1842 - RECORDS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF COURTLAND

Statement of votes given in the Township of Cortland in the County of Kent and State of Michigan at the annual township meeting held on the fourth day of April, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and forty-two -
For the following officers viz - one supervisor, one township clerk, one township treasurer, two assessors, three highway commissioners, three school inspectors, three justices of the peace, two directors of the poor and two constables.

OFFICE OF SUPERVISOR - the whole number of votes given was eighteen and they were given for the following persons, viz, 12 votes for Isaac Tower, 4 votes for Philo Beers, 1 vote for David Hayns, and 1 vote for Sabin Johnson.
OFFICE OF TOWNSHIP CLERK - the whole number of votes given was twenty and they were given for the following persons, viz, 13 for William Thornton, and 7 for Philo Austin.
OFFICE OF TOWNSHIP TREASURER - the whole number of votes given was seventeen and they were given for the following persons, viz, 13 for Thomas Addison, 3 for Seth Lockwood, and 1 for Barton Johnson.
OFFICE OF ASSESSORS - the whole number of votes given was thirty-seven and they were given for the following persons, viz, 12 for Alexander Dun, 12 for Rice Austin, 6 for Anson Ensign, 1 for David Hayns, 1 for Thomas Addison, 1 for William Thornton, and 2 for Iram Barns.
OFFICE OF COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHWAY - the whole number of votes given was fifty-three and they were given for the following persons, viz, 18 for John Darrow, 13 for William R. Davis, 11 for Thomas Addison, 3 for Stephen Tower, 2 for Dix Lockwood, 3 for Iram Barns, 1 for Anson Ensign, 1 for Barton John, and 1 for John Austin.
OFFICE OF SCHOOL INSPECTORS - - the whole number of votes given was fifty-four and they were given for the following persons, viz, 17 for John Austin (for constitutional term), 5 for Stephen S. Tower (for 3 years), 11 for Stephen Tower (in place of Frederick Tuttle), 10 for Barton Johnson (in place of Lauren Austin, 2 for Anson Ensign (for one year), 2 for Thomas Addison (for two years), 1 for Barton Johnson (in place of f. Tuttle, 1 for Thomas Addison (for 1 year), 1 for John Austin, and 1 for Barton Johnson.
OFFICE OF CONSTABLES - - the whole number of votes given was thirty-five and they were given for the following persons, viz, 1 for Barton Johnson, 1 for Benjamin Botsford, 3 for Frederick Tuttle, 5 for Dix Lockwood, 5 for William R. Davis, 5 for Philo Austin, 10 for Winslow Tower, and 5 for Anson Ensign.
OFFICE OF DIRECTORS OF THE POOR - - the whole number of votes given was 37 and they were given for the following persons, viz, 12 for Sabin Johnson, 1 for Benjamin Botsford, 5 for William R. Davis, 7 for Philo Beers, 2 for Rice Austin, 2 for Seth Lockwood, and 1 for Sabin Johnson.

Voted at the aforesaid meeting to elect Pathmasters and other officers by the uplifted hand, the following officers were elected viz for Pound Master, David Hayns.

LIST OF PATHMASTERS
Poor District #1 - Philo Beers
Poor District #2 - Seth Lockwood
Poor District #3 - John Austin
Poor District #4 - Thomas Addison
Poor District #5 - Stephen S. Tower

Thereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the original - William Thornton, Township Clerk

The following officers were deemed by the Township Board to be elected -
For Supervisor - Isaac Tower
For Assessors - Alexander Dean and Rice Austin
For Township Clerk - William Thornton
For Township Treasurer - Thomas Addison
For Commissioners of Highway - John Darrow, William R. Davis and Thomas Addison
For School Inspectors - William Thornton, John Davis, and David Hayns
For Justices of the Peace - Barton Johnson (3 years) and John Austin (4 years)
For Constable - Winslow Tower
For Directors of the Poor - (Decided by lot) - Sabin Johnson and Philo Beers

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1842 the Courtland Township Board met at the schoolhouse in School District #1 agreeable to notice -
Present - William Thornton, Isaac Tower, John Austin and Philo Beers
Adjourned to Saturday, the 25th inst. at 9 o'clock a.m. at this place.

William Thornton, Township Clerk

Met Saturday, 25th, agreeable to adjournment, for the purpose of settling claims against the town and auditing the following accounts in full.
Present - Philo Beers, John Austin and William Thornton

ACCOUNTS
John Davis - $.75
William R. Davis - $1.25
Barton Johnson - $7.12
Thomas Addison - $3.75
David Haynes - $6.37
Lauren Austin - $3.75
Anson Ensign - $3.36
Anson Ensign (as Auditor) - $3.00
Dix Lockwood - $.75
Frederick Tuttle - $.75
Rice Austin - $4.75
Philo Austin - $7.37
Iram Barns - $3.00
Isaac Tower - $3.00
Philo Beers - $13.12
John Austin - $8.25
William Thornton - $18.48
Total Amount - $102.41


Transcriber: ES
Created: 14 Sept 2011
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