Under the organization of the new township law in 1872 the first township election was held and the following officers chosen to attend to township affairs for one year, and until their successors were elected and qualified:
William B. Smith, supervisor; George W. Martin, clerk; Harrison A. Brown, assessor; A. L. Buzzard, collector; John A. Rhea, constable; James Critten and Nathaniel Houston, justices of the peace. Nathaniel Houston declined to serve as justice and William G. Eads was appointed.
1873 William B. Smith, supervisor; G. W. Martin, clerk; A. L. Buzzard, collector; William B. Johnson, assessor; Theodore Peniston and Robert May, justices; John B. Dinsmore, constable.
1874 William B. Smith, trustee; A. F. McFarland, clerk; William B. Johnson, assessor; John Oxford, collector and constable; Robert May and Theodore Peniston, justices.
1875 H. A. Brown, trustee; John A. Rhea, clerk; Isaac M. McCue, assessor: John Oxford, collector; William Egbert, constable; A. L. Martin and William T. Minnick, justices.
1876 H. A. Brown, trustee; John A. Rhea, clerk; Isaac M. McCue, assessor; John Oxford, collector; William Egbert, constable; A. L. Martin and William T. Minnick, justices.
1877 John Oxford, trustee; John F. Jordin, clerk; Isaac M. McCue, assessor; J. D. Wynn, collector; William Egbert, constable; William T. Minnick and N. A. Smith, justices.
There was no election for township officers for the years 1878, 1879 and 1880, the township law having been repealed. However, the most essential features of the law was again passed in the General Assembly of 1880-81, and the election held in April of the present year. The election resulted as follows: John Oxford, trustee; William B. Smith, clerk and assessor; Henry Clark, collector and constable; James Vandyke and William T. Minnick, justices.
There are five road districts in the township, numbering from one to five, and the overseers of the same are as follows: For district number one, Isaac Handley; for district number two, A. D. Thompson; for district number three, Samuel Snider; for district number four, E. M. George; for district number five, John Grimes.
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