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Town Officers of Downs, Illinois

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The following figures, taken from the last report of School Treasurer E. Homer, show the condition of the schools: Principal of Township Fund, $3,683 ; whole number of children under twenty-one, 607 ; whole number between six and twenty-one, 397 ; number of districts, 9 ; whole number enrolled, 370; average number of months taught, 7.l ; whole amount paid teachers, $2,268; whole amount paid for other purposes, $868 : total amount paid, $:3,136.

In addition, is the Independent Kickapoo School District, which is located partly in this and partly in Old Town.

The following is a list of those who have been elected to the township offices from the date of township organization.


1858Sylvester PeasleyJ. HedrickJ. CuseyN. McDaniels
1859N. McDanielsC. E. BarclayJohn CuseyC. H. Rutledge
1860N. McDanielsA. M. SavidgeC. E. BarclayC. H. Rutledge
1861C. H. RutledgeA. M. SavidgeWilliam BenjaminP. C. Eskew
1862C. H. RutledgeE. R. YoungP. BrickeyN. McDaniels
1863C. H. RutledgeGeorge WaddingtonJohn CuseyN. McDaniels
1864E. HornerS. McTeerJohn CuseyJ. J. Hancock
1865John CuseyJoseph NullJohn CuseyEber Horner
1866John CuseyJoseph NullJ. J. HancockJ. B. Weaver
1867J. B. weaverJoseph NullA. P. LottJ. J. Starkey
1868Sylvester PeasleyJoseph NullJohn CuseyA. Daniels
1869Sylvester PeasleyA. P LottJohn CuseyG. W. Downs
1870Sylvester PeasleyA. P LottJohn CuseyJohn Lott
1871Sylvester PeasleyA. P LottJ. McConnellJ. Savidge
1872Sylvester PeasleyA J. McCombA. P. LottM. O. Stanwood
1873Sylvester PeasleyA J. McCombA. P. LottS. Smith
1874Sylvester PeasleyA J. McCombC. E. BarclayWilliam Johnson
1875Sylvester PeasleyA J. McCombJ. McConnellJ. R. Pogue
1876Sylvester PeasleyA J. McCombJames FultonCharles Allen
1877Sylvester PeasleyA J. McCombE. LandersM. O. Stanwood
1878Sylvester PeasleyA J. McCombC. E. BarclayM. O. Stanwood
1879John McConnellA J. McCombBryon CoveyM. O. Stanwood

Justices of the Peace: A. P. Craig, S. McTeer, John McConnell, Asa Savidge, Harvey Robertson, H. M. Morehouse, J. B. Weaver, John Price, J. E. Johnson, J. H. Simpkins.

Commissioners of Highways : J. G. Bishop, D. O. Orendorff. J. Kershaw, A. 1′. Craig, P. C. Eskew, 0. C. Rutledge, U. S. Washburn, P. B. Price, J. McConnell, C. E. Barclay, Wiatt Adams, H. Welch, E. Hornor, D. Phillips. J. J. Hancock, A. H. Pogue, J. E. Killian, Byron Covey, Samuel Sniff, H. C. Lott, J. D. Downs, D. W. Mason.

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