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Thus it will be seen that Richard B. Watts was the person first elevated to the office of justice of the peace in the Knoxville precinct, and Thomas Thompson was the first constable.
The names of the voters are as follows: Thomas Tong, F. A. Barker, D. T. Durham, Nathaniel T. Day, George Wise, Elias Williams, Lewis S. Jones, John Wise, Joseph Clark, Jacob Hendrix, Thos. Nichols, Henry Sadoros, David Gushwa, James Tong, John P. Pearce, Alex May, Henry Haymaker, Wm. Greeman, Thomas Gregory, Horace Lyman, Isaac Willsey, Thomas B. Clifford, Wellington Nossaman, Joshua Way, Matthew Ruple, Squire B. Zane, Samuel C. Nicholson, Eli Legget, Benajah Williams, J. A. Rousseau, Andrew McGruder, John S. Foster, Andrew Foster, Benj. Spillman, Solomon Robison, A. C. Buffington, Allen Lowe, Solomon Thrush. Thirty-eight votes in all.
The vote cast in this precinct was as follows:
Out of twelve candidates for justice of the peace Benjaman Spillman received twenty-one votes, being a plurality, and out of ten candidates for constable Andrew McGruder received nineteen votes, which was a plurality.
The voters were as follows: Noah Whitlatch, Conrad Walters, G. W. Clark, Taylor Overton, Robert Willis, John Camplain, Jasper Koons, John G. McGregor, Benj. Sherwood, David Sweem, Silas R. Brown, David Durham, Stanford Doud, Jeremiah Gullian, John Greenman, John R. Welch, Eli Wickersham, E. B. Ryor, John Stewart, Nelson Hill, George Henry, Martin Neel, Wm. Carlysle, John B. Hamilton, Michael Levington, John Conrey, John B. White, Nelson D. Mount, George E. Jewett, Joseph Drouillard. Thirty voters in all.
The votes were cast as follows:
John Conrey was elected justice of the peace and David T. Sweem was chosen constable.
RED ROCK PRECINCT.
The following were the voters: Thomas Stevenson, George Gillaspy, Alexander Turner, Henry Lott, S. V. Hughes, Josiah Fain, J. S. West, Samuel Morgan, David Ray, David Tice, M. S. Morris, A. Prouty, Joel Worth, J. H. Mikesell, Ely Hall, T. H. Morgan, Allen Tice, Simon Drouillard, Charles Harp, J. Q. Buffington, Thomas Pollock, William Miler, Samuel Richardson, James Stevenson, D. Kygers, George Tilson, George Stevenson, Edward Drouillard, A. Starts, James Miler, Andrew Stevenson, Robert Russell, A. S. Cayton, Robert Stevenson, James Chesnut, Freeman Willson, Thomas Black, Mordecai Yearns, C. B. Cannon, William Cannon, Lewis M. Pearce, J. J. Willett, George Billups, E. C. Stevenson, R. R. Billups, Samuel M. Cooley, Reuben Mathews, James Price; forty-eight votes in all.
These votes were distributed among the candidates as follows:
Simon Drouillard was elected justice of the peace, notwithstanding the fact that he had ten competitors; and out of a list of thirteen candidates James Watts received eight votes, which was a plurality.
LAKE PRAIRIE PRECINCT.
The names of the voters are as follows: John George, James Willis, John George, Jr., George W. Copron, John J. Mudjet, Asa Koons, James M. Deweese, Alfred Vertrees, Alexander Elder, John W. Alley, Ose Mathews, Isaac B. Power, James Deaton, James Colwell, Win. C. Pane, Levi Bainbridge, Wilson Stanley, Daniel Allman, Jacob C. Brown, Joshua Lindsay, William Cayton, Warren Mathews, Ose Mathews, Jr., Granville Hendricks, Simpson Mathews, William J. Buffington, Hormer Mathews, S. W. Buffington, Samuel Bariner, David Galland, Joseph Rohly, Garret Harsin, John Layton, Thomas Mitchell, John Harsin, R. G. Hamilton, William Buffington, Jacob Ilar, S. P. Parsons, William Welch, Walker Finley, William George, Benjamin Bowman; forty-three votes in all, distributed among the candidates as follows: