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BRANCH COUNTY

1833 QUINCY

He built the barn now standing on the property the same season, and also planted an orchard, two trees of which are still standing.
QUINCY AS A TOWNSHIP
But the most important event of the year was the formation of Quincy township, and the subsequent election. An act of the legislature—for we had in the previous October elected a legislature and a governor, though not admitted into the union as a State until '36—approved March 23, 1836, erected Quincy from Coldwater township, and designated the house of John Cornish as the place for holding the first meeting. Quincy by that act included Algansee and California. The meeting for the election of town officers was held at the house of John Cornish on the 4th day of April, 1836. It was organized by electing John Cornish, moderator; Thomas Wheeler, clerk; and Enos G. Berry, assistant moderator. The first ballot was cast by John Broughton, though living out of the township; I presume it was permitted in anticipation of his making this his -immediate and permanent home. The result of the election was, Enos G. Berry, supervisor; David W. Baker, town clerk; John Cornish, James G. Corbus, Samuel Beach, and Enos G. Berry, justices of the peace; Samuel Briggs and James Adams, assessors; Joseph Burnham, Pearson Anson, and James Adams, highway commissioners; James M. Burdick, Ellis Russell, Thomas Wheeler, commissioners of common schools; Griswold Burnham, collector; Pearson Anson, Griswold Burnham, constables; Samuel Berry, Conrad Rapp, overseers of the poor; district N'o. 1, Thomas wheeler, district No. 2, Pearson Anson, district No. 3, Joseph Hartsough, overseers of highways.

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