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Voters

According to Town Hall records, between the years 1824 and 1930 there were 30 registered black voters in New Milford. The first black voter was Stephen B. Wheeler who registered to vote 30 years before the end of the Civil War. It is interesting to note that it was 18 years before another black voter was registered and another 30 years before the third voter was recorded. Below are recorded voters from 1824 - 1930.

Year
Registered

Date

Voter's Name Town
Records
1824 4/4

Stephan B. Wheeler

144
1842 3/28

Lucias T. Coggswell

59
1874 3/23

Lewis Cogswell

63
1880 10/20

Jabig Cogswell

64
1877 10/24

Richard Cogswell

64
1892 10/26

Abraham Freeman

100
1900 9/22

Charles H Freeman

100
1902 10/24

Walter A. Freeman

100
1902 10/24

Chester Cogswell

67
1912 9/28 George Freeman 101
1912 10/18 Grandzille J. Heacock 124
1912 10/18 William J. Heacock 124
1912 10/18 Obadiah Freeman 101
1912 9/28 George H. Freeman 102
1915 9/25 Roland T. Heacock 102
1915 9/25 Rudolph W. Heacock 102
1916 10/29 William Cogswell 69
1920 10/19 Gertrude Cogswell 70
1920 10/19 Susan Freeman 102
1920 10/19 Inez A. Heacock 126
1924 10/11 Mabel G. Heacock 127
1924 10/18 Edward O. Freeman 102
1924 10/18 Susie G. Freeman 102
1924 10/18 Susie M. Freeman 102
1928 9/15 Margaret Cogswell 70
1928 9/15 Theodore W. Cogswell 70
1928 10/13 Julia E. Freeman 102

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