war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $948,93.; in 1862, $4,918.09; in 1863, $6,653.29; in 1864, $6,500.00; in 1865, $4,000.00. Total amount, $23,020.31. This does not include State aid paid to families of men who enlisted in Rhode Island regiments.
Incorporated June 24, 1738.
Population in 1860, 1,348; in 1865, 1,504.
Valuation in 1860, $563,319: in 1865, $636,514.
The selectmen in 1861 were Marcellus Houghton, Joel Sawyer, John T. Wallis; in 1862 and 1863, Marcellus Houghton, Joshua E. Sawyer, Roswell Barrett; in 1864, Marcellus Houghton, Joshua E. Sawyer, Caleb E. Nourse; in 1865, Marcellus Houghton, Joshua E. Sawyer, Charles E. Waite.
The town-clerk during all these years, with the exception of three months, was Richard S. Edes. Joseph H. Sawyer was town-clerk during the three months that Mr. Edes was at Port Royal, South Carolina.
The town-treasurer during all the years of the war was C. C. Moore.