Sunday, March 25, 2012

Candidates for Election in Hendricks County (1845)

From copies of voting records at Plainfield Library:

Election held Monday, 4 August 1845 - candidates for various offices (with votes received in parentheses):

--Hendricks County Assessor:
Enos Blair (30 votes)
Harmon Brittain (606 votes - winner)
Thomas F. Burgess (56 votes)
Thomas A. Burks (108 votes)
William Nelson Caywood (139 votes)
William Crawford (154 votes)
John Darraugh/John Darrow (20 votes)
A.M. Hamrick (7 votes)
Benjamin Hiatt (27 votes)
L. Hunter (1 vote)
Amos McCormick/Amos McCormack (17 votes)
A.G. Minor (3 votes)
Samuel Starbuck/Samuel Starbaugh (24 votes)
Edmund D. Straughn (575 votes)
James Todd (67 votes)
Thomas Weekly/Thomas Weekley (6 votes)
Boaz Williams (24 votes)
James Wright (1 vote)

--Hendricks County Auditor:
H. Baker (1 vote)
John Baker (930 votes)
Allen Hess (976 votes - winner)
A. Straughn (2 votes)

--Hendricks County Commissioner (3rd District):
J.A. Bonter/J.M. Bonter (1 vote)
Alvey Hoadley (246 votes)
Isaac Osborn (5 votes)
S.A. Verbrike (1 vote)
A.B. Watson (2 votes)
Ebenezer S. Watson (929 votes - winner)

--Hendricks County Coroner:
?? Baker (1 vote)
Pemberton S. Dicken (291 votes - winner)
E.D. Hart (13 votes)
Jonathan S. Harvey (128 votes)
John Ludlow (234 votes)
H.H. Marvin (1 vote)
Alex McCasmant (6 votes)
Christian C. Nave (21 votes)
J.S. Odell (1 vote)
J.G. Scott (2 votes)
J.I. Scott/J.S. Scott (1 vote)
A.B. Straughn (2 votes)
E.D. Straughn (14 votes)
William Townsend (7 votes)
E.S. Watson (1 vote)
J.J. Weeks (3 votes)

--State Representative, Indiana General Assembly:
Jonathan S. Harvey (945 votes - winner)
Calvin A. Jessup (55 votes)
Henry H. Marvin (750 votes)
J. Wells (1 vote)

--State Senator, Indiana General Assembly:
Jeremiah Depew (680 votes)
Henry Morgan (41 votes)
Christian C. Nave (89 votes)
William Townsend (153 votes)
Samuel A. Verbrike (820 votes - winner)

--Representative, United States Congress:
Marquis Blair (2 votes)
J.A. Depew (2 votes)
Edward W. McGaughey/Edward W. McGoughey (1072 votes – winner)
Joseph A. Wright (895 votes)

On Wednesday, 6 August 1845, a Board of Canvassers (made up of the judges and inspectors from each township) met at the courthouse in Danville to tally the votes and certify the results. The members of the board were:

Job Turner (chairman of Board)
Elias Leach
John Craig
John J. McMullin
Eli Baldwin
Solomon Rushton
Whitson Nelson
Benjamin Larrence
B.A. Huron
James Logan
Joshua D. Parker, Clerk
S.T. Hadley, Deputy Clerk

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