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Charles S. Witherel, John L. Lake, Isaac L. Merriam,
John W. P. Allen ; Fire Wardens, Adin Allard, Daniel
Thornton, George W. Burt, John Cooley.

CITY OFFICIALS AND SL'PEKVISOUS FRO.M THE CITV.
1848.- Mayor, James Plait; Recorder, Orville J. Har-
mon ; Clerk, John M. Casey ; City Attorney, Levi Beards-
ley ; Treasurer, Isaac S. Merriam; Marshal, Nehemiih
Dodge; Aldermen, First ward, Gilbert Mollison, Hunter
Cnine; Second ward, George S. Alvord, John Boigcol ;
Third ward, Stephen H. Lathrop, Robert Oliver ; Fourth
ward, Samuel R. Taylor, William S. Malcolm; Super-
visors, First ward, John McNair; Second ward, James
Lyon; Third ward, Cyrus Carrier; Fourth ward, Simeon
Bates.

1849.— Mayor, De Witt C. Littlejohn ; Recorder, Or-
ville J. Harmon ; Clerk, John M. Casey ; Attorney, Levi
Beardsley ; Treasurer, Wm. B. Buckhout ; Marshal, Ne-
hemiah Dodge; Aldermen, First ward, Gilbert Mollison,
James N. Hart; Second ward, George S. Alvord, Florello
Meeker; Third ward, S. H. Lathrop, Cyrus Carrier; Fourth
ward, Samuel R. Taylor, Isaac L. Merriam ; Supervi-sors,



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HISTORY OF OSWEGO COUNTY, NEW YORK.



First ward, John McNair ; Second ward, Alvin Osborne ;
Third ward, Hamilton Murray ; Fourth ward, Robert
Simpson.

1850. — Mayor, Leander Baboock ; Recorder, Orville J.
Harmon ; Cleric, John M. Casey ; Attorney, John C.
Churchill; Treasurer, Erastus P. Burt; Marshal, Nehe-
miah Dodge ; Aldermen, First ward, James M. Hart, Cort-
land C. Cooper ; Second ward, Florello Meeker, Willis
Sumner ; Third ward, Cyrus Carrier, Robert F. Child ;
Fourth ward, Isaac S. Merriam, Ezra M. Mead; Super-
visors, First ward, Joel B. Penfield ; Second ward, Fortius
F. Parsons ; Third ward, John Thurman ; Fourth ward,
James H. Lyon.

1851. — Mayor, Samuel R. Beardsley ; Recorder, Orville
J. Harmon ; Clerk, Moses P. Hatch ; Attorney, De Witt
C. Bancroft; Treasurer, Norman K. Whitney; Marshal,
Fortius F. Parsons; Aldermen, First ward, Cortland C.
Cooper, Geo. S. Weeks ; Second ward, Willis Sumner,
Heman Wilcox; Third ward, Robert F. Child, Ira S.
Butcher ; Fourth ward, Ezra M. Mead, Albert F. Smith ;
Supervisors, First ward, Sebastian V. Crolius ; Second
ward. Fortius F. Parsons ; Third ward, Andrew Van
Dyck ; Fourth ward, Zina D. Stevens.

1852. — Mayor, John Thurman ; Recorder, Orville Rob-
inson ; Clerk, John M. Casey ; Treasurer, Erastus P. Burt ;
Attorney, Daniel Marsh ; Marshal, Neheraiah Dodge ; Al-
dermen, First ward, Geo. S. Weeks, Elisha H. Mack ;
Second ward, Heman Wilcox, John L. Pool ; Third ward,
Ira S. Dutcher, James M. Brown ; Fourth ward, Albert
F. Smith, Wm. 0. Hubbard ; Supervisors, First ward, J.

B. Penfield ; Second ward, Henry H. Cozzena ; Third
ward, Abuer C. Mattoon, Alvin Osborn.

1853.^Mayor, James D. Colver; Recorder, Orville
Robinson, resigned in August, and John Thurman elected;
Clerk, John M. Casey ; Attorney, John C. Churchill ;
Treasurer, Wm. H. Wheeler ; Marshal, Nehemiah Dodge ;
Aldermen, First ward, Elisha H. Mack, Thomas Dobbie ;
Second ward, John L. Pool, George S. Alvord ; Third
ward, Jas. M. Brown, Morgan L. Reynolds ; Fourth ward,
William 0. Hubbard, Ira Garrison, Jr. ; Supervisors, First
ward, J. B. Penfield; Second ward, Henry H. Cozzens ;
Third ward, Abner C. Mattoon; Fourth ward, Alvin
Osborn.

1854. — Mayor, James D. Colver; Recorder, John Thur-
man ; Clerk, John M. Casey ; Treasurer, Herbert M. Harmon,
resigned in May, and Milton Harmon appointed ; Attorney,
Albertus Perry; Marshal, Nehemiah Dodge; Aldermen,
First ward, Thomas Dobbie, Benj. Isaacs; Second ward,
Geo. S. Alvord, John L. Lake ; Third ward, Morgan L.
Reynolds, James N. Brown ; Fourth ward, Justin B. Col-
well, Ira Garrison, Jr. The latter resigned in May, and
Wm. Curtis was elected. Supervisors, First ward, Gilbert
Mollison ; Second ward, David B. Blair ; Third ward, A.

C. Mattoon ; Fourth ward, Alvin Osborn.

1855. — Mayor, De Witt C. Littlejohn ; Recorder, John
Thurman ; Clerk, John M. Casey ; Attorney, Daniel H.
Marsh ; Treasurer, Milton Harmon ; Chief of Police, Henry
Stowell; Aldermen, First ward, Benjamin Isaacs, George
R. Rodgers; Second ward, John L. Lake, Benjamin J.
Denton ; Third ward, James N. Brown, James Bickford ;



Fourth ward, Justin B. Colwell, Hanford Colborn ; Super-
visors, First ward, John C. Churchill ; Second ward. For-
tius F. Parsons ; Third ward, David Harmon ; Fourth ward,
Roland P. Grossman.

1856. — Mayor, Lucius B. Crocker; Recorder, John
Thurman ; Clerk, John BI. Casey ; Treasurer, Charles N.
Baker ; Attorney, Albertus Perry ; Chief of Police, Henry
Stowell ; Aldermen, First ward, Geo. R. Rodgers, Leander
Babcock ; Second ward, Benj. J. Denton, Geo. Ames;
Third ward, James Bickford, William I. Tozer; Fourth
ward, Hanford Colborn, Hiram Allen; Supervisors, First
ward, John Crolius; Second ward. Fortius F. Parsons;
Third ward, Dwight Herrick ; Fourth ward, Edwin M.
Hill.

1857. — Mayor, Lucius B. Crocker; Recorder, John
Thurman; Clerk, William F. Mason; Attorney, W. T.
Curtis; Treasurer, Hiram Perry, Jr. ; Chief of Police, Vol-
ney Sayles ; Aldermen, First ward, Leander Babcock, Jesse
M. O'Leary ; Second ward, George Ames, John M. Barrow ;
Third ward, William I. Tozer, James M. Crolius ; Fourth
ward, Hiram Allen, John L. McWhorter ; Supervisors,
First ward, John B. Leverick ; Second ward, William Tif-
fany ; Third ward, Dwight Herrick ; Fourth ward, Edwin
M. Hill.

1858. — Mayor, Lucius B. Crocker; Recorder, Orville J.
Harmon; Clerk, William F. Mason; Attorney, W. T.
Curtis ; Treasurer, George Seeley ; Chief of Police, Volney
Sayles ; Aldermen, First ward, Jesse M. O'Leary, John
E. Lee ; Second ward, John M. Barrow, George S. Alvord ;
Third ward, James M. Crolius, Alfred B. Getty ; Fourth
ward, John L. McWhorter, William H. Goit ; Supervisors,
First ward, Edwin Allen ; Second ward, Volney K. Burr ;
Third ward, Dwight Herrick ; Fourth ward, Daniel L
Couch.

1859. — Mayor, Henry Fitzhugh ; Recorder, Orville J.
Harmon ; Clerk, Henry L. Davis ; Attorney, J. A. Hatha-
way ; Treasurer, Erastus G. Burt ; Chief of Police, James
Eels ; Aldermen, First ward, John E. Lee, Wm. H. Her-
rick ; Second ward, George S. Alvord, Thomas Moore ;
Third ward, Alfred B. Getty, Harmon S. Wilber ; Fourth
ward, William H. Goit, John McAmbley ; Supervisors,
First ward, Mannister Worts ; Second ward, Volney K.
Burr ; Third ward, Sobieski Burt ; Fourth ward, Daniel L.
Couch.

1860. — Mayor, Henry Fitzhugh ; Recorder, Orville J.
Harmon ; Clerk, Henry L. Davis ; Attorney, J. A. Hatha-
way ; Treasurer, Erastus P. Burt ; Chief of Police, James
Eels ; Aldermen, First ward, Wm. H. Herrick, Norman M.
Andrews; Second ward, Thomas Moore, George S. Alvord;
Third ward, Harman L. Wilber, Geo. B. Sloan; Fourth
ward, John McAmbley, William H. Goit ; Supervisors,
First ward, Mannister Worts; Second ward, Volney K.
Burr; Third ward, Sobieski Burt; Fourth ward, Daniel L.
Couch.

1861. — Mayor, Henry Fitzhugh ; Recorder, Orville J.
Harmon ; Clerk, Henry L. Davis ; Attorney, Daniel H.
Marsh ; Treasurer, Erastus P. Burt ; Chief of Police, Stephen
Reid ; Aldermen, First ward, Norman M. Andrews, Wm.
H. Herrick ; Second ward, George S. Alvord, Charles P.
Kellogg ; Third ward, Geo. B. Sloan, Geo. Kirk ; Fourth





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Mytion Pardee was born in Manheim, Herkimer
county, New York, in 1819. His ancestors were : Joseph,
born 16C4 ; married Elizabeth Yale, daughter of the first
Thomas Yale, of New Haven, Connecticut ; John, of Nor-
walk, Connecticut, in 1698, settled in Sharon, Connecticut,
where he became a large landed proprietor. He was a
lieutenant in the army. His son James built, in 1751, the
brick residence in Sharon known as the " Pardee House,"
which is still (1877) standing, and occupied by his grand-
son. Thomas, 1722; Samuel, 1746; and Luther, 1789,
were the rest, by generations, in lineal descent.

Myron Pardee was a pupil of the Rev. Seth F. Swift
in the Oswego select school in 1833, and afterwards grad-
uated from Fairfield academy, m Herkimer county. New
York, coming to Oswego again for a permanent residence in
1837, when he entered the service of Bronson & Crocker,
proprietors of an extensive forwarding and commission
house, and remained with them six years. He traveled
for them in 1842-43 as agent and salesman of flour and
grain, spending both summers in Montreal and Quebec, and
passing through the riotous Corkoniaas and far-dowuers of
the " Long Sault Canal" with large sums of money ; tha avails
of his sales in Montreal and Quebec, often amounting to many
thousands of dollars, were sent by him, per express, in silver
to New York via Lake Champlain, and by stage coaches.
In 1844 he entered into partnership with Frederick T.
Cairington in the flouring and grain trade, Mr. Carrington
conducting the business in Oswego, and Mr. Pardee trading
in the west through New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan,
and Illinois, engaged in the purchase of grain and in



building vessels on Lake Erie. This continued for six years,
and, in connection with his former travels for Broason &
Crocker, gave him a large experience in the trade and com-
merce of the lakes. From 1844 to 1850 there were no
telegraph lines and but few railroads in these regions,
and away from the steamboats of the lakes the traveling
was done either by .stage couch or private conveyance.
Then the man who drove the fastest horses and rode the
most nights was rewarded by the most successful purchases.
Mr. Pardee's business prospered, and in connection with
Mr. Carrington he became a large holder of real estate in
Oswego, including therein the canal and water-power of the
west side of the river. The first large grain-elevator of
Oiwego (known as the Ontario elevator) was built by Car-
rington & Pardee, and Moses Merrick.

In 1847, Mr. Pardee, at Augusta, Maine, married
Caroline A. Webber (whose portrait accompanies his own
at the head of this page), and in 1848 he built liis present
residence, known as " Lakeside." He has been an active
business man. Never .sought or held public office. Almost
the only record of his early career in Oswego was his serv-
ing as a fireman in 1834, when the first gi-uat fire swept
away the flouring-mill on the ca.st side. Hw certificate as
a fireman (signed by John Grant, Jr., president of the
village of Oswego) is now framed and kept by the present
fire council, and is among the oldest certificates in existence.

Mr. Pardee's general character for integrity and fair deal-
ing, his public-spirited enterprise and liberality, and other
excellent qualities of head and heart, are too well known to
need any comment from us.



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ward, William H. Goit, John JIcAmbley ; Supervisors,
First ward, Maiinister Worts; Second ward, Volney K.
Burr ; Third ward, Sobieski Burt ; Fourth ward, Daniel S.
Couch.

1S62. — Mayor, Daniel G. Fort; Recorder, Orville J.
Harmon ; Clerk, Henry L. Davis ; Attorney, Daniel H.
Marsh; Treasurer, William H. Wheeler; Chief of Police,
Stephen Reid; Aldermen, First ward, William H. Hcrrick,
Frederick B. Lathrop ; Second ward, Charles P. Kello'ijg,
George S. Alvord ; Third ward, George Kirk, Robert Lip-
pincott ; Fourth ward, John McAnibley, Charles North ;
Supervisors, First ward, Slannister Worts ; Second ward,
Andrew Baltcs, Jr. ; Third ward, Sobieski Burt; Fourth
ward, Daniel L. Couch.

1863.— Mayor, Lathrop A. G. B. Grant ; Recorder, Or-
ville J. Harmon; Clerk, Henry L. Davis; Attorney, Daniel
H. Marsh ; Treasurer, Erastus P. Burt ; Chief of Police,
Rufus Hawkins; Aldermen, First ward, Frederick B.
Lathrop, Luke Ratigan ; Second ward, Samuel Miller,
Orlando P. Sabin; Third ward, Robert Lippincott, George
Kirk; Fourth ward, Charles North, Alonzo H. Failing:
Supervisors, First ward, Bradley B. Burt ; Second ward,
George W. Harman ; Third ward, Sobieski Burt; Fourth
ward, Daniel L. Couch.

1864. — Mayor, Lathrop A. G. B. Grant; Recorder,
Orville J. Harmon; Clerk, George W. Harman; Attorney,
Charles T. Richardson; Treasurer, Alford S. Crolius ;
Chief of Police, Walter Read; Aldermen, First ward, Chas.
Parker, Luke Ratigan ; Second ward, Orlando P. Sabin, S.

F. V. Whited ; Third ward, James M. Crolius, Geo. Kirk ;
Fourth ward, Alonzo H. Failing, Charles North ; Supervi-
sors, First ward, JLinnister Worts ; Second ward, George
W. Harman; Third ward, Morgan L. Marshall; Fourth
ward, Daniel L. Couch.

1865. — Mayor, William H. Herrick; Recorder, Orville
J. Harmon ; Clerk, A. Delancy Brigham ; Treasurer, Alford
S. Crolius; Attorney, Chas. T. Richardson ; Chief of Police,
Chester Penfield ; Aldermen, First ward, Charles Parker,
Robert F. Sage ; Second ward, S. F. V. Whited, John M.
Barrow ; Third ward, James M. Crolius, Oscar E. Shepard;
Fourth ward, Chas. North, Alonzo H. Failing; Supervisors,
First ward, Mannister Worts; Second ward, James A. Beck-
with ; Third ward, Morgan L. Marshall ; Fourth ward, Daniel
L. Couch.

1866. — Mayor, Maxwell B. Richardson; Recorder, Wm.

G. Adkins ; Clerk, James Doyle ; Attorney, Alfred B.
Getty; Treasurer, Alford S. Crolius; Chief of Police,
Rodolpus D. S. Tyler; Aldermen, First ward, Robert F.
Sage, Charles Parker ; Second ward, John JI. Barrow, S.
F. V. Whited; Third ward, Oscar E. Shepard, Samuel
Lippencott; Fourth ward, Alonzo H. Failing, John B.
Edwards; Supervisors, First ward, Mannister Worts; Second
ward, Gilbert D. W^allace ; Third ward, Morgan L. Mar-
shall ; Fourth ward, Daniel L. Couch.

1867. — Mayor, Simeon Bates ; Recorder, William G.
Adkins ; Clerk, Henry L. Davis ; Attorney, Daniel H.
Marsh ; Treasurer, Charles North ; Chief of Police, Na-
thaniel A. Wright; Aldermen, First ward, Charles Parker,
John Joyce ; Second ward, S. F. V. Whited, Frederick E.
Babbott; Third ward, Samuel Lippencott, Wm. A. Rath-



bun ; Fourth ward, John B. Edwards, Ira L. Jenkins ;
Supervisors, First ward, Bronson Babcock ; Second ward,
Ezra Williams ; Third ward, M. L. Marshall ; Fourth ward,
Alvin Osborne.

1868.— Mayor, Charles North; Recorder, Delos Gary;
Clerk, Robert S. Kelsey ; Attorney, Daniel H. Marsh;
Treasurer, Joseph B. Hubbard; Chief of Police, Nathaniel
A. Wright; Aldermen, First ward, 0. A. Casler, John
Joyce; Second ward, Benjamin Doolittle, F. E. Babbott;
Third ward, Robert Lippincott, Wm. A. Rathbun ; Fourth
ward, James H. Murdoch, Ira L. Jenkins; Supervisors, First
ward, Bronson Babcock ; Second ward, Geo. W. Harman ;
Third ward, James Bickford, Jr. ; Fourth ward, Alvin
Osborne.

1809. — Mayor, Alanson S. Page ; Recorder, Delos Gary ;
Clerk, Thomas H. Wentworth ; Attorney, Daniel H. Marsh ;
Treasurer, William A. Rathbun ; Chief of Police, Nathan
S. Lee ; Aldermen, First ward, O. A. Casler, George Goble ;
Second ward, Benjamin Doolittle, John Ratigan ; Third
ward, Robert Lippincott, M. M. Wheeler ; Fourth ward,
James H. Murdoch, Charles Doolittle ; Supervisors, First
ward, Joseph C. Pease ; Second ward, George W. Harman ;
Third ward, James Bickford, Jr. ; Fourth ward, Alvin
Osborne.

1870.— Mayor, Alanson S. Page ; Recorder, Delos Gary,
died in July, and William Lewis elected ; Clerk, Thomas
H. Wentworth ; Attorney, Daniel H. Marsh ; Treasurer,
Sardis M. Allen; Chief of Police, Nathan S. Lee; Alder-
men, First ward, George Goble, Wm. Blackwood ; Second
ward, John Ratigan, John Edland ; Third ward, JL M.
Wheeler, Aaron Colnon ; Fourth ward, Charles Doolittle,
James H. Murdoch ; Supervisors, First ward, Edward M.
Paine; Second ward, Geo. W. Harman ; Third ward, Nor-
man Best ; Fourth ward, Alvin Osborne.

Charter changed, and eight wards formed.

1871.- Mayor, Alanson S. Page; Reorder, William
Lewis; Clerk, Thomas H. Wentworth ; Attorney, Gilbert
E. Parsons ; Treasurer, Sardis M. Allen; Aldermen, First
ward, William Blackwood, George Goble ; Second ward,
John Edland, Miles Kehoe ; Third ward, M. M. Wheeler,
James Gibbs ; Fourth ward, J. C. Wellington, Walter Steb-
bins ; Fifth ward, Aaron Colnon, Thomas iMurphy ; Sixth
ward, James H. Murdoch, Charles Doolittle ; Seventh ward,
Wm. W. Scribner, Daniel P. Richards ; Eighth ward, Oliver
Mitchell, Michael Keeler ; Supervisors at large, Frederick
P. Eagle, Peter Lappin ; First and Third wards, Edward
M. Paine; Second and Fourth wards, Frank J. Bakes;
Fifth and Seventh wards, Thomas J. Dunn ; Sixth and
Eighth wards, Henry Lewis.

1872.- Mayor, Alanson S. Page; Recorder, William
Lewis; Clerk, John A. Barry; Treasurer, Timothy Sulli-
van ; Attorney, William A. Poucher ; Aldermen, First
ward, George Goble, Charles Rhodes; Second ward. Miles
Kehoe, John Edland ; Third ward, Morgan M. Wheeler,
William B. Phelps ; Fourth ward, J. C. Wellington, James
Dowdle; Fifth ward, Thomas Murphy, Aaron Colnon ; Sixth
ward, Charles Doolittle, Henry Quonce ; Seventh ward, Wm.
W. Scribner, Daniel P. Richards ; Eighth ward, Oliver Mit-
chcll,Thomas Murray ; Supervisors at large, Wm. A. Rath-
bun, Levi Beardsley ; Fii-st and Third wards, Edward M.



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HISTORY OF OSWEGO COUNTY, NEW YORK.



Paine ; Second and Fourth wards, Frank J. Baltes ; Fifth
and Seventh wards, Thomas J. Dunn ; Sixth and Eighth
wards, Washington T. Henderson.

1873. — Mayor, Albertus Perry; Recorder, Wm. Lewis;
Clerk, John A. Barry ; Treasurer, John Dowdle ; Attor-
ney, WilHani A. Poucher; Aldermen, First ward, Charles
Rhodes, George Goble ; Second ward, John Edland, Miles
Kehoe; Third ward, Wm. B. Phelps, M. M. Wheeler;
Fourth ward, James Dowdle, J. C. Wellington ; Fifth
ward, Aaron Colnon, Thomas Murphy; Sixth ward, Henry
Quonce, Eiisha M. Fort; Seventh ward, Daniel P. Rich-
ards, J. Adam Benzing ; Eighth ward, Thomas Murray,
Francis Gokey ; Supervisors at large, Wm. A. Rathbun,
William H. Griggs; First and Third wards, Edward M.
Paine ; Second and Fourth wards, Joseph Lee ; Fifth and
Seventh wards, Thomas J. Dunn ; Sixth and Eighth
wards, Frederick S. Smith.

1874. — Mayor, Benj. Doolittle ; Recorder, Wm. Lewis;
Clerk, Herbert M. Harman ; Treasurer, John H. Oliphant;
Attorney, John C. Churchill; Aldermen, First ward, Geo.
Goble, John Parsons; Second ward, Miles Kehoe, Michael
C. Kane ; Third ward, M. M. Wheeler, Wm. B. Phelps ;
Fourth ward, J. C. Wellington, James P. Tuttle ; Fifth
ward, Thomas Murphy, Nicholas Sands ; Sixth ward,
Eiisha M. Fort, Henry Quonce ; Seventh ward, J. Adam
Benzing, Abram Buckhout ; Eighth ward, Francis Gokey,
P. J. CuUinan ; Supervisors at large, Owen Sheridan, Wm.
McChesney ; First and Third wards, Robert Lippincott ;
Second and Fourth wards, Joseph Lee ; Fifth and Seventh
wards, John Clary ; Sixth and Eighth wards, Nathan M.
Rowe.

1875.— Mayor, Wm. A. Poucher ; Recorder, John B.
Higgius ; Clerk, Herbert M. Harman ; Treasurer, P.
Phelps ; Attorney, B. F. Chase ; Aldermen, First ward, John
Parsons, John Navagh ; Second ward, Michael C. Kane,
John Edland ; Third ward, Wm. B. Phelps, David C. Hall ;
Fourth ward, Charles S. Newell, James P. Tuttle ; Fifth
ward, Nicholas Sands, Thomas Blurphy ; Sixth ward, Eii-
sha M. Fort, Henry Quonce ; Seventh ward, Abram Buck-
hout, Frank Haven ; Eighth ward, Patrick J. Cullinan,
John K. Smith ; Supervisors at large, John Gardonier,
William McChesney; First and Third wards, Bronson
Babcock ; Second and Fourth wards, John Smith, Sr. ;
Fifth and Seventh wards, John Clary; Sixth and Eighth
wards, Nathan M. Rowe.

1876. — Mayor, Wm. A. Poucher; Recorder, John B.
Higgins; Clerk, Herbert M. Harman; Treasurer, Chester
W. McElroy ; Attorney, Albertus Perry ; Chief of Police,
Joel A. Baker; Aldermen, First ward, John Navagh, Geo.
W. Goble ; Second ward, John Edland, Patrick Hartney ;
Third ward, David C. Hall, Wm. B. Phelps ; Fourth ward,
Charles S. Newell, Nelson S. Stone ; Fifth ward, Thomas
Murphy, James Hennessy; Sixth ward, Eiisha M. Fort,
Joseph B. Hubbard; Seventh ward, Frank Haven, Chris-
topher Cusick ; Eighth ward, John K. Smith, P. J. Cul-
linan ; Supervisors at large, Washington T. Henderson, John
Gardonier ; First and Third wards, Bron.son Babcock ;
Second and Fourth wards, Joseph Lee ; Fifth and Seventh
wards, John Clary ; Sixth and Eighth wards, Nathan M.
Rowe.



COMPLETE LIST OP OFFICIALS FOR 1877.

Mayor, Edwin Allen; Recorder, John B. Higgins;
Clerk, Herbert M. Harman ; Treasurer, J. B. Phelps ;
Justices of the Peace, David B. Blair, H. A. Jones, Wm.
Lewis, J. J. White ; Attorney, G. W. Cullinan ; Chief of
Police, Joel A. Baker ; Surveyor, Nelson J. Harris ; Har-
bor Master, John Blackburn ; Sealer of Weights and
Measures, William Bockus ; Constables, John Fitzgerald,
Martin Murphy, Patrick O'Brien, Frank Burgh ; Col-
lectors, Parker 0. Wright and Henry Lewis; Board of
Commissioners of Public Works, George Goble, E. A.
Van Home, J. P. Wetmore, Thomas E. O'Keefe ; Street
Superintendent, James Navagh; Clerk of Board, James

A. Beckwith ; Board of Fire Commissioners, B. B. Burt,
Thomas Dobbie, Edward Mitchell, David M. Gorsline ;
Clerk, G. N. Burt.

Board of Police Commissioners, Wardwell G. Robinson,
Thomas Kehoe, Thomas H. Butler, James A. Southwick.
(For Board of Education see " Schools.") Aldermen,
First ward, George W. Goble, Edward Hendricks ; Second
ward, Patrick Hartney, Joseph Kinney ; Third ward, Wm.

B. Phelps, Daniel Lyons ; Fourth ward. Nelson S. Stone,
Orrin Meeker; Fifth ward, James Hennessy, Thomas
Murphy; Sixth ward, Joseph B. Hubbard, William S.
Turner ; Seventh ward, Christopher Cusick, Abram Buck-
hout ; Eighth ward, P. J. Cullinan, George H. Stone.

Supervisors, First ward, John H. Staats; Second ward,
Jijmes Rogan; Third ward, Bronson Babcock; Fourth
ward, Lorenzo W. Tanner; Fifth ward, Jeremiah O'Brien;
Sixth ward, Wm. McChesney ; Seventh ward, Justin B.
H. Mongin ; Eighth ward, Michael Kelly.

Inspectors of Election, First ward, James Martin,
Slaurice Daly, Robert Oliver ; Second ward, Matthew
Mackey, Dennis Daly, Albert N. Hagenbruck ; Third ward,
Wm. H. Young, Peter Mackin, John O'Rafferty ; Fourth
ward, Oscar B. Goodrich, George Vickery, Jr.,, George
Wafter; Fifth ward, Roger Scofield, C. J. Baker, John
Brophy ; Sixth ward, Aerial J. Murdock, Henry Mathews,
Patrick Glynn ; Seventh ward, William Wallace, John
Sleight, Jr., Michael Galvin, Jr.; Eighth ward, Timothy
Sweeney, William Glynn, George Schaffer.



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.



WILLIAM FITCH ALLEN.

William Fitch Allen, oldest son of Abner Harry Allen
and Cynthia Palmer, his wife, was born in the county of
Windham, Connecticut, July 28, 1808. His parents re-
moved to Schenectady county in this State in the year 1814.

In 1826 he graduated at Union college, and soon
after commenced the study of law with Hon. John C.
Wright, and completed his studies with C. M. and E. S.
Lee, in the city of Rochester. In August, 1829, he was
admitted to the bar, and in the following month began
the practice of his profession in Oswego, in partnership




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HISTORY OF OSWEGO COUNTY, NEW YORK.



with Hon. (Greorge Fisher, then about to take his seat
in the Congress of the United States as the representative ,
of this district, composed of Oswego, Jefferson, and St. ;
Lawrence counties. Mr. Fisher retired from the practice
of his profession in 1833, and in 1834 a partnership was
formed between Mr. Allen and Hon. Abram P. Grant,
which continued until the election of the former to the
bench of the supreme court in 1847. He held various vil-
lage, town, and county ofSces, and for several years offi-
ciated as supreme court conimis.sioner, and master and
examiner in chancery.

He served in the legislature of this State as one of the
representatives of this county during the session of 1843
and 1844, at the first session acting as chairman of the com-
mittee of ways and means, and at the last as chairman of
the judiciary committee. In April, 1845, he was appointed
by I'resident Polk attorney of the United States for the
northern district of New Y'ork, which office he resigned on
taking his seat as a justice of the supreme court in 1847.

In May, 1847, he was elected to the office of justice of
the supreme court, and officiated in that capacity until the
year 18G3. While thus serving on the bench he was
jilaced in nomination by the convention for the office of
governor of the State of New York, but declined the nom-
ination, choosing to remain on the bench, which he has
adorned by his wisdom, learning, and impartiality. In
18G3 ho was the candidate of the Democratic party for the
office of judge of the court of appeals. In the following
year he removed to New Y''ork city, and engaged in the
practice of the law as counsel only, and remained in that
city until his removal to x\lbany to enter upon the duties



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