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ing was superintended by Mr. J. T. Rogers.

The success of the bank has been remarkable. It
has averaged a semi-annual dividend to the stock-
holders of five per cent., besides laying by a surplus



fund of S48,000. When it is taken into consideration
that at first its capital was only 850,000, and after-
wards §75,000, this result shows the great popularity
of the bank and the sound principles on which its
aflTairs have been conducted.

MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS.
THE BROWNSVILLE GLASS-FACTORY.

This was built by George Hogg & Co., in the year
1828, was run one year successfully, then changed to
John Taylor & Co., and became a decided success.
The firm of Taylor & Co. consisted of John Taylor and
Edward Campbell. After two years, Taylor selling his
interest to William R. Campbell, the style of the
firm became and remained for several years E. Camp-
bell & Co. Their reputation was very high as glass-
makers. E. Campbell selling his interest to Robert
Forsyth, the firm again changed to Campbell & For-
syth, who continued some two years, then sold to Ed-
ward Campbell, who ran part of the year and sold to
Gue & Gabler, who ran several years without success.
The property was sold by the sheriff, and fell into the
hands of the original owners, George Hogg & Co. It
was then started again by a co-operative firm styled
Burk, Sedgwick & Co., and run for several years, but
finally failed. Carter, Hogg & Co. started it again,
but were not successful, and the works lay idle for
some time. Benedict Kimber then started it and
made some money the first year. He purchased a
steamboat and took command of her, leaving the
glass business in the hands of other parties to man-
age for him. He took the cholera and died on the
Illinois River. This brought the factory to a stand-
still. The property was then purchased by a co-
operative company, under the style of Haught,
Swearer & Co., who erected a new factory with eight
pots and failed the second or third year, and the prop-
erty fell into the hands of Robert Rogers. He leased
it to P. & I. Swearer, who ran it successfully for a few
years and finally failed. They made a second start
and were successful, doing a good business, when
George W. Wells purchased the property in the year
1864, took possession and started with an eight-pot
furnace and did a successful business, increasing his
furnace to ten pots, still doing well. The expensive
improvements with perhaps the panic of 1873 caused
him to lose money. The property was then purchased
by Schmertz & Quinby, who are now running it with
success.

BROWXSVILLE ROLLING-BITLL,

The rolling-mill now operated in Brownsville by
Magee & Anderson, was built by John Snowdon
about 1853, and operated by him for several years.
Later his sons became interested in the business, and
I it was then carried on under the firm-name of John
i Snowdon & Sons. In March, 1872, Capt. Adam
Jacobs purchased the property and ran the mill for
two or three years, during which time it was improved
and brought to its present capacity.



BROWNSVILLE BOROUGH AND TOWNSHIP.



453



In Jjiiiuary, 1881, the works were leased from Capt.
Jacobs by Magee& Anderson, who repaired the mill,
placed it again at work, and are now operating it
successfully.

STKELE A SON-S T.\NNEKY.

Samuel Steele commenced learning the trade of
tanner with his brother-in-law, Jesse Cunningham,
at the old tannery on Hogg's Alley, in 1833. He
worked with Mr. Cunningham till his death, which
occurred in 1843, when he bought a half-interest,
Mrs. Cunningham retaining the other half. This
firm was known as Samuel Steele & Co. till 1860,
when they dissolved, and Samuel Steele then built
the tannery at the present site. He carried it on in
the old style way of tanning, grinding bark by horse-
power and pumping by hand till 1867, when he pur-
chased a boiler and engine of forty horse-power to
grind bark, pump, syphon, etc., enabling him to tan
in less time and thus increasing his facilities. In
April, 1879, he admitted his son, William C. Steele,
under the present firm-name of Samuel Steele & Son.
They are now tanning about one thousand hides per
year, employing five experienced workmen, and using
one hundred and twenty-five to one hundred and fifty
cords of rock oak bark, making two thousand sides of
harness leather, which is sold to saddlers and dealers
in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota,
Nebraska, and Colorado. The hides are furnished
by butchers in neighboring towns and the surround-
ing country, the supply from this source being more
than can be used in the tannery, three hundred having
been sold in the past year to other parties.

COAL-MINES AND COKE - \VORKS.

The Ethel Coke-Works, located in Brownsville
township, outside the borough, are furnished with
coal from a mine opened in 1872 by George E. Hogg,
who then built four ovens, and in 1875 constructed
sixteen more. These coke-works are now (1881)
operated by Suowdon & McCormick, by whom the j
slack of the mine only is used for coke. The capacity ,
of the works is one thousand bushels per day. I

The Umpire Mine, also outside the borough limits ,
in Brownsville township, was opened by George E.
Hogg in 1872. The main entry extends about two
thousand yards through the hill, and four side entries
extend from the main one from two hundred to five
hundred yards. The mine is now operated by J. S.
Cunningham & Co., who ship the coal to Southern
and Western markets. The slack is manufactured
into coke by Snowdon & McCormick.

BROWNSVILLE GAS COMPANY.
By the provisions of an act of the Legislature of }
Pennsylvania, approved March 31, 1857,' William



1 Tn the siime year the Borough Council of Brownsville granted to
"Williiim Stevenson anrl assnuiatfS (who were projecting the erection of
gHS-worlis) tlie rijiht for ten years to use the streets and alleys of Iho
horough for the laj iiig down of their ma-ns, on the condition that they



Lafferty, John L. Dawson, Westley Frost, James L.
Bowman, D. S. Knox, Adam Jacobs, G. H. Bowman,
J. C. Woodward, W. H. Clark, John R. Button, and
J. W. Jeffries, of the borough of Brownsville, and
Samuel B. Page, Elisha Bennett, and J. T. Rogers, of
the borough of Bridgeport, were appointed commis-
sioners to effect the organization of a gas company,
with a capital of thirty thousand dollars, to be located
in Brownsville, and to supply gas to the boroughs of
Brownsville and Bridgeport. The organization was
effected with Dr. William L. Lafferty as president,
and in 1860 the company purchased a lot of ground
on Water Street, below Market Street, of John N.
Snowdon, and contracted with John Snowdon to erect
on it for sixteen thousand dollars the necessary build-
ings and works for the manufacture of gas. The
works were accordingly erected and put in operation,
and have so continued successfully to the present
time.

The present officers of the company are John R.
Dutton, president; William Parkhill, secretary and
treasurer ; Capt. Adam Jacobs, George E. Hogg, J.
G. Rogers, J. W. Jeffries, J. L. Bowman, and John
R. Dutton, directors.

SOCIETIES AND ORDERS.
BKOWNSVILLE LODGE, No. CO, F. AND A. M.

The record of this lodge begins with an entry dated
Jan. 22, 1794, at which time John Bowles, John Mc-
Dowell, Joseph Asheton (of Pittsburgh Lodge, No.
45), James Chambers, Jr., William Arbutton, John
Farcker, James Chambers, Sr., and Jonathan Morris,
of Washington Lodge, No. 54, James Long, of No. 3,
Philadelphia, and Ready McSherry, of No. 660, Ire-
land, opened the new lodge. No. 60, in due form,
John Bowles being appointed secretary. Applications
were received from James Elliott, Jonathan Hick-
man, and Charles Ford for initiation. John Christ-
mas, Michael Sowers, Ready McSherry were appointed
a committee to inquire and to report to the lodge the
next evening.

Jan. 23, 1794, the lodge commenced work under a
dispensation of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania,
dated Dec. 9, 1793, Chads Chalfant, W. M. ; John
Chambers, S. W. ; Michael Sowers, J. W.

Twenty -seven members were added to the lodge in
1794. St. John's day in that year was celebrated by
a procession to the church, where a sermon was
preached by the Rev. John H. Reynolds. Similar
exercises were observed on St. John's day, 1797,
when the sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr.
Davis. On St. John's day (June 24), 1799, after the
ceremonies of the day, the members of the lodge and
visitors " in the evening repaired to Bro. Wilson's, at
the Black Horse Tavern, and spent the evening in
festivity."



should <-harge the borough not to exceed two d>
not to exceed three dollars per thoUrJand feet of {
went farther, being superseded by tlie Browusvil



the ctizens



HISTORY OF FAYETTE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.



In 1799 the first building owned by the lodge was [
erected for its use.. On the 6th of May in that year
" Bros. Rogers and Miner agreed to furnish 700 plank
at the Lodge for use ; Bro. Gregg, Lime ; B. Hezlip ,
to have Doors and Windows." June 14, 1811, Chads
Chalfant sold for fifty dollars the lot of ground on
the southwest side of Church Street, on which the j
present Masonic Hall building was erected in 1834. |

On the 2d of February, 1829, Andrew Jackson, 1
President-elect of the United States, arrived at
Brownsville by stage over the National road from the
West, and stopped at George Gibson's inn. There
he was waited on by Henry Pieffer, Valentine Giesey,
Robert Patterson, John Blythe, and N. Isler, who ;
had been appointed a committee to invite him to ,
visit the lodge. He acceiited the invitation, and j
was introduced by Brother John Davis.

Brownsville Lodge, No. GO, and Pittsburgh, No. 45,
were the only lodges west of the mountains which
did not surrender their charters during the anti-
Masonic excitement a little over half a century ago.
From the Brownsville Lodge have sprung the follow-
ing-named lodges, viz. : Fayette City, Uniontown,
California, Greensborough, Connellsville, Carmichael,
and Clarksville.

The present ofl5cers of the Brownsville Lodge, No.
60, are: W. M., William Chatland ; S. W., Matthew
Story ; J. W., Jesse M. Bowel ; Sec, Dr. C. C. Rich-
ard ; Treas., Thomas Duncan ; Tiler, James A. Hill.

BROWNSVILLE CH.^PTER, No. 164, R. A. M.

Chartered in June, 1849. The following were the
first officers: M. E. H. Priest. W. L. Lafferty ; King,
C. P. Guiiiinert ; Srril.r, Tiiomas Duncan. The offi-
cers for issl are: M. K. H. P., AVilliam Chatland;
King, Michael A. Co.\; Scribe, Jesse M. Bowel;
Treasurer, Thomas Duncan ; Secretary, George W.
Lenhart. The present number of members is thirty- [
four.

ST. OMER'S COMM.VNDERV, No. 7, K. T.

Application was made June 10, 1862, to the Grand i
Commandery of Pennsylvania to revive St. Omer's |
Cummandery, which had been organized at Union-
town in 1853, and suspended work in the following
year. The application was granted. E. Sir William
Chatland was installed E. Commander, and has held
that position in the commandery until the present
time. The comniaiidery was ordered removed from
Uniontown to Bn.wiisville, where the first meeting
was held Oct. 22, lSil2. The number of charter
members was twelve. The present membership of
the coiniiunukry is twenty-two, and its officers are:
Sir William Chatland, E. Commander; Sir M. A.
Co.x, Generalissimo; Sir John S. Marsh, Captain-
General ; Sir Thomas Duncan, Treasurer ; Sir George
Campbell, Recorder.

WESTERN ST.^B LODGE, No. 30, F. AXD A. M.

Chartered Dec. 27, 1860. The Fairfa.K (Washing-
ton), Ecolite (Uniontown), and Gulden Rule



(Waynesburg) Lodges were taken at different times
from this lodge, and it numbers now but twenty
members. The present officers are: W. M., John
Peyton; S. W., Charles Peyton; J. W., Jackson
Cheek; Sec, John Hilton; Treas., Samuel Robin-
son ; Tiler, Alfred Hamilton ; D. D. G. M., J. L.
Bolden.

BROWNSVILLE LODGE, No. 51, I. 0. OF 0. F.

Original charter' Aug. 20, 1832. N. G., William
Corwin; V. G.. John Garwood; Sec, Thomas S.
Wright; A. S., Daniel Delaney, Jr.; Treas., Thomas
Duncan. The present officers are: N. G., Henry
Drake ; V. G., George Herbertsou ; Sec, Daniel De-
laney ; Treas., Thomas Duncan. Meetings are held
in Templars' Hall.

BEDSTONE OLD FORT ENCAMPMENT, No. TO, I. 0. 0. F.

Original charter granted'^ Dec 29, 1847. First offi-
cers : John J. Rathmill, C. P. ; Jacob Grazier, H. P. ;
James Storer, S. W. ; Thomas Shuman, J. W. ; Dan-
iel Delaney, Sec. ; Thomas Duncan, Treas. Present
officers : J. W. Byland, C. P. ; Michael Allen, H. P. ;
Thom.as Woods, S. W. ; Harrison Woods, J. W.;
Daniel Delaney, Sec. ; Thomas Duncan, Treas.

Lodge meets in Templars' Hall. Present number
of members, 46.

TniUMPH LODGE, No. 013, I. 0. O. F.

Chartered Nov. 19, 1867. First officers: U. L.
Clemmer, N. G. ; Florence Bernhart, V. G. ; J. R.
Thornton, Sec. ; John R. McCune, A. S. ; Charles T.
Hurd, Treas. Present officers: T. S. Wood, N. G. ;
Charles Gabler, V. G. ; G. B. Clemmer, Sec. ; H. H.
Hawley, Asst. Sec. ; C. T. Hurd, Treas.

The lodge has 74 members. Meetings are held in
Shupe's Hall.

NEMACOLIN TRIBE, No. 112, IMPROVED ORDER OF RED
MEN.

Twentieth Sun of the Buck Moon, G. H. D. 379.
Charter members : J. M. Hutchinson, D. P. Swearer,
E. N. Coon, James B. Vandyke, A. V. Smith, R. I.
Patton.

This organization is now defunct.

MONONGAIIELA VALLEY LODGE, No. l:in.->, G. U. 0. OF 0. F.

Chartered June, 1867, with twenty-five charter
members.

The lodge at present contains si.xty members. The
present officers are William Florence, N. G. ; David
Freeman, V. G. ; Isaac Alexander, Sec. ; Thornton
Baker, Treas. ; Samuel Honesty, P. G. M.

The lodge meets in Shupe's Hall.

BROWNSVILLE LODGE, No. 357, K. OF P.

Chartered May 28, 1872. S. B. P. Knox, James
M. Hutchinson, James B. Vandyke, Thomas Duncan,

' Ttie oiigiiiul ctiaiter wm8 Jestwyed hy fire in Pittshurgh; auoUnT
w.is tukeii out iiinl destroyed by fire iu the lodge room. It wafl re-

- Oiigiiial uhiiiter destroyed by fire in room, and regranted Feb. 28,



BROWNSVILLE BOROUGH AND TOWNSHIP.



455



Nathan Crawford, Van B. Baker, John L. Wise,
Samuel A. Clear, James A. Hill, charter members.

Present officers : P. C, W. K. Gregg ; C. C, J. W.
Harrison ; V. C, George S. Herbcrtson ; P., James
A. Hill ; M. of E., Thomas Duncan ; M. of F., S. A.
Clear ; K. of R. and S., J. M. Hutchinson ; M. at A.,
E.B.Wells; I. G., Seaburn Crawford; O. G., J. D.
G. Pringle.

Present membership, 62. Lodge meets in Templars'
Hall.

KEYSTONE TEMPLE OF HONOR, No. 4.

Chartered May 9, 1850. Charter members : John S.
Pringle, Oliver C. Cromlow, Robert K. Coulter, Hugh
Kennedy, Henry C. Drum, George C. Isherwood,
Freeman Wise, D. W. C. Harvey, AVilliam England,
John H. Lindsey, James M. Hutchinson, Samuel
Voorhis, Charles T. Hurd, James Corwin, Morris
Moorehouse, Thomas B. Murphy, William L. FauU,
A. G. Minehart, Thomas Craven, Thomas Danks.

Present officers : W. C. T., J. E. Adams ; W. V. T.,
Joseph Mclntyre; W. Rec, G. W. Wilkinson; F.
Rec, J. M. Hutchinson ; W. Usher, J. T. Worcester.
Present membership, 24.

Templars' Hall was bought by the Keystone Temple
of Honor in 1857, and destroyed by fire in 186 1.
Present building erected the same season.

KEYSTONE TEMPLE OF nONOE, No. 4, UNION SOCIAL DEGEEE.

Chartered Dec. 13, 1850. Charter members as fol-
lows : C. Harvey, Emma Minehart, D. Cromlow,
Lydia Voorhis, John S. Pringle, F. Wise, G. C. Isher-
wood, Martin H. Kennedy, R. K. Coulter, J. Corwin,
M. Moorehouse, C. Drum, W. L. Faull, J. C. Lind-
sey, C. F. Hurd, A. G. Minehart, 0. C. Cromlow.

Present officers: Sister Presiding, Jenny Hartranft;
Brother Presiding, Joshua Haddock ; Worthy Vice,
James Mclntyre ; Usher, George Gaskill ; Guardian,
Jesse Fitzgerald. Pre.sent membership, 60.

TEMPLE OF HONOK, No. 4, COUN'CIL.

Original charter Dec. 15, 1851 ; re-chartered May
19, 1853: John S. Pringle, Freeman Wise, G. C.
Isherwood, John H. Lindsey.

Present officers: Chief of Council, George W. Wil-
kinson ; S. C, James Mclntyre ; J. C, J. E. Adams ;
R. of C, J. M. Hutchinson ; M., Joshua Haddock ;
W., Jesse Fitzgerald. Twenty-three members.

JOHN E. MICHENEK POST, No. 173, PEPT. OF PA, G. A. R.

This post was chartered May 13, 1880, with the fol-
lowing-named charter members : B. F. Campbell,
William A. Barnes, N. W. Tru.xall, AVilliam McCoy,
Samuel B. Blair, Samuel A. Clear, T. V. Dwyer,
Daniel Campbell, Samuel Wright, William H. Shaffer,
James Smith, George W. Jenkins, John G. Jackson,
Charles E. Eccles, Thomas Feuster, N. P. Hermel,
William Wright, Henry Minks, George W. Arrison,
J. W. Mclntyre, R. N. Chew, Henry Drake, S. Wil-
liams, F. T. Chalfant, Hugh McGinty, W. A. Haught,



J. H. Gibson, J. T. Wells, J. D. S. Pringle, John D.
Hart, Enoch Calvert.

The post now numbers 54 members. The present
officers are: Post Commander, Samuel A.Clear; Se-
nior Vice-Commander, N. E. Rice ; Junior Vice-
Commander, William A. Haught; Adjutant, J. T.
Welles; Officer of the Day, T. V. Dwyer; Officer of
the Guard, James Smith ; Chaplain, Rev. William A.
Barnes. Meetings of the post are held in Templars'
Hall.

BROWNSVILLE CIVIL LIST.
JUSTICES OK THE PEACE-'

Jacob Cowman, lSO:i-S.

Isaac Rogers, IS03-S.

James Blaine, 1S06-I6.

Michai.1 Sowers, Brownsville and Redstone, Feb. 16, ISll.^

Thomas McKibben, Brownsville and Rr'dstone, July 13, 1819

N. Isler, Brownsville and Redstone, M.ay o, 1824.

John Freeman, Brownsville and Redstone, J.nn. 9, 1826.

William F. Coplan, Brownsville and Redstone, Dec. 5, 182S

Eli Abrams, Brownsville and Redstone, March 5, 1830.

George McCormick, Brownsville and Redstone, March 28
1831.

William Jackmnn, Brownsville and Redstone, Dec. 13. 1S31,

Robert Rogers, Brownsville and Redstone, June la, 1835.

Ephraim Butcher, Brownsville and Redstone, March 30, 1836.

James Spicer, Brownsville and Redstone, May 14, 1839.

Elei:ted.

1840.— Ephraim Butcher, William L.Wilkinson.

1845.— William L. Wilkinson, James Martin, Clark Ely, Wil-
liam Sloan.

1850.— William L. Wilkinson, James Martin, Solomon Burd.

1851.— Isaac Bailey.

1855.- William L. Wilkinson, George Morrison, James Martin,
John Jackson, Daniel Brubaker.

1856.- Jacob Bedlow, Ewing Todd.

1858. — Samuel Smouse, Madison Daniels.

1855.— Henry J. Rigden.

I860.— William L. Wilkinson, Peter Griffin, Solomon Burd,
George W. Frazer.

1864.— Henry J. Rigden, Robert McKcan, Joseph Woods.

1S65.— William L. Wilkinson, Daniel Brubaker, William Gas-
kell.

1806.- F. C. Gummert, Is.-iae Burd.

1S07.— William P. Clifton.

1S69.— Henry J. Rigden.

1870.— William L. Wilkinson.

1872.— Ewing Todd, William P. Clifton.

1874.— A. H. Shaw, Jacob Graser, S. W. Claybaugh.

I S75.— William L. Wilkinson.

1877.— Thomas C. Gummert.

1878.- John B. Patterson.

1879.- S. W. Clayb.augh.

1880.- William L. Wilkinson, AVilliam Garwood, Ch,arles
Boucher.

BOr.OUGB OFFirEES.

1815.— Chief Burgess, Thomas JIoKibbcn ; Assistant Burgess,
Philip Shaffner: Town Council, William Hogg, Basil Bra-
shear, John S. Dugan, John McCadden, George Hogg, Jr.,

1 The list of justices of the peace includes those of both the borough
and the township, the looseness of the records rendering it almost im-
possible to give separate lists.

- Date of appoiiitaient.



HISTORY OF FAYETTE COUNTY, PENXSYLVANIA.



Israel Miller, George Dawson; Town Clerk, John McC. 1

iiaziip. ;

ISIC— Chief Burgess, Michael Sowers; Assistant Kurgess. John
Johnston; Town Council, Henry AVisc.i Elisha Hunt,
Jnmes Workman, Ja.nes lirea.iing,' Nathan Smith, Wil-
liam Stephenson, Thouias McKiljljen; Town Clerk, Thomas
McKibben.

1S17.— Chief Burgess, Joseph Thornton; Assistant Burgess,
Thomas McKibben: Town Couneil, Jacob Bowman. Robert
Clarke. Elisha Hunt. James Bhiine. George Dawson, Val-
entine Giesey, John Johnston : Town Clerk, llobert Clarke.

ISIS.— Chiof Bnigcss. Josc|.h Thornton; Assistant Burgess,
Thomas McKibben ; Town Council. George Dawson, James
Blaine, Valentine Giesey, John Johnston, Jacob Bowman,
Elisha Hunt, Kobert Clarke; Town Clerk, Thomas Mc-

ISIO.— Cliief Burgess, Jacob Bowman: Assistant Burgess,
Henry G. Dales; Town Council, Joseph Thornton, Henry
Wise," Peter H.imrickhouse, William Minnikin, James L.
Bowman, John 0. Marsh, George Graff; Town Clerk, D. R.
Baylis.

1820.— Chief Burgess, Michael Sowers: Assistant Burgess,
Aflam Jacobs; Town Council, Basil Brashear, Matthew
Coffin, George Hogg, James E. Bnading, Robert Clarke,
John Johnston, Thomas Sloan; Town Clerk, J. McC. Uaz-

1S4I.2— Chief Burge's, Henry Swcitzer: Assistant Burgess, Wil-
liam L. Lafferly; Town Council, Israel Miller, James L.
Bowman. James Martin. Jesse Cunningham, John John-
ston: T..wn Clerk. William L. Wilkinson.

1S42.— rliicf Burgess. Jnhn S.K.wib.n, .Ir. : Assistant Bur-ess,
John Gere; Town Cuuni-il. B-bert Uo-crs. William Y.
Kuberts. William Barkman, E^lwanl ihi-bis. Jamis C.
Beckley; Town Clerk, William L. Wilkinson.

184.'!.— Chief Burgess, Thomas G. Evans: Assistant Burgess,
J.ihn Johnston; Town Council, EUward Hughes, Robert
Rogers, Henry J. Rigden. David Anderson, James Martin ;
Town Clerk, Reuben C. Bailey.

1841. — Chief Burgess, George Dirwson ; -Assistant Burg'ss, John
T.Hogg: Town Council, John Johnston. William John-
st<m. David Anderson, Edward Hughes, Henry J. Rigden ;
To«n Clerk. J. C. Price.

1845.— Chief Burgess, ; Town Council, David Ander-
son. E.lward Hughes. Thomas Butcher, H. W. Play ford,
Edward Campbell; Town Clerk, W. L. Wilkinson.

1S40. — Chief Burgess, George Dawsi.n; Ajsi>t:uit Burgess,
Christopher Stitzel : Town Council, Edward Hughes, David
Anderson, Thomas Butcher, Robert W. Play ford, Edward



A 11.1



oiowdon: Assistant Burgess, Daniel
1. R. W. Playfor.l. Thomas liutrher,
rd Hughes, Dorsey Overturf ; Town



1S4S.— I'liief Burg.'.-s. Henry J. Rigden; Assistant Burgess,
llriiry H:irkiii:ni: 'fuwii Couucil, Johu Snowden, Jr., Ed-
;>:,! I M , ,■ I , , l;. W. Playford, Edward Hughes, Dor-
.,, ■ ,' ,1,11 Barkiuan, Daniel Barnhart, David

An/i . ,.\\. linst; Town Clerk, N. B. Kigden.

1840.— (:i,,u Bui^u...-, ^ ; Town Council, Edward

Hughe.", C. P. Guramert, Adam Jacobs, James Martin,

1 Henry Wise and James Breading having declined to serve, a special
election was called, and William Ogle and George Dawson were elected
to fill the vacancies.

f A gap in the borough records from March 20, 1821, to Aug. 31, 1S40,
renders it inilnai ticablo to give the list of borough ofHcers elected dur-
ing that period.



Dorsey Overturf, William Barkman. Edward Moorehouse,
Dr. K. W. Playford, John Snowdon ; Town Clerk, Simon
Meredith.

1850.— Chief Burgess, ; Town Council, C. P. Gum-

mert, Adam Jacob?. James Martin. Eli Abrams, Nelson
Goslin, John Snowdon, Wesley Frost, John Johnston, R.
W. Playford; Town Clerk, S. Meredith.

1851.— Chief Burgess, ; Town Council, James Mar-
tin, Nelson Goslin, C. P. Gummert, Adam Jacobs, James
Todd, George Dawson, Thomas Butcher; Town Clerk, S.
Meredith.

1852.— Town Council, Wesley Frost, Thomas Butcher, George
Dawson, Eli Abrams, James Todd, Osmond M. Johnston,
Henry Barkman, Daniel Rhodes ; Town Clerk, \V. L. Wil-
kinson.

lS53.—Chief Burgess, Isa.ao Bailey; Assistant Burgess, Daniel
K. Mochabee; Town Council, Henry Barkman, 0. M. John-
ston, Daniel Rhodes, James Todd, William H. Johnston,
James Martin, John K. Button ; Town Clerk, William L.
Wilkinson.

1854.— Chief Burgess, Isaac Bailey; Assistant Burgess, Robert
Rogers; Town Council, David Anderson, Samuel Steele,
Adam J.acobs. Peter Swearer, R. W. Playford ; Town Clerk,
William L. Wilkinson.

lS55.—Chicf Burgess, Isaac Bailey; Assistant Burgess, AVilliam
Barkman ; Town Council, Robert W. Playford, Peter
Swearer, Adam Jacobs, David Anderson, S.imuel Steele;
Town Clerk, William L. Wilkinson.

ISoC— Chief Burgess. Robert Rogers ; Assistant Burge.ss, Isaac
Bailey : Town Council, G. H. Bowman, J. B. Ivre|ips, Ayres
Lynch, John Billy. Levi Colvin. William Searight. Henry
Pa-ton. Samuel Snowdon. Andrew J. Smith; Town Clerk,
William L. Wilkinson.

1857.— Chief Burgess, Seth T. Hurd ; Assistant Burgess, George
Shum,an; Town Council. S.imuel S. Snowdon. William B.
Linsey, William Parkhill, Levi Colvin, William R. Sea-
right, Ayres Lynch, J. B. Kropps; Town Clerk, William
L. Wilkinson.

1S5S.— Chief Burgess, J. B. Barclay ; Assistant Burgess. Ncl-

I son Goslin; Town Council. John H. Gummert, William T.

Isler, Isa.ae Reed, William Parkhill.Ayres Lynch, William



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