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C0MJ41SSI0NERS' PECORD 

VOLUME 3 
1834 - l&^iO 

MARION COUNTY, INDIANA 



Part - A 



Transcribed and Typed 

by I 

THE INDIANA HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY 
Indianapolis 
19^1 



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COMMISSIONERS' RECORD 



VOLUME 3 



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MAP.ION COUllTY, nroiANA 



Part - A 



Trans cribod and Typed 

by 

THE Ilfl)L'iNA HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVTY 

DIVISION OP CO:>C.irHITY SERVICE PROGR-'i:£S 

WORK PROJECTS ADl£IKISTRft.TlON 

Sponsorod by 

IIDIANA HISTORICAL BUREAU 

(This manuscript has not been proofread against xhe original) 

Indiaiiapolis, Indiana 

The Indiona Hictorical Records Survey 

Deceniber Ijiil 



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i'.arlon County 
CoinflilGslonera ' i^ecord 3 



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Pa^e 1 Scptexfiucr Session 1334 

At a meeting of tno Board or Conualssioners of [.Mar- 
lon County Indiana be^un and held at the Couro Ilouse in 
Indianapolis on Scptoir.ber 1, 1334. 

Present Tnoinas O'Heal ) 

i! G0.T..:1. 

Harris T^/ner ) 

Andrev; Hoover now presents his certificate of his 
election as Co.rtinissioner oi' the t.-ird District in I.'ar- 
ion County, Tor throe years Troia August 4th, 1554 on 
the bad: of which is a certificate of his having talc en 
the oath required by law whereupon he taVccs his seat 
as a iTiOniber of this Board, 

J^mea L Cv/an is 'i10VQ:''d-j Licensed to vond foreign 
merchandize in iJarion County for Six uor.ths from Sepu- 
enber 2, 1334 on his paying into the Go;inty Treasury 
five dollars, 

John Polke is hereby appointed Constable v/ithin 
and for V/ayne Township xxnT^il the next April i^lecoion 
and until his successor is elected and qualified; Gnd 
the said Polke is required to file a Bond as such Con- 
stable with Security to be approved by the Cleric of 
this Board, 

Joseph I«i. Moore a: Co having shewn to the Board 



(2) 

Marlon County 
Coimalssionvvi's' Record 3 
that their stocl: in forei(pa nerchandlze does not eycaod 
two thousand dollars: V.nereupon It Is ordered that Lhoy 
be Licensed to vend Torei^ merchandize in Indianapolis 
ior twelve months from I.lay 6th 1834 on their payin,^ in- 
to the County Ircasury fii'teon dollars. 

Allowed Benjamin McFarland IJi.f/ateen dollars Tor med- 
ical services be allowed on Llary Picket and her two chil- 
dren and James Dobin^s and Elizabeth Goverdill all paupers 
payable out of the County Treasury. 

Rufees Jenison Jr. produces the cercificate of tv/enty 
four reapectaole free holders of V/arren Township whereupon 
he applies for a License to keep a tavern and sell and 
retail spirituous and strong liquors at his Stand in Said 
Township for the term of oWGive months from the first day 
of I.Iay 1834 ViThereupon It is ordered that he be so licensed 
on his paying into the County Treasury- five dollars, and 
filing a Bond as such Tavern keeper with Saiauel Jenison 
and John Cain \/ho are aopi'oved as Securities. 

It is ordered that Andrew Jhilson Supervisor cause 
to be opened according to lav/ the part of the Co-onty r^oad 
established on the petition of V/illiam G. Lciar and others 
at January Session 1854 which lies in his district. 

Henry Porter £: Co nov; apply for a License to vend 
forei-rn merchandize in Indianapolis for tv/elve months from 



(o) 

iiiarlon GO'Oiity 
Gavu^issioners ' pLCCord 3 
the eighth day of Septoiaber lo34 and jriavini shcvrn to the 
satisfaction or the 3oard uiiat their Stock does no- ex- 
coed v2000.00: It is oraered that they be so licensed on 
pa^inj into County Treasury fifteen dollars 

Pa;_;o 2 Sepoeiiber :ies3ion 15.54 

Ordered t'nat Aaron Ho.-aan be exer^-ipted x'rorii o^. y^^^T 
perfor-Tiinj labor on Roads and hi£>v.vays for personal priv- 
lll.'jes until his present disability is removed 

Givan and rouaray no'.; apply for a Licerise uo vend 
forei.^n T.erchandiz© in (.Marion Counoy) Indiana^- >lia for 
twelve nonths froxa Au^^'-st 1, 1334 Oracreu that they be so 
licensed on paying into the County Treasury fil'teen dol- 
lars. 

.^iuith V/ilkins cc Co nov/ apply for a licunso to vend 
foreljn nerchandize in Inaianapolis for ovrelve Lionchs 
froa Septei.ber 2, 1834: Orco- ed that they be so licensed 
on paying into the Co'unty Treasury tv/elve doli^ars ana 
fifty cents 

Allowed Jacob Tumor the 3-0:11 of five hundred dollars 
in full of the first pa;,'Tnent on the Jail contract payable 
out of ohe Co-unty Treasury 

Joiin Johnson applies for a License uo vzr^c. forei.'Ti. 
merchandize in i.Iarion Go^anuy for tW'olve rr.oiichs fro:.; cho 



(4) 

Ma r i n C oun ty 
CoiiLulsslonGi'3 ' Record. 3 
twentieth day of 'May 1834: Oraerod t lat he be so licensed 
on his pa^m^ into the County 'I'reasury ten dollars. 

Allov/sd Plemln;;^ T. Luse Ei^ht dollars for rriaklng 
Cofren for Hiram Briant and one for I^Iathan ".Valdo both 
paupers and dl^^^^ing one £;;i"ave. 

John Stephens now applies for a license to vend 
foreign merchandize in irlarion Coiinty for twelve months 
from August 1, 1834: Ordered that he be so licensed on 
paying into the County Treasury ten dollars. 

Henry Porter, Elizabeth ITowland, J, V,. Poundray, John 
V/ilkins John Hoore and others by Henry P Cobur.i their At- 
torney file five xiemonstrance against the grantin- of any 
license to any person or persons re3idin3 in blv3 Tovrn of 
Indianapolis, to sell Spirituous or Soron- llcaors 'oj per- 
mission of this Board: v/hereupon they pray the Board to 
refuse granting any license to any person or persons to 
sell spirituous and Strong liquors in said tov.Ta: which 
prayer is not granted. (// /pW//Xj^i j^/^0 k^-U^i^^ /X^/ 

i Mtmu ^i m mmm^i // mA wi ;W/ s<^)^ ^ifMi 

////I i'^'Ji'^-^p^-^i.-fi^A'^l ^ji) it /^iV/ appearing to the Honor- 
able Thomas O'Neal and Andrew Hoover, that the remonstran- 
ces should have 'oqqii against a particular inaividual or 
individuals, Settin-j forth such individual or individuals 
particularly: in place of a general remonstrance a;^';aln3t 
the ^ranting of any license to any person or persons, v;ith- 

out naiuing any pei-son whatever 

John roster presents the Certificate of twenty four 



^0) 

iuiirion County 
Coimaissioners' Kecord 5 
respectable freehcJlders of the tovrn of Inalanapolis, as to 
his -ood moral character whereupon he prays for a License 
to keep a (Grocery and cell and 

p^-g 3 Septe.Tiher Session 1854 

retail spirituous and stron; liquors and forGi.;n and do- 
mestic Groceries in Indianapolis for tv/elve nionLhs from 
the third day of September 1854: Ordered that ho be so 
licensed on his puyins into the County Treasury fifteen 
dollars and filing the Treasurers receipt for the sane, 
and a Bond a such Grocery keeper, v/i^h Israel Philips ana 
James Vanblaricuia who are approved as Securities in the 
Clerks office of this County of I.'^^rlon, 

James L. xio^in presents the certificj.te of t^venty 
four respectable frecholoers of uhe tovrn of Inalanapolis 
of Indiaaap lis as to his good moral charcter -.hereupon 
he prays to be licensed to keep a grocery and sell and 
retail spitituous ana stron- liqaors foreim and do/.iestic 
Groceries in Indianapolis for tv;elve months from September 
first 1834. Ordered i-hat he be so licensed accordingly 
and he is requested to pay into "che County Treasury flf ^eei 
dollars, and file a Bond with John Foster end James Van- 
blaricum Securities, who are approved. 

Nathaniel Davis presents the Certificate of tv/enty 



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Marion Coixnty 
Comraissioners ' Record 5 
four respectable freeholders of -che Town of Indiana oolia, 
certifying that he la a person of ^ooa moral characz^or: 
V.liereupon he applies to be licensed to keep a Grocery ana 
sell and retail any spirituous and strong liquors, forcirn 
and Doraestic Groceries in Indianapolis for twelve months 
from Au-^ust first 1S54 Oraerod chat ho be licensed acoor- 
din-;ly on his paying into the county Treasury fifteen doll- 
ars and f ilin:2 ^ Bond with liliakisn iiarding. Jermiah Coll- 
ins and David B-arkhart who are approvoa as securities 

•lames C. lUrjason presents the certificate of Lwunty 
four respectable freeholders of the township ci' V/arren in 
j.Ianon County whereupon he applies for a License to keep 
a tavern and sell and retail spirituous and strong liquors 
in said Tov/nship for twelve months from Septe.;iber 2d loO'i.. 
Oraeroo that he be Licensed accordingly on his paying into 
the County Treasury five dollars, and filin-] a Bond with 
Jolxn --iison and -Villian Koed who are approved as Securities; 
in the office of the Clerk of this Board 

Hiram Colvin presents the certificate of twenty four 
respectable freeholders of the town of Indianapolis, as to 
his ^ood moral character whereupon he applies for a license 
to keep a Grocery ana sell and retail spirituous ana strong 
liquors foreign ana aomestic Groceries in Inaiariapolis 



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Marion County 
Coin.nlss loners ' Record '6 
for tv/elve months fror.'i the 14 th aay of ■'--u^iist 1354. Order- 
ed that he be so licensed on his paying into the County 
Treasury fifteen dollars and filing a bond v/ith David 
Burlchart and l.^athaniel Lavis who are approved aa secur- 
ities; in the of lice of the Clerk of this Eoard. 

Pa-e 4 

Peter Carberry, Llichael I.IcRoberts and James I>'c- 
Koberts viewers now report that they have viewed the road 
be^inninr at Section 7 where the Sr.iocks Iioad intersects 
the tovmship line dividing tov;n 14 and 15 Kan;;;e 5 a]. so 
when the road leaaing from the Madison State r;oad airrii.uv 
for Huffs mill intersects the cov^-nship line thence run- 
ning on the proposed route on as good ground and as 
straight a direction as they could fina to Joim E. i.'ecs- 
ingers mill; to thence to the South East corner of Jacob 
Llillers land that said road is on _;ood ground and of 
public utility; and there being no objections presented 
It is ordered that the same be established as a public 
high'.vay. and that, and that Supervisors cause 

the some to be opened according to law 

Allowed the above viewers Seventy five cents each for 
one day V/llliam D. Rooker and Samuel Llorrow viewers ap- 
pointed at the last Session of this Board nov; report that 
they 



(8) 
-iarion County 
C^ra.'iissioners ' Record '6 
have viewed the ground where Liie roaa aieatioaea in T:ae 
oruer of this Board;, ls proposed to run ano. are of c^pin- 
ion that .:aid Roaa if laia out would not be of public 
u'cili"cy, ■:. .iich road is •cnerexore not establisheu 

Allowed the above viewers said ...orrow one collar .: 
hooker seventy five cents 

Jocob v.nitinser hlijah h^uvson ...nd John G. .IcJlvain 
viewers appointed at the last cession of 'cnis j^card, ...ow 
reoort, that they have viewed and laid out a roac of pub- 
lic utility as follo\,s to wit : be^-inning at the north eia 
of hli:5ah Dawson^ lane, tncnce a north direction en a route 
usaly to ..hitinsers hill on ...lite River: thence a I.orth 
ii.ast airection (uo.r.c£a; soc^s to int^reect the rcc-d leiciui- 
iro-ii Incianapciis to xJoblesvills about --0 Roas north of 
J l.nitingers house: anu tnere ucin,;^ no objections to said 
road It is oruered tnat the sawie be estabi-isnea as a pw^xic 

Wxi-'nvvay, and tiiat !Solo-tion aeor-'e -"'P^ -- 

visorJ-throu::h whose aistrlcit the same runs case it to be 
opened accoraing to lav/ 

hlias C. osalawin, isaac aajie, and Sa^.uel new:- tin 
viewers now report tnat tiaey have viewt;d and l;.id out a 
road of public utility --s follows, to ..^.c: s: —:_-' ".a.ng at 
;--oovers ^ill r'unning e„:-t 30 rods to ..ilxia-i ho •. ivains 
east line, tnence \.urn directly South to Ja,w.s .^cJlvain:!; : 



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x^arion County 
COuii'dissioners ' neccrd 3 
thence airectly east to in;:ersect zl\e miOfA-^t.n Boaa about 
fifteen rods South of Isaac Fishers: ..na there beini/ x'lO ob- 
jections to said road it is oraered that tne wa.ae be esta- 
blished as public highivay, and that John tiuoherland cuper- 
visor cause the sane to be openea accoraing to law. 

Allov.ed Jocob V.hioinger Elijah La, son ana Jolai d iMc- 
Jlvain for viev.ing County Road seventy'- five cents e^cn 

Page 5 Septejiber Session 

Lavid i.icCurcy and others present a peti'cicn for an 
alteration beginning at tne triage on Lavio. ..ests line, 
thence running by the .iiill on the nearer c ana best •::roand 
ao intersect the nicuth of David ..icCurc 7s lane: .aereupcn 
Ihomas Burns, Tnomas Jones and John Ircr^er are appointed 
viev.'ers, to uiake report at next Session ana airie is given 

Stephen Pitts oroauces a petition £he..in^- that he is 
the cner of the west half of the Soutn x^ast cu.-rte.r of 
Section 15 Tov.nsnip 13 of Kange 5 East v/aich is situate 
on the South side of V.hite River v/here the i^ichigan Iioad 
crosses the sa.iie, and praying the Eoard to establish a 
public ferry accross saia river at tne crossing of said 
ricaa on his saia lana: and having s.a:.,^ito t-^ac satisiac- 
tion of the Board, that he has given the nctice reguired 



(10) 
i.iarion County 
Co^iLiiiss loners' iiecora 3 
by law Ox this apolicctlon It is orcGred that st-id ierry 
be established as prayed it appearing that it is necessary 
that suca x'erry ^e established it, is oraered that the num- 
ber of hands to be e.nployed at So-id I'erry L-liall be as fol- 
lows, to wit: fro.a the first day of :»iovc.r.bcr Lc the first 
uay of hay in each ana every year tuere hanas if necessary 
ana froJi the first di.y of -^ay until tne lirst c^-y of iicv- 
e^ber in each and every year tv.o nanas if necessary and 
oiiat the rates of toll at said ferry shall De as folic'., s, 
to v.it: For ferrying a Jian ana horse accross c^^id F.iver 
12,,- 
For ferrying a v.agon and tv.o horses or oicen 

across said river .c7-^ 
Do four " " " " .::0 
Lo 'ox:: " " '■ " . ; - 
" foo-u .len " '^' '' .0 5 i/4 
■' a pleasuie carrtxije and die cr 

Tv.o noiSi.s .£7^ 
For " " loose horses per nead .J6 1/4- 

For " " cattle " " " .Oo 

For " " Sheep and hogs per head .Oi 

For all other aniaals or other orcpcrt; -at other- 
v.ise orovided for ^uch reasonable coaoensa'oion :„s ..-ay 



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llb.Txon Co^aaty 
Cd!ri:.iissioners' Record 5 
be agreed upon NeliG.iiiru,l-i Saiith and ot.icrs orcsont a petition 
pray for a Road be^'innin'; at Capt Jacob o.uoclzs ..ill and 
runiiing south east to his corner: taence j_,ast on the Sec- 
tion line ( or near the section lint ^o to i^e on i^ood s^io- 
able lana) running; on the oubscribers land to intersect the 
County Road leading I'ro^ Indianapolis "co Stui'is uills in 
Shelby County at the South end of Robert Hoacs aeadine^ v.here- 
upon Tho.aas i^icFarland V.illiaa Co^le ana hli^ah Vice are ap- 
pointed viewers 

And the Boara adjourned until toaorro'.v .;^orning nine 
ocloclc 

Signed Septeuioer 2 1354 

Harris lyner 
Tnoaias bncal!- 
Andrev, Hoover 

Page S Sopteuiber Session 1854 

Tuesday morning at tne hour of nine o'clock Septe-i- 
ber Second A.L. one thousand eight hundreu and thirty foar; 
the Board met pursuant to ac.jourrunent, present Honorable 

Harris Tyner 



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(12) 

i'larion Coxinty 
Coimiii S3 loners' liecord 3 
I/Iorrls I.Iorrls presents his report as Supervisor for 
the year 1855 v/hlch is approved: and hy which It eppcars 
that there is aue said Supervisor for services rendered 
in 1852-5 the sum of thirteen dollars v/hereuoon it is 
ordered that said I.lorrls be authorized to collect of per- 
sons who have not worked their time or paid the rr.oney for 
said years and retain the ssxr.e to the amount of thirteen 

aollars. 

It is orderea that Ephralm Arnold and Thomas I.'.ocre 
Supervisors cause to be opened the County Road establishea 
at Kovember Session 1831 conmenoinj v;here the line of Sec- 
tion ei.-ht and nine crosses the Lav/rencebur^h Head and 
running on a due South line to ?riru.-*osa Tarbens as the 
same lies in their respective Districts 

It is orcicrea that the tax on Samuel LIcCormic:: ferr;;,' 
for the year 1654 be reauccc. from three to tv;o uoliars 

Allov/ed Alex.-nder Cullertson Joseph Beeler ooseph 
V.heatly Jacob Shanicle V/iliiai-j. D. Starhey /u-.drev/ y.oo- 
house Benjamin I.I, Logan and Thomas Sheloon the s\m of 
fift;/ cents each for retumir.j the August election 1354 

Lavid Allison Plelden Clark and Joseph Coats vlev;ers 
now report, that they have viewed and laid out and return 
a road of public utility as follo'.7s Ee^inninG at the ::. '... 
of the V/v;- SE qr of Sec 29 T 17 R 4. Thence east on a 



(15) 

Llarion Goioi'ity 
Corrunissloners ' Piecord 5 
line to intersect a County road leaaing Alilsonville to 
Greenfiold: and thore bcln^ no objection to said Road, 
it is ordered that the staae bo established ao a public 
hi,3hv/ay. and that the supervisor or supervisors through 
whose district or districts the sa::;ie runs Cause the same 
to be opened accoraln;; to law 

It is ordered thot an election to bo held at the 
usual place of holainn; Llectlons in V.'arren Tov.nsliip on the 
first Saturday in October next for electing a Justice of 
the peace in said Tov/nshlp to fill the vacancy occasioned 
by the resignation of Joshua olacl: ^sq, '/'li^ Y^// It appear- 
in.2 to the satisfaction of the Board i-hat Kaan Wright i3q.r 
a Justice of the peace of Pike Township, has resigned h.i s 
office. It is oruered tho.t an election be held at :;he 
house of said Wright on the first Saturday in October next 
to fill said vacancy. 

Pa^e" 7 September oessioa lbo4: 

It appearing to the Satisfaction of uhe Board that 

Peyton Bris tow Esqr a Justice of the peace in and for 

Perry Tov.xishlp. has resigned his office 

It is therefore ordered that an election be held ^t 

the usual place of holaing Elections in saia tovrnsLip 

for thu election of a Justice of the peace to fill said 

vacancy 



(14) 

Ivlarlon County 
Co.ninis s loner s ' Record 5 

Luke i.cixuole nov; a^jplies for a License to vend xorcl ;n 
r.icrcliandlze in Indianapolis Tor six months i'l-om September 
2 1334: Ordered that he bo so licensed on his paying 
into the County Treasui^y six dollars ana tv/enty five cents 

Allowed Samuel Hews tin Isac Lake and Ellas G 3aldv;in 
seventy five cents each Tor one days services as vie'.vers 
of County Road Carey H 3oatrljht nov; produces the cer- 
tificate tv;enty four respectable freeholders of Indianap - 
oils which '.vas filed in the Clerics office in vacation on 
July 7 1354: V/hereuoon he applies for a License to vend 
spirituous and strong liquors foreign and aomectlc grocer- 
lea by retail, and to keep a grocery in the To'.vn of Indian- 
apolis for the term of t'.velve months from the first cay 
of ooptember 1334: Orderea that he be so licensed on his 
paying into the County I'rer^sury fifteen doi^lars and fil- 
ing a Bond with Samuel Ilev/atin who is approved as Security 

Ordered that John H. Lie o singer be and he Is hereby 
appointed Supr. of nui:iber one in Franklin Tov.-nship lintil 
the April Election next. 

Ordered that '.Villlom Eaton be appointed Supervisor 
of Road district number two in Franklin Township -until 
the first Llonday in ---pril next. 



(15) 
1-ia.rion County 
Cpmuiis;:- loners' Record S 
Ordered tnat V.illlaui '..lieatly be apjoliitcd Supervloor 
of Road District nuiuber three in Franklin Ic .iLliip untxl 
the first -Alonday in April next 

It appearing that there ..as an error cca.ftitted in 
certifying the return of the Llection of ou_,erviooro in 
the second and third Districts in i^ecavar fo,.ns..ip for 
the year 18o4. Therefore i^ is ordered tnat .-aaui Ro.^er be 
appointed Supervisor in tl^e t..ird District ana tnat fanxs 
D. Bush be appointed supervisor in ti.e second District in 
said Township for axid until ohe first ..icnuay xn ..pril next 

Ordered thc^t ThOuU.s haae and FleJiin^ Jones oupervis- 
ors cause to be opened a county roao esuabllsned ar oxe 
wovcuiber session loco reporisec by j-aaiu i.right and r.xley 
iio2snin viewers 

Allov.ed Joiin Ca.in for one tax Book and t..o Reccra 
books for the use of the County ei^-nteen dolxc^rs si.v.y 
tv.o and half cents ."jlCGb^ 

Allov,cd iienry -yers for keeping tv.o cnilcren of 
John Picket paupers nine days and nights c,uid meuicines 
furnisnea v;hen siciv vc-.QQ 

Craered tnat hoses hcCxaren oupervisor cause to 
be opened the part of one County Rcac. running frpra Jon..- 
stons ...ill to xi;i iscnville and zo V.hitin^ers -liil, 
lies in his district according to lav; 



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r^arion County 
CQ^jiuiisiioners' Record S 



Page 8 Septe;aber t;e3Gion lcS4 

John Little presents t.-ie certii'icate of tv.enty four re- 
soectcble freeholders of the town oi' IndianapoxiLS, ..here- 
upon he applies for a License to heep a tavern ax-.c. soil 
and retail bpirituous and strong Licuors in Incianapclis 
for -cv'elve jiontns iro^i bep-ctuiber sixth 15c4 Crcerec -c.-at 
he be so licensed on his paying into "che County Treasury ten 
dollars and filing a Bond v:ith Lavid Buchanan and 
v.ho are approved as securities in tne office of "cne Cierh 
of this Board. 

xiuothy hirh presents the Certificate of tventy four 
respectable freeholders ci the lovn of Inaianspclis ..here- 
uocn ne applies for a license to l-.eep a tavern and sell 
and retail spirituous and strong liquors in said Ten for 
twelve .nontns from oeptember 1, 1854: Ordered tnat he oe 
Licensed acccraingly. on his :w:-ying into tue Ccnzy _reas- 
ury ten dollars and filing a Bond v.itn Iienedict higdcn 
and acrris Bennett v.ao are approved ^.s securities in t.^e 
office of the Clerh of tnis Board John Sutliff presents 
the certificate of tv.enty four respectable freenolccrs of 
the Tovrn of indiinapolis, vv.ereupon he applies lor a uicense 
to i-iieep a Grocery inc. sell and retail spirituous anu strong 
lic^uors foreign ana ac--estic ^roceri-s in c.aic Tov.n for 



(17) 

Hv'^ricn County 
CoiiLaissioiierb' i.ecoi'cl "6 
tv.elve laonths Troui Seoociiibc.r Cd 1364: 

Ordered 'chat xie be ^o iicca^cu on nis pi-.yin^ in'oc 
tiie Co nty Trea;sury Tixtecn ucllc.i'S and ±'iling a Bona 
v.itii Ja-;:es Jciiiison and Livingston Lunlop v.ho are ap^orov- 
ed as Securities in tne oiiice oi the Cierl: c2 t.iis zict-rd. 

John G. JuLue and coners present a pe-cition praying . 
for a County Road cc-i-iicncing at the Lafayette 'ijz^.'ce hocd 
i.t the South iiast corner oi Alexander Leiongs r.i';iQ in 
'io'..n 17 Range 2 E on Jcid Koaci: thence east on the line 
bctv.een Jones and V.'hite and tnrcugh Alexanoer oiasenbarricl 
lane uiience to cross the County head ai; a..e Scncol house, 
thence east sc as to intfrsect a county Koad leaeing e>..3c 
to the -iicnigan xioad . at the ola Coumsy ucau en tne e. st 
Side of Lagle creek whereupon '..illiiuii iiarmon Lo^niel 
hoberts and Alexander Snyder u,re appointed vie',,ers. to 
report at next session Henry Brady hathan i.ells and ^avia 
Shields vieuers appointed at tne last Session oi tnis 
Board to viev; a proposea County Road co^nencing ^n the 
Section line on the ncvth side Ox' Section 3C icnship 16 
II oi Range 4 h. where s^.ia line crosses the ouc.te road 
leacing I'rom Inoianapoiis zo ^^ncerson to.vn: ^i-ence east 
en said Section line to che half uiile stake on the acuth 
side of Section ):Z sarae toan ^ Range oUi. nee angle one 
half ..lile norch to zlie o.icn line eivicini; aecLien £L, 



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iilarioii County 
i CQ;a.:iis:. Loner t:.' iiecord 3 
fneuco east on said oocn line to tnc Coiiuty lino: i.cv. re- 
port thb.t tncy have viewed end examined eaid Iioute and 
are of opinion that the iriliabii:ants ohroush Vviiich said 
road as proposed shoula run -laoor under sooie inconveni- 
ence for \.ant of a roau: uut xnat said proposed rou.e 
runs through 



Page 9 

to wuch s\;aanpy lane to ever iaake a jood road, cne tnat 
tne ^:rounu is insufficient for a roaa on .~aid route .-.iiere- 
fore sale, roaa is noL estaalished 

Allowed the above viev/ers for two cays services c ne 
dollar ana fix'ty cents each 

A.H. Dawson Co.Luuissioner appointed hy c.n ^.ct of 'S.ae 
General i.sse.foiy of che Stc.te of Inuiana, entitled " .-.n 
Aco oo change a part of the State road leaaing iron •k.ne 
C^Uiaberland to 'che Lafayette road at Euchs run approved 
February 1, 13o4 nov. rtports under oath onat ne i.as 
laade such alteration a ciurvey and plat of ,.nich are now 
filed: wnereupon it is oreered that the Supervisor or 
Supervisors through wnose district or disoricts tne l. \e 
runs cause it to be opened as Surveyea anc .^c-racu, ac- 
cording to law 

Allowed George L. Kinard Surveyor for Surv^^ ing che 



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x.iarion County 
Com.ii3i>iorier3' Kecord 3 
aDove alteration the ^xri of three dollars payable ouo of 
the County Treasury 

Allov.-ea A/rl. Lcvson for his services as Ccra-iiss inn- 
er and the services of \.:^ ^ Dawson and 5a:..uel Ilu-cchsnson 
chain carries. the s-u^-j of s,-4.50 

.i'aiO'.;ed Hoover, Couiaissioner appointed -co superintend 
tns application of the tnree jcrcent funo. appropriat-a to 
Liarion Chanty no.; files his reports v.-hereby ^t appears tha^ 
he has recieveci as sucn CcLuissioner of Benja:iiin J. Blycho 
the A^ent of said funa the suia of ;rb7o.lZ ana he claLas 
for his Services forty seven aollars v.aich is c.l_ov;ea. 
leaving a balance in his hands una-opropriated of sIm c^ol- 
lars and tv.enty tv.o ^- cents "^ ti-iie is ^iven. 

Ana the Board aujcurned until to:aorro;v .r.OL-ning nine 
o ' clock 
Sijned oe^jtejiber 3d 1354 

Harris Tyncr 
Andrew Hoover 
Ihouas oneal.. 
..ednesday corning at the hour of nine o'clock Septeuber 
third A,L. ioc4 the rcard net pursuant to aajournuent 
ore sent 



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Lli^rion County 
Ccnuaissicners' Record 3 
Harris Tyncr 
'j-'houias 0' ileal ; Co.:i:n 
u.fi6ro\. lioovcr ) 
George mrce ^^ Lcveu ..xCc-ie nov. tpplies I'or a License 
to vend foreign vaercr.anaire in .larion County Tor si>: 
iiionLiiS irou bepteiuoer I'-Oth 16^.4 

Ordered that zae be so licensee, on p^yin^ into i;ne 
Coun-uy I'reasury iive collars and iiling T.ne receipt for 
the saije in tne ofi'lce oi tne Clerk ox wiis i^oard. 

iillowec Israil rnillips uhe suli of one cellar lor 
"auraing John Ear.cer a prisoner 

In "che matter oi application 



of i^ouilling ... rJooe lor the ap^oint^.^nt^ 
01 Constable in Centre i'c;,nship ) ii^ic eay 

couies the said hcp-iillin V<. iiooe by henry P Cohuir., his 
attorney and .^oves ohe Court nov; here to apuoii.o i.ini tne 
said xJoce, Constable in and lor CGuore Icv.ns.-ii.' m tne 
County oi ..larion Ineiana, in pl^^ce of i-narev. .. -.eic, .no. 
he alleges has resigned said office of Cons^abxe of ^^-.d 

Tcunship and tnereupcn cones oi.e said ^.ndre;. cii. ana 

States to the Board tnat he has not resi<:;ns ^cid cffict 
..hereupon one eviaence ..aaucua ^.s v. ill on t .e Zc^rx, ci 
the said Noce as Ox S:.id xl;: ic being heard, ana the pre.;.- 



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I.larlon County 
Gorruniasioaer 3 • Record 3 
Ises beln^ fully inspected, and cue aellboration being 
thoreUi)on had it appears to the Board nov; hero i.hao the 
said ^i^ndrew W. Rcid hac roji^j;ned the said orflco or Con- 
stable of Centre Township lii the County of I/Iarion afore- 
sald and thereupon X)^ // '^i"A/^i"lf^ the said -i-ndrew V;, lieid 
applies to be appointed Constable to fill the vacancy 
occasioned by said rosi^-iatlon being until the first ; Mon- 
day in April next and until his successor is elected and 
qualified and the said Reid is so appointed anc the said 
Reid is required within to execute a Bond six days •.vith 
David Eurkhart Nathaniel Davis John B, Perguson and 
^rchlbold C. Reid v/ho are approveu as Securities in ohe 
office of the office of the Clerk of this Board. Thonas 
B, Johjison Treasurer of I'.arion County makes the follo".ving 
report to wit: Indianapolis Sept 3rd 1854 to the Honor- 
able Board of Caiiiiissioncrs. This is my report as Treas- 
urer of I'larion County 

To amt received of A. B. Strong ^1053. 33 

" " " for Store Tavern 

Grocery o; Show l^icense 270,81^- 

" " " J. i.I. i.Ioore & Co on a loan 500 „ CO 

1524. '-4> 

By actual receipts on iiand 1036^55.-- 



Leavin?: in the hands of the Treasurer 58,51 



I.lai'lon County 
Comrii 3 s loners ' Recox'd 5 
Jacob 'Pumer having '/i;^/^/.^ completed the Jail of 
Marlon County, It la orcered that the same he received 

It Is ordered that Jacob Tui'ner bo axlov/ed the sxxTii 
ten per cent per annvur. Interest on the balance remaining 
duo on the Jail Contract bcln^ tv/o thousand dollars: 
and that the Treasurer pay said svuti of tv/o thouoiaid doll- 
ars v;lth the lntore.':t on the same from time to time as 
he shall be enabled of the revenue of the Couxioy. 

It is ordered that Israel Phillips be autiiorl^cd to 
dig a v.cll on the north side of the Jail in the Court Zouse 
square for Lhe use of the Jail and Court House j for '.vhich 
the County v;ill pay said Phillips the sum necessarily expen- 
ded on ">^he first day of January 1355 
/n/1 /h/ /!iO,{r/. /.d^oyiryie^ It is ordered that Harris 

^1^/d ^e/t/r.}^e/ '/ , ;ife^4 Tynev Tho.,.a3 O.iMeal and 
Andrew Hoover be allov;ed six dollars for three days ser- 
vices as Comralssloners at the present terra 
And the Board adjourned Harris Tyner 

Thomas Heal 
Andrew Hoover 

Page 11 Hovember Session 18b4 

The Bond given by V.'illlsia Hannaiaan as School Co..i- 
uissioner of I.ia-i'^ion Co'onty Iiiaiana was approved by uho 



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r.arion County 
Joriijiiissioners ' llecord 3 
Board of Ooiimissioners of said County on Session SepteTi- 
ber 2. 1354 
Attest Robert B. I>ancan Clerk 

At the Session of tiie Board of Cortuniss loners of the 
County of I.iarlon be^un and held at the Court house In 
Indianapolis on Llonday the third day of IToveiv.ber A, v» one 
thousand ei^ht hundred and thirty four present Hon: 

Harris Tynor ) 
T'homas O'rical ) Cor^irnlsGloners 
/inorew Hoover ) 
J'didre'.v Joshua Stevens and Adam '.Vrl^^ht Zso^rs for 
twilve uay services a.-j ac^sooiate <Jud3e of the IXrion Cir- 
cuit Gouro at the September Term thereof ISo-i the cuta of 
twent;,, foux' dollars each, 

--illowed Adam V.rijht and Joshua Stevens tv;o dollars 
each for one days services as ^.ssoclate Judges of harion 
County in granting Injunction In the case of Aquillin V,', 
ITooe vis John E. rcCiuer. 

Allowed Henry .V^coff tv/enty five cents boia - tax by 
him iinpro-oerly p-.o.^. into the County Treasury for the year 
1834 out of the Counby Treasury 

It Is ordcrea that all feesdiie for Jurors Services 
either in the Circuit or rrobate Courts be and that scarie 



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clarion County 
Com^riissioners' Record S 
are hereby allowed, and tiiat V.ie Clerk iscue orders; lor 
tlie ssiiie on t\\e Co.-i'cy Ireacury 

Allcv.ec John "... Pluuaer one dollar for 'cax i.-n.jrc- 
perly paid by hLn into the Conity Ireasury ^ayao^e cat ci 
the Comity treasury. 

Ja.aes divan nov. applies lor a License to vend foreign 
merchandise in harion County for t,.elve jicnths ^ro^i the 
first Coy of October 18--. 4 oracled that he pay into the 
County Treasury ten dollars for such license. 

^-llcv.ed iV;aa£ V.hitscn t.venty five cenoS for ■ca>: x.:i- 
properly paid into one Cty treasury -or z:.e ye^-r X'::.C:. pt-y- 
able out of tne County Treasury to be oaie tc -sa ii; a-&rcng 

I'c is ordered that one collar and o-if-cy c-ncs c_ ce 
-CcX assesed against Tncuias Cninn for a ^tua ..orse be and 
the sfxie is hereby rei:ii"cted 

Allowed Joseph j^c baniel for boardint,- Jcnn ii^arner a 
prisoner ei^bt v.eehs ao cl 1/4 cents per d^.y bev^^noten 
dollars and fif^y cenoS vlV.oO 

It is ordered tnat biie rollowir!:; fc.llc.,L.iiee v.ach 
were made by the Circuit Court of ..laricn Conioy, jc and 
the saiue are hereby alloued. 

Jesse j.riiht ^or live aays Dervices as bai^ifi to tne 
Granci Jury at boot terra 18 b4 .,,5.00 



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MoM-'ion County 
Com.nissionors' liecord Z 

SOinuel Smock for four C: 2 days 

Grand Jury at Sept teria loc4 

t 4.50 

William Crist " four " " " " ^-^^ 

Jol'in li. Jaclcson tv;o i -j. " 



S. '^0 



i'a-^e 12 Novenbcr Session 13o4 

John llcGceforone day as Bailiff to Grand Jury •„ 1.'30 

Daniel S.aith Eleven days " " jr^eLit Jury 11.00 

Isarel Philip^ for 2 lbs candles •£?; 

do do " tv;o cords v.ood £.00 



do do " canc-lestick: 



.cH^ 



q5 do " Sweeping Court riouse k^.OO 

It appearing to the satistaction of the i^-oard tnat 
John Lajibert '.vno is charged v.-i-;.h taxes for one poll ana 
one horse for the year 13i4 v;as not resident of the c-:ate 
of Inaiana on the first I-londay in :iay last It is ordered 
that he be e::eiapt from paying said tax 

Williaiii -.orlay present:, tne ceruificaue of -cv/en-uy 
four respec-cable free holdcra of Incianapolis as tc his 
moral character '-^ whereupon ne applies for a License to 
keep a Tavern ana sell anu retail spirituous anc Strong 
licuors in Indianapolis for tvvelve i^ontns fro.a hove.iaer 
4th 1854 Ordered that he be so licensed and he is rc^:pair- 



i/ic'.rion Coanty 

CcU'iiissionors' I.ocord 3 

ed to pay inoo the County Treasury ten o.oll£.rs ano I'ilc 

a Bond V/ith Jaaes E. Ray and John t>. Johnsoa ofecuri:;ieci 

in the oii'ice of tne Clerh of "unis hioard. 

It is ordered that for each V.olf bcalp ta-ien fro^iL 
a v.olf hereaf-cer hilled and v.uich nave heretofore been 
hilled in tnis coanty and duly proved acoordinj to lav. 
and k-hich have not been pale for an on each allov. ance of 
one dollar be and the saae is hereby allov.ed ana on eac. 
\,olf under six uionchs old lifty cents payable oat of the 
County Treasury and that Liie Clerh of t.:is h...i-ra icsvie 
cruers on the Coanty Ireasury to d.ny person or persons 
producing said Scalp or Sco.lp and that the Cou-j.;:y ireas- 
urer receive said orders as in any case C'.nu ':hat the 
oraer heretofore /naoe prohibiting^ such oracrs be- ,anc. the 
sa.-ae is hereby repealed. 

i-llov.ed !'■ x Suse x"our dollars for i.c.hing Coffin ^^r 
iilv s Ucr r i s .) aup e r s, -i . 3 

hllov.ed Nathaniel Davis for returniiig ane April and 
August elections loo4 tne suai of one acllar payable out 
of "cne County Treasury vl.OO 

Allov.ed hilliana h. otarhcy, Tho'ir-s Shelton ^.na Josh- 
ua Bluch for returning hlection of Justices of the peace in 
1304 fifty cents eacn 



(£7) 

Liar ion Couauy 
Co:juiiS5ioriers' Reccrc. o 

Allowed Syrrian Cai\:eni;er Tor medical cervices tnd 
attending; Sarah C^v/Ain a p^uosr _'ive collars t^volve a:^d 
half cents _^ayable ou~ ci' tho County- Treasury 

Allowed Hirain Zro..n for Lefendin^ Jcr.n ^axier ...-o 
v.as tried on a cnar^e ol Grand i-arceny, as ali.c. fed g.; 
the Aaricn Circuit Court. .'o.OO 

John '... Foudr^y i^ v.p_:ointod Overseer oi uho poor 
in enic ior Centre Township in tne place ci' Ji-.cs r-. _ra.;3, 
un'Gil the first —onoay in --jril next and until his Cue ce- 
sser is ap::ointea and cualified. 

xillowea Benjaain Irauazi nine dollars lor ta-iin^ ct.re 
Ox barah oawhin a pauper and , waiving colhin nine cellars 
payable out oT the Counuy ireasury 

Page 13 I'loveiiber cession 1354 

..illiaji naraion. ^-braha.u cn:.-cf:r c-u.. i^ni^^l '" :' be '-■..- 



viewers nov; report ;.ha-c "cney nave in persuanca o- en cr_i: 
o'Z tnis Board Viev.ea and laid cut; a rcaa „na re'^urn r^ne 
sa^e as a ro^d ci public utility as j.c11o',.'S. to ..i':: ce^inr 
ing on the Lai"ayat"ce Sta":e road near the bcv^'ch east cornei 
ci i--le;-;ander Lo-ongs iield iowns.iip 17. r^ange 2 easw en 
said Roaa: thence esst on ';^c^& line 'o^y<^;:Q.^'CL Jones and .._.i^i 
ana "cnrough nbrahau Busenbarrich' s lane: -chence across th. 
County road at the School house: thence eastwardl' 






(£8) 

i'.i£.rioa Co".jjL-Ly 
CdT-j.iiissio'aers' Kocora 3 
Couaty Koaa leaaing east "co 'U'le ..Iic:ii^aii rcau at trie ola 
Counoy roaa en txie east side of Eaii;le Creel:: aac. there "oe- 
ias no objections to said road It is ordered t.iai; triC s" le 
bo establisliCC4 as a public hijlivvay: and that Jaines .>jore 
and ThO'iias iiuaie Supervisors through vhose c.istricts the 
saaie runs cause it to be opened according to lc.-.v, net e::- 
ceeaing cO xeet v;ide. 

Allcued the above vie./ers ^ne ^aid Roiicrts ^l.-'-i and 
the said Harnon and Snyder oevenisy Tive cents e^ch payable 
out oi zae County Treasury 

Inomas Burns and Joiui. Lraper Viu'./ers new report tnat 
they have vicv.ed and altered a certain Ccun-cy road as fol- 
lows to v/it: Co::iiuiencing at uhe Bridge on Lavid Vests lana 
and running near tne Creelc so as to >eep on the bench of 
the high land and so on to tne Jiiill and there intersect 
the old road and continue on it until David .^cCurdys 
lane, uarkt^d v/itn three laarlcs with an axe; i.nc. x-l'ien ce- 
ing no objection to said alteration It is ordered that 
the same be established as a public nigh,, ay: and that so 
soon as the saae is opened ana put in good repair for 
travelling the part of said old road so prayed to be 
vacated be and the saae snail be vacated all .vnich cpexi- 
ing ana reoairing to be at the cost oi s^-,id petitioners 



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i.iarlon GoUiity 
CoiiHiilss loners ' uecord. 5 
Uriah Gates and others present a petition Tor a new 
County Koad Coinmoncln^ on the State hoaa loudln ■ rr-o.i 
Indianapolis to the Falls of I'all Croclc v/hore it crosses 
the line dividing the South east and Ilorth East quar- 
ters of lection thirty one Tovm sixteen IJ'ort.. of Range 
four east of 2d principal meridian; thence v/ost along 
the said line and in the same direction thereof as near 
as may be. to Yandes and Llerrill's i.Iill on Fall Creeh: 
and having shewn to the satisfaction of the Board, that 
they have ,;iven the notice requirea by lav," of isheir in- 
tended application: It is ordered that Jaxes FcJlvain 
Aaron Aldridge .and V;illiam LIcLaughlin be appointed Viev;- 
ers to report at next Session. 

Elyah Vice and Thomas hcFarland Viewers appointed at 
the last Session of this Board now report, that according 
to sold order of this Board, they viewed marked ana loca- 
ted said Road on the route proposed, to wit: co.^Tienclnj at 
.,--H-^^ R-.9^P''' ^^I'^ci^s x.illl: ana then running South east to his Cor- 
^er, and then east on the Section 

Page 14 November Session 1854 

line or near the Section line so as to be on good jround 

and to Smith Koad. Pe.ry. iiitersect the Go-u:itv .^oad leading 



L-G.rion Courioy 
Co..i.uii;i:ioncrs' iLecord b 
from Ir.c.ii^r.apoliiJ to liuffs raill blxtloy Co-^n'cj t.Z trie 
South and of r.eiioen Hoods c-eading; that xr.e Ga.:;^ ia on 
good ground and sufficivint ^or a Road: and there being 
no objections to the e?taolisrv;-if:nt of said Road it is 
ordered that the sa/ae oe estc blis'i'-'-d oS a fjudlic high 
v.ay: ana that iMathanicl Vice and hnarciv C ..^ann Supervis- 
ors thro 'whose district the sa/ae runs cause it to be o_;cn- 
ed according to lav/'. 

Allov.od the above viewers one dollar and fifty cents 
each. 'o'ce;;;)'aen ?itt£ nov. enters into a Bono, as ferry keeper 
with Pnilip K Lancis ^;ho is approved as becuriuy in ;:ne 
penalty of I'ive huncred dollars, v.liich 2cnd is filed in 
the Clerks office of -.arion Co"j-:icy. 

iind ohe Board adjourned until to:Liorrov. ^orning nine 
c' clock 

Harris Tyner- 
fhoaas O'Heal 
And rev: Hoover 
Tuesday morning at the Hour of nine c' clock Hcvcrabcr 
4th 1354 the Board met pursuant to aajourn./ient present, 

Harris Tyner \ 



Thomas O'Heal S Commw 



i-narew Hoover \ 



LIcricn County 
CoT-'iiissicners' r.ecord o 
H c; D. Betes nov; apoly 1:0 be Liccneod to wi^wC. icr- 
eic;;n laerchandize in ..laricn Comity icr u'..clvc .nontns i.rc:n 
Novenbcr 1st loo4 Ordered tliat the £^;;ourxt for such lice- 
nse to be paid into tnc Coanty Treasury be the Sujn cI" ten 
dollars 

lloses Frai:ee Jr :c Co nc. Shew to the Ji:>oard tnat 'cneir 
Stock in i'oreign luerchandize aoes not e::ceca 'C\;o tnous^nd 
collars wnereupon Ic is ordered tnat tuc aLiount 'co be -paid 
by oheia into the County Treasury Tor a License for t..elve 
months from November first 1854 be fifteen-dollars 

Alexander IV, Russell 'i^ Co ncv; shev. to the L-atisfac- 
tion of tne Board tnat their stoch in for.^'ign merchanaiie 
does not ey.ceeC. t.veive hunared acllsrs: 

Whereupon It is ca-dered that tne anomio cO ce paic 
into the County Treasury by the:;i for a License for i.„elve 
months iroiii October To. 1334 be Lleven v-ollars 

It is ordered that the order here-.ofcre naae prchioit- 
in^" tlie use of the Court house except for oz&.''ce ana uc.noy 
purposes be and the sane is hereby repealed 

It is oraered that the C].er:-v of this board ( be auch- 
orized to) issue orecrs on ime County Treasury for all 
Jurors services either in the Circ".,it or I'rc^iitc Ccur'o, 
to any person entitled ao such oracrs at tiic cine 01 na::- 



i"-a r 1 on G ouxi t y 
ConnalSGxoncr's ' iiccord 5 
ins application Tor the sane, and also Tor all ailc.vances 
made by 

Page 15 iiove.nber 

either of sdd said Oourts end that the order hci'Ctororo 
made prohibitlnj the issuing of such orders be and the 
same is hereby repealed 

Allowed Robert 3 Duncan Tor extra services as Clerk 
froji Llarch 25th to November 5d 1354 Seven iT^onths and nine 
days at the rate o£ seventy dollars per annum, the sum or 
forty tv;o dollars fifty four and third cents ,,42.54 l/3 

Allowed Israel Philips for extra services as Sheriff 
of Marion County, from November 1 1333 to Xovej.iber 1, 1334 
twelve months, seventy dollars ...70.00 

Edwin Ilarvy presents the certificate of twenty four 

respectable fr.--eholuer3 of Indianapolis as to his good 

moral character v/hereupon he applies to be licensed to 

Keep a grocci-y and sell snd retail spirituous and Sorong 

liquors forcigi-i and domestic groceries in Indianapolis 

for twelve months from ITovember od 1334. Order e\ that he 

be so licensed on his paying into the County Treasury 

xhomas T-IcOuart 
fifteen dollars and filing a Bond with ^i::-.^i ^. ?(a2^ 

James Li Smith 
and ^P^v/i. ^. ^ o\/ij;l'/ iiyi who az^e approved as securi'cies in the 

office of the Clerk of this Court. Tlic-.as B. Jolinson 



11 cvlon Co n n t y 
Cora.;iissioiiei''s' liecord o 
Treasurei" cf 01115 Count/ of -.aricn now ^jrooucec his boolcs 
and vouchers upon exa'.uin&tion oi" v;nich saici Vcucncrs are 
al_lov,'ed, approved ana ordered 1:0 be passed to h3.s cr^^dit 
a.iountini^ to eighteen iiunared ana t'..enty six uollars and 
ninty six cents i, vlo;;.6.36 j \.aich vouchers are Cancelled 
a.iid liled and the saia Treasurer is chargea ..ith ^<:.ount 
received during;; past year ior Store .'iavern Grocery. Shev; 
Licenses Escrays, Jury iees ^ bales oi Jail Irons 

V 533.6S 
To a.:iiount reed oi Asa B. Strong balance oi 
Revenue oi 1535 lC5S.3c 

To a,.icunt Borrced of ...oses h ^.locre ": Co ZOO. 00 

" '' balance on hand at last Nov ;:jettle- 
Jient 1355 .-;o. 22 1/^- 

S,Oal .10 1/4 
Cr 3y ^hit County orders -1; ^I^ISSG.OS 
Cancellea as above 

By one and a half percent 
on actual costs 50.77 

" " " a esbur stents ' 7 . 40 

vlSSo.lS 1/4 

133!: .15 



Balance on hand in 'fi-ecisury .. l0''J.4c 1/4 



CZr '-.^^'Ji :Z 






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t.)c;oo Xti;;;icfi no 



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(54) 

Marlon Gouiity 
Gonimissi oners' Kccord 5 
Joseph ^^llen is appointed Supervisor of Koad Listrlot 
niiiiibor I'lvG in Docatur Tov.-nnhip in place of John Coolc re- 
signed until the Tirot ilonday in April next and until his 
successor is elected and qualified 

Allov;ed Harris Tyner Thomas 0» Ileal and Andrev/ Hoover 
for tv/o days Services as Ccn-u.iissloners at the present Sess- 
ion 54.00 each. 

It ia ordered that Joseph :,:cDaniel be appointed supor- 
intendant of the Court Souse yeard and lis tray Pen: v.-ho is 
ordered to keep 

Brovm ai-.d Llorrison now she\7 to the Board that tneir 

3 took 

Pa.'^o 16 Ifoveinoer Session 

in foreisn merchandize does not exceed two thousand dollars 
whereupon It is ordered "chat the amoimt to be paid by then 
Into the County treasury for a license to vend such Merch- 
andize in Liarion County for 6 months from Icovember 5d 1334 
be seven dollars aid 50 cents 

^i iti ti^U^ Allowed Israel Phillips fifty cents for 
Irons furnished to secure Jolin Baker a criir.lnal, 
xind the Board adjourned narris Tyner 

Signed November 4. 1S34 Thomas onoal 

Andrev; Hoover 






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IJarion Cocinty 
Co-'naissioners ' I.ecord 

Pase 17 - ' 

VJe trie Couiiaissioncrs appointed co viev/ >i; iGca.-ce a 
State Road frooi Sparks ferry on the east lor'-: oi' V.hito 
r.iver to Indianapolis, accorainj co an act pacsoa in lo-:.<., 
have mot in the neighourhooa oi' said i'erry ana after bein^ 
duly qualified have bejun to view and lay out the s^ie on 
the 12th cf Noveiaber 13c4 ..ith ono Surveyor, tv/c chain 
carriers i; one marker Co have paltea of saia road as is 
herein represented, running through the Coj.nties of JcC.:- 
son 24: 1/4 miles, 'cnrough Bartholome-.; 20 :ailes uhrcugh 
Johnston £1 ji les through -larion 6 ailes '-.here i'c inter- 
sects the State road leaning froui Inaianapolis zo Port 
Royal the vdiole lenth of the road being seventy t.vo uiles 
o: 20 poles -ue thirds it v. ill niake a permanent road 5- be 
of public utility, which is respectfully sub.nitted to tne 
said ccunties for record: V.e the CojL:.issioriers have .tace 
the following changes in passing through the ccunties cf 
Jackson 4> days through HartholoJiew 5 days Johnston o dcys 
.viarion 1 day Co.ujiis..icners charges s.2.00 per ciy ..itxi. re- 
asonable expenses, tne Surveyor v2 bOcts nckors u jhs.in 
carriers s.l.Sbcts per day all ..ith reasonable expenses 
co.>f.iissicners charge 4 days for selecting cnain carriers 
cc idaricers for paupers ^z Stephen Parks u John Jones ap- 
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Llarlon County 
Contnlssionei'S* Record 3 
Paje 18 Jnnuary Session 1335 

At the meeting of the Board of Co.T^rils a loners of the 
Coiinty of luarion Indiana held at the Court House in Ind- 
ianapolis on January 5th 1355 present Eon 

Thornas O'Neal ) 
Andrew Hoover ) Corrni 
Harris Tyner ) 
It is ordered that Davia '^mall he and he is hereby 
appointed Constable in ana for Perry TcTiship I-Iarion 
County Indiana \antil the first Ivlonday in April next and 
until his Successor is appointed and qualified in place 
of John Lieyers resl-ned. said Snail is required to file 
a bond as such Constable in the office of the Clerk of 
this board, with Lav;ronce Denott ana Jacob -shcraft v/ho 
are approved as securities 

James Carter Jr applies to be Licensed to vend forci.jn 
merchanaize in iMarion Co'unty for one 'month cciiiencin^ on 
the iirst day of January 1835. Ordered that th^ ta;-: to 
be paid oj him into ohe County Treasury for such License 
be paid by him into the County Treasury for such License 
be and the same is fixed at ei^ity three and one third 
cents " •• ' » 

It is ordered tx.at the follov/ing persons be and th-y 
/^/i^ are hereby appointed Assessors of the State and County 
Kevenue within and for the County of j/.arion Indiana for 



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I.Iarion County' 
Gomifiis si oners' Record 3 
the year 1335, tov/it Daniel R. Smith In "'ashln^ton Tovj-nshlp 
,.„,.,, Aaron Wright In Decatur Township 
;; • ^, John Bo 11 is in Franlclin Township 

^^, Jacob Shenkle In Lawrence Tovriishlp 
^-..,,, Peyton Bristov; In Perry Tov/nshlp 
|,, , -tibraham li. Dav;son Wayne Tov.-nshlp 
Ellas N. Shiner in Centre Tov/nshlp 
Ahira V/ells in V.'arren TowTishlp 
.,,. . It is ordered ohat an Election be held at the usual 
place Ox holding Elections in Lawrence Tov-nship Llarlon 
County Indiana i'or the purpose of electing a Justice of 
the peace in said township to fill the vacancy occasioned 
by the resignation of '.Villiam J Liclntosh Lsqr resi_;ned 
on ohe first Saturday in February next 

"Allowed James Rhoads eighty seven and one half cents 
for tax by him improperly paid for the year 1334 payable 
out of the County Treasury 

Page 19 January Session 1355 

Peyton Bristow and others (20 in all) present a pe- 
tition Shev/in-j that so much of a cert?-in Coimty Road here- 
tofore laid out and established as a public highway, by 



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Gomiiiis&ioiiers' i^ecord 3 
order of tiiis boara, ccumencinc at the Kortli end of Pey- 
ton bristov.'s lane; thence running to Zushes lora on V. Ate 
River cinjling through the lana of the said Peyton iristov. , 
and that of V.'illicin ti.^, r'ristov.^ as lies betv.cen the South 
end of the lane of Joseph biuith i-..id the Nor^h end of the 
lane of said Peyton Bristov. is useless and the oiiening and 
repairing thereof an unreasonable burthen to the To^.nchip 
v.hereupon they apply for the vucacicn of oC-id part of said 
road betv.ecn the soa^n end of the lane of sc'.id Eu.ith and 
the north end of the lane of said Bristov., . hich Petition 
is once publicly read and Idd over until touiorprcv; for a 
seconu reading. 

Jos en 1 R. x-.hoacs and others present a petition pray- 
ing the board ao la3' out a -oublic road co-aMencing at "cne 
r^ county Koad leading fro;j Inaianapolis to ..looresvillc near 
iL, John ivlcCreenys v.here the section line crosses said B.oad 
^■^^Bividing t^ectioii ^5 o: :;-'6 Township 15 li of x-Lange £ B; 
-chence following said Section line due North to -Jartindales 
Mill; end having shewn to the satisfaction of the Board 
that they xiave given the notice required by law of their 
intended applicaticnj whereupon it is oreered t..at ..illi:; ■\ 
rlol ,es V.illi^iii Bailsback and Joshua Glru or be anc they 
are hereby appointea Viewers of said proposed road, to 



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Marion County 

CttijLiiisi:ioners' Iiecorc. 3 

'T.i.:i:ze report at the next ucsi;ion oi' this Board, ,.hich tiiiie 

is hereby ^Iven i: j.iv-> v:> .,„;'i,, , <: ... .,..:; ^ . ■; : .■_■ 

George 'i'axfe and others present a petition requesting 
Centre and barren tne appoint-ient oT three freehold er;o of 
-laricn CoLintA'', to viev, and uar:: a road coT^aencing at the 
Coanty road leadinc; iltoiii 'ciie C'^i-iiberlana roaa to Johnsons 
mill where the open line dividing Section £.5 T 16 r. 4 ii 
Crosses the sarae; thence v.est on E£id line to -.viuhin forty 
rods of the half mile Stake on the West side of Section 
£5; thence angle one naif mile South to the Section line 
on the South side of Section 26; tnence vVest en said line 
or as near as may be so as "Co occupy the best grounc -co ; 
the State road leading from Indie. napolis to Andorsontev.n: 
and having satisfyed the Board that they have given t.^e 
notice reeuired by law cf their intended application, ft 
is ordered that Joel Blackledge V.'illi'am xierrin and -icnnett 
Pogue are appointed vie;.'ers. to .aake report of 'Ci'_eir ro- 
ce^o-ings to the next terai of this Board, v.hich ti.ne is 
given ■ rv -(■■-..-'.., 

Ada.~a V.right late Justice of the peace files t; c re- 
ceipts of v^.herrill Trustee cf Counry Se:ninary for one 
dollar each Viillia^ Lefurd orsents the Cer'cii ica'oe of up- 
wards of tv.enty respectable freeholders of '..f^shingrcn 'jiz-.n- 
ship, as to his good raoral charac'cer, ..nere upon he applies 



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i'larion Covinuy 
C€>;ii.:ii£Sioner£- ' viecord. 3 
to be Licensed to keco a Grocery and sf:.ll and retail c_jir- 
ituous and Strong liouors ioreii;,n and do.aestic Groceries 
in said Township for twelve iiionths rroiii the fiith dc^y of 
January l'd>i.'b v.aile bein^ c::a:;iined 

"•"■ It is orcered that ne be so Licensed en his filini; a 
Bond as such Grocery hecoer -.vith V/illiam Crist Joseph 
uilson and Salomon Geor^^e ..no are approved as Securioies, 
in the office of the Cleric cf this board and p^yins into 
the County Treasury ten dollars ^-^llov.ed hcuillin V,'. i.'coe 
for .'uoney expended and services rendered iis Constable in 
apprehending John Barker vhc \,as charged and has since 
been convicted cf the crirae of horse sucalinij in tne County 
of iiarion Indiana, the suia cf t..enty oollars payable out 
of the County Treasury 

i'J.lov.ed Asa B. Strong the s-oui of cne cellar ane zwcn- 
ty cents tax improperly paio on one hunored acres of l.-nd 
in i.Iarion County, for the year 1854 payable one half out: 
of the County Treasury ana the other ou'c cf the State 
Treasury to be ceroified 

Allov/ed John uus,:;rovv tv elve dollars and lii'ty cents 
for keeping; -iary Lavis a pauper 7 weeks up to January e, 
1855 payable out cf tne County Treasury. 

John h j^ulb&in nov; apjlies to be licensed to vend 
foreign Merchandize in L'aricn County Indis.na, for six 



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Marion County 

Couiiiiissioners' fi.icord 5 

months coniuiencin^ on tne sevebteenth c.ay o£ I'Jovcabei" lci;i^4: 

whereupon It is ordered that the aaouut to on :i.ic inoO 

the County 'ireasury for such License, snail be ^'ivo cellars 

Allowea John uyers the suin ci" live ucllars ior taking 
care of -iiss Pichet a pauper inclr^.ding boaroing I: as per 
bill filed payable cut oi the County Treasury 

Allcved ^sa B. Strong the sun of forty eirht cent;s 
for tax by hiai paid inco the btate Treasury for the year 
1834 on Ei;- N.Ij. or Sec 27 T 15 R 4 the saaie not bein.-, tax- 
able to be pa out of >^tate Treasi^ry Also the suia cf ov.enty 
four cents for the sajtie cause ^ payable out of the Coaiity 
Treasury 

James B.rtay applies to be Licensed to vcnc .ierchand- 
ize in r.iarion County Indiana for bix /••onths co:.uicncin^ on 
the J;]5th day of Licember 18o-J: ordered that 'che a^iiC'^nt to 
be paid into the County Treasury for such License shall be 
five collars ' 

i\'oah Ilcble, D.J.thite oj 
Jaaes Vanblaricuni 
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V.illis G. Reed 

Tnis day cc-iies the said hoble ;..xite and Vanblari^-uni 

and file tiieir application herein verified ':jy tne o:.ths of 
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i-iarion County 
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Page 21 January wession 13<:5 

to be Qiscaarijed. i'roui subseruent liability as Securities 
of said V. illis G. Ref.d Ccns Labia of Centre xo\.ns".:ip ..laricn 
Coanty Indiana, on the i^rouna tnat tney veril^' luar and 
believe taat t-iey .'.ill oe uiaae liable on z.^c ci^'ical ^ono 
Ox said Itecd by reason of 'oy reason of tneir security c:iip 
and be v.itxiout adequaLe reaiedy, ana requesting tnat a s^x.i- 
uions aiay be issuea ana such o'cner proceedin;i;s be iia-aedi- 
atly had as the lav.' requires v.hereupon it is crui.red that 
a buniuions be issued against saia Pieed requiring hia "uo 
appear befor this i^oard at tne hour of ten o clod: -^.-... 
on luesaay January oth 13o5 at "che Couru house in Inai /.a- 
polis, o^nc. execute a further bona as re>_uired by lav/ xor 
'che xjerior.uance of tne conditions of one for.uer bond, '..itn 
such additional sec;^rity ^.s -uay be (r^.quirsa) approved 
by this board and tnis ct-use is continued until tomorrcv; 
aiorninj ten o clock. 

btephen Pitts and ot.iers (gg in all) present a pet- 
ition to vacate a County lioad beginning; at tne line of 
Centre Township, ana leaain^'- across tne liiiciii^jan road up 
•.iiite River zo- Pnilip ..arains on tne old County road 
leading to Hoblesvilie: v..iich is pub/uicly read and Ic.id 
over for a second r>::aain'; on toiiiorrov,-. 



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I»i;j.riGn County 
CoiJi lissioners' necord 3 
(,.; ,i . -. Centre T^^. 

Tlioraas '... Boring and others present a rje'clzlcn ^raying 
for the locaticn of ;:. hoac. Co.vLUoncin^ at ttiG -.iic..i;';an 
road opposite tne County Road zo Eagle Creeh and frc-; 
thence to L'anville: thence following the presr.nt road 
no'.v in use near Lenjauin Lorry's; ohence ..itn zhe biases 
made by John Sneets and otners near the house oi" Tnc.^as 
V;, Borinr;; "chence near one School xicase on the lana of 
Jonathan j^usbcn; t.ience to nicy's aill on i.illia.rxS Crcch; 
fro:^ thence East until it in\.e.rsects the x'loblesville 
road end of Ja-ues Bounel's farm and havinj shewn to the 
Scitisfaction of txic board ciiat tney have ^:iven cne ncuice 
required oy law of tneir intendea applica;:ion 

It is oraered tnat J" ones riuf fnian Ihom^.s Keeler and 
Stepnen Pitts be and tney are hereby ap:.ointed vierers 
of said proposea road, io mahe report -"co the next cess- 
ion of tnis Ecard, until v.hich time tnis oa.use is con- 
tinued 

And the Board adjourned until tomorrovj morning: ten 
o' clock .■.,.. 

Signed Jo.nuary Sth loc5 Harris lyner 

.... ' Thoiiu.s on pal 

Anurevv hoover 
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liar ion County 

CqiiLdissioners' Record 3 

Sth 18o5 the Board met pursuant to adjon.rn.rient present 

Eon Tnos O'Neal ) 

Harris Tyner ) ConiLii 



Allowed ii-sa 3. Scrong tae su»a oi one dollar thirty 



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.seven and one half cents uhirty seven and half cents pay- 
able out of -one S-Ctri:e ireasury ana tne balance payable 
out oi" the County Treasury it bein^ for the State and 

County tax charged against xj-lesaluim hobles who \:as a 

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resident of Hendriclcs County Inui:..na, ..;iich S'Oai the 
said Strong paid into said free surys , , 

Allov/ea Jacob Call ana fhouias 'iLood for t..'o cays 
Services cacn as overseers of the Poor oi. -...snington lov. n- 
snip one dollar each Viillia-:n A. Sangster no., cipplies t,o be 
licensed oo vend Jiercjianaize in iiarion County indianc ^or 
one year froji iJecsuiber 3th 13o4 Ordered tnac the a^acunt tc 
be paid into tiie Treasury xor such License snail be ten 
dollars ;.^, „ ■ . 

John S Eavis nov; applies to be licensed to vend .mer- 
chandize in x.^arion County Indiana, for tne terji cf t..8lve 
months froa Leceufjer £lst 15>;4 Oraered that , the t^.acunt 
to be jaia into tne Treasury for sach License shall be 
ten aollars ,v.. ..,,.. . 

Allov.ea Joshua Stevens and i--aam V.rigiit ior one d>..vt 



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Marlon Go-ojity 
CormnisaionGPs ' Record 3 
Services as Associate Judges of Marion Coiinty In i^;ranting 
an Injxonction in the case of ''illiam Luckey vs Abrari Eanes. 
the sum of two dollars each payable out of the County Treas- 
ury 

The petition of Peyton Bristov/ and others -^^^^^ij^^^ 
to vacate a certain road therein named, presented end 
read a first time on yesterday (p.'?^^ j^^'/-/^ ^ ///// /'/^^) 
is now taken up and and read a second time and laid over 
until the next Session of this iSoard 

The petition of Stephen Pitts and others to vacate a 
certain road therein named, presented and read a first 
time on yesterday, is now taken up an read a second tir.ie 
and laid over until next Session of this Board. 

Allowed Ahiva V.'ells for holding an inquest on the 
body of Robert V^liite on January 2, 1855 and for constable 
fee in said Inquisition the sura of five dollars eight 
seven and one half cents payable out of the Gconty Treasury 

Pai^e 23 January Session 1635 

Earzillal I'rench produces the cer'cif icate of upv/ards 
of twenty four respectable freeholders Ox" Centre Tov/nship 
whereupon he applies for a license to keep a tavern and 
sell and retail spirituous and strong liquors in said 
Township for t'.valve mon'chs from December loth 1354: V/herc- 
upon it is ordereu that he be so licensed, and he is required 



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iiarion Coimty 
Coinralss loners' Kocord 5 
to file in the orilcc of the Clerk of this Board a Bond 
as such Tavern keeper with John S. Youn^ and iJathanlel 
Cox who are approved as securities, and paying Into the 
County Treasury ei^ht dollars 

Johnson Ernison U Co nov; applies to be Licensed to 
vend foreign Merchandise in Llarlon County Indiana, for 
the term of twelve months from November 24th 1854: Order- 
ed that the amoxmt to be paid into the County Treasury 
by them for such License shall be fifteen dollars 

Allowed Jolm ana Isaac Reav;in, for keeping and taking 

care of V/illiam Vavner a pauper four weeks, the sum of 

twelve 

/X/^^M dollars to be aeducted out of the rent due Irom 

them to the superintendents of the Assylum farm, for the 

year 1334 

■Allowed Jaiiies Johnson and V.'illiam Logan for four 

da^s services each as superintendents of the fcasylum farm 

'' " . three 

four dollars each Allowed Isaac Pugh for /;^y{/ days as 

Superintendent c± said farm three dollars all payable out 
of the County Treasury 

Isaac Kinder now applies to be Licensed tp vend Ider- 
chandize in I^arion County Indiana, for twelve months from 
January 29th 1055 

Ordered that the amount to be paid by him into Co-ant 
Treasury for such License shall be ten dollars 



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iviarion County 
Commissioners' liecord 3 
Allowed V.'llllam Lo^an Tirty cents for paper xumished 
for election purposes In V/ayne Tovaiship Tor the year 1854 

Noah Noble D. J. V/hlto &. ) Application to be dic- 

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James Vanblancluru } charp:ecl as Securities 

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This day comes the said Noble VJhite and Vanblancium 
and here now also comes the said Andrew V.'. Reed and here 
in open court consents that the name of V/iHis G. Roea in 
the above application of said Noble V.hite and Vanblanicum 
may be altered to -^narew W. Reed (it being misnomer) and 
thereupon the said Andrev; W, Reed in open court as afore- 
said consents that said Noah Fnlte and Vanblancium may be 
released from further stanain(^ as security for him as Con- 
stable as aforesaid, and from any and all subsequent lia- 
bility in consiquence of such Security ship It is there- 
fore or.;.ered that the said Noah Noble D. J, uTaite and 
James Vanblancium be aa d they are hereby released from 
further remaininfj as Such security for the said 

Pa^e 24 January "^ession loo5 

Andrew 'iV. Reed, and they are hereby exonerated from any 

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Marion Coi'nty 
Coiariissioners' Record 5 
executed as afore sola: and lurcher time is ^-iven the :;Lid 
Anurev; W, Reid to execute a further bond herewith uatil 
tcj^orrov.- norning 

Archibald C Keid and others present a petition r-e- 
presenting that a County Road Coiiiiaencing about ei-^h'.y rods 
east of the South e:.st corner of the Donation adjoining 
the Tov.n of Indianapolis on the Section lini* dividing Sec- 
tion Seven and eighteen in Township fifoeen of Range four: 
bnencc running along said line tnrcugh Arcnibale C. x.eid 
lane to Gorneluis Loach's on the hichigan Read, is useless 
and trie repairing taereof an unreasonable buru..en to the 
iov.nship, and praying tnis Bcaro. to vacate "che Sc.:ae pur- 
suant to the Statute in such case made ano proviced: v.Mich 
petition is publicly re.id and laid over zo be read a second 
time on tomorrov: 

James hcJlvain, Aaron /J.ldridge aha \.illia-:i hcL,:-;.ghlin 
viewers appointed at z'r.e last Session of this Beard ncv; 
report, that they have viewed and laid out a rcae and re- 
turn it as a road of public utility as follcvrs, to v. it, 
Co!iL:iencing on the State Roac leading from Indi.napolis -co 
the Fall Creek, a few poles v/est of ulie Scuish West Corner 
of General Hannas Shafer farm and i.nere 'che line o.ivicing 
the South east ano. Korth east ouiarters of Section thirty 
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Marlon County 
Cotairdssioners' Rocord 3 
second principal ;aeridi....n line croSv^ts i^^ia oti..'Ge roou; 
and run V^est alon^ scio line to the Range line, aivicinr; 
Ran;^es 3 and 4 and t-iencc South on said Range line abcut 
33 x'eet; and tiience V.'est on the line running Liirout:"! the 
Centre oi Section 3G in TG'..n.siiip IG I-Iorth ci Range 3 Last 
of the 2nd principal uieridian line to v/here it crosses the 
iiichigan road; and thence Soutii on t.ie Llic^iigan read to the" 
lane leading to iierrills and Yances Jiills, and tlience along 
said lane V.'est to the ^'.lill: ci.nd txiere being no objections 
to the establisiiinent oi' said Road: 

It is ordered that zhe saae be establisx".ec as a ouollc 
high'.. ay, thirty i'eet v-ioo, ana that George 'laiic anc. Rcratio 
21c Dov.ell through v.iios Districts the sa^ie runs cause the 
same to be opened according tc law. 

It is ordered that the following be ane tne same is 
hereby fixed as the rate ci taxation for Councy Pievenue, 
in and for the County of -larion Indiana, lor clie year one 
tnousand eight hundred and 

Page 25 "' January oession 1835 

Cn every animal of the Horse ..lule or Ass kind ever the 
age of three years tne value oi i..iich shc.ll exceed ten 
dollars x..cnty five cents On Covering horses end Jack 



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iiarion County 
CouimisLioners' Record o 
asses once the rate at v,.iich f.iey stana lae season 

On v.ork oxen cacli of tnree years old. tv/elvc ana a 
half cents 

On each two v.heelec pleasure carriage one collar S: 
twenty five cents 

On each four '..'heeled pleasure carriage one dollar and 
seventy five cents 

On each Brass Cloci-: one collar 

On each Gold v.atch fifty cents 

On each Silver or pinch back v.atch thirty seven and 
one half cents 

On every Tov.ti Lot at the rate of fifi-y cents en each 
hundred dollars valuation without the iniprover^ents 

On each male Inhabitant sane and not a pauper and of 
full age fifty cents 

On every hunared acres of first rate land Forty cents 
and at that rate 

On every hunared acres of tiecond r?.te lane thirty thir- 
ty cents and at that rate 

On every hundred acres of third rate land T..enty cents 
ana at tnat rate 

On every License to vend wooden Clocks ten collars per 
annura 

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Marion County 
Cqpnissioners' record 3 
McLaughlin for viev/inc a road one c^h's, seventy five crntc 
each .. i ., . ..' -./ • 

It is ordered that tae following part of the Cc-nty 
road laid out and reported 'oy L^anuel Glispse and Lli bul- 
grove at the last January Session of cnis Board (l8.:4) be 
and ohe same is hereby established as a public nighv;ay, 
to v.'it: the part tiiereof cc:imencing at the fore of '..hite 
River near .i(lfi.rtin L. Bushes taence running v,-est..ardly to 
a County roed en the west side of Vvhite river, leading 
from Inaianapolis to the Buffs on Said river, said road 
marked with a blaze on each sio.e of the trees ana Tc is 
further ordered tnat Tunis Bush txie Supervisor tnrough 
whose district the same runs cause the sanie to be ooened 
according to law not exceecing thirty feet v.ide and uhe 
Board adjourned luioil comorrov. morning at i-ne hour of 
ten o'clock i-.. j,i. , ■ :. ■ .. - c " • 
Signed January 7th 1855 ■ Harris lynpr 
; n « ^. )J . (Vf '. , ; :■• ■ '! '^. Thoaas O'Neal 
r.fi,*' L- ^i>, i'r: . :. Andrev/ Hoover 

Page £6 ' January Session 18o5 • - 

V.eanesday morning at the hour of ten o'clcc.c Jan- 
uary 7, 1855 the Board met pursuant to aajouriiiiient pres- 
ent Hon: , • 



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Marion County 

Coiaiaissioners' ilecord o 

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n ,f ), „ ',. , . ,. ,^, Harris Tyner ) Comin 

i^idrevv lioover 

l^. Isaac N. Pliipos applies I'or a License to vend l.Ier- 
chandii^e in Indianapolis ior twelve .uonths ±rcji January 
1, 1855 Oruered that the aracunt to be paid into the Trea- 
sury for such License shall be tv.elve dollars anc fifty 
c.-nts ,,• ._ ., . . ,. ,■■,.,- '■,.-- 

r> The petition of Arcnibald C. Reed and others to va- 
cate a certain road therein na-uied, is now taken up and 
read a second time and laid over until the ne.it term of 
this Board. ■ . . ^ r . ■ ,. 

rj,,. Thoiaas B. Johnson Treasurer of the County of harion 
Indiana now makes the follcv.ing report, to wit. Inai.na- 
polis Jany 7th loo5 To the licnorable bhe Boara of Co.aity 
Corfliaissioners,. this is the State of the Treasury 
To Biiit heed of A.E.Ciuron^- of revenue for 1554 s;£05c.40.5 

" " S " for ijtore,, I'avern & Grocery Lice- 
nse ^ estrays .„, .. , ., , 113.05 

To amt Lrav.ed i'roa the Baxik •■ ,,. > . , •■ 964.55 

" " in uiy hands at tne Uov Sc;ttleaient 136.45.5 

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(54) 
Marion County 
CoiiaSls si oners ' Rocord 3 
By arnt paid to J M Lloore He Co 312,50 

" " " " Jacob Turner 671.85 

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Lcavinii on hand a balance of • 19G5.70 

• ' ' " ■ ' — - T, B. Johnson Treasurer 

Oraered that the Treasurer of Harlon County Indiana, 
pay into the Indianapolis Branch of the State Bank of 
Indiana of the monies now in the treasury the suiii of one 
thousand dollars, that beln^ the amount borrowed by Thomas 
B. Johnson Harris Tyner and Andrev/ Hoover, for the use 
of the County, and left the note by them -^iven to said 
Bank said payment to be made prior to said note fal^-ing 
due 

It is ordered that Thomas B. Johnson Treasurer of 
the County of Marion Indiana, or his Successor in office 
be and he is hereby authorized and required to borrow 
of the Indianapolis branch of the State Bank of Indiana 
a sufficient amount of money to defray the 

Page 27 ' - January Session 1835 
i^eblt due from said County to Jacob Turner for building 
the Jail of said County, provided the saiae can be pro- 
cured from said Branch Bank v/ith an assurance that the 



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(55) ) 
Liarion County 

Coimi«Lss loners' RGCord 3 
be had 
same can i)^ ^-/i^ for the term of one year hy the note giv- 
en for the payment of the s^jue being renewed every ninety 
days durin;3 said temi of One year: and the faith of the 
said County of Llarlon Is hereby pledged for the payi.ient 
of the amount so to bebborrov/ed v.-ith the Interest thereon. 

ft Is ordered that the Treasurer of Liarion Co-onty 
Indiana so soon as he shall procure a sufficient amount 
either by loan from the bank or other v;ise to defray the 
debit due from said County to Jacob Turner on the Jail 
Contract pay and satisfy the said debit to said Turner 
ni It is ordered that Stephen Pitts be and he is here- 

by authorize to with draw the Boand by him heretofore 
filed as ferry keeper In the County of warlon Indlaiia 
Co.- John Bumham and Charles Cox present the certifi- 
cate of twenty four respectablr freeholders of the tov.-n 
of Indianapolis, iiMfpM^'f- certifying- that they are per- 
sons of good moral character: ahereupon they apply for a 
License to keep a Grocery and sell and retail spiru.tuous 
and strong liquors foreign and domestic Groceries in said 
tov.-n for the term of twelve months from th-:; Seventh day 
of January 1835: which being examined. It is ordered th&t 
they be so Licensed on their paying into the Comity Treas- 
ury fifteen dollars and filing a Bond with ilorris Bennitt 
and Benedict 



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ilc^rion County 
CoLiiaissioners' Record 3 
Higdon v;ho are approved as Securities in the office of 
the Clerk of this Board 

lix: Allowed Le;;is C. Lewis tv,o dollars thiroy seven and 
a half cents for Hecort'ing three apprentice Indetures are 
Bond of bchool Couuaissioners and three reports of sale 
School lands payable cut of the County Treasurer 
,,.-,.■, It is. ordered that Anarew S.nith be exempt hereafter 
fro.ii performing labour on roads and highv/aj^s for person- 
al prLv.eleges Vi/illiain n.£Lnna:je.n School Coii^isioner of ^.^ricn 
County files a report of the operation of tne School fund 
of Marion County during the year 1S54 v^uich is exaiained 
and approved 

Allowed Thoiiias O'Neal Plarris Tyner and AnarevV hoover 
for three days service as County Coiii.iissioners curing the 
present term six dollars each payable out of uxie County 
Treasury • • ' ■ 



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Jazaes Vanblavicuai < i.pplication zo be aiscnargec 

■■•■ ' vs \ as Security .-c c 

Anarew Eeid ( 

This day comes the said Andrew '..'. Reid and wholly 



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Jcricn County 
Coaiuissioners' Record o 
fails and refuses to enter into bend v.ltn security to be 
approved by this boc/rd, or to resi::n or otlier ,.ise vacate 
his ofi'ice as constable of Centre Tov.nship .Marion County 
laoiana as aforesaid the Board Consider the re.i.-.iinin-: 
securities to the Bond of said heia oo as u.... oresaia ^iven 
insufficient J/ir^;-;- .; ha>'':>0;; ; r^r i--.,. iw 
And the Board adjourned Karris Tyner 

Signed January 7, l3o5 •" Thomas ' :r al 
5o;',"'i. uo - .''■ •.■-■. Andrew hoover 

Page 29 i-' :*-- ^ llarch Session 1855 ■' ' "' - 

At the first -aeetin^; of the qualified Justices of 
the peace for the County of -iarion held at the Court house 
in Indianapolis, on Lionday the second day of harch in the 
year one thousand eight nundred and thirty five in pursu- 
ance of an act of the General Assembly "of the btate of 
Indiana, entitled "An act supplemental to sn act 'cc extend 
the provisons of an act taerein naaed zo harion Cc-xity 
(approved February 7th 1355) the follo'.;ing cualifiea Jus- 
tice of the peace appeared and organized as a Board of 
Coi'a:nissioners of the said County, in Compliance v/ith the 
provisions of the aforesaid at; to wit: ,,, . 

Caleb ocudaer 

Henry Bradley ) Justices of the peace 



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Marion County 
Coiiiinissioners' i\ecord 5 

V.ilks Rtagin ) 

) of Centre Towas'nip 
Sarauel Jcnison ) 

Elias N. onimer) Justice of Warren Tcv.n- 

sjiip 

Ja^es Gner )/of Franklin To,.nship 

James Lfferson ; of Lecatur " 



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Allen Jennin^^s } of V.ayne 
Suit'n Isaac ; of Pike 



The Board now proceed to the iilection of a president 
of the Board by Ballott. Caleb bcuader being apioinood 
tellor whereupon after countinr; out t'le votes of the fi:"st 
Ballottin^, it appears that Henry Braaley received four 
votes, Caleb ociidder received four votes^and damuel Jenison 
received one vote, and neither of the jenulciiens having 
received a majori-uy. tne Board proceeded to a Second .-^al- 
lotting, which resulted as follows, to' wit, Henry Bradley 
received tnree votes, Caleb Scudder received Six votes, 
Caleb Scudaer having received a majority of the votes 
given is declared duly Elected President of the Board 
and now takes his seat as such. 

The Board addopt the seal of Brass, used as the 
Seal of the Circuit r^nd Probate Courts of this County 
of i-iarion, and heretofore used as the seal of the Board 



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I.larion County 
Coiumis: ioners' Record 3 
of Coairaiss loners of said County, an iuipresoion oi vhich 
is affixed on the .nar,2;in hereof, as the seal of this Board 
Zirnvi Brown Justice of the peace of Lecatui' 

To'..nship, and Ja:.ies ... Johnson Justice of the 
peace of V.ayne Tov.nsiiip, no.v appear lao. ta.:e 
their seats as uie.abers of this Board. Allo„ed 
Joshua Stevens Esquire Associate Jud^'e oi' ..larion County 
for one aays Services as such Judge having a v.rit of 
I-Iabeas Corpus in the Case against Charles Cox, payable 
out of the County treasury 

Page bO iiarch Session 

^ Allowed Jacob Shtjiilcle for returning an election for 
Justice of the peace in Lawrence Toiaiship, returned on 
February eleventh 1835 50cents 

Jacob S:nock and George Toulinson Justices of the 
peace of Perry iovaisaip now appear and take tneir seats 
as meinbers of this Board. 

I'^-.,- Allowed ? T Leise for making Coffin for Ja^es Cray 
a pauper and taking hL'n to the poor house and grave, zae 
suiii of six Qollars payable out of the County Treasury 

, ; Allowed John Carson for "caxcing care of George Step- 
hens froui "Che first day of January to the 20th of Febuary 
133c he being a pauper tne su:a of t.venty one delivers 



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Marion County -■ 
Coiiinil"6s loners' Record 3 
payable out of the Coxinty Treasury 

uv Saniuel Merrill Esquire nov/ files a certified Tran- 
script of the opinion a judgment of the Supreme Court of 
the State of xndiana afflrmins the decision of the Cir- 
cuit Court of the County of Marion, reversln,^ the opinion 
and aecision of the Board of Commissioners of said County 
in the Case of Henry Porter and others against John Foster 
and thereupon the said Heni'y Porter and others object to 
the granting hereafter of any License to any person or 
persons to retail spirituous and strong liquors in the 
tov;n of Indianapolis by this Board. 

r'-: Allowed John Musgraw (a pauper) for kcepln-^ Mary 
Davis a Pauper from 5th January to 19th Febry 1835- 5 
weeks and 3 days thirteen dollars payable out of the 
County Treasury ' ' ^ 

tv,-.. Joseph S. Mix Justice of the peace of Warren Tov.Tiship 
now appears and takes his Scat as a member of this Board, 

i^'v. Joseph Johnston Justice of the peace of Lawrence 
Township now appears and takes his seat as a member of 
this board ;.' '--. •'■;-' '' ■■ ' ' ■ 

i-M Samuel Henderson nov/ applies to be re-licensed to 
keep a Tavern and sell and retail spirituous and fAtrong 
liquors at his Stand in Indiai apolis for the term of twelve 
months from the first day of i^eceraber 1834 which is grant- 



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Marion County 
CoBjiniss loners' Record 3 
ed, and lie Is required to file in the office of the Clerk 
of this Board a bond with Henry Porter and Georce Porter 
who are approved as Securities, and pay into the County 
Treasury the suin of fifteen dollars 

Page 31 March Session 1855 

James V.'. Johnston iilsqr has leave of absence during 
the remainder of the present Session of this Board 

Allowed Richard D. L'.attin^ly for digging well on 
Court House square and materials furnished and key fur- 
nished for Jail lock ten dollars and seventy five cents 
payable out of the County Treasury 

Archibald Burroughs presents the certificate of 
twenty four respectable freeholaers of -Vashington Tov.Tiship 
in the County of Marion as to his good moral character 
whereupon he applies to oe licensed to keep a Grocery and 
sell and retail spirituous and strong liquors, foreign 
and domestic Groceries in the neighborhood of said Citizens, 
which being examined It is oraered that he be so Licensed 
for the term of one year from the Second day of Ivlarch 15 
and he is required to pay into the County Treasury for 
such License five dollars, and file in the office of the 
Clerk of this Board a Bond with Jolin B-arroughs Sr. and 
Joseph Ray vmo are approved as Security 



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iQ2) 

iViarion County 

Co.imnissionors' Record 

c •,... ■ V;^llliam Holmes . William Railobacl-: and Joshua Glover 

viev/ers appointed at the lat^t Session of this Board to 

view a proposed Road couiiaencing at the County road Icac- 

ing from Indianapolis to Aiooresville near John ..icCreerys 

^v.'here the Section line crosses said road aiviain^ Sections 
'a 
4^25 and 26 Township 15 i\l of Range 2 E; taence follov.ing 

QJ 

^said Section line due north to Liartin Liartindale .'lill, 
•o 

fgnov; make the following report, to \.it: the undersignea 

iCliaving viev;ed said Road and do report that it is of oub- 

-p 

■^lic utility V.illiani Railsback, V.illiara aoluies, Josnua 

^ Gloven and there being no objec'cion to said road. It 

is ordered tnat the sauie be establiiajied and it is here- 
by recorded as a public highv.ay, twenty five feet in .vid- 
th ana that Supervisors tnrough whose District the saaie 

runs cause it to be opened according to lav.. 

Allowed John i'fr.Ransiiy for .aaking -a coffin and vault 
for an infant child of ulary Lavis a pauper, tne sum of 

two dollars and fifty cents 

'A' James Green Esqur has leave of absence until to.iior- 
row twelve o'clock , = ; 

'. ■, ■ Jaiiies S. Givan is Licensed to vend foreign merchand- 
ize in Bridgeport -iarion County for the term of three 
months from march 2d 1355 ana he is required to pay in-;o 
the County Treasury for the same the sum of t\.o collars 



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Marion County 
Cotti-iiissioners' Record 3 
and fifty cents. . . 

Page 52 .,(.>.,,,,:: liarcJa oession 1355 

1.'.^ -. It is ordered that an Election be hela at the proper 
place of holding Elections in Lawrence Toivnsxiip on the 
first I^ionday in Aoril next, for the puroose of electing a 
Justice of tne peace in said Townsnip to fill the vaca- 
ncy occasioned by the resignation of I'/illiam J. v.iclntash 
Lsqr . ■:■'.■.■ 

..■■ , It is ordered that an Election be held at the usual 
olace of holding Elections in v.'ashington Tov.nship in 
jiarion Coanty Indiana on the first /.lono r.y in ioril iiext, 
for the purpose of electing a Justice of the peace in 
said Townsxiip to fill the vacancy occasinnea b^- the Lx- 
piration of the terin of oervice of Abrahoia Bov;en Es-r. 

.-ni. It is ordered that an Election r.e-hela at t.ie usual 
place of -iolding election in Pihe To.vnsiiip on the first 
.Monday in Ajril next for the purpose of electing a. Justice 
of the peace in said Tovaiship to fill the vacancy occas- 
ioned oy the expiration of the ter.a of service of V.illiain 
C. Robison i:.S(.,uire. 

The Board now proceed to the appointniexit of a County 
Treasury for this County of haricn, for and until the first 
Monday in .<Larch next whereupon Thoraas B. Johnson is auly 



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Marion County ■ 
Coijimiss loners' Record 5 
appointed such Treasurer who is retiuired to enter into and 
file in the office of the Clc-rlc of tliis Board a Lona .,ith 
Jereuiiah Johnson and Alexander V* . liussell \.ho are approved 
as Security in the penalty of five tnousand collars . 

It is orderea that tJarauel henderson be and he is here- 
by' Licensed to keep a Tavern at his S'cana in Indidanapclls 
for the tera of twelve inonths from Dece-iUber l,18i5 and ae 
is required to file in tne office of the Clerk of tnis 
Boara a Bond with Henry Porter and George Porter ,vho are 
approved as i^ecurity, and pay into the County Treasury 
fifteen dollars. -■ ■ ■ 

Dennis J. nhiite is hereby appointed Constable ;;ith- 
in and for Cexi"ure Tov.iiship in the County of -^arion Inaio.ua, 
from the date hereof until the first '.londay in -Voril nc.:t, 
and his successor is elected and qualified, and he is re- 
quired to enter ir^to and file in the office of "che Clerk 
of this Board bond v.'ith security to the approval of said 
Clerk ''■■ •" ' /: .^- ■ . . . ■ , . 

'""'" Allov/ed V.illiarn x^iiley for oigging grave and buryint," 
.ulary Knights child, seventy five cents paj/able oat of "che 
County Treasury -■ 

Page 53 ■' -~. jvlarch bession 1355 
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wiarion County 
Commissioners' iiecord S 
ign merchandize in i.iarion County, for the term oi' six 
iionths from t;jo aatc hereof, .-.nercuoon .it is ordered tuat 
the a.;iount to be paid into the County ireasury for such 
License be ana the same is hereby lixed at five collars 
and fifty cents. 

Allowed Sarah i^ewland for services rendered to ^ary 
Lavis, as midlife o: c the sura of four uollars 

Ordered that tne oheriff oe autnorized oo Cb.use the 
hole lately occasioned by fire in zae roof ox the Court 
house, to be repaireo. at the expense of "che County zo re- 
pair the blind's in the Cupola, and ta^ve zae bliuLiS from 
tne v.'inaoes and place them saiely in some unoccuoiea room 
in the house 

The {.-"etition of Peyton Bristovv ana o'ciiers presentea 
and read a first and second tinie at the last bes^ion of 
the Board, praying zae vacation of so much of a certain 
county road commencing at the North end of Peyton Bristow's 
lane, tnence running to Bushes ford on Vaiite River angling 
through the land of the said Peyton Bristol'' and that of 
'k^illia^ B. P. Bristovv, as lies between zhe South ena of the 
lane of Joseph Smith and the North end of the lane of said 
Peyuon Bristo'.v, is nov/ -caken up c: a publicly reaa a third 
time, and mere now co^es Henry ..leyers and ouiiurs (ic) in 
all freeholders of saia I'ownsnip, present a re.;icnstri-nce' 



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(60) 
ilarion County 
Comraisoioners' Record 3 
against the vacation of L;aid part o:l said Road, v/nich 
bein^ exauiinea it is oraered that I-io:.h '..rivht . Ptt-r Can- 
ine and Thomas ojiock be and the^ are nereby aovoin-ced 
viewers or cue saaae, to aake report of tneir proceecings 
to the next Session of this Board, a this cause is cont^d. 

Grimes Dryaen azio others tv.enty seven in all presi.-nt 
a petition representing that tne road leaainr i.-oin Bushes 
ford intersecting the County road t:irou::h Qriraes Drydsns 
land 'A'ill be useless and a burthen to tne people of the 
District, that it ou.^ht to be dislocatea and void to all 
intents .:.nd purposes, and praying the vacation thertof, 
which being publicly r;ad a first time, is laia over for 
a second reauing on to.iiorrov;, cc time is given co c 

Jacob Shenlcle ^nc ot.iers yres nt a Petition praying 
a change in the place of holding elections in La/.rence 
Tovvnsnip, '..hereupon It is oraered that- the plo.ce of hold- 
ing elections in said f ov.-ns -lip shall be and the same is 
hereby fixed at tne house of fountain C. Xi.-aberlin in 

said Tovaiship nereafter. 

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^ Joel Blacklidge, vVilliani Herrin, and Bennet Pogue 
viewers appointed at tne last Session of the Board, no'.v 
report, that after being 



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clarion County 
Coiiiinissioners' liecord ;> 
Page 34 ■" " wlarch Session 1855 

duly sworn they met on the County road leading; irora the 
Cuinberlin road to Johnsons mill vvhere the open line civid- 
ing Section 25 Tov.n 16 Range 4 E. Crosses the same, coiii- 
luencing at a poplar tree marked and numberf.d one; tl.cnce 
west on said open line to an ash tree :narkea ana nuxiibered ^. : 
thence angling South till it strikes the section line on 
the South side of Section 26 to a poplar tree uiarkea and 
n'oubered 5; t::ence V/est on said Section line till it strikes 
the State road leading from Incianapolis to Anders ontcvn 
at a beech tree riiarked ana nibubered 4 tnat tne sane is on 
moderately good ground, that they cannot say that the road 
will be of very great public utility, but that a s.nall 

settleinent labor unaer so many aisadvantages 

for v/ant of a read in the airection of T:oT.n ana mills, 
that they recommend that the prayer of the peli;ioners be 
granted which report being examined, and there being no 
o^bjectionr; to the establishing of said road. It is order- 
ea that z'ae same be cstab lishod as a public highway tv, ency 
five feet vvide, Emanuel Springer i: Supervisors tnrough 
whose aistricts the sa^-ae runs cause it to be opened ac- 
cording to law 

Allov/ed the above viewers Joel Blacicliuge, V.illiam 



(63) 

Llarion County 
Cq^iLTiissioncrs' Recorc 3 
Herrin and Bennet Po~ue Tor cne days services seventy five 
cents each Afa-on iiorman and ocaers present a petition oray- 
ing for the establishoient of a public County roc-d ccr.r-:en- 
cin^ at Porter titreet in the Tov.n of Bridseport in the Coun- 
ty of iiarion running northv.ard to intersect the open line 
of Section IG in Tov.nship 15 jMorth, of Range >: Last; thence 
north on or as near said line as will admit to cne rocicville 
State road, taence northwardly to intersect a County road 
at the north v.est corner of Section thirty four, Tov.nship 16 
North, of Range two Esast: and having shewn to the satisfac- 
tion of this Board that they have given the notice re:uired 
by law of their intended application. It is therefore order- 
ea "Chat >^sa B. Strcn,- . Joel Concur oe and '..illian Gladden, 
be and they are hereby appointed viewers of said proposed 
road, to niaive report to the next Session of the Board en 

the first :^onday in liay next and this cause is continued . 

ti V. Y. ill jam JcJlvcin and others citizens of Washington 
Township and Centre Tov.nsnip, present a petition, praying 
the boaru to apooint proper persons to lay out a road or 
public highway, to lead from Hoovers ivlill in Centre Town- 
ship, thence to run East to intersect the iiichigan road; 
tnence on said" road to the line of the aforesaid Township; 
thence East of the Jilicnigan road one half uiile; whence 
Korea to uhe Kortn east corner of James lu. Crist land: 



(69) 
Marion County 
Coamissioners' Record 5 
thence east to intersect the Coiinty Road run - 

Page 35 March Session 

nin^ from Harrison Hardings to Peter Neglcys in said 
County: and having satisified the Board that they have 
given the notice required by lav; of their intended app- 
lication. It is ordered that Eligs C. Balav.in James ^. 
Crist and Joshua Henesl y be a.nd they are h<;reby appointed 
viewers of said proposed road, to make report of their 
proceedings to the next Session of this Board, on the first 
Monday in May next, and this case is continued. 

Nathaniel Bell and others present their petition gray- 
ing the location of a County Road beginning at luartincales 
Mills on fiagle creek and run thence North the nearest and 
best route to the Crav.fordsville State road, vvhere said 
§^§1;§ rp§^ GrsSi^s t.n^ liW (llYU%n§ Section.^ P:b c& po of 
tov.TLShip 16 Range 8 East; thence North on the Section lirie 
to the State road leading from the Cumberland road to the 
Lafayette State road: and having satisfied the Board that 
they have given the notice required by lav. of their inttnc- 
ed application. It is ordered that Martin Martinoale - Isaac 
Pugh and Samuel Fraizer be and they are nereby appointed 
viewers of said proposed road, to malce report of their 
proceedings herein to ohe next Session of the Beard on 



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Marlon County 
Corjimisalonera ' Record 3 
the first Monday In Ivlay next, which time Is given herein 

The petition of Stephen Pitts and others to vacate 
a road therein set forth which v/as presented and read pub- 
licly twice at the last Session of the Board, is nov/ taken 
up and publicly read a third time, and there being no object- 
Ions to the vacation of said Road, It is ordered that the 
same be hereby vacated. 

The petition of Archibald C. , Reid and others, to 
Vacate a certain road therein set forth, presented and 
publicly read twice at the last Session of the Board, is 
now publicly read a third time, and there bein^ no objec- 
tions to to the vacation of said road. It is orderea that 
the same be hereby vacated, 

Philemon Shirley and others citizens of V/arren Tov/n 
ship in the Covinty of Marlon, present their petition shew- 
ing that so much of the County Road from the National Road 
to the north Part of Philemon Shirleys as lies in Town 15 
N. R 5 E, is irregular in Its course S:c and praying the 
Board to appoint viewers to view and change, so as to run 
on the Section line dividing Sections 4 & 5 in the afore- 
said township No 15, whereupon it is ordered that Abiathe r 
Hathaway , Re gin Hawk Ins , and John lacVay be and they are 
hereby appointed viev/ers of the same, to report at next 



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Marion County . ■ 

Comuiiciiioners' Record, 3 
Session on the first Alonday in kay next, and tiaie is ,,iv- 
on herein & c 

Page 06 March Session lSo5 

John V.'. Bacon applies for a private cart v.ay commenc- 
ing at the North east corner of the North half of tne v.est 
half of the North east quarter of Section 54 Tov.nship 17 
North, Range o East; thence east on the Section line to the 
County road 1/4 of a mile, and having satisfied the Board 
that he has given the notice required by la.',v of this appli- 
cation: It is ordered that Jonas Huffiiian . Henry \.hitin~er 
and Edmund Nev.by be and they are hereby appointed viewers 
of the same to make report at the next Session of tnis 
Board, (-z time is given <i c 

John Negley and others citizens of La-rence To'.;nship 
Marion County present taeir petition praying the Beard for 
a road beginning at the half mile Stake on the E sice of 
S 4 thence west on the open line to the half mile Sti.'lce on 
the west side of S 5, and from » thence the nearest and best 
way to the corner of Section So and 53 thence on the line 
dividing 55 and 53 to the race; ttience C'ov.n the race to 
Joiin Johnstons iiill on Fall Creek; tnence the nearest and 
best v;ay to intersect one County read at ^aaison V.eoles 
all in Tov/nship 16 Range 5 end having satisfied the board 



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Marion County 
Co'iiiinissionors' Record 5 
that they have given the notice rei, uired by l£.v/ of their 
intended application. Ix, is ordered tnat John Tnciiias, 
Jereaih Plurmaer and Ja^nes Sir^-iaond be and tney are hereby 
appointed vie;vers of said proposed road, to make report 
to the next Session of this Board, on the first i.ioncay in 
Liay next, tiiiie is jjiven (i;c Samuel Fraizer and 2'Iathaniel 
Bell present tneir pettion shev.ing that there ivas a road 
laid out by oraer of "che Lejislature, intersecting the 
National and Lafayette roads, v.hich if continuca in its 
present Shape will be very injurious to them and of but 
little use to tne Citizens of the Tov.nsaip "chrou^h v.xiicii 
the sa:ne runs, ( and prayin:;; the Board to ap,:oint A.H. 
Dawson, Samuel Hutchenson and ;«illiara Dav.son (viev/ers Cc c) 
ana also praying a change in said road, so ^.s to continue 
the same South on the Section line betv;een Sections 15 :c 14 
'x'ov.nehip its ifl :j iil u..Lil it eoidaS Lcj lh&; ub'cJiitul iihu r'ua* 
ning east between Sections 15 2: PA tnence on the said Sec- 
tion line to the present location: whereupon It is ordered 
that the said A. H. Dawson, Samuel hutchenson and and 
V.illiam Dawson be and they are hereby appointed comaiiss- 
ioners and are required after being duly oualified accord- 
ing to law to proceed to view the establisned ana proposed 
road and mal-ce report thereof under cheir hands and seals 
according to law to one next Session of this Eoard. 



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Marion County 
I or ac..i-^t-rf Comniissicners' Record 5 ••'' '■ 
'•"^ And til© Board aujourned until to.aorrovv laorning ten 

o'clock ""'•"■' '^^^^' ■^-' ■'■' ■-•---•- -■ ■ ^ .-•■'■. 

Signed ^arch '6d 1355 '— =' i -■ Caleb Scudder 
'"*** President of Board 

Page 57 ' ' iiiarch Session 1855 

Tuesday morning at the hour of nine o'clock .-arch 
third in the year one tnoasand ei^ht hundred c.nd thirty 
five, present: 

Caleb Scudaer Prcsidexit 

Henry Bradley, ti.ilks Re^in, Ss^auel Jenison, tlias li. 
Shimer, Jaiies Epperson, Allen Jen.iings, Zinin Brov.n, Joseph 
Jolinsi:on, Joseph S. ulx, George Toulinson, t-uiith Isaac 

Allowed Joan E, I.IcCure for .aedical services rendered 
to George Stephens and .iary Davis paupers, as per his bill 
filed twenty one aollars and twenty five cents p£.yci.bl£ out 

of tne Couiioy ireasury 

of 

Allowed JacoD Coil for Keeping a .^r. farmer a pauper 

as per his bill filed, seven collars and ±ifty cents pay- 
able out of tne County Treasury 

Allo'.ved Aquillin i. . Nooe Leputy Sneriff of ..iarion 
County, for services rendered in sum:nening zae Beard eij..t- 
een dollars 

Allowed Livingston Cunlao for Kecoru Boci: burnished 



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Llarlon County 

Commissioners' Record 5 

for Recorders oflice eleven dollars payaole out of the 

County treasury. 

Allowed Dunlap for medical services rondex'cd to L'ary 
Davis a pauper, one dollar payable out of the county Treas- 
ury 

•^^•llowed John Givan for merchandize &c furnished 
county &c as per his bill filed three dollars and one cent, 
payable out of the coxmty Treasury 

Daniel B. Smith Justice of the peace of Vi'ashlngton 
Township now appears and takes his seat as a member of 
this Board 

Allowed Robert B, Duncan for record Books ao furnished 
for the use of Clerks office fifteen dollars a eighty one 
and one fourth cents payable out of the County Treasury 

Alexander F. I.Iorrison, Lloses Prazee and ^ainuel Henaer- 
son present a petition shewing that an order -.vas passed 
allowing the opening of a County Road from the State road 
north east of Indianapolis leading to or in the direction 
of the Falls of Fall Greek (without providing- for the 
payment of damages) across to luerrllls Mill v/hich road 
must pass pursuant to the aforesaid order along the lines 
of the farms of J. Blackb-um, Thos Jolinson, A. F. Morrison 
Moses Frazee Samuel Henderson, Larkin Sims and others, 
and would be of much 



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j'.larion County 
Co.nj'iissicners' r.ecord 



Page 58 i'.Iarch Lie ss ion 1855 

damage to said farms, ruquirinij '-i^e removal of iu^ny lencc-s 
and v.ould inquire iiiuca valuable timber, nitlicut ucint: cf 
corresponding; benefit to the public in as aiuch as the cis- 
tance v.'ould not be shortened but a mere tri/le niore than 
is now proviaed lor b^' a roaa alrtc.ay laid out on the con- 
ation, but a few roas Soutn cf the one ccntemnl;:: ted by ihe 
order aforesaid; and praying "che boara either co anuul £..ia 
order or require tha-o the applicats for said rccc sr.all -oa;. 
such damages as have already been assessed by Hobert .larcing 
.. banders and ^>.rcnibald C heea,,cr tnai: tuls beard Ox-aer 
tnat a nev: assessment of aa^aa^es by cisinterested persons 
according to the Statue in such -case made end nrcviced, 
and require the payment of caid do.mageyas tne l..v; provices 
before tx.e sala road is oermitoed to bt o.^ened: ,>nicn beiaj 
exrmiined and due deliberation being thei'eupon haa by \:he 
Board nci, here. It is ordered that the prayer of L.aid petit- 
ioners be not granted. 

It is order tnat Jones Huffman Tnom^'S Kceler and 
Stephen Pitts viewers appointed at the last term of this 
Board to vieiv a proposed County KoL.d on petition of Tho/.ias 
V. Boring" and otners, :iave xur^her time to ma:'.e rfcpo:"t o.iere- 
in, until -cne next Session cf this Board 



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jiarion Co\mty 
CoJfuiiissioners' Record 3 
Thomas B, Johasou County Treasurer iiiclces iue i'ollc; - 
ins report Inaianaociis -iarcli Kd lr3o5 t.i.r^ Trr ^..fjrf^r oi' ..ih.v- 
icn County ii: obeaience to ^he La.v oI the State of Incicna, 
sub.;iits ohe icllcvving r:-;por'C of t.ie receipti; ana ex:j:-nai- 
rures of said Ccu.ity frcui txie iJoveaber Session u.p to the 
present cj.te 

To Reed of A.B. Strong revenue for 13^4 vS.Obi.'COii- 

" Store tavern Grocery and Show License 187, 55 

" From Banlc en 3th bee. 1354 934. 5c 

" " " "14 Jan 1355 934.55 

Amt on hand at I^ov Settlement lgS.4£ 

4576.05 
Cr. By ALxt of oraers on hand 560.00 
" " pd to Bonk 1,000.00 
" " " J .1 Uoore &: Co 512.50 
" " " Jacob Turner 1 964.00" ■' 5 : 7 . ■' 6 
Aiiit remaining in the Treasury 555.79 

Thcs B. Johnson Treas ii.C. 
Allowed Jacob Turner the sua of tv. o taousanc sixty 
five dollars ana sixty six cents, in full of the balance 
due him on the Jail Contract, payable out of "che County 

Treasury 

The petition of Criiaes Lryaen and otntrs to vacate 



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Marlon County 
Coiiunlssloners' Record 3 
a road therein named is read a second time and laid over 
until next term 

Page 59 Fiarcli Session 1035 

It is ordered, that no person will be considered a 
pauper by this Board,, who is able in any way v/ithout en- 
dangering life or limbs to be taken to the County Assylum 
J unless they are actually taken there, until which time 
the County v/ill be responsible for the maintenance of any 
person whatever who are able to be removed as aforesaid 

The School Commissioner of Marion County, Vjilliam 
Hannaman now produces his books and proceedings in pur- 

■ suance of the provisions of an act entitled. An act to 
provide a fxind to encourage comiuon Schools (approved 
February 2, 133^) The examination of which is pastponed 
\iiiLtil the next Sessigp of this Board 

r... And the Board adjourned 

i_, - Signed March 3d 1835 Calbel Scudder 

V}.. .^ ,, -...., President of Said Board 

Page 40 I*ay Session 1835 

I.. ,^. At the meeting of the Board of Comiiiiss loners begin 

■ and held at the Court House in Indianapolis on laonday the 
fourth day of May in the year eighteen hundred and thirty. 



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iiarion County 
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five, t^rcsent 

Caleb Scuaaer irTcsiacnt 

Henry Bradley, Vvilks Keaf^in, Daniel K. Siaitti, Lxias J, 
Shimer, George Toailiason, Jacob bmoclc, Allen Jen/.inss, Zinn 

Brown, Smith Isaac, Jauies u. Johnston, Laniel ohuatz 

and Abraham Brown, nov; appear^ ana take "uheir seat as ^t.noeri 
of the Board Isaac Baylor, u: Ja.ar; s Greer, I\iat.haniel oi^ell 
now appears and takes his seat, James Johnson, Joseph John- 
ston, bamuel Jenison, J:..jie3 J-.^ ^erson, Josepii 6. ^lix 

Vvilliam Sander now applies for a License to vena mer- 
cnandize in i^iarion County for t'.-elve months from April 17, 
1855 Ordered that tlie amount to be paid into tlie County 
Treasury for 'such license, be ana the same is nereby fixed 
at fifteen aollars 

Corson Vickers ana Jacob J. Vviseman shew to the Boara 
that their stock in forei.h^n merchandize does not cxceea 
one tiicusand aollars: Ordered that amount to oe paid inro 
tne County Treasury lor i.icense to vend mercnandize in 
the County of liarion for tv.elve months from April 25, 15c5 
be and ohe same is hereoy fixed at ten aollars 

iillovvea nocert Brcv.'n for making coffin for Coneous 
Beadman a pauper three aollars 

Road District Pike Township 

Ordered that Road District number thrice in Pii'ce Tovrn- 

ship 



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Marion County 
CoftLiissioncrs' Record 5 
be and tie same is hereby oividea so caat all on the , est 
of Eagle Creek snail form Discrict number six, and Jonn 
Jones is appointed Supervisor oi the same until the tine 
for one next election, and all the hands in said District 
are assigned to hira •,,•..■ 

. -; ..• Ordered that Supervisors be allowed fifty cents oer 
day for extra Services for year 13o4 

' ,-■ On aiotion of Jacob S.noclc l.S(,uire, Joseoh Johnston 
Esqr h:;s leave of absence uuring the balance of the Sess- 
ion 

;■ ■". It is ordered that tne following persons be and Lhe 
same are here by ao pointed Assessors of 'che taxable In- 
habitants and properly in County of ivlaricn Inaiana, for 
tae present year 13^5 . ■ 

:.:. L., ■ In PiliB Township Alexander Felton 
^. .■ ,1" In V.^yae To.^hahiii Abi'mx^ ii. La„ee.ft 
e ' In Lecatur Township Jame 2a Bailey 
■ In Perry Township George Tomlinscn 

Page 41 ■ ■ 

t: In the Centre Township Morris Bennett 

■ ;i:i» In Washington Township jJaniel K, S.uith 
. ;Lf In Lawrt-nce TGi-,nsiiip Jacob Shenicle 
• ■','• In IfVarren Tov;nship i^hira Wells 



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Marion County 
Comiaissionery' Record 3 , 

In Franklin Townsnip John H. ivlessinger •^•'•• 

Trie asses.smcnt Rolls of the several T, onr,hip in the 
County of Marion iiaving been laid before tiie uoaro, and 
it being found taat t.hey cantain all tne taxable Land 
in said County, ana are otherev.ise correct,, tne same are 
accepted, c.nd filed in the Clerics office to Lav, ■ "■ ' • ' 
It is orCered that the f ollov.dnj:: allov.ance^be and the 
same are hereby made to the respective asser.sor icr a^^css- 
ing the taxable persons and property in the County oi 
for the present year 1835. to v;it payable out of Cty Irea- 
sury. ■ :■" >■■ -''i' on :■■'..■_■:,., i . . ■ 

Williaiii iiari'ion for assessing Pike Tov^nsnip, ten 
dollars ■ ■'-'-■'■''■- ' ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ^ • .,10.00 

Abraham H. Daweson ior assessing Wayne Town- 
ship fourteen dollars * ' ' '<--.^r;,.. 14^00 
AufDii l/ii^iglib i'Lt iissegfjlrtij lmid\if Tov^nahip - " 
eleven dollars — ' n.oo 
Peyton Bristov; for assessing Perry Tov.nship ■• - ' 
thirteen dollars '',..■-.. ': 13,00 
Elias.N. Shimer for assessing Centre Township "''- ■ 
thirty five dollars -'-■■• 55,00 
Daniel R. iiAith lor assessing l.ashihgton Tcv.n- '■■"'. 
snip twelve collars 12.00 
Jacob SheniZle for assesing Lawrence Tov.nshir) 



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Marion County 

CcHLiiissioners' Record 5 

nine dollars '"" " '' ' 9.00 

iihira Wells for assessing V.ari-en Tov.riSiiip ten 

dollars - • ■■., -■ 10.00 

John Belles for assessing Franklin Toivnship 

eight dollars 3.00 

Allowed Isaac Kinder tnd Joun Givan for assestin^^ in 
appraising town Lots in Inaianapolis taree days two collr.rs 
and twenty five cents each 

Thoaas Pogue and Syman Carpenter in Caiiberland fifty 
cents each 

John Johnson and Allen Jennings in Bridgeport fifty 
cents each 

The following Supervisors made returns attested by 
oath, to wit George Taffes, John H, uiessinger, ^l con 
Smith, John Sattus, ..iarthies Lawsons, Simon Petera,JcGl 
Elackledge, Theaing Jones, Andrew Criilson, Thomas Foxy 
Saiivael B, V^oodfill, Philemon Sherley, Adam Fiasier, /illen 
horbert, liathan Harhn, liphrain Arnold, Henry myers, Thomas 
Bryan, Benjamiin Pursell, Lmanuel Springer, V.illiam C, 
Plumjner, Joseph Smith, Samuel Morrow, John P. Cook, rJath- 
aniel Vice, Edward Day, Isaac iv. Sensany, Jesse hawkins, 
Samuel Snodrass, James moore, Benja.nin McClure, Thomas 
Iriggs, Andrew H. v.'ells, Vvilliam \.iieatly, Andrew C, ..^ann. 



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Marion County 

Coimniss loners' Record 3 

Vi'illiam Callan, '.Villiam Eaton, Soloiaon George, and iioses 

LIcClaren - ,• . ..•■. v . .--" 

Ordered that the following allowances be and the sane 

are hereby made to the j....,. 

Page 42 . _,, 

respective Supervisors hereinafter names, to v/it, „ ;,. 

Sijion Smith for ei.-^ht days extra Services as Supervisor 

.'.^^.:i4* ii^ 1834 four dollars s;4.00 

John H. jVios singer " " " " n ". " 4.00 

George Taffe 5 " " " " " 1.50 

Moses M Claren 3 "' " " '' " " 4.00 

Solomon George 8 " " " " " 4.00 

William Easton 5 days u.- one horse 2.75 

William Callen 4 aays as Supervisor •' " " 2.00 

Andrew C Jann 5 A " 'i " " . 2.75 

v.illiam V.neatly oi" " " " " " 1.75 

Anderson H. i.ells 2 " " " " " 1.00 

Thomas Triggs 10 " " " ' " " 5.00 

Ben ja.nin .'icClure 10 " " " " " " 5.00 

James uoore 14 " " " " " 7.00 

Samuel Snodgrass Self ^: team " : " " 5.95 

Jesse Hav.kins 7 aays " " " " " c.zO 

Isaac K. Sensany 8 " " " • " " 4.00 



(8S) 

Mar Lon County 
Comfliisb loners' Kecoro. 3 
Edward Day 10 days 41 guide post extra bervices 

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Nathaniel Vice 5 " /orttr 's Co 

John P. Cook £l " --oLLn^^^ v 

tSamuel Morrow 9 " --- "- ..-•.it, -n* 
Joseph Stalth 7 " 

ii-phrain Arnold 8 " ^•^v,. ^ •.!«■;■ : 

Benjcunln Pursell 5 " !-..,,;•--):-< 

Thomas Bryan 5-^ " ■•-^^- /<^.-v ": • r»ii 
Henry uyers 5^ " :.-. ,\-«.,;.i 

Eiiianuel Springer 6 " -•' ;,;, i-- 

Nathan iiarlin 5 " ..■:/''■ - .' i ^ 

Allen Harbet 8 " yr.v.. . :r. 

Adam Rasin 62 " -•'' ^*-r:; '.^•r:T 

Phllenion Shirly 6 " ;",..',.'-'vV, ;. 
Samuel B. WoodfiUx 5 " 

Thomas Fox 6 " v,:;; : ;;; . .i.--:' 
Andrev. Chilson 7" 

Fleming Jones 5 " ..;! u".'^ ■- ^- 

Joel Blacklldge 7" -,/ ..i,' ■ ;.,. . 
Simon Peters 2 " .v'- .\:-,.,i,j r 

iiatthias L'awson 8" siu.;: l 

John Setters 5 " . i !.-;.•;■(' 
Tunis D. Bush 4 " 



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Marifin County 

Commissioners' Record 3 



Page 45 May Session 

Allowed Henry Porter ^ Co for buying clothes for 
Sample a pauper two aollars 6 lA cents 

Allowed Richard JJ. ^attingley Jailor for receiving 
boarding & discharging William Leford a prisoner ^1.68 2/4 

Allov/ed John Setters for hire of a man cc tv.o horses, 
as overseer of poor Lawrence Tov.nship ti^^:.50 

Allowed Alexander McClaren for one day as overseer 
of the poor . Lav.rence Tovmship .75 

V Allowed John F. Raiasay for making 2 coffins and 
boxes for paupers Joseph Sg.aple and Jonn Lav^'- paupers 
and hauling them to grave yard eight dollars 
■^ .. Allowed Simon Peters overseer of Poor in Framclin 
Township, for two aays himself and ternam and tv\o days 
himgelf ang horses in remoyjji| M§ry Picket end her tv.o 
children from V/illiam AicKinleys to Poor farm four dollars 
and fifty cents 

■•' ' Allov/ed Lewis Smithers overseer of poor for 2 aays 
self L. horse removing Vvilliam Picket a pauper from .'^c- 
Kinleys to poor farm tv.o dollars 

■ - iaiowed Peter V;inchell for repairs aone to rcof 
court putting lock on Door oc two dollars ana fifty 
cents '" ''- y ^'- " :-■>' - ' ' . 



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(B5) 

marion Comty 

Coin.nissioners' riecord 3 

Allowed A h, Nooe lor Shingles and nails Sixty tv/o 
and a half cents i ;,••'.>.; ,.- - ■ .> i . ■■ ,: 

AlloVi'ed Lsn. Shiacr for 1 quire paper furnished as 
assessor to jiake return on ,, , Tfl-'i, cents , 

Allo'/iied Vjui Juawson, A.d. Lav/son, «i: Saml Xutchison 
for viewing Road 25 cts each , .^.„ . , , 
,,, Allov^ed Rufus Jenison Sr, for Services as overseer 
poor v.arren Tov/nship 18M !l'4.00 , , . ;.. 
(,-:., John Carson presented nis Claim I'or i'ive Venician 
circular blinus, uiade by niin and put into tne Capola of 
the Court House, aiiiounting in all to twenty five aollars 
also for one Eliptic arch, pilasters, moldings cind l.hree 
baces and s.Q.y locks a^iounting to four dollars and fifty 
cents, . i/aereupon It is ordered that ne be allc.ed the 
sua of four aollars ana lifty cents tne a.aounc of '^he 
cl6.im last stateu payable out of tne County Treasury; 
iuid it being intimatea by uie Board,, that the fall 
amount of the Claim first above st<ited v.oula not be al- 
lowed, the said Carson asked and n^d leave to take cown 
and Convert bo his ov,n use, the said five v(:nician Cir- 
cular blinds, and the said Carson afterwards gave notice 
that he would not take saia blinds, but would look to 
the County for pay for the same; the Board refuse to 
use or pay for said Blinas 



Marion County 
Comniiss loners' Kecord 3 

Jolin K. and R.P. Kembcrlin, shew to the Board that 
their stock in foreit^n liierchanuize does not exceed one 
thousand dollars ♦ 

Ordered that the amount to be paid into the County 
Treasury by them for a License to venu uercnandize in 
iuarion County ior t..elve months from ^may 4th 1355 be and 
the same is hereby fixed at ten aollars. 

Ordered tnat the amount to be paid into the County 
Treasury by Nicholas ivicCarty and Cavia v.illia-uis for a Lice- 
nse to vena ^erchanaize for twelve months from the eighth 
day of April 1855 in ^arion County, be and the same hereby 
fixed at t enty dollars 

Page 44 ' May Session 1855 

Noah V\frip:ht and Peter Canine viewers appointed with 
Thomas Smoclc at the last Session of this Board, to viev/ 
so much of a certain County Road Commencing at tne rjorth 
end of Peyton Bristows lane; thence running to Bushes ford 
on Vvliite River, angling tnrough the land of the said Pey- 
ton Bristol and that of V.illiaia H. ?, Brisuov,, as /// his 
between the oouth end of the lane of Josepn Smith, and 
the North end of Lhe lane of said Peyton Bristow prayed 
to be vacated by said Bristow and otuers, and gainst 
which a remonstrance was persented by Henry inicyers and 



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(37) 
Marion County 
Coniiuissioiiers' Record 3 
others: now report tnat in pursuance of said order tiiey 
have viewed said road, and do report that the prayers of 
said petitioners ouchL to be rranteo. \/i.ich being exarain- 
ed It is oroered that said part of saia roaa so prayed 
to be vacated, be and tne same is hereby vacated Allowed 
the above viewers seventy five cents each 

Chesley V.ray ana others present a petition praying 
the appointed of suitable persons to view and lay off a 
County road from the branch at Benjamin hobstons, couth 
alon^ his lane, thence to an open line between j^aoch Read 
and Stephen Hale, thence due South to Adam v.rirhts on the 
Lafayette State Koad, ond having satislied the Board that 
they have ^iven the notice required by law of ti.eir intend- 
ed application. It Is oro.ered tnat Vvilliam \., h£ruon,/md- 
rev,r Chilson and John L. Lear be and they are hereby appoint- 
ed viewers of the £;ame, r.o make report at next Session, 
and that cause is continued 

Peyton Bristow and others present a petition Shev.ing 
that they labour under great inconvenience for v. ant of a 
County road commencing ai; the South end of the lane of 
Joseph Smith in Perry Townsiilg being in ohe South naif of 
the N.VV. cr of Section 10 To'.,aship 14 Range o; v.lience 
running on a Straight line to the South ena of Thomas 
yVilsons lane in the North East ouarter of Section 10 



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(80) 
Marion Co\inty 
Coimaissi oners ' Record 3 
Same Township and Range, and Range, and praying the ap- 
pointment of viewers &;c Y.Tiereupon It is ordered that 
Noah Wright, Peter Canine and Thomas Smock be and they 
are hereby appointed viewers of the same to report to 
the next Session of this Board. 

Ellas C. Baldwin, James M. Crist and Joshua Hinesly 
viewers now report that they have viewed and laid out the 
road mentioned in their order and return it as a road of 
public utility as follows, to wit, beginning at Hoovers 
mill; thence up "wliite River to the Township line between 
Centre and V/ashington where the same Crosses the river 
at McCormicks old Saw mill; thence along the old road to 
the top of the hill; thence along the said line one, half 
mile east of the Michigan Road; thence North to the North 
east Corner of J M, Grists land, thence east to intersect 
the County Road running from 

Page 45 ' "" ' ' May Session 1835 

Harrison Handens to peter Ncgleys In said Co\inty: which 
being examined, and there being no objections to said 
road. It Is ordered that the same be established as a 
public Hi'hwa y, and that the Supervisors through whose 
District the same runs cause it to be opened &c- 



(03) 
IJarion County 
Corii..iif.sioners' xiecord 3 
cordins to law a suitable i.ioth not exceeaing ouirty feet. 
allo'.vcd tlie above viewers seventy live cents each 

Philip iiartzell presents the certixicate oi' Sundry 
citizens of V.ayne Township as to his luoral cnaracter cc 
whereupon he applies for a License to vena ioreign and 
Louiestic Groceries in tne tov.n of iiridgeport in said Tcvn- 
ship and thereupon, Jo;in Johnson, Aaron Hornan, Robert 
Spear and Allen Jennings being a majority of uhe freehold 
citizens of said tov.n present a re/iionstrance a,^ainst z'.\e 
granting of such license; It is therefore ordered tnat 
such license be not cr:. nted. 

Abraham H DcWSOl ' . ..illiam Da; son and Samuel Se.xuel 
Kutchenscn viewers, .lov; report, that they have after be- 
ing duly sworn according to law, proceeded to view the 
said established and proposed road,, ana lind tnat if the 
present lpQp.t;ion bo continued, it ^vil-], be injurious to 
the said petitioners also that the route propcscu ^O'y the 
petitionee would be injurious to the public as che ais- 
tance would would be considerably increased ana tne .round 
but little better; l<hereupon the Cociaiissi.ners prcceeaed 
to view and mark a route as follows, which in their op- 
inion will be little cr no injury to the public and .vill 
relieve the petitioners: to ., it: to continue the said road 
South on the line aividing -che said Sections I'c ^ 14 as 



('JO) 
Marion County 
CoBnaissioners' Record 3 
far as the S West corner of said Bell's apple crchara; 
thence through his lane in a South eastern by airection 
to the South v.est corner of a certain deadening- about ten 
rods east of his barn; thence on a certain ridge to the 
present location where it crosses the said line divlaing 
sections 15 a: 24: which being exarained, and there being to 
objections to said alteration as locatddi: and iJauhaniel 
Bell ana Samuel Fraizer Lhe petition above said, here nov. 
waiving all error in consiquence of the varience in route 
set forth in tueir saia petition and that above located: It 
is ordered that said ro^a as located be and the same is 
hereby established as a public hiRhv.ay , and that so soon 
as said read is opened equally convenient for travellers, 
so much (Of Said old road as lies betv.een the different points 
of intersection as above Sxiall be vacated. 

John Viilson nov. presents the pfetiticn of o-enty lour 
respectable freeholoers of V/arren Township, '..hereupon he 
applies for a License to keep a tavern ana sell and retail 
spirituous and strong liquors in s.aid Tovnship for t,.elve 
months from M.ay 6th 1835, Ordered that he be so licensed 
on filing 



, (31) 
Marion County 
Commissioners' Kecord 3 

vacation '.:.:* ; .-, .^ 

Page ^6 May oession 18o5 

in the office of the Clci^k of this board a Bone ,,ith 
John Hunter and Jacies C. Fere;:.on v.ho are approved as Sec- 
urities, and paying into the County Treasury five aollars 
Ira Pluiiimer and others citizens of Lecatur Tov.nship pre- 
sent a petition praying a change in the place of nolding 
elections in said Tov-nsnip v.hich being exajiined. It is 
orcered that hereafter t:".e place of holcing election in 
said Tov.nship snail be at tiie house of V.illiain bancers in 
Said Tovvnsnip Daviu Trester and others present a petition 
praying the Board to grant the view o£ a road CoDiiiiencing 
where John Long is building a mill on Iviiiue xniver thence 
running west the nearest and best ivay to David Tresters; 
thence v.est the nearest and best way to Suith otatons 
v.est line; thence North to the town line divicing town 
sixteen & seventeen Range S east: thence west on ::;ai(i 
line to intersect the County road leading irca i.icCurcys 
Jill on big eagle, to Whitingers mill on \\\Aze River: 
and having satisiiea the board that they have _iven the 
notice required by law: It is ordered that V. illiaa 
Bridg:forQ Garret Garrison and David Trester be and they 
are hereby appointed viewers of tae same to maize report 
at the next Session of ohis Board. • - 

Vi/illiam G. Lear and others present a petition, for 



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(0^) 
Liar ion County 
Coramlssionera' Record 3 
the vacation of so much of tha road that runs from the 
Michigan (from the Michigan) Road from John Treaters mill 
to John Duncans on Pishhack Creek. So much of said road 
lies west of the County road that runs on the east side 
of -^agle Creek from McCurdys mill to Chesloy Warys: which 
is publicly read and laid over until Tomorrow 

Andrew Morehouse and others Citizens of V/arren Town - 
ship , present a petition, shewing that they labour \inder 
great Inconvenience for want of a road commencing on the 
Brookville State Road, where ohe open line dividing Section 
eleven Tov/n fifteen Range four crosses the same, running 
North on said line or as near as may be so as to occupy 
the best ground, to the North side of Section tvro, town 
fifteen Range four, and praying the Board to appoint 
proper persons to viev, and lay out said road which being 
examined, and it being satisfactorally shewn that legal 
notice of this application has been given. It la orderad 
that Sol omon Wells Joseph Clinton and Samuel Silners be 
and .they are hereby appointed viev/ers of the sane to make 
report at next Session ■f;i;i.c.., i. r»u,vl „ , 

Page 47 May Session 1835 '•* '^- ' '^ -''' 

Peter Smock and others citizens of Pike Township & free- 
holders of the same present a petition shewing that it 



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Marion County 
CqmnisGioners ' lif-cord Z> 
would be of public utility and aavaritaje for the County 
Lafayatte road to be disannulled from the I»crth enc of 
the lane between George Brov.n and Andrew Chilson to the 
branch at Benjamin Hobsons, and to extend the said Road 
from the North end of the above named lane along the Sec- 
tion line due North, on the section line between the Sec 
25 & 26 & 25 & 24 S;c to the County line: which being exa- 
mined It is ordered that i'/illiam \V Harmon . /jiorew Chilson 
and John D, Lear be and they are hereby appointed viev.ers 
of said established and proposed roacs, to make report ac- 
cording to law to the next term of this board. 

And the Board adjourned -Lintil tcmcrrc.v mcrning eivht 
o' clock • » ' ■■ '■>"■ ^ ■'-" ■■■■■■ 

Signed ilay £th 1335 Cable Scudoer ' - 
'•'* ■ :"••■'£' President of Board - '■ • 

Tuesday morning at the rfour of Si;^nt o'clock v.Iay fth 
1355 the Board met pursuant to adjourn-jsnt present as yes- 
terday Cable Scudder President "^ -i. re-. .,: . - .. , . : ; .:.: . . 

Henry Bradly, 'vsilks Reagin, Samiuel Jenison, Laniel R, 
Smith, James Johnson, Jp^mes V;. Johnston, Ellas N, ohimer, 
Allen Jennings, Zinin Brown, George I'ollson, Jcccb .::r,ocK, 
Nathaniel Bell, Smith Isaac, James Epperson, Jcmes Green, 
Abraham Bowen, Joseph S. Mix, Daniel Snartz ' ^'t. , - :.-<. 

Fletcher and Bradley now apply for h License to vend 



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Marion County 
CoinaiiGoioners' Record 3 
.aerchancize in Alar ion County Tor tvelve racntns, frora 
May 5, 1SS5. Ordered tnat 'uae anount to be oaic into the 
County Treasury for such license be and the same is here- 
by xMxed at eleven cellars Basil Brov n nov. aoplies for a 
license to l>:eep a lavern ana sell or retail ^oirituous 
and Strong liquors in Inaianapolis, and Tiles Ziie certi- 
ficate of twenty four freeholders of saia ten: Ordered 
that he oe so licensed for tv/elve aionths from ..lay 7, 1625 
on his paying into the County Treasury s,l&.00 and xiling 
a Bond as such in the office of' the Clerk cf this Beard a 
Bond vith Js-ines Johnson and Alexander F. .uorriscn v.iio are 
approved as Securuies. 

It is Ordered, that John Carson be and he is hereby 
allowed the sum of fifteen aollars for five venician blinds 
a claim for v.hich Vvas presented on ^ esterday, and not al- 
lowed, the said Carsou iiere nov; by Israel Phillips ( here 
nov;) receiving the said sua of fifteen dollars in full sat- 
isfaction for said five venician Circular blinds; all pay- 
able out of the County Treasury 

Page 48 wlay Session 1355 

Allowed rlichard L, I^attingly for re.aoving the -vincov; 
shetters of the Court House and placing them up stairs in 
the Court House one dollar 



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Thi.'U\nr> W Co?ti. lissicners' Record 3 • ■ - ■' 
Samuel H, Cunninf'-Jnain presents the certificate of • 
upwards of tiventy four respectable freeholders of Laiv- 
rence Township whereu-pon he ap )lies for a LLccnr;e to 
keep a grocery and sell ana retail sjjirituous ana strong 
liquors foreign and Do/aestic ^i:roceries in said Tov.ns.iip, 
for tv.elve months from June 1st 1355 ordered on his paying 
into the County Treasury ten oollars chat he be so licensed, 
and filinti in the office of che Cleric of tliis Boara a 
Bond vvith George Bruce and V.illiam Reagan ..ho are approv- 
ed as Securities ''- ■'"'"■ ■'■■"'':■''■''■■■ 

Simon Smock now makes his report as Supervisor for 
1354 which is accepted and xiis is allov.ed for extra services 
one dollar 13 5/4 cents. The petition of Grimt^s Erycen 
presented and read on two differen.t uays at the 'last Ses- 
sion of this Board, to vacate so much of the road lead- 
inc from Buiah(.:3 foM in LiTiu. Glint: the County ro;,d, as 
runs throu-;ii Gryines Lrydens land, is ncv. taken up and 
again publicly- re&c, and thereupon a KeuonstriLi-ce is ore- 
sented a;:ainst the vacation of said part of said Eoaa oy 
John Aieyers and oLhcrs, "..hereupon Jasne^ rlayvcrth nicn- 
ava I.lenc'ennr:ll Jesse Burnrignt are appointee, viev.ers of 
the same to view and aake report according to-law at 
next Session. 



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wlarion County 
Coiiiiilsslonors ' Rocord 3 
Thomas Wyat presents proaents the certificate of 
twenty four respectable freeholders of V/arren Tov/nshlp, 
whereupon he applies for a License To keep a Tavern and ' 
sell and retail spirituous and Strong liquors in said 
Township for twelve months from the fifth day of Kay 1835. 
Ordered that he be so licensed on his paying into the 
County treasury five dollars, and filing In t^.e office of 
the Clerk of this Board of this Bond v/hich Monis Bennett 
and Joseph S, Mix who are approved as Securities ' 

Tliomas Moore and Seth Keeler Supervisors now make 
their reports, v/hich are accepted 

Allowed said Moore for sixteen dc^ys extra services 
eight dollars 

Allowed said Keeler for ei^ht days extra Services 
four dollars 

Allowed Thomas Moore for removing Depthah Fllnn a 
pauper to th© poor form one dollar ' ' ' 

Jonas Huffinan, -tienry Vifhitinger and Edmund Newly ap- 
pointed to view a private Cart way commencing at the 
North east i)i^M]i^/ ■ '" ; . t 

Page 49 ■ ' i---^. May Session 1835 

corner of the North half of the west half of the North 

V/est quarter of Section 34 Township 17 North, of Range 3 



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2iarion County 
Coniiiiissioners' hccord 3 
east: thence east on the Section line to the CoMnty ro&d 
1/4 of a mile, now laalce tne relieving report, enucr^ed on 
the back of their order, iipril £3th 16c5 Ve the viev.ers 
appointed to view a cart way petition icr in the v.ithin 
Qo grant the saane accorcin^; to prayer of the petition 
Jonas huffjian Henry ..aitinger r-cunund i.ev.ly viev.ers and 
thereupon David H. bnarpe presents a reaonstrance against 
the said cart v/ay being establishea: v.iiicn being exaaiined, 
It is ordered tuat Jonas iiufi.aan . xienry '..hitingtr end Lu- 
mund i^ev.by are appointca vicv.crs and they are rec.uirec to 
meet at tne office of iibrah&m jSowen n-se on uhe first Sat- 
urday in June next (1855) and -after having taken an oath 
as rei.uired by lav;,, they snail Oiif-n Oj." on any otner aay 
(prior to the next Session) x,o v.'aich the majority .aay 
adjourn proceed to reviev/ the proposed read ana asses 
the damages if any wnich such oojecto'r v/ill sustain from 
such cart v.-ay being opened and continued thrcueh his lands, 
and shall report the same to the ensuing session of tnis 
Board, on the first ^lonaay in September next , - ■ 

Alloived the above viev.ers seventy five cents each. 
_„, The Board Selected from tne list of tc„xable persons 
in the County of .-arion the nuiiiber of Grand and Petit 
Jurors for the t'..o ensuing terms of the jularion Circuit 
Court, the names of vhiom are recoroed in the order Boo.: 






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Comralss loners' Record 3 

of said Circuit Court It is ordered that Joshua Stevens 

and Adam Wright Associate Judges of said County of Marlon, 

for eleven days services as such at the U^vch. term 1835 

of said Court the sum of twenty two dollars each 

Israel Phillips Sheriff of the County of Llarlon now 

files his application In writing, whereupon ho moves the 

Board 

^pyi^J^ to appoint him Collector of the •-'tate ana '-'ounty 

Revenue of said County, for the present year 1335 which 
motion is overruled by the Board: ana the Board now pro- 
ceed to appoint a Collector of the State and County Reve- 
nue of the said County of ,4arion for the present year 
1835, by Ballad and upon the second ballottin^ Corson 
Vickers was duly appointed such collector, ana he is re- 
quired to enter into Bond as such collector in the penal- 
ty of five thousand dollars with James Vanblaricum Basil 
Brown, Henry Bradley Bradley John Jamison, & Jacob J 
Wiseman who are approved as securities The said Israel 
Phillips Sheriff as aforesaid excepts to the opinion of 
of the Board above entered, overruling his motion to 
appoint him collector as aforesaid, and has leave to file 
his Bill of exceptions, "' ' '' 

Page 50 " ■"■'"' May Session 1855 

"'■ Brown and Morrison now Shew to tho Satisfaction of 



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Marion County 
Comuiis:-icners' Record 3 
the Board that their stock in fortifjn aorchandize coes 
not exceed /if teen nundred aoll^.rs Ordered taat tae a- 
liiount to be paid into the County Trcaijury Tor t>uch Lic- 
ense b© and the scaie in liti-cby i'ixed, for one y.':ar i'roni 
iKiay litn Idob, at tv.elve dollars and fifty cents. 

Tne petition pre.-.f.nteo. by 'jvilliaiii U. L'.c.v i-ao. others, 
tc vacate a roaa therein nai.ird, t.nd publicly read on yes- 
teraay is nov; taken up anc. read a second ti.ne publicly, 
and laid over until next terra. ^ 

^^_ Jer.Jib.n Collins presents a Certificate of upv.arc.s 
of ti.entj' fcur respectable freeholders resicent in \;he 
To, n Ox Inai: iiapolls, ls to nis gocd Jiorc.l caracter, as 
appears i.o che Sc.tisiactitn of the hoard ncv, /.-re, where- 
upon he applies for a -uictnse to xeep c. ^rccf-ry ar^d sell 
and retail spirituous and btron^" lit_uors foreign end dc- 
mestic groceries in saia To'./n, lor tv.-elve :iicnths froui 
this aate, hay ath 13cb: and on tne c;,uc£ticn bein^ taken 
shall he be so licensed it .vas cecided in cae affii*^ia- 
tive as xollov.s, tiiose i ho votee in the afiiri]iax.ive are 
liessrs V.ilks Reagin, Jaiues Jonnson, Ja.Ties V.. Johnston, 
Elias N. Shi'iier, Allen Jennings, Znini hrov.n, Gcori^e 
Tcmlinson, Jacob unicCxvs, iJathaniel Bell, ciitn Isaac, 
Jf-iTies Lpperscn, /.raha.a Bov.en and baniel tjiartz anir-ceen, 
those V ho vctec in the iJe •^.tive are hessrs, L^arauel Jer.iccn 

baniel h. buiith, Jc:Ties Green, ana Joseph l^ . ..lix, four end 



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Marlon County 
Coimnls 3-1 oners' Rocord 3 
30 the said Collins is so Licensed, and he Is required 
to pay into the Coxmty Treasury Tor such License the sura 
of twenty Tive dollars, and filing a Bond as such in the 
office of the ;Clerk of this Board a Bond with Israel 
Phillips and James Vanhlaricum who are approved as Sec- 
urities ^ . .^. v^" ■- ■' ■ " -. ■ • 

Benjamin M. Logan presents the certificate of twenty 
four respectable freeholders of 'JJayne Tovmship v/hereupon 
he applies for a License to keep a grocery and sell and 
retail spirituous and Strong Liquors forei,-n and domestic 
Groceries In said Tov.Tiship, for the term of one year from 
Hay 8th 1835, oro.ered that he be so licensed on his paying 
into the County treasury Eleven dollars and filing a Bond 
with Ede Harding and Samuel Harding Securities. ^ 

ro- Allowed Guian & Foundry Goods fiornished and removing 
MOFl ^iganto Daytqtij th.e gijui gf tWrff^R dpllprr. gtjEty 
and a fourth cents ' ' ' * " ' Cj13,60-^ 

ii'- Allowed Guian & Foundry for goods furnlshea for John 
Davey a pauper '"-^^ jiu-^-. ,..,;...:...., a 3,90 

Page 51 - .-^ •■'^■■-- May Session 1835 

in Landis and Morris now shew to the Board that their 
Stock in forei^ merchandize does not exceed one thousand 
dollars. Ordered that the amo\ant to be paid into the County 



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Marion County 
Commissioners' Record 3 
Treasury by them for a License to vend merchandize In 
Marlon Coxxnty for twelve montlas from April 1835 be and 
the same Is hereby fixed at ten dollars , , 

Allowed William Kailsback Joshua Glover and iVllllam 
Holmes for two days services vlev/in^ road reported at 
last session, one dollar and ^p-fij^jijl!,^ ti-i^^ cents each. 

Allowed Joseph Vilieatly, ^•llllara Logan, Y/llllam D. 
Starkey, Aron Coppock, Alexander Culbertson, Jacob Shen- 
kle, Thomas Shelton and Aaron Y/ells for returning the 
April election 1835 fifty cents each Isaac Pugh, Llartln 
Martindale and iiamuel Prazler appointed at last Session 
to view ^^ Xji^^)i^ a road beginning at Martindales Mills 
on Eagle creek. and run thence North the nearest and best 
route to the Crawfordaville State road, v/here said state 
road crosses the line dividing Sections 25 R 26 Township 
16 Range 2 east; thence north on the -section line to the 
State road leading from the Cximberland Road to the Lafayette 
State Road: now make the follov/ing report, on the back of 
their order, to wit: State of Indiana Marion County Llarch 
21, 1835 This is to certify that we the underslgners after 
being duly qualified have viewed the ground which the with- 
in • appointment has requested or ordered us to view//^//jf{ 
^ we hereby report the ground suitable for a road v/hich v;e 
■ have laid off and marked according to the petition Isaac Pugh 



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Marlon County 
Corojiissioners' I-iccord 3 
iJartin ^'artindale, Sarauel Jrcizer. And tnere being no 
objections to t;aid road It is ordered that it be ana the 
name is hereby establisncd as a public hijhv.ay, and that 
the Supervisors through v.hose oistrict the sa^e runs cause 
it to be opened accorcing to Lav; a suitable v.iath net ex- 
ceeding thirty fee 

Allovved tne above viev/ers for one day seventy five 
cents each 

' Shirley, .Road, . V.'arr en. •■■'■. 
'•-'■' Abrathar Hathav.ay and i^ezin Hawkins '..ho /.ere appoint- 
ed viewers with John ucVey.to view and chan-e a County 
Road from the Natnional Koaa ::o the North part of P^.ile- 
man ohirleys as lies in Town 15 N Range 5 so as to run 
on the section aiviaing sections 4 6c 5 in zae aforesaid 
Wo 15; Nov; malce the folic. ing Report, Lnuorseo on ohe 
bagK Qf Vaeir &ppginti@nt, to wit; State cf Jnoiipa, 

To the Honorable Board of Cormnissicners of uarion 

County, '• - ' " 

V,e zhe undersized viewers do nereby certify that 
we have examined the ground for the within proposed read, 
and find io better and the distance shorter than where 
it now runs, and belive the alteration v.culc be of ouDlic 
utility April 4th IdZo 



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Marion County 

Commissioners' Record 5 

Page 52 May Session 1835 

Abie.than Hatliav.ay, nezin Hawkins and there being no 
objections to said change, It is ordered that said r oad as 
viewed be established as a public hi':h'/. ay , and that so 
soon as the same made in all respects as a convenient for 
travellers as said established road. that said old road 
be vacated 

Thomas B, Johnson Treasurer of iviarion County nov/ 
malces the following report, Inoianapolis May 5th 1835 The 
Treasury of Marion County in obedience to the Lavv of the 
State of Inaiana, Submits the follov.'ing report of the re- 
ceipts and expenaitures of saia County from November Ses- 
sion up to the present date viz. Dr 

Reed of Asa B, Strong for Revenue 1834 v2,055.40;j 
" " Store, Tavern, Grocery h Shov/ - 

License - -. . 212. ?0 

" " Bank on 8th Deer 1854 -^ - ' 934.35 
" " " "14th Jany 1835 -^ ' > - 984.33 
'" Amt on hand at Nov Session ■■ 163. 45i '- 

Cr By amt of orders on hand st'SOSO.SS 
" " " pd to Bank ''' ^1015.67 
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ijiarion County 
Coniinissioners' Record S 
Amt rein in tne Treasury np 21.47 

T.B. Johnson T.wi.C. 
Ordered that Roaa District Kuiiiber tv.o in ..^.rren iov.n- 
ship be and uhe stme is hereby uiviacd into two Disi^ricts, 
in the Centre, irom Jias,t to V.cst, so tnat tne iSouta naif 
thereoi' shall iorm ana constitut District iruL^ut^r six, and 
Alanthurs Curtis is appointed Supervisor tl;.ereof until 
the tLiie I'or the next election 

And the Board aojourneo until tomorrov, :uorning eight 
c ' clock 

Signed ilay 6th 18c5 Cable Scudder 

Presiaent 

Page 53 May Session iac5 

Wednesday morning at eight o clock liay 6th 18c5 the 
• Board met pursuant co adjournuent Cable Scudder i-rcsident 

Henry Bradly, , wilks ir.cagin, . Saainel Jenison, i^lien 
Jennings, Ja.iies Epperson, James Vu Johnscon, ^ ixoh Isaac, 
Zinin ijrov.n, Abraham Be, .en, Jose i-i o, ilix, Geor e To;ilin- 
son, Jc.cob Siaock, Daniel C'hurt;-, James Johnsor. ^ iJathan- 
iel Bell . '^ . 

Joseph m. iloore ^: Co novi shew to the satisfaction of 
the Board that their S-uock in foreign merchandize aces not 
exceed two thousand collars . Ordered that the amount to be 



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ilarion County 
Comiaissioners • Record 3 
paid Into the County Treasury by them for such Llcanse 
from this date Tor twelve months be and the same Is here- 
, by fixed at fifteen dollars. )c ,.;•. . :i^.,.. ;,.,i >';■"■%• 

Ordered that the sum of one hundred dollars be and 
the same is hereby allowed to the Trustees of the Town of 
Indianapolis, for the purpose of aiding in procuring a fire 
engine and apparatus in said town; which sum is payable 
out of the County Treasury at the same time that the amount 
appropriated by the State for the same purpose is paid pro- 
vided the said Trustee will receive the said sum of one 
hundred dollars in full satisfaction and payment of the 
taxes assessed against the County of Llarlon for the Lots 
and buildings in said Tov,m belong to said Cox;inty and 

It is ordered that the Several Justices of the peace 
In the Coxinty of Marlon, be authorized and req\iired to set 
up such number of written notices as they shall deem neces- 
sary in their respective Tov/nshlp as soon as possible, 
that there will be held at the Court House in said County 
on the first Saturday in June next a meeting aof the cltl- 
zens at one oclock P. M . of said County, for the purpose 
of organizing a County Agricultural society Charles 
Holmes having shev/n to the Board that his stock in foreign 
merchandize does not exceed one thousand dollars. 

Ordered that the an-.ount to be paid into the Vounty 



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Marion County 
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Treasury for a License to vend iJerchandize in said County 
for one year from May 4th 1855 be ana the sadie is hereby 
fixed at ten dollars ,.,, ;. ^„,,;i> f:. •;^. .. . ■ ^. : i.^.'^^''.-- 'I 

Yandes i E.iv, Porter are reqiiired to pay into the 
County Treasury for a License to vend .iierchancize in the 
County of iiarion for one year from uay -Gth 1855 be and the 
same is hereby fixed at twelve dollars i ; . . . .■.;; ■- ^^ •"! 

Allowed George Vi.Stipp for five days idedical attend- 
ance and :aeuicine furnished John bavy a pauper, per order 
of overseer of poor, the sum of six uollars . '■■' - 

Page 54 , . .. May Session 1855 '• , • . ^ ..;,■. u^^. 

, ■ Supervisors in Perry To/nsriip " ■■-- 

Ordered that Lav.rence Lemott be and ne is herc-jby ao- 
pointeu Supervisor of Koaa tistrict number xour in Perry 
Township, until the time for the next election I-vans Lris- 
ton in the fifth District, Henry Monday in the Sixth Lis- 
trict and Milton V.hite iii tiie sevezith Listrict in saia Town- 
ship until the time for tne iiext election, and all tne 
hands their respective Districts are assigned to bhem 
„ . In La'a'rence 

Ordered that Si.aon S.aith be and he is '.lercby anc mint- 
ed Supervisor of ftoad District number five in Lawrence 
Townsnip until the time for the next election, in ■•'.lace of 



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Marlon County 
Commissioners' Recora 5 
Benjamin Newhouse resigned, and all tiie hand in said 

In Washington '''^■■''' 

Ordered Daniel Bowen be and he is hereby appointed 
Supervisor of road I>istrlct number five in Washington 
Tovmshlp, xmtil the time lor the next election 

Franklin Toiivndhip 

Ordered that Huffs LIlll Road beginning at the line 
between Warren and Franlclin Townships and running to the 
iiarion Coxinty and Shelby County line, form and constitute 
District number one in Franklin Tov/nship L Asa Harris is 
appointed Supervisor of said District until the time for 
the next election, and all ohe hands on the east side of 
big buck creek belov/ v/here the road Road leading to'I.Ianons 
Mill crosses said creek are assijned to said Supervisor. 

Ordered that the Road from Mehansmill to the Bluffs, 
beginning at the Marion and Shelby County line and running 
west to Bethel meotin-, house to Include the west half of 
Sections 27, 2 3, 29, 33, 54, ic the North east quarter of 
Section 32 T. 15 Range 5 forai and Constitute District num- 
ber two in Franklin Township, are Benjamin Phillips is 
appointed Supervisor of the same until the time for the 
next election 

Ordered that the Kechigan Road beginning at the Covmty 
line Marlon & Shelby are running north to the 83d mile post 



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iiarion County 
Canraissicners' Record 3 
to incluae all the nanus on tne west siae of buck Creek 
froin Y/here said road crosses saia Creelt in io'..n 14 on the 
South siae, all v/hose lanas adjoiiis saia roaa, to include 
George Tiblits, ana Charles Pheneisler is appointed Super- 
visor oi the saiae until tne tLne for the next election 

Ordered that tne Micnigaii Road Conmencing at the 85 
mile post rumiin^ north to the line of l:arren and Franic- 
lin Tovmship to include ' n"--; ■' . ■- . . . , , .■,•, .\_c, 

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all hanas or residents of tne land aa joining said road 
on both sides of said Road, also including Section '60 in 
Tovui 15 Range 5 foria and constitu List 4 and David Fisher 
is appointed Supervisor of txie sauie until the time of the 
next election .i' I '.:.;..•'.. v .\ . •, . . _ - :,.i. 
■i ;..".ft ti.-T)-; ' V-ayne Tov/nship 

Oraered that Samuel liarding be and ne is hereby ap- 
pointed Supervisor of Road District nu^iber one in \:c.-jne 
Township until the ti^ne for the next election • -1 .-■!-• 

Ordered that John H. I^ev/land be and he is nereby ap- 
pointed Supervisor of District number tv.o in V.ayne lo.n- 
ship until the time for the next election - • ■' "• '■■> 

Ordered that Isaac xiarden be and he is le-^tby appoint- 
ed Supervisor of District number txiree in iVcvne Tc.nship 



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liar Ida County 
Coaiaiissioners' Record 3 
until the time for the next election 

Ordered that Listrict r^o 5 in uayne Tov.nship be aivid- 
ea by a line running tlirough tne Centre of said District 
from east to west and that tiie South half thereof form and 
constitute District number six, and V.'illiam LicVey is appoint- 
ed Supervisor of the same until the ti.ne for che next elec- 
tion 

Ordered that District number four in V;ayne Tov.nship, 
be divided into two District, by a line runnin^^ tiiroafjh the 
Centre of said District from north to South, and tnat the 
v.-est half there of form and constitute District nuimber seven, 
and John Barnnill is appointed Supervisor of the same until 
the time for the next election, 

Ordered that Thoi/ias i'rigss be and he is aereby appoint- 
ed Supervisor of District number four in Wayne Tov;nship 
until the time for the next election ' 

'•-■-: Ordered that Joseph Pence be and he is hereby apooint- 
ed Supervisor of District number five in Wayne Tov.nship 
for and until the time for the next election, and all the 
hands in the respective aistricts are assigned zo the re- 
spective Supervisors 

Vi'illiam Perry and Abel Sv.ords are appointed Overseers 
of the poor in Laivrence Tornsaip until the time for the 
next election .^ ! k,' 



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liarion County 
CoiU-iiiss loners' Record 3 
Edward iJcv;house and Henry i^cvhouse are appointed 

i'ence viewers of Laivrence Township until the time Tor 

next election 

Ordered that the following persons be and they are 

hereby appointed Supervisors in Centre Township until the 

time for the next election 

John liiatthews in L'istrict nomber one 

Issac A. Sensany in District nuiuber two 

William IvicLau^hlin Sr in District number three 

Edward ileizer in Disi;rict number four 

Thomas i«i Clintoch in Liscrict noiaber five 

Thomas Ii ^noit in District number Six 
Fa, 

Jacob Ringer Jr in District number ten 

Page 56 May Session 

Joim Pellis and John .Jans are appointed Overseers of 
the poor in Franklin Township until the time for the next 
election 

James B, ilclain and Josiah B. Toone are appointea 
Fence Viewers in Franiclin Tov.nsnip until the ti;ue for 
the next election 

The Board having exaiained the BooJ:s of the Schocl 
Coimnissioner and compared them with those of the Clerk, 
fina that they do not correspond v\itii each otner, out 



(Ill) 

wai'ion County 
Commissioners' Record 3 
that their Books correspond with the returns made to them 
respectively by the Collector 

Ordered that Henry Bradley and Wilks Reagln, cause 
suitable necessary to be built on the court house square, 
with a Single room, i^i it^H ^t i'^ upon the most reasona- 
ble terms possible and make report at next Session 

■'^llowed William Logan for papers furnished for 
election purposes in 1834-5- 25 cts 
■*hid the Board adjourned 
Siijaed May 6th 1835 Caleb Scudder 

President 

Page 57 September Session 1855 

At the Session of the Board of Commissioner held at 
the Court House in Indianapolis, on Monday the seventh 
say of September in the year eighteen hundred and thirty 
five, being the first Monday in said month. Present Caleb 

Scudder President Wilks Reagin Samuel Jenison, Daniel 

R, Smith, Daniel Shartz, Smith Isaac, George Tomlinson, 
James W, Johnston, Henry Bradley, Allen Jennings, Zinin 
Brown, Abraham Bowen, Joseph S. Mix, Joseph Johnson, 

Allowed John F. Ramsey for making for Rebecca Lena- 
gen, a pauper, a Coffin and vault four dollars also 

for making coffin and vault for John McCarty four dollars 






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iViarion County 
Commissioners' Record 5 

also for a Cofi'in ana vault for jirs Purnell Tour aol- 

lars, also for coffin a vault for Miss Purnells dau-hter 
three dollars in all fifteen dollars all payable out of --^, 
the County Treasury 

Ordered, that a License to vend wooden Clocks for 
the term of six months from August first A.D. 18oc, in 
the County of Hiarion County Inaiana, be issued to Abner 
D. Bond, on his paying into the County Treasury five dol- 
lars. 

Daniel R. Smith presents a petition for a cart way, 
leading west from his dwelling house in the east half of the 
S.W, quarter of Sec 4 T 16 Range 4 to the V.enchester 
State Road, a distance of about one fourth of a mile; 
and having shewn to the satisfaction of the Board that he 
has. given the notice required by la\j- of this application, 
and there being no objections to said -Cart Uay, it is 
ordered that the same be and it is hereby established eigh- 
teen feet wide, as a Common Cart way, and the same is here- 
by record as such, to be ppened by said Petitioner 

Allov/ed Richard L. iiattingly Jailor of iiarion County, 
for receiving Discharging and boarding '.Villiam Coldv.ell a 
prisoner, two dollars also for Cot and linnen to room « 
linnen for Dungeon and two Blanltets for County, Jail, ten 
dollars all payable out of County Treasury , ' 



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Marion County 
Commissioners' Record 3 

Oraered that the amount to be paid into the County 
Treasury for a License to vend foreign merchandize in 

Marion County for twelve months from the aay of 

1855, be and the same is hereby fixed at ten dollars by 
George Holland 

Ordered that the amount to be paid into the County 
Treasury by Henry Porter for a License to vend foreign 
merchandize in Marion County for twelve months from the — 
day of 1835 be and the same is hereby fixed at 
fifteen dollars — 

Page 58 

James C, Furgason presents the certificate of twenty 
four respectable freeholaers of v.arren Township, whereupon 
he applies for a license to keep a tavern and sell and 
riHil t?pirttuous and strong liquorg in sajg Toymship for 
twelve months from September second A.L, 1835: Ordered tnat 
he be so licensed on his paying into the County Treasury 
five dollars, and filing in the office of the Clerk of this 
Board a Bond witn Andrew Vansickle tiecurity. 

John Frester now produces the certificate of upwaras 
of twenty four respectable freeholders of Pike Township, as 
to his moral character Sc whereupon he applies for a license 
to keep a Tavern and sell and retail Soiritucus and stron^- 



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Marion County 
Comaiissioners' Record 3 
liquors in said Township for twelve months from August 16th 
185^: Ordered that he be so licensed on his paying into 
the County Treasury five collars and filing in the office 
of the Clerk of this Beard, a bond as such with Uavid Trest- 
er who is approved as security 

■ Ordered that Nathan B, Palmer be and he is hereby ap- 
pointed Supervisor of Road District number eight in Centre 
Township, until the first Monaay April next in place of 
Richard Anderson removed 

Allowed John uatthews for keeping iiilizabeth xurry a 
pauper four dollars payable out of the County Ireasury 
■" ' ' Allov;ed Alexander Culbertson for returning election 
and furnishing a Ticket box in V/ashington Tov.nship one 
dollar ■ ■ i ., .. . 

■ John Foster now produces the certificate of twenty 
foururispectable freeholaers of Indiafiapollg, as to nis 
good moral character whereupon he applies to be Licensed 

to keep a Grocery and sell and retail spirituous and strong 
liquors foreign and Do.aestic Groceries in saia Town for 
the term of of twelve months from the third o.ay of Septem- 
ber 1835, Oraered that he be so licensea on his paying in- 
to the County Treasury the sum of tv.enty xive collars, 
and filing in the ofiice of tne Clerk of tiiis Board a Bond 
as such with Israel Phillips and James L. Hogin who are 






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Marion County 
' Coimais^ioners' xiecord 2 
approved as Securities 

James L. Hogin now presents the certificate of twenty 
four respecta. Ic freeholaers of tne town of Inaif.napolis, 
as to his good moral character; whereupon he applies for 
a License to keep a Grocery and sell anc. retail bpiritu- 
ous and tJtrong liquors foreign and aomestic Groceries in 
said Town for tv elve months from the Seventh aay of Sept- 
ember 1835, Oraered 

Page 59 September Session 1855 
that he be so licencta, on his paying into the Coionty 
Treasury, the sum of twenty five collars, ana filing in 
the 'office of the Clerk of this Beard a bond as such Gro- 
cery Keeper with John i'oster ana Jonn kahon v.ho are ap- 
proved securities 

.^^ John Fearnley produces the certificate of tv.enty 
four respectable freeholaers of Centre Tov.nship i^arion 
County Indiana, as to his moral character whereupon he 
applies for a license to keep a tavern and sell ana retail 
spirituous or strong liquors in said Tov.nship for che term 
of twelve months from the aay of 1855: Crcered 
that he be so licensee on his paying into i:he County Trea- 
sury twenty fiisre dollars and filing in the office of the 
Clerk of this Board a Bond as such Tavern keeper, ; ith 



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Marion County 

Coiamiss loners' I jcorci 3 

John L. Youn[,' and Carey H, Boatrlght who are aporoved 

as securities 

The respective assessment Rolls of the follo'..ing 
assessors, to wit: ulorris Bennett assessor of Centre Tov.n- 
ship for the present year 18b5 

John H. liessinger assessor of i:''ranklin Townsnip Present 

year 1855 
Jacob Shenkle assessor of Lawrence Township " 
Abranam H, Dav.son assessor of V.ayne Tov/nship " 
Aliira Wells assessor of '..arren Tov;nshlp " 
Daniel R, Smith assessor of Vv'asiiington To-./nship " 
George Toralinson assessor of Perry Township " 
Alexander Fellon assessor Pike Township " 
""■' ( Now make their respective returns of tneir ass- 
essments ) are now laid before the Board, ana It ap- 
pe^ring th^t r.lie additions of the nnmber of acres of 
land in the several Township in said Lists aoes not cor- 
respond with those in the tract Book in the office of 
the Clerk of It is ordered that the Clerk Alake all the 
necessary corrections in said several Lists 

Allowed Morris-Bennett for assessing Centre To.'.n- 



ship & ^ quire paper forty three dollars £7,. cents 
Allowed John H. uiessinger for assessing Franklin 



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ilarion County 
Commissioners' Record 5 
Township eighteen dollars 

Allowed Jacob Uienlcle for assessing Lavvrence 'i'ov.n- 
ship eighteen dollars 

Allowed Ahiva V«ells for assing Warren Tov.nship six- 
teen aollars 

Allovifed Abraham H, Dawson for assessing ..ayne Town- 
ship sixteen dollars 

Allowed Daniel R. omith for assessing Vjashington 
Township & -2 quire paper fourteen aollars 18 cents 

Allov/ed George Tomlinson for assessing Perry Tov.n- 
ship twenty dollars all payable out of the County Treas- 
ury; They all having been duly sv.orn according to lav, by 
the President of the Board Tne saia allov.ances be- 
ing one dollar per day each 

Ordered tnat the amount to be paid into the County 
Treasury by Thomas i^cOuat of a License zo vend foreign 
merchandize in liiarion County for 



Page 60 ..i.,, t.:i September Session 15S5 , , 
t.velve months from tne day of 1355 be and the 

same is hereby fixed at ten aollars 

Allowed Johzi Rodv.ine, on final settleiaent up to this 
time, for keeping paupers on the poor fur.a and clothing 
furnished as per his bill now filed, the sum of one hunared 



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iiarlon County 

Coimaisriioners' Record 3 

and fifty nine dollars and thirty nine cents, i 159. 33) 

payable out of the County Treasury 

Allowed Aquillin i4ilton on final settlement up 
to this time, for keeping paupers on poor farm and cloth- 
ing furnisned, as per his bill no\i filed, eighty six dol- 
lars thirteen and three fourth cents, payable out of the 
County Treasury 

David BurMiat presents the certificate of twenty four 
respectable freeholders of the Tov/n of Indianapolis as to 
his good moral charcter, whereupon he applies for a License 
to keep a Grocery ana sell and retail spirituous and strong 
liquors foreign and Domestic Groceries in Indianapolis, 
for the term of twelve months from tae tentn a^iy of August 
1335. Ordered that he be so licensed on his paying into 
the County Treasury the sum of i;7.enty five aoll.\rs, and 
filing a bond as such in the office of the Cleriv of "cais 
Court, a bond ;,ith Nathaniel Davis ana Thomas ;.est ,Aio 
are approvea as securities . . . . 

Nathaniel Davis presents the certificate of t..cnty 
four respectable freeaolders of the Tcv.n of Incianaoolis, 
as to his moral character, Sec whereupon ne applies to be 
licensed to keep a Grocery and sell ana re-cdl soiritucus 
ana strong liquors foreign and Domestic Groceries ia 
said town for twelve months from the first cay of ^agust 







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uarion County 
Commissioners' Record 3 
1835: Ordered that he be so licensed, on his paying into 
the Coxmty Treasury twenty five dollars, and filing in 
the office of the Clerk of this Board a bond with Jerelmah 
Collins and James W. Johnston who are appointed securities, 

George Smith now produces the certificate of tv/enty 
four respectable freeholders of Wayne Tov/nship as to their 
good moral character; whereupon he applies to be licensed 
to keep a grocery and sell and retail spirituous and strong 
liquors, foreign and Domestic Groceries in said To'vmship, 
for the term of twelve months from the seventh day of Sept- 
ember 1835: Ordered that he be so licensed on his paying 
Into the County Treasury fifteen dollars; and filing in 
the office of the Clerk of this Board a bond as such Gro- 
cery keeper with, Joseph -^mith and Nathaniel Bolton who 

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are approved as securities, 

jjj^ William B, Bridgeford , Garret Garrison and David 
Fe ; ster viewed now report as follows, to wit V/aGhinr^ton 
T ownship) Marlon County Septr 7, 1835, We the undersigned 
being appointed viewers by the Commissioners of said 
County . .,^ ^^..^,..^_ ,^.,,^,^ ^... , .,,„,,,,_ ,. 

Page 61 September Term 1835 , , 

of a certain proposed covuity described as follows, to 

wit. Commencing at John Long's mill on white River; run- 



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Marlon County 
Cominls 3 loners* Record 3 
nlng thence west to David Tresters, thenco west to Smith 
Statona west line, thence North to the to\vn lino divid- 
ing Town 16 & 17 Ran^^o 3 oast; thonco wo at to tho County 
road leading froia McCurdys mill on big Eaglecreek to 
Whltlngers mill on white river, do certify that after 
being duly sworn have proceeded to examine said route as- 
cording to the best of our skill &: judgement, and marked 
out the way & are of the belief, that if said Road should 
be opened & kept in repair that the same would be of pub- 
lic use. Given under our hands and seal this day and 
year first above written V«m B. Bridgeford (seal) Garret 
Garrison (seal) David Trestes (seal) and thereupon John 
Clingensmith ^^ ^/j^i;^// present a remonstrance against 
so much of said Road as lies west of the Michigan Road in 
Pike Township, as useless and a burden to the Township, and 
thereupon David H, Sharp , James Bridges .and John Newby 
are appointed reviewers of the same, to make report at 
the next session of the Board according to law:^>: David 
Bowers, Richard Hubbard, Henry Grone Jur. Daniel Grov/e 
Adam Wright, Peter Anthony, Jacob Clingor Smith, John 
Cllngersmith, George Brown, Clinlst Uiller, Anderson P. 
Gutrye, Henry Growe Sr, George Hollings worth Samuel 
Rodebaugh, Adam Metsker, Seth Rodibaugh, Jacon Klingsmith; 



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iklarion County 
Coiii,nissioners' Kecora 3 
Denny, John lilingonsiaitn, itiichael ivepple, Jaaies Guthfy, 
Jacob Soweruine, Alexander Guthrie Ana it ia hereby oraer- 
ea, tnat said part or saia Koad a-ainst ..hich tnere is 
no remonstrance, be ana the same is hereby established as 
a public highway twenty xive - feet wide, ana zac Super- 
visor or Supervisors though whose District or Districts 
the sajies runs are ordered to cause it to oe opened ac- 
cording to law. 

Allowea the abo^re viewers for two days one dollar 
and fifty cents each 

John Allison and others present a petition for a 
change in the route of tne County Road runaiag turough ,-, • 
Vvashiagton Townsnip as follows, from the Corner of v.ilsons 
Brunsoas Cc Ruddles land, to run east on the County rcaa 
laiQ out from Jonnsons i^iill to 'whitingers Jill, until it 
intersects the State Road at John Wests; north to ^llison- 
ville; whereupon Jonas huffman. James brown ana John G. 
iilcJlvain are appointed viewers of the same to make report 
at next Session and this cause is continued. 
Negley, Road, Lawrence 
Jgrmiah . Piiiimim.r John T homas ana James ol;:,.ionG viewers 
appointed at the last ^arch Session of this Board, to 
view a proposed County Road, beginning at the half mile 
state on the east siae of Section 4:- thence ..est on tne 



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i.iarion County 
Coniiiiissioners' Record 3 
open line to the half aile stake on tne v;cst sloe of Sec- 
tion 5; and from thence the nearest and best v.ay to the 
corner of Sections 55 and 36; thence on the line aividing 
35 cc 36 to the race; thence dov/n the race to John Johns- 
tons mill on Fall Creek; thence the nearest end ■ • •- 

Page 62 - -- September Session 1855 .^ 

best way to intersect the County Road at ilaoison VVebles 
all in Town Ship 16 Range 5 — now Report, tnat they met 
at the half mile Stake on the east side of Section 4 • > ""■ 
thence proceeded to view the route agreeable to oraer to 
intersect the County Road at Madison V.ebles, and that they 
believe it to be a road of great public utility" vhich 
being examined^ ana thence being no objections ^o said Road, 
It is ordered that the same be established as , public high- 
way twenty five feet wide: and chat V.illiam Piuamer and 
Supervisors through v;hose Districts the same runs cause 

it to be opened accoraing to lav;. 

Allowed the above viewers Seventy five cents eacn 
Jonas Huffxflan Henry Vrni tinker and Lanund Newly rei- 
viewers appointed at the last Session of the 3oL-rd of a 
private cart way commencing at the North east corner of 
tne north half of the west half of tne north v.est nuartor 
ofQSec 54 Township 17 North, of Range 3 east: tnence e-^st 



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Marion County 
Cormaissioners' Record 3 
on the Section line to the Coun-uy Road 1/4 of a mile, pet- 
itioned for by John liV. Bacon and against ';-riich a remons- 
trance was presented by bavio H, Sharp: nov/ report as fol- 
lows, tovvit 

We the above viewers having after taken the oath pre- 
scribed by lavi before A. Bov^en Justice of the Peace, and 
assess in favor in of bavid h. bh ar p tv.enty aollars da^aages 
if said road is openea as above mentioned in the comiiiission 
above, given unaer our nands <x seals this ;th day of June 
1855 Jonas Huffman , seal' Henry vVnitinger / seal Lauiund 
Newly rseal'i " ,■.... 

Oraered that said Damages be paid oy s^ic applicant, 

and that when the same and the costs are fully paid the 
said applicant have leave to ooen tne said C-.rt v'E.y . 

Allowed the above viewers seventy live cents ei ch 

Vii... ixo.'.^ •«.*;.. Centre, 'i'p, 
i.vr* John Stoops and others riresent a petition for the 
vacation of a part of a County Road Commencing at the 
State Road leading from Indianapolis to ^uiderstown, /.here 
the north line of Section 52 Townsxiip 13 U of Range 4 r.. 
Crosses said State Road: thence east on saio line, uo zhe 
half mile stake on the north side of Section c,b sa-ae To,.n 
and Range: 'fhence Angles iMorth to the half mile Stake on 
the vvest side of Section 55: thence east on tiie oorn line 



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Marion County 
Conunis sinners' Record 3 
to the County road leaaing from the iirookville State road 
to John Johnstons mill on Fall creek; to vacate that part 
of said road that comprenend, the angle and open line, and 
have it to continue on said oection liuvs east Lo che afore- 
said County road " And here nov, comes Andrew Vi^nsickle and 
others and produce a remonstrance against the cnange in 
said Iioad above prayea, all of which being exaainea, and 
the premises being insoected Jacob ohenkle , John i>lcVcy . 
and Joshua Black are appointea viev;ers ol une same to re- 
port the respective aistance of ana situation of the ground 
of the establishea ana - . ■ ■ . - .. ....^j 

Page Sb V. :-(-v September Session 13bb .. . 

proposea road oo t:ne next 'curm of t-iis Board & this case ( a 

is continued :»,, !...■ '-^ »• - < m;>v, 

V.illiatn Sanders presents a petition for leave ito 
turn that part of the road v.nich runs through his land in 
Perry Tov.nsnip, known as the roaa comjiencing in the Bluff 
State Road where the line dividing the land of George Nor- 
wood cc Samuel VVoodfield Crosses tne Biuff Road ana running 
west and north west passing through hxs land, on to'..arQS 
the place where the ola mill stooa on vhe Bayon near Inoian- 
apolis, said alteration to commence at the corner of Perter 
Bills land & corner also of the land of the neirs of ochool- 



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Marion County 
Commissioners' Record 3 
craft; thence east eighty poles, thence South until it 
strikes the road again oetv-eun where Piitrick Aaoms and 
Charles Wei^hbers lives" which being examinea It is ord- 
ered that George harijuis . Adam Pence , and hdmund C, John- 
son be and they are hereby appointed to view the same, 
'and report the respective distances and situation of the 
grovind of tne established and proposed road, to the next 

Session of this Board, and this cause is continued. 

Samuel Larnill presents a petition shewing that he 
is a resident citizen of Wayne Townsnip in tne County of 
i'Aarion Indiana, that he labours unaer great inconvenience 
from want of a cart way of the description set out in the 
notice prefixed to said petition, to wit, a cart v.-ay not 
exceeding eighteen feet in breadth, to be laid out from a 
certain point on the old lerrehaute road in the North V.est 
Corner of Session 16 Tovvn''15 North, of Range 2 east, said 
point being disignated by ohe intersection of a private 
lane from said Terre Haute road leading to ..illia:i Cools 
house, to run due South from said point eighty rods, on 
and along the said private lane forty rods or as far as 
it extends and thence from its termination, T:nrou^:;h tne 
land of the said Cool to "cne lana of tne subscriber 
Samuel Daniell" which being examinea, and the Bcaru be- 
ing satisfied, that the saia applicant has jivon the 



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(126) 
Marlon County 
Coiiimlsalonera' Record 3 
notice required by law of his intended application. It 
Is ordered that Samuel Harding. , Joseph Pence and Luke Bryan, 
be and they are hereby appointed viewers of the same, to 
make report according to law to the next Session of this 
Board and this case is continued 

George Coble produces a petition Shewing that a County 
Boad was laid out by order of the Commissioners of Marlon 
County beginning where the Section line one mile north of 
the Township line dividing Township 16 & 17 Crosses the 
road that leads from McCurdys mill to Whitingers mill thence 
west along said line to the mouth of Fishbacks Creek thence 
up said Creek &c &c that the same runs through his farm, to 
his damage, and praying an alteration of part of the same 
as follows, to wit, beginning at the north east Comer 

Page 64 '^"' ' "' ' September Session 1835 
of his farm: thence a west direction along the fence on 
the north side of said farm to the east Corner of his line, 
thence through said lane to the praent location" which be- 
ing examined. It is ordered that Joseph Chingensmith. 

HUM. ii^pM 

Thomas Reveal and Jacob Sowerwlne be and they are hereby ap- 
pointed to view the UM same, and report the respective 
distance and situation of the ground of the established and 
proposed road, to the next Session of this Board and this 



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(1:.V) . 
iviarion County 
Coauaissiuners ' liecorci 5 
case is continue(> Noah ^u'i^ihL, Peter Canint ma 'iho.nas H. 
Smock viev;ers appointed at the last oession oi" this Boara, 
of a proposea County noad, Cc:iiinencing at chc Scuta eno. of 
the lane of Joseph Smith in Perry Tov.nsuip bein^ in the 
South half of the N. <i . cuarter oi occuion 10 xri loav.s.iip 
14 Rant;e S; tuence runnia»5 on a Straight line to tno South 
end of Thomas V.ilsons lane in the i\lorth east ..uarter of 
Section 10 in The sarac Tov.iaship ana Ran^e; nov, re ;crt oiiat 
they have viewed the grounc ..nere the roaa uic-ntioned in 
said oraer is proposed to run, and arc cf opinion tiat 
said road woluld be of public utility," vviiich oein- examin- 
ed, and there bein^; no ooections t;o z.ic s.' ;T;e; It is croered 
that said noaa be ana the syrne is n ere by t-str/lis :ed c s a 
r^ublic hi.:hv.ay . tv.'cnty five feet .viae anc Ljupervisor through 
whose district the sane or any part thereof runs is order- 
ed to cause it be opened accoraing to lav;, 

/allowed the. above viewers seventy live C'nts each 
Jciin Zim-iiernian and otners present a oetici.on ^newing 
that they labour unoer ^reat inconvenience for /.ant of a 
public highv.ay to leaa from Joel Conainoes in V>. :>,'n'- ic'.a - 
ship; thence Southerly to intersect the iJational rioad 
through ikiichi|;an Street in CriageporL, end praying the 
Board to appoint vie.vers, to view and lay out saiu road 
according to law Ana Jereimah I. Corbaley and oLhers now 
present a petition. Sheving that they labour under great 



Marlon County 
Commisslonora' Record 3 
inconvenience for want of a Coxmty road from Bridgeport 
to Intersect the County road which begins at the South 
east comer of Joel Conamoes land and runs north from 
thence up Eagle Creek and It appearing to the satisfac- 
tion of the Board that legal notice has been jiven of 
each of said applications. It is ordered that Obadiah 
Harris, Henry Krouse and Jesse Combs be and they are hereby 
appointed to view liath of said proposed routes and re- 
port which in their opinion is the most suitable for a 
road, to the next Session of this Board & time & c 

Salomon Wells . {^fif(/^J}i ji]!iX/)^M) and Samuel Silvers 
appointed with Joseph Chlnton viewers of a proposed Road 
Commencing on the Brookville State Road where the open 
line dividing Section eleven Town fifteen Range four 

Page 65 September Session 1835 

Crosses the same, running north on said line or as near 
as may be so as to occupy the best ground to the north 
side of section two, town 15 Range 4. Now report that 
after being sworn according to law, they proceed to view 
the same, and say that the road shall run with the within 
named line from the commencement of Growers Stabb, then 
to have the said line and run north east so as to strike 
the termination line opposite Herrins house, and that they 



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Coiqiais;..ioners' Record 3 
believe if a road was ooenea there it v/ould be of public 
utility v.nich being examined and there being no objection 
to said ro£id,it is orberpd that uhe same be establisned 
as a public hi-hv.ay t>ventv five feet ..ide; and that the 
proper Supervisors cause it to be opened accoroing Lo 

Allowed the above viewers seventy five cents each 
Thomas J Keeler presents the Certiiicc t.e or oetition 
of sundry Citizens of V.ashington Township, shev.ing that 
he is subject to fits &c and praying that he may be re- 
leased from paying a poll tax or v.'orking on I'oaas hence- 
forward, wnich being exaciinea: It is orcered that said 
Keeler be and he is hereby excemoted froji paying poll 
tax, or working on Roads and hignv.ays for personal :ri- 
vileges from tiiis date ■ ';^';., :: ;• :- ; ', ' >■ : ■,« 

Andre\, Ghilson £iud Jonn D. Lear- apoointea viev.-ers 
with William Vt.. Hamo n now report that tney have viev:ed 
and laid out the road tientioned in their oraer and re- 
turn it as a road of public utility as follows, to wit 
beginning at the branch at benjamin Hopsons South along 
his lane, thence to an open line betwetui Lnoch R»: ac iriiC. 
Stephen nail, thence due South to Adam' k. rights en tne 
Lafayette State Road, marhed with a blj.ze ana two notches" 
which being examined and there being no objection to said 



(130) 

iiiarion County 
Coiaraiss loners' Record 3 
road it is ordered tnat the same be established as a public 
highway, twenty five feet v.iae, ana that the proper supervi- 
sors cause it to be opened according to lav.'. 

Allowed the above viewers Chilson C^ Lear seventy five 
cents each .- - ._ 

James Thompson and otners citizens of Perry Tov.'nship , 
now present a petition praying for a County road from the 
County road leaaing from Martin Bushes in saic lov.nship, 
which intersects the Bluff road at Peyton Bristov.s, commen- 
cing at the line betv.een Henry Myers and Henry lionday; t:;ence 
to Levi Stevens corner; tnence; east 40 rous; zhence north 
80 ro^s; thence east to the South east corner of V.illiam 
Johnsons land; thence North to a Calibrin belonging to Joseph 
Snow: thence east tc tne South east corner of ti.e ..idou 
Snows field; thence cast 80 rods; thence north until it in- 
tersects the road leading from the Bltcff road tc rJcah Sinks, 
with said road to the corner of James sharps field; thence 
on the line between said road and V.illiam Sanaers to ciie 
Bluff Road; and having shewn to the satisfaction of the 
Board that they have given legal notice -i'* . i. ■: 

Page 66 September Session 1355 

of this application: It is ordered that ^norcv. r.oover . 

John Myers and V.'illiam Hooker Sr. be and tney are hereby , 



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(151) 
Marion County 
Commissioners' Record 5 
appointed receivers of the sanie to make report at next Ses- 
sion, and tiae is :';ivon ccc 

Dryden. hu. Perry & Decatur ' • ' ' ' '* 
James Havv-yorthe . Richard -.lendeiiliall and Jesse Barnett 
appointed at the last Session of the Board viev.xT's cf so 
much of the road Icaaing from Bushes fora intersecting the 
County roads, as runs through Grimes Drydens lanu; noy; re- 
port as follows, we believe that there is is a road neeaed 
near the same route but as it now stanas be consider it 
buraensome, to the Tov.nship tiirough wnich Ic runs and .ve 
believe that it Should be vacated. Given i..nder oar n.nus 
anu seals this b day jth month 18--:b Jesse iiarnett,..ic:.ard 
Menaenhall, Jiuaes Havvorth. vvhicn beinfj examined. Iz is ord- 
ered that said part of said road be and tne same is hereby 

vacated 

Allowed the a"bov^ viewers seventy live cents each 

- •• Smock. Road. Pike 
Andrew Chilson and John l>. Lear, appointee, viev.ers '■ 
with William l^. Kamon .now report; that t';cy have viev;ed ' 
and laid out the road mentioned in their order and return 
it as a roaa of public utility as follcus uo ..it. herlan- 
ing at the Nortn end of the Icine between George r;rcv.-n c-.nd 
ijidrew Chilsonj tnence along the Section line oue ncrch on 
the Section line between Sec. 25, ?6. 2b 3c £4 to the County 



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Marion County 
Commissioners' Record 5 
line marked v/ith a Blaze and t.vo notches" v.nicii being ex- 
amined end there being no objection to said road: It is ord- 
ered that the same be establisheo as a public hijiiv/ay, twenty 
rive feet wide: and that tne proper supervisors cause it '^ 

be opend according to law Allov/eu :ji. id viev.ers 75 cents 

each 

David acCurdy presents the petition of himself and 
others orayint^ removal of a road as folio;. s, irom the north 
end of David iilcCurdys lane at his home farm, on a nev. cart 
out road to intersect the old road South of the riill, irom 
the distance of the new road 0/4 ci a mile ;vhich being examin- 
ed it is ordered that uiatthoAV Railsbacic, Jeremiah V,ri::ht ana 
Samuel B, Lavis be ana they are hereby aoTointea vicvers of 
the said proposea and establisned roads and reocrt to next 
Session and time is riven o:c 

(Franklin Tov.nship Road District) 

Ordered that from the iSetnel ..iatin,;house ,vest 'co the 
line betv.e;.n Franlclin and Perry lov.nships form ana constitute 
Road District number i'ive in Franklin 'fc.nship; and tr.ct all 
the hands ivithin Sections ol, c2, 1. 15 K £ also 1, S, C'-,ll,ir, 
114 R4 be and they are hereby assigned to the same, and Lev.'is 
0. Neal is appointed Supervisor of said Listi;ict until tne 
first Monday in April next 



(135) 
Marion County 

Cojaniissioners' Record 3 

• 

Page' 67 September Term 1835 

Ordered that Road District niambf;r Six in iranltlin 
Tovmshlp, commence at trie Tov.nsnip line near V.illiara Hugheys, 
tnence South v/her said Road Crosses the road tnat runs from 
Bethel meeting house near Joseph vVeatleys and all the hands 
in Section £5, 26, 21, 35 o: 56 T 15 fi 4 are asci--ned to tne 
same and Simon Peters is appointed Supervisor ci Soid Dis- 
trict until the first iionday in April next 

Ordered that Road District nuiaber Seven in Iranklin 
lo;vnship Shall begin at tne County line between ..larion and 
Suelby Counties, thence running a north V.est oirection, by 
way of Messin^icrs iviill to the road leauing from the jjctuel 
ivleeting house to the Bluffs of i.hite River, and ill the nands 
in Sections 7,8,9,l£,ir.,17,13,ia,^'0,rjl,^: 22 T I'l R 4 are 
assigned to tne same. Gro.ered that John J. i^elies be and he 
is hereby appointed Supervisor of the same until tne first 
Monday in April next. 

Ordered that Road District nuiaber (=..i,:'c.t in i^'rcnivlin 
'fov.-nship shall conuaence at tne liorgan irace from the Co inty 
line dividing ^iiarion and Jchnson Counties N.V'. cirecticn 
to the dividing line of r^err^ :, Franlclin Tounship; ana all 
the hands in Sections 10, lo ,14, 15,;- 2, 'L, 24 'il4 R 4 are 
assigned to the same juiq iUijrod Kemper is appointee. S'lo^ r- 
visor of the same until the first uonday in i.oril nrxt. 






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(1?4) 

liar i en County 
Cominissioncrs' Ktcord 5 
Ordered that District No Tour in '<i.'.:.shin::ton Tcv.n::':iip 
be divided into Districts, by the River ronaing the divid- 
ing line; and that all on the oast side of the river i'orm 
District nu.!iber, six, ana Benjamin 'i . hatlield cid anooint- 
ed Supervisor of the same antil the first ^.Icnaay in April 
next. 

Ordered that V.alter Bridrjeford be and he is nereby '''■' 
appointed Supervisor of District niiniber four in i.ashington 
Tounsnip until the first Mcnday in April next 

And the Board adjourned until toniorrov,' inorning nine ' "■*' 
oclock ■ ^ * 

Sie;ned September 3th 16:55 ' '' '' i . . - :- ■ ^-s v.m 
'■'''^ Caleb Scudder 

President 

Page 33 Septeaiber Term 18o5 

Tuesday morning at the hour of nine o'clock Septrmiber 
eight A,D. one thousand eight nundred c.nd tiiirty live, the 
Board met oursuant to adjournment. 

Present Caleb Scudcer r'rrsident,' wilks Iteagin, Henry 
Bradley, Samuel Jenson, James V>. Jonrxson, Abransmi hc.en. 
Smith Isaac, George Tomlinson,, Jcseon Jcainston, i-unicl 
Shartz, Ilathaniel Bell, Zinin Brov.n, Lc.nil. n. S;=iith, 

■:; Arthur St Clair ana James Blake no';: present a pecition 



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Marion County 
Commissioners' Record 3 
to vacate the following parts of Streets, being parts run- 
ning through part of the adjoining the Township of Indian- 
apolis, and known as the Donation (to wit) CommGncing at 
North Street and north to the extremity of Llissouri Miss- 
issippi, Tennessee and Lleridian Streets, and likewise 25 
feet from & off each side of Illinois Street, Commencing as 
aforesaid adjoining Blocks No 34 & 35 5: 7 & 6 and also the 
street running between Pennsylvania Street at the north 
east comer of Block No 36 and the western part of said 
Street on the Michigan Road; and here now comes David Burk- 
hart and others present a remonstrance against the vacation 
of the same; whereupon, on motion of said Petitioners this 
cause is continued until the next term of this Court 

Joseph Fairchlld produces the certificate of ^^^i^fli 
Twenty four respectable freeholders of Centre Tov/nship, as 
to his ;ood moral character, whereupon It is ordered that 
he be licensed to keep a Grocery and sell and retail spirir- 
U0U3 and Strong liquors foreign and Domestic Cxroceries in 
said Township for the term of twelve months from the seventh 
day of September 1835: on his paying into the County Treas- 
ury twenty five dollars and filing a bond as such in the 
office of the Clerk of this Board with Carey H. Boarright 
and David S. Vanblancxom who are approved as Securities 

The petition of John D. Lear and others to vacate a 



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Marion County ;j 
Coopissioners' ivecord 3 
certain Road therein named, presented and publicly read 
on tv/o oifi'erent days at the last term is now up^uxn taken 
up and publicly read, and tnere being no objections to the 
vacation of said Koad. ■tr.u :.o:.- or<s 

It is ordered %'aat the same be ana it is hereby vacated. 
Ordered that tne amount to be paid into the County 
Treasury by A,V,.Rus.ell <k Co for a License to vend foreign 
merchanoize in iiiiarion County for twelve months from October 
3rd 1655 be and the sa:ae is hereby fixed at eleven dollars 

Page 69 September tiession 18o5 ...^ _.>.vri :.y .><•■.., 

Oraered that the aaiount co be paid into tne County 
Treasury by John Johnson Co Co for a license zo veno foreign 
merchandize in Marion County for twelve months from aay 20 
18S5 be and the same is hereby fixed at ten oollars ■*'* 

Ordered that the iSum of fifty dollars be snu tne saiae 
is hereby appropriated out of the funds of the County, in 
aid of the agricultural Society of this County of Marion, 
to the offices of said society, to be appropriated es pre- 
miums on the second class of cirlicles •■' '■ 

Allowed Alexander Felton for assessing Pike To/.nrhip 
sixteen dollars 

Allowed Douglass and Ma^uire for orinting as ocv fiin 
bill filed, up to this date, fourteen dollars and fifty cents 



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Clarion County 
Coimnl 3 3i oners' Record 3 
payable out of the- Coiinty Treasury 

Allowed Robert B. Duncan for 3 reams paper furnished 
for use of the Covuity from 25th March 1834 to first Sept 
1835 ten dollars &. fifty cents 

Allowed Adam Wright and Joshna Stevens for one days 
service granting an Injunction in the case of Snow et al vs 
Smith Wilkins & Co as Associate Judges, two dollars each- 
Allowed said V/right for one day as Judge trying 
Habeas Corpus $2.00 ' • — '? 

Ordered HJiat the Bond and security given by Benjamin 
M. Logan on May 11, 1835 as Grocery Keeper in V/a^ne Township, 
be and the same is hereby approved said security being Wil- 
liam Holmes, Obadiah Harris William Logan A R Phillips 
and Martin Martindale - •. 

Ordered that James Vansickle be appointed Supervisor 
of District number five in Lawrence Township xmtil the 
first Monday in April next, *" -'•» • 

Ordered, that Sunion Smith be appointed Supervisor of 
District number four in Lawrence lownship vintil the first 
Monday in April next ■. - : . ..' 

Ordered, that John Perry be appointed overseer of the 

Poor in Lawrence Township until the first Monday in April 

next. ' ' '* •■ ■'■ ■ "'■ ' ' ' . ' ■ -'^'j 

Ordered that the sum of thirty dollars be appropriated 
to drawn by Bradley and Reagln if necessary, for the purpose 



Marion County 
Coniiriissioners' Record 3 
of building a privy on the Court House Square, and repair- 
ing the five places in the Court House. 

Page 70 September Session 18c5 

Thoiaas B. Johnson Treasurer now files the following 
report, to wit Indianapolis Septr 7th 13S5 To the President 
of the Board of £,C. Commissioners The following is tne re- 
port of the Report of the Treasurer of i^arion County Inaiana 
To ajiit received of A. B. Strong v2053.40^ 

" " " for Store, Tavern, Greocery & 

Show License 4S2.56 

" " " from Bank ■ ....... 1963.66 

" " " In tne Treasury Nov 1834 166.45 

.Contra Cr 4651. 07^ 

By amt of Oruers on hand '^3156.06 

" " " paid bank ieSL.o4 " ' " ' ''' 
" " " J, M.Moore & Co 512.50 *' ' " 
Leaving a bal in the Treasury of 4473.90 

^ 171.17 
Thos B. Johnson Treas M.C. , 
Ordered, that the amount to be paia into i-he County 
Treasury for a License to vend merchandize in .'.'larion County 
for six months from Sept:ember 3th 1355 be and the sc.ae is • 
hereby fixed at five dollars by Luke V>alpole 



(153) 

; Marion County 

Conplssioners' Record 5 

(Pike Township Koad Listricts) 
Ordered that District number seven be I'ormud in Pike 
Township, Commencing at the half mile stake on tne South line 
of Section Luirteen, thence running; oue iNlorta to Lhe aalf 
mile stake on the north line of tjection one; thence cue west 
to the half mile stake on the north line of- Section tv.o; 
thence due South to the half mile Stake on the South line 
of Section 14 taence due n^cSt to the plaae of berinning, all 
in Town 16 Ran^e two; and all the hands within said bounds 
are assigned to said District 

Ordered that Saaiuel Praizer be appointed Supervisor 
of the same until the first Monday in April next 

Ordered tnat Road District number ei^^-ht beforniea in 
Pike Township comiuencing at che North east corner of Section 
16 T 17 R 2 thence running due South to Lagle Creek; uhence 
up the Creek to the County line thence v. est to uhe place of 
beginning; and all the hands within said bounds are assign- 
ed to said District Ordered that James idcCuray be ap- 
pointed Supervisor of the same until the first iAonac.y in 
April next 

In V.arren 
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Ordered that William holines Jr be and he is hereby 
apDointed Supervisor of Road District number one in ..ayne 



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Laarion County 

V. 

Coiipissioners' Record 3 
Township, until the first Monday in April next — 

V»'ashlngton 
Ordered that John M Culbertson be and he is hereby 
appointed Supervisor 

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Page 71 September Term 1835 

of District number one in Iv'ashington Township until the 

first Monday in April next 

Oraered that Robert H. Brunson be and he is hereby 
appointed Supervisor of District number tv,o in Washington 
Township until the first IJonday in April next 

Ordered, that the amount to be paid into the County 
Treasury for a License to vend foreign mercnandize in ..lar- 
ion County for twelve months from August 1st 1835 be and 
the same is hereby fixed at ten aollars by John \i , Fouaray 

Charles Merritt produces the certificate of upwards of 
twenty four respectable Ireehol of Wayne Tov.nship as to his 
good moral character; whereupon It is ordered that he be ^. 
Licensed to keep a grocery and sell and retail S:jirituous 
and strong liquors foreign and Domestic Groceries in said 
Township for twelve month from September 8th 1835, on his 
paying into the County Treasury twenty five dollars, end 
filing a bond as such v.ith V.illiam McVey and Sampson £ciigh- 
man who are approved as Securities, in the office of .:..e Clerk 



(141) 
Marlon County 
Coiranlssloners' Record 3 
of this Board 

and the Board adjourned 
'■ Signed September 8t^ 1835 Caleb Scudder .r: 

President 

Page 72 November Term 1835 

At the term of the Marion Coionty commissioners held 
at the Court House in the town of Indianapolis on the first 
Monday in ¥ovember being November Second A, D. eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty five present Caleb Scudaer President. 
Henry Bradley, Samuel Jenison, Zlnin Brown, Joseph S. Mix, 
Ellas N. Shimer, Nathaniel Bell, James Green, James ^^. 
' Johnston, {^jiji^M) Daniel Shortz, Abraham Dowen, Jacob 
Smock, George Tomlinson, Joseph Johnston 

Joseph Reder now appears and takes his seat as a member 

: of this Board 

On motion Caleb Scudder Esqr President of this Board 
has leave of absence during the pendency of the election of 
Brank Trustees for the Indianapolis Branch of of the State 
Bank of Indiana 

On motion James Greer Esqr is appointed President pro 
: term for this Board dtiring the absence of the president 

Alowed R. D. Mattingly for receiving Board and dis- 
\ charging John Thomas Ralph Puths & J. Fisher prisoners 
eight dollars 



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Marion County 
Conimissioners' Record 3 
eighty one 2 cents. -' • ' ■ '' ' * ' 

It is oruered taat the amount to be paid into the 
County Treasury for a License to vend .-lerchandize in .Marion 
County for tv.-elve months Irom November ^'d 13'cb be and the 
Scune is hereby fixed at ten dollars by Jacob Corrman k ii.C, 
Boyd 

Allowed John F. Ramsey for making CQff in >.; Vault for 
blflck Sail at Chaneys, four dollars payaDa.e out of the County 
Treasury 

Allowed Adam V.'ritiht ana Joshua Stevens for tv.elve cays 
Services as Associate Judges at Septe.nber term 133L .Marion 
Circuit Court, twenty four dollars each payable out of the 
County Treasury 

William niorely pi-esents the certificate of upv.aras of 
twenty four respectable freeholders of the Tov.n of Inaiana- 
polis, whereupon he applies for a License to Keep a Tavern 
in said Town lor the term of tv.elve months from the fourth 
day of November 18o5 Ordered that he be so licensea on his 
paying injro the County Treasury ten dollars, and filing in 
the office of the Clerk of this Board a bond v, ith Saaiuel 
Henderson and Archibald C, Reid who are approved as sec- 
urities 

Page 73 November Session 18;i5 

Thonirs Po^iue, ana others present a petition of the 



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Marion Coimty 
Commissioners' Record 3 
citizens ol' Marion TTov/nship iihev/ing that they labour unaer 
great inconvenience for vvant of a road or public hit;hv.ay 
comniencing at Section oO on the west side at the half mile *j 
stake, ' thence east beaninj;; north past ivir Jiacadoo Lavid 
Sloan, and John Hauiilton's across Section oO - ^9 & 28 
after Striking Section 27 beanin;; Souta to a corner between 
Andrev/ Cooper and William Johnson thence a due cast course to 
the county line: and praying the boara to appoint viewers to 
lay out said road according to law and having Shewn to the 
Satisfaction of the Board that they have jiven the notice re- 
quired by law of this application. It is ordered that And - 
rew Morehouse Abiath Hath.vay . and John McVey be and they 
are hereby appointed viewers of the said proposed road, to 
make report of their proceeaings in the premises to tne '■'•'•^ 
next Session of tiiis Board on the first uionaay in January 
next ■ ^ ^' ■'■r>-\'^..i'---\'i ^<^ i " '■■ ;. n-fc .;cv' ..■-.'.. ,:■::•■ "': ' -s ■ 

Allowed Israel Phillips fcr one cord of wood for the ""'"' 
use of this board one dollars and tv/enty five cents payable 
out of the County Treasury '■■^' ■^'■■^ '■* '" ■■•■'<' ]>-vpUiv .v. 

Stoops, Road, Centre. "' '■'"'*" ' " ■ """'"• 

John IiicVey and and Joshna Black appointed viewers ..ith 
Jacob Shenkle, now report, ■■ s follows To tne Honorable Board 
of Commissioners of the County of .'ferion. In purouance of 
an order of this honorable Board herewith returned, v,e the 



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Marlon Coimty 
Commissioners' Record 3 
undersigned appointed by the said order to view and lay out 
the road therein mentioned, have viewed and laid out the 
same and return it as a road of public utility as follows, 
to wit: beginning on the line of section line 35 north side 
where the angle begins, and run on said Section line one 
mile and 125 Rods to the County road leading from the Brook- 
ville State Road to John Johnston mill on fall creek the 
groTind is rolling dry and good for a road, the angle route 
not ascertained as to the distance, but submit a plot on 
the back of this return representing the different routes 
the ground the angle route runs over is inferior to that 
on the Section line therefore we vacate the angle route and 
have laid out the Road on the Section line above mentioned, 
which is respectf\xlly submitted witness our hands this 24th 
day of October 1835 John McVey Joshua Black-- and there 
being no objection to the alteration of said road; It is 
ordered that the said angle of said road be vacated ;and that 
the said road as above laid out on the Section line, be and 
the same is hereby established as a public highway: And 
that :. James P. Hanna Supervisor cause the rane to be opened 
a suitable width not exceeding twenty five feet-- * * 
Allowed the above viewers 75 cents each 



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uiarion Coun.ty 
Coiopissioners' Kecord 3 
Page 74 November Session 1855 

Andrew Hoover and John ivl?,-ers viewers appointed w ith 
Vi'illeain Hooker Sr now report as follows, to wit: Tne und- 
ersicned viev^ers within appointed, hereby report tnat after 
being duly Sworn before according to law before Elias N. 
Shlmer hsqr a Justic of tiie peace of Marion Coiinty Inaiana, 
did on Noveaiber 2d 13Z'5 viewed and marked the within pro- 
posed road as follows comniencing at the line between Henry 
Myers & Henry Mandy running North, to the South west cor- 
ner- of Levi Stevens corner: thence E forty rod S thence 
eighty rot- ^.iieuce east' to the Souta east corner of ',. illiam 
Johnson land thence northward near Joseph Snows Cabin: 
bnence east to the County road leading irom the iilaff road 
to Noah Siniis: tnence with said Roaa tne ohe corner of Jcunes 
Tharps field tnence east to tne Bluff road; .ve the viewers 
consider consider the road to be an advantaf^e to the neigh- 
ourhood where said road runs Andrew Hoover Jonn i-ieyers 
and there being no objection to said road being establish- 
ed it is ordered that said Road be established as a public 
highway a suitable width not exceeaing t, enty five feet 
and that the proper Supervisors cause it to be opened ac- 
cording to law Allowed the above viewers Hoover ^o Jyers 
one dollar a 12 cts. each .... ... 

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ilarion County 

Commissioners' Record 3 

It is ordered John Perry be appointed Sapervisor of 
District number four in Lawrence, Tovmship until tne first 
Monday in April next in place of Siaieon Oijith removed. 

:•_'-•, ov t'.is p Viarren ■•*' ■ -''''^ -■ ■'"■ '••-:■'./ 

It is ordered Jihat Lyman Carpenter be appointed Sup- 
ervisor of District number Six in Vvarren Tov.Tisaip until 
the first Monday in April next, in «ilace of Alantaus Curtis 

Allowed John Subern for removing t;;o of Pickets Child- 
ren to the assylum farm in the year 1354 two dollars as 
agreed with Noah Wright and George Sangster Overseers of 
the poor '■'■- -^ . ' ' " •'- 

Allowed Noah V.right and George Sangster for tuo aays 
Services as Overseers of tne poor in 1354 one dollar <5c 

50 CtS each :'r::!:,\ •.,•''. .. -: ■^- ■'/ ,-., - ''■'^. .' 

Allowed Jesse V.right for 50 days as Bailiff to Grand 
Jury at Septr term the sum of three dollars, payable out 
of the county Treasury * .'■: ..: / 

Page 75 November Term 1855 ■'•'■■ " •'* '"' "■'■ - '-■ ■'■'-" 
Allowed Charles Campbell for 4 days as Bailiff to 

Grand Juty at Septr term 1355 four dollars Also to ohiva 

Wells for six days six aollars 

Davia McFall presents the certificate of twenby xour 

respectable freeholders of tne Town of Indianapolis, v.here- 



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Marion County 
Comiuissloners' Record 3 
upon he applies to be licensed to keep a Grocery ana sell 
and retail spirituous and strong 11^, ;ors in said Town for 
twelve months from November Sa IdZL Oraored taat he be so 
licensed on his paying into the County Treasury tv/enty 
five dollars and filing a bond as such in the office of the 
Clerk of this Board with John McFall who is approved as 

security ^ ■ 

Trester. Road. Yi/ashington ■ ' 
David H Sharpe and James Bridges revei'/.ers appoint- 
ed at the last Session of this Board of so much of the fol- 
lowing descriped road as lies west of the Michigan in Pilce 
Township to wit. commencing at John Langs mill on white 
river running thence west to David Tresters thence west 
to bmith Staton west line, thence north to the Town line 
dividing IS & 17 Range 3 east thence west to the road 
leading from McCurdys mill on by eagle Creek Creek to 
Vuhitingers mill on fthite river now report that said road 
is burthensome to the citizens and of No public utility. 

It is therefore ordered that said road be not establ - 
ished ; , ' 

Allowed the above viewers 75 cents each out of the 
County Treasury 

Coble, Pike • ' ■' 

. Jocob Sowenvine . Thomas Revele and Joseph r-lin'-^ensmith 



(148) 
Marlon County 
Coiainlssloners' Record 
viewers now report as follows, to v/lt: State of Indiana 
iiiarion County VVe the undersi;jned viev/ers of a County road 
running through George Cobles farm tmd after being qualified 
as the law directs proceeded to view the said road ana be- 
lieve that if the said road remains in its present location 
it will be of great damage to said CoDle and if the said 
road is altered on the proposed route it v.ill not increase 
the aistance quite two rods and ;vill not be of any aana:^e 
to the public and the ground for the proposea road runs on 
the suitable land and is already opened and in Tolerable 
repair Given unaer Given under our hands and seals this 




'!9th day of October 18^55 Jacob bowenvine (Goal) Thomas 
his /^-^ 
A Kevell (seal J 

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Joseph Klingensmlth IsealJ ordered that said road 

as viev.'ed and opened be established as a public highway, 

and that said old roa^ be vacated - 

Allowed "V. »V/. Henlcle for books furnished for the use 

of the Clerk and recorders officers h for paper for use of 

County, t\,enty four dollars GS^- cents payable out of the 

County treasury ^ ,., ^ _^ ^.^ ^ _ > .- , ,,, .,. ,• .,_ .-,,. 

Page 76 November Session 18o5 

Adam Pence . GeorRe LJarcuis and Edniund C Johnson viewers 
appointed at the last Session of tnis Board now report, as 



(14J) 
Marion County 
Coiaiiiss loners' Record 3 
follows to wit, " To the Honorable the Board Ox' JuGticea 
of Marion County, V/e the undersigned viewers of the pro- 
posed change of a road on the petition of '.Vllliam Sanders 
filed in your Honorable Court, report, that in pursuance 
of said appointment as viewers of said proposed change, 
have examined the old road and the land on which the s;j.id » 
banders prays a change ana find that the oistance betv/een 
the points to be chan^-ed on the ola road is about fifteen 
hundred yards and that the distance between the Sc.ae points 
on the route to which the road is proposed to be changed 
is fifteen hundred and fifty yards ic that tne r^round on 
wliich the road is prayed to be changed is better lor a 
highway than the land on wnich the old roao is located i 
we therefore recormnend that your Honors oro.er. a change 
of said road agreeable to the prayer of saic Landers Nov 
Cd 18.?5 Adam Ponce Grorge Mart.niis li.'C.Jo'rinscn v.'iich be- 
ing examined it is ordered that the sctia Road be and the 
same is hereby changed as arayed by said William Lancer, 
and that so soon as the said nev/ road wliich is hereby ae- 
clared a piblic highway be opened and put in as good re- 
pair for traveling as the old road, tnat said old road be 
vacated 

Allowed the above viev;ers Seventy five cents e.ch 
Joseph Pence k Luke Bryan viewers of a proposed Cart 



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Marion County 
Commissioners' Record 5 
way on the petition of Samuel Darnill now report that ow- 
ing to an error in the description of the land named in 
their order, it being being the South v/est corner and 
Range 2 when it should have been the S,V«. qr Jc Range o 
they have not in any manner acted on said order and there- 
upon the said Samuel Darnill v/itharav/es his said petition 

AlloY/ed the returning Judges of the August election 
1855 fifty cents each, payable out of the County Treasury 

And the Board aajourned until tomorrow morning ten 
o clock _, , . 

Signed Nov 5rd 1855 

„ „. ^ , James Grees Pres 

Page 77 November Session 1855 

Tuesday morning at the hour of ten o clock November 
third A.D, one thousand eight hundred and thirty five 
present. ,. ,, , . j . , - 

Caleb Scudder President 

Henry Bradly, Wilks Reagin, Samuel Jemson, Elias N. 
Shlmer, Joseph S. Mix, James Greer, Nathaniel i^ell, Jaaes 
\i, Johnston James Johnson, Daniel Shants, Joseph i^eeler 
Zinin Brov.n, 

Ordered that the three per cent fund due ..larion 
County be appropriated as follows, to v\it . , , 



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' Marion County 
Commissioners' Record 3 - 

On the Madison Road Sixty dollars i^GO.OO 

On the Levansworth State Road fifteen dollars 15.00 
On the Bluff State road forty dollars 40.00 

And Simon Smock is ap ointed to Commissioner to 
Superintend the same who is requred to execute bond as 
such agreeable to the provisions of the act in such case 
made and provided with Security to the approval of the 

Clerk of this Board 

On the Brookville State Road sixty dollars 4^60.00 
On the Anderson Tov.n State Road forty dollars 40.00 
On the Winchester State Road fifty dollars 50.00 

imd ThOiiias uoore is appointed ccniTiissioner to Sup- 
erintend the Same, vvho is required to enter into into 
bond as such agreeably to the Statute in such case made 
and provided, v.ith security to the approval of the Clerk 

of tnis Board ^'•- ^ - •■ ^'-^ ^>' ■ • 

On the State Road from Alexander Cox's to Inaianapolis 
forty dollars ;iv.-;, i- ,,^n-r ^ ■ ,, 1^40.00 

On the Rockville State Road twenty dollars and thirtj'- 
three cents -Ci. • ■ >.■ .\-^ .:•. - • .■; .- < v£0.55 

And Joseph Beeler is appointea Commissioner to suo- 
erintend the application of the same, who is herety requir- 
ed to execute a bona as such agreeably to the Statute in 
such case made and provided with Security to the approval 



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Coiainissioners' necord '6 
of the Clerk of this Board 

On the Lafayette State Road Seventy dollars 4>70.00 
On the Crawfordsville State Road fifty collars 50.00 
On the Bales Sbate Road lifteen dollars 15.00 

And Vv'illiam G. Lear is appointed comnissioner to ,C — 
Superintend the application of the same, v;ho is required 
to execute a bond agreeably to the act in such ce.se made 
andproviaed, v/ith Security to the approval of the Clerk 
of this Board ........ .. ... -^ . - .. 

Allowed Abraham Smock for keeping kary Picket u: child 
Udder contract of overseer of the poor 4 weeks ix; 3 days . 
Seven uollars ^ fifty cents .:..■■. '-,■ 7.50 

Page 78 .■!,;.,; .i,!. November Session .. , . ■ 

It is ordered that the amount to be paid into t-he 
County Treasury by Thomas /i. Smith i- Go for a License to 
vend raerchanaize in Marion County for t\'.elve months from 
November 2d 1855 be and the same is hereby lixed at ten 
Qoiiars. : ■:■ ( ■'': '.• ' "■ •■''' *■*' ' ''- •■ '■■'■:.' 

John H. B. Nov.land oresents a petition or certifi- 
cate of twenty four respectable ireeholuers of Inc.iana lolis 
whereupon he applies xor a license to keep a Tavern and 
Sell and retail Spirituous and Strong Licuors in Inaiana- 
polis for twelve montns from November <,a 1855. Ordered 



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Marlon County 
Comiuissioners' Record 3 
that he be so licensed on his payin:^' Into the County 
Ireasury ten dollars and filing; a bond as such in the 
office of the Clerk of tais Bo;ira i.lth JacoD Gandis v.ho 
is approvoQ as tsecurity C.F. White Com a is^: loner ap. point- 
ed by an act of the [general asscaibly of the Ltate of Ind- 
iana, approved Feb. 6 13o5 now files his report cc field 
notes in pursuance of said act Ordered that saia CoaLniss- 
ioner be al Lov^ed for his services burveyor chain carriers 
Cc boarding expenses, payable out of the County Treasury 
Sixteen dollars ic twenty five cents 

fetthey/ Rail: back , J erraiah wri.rh t and Sci'iuel B Lavi6 
viewers of a proposed roao on the petition of lavi d . :c - 
Curdy and others, now reijort that they have viewed the 
l_;round there the road is n^ooosed to run, and are of op- ' 
inion that said road if laid out would not be of oublic 
utility. It is therefore ordered that the prayer of said 
petitions be not granted. 

Vi'illiam Arnett Sr oroouces the certificate of t^.i.nty 
four respectable freehclaers of Warren Tov.nSiiip, '. here- 
upon he applies for a license to Keep a urocery and S'Zll 
and retail spirituous ana stronj liquors foreign nc co- 
mestic groceries in said Tcnship for twelve .ionths from 
Nov cd 18o5: which iz granted, and ne is ret uired co pay 
into the County Treasury t'.enty five dollars and ^ ile in 



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Marion County 
Commissioners* Record 3 
the office of the Clerk of this Board a Bond as such with 
Havey Sharpe and Joseph Glissen who are approved as Secur- 
ities 

Allowed Richard D, Mattin-ley for making one bed- 
stead for the use of the Criminal room in the County Jail, 
the svm of one dollar 

Page 79 November Session 1835 

Allowed Robert B. Duncan for extra Services as Clerk 
of Marlon County from the first day of November 1834 to 
the first day of November 1835 the sum of Seventy dollars 
payable out of the County Treasury 

Allowed Robert B. Duncan for services as Clerk of 
the Circuit Court of said Covinty performed under the act 
to provide an equitable mode of levying the taxes of this 
State, up to this time twenty five dollars payable out of 
the County Treasury 

Allowed Israel Phillips for extra services as Sheriff 
of Marion County from November Ist 1834 to November 1. 1835 
payable out of the County Treasury the sum of Seventy dol- 

lars 

Lawrence Tp. 

David McCurdy presents his petition shev/ing that he 
wishes to cultivate the land through which the old road 
runs, and praying that the same may be changed as follows 



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Marion County 
Commissioners' Record 3 
( of which he is the ovvncr, to wit: Commencing at the 
h&m, thence north to the end of his lane, v.hich is about 
one hunared and t. enty rods, thence North v.cstv.'aroly 
direction so as to intersect the ola roaa at the top of 
the hill near the fence: whereupon It is ordered that 
Thomas Burns bamuel' Lv;ing and Joseph Patten be appoint- 
ed viev;s of the said old and new roads to report at next 
session 

Zinin Brov/n nov. returns the assessment roll of Decatur 
Township which is recieved 

Allowed said Brovm for b-^- days assessing said Tov.n- 
ship five dollars and lifty cents 

Thomas Moore nov. file an approved bonu as Cojuaissioner 
of the three per cent funa of Marion County 

George Vi. Gtipp 

vs ) Assumpsit 

Marion County 

This day comes the said plaintiff and files nxs ac- 
count herein for medical services and medicine furnished 
the family of Purnells for one hunared and forty dollars 
whereupon the evidence adauced being heard. 

It is ordered that tue sum of one hundred oollart, be 
and the same is hereby al'.ov. ed to the said George . , titipp, 
in full of the said claim, payable out of- the County treasury^ 



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Marion Coxinty 
Cominlsaloners' Record 3 
Page 80 Uovomber Term 1835 

Gottlieb Beck produces the certificate of twenty four 
respectable freeholders of the Tovm of Indianapolis, where- 
upon he applies for a license to keep a geocory to sell * 
and retail spirituous and strong liquor foreign and domes- 
tic groceries in Indianapolis for twelve months, from Sept- 
ember 26. 1835 which is granted on his liling a bond as 
such with Benadict Higdon and David McFall ^ecxirlties in 
the Office of the Clerk of this Board, and paylnc into the 
Covinty Treasury twenty five dollars 

It is ordered that the amovint to be paid into the 
County Treasury for a license to vend merchandize in ilarion 
Covinty for twelve months from November 3d 1835 be and 
the same is hereby paid at ten dbllars by V/illiam 

Deford 

Thomas B Johnson of Marion County now produces his 
books and papers, [Mv( ^iH^tUUH ^t M^> M^ ifHMH 
i-i^ ^tMi-) and makes the following settlement To wit. 
The County Treasurer has received of A A. B Strong Collec- 
tor of the revenue for the 5 ear 1834 the sum of 

* '-'-^ '" ' |i2053.40 

For Store Tavern Grocery cc Show license 724.24 

From Bank to Indpls Dec 8th 1834 984.33 

Do Do Jany 14 1835 984.33 



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Mavicii County 

Goiij-.niss Lcncrs' i\ecord 5 

November 1954 on Settleraenu in Treasury huas '''- ^-'"'^ -CL 

luaouat received of C Vickors Collecter lor 18;X vJl^.Vr. 

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Cr By aracxmt T County orders Cancellec thi.-i 

day ;i,o074.5;. ^15365, 4 5 

n " paid to Eank 1000.00 

It II " I :;i Ivloore i Co 51:^. bO -' '"■' ■'■ 
ti I' " 5 discount payments ' ■»'■" "■"" 

to Bank 47.01 ■■■■ -•■• ■ ^i 

H " " Treasas perct on - -■'- - ■■'■' 

disbursu'cnts • -: 80. ^-6 '•■ '• '■■'■'■■■ 
n It on receipts 80.00 6495. M 

Leaving the County indebted to tae 'i'reasu/-er in -one suii: 
of one hundred and tv/enby five c61i--rs and six cents. 

Allov/ed Thomas B Johnson the sum of one .lU.ureo and 
tv.ent.y five noll''Tr' ^-nd six ornts the a nonnt ho-rp jo uid 

to be aue him, ^^lyable oui of the wounty xreasur^' 

The petition of J:tines Elake and i-.ru.-iur bt C^.aii' co 
vacate cortain Street therein named is nov. taken up anv" 

dismissed at the cost of six petitioners 

And the Board adjourned 

Cable V. judder 
President 



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Marion County 
Coniiaissicners' Record 3 



Page 81 In Vacation 

( State Road from Indpls to Miamiesport ) 
Agreeably to an act of the general Assembly of the 
State of Inaiana, Approved February 6th lQ'6b " I Charles 
F Vrnite of the County of Hamilton and State aforesaia, 
having been appointed Commissioner to view mark and lo- 
cate a State, from Inaianapolis thence by the way of the 
Broad ripple on uhite River: thence to V;estfield in the 
County of Hamilton, thence to intersect the State Road 
leading from Straw tov;n in the County, of Hamilton to 
Uiamiesport in the County of iiiiami, at or, near the farm 
of commonly called the Bacon farm. Report: that on the 
19th day of October 1635 I proceeded to view mark and lo- 
cate said Road, ( after having run a rarason line north to 
the Strawtown and jJiiamiesport State Road, ana seleci^ed a 
point on said road suitable for intersection) and fina 
the same to run through a rich futile soil and resonable 
good ground for the sajjie. All of v;hich will more fully 
appear from the following fiela notes, as taken and cer- 
tified to me by the Survey or on said road (viz:) 



Stations 


Course 


Distance 


1^0. 

of Ailes 


Qaalicies of 

i.1 Ire as 


Remarks 


' . ■ ■ 


II 





(Beech) 


Beech 


24 miles 
from *^ia 
miesport 



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ilarion Coiinty 
Copnisr loners' Record S 



Stations 


Course 


Distance 


No. 
of Miles 


QjialitiGS of 
M Treas 


Remarks 


1 


S 22 W 


320poles 


1 


Beech 


l_iu.G C X 0'.' ,Z 

of Cicero 
Creek 


2 


II 15 If 


60 " 


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^■•v 


/*. 


5 


" bl " 


60 " 








4 


II 12 II 


200 " 


2 


Sugar Tree 




5 


II 51 II 


154 " 








6 


II 5 II 


40 " 


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7 


ti 51 It 


126 " 


3 


Red Oak 




8 


South 


40 " 






LO poles 

across 
Evans 

frary 


9 


S 23 W 


280 " 


4 


Beech 




.' A ^ 


II ri II 


320 " 


5 


Lo 




1 

10 


" 26 " 


320 " 


6 


. 


Vi'est fork 


:, ' 


II II II 


320 " 


7 


Do 


of Cicero 


11 


II Y II 


320 " 


8 


Do 






II II II 


312 " 






H Jones 
at Lafay- 
ette Stat(! 
Road 


12 


S 45 W 


Spoles 


9 


Post 




' ■ i' 


II II II 


320 " 


10 


Beecn 




- ■ s 


11 II II 


240 " 




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iVturion Counby 

6oiumisi;ioners' Record o 



Station 


Course 


Distance 


No. 
of Miles 


(quality of 

M Troas 


Remarks 


13 


S 21 V» 


80.,polej: 


11 


Do 


Hinkle 
Creek 




ti II II 


.^00 " 


12 


Do 


h Pickett 3 


14 


II 6 It 


120 " 








Page 82 In Vacation 




Station 


Course 


Distance 


of Miles 


Quality of 

lA Treas 


Remarks 


15 


"10^45' 


204 " 








16 


" 20 " 
II II II 


46 " 
240 " 


15 


Do 

1 




17 


" 25 " 


80 " 


14 






18 


" 20 " 


'620 " 


' 15 


v;. Oak 






II II It 


520 " 16 


. DO 






II II ti 


150 " 








19 


South 


190 " 


17 


Do 


VVestfield 




It 


320 " 


18 


Do 






11 


520 " 


19 


Do 






11 


320 " 


20 


Do 






II 


520 " 


21 


Do 






II 


520 " 


■ 22 


Do 






11 


520 " 


23 


Sugar 





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Marion County 
Coniinissioners' itecoru 5 



station 



Course 



21 
22 

2S 

24 
2b 
26 

27 

28 
29 
50 

31 
31 

32 



South 
II 

II 

ti 51 iVi 

It 24 " 

11 14 II 

South 

S 44 \i 

' 19 " 

' 12 E 
I II II 

' 28 V. 
' 6b " 
• b3 " 

' 20 " 

I II II 

South 

South 

11 

s 24 v; 

II II II 



Distance 



320,P93.!3J 

i^i:o " 

711 " 

186 " 

60 " 

140 " 

180 " 

72 " 

88 " 

160 " 

140 " 

32 " 

148 " 

100 " 

220 " 

180 " 

140 " 
.320 poles 

28 " 

292 " 

268 " 



1^0. 

of Miles 



24 



27 



28 



50 



31 



o5 



equality of Remarks 
M 'i'reas 



VV eak 
Beech 



Do 



Buckeye 



Sugar 

Hickory Elia 

Pin Oak 

Buckeye 
B Ash 

Buck 



Heatons Road 



Forks of 
County irioad 



Broadripple 



MichifTcnn To: 



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Marion County 
Coinmiss loners' Record 3 



Station 


Course 


Distance 


No. 
of xVIiles 


Ctuality of 
A Treas 


Remarks 


o5 


S 54 W 


34 poles 


54 


Bur Oaks 


Thence 



with said Road to the State House in Indianapolis tv/o 

miles making in all thirty Six miles I certify the 

foregoing 



Page 83 In vacation 

to be a true copy from my tract book on the above State 
road James Hut;hey Surveyor. All of '.vhich is respectfully 
submitted Given upon my hand this g6th ay October A D, . ;.^ 
1835 C F white , , . 

t, Comiaissioner . , 

R ecorded 3d Wove. 1855) 
Know all men by these presents, taat we Calvin rlet- 
cher, Jan Morrison, Moses M Conicle, John .al^ins, John H 
Sanders, Henry & Coburn and Samuel Merrill having been ap- 
pointea Trustee of the liarion County Seminary, v.ith Caleb 
Scudder as their Security are severally held and firmly 
bound unto the County of liarion for the use of Marion 
County Seminary in the penal sum of one thousand aollars 
to each of said Trustees, to the pay.aent of v.hich v.e tne 
said Trustees bind ourselves severally as y.itness our 



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Marion County 

ComniiGsioners' Record "6 

hana and Seals this 11th Nov l-iob. The condition of tne 

above is that, If uae said Trustees siiall hom stly 

and faithfully aischarge all the auties of Trustees of the 
Se.ninary of said County, Liien this bono to be voia also to 
remain in full force kc San-il iKlerrill \sc&.lj 'A.?. Coburn 

©John II Sanders (seal) C i'lotcher (seal) John 
i.ilkens (seal) John V.iiicens (sea]J James morrison 

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fsealj M M Conl^le (stalj Caleb bcudder (stalj approved 
by iue on November 11 1835 Robert B Duncan Clerk Jarion 
Circuit Court The State of Indiana Marion County, Before 
me Caleb Scuauer an actin,c; Justice of tne peace of tne 
County aforesaid personally, came on Nov 11, loWo tne v.ith- 
in named trustees wno being by me auly s. om, upon tneir 
oath say that they will sup;ort uhe Constitution of the 
United States, and caat of t/ie State of Inuiana ^nd that 
they will faithfully and impartially aischarge tneir auties 
as such trustees during their containuance in of i ice ac- 
cording to tne best of tneir ability ana judgement and 
further say not. Given unaer my uand and seal on tne date 
above written Caleb Scudder [Seal] 

Justice of the peace 

(Recorded Nov 11th 18b5) 
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Ccwuniss loners' Record 3 mv^- />>.;-; ^j ;'o i 

At the Session of the Board of Comiaissioners of the 
County of Marion in the btate of Inaiana, begun ana held 
at the Court House In the Town of Indianapolis on the 
first Monday in January in the year of our Lord eighteen 
hundred and thirty Six being tne fourth day of Said Month, 
present 

Caleb Scuduer President of the Board: Henry Bradley, 
James Johnson, James H Johnston, Allen Jennings, Jacob 
Smock, George Toralinson, Nathaniel Bell, Joseph Beelcr, 
Zimin Brown, Smith Isaac, Wilks Heagin, James Grocer, & 

Samuel Jennson jr,n-u.r'v r.A:>.^ .!'■■,;;, : . • .;■: 

It is ordered that the a.aount to be paid into the 
County Treasury by Isaac Kinder for a license to vend 
merchandize in Marion County for twelve, from the 29th 

day of January 1834 be fixed at ten dollars 

It is ordered that the amount to be paid into uhe 
County Treasury for License to vend merchandize in .iarion 
County Indiana, by John Vv Hamilton for twelve months from 
January 6th 1836, " be lixea at seventeen dollars and fifty 

cents ♦ - •-- ■*-•• ••^'.-■- f .v.^ . ,, ' 

It is ordered that the Crawfordsville State Koad to 
be aiiproved by the Commissioners of the portion of three 
per cent fund appropriated on said Road. Commence at the 



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(165) • 

Marion Coxxnty 

Coinxnl 3 3 loners' Record 3 
National Road 
(tH^ MMM MiU iir^^) ^est of Indlanapoll3 and that 

said commissioner William G. Learham time to complete the 

work on the Roads In his district, until the first Monday 

in September next---— " -'^-'• 

Allowed John Jenlson for one complete Circuit Court 
Record, the sum of eleven dollars payable out of County 
Treasury. 

Allowed C V I Cox for Tin gutters furnished and put 
County Jail, payable out of the Coxanty Treasury the Svun 
of twenty four dollars forty seven oc 3/4 cents 

Page 85 January Session A.'D. 1836 

Allowed '^eor^e W. Stlpp for medical services furnish- 
ed to Mary Ann Pumell a pauper as per his bill certified 
by the overseers of the poor payable out of the County 
Treasury, the sum of twenty five dollars ^ ; w 
Aiiowed Mothershead and Sanders for medical services 
furnished Michael Davlwan, John McCarty, Tlmathy Oliver, 
Henry Emallne Suter paupers, the sum forty six dollars 
and seventy five cents, payable out of County Treasury 
John H Newland presents the certificate of upward 
of twenty four respectable free holders of Wayne Township 
Marlon County Indiana, whereupon he applies to be licensed 
to keep a tavern and sell and retail spirituous and strong 



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Marion County 
Goinraiss loners' itecord 3 
liquors in said I'ownsiiip i'or twelve months from January 
4th 1836 which is granted and he is (authorized) requir- 
ed to payment the County of Treasury for such license ♦ 
the sura of five dollars and file in the office of the 
Clerk of this Board a bona with Viilliam Miller and Joseph 
tJtaton securities 

Stephen Pitts produces the certificate of t.. enty four 
respectable free holders of 'Washington 'I'ovmship. Wnereupon 
he is licensed to keep a Tavern ana sell ana retail spirit- 
uous and strong liquors in said Township for t/.elve months 
from January 4th 1836 on his paying into the County Treasury 
five aollars ana filing a bonu as such Tavern keeper in the 
office of the Clerk of this board with Jacob Laziais and 
Samuel Hewstin Securities 

Allowed iandes a: E T Porter for gooas furnished pau- 
pers as per there bill filed, the sum of twenty two collars 
and nineteen cents payable out of the County Treasui'y 

Allowed Rozanah Lemasters for boarding and trouble 
occasioned by Sickness of bmeline Suter a pauper, ei^^iht 
dollars 

Allowed Thomas H. Sharpe oc Edward F Porter overseers 
of the poor of Centre Township, ohe sum of one aollar and 
twenty five cents, amount paid John Bennett for taking 
Phebe Gray to Asylum Farm 



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ijlarion County 

Commissioners' Record 3 



Page 86 January Session A l> 1856 

Allowed Harry ^^right for taking care of >i: boarding 
Mvvard Brovm a pauper ten dollars payable out of the Coun- 
ty Treasury 

Allowed Thos Hopland for balance for repairing Court 
House txie sum of four aollars and fifty cents, payable out 

of the County Treasury 

Pike 'lo'.vnsiiip 
V^illiam Lear ana otuers presents their petition pray- 
ing the grant of a viev/ of a County Road CGui,iencing at the 
Hendricks County line, at the North ..est corner of John 
Loincans, lana thence hast on the line betv.-een John Luncan 
and Lavia Laugh line bo as to get a road to Fishback creer-:; 
thence down said Creek to the V*est end of James Coldwell 
lane, thence covra said creek to the mouth, thence to ..illiam 
G. Lears and Lewis i«iitchells ^ill in 2iarion County ana 
having Shewn to the satisfaction of the Board that they 
have given the notice required by law to be given of this 
aplication. It is oraered that John D Lear , Dennis Bur ^- in . 
ana Samuel Lavis be and they are hereby appoint ea vie^^ers 

of said proposed Road to report at next Session 

It is ordered that James Johnson and Isaac Pugn be 
and they are hereby appointed Directors of the Asylum 



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(168) 

Marion County 

Coi^aissioners' Record 3 

farm of Marion County Inaiana, for the year 182G 

It is ordered that the follovving persons be ana tney 
are hereby appointed bessions of the Tov.nsnips annexed to 
their 'respective names, for the year 1826 in this County 

of Marion Indiana .^ .„ .._ 

In Centre Tov/nship diaries I Hand ;.,., ,.,, ,-;j,,. ., , . 
Decatur Tovmship L'enas L ..icFarland ; f,- p^ ■ t.;.i-- 
Franklin Township benjamin Morgan ,;,^. :; -.''i\ ^ K'->i\ ' 
Lawrence Township Jacob bhinkle . ,;jr.i:i..;v 
Perry Township George Tomlinson ;.:e'^'.nr;.' ' 

Pike Township bmith Isacjc ,.. , ,, . ,■..•■•' ;v :■•:.-■;■ ' 
Warren Township Aiiira wells .'•;.• ' ' ' -' 
Washington Township Laniel R Smith 
Wayne Township Alexander Felton -,;.■,,,-, :■• -, . 

Page 87 January Session A.D. 1.SS6 , v.j 
Pogue Road ..arrcn -Tp«.. ..^ _ ■ 
Abiather riathav.ay and John lacVey viewers appointed 
with Andrew Moorehouse at the last Session of this Boara 
viewers of a certain County Roaa, now report as ioliov.s 
To wit January 4th 1856 to the Honorable Boara of Cou^iiss- 
ioners of Marion County, V«hereas the unaersigned having 
been appointed to view a road commencing at Section thirty 
one west side at the half mile stake, thence east bearing 



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(163) 
wiarion County 
Coiipissioners' Record 5 
North past Vim McAdoo's David Sloans, and John Hu;niltons 
across Sections '60, k.9 oc i:8 after (taking Sections Strik- 
ing Section 27 bearing South to a corner between Anarew 
Cooper and Viilliaja Johnson thence a uue East Course to 
the County line, we do nereby certily that after being 
Quly sworn, we have viewed the saiae and we of opinion 
that said road is on good ground and will be of public 
utility Yours with Respect Abiathar Hathway John ..icVey 
and there being no objection to said road being ebolished. 
It is ordered that said road be anq the same is hereby 
established as a public highway ana that the Supervisors 
through whose aistrict one same runs cause it to be open- 
ed thirty feet wiae '' 

Allowed John Red wine, for keeping paupers on the 
Asylura farm as per his bill filea Seventy two o.ollars and 
eighty six cents payable out of the County Ireasury 

Allowed A Hetton for keeping papers on the Asylua 
farm as per nis bill filed, eighty six, acbllars seventeen 

and a half cents payable out of the County Treasury 

Lawrence. Tp. 

It is ordered that Thomas Burns , ';«illiam ..leans ana 
Viiilliam D Stockey be appointed viewers of a proposed change 
of a County Road on the petition of David idcCurdy present- 
ed at last Session, in place of Joseph Patten, Scjnuel i-.-..ing 



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and said Burns at I'lSt oession said Lwing U. Patten not 
being freeholders, the viev^ers nov. appointed to make re- 
port at next Session '' ' ; 

V«'.A, Sangster is oraered to pay into the County 'irea- 
sury I'or a license to vend merchanoize in liarion County lor 
twelve 

Page 88 January tlession 13^6. 

months from December Jth 1855 the sum oi ol" ten aollars 

Allowed John McFall for keeping Henry t>mith a pauper 
two Vi/eeks five collars out of County Treasurer 

Allowed James i.l iiciley I'or assessing i^ecatur lownship 
in IBC'b eight aays eight cellars out of Treasury 

Allowea George i-iarquis for tax improperly coliecced 
on i;, ii a, h. qr beet 22 1' lb h o, for the year 185b icrty 
three cents ana 2 mills payable out of State Treasury to 
be certified and half that amount 21 cents , u: 6 mills cut 
of County Tr. . 

David bmall is ap.,ointed Constable of Perry Tov.nsiip 
Marion County Indit.na uutil the first wlonday irj Jioril n^xt 
and until his successor is elected anu ciualified of bamuel 
bmock Resigned 

Allowed lA u ilenicle for blank book ior use of County, 
the sum of one dollar cr^ fifty cents 



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iJiirion County 
Coinniissioners ' hecord o 

Allowed Carson Vickers lor taking uov.n tae naaes of 
person who came into the County since first ^iay 1835 live 
Qollars 

Allowed Kobert i3. L-uncan for Services of hirnGelf and 
cieputy unaer advaloren bill as pr his bill liled, tne sum 
of forty four aollars cc fifty cents 

Allowed I'homas B Johnson for one book purchased of 
Uilliam tc Stacy for use of County the sum of bix uollars 
seventy five cents 

looses Frazee Jr c: Co are ordered to pay into the 
County Treasury for a License to venu merchanaize in i.iaricn 
County for tv.elve months Irow November 1st l'6ob the sum of 
fifteen dollars 

Page 83 January Session 1856 

Nicholas i/icCarty is oroered to pay into the County 
Treasury for License to vena merchandize in I.iarion County 

for twelve months from 

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the sum of twelve dollars . ' 

The School Commissioner now makes his annual report 
of the situation of tne School fund of ivlaricn County, vhich 

is filed in the clerks office of said Cciuity 

„ Allowed \i»illiam Hamaman School Coia^is lor uiaking out 

iSi til, '.. 

annual report of 1854 oc 1855 twenty collars 



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Comiuj.ssioners' Record 5 ' 

It is oraered that the folluwing rates of taxation 
for Coionty Revenue in tnis County of i.iarion lor the pre- 
sent year 1856 be and the sauie is hereby fixed, to wit: $ 

On every Horse or Ass over the age of taree i^ears 
the appraised value of which exceeas ten dollars twenty 
five cents On covering Horses & Jack Asses obco the 
rate at v.nich tney stand the season •• - - . 

On Vvork oxen each of three years old & upwards twelve 
and a half cents 

On each tv/o wheeled pleasure carriage one dollar & ■''■'•• 
twenty five cents .-t ..».• vt>x': ^^ ;■*, ... - .... .^.,...... ... y 

On each four wheeled pleasure Carriage one dollar i 
seventy five cents , •• - - .....o. .. , . . 

On each Brass Clock one dollar ..">■■■■? 'i?" ' '■•.'/* ..■"■c 

On each Gold watch fifty cents -" - ■ -- - -•" 

On each Silver or Dinchback v/atcl^ thirty seyen and a 
half cents •<■ ;n:.>sni-rg ■■.•i ■ ■ ; ..■ ■ ,'■''-' • ' 

On every Town Lot at the rate of fifty cents on each 
hundred dollars valuation without the improvements 

On each male Inhabitants same & not a pauper and of 
full age fifty cents. »'-^ -— -- ^^^^-^o .i.v.^-.o-r i.- 

On every hundred acres of first rate land forty cents ", ■• 
&; at tnat rate ■ ■"■ ' '-■■^nv^toiv. v.; - ,. .-'i <:).<., ■■ ".;/?• 

On every hundred acres Second rate land thirty cents & 



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Commissioners' Record 3 

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at that rate 

On every hundred acres of third rate land, twenty 
cents and at that rate. 

On each License to vend Vtooden clocks ten dollars 
per annum *'* . -. ^ •■ ^v " ■ - - - . 

H. V.D.Bates are ordered to pay into the County Trea- 
sury lor a License vend merchandize in Marion County for 
twelve months from November 1st 1835 (is fixed at) ten 
dollars "' '" ' ■ ''r^^ ■- "' -- -- ■ ■- - — 

William Young is ordered to pay into the County trea- 
sury for a License to vend Merchandize in luarion County 
for twelve months :£"rom January 2d 1836 ten aollars 

And the Board adjourned Caleb Scudder '" ' ''"■• 

Signed January 4, 1856 President of said Board 

Page 90 March Session A D 183G- '• *" '* 

At the meeting of the Board of Couiraissioners of the 
County of .aarion in the State of Indiana begin an neld at 
the Court House in Indianapolis on the first lionaay in 
March being the seventh day of March one thousand ei^Tht 
hundred and thirty six present Caleb Scudder Presi- 
dent of the Board Henry Bradley, Wilks Reagin, Samuel Jen- 
son, Allen Jennings, James M Johnston, Jacob Smock, George 
Tomlinson, Smith Isaac, Elias M Shimer, Joseph Beeler 



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Marion County i • 

Comigissioners' Record 5 
Daniel R bmith, Joseph Johnston, Daniel iihant2, Nathaniel 
Bell, Isaac Baylor & Abraham Bowers. 

The term of service of Caleb Scudder Esq as president 
of the Board having expired, the Boara now nroccco. to elec- 
tion of a president to fill the vacancy occasioned by such 
expiration, Vvhereupon Caleb Bcudoer received seven votes 
and Henry Brady two votes, thereupon Caleb ocudoer is duly 
elected and takes his Seal as present of the Board. 

Allov.ed John Jamsen for Record book purchasea by B.C. 
Lewis Recoraer twelve dollars thirty seven i cts $12.07^ 

Allowed John F Ramsey for Coffin <x vault for woman 
burned to aeath Jan 15 1856 four dollars 

Lavid Bloan and others Citizens of liarion Township 
in the County of Marion Indiana, file their petition for 
a road to Commence at the half mile Stake on the east siae 
of Section twenty five Tovm sixteen Worth of Range four 
east, then run due west on the open lines aivicing that 
tier of Sections until it shall intersect the State road 
leading from Indianapolis to pendleton. and having shewn 
to the satisfaction of the Board they have given the notice 
required by law of their intenaed application in this be- 
half. It is ordered that Andrew Moorehouse 

Centri 

Zacharlah Ousley and others present their petition 



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Marion County 
"Commissioners' Becord 3 
for a beginning at the Cbunty road leading east and v.est 
through their neighborhood commencing at the State 

Page 91 March Session 1836 '^'^ i '■' Kowi-v.^ ;;,; 
road leading from Indianapolis to pendleton at the falls 
of Fall Creek v-here the Section line on the north siae 
of Section 27 Tovmship 16 N. of Range 4 L. across said 
Road. Thence east on said Section or as near as may be, 
so that good ground may be had, to a County (or State) 
road leading from Cumberland North to Fall creek, and 
having shewn to the satisfaction of the Board that they 
have given due notice of their application. It is order- 
ed that Andrew iiorehouse John McVey and Abiather Hath- 
away be & are appointed viewers of said proposed road to 
report at next Session '• '"'■■•''•- v • ■ ^:-o at'- 

Allowed Adira \(Vells fer holding "an inquest over the 
body of of a woman named Matilda Scheggs burned to death 
in Centre Township live dollars for his services and one 
dollar & seven ^ cents constable fees in same case all 
payable out of the County Treasury 

Allowed Ray & Co are required to pay into the Coun- 
ty Treasury for a license to vend Marchandise in iJaricn 
County Six months from the leventh day of November 1835 
the sum of five dollars 






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Marion County 

Commissioners' Record 3 
Ordered Abner D Bond be licensed to vend v.ooden clocks 
in Marion County for 6 months from February 1, 18b6 on his 

paying in to the County Treasury five dollars " ' 

Thomas B Johnson Treasurer makes the follov/ing Report 
Indianapolis Feby 1856, To the Honorable Board doing County 
business this is my report as Treasurer of Marion County. 
Dr, I have Reed of C Vickers ^1837.45 

" " " Store Tavern and grocery License 170. cO 
. r ' -■■ • -■''■" ••"-— -- ...... ^007.75 

Cr By amt of orders on hand ^^1002.00 • " -'' '* • 
" " " pd to Banlc "'•■ ' "-■ 1000.00 L00r:.00 
Leaving a balance in my hands ' ' ' i^ 5.75 

T B. Johnson Tr of liarion County •■ " ^ 
The Board nov/ appoint Thomas B Johnson Treasurer of 
the County of Marion Indiana for the present year and un- 
til succeeded and he is required to file a Bond in the 
penality of five thousand dollars with Jeremiah Joiinson and 
Alexander W Russell who are improved as securities 

Page 92 March Session 1856. •'"' ' ' ' ^ ''" 

John Walton and otners citizens of Franiclin k '.Varren 
Iov;nship, c^ freeholders therein producec their petition for 
a County Road commencing at the Michigan road on the line 
dividing Section fifteen & tv.enty two in Township fifteen 



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Marion County 
Coramissioners' Record 3 
North, of Range four east Running from thence a due west 
course on said Section line imtil it strikes the middle 
line of Section 22 of v/hich is about 50 rods. Thence run- 
ning a due South Course on said middle line until it strikes 
Section 27 same Tovmship & Range oind thence on the same 
direction on the middle line of Section 27 until it strikes 
the County Road running from Indianapolis through said Sec- 
tion 27. And having shewn to the satisf Ication of the board 
that they have given legal notice of their application in 
this behalf. It is ordered that Joseph Clinton Robert 
Brown and /tndrew i^orehouse be & are appointed viewers of 
the and same to make report at next Session 

Allowed James iaiingsworth for articles furnished 
for M Prescott and family five dollars four i I cents 

Thomas Burns William D Starkey and William Aieans 
viewers now report and return the road to continue up the 
lane to the North end to intersect the old road at the top 
of the hill, to be no injuring until the public and ad- 
vantage to the farm. And there being no objection to the 
change of said Road in pursuant to the prayer of the pet- 
ition of said David McCurdy and the above relocation It 
is ordered that said Road be change as above reviev.ed be 
and the same is hereby established as a public highway 
and that the said old road be vacated it appearing to the 



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i^larlon County , ^.^ 
Commissioners' Record 3 

satisfaction of the Board that said new way has been open- 
ed and put In a s good repair as said old way 

Allowed John Redwlne for keeping paupers as per his 
bill filed the sum of one hundred dollars payable out of 
the County Treasury - - - 

Allowed A Hilton for keeping paupers apt to this date 
as pr his bill one hoindred dollars payable out of the 
Covmty Treasury - - - 

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Commissioners' Record 3 

Page 93 March Session 1836 . 

Allowed A.G. Shelton for 2 days attendance pension 



. , , i) 1.00 

Allowed John B Phipps for keeping and attendance 
on Moses Schenck five days ten dollars $10.00 

Peter Negley produces the certificate of t.venty four 
Respectable freeholders of V/c^shington Tov.nship as to his 
good moral character -.-hereupon a license is jrantcd to him 
to keep a Tavern and sell and retail spirituous and strong 
liquors in saia Tov.iiship for the terra of tv,-elvc months from 
Mar 7, 1836 on his paying into the County Treasury five 
dollars and file a Bond with James Ellis ..-no is ap.^roved 

as Security in the Office of the Clerlv of tnis Board 

Walter a Brid^eford -jrouuces the certificate of t, enty 
four freeholders of V.^:,shington Tovmship in said County of 
Marion v-hereupon he has a license -ri^ntcd to keep a Tavern, 
and sell and retail spirituous and strong li.uors in s, id 
Tov.nship for twelve months f rom \ferch 7 1336 on his uaying 
into the County Treasury seven dollars and fifty cents and 
filing a bond as such with Abner Roberts v.-ho is approved 

as Security in the office of the Clerk of this Board 

Allowed the Board of Trusties of uarion County agri- 
cultural Society to be by them appropriated the sum of 



6 bioo m&D 

V 

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Marion County 

Caimnis doners' Record 3 

fifty dollars, payable out of the County Treasury 

Allov;ed John McMahMn for keepinij Mary Ann Pummell 
9 weeks 45 days fourteen dollars oc fifty cents. 

Shadrach Lequate produces the -certificate of twenty 
four respectable free holders of Center tov.nsiiip, v.here- 
upon he is licensed to keep a tavern and sell and retail 
spirituous and strong liquors in saia Township for the 
term of twelve months from March 7, 1856 on his paying 
into the County Treasury tv.enty dollars and filing a bond 
with Nathaniel Lavis Security who is approved, in the of- 
fice of the clerk of tliis Board. 

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Page 94 March Session 1856 

The Board now appoint the follovvin^ Assessors of the 
taxable inhabitants and proi^erty in the County of xJarion 
State of Indiana for the year 1856 To -wit 

In Centre Tov.nship Cnarles J. Hand 

In V/arren Tov;nsiiip Alura l.ell 

In Lawrence Townsnip Jacob Sheiilcle 

In V/ashini;,ton Township I'avid Bouns 

In Wayne Township Abraham il. Dav,;jon 

In Pike Township Alexander Felton 

In lecatur Township Deiaas L. LicFarland 

In Perry Township Jonathan Barrett 



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Marlon Cotmty 
Commis 3 loners' Record 3 

In P'ranklln Tovmshlp William Townaend* 

Allowed R. D, Mattlngly jailor for fees in the case 
of James Russol one dollar 37i^- cents- — -- 

Allowed Israel Phillips for wood for the use of courts 
three dollars eighty seven & h^lf cents 

Amos Hanway produces the certificate of twenty four 
respectable free holders of Centre Township in the County 
of Marlon, Indiana whereupon he Is licensed to keep a C'^o- 
cery, and sell and retail spirituous and strong llquers 
foreign & Domestic Groceries in said township for twelve 
months from January 1, 1836 on his paying into the County 
Treasury the sum of twenty five dollars and filing in the 
Clerks office, a bond with Thomas McQuat who is approved 

as Security 

Allowed R. B. Duncan & L. G, Lewis for Sheet Iron 
fender & Sheet iron on floor of Clerks office $2.81:^. 

John D, Lear and Dennis Bur^in viewers appointed at 
the last term of this board to view a road on the petition 
of William G. Lear and others of a certain Road therein 
named, now report that after being qualified proceeded to 
view and lay out the same and in of the opinion that there 
can be a good road fo\ind there and that the same will be 
of great public good &. it is marked with a blaze on each 
side of the tree to which John Ducan a presents remon- 



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Commissioners' Record 3 
s trance so far as the Same runs through his land: and 
the Court having examined the premises and it appearing 
that the said road has not been viewed and marked on the 
route prayed for in said petition. It is ordered that 
said report be rejected and the road prajred by said peti- 
tioners be not established 

Will George Lockerbie and others present a petition 
praying the Board to lease out a part of the Court House 
Square in Indianapolis for the term of ninty nine years 
with leave to renew the same which on motion of Mr Bradley 
was rejected-— —- 

"Allowed John D Lear & Dennis Burgin for viewing Road 
one and half days one dollar thirty seven and half each 

Allowed F F. Luse for making one coffin for the sum 

of three dollars & fifty cents -.■•.} .-. ^^ 

Roads ^ ■ 

Ordered that all of Road District number one in ' 
Wayne Township which lies South of the National Road be 
and the same is hereby attached to District number five 
and and all the hands therein are assigned to Joseph Pence 
Supervisor of District No 5 

And the Board adjourned ','"?■ l ■'■-■■■■ * v;.;: 

Signed March 7th 1836 • . 'i^''' 

Caleb Scudder 

Presendent of the Board 



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Marion County 
Commissioners' Record 5 

Page 96 Special Session in April 1856 

At a Special meeting of the Board of Commissioners 
of the County of Marion Indiana on Saturday the Second day 
of April in the year 1856 convened at the Court house at 
Indianapolis at the hour of eleven o'clock members thereof 
pursuant to notice issued by the Clerk and served upon 
them by the Sherriff in pursuance of lav/, to appoint an 
assessor of the taxable inhabitant and property in Washing- 
ton township in said County for the js^ar 1856 in the place 
of David Bowti who was at the last March Session 1836 of 
Indiana Board, appointed such assessor, but -^ho has failed 
to qualify and serve as such, present Caleb Scudder President 
Henry Bradey, George Tomlinson, James Johnson, James In. John- 
ston, Wilks Reagin, Nathaniel Bell, Daniel R, Smith, Sam- 
Hiel Zimson 

Whereupon It is ordered that Young Em Read \Mlson 
be and he is hereby apoointed assessor of the taxable in- 
habitants, and property within and for the said Township 
of Washington in said Couhty for the year 1356 in place 

of the said David Bown. 

And the Board adjourned Signed April ^nd 1856 

Caleb Scudaer 
Pres. of Board 



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Marion County 3 

Commissioners' Record 3 «;> '.iiJ lorioiiiK-- 

Page 97 April Session 18S6 r <j V;>V.v. .uU^ fi*©x » j 
At the session of the Board of Commissioners of the 
County of Marion in the State of Indiana, begun « held at 
the Court house in Indianapolis on Monday the eighteenth 
day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and 
thirty Six, it being the Monday but one previous to the 
sitting of the Circuit Court for the said County of Marion, 
to wit the first Monday in May 1856, to which said third 
Monday in April the session of this Board if accelirated by 
am act of General Assembly of the State of Inalana, en- 
tilted " An Act to change the time of holding Courts in 
the fifth Judicial Circuits approved," Feb 6, 1856 and in 
pursance of the provisions of the said act this Court has 
now commenced its Session. The day fixed by law for the 
holding of the Session of this Court having fallen within 
the period prescribed by the Act aforesaid for the hold- 
ing of the Session of the Circuit Court present James 
Green, Elias N. Shimer, George Tomlinson, Jacob Smock, 
Smith Isaac, x^arril Shartz, Daniel R. Smith, Lemri Brown 
Joseph Beeler, Samuel Jenison, Wilks Reagin, Allen Jenn- 
ings, James Johnson. ^^■ 

And the president of the Board being absent James Greer 
is unanimously appointed president Proteme 



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Marlon Covinty 
Commissioners* Record 3 
Benjamin Morgan now appears and produces his commiss- 
ion as a Justice of the Peace for Franklin Township in the 
County of Marlon Indiana, where upon he takes his seal as 

member of this Board ^ ' . ; 

Ordered that Road District No 3 in Perry township be 
divided in two districts by a line North and South through 
the Centre of Sections, eleven, fourteen, and twenty three, 
and that the west half thereof form and constitute District 
Number ei&ht and Thomas Wilson is appointed Supervisor of 
the same until the first Monday in April 183T7. 

Order that the amount to be paid Into the County Treas- 
ury for a license to vend merchandlce for six months from 

Mar 7th 1836 be and the same is fixed at five dollars 

by Luke Walpole. 

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Pase 98 April Tenn 1836 

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Thomas Revile moves the vcourt to allow him the sum 
of five dollars payable out of the County Treasury, being 



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Marioh County 
Commiaaloners' Record 3 
for money paid an attorney for attending a ^ord illegible/ 
where in he was plaintiff as Supervisor of Road District 
No 2 in Pike Township and John Trester defendant which on 
motion of George Tomlinson, seconded by Wilks Reagan Is 
not allowed-- 

Caleb Scudder now appears and takes his seat as pre- 
sident of the Board. 

Julius Nlckely presents the certificate of twenty four 



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Marion Cointy 
Commissioners' Record 3 
respectable freeholders of Indianapolis v/here upon he is 
licensed to sell and retail spirituous liquors and foreign & 
domestic Groceries in Indianapolis for tv/elve months from 
Dec.l, 1835 on his paying into the County Treasury t/.enty 
five dollars and filing a bond with Bendict Higdon and 
John Foster, viho are approved as Securities in the Office 
of the Clerk of this Board. 

Jacob Doty presents the certificate of tv/enty four re- 
spectable freeholders of the town of Indianapolis certifying 
that he is a person of good moral character, whereupon a lic- 
ense is granted to him to keep a Grocery and sell and retail 
spirituous and strong liquors foreign and domestic Groceries 
in said town for the term of twelve months from the eighteen- 
th day of April 1836 on his paying into the. County Treas- 
ury twenty five dollars and filing in the office of the Clerk 
of this Board a bond as required by lavir with such freehold 

Security as the said Clerk shall approve which secri- 

ty is here by approved by this board. . - - -- — - r-. 

VKilliajn Smith presents the Certificate of tv/enty four 
respectable freeholders of the tovm of Indianapolis certify- 
ing that he is a man of good moral character. VVhere upon a 
license is granted him to keep a Grocery and sell and retail 
spiritious and strong liquors, foreign and domestic Groceries 
in said town for the term of twelve months from Feb. 1st 1856 



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Marion Oouhty 
Commissioners' Record 3 
on his paying into the County Treasury twenty five dollars 
and filing in the office of the Clerk of this Board a Bond 
with Benedict Higdon and George F Beck who are approved as 
Securities 

Page 99 April Term 1836 

Ordered that the amount to be paid into the County Treas- 
ury for a license to vend merchandize in Marion County for 
the term of twelve months be and the same is hereby fixed at 

ten dollars by Jacob 5 Tyson 

Pike (Sc Washington. 

Nathan V/ilson and others (39) in all present a petition 
for a new Coimty road commencing at the South West corner of 
Section Seven Town Seventeen Range three, thence east v/ith 
or near said Section line to Robert Barnhills, living near 
said line to intersect a road running North and South at the 
point, and having shewn to the satisfaction of the Board tnat 
they have given the notice required by law of this application 

It is oraered that Joseph Laf tin « David Stoops and Ed- 
mund Ncwby be and they are appointed viewers of the saine to 
make report at the next session in September next. 

It is ordered that Samuel V^illiams be hereafter exempted 
from paying tax or working on road for personal privilges, 
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Aaron Homan and others (27) in all produce a petition 
for a County road, commenceing at the North end of Porter 
Street in the town of Bridgeport in the County of Marion, , 
running Northwestwardly to intersect the open line of Lec- 
tion 16 in Township 15 N. Range 2 east where said line cros- 
ses White Licit, thence North on or near said line to the 
Rockville otate Road, thence Northwestwardly on the nearest 
and best route to the South and of a County Road at the South- 
east corner of Section twenty eight in Township 16 N. Range 
2 East and having shewn to the satisfaction of the Board that 
they have given the notice required by law for this applica- 
tion whereupon David Vancett . John Poeik; and William Harding . 
are appointed viewers to mcike report at next session and 
time is given in September next 

In Pike Township 

It is ordered that Sections 26 and 35 and the east half 
of Section 14 and 23 in Tovmship 17 Range 2 form and consti- 
tute District four and the residue thereof be attached to the 
fourth district and with it the line between 23 & 26 i And 
that Sections 13, 24, 25 oc 36 in Tovm 17 Range 2 & the West 
half of Sections K, 18, 50, 31 in Town 17 Range 3 constitute 
District No 2, and that the east half thereof and sections 17, 



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20, 89 & 52 in same Township an rang constitute District 

No eight - and that all on the east side of Eagle Creek to 

the line of District No 4 - constitute District No 9. ' 

Page 100 "'•' ''' April Term 1836 ''*'*''■■• ''■' - ' ' ^- 

And that Jacob Bennitt be and he is hereby appointed 
Supervisor of said eighth District and V/illiam C. Robinson 
in said Ninth district until the first Monday in April next - 

Allowed R.D. Mattingly for Receiving Bo&rding William 
Anderson and Elizah Cox up to this time and receiving boarding 
and discharging David Leach in al thirty three dollars and 
thirty seven and one half payable out of the County Treasury. 

John Wilson produces the Certificate of twenty four re- 
spectable freeholders of V/arren Township. V.liereupon he is 
licensed to keep a tavern and sell and retail spiritious and 
Strang li^iuoi'8 in said townghip fi-oifl Miiy'l, 137.6 for ihs 
term of one year - on his paying into the County Treasury 
seven dollars and fifty cents, filing a bond as such in the 
Office of the Clerk of this Board with John Hunter and Jean 
Little who are approved as Securities. 

Allowed F. T. Luse for making a coffin for Schenck the 
sum of three dollars and fifty cents - Said Schenck uied 
on poor farm, 

George F Beck produces the certificate of twenty four 



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CoBimissioners' Record 3 
respectable freeholders of Centre Township, v/hereupon he ■ 
has a license granted to hira to keep a Tavern and sell and 
retail spiritious & strong liquors in said Township from 
Mar 15, 1836 for the term of twelve months, on his paying 
into the County Treasury, tv/enty five dollars and file in 
the Office of the Clerk of this Board a Bond as required 
by law with Fredirick Foltz and Thomas H, Crawford who 
are approved as Security 

Ordered that Road District No 10 in Centre Township 
be and it is hereby divided into two districts by a line 
running east and west through the centre of said District 
so that Sections 19,20 Sc J^l constitute No ten and that 
Sections 28, 29 & 30 constitute District number eleven 

Ordered that Jolin Brown be and he is hereby appointed 
Supervisor of Said district W^ ten until the first Monday 
in April next -, 

Nicholas McCarty now shews to the Board that his stock 
in foreign merchandize does not exceed ^3000, whereupon the 
amount for such Services be fixed at twenty dollars for 
twelve months 

Page 101 April Session 1836 

The Board now proceed to the election of a State and 
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the first Balloting Israel Phillips received ' seven votes 
Joshua Glover one, Abram Smock, two, William Tovmsend four 
and Thomas McFarland one - but neither of saia applicants 
having a majority of all the votes given the Board proceeds 
to a second balloting, v.hereupon Israel Phillips received 
eleven votes and William Townsend received four votes - " ;'■ 
whereupon Israel Phillips vvas duly appointed such collector, 
who is required to enter into bond as required by law, in 
the penalty of five thousana dollars Humphrey Griffith and 

Jacob Landis who are approved as securities, .,.,.,« 

s'-vK o/s -.!";>• v>-,:-.'' Ousley.Road Centre. .■;;;• 

John McKey and Abrathar Hathaway tv/o of the viewers ■'•^ 
appointed on the last terra of this Board to view a road 
commencing at the road leading from Indianapolis to Pen- 
dleton at the i'alls of Fall Creek where the Section line .;, 
on the North slue of Section 27, Township 16 North of -at 
Range, East Crosses said Road: Tiience east on said Section 
line or as near as may be, so chat good grouna may be had 
to a County (or State) road) leading from Cumberland Worth 
to Fall Creek, to msike report as follows. We the undersign- 
ed viewers certify that we have viewed the ground of the 
within mentioned contimplated road, and are of openion that 
said ground will admit of a good road, with some few variations 
from the Sec line and we believe the location of a road on 



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the within named route, would be of public - utility April 
16th 1836, John McVery, Ablather Hathaway and there being 
no objection to the said Road being established. It Is 
ordered that the same be and It Is hereby established as a 
public hlf^hway a suitable width not exceeding twenty five 
feet and that the proper supervisor cause the same to be 

opened accoedlng to law 

Allowed the above viewers Seventy five cents each-- 
It Is ordered that a Subpaena be Issued to the Sher- 
rlf to summon Godfray Isaac, Abram Coble and wife, John 
Fox, Isaac Redwlne and wife, Y/llllam McCaw and wife Thomas 
Fox, Samuel McCray, John Hanna and Wife and George W, 
Stlpp to appear before this board at the hour of one oclock 
P, M. on tomorrow the 19th Instant to ^Ive evidence In 
relation to the poor farm and the manner In which the 

paupers are and have been kept on the said farm 

On motion of C Scudder Esq the Board refuse to appoint 
any Supervisors In yf^i/JKl^ i-^M-ii44i within the bounds of the 
corporation of the town of Indianapolis 

Page 102 April Term 1836 

Thomas Wyatt produces the Certificate of twenty four 
respectable freeholders of the jit^i^. // XMif^l^^f^X^i^^ 
Township of Warren In Marlon County Whereupon a license 
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Commissioners' Record 3 
retail spiritious and strong liquors in said tov.nship, for 
the torm of tv/elve months from the fifth day of May 1826 
the said Thomas Wyatt on his paying into the County Treas- 
ury five dollars and filing a bond with such Security as 
the Clerk of this Board may approved, v.hich security is here 

by approved, ■ ,, -rr v> ; ^ ^.•'> 

Allowed Nicholas McCarty for one kettle purchase o by 
Joseph McDaniel^ f or use of the jail in Nov 5 1834 two dol- '■ 

lars 62i cents „o ,"..•... .,,,.{-,.. ♦■,... .,- -,■ ,, •■.•,,■, . ,: l. 

Samuel Darnill and others present at petition pray- 
ing an alteration in the County Road leading from James 
Rains to Holmes Mill in Wayne Township , the alter&tion to 
commence at the half mile stake on the line aividing Sec- 
tions 16 & 17 Tovmship 15 Range 5, and to said line to .vhere 
it crosses by Eagle creek, thence up the Cre( k in the v.est 
bank, so as to interiiect the National Road at or near the 
Bridge on said Creek, and having shewn to the satisfaction 
of the Board that they have given the notice required by lav. 
and V.m Holmes Jr consenting that the ov.ner of the land along, 
and through which the same will run, Jerraiah Johnson . Lennis 
S LilcFarland and Martin Lavenport are appointed viewers of the 
same to view and make report according to law to the next ses- 
sion after Board in September next 

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Marion County 
Coiamissioners' Record 5 
were inspected and recieved the said Supervisors ouly tiv/orn 
pursuant to law, to wit - , James Vansicke, Samuel Vvilliams, 
Joseph Pence, Daniel Bovver, Thomas Revele, John Perry, Allen 
tlarbert, James Davis, Moses McClaren, Vvalter A Brici3f ord,Asa 
B, Harris, Isaac Kinder, Robert Brunson, Osborn Babcock, 
Thomas C Smock, John H. Newland & Jacob Ringer, William 

Holmes 

The following allowances are hereby made to Supervisors 
for extra Services during their terra of Service, to v.it. 
To Jacob Ringer for 2^ days at 50° per day 5p 1.S5 
" John H Nev/land 10 aays " " " " 5.00 
" Thomas C Smock for 5 aays" " " " 2.50 
" Orlow Babcock " 9 " " " " " 4.50 
" Robert R Brunson " 4.i " " " "it 2,2b 



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Asa B. Harris " 3 uays 50 cts per 



John M Culbortson for 2" " 

Walter Bridgeford 8 days " 

Moses McClareii 5 " " 

Jarvis Davis 6 " " 

iaien Harbut 7 " " 

" John Perry 5 " " 



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To Thomas Revele 7 days at 50 cts per ■ ■'-' .:'■■• U* r 3.50 
•' Daniel Eowen 5^ " " " " " '-'-^''^ ^- 'n^^'' 2.87^ 
To Joseph Pence 5 days at 50 cts per day •■<;■-.'.. i.;v a, 50 
" Samuel Williams 8 " " " " " " 4.00 

n James Vansiekle 5 " " " " " " ': 2.50 

The claim of Thomas Kevele as Supervisor, for six 
days Services in attending to law Suits against John Tres- 
ter is continued until next session, 

Matthew Little produces the certificate of t\/enty four 
respectable freeholaers and resicents in tne town of Inuicna- 
polis as required by lav; v.heteupon he has a license granted 
him to keep a Tavern ana Sell and retail Spiritious and strong 
liquors in said Towa Cor the term of tv.elve months on his pay- 
ing into County Treasury fifteen dollars and filing a bond 
as such in the office of tne Clerk of this Board with such " ,; 
security as said Clerk may approve, which Security is here- 
by approved by this Board .^ . 

Sloan Road Warren Tp, ' '•■ 

Abrathar Hathaway and John McVey two of the viewers 
appointed at the last Session of this Board, of a prooosed 
County Road to commence at the half mile stake in the esst 
Side of Section 25 T 16 N R 4 E thence to run due west, on ■ 
the open line dividing that tier of Sections until it shold 
intersect the State road leading from Indianapolis to Pen- 



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Marion County 

Commissioners' Record 3 

dleton. Now report that they have viewed the said route, 

and found the ground tolerably good but that a road on said 

route would not be of public utility - V\ihereupon the said 

road is not established . 

Allowed the above viewers seventy five cents each. And 

the Board adjounned until tomorrow morning nine oclock 

Signed April 19, 18b6 Caleb Scudcer 
President of Said Board 

Page 104 April Session 

Tuesday morning the ninteenth day of April 1836 the 

Board met pursuant to adjournment Present Caleb Scudaer Pres- 

ioent Henry Brady, V/ilks Keagin, Samuel Jenison, Elias N. 

Shimer, George Tomlinson, Jacob Smock, James Johnson, Daniel 

Shartz. 

The following Supervisors make reports which being ex- 

araingd and the oaid Suprr-iDors havine been respnctnaiy 

sworn and accepted to wit>. James Hoagland, Henry Monday, 

James P. Hanna 

Allowed James Hogland Supervisor for 4 extra days 

services & 2 finger boards 2.50 

Allowed James A Hanna for 6 days extra services 3.00 
Allowed Henry Monday for 4 days 2.00 

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Marion Coiinty 
Commissioners' Record 3 
James V/heatley a pauper 28 aays fifteen dollars payable 
out of the Cotmty Treasury. 

Walton, Road Frank ic V/arren 

Robert Brovm and Joiieph Clinton two of the viewers 
appointed at the last tiession of this Board of a proposed 
County Road to commence / at the Michigan Road, on the line 
dividing Sections 15 & 22 in Township 15 North of Range 4 
East: running from thence a due West Course on said Section 
line until it strikes the middle line of Section 22 afore- 
said v/hich is about 50 rods thence runnihg a due South course 
on said middle line until it Strikes Section 27 same Toyva- 
ship <k Range; and thence on the same direction on the middle 
line of Said Section 27 until it strikes the County road 
running from Indianapolis through said Section 27 now report 
that they did on the 14th day of April 1836 viewed the said 
proposed road and find the ground to be good and we think 
the road to be of public utility -, and there being no ob- 
jection to said road being established - It is ordered that 
the same be and it is hereby established as a public high- 
way a suitable width not exceeding twenty five feet - and 
the proper Supervisor's cause the same to be opened accord- 
ing to law. 

Allowed the above viewers seventy five cents each. 

Allowed Jacob Doty for hauling M Shenck to the poor 



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Marion County 
Coininissioners' Record 3 
farm ■>•■■■' «^.*v"..i^*ii ...*..-■., ;;.;xf.* ^ 2.00 

Jermiah Collins produces the certificate of twenty 
four respectible freeholders of the tovm of Inaianapolis 
whereupon, he has a license to keep a Grocery and sell 
retail spiritious and strong liquors foreign and domestic 
groceries in Indianapolis t « v. j.v,o, u-*,^,,v; -^ •..■«, ...*..;.. 

Page 105 April Session -i.'i i ='..;•-: -.ij.^v 
for tvifelve months from jViay 5th 18oo on his paying into the 
County Treasury twenty five dollars and liling a bond in 
the Office of the Clerk of this Board v'/ith Jacob Landis and 
Israel Phillips who are approved as Securities ■ 

George VV Stipp produces his claim for Medical Services 
and Medicine furnished to ViTieatley a pauper, by order of the 
overseer of the poor of Centreship, for the sum of thirty 
five dollars, and there upon moves the Board that the same 
be allowedJ which the Boara refuse to do but £l11ow to said 
Stipp the sum of twenty dollars of said claim, from which 
decision of the Board the said Stipp prays and has an appeal 
to the Marion Circuit Court ^'^'^'"' i^<^^^'--i« r<r-. . .u-^- c 

George W. Stipp now produces his claim for Medical Ser- 
vices and Medicine furnished to Moses Schenck a pauper by 
order of the overseer of the poor of Centre Township amount- 
ing to the sum of thirty seven dollars, and thereupon moves 



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Cojnmls 3 loners' Record 3 
the board that said sum bo allowed, which the Board now 
here refuse to do but allow to said Stlpp of said amount 
the sum of thirty dollars payable out of the County treas- 
ury — from which decision of the Board the said Stlpp asks 
and has an appleal to the Marion Circuit Court, 

Allowed Asa B Strong, Patrick Catterson, Vincent McCoy, 
John Douglass,' John West, Alexander Wilson, John "hlte, L» 
^rown P. Brlstown for returning the April election 1836 
the svun of fifty cents each -- 

Allowed Jacob Coll and Thomas Todd for five days each 
as overseers of the poor of Washington Township - for the 
year 1834 the sum of $2.50, Cnts each payable out of the 
County Treasury ■■ ' 

Allowed William McCan, Thomas Fox, John Fox, Samuel 
McCray and John Hanna and, George W, Stipp- witnesses sum- 
moned to give evidence in relation to the poor farm &c 
fifty cents each - — — • • ' 

Whereas certain rvunors came to the ears of this Board 
in relation to the manner of keeping and conduct towards 
the pupers of the Assylum farm by John Redwine and Aqullla 
Hltton the keepers of said farm, whereby this Board were 
induced to and did appoint a committie of three of Its 
members to visit and Inspect the said farm and paupers 
and STimmoned and examined certain witness on that subject. 






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Page 106 April Session 1836 

from the report of said coraralttee and the evidence of said 
Witnesses the Board are satisfied and hereby express their 
opinion that no misconduct has been corainltted by said Hil- 
ton and Redwlne — - — 

Allowed Richmond and Meara for Medical services on 
James Aliens moth and Mc Dobsons sister In law, the sum of 
nine dollars and fifty cents 

Allowed John Redwlne for keeping paupers on the -^ssyltam 
farm the TPth March 1836 to the present time as per his bill 
forty two 66 cents . , 

Allowed A. Milton for keeping paupers on the Assylum 
farm 7th March to present date as per his bill fifty two 
dollars and TO cents 

The votes taken on the claims of George W. Stlpp for 
Medical are reconsidered services on Schsnck and Whcatl@y» 
— and the full amount of said bills amounting to seventy 
two dollars is allowed payable out of the Cotmty Treasury 

Timothy Kirk presents the Certificate of twenty four 
respectable freeholders of Indianapolis whereupon he applies 
for a license to keep a tavern in said Town, but the Board 
not being satisfied of his qualifications to keep such 
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Allowed Israel Phillips for sinnmoning v/itnesses to 

appear befor the Board the sun of six dollars and - 

ten cents v. 

Ordered that the amount to be paid into the Treasury 
by Travis k Wilson for a store license twelve months from 
April 18 - 1856 be and the same is hereby fixed at ten dol- 
lars 

' •■' ■ •* ■ Supervisors in Wayne ■ 

Ordered that Frisby Holliday be and he is hereby ap- 
pointed Supervisor of District No tv/o, . Vi/illiam Cassel in 
No one, Thomas Harding No three Isaac Pugh in No four Jaines 
Darnell in No five James Kil^ough in No six and Jermiah 
V/right in No seven in Wayne Tovmship until the April elect- 
ion next "'■"'■" ' '■.'-■■ '•■ '■-■■ ^ > . -., 1 , , -. 

John Johnson and Samuel McCray are appointed overseers 
of the poor in Wayne Township until the first Monday in April 
next. "■'"" "\ ^ '" ■ • '■ ■' • ' 

Aaron Hornan and Peter Royster are appointed Fence view- 
ers of Wayne Township until the first Monday in April next — 

Page 107 

Ephriam Jordan produces the certificate of twenty 
four respectable freeholders of the Town of Indianapolis 
Whereupon a license is granted to him to keep a tavern and 



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Marion County 
Commissioners' Record S 
sell and retail spiritouu ^nd strong liquors in said town 
for tu-elve months from April 19th I806 on his paying into 
the County treasury the sum of fifteen dollars and filing 
a bond as i,uch in the office of the Clerk of this Board 

with James P Ray v.ho is approved as security 

Ordered that Charles Holmes pay into the County Trea- 
sury for a license to vend merchandize in Indianapolis for 

twelve months from xfey 2d I806 the sum of ten Dollars 

Ambrose G Ruddle F.E.R. Wilson E.M. Travis, William 
Deford, R.O. Stevenson, John R. Brunson and John Allison 
being two thirds of the qualified voters residing in the 
town of Allisonville as now duly by the octh of E. 1.1. Travis 
present their petition signed by them their signatures 
praying that said town of (being provea by the oath of said 
Travis) Allisonville in the County of .larion Inoiana may 
be incorporated Therefore, It is ordered that an elec- 
tion be held at the store house of Travis and Uilson tnere- 
in on the second Saturday in May next ldc6 at the hour of 
two oclock Polls of said day for the election of trustees 
of such Incorporation, and that notice there of be given 
pursuant to law 

The Beard being satisfied' of the Resignation of Joseph 
S .uix as a Justice of the Peace of Warren Torasliip. It is 
ordered that an election be held at the usual place of hold- 



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I'iarlon Counly 
Comralsalonors' Uecord 3 
Ing elections In said Township on the twenty eighth day of 
May next, Saturday for the election of a Justice of the 

peace to fill such vacancy 

For the purpose of State Revenue for the year 1836 the 
Board now here fix the percentum to be levied and collected 
on all real property and Improvements there on, all stocks 
In Incorporated companies, actually paid In, and all person- 
al property made liable to taxation by the act to provide 
for an equitable mode of levying the the taxes of this State 
approved Feby 8 - 1835 at five cents on each hundred dol- 
lars valuation thereof, and in like proportion for a great- 
er or less araoiont, and for the purpose of County Revenue, 
the Board now here for the County of Marlon, on all prop- 
erty made liable to taxation by the act aforesaid, fix 
twelve cents on each hundred dollars of valuation thereof, 
to be levied and collected as directed In said act. 

Page 108 

And on eeach male Inhabitant over the age of twenty one 
and under the age of fifty years, the aiom of fifty cents 

Is hereby assessed In the said County of Marlon 

Supervisors In Centre 

Thomas Moore, Is hereby appointed Supervisor of the 
3d district In Centre Township for and tint 11 the first Monday 



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Marion County 

Conua-issioners' Record 3 

in April next 

Lav;rence 
Read. District No 4 in Lawrence Township, is divided 
by a line running through the center thereof North and South 
and that the West half thereof constitute No Six and that 
John Lamb be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor therein 

until the first MoniSay in April next 

V/ashington 
Robert F Landford is appointed Supervisor of Listrict 
No 5 in Washington Township for and until the lirst Monday 

in April next 

>na U.r. 'cA^r.n Centre 

John Matthews is appointed Supervisor of District No 

one in Centre Township until first Monaay in April next 

Isaac Sensany is appointed in the second Road District 

in Qr^ntre Tovyni?hip until the fJLrot Monday -in April, I6i^7 

and all the Donation betv.een the Diagonal and Lleridian Street^ 

to the Incorporation line is attached to the same 

as well as the part west of Meridian Street to the Diagonal 

Street •• ■-■ ' "" -''^ '■-^' ^ ^* ■ 

- It is ordered that the part of the Donation between 
the Diagonal and Market Streets li South cf said Street to 

the Corporation line be attached to the cO District 

Ordered that the Town of Indianapolis as incorporated 



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AlurLon County 
Commissioners' Record 3 
be stricken ofl^ from the Sixth and Seventh Road District — 

Centre 
Richard Williams is appointed Supervisor 41' the Seven- 
th District in Centre Township until first Monday in April — 

next 

Jermiah Johnson in the sixth District ^' '■''^^-'-i '''^i-^;*-'-' 

Viilliam Mc in the fifth District •^•^^ 

George Taffe in the fourth District 

John Fletcher in the eleventh District 

All until the first Monday in April next 



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And the Board adjourned '"'' • jv 

Signed April 19 - 1836 '-' " -' ;/-..-., 

' Caleb Scudder " .v^ ;= •'. 

* >': ■>■ Prest of Board — ' 
Allisonville Corporation- ^'^* *'•' ' ■ ' 
The boundary lines of the corporation of the town of 
Allisonville, are the out lines of the .Town plat. We the *^'^' 
undersigners do hereby certify that after being duly qual- 
ified according to law we oid proceed to lay off the cor- 
poration into five oistricts and accomplished the Soone on 
the 14th day of May A D. 18o6 John Allison President Aaron 
Homan Clerk" ( certificate of election} We the under- 
signed do certify that an election held at Allisonville on 









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Marion County 
Cqjnmlssioners' Record 3 
the 14 day of May ld'6Q A G Ruddle received eleven votes > ... 
for a trustee aistrict No 1 William Deford received eleven 
votes for trustee No 2. A Homan reed eleven votes, for trus- 
tee No 5. John B. Anderson reed 11 votes for trustee No 4 
E M Travis reed 11 votes for trustee of No b Given under 
our hands and seal this 14 of May 1836 Marion County and 
State of Indiana jr,:ri, -■ i-.i^". ■.. * -rv -•;.. 

A Bowen) John West ) 

) Clerks ) 

VVm West) Hi lo Peter Ashbrook ) Judges ..t. 



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Know all men by tliese presents that v/e John G. Brovvn, 
James Blake, John Wilkins, Samuel Merril, Henry P. Coburn 
and Caleb Scuduer, are held and firmly bound into the coun- 
ty of Marion in the State of Indiana, for the use of the 
Seminary of learning in said County in the penal sum of one 
thousand aollars each for the payment of which suia v.ill and 
truly to be made vve bind ourselves jointly and severally 
firmly by these presented sealed v;ith our seals ana dated 
this day of May A D 13b6 The conuition of the above abliga- 
ticn is such, that whereas the above named Bro;.n, Blake, 
Wilkins, Merril ic Coburn have bet^n elected Trustees of the 
Marion County Semiary by the Donors thereto: Now if the 



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Marion County 
Commissioners' Record 3 
said Brown, Blake, V^ilicins, Merril, & Coburn, shall honest- 
ly and faithfully discharge the uuties of trustees of the 
LJeminary of said County of iJarion, then this obligation to 
be void, else to remain in full force, John G Brov.Ti TseaiU 
Jcuiies Blake fseall Sainl Merril (seal) Jolm Vvilkins 




seal H. P. Coburn /^soa]N Caleb bcobne (seaJUL Approved 
by iue the 21st day of "^ay 1856 Robert B Duncan Clerk i«iarion ,, 
Circuit Court , , ,,,... 

State of Indiana Marion County, Be it remembered that 
personally appeare before me Samuel Jenison an acting Justice 
of the Peace within & for the County of iiiarion aforesaid 
John G Bro\'.n, James Blake, Jolin Wilkins, Saml i-lerril, and 
H.P. Coburn '.\ho being Severally sworn, desposeth ana sayeth 
that they will faithfully k honestly discharge the duties 
of the office of Trustees if the Seminary of said County -^ 
durinf^ their contiunance in officg, to the best of their 

skill and uiiderstanding Given under my hand and seal 

this 20th day of May A D 1856 ., . ^ ,- v ^:, 

Samuel Jenison Justice of the Peace /Sealj ^ ._ ^. \,^;, . 
(Recorded May 21, 1856) . . ., 

Page 110 June Special Session 1856 ■■ ,; ^ 

At a Special Session of the Board of Coimuis si oners of 
the County of Marion in the State of Indiana, held on the 



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Marion County - » 
•'■•^- •' - Cominissioners' Record 3 

second Monday in June in the year 1836 pursuant to the pro- 
visions of an act entitled " an act to provide for an equi- 
table mode of levying the taxes in this State" approved Feb- 
ruary 8, 1836 present Hon Caleb Scudder President of the Board 
Wilks Reagin, Samuel Jenison, Abraham Bovm, Daniel R. Smith, 
Joseph Beeler, Simri Brown, Nathaniel Bell, Jacob Snock, Elias 
N Shlnn, James P. lianna, Joseph Johnston, Daniel Shartz, Allen 
Jennings, Isaac Bayor, Smith Isaac, Geotge Tomlinson 

Robert B. Duncan Clerk of the County of Marion in the 
State of Indiana, now lays before the Board the following 
assessment List returned to him by the respective assessors 
on and before the Second Monday in June 1836 all which are 
carefully composed by the Board according to the provlson 
of the act aforesaid, and said clerk is ordered tc correct 
all omissions in the number of acres assessed with the tract, 
To wit; The List of Centre Township returned by Chnrles I 
Hand, of Pike Township returned oy Alexander Felton, the 
list of Wayne Township by Abraham H Dawson, the list of Franlc- 
lin Township returned by V/illiam M, Townsend, the List Deca- 
tur Township returned by Dennis S .iUcFarland, the list of V.'ar- 
ren Township returned by Ahira Vi/ells, the List of Perry To.vn- 
ship returned by Jonathan Barrett, the List of Lawrence Town- 
ship returned by Jacob Shinkle, List of Washington Town- 
ship returned by Young M, R. Wilson all of which lists are 
verified by the affidavit of the respective assessors as re- 



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(210) 

Mnrlon County 
C6imiil3aloners' Record 3 
quired by law. ' , 

The Boad add $1800 to the appraisement of out Lot 
84 bolont;lng to N. McCarty. 

The Board now Determine the per centum necessary to 
be be levied for the purpose of dls fraying the expendi- 
tures of the County of Marlon in the State of Indiana d 
for the year 1836 to be eight cents on each hundred dol- 
lars valuation of all property assessed, and fifty cents 
poll tax on each person subject to a poll tax -- -^d for 
Road purposes the percentum to be 11 vied Is fixed at four 
cents on eqch hundred dollars valuation of all property 
assessed. ' ' ' " ' 

Page 111 June Special Session 1836 ' ■■•> ' 

The following allowances are here by made to the as- 
sessors payable out of the County Treasury - To wit 

To Chas I. Hand for assessing Centre Township for the year 
1836— '"?' •^'■''" -^^^ ■ ^'^- • ' •" ^18.75 

Also for maps & papaper "^ ' ' "' ' 4,00 

Abraham H Dawson for assessing Wayne Township 22,50 
Ahlra Wells " " Vifarren Township 22.50 
Alexander Felton for assessing Pike " 20.60^ 
Demas S McFarland " " Decatur " 15.25 
William M Townsend " Franklin " 17,50 
Jacob Shlnkle " " Lawrence " 22.50 



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Marlon County 
Commissioners' Record £- 
To Johathan Barrett for assessing Perry Tounship $51.25 
Young M R V/ilson " " Washington " 23.75 
And the Board adjourned. Signed June 13th 1856 

Caleb Scudder Prest 
(Allisonville Corporation of) 
The Boundary lines of' the Corporation of the Town of 
Allisonville, 

Page 112 August Special Session 1856 

At a special Session of the Board of Comiaissioners of 
i'larion County State of Indi?^na, held at at the Court House 
in Inuianapolis on T'riday the 5th day of August A.D. 1856 
pur::;uant to notice given to said Board by Israel Phillips 
Sherriff of said County, for the purpose of trying the con- 
tested Election of Caleb Scudder Esqr proclrimed auly elect- 
ed Justice of the peace of Centre Tovmship in said County 
on the 18;^h day of July last past, and v.hose election has 
been contested by Jacob B Hornish, present UilKS Reagin, 
Samuel Jenison, Elias N Shimer, James Johnson, Joseph John- 
ston, Zinn Brown, Abraham Bowen, Nathaniel Eell, Jacob 
Smock, Benjamin Alorgan, Jaines P. Hanna, Daniel R. Smith, 
George Tomlinson, Henry Bradley, Smith Isaac, James V,' Johnston, 

The Board now appoint Samuel Jenison President 

pro tem. 



(sis ) 

Marion County 

Commissioners' Record 3 

Now comes the Sciid Jacob P. Hornish contesting in this 
beiialf by Brown his attorney, tnd files the iollowing Spec- 
ifications upon which the Election of Caleb Scuduer aeclar- 
cd duly Elected Justice of the peace as aforesaid is contest- 
ed, to wit State of Indiana Marion County, C To Israel Phil- 
lips Esq Sheriff of the County of Marion cc State of Inoiana 
Sir. Please to take notice that I the undersigned an elector 
of the said County of Marion and resident in Centre Township 
in said County Shall contest the election holcen on the - 18 
th day of July A.D. 1856 at the Court House in Inuianapolis, . 
for the purpose of electing electing a Justice of the Peace 
in Centre Tov/nship for said County of Maridn to fill the 
vacancy and place of Caleb Sudder Esq whose term of office 
as Justice of the Peace for said County of Marion in said 
Centre Township had expired at which election it is said 
that Caleb Scudder Esq was elected as such Justice to fill 
the vacancy aforesaid whose election I shall contest ..^ „^ 

1st Because said Scudder did not receive the highest 
number of legal votes given at said election: 2d Because 
David Shields, Vvilliam Jackson and tv.enty other persons 
were permitted to vote and did vote at said election V«hen 
they the said David Shields, Vvilliam Jackson and twenty 
other persons who were not legal voters of said county and 
township. 



(215) 
Marlon County 
Commlsoloners' Record 3 
3d Because the tickets and votes of Hiram Coleman, 
Joseph R Pratt, Leton W Norrls, William A, Sangster, ' 
Samuel Hop and twenty other persons who were legal voters 
of said County and township were refused and rejected when 

legally offered at said election 

4th Because the said election was Tinlawfully and 11- 
legaly closed before Six oclock and before all the voters 
present had voted and in less than fifteen minutes, to wit, 
within five minutes after James C Thompson and others had 

voted — 

5th Because Nathaniel Davis 

Page 113 August Special Session 1836 

Inspector of said election unlawfully and Illegally opened 

and exposed a folded ticket handed in and voted by one 

a legal elector at said election 6th Because 

the iiftiiiea 6f aii tke vot§j?s wha Vbted wai nal 6&il@d by the 

inspector when their tickets were handed in ' 

7th Beaause it appears by the poll book and returns 
to the Clerk that the names of all the persons who voted 

have not been taken down and numbered by the Clerks 

8th Because the persons who it is said acted as 
Clerks of said election are not named in the poll Book 
returned to the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 



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Marion County 
Commissioners' Record 3 
9th Because the Certificate filed with the Clerk of 
the Circuit Court was not sijr^ned by the Judr^es of the elec- 
tion. 10th Because it does not appear that the per- 
sons who it is said acted ao Clerks of said election were 
appointed and sworn as required by the laws of this State 
July 23d 1836 Jacob B Hornlsh State of Indiana Marlon County, 
the above Jacob Homlsh, being duly sworn depose th and 
saith that he is a qualified voter of the State of Indiana 
Marlon Co x Center Township and that the charges specifica- 
tions and points set forth in the above notice true as be 
verily believes, and further saith not: Sv/om to and sub- 
scribed before me a Justice of the Peace within and for the 
County of Marlon aforesaid this 23rd day of July 1836: 
Jacob B. Homlsh Samuel Jenison (seal) Justice of the 
Peace, State of Indiana Marion County, Israel Phillips be- 
ing duly sv/om saith that he served on and delivered notices 
to Caleb Scudder Esq William Arnold, Nathaniel Davis, John 
Williams, W B D Maxwell and Stephen Jackson of which noti- 
ces the above and fore going notice is a true copy (except 
that the name of each v/as Inserted in the notice to him di- 
rected and further saith not Sworn to before me this 5th 

day of August 1836 Samuel Jenison J P (seal) And thereupon 
at the request of said Contestor it is ordered that a sub- 
paenea be Issued for witness herein on the part of said 



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%rion Covin ty 
Commissioners' Record 3 
Contestor returnable Instqnter, to the £>herrlff of this 
County and by agreement of said party contesting, and the 
said Scudder whose election la so contested, this cause la 
continued until tomorrow morning nine oclock and subpaenas 
for witnesses are awarded — --- Signed August 5th 1836 

Samuel ''enlsaon 

Page 114 August Special Session 1836 

Saturday morning at the hour of nine oclock August 6th 
1836 the Board met pursuant to adjournment - present Wllke's 
Reagln, James Johnson, Jacob Smock, George Tomllnson, 
Joseph Johnson, Benjamin Morgan Nathaniel Bell, James P 
Hanna, Smith Isaac, Ellas N. Shlmer Samuel Jenlson, James 
T/, Johnston. 

The Board now appoint Ellas N, Shlmer president pro 
tem 

In the Contested Election of ) 

) 

Caleb Scudder Esq ) Now comes the said con- 
testor by his attorney above said and the said Scudder whoso 
election Is contested as above cause also and the evidence 
of the said contestor Jacob B Homlsh being heard and the 
promises being Inspected and understood and due deliber- 
ation being there upon had. It is ordered that said elec- 
tor be and the •^ame is hereby broke and sot aside 



(215 A) 
tJtarlon County 
Commissioners' Record 3 

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And the Board adjourned Signed August 6th, 1836 and 



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Marion County 
Commissioners' Record 3 ,, 
agreement of the parties Judgment is entired against said 
Scudder for costs without docket fee then no witnesses 

Claiming 

And the Board adjourned Signed August 6th 1836. 

E N. Shimer . , 

Page 115 

State Road from National Road to Michigan Road in 
Marion County. 

Indianapolis May 25th 1836 To the Board of Commiss- 
ioners doing business for clarion Cty, Gentlemen - , Having 
attended to the outles assigned me in Section 45 page o82 
of the local laws of Indiana for the year 18S6, relating to 
a State road" from the i"Jational road to the Michigan road, 
on the west side of "i«hite River I herewith respectfully 
present you my report, which is contained on the map of 
Mr Sullivan the Surveyor imployed by me in said survey 
and location, togetiier with the bill of Services rendered 
in said Survey: All v;hich I sumit to :yoiiir consideration 
Your Servt Henry Todd 

Map of a survey and Location of a State Road" from 
the National to the Michigan road, on the west siae of 
Vrnite river, under the direction of Henry Todd, comi-dss- 
ioner appointed by the Genral Assembly of Inaiana, Sec 









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Commissi'-jners' Record 5 
Sec 45 of Local laws for the year 1836 Survey & located 
by William Sullivan May 17, to 24th 1836 N.B. The Black 
lines upon which the courses and distances are marked are 

intended for the middle of the Road Scale Four pole 

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Sugar tree f 5 dead Sugar tree marked v/est 



Stake 




7 St&ke 2 links South of Beech 



Stake •/ Stake about 6 links east of a little 



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Stake \^ 10 Stake from which Dr Canbys 
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Commissioners' Record 3 



Page 117 



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Beech stup in the middle of 
the road west of Andrew Sloani 

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Stake 4. 15 intake on the hill a little west 
of old stake 




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Marion County 

Commissioners* Record 3 



Page 118 



Oak marked nortl^lS Oak 

Ceat 5.87' from the oak tree No 15 L" 
and west of it where the red cross 
is made is two miles 

National road [ 

Stake in lind of Lafayette Road_ /" 16 Stake 




Stake i»ast of a V/alnut© 17 Stake 



Stake west of a Be?%h 18 stake 



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Commissioners' Record 3 



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Stake ^80 Stalce near the south v;est corner of Henry- 
Todd fence of little Beach 

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21 Stake in the road v/ost of Todds fence 
t\The map is divided at the teriaination of 

No 21 and 22 oegins i;n'nediately after on 
'oV the other ,a&p v.hich Sec-No 21 is the be- 
r>\_;inalns of No 22 as explained on the Sou- 
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JNorth of Todds Barn N.B, this stake is 
At 1 chain from No^^"3 links v.est of the true Corner. 
22 where the red 
Cross is made is 
the termination 
of the i5rd iiilu 
from the N. voad 

Stake 



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23 Leaa Beech over Lha foneQ near LhQ 
'road marked East 
24 Stake S.VJ. of at Beech Sapling 



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hickory 

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Comialssioners' Record 3 



^28 Large ash marked on west 
13° E 17.68 

Walnut ^29 Black Walnut marked on west 
N \ 16° bO' E 14.09 

Stake \30 Stake in Roadside just below 
root of the hill 
Crooked Cre^ N.8.0O V^ 0.6O 

Stake/ n51 Stake don the far bank of Crook- 



Hill 
N.B in 31 at 2.40 center 
of mill race 
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stake in the road in the rise of the 

hill east of Ash 

Stake in the road below the brov/ of the" 

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At 65 links from Wo 54 and v/here the No \ 33 Stake 
cross is the fourth mile from the National ,<^ 
road Terminates 






Stake in the woods about 20 links 
west of old road 



35 Stake 



Stake west of old road and 
about link to Beech 



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Beech jr 38 Dead Beech marked v/est 



Beech ^ 39 Through the Flax field to a Beech on 
road side marked west 

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Beech ''v 40 Little Beech marked on river side 



41 Beech marked on river side 

N iV W 4.56 
Stake V 42 Stake 40 links v. est of the 
River Bank or Bluff . 



Stake ^ 45 Stake on the west of old Roaa 

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Through Bridgefod's yard 
Beech \ _44 to an old cead Beech 
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Page 122 



Stake on the East side of old road 



Steike S.E. of a. large Ash tree 



45 Stake 



46 Stake 



Through the field to a large 
Poplar in the lane 




Stake in the V.eat line 
of the Michigan Road 
552 links to the N 
E corner of Dock 
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Coamissioners' Record 3 

of a Survey and location of a State Road from the Nation- 
al road to the Michigan Road on the west side of V/hite 
River, under the direction of Henry Todd Coiaaissioner ap- 
pointed by the General Assembly of Indidia, Sec Sec 45 
of Local Lav/s for the year 1856. . Surveyea and Lravm by 
V.illiam Sullivan i-iay 17 to ,'34th 1836 N. B. Tlie block lines 
upon which the courses and distances are intendea for the 

middle of the road 

Scale Four four Dole Cnains to an Inch 

Recorded June 15th 1856 

Page 1<;3 September Session 1856 

At the Session of the Board of Cora^issioners of 
Marion County Inaiana on September 5th 1856 being the 
first Monday in September in st.id year pi-oafent, ih'jiiry 
Bradley, Jacob Smock, George Tomlinson, Joseph Johnston 
Laniel Shantz, Smith Isaac, i^athaniel Bell, James v., John- 
ston, James Greer, James P. Hanna, Benjamin luorgan, James 
Johnson, Ellas N.Shimer, Joseph Beeler, Abraham Bown, Allen 
Jennings, 

The Bo.ird appoint Henry Bradley Ksq president of the 
Board in place of Caleb Scuduer whose trem of office has 
expired . 



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Allowed FleaiinrT T.' Luse I'or molting book cai^e xor use 
of the County forFtocordero Ofiice eight ooliars payable 

out of the County i're;j£.ury !''■■'•'- '^ *•'- P" 

bupervisors Report «J out c. i' C;^':•.;:^;*:.^• 
Lvans Briston, Ni.urod Kemper, Thomas TrigfTS, John 
Kenv.orthly, Supervisors nov/ return their reports .vnich are 

aporoved and accepted also John J, McLaughlin, Daniel 

Barnhill, Milton <vhite. ^'^olhXn- i^u.-n^ifti-vrri, U''?',?5 c 
Allov.ed John Kenv.orth for 8 days extra tier vices for 1355 

^ 4.00 
" Thomas Trigrs " 6 " " " 3.00 
" Nimrod Kciuper " 4 " " " 2.00 ^ • 
" tvans Briston " 4 " " " 2.00 
" John McLaughlin " 6 " " " 5.00 ^»' 
it is oroered that the aniount to be paid into the 
Countv 'j^Yeasury for a License to vend raerchanoize in .Viar- 
ion County for twelve months from the eighth day of August 

last 1356 be and the same is fixed at fifteen dollc^rs 

by Henry Porter. 

Allowed Ahira V.ells for his Services as Corner of 
Marion County Indiana holding an request over the boay of 
Remben G Moore five dollars sf 5.00 

and for Constable ervices in tne same case fifty Seven 
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MarJon County 
Coiranlsaionera' Record 3 
>^llowed John F*Rain3ay tor making co£fln and Vault 

for Self ' 'i. *: ... -*.^ X -v: 54,00 

Allowed John Redv/lne one of the Keepers of the Asaylum 
farm 19 weeks & 6 days from April 19th 1836 up to present 
date and clothing furnished & payable out of County Treas- 
ury -!..^ ... vrvw..;-:, »---i.-', . = .i^ ■.■.-'.■ . .-• §31.56i 

Allowed Aquilla Hltlon for keeping Jefferson Com 
and Chancy Putman 19 weeks and 6 days eacg from April 19th 
1836 to Sept 6 - 1836 and clothing furnished, ^78. 75 cts 

Page 124 ■ September Session 1836 

Allowed Heni^'^ Todd as Commissioner to locate State 
Road from National Road to Michigan Road west of lilJhlte 
River for five days out of Cty Tr. $5.00 

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iliarion County 
Commissioners' Record 3 

Jacob Roberts and otiiers citizens of V.ashinpiton To'/m- 
ship Marion County Indiana, now present their petition for 
an alteration of that part of the road running through the 
North half of the South Vv'est quarter of tiection thirty five 
in Township beventeen North, of Range three east in in Mar- 
ion County the alteration to boijin at the foi^ks of the Wil- 
liams Creek oc river road to continue north with the V.illiams 
Creek road, eighty rods, then turn east-.araly till it strikes 
the river Road again in the Centre of the Section, and hav- 
ing shewn to the Satisfaction of the Board that -che notice 
of this application required by law nas been ivrn, ■.•.here- 
upon Ellis Bounel, Henry 'nhitinger . ii-tnons O lpnaat an ap- 
pointed viewers, to make report to the next oession of Lais 
Board 

Allowed Fleming T Luse for making coffin for laif- 
f ield a pauper three collars payable out of the County Trea- 
sury ■, ,, ., ;_ , . .. . ., . .; 

Nehimiah Smith, and others up.vard of twelve freehold- 
ers of Perry Township ^iarion County Indiana, present their 
petition for a County Road or as near the line as possible 

that a road can be had Comiuenceing at the road called 

the fisher road leading from Inuianapolis to huffs mill 

at or near the corners of Sections 27 - 26 - o4,- 55 oaence 

running South to the Joiinson County line, and having siiewn 



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Marlon County 
Coiiimlasloners ' Record 3 • 

to the Satisfaction o-. the Board that they haue j^lven the 
notice required by lav/ oi' tills e^pplicatlon. Whereupon >•■' : 
James Greer Viillllam Gri ffith and i^ehemiak Smith are ap- 
pointed viewers of said proposed road, to make report of 

their proceedings to next Session — ■ 

Joel Blackl edge now returns his report as Supervisor 
which is approved . ^ . _ 

Allowed said Supervisor for 12 days extra Serwlces, 
Six dollars. 

Page 125 September Session 1836, 

Allowed Joseph M, Moore <x. Co for one Rose Blanicet for 
Jail purchased in the year 1834 two dollars thirty seven 
and one half cents 22.37v,- 

John Tresler produces the Certificate oi twenty four 
respectable freeholders of Pike and '.Vashington Townships, 
it appearing that he lives on the line dividing said Town- 
ships, Vftiereupon he applies for a license to keep a cav- 
ern at his residence as above for twelve months irom Sept- 
ember 5th 1356 which is granted on his paying into the 
County Treasury five dollars and filin:: a Bond as such 
innthe office of the Clerk of this Board with David Tres- 
tor SecurityT 

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^''nrion County 
Conuiiloaionoi^a* Rocoi'ci 5 
twenty lour respectable freeholders of Lawrence Township 
in Marion County Indiana Vftiereupon he applies for a license 
to keep a grocery and sell and retail Splrltlous and Strong 
liquors foreign and domestic CJrocerles in said Township 
Cor twelve months from June 1st 1836 Y/hich is granted on 
his paying into the Covinty Treasury ten dollars, and filing 
a Bond -in the office of the Clerk of this Board a Bond 
with William Reagin & George Bruce Securities who are ap- 
proved as such -- 

Amos V^liltson Supervisor now files his report for the 
year 1835 which is approved and he is allowed e-g- days extra 
Services •i;3.25 

David Bowers and others more than twelve fre eholders 
of V''ashinr!;ton Township Marlon County Indiana procude their 
petition for a commencing near the Crooked Creek in the 
Northwest line of the South East eighty acrs lot in Sec- 
fcioH fekii«fey Uii-bo iti Towhyhip Seventeen Northi ol Range 
three east (in Marion County Indiana) thence near John 
Harcourts house />{//>!{^ and through his lane West, thence 
v;ith or near Vk'illlamsons old road until it strikes the Llich- 

Igan Road North of Abner Roberts and having shewn that 

they have given the notice required by law of this appli- 
cation. It is ordered that Edmund N ewby , Charles Hall em and 
Thomas W. Boring be and they are appointed viewers of said 



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Coimnis signers' iiecord 3 

road to malce report at next session 

Joseph Anarevvs produces the Curlificate upwards of 
twenty four respectable freeholders of Washington Tovm- 
ship, whereon he applies to be licensca to Keep a grocery 
and sell and retail ijpiritlous and Strong liquors foreign 
and domt.stic Groceries in Said Township for twelve months 
from Sept 5th I806 which is granted on his paying into 
the County Treasury ten uollars, and filing a bond in the 
office of the Qlerk of this Board a bond 

Page 126 SepueiaDer Session I806 

with Jolin Jenison Security v.no is approved as such 

The Claim of Thomas lievele for money paid by iiim to 
an attorney for his fees in a suit, wherein said Revele 
as Supervisor was plaintiff and John Trestor v.as defend- 
ant is novv taken up ana the Board refuse, to grant or al- 
low the same ' . 

V.illiam G Lear appointea heretofore to superintend 
the application of a certain portion of the 3 per cent 
fund appropriated on the Lafayette Crawfordsville" and 
Boids State Hoad, now reports that the money has been 
expended agreeable to law which is approved ■ ' 

Thomas Moore heretofore appointed to superintend '^' 
certain portion of the 3 percent fund appropriated on tne 



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Commissioners' Rncord 3 
/inoersontov.n, Winchester, Brookville, Dtatc i.oad, now iiles 

his report which is approved and allowed 

Martin i btubblef'ield produce the certificate of twen- 
ty four respectable freeholders of Inuianapolis whereupon 
they apply for a License to keep a Tavern in said Town for 
tv\elve months, but because they cannot satisfy the Board 
that they have the necessary accomoaations to keep a lavern, 

the Board refuse to ^rant such license 

Suprs in Franklin 
George B Richarason appointed Supervisor of the fifth 
district and James Berry in Listrict No one in Franiclin 

Township until i^pril election next 

Warren 
Andrew bhearer Jrs appointed to Supervisor in 3rd dis- 
trict in V.arren Township until the first Monday in April 

next 

V.ayne 
Jordan Wright is appointed Supervisor in place of 
Jermiah Wright heretofore appointee in \.ayne Township who 

has removed until the first iJonday in April next 

Dennis Burgin is appointed Constable of Pike Town- 
ship until first Monday in April next and until liis euccss- 
or is elected and qualified, he is required to give Bond 
with security to be approved by the Clerk of this Board. 



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Commissioners' Record Z 
Dennis I V^hite is appointed Constable of Center Town- 
ship '.Oiv A^vy:>ir-.\;; ■: .:i) '.;!., v;(j.n.<.;i- (■ 

Page l,'i7 September bession I806 •■>' '-.*■....,/ : 
in place of Richard D, r,iattincly resigned, until the first 
Monday in April next and until his sucessor is elected and 
qualified, and he is required to enter into Dond with such 
Security as the Clerk of this Board may approve 

Thomas Morrow is appointed Constable of v.ayno Township 
until the first Monday in April next, and until his sucess- 
or is elected and qualified and he is reciuireo to en- 
ter into such Dond with -Security as the Clerk of this Board 

may approve 

': • Wilson Road, Pike & Wash. 

Joseph Lof tin and Edmund Newby two of che viewers ap- 
pointed at the last session of this Board noy.' report that 
they have viewed the proposed route of a road commencing 
at the South West Corner of Section 7 T 1? R ol thence east 
with or near said Section line to Robert Barnhills, that 
they have viewed and considered the same and that it woula 
not be of general mtility, whereupon the said road is not 

established 

Allow the above viewers for 2 days one dollar ana 

fifty cents each. 



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Marion County 
■ . Coininissioners' Record '6 

David Trestor is appointed ouoervisor of the road Lis- 
trict in 1/mshington Township of which 'WalLer A. Briageford 

was late a supervisor, luiLil the first Monday in April next 

William Deford produces the Certificate of bvventy four 
respectable freeholders and residents in V^ashington Township, 
as to his moral character &c whereupon he applies to be lic- 
ensed to keep a Tavern anu sell and retail bpiritious and 
Strong lic^uors in Allisonville in said Township for tv^elve 
months from Sept 5th 1856. Ordered that he be so licensed 
on his paying into the County Treasury five dollars and 
filing a bond in the office of the Clerk of this Board v.ith 
John V.est and George W Leford Securities who are approved 

as such j't: v' . ' ■' ^ "■■■ ' •■ ' '-'■ ^'''-»^ "11 ,. 

V. eitvv-*' ' ^» n: Perr:;y, Centre Tp. • . ^o^; - U;^c.-v;, 
John Smither and otliers upwards of tv.elve of twelve 
freehoj-dersj file their petition for a -County road, Coinin- 
encing at the Brookville State east of Henry Braay, at or 
near the County road that runs to Johnstons laill on Fall 
Creek, thence South on the Section line to or near Sa^nuel 
Silvers land; tiience east one half mile on the best ground 
to Strike the open line, thence South on the open line to 
Jacob Springers Corner, and on betv.cen Springer and Hodges 
S Noweman 2c Brumby I Smither S Nauseman by the bteara .klill 
of Jacob Springer oc Co, on through Lewis Neals land '"•^'•'' 



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Marion County 
Coinuriss loners' Record 5 
George B Richardson, Jacob Tumor Lewis 



Page 1^3 September Session 18S6 -':.,"•.-•'.: ^-^ ^'*- 

•.illis Smithers and thence east on half mile in the 
best ground to strike the Stction line, thence South to the 
County line: of Johnson County oc iJarion Coimty: and having 
shewn to the Satisfaction of the Board that they have given 
the notice required by law of this application. It is order- 
ed that John Mears- Vvilliam Siaith on JBigrun). and V.illiara 
Rector be and they are appointed viewers of the same to 

make report at the next Session of this Board -■■ 

Riley B. Hogshear produce the Certificate of twenty 
four respectable freeholders and residents in Pike Tovvn- 
ship whereupon he applies to be licensed to keep a Grocery 
and sell and retail spiritous and strong lit^uors and for- 
eign nnd Pgraegtlc GroCPrifiS in the Tovm-of Agusta for twelve 
months from August 10th IdcQ Ordered that he be so licens- 
ed on his paying into the County treasury ten aollars and 
filing in the office of the Clerk of this Board a Bond with 
Adam Wright and Nathaniel Bell who are approved as Securi- 
ties ■ '■ !•■■••■ - ^-^•.'--.:-'.. '-Vr- . 

James Mustard and others upwards of twelve freeholders 

of Pike and v;ashington Township present their petition -- 

shewing among other things the necessity of a Counly running 



Marion County 
Cominissioners' Record 5 
from John Longs Grist mill by way of v.here Laved Bovvers 
and James Hubbarts intend buildinti a Sawmill on Crooked 
Creek from thence to the Michigan Road Couunencing at the 
County road leading up Williams Creek and to the said 
Longs Mil near east of Cornelius Van Seqocts lane near 
the Corner of the said Van Seqoct ^ Jacob Roberts; thence 
the nearest and best way to cross Crooked Creek at or near 
Seth Keelers: thence up said Creek to the above intended 
Saw mill: thence crossing a branch near thereto: thence 
up said Branch on the north side near thereto until it ^^^^^ 
strikes Simeon C HeadSi Benjamin Berrys line; thence 
with or near said line; and thence with s.id heaas and 
John Treslers line until it strikes the ilichigan Road 
North of the said Heads house and having satisfied the 
Board that the notice required by law of this application 
h.. been my iiven, it is ordered that David H. Shar£, . 
William Bacon and David Trester be and they are appointed 
viewers of the same; to make report at next Session 

Decatur & Perry 
John Peck, Jesse Grace, >.aron ^.right, Obadiah Conpton, 
John ^.orth, Fredrick Price and Joseph T Montague present 
a petition for an alteration of so much of the County road 

Page 129 September Session 18S6 



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^"arion County 
Comiisalonors' Record 3 
Called the MooresTllle road as inns through their land & 
commencing on the west side of John Pecks ]a nd near where 
the road now runs, thence east on a straight line through 
the land of said Peck and Jesse Grace to intersect the 
County road leading from the Bluff Bluff road to Hardinga 
Mill, thnece North along said road to where it will inter- 
sect the said Mooresville road agin Whereupon Aron 

Wripjit , Merry McGuire and Charles K hoad are appointed 
viewers of the same to make report at next Session -— 
Daenell Road. Wayne 
Jeremiah J ohnson and Martin Davenport two of the view- 
ers appointed at the last session of this Board of a pro- 
posed alteration of a county road, the Coxonty road leading 
from James Rains to Holmes Mill in V/ayne Township, the al- 
teration to commence at the half mile stake on the line 
dividing sections 16 & 17 Township 15 Range 3, and to run on 
said line to where it crosses big Eagle Creek: thence up 
the creek on the west bank thereof so as to Intersect the 
National road at or near the Bridge over said Eagle Creek 
Now report on the back of their order, as follows " The 
undersigned viewers of the within proposed road have had 
the same underview and believe the proposed alteration to 
be of general advantage Jerk Johnson i<Iartin Davenport — 
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road, it is ordered that the same be and it is. hereby so 

altered , and that when the same is opened and jut in as 
good repair ior traveling as the said part of said old road, 
that said old road be vacated ''• '■ ■- ■ -■ - 'i^-^- ; 

Ordered that the amount to be paid into the County Trea- 
sury by hmison k Tharp for a Store license three v/eeks be <3c 
it is fixed at 87;^ cts ■ ' -- ^^r-" -'-'v :-- • ' -v. .\:. 

David Kim Supervisor makes report of his doings for the 
year 1855 which is approved and he is allowed for his extra 
Services for five days -^ ■^;.., i.^v i^.:: ^, ^ 2.50 

Joseph Beeler Com.aissioner, to Superintend the appli- 
cation of the part of the three percent fund appropriated 
on the Bluff, cc Rockville State road now reports that he 
has appropriated and expended the money on said roads re- 
taining his expenses, ,-hich is approved ' '• 

Allewed Landis ana L T. Poi-tyi* Toi' shroudinc i^nd ui-Si;- 
ing grave for iiatilda Sekag a pauper and for cash paid Liaite 
for removing pauper, to the poor farm as per their bill, 

all by order of the overseers of the poor Six dollars 

Six and a fourth cents out of the County Treasury 

Page IcO September Session 1836 

John Stoops and others upvairds of twelve in all pre- 
sent their petition for a Coiuity road commencing at the 



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Commissioners' Record 3 
Coianty road at the South Vi/est Corner of Section c^ Town 16 
North of Range 4 east in barren Township, thence north on 
said Section line four miles to a County Road leading east 
and west; thence west on suid road one mile and a half; 
thence north on the open line to a suitable point; tnence 
angle v/est into Conrad Ringers lane; thence north unrough 
said lane to the line diviaing Harasoclcs and Bosv.ells land; 
thence V.est on said line to Travis i.Iill on Fall creek in 
Lawi?ence township; and having satisfied the Board that the 
notice required by law of this application has been auly 
given, It is ordered Joel Blacklcdfce Andrew JAoorehead and 
John Hunter be and laey are appointed viewers of the smai^, 

to make report at next session , 

• , ... Lavjrence and V.arren Tp. ... 

Vnilliam Eiany and others upwards of tv.elve in all pre- 
sent their petition for 9 road to coaimcnce at ihe htilf rnile; 
stake on the East side of Section b4 on the County line to 
intersect a road petition for to load to Greenfiela in Han- 
cock County, thence vvest the nearest and best route to a 
point South of Aquilla iic Cords place on the section: 
thence west on or v;ith the Sc.id line to the half mile stake 
Sections 08 and 2B v.here John Casey intenas to build a saw- 
mill; thence; down Indiana Creek to V.illiams uiill thence 
on down the valley of said creek to Travis Silvers now lives; 



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Marion County 
Cbaiiuissioners' Record '6 
thence the bes:t way to Fountain liinibt I'lin' s line; tneace 
the nearest and best mq-Y Hxllery Silvers lane; tiiencc the 
nearest and best way to the east ena of Jonn i^io^olys lane; 
tiience west with said lane to the v/est end of said lane; 
thence to the County Road leading from David Hop's plant- 
ation to John Johnstons liill thence thence vdth said road; 
and having satisfied the Board that they have jiven the 
notice required by law of this application, it is ordered 
that John Thomas, David Hop and Christopher Apple be and 
they are appointed viewers of the seiiie to make to make re- 
port at next session imd the Board aajourned until 

tomorrow iQorning 9 oclck Signed oept 6th 13oG • • 

Henry Bradley 

Page Ibl '■ ' oept Session 18b6 

I'UeSday moi-nihg ut ia& hoUr of nine o'dlocjk ueptember 
6th 18o6 Board met pursuant to adjourrtaent present Henry 
Bradley president --, Joseph Beeler, James Johnson, James 
V/ Johnston, Nathaniel Bell, Joseph Johnston, Daniel Shartz, 
George Tomlinson, Lli..s N. Shimer, Abraham Bowen, James 

P. Hanna, James Grear Jacob Smock 

i-iorris morris of Center 'j'cv.Tiship, pres nts his peti- 
tion Shewing that he is aesirous of Culiiva&ion- the land 
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sville roaa, runs beinc in the North l.cct r.r Sec lb T 15 
N. llange three, and prtiys that the same mtty be allowed as 
iollo..s, to wit, Co.iiinencing on said road at a point on 
said road, where the line between Laban Harding &nd said 
ivlorris Morris crosses the said road on the land of said 
iworris thence runnin^^ east to the County road leading from 
Lashbys iJill to Inaianapolis; thence to the old road: and 
praying that the Board will appoint three disinterested free- 
holders of the neighborhood to view and report the same 
according to law: And thereupon on motion of Joseph Beelor, 
Esqr the Board reject said petition and refuse to appoint 
said viewers • 

Allowed Richard iJattingly Jailor for keeping and Its- 
charging prisoners up to the 5th September 1856 tiiv.ty two 
dollars and twenty five cents t62.25 

Allowed J,V<. Foudray as per his bill for 6 1/4 yads 
Cambrick 1 pair half hoes 1 do Gloves 1 spool thread 6: 
Butt tape i- 2. do 1/4 

Allowed R D. Mattingly for digging grave and hauling 
V«m Self, and to paid Mrs Shaw for malting Shroud $ 2.50 

John Nevvbys report as Supervisor is approved and he 
is allowed for his services 7 aays extra services -'S.^O 

Allowed Samuel Morris twenty four dollars 12 1/4 cents 
payable out of the County Treasury being the amount paid 



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Marion Comity 
Cormalsaioners' Record 3 
Into said County Treasury by Mathew Almand for an astray 

animal proved to be the property of said Morris 

Centre Tovmship 
Samuel J Petterson is appointed Supervisor of the Sev- 
enth District in Centre '■'■'ownship in place of Richard Will- 
iams who refused to serve until the Monday in April next-- 

Page 152 • September Session 1836 

King English is appointed Supervisor of the South dis- 
trict in Centre Township until the first Monday in April 
next 

Allowed Robert B Duncan Clerk of the Circuit for Ser- 
vices under the advolorum Law up to this date for the year 
1836 one hundred and twenty three dollars and fifty cents 

^123.50 
Allowed William Arnold for Six days Services as Judge 
of iileotion in Centre Township up to the present date Six 
dollars out of Cty Try. 

Allowed Vii'iiiiamson B. D. Maxwell for clerk of Election 
1 day at Justice -^lection July 3 days ^eneral Election Aug- 
ust 1 day Justice in August in all five days five dollars 

Allowed Charles B Davis for 3 days as Clerk of August 
election 1836 three dollars 

Allowed Dennis I White for one day Judge of Justice 



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Marion County 
Coutaissioners' Record 3 
election in Centre Township in August Id'SQ oollar v 1.00 

Allowed James Vonblaricum as Judge and John Douglas 
as Inspector, Jacob McChestney & JJoct Stipp as clerks of 
the April election iao6 one day one collar each 

iillowed Nathaniel Davis Inspector of election for 1 
day at Justice liilection in July 1856 & one day returning 
same 3 days at August election and one days at Justice 
election August & one day returning same in all in all 
Seven days beven dollars i> 7.00 

Allowed John V/illiains for 1 day as Judge Justice 
election July k 3 days August 1356 four dollars 

Allowed vStephin H Jackson as Clerk Justice election 
July 1856 ■ ■ - -^ >^' ■■ ■■■■■ ^1' 1.00 

Allowed Joseph Vvheatley for 2 days as Inspector and 
returning Judge of Election July 1855 in Franklin lov.n- 
Ehip ■ • ' ^ 1^.00 

Allowed John Griffith for 1 day Clk of J. P. Election 

$ 1.00 

Allowed Joseph Beeler, John A. Greer, Francis Silvery, 
John Smith, William G. Lear, Thomas Askem, John & Thomas 
Morrow, for returning the August Election 1836 one dollar 
each 

Allowed John Vandaman for two days services as over- 
seer of the poor in Vi'arren Township in 1855 two dollars 



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Marion County 
Coinmissioners' Record 5 

Allowed James C Furgason for same tv/o dollars 

Yandcs 2: E T. Porter are required to pay into the 
Coimty Treasury for a license, to vend merchandize in Mar- 
ion County for 6 months from this date 

Page 1S3 September Session 1836 i r,... j,;. ;.-..':^v .' 
is fixed at six dollars ■.;,,■> . ,.- .. 

John Crowd-er produces the Certificate of tv.enty four 
respectable freeholders and residents in the tov.n of Ind- 
ianapolis, as to his good moral cha]*cter vvhereupon he ap- 
plies for a license to keep a Grocery und sell ana retail 
Spiritous and strong liquors foreign and aomestic groceries 
in said town for twelve months from this date, v.hich is 
granted on his paying into the County Treasury twenty five 
dollars and filing a Bond with George V., Jears Security 
in the office of the Clerk of this Board — -'- 

Joseph Fairchild proauces the Certificate of twenty 
four respectable freeholders in Centre Township, whereupon 
he applies for a license to keep a grocery and sell and 
retail spiritous liquors foreign and domestic Groceries in 
Centre Township for tv/elve months from this date, v»hich 
is granted on his paying into the County Treasury iifteen 
dollars ajid filing in the of.fice of the Clerk of this 
Board a bond as such with Vv'illiam Sangster and David S 



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Mt;rion County 
Coimaissioners' Record 5 • 

Vanbaricum Securities 

It is ordered that the amount to be paid into the 
County Treasury by Fletcher and Bradley for a license to 
vend Merchanaize in Marion County for three months from 
the date fixed at three dollars 

Gotteap Beck produces the certificate of twenty four 
respectable freeholders of Centre Township whereupon he 
applies for a license to keep a tavern and sell and retail 
soiritous and strong lit,uors in said township for twelve 
months from this date. Ordered that he be so licensed on 
his payinc into the County Treasury fifteen dollars and 
filing a Bond as such with Thomas Mc^,uat and George Lock- 
erby becurities in the office of the Clerk of this Board 

Allowed B K Smith for 1 pr hand cuffs and 6 gutter 
spikes purchased by R D Mattingly for use of Jail one 
aollar '6^k cts ,,,. .„ j.^, ,;'^: ,> • ,■ '■■ ; ,- - - ■ 
Israel Phillips ) - ;,>^>r • : .' ^ - ^ 

vs ) Claim ;\ _ .. , , ,_, ^ 
Marion County ) 

Now CO lies said Phillips and files nis claim 
in this behalf, and for services rendered in Summoning the 
Board to try the Contested election of Caleb Scudaer hsc. , 
whereupon the Board refuse 



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Marion County 

CoJUftissioners' Record 3 

Page 154 Septe 

to allow said Bill or any part thereof, to v/hich aicis- 
ion the said Phillips excepts and asks an appeal to the 
Marion Circuit Court which is granted 

Barzillar French produces the certificate of upwards 
of twenty four respectable freeholders of Centre Township 
.as to his moral character ficc whereupon he applies for a 
license to keep a Grocery in said Township for twelve months 
from the second day of July 1836 which is granted on his 
paying into the county Treasury fifteen dollars and filing 
a Bond as such in the office of the Clerk of this Court 
with Joshua Glover Olerman Security who are approved as 
such 

The Board now proceed to appoint Comuii as loners to sup- 
erintend the application of the three percent fund appropri- 
ated to this county of iiarion by the act entitled," an act 
to appropriate to the several coimties in this State a part 
of the three percent fund, " and to appropriate the moneys 
appropriate on the Several State Roads in said County v;hich 
is done as follows, to vi?it. 

On the Brookville State road two hundred and thirty dol- 
lars ^230 

On the Andersontown State road two hundred and twenty 



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dollars ^' 220 

On the Noblesville road twenty dollars -^--^ ^ go 
On the Boles 8tate Road fifty dollars "'^ ^■^"^' ^ 50 
On the Layafette State Road tv.'o hundred twenty 
dollars '^ ..v,, vUu.;':.or ": '.J' il/e i;>.>jr ^ ■,./- : '. U $220 
On the Crav.-fordsville State road two himdred ^''■*- -^J'-'- 
twenty dollars s^ 280 
On the Bushes Run road fifty dollars •'■' .."o-'o;. f^ 50 
On the State road from Nation to Michigan road '"^'^ -■'' 
west of V^hite River ' ^^'^^ i^r^cf^tl- '^vi^' ^.■iP.^d ^ go 
On the Rockville State road fifty dollars %■ 50 
On the Mooresville State road one hundred 
dollars ' -'^'.-v, ■ ; . . .. ■■ .i;^ -. -^^^ ^100 

On the Bluff State Road fifty dollars ' '-'••■ -' '" i'. 50 
On the Madison State road one hundred and 
fifty dsiiEii'S ' * -5--^^ 

On the Leavensv.orth State road t'.venty dollars v 20 

Joseph Jolanston is appointed commissioner to super- 
intend the application of the money appropriated on the 
Andersontown State road and the Noblesville State Road. 

Elias N Shiraer is appointed conmiissioner to superint- 
end the application of the money appropriated on the Brook- 
ville State Road 

Peter Canine is appointed a commiscioner to superint- 



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end of the money appropriated on the Madison, Levensworth 
and Bluff State Roads, ' ■' ' '■ ' • ■ '•■ 

Page 135 '' '' ' September Session 1836 -< ' • '' 

Joseph Beeler is appointed Com.-nlssloner to super- 
intend the application of of the portion of the three per 
cent fund appropriate on the Rockville and Mooresville S 
State roads. ' "; -- -^ ■■ ^ ■■■■.■..■:< ' : ' 

■^^ Nathaniel Bell is appointed a commissioner to super- 
intend the application of the portion of the three per cent 
fund appropriated on the Layafette State Road and the Road 
from the National to the Michigan roads West of White 

river and the Boles State Road r o ^r- 

uoi-v.'- . James Johnson is appointed a commissioner to super- 
intend the application of the portion of the three percent 
fund appropriated on the Bushes Run and Grawfordavllle 

Cr.^^ rpj^Q gaid Commissioners are severally required to Inter- 
Into bond as required by law, with such security as the 
Clerk of this Board may approve, with which this Board is 
satisfied; and that when they shall have so entered into 
bond and they have taken the oath required by law, the 
clerk of this Board is directed to issue to them respect- 
fully such certificates as the law direats 



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CommiGsioners' Record 3 

Incorporation of Cumberland 

Lyman Carpenter and other citizens of the town of 
Cumberland in the County of Marion State of Indiana, there 
being more than two thirds of the qualified votes of Said 
Town the signatures of whom to said petition now presented .. 
is duly approved by the oath of Thomas Pogue nov; here before 
the Board; Where upon It is ordered that an election be held 
on the last Saturday in September instant, at the house of 
Samuel Fuller Jr. for the election of trustees of such in- 
corporation, of which due notice is ordered to be given by 
written advertisement to be put in three of the most pjublic 
places in said town the said tov.-n being here by incor- 
porated 

It is ordered that five per centum of the gross amount 
of the revenue collected in this County of xaarion for State 
purposes be S; is hereby set apart for the encourgeiuent of 
Common schools in pursuance of the Statute in such case made 
Sc provided 

Carson Vickers is hereby directed to get suitable re- 
pairs done to the roof and windows of the Courthouse as soon 
as possible and make report of his doings to this Board 

And the Board adjourned Signed September 6th 1336 

Henry Bradley 



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Commissioners' hecord 3 



Pa^e 136 



Homan, Road, Vvayne 

Lavid iancett . John Peak and Vailliam Harding viewers 
appointea at IciSt April term nov.- report alter having been 
sworn accoraing to law they aid on the 28th day of ^vioy pro- 
ceeded to view the said uroposed roaa, Coinmencin^- at the 
north end of Porter st in the tov/n of Bridgeport in the 
said county, running northwardly to intersect the open line 
of Section Sixteen Toun 15 rl range 2 east whence saio. line 
crosses Vi/hite lick thence north on or near said line to the 
Hockville State Road; thence northwardly on the nearest c^nd 
best route to the South ena of a county roau at t\\e South 
east corner of Section twenty eight in town 16 H I'ange 2 
east and marked the Scuao with three notches; ima tncre be- 
ing no objection to saia roaa being establisacd. it is or- 
dered tnat the same be and it is hereby estdblished as a 
public highway, a suitable width not extending twenty live 

feet and the proper suoervisors are airected to cause 

the same to be opened according to law 

The above report was made on Seotember Lth ldc6 and 
said Road established by the Board, but v/as casually omitt- 
ed to be entered 

R B Donoan Clk Board 
Attest 



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