The History of Keokuk County, Iowa
DES MOINES: UNION HISTORICAL COMPANY.
1880.

THE FIRST CLAIMS ALLOWED.

 

At the April term of 1844 the following claims were allowed:

Samuel A. James, stationery  ..........................................................................  $    4.00

Judges and clerks of special election  ............................................................      35.25

Harvey Stevens, services as sheriff  .................................................................      40.00

Samuel A. James, services as clerk  ................................................................      32.00

James M. Smith, services as commissioner  ..................................................        8.25

Jeremiah Hollingsworth, services as commissioner  ....................................        8.50

Enos Darnell, services as commissioner  .......................................................        7.50

Geo. W. Hayes, attendance on the commissioners' court  ...........................        3.00

Total amount of bills allowed at the April term  ............................... $ 138.50

 

At the July term the following bills were allowed:

Andrew Ogden, services as assessor  .........................................................  $   33.00

Edom Shugart, services as clerk  ................................................................       50.00

Chas. E. Woodward, road commissioner  ...................................................       14.00

Geo. M. Holliday, road commissioner  .......................................................       14.00

Richard Parker, road commissioner  ..........................................................       12.00

S. E. McCracken, surveyor  .........................................................................       21.50

John Marshal, chain-carrier  .......................................................................         8.75

N. S. Woodward, wagon and team  .............................................................      14 .00

E. G. Stanfield, working road  .....................................................................         3.75

W. A. Woodward, working road  .................................................................         3.75

N. S. Woodward, driving stakes  .................................................................         1.00

G. W. Hayes, services as sheriff  .................................................................       18.90

James M. Smith, services as commissioner  .............................................         7.50

Jeremiah Hollingsworth, services as commissioner  ................................         7.50

Enos Darnell, services as commissioner  ..................................................         7.50

G. W. Hayes, attendance upon court  ........................................................         3.00

Edom Shugart, services as clerk  ...............................................................         7.40

Samuel A. James, stationery  ......................................................................         1.80

Total amount allowed, July term  .....................................................  $ 229.35

 

At the September term the following bills were allowed:   

John Hurley, wolf scalps  .............................................................................. $     4.50

Judges and clerks of election  ......................................................................      48.20

Viewers, markers and chain-carriers  ..........................................................      33.75

A. P. Moody, swearing in commissioners  ..................................................        1.37

G. W. Hayes, services as sheriff  ..................................................................      66.00

Green Atwood, canvassing poll-books  .......................................................        2.00

Reuben Whitson, books and stationery  ......................................................      30.00

Edom Shugart, clerk  ......................................................................................      12.18

G. W. Hayes, services as sheriff    .................................................................        6.00

S. A. James, clerk court  ................................................................................        2.50

Obadiah Tharp, services as commissioner  ..............................................         4.00

Elias Whetstone, services as commissioner  ..............................................         4.00

Andrew Taylor, services as commissioner  ...............................................         4.00

Total amount allowed, September term  ..........................................  $ 218.50

 

At the October term the following bills were allowed:       

William Troxell, services as constable  ........................................................   $     1.00

Commissioners, markers, chain-men, etc.  ................................................        22.25

Commissioners, markers, chain-men, etc.  ................................................        85.00

William Webb, canvassing poll-books  ........................................................          4.00

O. T. Ragland, surveying  .............................................................................        12.50

G. W. Hayes, services as sheriff     ...............................................................          6.00

G. W. Hayes, posting notices  ......................................................................        26.00

Andrew Taylor, services as commissioner  ................................................          7.50

Obadiah Tharp, services as commissioner  ...............................................          7.50

Edom Shugart, services as clerk  ...............................................................          17.87

Total, October term  ........................................................................   $ 189.62

 

At the November term the following bills were allowed:    

Philip Wareham, wolf scalps  .....................................................................   $      .50

William Trimble, wolf scalps  ....................................................................           .50

Judges and clerks  .....................................................................................       28.60

John Baker, wolf scalps  ............................................................................           .50

Thos. Alexander, wolf scalps  ...................................................................           .50

John Shockley, wolf scalps  .......................................................................           .50

O. T. Ragland, surveying  ........................................................................        16.75

O. T. Ragland, surveying  .........................................................................         7.50

Henry Keith, canvassing poll-books  ......................................................         2.64

Total, November term  .....................................................................   $  57.99

These constitute all the claims allowed during the first year's history of the county, the total amount allowed being $833.96.

Transcribed by Pat Wahl. Thank you, Pat!

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