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Martin Illinois Town Officers

Date Votes Cast Supervisor Clerk Assessor Collector
1859 27 J.S.W. Johnson M. Brooke E.W. Anderson S.W. Bray
1860 35 J.S.W. Johnson M. Brooke E.W. Anderson H.C. Langstaff
1861 33 H.C. Langstaff M. Brooke E.W. Anderson P. Horney
1862 30 H.C. Langstaff M. Brooke R.D. Anderson W.G. Anderson
1863 38 J.S.W. Johnson M. Brooke W.G. Anderson J.W. Ritter
1864 33 R.R. Williams J.E. Wood W.L. Anderson H.C. Langstaff
1865 31 W.G. Anderson J. Pool J.S.W. Johnson B.W. Smith
1866 63 W.G. Anderson B.J. Wiley B.W. Smith A. Hudson
1867 80 S.W. Wiley B.J. Wiley J. Mundell W.L. Foster
1868 100 S.W. Wiley J.S. Wiley J.W. Ritter W.L. Foster
1869 94 J. Kennedy W.P. Brooke George Little J.E. Walden
1870 108 W.P. Brooke W.R. Smith Isaac Bunn W.L. Foster
1871 115 James Gillan M.S. Morris J.O. Mundell J.H. Richie
1872 76 James Gillan M.S. Morris J.O. Mundell J.H. Richie
1873 90 Jacob Richie M.S. Morris Isaac Bunn M. Brooke
1874 93 James Kennedy M.S. Morris J.O. Mundell William Penell
1875 85 J. Kennedy M.S. Morris G.W. Keller J.M. Wilson
1876 97 James Gillan M.S. Morris G.W. Keller William Gillan
1877 84 James Gillan M.S. Morris G.W. Keller William Gillan
1878 77 James Gillan M.S. Morris G.W. Keller William Gillan

Those who have served as Justices of the Peace are B. V. Smith, J. R. Williams, R. Horney, W. H. Anderson, N. Hawk, James Gillan, C. W. Spawr, D. Bierbower and S. T. Ridgeley. The following have been Commissioners of Highways: R. R. Williams, S. W. Wiley, H. C. Langstaff, C. Batterton, H. G. Anderson, A. S. Hudson, J. Lyons, L. Warner, J. Carter, J. Bunn, J. R. Williams, J. Twogood, William Wilson, S. Dean, Joseph Nye, William Hurt, T. Wilson, W. H. Anderson, L. J. Willhoite.

Milton S. Morris, Treasurer of the School Trustees, reports, in 1877, the following Number of school districts, 7 ; number of schoolhouses, 6; number of children under twenty-one years, 419; number between six and twenty-one years, 276; number of children enrolled, 256; amount of school fund, $3,478; amount paid teachers, $1,786.66; total expense of every kind, $3,354. Like many other townships, Martin “fooled” away the school section, which, with proper care, would have made a fund large enough to support all the schools in the town.