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A Report of Trustees for Nunda School District No 2, 1828

In 1828 Henry Jones, a local cabinetmaker who had, along with Judge Carroll, laid out the streets of the growing settlement, recorded the official "Report of the Trustees for 1828."

The report provides an interesting look at early public education in Nunda. School No 2 was located on the present day McMaster Property across from the Keshequa Central School parking lot, and was built in 1826. It was the first frame school in the Town, and replaced the log school built three years earlier. (See the first school meeting in Nunda.)

This report is found in the Record Book for District No 2. We have tried to recreate the text as accurately as possible. thanks the Bell Memorial Library for allowing us to photograph the record.


Record book "Property of School District No 2nd, Nunda" Bell Memorial Library

Frost, "From the Indian to the Airplane" p 4

Frost, Early Years p 20

Courtesy of Bell Memorial Library

Report of Trustees for 1828

To the commissioners of common Schools of the Town of Nunda, We the trustees of School district No 2 in Said Town, in conformity with the Statute for the Support of Common Schools, do certify and report That the whole time any School has been kept in our district during the year ending on the date hereof and since the date of the last report for said district, is five and a half months & that the time during Said year and Since Said last report Said School has been kept by teachers duly appointed and approved in all respects according to Law is five and a half months. That the amount of money received in our district from the commissioners of Common Schools during the Said year and Since the date of the last report is $30.77 and that the Same has been expending in paying teachers duly appointed and approved in all respects according to law.

That the number of children taught in Said district during Said year and Since Said last report is 65. and that the number of children residing in our district on the 1st day of January Instant. who are over five & under Sixteen years of age is 73 and that the names of the parents or other persons with whom Such children respectfully reside and the Number residing with each are as follows

Barnabas Wright 2 Ryley Merrill 4 Daniel Ashley 4
John Wait 4 Stephen Haynes 4 George Gouther (?) 4
Richard Bowen 1 Widow Smith 4 Wm Stevenson 1
Henry C Jones 5 John H Townsend 3 Wilson Roberts 1
Asa Heath 2 David J. Conklin 2 Jonas Richter 4
Noah Warren 1 Warren Daniels 1 Wm Hoyt 1
James H. Rawson 2 Ladock (?) Herrick 1 Henry Townsend 3
Elias Rawson 1 Ethan Waters 2 Granville Sherwood 2
Lindsey Joslyn 6 Reuben Pierce 1 R.R. Sherwood 1
Thomas Rathbun 1 Joseph Cole 1 Abram Porter 2
Leander Hills 1 William Gould 1 Total 72

 Courtesy of Bell Memorial Library

Courtesy of Bell Memorial Library

 And we do further report that our School has been visited by the Inspectors of Common Schools.or one of them during the year preceding this report. (?), and that the Sum paid for teachers wages over and above the Public money apportioned to Said district during the Same year amounts to $23-. Dated at Nunda this first day of January One Thousand Eight hundred & twenty nine.


Ryley Merrill

John Wait Trustees

H.C. Jones Clerk.

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