Transcribed from History and Statistics of Brown County, Kansas, comp. by E. N. Morrill, Hiawatha, Kan., Kansas herald book, news, and job office, July 4, 1876.

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The following is a list of the names of those who have represented Brown county in the territorial and state legislature, with votes of opposing candidates and members of council; District comprising Doniphan, Brown, Nemaha, Marshall, Riley and Pottowattomie and all that section of the state west of those counties (being more than one-fourth of all the state, in point of area,) entitled to two members:

Date of ElectionName of Candidate.No. of votes
Oct. 5, 1857 B. Harding F.S. of Wathena 1255
A.J. Mead F.S. of Manhatten 1255
Frank J. Marshall Dem. 875
Henry S. Creal Dem. 875
Nov. 8, 1859. District composed of Brown, Nemaha, Pottwowatamie, Marshall and Washington, entitled to one member.
Luther R. Palmer F.S. 476
Geo. Graham F.S. 187
W.W. Guthrie F.S. 201
Chas. R. Deming Dem. 182
Dec. 6, 1859. Election held under the Wyandotte constitution, Atchison and Brown comprising the district; entitled to two Senators.
John A. Martin Rep. 910
H.R. Dutton Rep. 925
Samuel W. Wade Dem. 620
G.O. Chase Dem. 676
Nov. 5, 1861. Election to fill vacancies, John A. Martin having been appointed postmaster and H.R. Dutton elected State Treasurer.
W.B. Barnett Rep. 1284
John J. Ingalls Rep. 814
Geo. W. Bowman Rep. 705
Nov. 4. 1862. Brown and Nemaha comprising the district.
Byron Sperry Rep. 632
Nov. 8, 1866. Samuel A. Speer Rep. 475
James A. Pope Rep. 251
Nov. 6, 1866. George Graham Rep. 757
J.E. Smith Dem. 224
Nov. 3, 1868. Albert G. Speer Rep. 1188
J. Martin Dem. 489
Nov. 8, 1870. Jos. Cracraft Ind. Rep. 988
W.B. Slosson Rep. 901
Nov. 5, 1872. E.N. Morrill Rep. 2196
J.S. Tyler Lib. Rep. 752
Nov. 3, 1874. J.M. Miller Rep. 1485
Jos. Cracraft Reform 1219

Date of ElectionName of Candidate.No. of votes
Oct. 5, 1857. Members of House of Representatives. Brown and Nemaha entitled to one member.
E.N. Morrill F.S. 283
E.M. Hubbard Dem. 102
Oct. 4, 1858. Geo. Graham Rep. 129
  H.H. Patterson Dem. 73
  H. Sutherland Rep. 28
Nov. 8, 1859. Brown county being entitled to one member.
  H.R. Dutton Rep. 232
  A.B. Anderson Rep. 60
Dec. 6, 1859. Election under the Wyandotte Constitution. Atchison and Brown being one District entitled to six members. The vote of Atchison county was not returned to the Secretary of State. Ira H. Smith and Geo. E. Irwin were the candidates from Brown county, the former receiving in this county 175 votes, the latter 168 votes. Atchison county also gave Mr. Smith a majority and he was consequently elected.
Nov. 6, 1860 W.W. Guthrie Rep. 261
  Ira J. Lacock Dem. 161
Nov. 5, 1861. Atchison and Brown same district.
  O.H. McCauley Rep. 888
  M.C. Willis Dem. 435
Nov. 4, 1862. Brown county being a single district.
  Ira J. Lacock Rep. 93
  D.K. Babbit Rep. 6
Nov. 6, 1863. Brown county being entitled to two members.
 11th Dist. H.R. Dutton Rep.
Lewis C. Dunn Rep.
115
62
 12th Dist. Geo. E. Irwin Rep.
M. L. Sawin Rep.
173
45
Nov. 8, 186411th Dist. N.P. Rawlings Rep.
R.B. Ransom Rep.
119
93
 12th Dist. D. Sutherland Rep.
J.S. Tyler Rep.
87
61
Nov. 2, 186511th Dist. Ira J. Lacock Rep. 143
 12th Dist. C.E. Parker Rep.
J.M. Meredith Dem.
110
44
Nov. 6, 1866.11th Dist. M.C. Willis, Rep.
J.W. Oberholtzer, Rep.
192
114
 12th Dist. C.E. Parker, Rep.
Robt. Rhea, Dem.
158
9

Date of ElectionName of Candidate.No. of votes
Nov. 5, 1867
 11th Dist. E. Bierer, Rep.
Ira J. Lacock, Rep.
217
133
 12th Dist. John Downs, Rep.
J.S. Tyler Rep.
185
29
Nov. 3, 1868
 11th Dist. M.B. Bowers, Rep.
Sam'l Smouse, Dem.
428
130
 12th Dist. Geo. E. Erwin, Rep.
John S. Tyler, Rep.
John Meredith, Dem.
130
119
42
Nov. 2, 1869
 11th Dist. J.F. Babbit, Rep.
E. Bierer, Dem.
317
113
 12th Dist. A. Curtis Rep.
D.L. Anderson Rep.
102
56
Nov. 8, 1870
 11th Dist. J. F. Babbit, Rep.
A.G. Speer, Rep.
Chas. Knabb Dem.
225
132
201
 12th Dist. C.E. Parker Rep.
G.E. Irwin Rep.
196
6
Nov. 7, 1871. Brown county entitled to one member.
 C.F. Bowron Rep.
H.A. Parsons Dem.
747
315
Nov. 5, 1872.
 C.F. Bowron Rep.
B.F. Killey Lib. Rep.
1122
351
Nov. 4, 1873
 Jos. D. Hardy Ref. Rep.
John G. Spenser Rep.
922
467
Nov. 3, 1874
 M.C. Willis Rep.
Jos. D. Hardy Ref. Rep.
669
641
Nov. __, 1875
 J.P. Davis Rep.
J.P. Mulhollen Dem.
1192
225

The following tables give the names of candidates for county offices with vote cast at each election since 1858:


ELECTION HELD NOV. 8TH., 1859.
Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
Sheriff

Registrar of Deeds

County Treasurer

Probate Judge
County Clerk
Prosecuting Attorney
County Surveyor
Co. Supt. of Pub. Inst.
Coroner
John H. Schenck
A.M. Gifford
Henry Woodward
David Peebles
Geo. J. Englehart
Sam. W. Wade
Benj. F. Killey
Henry Graves
Joel G. Kelsey
Ira H. Smith
James H. Stanley
Andrew J. Selleg
237
21
186
113
169
120
281
287
238137
261
261

ELECTION HELD DEC. 6TH, 1859.
(Under Wyandotte Constitution.)
Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
Probate Judge
District Clerk

Co. Supt. Pub. Inst.

E. Plankington
H.L. Dean
Joel G. Kelsey
Joseph Paschal
M.C. Willis
346
176
154
261
93

ELECTION HELD MAR. 26TH, 1860.
Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
County Commiss'r,





County Assessor


1st Dist.

2d "


3d "



W.B. Barnett
L.C. Dunn
I.B. Hoover
Noah Hanson
W.H. Piatt
James Round
E.A. Spooner
Joseph Paschal
L.C. Dunn
John Maxwell
165
48
158
49
17
202
115
60
13
27

ELECTION HELD NOV. 6TH., 1860.
Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
County Commissioner





County Assessor

Co. Supt. of Schools

County Clerk

County Attorney

Coroner
James Round
William Vassar
Lewis C. Dunn
M.C. Willis
W.S. McLaughlin
W.C. Foster
E.A. Spooner
H.C. Gregg
G.G. Rice
T. Kemper
E.L. Pound
J.W. Oberholtzer
E.W. Plankington
W.G. Sargent
Sam. W. Wade
249
261
285
165
133
163
278
143
265
150
260
159
264
154
142

ELECTION HELD NOV. __TH., 1861.
Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
County Commissioner


Sheriff
Probate Judge

County Treasurer

County Clerk
Registrar of Deeds
County Assessor

County Surveyor
Supt. of Common Schools
Coroner
Noah Hanson
James Round
Thos. Ellis
I.B. Hoover
W.W. Guthrie
Amasa Owen
Geo. J. Englehart
Sam. Speer
E.L. Pound
David Peebles
W.J. Hart
G.G. Rice
E.H. Niles
G.G. Rice
Orville Root
268
262
266
265
241
16
200
72
269
250
169
95
266
254
264

ELECTION HELD NOV. 4TH., 1862.
Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
District Clerk
Probate Judge

Co. Supt. Public Inst.
Joel G. Kelsey
Geo. G. Rice
B.F. Killey
Geo. G. Rice
222
164
95
249

ELECTION HELD NOV. 3RD., 1863.
Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
County Treasurer
County Clerk
Sheriff

Registrar of Deeds
County Assessor

County Surveyor
Coroner

County Commissioner


E.L. Pound
E.A. Spooner
H.M. Robinson
Chas. Fox
J.W. Oberholtzer
D.K. Babbit
__ Sawyer
Elbridge Chase
Wm. H. Jones
R.H. Bollinger
M.C. Willis
Isaiah P. Winslow
Isaiah Travis
R.H. Bollinger
299
298
267
7
301
268
3
302
265
2
218
278
300
78

ELECTION HELD NOV. 8TH., 1864.
Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
District Clerk
Probate Judge
County Attorney
Co. Supt. Public Inst.
Joel G. Kelsey
E.A. Spooner
B.F. Killey
Noah Hanson
237
313
292
310

ELECTION HELD NOV. 8TH., 1859.
Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
County Commis'r,




1st Dist

2d "

3d Dist
116
214
71
263
148
178
County Treasureer

County Clerk

Sheriff
Registrar of Deeds
County Assessor

County Surveyor
Coroner
W.B. Barnett
Harvey Seburn
Joel G. Kelsey
C.F. Bowron
H.M. Robinson
J.W. Oberholtzer
A.D. Westerfield
A.J. Owen
E.H. Niles
Geo. W. Parker
191
157
309
3
134
353
340
19
340
346

ELECTION HELD NOV. 6TH., 1866.
Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
District Clerk
Co. Supt. Public Inst.
Probate Judge
County Attorney

E.N. Morrill
Noah Hanson
E.A. Spooner
B.F. Killey
E. Bierer
D.K. Babbit
437
457
473
226
76
21

ELECTION HELD NOV. 8TH., 1859.
Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
County Treasurer
County Clerk
Sheriff

Registrar of Deeds

County Assessor

County Surveyor

County Commis'r,
1st Dist.

2d "
3d "

W.B. Barnett
E.N. Morrill
I.N. Seaman
Eli Moser
J.K. Klinefelter
J.W. Oberholtzer
J.K. Bunn
D.K. Babbit
J.O. Shannon
E.H. Niles
M.B. Bowers
John Walters
Jacob J. Weltmer
S.W. Wade
Theodore Schecker
J.K. Dickinson
603
558
267
309
196
384
227
366
233
335
220
337
552
129
122
299

Vote in Brown County cast for the different county offices on Nov. 3d, 1868. Whole number of votes cast     873

Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
Clerk of Dist. Court

Supt. of Pub. Inst.

County Attorney

Probate Judge

E.N. Morrill
David Glenn
Noah Hanson
H. Hall
B.F. Killey
J.J. Miles
D.K. Babbit
Joseph Hall
684
178
667
193
667
179
674
181

Vote for 1869. Whole number of votes cast     645

Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
County Commissioner



County Treasurer

County Clerk


Registrar of Deeds

Sheriff






County Surveyor
Coroner
C.F. Bowron
John S. Tyler
Martin C. Willis
D.J. Parks
A. McLaughlin
H.M. Robinson
E.N. Morrill
D. Downer
E.A. Spooner
J.W. Oberholtzer
J.K. Klinefelter
J.E. Bowers
I.N. Seaman
J.K. Klinefelter
B.B. Munn
J.A. Wilson
N. Cardray
Geo. E. Selleg
S.W. Aldrich
S. Wilkinson
A. Kimball
598
569
470
128
403
225
477
90
11
339
228
172
116
103
88
60
49
31
614
581
13

Vote for Nov. 8, 1870. Whole number of votes cast     817

Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
Clerk of District Court

County Attorney

Probate Judge
Supt. of Pub. Inst.
H.J. Aten
S.E. Erwin
A.R. May
F.M. Keith
D.K. Babbit
R.C. Chase
566
215
540
231
732
755

Vote for Nov. 7, 1871. Whole number of votes cast     1109

Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
County Commissioner





County Treasurer

County Clerk

Sheriff

Registrar of Deeds

County Surveyor

Coroner
B.F. Partch
M.B. Bowers
A.M. Hough
H.S. Lytle
T. Schecker
Wm. Hewitt
A. McLaughlin
A. Schilling
E.N. Morrill
E. Bierer
B.F. McCoy
G.B. Jones
A.R. Platt
J.A. Pope
S.E. Erwin
C.B. Ellis
S. Wilkinson
S. Smouse
652
685
748
323
374
353
794
261
766
276
657
372
554
441
748
307
756
287

Vote for Nov. 5, 1872. Whole number of votes cast     1525

Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
Clerk of Dist. Court

County Attorney

Probate Judge

County Commissioner

Supt. of Pub. Inst.
Henry Anderson
J.F. Roehm
Ira J. Lacock
Henry A. Parsons
D.K. Babbit
G. Amann
H.F. Macy
Adam Schilling
R.C. Chase
O. Fountain
1114
400
1075
387
1105
383
1124
384
1125
348

Vote for Nov. 4, 1873. Whole number of votes cast     1406

Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
County Treasurer
County Clerk

Registrar of Deeds

Sheriff


County Surveyor

Coroner

Co. Commis'r




1st Dist.

2d "

3d "
Harvey Seburn
H.F. Macy
Henry Isely
Jacob Reasoner
F.D. Howlette
A.R. Platt
Albert Rokes
B.F. McCoy
C.H. Orth
S.E. Erwin
L.P. Hazen
H. Honnell
J.M. Castle
C.A. Saylor
L.P. Winslow
A. Walters
O. Fountain
Jno. McCrerey
C.L. Carroll
953
438
847
548
880
508
716
480
194
877
518
888
503
286
135
275
220
315
146

Vote for Nov. 3, 1874. Whole number of votes cast     1373

Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
Clerk of Dist. Court

County Attorney

Supt. of Pub. Inst.

Probate Judge
J.W. Oberholtzer
David L. Burger
F.M. Keith
Jas. Falloon
R.C. Chase
D.C. Nutting
T.B. Dickason
N.P. Rawlings
782
571
736
609
779
566
760
594

Vote for Nov. 2, 1875. Whole number of votes cast     1482

Name of OfficeName of CandidateNo. of votes
County Treasurer

County Clerk

Registrar of Deeds

Sheriff



County Surveyor

Coroner

County Commis'r
1st Dist.

2d "

3d "
James B. Allison
Harvey Seburn
Jacob Reasoner
Henry Isely
E.D. Benner
Jacob F. Roehm
C.H. Lawrence
Albert Rokes
P.C. McGilvary
A.J. Comstock
H.P. Kinney
J.O. Shannon
Wm. Shirley
W.A. Turner
C.F. Bowron
S. Sherman
Alfred Walters
R. McCartney
C.L. Carroll
Theo. Schecker
675
796
630
839
733
699
700
523
231
2
829
597
888
528
280
183
463
29
313
164


COUNTY LINES.

The Legislature of 1868 changed the county lines by transferring townships five, ranges fifteen and sixteen from Brown to Jackson county. This is the only change that has ever been made in the boundaries, and leaves the county just twenty-four miles square.

Transcribed from History and Statistics of Brown County, Kansas, comp. by E. N. Morrill, Hiawatha, Kan., Kansas herald book, news, and job office, July 4, 1876.

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