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Census List of the County of Ness

name                                       age

Thomas Myers                        28

Chrisana Myers                      25

Anthony Martin                      47

Mary Ann Martin                   48

William Martin                      24

James Martin                          21

William English                     23

Robert English                        27

Henry R English                     21

George Wright                        43

Robert Wright                        37

Molly Wright                         32

John Dirine                             51

Mary Dirine                            48

Robert Dirine                          26

Albert Dirine                          22

Helen Dirine                           16

Joseph Henry                          29

Joseph Vierner                        26

George Smith                         28

Charles Myers                                    54

Mary J Myers                         51

William Myers                       24

Robert Myers                          21

James Myers                           16

Georgina Myers                      13

Alexander Myers                    10

John F Myers                          7

name                                       age

Orrin P Lyons                         37

Bridgt Lyons                           41

Edward Lyons                         14

Bridgt Lyons                           8

Patrick Lyons                         5

Lyman Vinney                        43

Mary O Vinney                       40

James Vinney                         22

Patrick Cannon                       41

James G Barcter                     32

Sarah Ann Borcter                  26

[XXXX] [XXXX]                   9

John Willer                             55

Robert Shannon                      44

Mary Shannon                                    41

Robert Biggs                           57

Albert Spencer                        52

Harriet E Butler                      55

Elias Grant                              62

James Grant                            26

Abijal Grant                            53

Timothy Barrett                      33

Patrick Barrett                                    25

Jane Barrett                            22

Samuel Barrett                       3

Edward O Hare                       27

Molly O Hare                         24

Maggie O Hare                       3

           

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[X]        Name                         Age

 

William Biggs                                    42

Edward Biggs                         35

William R Peirce                    51

James Halifat                          55

Helen Halifat                          47

Jane Halifat                            18

James Bradberry                     32

Minnie Bradberry                   27

Peter Mc Michol                    26

William Hanlon                      31

John M Rodgers                     21

Samuel Rodgers                     17

Annie Rodgers                        14

Louisa Rodgers                       8

Nathaniel Grant                      52

John Sonet                              29

Josiah McClure                      34

James Lee                              

William Frank                                    28

John E Nelson                         32

Albert Nelson                         35

John Somers                           41

Sarah Somers                          37

Minnie Somers                       9

Pat Somers                              6

Eliza Somers                          3

James Delaney                        47

name                                       age

Sarah Delaney                        39

Jane Delaney                          8

John O Toole                          46

William O Toole                    16

Edward O Toole                     13

Robert O Toole                       10

Mary O Toole                         8

James O Toole                                    5

Henry O Toole                        3

Patrick O Donnell                   44

Chusan O Donnell                  41

Bridget            O Donnell                  11

Crist Lierman                         28

Annie Lierman                       24

Hart Lierman                          5

William Henning                    29

Margaret Henning                  23

Mary Jane Henning                5

Michael Foley                        38

Christiana Foley                     32

Elizabett Foley                       9

Martin Collins                                    48

Bridget Collins                       47

Mary Collins                          19

William Collins                      16

James Collins                         11

Henry J Collins                       8

Mary [XXXXX]                     38

 

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name                                                   age

 

John Cannon                           11

John Haliner                           45

James [XXXXX]                    37

Sarah Haliner                          31

Patrick Hayes                         27

Abbie Hayes                           22

James Beland                          23

Nolan Beland                          27

James Best                              48

Robert Best                             29

William Best                          25

Milton Best                             22

Samuel J Booley                     29

Mary Booley                           27

Thomas Jordan                       28

Samuel Jordan                                    23

Alesander Baff                       26

Robert Baff                             24

Edward Young                        26

Victor Young                          22

Robert Redham                       26

James Redham                        23

William Trueman                   29

Eliza Trueman                                    24

Robert Ganl                            27

Patrick Ganl                            24

John Lee                                 32

name                                       age

Louizia Lee                             27

Mary J Lee                              2

Henry Williams                      34

James Williams                      25

Albina Williams                     18

James Williams                      11

Charles Johnston                    37

Robert Johnston                      32

Abbey Washburne                  42

Samuel Washburne                47

Edward Washburne                23

Frank Washburne                   21

Walter Mason                         49

Mary Mason                           41

Eugene Walker                       23

Robert Walker                                    27

Robert Fumson                       44

Thomas Thomson                   27

Eleanor Thompson                 23

Ann Thompson                       1

William Ross                          43

Jane Ross                                39

Thomas Jenkinson                  25

Elmira Jenkinson                    25

Mary Jenkinson                      2         

James Carrol                           31

Andy Little                             33

William Little                         27

 

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name                                       age

James Peteruew                      24

Robert McDinald                    23

Samuel Monroe                      26

Abram Ferris                          37

Betsy Ferris                            34

Theodore Jones                       47

James Keegan                         29

Mary E Keegan                       26

Catherine Keegan                   4

Thomas Jarrell                                    32

Robert Farrell                         28

Miriam            Farrell                                    25

Hudson Farrell                        6

Edward Wallace                     49

[XXXX] Wallace                    28

John McCann                          37

James McCann                       28

William Weldure                   44

Josiah McClure                      37

Adam McKenzie                    26

Sarah McKenzie                     24

William McKenzie                 3

Pat O Dinnell                          28

Ellen O Donnell                      23

Jane O Dinnell                                    6

James Herbert                         49

[XXXX] Herbert                     43

Josiah Gordon                         37

name                                       age

James Gordin                          29

Molly Gordin                          27

John McCorley                       38

Ellen McCorley                      32

Joseph McCorley                    9

Betsy McCorley                     5

John Charlton                         43

James Charlton                       38

Robert Bones                          27

Albert McCabe                       29

William McCullough             43

Samuel McCullough              38

James Glenn                           69

Letitia Glenn                          57

Mary Glenn                            32

Chisin Glenn                          25

Miller Sloan                           27

Edward Sloan                         25

Sarah Sloan                             23

Jane Sloan                               5

William Magee                      28

Robert [XXXX]                      41

Eliza Home                             31

James Deur                             29

John Deur                               26

Elleanor Deur                         23

James Glenn                           42

Mariah Glenn                         37

 

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Name                                      age

John Jackson                           27

Wlliam [XXXX]                     25

Robert Farnsworth                  38

Mary Farnsworth                    26

Jane Farnsworth                     6

Samuel [XXXX]                     26

Mary [XXX] [XXXX]            22

Charles Baldwin                     28

George Wickerson                  24

Wlliam Wickerson                 26

Robert Stevenson                   30

George Dickerson                   28

James Dickerson                    25

William Dickerson                 23

Chuson Dickerson                  42

Jane Dickerson                       17

Ellen Dickerson                      13

Margaret Dickerson               11

[XXXX] Payne                       30

C B Nichols                            36

James Forbes                          32

William Berry                                    27

Margaret Berry                       22

Jane Berry                               2

William Perry                         29

Mary Perry                             27

Johnson Perry                         7

[XXXX] Josh                          28

Name                                      age

William Donald                      26

Horace Dick                            25

Jane Dick                                21

Lousia Dick                            2

Albert Spence                         30

Jane Spence                            27

[XXXX] Spence                     6

Chusy Spence                         2

William Hanna                       42

Bridgt Hanna              37

Pat Hanna                               17

Michael Hanna                       8

William Libbet                       26

Robert Canett                         47

Minnie Canett                         15

Louzia Canett                         11

John Lee                                 32

William Jones                        28

Margaret Jones                       22

James Jones                            3

Wlliam Perry                          28

James Perry                            26

Edward Perry                          22

Andrew Carrick                      45

Margaret Carrick                    38

Andrew Carrick                      21

Edward Carrick                      15

 

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Name                                     age

Pat Carrick                              13

Jim Carrick                             9

Anni Carrick                           10

Mary Carrick                          7

Margaret Carrick                    3

Ellen Carrick                          1

John Shannon                         35

Mary Shannon                                    13

Bridget Shannon                     12

Michael Shannon                    10

Ann Shannon                          3

Henry Maguire                       29

Alice Maguire                        27

Charles Maguire                     7

Henry Maguire                       4

Bernard Maguire                    35

Margaret Maguire                  30

Henry Maguire                       30

Mary Maguire                        22

Charles Maguire                     22

William Maguire                    28

Mary Ann Maguire                 26

Anne Maguire                         68

Henry Bassett                         42

Mary Bassett                          38

[XXXX] Bassett                     10

Jane Bassett                            2

W H Gage                               47

Name                                      age

Margaret Gage                        42

Jemimia Gage                         11

William Gage                         7

Mary Gage                              3

William Thomas                    26

Robert Thomas                       24

James Thomson                      36

Mariah Thomson                    32

Robert Williamson                 28

James Williamson                  26

Robert Harrison                      23

William James                                   26

James Jackson                                    28

Matthew Rollinson                 24

Andrew Munce                       29

John Grant                              25

James Grant                            22

Robert [XXXXX]                   34

John [XXXXX]                       30

Ellen [XXXXX]

Robert McCarley                    27

Charles McCarley                  21

Mary McCarley                      3

James [XXXXX]                    28

Josiah [XXXXX]                    24

Ellen [XXXXX]                      22

James Bucher                         29

 

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Name                                      age

William Liflin                                    24

Michael Jenkins                     27

Samual Mayers                       23

Robert [XXXXX]                   22

John norman                           29

John Lyle                                25

Edward Kelfod                       26

James Jones                            25

Mariah Jones                          22

Annie Jones                            2

William Jordan                       27

John Kelly                              24

James Kennedy                       28

Robert McCullough                26

Hanna McCullough                24

James Harrius                         25

Robert McCook                      24

[XXX] Miller                         23

Robert Jones                           27

Ellin [XXXX]                         24

Jane [XXXX]                          3

James Edward                         25

Josiah Marks                          29

Robert Biggs                           42

James Johns                            23

Robert Spinner                       26

Ellen Spinner                          22

William Thomson                  26

Name                                      age

Jane Thomson                         24

Mary Thomson                       3

George Eaton                          39

William Eaton                                    43

Mary Eaton                             37

Robert Eaton                           22

James Eaton                            15

Mary Eaton                             11

John McKeone                        29

Jane McKeorne                      29

Mary McKeorne                    11

Annie McKeone                     5

Robert Hanna                          26

Mary Hanna                            22

Jane Hanna                             3

James Jones                            26

Annie Jones                            24

Minni Jones                            3

John Ross                                45

Margaret Ross                                    41

Thomas Ross                          22

James Ross                             17

Ellen Ross                               13

William [XXXX]                   27

James [XXXX]                       24

Edward Miller                                    23

James Johnston                       26

May Johnston                         22

 

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Name                                      Age

Judith  Johnston                      3

John Carr                                29

Joseph Carr                             27

Robert Carr                             22

Thomas Creig                         26

Robert Creig                           24

James Kirk                              27

William Sayer                                    24

Nat Prescott                            26

Ellen Prescott                         22

Robert Cleland                       27

James Dickson                        26

Elias Scott                              47

Eugene Jenks                          27

Mary Jenks                             25

[XXXX] Jenks                        5

Pat Farman                             23

Robert Dulaf                           26

Edward Talcott                       24

Annie Talcott                          21

Molly Talcott                         2

James Brown                          27

Charles Jones                          24

Thomas Miller                                    27

Jane Miller                             23

Eliza Miller                            2

William Grant                                    28

Mary Grant                             24

Name                                      Age

Netty Grant                             4

Jane Grant                               2

John Marsh                             28

Jane Marsh                             26

Anna Marsh                            7         

James Jones                            27

Annie Jones                            25

Jams Murphy                          24

Thomas Dickson                     25

James Stevenson                    25

Edward Halley                        29

Mary Halley                           25

William Halley                       6

Robert Browner                      32

Fanni Browner                        26

Edith Browner                                    3

William Jamison                    23

Elizia Jamison                                    21

Jennett Jamison                      2

William Jackson                     27

Mariah Jackson                      25

Charles Jackson                      4

John Gilbert                            26

Robert Monroe                       23

William Anderson                  28

James Quigley                                    21

Thomas Quigley                     24

James Russell                         23

 

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name                                       age

Margaret Glen                                    11

Ezekeel Brown                       54

John Jackson                           27

James Reilley                         23

Edward Johnston                    24

Samuel Fisher                         29

W J Stevenson                                    22

Henry Loubach                       26

James [XXXX]                       24

John Shannon                         36

Mary Shannon                                    34

John Shannon                         9

Mariah Shannon                     6

James Shannon                       3

Charles Bensey                       51

Martin Collins                                    54

Bridgit Collins                                    53

Jeremiah Collins                    23

Margaret Collins                    17

John Allen                              26

James Martin                          24

[XXXX] Robb                        29

Maria Robb                             27

Samuel Jones                          43

James O Hale                          24

Michael O Hale                      28

James [XXXX]                       49

Chason [XXXX]                     42

Name                                      age

Ezekeel [X] Donell                 27

Richard W [XXXX]               25

William Pritt                          52

Abbie Pritt                              50

Chrisana Pritt                         15

James R Pritt                          8

Jacob Ellis                              31

Theodore Highlander             26

John Stevens                           55

Mary Stevens                          51

William Stevens                     26

Edward Stevens                      23

Josiah Stevens                                    21

Mary Stevens                          17

Margaret Stevens                   14

Ellen Stevens                          11

Monroe Stevens                      7

James Stevens                        4

Edward Stevens                      2

Henry Lilley                           44

Molly Lilley                           41

James Lilley                           9

Jane Lilley                              6

William Lilley                                    4

Jerry [XXXX]                         53

Margaretta [XXXX]               50

James [XXXX]                       14

John [XXXX]                         11

 

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Name                                      age

Mary [XXXX]                                    8

Josiah [XXXX]                       6

Ellen [XXXX]                        4

Eliza [XXXX]                         2

William Thomas                    36

Eugenia Thomas                     32

Lyman [XXXX]                      33

Mary [XXXX]                                    28

Jane [XXXX]                          2

Henry [XXXX]                       30

Jane [XXXX]                          26

David Peckham                      56

Eliza Peckham                                    52

William Peckham                   30

James Peckham                      28

Josiah Peckham                      23

Theodore Peckham                 21

[XXXX] Peckham                  18

Margaretta Peckham              14

Johnson Peckham                   9

Jackson Peckham                   6

Ellenor            Peckham                    4

John Benson                           28

James Anderson                     26

Thomas Dickson                     25

John Davis                              49

Mary Davis                             46

James Davis                            22

Name                                      Age

Ellen Davis                             17

Charles Davis                         [XX]

[XXXX] Davise                      6

Abbey Davis                           9

William Davis                                    3

Robert Horne                          45

Elizabeth Horne                      42

James Horne                           21

Jemimia Horne                       18

Mary Horne                            14

Joseph Horne                          11

John Horne                             8

[XXXX] Horne                       3

George W Strong                    37

Mariah Strong                        32

William Strong                       11

Mary Strong                           7

David Bennett                         33

Margaret Bennett                   29

William Bennett                     11

James Bennett                        7

Mary Jane Bennett                 5

Eliza Bennett                          3

Jackson Bennett                      1

Andrew Berry                         35

James Dickson                        28

John Taylor                             31

[XXXX] [XXXX]                   29

 

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Name                                     age

John [XXXX]                         26

Matthew Monroe                    29

James Jones                            23

Elias Mack                              27

John Nelson                            23

John Edwards                         25

James Duncan                         26

Ellen Duncan                          24

Mary Duncan                          4

James Murphy                                    28

Molly Murphy                                    26

Bridget Murphy                      7

George Murphy                      4

Robert Davison                       25

John Davison                          22

Robert Dilton                          27

Bridget Dilton                        25

Pat Murphy                             28

Ellen Murphy                         24

Mary Murphy                         3

Patrick O Brien                       26

Jane O Brien                           24

Molly O Brien                                    4                     

James Donald                         29

Mary Ann Donald                   27

James O Connell                    25

Robert O Connell                   24

James Magee                          22

Name                                      age

William Ellis                          4

Edward Miller                        28

Jane Miller                             27

Mary Miller                            4

James Carroll                         26

Ellen Carroll                           25

Betty Magee                           26

Edward Jones                          25

John Maguire                          22

Annie McBride                       27

Alexander Thomson               24

John McMillan                       28

James Glen                             32

Edward McCabe                     29

Mary Glen                              29

Robert Glen                            7

Mary McCabe                         27

Bridgt McCabe                       9

Molly McCabe                       7

John Gilimore                         24

Mary Gilimore                       22

Robert Craig                           28

Jane Craig                               24

Chuson Craig                          5

William Mort                         24

Mary Mort                              22

Elisa Short                              28

 

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Name                                      age

James Gunn                            26

William Thomas                    23

Robert Creaker                       26

Edward Marton                       25

Thomas Allen                         23

Anna Allen                             4

[XXXX] Allen                        2

Hanna Feild                            4

William Glenn                                    24

[XXXX] Moroney                  24

Edward Moroney                    4

William Greene                      26

Victor [XXXX]                       27

Hugh Thaser                           28

Name                                      age

James Erickson                       25

Mary Erickson                                    22

Mariah Erickson                     3

William Stine                         29

Margaret Stine                                    27

Jane Stone                               7

Robert Feild                            26

Mary Feild                              22

Edward Moroney                    27

James Moroney                      6

John Moroney                         1

D W Hadden                                       24

Guss Rofinct                                       25

 

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a True and correct enumeration of the Bona Fida inhabetants of Ness County Kansas

John Moroney

 

State of Kansas, Ellis County SS

Be it remembered that on this 22d day of October appearl before me D. C. Nellis a notary Public in and for Ellis County John Moroney who is personally Known to me to be the person who signed the above statement and that he acknowledged the signing of the name.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the year and day above written

D E Wittler Nellis

Notary Public

 

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Census returns of Ness County Kansas taken preparation to the organization of said county according to law:

On the 14th day of October A. D. 1873 his Excellency Thomas A. Osborn Governor of Kansas commissioned John Moroney Census Taker in and for the unorganized county of Ness.  On the 15th day of October A. D. 1873 said John Maroney was sworn into office by taking and subscribing the following oath, to wit:

I John Maroney do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the constitution of the State of Kansas and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of census Taker for the unorganized county of Ness; So help me God.

John Moroney

Sworn to and subscribed before me the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the county of Ellis state of Kansas this 15d day of October A. D. 1873

D E. Wittler Nellis

Notary Public

 

After having sworn and subscribed the following oath of office I John Maroney census Taker of Ness county, Kansas then proceed to make a true and correct enumeration of all the bona fide inhabitants of said county as follows, to wit:

Name                                      age                  Name                                      age

 

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Memorial

To His Excellency Thomas A. Osborn Governor of the State of Kansas:

We the undersigned house holders and legal Electors of the unorganized County of Ness, in the State of Kansas being fully satisfied that this (Ness) county contains six hundred inhabitants would most respectfully pray your Excelency to appoint John Moroney a Census taker who shall be authorized to take an enumeration of the inhabitants of Ness County: and if the enumeration made by said census taker shall be satisfactory to your Excellency then we your petitioners would further pray for the immediate organization of the County of Ness, as provided by law. To this end we would pray for the appointment of three temporary County Commissioners and a temporary County Clerk and for the temporary county seat and we would recommend for county commissioners John Rogers O H Perry Thomas [XXXX] and for County Clerk Charles Maguire and would recommend for the county seat Smallwood City We would ask that the County of Ness be organized at the earliest practicable day: for these things your petitioners will ever pray.

Samuel G Rodgers

John M Rodgers

Henry Maguire

Bernard x Maguire

Henry maguire

Charles Maguire

William Myers

Henry Myers

John Shannon

Andrew Carrilk

 

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Andrew Carrick

Chas Myers

D. W. Hadden

W H Gage

W S Griever

Jeremiah Hickel

Patrick O donnel

Robert Dunlop

O H [XXXX]

George Morris

William Sultzer

Andrew x [his mark] Karrick

John x [his mark] Shannora

E [XXXXX]

James C Lee

John Lee

John O Toole

George Hayes

Patrick x [mark] McCloury

John McBride

Alexander MBride

Patrick Hays

James Layden

John Kilfoil

Nicholas Carman

Anson Carman

S. Casselman

Erastus Casselman

Beck Carman

 

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State of Kansas

County of Ness

Samuel G Rodgers Henry Maguire Edward Moroney being duly sworn depose and say that thay are householders of the County of Ness of the state of Kansas; and that the signatures subscribed to the above and foregoing petition are the genuine signatures of bona fide householders of the unorganized County of Ness; and that they verily believe there are six hundred inhabitants in said county.

Samuel Grant Rodgers

E Moroney

Henry x [his mark] Maguire

Subscribed and sworn to before me the undersigned a Notary Public in and for Ellis County and State of Kansas this 13 day of Octobr A. D. 1873

 

DE Witt C. Nellis

Notary Public

 

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 Proclamation

Whereas a memorial signed by forty householders, residents of Ness County Kansas, and legal electors of the State whose signatures have duly attested by the affidavits of three householders thereof, showing that said County had six hundred inhabitants and praying for the organization of the same said affiants setting forth that they had reason to and believe said memoria And

Whereas it appears from a [XXXX] Enumeration by Census returns duly made and certified according to law by an officer regularly Commissioned and qualified that there are Six hundred bona fide inhabitants in said County of Ness

Now, Therefore, know ye that I Thomas A Osborn, Governor of the state of Kansas by authority vested in me have appointed and Commissioned John Rodgers O. H. Perry and Thomas Myers special County Commissioners and Charles McGuire special County Clerk for Ness County Kansas who were the persons recommended for said offices in the said memorial and do hereby declare Smallwood City the temporary County Seat for said county.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto scribed my name and Caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State. Done at Topeka this twenty third day of October A D 1873

Thomas A Osborn

[XXXX] the Governor

W H Smallwood --- Secy of State

 

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Governors Proclamation

Organizing the County of Ness and locating the temporary county seat

                                       _________________

Whereas; a memorial signed by two hundred and fifty householders residents of Ness County Kansas and legal electors of said state, whose signatures have been duly attested by the affidavits of three householders thereof, showing that said County had Fifteen Hundred x inhabitants and praying for the organization of the same; said affidavits setting forth that they had reason to, and did believe said memorial to be true, and ______

Whereas; It appears from actual enumeration x by census returns by census returns duly made and certified according to law, by an officer regularly appointed commissioned and qualified that there are fifteen hundred bona fide inhabitants in said county in said county of Ness, ______

Now Therefore, Know Ye, That I John P. St John, Governor of the State of Kansas by virtue of the authority of the authority vested in me by law have appointed and commissioned John E. Farnsworth

 

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L. Weston [XXX] L E Knowles ______ as County [XXXXXX] and James H Elting _____ as County Clerk of said [XXXXX] of Ness and hereby [XXXXX] and declare the town of Sidney ______ to be the temporary [XXXX] _______

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the Great Seal of the State. ________

Done at the City of Topeka this 14th day of April A. D. 1880 __

John P St John

By the Governor

James Smith

Secretary of State

 

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Census List of the County of Ness

name                                       age

Thomas Myers                        28

Chrisana Myers                      25

Anthony Martin                      47

Mary Ann Martin                   48

William Martin                      24

James Martin                          21

William English                     23

Robert English                        27

Henry R English                     21

George Wright                        43

Robert Wright                        37

Molly Wright                         32

John Dirine                             51

Mary Dirine                            48

Robert Dirine                          26

Albert Dirine                          22

Helen Dirine                           16

Joseph Henry                          29

Joseph Vierner                        26

George Smith                         28

Charles Myers                                    54

Mary J Myers                         51

William Myers                       24

Robert Myers                          21

James Myers                           16

Georgina Myers                      13

Alexander Myers                    10

John F Myers                          7

name                                       age

Orrin P Lyons                         37

Bridgt Lyons                           41

Edward Lyons                         14

Bridgt Lyons                           8

Patrick Lyons                         5

Lyman Vinney                        43

Mary O Vinney                       40

James Vinney                         22

Patrick Cannon                       41

James G Barcter                     32

Sarah Ann Borcter                  26

[XXXX] [XXXX]                   9

John Willer                             55

Robert Shannon                      44

Mary Shannon                                    41

Robert Biggs                           57

Albert Spencer                        52

Harriet E Butler                      55

Elias Grant                              62

James Grant                            26

Abijal Grant                            53

Timothy Barrett                      33

Patrick Barrett                                    25

Jane Barrett                            22

Samuel Barrett                       3

Edward O Hare                       27

Molly O Hare                         24

Maggie O Hare                       3

           

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[X]        Name                         Age

 

William Biggs                                    42

Edward Biggs                         35

William R Peirce                    51

James Halifat                          55

Helen Halifat                          47

Jane Halifat                            18

James Bradberry                     32

Minnie Bradberry                   27

Peter Mc Michol                    26

William Hanlon                      31

John M Rodgers                     21

Samuel Rodgers                     17

Annie Rodgers                        14

Louisa Rodgers                       8

Nathaniel Grant                      52

John Sonet                              29

Josiah McClure                      34

James Lee                              

William Frank                                    28

John E Nelson                         32

Albert Nelson                         35

John Somers                           41

Sarah Somers                          37

Minnie Somers                       9

Pat Somers                              6

Eliza Somers                          3

James Delaney                        47

name                                       age

Sarah Delaney                        39

Jane Delaney                          8

John O Toole                          46

William O Toole                    16

Edward O Toole                     13

Robert O Toole                       10

Mary O Toole                         8

James O Toole                                    5

Henry O Toole                        3

Patrick O Donnell                   44

Chusan O Donnell                  41

Bridget            O Donnell                  11

Crist Lierman                         28

Annie Lierman                       24

Hart Lierman                          5

William Henning                    29

Margaret Henning                  23

Mary Jane Henning                5

Michael Foley                        38

Christiana Foley                     32

Elizabett Foley                       9

Martin Collins                                    48

Bridget Collins                       47

Mary Collins                          19

William Collins                      16

James Collins                         11

Henry J Collins                       8

Mary [XXXXX]                     38

 

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name                                                   age

 

John Cannon                           11

John Haliner                           45

James [XXXXX]                    37

Sarah Haliner                          31

Patrick Hayes                         27

Abbie Hayes                           22

James Beland                          23

Nolan Beland                          27

James Best                              48

Robert Best                             29

William Best                          25

Milton Best                             22

Samuel J Booley                     29

Mary Booley                           27

Thomas Jordan                       28

Samuel Jordan                                    23

Alesander Baff                       26

Robert Baff                             24

Edward Young                        26

Victor Young                          22

Robert Redham                       26

James Redham                        23

William Trueman                   29

Eliza Trueman                                    24

Robert Ganl                            27

Patrick Ganl                            24

John Lee                                 32

name                                       age

Louizia Lee                             27

Mary J Lee                              2

Henry Williams                      34

James Williams                      25

Albina Williams                     18

James Williams                      11

Charles Johnston                    37

Robert Johnston                      32

Abbey Washburne                  42

Samuel Washburne                47

Edward Washburne                23

Frank Washburne                   21

Walter Mason                         49

Mary Mason                           41

Eugene Walker                       23

Robert Walker                                    27

Robert Fumson                       44

Thomas Thomson                   27

Eleanor Thompson                 23

Ann Thompson                       1

William Ross                          43

Jane Ross                                39

Thomas Jenkinson                  25

Elmira Jenkinson                    25

Mary Jenkinson                      2         

James Carrol                           31

Andy Little                             33

William Little                         27

 

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name                                       age

James Peteruew                      24

Robert McDinald                    23

Samuel Monroe                      26

Abram Ferris                          37

Betsy Ferris                            34

Theodore Jones                       47

James Keegan                         29

Mary E Keegan                       26

Catherine Keegan                   4

Thomas Jarrell                                    32

Robert Farrell                         28

Miriam            Farrell                                    25

Hudson Farrell                        6

Edward Wallace                     49

[XXXX] Wallace                    28

John McCann                          37

James McCann                       28

William Weldure                   44

Josiah McClure                      37

Adam McKenzie                    26

Sarah McKenzie                     24

William McKenzie                 3

Pat O Dinnell                          28

Ellen O Donnell                      23

Jane O Dinnell                                    6

James Herbert                         49

[XXXX] Herbert                     43

Josiah Gordon                         37

name                                       age

James Gordin                          29

Molly Gordin                          27

John McCorley                       38

Ellen McCorley                      32

Joseph McCorley                    9

Betsy McCorley                     5

John Charlton                         43

James Charlton                       38

Robert Bones                          27

Albert McCabe                       29

William McCullough             43

Samuel McCullough              38

James Glenn                           69

Letitia Glenn                          57

Mary Glenn                            32

Chisin Glenn                          25

Miller Sloan                           27

Edward Sloan                         25

Sarah Sloan                             23

Jane Sloan                               5

William Magee                      28

Robert [XXXX]                      41

Eliza Home                             31

James Deur                             29

John Deur                               26

Elleanor Deur                         23

James Glenn                           42

Mariah Glenn                         37

 

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Name                                      age

John Jackson                           27

Wlliam [XXXX]                     25

Robert Farnsworth                  38

Mary Farnsworth                    26

Jane Farnsworth                     6

Samuel [XXXX]                     26

Mary [XXX] [XXXX]            22

Charles Baldwin                     28

George Wickerson                  24

Wlliam Wickerson                 26

Robert Stevenson                   30

George Dickerson                   28

James Dickerson                    25

William Dickerson                 23

Chuson Dickerson                  42

Jane Dickerson                       17

Ellen Dickerson                      13

Margaret Dickerson               11

[XXXX] Payne                       30

C B Nichols                            36

James Forbes                          32

William Berry                                    27

Margaret Berry                       22

Jane Berry                               2

William Perry                         29

Mary Perry                             27

Johnson Perry                         7

[XXXX] Josh                          28

Name                                      age

William Donald                      26

Horace Dick                            25

Jane Dick                                21

Lousia Dick                            2

Albert Spence                         30

Jane Spence                            27

[XXXX] Spence                     6

Chusy Spence                         2

William Hanna                       42

Bridgt Hanna              37

Pat Hanna                               17

Michael Hanna                       8

William Libbet                       26

Robert Canett                         47

Minnie Canett                         15

Louzia Canett                         11

John Lee                                 32

William Jones                        28

Margaret Jones                       22

James Jones                            3

Wlliam Perry                          28

James Perry                            26

Edward Perry                          22

Andrew Carrick                      45

Margaret Carrick                    38

Andrew Carrick                      21

Edward Carrick                      15

 

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Name                                     age

Pat Carrick                              13

Jim Carrick                             9

Anni Carrick                           10

Mary Carrick                          7

Margaret Carrick                    3

Ellen Carrick                          1

John Shannon                         35

Mary Shannon                                    13

Bridget Shannon                     12

Michael Shannon                    10

Ann Shannon                          3

Henry Maguire                       29

Alice Maguire                        27

Charles Maguire                     7

Henry Maguire                       4

Bernard Maguire                    35

Margaret Maguire                  30

Henry Maguire                       30

Mary Maguire                        22

Charles Maguire                     22

William Maguire                    28

Mary Ann Maguire                 26

Anne Maguire                         68

Henry Bassett                         42

Mary Bassett                          38

[XXXX] Bassett                     10

Jane Bassett                            2

W H Gage                               47

Name                                      age

Margaret Gage                        42

Jemimia Gage                         11

William Gage                         7

Mary Gage                              3

William Thomas                    26

Robert Thomas                       24

James Thomson                      36

Mariah Thomson                    32

Robert Williamson                 28

James Williamson                  26

Robert Harrison                      23

William James                                   26

James Jackson                                    28

Matthew Rollinson                 24

Andrew Munce                       29

John Grant                              25

James Grant                            22

Robert [XXXXX]                   34

John [XXXXX]                       30

Ellen [XXXXX]

Robert McCarley                    27

Charles McCarley                  21

Mary McCarley                      3

James [XXXXX]                    28

Josiah [XXXXX]                    24

Ellen [XXXXX]                      22

James Bucher                         29

 

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Name                                      age

William Liflin                                    24

Michael Jenkins                     27

Samual Mayers                       23

Robert [XXXXX]                   22

John norman                           29

John Lyle                                25

Edward Kelfod                       26

James Jones                            25

Mariah Jones                          22

Annie Jones                            2

William Jordan                       27

John Kelly                              24

James Kennedy                       28

Robert McCullough                26

Hanna McCullough                24

James Harrius                         25

Robert McCook                      24

[XXX] Miller                         23

Robert Jones                           27

Ellin [XXXX]                         24

Jane [XXXX]                          3

James Edward                         25

Josiah Marks                          29

Robert Biggs                           42

James Johns                            23

Robert Spinner                       26

Ellen Spinner                          22

William Thomson                  26

Name                                      age

Jane Thomson                         24

Mary Thomson                       3

George Eaton                          39

William Eaton                                    43

Mary Eaton                             37

Robert Eaton                           22

James Eaton                            15

Mary Eaton                             11

John McKeone                        29

Jane McKeorne                      29

Mary McKeorne                    11

Annie McKeone                     5

Robert Hanna                          26

Mary Hanna                            22

Jane Hanna                             3

James Jones                            26

Annie Jones                            24

Minni Jones                            3

John Ross                                45

Margaret Ross                                    41

Thomas Ross                          22

James Ross                             17

Ellen Ross                               13

William [XXXX]                   27

James [XXXX]                       24

Edward Miller                                    23

James Johnston                       26

May Johnston                         22

 

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Name                                      Age

Judith  Johnston                      3

John Carr                                29

Joseph Carr                             27

Robert Carr                             22

Thomas Creig                         26

Robert Creig                           24

James Kirk                              27

William Sayer                                    24

Nat Prescott                            26

Ellen Prescott                         22

Robert Cleland                       27

James Dickson                        26

Elias Scott                              47

Eugene Jenks                          27

Mary Jenks                             25

[XXXX] Jenks                        5

Pat Farman                             23

Robert Dulaf                           26

Edward Talcott                       24

Annie Talcott                          21

Molly Talcott                         2

James Brown                          27

Charles Jones                          24

Thomas Miller                                    27

Jane Miller                             23

Eliza Miller                            2

William Grant                                    28

Mary Grant                             24

Name                                      Age

Netty Grant                             4

Jane Grant                               2

John Marsh                             28

Jane Marsh                             26

Anna Marsh                            7         

James Jones                            27

Annie Jones                            25

Jams Murphy                          24

Thomas Dickson                     25

James Stevenson                    25

Edward Halley                        29

Mary Halley                           25

William Halley                       6

Robert Browner                      32

Fanni Browner                        26

Edith Browner                                    3

William Jamison                    23

Elizia Jamison                                    21

Jennett Jamison                      2

William Jackson                     27

Mariah Jackson                      25

Charles Jackson                      4

John Gilbert                            26

Robert Monroe                       23

William Anderson                  28

James Quigley                                    21

Thomas Quigley                     24

James Russell                         23

 

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name                                       age

Margaret Glen                                    11

Ezekeel Brown                       54

John Jackson                           27

James Reilley                         23

Edward Johnston                    24

Samuel Fisher                         29

W J Stevenson                                    22

Henry Loubach                       26

James [XXXX]                       24

John Shannon                         36

Mary Shannon                                    34

John Shannon                         9

Mariah Shannon                     6

James Shannon                       3

Charles Bensey                       51

Martin Collins                                    54

Bridgit Collins                                    53

Jeremiah Collins                    23

Margaret Collins                    17

John Allen                              26

James Martin                          24

[XXXX] Robb                        29

Maria Robb                             27

Samuel Jones                          43

James O Hale                          24

Michael O Hale                      28

James [XXXX]                       49

Chason [XXXX]                     42

Name                                      age

Ezekeel [X] Donell                 27

Richard W [XXXX]               25

William Pritt                          52

Abbie Pritt                              50

Chrisana Pritt                         15

James R Pritt                          8

Jacob Ellis                              31

Theodore Highlander             26

John Stevens                           55

Mary Stevens                          51

William Stevens                     26

Edward Stevens                      23

Josiah Stevens                                    21

Mary Stevens                          17

Margaret Stevens                   14

Ellen Stevens                          11

Monroe Stevens                      7

James Stevens                        4

Edward Stevens                      2

Henry Lilley                           44

Molly Lilley                           41

James Lilley                           9

Jane Lilley                              6

William Lilley                                    4

Jerry [XXXX]                         53

Margaretta [XXXX]               50

James [XXXX]                       14

John [XXXX]                         11

 

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Name                                      age

Mary [XXXX]                                    8

Josiah [XXXX]                       6

Ellen [XXXX]                        4

Eliza [XXXX]                         2

William Thomas                    36

Eugenia Thomas                     32

Lyman [XXXX]                      33

Mary [XXXX]                                    28

Jane [XXXX]                          2

Henry [XXXX]                       30

Jane [XXXX]                          26

David Peckham                      56

Eliza Peckham                                    52

William Peckham                   30

James Peckham                      28

Josiah Peckham                      23

Theodore Peckham                 21

[XXXX] Peckham                  18

Margaretta Peckham              14

Johnson Peckham                   9

Jackson Peckham                   6

Ellenor            Peckham                    4

John Benson                           28

James Anderson                     26

Thomas Dickson                     25

John Davis                              49

Mary Davis                             46

James Davis                            22

Name                                      Age

Ellen Davis                             17

Charles Davis                         [XX]

[XXXX] Davise                      6

Abbey Davis                           9

William Davis                                    3

Robert Horne                          45

Elizabeth Horne                      42

James Horne                           21

Jemimia Horne                       18

Mary Horne                            14

Joseph Horne                          11

John Horne                             8

[XXXX] Horne                       3

George W Strong                    37

Mariah Strong                        32

William Strong                       11

Mary Strong                           7

David Bennett                         33

Margaret Bennett                   29

William Bennett                     11

James Bennett                        7

Mary Jane Bennett                 5

Eliza Bennett                          3

Jackson Bennett                      1

Andrew Berry                         35

James Dickson                        28

John Taylor                             31

[XXXX] [XXXX]                   29

 

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Name                                     age

John [XXXX]                         26

Matthew Monroe                    29

James Jones                            23

Elias Mack                              27

John Nelson                            23

John Edwards                         25

James Duncan                         26

Ellen Duncan                          24

Mary Duncan                          4

James Murphy                                    28

Molly Murphy                                    26

Bridget Murphy                      7

George Murphy                      4

Robert Davison                       25

John Davison                          22

Robert Dilton                          27

Bridget Dilton                        25

Pat Murphy                             28

Ellen Murphy                         24

Mary Murphy                         3

Patrick O Brien                       26

Jane O Brien                           24

Molly O Brien                                    4                     

James Donald                         29

Mary Ann Donald                   27

James O Connell                    25

Robert O Connell                   24

James Magee                          22

Name                                      age

William Ellis                          4

Edward Miller                        28

Jane Miller                             27

Mary Miller                            4

James Carroll                         26

Ellen Carroll                           25

Betty Magee                           26

Edward Jones                          25

John Maguire                          22

Annie McBride                       27

Alexander Thomson               24

John McMillan                       28

James Glen                             32

Edward McCabe                     29

Mary Glen                              29

Robert Glen                            7

Mary McCabe                         27

Bridgt McCabe                       9

Molly McCabe                       7

John Gilimore                         24

Mary Gilimore                       22

Robert Craig                           28

Jane Craig                               24

Chuson Craig                          5

William Mort                         24

Mary Mort                              22

Elisa Short                              28

 

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Name                                      age

James Gunn                            26

William Thomas                    23

Robert Creaker                       26

Edward Marton                       25

Thomas Allen                         23

Anna Allen                             4

[XXXX] Allen                        2

Hanna Feild                            4

William Glenn                                    24

[XXXX] Moroney                  24

Edward Moroney                    4

William Greene                      26

Victor [XXXX]                       27

Hugh Thaser                           28

Name                                      age

James Erickson                       25

Mary Erickson                                    22

Mariah Erickson                     3

William Stine                         29

Margaret Stine                                    27

Jane Stone                               7

Robert Feild                            26

Mary Feild                              22

Edward Moroney                    27

James Moroney                      6

John Moroney                         1

D W Hadden                                       24

Guss Rofinct                                       25

 

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a True and correct enumeration of the Bona Fida inhabetants of Ness County Kansas

John Moroney

 

State of Kansas, Ellis County SS

Be it remembered that on this 22d day of October appearl before me D. C. Nellis a notary Public in and for Ellis County John Moroney who is personally Known to me to be the person who signed the above statement and that he acknowledged the signing of the name.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the year and day above written

D E Wittler Nellis

Notary Public

 

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Census returns of Ness County Kansas taken preparation to the organization of said county according to law:

On the 14th day of October A. D. 1873 his Excellency Thomas A. Osborn Governor of Kansas commissioned John Moroney Census Taker in and for the unorganized county of Ness.  On the 15th day of October A. D. 1873 said John Maroney was sworn into office by taking and subscribing the following oath, to wit:

I John Maroney do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the constitution of the State of Kansas and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of census Taker for the unorganized county of Ness; So help me God.

John Moroney

Sworn to and subscribed before me the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the county of Ellis state of Kansas this 15d day of October A. D. 1873

D E. Wittler Nellis

Notary Public

 

After having sworn and subscribed the following oath of office I John Maroney census Taker of Ness county, Kansas then proceed to make a true and correct enumeration of all the bona fide inhabitants of said county as follows, to wit:

Name                                      age                  Name                                      age

 

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Memorial

To His Excellency Thomas A. Osborn Governor of the State of Kansas:

We the undersigned house holders and legal Electors of the unorganized County of Ness, in the State of Kansas being fully satisfied that this (Ness) county contains six hundred inhabitants would most respectfully pray your Excelency to appoint John Moroney a Census taker who shall be authorized to take an enumeration of the inhabitants of Ness County: and if the enumeration made by said census taker shall be satisfactory to your Excellency then we your petitioners would further pray for the immediate organization of the County of Ness, as provided by law. To this end we would pray for the appointment of three temporary County Commissioners and a temporary County Clerk and for the temporary county seat and we would recommend for county commissioners John Rogers O H Perry Thomas [XXXX] and for County Clerk Charles Maguire and would recommend for the county seat Smallwood City We would ask that the County of Ness be organized at the earliest practicable day: for these things your petitioners will ever pray.

Samuel G Rodgers

John M Rodgers

Henry Maguire

Bernard x Maguire

Henry maguire

Charles Maguire

William Myers

Henry Myers

John Shannon

Andrew Carrilk

 

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Andrew Carrick

Chas Myers

D. W. Hadden

W H Gage

W S Griever

Jeremiah Hickel

Patrick O donnel

Robert Dunlop

O H [XXXX]

George Morris

William Sultzer

Andrew x [his mark] Karrick

John x [his mark] Shannora

E [XXXXX]

James C Lee

John Lee

John O Toole

George Hayes

Patrick x [mark] McCloury

John McBride

Alexander MBride

Patrick Hays

James Layden

John Kilfoil

Nicholas Carman

Anson Carman

S. Casselman

Erastus Casselman

Beck Carman

 

[Page 16]

 

State of Kansas

County of Ness

Samuel G Rodgers Henry Maguire Edward Moroney being duly sworn depose and say that thay are householders of the County of Ness of the state of Kansas; and that the signatures subscribed to the above and foregoing petition are the genuine signatures of bona fide householders of the unorganized County of Ness; and that they verily believe there are six hundred inhabitants in said county.

Samuel Grant Rodgers

E Moroney

Henry x [his mark] Maguire

Subscribed and sworn to before me the undersigned a Notary Public in and for Ellis County and State of Kansas this 13 day of Octobr A. D. 1873

 

DE Witt C. Nellis

Notary Public

 

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 Proclamation

Whereas a memorial signed by forty householders, residents of Ness County Kansas, and legal electors of the State whose signatures have duly attested by the affidavits of three householders thereof, showing that said County had six hundred inhabitants and praying for the organization of the same said affiants setting forth that they had reason to and believe said memoria And

Whereas it appears from a [XXXX] Enumeration by Census returns duly made and certified according to law by an officer regularly Commissioned and qualified that there are Six hundred bona fide inhabitants in said County of Ness

Now, Therefore, know ye that I Thomas A Osborn, Governor of the state of Kansas by authority vested in me have appointed and Commissioned John Rodgers O. H. Perry and Thomas Myers special County Commissioners and Charles McGuire special County Clerk for Ness County Kansas who were the persons recommended for said offices in the said memorial and do hereby declare Smallwood City the temporary County Seat for said county.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto scribed my name and Caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State. Done at Topeka this twenty third day of October A D 1873

Thomas A Osborn

[XXXX] the Governor

W H Smallwood --- Secy of State

 

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[Page 20]

 

Governors Proclamation

Organizing the County of Ness and locating the temporary county seat

                                       _________________

Whereas; a memorial signed by two hundred and fifty householders residents of Ness County Kansas and legal electors of said state, whose signatures have been duly attested by the affidavits of three householders thereof, showing that said County had Fifteen Hundred x inhabitants and praying for the organization of the same; said affidavits setting forth that they had reason to, and did believe said memorial to be true, and ______

Whereas; It appears from actual enumeration x by census returns by census returns duly made and certified according to law, by an officer regularly appointed commissioned and qualified that there are fifteen hundred bona fide inhabitants in said county in said county of Ness, ______

Now Therefore, Know Ye, That I John P. St John, Governor of the State of Kansas by virtue of the authority of the authority vested in me by law have appointed and commissioned John E. Farnsworth

 

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L. Weston [XXX] L E Knowles ______ as County [XXXXXX] and James H Elting _____ as County Clerk of said [XXXXX] of Ness and hereby [XXXXX] and declare the town of Sidney ______ to be the temporary [XXXX] _______

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the Great Seal of the State. ________

Done at the City of Topeka this 14th day of April A. D. 1880 __

John P St John

By the Governor

James Smith

Secretary of State

 

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