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Record of School District 23

(Later District 14)
Caroline, New York
 

August 2nd 1843
At the annual meeting of school District No. 23 in the town of Caroline Timothy Tyler was chosen Moderator and Andrew Stoors Clerk; after which the following votes were taken and (can’t decipher two words JFR). That Miles Searles, Simeon Gates, and Hiram Tyler serve as trustees to said District. Miles Searles to serve three years Simeon Gates two and Hiram Tyler one year. Voted also that John Searles should be the collector. Voted also that the trustees purchase forty rods of land situated on the Tyler road on the Southeast corner of land owned by Peter Clingman and bordering on the Southwest corner of the land owned by Smith Tracy-commencing on the road at the southwest of sd Tracy’s land running west five rods thence north eight rods thence east five rods thence south eight rods to the place of beginning. Voted that sd District build a school-house 19 feet by 25 on the aforesaid land and accept of the frame on the ground together with a bill of two dollars and eighty cents presented by Matthew Merrick and that sd house be put up at auction to the lowest bidder to be finished according to a written contract- sd house was then by Hiram Blip ( ? JFR) bid off for seventy seven dollars and fifty cents, after which the meeting adjourned to meet again at the school-house in sd District on the first Tuesday in Oct 1844.

(unreadable initials, may be J.A.H. JFR)
For Andrew Storrs, Clerk.

The inhabitants of school District no 23 met at the school-house in sd District according to notice Nov ( space ) 1843.
The meeting was organized by appointing R.H. Hyde Moderator & Simeon Dexter Frisk ( spelling? JFR) Clerk.—Voted eighty dollars & eighty nine cents to defray the expences ( sic ) of building the school-house in sd District-three dollars & seventy five cents to pay for the land on which the school-house is situated & the payment of having the deed acknowledged, recorded&--that the trustees be authorized to purchase a stove & pipe and all of the necessary appendages to the school-house—that two thirds of the public money this district may be entitled to, may be devoted to the winter school and the remaining third to the summer school—the above business being transacted the meeting was dissolved.

J.A.H
For S.D. Frisk

October 1st, 1844
The inhabitants of school district No 23 in Caroline met at the schoolhouse in sd district. On Tuesday the first day of October 1844 at Six O’clock P.M. ( unreadable word JFR ) to adjournment and the meeting being called to order. Luke Abemaster was appointed Moderator; on motion Hiram Tyler was elected district clerk and Lathrop Wattlez (? JFR) Trustee. Smith Tracy was reelected Librarian. John C Searle Collector for sd district by a vote of the meeting. The meeting voted that two thirds of the public money be used for the winter school and the remainder to the summer school. Voted that the wood be furnished by the schollar ( sic )& that each inhabitant furnish it by the first of November, half of a cord to the ( unreadable word JFR ) to be measured and inspected by Smith Tracy inspector.
Voted that the district approve of the account presented by their trustees for building school house and furnishing appendages for the ( unreadable word JFR). Voted that the meeting be adjourned again to the first Tuesday in October one thousand eight hundred and forty five at six oclock PM.

HM Tyler Dist Clerk

October 4th 1845
The inhabitants of School district No 23 meet ( sic ) at the school house in said district pursuant to an adjournment on Wednesday the 4 of October at six oclock PM and the meeting being called to order.
Cornelius Ivory was elected moderator. HM Tyler was elected clerk for sd district. Matthew L. Merick was elected trustee. Samuel Searles Collector for sd district. Smith Tracy elected Librarian. Voted that the wood be furnished by the schollar ( sic ) a quarter of a cord to each schollar ( sic )- sent to school.
Voted that the wood be delivered at the school house by the 4th of November.
Voted that two thirds of the public money be applied to the winter School.
Voted that Smith Tracy measure and inspect the wood.
Voted that the meeting be adjourned to the first Tuesday in October next, at 6 o’clock P.M.
October 4th 1845
HM Tyler Dist Clerk.

October 6 1846
The inhabitants of School District No 23 in the Town of Caroline meet ( sic ) at at ( sic ) the school house in sd district according to adjournment October 6 1846 at Six oclock PM and the meeting was organized by appointing Cornelius Ivory moderator. HM Tyler was elected district clerk. EM Blackman trustee. Cornelius Ivory was elected collector for sd district. Smith Tracy elect librarian.
Voted that the district furnish a quarter of a cord of wood to each scholar ( sic ) sent to school and that Smith Tracy measure & inspect the wood. The meeting was adjourned to the first Tuesday in October next at Six Oclock PM.
October 6 1846
HM Tyler Dist Clerk

October 18, 1847
The inhabitants of School District No 23 in the town of Caroline meet ( sic ) at the school house in said district according to adjournment October 18 1847 at six oclock PM and the meeting being called to order.
Lathrop Wattles was apointed (sic)moderator.
HW Tyler was unanimously elected clerk of said District. Cornelius Ivory was elected trustee to fill vacancy--------------
Matthew L Merick was elected trustee by a unanimous vote of said district.
Frederick Blackman was elected Dist collector. Voted that the inhabitants of said district furnish one fourth cord of wood for each schollar ( sic ) sent to school the ensuing winter. Voted that the wood be delivered at the school by the first of November. Voted that Smith Tracy be librarian for the Dist—the meeting was adjourned to the first Tuesday in October at six oclock PM.
Lathrop Wattles Mod
HM Tyler Dist Clk.

October the 3rd 1848
The meeting met acording(sic) to adjournment and organized by apointing (sic ) Solyman Patch moderator. F.E. Blackman was unanimously elected clerk of said District. Smith Head was apointed (sic) trustee to fill vacancy. Daniel Olm was elected trustee. Voted by the majority that Solyman Patch be collector. Voted that Miles Searles be librarian for said district. Voted that two thirds of the publick (sic) money be paid to the winter school. Voted that the inhabitants furnish one half cord of wood to each schollar ( sic ) sent to school the ensuing winter. Voted that the wood be delivered by the first of November in the wood house suitable for the stove.
The meeting adjourned to the first Tuesday in October at six oclock PM
Solyman Patch mod
F.E. Blackman Dist clerk

October 3rd 1849
The inhabitants of school district No 23 in the Town of Caroline met at the school house in said District pursuant to adjournment. The meeting being called to order and organized by appointing Cornelius Ivory Moderator. On motion Smith Head was elected District Clerk Frederick E Blackman was elected Trustee and Wm Olney was elected Collector and Smith Tracy Librarian. Voted the inhabitant furnish ¼ of a cord of wood to every scholar sent the ensuing winter. voted that Lewis Rightmire be wood measurer. Voted that two thirds of the publick(sic) money be applied to the support of the winter school.
The meeting adjourned to the first Tuesday in October next at 6 oclock PM.
Cornelius Ivory Mod
Smith Head Dis Clerk

October 1st 1850
The inhabitants of school District No 23 on the town of Caroline met at the School house in said pursuant to adjournment. The meeting being called to order and organized by appointing Cornelius Ivory moderator. On motion Smith Head was elected District Clerk John Rightmire was chosen trustee Smith Tracy (section struck from record JFR) was elected District Collector Gearsey Goodrich Librarian Lewis Rightmire wood measurer.
Voted that the district procure ½ cord to every scholar sent to school. That the wood be sent by the first of Jan next. Voted that the meeting ajourn til the first Tuesday in December at 6 oclock PM
Cornelius Ivory Mod
Smith Head Dist Clk

December 1st 1850
The meeting met pursuant to adjournment and was organized by appointing Hyram Tyler moderator. Voted that the District raise thirty three dollars for tuition and repairs.
Voted that the meeting adjourn til the first Tuesday in October next at 6 oclock PM
Hyram Tyler Mod
Smith Head Dist Clk

October 7th, 1851
The inhabitants of school District No 23 met at the school house in said District pursuant to adjournment the meeting being organized Cornelius Ivory was appointed Moderator when the following officers were duly elected for the ensuing year. To wit,
Smith Head District Clerk
Solyman Patch trustee ( for 3 years)
Gearnsey Goodrich Librarian
Sylverster Evans Collector
Voted the wood be procured by the scholar ¼ of a cord to each scholar sent to school.
Voted that the District have but six months school unless the publick (sic) will pay for the same.
Voted that the meeting adjourn till the first Tuesday in October next at 6 oclock PM.
Cornelius Ivory Moderator
Smith Head Dist Clerk

October 1st 1852
The inhabitants of school District No 23 met at the school house in said District pursuant to adjournment the meeting being called to order by appointing R.H. Hyde chairman when the following persons were chosen officers for the ensuing year, viz
Smith Head, Dist Clerk
Sylvester Evans trustee
Matthew L Merrick Librarian
Wm Shaw Collector
Voted that the inhabitants procure ¼ cord of wood for each scholar sent to school.
Voted that we have but six months school unless paid by the publick(sic) money. Voted that the District raise 48 for repairs on school house.
Voted that the meeting adjourn till the first Tuesday in Oct next at 6 oclock PM
RH Hyde
Smith Head Dist Clk

October 4th 1853
The inhabitants of school District No 23 met at schoolhouse in said District pursuant to adjournment the meeting being called to order by appointing Lathrop Wottles Moderator.. The following persons were unanimously chosen for the ensuing year
Smith Head Dist Clerk
Gearnsey Goodrich Trustee
Elmor Searles Librarian
Wm Shaw Collector
Voted that the inhabitants procure ¼ of a cord of wood for every scholar sent to school the ensuing winter or pay 25 cents by the first of December next.
Voted that we adjourn til the first Tuesday in October next.

October 3rd 1854
The inhabitants of school Dist No 23 met at school house in said Dist, pursuant to adjournment the Meeting being called to order by appointing Lathrop Wattels Moderator. The following officers were duly elected
Smith Head District Clerk
Lathrop Wattells Trustee
Cornelius Ivory Librarian
Wm Johnston Collector
Voted that the inhabitants procure ¼ of a cord of wood for each scholar sent to school by the first of Dec next or pay 25 cents. Voted that the meeting adjourn till the first Tuesday in October next. Voted that two thirds of the publick(sic) money be appropriated to the winter school.
Lathrop Wattels Mod
Smith Head Dist Clk

October 2nd 1855
The inhabitants of school Dist No 23 met at the school house in said Dist, pursuant to adjournment the meeting being called to order by appointing Solymon Patch Moderator the following officers were duly elected. Viz,
Smith Head Dist Clerk
Horace Yaple Trustee
Cornelius Ivory Librarian
Wm Johnston Collector
Voted that the inhabitants procure ½ cord of wood sent to school the ensuing winter
Voted that the Meeting adjourn till the day in October next at 6 1/2 oclock PM
Solymon Patch Mod
Smith Head Dist Clk

October 1st 1856
The inhabitants of school District No 23 met at the school house in said Dist, pursuant to adjournment being called to order by appointing Lathrop Wattels Moderator.
The following officers were duly elected
Hiram M Tyler Trustee
Samuel Doolittle Librarian
Wm Johnston Collector
Voted that two thirds of the publick(sic) money be appropriated to the winter school
Voted that the wood be procured by tax to the lowest bidder it was struck off to Casey Whitman at 68 cents per cord for 15 cords.
Voted that the meeting adjourn til the 1st Tuesday in October next.

October 4th,1857
The inhabitants school District No 23 met at the school house in said Dist, pursuant to adjournment being called to order by appointing Nathan Rightmire chairman. The following officers were duly elected
Smith Head Dist Clerk
Nathan Rightmire Trustee
Cornelius Ivory Librarian
Frederick Blackman Collector
Voted that 87 cents Library money for 1857 be applied to teachers wages
Voted that one half the publick(sic) money be applied to the summer school and the other to the winter school
Voted that get ten cord of wood suitable for the stove. 1 cord to procured by the first of Jan & the remainder by the first of feb.
The wood was put up and bid off by Sylvester Evans at 69 cents per cord.
Voted that District raise money to buy a large Dictionary for the District
Voted that the meeting adjourn till the first Tuesday in October next.

Smith Head Dist Clerk

October 12, 1858
The inhabitants of School District No 23 met at the school house pursuant to adjournment and organized by appointing Solyman Patch chairman. When the following officers were duly elected. Viz,
Smith Head Dist Clerk
Smith Tracy for the term of 3 years
John Rightmire for 3 years
Hiram Tyler for 1 year
Cornelius Ivory Librarian
Guernsey Goodrich Collector
Voted for ten cords wood suitable for the stove bid off by Sylvester Evans at 48 cents per cord.
Voted that the wood lying outdoors be put in the schoolhouse and piled up on the east end was bid off by Jacob (can’t make out the last name JFR)
Voted that 2/3 of the publick(sic) money be be applied to the winter school.
Voted that the meeting adjourn till the second Tuesday in October next at 6 ½ oclock PM
Wm Head Dist Clk

October 8th 1859
The inhabitants of School District No 23 met at the school house in said district and organized by appointing Lathrop Wattels Chairman when the following persons were duly elected viz;
Smith Head Dist Clerk
Solymon Patch to fill vacancy by the resignation of Smith Tracy
Hiram Tyler Trustee for 3 years
Jackson Haynes Librarian
Guernsey Goodrich Collector
Voted the Dist procure ten cord of good hard wood suitable for the stove the wood was put up & struck off to Smith Head at 71 cents per cord
Webster Wattels bid off carrying in and piling up the wood lying in front of the school house at 60 cents. Said wood to be put in good order.
Voted that the meeting adjourn till the 2nd Tuesday in Oct next
Smith Head Dist Clk

October 9th, 1860
The inhabitants of School District No 23 met at the school house in said district and organized by Appointing Lathrop Wattles Chairman and the following persons were duly elected viz
Horace Yaple Dist Clerk
Smith Head Trustee
Gurnsey Goodridge collector
Lathrop Wattles Librarian
Voted to get seven cords wood to be good hard wood suitable for the stove the wood was put up & struck off by Hubert Wattles at seventy cents per cord.
Henry Olney bid off carrying in & piling up the wood lying in front of the school house at fifty eight cents the said wood to be put in good & dry condition.
Voted that the meeting adjourn till the 2 Tuesday in October next
Horace Yaple Dist Clerk

Oct 8th 1861
The inhabitants of school Dist No 23 in the town of Caroline met at the school House in said Dist and organized by choosing Solymon Patch moderator when the following persons were duly elected Fredk Blackman Dist Clerk, George ( unreadable JFR) was elect trustee Wm Shaw was elected Librarian Guernsey Goodrich Collector
The wood in front of the school House was put up and struck off to James Pery to be corded in the wood House.
Voted that the meeting ajourn until the 2d Tuesday in oct next
Solymon Patch Mod
Fredk Blackman Dist Clerk

Oct 14th 1862
The inhabitants of school Dist No 23 met at the school House according to adjournment and organized by chosing(sic) Cornelius Ivory Moderator
Horace Yaple was elected trustee
Cornelius Ivory was elected Collector
William Shaw was elected Librarian
Voted to get six cords of wood to be delivered at the school House the wood was put up and struck off to Cornelius Ivory for seventy four cents per cord voted that the meeting ajourn to the 2 Tuesday in October next
Fredk Blackman Dist Clerk

October 14th 1862 (this is not a typo)
The inhabitants of school district No 23 met according to adjournment and organized by choosing Cornelius Chary Moderator Horace Yaple was elected trustee, Wm Shaw was elected Librarian
Voted to get six cords of wood to be corded up in the wood House the wood was put up and struck off to Cornelius Ivory at 74 cts per cord
Voted that the meeting ajourn to the 2d Tuesday in Oct next
Cornelius Chary Mod
Fredk Blackman Dist Clk

October 10 1863 *For this entry the 3 is overstruck with a 4, then 1863 is written again next to the original date. JFR*
The meeting met acording(sic) to adjournment and organized by chosing(sic) Guerney Goodrich moderator. Charles Hildebrant was elected trustee Cornelius Ivory was elected Collector Wm Shaw was elected librarian
Voted that the dist get eight cords of wood the wood bid off by Smith Tracy to be delivered at the school House eighty seven cents per cord.
Voted that the meeting adjourn to the 2 Tuesday in Oct next
Fredk Blackman Dist Clerk

Oct 11th 1864
The meeting met at the school House according to adjournment and organized by chosing(sic) Lathrop Wattles moderator
John Rightmire was elected clerk
Fredk Blackman was elected trustee
Sylvester Evans was elected Collector
William Shaw was elected Librarian
Voted that the district furnish eight cords wood. The wood was bid off by James Perry to be delivered for one dollar twenty five cents per cord
Voted that the meeting ajourn to the 2 Tuesday in oct next
Lathrop Wattles
Fredk Blackman Dist Clerk

Oct 10,1865
The meeting met at the school House according to adjournment and organized by choosing H.W. Tyler moderator the following officers were elected John Rightmire was elected clerk, Robert Brownsville trustee Wm L Shaw librarian Silvester Evans collector
Voted by the dist that they get ten cords of wood said wood bid off by Francis Tyler at $1.87 per cord and to be delivered by the first day of February and piled in the wood House
Voted that the meeting ajourn to the 2nd Tuesday in Oct 1866
H.W. Tyler Mod
J Rightmire Dis Clerk

Oct 9.1866
The inhabitants of school Dist No 23 met at the school House in said Dist according(sic) to adjournment and organized by chosing Hammond(? JFR) Parker moderator the following Officers were duly elected
John Rightmire Dist Clerk
H.W. Tyler Trustee
G Goodrich Collector
Wm Shaw librarian
Voted by Dist to get 10 cords of wood said wood bid off by F Blackman at $1.87 cts per cord hard wood to be delivered by the first of February and piled in the wood House
Voted by the Dist to plaster the School House overhead it was put up at auction and bid off by Wm Earsley at 12.00 Dollars
Voted that the meeting adjourn until the second Tuesday in Oct next at 7 PM
Hammond Parker Moderator
John Rightmire Dist Clerk

October 4 1867
The inhabitants of School Dist No 23 met the school House according(sic) to adjournment and organized by chosing Wm Earsley moderator
The following Officers were duly elected
John Rightmire Dist Clerk
Edward Carpenter Trustee
Wm Earsley Collector
Wm L Shaw Librarian
Voted by Dist to get eight cords of wood. Said wood put up at auction and bid off by David Young at 1.85 per cord. Said wood to be good Boddy(sic) wood and to be got by the first of February and to be piled in the wood House.
Voted that the meeting adjourn until the Second Tuesday in Oct next at 7 Oclock PM
Wm Earsley mod
John Rightmire Dist Clerk.

October 13,1868
The inhabitants of School Dist No 14 met at the School House according to adjournment and organized by Choosing George Rice Moderator.
The following officers were duly Elected
John Rightmire Dist Clerk
G Goodrich Elected Trustee
William Earsley Collector
William Young Librarian
Voted by Dist to get eight cords of wood said wood to be good hardboddy(sic) wood said wood to be 22 inches long and to be split and piled in the wood House by the first day of March next. The wood was put up at auction and bid off by James Perry at 185 cts per Cord.
Meeting adjourned until the second Tuesday in Oct 1869 at 7 Oc Pm
George Rice Moderator
John Rightmire Dist Clerk

Oct 12, 1869
The inhabitants of school dist No 14 met at the school house according to adjournment and organized by choosing Lathrop Wattles Moderator
The following officers were duly elected
Lyman A Patch Dist Clerk
Voted to release the two trustees now in office at their request and have but one trustee.
Edward Carpenter was elected trustee.
Matthew Merric Collector
Wm Shaw Librarian
Voted to get five cords of wood said wood to be good hard body wood. Wood to be 18 in long and to be split and piled in the wood house by the first day of April 1870. The wood was put up at auction and bid off at $1.73 per cord by Lathrop Wattles.
Meeting adjourned until the second Tuesday eve in Oct 1870 at 7 PM.
L Wattles Moderator
Lyman A Patch Dist Clerk

Oct 11th 1870
The inhabitants of School Dis No 14 met according to adjournment at the school house in said Dist and organized by Choosing Mathew(sic) Merric Moderator
The following officers were duly elected
Lyman A Patch Dist Clerk
Wm Shaw Trustee
Mathew Merric Collector
“ “ Librarian
Voted to get 6 cords of hard body wood to be split and piled as soon as there is room. Said wood to be 18 in long
Put up at auction and bid off by David H Young for $10,00 (sic)
Meeting adjourned until the 2nd Tuesday in Oct 1871
Lyman A Patch Dist Clerk

Oct 10th 1871
The inhabitants of school Dist No 14 met according to adjournment at the school house in Said Dist and organized by Choosing Mathew(sic) Merric Moderator
Lyman A Patch Clerk
John Rightmire Trustee
Uriah Young Collector
Wm Shaw Librarian
Voted to get 6 cords of hard body wood to be got by the lowest bidder
Was bid on by Uriah Young at $1.48 per cord
Adjourned to the 2nd Tuesday in oct next at 7 oclock
Lyman A Patch Dist Clerk

The 1872 entry was written then pasted over and rewritten on the following page. I am skipping over the wording of the pasted over page in favor of the rewritten version. JFR
Oct 8th 1872
The electors of school Dist No 14 having met this 2nd Tuesday in October 1872, according to adjournment, were called to order by electing Wm Shaw Chairman of the meeting & proceeding to elect other nessesary(sic) officers, viz;
J.D. Yaple Dist Clerk
John Vanidesstine Trustee
Lyman A Patch collector
Mathew Merrick Librarian
Voted by the Dist that they get 6 cords of wood to be got by the lowest bidder, said wood to be good hard wood 18 in long, split & piled by the school house by the 1st of April 1873, & put in the woodhouse before the heavy fall rains of same year. L.A Patch being the lowest bidder, is to get the wood at $1.46 per cord, as above said.
The meeting was then adjourned until the 2nd Tuesday in Oct 1873
J.D. Yaple Dist Clerk

Oct 14th 1873
The inhabitants of school District No 14 town of Caroline met at the schoolhouse in said dist on the 14th day of October 1873 at 7 oclock PM according to adjournment and organized by electing Matthew Merrick Chairman of the meeting & then proceeding to elect other officers; viz;
J.D. Yaple Dist Clerk
The outgoing trustee next handed in his report which was duly accepted by the meeting, which then nominated him for reelection. But he having declined the nomination Byron wattles was next nominated who also declined.
John Head was then nominated and elected Trustee.
Henry A Hildebrant elected(“ in original JFR) collector
Mathew Merrick elected (“ in original JFR) librarian
The meeting then voted to get 6 cords of good hard wood & 1 cord of kindling wood. The kindling wood to be got the present fall for winter use & the hard wood to be delivered at the schoolhous(sic) prepared for the stove by the first of April 1874 & piled in the woodhouse by the next school meeting. The wood being put up at auction was bid off by Fred Blackman at $1.50 per cord.
There being no further business before the meeting it was voted to adjourn until the 2nd Tuesday in October 1874 at 7 oclock PM
J.D. Yaple Dist Clerk

1874 October 13th
The inhabitants of School Dist no 14 town of Caroline met this P.M. at 7 Oclock according to adjournment and organized by electing Guernsey Goodrich Chm & J.D. Yaple Dist Clerk.
The trustees report was next read and approved of by a vote of the meeting.
Next in order was the election of a trustee for the present school year, which occupied some little time. Several nominations being made and declined. Geo. W. Roberts finally being named was elected trustee and Henry Hildebrant-collector Byron Wattles—Librarian
There being no further business before the meeting it was adjourned one year.
J.D. Yaple Dist Clerk

1875 April 7th
The inhabitants of school District no 14 town of Caroline met at the schoolhouse this P.M. at 8 oclock pursuant to call for a special meeting and duly elected Charles Hildebrant trustee to fill vacancy.
No other business coming before the meeting it was then disorganized.
J.D. Yaple Dist Clerk

October 12th 1875
Met according to adjournment and comensed(sic) by electing Matthew Merrick Chairman.
A motion was then made to elect District Officers by ballot. Being put to vote was carried. The meeting then proceeded by hearing the trustees report & accepting the same proceeding then to elect District by ballot.
Chas W. Cumming was duly elected Clerk Mathew Merrick Trustee Henry A. Hildebrant Collector Wm Shaw Librarian. The meeting then voted to get 6 cords of good hard body wood to be delivered & piled in the woodhouse before the 1st of January, prepared for the stove the wood being put up at auction was bid off by Chas W. Cummings at $120 cents per cord. A motion was then made to raise a tax of $25.00 as move for repairs on school house the same being put to vote was (unreadable word JFR) a motion was then made to adjourn until the 2nd Tuesday in Oct 1876. Chas W Cummings (unreadable word JFR) $100 for repairs on the school house and $100 for banking the school house.
Mathew Merrick ( same unreadable word JFR ) $200 for glass ( unreadable word JFR) and lumber used $15.0 cents and 50 cents left for his work he got one (unreadable word JFR) 50
Charles W Cummings
Dist Clerk

Oct 16th 1876
The Inhabitants of School Dist No 14 met at the School House in said Dist according to adjournment and was organized by electing John Rightmire moderator. L.A. Patch Dist Clerk
Then proceeded to elect Trustee by ballot. Horace Yaple was elected. Collector Frank Rightmire Librarian Wm Shaw.
Voted to get ( unreadable JFR) cords of good hard body wood 18 in long by the lowest bidder was bid off by Frederick Blackman at $1.19 per cord.
The motion was then made to adjourn. Voted upon and lost. The motion was then made to appoint a committee of three to put the necessary repairs to the house that was needed. Voted upon and lost. The meeting then adjourned to the 2nd Tuesday in Oct 1877.
L.A. Patch Dist Clerk

Aug 27,1877
I have this day appointed Wm L. Shaw Collector of Dist No 14 in the place of Frank Rightmire who has vacated his office by resigning to comply with the law in giving bond & surty.
Signed Horace Yaple trustee
L.A. Patch Dist Clerk
L.A. Patch Dist Clerk

Oct 9th 1877
The Inhabitants of School Dist No 14 met according to adjournment and organized by electing Wm L Shaw Moderator and the following officers were duly elected
Dist Clerk L A Patch
Trustee Francis Granger
Collector Wm L Shaw
Librarian Mathew L Merric
Voted to get 5 cords of hard body wood by the lowest bidder bid off by S C ( ? )Patch at $1.25 per cord.
According to law a vote was taken to adopt a series of text books which was carried. The following books were adopted
Analytical Readers
Monterths ( not sure of spelling JFR) Geographies
Robinsons Arithmatics
Robinsons Algebra ( elementary )
Herls Grammar ( shorter course )
History of the United States
Sanders Union Speller
Meeting adjourned until the second Tuesday of Oct 1878 at 7 PM
Wm L Shaw Moderator
LA Patch Dist Clerk

Oct 8th 1878
The inhabitants of School Dist No 14 met according to adjournment and organized by electing
Chairman John Rightmire
Clerk L A Patch
Trustees report read and accepted
CS ( intitials ? JFR ) Tucker was elected Trustee
CN Earsley was elected ( “ in original JFR ) Collector
Guernsey Goodrich was elected ( “ in original JFR ) Librarian
Voted to get 8 cords of good hard split wood by the lowest bidder. Was bid of by SC Patch at $1.19 per Cord
Meeting adjourned until the second Tuesday in Oct 1879
SA Patch Dist Clerk

Oct 14th, 1879
The inhabitants of School District No 14, Caroline, met at the School House in said District according to adjournment and organized by choosing George Rice chairman, Francis Granger District Clerk. Trustee report read & accepted. The question of paying Miss Ashley for teaching the school 5 2/5 weeks $2.50-$13.50 ( she having no certificate) was presented to the meeting & it was voted to pay her.
The following officers were elected for the ensuing year
Trustee S.A. Patch
Collector Riley S. Goodrich
Librarian Wm S. Shaw
It was voted to procure 8 cords of Hard body wood suitable for the School House stove, said wood to be delivered and piled in the wood shed. Being put up at auction it was struck of to Frederick Blackman at ninetyfive cents per cord, the lowest bid.
Meeting adjourned to the 2d Tuesday in Oct 1880
Francis Granger Dist Clerk

February 26th 1880
Special meeting called by the Trustee of School District No 14 Caroline was held at the School House in said District on Thursday Evening Feb 26th/80 & organized by electing O.J ( initials? JFR) Tucker Chairman. The Trustee stated the purpose of the meeting to take preliminary steps towards building a new School House in said District. After some discussion of the question, it was moved and seconded, to build a School House.
The vote was taken by ballot & 9 votes were cast in favor of building & none against it. Moved, seconded & carried that clerks notices for future meetings be posted in 4 conspicuous places in the District. Moved & seconded to adjourn without date-carried.
F Granger District Clerk
Margin notes:
The following voters voted to build a new School House
Horace Yaple, Wm Shaw, Geo Rice, Jas Perry, Chas Eansly, John VanOderstine, Daniel Olney, L.A. Patch, Fred Blackman.

March 11th, 1880
A Special Meeting called by the Trustee of School District No 14 Caroline, was held at the School House in said District on Thursday Evening March 11th 1880.
O.J. Tucker was elected Chairman. The Chairman stated the purpose for which the meeting was called; to consider the question of changing the Site of the School House in said District and for transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. It was moved and seconded to adjourn, which motion being put to a vote was lost.
Trustee declared the meeting was illegal, because, the resolution passed at the previous meeting directing the Clerk to call future meetings by posting notices in 4 conspicuous places in the District, was not adopted at the annual meeting. Moved, seconded & carried to vote on School House Site, by Ballot. Motion made to locate the Site for the New School House on or near Chas Hildebrants Corner, motion was voted upon by ballot,12 votes were cast in favor of that location & none against it. Declared carried unanimously. Upon motion made, seconded & carried, L.A. Patch Trustee, Charles Hildebrant & John Head were elected a Committee to locate & procure a Site & oversee the building of the School House. Moved, seconded & carried that $400 be raised by tax to build the School House & pay for the site. Moved, seconded & carried to adjourn for 3 weeks, or to April 1st 1880
F Granger Dist Clerk

March 30th,1880
An appeal from the proceedings of the Special School meetings of February 26th,1880 and March 11th 1880, made to the Superintendant of Public Instruction, by L.A. Patch and other appellants, vs F Granger and others Respondants, hearing date March 29th 1880, was delivered to me by the said LA. Patch, this day March 30th 1880, at 6 oclock P.M.
Francis Granger Dist Clerk

April 6th 1880
An answer to the above appeal was mailed to the Superintendant of Public Instruction and also a copy of the answer delivered to L.A. Patch Trustee and appellant, this day
F Granger Dist Clerk

May 4th 1880
The appeal of L.A. Patch & others bearing date March 29th/80,was sustained because the meeting of March 11th 7 subsequent meeting were called by posting notices & no previous action of an annual meeting directing special meetings to be so called, had been taken.
Superintendent ordered the Clerk to call a Special Meeting to consider & act upon a change of School House Site. Meeting was called for Saturday afternoon May 15th at 2 o clock
F Granger Dist Clerk

The following appears in this sequence in the book JFR

April 1st 1880
An adjourned Special School Meeting of District no 14 in Caroline was held at the School House in said District on Thursday Evening April 1st 1880. To ascertain if all the voters were all present before transacting any business, the clerk called the names of the voters in the District, and the following answered present.
Stacey Ballard, James VanIderstine, Francis Granger, Mrs F Granger, John Rightmire, Marcus Roe, Mrs Marcus Roe, Levi Head, Mrs Nancy Head, John Head, Orville J Tucker,Charles Hildebrant, Robert Hildebrant, Henry A Hildebrant, Chas A Hildebrant,Frank Bovee, Phillip Yaple, Mrs Phillip Yaple, John Van Iderstine, Horace Yaple, Byron Wattles, Lyman A Patch, Silas C. Patch, Chas Earsley, James Perry, Smith Tracy, James Evans, George Rice, Wm S. Shaw, Fred Blackman, Oscar Moore, Martin Yaple, Riley Goodrich, Guernsey Goodrich,= 34. The names of the following voters were called but they were absent. Mrs Robert Hildebrant, Mrs Anna Patch, Mrs Wm Shaw, Miss Sarah Blackman= 4

Orville J Tucker was elected Chairman; Moved, seconded and upon vote carried that the clerk read the description of the Boundries of the proposed New Site for the New School House.
Description read by the clerk as follows=Commencing at the Junction of the Level Green and Independent Roads, at a Stone set as a Corner, and known as the Corner of Charles Hildebrants Farm-running South 59 1/2° East along the center of said Level Green road 10 rods; thence North 10 rods, thence West 591/2° North 13 rods to the centre of the Level Green road 11 rods to the place of beginning; on Lot No 16 in Caroline containing 130 rods.
Moved, Seconded and upon vote, carried, that a vote be taken by Yeas & Nays recorded, on changing the Site of the School House.
The vote was taken & the following voters voted Yea, to change.
Stacey Ballard, James VanIderstine, Francis Granger, Mrs Francis Granger, John Rightmire, Marcus Roe, Mrs Marcus Roe, Levi Head, Mrs Nancy Head, John Head, Orville J Tucker, Charles Hildebrant, Rob’t Hildebrant, Henry A. Hildebrant, Charles A. Hildebrant, Frank Bovee, Phillip Yaple, Mrs Phillip Yaple.( Mrs Phillip Yaples vote was challenged, She made the required Declaration and her vote was received & recorded ), John VanIderstine. Yeas (19) Nineteen.
The following voters, voted nay ( not to change the Site ). Horace Yaple, Byron Wattles, Lyman A. Patch, Silas C. Patch, Charles Earsley, James Perry, Smith Tracy, James Evans, Geo. Rice, Wm S. Shaw, Fred Blackman, Oscar Moore, Martin Yaple, Riley Goodrich, Guernsey Goodrich. Nays (15) Fifteen.
Majority in favor of changing Site of School House (4) Four, and so declared by the Chairman.
Moved, seconded and upon vote carried, that a vote be taken by Yeas & Nays recorded, on building the New School House for this District ( No 14 ) on the site as described in the paper read by the Clerk. Description was again read by the clerk, that all the voters might fully understand it before the vote was taken. The following voters voted yea, to build on the new Site as described,
Stacy Ballard, James Van Iderstine, Francis Granger, Mrs Francis Granger, John Rightmire, Marcus Roe, Mrs Marcus Roe, Levi Head, Mrs Nancy Head, John Head, Orville J. Tucker, Charles Hildebrant, Robert Hildebrant, Henry A. Hildebrant, Charles A Hildebrant, Frank Bovee, Phillip Yaple, Mrs Phillip Yaple, John VanIderstine, Byron Wattles, yeas ( to build on the New Site ) (20) Twenty. The following voters, voted Nay. Horace Yaple, Lyman A. Patch, Silas C. Patch, Charles Earsley, James Perry, Smith Tracy, James Evans, Geo Rice, Wm S. Shaw, Fred Blackman, Oscar Moore, Martin Yaple, Riley Goodrich, Guernsey Goodrich, Nays= 14-
Majority for building the School House on the New Site (6) Six, and so declared by the Chairman. David O. Personeus, ( an unmarried man ) claimed a Right to vote, and presented, what appeared to be a Lease of Land, bearing date April 1st 1880, the day of the School Meeting. Upon being questioned by the Chairman about the Lease & his answers not being satisfactory to the Chairman he denied his right to vote on account of the Lease, and the said David O. Personeus declining to make the Declaration, as required by Law his vote was not received.
Moved & seconded to adjourn. Voted by raising the hand, and carried

F. Granger
District Clerk

May 15th 1880
A Special Meeting ordered by the Superintendant of Public Instruction to consider and act upon a change of School House Site, and also called by the Trustee to take proper action to build a new School house or repair the old school house, and to transact such other business as shall then & there come before that meeting was held at the School House in District No 14, Caroline on Saturday Afternoon May 15th/80 at 2, oclock. O.J. Tucker was elected Chairman. A motion was made and seconded that a vote be taken on Change of Site, voted by yeas & nays recorded.
Yeas J.J. Yaple, Mary Yaple, Nancy M. Head, L. Head, Betsy Head, J.S. Head, Jennie Head, Orville J. Tucker, Sarah Tucker, C Hildebrant, Angeline Hildebrant, C.A. Hildebrant, Clara Hildebrant, H.A. Hildebrant, Hattie Roe, Robert Hildebrant, Mary A. Hildebrant, M.D. Roe, Laura Roe, J. Rightmire, Amanda Rightmire, Gertrude Rightmire, Ja’s VanIderstine, Caroline VanIderstine, F. Granger, Cora D. Granger, Stacy Ballard, Augusta A. Ballard, Ino VanIderstine, Lavina VanIderstine, P. Yaple, Ruth Yaple, F. Bovee, Mary Bovee, Charity Olney. 35 yeas.
Nays
Daniel Olney, J. Perry, H. Yaple, Jane Yaple, B Wattles, Cynthia Wattles, L.A. Patch, Anna Patch, Silas Patch, C. Earsley, S. Tracy, J.M. Evans, A. Prentice, Mrs A. Prentice, G. Rice, W.S. Shaw, Mrs W.S. Shaw, O. Moore, M. Yaple, G.S. Goodrich, Riley S. Goodrich, Lettie M. Wool, Jersha (? JFR ) Wattles, Lilly E. Patch, Lydia Evans, Martha Yaple, Rachel Tracy, Hattie Earsley, Nancy Blackman, Almina Rice, Rachel Perry, Alice Moore, Nancy Goodrich, Cynthia Tyler, vote challenged & sworn in, Sarah Blackman. Nays 35. Chairman declared the vote a tie. The Trustee presented in writing the following resolution which is a true copy. Resolved that we the inhabitants of School District No 14, build a school house twenty by twenty five also a woodhouse twelve by eighteen the cash not to exceed four hundred dollars.
A vote was taken on the above. Resolution as presented by the Trustee. Nays J.J. Yaple, Mary Yaple, Nancy M. Head, L. Head, Betsy Head, J.S. Head, Jennie Head, O.J. Tucker, Sarah Tucker, C. Hildebrant, Angeline Hildebrant, C.A. Hildebrant, Clara Hildebrant, H. A. Hildebrant, Hattie Roe, Robert Hildebrant, Mary A. Hildebrant, M.D. Roe, Laura Roe, J. Rightmire, Amanda Rightmire, Gertrude Rightmire, Ja’s VanIderstine, Caroline VanIderstine, F. Granger, Cora D. Granger, S. Ballard, Augusta A. Ballard, (unreadable-JFR) VanIderstine, Lavina VanIderstine, Phillip Yaple, Ruth Yaple, F. Bovee, Mary Bovee, Charity Olney. Nays 35
Yeas Daniel Olney, J. Perry, H. Yaple, Jane Yaple, B. Wattles, Cynthia Wattles, L.A. Patch, Anna Patch, S.C. Patch, C. Earsley, S Tracy, J.M. Evans, A. Prentice, Mrs A. Prentice, G. Rice, W.S. Shaw, O. Moore, M. Yaple, G.S. Goodrich, R.S. Goodrich, Lettie M. Wool, Jerusha Wattles, Lilly E. Patch, Lydia Evans, Martha Yaple, Rachel Tracy, Harriet Earsley, Nancy Blackman, Almina Rice, Rachel Perry, Alice Moore, Nancy Goodrich, Cynthia Tyler, Sarah Blackman, Yeas 35.
Chairman declared the vote a tie.
Charles Hildebrant moved on an Amendment to the Resolution presented by the Trustee as above-that we repair the Old School House in this District to not exceed the sum of Twenty five dollars. This amendment was offered before the Resolution presented by the Trustee was voted upon, but owing to the disorder and confusion and also an oversight of the Chairman it was not voted on.
Lilly E. Patch’s vote was challenged on the ground that she was not Twenty One years of age and sworn in. Cynthia Tyler’s vote was challenged as non Resident & she declined to make or take the Declaration as required by Law and withdrew her vote. Hattie Roe’s vote was challenged as non Resident and sworn in. Robert Hildebrant’s vote was challenged on the ground that he had not sent children to school 8 weeks within the last year. The Oath was taken according to Law and vote recorded.
Upon motion adjourned.
P.S. John J. Yaple’s vote was challenged as non-resident (by the Trustee) Yaple having sent children to school and paid taxes in the District for more than 5 years Oath taken and vote recorded.
F. Granger
Dist Clerk
Tellers Clarles Earsley
In’o Rightmire

(Margin notes for the above date, JFR)

The following votes on chairman were challenged & sworn in
J.J. Yaple, Mary Yaple, Hattie Roe, Rob’t Hildebrant, Cynthia Tyler, Lilly E. Patch, Charity Olney, Ja’s Perry.

June 3d 1880
L.A. Patch, Trustee of School District No 14 Caroline has served upon me this day copies of Appeals & Petitions as follows
To the Department of Public Instruction
Response to the appeal petition of John Rightmire & others in School District No 14 Caroline
Also
Appeal & Petition of L.A. Patch together with a majority of the voters in School District No 14 Caroline, Tompkins Co.
Francis Granger
Dist Clerk

June 19th 1880
The Petition of L.A. Patch Sole Trustee of School Dist No 14, Caroline, before the Hon Neil Gilmour, Superintendant of Public Instruction, asking for the Removal of Francis Granger clerk of said Dist from said Office. The Petition was dismissed by order of the Superintendent this 15th day of June 1880.
The appeal of Francis Granger, John Rightmire & others, against L.A. Patch & others from the Proceedings of a Special Meeting held in Dist No 14 Caroline on May 15th 1880 was sustained by the Superintendant & a meeting ordered by the Hon superintendent to consider & act upon change of site.
F Granger Dist Clerk

August 18th 1880
A Special School Meeting called to hear the Report of the Committee chosen to locate the Site for the New School House in Dist No 14 in Caroline & also to transact such business appertaining to building a School House as may properly come before the meeting, was held in the School House in said Dist on Wednesday Evening Aug 18th 1880, at 7 o clock, and organized by electing O.J. Tucker Chairman. The Report of the Locating Committee was called for and read by Ja’s McLachlan Jr, Chairman of the Committee.
Report
We the undersigned Members of the Committee appointed to measure the two longest distances in Dist No 14 in Caroline and to Locate a Site for a New School House as near the centre of said distances as in our judgement a Suitable site can be found Beg leave to Report as follows-
1st That we found the centre of said Dist to be Seven links East of the centre of a Bridge crossing the Highway just East of the House of John VanIderstine
Signed
James McLachlan Jr
Wm S. Shaw
O.J. Tucker
Francis Granger
L.A. Patch
At this point the action of F. Granger & L.A. Patch as members of the Committee ceased as per agreement, and the duty of Locating the Site remained with messrs McLachlan, Tucker & Shaw.
2nd, We the undersigned Select that portion of land as a suitable site nearest the centre of the Dist, bounded as follows.
Commencing in the centre of the Highway at a point Seven (7) Links East of the centre of the stream that crosses the Highway, just East of John VanIderstines House; running West along the centre of the Highway, Two (2) chains and fifty four (54) links; thence about South at a Right angle with the line of the Highway, one (1) chain, and ninety six ( 96 ) and 9/10 links; thence East on a line parallel with the Highway , two (2) chains, and Fifty four ( 54) links; thence about North to the place of beginning.
Signed
Signed by
Ja’s McLachlan Jr
O.J. Tucker
It was moved by Chas Earsley and seconded, that we change our present School House Site, to the Site designated ( and described as above ) by the Committee appointed by the voters of this dist, for that purpose.
Motion was voted upon by yeas & nays recorded as follows
Yeas
Levi Head, John S. Head, O.J. Tucker, Chas Hildebrant, Chas A. Hildebrant, Henry A. Hildebrant, Robert Hildebrant, M.D. Roe, John Rightmire, Ja’s VanIderstine, Francis Granger, S. Ballard, Phillip Yaple, Frank Bovee, Horace Yaple, L.A. Patch, Geo Rice, Wm S. Shaw, Oscar Moore, Smith Tracy, A. Prentice, Silas C. Patch, Chas Earsley ( 23)
Nays
John VanIderstine, Martin Yaple, Riley Goodrich, Samuel Jones (4)
L.A. Patch Trustee, John Rightmire and Wm S. Shaw were elected as Building Committee.
Resolved that we build a School House of the following dimensions=
24 by 32 feet with 12 feet studing on the sides=School room 24 by 24 feet=Hall on the end 8 by 10 ft=Wood House 8 by 14 ft, with 6 windows in the School room, & one in the Hall, and one outside Door. Roof to be covered with shaved Hemlock shingles. Adopted

Resolved that the School House be sided with 1st quality of Pine lumber, and the inside ceiled with ceiling which shall not be over 3 inches wide, and all of the lumber to be thoroughly seasoned. Adopted.

Resolved that the Building Committee be authorized to procure 18 double draw seats, 2 recitation seats, each 8 ft long and Teachers desk & chair-all this furniture to be of the most approved kind. Approved.

Voted to have but 16 weeks school the present term.

Resolved that the Trustee be authorized to levy a tax immediately, of $450 towards defraying the expenses of the Building Committee, the last Resolution was adopted unanimously.

John VanIderstine offering to sell the land of the New Site for $50, upon motion seconded, it was voted, unanimously to pay him $50 for the New Site.
Moved & seconded that we adjourn.
Adjourned
Francis Granger
Dist Clerk

October 12th 1880
The Annual School meeting of Dist No 14 in Caroline was held at the School House in said District on Tuesday evening Oct 12th/80, and organized by electing O.J. Tucker Chairman, and F. Granger Dist Clerk.
The Trustee read his Report but it not being satisfactory to the meeting, he asked for time to examine his accounts, and rectify any mistakes he had made.
The Collector read his Report, but showing more money in his hands than the Trustees report called for, any action upon it was defeated.
The Trustee presented in his Report an item for Counsel Fees amounting to $25 for bringing an Appeal.
Upon motion seconded, it was voted unanimously that each party ( The Old Site party & the New Site party) each separately and disunitedly pay the expenses they have incurred by reason of the appeals, answers and Petitions.
Charles Hildebrant was elected Trustee, and Riley S. Goodrich elected Collector.
Voted to procure 8 cords of body wood, 2 feet long, to be delivered at the School House. The bid was awarded to Silas C. Patch at 94 cts per cord the lowest bid.
The Deed of the Old School House Site was read by the Clerk.
Voted to sell the Old School House & site at the next meeting.
Voted to adjourn for one week.
Adjourned.
F Granger
Dist Clerk

Oct 19 1880
An adjourned meeting was held at the School House in Dist No 14, Caroline on Tuesday Evening Oct 19th, O.J. Tucker Chairman. The late Trustee having revised & corrected his Report & it agreeing with the Collectors, both were accepted.
The Old School House & site were sold at auction to Joel Evans for $15.50. Moved, seconded & voted unanimously that we raise by tax $100 to complete the New House. Moved & voted that L.A. Patch be paid $3 for carting. Chas Hildebrant made an amendment that he be paid $2. Amendment seconded & voted unanimously.
Adjourned to second Tuesday in October 1881
F. Granger
Dist Clerk.

1880
Correct copy of the Survey of the VanIderstine School House Site in Dist No 14 in Caroline as made by A.T. Scott Survey on Sept 1st 1880

Commencing in the centre of the Tyler road at a point South 4° West from the centre of a soft maple tree, running thence South 86° East, 2 chains and 54 links to a point 46 links South 4° West from the center of a White Beech tree, running thence South 4° West 2 chains and 54 links to a stake & stones, thence South 4° East 1 chain and 96 9/10 links to the place of beginning, containing one half acre of land.

For original survey, see back page of cover.

October 11th 1881
The annual school meeting of dist no 14 in Caroline was held at the School House in said Dist on Oct 11th 1881 and organized by electing John Rightmire Chairman & O.J. Tucker Dist Clerk
Reading trustees report by the Clerk
Motion to accept the same carried
M.D. Roe elected Trustee and R. Goodrich Collector and
Samuel Jones Librarian
C.A. Hildebrant is to get 10 cords of 2 foot wood to be delivered in the wood house at $1.15 per cord.
Motion to adjourn carried
O.J. Tucker Dist Clerk

(Note: the 1882 notes are almost totally unreadable, but I have tried to decipher and include what I can-JFR)

Caroline NY Oct
Meeting called to order
Wm Shaw elected chairman
O.J. Tucker elected dist clerk
The trustee then read..(unreadable JFR)
A motion that the report be accepted and it was carried.
Byron Wattles was then elected trustee.
(unreadable JFR ) Blackman Collector.
Wm Shaw Librarian
There was then a motion to get (unreadable JFR ) cords of good hard body wood 2 feet long. It was put up at auction and was struck off to Chas. A Hildebrant at $1.19 per cord ( unreadable JFR)
A motion to build some ( remainder unreadable JFR)
O.J. Tucker Dist Clerk

Oct 9th 1883
The inhabitants of school dist No 14 town of Caroline met at the school house in said Dist on the ninth of Oct at 7 oclock PM and organized by electing John Rightmire chairman of the meeting and proceeded to elect other officers
C.N. Earsley Dist Clerk
The Trustee sent in his report which was read and excepted (sic). John Head was nominated Trustee and elected.
Arthur Blackman was elected Collector
Wm Shaw Librarian.
The meeting then voted to get ten cords of good hard body wood two foot long to be piled up at the south end of schoolhouse the wood being put up at auction was sold to Charles Hildebrant Jt for $125 per cord that being the lowest bid.
Adjourned for one year.
C.N. Earsley Dist Clerk

August 26 1884
The Annual School Meeting for Dist No 14 in Caroline was held at the School House in said Dist on Tuesday August 26 1884 and was organized by Electing
William Shaw Chairman and Samuel Jones clerk
(unreadable JFR ) Hildebrant Trustee
Robert Hildebrant Collector
William Shaw Librarian
Frank Rightmire is to get six cords of good hard wood two feet long to be piled up at the South end of woodhouse at $1.19 per cord.
William Shaw wood inspector.
Adj for one year
Samuel Jones
Clerk

Caroline August 25 1885
The annual school meeting of Dist No 14 in Caroline was held at the school house in said dist on Tuesday evening Aug 25.85 was called to order by the trustee and organized by electing Wm Shaw Chairman C.N. Earsley was elected clk. M.D. Roe was elected Trustee and Robert Hildebrant Collector. Wm Shaw was elected Librarian .the district voted to get eight cords of good hard wood two ft long to be fitted for the stove and delivered and piled up at the south end of the woodhouse to be delivered by the first of april 85
The wood was struck off to H A Hildebrant at one dollar and twenty five cts per cord that being the lowest bid. Adj for one year
C N Earsley Clk

Caroline August 31st 1886
The annual school meeting of school dist no 14 of Caroline was held at the school house in said dist on august 31, 1886 meeting called to order by the trustee John Rightmire was elected Chairman C N Earsley was elected clerk. The trustees report was read and being satisfactory was approved. Frank Rightmire nominated and elected trustee without opposition. Robert Hildebrant was elected Collector and Wm Shaw Librarian. The district then voted to get six cords of wood to be two feet long and good sound hard wood to be delivered by the first day of April 1887. and piled up at the south end of the woodhouse it was put up at auction and struck off to (unreadable JFR ) VanIderstine at one dollar per cord that being the lowest bid. The meeting was then adjourned
C N Earsley Dist Clerk

Caroline August 30/87
The annual school meeting of school district no 14 of Caroline was held at the school house in said dist on August 30/1887 at 7 PM. Meeting called to order by the clk. Wm Shaw was elected Chairman. C N Earsley clk
Trustees report read and excepted(sic)
J A Rightmire was elected trustee
Robert Hildebrant Collector
John S Head Librarian
The dist then voted to get five cords of good hard wood to be two feet long and be got by the first of April next and be piled up at the south end of the woodhouse it was sold to Jason Hoetaling for nine shillings a cord that being the lowest bid. Moved and seconded that we adjourn. Carried
C N Earsley Dist Clerk

Caroline August 28 1888
School meeting called to order by the clerk H A Hildebrant was elected Chairman. C N Earsley dist clerk. Then the trustees report was read and being satisfactory was excepted (sic). John S Head was elected Trustee without opposition. Robert Hildebrant was elected Collector. And Wm Shaw Librarian. Then the district voted to get six cords of good hard wood two feet long to be fitted for the stove and piled up at the south end of the woodhouse by the first day of april next it was sold to Jason Hotaling for $1.18 ¾ per cord that being the lowest bid. Then the dist voted to paint the schoolhouse. There being no other business the meeting was adjourned.
C N Earsley
Dist Clerk

Caroline Oct 13th 1888
A special school meeting was ordered by the Trustee of school district No 14 to be held at the schoolhouse in said dist on Oct 20th (sic)for the purpose of voting a tax to pay for a chart bought by Frank Rightmire.
The meeting was duly held by electing Byron Wattles Chairman. And after the question of voting the tax of fifteen dollars to pay for said chart was discussed the question was moved and seconded that the Trustee levy a tax for fifteen dollars to pay for said chart the motion was carried by a clear vote that being all of the business the meeting was adjourned
C N Earsley
Dist Clerk

Caroline March 27th 1889
By order of John Head Trustee of school dist No 14 a special school meeting was called to be held at the school house in said district for the purpose of voting to hire Affie Yaple to teach the next term of school. Said meeting was held on Wednesday eve April third and resulted in a clear vote in favor of Affie Yaple teaching. Adjourned.
C N Earsley Dist Clk

Caroline Aug 6th 1889
The annual School meeting of Dist No 14 in Caroline was held at the School House Aug 14
Meeting called to order Wm Shaw elected Chairman
H A Hildebrant Dist Clerk
Report of trustee read and excepted (sic).
Chas N Earsley elected Trustee
Ray VanIderstine elected Collector
Wm Shaw Distct Librarian
Motion was carried that in case of a special school meeting called the dist-clerk could call said meeting by posting 5 notices in 5 Publick (sic) Places in Dist.
The Dist voted to have sic cords of good hard body wood 2 foot long and piled up at south end of school house Jason Hotaling to furnish said wood at $1.20 per cord to be furnished on or before the first of april 1890.
Motion made and carried that the trustee paint the school house
Meeting then adjourned
H.A Hildebrant Dist Clerk

By order of School ( unreadable JFR ) F Knapp the property of Riley S. Goodrich was set-off from Dist No 14 Caroline to Dist No 3 Caroline ( “ in original JFR)
Dated Jan 12th 1890
H.A. Hildebrant
Dist Clerk

Caroline Aug 5th 1890
The annual school meeting of Dist No 14 of Caroline was held at the school house Aug 5th
Meeting called to order. J.S. Head elected Chairman Ray VanIderstine Dist Clerk
Report of Trustee read and excepted (sic).
H.A. Hildebrant elected Trustee
Robert Wrightman elected Collector.
J.S. Head Dist Librarian
Motion was carried that in case of a special school meeting called the Dist Clerk could call said meeting by posting 5 notices in 5 publick(sic) places in Dist.
The Dist voted to have six cords of good body hard wood 2 foot long and piled up at the School House. H.A. Hildebrant to furnish said wood a $1.30 per cord to be furnished on or before the first of April 1891.
Motion & carried to pay back to J.S. Head his tax over assessed last year providing that he gets it back from board of supervisor’s.
Meeting then adjourned.
Ray VanIderstine
Disct Clerk

Caroline Aug 6th 1891
The annual school meeting of Dist No 14 of Caroline was held at the School House Aug 4th.
Meeting called to order J.S. Head elected Chairman.
Ray VanIderstine Dist Clerk
Report of Trustee read and excepted(sic)
Jayson Houghtaling elected Trustee
Robert Wrightman elected Collector
William Shaw elected (“ in original JFR ) Librarian
The Dist voted 4 cords of wood to be two foot long and to be piled at the South end of School House. Frank Rightmire to furnish said wood at $1.40 pr cord,
Motion was carried that in case of special school meeting the clerk could call said meeting by posting 5 notices in Dist
Meeting then adjourned
Ray VanIderstine Dist Clerk

Caroline Aug 2d/ ’92
The annual school meeting of dist No 14 was held at the School House Aug 2d 1892
Meeting called to order by Clerk
John S Head chosen Chairman
Report of of Trustee read and aproved(sic)
H.A. Hildebrant elected Clerk
Chas N Earsley Trustee
Bert M. Roe to furnish 6 cords good body Hard Wood piled up at South end of School House at $1.40 pr cord.
Meeting then adjourned
Dated Aug 2d 1892
H.A. Hildebrant
Dist Clerk

Caroline August 22, 1893
Meeting called to order by electing Byron Wattles Chairman and C.N. Earsley Clerk. Trustees report read and excepted(sic). H.A. Hildebrant Trustee Frank Rightmire Collector
Voted to raise 8 cords of good hard wood two ft long sold to H A Hildebrant for $1.40
Adjourned

Caroline Aug 7th 1894
Annual school meeting called to order by clerk
Robert Hildebrant chosen Chairman H.A. Hildebrant elected Dist Clerk
Trustees report read and approved
Chas N. Earsley elected Trustee
Herman Blackman elected ( “ in original JFR ) Collector
H.A. Hildbrant to furnish said Dist 6 cords Good Boddy(sic) Wood at $1.45/100 per cord.
Meeting adjourned
H.A. Hildebrant
Disct Clerk

Caroline N.Y. Aug 6, 1895
The residents of school Dist 14 assembled and elected H.A. Hildebrant chairman B.M. Roe clerk-Trustees report read and approved.
Jason Hotaling elected trustee.
Herman Blackman collector.
B.M. Roe to furnish 6 cds body hard wood @ $1.50
Meeting adjourned until next annual meeting.
B.M. Roe Clerk

Caroline N.Y. August 4th 1896
Annual school meeting called to order. Byron Wattles elected chairman; R.H. VanIderstine elected Dist Clerk; trustees report read and accepted.
C.A. Earsley elected Trustee.
Robert Wightman elected ( “ in original JFR) Collector
Voted to buy 6 cords of wood Robert Wightman to furnish the wood at $1.30 per cord.
Voted to appropriate $5 for the library.
Meeting adjourned,
R.H. VanIderstine
Dist Clerk

Caroline, N.Y. August 1st 1897
Annual school meeting called to order. Byron Wattles elected Chairman; R.H. VanIderstine elected Dist Clerk; Trustees report read and accepted.
H.A. Hildebrant elected trustee; Robert Wightman elected ( “ in original JFR) Collector;
Mr Earsley to furnish the wood at $1.40 per cord. 8 cords to be furnished.
Meeting adjourned
R.H. Van Iderstine
Dist Clerk

This concludes the regular entries for the minutes. In addition to the above, there is one loose page of names listed, perhaps a remnant scratch sheet of one of the votes taken.
The inside of the front cover is inscribed as follows
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Caroline
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School District No 14 Caroline
Neil Gilmour
Inside of book, front fly leaf, inscribed:

Head Newark Valley Nancy
Newark Valley
Nancy Head Newark Wayne Co N.Y.

The above is overwritten over penciled notes which appear to be a remnant note of one of the annual school meetings.

Glued to the inside of the back cover:
A survey bill
Of a school house site in District 14 of the town of Caroline Tompkins Co NY Commencing in the center of tyler road at a point South 4° West from the center of a soft maple tree running thence South 86° 2 chains 54 links to a point forty six links South 6 ° West one chain & ninety six and nine tenths links to a stake & stones thence North( unreadable JFR )West 2 chains 54 links to a stake & stones thence South 4° East one chain & ninety six & nine tenths links to the place of beginning containing one half acre of land.
A.J. Lott surveyor.

 

 

Material donated and transcribed by Jim Rolfe. (His transcription notes are initialed JFR.) Thank you Jim!

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