Officers of the Town of Athens

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The town records from 1811, the date of incorporation, to 1825, are lost. In 1825, James Gillmore was president of the town council, and Joseph B. Miles recorder.

At an election held in the town of Athens, March 6, 1826, the number of votes cast was forty-three, and the following persons were elected members of the town council, viz.: Thomas Brice, by thirty-four votes; Columbus Bierce, by thirty-four votes; Ebenezer Currier, by thirty-one votes; John Brown 2d, by forty-three votes; and Joseph B. Miles, by twentythree votes. The following town officers were elected: Samuel Knowles, marshal; Eben Foster, supervisor; A. G. Brown, treasurer; Calvary Morris, collector; John Gillmore, assessor. The council elected Ebenezer Currier, president, and Joseph B. Miles, recorder.

March 5, 1827.-Charles Shipman, Columbus Bierce, John Brown 2d, Thomas Brice, and Isaac Taylor, were elected councilmen; William W. Bierce, marshal; John Gillmore, assessor; James J. Fuller, collector; A. G. Brown, treasurer; Eben Foster, supervisor. The council elected Columbus Bierce, president, and John Brown 2d, recorder, for the ensuing year.

March 10, 1828.- an election was held, pursuant to an act of the legislature, passed January 24, 1828, entitled “an act to incorporate the town of Athens, in the county of Athens.” Nine councilmen were chosen, whose term of office was afterward decided by lot, as follows, viz : Joseph Dana, Thomas Brice, and Jeremiah Olney, to serve three years; Isaac Barker, John Gillmore, and Amos Crippen, to serve two years; and Ebenezer Currier, Eliphaz Perkins, and Norman Root, to serve one year. The council elected, of their own number, Joseph Dana, mayor, and Norman Root, recorder; and they appointed, from the citizens, A. G. Brown, treasurer, John McGill, marshal, John Porter, surveyor of wood and lumber, and William Golden, clerk of the market.

March 9, 1829.-Joseph Dana was elected mayor; Ebenezer Currier, Calvary Morris, and Norman Root, councilmen; and John McGill marshal. Norman Root was chosen recorder for the ensuing year, A. G. Brown, treasurer, and John Porter, surveyor of wood and lumber. The mode of electing the mayor and marshal had been changed by an act of the legislature, passed February 9, 1829, which made these officers elective by the people, instead of by the town council.

March 8, 1830.-John Gillmore, Amos Crippen, and Isaac Barker, were elected to the town council, for three years, and John Perkins for one year; Joseph Dana was elected mayor, and John Sampson, marshal. Norman Root was appointed recorder, John Porter, surveyor of wood and lumber, and Dr. A. V. Medbury, treasurer.

March 14, 1831.-Joseph Dana, Thomas Brice, and John Perkins, were elected councilmen; Joseph Dana was elected mayor, and John Sampson, marshal. The council appointed Norman Root, recorder, Dr. A. V. Medbury, treasurer, and William D. Bartlett, surveyor of wood and lumber for ensuing year.

March 12, 1832.-hull Foster, William D. Bartlett, and Francis Beardsley, were elected councilmen; John Gillmore, mayor, and Thomas Francis, marshal. The council appointed Thomas Brice recorder, and Dr. Medbury, treasurer.

March 11, 1833.-Samuel Miller, Oliver Childs, and Isaac N. Norton, were elected councilmen; Samuel Miller, mayor, and John Sampson, marshal. Joseph Dana was appointed recorder, and Dr. Medbury, treasurer.

March 10, 1834.-Thomas Francis, A. B. Walker, and Charles Cunningham, were elected councilmen; Samuel Miller, mayor, and John Sampson, marshal. A. B. Walker was appointed recorder, for the ensuing year, and Dr. Medbury, treasurer.

March 9, 1835.-Norman Root, James J. Fuller, and Francis Beardsley, were elected councilmen; Samuel Miller, mayor, and John Sampson, marshal. Edgar P. Jewett was appointed treasurer, and A. B. Walker, recorder, for ensuing year.

March 14, 1836.-I. N. Norton, John Welch, and Leonidas Jewett, were elected councilmen; I. N. Norton, mayor, and Cyrus Gibson, marshal. John Welch was appointed recorder, and P. S. Baker, treasurer.

March 13, 1837.-Henry Bartlett, John N. Dean, Cephas Carpenter, and Thomas Francis, were elected councilmen; Henry Bartlett, mayor, and Samuel Miller, marshal. Norman Root, appointed recorder, and P. S. Baker, treasurer.

Record of 1838 missing.

March 11, 1839.-John Brown 2d, H. R. Gillmore and Cephas Carpenter were elected councilmen for three years, and Norman Root, Robert McCabe, and Francis Beardsley, for two years. John Brown, elected mayor, and Dr. C. Bierce, marshal. Norman Root appointed recorder, and P. S. Baker, treasurer.

March 9, 1840.-P. S. Baker, John N. Dean, and Cephas Carpenter were elected councilmen; John Brown, mayor, and 1. K. Norton, marshal. Norman Root appointed recorder, and A. B. Walker, treasurer.

March 8, 1841.-James J. Fuller, E. Cockerill, and Enos Stimson were elected councilmen; John Brown, mayor, and Benjamin Brown, marshal. Enos Stimson appointed recorder, and A. B. Walker, treasurer.

March 14, 1842.-Leonidas Jewett, Norman Root, and J. L. Currier were elected councilmen; Norman Root, mayor, and John Sampson, marshal. Enos Stimson appointed recorder, and A. B. Walker, treasurer.

March 13, 1843.-John Brown, Ezra Stewart, and Francis Beardsley, were elected councilmen; John Brown, mayor, and Jacob C. McCabe, marshal.

March 11, 1844.-John Ballard, Cephas Carpenter, Sumner Bartlett, and Dr. William Blackstone were elected councilmen; John Brown, mayor, and William Smith, marshal. Leonidas Jewett appointed recorder, and Benjamin Brown, treasurer.

Record of 1845, missing.

March 9, 1846.-Ezra Stewart, Francis Beardsley, and John Brown elected councilmen for three years; Sumner Bartlett, William R. Smith, and J. W. Bayard for two years; John Brown, mayor, and Abel Stedman, marshal. J. W. Bayard appointed recorder, and O. W. Brown, treasurer.

March 8, 1847.-John Ballard, Dr. William Blackstone, and Cephas Carpenter were elected councilmen; John Brown, mayor, and Abel Stedman, marshal. J. W. Bayard appointed recorder, and O. W. Brown, treasurer.

March 13, 1848.-Samuel Miller, William R. Smith, and Joseph Jewett were elected councilmen; Samuel Miller, mayor, and William H. Abbott, marshal. Joseph Jewett appointed recorder, and O. W. Brown, treasurer.

March 12, 1849.-John Brown, Andrew Kessinger and William Walker were elected councilmen; John Brown, mayor, and Abel Stedman, marshal. Joseph Jewett appointed recorder, and O. W. Brown, treasurer.

March 11, 1850.-Joseph M. Dana, Lot L. Smith, and Samuel Pickering were elected councilmen; Samuel Miller, mayor, and Abel Stedman, marshal. Joseph Jewett appointed recorder, and Leonidas Jewett, treasurer.

March 10, 1851.-John Brown, Joseph M. Dana, Andrew Kessinger, E. P. Talpey, and William Walker, councilmen; Samuel Miller, mayor; Joseph Jewett, recorder L; and . Jewett, treasurer.

March 1o, 1852.-William Walker, Norman Root, John B. Paul, Samuel Miller, J. M. Dana, councilmen; John Brown, mayor; Joseph Jewett, recorder; and L. Jewett, treasurer.

April 14, 1853.-John Brown, Samuel Miller, John B. Paul, Joseph Jewett, William Walker, councilmen; Norman Root, mayor; J. M. Dana, recorder; and L. Jewett, treasurer.

April 15, 1854.-John Brown, William Walker, H. K. Blackstone, D. M. Clayton, Henry T. Hoyt, councilmen; Norman Root, mayor; J. M. Dana, recorder; L. Jewett, treasurer.

April, 1855.-Henry T. Hoyt, Jesse Davis, J. Lawrence Currier, J. C. Frost, N. H. Van Vorhes, councilmen; Norman Root, mayor; J. Al. Dana, recorder; L. Jewett, treasurer.

April, 1856.-H. K. Blackstone, William P. Kessinger, Oliver W. Pickering, L. Jewett, E. H. Moore, councilmen; Norman Root, mayor; J. M. Dana, recorder; L. Jewett, treasurer.

April, 1857.-Lot L. Smith, H. K. Blackstone, William P. Kessinger, Geo. W. Baker, 0. W. Pickering, councilmen; Norman Root, mayor; J. M. Dana, recorder; H. K. Blackstone, treasurer.

April, 1858.-Henry T. Hoyt, N. H. Van Vorhes, Lot L. Smith, Hiram R. Crippen, Thomas Davis, councilmen; N. Root, mayor; J. M. Dana, recorder; H. T. Hoyt, treasurer.

April, 1859.-H. T. Hoyt, L. L. Smith, Charles H. Grosvenor, Thomas Davis, Hiram R. Crippen, councilmen; N. Root, mayor; J. M. Dana, recorder; H. T. Hoyt, treasurer.

April, 1860.-L. Jewett, W. P. Johnson, H. T. Hoyt, William Golden, Rufus P. Crippen, councilmen; N. Root, mayor; F. H. Stedman, recorder; H. T. Hoyt, treasurer.

April, 1561.-L. Jewett, W. P. Johnson, H. T. Hoyt, William Golden, H. S. Stimson, councilmen; N. Root, mayor; F. H. Stedman, recorder; H. T. Hoyt, treasurer.

April, 1862.-H. T. Hoyt, William Golden, E. H. Moore, Josephus Tucker, E. C. Crippen, councilmen; N. Root. mayor; F. H. Stedman, recorder; H. T. Hoyt, treasurer.

April, 1863.-H. T. Hoyt, E. C. Crippen, Josephus Tucker, Charles P. Ballard, Jesse Davis, councilmen; N. Root,. mayor; F. H. Stedman, recorder; H. T. Hoyt, treasurer.

April, 1864.-Abner Cooley, A. D. Brown, II. K. Blackstone, Josephus Tucker, R. P. Crippen, councilmen; Joseph M. Dana, mayor; Simeon W. Pickering, recorder; A. D. Brown, treasurer.

April, 1865.-Jesse Van Law, N. H. Van Vorhes, H. K. Blackstone, Elmer Golden, A. D. Brown, councilmen; J. M. Dana, mayor; S. W. Pickering, recorder; A. D. Brown, treasurer.

April, 1866.-A. D. Brown, H. K. Blackstone, J. W. Harris, N. H. Van Vorhes, Jesse Van Law, councilmen; J. M. Dana, mayor; S. W. Pickering, recorder; A. M. Brown, treasurer.

April, 1867.-H. K. Blackstone, N. H. Van Vorhes, Jesse Van Law, J. H. Falloon, William P. Johnson, councilmen; Geo. W. Baker, mayor; Frederick L. Ballard, recorder; N. H. Van Vorhes, treasurer.

April, 1868.-N. H. Van Vorhes, H. K. Blackstone, C. L. Wilson, H. S. Stimson, Alexander Cochran, councilmen; J. M. Dana, mayor; F. L. Ballard, recorder; N. H. Van Vorhes, treasurer.



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