The township, as before stated, was not organized until 1870, and with the exception of justices of the peace and constable, there is no record prior to the year 1872 of township officers. That year the spring election resulted in the choice of the following officers:

1872-N. E. Reed, supervisor; George Yaple, clerk; F. M. McCoy, assessor; Martin G. Scott, collector; Gideon Smith, constable; Peter A. Dowell and Alfred Prindle, justices of the peace.

The next year some few changes were made, and the ticket elected was composed of the following named persons: William Adams, supervisor; Samuel Dowell, clerk; Peter C. Dowell, collector; Isaac Goodwin, assessor; E. B. Barker and Peter A. Dowell, justices, and Gideon Smith, constable.

1874–N. E. Reed, trustee; S. H. Dowell, clerk; I. N. Goodwin, assessor; J. H. Knott, collector; Peter A. Dowell and L. M. Thompson, justices.

1875-N. E. Reed, trustee; S. H. Dowell, clerk; Martin G. Scott, assessor; J. H. Knott, collector; Gideon Smith, constable; Peter A. Dowell and L. M. Thompson, justices.

1876 same as 1875.

1877-N. E. Reed, trustee; S. H. Dowell, clerk; Henry Pomfret, assessor; J. H. Knott, collector; Gideon Smith, constable; Peter A. Dowell and L. M. Thompson, justices.

The law electing township officers was repealed in 1877.

The last law, passed by the General Assembly of the winter of 1880-81, resulted once more in giving the townships the right to conduct their own business, and to choose the men whom a majority of the citizens decided should hold the places of honor and trust. The election took place in April and the officers of the township for the present year is here given:-

1881-N. E. Reed, trustee; M. G. Scott, clerk and assessor; J. H. Knott, collector and constable; Peter A. Dowell and J. C. Gerrish, justices.

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