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 1844 Putnam Democratic County Officer Nomination
1844 Marshall - Putnam Democratic County Officer Nomination
Petite juror selection for October 1858 Circuit Court Term
Delegates to 1866 State Republican Convention
Appointment of New Judge for Circuit Court 1873
Election of 1873 County Judge
County Officers for 1873
1874 Independent Reform County Convention

1872 Putnam County Township Election Results
1874 Putnam County Township Election Results
1877 Marshall and Putnam County Township Election Results

1878 Putnam County Township Election Results
1879 Putnam County Township Election Results
1880 Putnam County Township Election Results

1880 Jurors selection for March Term of Circuit Court

The First Putnam County Defaulter (County Treasurer) (W. H. Zenor, of Hennepin, county treasurer of Putnam county, defaulted to the amount of about $3190, and left for parts unknown. - Henry Republican 1877.  The arrest and condition of Mr. Zenor - Taken From the Henry Republican)

1844 Putnam Democratic County Officer Nomination
The Ottawa Free Trader, June 14, 1844
Putnam
At a mass meeting of the democracy of Putnam county, held at Hennepin on the 8th inst., the following ticket was nominated for county officers:
For Sheriff - James Todd.
For County Commissioner - Richard Harrison
For Coroner - E. F. Skinner



1844 Marshall - Putnam Democratic County Officer Nomination
The Ottawa Free Trader, June 14, 1844
Marshall and Putnam
A convention of the democratic party of the above two counties was held at Magnolia, on the 25th ult., to nominate a candidate to represent those counties in the next legislature. Aaron Bascom was called to the chair and E.B. Ames appointed secretary. The convention first took an informal ballot for a candidate, which resulted as follows:
For Jacob C. Morall, 12
John Pulsifer, 5
Geo. H. Shaw, 4
J. C. Morall was then, by a resolution, declared the unanimous choice of the convention for candidate for representive; and the delegates pledged themselves to use all honorable means to secure his election.
A resolution was adopted in favor of Mr. Leonard, (of the Tazewell Democrat,) as candidate to represent that district in the state senate; another, appointing E. B. Ames, John Pulsifer and James M. Shannon a committee to draft a circular to the democrats of that senatorial district; and then, after ordering the proceedings to be published in the Free Trader, Lacon Gazette, Peoria Press and Tazewell Democrat, the convention adjourned sine die.
Petite Jurors

Taken From the Hennepin Tribune
October 22, 1858

The following persons have been requested to serve on the jury at the next term of the circuit court, which commences Monday next, the 25th inst.: James E. Blake, Geo. B. Hopkins, Jacob Brennaman, Thos. W. Shepherd, N. Pickering, F. Dudley, Thos. Alexander, Jas. Ward, Geo. W. Parsons, L. R. Taliafero, Jas. Giltner, Wm. Barnhart, Steven Harrison, John Moore, L. C. Davis, E. G. Powers, H. K. Zenor, J. W. Thomas, Thos. Haws, Nathan Ong, John Swaney, John Real, William Wherry, M. B. Peters.

Delegates to 1866 State Republican Convention

Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph

July 26, 1866

Brevities
The delegates to the state Republican convention from Putnam county at Springfield next month are W.W. Holmes, of Magnolia; Joel W. Hopkins, of Granville, and John Swaney of Magnolia.

Appointment of New Judge for Circuit Court

March 6, 1873 Taken From the Henry Republican
Circuit court convenes on Monday next at Hennepin. The vacancy made by the death of Judge Richmond, will be filled by an appointment from the governor and Putnam county will have the honor of the new appointee’s first service.
Election of 1873 County Judge
November 20, 1873 Taken From the Henry Republican
Putnam County News - Miscellaneous Items
We shook hand with A. Cassel, Esq., county judge elect on Monday. He feels none the worse for his election, - in fact is happy. We predict Judge Cassel will fill the position with ablility and fidelity.
County Officers for 1873
December 18, 1873 Taken From the Henry Republican
Putnam County News
The supervisors met November 28, and the county officers elect, filed their bonds, Augustus Cassell as judge, A. J. Purviance as clerk, W. H. Zenor as treasurer, and J. H. Seaton as superintendant. The supervisors allowed a few bills and adjourned to December 23.
1874 Independent Reform County Convention
Taken From the Henry Republican September 24, 1874
Putnam County News - Miscellaneous
At the independent reform county convention, held at Hennepin, Sept 12, Judge A. Cassell presided, and Frank Whiting chosen secretary. Delegates to legislative convention held at Varna last week, were Daniel Holly, L. Studyvin, Henry Hunter and J. W. Thoma.  Delegates to congressional convention to be held at Princeton today, are E. V. Raley, J. H. Seaton, Dr. Gaylord. County central committee, T. C. Thorne, Henry Hunter, J. H. Seaton and Dr. Gaylord. The nominations for sheriff and coroner were given last week.
1878 Putnam County Township Election Results
April 4, 1878 and April 12, 1878 Henry Republican
Snachwine - Supervisor, O. P. Carroll; clerk, Frank Mokier; assessor, J. R. Taliaferro; collector, G. E. Sparling; commissioner of highways, John Galvin.
Magnolia - Supervisor, Daniel McNabb 124, B. F. Hiltebrand 118; clerk, S. B. Mitchell 125, A. B. Gurnea 112; assessor, Campbell Shields 138, A. Wilson 99; collector, B. F. Baker 127, L. Studyvin, 116; commissioner of highways, J. S. Taffiemyer 143, W. S. Bosley 90.
Hennepin - Supervisor, William Allen; clerk, John B. Feltes, assessor, John Carman; collector, George C. Read; commissioner of highways, Joel Whitaker; constable, W. A. Peterson.
Granville - Supervisor, H. Colby; clerk, Henry Ware; assessor, Frank Whiting; collector, B. F. Surby; sommissioner of highways, R. S. Robinson; justice, T. C. Thorn.
1879 Putnam County Township Election Results
April 3, 1879 Henry Republican
Town Elections - Putnam County
Snachwine - Supervisor, O. P. Carroll; clerk, Aaron Jeffries; assessor, S. H. Condit; collector, G. E. Sparling; commissioner of highways, Peter Bachman.
Magnolia - Supervisor, J. T. Thornton; clerk, Daniel McNabb; assessor, Amos B. Wilson; collector, B. F. Baker; commissioners of highways, W. S. Bosley, Lewis I. Beck, Abel Mills; justice of the peace, Austin Hannum.
Hennepin - Supervisor, Daniel Peterson; clerk, L. M. G. Noyes; assessor, John Carman; collector, Geo. C. Read; commissioner of highways, R. Bishop.
Granville - Supervisor, Eli V. Raley; clerk, T. C. Thom; assessor, Wilson Hopkins; collector, S. H. Mumma; commissioner of highways, Louis Schoettler.
1880 Putnam County Township Election Results
April 8, 1880 Henry Republican
Town Elections - Putnam County
Magnolia - Supervisor, J. T. Thornton; clerk, D. McNabb; assessor, A. B. Wilson; collector, B. F. Baker; commissioner of highways, L. I. Beck. Vote 204; republican maj. 48 to 50.
Snachwine - supervisor, C. W. Read; clerk, J. N. Derr; assessor, S. H. Condit; collector, G. E. Sparling; commissioner of highways, C. D. Hawkins
February 19, 1880 Taken From the Henry Republican
Putnam County Jury List
The following named persons were selected to serve as grand jurors at the March term of the circuit court of Putnam county, to be held at Hennpin, Monday, March 1st:
Granville - John Wendt, J. F. Shepard, Price Purviance, H. B. Haynes, George B. Hopkins, J. L. Colvin.
Hennepin, John Tuers, J. W. Leech, Wm. Schermerhorn, John Shering, R. A. Radie, Martin Nash, W. W. McClung.
Magnolia - B. F. Hiltabrand, Henry Atherton, S. B. Mitchell, I. M. Stansell, Henry Studyvin, Gustave Otto.
Snachwine - J. M. Winship, E.J. Townley, Elijah Hawkins, Jr., Geo. W. Smith
Petit Jury
Magnolia
- Lawrence Lippert, Henry Kidd, John O. Kidd, Marcus Kays, Wm. McCullum, E. C. Hiltabrand, A. W. Merritt, Pusey Mills.
Granville - Larned Kesler, Geo. Scott, James Lamar, Chas. Hullinger, John Quandt, William Sill, Wm. Young, James Williames
Hennepin - O. B. Davis, Geo. Hetrick, Orange Averill, Joseph Etscheid, Simon Beck, Edward Culp, John Fitzpatrick, Robert Glass, John Carothers, Theodore Classen
Snachwine - George Williams, Howard Williams, Abraham Syphers, E. L. Cook
 

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