Proceeding of the Board of Supervisors of Marshall County
March Session, 1858

Taken From "The Courier" Newspaper, Henry, IL
March 1858


Present ALBERT RAMSEY, Chairman; H. L. CRANE, B. W. HALSTED, LEWIS BLACK, JOHN A. MCCALL, ALEX. WRIGHT, HENRY SARGEANT, A. S. SHERWOOD, D. W. DANLEY, J. C. TOWNSEND, SAMUEL CAMP and A. H. TROWBRIDGE, Supervisors; W. E. COOK, clerk; HENRY L. CRANE, Sheriff.

Ordered that the following named persons be allowed the sum set opposite their respective names fore serving as constables at the January Term of the Circuit Court, A.D. 1858.

Abram Gardner		$25.50
John C. Gore		 25.50
J. E. Devalon		 19.50
Joseph M. Taylor	  9.50
Samuel Miller		 24.00
Harvey Fisher		 19.50
J.T. Fogle		  7.50
Samuel Halsted		  6.00
W.S. Walker		 24.00
Samuel Wiley		 16.50

Ordered HASTINGS & CHAPMAN be allowed the sum of forty-eight dollars and seventy-nine cents for Stoves & C., for New Jail.

Ordered, that FRED. THEMINS be allowed the sum of four dollars and sixty cents for coal for jail.

Ordered that E. JONES be allowed an abatement of ten dollars and twenty two cents on Tax for 1857 on lot 177 in City of Henry, and the Clerk of this Board issue certificate to collector to allow said abatement.

Ordered, SAMUEL MAXWELL be allowed the sum of fourty dollars and fifty five cents cash advanced for Paupers as Overseer of Poor.

Ordered THOMAS HARRISON be allowed the sum of three dollars for digging grave for Paupers.

Ordered AARON SWEGER be allowed the sum of thirteen dollars and seventy-five cents for Bedsteads & c., for new jail.

Ordered JOHN HEATH be allowed the sum of twenty dollars and fourty cents for coal for jail.

Ordered, that twenty dollars be appropriated to furnish clothing for JOHN MOTLEY, a pauper at the "Institution of the Blind" at Jacksonville and that W.E. COOK forward the smae by Express to the Principal of the Institution.

Ordered, CHARLES DAVIS be allowed the sum of four dollars for medical services for Pauper.

Ordered SAMUEL THOMPSON be allowed the sum of tow dollars thirty-three cents for goods for Paupers.

Ordered D.G. WARNER be allowed the sum of two dollars and thirty cents for Tax paid in error on pt. s 1/2 n.w. 1/4-2-30-1 w Tax 1856.

Ordered, the Board adjourn until tomorrow morning 8 o’clock.

TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 2D, 1858

Board met pursuant to adjournment, present same as yesterday.

Ordered, that the following named pesons be selected to serve as Grand Jurors at the May Term A.D. 1858 of the Circuit Court:

Lacon -- JESSE B. BANE, NORMAN FENN

Roberts -- GEO. H. SHAW, C. BROADDUS

Evans -- JOSHUA WILSON, ALBERT EVANS

Henry -- ELIJAH SMITH, E.S. JONES

Whitefield -- C.W. BARNES, S. FOX

Saratoga -- JONAS DIVELBLISS, Z. BELL

La Prairie -- JESSE HURD, J.W. BETTS

Steuben -- A. FARBEE, E.R. HURLBURT

Bellplain -- JOHN HIFF, JAMES MARTIN

Richland -- JOHN STRAWN, A. JACKSON

Bennington -- EDWARD HART

Hopewell -- CHARLES PARKER, H. SHAFER

Ordered, that the following named persons be selected to serve as Petit Jurors the first week fo the May Term A.D. 1858 of the Circuit Court:

Lacon -- WM. OWEN, GEO. F. WIGHTMAN ____ FULLER

Roberts -- JOSHUA MYERS, S. HAMILTON

Henry -- AARON SWEGER, E.G. GREEN, C.S. WOODWARD

Whitefield -- R. HUNT, J. V. VAIL

Saratoga -- T. J. CHASE, JOHN NOYS

La Prairie -- HENRY T. COONLEY, O.J. PARKHILS

Steuben -- WM. BONHAM, H. HASKINS

Bellplain -- J. PERKINS, J. L. BALL

Richland -- JOS. MALONE 2D, WM. CHAMBERS

Bennington -- DAVID KYLANDER, N. J. BACON

Hopewell -- ENOCH STRAWN

Ordered, the following named persons be selected to serve as Petit Jurors the second week of the May Term, A.D. 1858, of the Circuit Court:

Lacon -- II. THOMPSON, J. O. WATERMAN

Roberts -- J. VERNEY, A. DELONG

Evans -- J. VANSWART, S. THOMPSON

Henry -- S. HOOVER, R. DAVIS

Whitefield -- J. KING, W. FOUNTAIN

Saratoga -- JOHN F. TANGUARY, S. D. HALSTED

La Prairie -- E. STOWELL, O. SPARKS

Steuben -- I. TANGUARY, A. THOMPSON

Bellplain -- WM. B. JAMES, J. HATTON

Richland -- W. ORR, W. FORT

Bennington -- WM. B. SELF

Hopewell -- GEO. W. THOMPSON, L. BROADDUS

Ordered ANDREW MCKANE be allowed the sum of fifteen dollars for three Coffins furnished Paupers.

Ordered SETH OWEN be allowed the sum of twelve dollars for nursing OTIS KINNEY a Pauper.

Ordered PAT LYNCH be allowed the sum of six dollars for boarding Pauper.

Ordered L. G. THOMPSON be allowed the sum of eight dollars for medical services for Paupers.

Ordered JOHN KELSEY be allowed the sum of nine dollars and seventy-five cents for boarding July Oct. Term A.D. a857 Circuit Court.

Ordered WM B. CARRITHUS be allowed the sum of eighteen dollars and fourty-two cents for boarding OTIS MCKENDY, a Pauper.

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Provided said defendants shall first pay to said county one hundred dollars the reward paid for the arrest of said J. H. CRAIG, also all jail fees expended for keeping said CRAIG, also all costs and charges coming to the Justice of the Peace, also also all costs and charges going to the officers of said Circuit Court and all other expenses paid by said county in said preoceedings, also the States Attorney’s fee, the payment of which shall fully release and satisfy said recognisance.

Whereas the citizens of Marshall County is now awakened to their true interest in regard to establishing County Fair Ground permanently at one place for their mutual prosperity and for the formation of their best interest and for the purpose of making substantial improvements on said ground for the convenience and comfort of those who may participate in the same.

It is therefore resolved that an appropriation of five hundred dollars be made by the Supervisors to be applied in the purchase of Fair Grounds if it is thought advisable to purchase, or if grounds are leased to be applied in improving the same, either in Lacon or Henry at which place the "Farmers & Mechanics" Institute may succeed in raising the greatest amount of bona fide subscription, in lands monry or ----- by the fifteenth day of May next, to be made payable by the first of September next for the benefit of said "Farmers & Mechanics" Institute.

Ordered the vote on the appropriation of five hundred dollars to the "F&M. Ins’t." be made a matter of record and is as follows:

Yeas --Samuel Camp, D. W. Danley, J. C. Townsend, B. W. Halsted, Henry Sargent, A. S. Sherwood, A. H. Trowbridge and Henry L. Crane.

Nays -- Alexander Wright, John A. McCall and Louis Black.

Ordered, the following named persons be allowed the sum set opposite their respective names for delivering Tax Books returning Collector’s bonds for record and Auditing Town accounts:

Albert Ramsey		3.00
H. L. Crane		4.50
Louis Black  		3.00
John A. McCall		3.00
Alex Wright		4.50
A. H. Trowbridge	4.50
J. C. Townsend		4.50
Henry Sargent		3.00
Samuel Camp		3.00
D. W. Danley		3.00
B. W. Halsted		3.00
A. S. Sherwood		4.50

Ordered IRA NORRIS be allowed the sum of fifty dollars and fifty cents for printing blanks for county officers.

Ordered R. M. FRISBEY be allowed the sum of sixty-nine dollars and thirty-four cents for boarding Paupers at Poor Farm.

Ordered EDWARD WHITE be allowed the sum of two hundred and ninety-six dollars and forty cents for material and fencing jail yard.

Ordered C. W. WALKER be allowed the sum of twenty-five dollars and fifteen cents for repairing old jail.

Ordered JOHNSON & BROADDUS be allowed the sum of seventy-one dollars for records for county officers.

Ordered HENRY L. CRANE be allowed the sum of one hundred and thirty dollars and sixty cents for summoning jury &c. &c. (as per bills.)

Ordered, the Board adjourn until tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock

WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 3D 1858

Met pursuent to adjournment present same as yesterday except D. W. DANLEY.

Ordered W. E. COOK be allowed the sum of fifty dollars for half year ex-officio fees.

Ordered CHARLES SONNE be allowed the sum of twenty-eight dollars for records for Recorder.

Ordered SAMUEL MAXWELL be allowed the sum of forty dollars in part payment for forty cords of wood one half to be delivered at the Court House this spring the balance next fall.

Ordered, JAMES WESCOTT be allowed the sum of twenty dollars for half yar ex-officio fee.

Ordered that W. E. COOK, H. L. CRANE AND B. W. HALSTEAD committee on County Poor Farm be allowed the sum of four dollars each for services in letting farm &c.

Ordered W. E. COOK, be allowed the sum of five dollars and thirty cents in order of county court to bind out DAVID FATKINS and ELIZABETH TULLY, paupers.

Ordered E. A. WILCOX be allowed the sum of twenty-four dollars and seventy-five cents for medical services for Paupers.

Ordered, JOHN U. GORE be allowed the sum of thirty-six dollars and seventy-five cents for holding three inquests.

Ordered, HENRY FISHER & CO. be allowed the sum of twelve dollard for goods furnished Paupers.

Ordered SAMUEL MAXWELL be allowed the sum of fifteen dollars for services as Overseer of Poor.

Ordered BONHAM & SIMMONS be allowed the sum of seventy-five dollars and sixty-seven cents for Lumber furnished for County Poor Farm.

Ordered W. E. COOK be allowed the sum of twenty-seven dollars and ninety cents for making out report to State Auditor and County Treasurer of tax 1857.

Ordered EDWARD JONES be allowed the sum of twenty-four dollars for Candles for Court House.

Ordered ALBERT RAMSEY be allowed the sum of two dollars for signing report tax to State Auditor and County Treasurer.

Ordered, that W. E. COOK be and is hereby appointed Agent for and in behalf of the Board to take the necessary preliminary steps to -- and compel SILAS RAMSEY to make report of his actings and doings as Drainage Commissioner for Marshall County.

Ordered W. E. COOK be and is hereby appointed Agent for and in behalf of his Board to consult the States Attorney and if thought advisable to commence suit against LEVI F. CLISBEE for the payment of the Henry Ferry tax for the year 1857.

Ordered the following named persons be allowed the sum set opposite their respective names for services this session of the Board:

Albert Ramsey		7.50
Samuel Camp		6.00
Henry L. Crane		6.00
D. W. Danley		4.00
Louis Black		6.00
J. C. Townsend		6.00
A. S. Sherwood		6.00
B. W. Halsted		6.00
John A. McCall		6.00
Henry Sargent		6.00
Alexander Wright	6.00
A. H. Trowbridge	6.00
H. L. Crane, Sheriff	4.00
W. E. Cook, Clerk	9.00

Ordered the proceeding of this Board be published in the papers at Henry and Lacon providing it shall be published without charge to the County.

Ordered, the Board Adjourn.

ALBERT RAMSEY, Ch’n.

Attest: W. E. COOK, Clerk


Proceedings of the 1878 Board of Supervisors - March Term

March 14, 1878
Taken From the Henry Republican

Board of Supervisors

March Term

Proceedings of the board of supervisors of Marshall county, Illinois, began and held at Lacon, Tuesday, March 5, 1878: Board met at one o'clock, p.m.; called to order by the chairman, Mr. J. S. Brasfield. Roll called and the following members were found present, viz: J. W. Hurd of LaPrairie, J. S. Brasfield of Steuben, M. G. Cotney of Saratoga, John N. Barrett of Whitefield, D. W. Danley of Henry, A. R. Hancock of Hopewell, John Myers of Roberts, J. M. Callender of Bennington, R. B. Coutlett of Richland. Absent, John A. McCall of Evans and Joseph Stonier of Belle Plain. Mr. Stonier came in the evening.

Mr. Hancock, from the committee on poor and poor farm, presented the following claims which were ordered allowed, viz:

G. W. Zimmerman, blacksmithing, co farm ……. $ 6.00

C. Hutchins, lumber, etc., co farm ……………… 21.90

Blackmon & Gibson, good co farm …………….. 34.31

T. E. Gapen, drugs, co farm …………………….. 19.90

Geo. Wineberger, coal, co farm ………………… 18.30

Ong Bros., 125 posts, co farm ………………….. 8.75

A. McKeon, coffin for Morris ………………….. 8.00

A. McKeon, coffin for Davis …………………… 8.00

A. McKeon, coffin for Vandusen ………………. 8.00

A. McKeon, 6 chairs, co clerk's office …………. 6.00

Dr. F. C. Gale, bal at Cyrus Wilson ……………. 4.00

Dr. F. C. Gale, bal at Zach Davis ……………… 5.50

Dr. F. C. Gale, bal at Albert Cooper …………… 8.50

Elizabeth Kenny, car John Deakins, five weeks

$20.00; allowed ………………………………… 10.00

Jas. F. Compton, work of corn crib, co farm …… 30.00

Dr. D. E. Thomas, bal. At E. Brown, at jail ……. 7.00

H. J. Adams, three months salary, keeper

County farm to February 28, 1878 ……………… 137.50

Dr. D. E. Thomas, medicine for Brown at jail … 2.50

Dr. D. E. Thomas, stationery, etc. co officers … 11.65

L. M. Culver, hardware, co farm ……………… 20.95

Jas. H. Thompson, flour, etc., Baldwin ……….. 2.50

Jas. H. Thompson, oil, etc., Wescott ………….. 1.70

Jas. H. Thompson, flour, etc., Vandusen ……… 2.15

Fred. Hopka, repairing shoes, etc., co farm …… 5.85

C. Fosbender, clothing, co. farm ………………. 27.00

C. Fosbender, clothing, W. McGee ……………. 12.85

C. Fosbender, clothing, John Cook ……………. 3.75

C. Fosbender, clothing, H. Davis ……………… .75

Sherburne & Campbell, groceries, co farm …… 126.40

Sherburne & Campbell, groceries, John Cook … 5.40

Sherburne & Campbell, groceries, H. Davis …… 11.75

Sherburne & Campbell, groceries, Z. Davis …… 11.05

Patrick Rooney, work, co farm …………………. 2.25

S. Cornell, goods, Yeoman family ……………… 29.35

S. Cornell, goods, Kendrick family …………….. 13.92

R. M. Frisbey, rent 30 acres land ……………….. 127.50

Blackmon & Gibson, muslin H. Davis …………. 1.00

Central Illinois Hospital for insane ……………… 48.05

On motion Supervisor Chapman, was appointed a committee to look after Thomas Carter, a pauper at Chillicothe, Peoria county, said to belong to Marshall county.

H. J. Adams, keeper county poor farm, presented for the inspection of the board, his book of accounts, as follows:

H. J. Adams, account with Marshall county, county farm:

1877

Marsh 31, Paid A. Johnson for making double trees and single trees and windlass roller and

repairing cultivator …………… 3.90

J. Fosdick, one turkey ……….. 1.60

O. Martland, two turkeys …….. 1.90

Athay, one duck ……………… .25

April 10, Four quarts onion sets ………… .50

May Johnson, making harrow double trees .75

July. Twenty pounds dried apples ……. 2.00

Harvesting oats ……………………… 6.00

A. Johnson, mak. Hay rack & wag. Tongue 11.90

Aug. 20 Fresh fish ………………………………… .50

Sept. 12 Ferriage, crossing supervisor ……………. 1.20

Sept. 12 Grapes …………………………………… 1.60

Sept. 26 Eleven bushels lime ……………………… 2.75

Oct. 13 Blankets and comforts, bought of E. H.

Hutchins, Henry …………………………. 41.70

Oct. 13 Expenses on same ……………………… 1.50

Repairing clock………………………… 2.25

Oct. 27 Threshing oats …………………………. 5.40

Ferriage for brick ……………………… .10

Nov. 3 Coal, 55 bushels of Matthies ………….. 3.30

Nov. 6 Saville, 25 bushels coal ……………….. 1.50

Nov. 15 Frisbey, 35 bushels of coal ……………. 1.20

Frisbey, 11 bushels of turnips …………. 2.75

1878

Jan. 1 Ferriage, crossing for salt ……………… .40

Apples ………………………………….. 1.45

Jan. 18 Expense of going after pauper that runaway .90

Jan. 25 Six brooms ……………………………… 1.00

Feb. 9 Railroad ticket ………………………….. 1.50

Feb. 22 Twelve yard muslin …………………….. 1.20

One bed pan ……………………………. 2.00

Total ……………………………………………………. $105.25

1877

March 31 Sold one calf hide to P. Slagel …………. .75

May 23 Received of tramps for lodging ………… 1.00

Oct. 1 C. F. Hitchcock, 194 bush oats 20 c ……. 38.85

Oct. 12 C. F. Hitchcock, 196 bush corn 36 c ……. 70.55

Nov. 10 One cow hide …………………………… 2.85

Cabbage to Brassfield ………………….. .75

1878

Jan. 19 One cow hide …………………………… 2.50

Total ……………………………………………………. $117.25

SUMMARY OF ACCOUNT

Total receipts …………………………………………… $117.25

Total paid out …………………………………………… 105.25

Balance in hands of Mr. Adams ………………………… $12.00

March 5th, 1878

We, the committee on poor and poor farm, have examined the above account, and find the same to be correct; and find that there is $12 remaining in hand of H. J. Adams, county superintendent, and order that the same be paid into the county treasury.

John Myers

A. R. Hancock

R. B. Coutiett - Committee

One motion the above was adopted as report of said committee, and Mr. Adams was directed to pay said $12 balance into county treasury. Mr. Adams books also show the following:

LIST OF PAUPERS AT POOR FARM

March 1st, 1877

Germany, John Miller, Sparland

Ireland, James McCune, Sparland

Germany, John Kelm, Jacksonville.

Germany, Michael Kenstock, Henry

America, Adam Strawn, Sparland

Germany, George Germanhaid, hospital

America, John Steel, Steuben

America, Lewis Cristwell

America, Samuel Hoskins

Sweden, Niles Patterson, Steuben

America, Asa Burt, Whitefield - 11 in numer, all males.

April 18 Olias Peterson, returned from Jacksonville, insane, age 37, Swede

June 29 Charles Ryan, sick, Lacon, Ireland, age 36

Aug. 1, Michael Carey of Bennington, Ireland, age 90.

Aug. 19 Christ. Lyon, sick, Lacon, America, age 25

Aug. 29 Dennis McGilty, sick, Sparland, Ireland, age 30

Sept. 4 Peter Kauntzman, rupture and old age, Richland, German, age 67

Oct. 13 Ransom Brown, insane, Steuben, American, age 57.

Nov. 6 C. C. Cross, insane, Evans, American, age 23

Nov. 20 Jacob Hipp, Bennington, German, age 67.

Dec. 17 Wm. W. Wright, Steuben, American, age 13.

Dec. 18 Mary Ann Ainsworth, Steuben, England, age 71.

1878

Jan. 4 George Longman, Whitefield, Canada, age 28

Jan. 22 Joseph Joseph, Hopewell, American, age 30

Jan. 23 John Matthews, Henry, Ireland, age 55

Jan. 24 J. Markham, Steuben, American, age 72

Jan. 29 Martin Duffy, Lacon, Ireland, age 28

Feb. 19 Caroline Watkins, age 18, A. W. Watkins, age 5; Samantha Watkins, age 3, American, Henry

PAUPERS DISCHARGED

1877

April 9, John Steel, died

July 30, Charles Ryan, left

Sept. 1, Christ Lyons left

Sept 10, Dennis McGilty, left

Oct. 26, Ransom Brown, taken to Jacksonville insane asylum.

Oct. 31, Niles Patterson, died

1878

Jan. 12, James McCune left

Jan. 14, George Longman, taken away by father.

Feb. 5, Martin Duffy, left

Feb. 9, Joseph Joseph, left.

Feb. 18, J. Markham, left.

Mr. Brasfield, superintendent county farm, presented a detailed inventroy of all the property on the farm March 1, 1878, and which, as valued, amounts to the sum of $2212.85.

Mr. Hurd, form the committee on claims, presented the following bills, which were ordered allowed, viz:

Wm. Riel, Bailiff January, 1878 ……………….. $44.00

W. D. Webster, bailiff January, 1878 ………….. 36.50

E. C. Chapman, washer for county farm ………. 12.50

E. C. Chapman, hardward for county farm ……. 2.80

J. W. Hancock, sheriff, attendance at court January, 1878 .. 54.00

James Riley, cleaning dirt from court house fence ………. 1.50

S. C. Brown, bailiff, January, 1878 ……………………. 11.00

J. C. Kingsley, attendance at co. court, etc. ……………… 184.95

Mayer & Hall, bus fare …………………………………… .50

Wm. Myers, bailiff, January, 1878 ………………………. 5.00

James Bowers, bailiff, January, 1878 …………………… 10.00

G. C. Johnson, work at court house …………………….. 1.00

Illinois Printing Company, blanks, etc. …………………. 58.64

Culver, Page, Hoyne & Co., blanks, etc. ………………… 47.85

J. W. Hancock, board prisoners, etc. …………………….. 73.05

A. R. Hancock, bailiff, January 1878 …………………… 15.00

Frank Rogers, janitor and watch ………………………… 34.50

Robert Patterson, arresting and boarding, etc., John Erwin

Bill $18; allowed ………………………………………… 15.00

S. B. Wollard, taking Mrs. Hoagland to and from circuit

Court, dur. Davis's trial ………………………………….. 2.00

On motion board adjourned to nine o'clock tomorrow morning.