1821 Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana Election

The following information was gathered from:
Switzerland County, Indiana, Circuit Court Complete Records, 1821-1827, p. 1-5.

On 3 September 1821, men who had resided in the Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana for at least 6 months and had a trade or occupation gathered to decide whether or not to incorporate the town. The following men unanimously voted for incorporation:

  • James Welsh
  • Daniel Dufour
  • Frederick Waldon
  • Laurence Nihell
  • William C. Keen
  • John Gilliland
  • Rawleigh Day
  • Ira Mendenhall
  • Edward Patten
  • Joseph S. Welsh
  • William C. Thornton
  • A. J. Johnon
  • Jno. Mendenhall
  • Harvey Fairbanks
  • S. C. Stevens
  • J. Hamilton
  • C. Henderson
  • John Douglass
  • Abijah Clark
  • John Fox
  • Richard F. Goddard
  • E. J. Herrall
  • Garret Perkins
  • James Rague
  • Sam Merrell
  • Joseph Malin
  • A. Gilbert
  • W. B. Patten
  • Thos. Armstrong
  • Lucien Gex

On 10 September 1821, the following voters elected 5 town trustees:

 

  • Thomas Armstrong
  • William Bradly
  • Charles Henderson
  • J. T. M. Whaly
  • Rawleigh Day
  • John Fox
  • Otis Waldow
  • Chaning Madison
  • James Rague
  • Richard T. Goddard
  • Eward Patten
  • Andrew J. Johnson
  • James Welsh
  • Amos Gilbert
  • A. B. Dumont
  • John Douglass
  • E. J. Acriales
  • George G. Knox
  • Israel R. Whitehead
  • Joseph S. Welsh
  • Lawrence Nihelle
  • John Mendenhall
  • John Wilson
  • Jeremiah Sheldon
  • John Riddle
  • Jonas Baldwin
  • William Stevenson
  • Edward Warthen
  • Joseph Malin
  • John Gilliland

The votes were:

  • S. C. Stevens, 29 votes
  • John Gilliland, 28 votes
  • Lawrence Nihell, 23 votes
  • Garrett Perkins, 22 votes
  • Joseph Malin, 16 votes
  • Thomas Armstrong, 11 votes
  • Israel R. Whitehead, 9 votes
  • Samuel Merrill, 2 votes
  • Chaning Madison, 1 vote
  • John Douglass, 1 vote
  • Joseph S. Welsh, 1 vote
  • William C. Keen, 3 votes
  • Rawleigh Day, 5 votes
  • Jonas Baldwin, 2 votes

S. C. Stevens, John Gilliland, Laurence Nihell, Garrett Perkins, and Joseph Malin were elected town trustees.

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