History of Clarke County


Source: reprint of "Clarke County Historical and Biographical Record" by Lewis Publishing, 1886, p. 208-9.

A little army of pioneers came in during 1851, almost every township receiving some permanent settlers. Among the arrivals of that year was the Hopeville colony, in Doyle Township, composed of the following persons: David Newton and Thomas Gregg, yet living in the county; William Kepliger, William R. Osman, J. B. Nunn, E. G. Lamson, M. R. Lamson and William Prior, all dead; Amos Lamson, now in Dakota, and Allen Darnell, living in Missouri. In July 1852 Doyle Township was created. Until that time Osceola Township encompassed the whole county.

Supervisors under the township system were:

1861 - John F. Landes

1862 - J. F. Landes

1863 - A. J. Skelly

1864 - William Prior

1865 - William Prior

1866 - G. N. Tillotson

1867 - George N. Tillotson

1868 - Joseph W. Daniel

1869 - Joseph W. Daniel

1870 - T. A. Trent

Doyle Twp.