Byron Township, Kent County, Michigan

The original area called Byron included the Grandville area north to the Grand River.
In 1848 the area was separated into two townships Wyoming and Byron.

In 1836 when Nathan Boynton came from Grandville to Byron Township was a wilderness, only trails made by the Indians in South Byron. He located land in Section 5 near the forks of Rush Creek. He became ill but his brothers, Jerry and William, built a log house for him that summer. This was the first house built in Byron Township.

On May 2, 1836 at the home of Charles Oakes in Grandville a meeting was held to organize the two township, 5 and 6 North, of ranges 12 and 13 West. Mr. Boynton along with others were at the meeting and the following were elected officers:

Supervisor -- Gideon H. Gordon
Clerk Isaac A. Allen
Assessors Eli Yeamons (Yemmons), Ephrain P. Walker, and Justin Brooks
Justices G. H. Gordon, Robert Howlett, and E. P. Walker
Collector L. French
Commissioners of Highways G. H. Gordon, Eli Yeamons, and H. Pitts
School Commissioners Joseph B. Copeland, S. Buskirk and James Lockwood
School Inspectors G. H. Gordon, Isaac A. Allen and Eli Yeamons
Overseers of the Poor E. P. Walker and Justin Brooks
Constable L. French

Byron Township Officers Through 1881

OFFICE HOLDER

OFFICE

YEARS

ABEL, J. C.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1840

ABEL, JULIUS C.

SUPERVISOR

1838

ABELS, J. C.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1844

ADAMS, M. W.

CLERK

1871-1873

ALLYN, ISAAC A.

CLERK

1836-1837

ALLYN, ISAAC A.

CLERK

1848-1849

BOYNTON, JERRY

SUPERVISOR

1850

BOYNTON, JERRY

TREASURER

1856-1858

BOYNTON, N.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1839

BOYNTON, WILLIAM

TREASURER

1850-1852

BOYNTON, WILLIAM

TREASURER

1855

BRITTEN, ROSWELL

TREASURER

1843-1846

BRITTON, ROSWELL

TREASURER

1836-1837

BRITTON, ROSWELL

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1845-1846

BROCKETT, J.

CLERK

1846

BROOKS, JUSTIN

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1836-1838

BROWN, JAMES M.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1870

CARLETON, ISRAEL E.

CLERK

1841

CHURCH, REUBEN

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1851-1852

COOK, SILAS S.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1848

CRABTREE, WILLIAM B.

CLERK

1874

CROSS, STEPHEN A.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1879

CROSSETT, ELI P.

SUPERVISOR

1844

CROSSETT, ELI P.

TREASURER

1848

DAVIS, JOHN E.

TREASURER

1838-1839

DAVISON, WILLIAM

CLERK

1851-1852

EDGERLY, CHARLES

CLERK

1839

EDGERLY, CHARLES

TREASURER

1847

EMERY, NATHANIEL

CLERK

1842-1843

ERWING, ALEXANDER

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1851-1852

EWING, GEORGE W.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1868

EWING, GEORGE W.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1872

EWING, GEORGE W.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1876

FOOTE, PETER S.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1859

GODWIN, W. R.

SUPERVISOR

1842-1843

GODWIN, W. R.

SUPERVISOR

1845-1847

GORDON, GIDEON

SUPERVISOR

1836

GORDON, W. R.

SUPERVISOR

1847

HAMILTON, S. L.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1856-1857

HAMILTON, S. L.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1863

HAMILTON, SILAS L.

CLERK

1867-1870

HARPER, HIRAM

CLERK

1853-1855

HICKOX, LUCIUS L.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1880

HOLDEN, JOSIAH R.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1847

HOMRICH, JOHN

TREASURER

1876-1878

HOMRICH, JOHN

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1873

HOWLETT, ROBERT

SUPERVISOR

1839-1841

HOYT, WILLIAM C.

CLERK

1850

HOYT, WILLIAM C.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1850

IDE, EDWIN

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1861

IDE, EDWIN

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1874

JANSION, HIRAM

CLERK

1838

JAQUES, MILTON J.

CLERK

1878-1879

MC ARTHUR, J.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1844

MC KENNEY, ELIJAH

SUPERVISOR

1848-1849

MC KENNEY, JUDSON

TREASURER

1881

MC KENNEY, S. A.

TREASURER

1867-1874

MC KENNEY, SAMUEL A.

TREASURER

1859-1865

MC KENNY, ELIJAH

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1850

MC NEAL, BYRON

CLERK

1877

NARRAGANG, OWEN

TREASURER

1875

OLDS, JOHN

CLERK

1875

O'MEARA, MICHAEL

CLERK

1880-1881

OSGOOD, HIRAM (died-vacancy filled by M. Roys)

TREASURER

1840

PALMER, LOYAL

SUPERVISOR

1864-1866

PALMER, LOYAL

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1871

PALMER, LOYAL

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1878

PELTON, J. M.

SUPERVISOR

1862-1863

PELTON, J. M.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1855

PELTON, J. M.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1860

PELTON, J. M.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1864

PELTON, JAMES M.

SUPERVISOR

1851-1854

PELTON, JAMES M.

SUPERVISOR

1856-1860

RODGERS, J.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1844

RODGERS, J.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1845-1846

RODGERS, JACOB

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1839

RODGERS, JACOB

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1840

ROYS, MIRON

TREASURER

1841-1842

SARVISS, GEORGE

TREASURER

1849

SARVISS, GEORGE

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1848

SCOTT, JAMES

CLERK

1845-1845

SCOTT, JAMES P.

CLERK

1847

SCRANTON, GEORGE W.

SUPERVISOR

1837

SMITH, AMOS B.

SUPERVISOR

1855

SMITH, Z.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1854

SMITH, ZENUS

CLERK

1856-1859

SMITH, ZENUS

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1858

SMITH, ZENUS

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1862

TOBEY, CHARLES H.

SUPERVISOR

1867

TOBEY, SAMUEL

SUPERVISOR

1875-1877

TOBEY, SAMUEL

SUPERVISOR

1879-1881

TOWNER, S. S.

SUPERVISOR

1861

VAN NEST, GEORGE

TREASURER

1866

VAN NEST, H.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1850

VAN NEST, H. A.

TREASURER

1853-1854

WALKER, EPHRAIN P.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1836-1838

WHITCOMB, RIGGS

TREASURER

1880

WHITNEY, WILLIAM P.

SUPERVISOR

1869-1874

WHITNEY, WILLIAM P.

SUPERVISOR

1878

WHITNEY, WILLIAM P.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1865

WHITNEY, WILLIAM P.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1867

WHITNEY, WILLIAM P.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1869

WHITNEY, WILLIAM P.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1875

WINEGAR, I.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1848

WINEGAR, ISAAC

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1849

WINEGAR, ISAAC

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1866

WINEGAR, ISAAC

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1877

WINEGAR, ISAAC

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1881

WRIGHT, T.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1845-1846

WRIGHT, TIMOTHY

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1841-1843

YEOMANS, ERASTUS

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1841-1843

YOEMANS (YEOMANS), ELI

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1836-1838

YOUNG, ELI

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

1853

 


Transcriber: ES
Created: 12 April 2013
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