History of Jackson Township, Anderson County, Kansas
From: The History of Anderson County, Kansas
From its first settlement to the fourth of July, 1876.
BY: W. A. Johnson Chairman of Historical Committee.
Published by: Kauffman & Iler, Garnett Plaindealer, 1877
JACKSON TOWNSHIP was established in October, 1857, with the following boundaries; Commencing at the northwest
corner of section 19, township 20, range 20; running thence west six miles; thence north nine miles; thence east
six miles; thence south nine miles; containing fifty four square miles, consisting of high, undulating prairie,
bottom and woodland, the latter bordering on Cedar and North Pottowatomie creeks, and their tributaries. The streams
furnish an abundant supply of water to every portion of the township. Plenty of good timber, and sand and limestone
of superior quality are found skirting the streams. The soil is not surpassed in fertility in the State. The assessor's
returns show that it surpasses any other portion of the county in its productiveness.
1858, Rezin Porter, chairman of the board; John Kirkland and W. E. Beddoes; 1859, John L. Adington, chairman;
T. G. Headley and Rezin Porter.
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.
1858, William Dennis, Hiram Tefft, John L. Adington and Leander Putnam; 1860-1, William Dennis and Leander Putnam;
1863, John IL Kirkland and G. W. Flint; 1864, William Dennis, to fill vacancy caused by the removal of John R.
Kirkland from the township; 1865, William Dennis and G. W. Flint; 1867, William Dennis and G. A. Marshall; 1868,
William Horton, to fill vacancy; 1869, J. T. B. Routh and William Horton; 1871, William Dennis and William Horton;
1873, William Dennis and William Hester; 1875, G. A. Marshall and Thomas Gowdy.
1860, J. T. B. Routh; 1861. J. W. Junkins; 1862, William Smith; 1863. T. G. Flint; 1864, W. R. Vanscoyoc; 1865,
B. M. Lingo; 1866, William Dennis; 1867, Samuel Crum; 1868-9-70-1, William Dennis; 1872, J. F. Hunt; 1873, L. D,
Barnett 1874, S. A. Herriman 1875. J. W. Lawellin.
1858-9, J. W. Lawellin; 1868, J. J. Osborn; 1869, William Horton; 1870. J. W. Lawellin; 1871-2, J. M. Axtell;
1873. D. W. Hodgin; 1874-5, J. F. Hunt.
1858, Henderson Cavender; 1868. William Severns; 1869, Thomas Severns; 1870-1, O. B. Brown; 1872, John Shelley;
1873, J. M. Herriman; 1874, J. F. Douglass; 1875, C. Marshall.