Erie County, Pennsylvania

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania 1884

by Samuel P. Bates, 

Submitted by Gaylene Kerr Banister


 

Chapter XXI - Political History -- Annual Record

 
1788-1829     1830-1839     1840-1849     1850-1859     1860-1869     1870-1879     1880-1883     List of Public Officers
 
List of Public Officers
[Democrats in Italics; Opposition in Plain type]

Congress-- 1800 -- Albert Gallatin, Washington County. District -- Washington, Allegheny, Greene and Crawford. Resigned to become Secretary of the Treasury.
1801 -- William Hoge, Washington County. Elected to serve out the term of Albert Gallatin.
1803 -- John Hoge, Washington County.
1804 -- John B. C. Lucas, Beaver County. District -- Erie, Warren, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, Beaver and Butler. Resigned.
1805 -- Samuel Smith, Erie County. Elected to serve out the term of Mr. Lucas; re-elected in 1806 and 1808. Allegheny added to the district.
1810 -- Abner Lacock, Beaver County. Elected United States Senator and resigned his seat in the House.
1813 -- Thomas Wilson, Erie, Elected to serve out the term of Abner Lacock.
1814 -- Thomas Wilson, re-elected. District changed by leaving off Butler and Allegheny.
1816 -- Robert Moore, Beaver County. Re-elected in 1818.
1820 -- Patrick Farrelly, Crawford County. District changed by leaving off Beaver. Twice re-elected. Died in Pittsburgh, February 12, 1826, on his way to Washington.
1826 -- Thomas H. Sill, Erie County. Special election held March 14, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Patrick Farrelly.
1826 -- Stephen Barlow, Crawford County.
1828 -- Thomas H. Sill, Erie County.
1830 -- John Banks, Mercer County.
1832 -- John Galbraith, Venango County. Re-elected. Removed to Erie in 1837.
1836 -- Arnold Plumer, Venango County. District -- Erie, Crawford, Venango and Warren.
1838 -- John Galbraith, Erie County.
1840 -- Arnold Plumer, Venango County.
1842 -- No election on account of a failure to pass the Apportionment bill.
1843 -- Charles M. Reed, Erie County. District -- Erie, Warren, Venango, Crawford and Clarion.
1844 -- James Thompson, Erie County. Served six years.
1850 -- Carlton B. Curtis, Warren County. Elk County added to the district.
1852 -- John Dick, Crawford County. Served six years. District -- Erie and Crawford.
1858 -- Elijah Babbitt, Erie County. Served four years.
1862 -- Glenni W. Scofield, Warren County. Served ten years. District -- Erie, Warren, McKean, Elk, Cameron, Forest, Jefferson and Clearfield.
1872 -- Carlton B. Curtis, Erie County.
1874 -- Albert C. Egbert, Venango County. District -- Erie, Warren and Venango.
1876 -- Lewis F. Watson, Warren County.
1878 -- John H. Osmer, Venango County.
1880 -- Lewis F. Watson, Warren County.
1882 -- Samuel M. Brainard, Erie County.

Postmasters of Erie -- James Wilson, commissioned January 1, 1801; John Hay, July 1, 1804; John Gray, January 1, 1809; Robert Knox, October 14, 1811; James Hughes, May 21, 1828; Robert Cochran, February 26, 1833; Smith Jackson, June 20, 1840; Andrew Scott, September 13, 1841; Robert Cochran, July 23, 1845; Thomas H. Sill, April 17, 1849; Benjamin F. Sloan, May 13, 1853; Joseph M. Sterrett, March 27, 1861; Isaac B. Gara, April 8, 1869; Thomas M. Walker, July 10, 1876; 1Isaac Moorhead, September 15, 1879; E. W. Reed, July 1, 1881; Assistant Postmaster, S. M. Kellogg, May 13, 1853, to date.

Collectors of Customs -- Port of Erie -- Thomas Forster, commissioned March 26, 1799; Edwin J. Kelso, July 1, 1836; Charles W. Kelso, July 10, 1841; Murray Whallon, June 19, 1845; William M. Gallagher, April 29, 1849; James Lytle, April 22, 1853; John Brawley, October 15, 1857; Murray Whallon, March 11, 1859; Charles M. Tibbals, November 1, 1859; Thomas Wilkins, June 22, 1861; Richard F. Gaggin, May 7, 1869; James R. Willard, February 19, 1874; Hiram L. Brown, March 22, 1878; Matthew R. Barr, December 11, 1880; H. C. Stafford, July 17, 1883.

Collectors of Internal Revenue-- John W. Douglas, commissioned September 16, 1862; Deputy, H. C. Rogers; Henry C. Rogers, April 1, 1869; Deputy, G. P. Davis; William S. Brown, April 4, 1871; Deputy, G. P. Davis; Greenleaf P. Davis, March 14, 1872; Deputy, O. P. Gunnison; O. P. Gunnison (acting Collector, Davis having died), October 8, 1875; Charles M. Lynch, November 9, 1875; Deputies, J. P. Covert, B. F. Butterfield, John Gilson; J. F. Walther, June 25, 1883; Deputies, B. F. Butterfield, John F. Gilson, E. Cowan, I. D. Beecher, Robert Colbert, J. H. Culbertson, W. C. Alexander.

Assistant Assessors of Internal Revenue-- William C. Kelso, Erie; O. P. Gunnison, Erie; T. C. Wheeler, Girard; Joseph Sill, Union; Thomas Sill, Erie; W. W. Lyon, Erie; Joseph A. Pain, Corry.

United States Commissioners-- Benjamin Grant, appointed November 17, 1853; F. F. Marshall, April 9, 1861; A. B. Force, July 20, 1871; Frank W. Grant, November 23, 1875.

Deputy Clerks of the United States Courts-- Circuit Court -- George W. Gunnison, appointed July 6, 1868; George A. Allen, July 5, 1869; A. B. Force, July 31, 1870; Frank W. Grant, November 19, 1875. District Court -- George W. Gunnison, appointed July 1, 1867; George A. Allen, January 3, 1870; A. B. Force, July 31, 1870; Frank W. Grant, January 15, 1873.

Register in Bankruptcy-- Samuel E. Woodruff, 1867 to 1879.

At Washington
Commissioner of Internal Revenue-- John W. Douglas, commissioned August 9, 1871; served to May 14, 1875.

First Deputy Commissioners of Internal Revenue-- John W. Douglas, commissioned April 1, 1869; Henry C. Rogers (still in office), February 1, 1874.

Second Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue-- Henry C. Rogers, commissioned December 1, 1871; served till February 1, 1874.

Chief Clerk to the Sixth Auditor of the Treasury-- Gideon J. Ball, 1851-53.

State Officers From Erie County
Members Constitutional Convention, 1837-38-- Senatorial -- David Saeger, Crawford County. Representatives -- Thomas H. Sill, Erie City; James Pollock, LeBoeuf Township.

President Constitutional Convention, 1873-- John H. Walker, Erie.

Members Constitutional Convention, 1873-- Delegate at Large -- John H. Walker, Erie. District Delegates -- C. O. Bowman, Corry; Rasselas Brown, Warren; Thomas Struthers, Warren.

Secretary of the Land Office -- John Cochran, Mill Creek, April 4, 1809, to May 11, 1818.

Surveyor General -- Henry Souther appointed from Elk County by Gov. Curtin to fill a vacancy. Served from December 27, 1861, to the first Tuesday in May, 1863. Removed to Erie in the fall of 1872. Judge Souther also served a term in the State Senate from 1856 to 1858 from the Elk District, and filled a vacancy as Additional Law Judge of Schuylkill County by appointment of the Governor from January, 1871, to December, 1871.

Quartermaster General -- Wilson Smith, Waterford, 1812-14.

Canal Commissioners -- John Phillips, Venango Township, 1826 to 1829; P. S. V. Hamot, Erie, 1829 to 1832.

State Treasurers-- Gideon J. Ball, Erie, 1849; Henry Rawle, Erie, 1876 to 1878.

Adjutant Generals -- Edwin C. Wilson, Erie, 1858 to 1861, appointed from Venango County and removed to Erie during his term of office; David B. McCreary, Erie, 1867 to 1870.

Judge of the Supreme Court-- James Thompson, Erie, 1857 to 1872; Chief Justice from November 25, 1867, for five years.

Speakers of the State Senate-- John H. Walker, Erie, 1852; George H. Cutler, Girard, 1874-75.

Speaker of the House of Representatives -- James Thompson, Erie, 1835; lived in Venango County at the time.

Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth-- Isaac B. Gara, Erie, 1867 to 1870.

President State Agricultural Society-- John W. Hammond, Erie, 1877-78; James Miles, Girard, 1882-83-84.

Keeper of Marine Hospital at Erie-- Philip Osborn, Girard, 1879; Thomas H. Quigley, Erie, 1883.

Presidential Electors-- For the Congressional District to which Erie County has been attached since 1816:
1816 -- James Alexander, Beaver County.
1820 -- James Alexander, Beaver County.
1824 -- John Boyd, Erie County.
1828 -- James Duncan, Mercer County.
1832 -- Wilson Smith, Erie County.
1836 -- John P. Davis, Crawford County.
1840 -- John Dick, Crawford County.
1844 -- Christian Meyers, Clarion County.
1848 -- Thomas H. Sill, Erie County.
1852 -- John S. McCalmont, Venango County.
1856 -- Vincent Phelps, Crawford County.
1860 -- John Greer, Erie County.
1864 -- John Patton, Clearfield County.
1868 -- James Sill, Erie County.
1872 -- Charles C. Boyd, Erie County.
1876 -- William P. Wilbur, Warren County.
1880 -- C. W. Gilfillan, Venango County.

State Senators
1800 -- John Hamilton, Washington County. District -- Allegheny, Washington and Greene; Erie then formed a part of Allegheny.
1801 -- William McArthur, Crawford County. District -- Erie, Crawford, Venango, Mercer and Warren.
1809 -- Wilson Smith, Erie County. Same district.
1812 -- Joseph Shannon. Same district. Resigned March 9, 1816.
1816 -- Henry Hurst, Crawford County (formerly of North East), elected to fill vacancy, and served till 1821.
1821 -- Jacob Harrington, Mercer County. Same district.
1825 -- John Leech, Mercer County. District -- Erie, Crawford and Mercer.
1829 -- Thomas S. Cunningham, Mercer County. Same district.
1837 -- Joseph M. Sterrett, Erie County. District -- Erie and Crawford.
1841 -- John W. Farrelly, Crawford County. Same district. Elected as an Independent Whig.
1843 -- Elijah Babbitt, Erie County. District -- Erie County; resigned.
1845 -- James D. Dunlap, Erie County. Same district. Elected to fill the place of Mr. Babbitt.
1846 -- John B. Johnson, Erie County. Same district.
1849 -- John H. Walker, Erie County. District -- Erie and Crawford.
1852 -- James Skinner, Erie County. Same district.
1855 -- Darwin A. Finney, Crawford County. Same district.
1861 -- Morrow B. Lowry, Erie County. Same district.
1870 -- George B. Delemater, Crawford County. Same district.
1872 -- George H. Cutler, Erie County; district originally Erie and Warren Counties, balance of the time Erie County alone. Served three years.
1875 -- Henry Butterfield, Erie County; district -- Erie County; elected for one year. Re-elected for four years in 1876.
1880 -- James Sill, Erie County; district -- Erie County.

Members of the House of Representatives
1800 -- Samuel Ewalt, Pittsburgh; district -- The entire Northwest.
1801 -- Alexander Buchanan, Meadville; district -- Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Warren and Venango Counties.
1802 -- John Lytle, Jr., Waterford; same district; re-elected in 1803.
1804 -- Wilson Smith, Waterford; same district; re-elected in 1805-6-7.
1808 -- John Phillips, Venango Township, Erie County; same district. James Harrington, Mercer County; same district.
1809 -- Phillips and Harrington re-elected; same district.
1810 -- John Phillips, Venango Township, Erie County; same district. Roger Alden, Crawford County; same district.
1811 -- John Phillips, Erie County; same district. Patrick Farrelly, Crawford County; same district.
1812 -- John Phillips, Erie County; same district. Patrick Farrelly, Crawford County; same district.
1813 -- James Burchfield, Crawford County; same district. James Weston, LeBoeuf, Erie County; same district.
1814 -- Burchfield and Weston, re-elected; same district.
1815 -- Jacob Harrington, Mercer County; same district. James Weston, LeBoeuf, Erie County; same district. Ralph Marlin, Crawford County; same district.
1816 -- Samuel Hays, Venango County; same district. Ralph Marlin, Crawford County; same district. James Harrington, Mercer County; same district.
1817 -- Thomas Wilson, Erie, Erie County; same district. Ralph Marlin, Crawford County; same district. Samuel Hays, Venango County; same district.
1818 -- Jacob Harrington, Mercer County; same district. James Cochran, Crawford County; same district. Joseph Hackney, Venango County; same district.
1819 -- Wilson Smith, Waterford, Erie County; same district. James Cochran, Crawford County; same district. William Connelly, Venango County; same district.
1820 -- Jacob Harrington, Mercer County; same district. Wilson Smith, Waterford, Erie County; same district. William Connelly, Venango County; same district.
1821 -- David Brown, Warren County; same district. James Cochran, Crawford County; same district. George Moore, Erie County; same district.
18222 -- James Weston, LeBoeuf, Erie County.
1823 -- Thomas H. Sill, Erie.
1824 -- John Phillips, Venango.
1825 -- Stephen Woolverton, Mill Creek; re-elected in 1826-27.
1828 -- George Moore, Erie; re-elected in 1829.
1830 -- John Riddle, Erie; re-elected in 1831.
1832 -- John H. Walker, Erie; re-elected in 1833-34-35.
1836 -- Thomas R. Miller, Springfield. Elijah Babbitt, Erie.
1837 -- Charles M. Reed, Erie. David Sawdey, Conneaut.
1838 -- Samuel Hutchins, Waterford. William M. Watts, Erie.
1839 -- Hutchins and Watts, re-elected.
1840 -- Stephen Skinner, McKean. James D. Dunlap. Erie.
1841 -- Stephen C. Lee, Greene. James D. Dunlap, Erie.
1842 -- Stephen Skinner, McKean. Lyman Robinson, Wattsburg.
1843 -- James D. Dunlap, Erie. David A. Gould, Springfield.
1844 -- Mark Baldwin, North East. James D. Dunlap, Erie.
1845 -- John B. Johnson, Erie. Lyman Robinson, Wattsburg.
1846 -- William Sanborn, Amity. David A. Gould, Springfield.
1847 -- Gideon J. Ball, Erie. William Sanborn, Amity.
1848 -- Theodore Ryman, Girard. Gideon J. Ball, Erie.
1849 -- James C. Reid, Erie. Leffert Hart, Girard.
1850 -- James C. Reid, Erie. Alexander W. Blaine, North East.
1851 -- Charles W. Kelso, Erie; Alexander W. Blaine, North East.
1852 -- Charles W. Kelso, Erie; Humphrey A. Hills, Conneaut.
1853 -- Gideon J. Ball, Erie; Humphrey A. Hills, Conneaut.
1854 -- Gideon J. Ball, Erie; James Thompson, Erie.
1855 -- Gideon J. Ball, Erie; Murray Whallon, Erie.
1856 -- Gideon J. Ball, Erie; Wareham Warner, Venango.
1857 -- David Himrod, Waterford; Wareham Warner, Venango.
1858 -- John W. Campbell, Washington; Wilson Laird, Erie.
1859 -- Jonas Gunnison, Erie; Henry Teller, Girard.
1860 -- Gideon J. Ball, Erie; Henry Teller, Girard.
1861 -- John P. Vincent, Erie; Edwin W. Twichell, Edinboro.
1862 -- Vincent and Twichell re-elected.
1863 -- John R. Cochran, Erie; Byron S. Hill, Wattsburg.
1864 -- Cochran and Hill re-elected.
1865 -- Orson S. Woodward, Waterford; David B. McCreary, Erie.
1866 -- McCreary and Woodward re-elected.
1867 -- George P. Rea, Girard Borough; John D. Stranahan, LeBoeuf.
1868 -- Stranahan and Rea re-elected.
1869 -- Charles O. Bowman, Corry; David B. McCreary, Erie.
1870 -- George W. Starr, Erie; I. Newton Miller, Springfield.
1871 -- George W. Starr, Erie; Chauncey P. Rogers, Erie.
1872 -- William W. Brown, Corry; Emmett H. Wilcox, Edinboro.
1873 -- Henry Butterfield, Erie; Emmett H. Wilcox, Edinboro.
1874 -- William Henry, Erie; William W. Brown, Corry; Orlando Logan, Albion; Samuel F. Chapin, Wattsburg.
18763 -- William Henry, Erie; Samuel F. Chapin, Wattsburg, Charles A. Hitchcock, North East Borough; Samuel E. Kincaid, Wayne.
1878 -- Gustav Jarecki, Erie; Alfred Short, North East Borough; Myron H. Silverthorn, Fairview Township; Samuel E. Kincaid, Wayne.
1880 -- Orange Noble, Erie City; M. H. Silverthorn, Fairview Township; A. W. Hayes, Wattsburg; Isaac B. Brown, Corry.
1882 -- John W. Walker, Erie City; Isaac B. Brown, Corry; A. W. Hayes, Wattsburg; H. A. Traut, Girard Borough.

County Officers
President Judges-- (Appointed by the Governor until 1851) -- 4Alexander Addison, Pittsburgh, August 17, 1791. Fifth District -- All the State west of the Allegheny and north of Virginia.
David Clark, Allegheny County, March 13, 1800. Same district.
Jesse Moore, Crawford County, April 5, 1803. Sixth District -- Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, Warren, Beaver. Died at Meadville December 21, 1824.
Henry Shippen, Huntingdon County, January 24, 1825. District -- Erie, Crawford, Mercer and Venango.
Nathaniel B. Eldred, Wayne County, March 23, 1839. Same district.
Gaylord Church, Crawford County, April 3, 1843. Same district.
Elected -- John Galbraith, Erie County, November 6, 1851. Sixth District -- Erie, Crawford, and Warren. Died in office, June 15, 1860.
Appointed -- Rasselas Brown, Warren County; appointed by the Governor June 29, 1860, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Galbraith. Same district.
Elected -- Samuel P. Johnson, Warren County, December 3, 1860. Sixth District -- Erie, Crawford, Warren and Elk.
5Lansing D. Wetmore, Warren County, first Monday in January, 1870. District -- Erie, Warren and Elk.
John P. Vincent, Erie County, April 17, 1874. Sixth District -- Erie County.
6William A. Galbraith, Erie County, first Monday in January, 1877. Sixth District, Erie County.

District Judge-- (For Erie, Crawford, Venango and Mercer Counties) -- James Thompson, Venango County, appointed Special Law Judge May 18, 1839, by Gov. Porter, and served until May, 1845. Removed to Erie in 1842. Additional Law Judge-- Elected -- David Derrickson, Crawford County, first Monday in December, 1856. Sixth District -- Erie, Crawford, Warren and Elk.
John P. Vincent, Erie County, first Monday in December, 1866. Same district. Became President Judge of Erie County by the operation of the new constitution, April 17, 1874. Associate Judges-- (Appointed by the Governor until 1851) -- David Mead, Crawford County, March 13, 1800. District, all of Pennsylvania west of the Allegheny River excepting Allegheny County.
John Kelso, Erie County, March 14, 1800. Same district.
William Bell, Erie County (in place of Judge Mead, resigned), December 20, 1800. Same district.

All following for Erie County alone:
John Kelso, Erie, July 4, 1803. Resigned December 21, 1804.
Samuel Smith, Mill Creek, July 6, 1803. Resigned in 1805.
William Bell, Erie, May 9, 1805. In place of John Kelso, resigned.
John Vincent, Waterford, December 23, 1805. In place of Samuel Smith, elected to Congress.
Wilson Smith, Waterford, March 15, 1814. In place of William Bell, who died.
John Grubb, Mill Creek, January 8, 1820, in place of Wilson Smith, resigned.
John Brawley, North East, March 26, 1840. In place of John Vincent, term expired according to the terms of the constitution of 1838. Re-commissioned March 8, 1845.
Myron Hutchison, Girard, March 13, 1841. In place of John Grubb, term expired as above. Re-commissioned March 13, 1846.
Joseph M. Sterrett, Erie, June 4, 1850. In place of John Brawley. Re-commissioned January 23, 1851.
James Miles, Girard, April 1, 1851. In place of M. Hutchinson.
Elected -- Joseph M. Sterrett, Erie, November 10, 1851.
James Miles, Girard, November 10, 1851.
Samuel Hutchins, Waterford, November 12, 1856.
John Greer, North East, November 12, 1856. Re-commissioned November 23, 1861.
William Cross, Springfield, November 23, 1861.
William Benson, Waterford, November 8, 1866. Re-commissioned November 17, 1871.
Hollis King, Corry, November 8, 1866.
Allen A. Craig, Erie, November 17, 1871.
Office abolished by the Constitution of 1873.

Deputy Attorney Generals-- [From 1800 to 1850, the present office of District Attorney was known by the title of Deputy Attorney General, and the incumbents were appointed by the Attorney General of the State. The office was made elective in 1850, and the name changed to District Attorney.] 1804 -- William N. Irvine, Erie.
------ -- William Wallace, Erie.
1809 -- Patrick Farrelly, Crawford County.
------ -- Ralph Marlin, Crawford County.
1819 -- George A. Eliot, Erie.
1824 -- William Kelly, Erie.
1833 -- Don Carlos Barrett, Erie.
1835 -- Galen Foster, Erie.
1836 -- Elijah Babbitt, Erie.
1838 -- William M. Watts, Erie.
1839 -- Carson Graham, Erie.
1845 -- Horace Hawes, Erie.
1846 -- William A. Galbraith, Erie.

District Attorneys-- (Elected by the people.) -- 1850 -- Matthew Taylor, Erie.
1853 -- Samuel E. Woodruff, Girard.
1856 -- G. Nelson Johnston, Erie. Died shortly after the election.
Appointed -- 1856 -- Charles W. Kelso, Erie. Appointed till the October election in 1857.
Elected -- 1857 -- James Sill, Erie.
1860 -- Samuel A. Davenport, Erie.
1863 -- J. F. Downing, Erie.
1866 -- Charles M. Lynch, Erie.
1869 -- John C. Sturgeon, Erie.
1872 -- Samuel M. Brainerd, North East.
1875 -- A. B. Force, Erie.
1878 -- Charles E. Lovett, Erie.
1881 -- E. A. Walling, North East.

Sheriffs-- (Appointed by the Governor) -- Alexander Stewart, Crawford County, December 20, 1800. For district composed of the Northwestern counties. All the rest for Erie County alone.
Elected -- Wilson Smith, Waterford, October 26, 1803.
Jacob Carmack, Erie, November 7, 1805.
Jacob Spang, Erie, November 10, 1808. Resigned June 19, 1810, and succeeded by John C. Wallace, of Erie, Coroner-elect, in accordance with the law in such cases provided, until the ensuing election.
James Weston, LeBoeuf, October 27, 1810.
David Wallace, Mill Creek, November 15, 1813.
Stephen Wolverton, Erie, October 28, 1816. Re-commissioned October 22, 1822.
Thomas Laird, Erie, December 1, 1819.
Albert Thayer, Mill Creek, October 21, 1825.
Alexander W. Brewster, Erie, October 28, 1828.
William Fleming, Erie, October 25, 1831.
Thomas Mehaffey, Erie, October 27, 1834.
Andrew Scott, Erie, November 7, 1837.
Ephraim W. M. Blaine, North East, October 30, 1840.
William E. McNair, Mill Creek, December 4, 1843.
Miles W. Caughey, Fairview, November 12, 1846.
Peter E. Burton, Erie, November 5, 1849.
Thomas B. Vincent, Waterford, November 2, 1852.
John Kilpatrick, Harbor Creek, October 28, 1855.
John W. McLane, Harbor Creek, October 21, 1858.
Allen A. Craig, Erie, November 16, 1861. Resigned December 31, 1864.
Appointed -- Joseph W. Swalley, Erie (appointed to fill vacancy), March 31, 1864.
Elected -- Hiram L. Brown, Erie, December 6, 1864. Joseph W. Swalley, Fairview, Deputy Sheriff.
Andrew F. Swan, Fairview, November 29, 1867. William Hoskinson, Erie, Deputy Sheriff.
Thomas M. Walker, Erie, November 4, 1870. E. E. Sturznickel, Erie, Deputy Sheriff.
John L. Hyner, Waterford, October 24, 1873. E. E. Sturznickel, Erie; H. C. Stafford, Waterford, Deputy Sheriffs.
Edward E. Sturznickel, Erie, January 1, 1877. H. C. Stafford, Waterford, Deputy Sheriff.
Henry C. Stafford, Waterford, January 1, 1880. F. E. Staples, Union City, Deputy Sheriff.
F. E. Staples, Union City, January 2, 1883. H. C. Stafford, Waterford, William O. Mehl, Erie, Deputy Sheriffs.

Warden-- J. H. Rathburn.

Prothonotaries-- Appointed by the Governor -- Thomas P. Kennedy, March 13, 1800.
Callender Irvine, Erie, July 4, 1803.
John Kelso, Erie, December 1, 1804.
James E. Herron, Erie, December 20, 1805.
John Kelso, Erie, January 18, 1809.
Thomas Wilson, Erie, March 15, 1819. Re-commissioned February 8, 1821, and January 3, 1824.
Edwin F. Kelso, Erie, October 21, 1824, in place of Thomas Wilson, who died. Re-commissioned December 21, 1826, February 22, 1830, and January 21, 1833.
William Kelly, Erie, January 8, 1836. Re-commissioned January 1, 1839.
James C. Marshall, Girard, January 19, 1839.
Elected -- William Kelly, Erie, November 16, 1839.
Wilson King, Erie, November 12, 1842. Re-elected and re-commissioned November 17, 1845.
James Skinner, Erie, December 1, 1848.
Samuel Perley, Erie, November 13, 1851.
Alfred King, Erie, November 10, 1854.
James Skinner, Erie, November 10, 1857. Re-elected and re-commissioned November 10, 1860.
George W. Colton, Erie, November 19, 1863.
Chauncey P. Rogers, Edinboro, November 16, 1866.
Edward L. Whittlesey, Waterford, November 22, 1869. Re-elected and re-commissioned November 19, 1872.
Giles D. Price, Venango, December 28, 1875. Re-elected and re-commissioned December 31, 1878.
S. V. Holliday, Springfield, January 2, 1882.

Registers and Recorders and Clerks of the Courts-- [Previous to 1839, the Prothonotary performed all the duties of the Register and Recorder and Clerk of the Courts. The three latter were constituted a separate office that year. In 1863, the office of the Clerk of the Courts was separated from that of Register and Recorder.] -- Appointed by the Governor -- Ebenezer D. Gunnison, Erie, January 19, 1839.
Elected -- Thomas Moorhead, Jr., Erie, November 14, 1839. Re-elected and re-commissioned November 14, 1842, and November 17, 1845.
Reuben J. Sibley, Waterford, November 25, 1848.
David McAllister, Erie, November 22, 1851. Re-elected and re-commissioned November 13, 1854.
William P. Trimble, Harbor Creek, November 10, 1857.
Samuel Rea, Jr., Springfield, November 19, 1860.

Registers and Recorders-- Elected -- Samuel Rea, Jr., Springfield, November 17, 1863.
Henry G. Harvey, Springfield, November 16, 1866. Re-elected and re-commissioned November 10, 1869.
Daniel Long, Fairview, November 19, 1866. Re-elected and re-commissioned November 10, 1869.
Daniel Long, Fairview, November 19, 1872. Re-elected and re-commissioned November 20, 1875.
John C. Hilton, Erie, January 1, 1879. Re-elected. Deputy, Henry C. Rea, Erie.

Clerks of the Courts-- Elected -- John C. Hilton, Erie, November 17, 1863. Resigned.
Appointed -- Henry Butterfield, Erie, appointed March 1, 1864, to fill the vacancy.
Elected -- Henry Butterfield, Erie, November, 1864.
Charles L. Pierce, Venango, November 20, 1867. Re-elected and re-commissioned November 26, 1870, and November 14, 1873.
7Frank H. Couse, Erie, November 30, 1876. Re-elected and re-commissioned January 1, 1880.
Robert S. Moorhead, Erie, January 1, 1883.

Treasurers-- Appointed by the County Commissioners -- John Hay, Erie, 1804.
Joseph M. Kratz, Erie, 1805.
John Kelso, Erie, 1806.
James E. Herron, Erie, 1807.
Thomas Wilson, Erie, 1809.
John Warren, Erie, 1812.
Rufus Seth Reed, Erie, 1816.
John Warren, Erie, 1817.
Thomas Laird, Erie, 1818.
Thomas Stewart, Erie, 1819.
Thomas Forster, Jr., Erie, 1822.
Thomas Laird, Erie, January 28, 1826.
Thomas Moorhead, Erie, January 4, 1829.
George Moore, Erie, January 2, 1832.
John A. Tracy, Erie, January 7, 1835.
Archibald Miller, Erie, January 3, 1838.
Julius W. Hitchcock, Erie, January 5, 1841.
Elected -- James Williams, Erie, January 3, 1842.
Gideon J. Ball, Erie, January 5, 1845.
John S. Brown, Erie, January 3, 1847.
John Hughes, Erie, January 4, 1849.
Alfred King, Erie, January 6, 1851.
James Chambers, Harbor Creek, January 4, 1853.
Mortimer Phelps, Edinboro, January 6, 1855.
Jeremiah Davis, Lockport, December 31, 1856.
Thomas J. Devore, Springfield, December 23, 1858.
William O. Black, Union Borough, December 20, 1860.
Egbert D. Hulbert, Erie, December 23, 1862. Re-elected and re-commissioned December 30, 1864.
Cyrus W. Keller, Union Borough, December 26, 1866. Re-elected and re-commissioned January 16, 1868. Resigned.
Appointed -- Joseph W. Swalley, of Erie, appointed March 10, 1870, to fill out the term of C. W. Keller.
Elected -- Logan J. Dyke, Erie, December 23, 1870.
Jacob Yeagla, Jr., Fairview Borough, December 27, 1872.
Newton T. Hume, Wattsburg, December 17, 1874.
William C. Hays, Fairview, January 7, 1878.
James P. Crawford, Erie, January 1, 1881.

Coroners-- Elected -- Abraham Smith, Erie, October 26, 1803.
John Milroy, Erie, November 21, 1806. Resigned.
Appointed -- John Gray, Erie, appointed October 29, 1807.
Elected -- John C. Wallace, Erie, October, 1809. Acted as Sheriff from June 19, to October 2, 1810, in accordance with the law providing for vacancies in that office.
John McCord, North East, December 21, 1812.
John Morris, Erie, April 23, 1815.
Samuel Hays, Erie, November 5, 1818.
Benjamin Russell, Mill Creek, January 8, 1822.
Rufus Seth Reed, Erie, February 8, 1825.
William Fleming, Erie, December 6, 1827.
David Wallace, Mill Creek, December 24, 1830.
David McNair, Mill Creek, December 4, 1833.
Samuel W. Keefer, Erie, February 21, 1837.
John K. Caldwell, Mill Creek, December 30, 1839.
Hezekiah Bates, Erie, December 21, 1842.
Thomas Dillon, Erie, November 15, 1845. Re-elected and re-commissioned November 7, 1857, November 16, 1863, and December 7, 1869.
Samuel L. Forster, Erie, January 11, 1849.
Simeon Dunn, Erie, November 11, 1851.
David Burton, Erie, February 10, 1855.
Richard Gaggin, Erie, December 21, 1860.
William J. Sterrett, Erie, November 16, 1866.
M. S. Vincent, Erie, November 19, 1872.
James E. Silliman, Erie, December 20, 1875. Re-elected and re-commissioned December 31, 1878.
A. Z. Randall, Erie, January 1, 1881.

County Commissioners-- Elected -- 1803 to 1804 -- John Vincent, Waterford.
1803 to 1804 -- Abiather Crane, Conneaut.
1803 to 1804 -- James Weston, LeBoeuf.
1804 to 1805 -- William Clark, Erie.
1804 to 1806 -- James Lowry, North East.
1804 to 1807 -- John Phillips, Venango.
1805 to 1808 -- John Hay, of Erie.
1806 to 1809 -- John McCreary, Mill Creek.
1807 to 1810 -- John Boyd, Waterford.
1808 to 1811 -- Francis Brawley, North East.
1809 to 1812 -- Thomas Forster, Erie.
1810 to 1813 -- John Salsbury, Conneaut.
1811 to 1814 -- Thomas Wilson, Erie.
1812 to 1815 -- Henry Taylor, North East.
1813 to 1816 -- Thomas Forster, Erie.
1813 to 1815 -- John Grubb, Mill Creek. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas Wilson.
1814 to 1817 -- Henry Taylor, North East.
1815 to 1818 -- Robert McClelland, Mill Creek.
1816 to 1819 -- Thomas Forster, Erie.
1817 to 1820 -- Robert Brown, Erie.
1818 to 1821 -- George Moore, Erie.
1819 to 1822 -- Stephen Wolverton, Erie.
1820 to 1823 -- George Nicholson, Fairview.
1821 to 1824 -- Thomas Forster, Erie.
1822 to 1825 -- Henry Colt, Waterford.
1823 to 1826 -- Alexander McCloskey, North East.
1824 to 1827 -- John Morris, Erie.
1825 to 1828 -- John Salsbury, Conneaut.
1826 to 1828 -- William Benson, Waterford, Resigned April 25, 1828.
1827 to 1830 -- James M. Moorhead, Harbor Creek.
Appointed -- 1828 -- George Nicholson, Fairview. Appointed by the court August 6th, in place of William Benson, resigned. Served till election in October ensuing.
Elected -- 1828 to 1829 -- Myron Hutchinson, Girard. Elected to serve out the balance of the original term of William Benson.
1828 to 1831 -- Albert Thayer, Erie.
1829 to 1831 -- Joseph M. Sterrett, Erie.
1830 to 1833 -- James Pollock, LeBoeuf.
1831 to 1834 -- Thomas R. Miller, Springfield.
1832 to 1835 -- John McCord, North East.
1832 to 1836 -- James Love, Mill Creek.
1834 to 1837 -- Stephen Skinner, McKean.
1835 to 1838 -- James Miles, Girard.
1836 to 1839 -- Samuel Low, Harbor Creek.
1837 to 1839 -- Thomas Sterrett, McKean. Died in the spring of 1839.
1838 to 1841 -- William E. McNair, Mill Creek.
1839 to 1840 -- Samuel Low, Harbor Creek. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas Sterrett.
1839 to 1842 -- Lyman Robinson, Wattsburg.
1840 to 1843 -- Russell Stancliff, Washington.
1841 to 1844 -- David Sawdy, Conneaut.
1842 to 1845 -- Joseph Henderson, Mill Creek.
1843 to 1846 -- Robert Gray, Union Township.
1844 to 1847 -- Isaac Webster, Fairview.
1845 to 1848 -- William E. Marvin, Greenfield.
1846 to 1849 -- William Campbell, Washington.
1847 to 1850 -- Humphrey A. Hills, Conneaut.
1848 to 1851 -- George W. Brecht, Mill Creek.
1849 to 1852 -- Simeon Stewart, Concord.
1850 to 1853 -- Thomas Dunn, McKean.
1851 to 1854 -- Rodney Cole, Greene.
1852 to 1855 -- Richard R. Robinson, Springfield.
1853 to 1856 -- William Parker, Greenfield.
1854 to 1857 -- Flavel Boyd, Waterford Borough.
1855 to 1858 -- Josiah J. Compton, Washington.
1856 to 1859 -- William W. Eaton, Fairview.
1857 to 1860 -- Amos Gould, North East.
1858 to 1861 -- William Putnam, Union Township.
1859 to 1862 -- Joseph Henderson, Mill Creek.
1860 to 1863 -- Jacob Fritts, Venango.
1861 to 1864 -- Seymour Washburne, McKean.
1862 to 1865 -- Garner Parmer, Albion.
1870 to 1873 -- Myron H. Silverthorn, Fairview Township.
1871 to 1874 -- Clark Bliss, North East Township.
1872 to 1876 -- William T. Brown, Corry.
1873 to 1876 -- Myron H. Silverthorn, Fairview Township.
1874 to 1876 -- Clark Bliss, North East.

The Constitution of 1872 provided that Commissioners in office and elected in the meantime should serve till January 1, 1876. A full Board were to be elected in 1875 and every three years thereafter. No voter is allowed to cast a ballot for more than two candidates, thus insuring a representation of the board to the minority party.

1876 to 1879 -- Albert B. Gunnison, Erie.
1876 to 1879 -- Daniel W. Titus, Venango.
1876 to 1879 -- Richard H. Arbuckle, East Mill Creek.
1879 to 1882 -- Albert B. Gunnison, Erie.
1879 to 1882 -- Daniel W. Titus, Venango.
1879 to 1882 -- Adelbert L. Tilden, LeBoeuf.
1882 to 1885 -- Adelbert L. Tilden, LeBoeuf.
1882 to 1885 -- B. B. Whitley, East Mill Creek.
1882 to 1885 -- Richard Powell, Elk Creek. Clerks to the County Commissioners-- Appointed by the Commissioners -- Thomas Wilkins was appointed when the county was organized in 1803, and became unfitted by sickness to perform the duties of the office in 1829. He died in May, 1830.
Robert Cochran became Clerk pro tem, November 2, 1829, filling the place during Mr. Wilkins' sickness, almost to the day of the latter's death.
Jacob Snavely, appointed February 1, 1830. Died of consumption in 1834.
Archibald Miller, appointed January 1, 1835.
James Skinner, January 9, 1837.
David McAllister, January 1, 1849.
George W. Colton, January 1, 1852.
A. J. Sterrett, January 1, 1863. Died in office, February 15, 1881.
Ora P. Gunnison, March 1, 1881.
Giles D. Price, January 1, 1883.

Directors of the Poor-- Elected -- Previous to 1840, each township took charge of its own poor, under the supervision of two Overseers elected by the people.
1840 to 1841 -- James Benson, Waterford Township.
1840 to 1842 -- Thomas R. Miller, Springfield.
1840 to 1843 -- George W. Walker, Harbor Creek.
1841 to 1844 -- Conrad Brown, Mill Creek.
1842 to 1845 -- John Evans, Mill Creek.
1843 to 1846 -- James Anderson, Waterford Township.
1844 to 1847 -- David Kennedy, Erie.
1845 to 1848 -- Curtis Heidler, Fairview.
1846 to 1849 -- William Bracken, LeBoeuf.
1847 to 1850 -- David Sterrett, McKean.
1848 to 1851 -- David Kennedy, Erie.
1849 to 1852 -- George Fritts, Waterford Township.
1850 to 1853 -- Melville M. Kelso, Fairview Township.
1851 to 1854 -- William E. McNair, Mill Creek.
1852 to 1855 -- John Parmeter, McKean.
1853 to 1856 -- John Hay, Girard.
1854 to 1857 -- George W. Brecht, Mill Creek.
1855 to 1858 -- Samuel W. Keefer, Erie.
1856 to 1859 -- John Spalding, Springfield. Refused to serve.
Appointed -- 1856 to 1857 -- John Hay, Girard. Appointed by the court to fill vacancy as above until the ensuing election.
Elected -- 1857 to 1860 -- Alexander Nicholson, Fairview.
1857 to 1859 -- William Bracken, LeBoeuf. Elected to serve out the term for which Mr. Spalding was chosen.
1858 to 1861 -- Thomas Stewart, Erie.
1859 to 1862 -- William Bracken, LeBoeuf.
1860 to 1863 -- Thomas Willis, Mill Creek.
1861 to 1864 -- Thomas Stewart, Erie.
1862 to 1865 -- Archibald Duncan, North East.
1863 to 1866 -- Thomas Willis, Mill Creek.
1864 to 1867 -- Thomas Stewart, Erie.
1865 to 1868 -- Andrew Thompson, Union Township.
1866 to 1869 -- Thomas Willis, Mill Creek.
1867 to 1870 -- Jacob Hanson, Erie
1868 to 1870 -- Andrew Thompson, Union Township.
1869 to 1870 -- Stephen A. Beavis, Corry.

Under an act of Assembly, all of the old Directors went out in 1870, and a full board was elected in the fall of that year.
1870 to 1871 -- Louis W. Olds, Erie.
1870 to 1872 -- Stephen A. Beavis, Corry.
1870 to 1873 -- William W. Eaton, Fairview Borough.
1872 to 1875 -- Michael Henry, Erie.
1873 to 1876 -- Merrick B. Chamberlain, Union Borough.
1874 to 1877 -- James Dunn, McKean.
1875 to 1878 -- Michael Henry, Erie.
1876 to 1879 -- John G. Kincaid, Wayne.
1877 to 1880 -- Seymour Washburne, McKean.
1878 to 1881 -- George W. Riblet, Erie.
1879 to 1882 -- Jefferson Triscuit, Union Township.
1880 to 1883 -- John C. Zuck, West Mill Creek.
1881 to 1884 -- Joseph Henderson, Erie.
1882 to 1885 -- Jefferson Triscuit, Union City.
1883 to 1886 -- O. S. McAllister, Wattsburg.

Stewards of the Almshouse-- (Appointed by the Directors of the Poor) -- 1840 -- Freeman Patterson, Mill Creek.
1847 -- Samuel Fickinger, Mill Creek.
1852 -- S. P. B. Zuck, Mill Creek.
1857 -- Thomas Love, Mill Creek.
1858 -- Thomas Dunn, McKean.
1863 -- Calvin Pool, North East.
1872 -- George W. Griffin, North East.
1880 -- William W. Brown, West Mill Creek.

Clerks and Treasurers to the Directors of the Poor-- (Appointed by the board) -- 1840 -- Thomas Evans, Erie.
1849 -- Thomas Moorhead, Erie. Died in office, August 7, 1859.
1859 -- Pressley Arbuckle, Erie.
1867 -- William M. Arbuckle, Erie. Died in office December 27, 1874.
1875 -- Robert H. Henry, Erie. Died in office in May, 1879.
1879 -- Daniel W. Nason, Fairview.

County Superintendents of Public Schools-- (Elected by the School Directors in County Convention) -- William H. Armstrong, Wattsburg, 1854 to 1860.
L. W. Savage, Springfield, 1860 to 1863.
D. P. Ensign, Erie, served six months in 1863 and resigned.
Julius Degmier, Erie. Served six months by appointment, and then elected for two years, to 1866.
L. T. Fisk, Girard, 1866 to 1869.
C. C. Taylor, Elk Creek, 1869 to 1878.
Charles Twining, Union, 1878 to 1884 (salary $1,500 per annum).

County Detectives-- Appointed by the Court -- Daniel Mitchell, Erie, January 1, 1876.
Charles Justice, Erie, January 1, 1879.
John P. Sullivan, September 16, 1883.

County Surveyors-- The title of this office was Deputy Surveyor, and the incumbents were appointed by the Governor until 1851, when the office was made elective and the name changed to County Surveyor.
Appointed -- Wilson Smith, Waterford, April 25, 1800.
John Cochran, Mill Creek, July 9, 1801.
Thomas Smith, Erie, March 28, 1806.
Thomas Wilson, Erie, May 11, 1812.
Jonah Cowgill, Erie, May 11, 1815.
Wilson King, Waterford, May 21, 1827.
Hiram Bumphrey, McKean, March 4, 1833.
Sylveras E. Webster, Erie, July 30, 1833.
Stephen Skinner, McKean, July 18, 1836.
James Graham, Erie, July 9, 1839.
Sylveras E. Webster, Erie, May 30, 1842.
John H. Millar, Erie, May 2, 1844.
Elected -- David Wilson, Union, bond filed January 15, 1852.
William Benson, Waterford, January 17, 1854.
Robert P. Holliday, Springfield, November 5, 1863.
G. W. F. Sherwin, Harbor Creek, November 12, 1866.
Robert P. Holliday, Fairview, February 22, 1869.
George Platt, Girard. [The officers at Harrisburg decided that he was not elected in the right year, and refused to send him a commission. Holliday continued till the court appointed Platt November 11, 1872, who continued till October, 1878].
George M. Robinson, Springfield, October 22, 1878. Resigned May, 1879, and George Platt appointed May 24 of the same year.

County Auditors-- Three elected annually until 1813, after which time and until 1875 one was elected each year to serve for three years. There is no record of the Auditors previous to 1809, nor for 1811, 1812 or 1815.
1809 -- Thomas Robinson, North East; George Nicholson, Fairview; William Wallace, Mill Creek.
1810 -- Charles Martin, Waterford; John Grubb, Mill Creek; John McCreary, Erie.
1811 -- Robert Knox, Erie; Rufus Seth Reed, Erie; Charles Martin, Waterford.
1812 -- Elisha Marvin, Greenfield; John Lytle, LeBoeuf; Charles Martin, Waterford.
1813 -- John Lytle, Waterford; Robert McClelland, Mill Creek; Robert Townley, Erie.
1814 -- Amos Judson, Waterford.
1816 -- George Nicholson, Fairview.
1817 -- John Morris, Erie.
1818 -- Thomas Dunn, McKean.
1819 -- Thomas H. Sill, Erie.
1820 -- Thomas H. Sill, Erie.
1821 -- Thomas Rees, Harbor Creek.
1822 -- Thomas Dunn, McKean.
1823 -- David Sayre, Fairview.
1824 -- Thomas Rees, Harbor Creek.
1825 -- James M. McKay, Waterford Borough; William E. McNair, Mill Creek (one year).
1826 -- Martin Strong, Waterford.
1827 -- David H. Chapman, Fairview.
1828 -- Robert Cochran, Mill Creek.
1829 -- Eli Webster, McKean.
1830 -- John J. Swan, Fairview.
1831 -- James Smedley, North East.
1832 -- Samuel Low, Venango.
1833 -- Mark Baldwin, Greenfield.
1834 -- Russell Stancliff, Washington.
1835 -- William Benson, Waterford.
1836 -- William H. Crawford, North East.
1837 -- Thomas Nicholson, Mill Creek.
1838 -- Alex W. Brewster, Erie.
1839 -- Gideon J. Ball, Erie.
1840 -- James Miles, Girard.
1841 -- Moses Barnett, Fairview.
1842 -- Benjamin Gunnison, Greene.
1843 -- William M. Arbuckle, Erie.
1844 -- Thomas Pierce, Le Boeuf.
1845 -- James H. Campbell, Edinboro.
1845 -- Simeon Hunt, Waterford (one year, to serve out the term of Mr. Arbuckle, who had moved from the county).
1846 -- James Chambers, Harbor Creek.
1847 -- John Wood, Le Boeuf.
1848 -- John Fagly, Springfield.
1849 -- John L. Way, Greene (afterward Summit)
1850 -- Flavel Boyd, Waterford Township.
1851 -- Samuel Reeder, Washington.
1852 -- Oren Reed, McKean.
1853 -- Robert Gray, Union Township.
1854 -- George W. Brecht, Mill Creek.
1855 -- N. W. Russell, Mill Creek.
1856 -- John W. Campbell, Washington.
1857 -- Elias Brecht, McKean.
1858 -- David Nash, Concord.
1858 -- H. H. Bassler, Fairview. To serve out the term of Mr. Campbell, elected to the Legislature.
1859 -- John L. Way, Summit; H. H. Bassler, Fairview (three years.)
1860 -- William H. Belknap, Concord.
1861 -- Joseph W. Swalley, Fairview.
1862 -- Henry Gingrich, Mill Creek.
1863 -- Oren Reed, McKean.
1864 -- Philip Osborn, Girard Township.
1865 -- Oliver H. P. Ferguson, Fairview.
1866 -- Mathias Hartleb, Erie.
1867 -- Francis F. Stowe, Amity.
1868 -- Thomas Evans, Erie.
1869 -- Thomas Wools, Union Borough; George W. Griffin, North East (one year, in place of Mr. Stowe, resigned).
1870 -- Jesse Ebersole, Harbor Creek.
1871 -- Clayton W. Lytle, Erie.
1872 -- Daniel W. Titus, Venango.
1873 -- William W. Thomas, Erie.

The new Constitution provided for the election of three Auditors every third year, each voter to have the right of voting for two only, in order to insure minority representation.
1874 -- Elijah K. Range, LeBoeuf; William E. Hayes, Greene; William F. Brockway, Conneaut.
1877 -- William E. Hayes, Greene; William W. Love, West Mill Creek; C. R. Gray, Venango.
1880 -- William L. Arbuckle, Erie; William P. Edwards, Harbor Creek; George Manton, Elk Creek.

Jury Commissioners-- Office created in 1867, and made elective, two persons being chosen every three years. Each voter is entitled to cast a ballot for one candidate only, thus insuring representation to both of the leading parties.
1867 -- David N. Patterson, Wattsburg; Perry G. Stranahan, Union Borough.
1870 -- William W. Love, West Mill Creek; Horace L. Pinney, Greene.
1873 -- William Grant, McKean; Robert Leslie, Wattsburg.
1876 -- George A. Evans, West Mill Creek; Joseph I. Tanner, Erie.
1879 -- D. L. Bracken, Corry; William Biggers, Girard Township.
1882 -- George J. Russell, East Mill Creek; James D. Phillips, Union City.

Court Criers-- appointed by the Court -- David Langley, Erie; Basil Hoskinson, Erie; Robert Kincaide, Erie; Joshua Randall, Erie; Remras Baldwin, Erie; P. D. Bryant, Erie; Edward B. Lytle, Erie; A. E. White (since 1851), Erie.

Mercantile Appraisers-- Appointed by the County Commissioners:
1852 -- Simon B. Benson, Waterford Borough.
1853 -- Samuel W. Keefer, Erie.
1854 -- E. C. Hedden, Springfield.
1855 -- N. W. Russell, Mill Creek.
1856 -- James T. Ensworth, Wattsburg.
1857 -- James P. Vincent, Waterford.
1858 -- Samuel Rea, Jr., Springfield.
1859 -- Johnston Eaton, Fairview.
1860 -- John B. Mills, North East.
1861 -- Simon B. Benson, Waterford Borough.
1862 -- Perry Devore, Springfield.
1863 -- C. W. S. Anderson, Waterford Borough.
1864 -- James W. Crawford, North East.
1865 -- Liberty Salisbury, Conneaut.
1866 -- H. R. Whittelsey, Waterford.
1867 -- James C. Russell, Mill Creek.
1868 -- D. N. Patterson, Wattsburg.
1869 -- James R. Taylor, Waterford.
1870 -- Myron E. Dunlap, Erie.
1871 -- Stephen J. Godfrey, Elk Creek.
1872 -- Liberty Salisbury, Conneaut.
1873 -- Myron E. Dunlap, Erie.
1874 -- R. L. Pierce, North East.
1875 -- L. E. Guignon, Corry.
1876 -- James McCreary, Fairview.
1877 -- D. W. Hutchinson, Girard Borough.
1878 -- D. N. Patterson, Wattsburg.
1879 -- Ora P. Gunnison, Mill Creek.
1880 -- William T. Brown, Corry.
1881 -- R. H. Arbuckle, East Mill Creek.
1882 -- O. S. McAllister, Wattsburg.
1883 -- H. L. Minium, Mill Village.

Sealer of Weights and Measures-- 1877 to 1880 -- Joseph Reischscheidt, Erie.
1880 to 1883 -- W. J. Robinson, Mill Village.
1883 -- W. P. Butterfield, Edinboro.
[Office abolished April, 1883.]


1Died in office June 4, 1881.

2Erie County has been a Representative District by itself since 1822.

3Under the new Constitution, members of the Assembly in 1874 and since have been elected for two years.

4Impeached and removed.

5The new constitution allowed the President Judge of each district where there was an Additional Law Judge, to elect which of the districts into which his original jurisdiction had been divided he might be assigned. Under this provision, Judge Wetmore chose the Thirty-seventh District, consisting of Warren and Elk, and Judge Vincent, chosen in 1866 as Additional Law Judge, became President Judge of Erie County, which had been constituted a district by itself.

6Elected as a People's candidate.

7The duties of the office during the second term were performed by Robert S. Moorhead, under an arrangement with Mr. Couse's bondsmen.
 
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Bibliography: Samuel P. Bates, History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, (Warner, Beers & Co.: Chicago, 1884), Part II, Chapter XXI, pp. 340-430.

 


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