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Sheriff Biographies

Dexter Ward 1857 - 1858

Dexter Ward was born in Chittenden VT and came to Grant County on February 8, 1843. He settled in Lancaster where he was a carpenter and builder. He was elected Counstable in 1857 (? Possibly 1847) and held that job for 5 years. He was a deputy sheriff under Matthew Woods and George Stuntz. He was appointed Under Sheriff by Lorenzo Preston. After his term as sheriff he again served as Under Sheriff under Sheriff Goodnough.

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