This Day in Dayton, 15 September
The vote on incorporation in 1871 failed. In September an objection was filed by Van S. Burton and William Pedan, claiming the survey included areas never part of the town, the census was inaccurate, and other irregularities. Comparing the census with the list of voters does show names on the list who were not on the census and vice-versa. On September 15 the case was dismissed, ending the hopes of those who favored incorporation for the time being. The Journal reported the grounds for dismissal of the petition for incorporation by the Commissioners Court were that “the papers filed were not sufficient.” On September 20, George Kellenberger was back in the court house, this time with Jacob Kahl, filing an appeal and putting up a $200 bond, but nothing seems to have come of it (papers in file at TIPCOA; Courier and Journal).