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Athens Grand Juries from, 1805 to 1815

The first grand jury that ever sat in the county, was drawn in November, 1805, and was composed as follows: John Dixon, John Hewitt, Samuel Moore, John Corey, Peter Boyles, Jeremiah Riggs, Canaday Lowry, William Howlett, Robert Fulton, Alvan Bingham, Josiah Coe, Philip M. Starr. March Term, 1806.-Alvan Bingham, Hopson Beebe, John Thompson, Silas Dean, John Lowry, Josiah Coe, Daniel Stewart, Robert Fulton, Baruch Dorr, Edmund Dorr, Peter Boyles, John Corey, Benaziah Simmons. July Term, 1806.-Alvan Bingham, John Havner, David Pratt, Reuben Hurlbut, Jacob Boyles, Moses Bean, Canaday Lowry, Alexander Fulton, George Wolf, Joseph Brooks, Abraham Shidler, John Corey, Peter Boyles. November Term, 1806.-Jehiel Gregory, Silas Dean, Samuel Humphreys, Thomas Sharp, William Howlett, Ignatius Thompson, Trueman Hewx, Michael Barker, Amos Thompson, William Weir, Phineas Allen, Benaziah Simmons, Silas Bingham. March Term, 1807.-Hopson Beebe, Archibald Stewart, William Brooks, Alvan Bingham, Christopher Wolf, John Thompson, Jared Bobo, John Steele, Abram Pugsley, Josiah Waters, John Miller, John Hewitt, Jason Rice, Jehiel Gregory. December Term, 1807.-Stephen Pilcher, Joseph Seamans, Obadiah Walker, Benjamin Davis, Jason Rice, John Corey, James Crippen, John Thompson, Jesse Halsey, Nathaniel Williams, John Brooks, Aaron Young, Simon Speed, Jehiel Gregory, Roswell Culver. April Term, 1808.-George Seamans, Samuel Beaumont, Elijah Pilcher, Joshua Wyatt, Eleazar Penrod, Nehemiah Gregory, Uriah Tippee, John Simontown, Samuel Russell, Charles Harper, David Chapman, Baruch Dorr, Azel Johnson, Leonard Jewett. August Term, 1808.-John Thompson, Moses Bean, Charles Harper, James Pilcher, David Boyles, John Walker, Ebenezer Currier, William Woodward, Caleb Merritt, Edmud Dorr, John Kelso, Jacob Wolf, John Lowry, William Gabill, Elijah Pilcher. December Term, 1808.-Amos Thompson, Daniel Stewart, Joseph Fuller, Charles Rice, William Howlett, Robert Palmer, John Brown,...

Athens County, Ohio Commissioners 1805-1868

County Commissioners from the Organization of the County. 1805 Silas Dean, William Howlett, John Curry-(At special election.) 1805 William Barrows, William Howlett, Samuel Moore-(At regular election.) 1806 Alvan Bingham, Bingham, Samuel Moore-(At regular election.) 1807 Alvan Bingham, Caleb Merritt, Samuel Moore-(At regular election. 1808 Alvan Bingham, Caleb Merritt, Ebenezer Currier. 1809 Asahel Cooley, Caleb Merritt, Ebenezer Currier. 1810 Asahel Cooley, Zebulon Griffin, Ebenezer Currier. 1811 Asahel Cooley, Zebulon Griffin, Seth Fuller. 1812 Ebenezer Currier, Zebulon Griffin, Seth Fuller. 1813 Ebenezer Currier, Caleb Merritt, Seth Fuller. 1814 Ebenezer Currier, Caleb Merritt, Robert Linzee. 1815 Daniel Stewart, Levi Stedman, Robert Linzee. 1816 Caleb Merritt, Asahel Conley, Daniel Stewart. 1817 Caleb Merritt, Asahel Conley, Levi Stedman. 1818 George Walker, Stambro P. Stancliff, Levi Stedman. 1819 George Walker, Stambro P. Stancliff, James Gillmore. 1820 George Walker, Stambro P. Stancliff, James Gillmore. 1821 George Walker, Edmund Dorr, James Gillmore. 1822 George Walker, Edmund Dorr, James Gillmore. 1823 George Walker, Edmund Dorr, James Gillmore. 1824 George Walker, Edmund Dorr, James Gillmore. 1825 George Walker, Daniel Stewart, James Gillmore. 1826 George Walker, Daniel Stewart, Justus Reynolds. 1827 George Walker, Harry Renshaw, Justus Reynolds. 1828 George Walker, Harry Renshaw, Justus Reynolds. 1829 George Walker, Harry Renshaw, Justus Reynolds. 1830 George Walker, Absalom Boyles, Justus Reynolds. 1831 Joshua Hoskinson, Absalom Boyles, Justus Reynolds. 1832 Joshua Hoskinson, Absalom Boyles, Justus Reynolds. 1833 David Jones, Absalom Boyles, Justus Reynolds. 1834 David Jones, Absalom Boyles, Justus Reynolds. 1835 David Jones, Absalom Boyles, Frederic Abbott. 1836 David Jones, Alfred Hobby, Frederic Abbott. 1837 David Jones, Alfred Hobby, Frederic Abbott. 1838 David Jones, Alfred Hobby, William R. Walker. 1839 David Jones, Elmer Rowell,...

Athens County, Ohio Auditors 1805-1868

The first constitution of Ohio provided for the election by the people of only two county officers, viz.: sheriff and coroner; other county officers were, during the first eighteen years of the state’s history, appointed by the county commissioners or by the associate judges of the respective counties. The office of county auditor was created by act of the legislature, at the session of 182o-21. Before that time the principal duties of the auditor were performed by the county clerk, who was appointed by the commissioners. Henry Bartlett, so long known in the county as “Esquire Bartlett,” was clerk, and ex officio auditor, from 1806 till March 18,2 I. From this time the successive auditors were: Joseph B. Miles, appointed by commissioners in 1821, and served nine months. Gen. John Brown, appointed and served till March, 1827. Norman Root, elected 1827 and served till March, 1839. Leonidas Jewett, elected 1839 and served till March, 1843. Abner Morse, elected 1843 and served till March, 1845. Leonidas Jewett, elected 1845 and served till March, 1847. E. Hastings Moore, elected 1847 and served till March, 1861. Simeon W. Pickering, elected 1861 and served till present...

Athens County, Ohio County Recorders 1805-1868

County Recorders. office. Recorded what volumes. Dr. Eliphaz Perkins, From 1806 to Jul. 1819, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 Chauncey F. Perkins, From July 1819 to May 1826, Nos. 4, 5. A. G. Brown, From May 1826 to Aug. 1833, Nos. 5, 6. Robert E. Constable, From Aug. 1833 to Nov. 1835, Nos. 6, 7. A. G. Brown, From Nov. 1835 to Oct. 1841, Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10. Enos Stimson, From Oct. 1841 to Oct. 1844, Nos. 10, 11, 12. John Boswell, From Oct. 1844 to Oct. 1847, Nos. 12, 13, 14 A. J. Van Vorhes, From Oct. 1847 to Oct. 1850, Nos. 14, 15, 16. W. H. Bartlett, From Oct. 1850 to Dec. 1854 Nos. 17, 15, 19, 20'21. Frank E. Foster, From Dec. 1854 to Nov. 1855, Nos. 22. George H. Stewart, From Nov. 1855 to Jun. 1861, Nos. 23, 24, 25, z6. Norman Root, From June 1861 to Jan. 1862, Nos. 26, 27. Daniel Drake, From Jan. 1862 to Jan. 1868, Nos. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32. Josiah B. Allen, From Jan. 1868, still in office. Nos. 33, 34,...

Athens County, Ohio Sheriffs 1805-1868

County Sheriff’s. Robert Linzee, appointed April, 1805; Silvanus Ames, appointed November, 1807; Robert Linzee, appointed November, 1809; Thomas Armstrong, elected October, 1813; Isaac Barker, elected October, 1817; Jacob Lentner, elected October, 1821; Calvary Morris, elected October, 1823; Robert Linzee, elected October, 1827; John McGill, elected October, 1829; Amos Miller, elected October, 1831; Joseph Hewitt, elected October, 1835; Joseph H. Moore, elected October, 1839; William Golden, elected October, 1843; J. L. Currier, elected October, 1847; Joseph L. Kessinger, elected October, 1851; Leonard Brown, elected October, 1855; H. C. Knowles, elected October, 1857; Frederic S. Stedman, elected October, 1861; John M. Johnson, elected October, 1863; William S. Wilson, elected October, 1867, and is still in...

Athens County, Ohio County Court Officers 1805-1868

County Court. The first court of common pleas, July 8, 1805, consisted of Robert F. Slaughter, president judge, and Silvanus Ames and Elijah Hatch, associate judges. Henry Bartlett was appointed clerk. Since that time the following judges have acted: 1806-Levin Belt, president judge, and Silvanus Ames, Alexander Stedman, and Abel Miller, associate judges. In 1807, judge Ames became sheriff, and Elijah Hatch became judge. 1807 to 1812-William Wilson, president judge, and Alexanander Stedman, Abel Miller, and Elijah Hatch, associate judges. 1813-William Wilson, president judge, and Jehiel Gregory, Silvanus Ames, and Elijah Hatch, associate judges. 1814-William Wilson, president judge, and Jehiel Gregory, Silvanus Ames, and Ebenezer Currier, associate judges. 1815 to 1818-William Wilson, president judge, and Silvanus Ames, Ebenezer Currier, and Elijah Hatch, associate judges. 1819-Ezra Osborne, president judge, and Robert Linzee, Ebenezer Currier, and Silvanus Ames, associate judges. 1824-Alvan Bingham, associate judge, vice Silvanus Ames, deceased. 1825-Amos Crippen, associate judge, vice Robert Linzee. 1826-Edmund Dorr, associate judge, vice Ebenezer Currier, and Thomas Irwin, president judge, vice Osborne. 1827-Elijah Hatch, associate judge, vice Amos Crippen. 1828-George Walker, associate judge, vice Alvan Bingham. 1833-Ebenezer Currier, associate judge, vice Edward Dorr. 1834-David Richmond, associate judge, vice Elijah Hatch. 1840-John E. Hanna, president judge, vice Thomas Irwin. 1840-Samuel B. Pruden, associate judge, vice Ebenezer Currier. 1841-Isaac Barker, associate judge, vice D. Richmond. 1845-Robert A. Fulton, associate judge, vice George Walker. 1847-Arius Nye, president judge, vice John E. Hanna. 1847-Samuel H. Brown, associate judge, vice S. B. Pruden. 1850-Norman Root, associate judge, vice Samuel H. Brown. 1850-A. G. Brown, president judge, vice Arius Nye. 1852-Simeon Nash, elected first judge under new constitution, when associate...

Athens County, Ohio County Treasurers 1805-1868

County Treasurers. Alvan Bingham, appointed April, 1805; William Harper, appointed June, 1806; Ebenezer Currier, appointed June, 1807; Eliphaz Perkins, appointed March, 1808; William Harper, appointed June, 1809; Eliphaz Perkins,* appointed June, 1811; Amos Crippen, appointed June, 1815; Isaac Barker, appointed June, 1825, elected October, 1825; Amos Crippen, elected October, 1829; Isaac Barker, elected October, 1831; Isaac N. Norton, elected October, 1835, died in December, 1836. Abram Van Vorhes acted first year, and Isaac Barker, second year, by appointment. Isaac Barker, elected October, 1837; Amos Crippen, elected October, 1839; Robert McCabe, elected October, 1841; William Golden, elected October, 1847; Samuel Pickering, elected October, 1853; Leonard Brown, elected October, 1857; Joseph M. Dana, elected October, 1859; Leonard Brown, elected October, 1861; A. W. S. Minear, elected October, 1863; George W. Baker, elected October, 1867, and is still in...

Postmasters in Athens County, Ohio 1805-1869

Postmasters of Athens. Established in 1804. Jehiel Gregory from 1804 1 quarter Eliphaz Perkins 1804 till 1821 John Perkins 1821 1839 Amos Crippen 1839 1841 John Perkins 1841 1845 Amos Crippen 1845 1849 Wm. Loring Brown 1849 1853 R. DeSteiguer 1853 1858 Lot L. Smith 1858 1861 David M. Clayton 1861 1865 E. C. Crippen 1865 1866 John F. Mahon 1866 1867 William Golden 1867 present time Postmasters of Amesville. Established in 1821. Loring B. Glazier from 1821 till 1829 Robert Henry 1829 1834 Hiram Cable 1834 1837 N. Dean 1837 1841 Loring B. Glazier 1841 1842 Hiram Cable 1842 1846 Evert V. Phillips 1846 1849 Lorenzo Fulton 1849 1861 A. W. Glazier 1861 1862 Lorenzo Fulton 1862 present time. Postmasters of Coolville. Established in 1822. Jacob S. Miller from 1822 till 1824 Alfred Hobby 1824 1840 In 1840, name changed to Hocking City. R. B. Blair 1840 1841 Eps Story 1841 1842 James M. Miller 1842 1843 John Pratt 1843 1857 In 1844, name changed back to Coolville. Joseph K. Davis 1857 1862 W. F. Pilcher 1862 present time. Postmasters of Nelsonville. Established in 1825. Daniel Nelson from 1825 till 1834 James Knight 1834 1836 John Lillabridge 1836 1839 Henry Parkson 1839 1840 L. D. Poston 1840 1848 John H. Tucker 1848 1850 Charles Cable 1850 1852 Alfred Couden 1852 1855 C. A. Cable 1855 1857 M. A. Stuart 1857 2 quarters. Joseph Brett 1857 1862 T. L. Mintun 1862 1866 John F. Welch 1866 present time. Postmasters of Federalton. Established in 1829. Elijah Hatch from 1829 till 1835 Alexander Stewart 1835 1837 Peter Beebe 1837 1846 Sydney...

1806 2nd Ordinance Selling Land Lots in Athens

On the 2nd of April, 1806, Rufus Putnam and Dudley Woodbridge were appointed a committee to conduct a second sale of town lots, which took place November 25, 1806. Some of the lots previously sold were sold again, payments having not been made. The following is the report of the second sale No. of lot. Purchaser. Price. 1 Joel Abbott, $72 00 2 Joel Abbott, 40 50 3 Ebenezer Currier, 36 50 4 William Skinner, 15 00 5 Silvanus Ames, 15 00 6 Leonard Jewett, 15 00 8 Leonard Jewett, 15 00 9 Leonard Jewett, 13 00 10 John Walker, 12 50 11 William Skinner, 7 50 12 John Walker, 26 00 14 Silvanus Ames, 35 00 t5 William Dorr, 18 00 16 Silvanus Ames, 15 00 17 Ebenezer Currier, 52 00 19 Moses Hewitt, 35 00 20 Moses Hewitt, 40 00 21 Silas Bingham, 15 00 22 Silas Bingham, 22 00 23 Rufus Putnam, 10 00 24 Moses Hewitt, 11 00 25 Rufus Putnam, 16 00 27 Samuel Luckey, 14 00 29 William Skinner, 16 00 30 Joseph Buell, 15 00 31 B. Seamans, 20 00 32 Joseph Buell, 11 00 33 William Skinner, 35 00 34 Rufus Putnam, 26 00 36 Moses Hewitt, 18 00 38 David Boyles, 17 00 39 Timothy Wilkins, 14 00 40 Dudley Woodbridge, 11 00 41 Timothy Wilkins, 17 00 42 Dudley Woodbridge, 10 00 43 Benajah Seamans, 12 00 44 Jehiel Gregory, 6 00 45 Henry Bartlett, 6 00 47 Jehiel Gregory, 6 00 48 Moses Hewitt, 6...

Trimble Township, Town Officers 1827-1868

At the first election for township officers in 1827, which was held at the house of William Bagley, James Price, James Bosworth, and Jeremiah Cass were judges of the election, and Samuel B. Johnson and Cyrus Tuttle, clerks. Township Trustees 1827-1868. 1827 William Bagley, James Bosworth, Solomon Newton. 1828 Jeremiah Cass, Elijah Alderman, Solomon Newton. 1829 Joseph McDonald, James Price, Solomon Newton. 1830 David Eggleston, James Price, Solomon Newton. 1831 Jonathan Watkins, James Price, Solomon Newton. 1832 Wanting. 1833 Elijah Alderman, Thomas Dew, John Ivers. 1834 Elijah Alderman, Luther Mingus, Enoch Rutter. 1835 Wanting. 1836 Solomon Newton, Andrew McKee, William Shaner. 1837 Jonathan Watkins, Andrew McKee, William Shaner. 1838 Solomon Newton, Andrew McKee, Ebenezer Shaner. 1839 William McKee, Andrew McKee, John Ivers. 1840 Thos. L. Love, Andrew Rutter, Wanting. 1841 James Hage, W J. Hartley, Wanting. 1842 James Hage, John B. Johnson, Wanting. 1843 James Hage, Isaac N. Joseph, William J. Hartley. 1844 William McClellan, Isaac N. Joseph, William J. Hartley. 1845 Andrew McKee, Caleb Carter, Isaac Blackwood. 1846 Wanting. 1847 William McClellan, Andrew Dew, J. D. Davis. 1848 Andrew McKee, Andrew Dew, J. D. Davis. 1849-50 William McClellan, Andrew Dew, J. D. Davis. 1851 William McClellan, William H. Peugh, S. T. Grow. 1852 Wanting. 1853 James Hage, John Ivers, Wanting. 1854 Andrew Dew, John Ivers, William McClellan. 1855 Wanting. 1856 Joseph Allen, B. Worrell, Andrew Dew. 1857 Benjamin Norris, J. M. Johnson, Andrew Dew. 1858-59 William H. Peugh, William McClellan, S. P. Grow. 1860-61 William H. Peugh, William McClellan, L. H. Rinehart. 1862 William H. Peugh, William McClellan, Samuel Woodworth. 1863 Samuel Banks, John Shaner, Samuel Woodworth. 1864...
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