CHAPTER XXVII.
CIVIL LISTS.
State Senators from Sullivan County.

1818, William Polke.
1821, Thomas H. Blake.
1822, John Jenckes.
1825, John M. Coleman.
1828, William C. Linton.
1832, James Farrington.
1834, George Boon.
1837, James T. Moffatt.
1843, Ransom W. Akin.
1846, James H. Henry.
1849, James M. Hanna.
1855, Michael Combs.
1857, W. E. McLean.
1861, Henry K. Wilson.
1865, B. W. Hanna.
1869, James M. Hanna.
1871, Joshua Alsop.
1872, M. B. Riggs.
1875, Henry K. Wilson.
1879, F. W. Viehe.
1883, Joshua Ernest.
1890, Charles T. Akin.
1894, Andrew Humphreys.
1902, George W. Thralls.


State Representatives.
1817-20, Robert Buntin.
1820-22, Robert Sturgis.
1820-22, John McDonald (representing Sullivan and Knox).
1822-23, Henry D. Palmer.
1824, Josiah Mann.
1825-30, George Boon.
1831-32, John W. Davis.
1833, James Depauw.
1834, Joseph Latshaw.
1835, Seth Cushman.
1836, Joseph Briggs. Samuel Brown.
1837, Samuel Brown. William R. Haddon.
1838, Samuel Brown. George Boon.
1839, W. R. Haddon. Justus Davis.
1840, George Boon.
1841, John W. Davis. Justus Davis.
1842, John W. Davis.
1843, Thomas Turman.
1845, John H. Wilson. Silas Osborn.
1846, Benjamin Wolfe. Silas Osborn.
1847, Benjamin Wolfe.
1848, Benjamin Wolfe. Silas Osborn.
1849-50, James K. O'Haver. James H. Wier.
1850, John H. Wilson.
1851, J. W. Davis. Theophilus Chowning.
1853, Squire McDonald. William McKee.
1857, John W. Davis. Michael Branson.
1858, David Usrey.
1861, W. W. Owens.
1863, S. G. Burton.
1867, Benjamin Wolfe.
1869, N. D. Miles.
1873, S. S. Coffman.
1875, James L. Nash.
1877, S. S. Coffman.
1879, John C. Briggs.
1881, Charles T. Akin.
1883, Charles T. Akin and James B. Patten.
1888, John T. Beasley and E. A. Lacy.
1890, John T. Beasley and I. N. Kester.
1894, J. Higbee and J. W. Redman.
1902, David N. Curry.
1906, Thomas B. Springer.

County Commissioners.

The county commissioners at the time of the burning of the court house in February, 1850, were Joseph W. Wolfe, Jesse Haddon and Levi Maxwell. Haddon's term expired the same year, and Wolfe's in 1851. The commissioners elected during the succeeding years as vacancies occurred or terms expired are named in the following order:

1850, William Beard.
1851, Samuel Brodie.
1852, Jacob Hoke (vice Brodie, deceased).
1853, Levi Maxwell.
1854, Josiah Wolfe.
1855, John A. Cummins.
1856, Hezekiah Riggs.
1857, John Sproatt.
1859, William H. Griffin.
1860, C. B. Shepherd.
1861, John A. Cummins.
1862, W. H. Griffin.
1863, C. B. Shepherd.
1864, Isham W. Allen.
1865, Eli Dix.
1866, Levi Woodward.
1867, Henry R. Wallace.
1868, Eli Dix.
1869, Levi Woodward.
1870, H. R. Wallace.
1871, Eli Dix.
1872, William Combs.
1873, William A. Thompson.
1874, Charles Scott.
1875, William Combs.
1876, Levi Woodward.
1877, Charles Scott.
1878, James J. Snyder.
1879, Phillip R. Jenkins (vice Woodward).
1879, Jackson Rich.
1881, James J. Snyder.
1882, Jacob Billman and William Arnett.
1884, Jacob Billman and William Schaffer.
1888, Harrison Pitman and James Pounds.
1890, Harrison B. Pitman and James L. Nash.
1894, John Wood and J. R. Joseph.
1902, Joseph Asbury and Wiley Gambill.
1906, Hilla Lovelace and Lewis O. Turnbull.

Sheriffs.
1817, Morgan Eaton (January to September ).
1817, Bailey Johnson.
1821, George Boon.
1825, Edward Wilks.
1827, Richard Dodd.
1831, Seth Cushman.
1835, Shadrack Sherman.
1839. Absalom Hurst.
1841, John H. Wilson.
1845, David H. Hancock.
1846, F. Garretson.
1849, Henry Dooley.
1854, Zachariah Burton.
1856, James W. Brodie.
1860, Matthew McCammon
1863, Alexander Snow.
1866, W. H. Mayfield.
1870, Thomas J. Land.
1872, John F. Curry.
1874, Owen C. Hancock.
1875, John Dudley.
1880, James L. Berry.
1884, L. H. Willis.
1888, W. H. Hawkins.
1890, W. H. Hawkins.
1894, William Mills.
1902, John S. Dudley.
1906, Marion F. Walters.
1908, Frank Wible.

Auditors.
1841-52, H. K. Wilson.
1852-54, Joseph W. Wolfe.
1855-59, H. K. Wilson.
1859, Ferdinand Basler.
1863, Ferdinand Basler.
1867, Murray Briggs.
1872, Robert AI. Griffith.
1878, David Crawley.
1890, William Willis.
1894, James R. Riggs.
1902, E. E. Russell.
1906, Ben C. Crowder.

Treasurers.
1850, John S. Davis.
1854, W. B. Ogle.
1858, Ed Price.
1862, John Giles.
1866, W. II. Griffin.
1870, David Crawley.
1874, Abraham McClellan
1878, C. P. Riggs.
1882, Charles L. Davis.
1890, Jonathan Scott.
1894, Wm. R. Frakes.
1902, A. V. Minich.
1906, Thomas E. Ward.


Recorders.
1817, John Jones.
1817, Robert Buntin.
1818, Samuel Coleman.
1830 M. E. Nash.
1836, Benjamin Wolfe.
1846, H. K. Wilson.
1847, James H. Reed.
1857, W. G. Neff.
1861, Robert K. Hamill.
1865, J. L. Griffin.
1874, John N. Fordyce.
1882, Joshua Beasley.
1890, V. D. Cummins.
1894, V. D. Cummins.
1902, W. L. Hunt.
1906, A. J. Curry.


Clerks.
1817, Robert Buntin.
1817, Samuel Coleman, vice Buntin, resigned.
1830, Benjamin Wolfe.
1842, H. K. Wilson.
1851, Joseph W. Wolfe.
1859, J. W. Hinkle.
1863, Edward Price.
1867, W. C. Griffith.
1871, Jesse Bicknell.
1879, Thomas J. Mann.
1883, Thomas J. Mann.
1887, P. R. Jenkins.
1891, Wm. M. Denney.
1894, Ed. Shepherd.
1902, Tilghman Ogle.
1906, Arthur E. DeBaun.


Surveyors.
1818, John Wallace.
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1852, Enoch Walls.
1854, W. S. Hinkle.
1856, Samuel M. Reed.
1858, Thomas B. Silvers.
1860, Nathan Thomas.
1870, Alonzo F. Estabrook.
1888, B. E. Briggs
1890, B. E. Briggs
1892, F. M. Cunningham.
1902, R. L. Bailey.
1906, R. L. Bailey.
1908, Daniel Sisson.


Coroners.
1817, William Ledgerwood (January to September)
1817, John M. Peebles.
1818, William Ledgerwood.
1819, John Jones.
1820, George Mack.
1822, James Lisman.
1824, James Brooks.
1826, Seth Cushman.
1828, Shadrack Sherman.
1830, Absalom Hurst.
1832, William Hill.
1836, Landon Parks.
1838, Jesse J. Benefiel.
1840, Joseph B. Booker.
1842, George D. Clark.
1846, Samuel Wilson.
1848, Nimrod Walls.
1850, Charles W. Hanley.
1852, Benjamin Timmons.
1853, B. D. Walls.
1854, A. S. Anderson.
1856, Surrell Nichols.
1858, Daniel Case.
1860, John Turner.
1861, Thomas McIntosh.
1862, B. B. Neal.
1868, James W. Brodie.
1870, W. C. McBride.
1872, S. T. Trout.
1874, Caleb Snapp.
1876, Owen Davis.
1878, John Wagoner.
1888, James E. Martin
1890, Oliver P. Harris.
1902, W. P. Maxwell.
1906, C. E. Brewer.


Population.
The population of Knox county in 1800 and 1810. at both of which censuses Sullivan county was still a part of the original county, was as follows:
1800-2,402 and 28 slaves; 1810-4,551 and 135 slaves. The population of Sullivan county during the subsequent decades has been:

1820 3,498
1830 4,630
1840 8,315
1850 10,141
1860 15.064
1870 18,453
1880 20,336
1890 21,887
1900 26,005





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