Mansfield, Pennsylvania Has a Lot To Celebrate in 2016 : Celebrations, Anniversaries and Commemorations
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200th Anniversary – 1816 Formation of Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
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Township Formation
1804–Tioga County Formed from Lycoming County
1808–Delmar [west] and Tioga [east] Townships Formed.
1815–Covington Township Formed from Tioga
1816–February—Sullivan Township Formed from Covington, included present day Union, Ward and southern half of Rutland
1828–Rutland Township Formed from parts of Sullivan and Jackson
1830–Union Township Formed from Sullivan
1852–Ward Township Formed from southern Sullivan and northern Union Townships
1859–Mainesburg Removed from the Township in 1859, incorporating as a Borough. It rejoined the township in the 1890s and remains as an unincorporated village within the township government.
1820–The First Election: In the year 1820, March 17th, an election was held and the following named persons were chosen to the several offices:
Supervisors, Ira Mudge, William Luddington,
auditors, Benjamin Lawrence, Isaac Baker, Stephen Palmer, John King;
constables, Isaac Dewey, Noah Rumsey;
overseers of the poor, Samuel Harding, Peleg Doud.
Ira Mudge had 28 votes, William Luddington 32, Benjamin Lawrence 30, Isaac Baker 28, Stephen Palmer 32, John King 30, Isaac Dewey 29, Noah Rumsey 22, Samuel Harding 18 and Peleg Doud 18. The record was certified March 17th 1820, by Samuel Harding and Isaac Halsey, judges, and by David Palmer Jr. and Isaac S. Dewey.
Women did not participate in this as candidates or voters. It would be a century before women achieved full citizenship.
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Sulllivan Township Formation 1816Sulllivan Township Formation 1816