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State Legislature. He was there a man of mark as
well as closely critical and observant. When affairs
looked to him as though they had gone wrong, he
would rise excitedly in his seat and exclaim, with a
loud voice, " Das 1st nicht recht ! Das ist nicht recht !"
Thereupon, forsaking the German for the language of
his adopted country, he would launch forth into a
vigorous and impressive speech upon the subject-
matter in hand. One of Mr. Shafer's sons marched,
with other volunteers, to Morristown in the winter of
1777, in response to Washington's call, and other sons
were quite famous in the county as officers in the
militia.

Peter Wintermute, already alluded to as one of Mr.
Bernhardt's sons-in-law, built, about half a mile below
Stillwater, what is supposed to have been the first
fulling-mill in Sussex County, the date of its erection
being generally fixed at 1770 or before. Mr. Winter-
mute's fulling-mill was an appreciated convenience,
and not only made him well known, but drew patrons
in abundance from many miles distant. For more
than forty years it was carried on by a Wintermute.
Peter's children were seven, of whom five were sons :
Peter removed to Illinois in 1836 ; George, Joseph,
William, and Charles lived and died in Stillwater.

Peter Wintermute the elder had a brother named
John, who lived near the Blue Mountains, in Still-
water, whose sons, Bernhard and Jacob, became set-
tlers in the township.

Thomas Wintermute, son to Peter, was chief in the
management of his father's fulling-mill, but after the
old gentleman's death gave up the business. He
lived in the old stone house still standing near the old



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graveyard. In a pari of his residence Mr. Winter-
mutu kept a little store to accommodate hia mill-cus-
tomers.

i.g already indicated, the early settlers of Still water
jrere almost exclusively Germans, and included the
gwartswalders, Swartwouts, Snoovers, Staleys, Mer-
kle-, Schmueks, Snooks, and others, to whom refer-
ence will I"- made farther along.

Benjamin Beach, a tanner, lived at Stillwater long
the outbreak of the Revolution, and Michael
Ayr.- moved in 1757 to Stillwater from Dover; but
i much can be said of either beyond the state-
ment uttered.

During the Revolution the population of Stillwater
ed a formidable accession in the persona of a
dozen or more Hessians, who. along with other pris-
iiken by the Americans from Burgoyne, being
marched through Sussex County to a place sel apart
in in Virginia, escaped while en route, and,
hiding in Stillwater, eoiieliidi'd to abide there perma-
nently.

TIIK -I TTI.I II- 01 76.

A glance al the church-book of the Stillwater Re-
formed Church discloses a good many nanus of
parents whose children were baptized by the min-
ister- otlieiatinii- at that ehnreh between 1 7 7 ." 1 and
1800. The inference is admissible thai a majority of

the na - thus recorded represent inhabitant- of

Stillwater between tin- period- men t ii inei I, a ml they

are therefore presented here, as follows:

Polcr Iiuin. >inl, Peter Conss, Jacob Sean, Abraham Dodder, Jacob Dod-

dar, John Keen,Mlchaol Soo1y,John Rlchl k, Hlchael Shohrer,

. . i thod QeorgoV llrlcli, Philip « llrt. h.Oaspei Baud, i ihott,
Richard Wheaton, William Savercool, Joseph Qauger, John Van
Byckle, Philip Rocker, HaUiew II. ink].-, DaYld Smith, Gaorga An-
derson, Trodorick Kinney, William S >k, Henry Blcbback, Peter

l.i.-i,, Adam Waee, William Proohllch, Frederick Warner, Peter
Halo, .in ub Mayer, George S. Iinurer, John CliOurd, Joe ih H a

AndreaaVogt.Drlali Una, Abuei Ju n,John Dtehl.Johit

a/elder, John Waaa, Hlchael WUrlch, Andrew Croasman, Nicholas
Dennis, Abram Dodderer, Henry Dodderer, Philip Kunklo, John
Schuster, John Snorar, William Schavy, John Wlntennnte, G

Haack, Andraai Nawl kar, John Kirachbacb, John J. Snover,

Miw« Siiuvi.r, Nicholas Egbert, Conrad Klnard, PhlUp Ulrl

erlck Kinney, Petoi I id, Henry Klraohbach, John .Itiiigrrnu,

ub t. Philip Krenmer.Juhn Honowell, Baltluuuu Deld-
uiati, ||. 'i, rv Bavercool, Petei Deltar, J. G, Mum., Jacob Harris, J. It.
Tiiiiii.n, Petal Gniber, John I on I . Philip Blpperly,

John Puder, David Hazan, Petal Teats, William

k, John Bolder, John Blackford, Isaac Loder, Abraham Weet-
i S tetiel, George Hanu, Philip .Mann, William si.uf.-i,

Willi, .in Klmple, John Hauklni i b v. mm, Isaiah Quick,

1 [mbal, G. n e Uai Is, John Haona, John

Patman, Fatal Delia, Philip - n, J. H. Miller, Albert A rman,

Hi. baal Wall r, Philip Ri. h I I tin Hattle, Jacob

Bu Konrj Millar, John Orauach, John Oroaaman, John Herkal,
Chorl. lartck8panganberg,J.G.Kahn, OonradBrwin,

| Did i t-i, , k n ila r, J.J '. Glrumol, Ohris-

linn si.ii. t.., Gaorga Rahn, Chrlaiian SToltun, Gaorga Halt, Daniel

lit, Zacchous 81 lei, William Strait, Mlchaaj Panser, Henrj



par Kelaor, Kred.'rl.k S. hiiaull.T, ll.-nry S. hnanlhi, /a hari.n,

Werner, ValenUno Krehnnan, \n-
Ludwig

Mutt.

A record of marriages performed by Jacob Bonn,
one oi' the ministers of the Stillwater Reformed



Church, dates from Nov. 8, 1795, to Oct. 8, 1799.
The marriages thus recorded were as follows:

irad 1)1. 'tor and Elizabeth Delta; December
10th, David Haaen and Eliza Wlntermute.

t: It . i

17th, David Klmple and Martha Roae; Hay 1st, Philip Dnmer
and Clara Qui. k : Vugusl Sth, BamhardOlpand Elati D infield;
Octobax 2d, A. Doddarat and Margaret H Inti rmuto; October
9th, Rat Jacob W* k at mbet ISttr,

John Lalde and ' lathai [no Haver.

1797.— January 7th, II. I Ike; January 9th,

George Anders.. n and M - I. William

,i Catharine WInl -<l, Jumea Cook and

Polly Snover; April l3tb.John Hanklnaon and Ell
unit.-; April 30th, Israel Doddj and Anns -
Bamual Crammor and Chriatina Belloa; June OUi, Levi Boaen-
nd Pollj Hanklnaon; July 5tb, John Blackfbrd and
Hannah Snelder; Angual 291b, Nicholas Dennis
Keen; Beptriul et 14th, John Courtrlghl and Polly riurk; Sep-
tember 17th, George Roe aud tdargiircl Strubal; October 1st,
Peter llutan and Charity Corellus, John Harlng mid Mary
i as; lobei 22d, lluitln Bipperlj and Sophia Keen; aTovam-

I or 2d, Rut Dngni I Burl ira Kisl

i i it i ! ■ I aud Margaret Waal Decembet I John Sn.w.k

aud Mm In Hayno.

IT i- Februarj : ith, Philip i oas and Catharine t uv I. ; kpi II i

Hayne and Christina Campbell; Mhj 24tb, David Smith and

Ih, ii II. Sin, in ; May 30th, William Wlgton and Elizabeth

Mushback; Ma] 31st, Ezekiel Haeenaml Nelly Con

3d, John Pries and Mary Kuhl; July l-t, Samuel Thompson

and Eve Hammond ; Julj 3d, J b Applegate and Mary Pries ;

October loth, Frederick Sackmnn and Mary Muring; October
21at, Robert Qoble and Lorana Allen.

1799. — Jannary 6th, Aaron Southard and Nancj Hanklnaon; January
loth, John Rykend and Anna Winteretein; February l-th,
Isaac Ooursen and Polly K.-rr; March 14th, Aaron B
Elizabeth Vot-t; May 29th, John Flcmlnj and Anna lurnbla-

I tember nth, Abner Johnaon and Catharim
,n,i i 12th, Henry Dives and Polly Main; September 16th,
Samuel It, ,11 and Elisabeth NowUof irad Brwin

and Cothnrino Hengely.

Among the early settlers ill Stillwater, the Barkers

were men .,t' consequence. Daniel, who was a colonel
in the Revolutionary war, kept a small store at Still-
water upon the close of the war. and used to relate
with a shOfl of -onie pride that one of lii> regular

customers was Tom Quick, the famous Indian-fighter,

who many a time traded at Marker'- for bullet- ami

caps, .lame- Barker was one of the participants at

the battle of Mini-ink : Samuel Barker was a pa-tor

in Chester, afterwards a chaplain in the French ami

Indian war. and lost hi- lite at -.a.

t 'barb- Rhodes, PI ho built a grist-mill in Stillwater
at a pretty early date, wa- impressed, in England, into

the British navy, ami wa- brought t.. America. Once
there, he managed t" escape, ami after engaging by
inni- in the business ••! school-teaching and tavern-
keeping, ultimately located in Stillwater as a miller.
In Stillwater hi- children lived and died, t hie of his

granddaughters i- the widon of Frederick Arvis, is
aged ninety-three, and i- mother to Frederick Lrvis,

Of New toll.

In 1768, Joseph Hull -old to John Coarsen -on
aire- of land near the pre-eni village of Fredon.
I p. .11 hi- death John Coursen willed the property to
hi- -..ii Benjamin, who sold it to his brother, Col.
John Coarsen, in 177s. ti,,. latter, who lived at iir-i



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in a log house located where the Coursen mansion
now stands, had seven children, — Abram, Enos, Ger-
shom, Isaac, Anna, Sarah, and Eliza, — of whom none
are now living. Isaac and Enos were the only ones
who died in Stillwater. Of Enos' children, the only
one living is Hampton Coursen, of New York. Of
Isaac's, eleven are living, and of these, five reside in
Stillwater, — to wit, Joseph H. Coursen, Louisa E.
Moore, William P. Coursen, Amanda S. Manning,
and Nancy A. Coursen. Isaac, who was born in 1794
in the old log house, married, in 1818, a daughter of
Dan Hurd, of Sparta. She still resides in the house
built in 1805 by her husband's father. Isaac Coursen
died in 1855.

Mrs. Coursen remembers that when she came to
Stillwater, in 1818, there were, in the vicinity of Fre-
don, David Gustin, David Johnson, Abraham Smith,
Isaac Smith, Mr. McCullom, and Mr. Mattison.
David Gustin was living in a framed house built years
before by John C. Roy. It was the first of the kind
in those parts, and people came from a good way off
to have a look at the curiosity. The framed barn,
built not long after the house, is still standing. Both
structures stood upon property now owned by William
P. Coursen.

Col. John Coursen married a daughter of Simeon
Goble, who came from Somerset County to Stillwater,
and located on the James I. Shotwell place. Of his
children, Robert, Simeon, and Enos became settlers
in Stillwater. John removed to the West.

Robert Goble in 1799 bought a farm of Joseph
Kerr, who, in 1793, purchased it of Samuel J. and
Richard Smith. Robert Goble occupied it at once,
and there lived until his death. Upon that farm his
son Elias now lives.

Stephen Roy came to the neighborhood about the
time of the Revolution, and carried on a farm of
about 800 acres, of which the farms of Bowdoin and
Insley Roy form a portion.

The first of the Mains family to come to Stillwater
was Jacob, grandfather to A. T. Mains, now of Still-
water. Jacob made his advent in Stillwater in 1794,
coming from Warren County (or what is now Warren
County), and purchased of John Puder (grandfather
to Albert Puder, of Andover) a considerable tract of
land that included the present farms of A. T. and H.
S. Mains, and upon which John Puder had been
living. Jacob Mains' children numbered eight, and
were named Peter, Frederick, Mary, Catharine,
Abram, Christianne, Sophia, and Elizabeth. Of
these, the only one living is Elizabeth Wintermute, of
Newton, aged eighty-three. Peter, Frederick, and
Abram became farmers in Stillwater. Abram and
John F. Mains, of Stillwater, are sons of Peter Mains.
Abram T., of Stillwater, is the only one living of
Abram Mains' eight children. Frederick's living
children are Henry S., Jesse T., Mrs. Alpheus Hibler,
Mrs. Phineas Drake, Mrs. Electa La Barre, Mrs. Do-
rinda Cook, Mrs. Jane Hull.



When Jacob Mains made his settlement in Still-
water his neighbors were John Swartswelder, John
Crouse, Henry Divers, Conrad Hammond, Andrew
Robbins, Abram Dildine, Richard Allen, John Kim-
ball, Peter Wintermute, Abram Shafer, Samuel
Harker, John Hough.

In 1816, Tunis Tunison, a blacksmith, came to the
neighborhood. His only son, Tunis, now lives on the
farm owned a hundred years or more ago by Daniel
Harker.

Living near the village of Swartswood is old Mary
Pittinger, now in her ninety-fourth year. She was
born in Hunterdon County, whence, in 1789, her
father, William Snyder, came to_ Stillwater ; he set-
tled at the foot of the Blue Mountains, and made a
bargain to clear for William Van Doren some land
the latter had bought of a Mr. Opdyke. In that
vicinity the residents were William Shotwell, Daniel
South, Mark Hoey, Pipe Miller, a fiddler (upon the
present Alanson Kay place), George Wintermute, and
Jacob Snyder.

Mrs. Pittinger says she was one of nine children,
and, like the rest, at an early age she took hold of
her share of what labors were demanded ; for they
were poor, and work they all had to. Mary was a
weaver at the age of thirteen, and, more than that,
she used to carry her carpet to market afoot and bring
back in the same way whatever she obtained in ex-
change. In 1807 she married Henry Pittinger, of
Oxford, but after that a dweller in Stillwater ; he died
in 1863. Mrs. Pittinger boasts that she never had
either clock or stove in her house. She cooked in a
fireplace and guessed at the passage of time. In 1794
she went to school in what is now the Mount Benevo-
lence District. The teacher that year was Thomas
Clark ; the next year one Dickerson was the peda-
gogue.

In 1776 five brothers named Huff emigrated from
Holland to America, and not long afterwards two of
the brothers — Joseph and Jacobus — settled in Still-
water, near Middleville. Joseph, who lived on the
present George Puder place, said he thought nobody
would ever make a location nearer to the Blue Moun-
tains than he had, but he had not long to wait before
seeing the smoke of the settler's cabin rise from a
mountain's very base. Joseph had twelve children,
of whom seven were sons; they were named John,
David, Samuel, Henry, William, Joseph, and Isaac.
Samuel, Henry, and Isaac moved to Pennsylvania,
but the others found permanent homes in Stillwater.
The Huffs are at this day quite numerous in the town-
ship, and rank, moreover, among its most influential
citizens.

Near Middleville, Theophilus Hunt built a grist-
mill after 1800 and made it famous. On the same
spot the mill-wheel still faithfully turns, to the great
convenience of an extensive district.

About 1800, George Wintermute, a carpenter and
wood-turner, located where his grandson, Jepthah,



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lives. George Wintermute owned a large tract of
700 acres, which he bought of Jepthah Arrison, a sur-
veyor.

INCIDENTS OF 1'IONEKK LIKE.

A descendant of one of Stillwater's earliest settlers
has preserved in written form interesting reminis-
cences* of life among the pioneers of that township,

and in this place a general reference thereto will he
not only appropriate, but of some interest. The
chronicler says, —

" Intemperance abounded i h i ' country from my earliest reeul-

loctlon. West India rum was the artii le moat in nae at tlic lint. Applo
whisky was Just coming into notice, and, living clivnpvr and more plenti-
ful, it aoon crowded West India rum aside U tin- favorite tipple. As if It
were not onough to convort the precious fruit into liquid polaoo, the slat!
of life was Hiniiiiirly prostituted, and t" that end rye and corn were
brought liberally Into requisition. The consumption ol strong drink
wont on increasing until, like the great deluge, it seemed to ll 1 the

.!i. b i and, .-very neighborhood having Us distillery.

■ It was the universal custom in our country In tlio time of my youth
and prior thereto lo travel on horseback, liven the ladles, both young
unci old, were Tery expert nt this exercise. The young ladies bad then
no need to go to rlding-scho d. From their childhood they were taught
to mount tho aide-saddle anil manage their hones. Pleasure-carriages
inn things hardly known in those days.

" I will not omit to notice, In passing, a barbarous and brutal custom

thai preralled In our i ntry at an early period, and which was not

wholly laid aside in my younger days,— viz., at husking-bocs, store-
frolics, military 'trainings, and other public gatherings, it was not un-
hsua), .ifi.-r.tho business of the day was concluded, for somo of the

illows, who by this II were pretty well charged with whisky,

to embrace the opportunity, while the steam was up, to setilesbmoof
their old grudges and pay Off old scores by having pugilistic encounters.
The manner of proceeding was as follows: The combatants would strip

to llie waisl, il -e tli.ir seconds, anil pitch into vacli other pell- 11,

gouging, biting, ami lieating until one er the other cried ' Wind :' where-
upon the lighters were parted for a time, and then turned loose again.
Up.. ii i man crying 'Enough:' the tight i i lured de-

bated, The loss ,.r either an eve. ear, linger, or in.-c in one of these en-
counters was looked ution as one of the necessary consequences thereof.

"There was. also a very laudable practice, such as generally prevails In

nawlysMttled c tries When any heavy operation was to bo por-

f..n I, mi h si raising • new building, husking a Held of . ..rn, clearing

laud, etc., neighbon came in foroe, and, making liees or frolics, gave

Iplng in. ml- lo the new-comer, and when the work ■
Joined In a general merry-making at a substantial supper.

'Mi f the l''hmI tiling- d. -lived flnl II loi.-tiitli.-r-. \va- the rultiva-

n hi ol i hurt ii music. To this end dngiog-ecl Is wen- Introduced and

i. maintained by the younget portion of society. Thowtnter
were appropriated to this exorcise. Nothing was thoughtof

sleigh-riding four or live miles to linglng40h00l and returning hotne-

ward aliing towards midnight. The oharai let of the music taughl waa

of a kind wherein bar ny rather titan lody was the essential feature.

Iters wen Up in, Linn, Belcher, Morgan, and McCracken. Al-
though the gamut or grammar wos not ontlrelj overlooked, yet the fun-
damental principles of the science were not very thoroughly inculc ite I.

" Bur ri\ the suowa fell ii deeper and the winters w dd

rare In tin* county than ••! lata yean. I have in ard my rather say that
h, the wintet ..r 1790 -i the deptli bl snow mi inch thai In traveling

th.y did not confine themselves to r.-.td-, hut drove over hi

across livbls, the sn..w being rafnclentlj hard to hear them.

"Slaver] formerl) existed ben to i limited extent The Van Cam-
pans, of Walpack, my fathei and hla brothers, and m) no Is Innstrong

nil held slaves of the African race m r leai; my father held at one

ii Ighl or t"ii of them. The system existed here, however, In Its

mtlilei f..tln. Tli" slaves and while laborers associated ami Worked to-
gether, and fared In all respects alike, only thai In messing and lodging
they were separate. That was the only distill their do-

mestic treatment, the blaoks r.-'-iinc. ss muoh Intareai In the pi wporitv
of the faun and I indeed, Ihey rail n gn

..I h Interest, for Ibt | were ra ire i losolj Identified therewith nml a

• Unpublished HSS lefl b) I stpt •



very portion thereof, whereas the whites, free to act according to their
own sweet wills, were nt best hut transient dwellers.

" In nit boyhood day-, when the old German congregation was rlour-
Isbing, the Kev. Jacb Semi Is-ing pastor, old Mr. Kingsbury was Ute
chorister. He would start ami . airy on the tune In a peculiarly soft and
rolco, which, although not unmusical, had something of Uio
whistling sound Of the whip-poor-will that rendered it peculiarly at-
tractive and interesting, blow, along with this, wo had the clear, full,
and musical notes ol old Mrs. Swartswelder, who, throwing her whole
s..nl into tho sacred song, would extend her shrill voice so as to till the
whole house, drowning the clerk's clear notes and obscuring those of the
wholo congregation. This last was singing In the true Germau style.
Tho'oontrasl between the two was great, and when combined In one har-
monious i -.ncert constituted a very unique peri

" Kingsbury, the chorister, was In every-day life a tanner, and, being
possessed of a man-clous veneration of the divine Injunction, 'Spare not
the rod,' it was his custom to thrash his apprentice-boys whenever ho

fell there was even the slightest Indlcatl f a warrant for It. The

boys suffered daily martyrdom until mother-wit suggested the protection
of leather armor under the more susceptible jacket ; and thereafter, al-
though old Kingsbury plied the rod just as vigorously as ever, the
youths enjoyed themselves hugely .it tin- way in which the old fellow
fooled himself Into believing he was punishing them."

in.— TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION
The act creating the township of Stillwater, passt d

Dee. 27, 1*24, reads as follows:

"Be it enacted, Thai all thai pan ol the township of Hardwlck lying
northeasterly of the dlvi-lnn line between tho counties of Sussex and
Warren, and included within the following boundaries,— that is to say,
beginning in the line of division between the said counties of Sussex and
Warren nt the northwesterly comer of the township of Green; thence

running northeasterly along tho Ii f said township to the aforesaid

line, ailed the Ea-t and West Jereey Hue; thence running up the said
line in a straight direction to the summit of the Pahaqualong or Bluo

M tain ; thence southwesterly along the summit of said niountnin to

where the aforesaid line of division between the said counties of Sussex
nml Warren crosses the same -, thence down the said division line south-
easterly to tho place of beginning,— be, and the same i- hereby, an ted
int.. a new township, to be called 'the township of Stillwater.'"

A I the first township meeting, held at the house
of X. A. Shafer, April 11, 182o, town officials were
chosen as follows : Moderator, Benry Divers; clerk.
Isaac V. Coursen ; Judge of Election, Peter Merkel ;
Overseers of I'oor, John Rhodes, William Dildine;
Chosen Freeholders, Daniel Hunt, Peter B. Shafer;
Assessor, Aaron Eazen; Collector, George Allen:
Constable, Thomas A. Dildine; Surveyors of High-
ways, James Primrose, Joseph Huff, Jr.; Committee
mi Appeal, Jacob Hunt, Andrew Vonght, Jr., Inslev
Boy; Town Committee, Nathan A. Shafer, Andrew
Shaw, Samuel C. Hunt, Henry li. Wintermute, Peter
Wintermute (2d); Overseers of Highways, John
Swartswelder, Philip Van Horn, Henry Kishbaugh,
John K. .11. Jacob Gruver, Robert C. Shaw. Kims
Goble, John Snook, James Brown. Fur the support
of the highways $600 were voted, and $300 for the
support ni' the poor.

The names of persons chosen annually from 1826
to 1880 to serve as judges of election, olerks, ase
and collectors, with a lis! of chosen freeholders firom

Isj.. In lssn, are given below :

JDDOBS ni' ii B ntOS
P.l
Arris; i-'-t 58, J.O Tunkon; I860, J I Plan n; UM0-C1, J W
Obdyke; IBM 85, J II. int. 1-'- 1881 78, J.Hunt;

1873, no record ; t ~T I 7.. J. I. Root; 1878, W. O. Hunt; 1-TT . J .
-. i-> - .. u n in mi. 1880, i . i| b •



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CLERKS.
1S26, W. A. Shafer; 1S27-2S, J. Huff, Jr.; 1829-30, J. Rhodes; 1S37-38,
J. V. Hankinson: 1S39-10, G. Rosencrans; 1S41-45, W. Slater; 184C
-17, J. V. Hankinson: 1S4S, G. W. Perry; 1849, J. V. Hankinson ;
1S50-52, H. Eylenburg ; 1853-55, J. E. Pierson ; 1856-57, G. Rosen-
crans ; 185S, A. Hunt; 1S59, George Smith; 1S60, A. Huut; 1861-62,
G. Koseucrans; 18G3-G4, J. S. Huff; 1865-69, J. E. Fierson; 1870-72,
C. H. M. Angle ; 1S73, no record ; 1S74, C. H. M. Angle ; 1875, Wil-
liam P. Coursen ; 1S76-77, 0. Andress ; 187S, C. H. M. Angle ; 1879,
W. A. Maine; 1880, C. H. M. Angle.

ASSESSORS.

1826-32, T. A. Dildiue; 1833, D. Ilarker; 1834-39, T. A. Dildine; 1S40-
44, P. Merkel; 1845-46, N. Hill ; 1847-48, P. Merkel; 1849-57, J. W.
Obdyke; 1858-59, J. H. Coursen; 1860-62, H. L. Emmons; 1863-72,
J. W. Obdyke; 1873, no record; 1874-78, J. \V. Obdyke; 1879-80,
J. Emmons.

COLLECTORS.

1826-27, George Allen; 1828-29, J. K. Hazen ; 1830, William Hunt;
1831-32, J. Huff, Jr. ; 1833-34, N. Hill ; 1835-38, II. Andrews ; 1839-
41, R. F. Randolph; 1842-44, G. Rosencrans ; 1845-16, J. Sutton;
1847-49, W. R. Emmons; 1850-51, H. Whittaker; 1852-53, J. H.
Coursen; 1854-55, J. C. Merkel; 1856, J. E. Pierson; 1857, F. S.
Pettinger; 1858, J. E. Pierson; 1859-60, David Emmons; 1861-63,
George Titman ; 1864-65, G. Rosencrans ; 1866-69, J. W. Huff; 1870-
72, J. D. Bloom; 1874-75, George Smith; 1876, H. Cole; 1S77-78, J.
S. Obdyke ; 1879-80, George W. Roof.

CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS.
1825-26, Daniel Hunt, Peter B. Shafer; 1827-28, Daniel Hunt, James
Primrose; 1829-31, Daniel Hunt, Peter Merkle ; 1832, Peter B. Sha-
fer, Peter Merkle ; 1833-34, Jacob Savercool, Peter Merkle ; 1835-36,
Nehemiah Hill, Peter Merkle; 1837, Joseph Huff, Peter Merkle;
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