Early Burr Oak Township

Organized as an independent township by the State Legislature of Michigan in 1838 consisting of all the legal township of Township 7-S, Range 9-W

First Township meeting and election was held at the house of Julius A. Thompson April 2, 1838. Alvin Gates served as moderator; James L. Bishop Hiram Draper as clerks; Oliver Raymond served as acting Justice of the Peace.

On September 25, 1839, the Township audit showed that $77.25 had been spent in the first year of operation.
SUPERVISORS

Marshall Livermore
Joseph P. Livermore
James L. Bishop
Sidney Carpenter
William Morris
Samuel Needham
Harrison Kelley
Elizur Lancaster
William C. Bryant
William H. Cross
Clinton Bishop


YEARS SERVED

1838, 1839-1840
1841
1842-1847
1849-1854
1855-1856
1857
1858
1859
1860-1862
1863-1865
1866-1875


CLERKS

James L. Bishop
Sidney Carpenter
William Clark
Charles E. Kibbe
John H. Clewes
John S. Tyler
Hiram Betts
Allen C. Arnold
Lyman F. Hopkins
Charles Thornton
Bliss N. Stone
Walter W. Stone
Chester A. Ward
James Mills
N. H. Soule
John H. Phelps
N. G. Cooper
L. S. Benjamin
F. F. Betts

YEARS SERVED

1838
1839-1842
1843-1850
1851-1852
1851
1852
1853
1854
1855
1856
1857-1858
1859
1860
1861-1862
1863-1864
1865-1866
1867-1869
1870-1872
1873-1875


HIGHWAY OVERSEERS

Josiah T. Livermore
Samuel Needham
Ervin K. Weaver
Nathaniel Leavitt
Casper Reed
Phineas H. Sheldon


YEARS SERVED

1838
1838
1838
1838
1838
1839


FENCE VIEWERS

Julius A Thompson
Warren Norton
Benjamin Stocking


YEARS SERVED

1838
1838
1838


JUSTICES OF THE PEACE

Alvin Gates
Marshall Livermore
Hiram Draper
Oliver Raymond
Norman Allen
James L. Bishop
James P. Allen
Richard Houston
Harrison Kelley
James Sickles
Samuel Needham
James H. Tisdell
Hiram Betts
Sidney Carpenter
Ira C. Abbott
Bracy Toby
William Morris
J. A. J. Metzer
Oscar L. Cowles
J. Clinton Bishop
Hiram Parker
William H. Cross
Joseph Annis
Bliss N. Stone
B. B. Benedict
A. B. Mills
Reuben W. Trussell
Elizur Lancaster

YEARS SERVED

1838
1838
1838
1838
1839
1840
1842
1844
1846
1848
1849
1849
1850
1851
1852
1853
1854
1855
1856
1857
1858
1860
1861
1862
1864
1875
1875
1877

Information for this page was taken from the Kalamazoo Valley Family NewsLetter, Vol #2, Summer Quarter, June 1973. A big thank you to Cynthia Duhamel for transcribing this information for the St. Joseph Co., MI USGenWeb site

 

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