Cambpell Co Tenn
court records taken from The Church of the Later Day Saints Library
Monday 1st March 1813 Jame Inglish, Senr, was appointed by the
court Guardian to a bastar child of Lucy Collier, gave bond &o,
Mobert Deisp and Elijah Longmire came into court and entered into
bond as security for John Longmire as constable in room and stead
of Elias Degley & Sam P Scritchfield, Senr.
Monday 1st March 1813. Joseph Thomas, by his next friend Thos
Griffith Vs Samiel Scritchfield.
Tuesday 2 March 1813 Joseph Thomas, by his next friend Vs Samuel
Scritchfield - Continued by consent.
Tuesday 8 June 1813 Jas Thomas by next Friend Thos, Griffith VS
Saml, Schitchfield - SLANDER
This day came the parties
by their atto. in this cause and thereupon came a jury, (towit)
John Leach, Wm. Leach, Anthony Vanderpool, Abraham Mayter,Junr,
Lodawick Mood, Roland Mayers, Jeremiah Holloway, Benj. Wheeler,
Junr, Isham Sharp, David Chambers, John Anderson and David Lanfield,
who being elected, tried and sworn the truth to speak, upon this
issue, joined upon their oath do say the defendant is guilty of
speaking the words in manner and form as the plaintiff against
him hath complained within six months next before suing out the
writ of copeas in this suit and that the words spoken were of
the defendants own wrong and without any justification therefor,
as the plaintiff by replying hath allegded and they assess the
plaintiff damaged by ovation thereof to two hundred and fifty
dollars, besides his costs. Therefore it is considered by the
court that the plaintiff recover of the defendant his damages
as aforesaid in form as aforesaid assessed and also his costs
by him about his suit in this behalf expended and the said defendant
in in mercy.
Clisha Chambers VS John Longmire & Others. In this cause,
upon motion of the Plaintiff, by his attorney, Samuel Anderson.
a judgment against John Longmire, Constable and Samuel Scritchfield,
Elias Dagley and Jonothan Cunningham, his securities, and appearing
to the satisfaction of the court that an execution was put into
the hands of the said Longmire, a Constable, in Favor of the said
Chambers for the amount of thirteen dollars 33-1/3 cents, said
longmire has collected said execution and has not returned the
said execution nor paid over the amount thereof to the said chambers,
therefore, it is considered by the court that the said Chambers
have judgment against Scritchfield, Elias Dagley & Jonothan
Cunningham, his securities, for twelve Dollars and Seventy Cents,
the ballance that remains due on said execution as also the costs
of this motion, and the defendants in mercy &o.
It is ordered by the Court that the following persons be appointed
a Venire Facias to serve at the next term of the court and that
the sheriff summon them accordingly towit: Wm. George, Jas. McBride,
Jas. Meed, Joshua Roark, Jacob Bowders, Henry Queener, Adonijah
Thomas, Jesse Berry, John Harcourt, Wm. Julias, Jno. Warren, Rob
Whitson, Sam Grimes, Phillip Brooks, Wm. Pawley, John Fulkerson,
Jno. McCully, Jas Miller, David Murray, Wm. Profit, John Hannah,
Valentine Magee, Jas. Williams, Abraham Goad, Henry Goodman &
6 December 1813 (Page 55?)
Valentine Mays & Phillips
Brooks, against whom a conditional judgment was heretofore taken
for their non-attendance as jurors at the last session, this day
filed their affidavits and for reasons appearing to the satisfaction
of the court, they are discharged from the judgment aforesaid
and all costs assumed.
(Carol I suspect that
the Valentine should have read Mayo instead of Mays)
Linville, Sheriff, returned into - following ve nire, executed
Geo. Snodderly, Robert Winston,
James Kinney, Robt. Stanly, Richard Hatfield, John Milstead, James
Miller, Junr, Sebastion Smith, Henry Scritchfield, Abrm. Hunter,
Aaron Sharp Sen. Saml. Courtis, John Warren----McBride & Jacob
Sowders drawn the following Grand Jury, sworn and charged accordingly,
MONDAY 6th June 1814
1. John Kincade
9. James Kenney
2. Isaac Crisman
10. Calb Isaacs
3. Saml. Courtis
11. Robt. Hatfield
4. Page Stanley
12. John Hudson &
5. Abrm. Hunter
13. Robert Winsloe who retired for
6. Jacob Sowders
7. James McBride
8. Charles Bratcher
1. John Warren
6. Robt Stanly
2. Henry Scritchfield
7. Geo. Snodderly
3. Robt. Smith Sen.
8. James Baxter &
4. James Miller
9. Aaron Sharp Jun.
5. Aaron Sharp Senr.
100 Monday 7th June 1814
Joseph Hart, John Roberts, James Cunningham, Esquires.
A Power of Attorney from
Cornelius Evans, Dennis Evans, William M. McCulley
104 Tuesday 7th June 1814, State VS James Newman - Indic.
This day came the parties
in this cause by their attorneys and thereupon cama jury (towit)
(jury included Henry Critchfield and others), who being elected
tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue of TRAVERS,
upon their oaths do say the Deft, is not guilty in manner and
form as charged in the Bill of Indictment.
Note to all: Does anyone
know what the issue of TRAVERS is?
109 Henry Critchfield, Valentine Magee, & Wm Magee are in
149 Tuesday 7th December 1814 Josseph Sharp & Harry
Scritchfield came this day into open court in their proper persons
and were appointed constables for the two succeeding years, entered
into bond and was qualified as the law in such case directs.
257 Adeed for 75 acres land from James Crowley to Samuel
Brown was this day proven in open court in due form of law by
the oaths of James Cunningham and Robert Brown and was ordered
to be registered. Geo. Baker VS John Lane - Case continued on
affadavit of defendant. It is ordered by the court that Joseph
Hart, Thomas Murray and Robert------be appointed Judges of the
Election to be holden at the house of Robert Glen on Thursday------for
the seal of Justice in Campbell County and that Rich'd Linville,
Ptff, summon James Rice, Executor of the Estate of Sherwood Brook
Dec'd this day returned an amendment of the amount of sales heretofore
returned by him and moved to have the same cnt'd, and recorded
at full length. Whereupon it was ordered by the court that the
same be received and recorded.
258 This day came Joel Meadors and surrendered his
principle Henry Scritchfield,a constable of the County and discarge
of himself whereupon the said Henry Scritchfield, together with
his surety Nathaniel Ayers, and Isaac Crimson, came and entred
into bond of five hundred dollars for his service as constable
in this county
360 Thursday 6th March 1817
State VS 136
Cont'd on affadavit of Deft.
137 Same VS
Cont't on affadavit of Deft.
138 Same VS
This day came Wm. E. Anderson,
Solicitor, who prosecutes got the profit of this County as did
the Defendant, together with his counsel, and the said Deft. having
heard the Bill of Indictment read, sayeth thereof he is not guilty,
and of this he puts himself upon his country, and Wm. E. Andersn,
Esqr. Solicitor &o doth the like and thereupon came a jury
(towit) L. Micajah Ballad, Jacob Whitman, Powell Riggins, James
Agee, Robert D. Pearce, Wm. Swafford, David Chambers, Wm. Warrener,
James Robertson, Rich'd. Sharp, John Lay & Jeremiah Pearcifield,
who being elected, tried and sworn the truth to speak upon this
issue travers, upon their oaths do say the defendant is not guilty
in manner and form as charged in the Bill of Indictment. Whereupon
it is ordered and considered by the court that the Deft, be discharged
from his recognizance in this case and that the country pay the
costs accrued on the same, and that the clerk issue certificates
to those entitled to receive them.
Thursday 6th of March 1817
State VS Henry Scritchfield
Elijah Parrot, the prosecutor
in this cause, together with his security, Jacob Parrott,
came this day into open court in their proper persons and entered
into recognizance of one hundred and fifty dollars, conditioned
for the appearance of sd prosecutor at the next term of this court
to prosecute and give evidence on the trial of the above cause
in this part of the State
Joel Parrot and Salley Cole,
witnesses in this cause, together with their security, Elijah
Parrott, came this day into open court in their proper persons
and entered into recognizance of one hundred and fifty dollars
conditioned for their appearance of sd witnesses at the next term
of this court to give evidence on the part of the state on the
trial of this cause.
(Same people & same
info as under 136
Henry Scritchfield, the
Deft, in this cause, together with his security, came this day
into open court in their proper persons and entered into recognizance
of two hunddred dollars conditioned for the appearance of the
sd Deft. at the next term of this court.
366 State 137 VS H. Scritchfield AB
Henry Scritchfield, the
Deft, in this cause, came this day into open court in their proper
person together with his securities, Robert Smith and John McClary,
and entered into recogninance in sun of two hundred dollars, conditioned
for the appearance of the said Deft, at the next term of this
court to answer a charge of the State exhibited against him for
assault & battery.
Note: There were a couple
more entries in this typed copy of the Campbell County Tenn court
records and then the following entry: (On back of book) "Came
to this office Oct. 26, 1891, by S. C. Baird."
40 6 September 1813 - Thomas Griffith VS SAm C. Scritchfield
The defendant in this cause was this day brought into open court
in custody of his bail and was surrendered up to the court by
his bail in dischage of themselves. Whereupon, on mition of his
bail, by order of the court, they are dischaged from their undertakings
and costs and the defendant is ordered into custody of the Sheriff.
42 6 September 1813 - Joseph Thomas by his next Friend
Thomas Griffith VS
Saml Scritchfield - SLANDER
This day came the Defendant
in this cause in custody of his bail into open court and was surrendered
by his bail in discharge of themselves and on motion is discharged
by order of the court from their undertakings and costs and the
defendant is ordered into custody of the sheriff.