MAYORS OF ADRIAN FOR FIFTY YEARS, SHERIFFS and PROBATE JUDGES OF LENAWEE COUNTY

from the Illustrated History and Biographical Record of Lenawee County, Michigan, Knapp, John I., 1825-, Bonner, R. I. joint author. (Richard Illenden), Adrian, Mich.: The Times Printing Company, 1903, pg. 63-66

Following is a complete list of the names of the men who served as Mayor of Adrian from 1853 to 1903, and the date of their official service. In the spring of 1852 James Sword was elected President of the Village Board. In January, 1853, Adrian became a city by act of the Legislature, and Mr. Sword was acting Mayor until the regular election in April, 1853. Here are the names and dates:

1853 - Addison J. COMSTOCK 1879 - Frank O. BRAY
1854 - Dr. Parley J. SPAULDING 1880 - James A.STACY
1855 - Francis J. BUCK 1881 - Thomas J. NAVIN
1856 - Fernando C. BEAMAN 1882 - William CORBIN
1857 - Richard H. WHITNEY 1883 - William CORBIN
1858 - William L. GREENLY 1884 - Richard A. BURY
1859 - Henry HART 1885 - Dr. Nelson H. KIMBALL
1860 - William W. COOK 1886 - Dr. Daniel TODD
1861 - Daniel A. LOOMIS 1887 - Adolph J. KAISER
1862 - Charles M. CROSWELL 1888 - Adolph J. KAISER
1863 - John D. CAMPBELL 1889 - Abram WING
1864 - Benjamin FOLSOM 1890 - Seth BEAN
1865 - William S. WILCOX 1892 - Leonard W. HOCH
1866 - William S. SAMMONS 1892 - Alanson B. TREAT
1867 - John TOWNSEND 1893 - Wm. Foster BRADLEY
1868 - William S. SAMMONS 1894 - Charles S. CAIN
1869 - Norman GEDDES 1895 - Dr. Clifford KIRKPATRICK
1870 - Nathaniel B. ELDRIDGE 1896 - William O. HUNT
1871 - Richard B. ROBBINS 1897 - J. Will KIRK
1872 - Henry A. ANGELL 1898 - J. Will KIRK
1873 - William H. WALDBY 1899 - Willard STEARNS
1874 - Dr. Nelson H. KIMBALL 1900 - Willard STEARNS
1875 - Dr. Nelson H. KIMBALL 1901 - Dr. James H. REYNOLDS
1876 - William W. LUCK 1902 - Dr. George B. M. SEAGER
1877 - Charles H. COMSTOCK 1903 - Jacob N. SAMPSON
1878 - George H. BRUCE  

SHERIFFS OF LENAWEE CO, 1836-1903

Following is a complete list of the Sheriffs of Lenawee County, who have filled that important office since Michigan became a state:

Joseph H. CLEVELAND, Dem.elected 1836-8
Darius JACKSON, Dem.elected 1840-2
Olmsted HOUGH, Dem.elected 1844-6
Sumner SPOFFORD, Dem.elected 1848
Joseph R. BENNETT, Whigelected 1850-2
George KETCHAM, Know Nothingelected 1854
Joseph R. BENNETT, Rep.elected 1856-8
Flavius J. HOUGH, Rep.elected 1860-2
Sylvester B. SMITH, Rep.elected 1864-6
William R. TAYOR, Rep.elected 1868-70
John G. MASON, Rep.elected 1872
Nathaniel B. ELDREDGE, Dem.elected 1874-6
James R. CAIRNS, Rep.elected 1876-8
Charles BIDWELL, Rep.elected 1880-2
A. K. WHITMORE, Dem.elected1884-6
Edward G. BALDWIN, Rep.elected 1888-90
Edward G. WILSON, Rep.elected 1892-4
Edwin S. FERGUSON, Rep.elected 1896
John C. IFFLAND, Demelected 1898
William F. SHEPHERD, Rep.elected 1900-2

James PATCHEN, of Tecumseh, was sheriff previous to the removal of the county seat to Adrian. Allen WASHBURN was Appointed the territorial sheriff after the removal to Adrian, and served until Joseph H. CLEVELAND was sworn in under the state organization.

JUDGES OF PROBATE, 1828-1900

1828Musgrove EVANS
1834S. HALE
1836Alexander R. TIFFANY
1844Consider A. STACY
1856Fernando C. BEAMAN
1860Robert R. BEECHER
1880Norman GEDDES
1888Richard B. ROBBINS
1900Harry L. LARWILL

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