Civil Government

Livingston

Columbia County

New York

By Captain Franklin Ellis404

1878     

        In common with many other towns of the county, Livingston has suffered the loss of its early records.  The first account of the town-meetings begins with 1803, thirty-one years after its organization as a district.  The following list of civil officers embraces the names of those who were elected after the organization of the county:

YEAR SUPERVISORS TOWN CLERKS
1787 John Livingston  
1788 William Rockefeller  
1789 John Livingston  
1790 John A. Fonda  
1791 Henry Livingston  
1792 ditto  
1793 Philip L.. Hoffman  
1794 ditto  
1795 John A. Fonda  
1796 ditto  
1797 Peter Bishop  
1798 ditto  
1799 Henry Livingston  
1800 ditto  
1801 Moncrief Livingston  
1802 Henry Livingston Jacob C. Decker
1803 Robert T. Livingston James S. Livingston
1804 James S. Livingston Jas. S. Livingston, Jr.
1805 ditto John Van Deusen
1806 ditto ditto
1807 ditto ditto
1808 ditto ditto
1809 Henry Livingston ditto
1810 ditto ditto
1811 ditto ditto
1812 John Van Deusen John McClellan
1813 ditto ditto
1814 ditto ditto
1815 ditto ditto
1816 ditto Christian Patrie
1817 ditto ditto
1818 ditto ditto
1819 ditto Charles Robinson
1820 ditto ditto
1821 ditto Jacob Baringer
1822 ditto ditto
1823 ditto Killian Miller
1824 ditto ditto
1825 ditto ditto
1826 Walter Patterson ditto
1827 Christian Patrie ditto
1828 ditto ditto
1829 Killian Miller Jacob Baringer
1830 John McKinstry Charles Esselstyne
1831 ditto Henry Baker
1832 ditto ditto
1833 Henry A. Du Bois James S. Livingston
1834 ditto Henry Baker
1835 ditto Herman Best
1836 Henry Baker Jacob Baringer
1837 ditto ditto
1838 Peter R. Livingston Henry M. Whitbeck
1839 Charles Esselstyne Henry Shear
1840 ditto Jacob Baringer
1841 Henry Dunspaugh Henry Shear
1842 Peter Van Deusen ditto
1843 ditto Jacob Baringer
1844 Henry A. Du Bois Robert Humphrey
1845 Thomas Best Jacob Baringer
1846 Elias Lasher ditto
1847 John H. Smith ditto
1848 Thomas Best Henry Shear
1849 ditto ditto
1850 John Pierce ditto
1851 Wm. H. Snyder Jacob Horton
1852 ditto Ira Williams
1853 Jacob L.. Potts Milo C. Marshall
1854 Robert Washburn ditto
1855 Walter Shutts Ira Williams
1856 Peter I. Bachman Austin Washburne
1857 David Miller Nathan Sagendorph
1858 Walter Shutts Lewis Potts
1859 Samuel Ten Broeck Jacob Horton
1860 German Fingar Edwin Backman
1861 John Whitbeck ditto
1862 Walter Sheldon ditto
1863 Jacob H. Proper Peter F. Potts
1864 Reuben Van De Bogart Philip Smith
1865 Rensselaer Proper John H. Patnis
1866 ditto ditto
1867 Wilson Potts Samuel Shutts
1868 Jacob H. Proper Walter Stickle
1869 ditto ditto
1870 ditto Henry Smith
1871 ditto Walter Stickle
1872 John Witbeck Benedict A. Wicks
1873 Rensselaer Proper Mark Methusen
1874 Stephen O. Potts Jacob H. Decker
1875 Wilson Potts Mark Methusen
1876 Jacob H. Proper Walter Stickle
1877 Samuel Shutts Nelson Hallenbeck
1878 Henry Younghouse ditto