Green County Firsts

  • Abolitionists: The first outspoken abolitionists in the county were Jacob LyBrand and J. W. Rogers, of Monroe
    and Hollis W. Button of Jefferson.

  • Account allowed by the county board: Valid claim made by Jacob LyBrand amounting to $4.25

  • Admitted to Bar: 02 April 1838 - James Churchman

  • Admitted to Bail on a Criminal charge:Elizabeth Gage, charged with adultry. Bail set at $100.00

  • Attorney for the Territory of Wisconsin in Green County: 02 April 1858 - T. S. Wilson

  • Bank: May 1854 - Monroe by J. A. Bingham and A. Ludlow

  • Bounty: January 1840 for wolf scalps - $3.00 each

  • Bridge: 1842 - Decatur

  • Business by the County Board: Appointment of Hiram Rust as "Clerk for the Commissioners' Court"

  • Church: 1847 - Monroe - built by the Methodists

  • Civil Suit: V.R. Kimball vs. Robert L. Bean

  • Clerk of the District Court: George McFadden, he only served one day

  • Coffin made: date unknown - made for Mr. Patterson out of wood brought from Galena by Mr. Hawthorn to build a cabin.

  • Company enlisted in the Civil War from Green County: Company C 3rd Regiment

  • County Board Meeting: 26 Mar 1838

  • County Fair: November 1853 at the courthouse in Monroe. $100.00 was paid in premiums.

  • County Seat: year unknown - Roscoe, 2 ½ miles northeast of what is now Monroe.

  • Court: April 1838 - presided over by Chief Justice Charles Dunn; George McFadden, Clerk, who was succeeded by
    M. Bainbridge. After the second term of the court, David Irvin succeeded Judge Dunn.

  • Court Crier: 1838 - John W. Deniston

  • Courthouse: 1840 - Monroe - built by James Campbell and J. Sutherland. It was completed in November 1840.
    It was soon destroyed by fire.

  • Debating Society: 1839-40 - Sylvestor

  • Declaration of Intention to Become a Citizen: October 1839 - Frederick Bedtner

  • Deputy Sheriffs: Alfred G. Houghton and Charles Boyls

  • District Attorney: James Churchman

  • Doctor: year unknown - Dr. Bankston. The second was Dr. Peter Springstead.

  • Election after Wisconsin became a state: 03 Sept 1849 - to elect a county, Judge, John A. Bingham received
    448 votes out of 702 polled and was elected.

  • Election Precinct: 26 Mar 1838 - entire county

  • Election for County Officers: 05 Mar 1838 at the house of Jacob Ly Brand in New Mexico, now part of Monroe.
    Only County Commissioners were elected. These were: Daniel S. Southerland, William Bowen and Daniel Harcourt.

  • Flour Mill: year unknown - John W. Deniston and Abner VanSant

  • Frame House: 1836 by Joseph Payne, Mr. Billinger and O.C. Smith at a cost of $1500.00. It was used as a store.

  • Grand Jury: year unknown - held their session at "Buckskin" Brownís Blacksmith Shop

  • Grand Jury: Elijah Austin, Amos Harris, Morsecia Kelly, Joseph Woodle, Jarvis Ratten, Hiram Rust,
    Thomas Bowen, William Blunt, Peter Wells, John Blunt, Mathew Wells, Joseph Kelly, Jacob Andrides, Hanson Irion,
    Julius Austinand Augustus Chilton. Hiram Rust was appointed foreman.

  • Grave: 1828 for Boner who was killed by D. McNutt at what was then called "Sugar River Diggings", but is now Exeter.

  • Homicide of a white man: 1828 - killing of Boner by McNutt in Exeter

  • Hotel: 1837 at New Mexico by Payne, Billinger & Smith

  • Indictment by the Grand Jury: Elizabeth Gage for adultry

  • Jail: May 1842 - authorized by the county board.

  • Lawyer: 1842 - John A. Bingham in Monroe. The second was John W. Stewart

  • Lead Miners: Sac Indians

  • Marriage: 1834 - Josiah Blackmore and Nancy Wallace who soon afterward moved to Warren, Illinois.
    The second marriage was between James Hawthorn and Massy Bolys in Aug 1836 near Monroe.

  • Meeting House: 1847/48 - Monroe - built by the Methodists

  • Methodist Camp Meeting: Summer of 1841 - near the present town of Jefferson.

  • Mill: year unknown - Abner Van Sant and his son-in-law, John W. Deniston. It was originally a feed mill,
    but grew into a flour mill. It was located on Honey Creek.

  • Naturalized Citizen: 14 Apr 1841 - John Thorp

  • Norwegian to settle in Green County: Lars Larson in Jordan

  • Person tried by a Jury: Daniel Harcourt for removing and destroying boundries of a lot of land. Verdict: Not gulity

  • Preachers: 1836 - Methodists Preachers Daniel Harcourt and A.C. Dunlap

  • Public School: 01 December 1839 - Clarno - taught by Daniel R. Howe

  • Railroad: "Southern Wisconsin Branch of the Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad"

  • Religious Society: organized by Methodist Rev. James McKane. It was composed of the following members:
    Mathew Wells, his wife and daughters, Mrs. Maria Blunt and William Baird.

  • Road Supervisor: 02 Oct 1838 - Bennett Nowlin, he refused to serve and Andrew Clarno was appointed in his place.

  • School: 1836 - Cadiz - Teacher: Ralph Hildebrand. This was a subscription school. Andrew Clarno, William Bowen,
    Bennett Nowlan and William Boyls, thinking it unwise not to provide for the education of their children,
    engaged Mr. Hildebrand to teach them.

  • School District "set off" in Green County: 1840 - Roscoe

  • School House: 1837 near Mr. Clarno's in Cadiz

  • Sermon: August 1835 - At the home of Matthew Wells by Daniel Harcourt

  • Settlement: 1827 "Sugar River Diggings", now Exeter

  • Tavern License: 07 Jan 1839 to Joseph Payne

  • Teacherís Institute: August 1852 - Monroe

  • Village Plat: New Mexico, in what is now Monroe

  • White Child born: 1834 - a daughter to Nicholas and Eliza Hale.
    The second was Charles R. Deniston, son of John W. and Elizabeth Deniston in 1835.

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