From The History of Clark County, Ohio
Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1881 - Page 263
The subjoined lists are not offered as being quite complete, though not far from it. The public records do not always supply the information wanted, as many of them are of such a character as to be of but little use to whoever searches for historical facts. In a few cases the abstracts are missing, and there is no clew to who was elected, unless the fact be stumbled onto by chance.
The assessors of real property are not given, as the list is not near perfect and would be of little interest.
The names of the Infirmary Directors are given under the head of "County Infirmary."
REPRESENTATIVES TO UNITED STATES CONGRESS.
Samson Mason, Samuel Shellabarger, J. Warren Keifer.
STATE SENATORS TO LEGISLATURE.
Alex Waddle, Harvey Vinal, John D. Burnett, Saul S. Henkle, Samson Mason, J. Warren Keifer, Alex Waddle, Thomas J. Pringle
REPRESENTATIVES TO STATE LEGISLATURE
James Paige, John Daugherty, James Foley, John A. Alexander, Charles Anthony, Ira Paige, W.V.H. Cushing, Alex Waddle, Stephen M. Wheeler, Isaac Housman, John M. Gallagher, Samson Mason, Samuel B. Williams, Henry W. Smith, John D. Burnett, Samuel Shellabarger, William Goodfellow, John H. Littler, A. Denny Rogers, John Howell, R. D. Harrison, Henry C. Houston, Perry Stewart, Benjamin Neff, John F. Oglevee, Enoch C. Dial, Nathan M. McConkey.*
1818-20 — John Black, James Foley, Enoch B. Smith. 1820-25 — James Foley, John Black, John Heaton. 1825-26 — John Black, John Heaton, John Layton. 1826-27 — John Layton, John Black, Pierson Spining. 1827-30 — John Black, John Layton, John Whiteley. 1830-31 — John Black, John Whiteley, William Werden. 1831-33 — John Whiteley, William Werden, Elnathan Cory. 1833-34 — John Whiteley, Elnathan Cory, Oliver Armstrong. 1834-36 — John Whiteley, Elnathan Cory, Oliver Armstrong. 1836-38 — Elnathan Cory, William Holloway, John Whiteley. 1838-40 — Elnathan Cory, William Werdon, John Whiteley. 1840-41 — John Whiteley, William Werdon, Melyn Baker. 1841-42 — Melyn Baker, Adam Shuey, John Whiteley. 1842-47 — Melyn Baker, Adam Shuey, Robert Turner. 1847-48 — Robert Turner, Melyn Baker, William Whiteley. 1848-49 — Melyn Baker, John Whiteley, Samuel Black. 1849-51 — William Whiteley, Samuel Black, Adam Baker. 1851-52 — Adam Baker, William Whiteley, Ezra D. Baker. 1852-56 — William Whiteley, Ezra D. Baker, James F. Whiteman. 1856-57 — Ezra Baker, James F. Whiteman, Samuel W. Sterrett. 1857-58 — James F. Whiteman, Samuel W. Sterrett, Daniel O. Heiskell. 1858-61 — Samuel W. Sterrett, Daniel O. Heiskell, D.L. Snyder. 1861-63 — Samuel W. Sterrett, Daniel O. Heiskell, L. B. Sprague. 1863-64 — Samuel W. Sterrett, David Hayward, E.B. Cassily. 1865-66 — David Hayward, E.B. Cassily, Perry Stewart. 1866-67 — E.B. Cassilly, Perry Stewart, David Hayward. 1867-68 — E.B. Cassily, William O. Lamme, Jacob Seitz. 1868-69 — E.B. Cassily, William O. Lamme, William D. Johnson. 1870-72 — E.B. Cassily, William D. Johnson, N.M. McConkey. 1872-72 — William D. Johnson, N.M. McConkey, H.G. Miller. 1874-75 — H.G. Miller, N.M. McConkey, J.H. Blose. 1875-76 — N.M. McConkey, J.H. Blose, George H. Frey. 1876-77 — J.H. Blose, George H. Frey, Edward Merritt. 1877-78 — George H. Frey, Edward Merritt, Mark Spence,* John Scarff. 1878-79 — George H. Frey, Edward Merritt, John Scarff. 1879-80 — George H. Frey, John Scarff, Leon H. Houston. 1880-81 — John Scarff, Leon H. Houston, Jonathan S. Kitchen.
|1818||John Daugherty||John Ambler||David Kizer|
|1819||John Daugherty||John Ambler||David Kizer|
|1820||David Higgins||John Ambler||David Kizer|
|1821||William Wilson||John Ambler||David Kizer|
|1822||William Wilson||John Ambler||David Kizer|
|1823||William Wilson||John Ambler||David Kizer|
|1824||William Wilson||John Ambler||David Kizer|
|1825||William Wilson||John Ambler||Saul Henkle|
|1826||James S. Halsey||John Ambler||Saul Henkle|
|1827||James S. Halsey||John Ambler||Saul Henkle|
|1828||James S. Halsey||Cyrus Armstrong||Saul Henkle|
|1829||James S. Halsey||Cyrus Armstrong||Saul Henkle|
|1830||James S. Halsey||Cyrus Armstrong||Saul Henkle|
|1831||James S. Halsey||Cyrus Armstrong||Saul Henkle|
|1832||James S. Halsey||Cyrus Armstrong||Saul Henkle|
|1833||James S. Halsey||Cyrus Armstrong||Saul Henkle|
|1834||James S. Halsey||Cyrus Armstrong||Saul Henkle|
|1835||James S. Halsey||Cyrus Armstrong||Isaac Hendershot|
|1836||James S. Halsey,
|Cyrus Armstrong||Isaac Hendershot|
|1837||Stephen M. Wheeler||Cyrus Armstrong||Isaac Hendershot|
|1838||Reuben Miller||Cyrus Armstrong||Isaac Hendershot|
|1839||Reuben Miller||Cyrus Armstrong||Isaac Hendershot|
|1840||Reuben Miller||Cyrus Armstrong||Isaac Hendershot|
|1841||Reuben Miller||Cyrus Armstrong||Isaac Hendershot|
|1842||Reuben Miller||Cyrus Armstrong||Isaac Hendershot|
|1843||Reuben Miller||Cyrus Armstrong||Isaac H. Lancy|
|1844||Reuben Miller||Cyrus Armstrong||Isaac H. Lancy|
|1845||Reuben Miller||Cyrus Armstrong||Isaac H. Lancy|
|1846||Reuben Miller||Cyrus Armstrong
|Isaac H. Lancy|
|1847||Reuben Miller||S.B. Williams||Saul S. Henkle|
|1849||Reuben Miller||Samuel B. Williams||Robert Black|
|1850||Reuben Miller||Samuel B. Williams||Robert Black|
|1851||Reuben Miller||Samuel B. Williams||Robert Black|
|1852||Reuben Miller||Samuel B. Williams||Robert Black|
|1853||Reuben Miller||Samuel B. Williams||John H. Thomas|
|1854||Reuben Miller||Samuel B. Williams||John H. Thomas|
|1855||Reuben Miller||William C. Frey||John H. Thomas|
|1856||John Newlove||William C. Frey||Isaac Hendershot|
|1857||John Newlove||William C. Frey||Isaac Hendershot|
|1858||John Newlove||William C. Frey||Isaac Hendershot|
|1859||John Newlove||Theodore A. Wick||Isaac Hendershot|
|1860||John Newlove||Theodore A. Wick||Isaac Hendershot|
|1861||John Newlove||Theodore A. Wick||Isaac Hendershot|
|1862||John Newlove||Theodore A. Wick||H.S. Showers|
|1863||John Newlove||Thomas R. Norton||W.S. Miranda*|
|1864||John Newlove||Thomas R. Norton||Ashley Bradford|
|1865||John Newlove||Thomas R. Norton||Ashley Bradford|
|1866||John Newlove||Thomas R. Norton||Ashley Bradford|
|1867||John Newlove||Theodore A. Wick||Ashley Bradford|
|1868||John Newlove||Theodore A. Wick||Ashley Bradford|
|1869||John Newlove||Theodore A. Wick||Ashley Bradford|
|1870||John Newlove||Theodore A. Wick||Ashley Bradford|
|1871||J.F. Oglevee||Richard Montjoy||Ashley Bradford|
|1872||J.F. Oglevee||Richard Montjoy||Ashley Bradford|
|1873||J.F. Oglevee||William S. Field||Ashley Bradford|
|1874||J.F. Oglevee||William C. Frey||Ashley Bradford|
|1875||Quincy A. Petts||William C. Frey||Ashley Bradford|
|1876||Quincy A. Petts||John W. Parsons||Ashley Bradford|
|1877||Quincy A. Petts||John W. Parsons||Ashley Bradford|
|1878||Quincy A. Petts||John W. Parsons||Ashley Bradford|
|1879||Quincy A. Petts||John W. Parsons||Ashley Bradford|
|1880||Quincy A. Petts||John W. Parsons||Ashley Bradford|
|1818||Cyrus Ward||John Hunt||William Wilson|
|1819||Thomas Fisher||John Hunt||William Wilson|
|1822||Thomas Armstrong||John Hunt||William Wilson|
|1824||John A. Alexander||John Hunt||William Wilson|
|1826||William Sailor||John Hunt||William Wilson|
|1828||William Sailor||William Needham||William Wilson|
|1830||William Berry||William Needham||Reuben Miller|
|1832||William Berry||William Needham||Reuben Miller|
|1834||John Lattimer||Harvey Humphreys||Reuben Miller|
|1836||John Lattimer||Harvey Humphreys||William A. Rogers|
|1838||William Berry||John Hunt||John R. Gunn|
|1840||William Berry||John R. Gunn|
|1842||Absalom Mattox||Thomas Kizer|
|1844||Absalom Mattox||Thomas Kizer|
|1846||Daniel Raffensporger||Thomas Kizer|
|1848||Henry Hallenback||Thomas Kizer|
|1850||Henry Hallenback||Thomas Kizer|
|1852||Joseph McIntyre||Thomas Kizer|
|1854||Joseph McIntyre||Morton Cary||Thomas Kizer|
|1856||John E. Layton||Thomas Kizer|
|1858||John E. Layton||Thomas Kizer|
|1860||James Fleming||J.D. Moler|
|1862||James Fleming||J.D. Moler|
|1863||Cyrus Albin||Thomas Kizer|
|1864||Cyrus Albin||Isaac Kay||Thomas Kizer|
|1865||James Fleming||Thomas Kizer|
|1866||Cyrus Albin||Reuben Miller||William Brown|
|1868||E.G. Coffin||W.B. Huffman||William Brown|
|1870||E.G. Coffin||Oscar F. Bancroft||J.D. Moler|
|1872||Cornelius Baker||Biddle Boggs||Thomas Kizer|
|1874||Cornelius Baker||E.G. Coffin||Thomas Kizer|
|1876||E.G. Coffin||James Kinney||Thomas Kizer|
|1878||E.G. Coffin||J.L. Coleman||Chandler Robbins|
|1880||James Foley||J.L. Coleman||Frank P. Stone|
CLERKS OF COURT
John Layton, Thomas Armstrong, Saul S. Henkle, James S. Halsey, Harvey Vinal, Absalom Mattox, Edward P. Torbert.
Zepheniah Platt, George W. Jewett, Samson Mason, Charles Anthony, James L. Torbert, Charles Anthony, William White, John S. Hauke, James S. Goode, John C. Miller, Dixon A. Harrison, Thomas J. Pringle, Walter L. Weaver, George C. Rawlins, Walter L. Weaver.
James S. Halsey, James L. Torbert, John H. Littler, Enoch G. Dial, John C. Miller
During the first sixteen or eighteen years of the history of this county, the poor were "farmed out," as it was called, i.e., let to the lowest bidders, who provided food, clothing, and all that was necessary for the ordinary wants of those unfortunates. During the session of the Board of Commissioners, held on the 4th day of December, 1833, a resolution was passed to purchase a lot for the erection of a suitable poor house. In the following month (January 18, 1834), the records show that Joseph Perrin transferred a tract of 48.54 acres to Clark County; on this ground the present infirmary stands. In 1839, Richard Rogers deeded another tract, adjoining the first on the north, to the county. On the 18th day of April, 1835, the commissioners contracted with Hugh Degear and John Thompson to erect a suitable building for the sum of $2,500. In December, 1835, the Commissioners appointed Joseph Perrin, Charles Cavileer and Cyrus Armstrong as Infirmary Directors. On January 7, 1836, the first Board of Directors met and organized, and on February 8, same year, they appointed Dennis Jones Superintendent, and inserted a notice in the Pioneer that the poor house would be open for the reception of inmates on the 1st day of the June following (June 1, 1836). A little before this, however, (May 30), John Ross, of Bethel, was admitted, he being the first one in the present house.
Francis Elliott was appointed Superintendent March 1, 1842, to succeed Dennis Jones.
The record is quite imperfect, as the next entry is dated December 14, 1842, at which time the Directors were J.W. Kills, Joseph Osborne and Levi Lathrop, with Dr. Keifer as physician. February 14, 1853, Directors were Kills, Osborne and Peleg Coates; Dr. A. Bruce appointed to fill vacancy caused by Dr. Keifer's removal from the county. December 13, 1853, Dr. —. Foster appointed physician. December 18, 1855, Directors — Kills, Osborne and Coates; Drs. Foster and Kay, physicians. December 9, 1856, Directors — same; Dr. Foster, physician. April 10, 1857, Dr. Isaac Kay appointed to fill vacancy. January 13, 1858, Directors — same; Dr. Reeves, physician. December 5, 1860, Directors — same; Dr. Reeves, physician. December 9, 1861, Directors — Kills, Osborne and William Eby; Dr. Reeves, physician. February 21, 1862, there is another break in the record, as the entry informs us that Christopher Laybourn was re-appointed superintendet, but omits to say when Francis Elliott ceased to fill the office. December 8, 1862, Directors — same; Dr. Kay, physician. February 23, 1863, Directors — same, W.H. Ford, Superintendent. December 14, 1863, Dr. Kay, physician. January 7, 1864, Directors — William Eby, Joseph Osborn and Alex Ramsey; Superintendent Ford re-appointed. December 12, 1864, Dr. Kay re-appointed. January 5, 1865, Directors — same; Superintendent — same; Doctor — same. Janury 10, 1866, Directors — same; Superintendent — same; Doctor, John Rogers. July 2, 1866, Directors — Osborne, Eby and J.R. Miller. October 15, 1866, Directors — Osborne, Eby and J.D. Stewart. January 7, 1867, Directors — same; Superintendent — same; Dr. Kay, physician. 1868, Directors — same; Superintendent — same; Dr. Whitehead, physician. 1869, Directors — same; Superintendent — same; physician — same. 1870, Directors — same; Superintendent — same; Dr. Jesse O. Davy, physician. 1871, Directors — same; Superintendent — same; Dr. Whitehead, physician. 1872, Directors — same; Superintendent — same; physician — same. 1873, Directors — same; Superintendent — same; Dr. John Rogers, physician. 1874, Directors — Osborne, Stewart and John T. May; Superintendent — Ford; Dr. H.H. Seys, physician. 1875, Directors — same; Superintendent — same; physician — Dr. W.E. Potter. 1875, Directors — same; Superintendent — Isaac Curl; physicain — Dr. W.E. Potter; during this year, E.B. Cassily was appointed Director, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Joseph Osborne. 1877, Directors, Samuel Rhodes, John T. May, J.D. Stewart; Superintendent — Isaac Curl; physician — Dr. W.E. Potter. 1878, Directors — Rhodes, Stewart and John E. Layton;*Superintendent — Isaac Curl, superseded by James Fleming; physician — W.E. Potter. 1879, Directors — Rhodes, Layton and Isaac Kindle; Superintendent — Fleming; physician — W.E. Potter. 1880, Directors — same; Superintendent — same; physician — Dr. W.E. Potter. 1881, Directors — same; Superintendent — same; physician — Dr. Ormsby, to date (February 15, 1880).
The institution is under the careful management of the above directory in a manner at once pleasing and satisfactory to all concerned. The grounds are pleasantly situated, about one mile north of the court house.
THE CHILDREN'S HOME
The origin of these noble public institutions can be traced to the active labors of a class of philanthropic people in different parts of the State. The subject was discussed upon the platform and through the press as long ago as the year 1856. In every large town or city in the State were more or less of a certain class of homeless children, who were dependent upon public charity for all that goes to make good citizens of the youth of the land. The war of the rebellion added great numbers of unprotected and helpless children to the already long list. This prepared the popular mind for decisive action, which was made practically manifest by an act of the Legislature, on the 20th of March, 1866.
By this law, the Commissioners of any county in the State were empowered to take all necessary steps in the direction of providing a suitable home other than that of the County Infirmary for such of the homeless children as chanced to be within the jurisdiction of said Board of Commissioners. This could be done in one or more ways — either by contributing to any private institution already established, or by purchasing the same, or by organizing and erecting an entirely new establishment.
About the year 1875, the subject of building a home in the county began to be agitated. After due consideration of all minor questions petaining to the matter, the Board of Commissioners selected the present site, and on the 10th of May, 1877, they contracted with various parties for the erection of suitable buildings, and on the 4th day of March, 1878, Frederick Halford, Clifton M. Nichols and E.B. Cassily were duly appointed Trustees of the Children's Home. On the 14th day of March, same year, William Sloan was as appointed Superintendent, and his wife, Mrs. Mary Sloan, as Matron of the same.
On the 1st of April, 1880, Nathan M. McConkey and wife were appointed to succeed Mr. and Mrs. Sloan, and in their hands the institution is at present.
The home is located directly north of the infirmary, and about three-fourths of a mile distant therefrom. It is on the tract or lot of land purchased from Richard Rodgers in 1839, and formerly used as a wood lot for the infirmary. The site is well chosen, being far enough from the city to be sufficiently secluded, yet near enough for easy access by those who have occasion to visit the establishment.
* Reuben Wallace, of Bethel Township, was a member when the county was erected. Joseph Keifer is said to have been a representative also, though the date does not appear.
* Died in office.
† Berry appointed to fill vacancy caused by death of Armstrong.
* A. Bean for a few months in 1863
* Died in office
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