Village and Town of Newburgh Records
1803-1838/14

100

 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of highways
in the town of Newburgh held at the home of John
Winfield on tuesday the 22nd day of March 1814
the following road districts were altered and made, viz
 

District No 12 Beginning at the Bridge near Daniel
Smiths Dock Westerly Both roads to the house of
Smith, also the road from Richard and
Martin Corwins westerly to the Newburgh and
Sullivan Turnpike road together with [people] on the
Turnpike to Peter Dusenberry's South Line

No 13

Beginning at the turnpike road near
D Wyatts running Southwesterly to the Newburgh
and Sullivan Turnpike road also the road North
from the Fostertown School house to the County
line. Also from Wm Wilson's to School House.

No 14

Beginning at John Abrams running Westerly
to the East Corner of Thomas Mullineux's orchard
thence Northerly to the County line also the
road from John [F]utons Northeasterly to the
County line also including the Inhabitants to Alexd Ross
South line.

No 20

Beginning at Peter Dusenbury's Northerly
to the South line of Timothy Woods Land
together with the men on the Turnpike to Wm Wilson south line

22

Beginning at the Newburgh & Sullivan
Turnpike road running Northerly to the County
Line including the cross roads from Benjamin
Birdsalls to Thomas Mullineaux's line and the
crossroad from Sollomon Thorns to the East
Side of Said Mullineux Orchard

No 31

Beginning at the road East of Mary Bloomers
running from the same [Westerly] till it inter-
sects the North and South road then Northerly
along the same to Jonathan Consman's north
line then Southerly along the same to Timothy
Woods South line

101

 
No 32

Beginning at the road near the house of
Samuel Fowler then Westerly to the road that
runs from Peter Dusenbury's to the pine Swamp

No 5

Beginning at the late Henry Hanmor's Westerly
to the turnpike road by Thomas Rodman's

No 33

Begining at the Turnpike near Willi
am Innis Northerly to the County Line also the
Road by [Stephen] Raymonds to alexander Ross South Line

The Overseers of the Poor in account with
the town of Newburgh 1814

March 29th

To Cash expended at different times

 

times by Selah Reeve

£218 1 -

By Cash received by ditto

185 15 4

 

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£ 32 5 8

for his Services as an Overseer of the Poor

4 - -

 

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36 5 8

By cash received of Supervisor

12 - -

 

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£ 24 5 8

To cash expended at different times

 

by John Mandeville & for his Services

£108 2 8

Cash received by John Mandeville

90 14 -

 

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Ballance due him

£ 17 8 8

By Cash received by hand of supervisor

8 - -

 

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9 8 8

(five illegible lines follow)

At the annual town meeting of the town of
Newburgh held at the Academy in the Village of
Newburgh on the first Tuesday in April 1814

 
 

Present

 

Isaac Belknap Junr
Jonathan Colley
Philip Boyd

Presiding
Justices

John Thorne
Alexander Ross

The town meeting being opened
Resolved That the sum of two hundred and fifty
Dollars be raised for the purpose of repairing
he Poor house

Resolved that the sum of eight hundred dollars be
raised for the Support of the Poor

Resolved That the question first taken be reconsidered
by which the first resolution was lost

Resolved that fifteen hundred Dollars be raised
for the Purpose of Building a poor house

Resolved That the Officers to be voted for by Ballot
be all put on one ticket

Resolved That there be five Assessors chosen

Resolved That there be four Constables chosen

Resolved That there be ten Pound Masters and
fence viewers chosen

Resolved That the following be the Same
 

No 1

Richard Dennis

 

2

Daniel Wilson

 

3

David Belknap Junr

 

4

Samuel Weed

 

5

Elnathan Foster

 

6

Leonard Cole

 

7

Thomas Theale

 

8

Stephen Wood

 

9

William Wilson

 

10

John Crowell

Resolved That the sum of fifty dollars be used for
Bridges.

Resolved That the town Clerk have twenty five
Dollars for his services the [ensuing] year

Resolved, That the following be the overseers of highways
for the ensuing year in the following Districts Viz 
 

No 1

Samuel Bond Junr

 

2

William Whitehead

 

3

Eleazar Gidney

 

4

David Bond

 

5

David Guernsey

 

6

John Snider

 

7

William Wear Junr

 

8

William Patton

 

9

Thomas Beatty

 

10

James McCollock

 

11

John J. Trumper

 

12

John Wells

 

13

David Wyatt

 

14

Alexander Ross

 

15

David Fowler

 

16

Gilbert Nelson

 

 

 

 

17

Mobray Carpenter

 

18

John C Carman

 

19

Caleb Fowler

 

20

Peter Dusenbury

 

21

William Mitchell

 

22

Daniel Birdsall

 

23

Roger Purdy

 

24

Caleb Seaman

 

25

Jacob Oakley

 

26

William Smith

 

27

Michael Redmond

 

29

Richard Coffin

 

30

John Bloomer

 

31

Oliver Cosman

 

32

Philip Boyd

 

33

John Halstead

Resolved That the sum of twenty Dollars be raised
for the purpose of purchasing additional Books
and Stationery & also a trunk or Chest & for the
purpose trouble of revising and preserving the records and
files of the town. 

Resolved That the overseers of the poor together with
Andrew Dewitt, John D. Lawson, Eleazar Gidney
and Henry Butterworth be and they are hereby
appointed Commissioners to Superintend and
direct the building of a poor house and to take
the whole management of the same. 

Resolved that no ram shall be permitted to run
at large from the fifteenth day of August to the
tenth day of November under the penalty of
ten Dollars. 

The following town officers were then duly
Chosen Viz 
Leonard Smith

Supervisor

Isaac Belknap Junr

Town Clerk

Jacob Carpenter
James Hamilton
John Thorne
Daniel Tooker
Elisha King

 Assessors

 

Henry Butterworth
William Wear Junr
Chancy Belknap

Commissioners
of Highways

John Mandeville
Benoni H Howell

 Overseers of the Poor

David M Dubois

Collector

David M Dubois
Barton Underhill
Jesse Wood
Henry Hunt

Constables

Walter Case
Philip Boyd
Daniel Birdsall

Commissioners of
Common Schools

Ward M. Gazley
Hezekiah Belknap
Daniel Tooker
David Belknap
Alexander Ross
Aaron Belknap

Inspectors of
Common Schools 

Resolved That this town meeting adjourn to meet
again on the first Tuesday in April next at the
Academy in the Village of Newburgh 

 

 Aaron Belknap Town Clerk

105

District No 8 Bigining at the House
of the late Charles Belknap thence westerly
to the Turnpike Road and from Jonathan
Belknaps to the New Windsor line and the
Cross Road from Benjamin Writes on the
Turnpike by the New School House South
to the Town line
 

School Minutes

 

I, John J. Underhill Clark of School District No 6
in the Town of Newburgh in the County of Orange
do Solomly & Sincerly promise and declare that
I will faithfully and honestly keep all the Books,
Records, writings, and papers by virtue of my said
Office of district Clerk Committ[ed] and which shall
from time to time to [ ] be committed unto me and
in all things to the best of my Knowledge and
understanding well and faithfully perform the duty
of my Said Office of district Clerk without favour
or partialty - A true Coppy - 
affirmed before me
this 14th day march 1813
Francis Crawford J of P

Isaac BelknapJun
Town Clerk

×NB the original division of the town into
School districts will be found recorded in
Book marked "Highways" at Page 53-4-5-6-&7
 

 

To the Commissioners of Common Schools of
The Town of Newburgh in the County of Orange -
We the undersigned inhabitants of the north
Westerly part of said town living at a distance highly
inconvenient from the site fixed upon for the School house
in the district in which we Reside, and many of us
having Contributed towards the building of a School house
in the town of Shawangunk, in the County of Ulster
Contiguous, and where we formerly have, and now
do Send our children to School, and being desirous
to Continue Sending our Children to Said School by
Reason of its Convenience to us, and also to be benefited
in Common with out fellow Citizen by the fund
appointed for the Support of Common Schools by
The Legislature. Do therefore humbly request G[ ]
to Authorize them to be set off from the district
in which they Reside and to be attached to and
become a Component part of the Said district in the
town of Shawangunk in Ulster County
 

Note. The part set off is Bounded
as follows viz
Beginning at the Northeast
corner of the Lands of Wm Garley and
runs in a Southerly direction along the
line of the patent granted to William
Bradford Senr to the Southeasterly
Corner of a farm occupied by John
Kilpatrick thence a due west[ward]
to the Ulster county line
 

Joseph Smith Perry
William Garley
John Kilpatrick
Cornelius Van Orsdall
William Stephens
 

Let the prayer of Petitioner be Granted dated Jany 24 1815

A true coppy
Isaac Belknap Junr T Clerk

Walter Case
Daniel Birdsall

Comm

 

To the Commissioners of Common Schools in and for
The Town of Newburgh-
The petition of the undersigned humbly sho[weth]
that we the undersigned being inhabitants of the Town of Newburgh
and part of District No 3 and part of No 5 in the town of
Marlborough consider our Selves aggrieved by the Present division
of said district No 3 inasmuch as we the undersigned are
thereby Removed too far from the Schoolhouse in Said district
No 3. That therefore we pray that we the undersigned may be
Set off in another district in order that we may thereby
attach ourselves to a part of said district No 5 in the
Town of Marlborough to be sett of for that purpose - and
that the bounds of Said division may be as follows Viz
Begining at the Easterly bounds of Wm Jennings land
thence running Southerly including the lands of John
Dubois, Caleb Fowler & Joshua Conklin. Westerly including
including the lands of Mary Bloomer, Caleb Fowler
Northerly including the lands of [fettery] Bloomer & Caleb
Fowler Jacob Cassman, Gilbert Kniffen then Easterly
with the County line to the place of beginning - 

Dated March 13th 1815

Let the Prayer of the petitioners
be Granted dated april 11th
1815

 

 

No of Children between
5 and 15

 

Gilbert Kniffen Junr

4

Amt brot up

28

Ebenezer Kniffin

3

Mary Bloomer

2

John Cansman

1

Joshua Conklin

6

G[loranr] Hanford

4

John Dubois

2

Joseph Chase

3

 

 

William [ ]nning

3

 

 

Caleb Fowler

7

 

 

James Milspaugh

3

 

 

 

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a true Coppy

Walter Case
Saml Fowler Comm

Isaac Belknap Jun Town Clerk

(vertically up left margin)

This part of district No 3 is hereafter to be Known by District No 14

District of School
No 5 School district Beginning on the Newburgh
and Sullivan turnpike Road leading to Rocky
forest, west of the house now Occupyd by Ezekiel
Brockaway thence northeastly to the Sawmill
formerly the property of Isaac Hasbrouck Decd
thence North along the Broock that the Said
Sawmill Stands on until it comes opposite
of Saml Griggs North Line thence along
Said griggs North line east to Jonah Huff
North Line until it intersects the Newburgh
and plattekill Turnpike road thence
along Wallaces east Pattent line to John
Halsteads North line thence along Said
Halstead North line East to said Halstead
East line thence south to the Northwest
Corner of a lot of Land now in the possession
of Blackwell known by the name of the Glebe
Lott then east along the north line of said lott
of Land to the Road leading from peter
Dusenberys to Oliver Cansmn then Southerly along
Said Road until it intersects the Newburgh
and plattekill turnpike Road thence South-
westerly to the Newburgh & Sullivan turnpike
Road south of the house where the Francis
Lees Now lives then Northwesterly along said lot
turnpike Road to the [ ] of [Beginning]

Walter Case
Philip Boyd

Commissioners
of common Schools

March 20, 1815

[A] [true] coppy Isaac Belknap Town
 Clerk

 

 

 

 

District of School
No 6 Beginning at the North East Corner of John Halstead
Land and the line of the tract of Land Granted Francis
Harrison and Company then along the said line North
to the County line then westerly as the county line
Runs to the Brook until it comes oppisite
of Samuel Griggs North line then east along said
Griggs North line then east [ ] to Jonah Huffs N
Line to the Newburgh and platukill turnpike
Road then North along Wallaces East patent line
to John Halsteads North line then east along said
Halstead's North line to the place of Beginning
 
June 20th 1815

Walter Case
Philip Boyd 

Commissrs
of common
Schools

A true coppy Isaac Belknap
Town Clerk
 

March 26th 1816 The following amount
was presented to the Board of commissioners
for auditing accounts in this town and approvd 

The Apportionment
Of the Several districts imbraced in the Report
of the Commissioners of Schools are as follows.

District No 1

containing
87 Children

$ 77-73-9

2

 

96

85-78-1

3

 

75

67-01-6

Part of No 9

 

15

13-40-3

District No 10

 

79

63-44-2

11

 

71

63-44-2

Parts of No 2 & 5

 

88

33-95-5

 

 

 

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$482-52-0

March 26 1816
Recd of David M Dubois Town Collector
for the ensuing Year

  $241.26

Remainding on hand of last year's mony

80.41

 

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321.67

To be Recd from the County Treasurer

  241.26

 

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This Sum to be divided this year

562.98

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Common Schools
for the town of NewBurgh on the 20th of April 1[ ] 

The former Commissioners having paid over the su[m]
of $254.66 which remained in their hands unapp[ro-]
-priated together with the reports of districts No one, t[wo,]
three, ten, eleven, twelve, fourteen and the Norther[n]
part of number nine annexd to number two in t[he]
town of Shawengunk, as having been received before [the]
1st day of April. Resolved that said sum and all othe[r]
sums to be received with the year and to be divid[ed]
according to law among the above numbered districts.
Resolved that a notice be given to call a meeting of
the inhabitants of district number 13, the former m[eet-]
-ing of the inhabitants of said district having in th[e]
opinion of the Commissioners been dissolved by not
attending at the time adjourned.
 

D W. Bate

 

 

Leonard Smith

 

 

John Thorn

 

 

 

 

A True Coppy of the original

 

 

 

Isaac Belknap T[ ] Clerk

Dr The Commissioners of Common Schools for the town 

1816
April 20

To Cash received from Walter Case Unappropriated

$254.66

Dec 6

" " " from County Treasurer

$241.25

1817
March 14

" " " " Town Collection

 

 

 $241.26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 $737.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 25

To dividends to district No 3 as above unpaid

$30.10

 

 

 

 

28.70

 

 

 

 

28.80

 

 

 

 

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87.60

"

To " to part of " "9 " "

$ 6.97

 

 

 

 

7.00

 

 

 

 

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13.97

"

" " " "10 " "

 

[3]5.91

"

" " " "1[] " "

 

16.65

 

 

 

 

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$153.6[6]

of NewBurgh in the year 1816

Cr

1816
April 20

By dividend to district number

1 paid

$46.87

 

 

" " " "

2 paid

42.14

 

 

" " " "

3

30.10

 

 

" " part of " "

9

7.31

 

 

" " " "

10 paid

36.95

 

 

" " " "

11 paid

36.55

 

 

" " " "

12 paid

36.55

 

 

" " " "

14 paid

16.77

 

Dec 6

" " " "

1 paid

47.69

 

 

" " " "

2 paid

40.18

 

 

" " " "

3

28.70

 

 

" " part of " "

9

6.97

 

 

" " " "

10 paid

95.26

 

 

" " " "

11 paid

34.85

 

 

" " " "

12 paid

34.85

 

 

" " " "

14 paid

15.99

 

1817

 

 

 

 

March 14

" " " "

1 paid

44.88

 

 

" " " "

2 paid

40.33

 

 

" " " "

3

28.80

 

 

" " part of " "

9

7.00

 

 

" " " "

10 paid

35.41

 

 

" " " "

11 paid

35.00

 

 

" " " "

12 paid

35.00

 

 

" " " "

14

16.05

 

 

 

 

 

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$737.17

a true Coppy taken from the Original on file

Isaac Belknap Town Clerk

 

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