Hunter - Supervisors, Town Clerks and Justices of the Peace 1813-1883


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


 
Town Meetings:  Annual and special town meetings in this town have been held at the residences of its citizens. The places of meeting were generally chosen for their central location, or in early times, because of their being on one of the few and imperfectly built roads. Old Medford and Jamaica were no strangers to the jugs usually to be seen in prominent positions, and were as much of a factor in electing the proper candidate as any other side issue. Three days election was the old custom, and a general good and neighborly occasion was had. Party lines were not adhered to at first in electing town officers, but responsible and capable men were selected from both parties for township committees, officers, and other positions.  In the earlier days the ladies often congregated in the house, and there being usually but one or two rooms, they participated more or less in the affair---certainly in the preparation of the meals.
 
Since the organization of the town, in 1813, town meetings have been held in the following places: in 1813 in the small house of Daniel Bloomer: 1814 and 1815 at William Shaw's; 1816, 1818, 1825-1827 at Sumner Palmenter's; 1817 at George Walton's; 1819, 1822 at William Haines'; 1820-1823 at Edwards' New York Tannery; 1824 at John Beach's; 1828-1833 at Harlow Perkins'; 1833-1839, 1841-1843 at Ezra B. Gay's; 1840, 1843, 1845-1850 at Robert R. Kerr's; 1844 at Egbert Vosburgh's; 1850 at William Anthony's.
 
SUPERVISORS 1813-1883:
 
Daniel Bloomer   1813, 1816
Abijah Griffin   1814-1815, 1817
Seth Green   1818, 1819
William W. Edwards   1820-1823, 1845, 1851
William Edwards   1825
Alvin Bushnell   1824
Benjamin P. Bushnell   1826-1827
Harmon I. Quackenboss   1828-1832
Daniel Stowe   1833-1834
John Beach, Jr.   1835-1836
Daniel Quackenboss   1837-1839
Hiram Hatch   1840-1841
Robert Kerr   1842-1843
Alexander H. Palmer   1844
William H. Diel   1846-1847
Alexander Kiersted   1848
Fisk Beach   1849
Thomas Gibson   1850
Robert R. Kerr   1852
William Green   1853
Norman H. Gray   1854-1855, 1863, 1865
Horatio S. Lockwood   1856
James Douglas  1857-1859, 1866
Daniel S. Perkins   1860-1862
Frederick Beach   1864
Benjamin W. Gay   1867-1869
Samuel S. Mulford   1870-1871, 1877-1883
J. L. Schutt   1872, 1874
A. R. VanBuren   1873
Gilbert Haines   1875-1876
 
TOWN CLERKS 1813-1883:
 
Sumner Palmenter   1813-1819
Alvin Bushnell   1819-1820
Ezra B. Gay   1829-1830, 1838-1840
Daniel Stowe   1821-1829
David Ingersol   1831-1834
John Orr   1840
John B. Lindsley   1842-1845
Alexander Kiersted   1845-1848
William E. Anthony   1848-1851
Robert R. Kerr   1851
Michael Lackey   1852-1853
Robert Elliot   1854-1859, 1863
William F. Green   1859, 1871, 1874, 1879
Charles Shevlin, Jr.   1860-1861
James R. Douglass   1862
George N. Eggleston   1864
James Shevlin   1865, 1868
Edgar H. Layman   1866
Owen Glennon   1867
H.E. Biddell   1869
Thomas Ford, Jr.   1870
R.W. Burtis   1872
F. R. Martin   1873
Hugh L. Burns   1875-1876, 1881-1882
George C. McKelvie   1877-1878, 1880
John F. Gara   1883
 
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE 1813-1883:
 
Daniel Bloomer   1813-1825, 1828-1830, 1834
Wooster Perkins   1813-1815
Charles Chase   1815-1822
Sumner Palmenter   1816-1820
Seth Green   1816-1822, 1824
John Beach, Jr.   1820, 1822, 1824, 1826-1827
H. Goslee   1821
J. Pinckney   1821
Alvin Bushnell   1823-1824, 1829
Milton A. Purdy   1830
Oliver T. Fuller   1829
Herman I. Quackenboss   1829
Fisk Beach   1831, 1835, 1839, 1849
Edwin Goodwin   1832
Charles H. Sedgwick   1833, 1840
Abram Brewer   1833
Ezra B. Gray   1835, 1837-1838
Oliver T. Fuller   1837
John H. Kiersted   1838
William S. Bushnell   1840
Samuel Patch   1849-1850
Norman H. Gray   1849
Justin P. Fordham   1849-1850
Harvey S. Burgess   1851
Jonas Hyser   1853
James Haines   1852, 1855, 1859
Harmon B. Dibble   1856
Henry Osborn   1857
Abram D. Miller   1858
Michael Farrell   1860
John Burtis   1861, 1865, 1869
James Rusk   1862
Daniel S. Perkins   1863
John A. Miller   1864
Ralph S. Hadden  1866, 1870, 1872
Owen Glennon   1867, 1871, 1875, 1878
William F. Green   1873
Michael Farrell, elected to fill vacancy   1873, 1880
S. A. Jones   1874
Michael Farrell   1876
Calvin Harrington and James Rusk, elected to fill vacancy   1876
Calvin Harrington   1877, 1881
Charles D. Wiltze   1878, 1882
Owen Glennon, appointed to vacancy   1878
Jacob Fromer   1879
Patrick H. Smith   1880, 1883

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