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Norway Town and Civil Officers, 1797-1886

Source: William Berry Lapham, Centennial history of Norway, Oxford County, Maine, 1786-1886: including an account of the early grants and purchases, sketches of the grantees, early settlers, and prominent residents, etc.: with genealogical registers, and an appendix [Ancestry.com] (Portland, Me.: B. Thurston & Co., 1886).

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Norway Town Officers
SELECTMEN AND ASSESSORS.
1797 Job Eastman, Benjamin Witt, Joseph Stevens.
1798 Job Eastman, Benjamin Witt, Joseph Stevens.
1799 Job Eastman, Joshua Smith, Benjamin Witt.
1800 Job Eastman, Anthony Bennett, Jonathan Woodman.
1801 Job Eastman, Jonathan Woodman, Cad F. Jones.
1802 Job Eastman, Jonathan Woodman, Cad F. Jones.
1803 Benjamin Witt, Nathan Noble, Timothy Stone.
1804 Benjamin Witt, Nathan Noble, Timothy Stone.
1805 Henry Rust Jr., Nathan Noble, Aaron Wilkins.
1806 Joseph Rust, Anthony Bennett, Aaron Wilkins.
1807 Aaron Wilkins, William Parsons, Cad F. Jones.
1808 Aaron Wilkins, Joshua Smith, Cad F. Jones.
1809 Joshua Smith, Cad F. Jones, Nathan Noble.
1810 Aaron Wilkins, Cad F. Jones, Solomon Millett,
1811 Nathan Noble, Solomon Millett, Henry Rust.
1812 Nathan Noble, Solomon Millett, Uriah Holt.
1813 Nathan Noble, Uriah Holt, Joshua Crockett.
1814 Nathan Noble, Uriah Holt, Joshua Crockett.
1815 Nathan Noble, Uriah Holt, Aaron Wilkins.
1816 Nathan Noble, Aaron Wilkins, William Hobbs.
1817 Nathan Noble, Aaron Wilkins, William Hobbs.
1818 Aaron Wilkins, Uriah Holt, Henry Rust.
1819 Uriah Holt, Henry Rust Jr., Jonathan Woodman.
1820 Uriah Holt, Henry Rust Jr., Jonathan Woodman.
1821 Uriah Holt, Henry Rust Jr., Jonathan Woodman.
1822 Uriah Holt, Nathan Noble, William Parsons Jr.
1823 Uriah Holt, James Flint, Elijah Hall.
1824 William Hobbs, Simeon Noble, Job Eastman.
1825 Uriah Holt, William Hobbs, Levi Whitman.


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1826 Uriah Holt, William Hobbs, Levi Whitman.
1827 Uriah Holt, William Hobbs, David Noyes.
1828 Uriah Holt, David Noyes, Ezra F. Beal.
1829 David Noyes, Thompson Hall, Nathan Noble Jr.
1830 David Noyes, Thompson Hall, Nathan Noble Jr.
1831 Uriah Holt, Ichabod Bartlett, Nathan Noble.
1832 David Noyes, Ichabod Bartlett, Nathan Noble.
1833 Uriah Holt, Jonathan Swift, Elliot Smith.
1834 Jonathan Swift, Elliot Smith, John Millett Jr.
1833 Jonathan Swift, John Millett Jr., Henry W. Millett.
1836 John Millett Jr., Simon Stevens, Cyrus Cobb.
1337 Simon Stevens, Cyrus Cobb, Jonathan B. Smith.
1838 Simon Stevens, Jonathan B. Smith, John Whitmarsh.
1539 Simon Stevens, John Whitrnarsh, Henry C. Reed.
1840 Simon Stevens, Henry C. Reed, Solomon Noble.
1841 Henry C. Reed, Solomon Noble, Ichabod Bartlett.
1842 Henry C. Reed, Solomon Noble, Ichabod Bartlett.
1843 Jonathan Swift, John Parsons Jr., Benjamin Tucker Jr.
1844 Jonathan Swift, William Parsons Jr., Mark P. Smith.
1843 William Parsons Jr., Mark P. Smith, Henry W. Millett.
1846 Mark P. Smith, Henry W. Millett, Simeon Noble.
1847 Henry W. Millett, Henry C. Reed, Solomon Noble.
1848 Henry W. Millett, Henry C. Reed, Solomon Noble.
1849 Mark P. Smith, Henry W. Millett, Solomon Noble.
1830 Mark P. Smith, William Hall, Ichabod Bartlett.
1831 Ichabod Bartlett, William Hall, Ansel Town.
1832 Simon Stevens, Simeon Noble, Lee Mixer.
1833 Mark P. Smith, John Millett, David Frost.
1834 David Frost, Mark P. Smith, John Millett.
1833 David Frost, Francis H. Whitman, Joel Millett.
1836 Francis H. Whitman, Joel Millett, William Frost 3d.
1837 Francis H. Whitman, William Frost 3d, Hiram Millett.
1838 Solomon Noble, William W. Hobbs, Richard Evans.
1839 Henry C. Reed, Francis H. Whitman, Amos F. Noyes.
1860 David Frost, Amos F. Noyes, Uriah H. Upton.
1861 Amos F. Noyes, Uriah H. Upton, Granville L. Reed.
1862 Uriah H. Upton, G. L. Reed, Simon Stevens.
1863 Simon Stevens, Granville L. Reed, Samuel Saunders.
1864 Simon Stevens, James H. Merrill, Moses Parsons.
1863 Simon Stevens, James H. Merrill, William Frost Jr.
1866 Simon Stevens, James H. Merrill, Benjamin H. Noble.
1867 B. H. Noble, L. H. Wrisley, F. A. Danforth.
1868 L. H. Wrisley, F. A. Danforth, J. A. Bolster.
1869 L. H. Wrisley, F. A. Danforth, J. A. Bolster.
1870 A. F. Noyes, Mark P. Smith, C. F. Lord.
1871 Amos F. Noyes, Mark P. Smith, C. F. Lord.


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1872 Amos F. Noyes, William Frost 2d, Charles W. Ryerson.
1873 Amos F. Noyes, William Frost 2d, Charles W. Ryerson.
1874 Charles W. Ryerson, William H. Whitcomb, Ansel Dinsmore.
1875 William H. Whitcomb, Ira Johnson Jr., John A. Bolster.
1876 William H. Whitcomb, Ira Johnson Jr., John A. Bolster.
1877 John A Bolster, J. O. Crooker, J. L. Partridge.
1878 J. O. Crooker, William H. Whitcomb, J. L. Partridge.
1879 J. O. Crooker, J. L. Partridge, F. A. Danforth.
1880 F. A. Danforth, E. H. Brown, Irving Frost.
1881 F. A. Danforth, E. H. Brown, Irving Frost.
1882 E. H. Brown, Frank A. Danforth, Irving Frost.
1883 Henry M. Bearce, H. C. Oxnard, F. M. Noble.
1884 Henry M. Bearce, H. C. Oxnard, F. M. Noble.
1885 Henry M. Bearce, H. C. Oxnard, F. M. Noble.
1886 D. S. Sanborn, George E. Gibson, Benjamin Tucker.

TOWN CLERKS.
1797, 1798 Joshua Smith.
1799-1802 Job Eastman.
1803 Joseph Rust.
1804-1842 Job Eastman.
1843-1851 Simon Stevens.
1852, 1853 William W. Virgin.
1854 C. L. Francis.
1855 Henry Upton.
1856-1859 Henry Rust Jr.
1860, 1861 George W. Millett,
1862-1865 Benjamin G. Barrows.
1866-1877 Ephraim H. Brown.
1878-1885 William W. Whitmarsh.
1886 Charles G. Mason.


TOWN TREASURERS.
1797-1805 Job Eastman.
1806-1809 Henry Rust.
1810 Aaron Wilkins.
1811-1857 Joshua Smith.
1838-1840 Henry Rust.
1841-1843 Elliot Smith.
1844-1846 James Crockett.
1847-1855 Eben C. Shackley.
1854, 1855 Isaac A. Denison.
1856, 1857 Mark P. Smith.
1858, 1859 Samuel Favor.
1860, 1861 Samuel Gibson.
1862 Samuel Cobb.
1863, 1864 Loren H. Wrisley.
1865 Samuel Favor.
1866 Loren H. Wrisley.
1867, 1868 Samuel Favor.
1869-1871 Eben C. Shackley.
1872, 1873 Lee Mixer.
1874-1878 A. Oscar Noyes.
1879, 1880 F. S. Oxnard.
1881-1886 Cyrus S. Tucker.


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COLLECTORS AND CONSTABLES.
1797-1800 Ebenezer Whitmarsh.
1801-1803 William Hobbs.
1804 Jonathan Swett.
1805 Aaron Wilkins.
1806-1808 James French.
1809, 1810 Joseph Bradbury.
1811, 1812 William Hobbs.
1813, 1814 Jacob French.
1815 Jeremiah Hobbs Jr.
1816 Moses Ayer.
1817-1833 James Crockett.
1834 Henry W. Millett.
1835 Jacob Bradbury.
1836 Joseph Bennett.
1837-1842 James Crockett.
1843-1845 George J. Ordway.
1846, 1847 Henry W. Millett.
1848 Samuel Favor.
1849 Ansel Ross.
1850 Jonathan Blake.
1851 Jacob Bradbury.
1852-1855 Jonathan Blake.
1856, 1857 Horatio G. Cole.
1858 Henry Upton.
1859, 1860 David F. Noyes.
1861-1863 A. Oscar Noyes.
1863 L. R. King and E. C. Shackley.
1864 Eben C. Shackley.
1865, 1866 Samuel Favor.
1867, 1868 G. A. Cole.
1869 E. C. Shackley.
1870 George A. Cole.
1871-1876 George A. Cole.
1877, 1878 C. F. Lord.
1879·1886 C. F. Lord.


REPRESENTATIVES TO THE LEGISLATURE.
1805-1810 Luther Farrar.
1811, 1812 Joshua Smith.
1813-1816 Levi Whitman.
1817-1819 None chosen.
1820 Henry Rust Jr.
1821-1823 Aaron Wilkins.
1825-1828 Uriah Holt.
1829 Uriah Holt.
1830, 1831 William Parsons Jr.
1832-1834 Ichabod Bartlett.
1835 William Parsons Jr.
1836 Henry W. Millett.
1837 Jonathan B. Smith.
1838, 1839 Elliot Smith.
1840, 1841 Simon Stevens.
1842 Benjamin Tucker Jr.
1844 Jonathan Swift.
1845 Mark P. Smith.
1847 Simeon Noble.
1849 Henry C. Reed.
1851, 1852 Lee Mixer.
1853 Asa Danforth.
1856 David Frost.
1859 Henry W. Millett.
1862 Sumner Burnham.
1865 William W. Hobbs.
1867 James H. Merrill.
1870, 1871 George P. Jones.
1875 William H. Whitcomb.
1877 John A. Bolster.
1880-1882 Albert F. Andrews.
1883, 1884 Henry M. Bearce.
1884, 1885 William W. Whitmarsh.


SENATORS.
1836, 1837 Jonathan Swift.
1865 William W. Virgin.
1866 William W. Virgin, President.
1885 Henry M. Bearce.


EXECUTIVE COUNCILORS.
1867-1869 Henry C. Reed.


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CIVIL OFFICERS.
The following residents of Norway have been nominated by the Governor of Maine, to the offices set against their names, since the separation from Massachusetts in 1820. How many of these qualified by taking the oath of office cannot now be stated with absolute certainty, but probably most of them did. Many of them were reappointed to the same office many times, but only the date of the first appointment, as it appears upon the State Archives is given here.

Job Eastman, Luther Farrar, Levi Whitman, Joshua Smith, Henry Rust, Aaron Wilkins, and perhaps others, had held Justice's commissions, prior to the separation.

John R. Adams, Justice of the Peace, 1823
Nathaniel Bennett, Justice of the Peace, 1823
Asa Barton, Coroner, 1830
Asa Barton, Justice of Peace and Quorum, 1844
Moses B. Bartlett, Notary Public, 1852
Moses B. Bartlett, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1851
Isaac Bolster, Justice of Peace and Quorum, 1857
Thos. J. Bridgham, Just. of Peace & Quorum, 1857
Joseph Bennett, Coroner, 1859
Otho W. Burnham, Just. of Peace & Quorum, 1861
Sumner Burnham, Trial Justice, 1861
Harrison Blake, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1862
Henry M. Bearce, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1866
Silas H. Burnham, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1875
Albert P. Bassett, Coroner, 1883
James Crockett, Coroner, 1830
Samuel Cobb, Justice of the Peace, 1835
Cyrus Cobb, Justice of the Peace, 1836
Horatio G. Cole, Justice of the Peace, 1836
Henry M. Codman, Justice of the Peace, 1839
Chas. B. Cummings, Just. of Peace & Quorum, 1871
Albert B. Davis, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1849
Mark H. Dunnell, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1852
Arthur E. Denison, Just. Peace and Quorum, 1872
Arthur E. Denison, Notary Public, 1872
Job Eastman, Justice of the Peace, 1825
William Foster, Justice of the Peace, 1850
Charles L. Francis, Justice of the Peace, 1853
David Frost, Justice of Peace and Quorum, 1866
Geo. L. Farnum, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1873
Chas. R. Frost, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1878
James R. French, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1879
Wm. E. Goodenow, Justice of the Peace, 1841
Stephen Greenleaf Jr., Justice of the Peace, 1844
Napoleon Gray, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1871
Geo. E. Gibson, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1879
Geo. E. Gibson, Trial Justice, 1883
William Hobbs, Justice of the Peace, 1826
John Haines, To Solemnize Marriages, 1827
Uriah Holt, Justice of Peace and Quorum, 1833
Wm. W. Hobbs, Justice of the Peace, 1839
Wm. W. Hobbs, Coroner, 1855
Henry Hawkins, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1857
Henry Hawkins, Trial Justice, 1860
Freeland Howe, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1875
Chas. E. Holt, Justice of Peace and Quorum, 1882
George P. Jones, Dedimus, 1870
Lauriston H. King, Just. Peace and Quorum, 1861
David Knapp, Trial Justice, 1877
A. S. Kimball, Justice of Peace and Quorum, 1878
Chas. W. Lowell, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1860
Henry A. Merrill, To Solemnize Marriages, 1827
Henry W. Millett, Coroner, 1830
Henry W. Millett, Justice of the Peace, 1835
John Millett, Justice of the Peace, 1836
Henry W. Millett, Sheriff, 1838
Sam'l E. Merrill, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1858
Mighill Mason, Trial Justice, 1879
David Noyes, Coroner, 1827
David Noyes, Justice of the Peace, 1828
David Noyes, County Commissioner, 1838
David Noyes, Justice or Peace and Quorum, 1838
Nathan Noble, Justice of the Peace, 1842
Simeon Noble, Justice of the Peace, 1844
Benj. H. Noble, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1853
Geo. J. Ordway, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1853
Joel Parkhurst, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1844
Henry Rust, Justice of the Peace, 1831
John Rust, Justice of the Peace, 1821
William Reed, Justice of the Peace, 1821
Increase Robinson, Justice of the Peace, 1826
Henry Rust, Just. Peace and Quorum, 1828
Wm. Reed. Justice of Peace and Quorum, 1833
Henry C. Reed, Justice of the Peace, 1836
Henry Rust, Justice of the Peace, 1842
Henry Rust Jr., Justice of the Peace, 1856
J. A. Roberts, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1880
Joshua Smith, Justice of the Peace, 1826
Jonathan Swift, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1835
Jonathan Smith, Justice of the Peace, 1835
Jonathan B. Smith, Justice of the Peace, 1835
Chas. C. Sanderson, Just. Peace and Quorum, 1862
Elliot Smith, Justice of the Peace, 1841
Jonathan B. Smith, County Commissioner, 1842
Jonathan B. Smith, Just. Peace & Quorum, 1849
Albert Sanborn, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1872
Howard D. Smith, Notary Public, 1874
Howard D. Smith, Just. Peace and Quorum, 1881
S. S. Stevens, Justice of the Peace, 1881
Asa Thayer Jr., Justice of Peace and Quorum, 1840
Joseph Turner, Justice of the Peace, 1842
Otis True, Justice of the Peace, 1842
Asa Thayer, Coroner, 1849
Otis True, Justice of the Peace and Quorum, 1859
Henry Upton, Trial Justice, 1863
Henry Upton, Dedimus, 1869
Wm. W. Virgin, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1852
Byron D. Verrill, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1859
Aaron Wilkins, Justice of the Peace, 1821
Levi Whitman, County Attorney, 1821
Joseph Walker, To Solemnize Marriages, 1822
Levi Whitman, Dedimus, 1823
Levi Whitman, Just. of Peace and Quorum, 1826
John M. Wilson, Justice of the Peace, 1832
John Whitmarsh, Just. Peace and Quorum, 1855
Charles F. Whitman, Trial Justice, 1873
Charles F. Whitman, Judge Municipal Court, 1885