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John Taber Alsap

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Place of Burial: Phoenix, Miracopa, AZ, United States
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Husband of Anna D. Alsap and Louise Alsap
Father of John Alsap; Genevieve Alsap; Margaret B. Alsap; Florence Anna Mckee and Guy Alsap

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About John Taber Alsap

John T. Alsap, the first Mayor of Phoenix , In 1868, he was Yavapai County's representative to the territorial legislature. In 1869, he moved to the Salt River Valley, where he helped to select the 320 acres comprising the original Phoenix townsite. He was one of the original commissioners of the Salt River Town Association, formed in 1870 to promote settlement along the Salt River. When Phoenix was made the seat of Maricopa County in 1871, Alsap became its first probate judge. He also served as territorial treasurer and superintendent of public education. In 1881 he was elected first mayor of Pheonix. Following the death of his first wife Louise A Osborn, he married Anna D. Murray. ( side note ) John T Alsap first wife was William L. Osborn sister . William L. Osborn later married one of the Murray sisters

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John T. Alsap,was an attorney, judge, first territorial treasurer and first mayor of Phoenix. He also served as the first worshipful master of Arizona Lodge No. 2 as well as the first grand master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Arizona. Even earlier, he had been first master of Arizona’s first Masonic Lodge called Aztlan, located in Prescott, the first territorial capital.

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