Index to Rock Co., WI Farms, 1855

Rock County Genealogical Society

Roster of the Largest Farmers in Rock
County Wisconsin, 1855


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SOURCE and NOTES:

History of Rock Co. & Transactions of the Rock Co. Agricultural Soc. & Mechanics’ Institute, edited by Orrin Guernsey & Josiah F. Willard, published by Rock Co. Agricultural Soc. & Mechanics’ Institute, Janesville, WI, 1856 (graciously transcribed by Wendy Uncapher of the Rock County Genealogical Society). The book lists the names of a few of the largest farmers in each township with the amount of produce & stock raised. This web page lists only their names and the number of acres. It is sorted alphabetically within each Rock County Township. Search by Township (they appear alphabetically) or see Surname Search Strategy, below.

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Avon Township Acres

James Barnes 60

I.O. Barr 40

Wm. C. Beals 80

Rufus Breed 135

Seymore Chamberlain 50

H. W. Dixson 65

Patrick Finney 30

Easton Johnson 30

John Kennada 80

Alvin Randall 40

There were 89 farms in 1855.

Beloit Township Acres

E.N. Baldwin 40

Richard Barry 40

E.G. Bement 25

Daniel Blodgett 40

Perry Bostwick 40

J. & S.A. Burchard 100

J. Chamberlain 60

A. Clark 75

Wm. Cochran 57

T. Cutts 40

John Eddy 50

J. Gesley 75

Isaac Gilman 40

A. Henderson 60

T. Hoagland 85

M.A. Holmes 40

Henry Knid 65

Wm. Lawrence 40

G.R. Mallory 170

Clark Nye 55

Jeremiah Roberts 90

George S. Ruble 150

Simon Ruble 226

Torgas Saberson 100

J. Southard 90

A. Teale 100

R.G. Thompson 53

I.G. Washburn 100

Wm. Washburn 100

J.G. Winslow 75

Wm. S. Yost 180

There were 103 farms in 1855.

Bradford Twp. Acres

Alva Blackman 160

Erastus Blackman 60

L.S. Blackman 90

A.V. Bradt 100

Aaron Briggs 130

Wesley Carey 150

Merrit Case 40

Russell Cheney 100

Beri Cook 85

Warren Courtwright and

John Cummings 240

Levi Davis 90

Norman Densmore 170

John Dickens 100

Wm. T. Doolittle 83

Cornelius Dykeman 160

Henry Dykeman 60

John A. Fletcher 160

Jacob Fowle 150

Enos Franklin 100

Frederic Frydendall 200

E. & G. Hatherell 140

Henry C. Knapp 160

E. Livingston 160

Andrew McCullagh 170

David McNair 170

E. Mowers 160

Jesse Putnam 75

Asa G. Ransom 75

George Rhoades 130

S.D. Seale 120

Stephen Scott, Jr. 100

John Smith 120

John Teachout 130

Lucius Van Allen 90

Peter D. Wemple 240

John Wilkins 50

Daniel Woodman 110

Wm. Wyman 112

There were 192 farms in 1855.

Center Twp Acres

Wm. Bemis 70

Zimri Campbell 

George Cleeland 

James Cleeland 

Jonathan Cory 

John Crall 

David W. Davis 90

Increase Owen 150

Ira Parmlee 70

Andrew Stevens 100

L.D. Thompson 80

J. & W. Wiggins 80

Ward Witham 

Elijah Wood 

There were 120 farms in 1855.

Clinton Twp. Acres

Edward Anunson 200

Alexander Case 80

Arick Gilbertson 180

Torry Holgerson 100

Job. T. Irish 180

A.G. Murray 150

W.S. Murray 112

John Perrine 100

A.C. Resseguie 60

Oliver Richardson 105

Mrs. Sarah Snyder 110

G.N. Willis 92

H.W. Wood 100

Charles D. Wooster 60

Number of farms not reported.

Fulton Twp. Acres

John Arthur 80

Chas. Bowerman 50

Orrin Buton 110

Theodore Butts 75

Geo. E. Cowan 75

Wm. Cowell 90

Orson Cox 150

O.E. Davis 90

Elias Downing 120

H.A. Heacock 74

E.T. & F.M. Hopkins 80

J.S. & S.H. Hopkins 110

Silas Hurd 100

John Hutson 75

David Kelley 80

David McCullock 50

Daniel Miles 120

Isaac Miles 80

William Naggle 55

L.H. Page 80

L.S. Peck 75

Wm. Pomeroy 100

R.T. Powell 75

J.H. Roberts 40

A. Root 65

J.S. Shaler 60

Ephraim Stillman 75

Robert Stone 400

Sherman Stone 140

R.E. Taylor 68

Townsend 80

Fred True 50

Barry Turner 40

Henry Whittaker 120

S.G. Williams 75

Robert Wixom 70

There were 129 farms in 1855.

Harmony Twp. Acres

Edward Aiken 115

Freeman Bacon 175

Andrew Barlas 280

A.J. Bennett 55

Isaac Bidleman 60

Lucius Bingham 140

Godfrey Bishop 90

Arvah Cole 60

T.P. Davis 110

John N. Deans 200

E.C. Dickinson 80

L.S. Dickinson 200

H.H. Dillenback 100

Lewis D. Gage 100

Erastus Green 75

Joseph Grundy 116

Andrew T. Hart 135

Wid. Abby Holmes 80

Thomas Huggins 95

Noyes Jackman 80

Timothy Jackman 320

Thomas Jamison 130

John C. Jenkins 120

Ray Jenkins 110

George B. Jones 100

David Z. Leake 80

G.W. Leake 47

J.M. Learned 165

Gurdon Leonard 220

John Menzie 280

G.H. Miller 54

Malcolm Monat 190

B.H. Moon 85

Peter Neyhart 50

William Nicolson 85

Chancy Osborn 55

John Ross 80

Norton B. Royce 210

A.W. Smith 76

David Smith 120

Joseph Spaulding 375

William Spaulding 280

John Turner 200

J.J. Vankirk 110

David Welsh 100

Aaron White 120

George Wilbur 140

Absolom Williams 140

George H. Williston 130

David B. Wood 180

R.C. Wright 90

John E. Youngs 80

There were 128 farms in 1855.

Janesville Twp. Acres

E.W. Barker 250

James Bear 60

Hiram Bishop 80

J.A. Blount 70

William Brace 115

N.P. Bump 50

Z.P. Burdick 100

Jesse Burnham 50

James Carl 172

John B. Carl 132

H.W. Cator 90

D.F. Chapin 45

Gideon Chapin 100

H.P. Culver 147

W.S. Follansby 80

Wm. R. Hall 120

J.G. Hecock 70

John Holmes 130

David Jeffers 160

George Johnston 100

Col. J.C. Johnston 3000

Hezekiah Kimball 60

James O’Brien 70

Ira Pratt 75

R.K. Prichard 74

Henry Search 120

Robert Shaw 100

H.H. Simonds 110

John Stacy 75

E. Strunk 250

Chas. Terwillegar 170

L.M. Thayer 70

Albert Warner 55

Thomas Welch 120

There were 90 farms in 1855.

Johnstown Twp. Acres

The Town Clerk did not submit the list of farmers as requested. The following names were compiled by the

authors. Johnstown had a large number of the very best farmers in the county.

Robert Barlass 240

Wm. Galbraith 120

John McGrath & Bros 117

David & John McLay 330

John Wynn 200

John & Wm. Zuill 170

Number of farms not reported.

La PrairieTwp. Acres

Thomas Auld 70

James V. Beltings 200

E.W. Blish 160

James Chamberlain 90

E. Chesbro 100

Henry Chesbro 100

Hiram Finch 160

S.L. Halstead 120

Harvey Hart 100

Alfred Haskins 300

Freeman Hitchcock 350

C.W. Lawrence 100

Wm. H. Read 240

George Rhodes 110

R.W. Schenk 228

William Schenk 100

Harvey Sessions 125

Amaziah Sherman 240

Wm. H. Stark 110

Jacob Van Gelder 250

Guy Wheeler 110

J.P. Wheeler 130

There were 79 farms in 1855.

 Lima Twp. Acres

John Austin 450

Orris Bacon 108

Wm. S. Benton 80

Fitch Brown 120

G.S. Burdick 94

S. Burroughs 80

John Child 52

M.G. Cravath 65

Wm. Forrest 115

Roley Godfrey 100

Gardiner Hall 70

William Janes 80

Wm. C. Patterson 92

C.F. Sax 110

Abel Slocum 185

C. Stacey 86

Alpha Warren 90

There were 161 farms in 1855.

Magnolia Twp. Acres

John Andrew 60

T.T. Ash 70

Hiram Barr 100

Edmund Barge 76

A.K. Barrett 140

Frederic Barrett 76

Seth J. Cain 70

Thomas Conat 75

Joseph Doolittle 40

Charles S. Dunbar 120

Joshua Dunbar 80

Wm. P. Hammond 230

N.B. Howard 177

Wm. Huyke 120

James F. Jones 100

Jopthan Laiten 100

T.M. Lockwood 200

Col. Ezra Miller 150

John N. Palmer 52

George Patchen 80

James A. Robson 160

James M. Smith 200

There were 139 farms in 1855.

Milton Twp. Acres

John Alexander 192

Levi H. Bond 120

J. Bunnell 100

Stephen D. Butts 160

James Craig 120

Amos S. Crandall 90

H.B. Crandall 100

O.M. Crandall 70

Wm. L.N. Crandall 60

J.E. Culver 100

Jeremiah Dennett 100

Robert F. Fraser 50

Joseph Goodrich 100

Henry Green 40

S.S. Green 60

Thomas Hall 60

Erza Hazzard 108

Luke Holmes 20

James Howe 75

D.T. Hudson 120

John Livingston 120

G.T. Mackey 100

N. Maxson 100

Peter McEwan 120

Wm. McEwan 44

Wm. S. McNitt 80

Wm. T. Morgan 67

George W. Odgen 32

Wm. Paul 80

James L. Quirk 70

Lewis Reynolds 35

Isaac T. Smith 130

D.D. Sowle 50

James Sowle 50

James Stockman 140

Christopher Vincent 60

Wid. Jane Vincent 95

Alfred Walker 100

M.T. Walker 100

George Waterman 40

Hezekiah Waterman 84

Joel Wood 130

Volney Wood 70

Cyrus Yeomans 65

There were 104 farms in 1855.

Newark Twp. Acres

Henck Bartlett 60

Samuel Birge 120

Hiram Brown 40

P.P. Chase 80

Cyrus Curtice 50

Wm. Deeshammar 80

A.G. Felt 60

Elijah Fisher 100

S.C. Grant 150

Martin Johnson 30

Peter Kethline 52

G.W. Lambert 80

Peter McVain 130

Philip Mead 40

G.W. Merrill 44

Weston Miller 60

Wm. Moore 67

Samuel Morrison 60

John Nelson 140

Wm. Polly 65

Abram Shoemaker 80

J.B. Smith 50

John Stevens 60

N. Strong 80

Lewis Young 44

There were 178 farms in 1855.

Plymouth Twp. Acres

John Arnold 90

Joel Barlow 50

Daniel Bemis 80

S.F. Chipman 

A. Coddington 40

A.C. Douglas 80

D. P. Douglass 45

J. Fisher 140

Caleb Inman 110

H.C. Inman 80

J.G. Scofield 100

A. Spoon 75

_. Smiley 90

A. Smiley 140

Samuel Smiley 200

James Whitehead 78

There were 109 farms in 1855.

Porter Twp.  Acres

Stephen Allen 140

E.D. Barnard 90

W.W. Blackman 40

Wm. Duxbury 65

Horace Fessenden 270

Zenas Gibbs 90

Rodman Ide 60

Daniel Lovejoy 200

Ezra N. Mann 55

Dennis McCarthy 100

Robert Mervin 157

J.P. Miller 100

S.L. Miller 80

Joseph K.P. Porter 80

J. Pound 105

Samuel Pound 130

Samuel Raymond 60

Levi Sanires 120

D.F. Sayre 34

John Scofield 70

J.D. Seaver 70

Roger Shepherd 120

Harrison Stebbins 80

Thomas Stevens 90

C. Vaughan 120

Jerome Vaughan 120

Wm. Webb 100

John White 150

John Winston 65

Earle Woodbury 120

There were 182 farms in 1855.

 Rock Township Acres

J.F. Antisdell 160

Simon Antisdell 60

John W. Bowen 80

Lewis Comstock 160

H.B. Dailey 175

Joseph Griffin 80

Daniel Gower 150

Jacob Groaner 160

Orrin Guernsey 100

Adam Hayner 74

Andrew P. Hayner 63

J.P.J. Hayner 100

W.H. Hayner 80

David W. Inman 45

John Inman 60

Richard Inman 80

Waterman Lester 180

James Logan 60

J.P. Sears 120

John Shafer 84

James Shields 140

Peter Skelly 80

Phillip Snyder 80

John G. Todd 240

N.W. Tripp 120

William Tripp 150

Rufus Washburn 400

C.F. Wilcox 200

J.F. Willard 128

C.B. Woodruff 150

Wm. Youngs 160

There were 105 farms in 1855.

Spring Valley Twp. Acres

S.W. Abbott 80

H.M. Balis 80

Jacob Beck 50

Willard Bowles 40

W.F. Clark 70

Norman Cole 100

Seth T. Green 55

Benjamin Grover 75

Robert Harper 90

Thomas Helmbolt 80

Bela Hungerford 50

James Kirkpatrick 160

Stephen C. Pierce 60

T.M. Purdy 52

Amos Remington 100

Andrew Smith 45

E.C. Smith 83

Walter Smith 50

Robert Taylor 95

Elijah Waid 40

Phillip Workman 50

Isaac Wright 60

There were 158 farms in 1855.

Turtle Township Acres

A.W. Allyn 

Dr. A.J. Bennett 

Daniel Bennett 160

Elek Bruce 150

M.P. Cogswell 

Thomas Crosby 70

Johnson Dole 

Richard Dole 

J.F. Dockstader 

Daniel B. Egery 100

Dwight B. Egery 120

P.J. Erckenbrack 

J.M. Everett 60

John Faber 70

John Hopkins 75

B.E. Mack 

B.F. Murray 75

Horatio Murray 80

Sylvester Murray 75

Henry Smith 50

Chancy Tuttle 160

There were 138 farms in 1855.

Union Township Acres

Peter Aller 55

John T. Baker 45

William Berry 100

Nathaniel Blakeslee 80

Henry Boyce 80

Hiram Bullard 60

H. Burdick 75

Hiram Campbell 64

Thomas P. Chapin 100

Waldo C. Clark 70

Daniel Crandall 110

John Dawson 70

E. Devereaux 140

Samuel Dudley 80

Warren Foster 70

Harvey Frost 60

Stephen Gore 90

Washington Higday 80

Josiah Howard 100

Sylvester Howard 120

Jedediah Hubbard 62

Albert Janes 86

Daniel Johnson 115

David Johnson 125

Ira Jones 120

Sarah Jones 80

Levi Leonard 60

Anson Loomis 200

Wm. C. Lovejoy 100

Charles Miller 270

James Montgomery 100

Dennis Nicholas 90

S.F. Randall 60

Aaron Rowley 100

M.A. Rowley 70

Cyrus Searls 100

Reuben Slawson 70

H.L. Smith 100

Levi Taggart 55

John Tupper 65


There were 185 farms in 1855.


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