The first election for town officers was held April 27, 1839, when Charles Cable was elected mayor; A. J. Bond recorder; John Coe, S. M. Sheppard, John Hull, W. W. Poston, and James Rusk trustees. Luther Burt was appointed marshal of the village, and Robert Miller treasurer. James Rusk declining to serve as trustee, Thomas L. Mintun was appointed in his place. Since then the following persons have been elected mayor.
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1845-R. G. McLean.
1848-49-Lewis Steenrod. [Mr. Steenrod having resigned, A. J. Guitteau was appointed for his unexpired term.]
1850-51-B. A. Lincoln.
1852-Thomas L. Mintun.
1854-H. H. Miers.
1855-A. M. Burgess.
1856-57-C. T. Hyde.
1858-J. E. Price.
1859-60-A. H. Burrell.
1861-J. E. Howe.
1862-63-M. A. Stewart.
1865-H. H. Miers.
1866-Jacob C. Frost.
1867-R. R. Patterson.
1868-John F. Welch.
The township records from 1818 to 1844 can not be found.
Township Trustees 1844-1868
1844 Joshua Sheffield, T. M. Boyles, James H. Devore. 1845-48 Joshua Sheffield, T. M. Boyles, W. W. Poston. 1849 Alvin Baker, L. D. Poston, Pierson Vore. 1850 Alvin Baker, L. D. Poston, John Dew. 1851 Thomas Dew, Joseph Brett, A. H. Cowen. 1852 J. G. Miers Joseph Brett, A. H. Cowen. 1853 Joshua Sheffield, Joseph Brett, A. H. Cowen. 1854 Joshua Sheffield, Aaron Lewis, J. G. Miers. 1855 Joshua Sheffield, John Hull, Thomas L. Minton. 1856-57 Joshua Sheffield, John Hull, Aaron Lewis. 1858 Joshua Sheffield, M. D. Socie, Ashford Poston. 1859 Joshua Sheffield, John Miers, John Hull. 1860-61 Joshua Sheffield, G. L. Cooley, Moses Lewis. 1862 Richard Matheny, G. L. Cooley, William Allbright. 1863 Richard Matheny, G. L. Cooley, J. G. Miers. 1864-66 Richard Matheny, Ashford Poston, J. G. Miers. 1867 Aaron Lewis, P. H. Moore, J. G. Miers. 1868 Moses Lewis, R. R. Patterson, J. G. Miers.
Township Clerks and Treasurers 1844-1867
Clerks. Treasurers. 1844 Robert Miller. Cornelius Steenrod. 1845-48 Noah Wilder. Cornelius Steenrod. 1849 Thomas L. Mintun. Cornelius Steenrod. 1850 John Cheshire. Cornelius Steenrod. 1851 J. B. Harper. J. E. Price. 1852 Cornelius Steenrod. J. E. Price. 1853 John Cheshire. J. E. Price. 1854-58 Lewis Steenrod. Cornelius Steenrod. 1859-61 Ashford Poston. Cornelius Steenrod. 1862-63 Samuel N. Poston. Cornelius Steenrod. 1864-67 John Harrison. John W. Scott.
Justices of the Peace 1844-1867
1844-William E. Brown.
1848-B. F. Harper.
1850-Thomas L. Mintun.
1854-60-Joshua Sheffield and Thomas L. Mintun.
1861-Robert R. Patterson.
1863-66-Ashford Porter and Robert Patterson.
1867-Thomas L. Mintun.