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99 for Henry P. Kinnear (W.), candidates for representative; Jacob Schmeltzer defeated David Thayer and Charles Mead (W.) in the race for sheriff; Nathaniel Hyatt (D.) had 93 and Carpenter Winslow (W.) 83 votes for coroner; and Thomas Dent (D.), was chosen auditor by 203 votes, while A. B. Weed (W.) had 66. The race for congress was closely contested, James Thompson (D.) receiving 128 and James Campbell (W.) 113 votes.
In November, 1847, James Irvine (W.) received 93 and F. R. Shunk (D.) 182 votes for governor. Alonzo I. Wilcox (D.) 195 and E. M. Howard (W.) 70 votes for representative; Henry Souther (W.) 152 and Libbens Luther (W.) 116 votes for treasurer; C. F. Luce received 143 and Henry Warner (D.) 80 votes for auditor, and David Thayer (D.) was elected sheriff by 140 votes against 121 recorded for Erasmus Morey (W.).
In 1848 Morris Longstreet (D.) received 283 and William F. Johnson (W.) 145 votes for governor; James Thompson (D.) 226 and James Campbell (W.) 149 votes for congress; Timothy Ives, Jr., (D.) 221 and D. B. Long (W.) 177 for senator ; A. I. Wilcox (D.) 280 and James Alexander (W.) 105 for representative; Charles Horton (D.) 351 and Edward C. Schultz (D.) 79 for prothonotary; Thomas Irvine (D.) 264 and Henry W7arner (D.) 60 votes for auditor. The presidental electors were Thomas H. Sill 134 votes, Timothy Ives (D.) 242 and William W. McDougall (F.S.) 16 votes.
In 1849 James Mix (D.) was elected coroner, Starr Dennison (W.) auditor, and C. F. Luce treasurer, who did not qualify, and in 1850 B. P. Little (W.) was appointed.
In October, 1850, there were 303 votes for and 53 against the proposed constitutional amendments; Henry Souther (W.) received 67 and Justus C. Chapin (D.) 22 votes for prosecuting attorney; Edward P. Goff (D.) 169 and B. P. Little (W.) 41 votes for surveyor; Charles Mead (W.) 245 and Henry Thayer (D.) 51 votes for sheriff ; Townsend Fall was elected coroner, there being eight candidates; Joseph Mason, Jr., auditor, there being six candidates; Joseph Rogers received 109 and D. D. Hyatt 12 votes for the office of sheriff; William J. Hemphill received 285 votes for representative.
The Elk county Whig convention of 1850 was presided over by Edward Derby, with B. P. Little, secretary, E. C. Winslow, W. S. Meredith, William Shepard, C. F. Luce, R. W. Brown, E. Derby and Silas Blake were appointed a central committee; H. Souther, A. H. Head and John Patterson delegates to congressional convention.
The Democratic county convention of 1850 was presided over by Jesse Kyler, with J. R. Morey, secretary. James L. Gillis, W. P. Wilcox and Dr. C. R. Earley were congressional delegates, and A. I. Wilcox, Jesse Kyler and George Dickinson representative delegates.
In 1851 the record of votes for president judge and associate judges is first made in this county. Robert G. White (W.) had 433 votes for president judge; George Dickinson (D.) and William P. Wilcox (D.) received 357 votes against 211 recorded for Ebenezer C. Winslow (W.) and John Brooks (W.); James L. Gillis (D.) received 340 and Reuben Winslow (W.) 239 votes for representative; Charles Horton (D.) 383 and C. F. Luce (W.) 225 for prothonotary; Ellis Lewis (D.) 221, J. R. Morey (W.) 163, H. Souther (W.) 155, and Erasmus Morey (W.) 59 votes for treasurer; Joseph Wilhelm (D.) 330 and Henry A. Parsons 121 votes for auditor.
The elections of 1852 show 423 Democratic, 163 Whig and 14 Abolitionist votes for the respective sets of electors. A. S. Arnold received 293 votes for representative, and Sandford Yale 197 for auditor; George R. Barrett was Democratic elector, and Dorman Phelps, Whig elector.
In 1853 Alvin H. Head (W.) defeated David Thayer (D.) in the contest for the sheriff's office; Townsend Fall was chosen coroner, and Alex Caldwell (W.) defeated A. S. Arnold (D.) in the district for representative, though the latter received a large majority of votes in Elk and McKean.
Caldwell defeated Seth A. Backus (D.) in 1854. David Barclay received 558, Richard Arthur, 121, and C. B. Curtis, 36 votes for congress; Charles McVean (W.) received 400, and James Love (U. ) 859 votes for prothonotary; D. D. Hyatt (D.) defeated Carpenter Winslow (W.) in the race for coroner bv 3 votes—319 vs. 316; W. N. Whitney (D.) and Reuben C. Winslow (W.) received heavy party votes for auditor, and the prohibitory liquor law received 282 votes for, and 312 against.
The elections of 1855 show Seth A. Backus (D.) received 371 (elected) and William A. Williams (W.) 255 votes for representative; Byron D. Hamlin (D.) 370 and Henry Souther (W.) 270 for senator; Justus C. Chapin (D.) 303 and Horace Warner (W.) 199, for treasurer; William C. Healy (D.) and Charles Luhr (D.) were elected auditors.
In 1856 there were 575 Democratic, 320 Republican, and 7 Abolitionist votes cast, respectively, for the presidential electors . James E. Gillis (D.) received 530 and James S. Myers (W.) 304 votes for congress; Seth A. Backus (D.) defeated John Brooks (R.) for representative; William C Healy (D.) was elected sheriff, defeating Charles Mead (R.)by 197 votes; Isaac Horton (D.) and Vine S. Brockway (D.) were chosen associate judges; Eddy Hyatt (D.) and Martin Perrin (D.), auditors; Holmes A. Pattison (D.) defeated Albert Willis (R.) for the office of prosecuting attorney, and George F. Shafer (D.) was elected surveyor.
. The elections of 1857 show 594 votes for W. P. Wilcox (D.) and 476 for Joel Spyker (R.). They were opposed by James S. Leinard (D.) and Robert Watson (D.), who received 225 and 262 votes, respectively. John A. Boyle (D.) was chosen treasurer; Martin Perrin (D.), auditor; Jefferson L. Brown (D.), surveyor; C. F. Luce (D.) was elected prothonotary by 397 votes, against 369 for C. McVean (R.); while the attempts to amend the constitution were voted down here by 257 against, 30 for.
In 1858 James L. Gillis (D.) received 479 and Chapin Hall (R.) 395 votes for congress; William P. Wilcox (D.) and F. L. Boyer (D.) were chosen representatives; Kennedy L. Blood (D.) received 504, and Thomas McCulloch (R.) 367 votes for senator; James Coyne (D.) defeated W. F. Schoening (D.) for the auditor's office, and J. C. Chapin (D.) was elected prosecutor.
In 1859 A. M. Benton (D.) and Jefferson Boyer (D.) received 474, and Isaac G. Gordon (R.) and William A. Nichols (R.) 351 votes for representatives (Benton and Gordon being elected). Joseph S. Hyde (D.) was chosen auditor; Isaac Horton, Jr. (Ind. D.) defeated Jefferson L. Brown (D.) for the office of treasurer by 20 votes; G. A. Rathbun (D.) was elected surveyor; James T. Burroughs (D.), coroner. The race for sheriff was carried by Alvin H. Head (R.), who received 412 votes, or 8 over the number credited to Jacob McCauley (D.).
The elections of 1860 show 421 votes for Andrew J. Curtin (R.) and 633 for Henry D. Foster (D.), for governor; 628 for James R. Kerr (D.) and 417 for John Patton (R.), congressional candidates; E. R. Brady (D.) 620, A. M. Benton (D.) 522, I. G. Gordon (R.) 422, and S. M. Lawrence (R.) 507 votes for assembly. G. Ed. Weis (D.) 562 and C. McVean (R.) 381, for prothonotary; D. D. Hyatt (D.) 416, for coroner, and George Dickinson (D. 1 416 and W. F. Schoening (D.) 407, for auditor. The electors on the respective tickets received the following vote: B. D. Hamlin (D.) and others 525, and Henry Souther (R.) 407.
In 1861 R. G. White (R.) received 512 votes for president judge; C. L. Lambertson (D.) 516 and S. M. Fox (R.) 298, for senator; C. R. Earley (D.)* 518, G. W. Zigler (D.) »490, A. I. Wilcox (R.) 320 and J. B. McEnally (R.) 315 votes for the assembly; V. S. Brockway (D.) 549, E. C. Schultz (D.) 652 and E. McCready (Ind.) 216 votes for associate judge; Justus C. Chapin (D.) was elected district attorney; James Coyne (D.) received 643 votes for treasurer; G. F. Schaffer (D.), surveyor; Henry Warner (D.), auditor. The military vote shows 28 for A. I. Wilcox (R.) and 27 for Joseph B. McEnally (R.).
The election of 1862 shows 607 votes for Milton Courtright (D.) and 276 for Gleni W. Schofield (R.), for congress; 669 for C. R. Earley* (D.). 652 for T. J. Boyer* (D.), 315 for Warren Cowles (R.), and 268 for Martin S. Shannon (R.), candidates for assembly; 593 for P. W. Hays (D.) and 270 for W. W. Horning (R.), candidates for sheriff; R. T. Kyler (D.) was chosen auditor. In August, 1862, G. A. Rathbun was appointed deputy prothonotary, and filled that position until elected in 1866, except for some time in 1863, when William J. Morearty was deputy.
In 1863 T. J. Boyer (D.)* and A. M. Benton (D.)* received 786, and Frank Bell (R.) and John Mehaffy (R.) 391 votes each for representative; Charles Lnhr (D.) was elected treasurer;, G. Ed. Weis (D.), prothonotary; Louis Vollmer (D.), coroner; George Walmsley (D.), surveyor, and H. D. Derr (D.), auditor.
In 1864 the vote against the amendment of constitution was 382, and for, 260. William Bigler (D.) received 656 votes and G. W. Schotield (R.) 240 votes for congress; T. J. Boyer (D.) 641, for assembly; J. McCauley (D.) was elected auditor; L. J. Blakely (D.), attorney; and D. D. Hyatt (D.), coroner. Rasselas Brown (D.), a presidential elector, received 835, and John P. Penny (R.) 348.
In 1865 H. W. Williams (R.) received 298 votes for president judge; George D. Messenger (D.) 450, for associate judge; D. D. Hyatt (D.) was elected coroner; C. R. Earley (Ind. D.) received 767 votes for representative; James Coyne (Ind. D.) 500 and J. C. Chapin (D.) 337, for treasurer; James A. Malone (D.) 504, and W. J. Leahy (R.) 328 votes for sheriff, and William A. Wallace (D.) 537 votes for senator, against 154 recorded for John Irvine (R.).f
The elections of 1866 show 936 votes for William L. Scott (D.) and 359 for G. W. Schofield (R.), congressional candidates; John D. Hunt (D.) and James McKay (R.) received the respective votes for assembly; E. C. Schultz (D.)879, Jesse Kyler (D.) 896, and Charles Mead (R.) 412, for associate judges; G. A. Rathbun (D.) 922, for prothonotary; Byron J. Jones (D.) 919, for auditor, and George Walmsley (D.) 915, for surveyor.
In 1867 Thomas J. McCullough (D.) received almost the full vote of the county, 765, for representative; James K. P. Hall (D.), for district attorney; Claudius V. Gillis (D.), for treasurer; George D. Messenger (D.), for auditor; and George Dickinson (D.), for jury commissioner; Horace Little (R.) receiving 262 votes for the same office.
In 1868 Rasselas Brown (D.) received 1,061 and G. W. Schofield (R) 501 votes for congress; W. A. Wallace (D.) and Manasseh Arnold (R.), the respective votes for senator, and T. J. McCullough (D.) and F. M. Adams (R.), for representative; Daniel C. Oyster (Ind. R.) received 990 votes for sheriff; J. S. Bardwell (R.) was chosen coroner, and Clark Wilcox (D.) auditor.
•Elected in district.
'The district comprising Elk. Csuneron. Clearfleld, Clarion and Forest gave Wallace 4.SM and Irvine 2,896 votes.