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Bingham, Helen M. (Helen Maria) / History of Green County, Wisconsin
(1877)

History of Green County,   pp. [9]-64 PDF (10.7 MB)


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Histoiy of Green County.               9, 
March 4th, 1837.    From   this unfortunate statement 
arose a claim of Iowa County against Green for $537,73" 
But, though the claim was urged as late as iS5o, and 
though the lawsuits to which it gave rise cost the people 
of little Green as much as the amount claimed, yet 
they always insisted that, as they had derived no benefit 
from the expenditures for which they were charged, the 
claim was unjust and should not be paid, and it never 
was paid. 
The following table shows the population of Wis- 
consin from 1820 to the organization of Green County 
in 1838: 
COUNTIES.     1820.   1830.  1834.   1836.  1838. 
Brown ...........  952     964    1,957  2,766   3,048 
Crawford ........  492     692     8IO   1,220    850 
Iowa ..................... 1,589  2,633  3,218   5,234 
Milwaukee .    ........ .............. .2,892    3,131 
Dane...      ................ ..................72 
Dodge ...........              ................    is 
Grant ............... ..... .... . ....... .  ..... 2,763 
Green .............................  .......... .... .. 494 
The first election in the new county was held March 
5th, 1838, at the house of Jacob LyBrand, in Monroe,, 
or New Mexico. Two hundred and thirty-one votes, 
were cast, and Daniel S. Sutherland, Wm. Bowen, and 
Daniel Harcourt were elected county commissioners. 
What was called the annual election was held in August, 
at which time the following officers were elected: Daniel 
Harcourt and James Reily, commissioners; Jehu Chad- 
wick, treasurer; Jarvis Rattan, coroner; Jabez Johnson, 
assessor; Hiram Rust, register of deeds, and Jabez John- 


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