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Rollin Township History

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Many thanks to Alice Goodlock for her countless hours of reseach; and to other contributors: Betty and Jim Lockhart, Richard Hawkins, Anne (Bradstreet) Rodd, Mike Roys, Ron Szeve, Nancy Hoofnagle, Becky Morgan (Waterford Historical Society), Kent Ramsdell and for copies of Hudson museum postcards: Michael Mills and Mike Brennan.



First Township Board Meeting * 180th Anniversary * April 6th


A group of pioneers met in a home 180 years ago, on April 6, 1835. This was the first Rollin Township Board meeting. A moderator and clerk were appointed. They then proceeded to elect officials to a one year term: Supervisor, Clerk, 3 Assessors, Director of the Poor, 3 Highway Commissioners, Constable, 3 Commissioners of Common Schools, 5 Common School Instructors. Other business: Voted that cattle, hogs and sheep would be permitted to roam free the ensuing year. The Postmasterís fence to be repaired. The next meeting would be at Jacob Fosterís house.

Thanks to Mike Roys for sharing his article on Rollin Township Government 1835-1900. Check it out with the link below.

Click here to see the handwritten and typed minutes of this meeting.

Click here for details of township history 1835-1836.

Rollin Township Government 1835-1900 by Mike Roys



TABLE OF CONTENTS


 

BIOGRAPHIES      BUSINESSES      CEMETERIES

CHURCHES         CIVIC GROUPS

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS     FARMS

CENTENNIAL FARMS 

GEOLOGY                         SETTLEMENT (1700'S, 1800'S)

SETTLEMENT (1900'S-PRESENT)     GOVERNMENT & TOWNSHIP HALLS

HOMES & COTTAGES                 PARKS

POLITICAL OFFICIALS              POSEY LAKE

POST OFFICES/Bygone Towns        PREHISTORIC LIFE  

ROADS AND RAILROADS

SCHOOLS     TORNADOES

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

UTILITIES (Telephone & Electricity)


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