thomas Cornell, Romer & Tremper, S. D. CoyKendall, A. Benson, A. A. Crosby, H. S. Lockwood, James Rusk, David S. Merwin, H. A. Towner and Charles Bray and they severally acknowledged that they executed the foregoing certificate of incorporation by them signed for the purpose therein mentioned

                                                            G. Webster  Notary Public in & for Ulster County  

State of New York

County of Ulster                     I Peter D. Lefever  Clerk of the County of Ulster and also Clerk of the Supreme Court in and for said County being a Court of Record do hereby certify that G. Webster whose signature appears to the foregoing certificate of acknowledgment and before whom the annexed instrument appears to have been acknowledged was at the date thereof an acting Notary public within & for the County of Ulster duly qualified and empowered by law to take such acknowledgment.  And I further certify that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of such Notary Public and verily believe that the signature to the said certificate of acknowledgment is genuine and that the same is in due form of law and that the said instrument would be admissible to record according to the laws of the State of New York

            In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court & County the 6th day of May 1875               P. D. Lefever

Recorded May 10th 1875  h 4 PM                              Clerk of the County of Ulster


We whose names are hereto subscribed do certify that a meeting for the purpose of organizing a Rural Cemetery association was held at the house of Amos Cleaveland in the town of Durham Greene County New York on the 20th day of September 1875 and that David Doty, Amos Cleveland, Frank C. Rennie, Lewis B. Hallock, John Jones, Nelson Van Tassel and Harry Bagley all of Durham Greene County New York attended such meeting and that the above named persons unanimously agreed to form an association with the corporate name of “The Winston Cemetery Association” and that the number of trustees fixed on to manage the concerns of the association be six and that the names of the trustees chosen were David Doty, john Jones, Amos Cleveland, Harry Bagley, Frank C. Rennie & Lewis B. Hallock for three years and that the day fixed on for the annual election of trustees be the last Saturday in February in each year and that the said meeting was organized by the election of John Jones as chairman and Harry Bagley as Secretary                                               John Jones                   Chairman

                                                            Harry Bagley               Secretary  

Greene County

                        On this 20th day of September before me came John Jones and Harry Bagley to me known to be the person described in and who executed the above certificate and acknowledged that they executed the same.                   David Doty

Recorded September 21st 1875                                               Justice of the Peace


            This Indenture Made the Twenty first day of September one thousand eight hundred and Seventy five Between The Tanner National Bank of Catskill Greene County N.Y. of the first part and George L. Cowles and Omar V. Sage of Catskill aforesaid of the second part, witnesseth Whereas the said party of the first part on the First day of April one thousand Eight hundred and Seventy five recovered a Judgment in the Supreme Court of the State of New York against Jacob H. Much Sylvester B. Gage and Noble P. Cowles (which Judgment was duly docketed in Greene County Clerks office April 1st 1875 for $9676.55.

Now this Indenture Witnesseth That the said party of the first part in consideration of Nine Thousand nine hundred & ninety four & 50/100 dollars to it duly paid has sold and by these presents does assign transfer and set over unto the said parties of the second part and their assigns the said Judgment and all sum and sums of money that may be had or obtained by means thereof or on any proceedings to be had thereupon.  And the said party of the first part does hereby constitute and appoint the said parties of the second part & their assigns its true and lawful Attorneys irrevocable with power of substitution and revocation for the use and at the proper costs and charges of the said parties of the second part to ask demand and receive and to sue out execution and take all lawful ways for the recovery of the money due or to become due on the said Judgment and on payment to acknowledge satisfaction or discharge the same: and attorneys one or more under them for the purpose aforesaid to make and substitute and at pleasure to revoke hereby ratifying and confirming all that its said Attorney or substitution shall lawfully do in the premises And the said party of the first part does covenant that there is now due on said Judgment the sum of nine thousand nine Hundred & ninety four & 56/100 dollars and that it will not collect or receive the same or any part thereof nor release or discharge the said Judgment but will own  and allow all lawful proceedings wherein the said parties of the second part saving the said party of the first part harmless of and from any costs and charges in the premises.  In witness whereof the party of the first part has caused its corporate seal to be affixed to these presents & the same to be signed by S. Sherwood Day its President the day and

Year first above written
Sealed and delivered in the       }       S. Sherwood Day, Prest LS
Presence of W. Erving Jennings} 

State of New York

Greene County                        On the 21st day of September 1875 before me personally appeared S. Sherwood Day the President of the Tanners National Bank of Catskill to me Known who being by me duly sworn says that he resides in Catskill in the County of Greene aforesaid, That he is the president of said The Tanners Nation al Bank of Catskill, That he Knows corporate seal whereof, That the seal affixed to the within conveyance is such corporate seal, That it was affixed by order of a board of directors of said Bank and that he signed his name to the within instrument by the like order as President of said Bank

                                                                                                W. Erving Jennings

Recorded September 22, 1875 hr 8 am                                              Notary Public


State of New York

County of Greene                   We the undersigned William Donahue, John H. Bagley, Jr., Sellick D. Smith, Ambrose L. Walters, Walker A. Lennon, Edward M. Cole, Isaac C. Butts, Cicero C. Peck and Levi W. Bloodgood, do by these presents pursuant to and in conformity with the Act of the Legislature of the State of New York passed on the 12th day of April 1848, Entitled (“An Act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of Telegraph Companies” and the several acts amendatory thereof, associate ourselves together and form a body politic and corporate and do here by certify:

I.  The Corporate name of the said Company is “The Catskill Cairo and Windham Telegraph Company”.  II.  The objects for which said Corporation is formed are the constructing and operating a line of wires of telegraph from the Village of Catskill in the town of Catskill Greene County New York to the Village of Windham in the town of Windham County and State aforesaid, and through the towns of Catskill, Cairo, Durham and Windham.

In said county of Greene.  III.  The Capital Stock of the said Corporation shall be Three Thousand Dollars which shall be divided into three hundred shares of ten dollar Each.  IV.  The names and places of residence of the shareholders and the number of shares of the Capital Stock of said Company held by each of said shareholders are as follows:

Names

Residence

No. of Shares

Black & Donahue

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

20

Charles H. Snyder

Durham, Greene Co., N.Y.

2

Williams & Co.

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

10

G. E. Vincent

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

5

E. Gilbert Jr. & Co.

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

5

Doty & Goldin

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

5

H. A. Person

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

3

Thomas Bros.

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

5

John H. Bagley, Jr.

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

5

H. Van Steenburgh

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

5

A. W. Thomas

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

5

A. M. Osborn

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

3

A. C. Griswold

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

Thomas Wilson

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

10

A. T. Stewart & Co.

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

50

J. B. Olney

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

M. B. Mattice

Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y.

2

A. L. & F. G. Walters

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

3

E. C. Stevens

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

2

Jason Stevens

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

J. B. Webster

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

I. & C. Hoffman

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

Leonard White

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

George Wickes

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

Levi King

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

Augustus Hill

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

D. W. Jennings

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

J. H. Stodard

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

C. D. Meritt

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

E. Paddock

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

A. W. Wright

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

E. L. Dutcher

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

 

Names

Residence

No of Shares

W. N. Lennon

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

Luke Roe

Cairo, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

Cole & Hitchcock

Windham, Greene Co., N.Y.

3

Peck & Cornell

Windham, Greene Co., N.Y.

2

Brockett & Newcomb

Windham, Greene Co., N.Y.

2

Wm. V. O. Brainard

Windham, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

Alfonso Cobb

Windham, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

Freeman Johnson

Windham, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

A. E. West

Windham, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

D. B. Hitchcock

Windham, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

Clark Wetmore

Durham, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

I. B. Steele

Windham, Greene Co., N.Y.

1

Noah D. Hill

Windham, Greene Co., N.Y.

2

John Soper

Windham, Greene Co., N.Y.