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May 3, 1 806.
Geo. E. Stowell. Enlisted iu Co. E, ISOth Inf., Aug. 27, ISCi; dis.

May 30, 1865.
George Damon. Enlisted in Co. E, ISOth Inf., Aug. 24, 1864; dis.

May 30, 1865.
John N. Beadle. Enlisted in Co. E, 147th Inf., Aug. 21, 1862: in

battles of the Wilderness, Laurel Hill, Spottsylvauia, North Anna,

Petersburg, and Five Forks; prom. 1st licut. ; dis. June 7, 1865.
Alfred N. Beadle. Enl'd in Co. E, 147th Inf., Aug. 21, 1802; prom'd

to 1st lieut. and quartermaster; dis. June 7, 1865.
Mason S. Myres. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Inf., Sept. 23, 1861 ; in

battles of 2d Bull Run, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsvillo, and

wounded at Gettysburg ; trans, to 76lh Reg't May 29, 1863 ; dis.

Sept. 20, 1804.
Dewayne Damon. Enlisted in' Co. G, 24th Inf., Sept. 23, 1861 ; killed

in 2d Bull Run battle, Aug. 30, 1802.
John Wagoner. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Inf., Sept. 23, 1861 ; trans.

to 70th Reg't May 29, 1803; dis. Sept. 27, 1804.
Henry Finster. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 29, 1864; in

battles of Hatcher's Run, Petersburg, and Appomattox; dis.

May 30, 1805.
Dcwitt Carpenter. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Cav., Feb. 23, 1865 ; dis.

Aug. 5, 1805.
De.\ter S. Greenfield. Enlisted in Co. G, 24lh Inf., April 27, ISOI ;

in battles of 2d Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam. Fredericks-
burg, Chan'svillc; re-cni'd in Co. G, 24th Cav.; dis. Aug. 4, '05.
Gilbert Crocker. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Inf. ; in 2d Bull Run battle

and Fredericksburg; re-enlisted in Co. G, 24th Cav., Dec. 28,

1803 ; wounded at Cold Harbor.
Lorcn B. Parker. Enlisted in Co. A, 20th Cav., July 25, 1S63; in

battle before Petersburg; dis. Aug. II, 1805.
John Devett. Enlisted in Co. E, lS9th Inf., Aug. 27, 1804 ; in battles

of Ilatcher's Run and Five Forks; dis. May 30, 1865.
Walter Watkins. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Inf., Sept. 23, 1861 ; in

battles of 2d Bull Run and Fredericksburg; tran.'. to 76th Reg't

May 29, 1863; taken prisoner at Gettysburg; killed before

Petersburg, July 18, 1802.
John Latimore. Enl'd in Co. G, 24th Inf., May 9, 1801 ; in battles

of 2d Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Rappahannock, and Fredericks-
burg; dis. May 29, 1863.
Nathan Leigh. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Cav., Dec. 25, 1863 ; died in



Joseph Barnmett. Enlisted in Co. B, 20th Cav., Aug. S, 1803 ;

Aug. 11, 1865.
Lewis Dirgee. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 4, 1801 : in bi

of Hatcher's Run ; dis. May 30, 1865.
Herbert W. Myres. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 29, 1

in battle of Hatcher's Run ; dis. June 10, 1865.
Robert N. Greenfield. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Inf., Sept. 16, 11

in battles of Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and Petersburg:

Sept. 23, 1864.
Henry J. Pannock. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Cav., Feb. 23, 1865 ;

with reg't Aug. 5, 1865.
Jay M. Salisbury. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Cav., Dee. 31, 1863 ;

at Washington, D. C, Juue 4, ISOt.



Francis M. Calvin. Enlisted in Co. I, 2 lib Art., Deo. 10, 1803 ; died



■il 6, 1864.



Thomas Burns. Enlisted in Co. (i, 21th Cnv., Jan. 4, 1864 ; in battles

of Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg; dis.

Aug. 4, 1805.
Abram Doane. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Sept. 5, 1864; died at

City Point, Va., Nov. 21, 1804.
Goo. W. Stearns. Enlisted in Co. G, 24lh Cav., Deo. 28, 1803; died

July 24, 1804, of wounds received before Petersburg.
Charles A. Woolever. Enlisted in Co. G, 24lh Cav,, Dec. 28, 1863 ;

in battles of Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Peters-
burg; dis. Juno 17, 1865.
Asa L. Bushnell. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Cav., Jan. 4, 1864; in

battles of Cold Harbor and Petersburg ; dis. June 28, 1865.
Albert M. Beman. Enl'd in Co. G, 24th Inf., May 9, 1801 ; wounded

in 2d Bull Run battle ; re-enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf. ; in battles

of Hatcher's Run and Appomattox.
Milon Stowell. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 29, 1864; dis.

Sept. 23, 1865.
Gilbert H. Curtis. Enlisted in Co. C, 147th Inf., Sept. 2, 1862: in

battle of Gettysburg, and killed before Petersburg, June 19, 1804.
Ezra Balch. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Inf.; died Sept, 18, 1862, of

wounds received in 2d Bull Run battle.
Mervin S. Olmstead. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Inf., May 9, 1861 ; died

Sept. 2, 1862, of wounds received in 2d Bull Run battle.
Lewis C. Sampson. Enlisted in Co. E, lS9th Inf., Aug. 29, 1864 ; in

battle of Five Forks; dis. Sept. 22, 1865.
Henry A. Ilollis. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 29, 1804: in

battle of Five Forks; dis. Sept. 23, 1865.
Orson J. Gale. Enlisted in Co. 6, 24th Inf., Sept. 2.3, 1801 ; in battles

of 2d Bull Run, Wilderness, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg; dis.

Oct. 12, 1864.
Wm. E. Sparks. Enlisted in Co. E, 147th Inf., Aug. 9, 1862 ; in battle

of Petersburg; dis. June 7, 1865.
John S. Stillman. Mustered in 147th Inf. Sept. 23, 1862, as assistant

surg'n : prom'd to surg'n 88th Inf. Jan. 5, '05; dis. July i;i, '05.
Samuel J. Brown. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 27, 1864; in

battle of Five Forks ; dis. Sept. 23, 1805.
Joseph Brown. Enlisted in Co. K, 189th Inf., Aug. 27, 1864; dis.

Sept. 23, 1805.
Ilcnry Jj Mason. Enlisted in 20th Inf. ; in service after war.
Benj. F. Lewis. Mustered as quartermaster of 147th Inf.; dis. for

disability Feb. 13, 1803.
Marshall D. Stevens. Enlisted in Co. E, 21th Cav., Dec. 12, 1803;

dis. Aug. 4, 1805.
Franklin Sperry. Enlisted in Co. E, 189lh Inf., Aug. 22, 1804; dis.

May 30, 1865.
Norman S. Crossett. Enlisted in Co. E, lS9lh Inf., Aug. 22, 1804;

in battles of Hatcher's Run and Five Forks; dis. May 30, 1865.
Joseph R. Nttsh. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 29, 1804; in

battles of Hatcher's Run and Five Forks ; dis. May 30, 1865.
Monroe Crossett. Enlisted in Co. G, — Inf., Oct. 29, 1861 ; in battles

of Antietam and Wilderness ; taken prisoner before Petersburg ;

re-enlisted March 3, 1865.
Ilcnry Crossett. Enlisted in 193d Inf. March 3, 1865; in battles of

Hatcher's Run and Appomattox; dis. May 30, 1865.
Milfrcd C. Brooks. Enlisted in Co. E, lS9th Inf., Aug. 25, 1804; in

battles of Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg; dis.

May 18, 1865.
David E. Montague. Enlisted in C„. E. 24lh Cav., Dec. 18, 1863; in

battles of Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg: dis. May

18, 1885.
Ambrose C. Kellogg. Enlisted in Co. E, IS9th Inf., Aug. 1, 1804;

dis. June 16, 1805.
Manning W. Cooper. Enlisted in Co. C, 97th Inf., Dec. 2, 1801 ; in

battles of South Mountain, Antietam, and Fredericksburg ; dis.

July 18, 1805.
Lorenzo S. Carr. Enlisted in Co. K, 152d Inf., Oct. 10, 1862 ; killed

at Hanover Junction, May -2,5, 1864.
Malcolm L. Hollis. Enlisted in Co. G, 21th Inf., Dec. 28, 1861 : in

battles of 2d Bull Run and Fredericksburg; dis. June .3, 1863.
Chas. F. Hewlet. Enlisted in Co. E, 20th Cav., Dec. 21, 1863; disch.

July 29, 1865.
Samuel S. Hewlet. Enlisted in Co. E, 20th Car., Dec. 18, 1863 ; disch.

July 24, 1865.



HISTORY OF OSWEGO COUNTY, NEW YORK.



Chas. W. Stewart. Enlisted in Co. F, 147th Inf., Aug. 21, 1862 ; disoh.
June 7, 1865.

Ira Turner. Enlisted in Co. F, 147th Inf., Aug. 21, 1862; in battle
of Gettysburg.

Thos. Nichols. Enlisted in Co. G, 24tb Inf., Sept. 23, 1861; disch.
Sept. 26, 1864.

Alvin Bonner. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Inf., May 9, 1861 ; disch. for
disab. Oct. 14, 1862; re enl'd in Co. G, 24th Cav., Deo. 25, 1863 ;
in battles of Wilderness, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg.

Amos Cogswell. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Inf., Sept. 23, 1861; mor-
tally wounded at Gettysburg; died July 13, 1863.

Goo. W. Outcrkirk. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Inf., May 9, 1861; in
battles of second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg ; rc-
enl'd in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 29, 1864; in battles of Hatcher's
Run and Appomattox.

Weaver A. Cramer. Enlisted in Co. C, 110th Inf., Aug. 6, 1862 ; in
battles of Port Hudson, Camp Bisland, and Vermilion; disch.
Aug. 28, 1865.

Mattison A. Samson. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Inf., May 7, 1861 ; mor-
tally wounded in second Bull Run battle; died Oct. 5, 1862.

Perley S. Twitchell. Enlisted in Co. I, 193d Inf., March 7, 1865 ; in
service after war.

Alvin D. Gary. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 25, 1864 ; in bat-
tles of Hatcher's Run and Appomattox.

Davies W. Hall. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Sept. 5, 1864; miss-
ing, supposed to be dead.

Ransom Snyder. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 30, 1864; in
battles of Hatcher's Run and Appomattox.

Wm. Cable. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Inf., May 9, 1861 ; discb. Mar.
31, 186.3, on account of wounds reo'd in second Bull Run battle.

Chas. N. Gurley. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 27, 1864; in
battles of Hatcher's Run and Appomattox.

Philander Mattison. Enlisted in Co. C, 186th Inf., Aug. 19, 1864;
wounded bofore Petersburg; discharged July 14, 1865,

Almoron Clark. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Inf., Sept. 23, 1861 ; killed
iu second Bull Run battle.

Goo. J. Robbins. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Cav., Deo. IS, 1863; in
battle of Hatcher's Run; disch. June 13, 1865.

Adam J. Shuster. Enlisted in Co. B, 16th Inf., Feb. 24, 1865 ; in ser-
vice after war.

John N. Hollis. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Inf., Apr. 29, 186^; disoh.
May 29, 1863; re-enl'd in Co. K, 24th Cav., Jan. 18, 1864; in
battle of Cold Harbor; disch. June 27, 1865.

Marshall D. Stowell. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 25, 1864;
died at Alexandria, Va., Dec, 1864.

Matthew Quin. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Cav., Dec. 26, 1863; died in
hospital June 17, 1864.

Thos. Quin. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 25, 1864 ; in battles
of Hatcher's Run and Five Forks ; disoh. May 31, 1865.

Gardner H. Hollis. Enlisted in Co. G, 24th Infantry, May 9, 1861;
wounded in second Bull Run battle.

Lathan D, Potter. Enlisted in Co. F, 147th Inf., Aug. 21, 1862; in
battles of Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Fredericksburg, and Five
Forks; disoh. June 17, 1865.



The following soldiers were residents of Orwell, but were not cred-
ited in its quota.

Philetns Smith. Enlisted in Co. B, 186th Inf., Sept. 5, 1864 ; in bat-
tles of Petersburg and Five Forks.

Elias R. Kingman. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Sept. 5, 1864; in
battle of Hatcher's Run ; disch. May 30, 1865.

Homer J. Bureh. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 25, 1864 ; served
at division headquarters; disch. Juno 1, 1865.

Charles H. Myres. Enlisted in Co. C, 81st Inf.; in battles of Cold
Harbor and Petersburg.

Henry R. Cronk. Enlisted in Co. M, 20th Cav., Sept. 6, 1863; in
battle of Chapin's Farm, and wounded at Smithfield; disch. Aug.
11, 1865.

Richard A. Wakefield. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 29, 1864 ;
in battles of Hatcher's Run and Five Forks.

Charles S. Stowell. Enlisted in Co. F, 94th Inf., Oct. 10, 1861.

Philo Watkins. Enlisted in Co. M, 20th Cav., Sept. C, 1863; In bat-
tles of Petersburg and Five Forks; disch. July 31, 1865.

Goo. E. Stowell. Enlisted in Co. M, 20th Cav., Oct. 12, 1863 ; in bat-
tles of Petersburg and Five Forks ; discharged.

Archibald Davis. Enlisted in Co. K, 24lh Cav., Jan. 15, 1864; in
battle of Spottsylvania, and killed before Petersburg.

James T. Richards. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Sept. 8, 1864; died
at Washington, D. C, April 23, 1865.

Daniel Dingman. Enlisted in Co. B, 20th Cav., July 1, 1863; disch.
July 31, 1865.

Charles W. Daniels. Enlisted in Co. G, 20th Cav., Oct. 5, 1863 : disch.
July 31, 1865.

Byron Eastman. Enlisted in Co. G, 59th Inf., Oct., 1861 ; promoted
to sergeant; killed at Antietam.

Oliver S. Lassells. Enlisted in Co. B, 20th Cav., Aug. 12, 1863;
disch. Ang. 11, 1865.

Charles II. Parker. Enlisted in 13th Cav., July 3, 1863; promoted
to veterinary surgeon of the regiment; disch. Aug. 17, 1865.

Gates West. Enlisted in Co. K, 164t'h Inf.; killed at Cold Harbor,
June 12, 1864.

Henry Doano. Enlisted in Co. I, 20th Cav., Sept. 6, 1863 ; disch.
July 31, 1865. *

Watson Aldrich. Enlisted in Co. L, 20th Cav.. Sept. 6, 1863; in
battle of Chapin's Farm; disch. July 9, 1865.

George D. Thomas. Enlisted in Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 29, 1864;
disch. Juno 9, 1865.

Ephraim Bonner. Enlisted in Co. C, 81st Inf., March 30, 1864; in
battles of Drury's Bluff, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg; wounded
at Chapin's Farm ; disch. April 11, 1865, for disability.

Dewitt Parker. Enlisted in Co. A, 20th Cav., July 25, 1863.

Goo. W. Aldrich. Enlisted iu Co. E, 189th Inf., Aug. 29, 1864 ; disch.
June 9, 1865.

Geo. N. Bemaw. Enlisted in Co. A, 84th Inf., Oct. 10, 1861 ; in bat-
tles of Fredericksburg and Antietam ; wounded at Gettysburg ;
disch. March 24, 1865.

Frederick S. West. Enlisted iu navtfTBervice, on ship " Kansas," Aug.
27, 1864; in battles of Fort Fisher, Howlet House, and James
river; discharged June 12, 1865.







Residence OF NORMAN JIJUS,HANmBAL,Osw£GoCo.HY



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/f£s/DENC£ & Tannery or C. S. CHAMBERLAIN , Hannibal, Osweg^o County, N.Y.



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H A ISr N I B A L.



As stated in the gpiicral history of (lie county, tliis was
tlio name, derived from the great Carthaginian general, of
the old survey-township No. 2 (in the Military tract), which
included the present towns of Hannibal and Oswego, and
part of Granby. It was not until 1802 that a settlement
was made within the limits of the present town of Hannibal ;
but the early inhabitants were so much in the habit of
looking upon " Hannibal" as the survey-township of that
name that we will give a few facts relating to the first set-
tlement of that township.

In 17U7 Asa Kice, of Connecticut, settled at Union Vil-
lage, three miles west of the mouth of Oswego river, in the
town of Hannibal. That season four families had sum-
mered where is now the city of Oswego. Three of these
families returned to Salt Point for the winter, — one family
only being permanently located at Oswego. In 1798 this
township was united with Lysander and Cicero in the for-
mation of one supervisor district, and Asa Ilice was super-
visor, reporting for the three townships the number of
fifteen inhabitants, and the valuation of taxable property
fifteen hundred dollars. Mr. Rice continued supervisor till
the year 1806, when Hannibal was organized, by an act of
the legislature passed in that year. The first town-meeting
was held at the house of Matthew McNair, innkeeper, in the
village of Oswego, on the first Tuesday of April, 1806, and
tlie following officers were elected, viz. : Town Clerk, Ed-
ward Connor ; Supervisor, William Vaughan ; Assessors,
A.sa Rice, Barnet Mooney, Reuben Sprague ; Collector,
Ezekiel Brown ; Overseers of the Poor, Daniel Hugunin,
Peter Hugunin ; Commissioners of Highways, Peter D.
Hugunin, Barnet Mooney, Tiiomas Sprague, Jr. ; Con-
stables, Ezekiel Brown, James Hugunin ; Fence-viewers,
Daniel Hugunin, Peter Hugunin ; Pound-master, William
Eadus ; Path-masters, John Masters, district No. 1 ; James
Hugunin, district No. 2 ; Parmenus Sprague, district No.
3 ; Commissioners of Gospel Lots, Joel Burt and Asa Rice.

The following resolutions were passed at that meeting,
viz. : " That rams shall not be free commoners from the 1st
of September till the 15th of November, with forfeiture of
S2.00 for every oifense."

" That fences shall not be less than five feet high, and
not exceed tlic space of five inches between rails, from the
ground to the height of two feet."

In the year 180-1 the " Fair American," a small schooner,
was built at Oswego by a Mr. Wilson. The only team in
this region was a yoke of oxen, owned by the Rice family ;
and this team, with one of the boys, was engaged by Mr.
Wilson to haul timber for the construction of the schooner.
The timber was cut ea.st of the river ; the vessel was built
on the west side, and, except Sundays, this boy with his ox-
team hauled timbers acro5.s the river on the ice every day



in the month of March, ISdl. In the year ISIS the
township of Hannibal was divided, — Oswego and Granby
being sejiarately organized.

In 1805 there settled at Hannibal Centre Watson Earl,
David Wilson, Joseph Weed, Sterling Moore, Israel Mes-
senger, Orren Cotton, and George Cotton. Orren Cotton
was a millwright by trade, and, as we learn from his rela-
tive, J. R. Chamberlain, built the first grist-mill in town, at
Hannibal Centre, in 1806, in company with Watson Earl.
He was a lineal descendant of the celebrated Puritan preacher
of Bo.ston, Dr. John Cotton. The first building in the vil-
lage of Hannibal was erected of logs, nearly on the site of
an old Indian camp or wigwam, in the year 1808, and kept
as a hotel by Henry Jennings.

In the following year, 1809, Arvin Rice commenced
clearing the farm upon which he still resides, in the imme-
diate neighborhood of the new hotel, on lot 67. A year or
two later, Isaac Kinney settled at Kinney's Corners, and
James B. Adams erected a cabin at Fairdale, and Gad
Daniels soon after erected one a mile farther east. Thus
immigrants threaded their way into different parts of the
town, and the lowing of kine and the bleating of sheep
began to be mingled with the growl of the bear and the
wolf's long howl. The woodman's axe made huge gashes
in the interminable forests, and industry, thrift, and im-
provement were seen on every hand.

In 1810 a small school was kept at Hannibal Centre.
The fir,st record of the school district at Hannibal village is
dated April 13, 1813, the district then compri.sing about
sixteen lots, each one mile square. The records show that
on October 30, 1813, the inhabitants of the district met at
Mr. Carter's. Arvin Rico was chosen chairman, and Abram
Watson clerk. At this meeting the following resolutions
were adopted : " That there be a school-house built in the
highway, near the dwelling-house of Jlr. Carter." " Re-
solved, second, that Arvin Rico, John D. Bradt, and Sam-
uel Sanders be trustees." " Resolved, third, that the trus-
tees lay a tax not to exceed one hundred dollars to build
a school-house, etc." " Resolved, that William Hawks be
collector."

The .school-house cost, with the expense of collection,
sixty dollars and forty-eight cents. A school was kept
during three months of the following winter, and the
teacher's wages amounted to fourteen dollars. Laura Kent
taught school in this district two and a half months in the
spring and summer of 1815, at one dollar and seventy-five
cents per week, boarding herself Polly Dunton taught in
the summer and fall of 1815, at the same price. The next
year teachers' wages were raised to fifteen shillings per
week.

The first religious meetings in this locality wore held in



HISTORY OF OSWEGO COUNTY, NEW YORK.



the log school-house. The people cono;regated on the Sab-
bath in this primitive temple, and after reading the Bible
and singing psalms, would repair to their several abodes,
passing the remainder of the day with decorum and sobriety
within doors.

In 1831 the following composition was read in one of
the schools by a lad nine years of age : " The village of
Hannibal contains two churches, two schools, two taverns,
two stores, two asheries, two tailors, two blacksmiths, two
shoemakers, two wagon-makers, two carpenters, two brick-
yards, and two pretty good dwelling-houses, two ministers,
two doctors, two lawyers, and but one hatter. One church
is Presbyterian, the other a Baptist; one has a bell, the
other a clock ; one school is a select school, the other is a
common school ; one tavern is a temperance tavern, the
other is not ; one ashery is in use, the other is at liberty ;
one brickyard is in use, the other is at liberty ; the tailors
live opposite each other." The above is said, by reliable
citizens, to be a sketch true to life.

Hannibal was in these days a station for stages. Every
morning a coach and four left Oswego for Auburn, and
Auburn for Oswego ; also a " coach and four'' left Oswego
for Rochester, and Rochester for Oswego, each changing
horses at this place.

The following is a list of supervisors and town clerks :

,S'»;)e)D/so/-s.— William Vaughan, 1806-7; Peter D. Hu-
gunin, 1808-10; Eleazer Perry, 1811; Asa Rice, 1812;
Eleazer Perry, 1813-14; Barnet Mooney, 1815-16; Sam-
uel Farnham, 1817-21; Daniel Hawks, Jr., 1822; John
Bullen, Jr., 1823-28; Arvin Rice, 1829-30; Archibald
Green, 1831; Abram Watson, 1832; Jonathan Eastman,
1833; Asa Dudley, 1834; William Bullen, 1835; Jona-
than Eastman, 1836-37 ; Samuel H. Patchin, 1838 ; Isaac
H. Ketcham, 1839 ; Arvin Rice, 18-10 ; James A. Brackett,
1841 ; Thomas Sketton, 1842-43; Josiah Bidwell, 1844;
Isaac H. Ketchum, 1845; Huet II. Brunson, 1846; Josiah
Bidwell, 1847; John L. Kip, 1848; Palmer Ketchum,
1849-50; John McClaughry, 1851 ; Benjamin N. Hinman,
1852 ; Onson Titus, 1853; Giles C. Barrus, 1854; Alfred
Rice, 1855; John Forsyth, 1856; William J. Acker, 1857-
58; Giles C. Barrus, 1859-60; Rensselaer Matteson, 1861-
64; Carson Wiltsie, 1865-70; Eli P. Barrett, 1871-76;
Alexander H. Mitchell, 1877.

Town Cfo-is —Edward O'Connor, 1806-7; David
Brace, 1808; Thomas W. Wentworth, 1809-10; Peter D.
Hugunin, 1811 ; George W. Burt, 1812; Peter D. Hugu-
nin, 1813-14; Edmund Hawks, 1815-18; Arvin Rice,
1819; John Brill, 1820; Martin Wiltsie, 1821; Arvin
Rice, 1822-28; Abram Watson, 1829-3U ; Arvin Rice,
1831-32; George Bennett, 1833; William Bullen, 1S34;
Jonathan Eastman, 1835; Amos F. Kent, 1836-39; An-
drew Beubes, 1840-41 ; E. L. Ormsby, 1842; William I.
Acker, 1843; Elijah L. Orm.sby, 1844-48; William Au.stin,
1849; John McClaughry, 1850; Norman Titus, 1851;
Chauncey B. Hancock, 1852; Hale Worster, 1853; Isaac
H. Ketchum, 1854; Hale Worster, 1855 ; John Wiltsie.
1856; Edmond M. Rice, 1857; Herman Hulett, 1858;
William H. Wiggins, 1859; Darius T. Cook, Jr., 1860;
Charles C. Blaokmer, 1861-62; John McCrea, 1863;
Lyndon Worster, 1864 ; John McCrea, 1865 ; S. M. Tilu.s



1866; J. T. Brackett, 1867; R. M. Rogers, 1868; Charles
Perine, 1869 ; Dillon F. Acker, 1870-76 ; A. N. Bradt,
1877.

The following resolution appears on the town-book of the
town of Hannibal, under date of April 4, 1809.

" Resolved, That ten dollars bounty be given to any in-
habitant of the town of Hannibal for every wolf that may
be killed by said inhabitant within the said town for one
year." The same appearing upon the book for some years
following.

The record of justices of the peace, according to the
town-books, dates back to 1829, and the following are the
names of those who have served as such, viz. : 1829, Arvin
Rice, Isaac Kenney, Cephas Weed, William Hawks ; 1830,
James A. Brackett; 1831, Jonathan Eastman and James
A. Brackett; ,1832, Zenas Haven; 1833, Arvin Rice;
1834, Benj. F. GiflTord; 1835, James A. Brackett; 1836,
Mason Pierce and Zsnas Haven; 1838, Josiah King;
1839, James A. Brackett; 1840, Andrew W. Foster and
Orson Titus'; 1841, Hale Worster; 1842, Benj. F. Gif-
ford ; 1843, Jno. Titus ; 1844, James Burt ; 1845, Orson
Titus and Hale Worster; 1846, Sidney Hulett and James
A. Brackett ; 1847, Benj. F. Gifford and James A. Brackett,
for four years ; 1848, Orson Titus ; 1849, Jno. P. Storms ;
1850, Runsford Case; 1851, Benj. F. Gifford ; 1852, Alex.
Mclnvoy; 1853, Benj. Hinman ; 1854, Jno. McClaughry;
1855, Alex. Hulett and Benj. F. Gifford ; 1856, Jehial E.
Blodgett; 1857, Benj, N. Hinman; 1858, Levi Brackett;
1859, Benj. F. Gifford; 1860, Henry M. Brackett; 1861,
Benj. N. Hinman ; 1862, Levi Brackett; 1863, Benj. F.
Gifford; 1864, Henry M. Brackett; 1865, Jno. A. Cox;
1866, Levi Brackett ; 1867, James F. Cooper ; 1868, Geo.
Van Petten; 1869, Jno. A. Cox; 1870, Levi Brackett;
1871, Benj. F. Gifford.

The first white settler in town was Thomas Sprague, who
came from Massachusetts in 1802, located on the south line
of the town on lot 95, and built the first house, which of
course was a log one.

Among the first frame houses was one built by Mr. Ure
about 1817, and known as the Durham house. It is still
standing a short distance from its original site, in Hannibal
village.

The first house erected without the use of liquor was
built by Isaac Sykes. Mr. Arvin Rice erected the first
barn raised without ardent spirits.

The first land cleared was by Arvin Rice, who also set
out the first orchard. He also brought into town the first
iron plow to supersede the old one-handled " bull plow."'
It was manufactured at Schenectady, being known as the
" Clute plow," and was universally condemned by the people
before being brought into use.

The first surveyors were J. W. McFadden, Peter Schenck,
Benjamin F. Gifford, and Samuel Barron.

Among the early marriages were those of D.uiiel Thomas
and Prudence Sprague, in 1803 ; of Arvin Rice and Polly
Cotton, March 18, 1812 ; of Asa Dunton and Lois Hawks,
in 1815 ; also those of Wm. Stephenson and Marilla Dun-
ton, of D.iniel Hawks and Emily Field, and of Wm. Hawks
and Eliza Duntun, in the last-named year.



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