In March of 1808 the northernmost lands of Allegany became the township of Nunda. This new Town stretched from the present day towns of Nunda and Grove on the east to Eagle and Centerville on the west. It was probably the large size of the Town and the demands of pioneer life which delayed the first town meeting until April of 1809.
The meeting was held in the log home of Peter Granger who lived in what is now Pike. The Town Clark, Asahel Trowbridge, recorded the minutes in what was the first book in the town.
Found below is a record of part of that first meeting and images of the original record book. Please note that the original spelling and capitalization has been maintained. Additional minutes and images recording oaths and an election held for State Assembly and Senate will eventually be added to this page.
Special thanks to the Town of Nunda for letting us copy the Town's first record book and their continued efforts to preserve the history of the area.
This image shows the actual notes taken at the Town's first meeting in 1809. The minutes have been transcribed below.
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Courtesy of the Town of Nunda.
"this is to sartify that the anneal Town Meeting was held at the Hous of Peter Grangers on April the 4-1809 for the Purpos of Choosin Town officers and other Purpuses ware chosen for the inSuing Yeare Viz
|Asahel Trowbridge||Town Clark|
|Jonathan Willard||Constable and Collector|
|Overseers of the poor|
|Commissioners of Schools|
|Pascal Willard||Bail for the above Named Josiah Harmer|
|Pasekel Willard||1 District|