MORGAN COUNTY COURT 
1874 – EXCERPTS

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March term 
A. 
Be it remembered that the County court began and held in the town of Wartburg in the County of Morgan and the state of Tennessee.

_____ MELHORN, LEWIS HENDRICK, AUGUSTUS HEADRICK, were examined by the court and upon their oath say that WILLIAM BANEKE, dec’d, did not leave any property of any kind or nothing of value of anything.  Therefore,
the court releases T. A. Senkerick the guardian of one of the minors from any libilities of the estate.JOHN KRIES,commissioner of the estate is released of any libilities.

B.
Ordered by the court that P. O. HOLLOWAY be allowed to fence the road leading across the bridge at Rock Creek and facing his house.  The overseer of the said road be required to work the road crossing the creek below said bridge and heretofore viewed and reported.

SAMUEL H. STAPLES brought into open court the following paper, which was ordered to be copied.: State of Tennessee, S. H. STAPLES exparte upon motion M. F. ADKINS practicing lawyer of this court it is ordered by the court that the clerk of this court issue to the said S. H. STAPLES such is required in order to obtain a license to practice law viz: that he is  21 years of age, a citizen of Morgan County in said state of Tennessee and of good moral character integrity and soberity.

C.
We the undersignedm viewed and located a 3rd class road begining at MENAN DAVIDSON running by DANIEL PITTMANS, then via EUGENE LYNCH and by JOSEPH DAVIDSONS, intersecting the old turnpike road at JNO ENOS old place.  Signed: MENAN DAVIDSON, RUFUS JONES, EUGENE LYNCH, JAMES DAVIDSON, JNO M. STAPLES.

D.
F. FREYTAG, guardian of the minor heirs of GEORGE D. HOWARD has made settlement as follows: That he is charged with $241.54; that he has expanded $234.34 leaving in the hands of the guardian $7.

B. T. SUMMERS and S. J. McKETHAN adm. of C. CARPENTER, dec’d, this day made final settlement, which settlement was excepted (sic) by the court and ordered recorded.

By partition of sundry citizens of the 5th civil district it is ordered by the court that the voting place of said district is hereby  established at W. H. JONES instead of WILLIS MORRIS.

P. 1
Ordered by the court that EDWARD FREELS be paid by the trustee out of the contingent fund, levied for the year of 1873, the amount of $73.39 1/2, it being the full amount of an outstanding warrent issued in payment for the building of the county jail at Montgomery,

p.2
By partition of PHOBE M. BYRD it was ordered by the court that S. H. STAPLES be and he is hereby appointed guardian of SAMUEL H. BYRD, minor of SAMUEL BYRD, dec’d.

P.3
Ordered by the court that C. P. SAFFELL be required to give futher security as guardian of SAMUEL and BETTY SAFFELL at the next term of court,.

Ordered by the court that letters of guardianshilp be issued to J. S. FRITTS, public guardian for the benfit of AINCENT?? JOSEPH, JAMES and REBECCA minors of RANSON McCOY dec’d

P.4
AMELIA FORSTNER was appointed adm. of the estate of JOSEPH and EKIZA FORSTNER, dec’d. (Confusing, in the body it states “The estate of JOSEPH and AMELIA FORSTNER”) JOHN HALL Jr., and CHARLES H. DELIUS securities.

P. 5
It appears to the satisfaction of the court that JOSEPH and ELIZA FAWLWINKLE late of said county are dead, they died 1873 and 1874.  They  died instate and AMELIA FORSTNER has been appointed adm. of the estate.

P. 5 to 8
Dr. F. A. SIENHUECHT and Mrs. ROSEANNA KUHN produced in open court a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testment of DAVID KUHN and moved that the said will be admitted to probate and that letter of  testamentary? be issued to them.  S. H. STAPLES, PETER HENRY, and JNO KRIES subscribing witnesses to the will, say they were called by the said DAVID KUHN in witness to the paper now exhabited in court.  The
said DAVID KUHN, is now dead and they signed the instrument at the request of the said DAVID KUHN.

P.  8
On motion of MARTIN HALL it is ordered by the court that M.T. ADKINS be and is hereby appointed guardian of MATILDA, DAVID,  LETITIC, EMILY JANE and SAMUEL HALL minor children of GARRETT HALL dec’d.

P.9
On motion S. H. STAPLES Esq., M. T. ADKINS is appointed adm. of JNO STAPLES dec’d.

H. W. BUXTON, guardian of the minor heirs of ELISHA A. HAWN made settlement which was accepted by the court.  There is remaining in the hands of the adm. The sum of $39.66, and BUXTON renews his bond as adm.

June Term 1874
p. 10
WELCOME WEBB is appointed overseer of a 2nd class road begining at WM. J. SCOTTS and leading to the forks of the river above JAMES McCARTS.  The following hands are to work on the road: MARTIN GARRETT, LEWIS LANDRUM, ZACHARY HALL, BENJ. HALL, ANDREW CROMWELL, JAMES HAMBY, WM. H. McCART, RILEY SHANNON, ARCHIBALD McCOY, WM. WEBB, and RUFUS WEBB.

THOMAS DUNCAN is appointed overseer of a 2nd class road begining at the ford of BUCKS Ford near D. M. KELLYS and ending at the ford of Crooked Creek near DAVID STONECIPHERS.

M. STEPHENS adm. of S. C. HONNEYCUTT, dec’d, appeared in court and ask for 12 more month to settle the estate because of some litagaton in regards to the property of the said HONEYCUTT.   Granted.

P. 11
LEWIS POTTER is appointed overseer of a 2nd class road begining at the forks of the road between JNO GREENS and W. R. WILLIAMS and ending at the ford of Obeds River.  The following hands will work on the road: JAMES MELTON, JAMES POTTER, JENRY MELTON,  WM. MELTON, JNO POTTER, WAYNE
HAWN, SOLOMON POTTER, JACKSON HICKMAN, MERIDA BARNETT and all hands on JNO POTTERS farm.

P. 11 & 12
The will of DAVID KUHN Sr., dec’d, dated 2-7-1874 is contested by DAVID KUHN Jr. ,_______MAEGLIN and wife, N. MAEGLIN, ordered by the court that the matter be sent to the Circuit Court of Morgan County.  They are the children of said KUHN, dec’d, COOKE and TELLMAN Solictors.

July Term 1874
P. 13
ENOCH R. DUNCAN appeared in court and suggested that he be released from the libilities of an appernic? male child, a minor heir of JAMES M. BRIENT, entered into at a former term of this court.  Granted

P.14
It is ordered by the court that the child be , heir of JAMES M. BRIENT, be delivered to RUSSELL SCOTT Sr., who is the grandfather of the said child.

NANCY JANE HODGE is approve guardian of the minor heirs of JAMES K. GREEN, dec’d, she gave bond  of $250, JOHN HOWARD and M. D. HODGE security,

It is ordered by the court that RUSSELL SCOTT Sr guardian of HENRY BRIENT, minor of JAMES BRIENT be recinded on failure to give bond.

P. 15
A. R. LEWALLEN guardian of W. C. PETERS, a minor of LEANDER J. PETERS, dec’d, made settlement which was accepted .  The settlement shows that the said LEWALLEN has drawn from the government $166 since his last settlement.  LEWALLEN, renewed his bond.

P. 16
M. T. ADKINS attended his resignation as Notory Public. 8-3-1874.

P.17
GEORGE TAYLOR is appointed overseer of the old road from the top of the hill on the west side of Clear Creek to the Cumberland County line.  The following hands are to work on the road: All the hands on JACOB HARMONS farm, JAMES TAYLOR farm JOHN F. LEE farm, LEWIS POTTER farm, F. SHUBERT
farm, MARTIN SIMS.

W. A. WILLIAMS appeared in open court and suggested the death of JOHN WILLIAMS, leaving no will or testament, and W. R. WILLIAMS is appointed adm. of the estate.

LUCY COOPER guardian of MARGARET and DAVID ASHBY, minors of JOSEPH ASHBY is released of futher libilities as guardian, having paid the full amount of the distribing?? shares.

September Term 1874
P. 19 to 25
HENRY CHILES JP of the 1st district, JOHN HALL elected County Court Clerk, JOHN WILLIAMS Sheriff of the County, WM. B. CRENSHEW Register of Deeds, JOHN D. KRIES, Tax Collector.  MARTIN HALL Constable of the 4th district.

P. 27
Ordered by the court that J. D. JOYNER be allowed $50 office fees for the year 1874.

J. S. FRITTS adm. of the estate of C. S. FRANCIS made settlement which was accepted and ordered recorded.

JOHN W. LAYMANCE, Corner of Morgan County, appeared in open court and tended his resignation which was accepted.

P. 28
The lands of EDWARD PRINCE, dec’d were sold to JOHN M. DAVIS for $55, but the said purchaser has not paid the amount to me at this time . 9-7-1874 S. H. STAPLES

JOHN L. SCOTT is allowed the sum of $100 for making out the tax list for the year of 1874.

P. 29
S. H. STAPLES, Clerk of the Circuit Court presented the following bill. State vs SUSAN HALL   $50

E. M. BLEDSOE is constable of the 7th district.

P. 30
W. B. LANGLEY is constable of the 2nd district.

LINDSY COOPER granted license to practice law.

October Term 1874
p. 33
WILLIAM LOVE is appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at Liberty Church by JOHN WILLIAMS farm up the mountian to LOVES farm, to R. O. TAYLORS farm running to the old road by E. FAIRCHILDS and to intersect the Knoxville road at JAMES M. JONES.

P. 34
ANDREW R. LEWALLEN appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at the ford of White Oak at CARPENTERS mill place to JAMES S. STONE.

SAMUEL LONG appointed overseer if the Huntsville Road from the forks of the road at the top of Clear Fork hill to the county line near ISAAC RISDENS.  All the hand on JOHN BREWSTERS farm and DELANY TOMPKINS to work on road.

LAYTON GOUNY appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at the Clear Fork at the BREWSTER ford to the county line at WALTER LEWALLENS. All the hand at ANDREW YOUNGS, JOHN YOUNGS,  N.H. GUFFEE,  C.C. SCHEN and THOMAS STONECIPHER place to work on the road.

W. D. FRANCIS appointed overseer of a 2nd class road begining ath the corner of G. W. KIETHS fence by way of JOHN W. LAYMANCE mill to intersect the county road at the GERDING LANE.

D. J. GILDY appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at the ford of the Emory River at Montgomery to the top of the TRIPPLETT hill, west to the TRIPPLETT gap.

P. 35
AMOS YORK appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at the Wartburg/ Jamestown road near Mount Vernon Church, along the dividing ridge between Clear Fork and White Oak to the county line near DEMPSEY
MASSENFGALLS place.  T. C. GALLOWAYS, DENNIS HULLS, DANIEL JOYNERS, THOMAS BROWN AND DUDLEY JONES place and all hand within said bounds.

P. 36
JOHN W. LAYMANCE allowed $5 for holding the August election of 1874

S. H. STAPLES resigned as guardian of SAMUEL H. BYRD, minor of SAMUEL M. BYRD dec’d, .  The minor is place in charge of J.S. FRITT, Public Guardian of Morgan County.

December Term 1874
p. 37
MARTHA FRITTS formally MARTHA HONEYCUTT partitioned the court to be appointed guardian of the minor heirs of H. C. HONEYCUTT, dec’d, viz: VESTA ANN age 7, DAVID D. age 6, MARY age 5.   Granted.

P. 38
LYDA C. BAIL asked to be appointed as guradian of her own children, ELIZABETH and LINCOLN HENDERSON.  Granted.

WALTER CARROL an orphan of three years of age is apprenticed to ORVILLE EVERETT until 21 years of age in the occupation of farmer, he is to be given a common education in the common schools.

P. 40
SAMUEL F. SCOTT is granted the privilege of establishing a ferry across the river at or near Montgomery in Morgan County.  No other person is allowed to establish a ferry on said river, except for their own private
use.  Privilege to extend until 1-1-1876.  He shall keep open a safeway to and from the ferry for the use of footman and horseman and that he be allowed to charge the following: men on foot low water $0.05, men on
foot high water $0.10, got each passager, men on horseback, each man and horse $0.10, high water $0.20.

P. 41 He is not to carry person when the river is deemed, by him, to be dangerous.  He has until 1-1-1875 to establish a boat for the use of footman, and until 2-1-1875 to establish at boat for carrying horse.  He
is to have all the privileges granted other furyman(sic) by law.  He made a $200 bond.

Charles Brown, a merchant of Wartburg, was born in Lammersheim, Rhine-Baiern Bavaria, Germany, at the castle of the County of Oberndorf, on September 28, 1847.  He is the third of nine children born to the marriage of Heinrich Edward and Maria Josephine (Fricker) Brown. The father was born August 25, 1810, in Mannheim, Grossherzogthum Baden, and the mother was born April 10, 1817, in Wangen, Konigreich Wurtemburg, her maiden name being FRICKER. They were married in Mannheim, September 23, 1841.  They left the old country August 1, 1850 and reached Wartburg, Tenn., October 3, of the same year, after a long and tiresome trip, the voyage of forty-four days on the ocean being very tempestuous.  Upon their arrival here they located about four miles east of Wartburg.  They afterward removed to Jacksboro, and thence to Knoxville, where they still reside.

Charles remained at home until he reached the age of eight years, when he set out to earn his own living.  He lived with a Mr. METZER until he was fifteen years old.  He then began to learn the tanner’s trade under JOHN H.  BRIENT, who had a yard near Montgomery.  After completing his apprenticeship, he clerked in the store of Albert HURT for about 2 yers and worked at Clinton for a year.  In 1869, in parrtnership with  Mr. HURT,  he sank a tanyard, which was run about two years.  On December 24, 1871, he married LAURA V., daughter of John H. BRIENT, and soon after began the operation of the tannery, when he had learned the trade.  This he continued about one year, after which he worked at various places, finally engaging in business with W. H. JONES at Sunbright.  After eighteen months he removed to Wartburg, and entered into partnership with JOHN HALL, with whom he remained until 1878.  He has since been engaged in conducting his present business.  His first wife having died, he was in March, 1876, united in marriage with JULIA GARRETT, to whom have been born five children, four of whom are living.  Mr. Brown is a successful business man, and is highly esteemed by the community in which he lives.


Source: History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of from Twenty-Five to Thirty Counties of East Tennessee. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1887.

MORGAN COUNTY is situated on the Cumberland Plateau, which has an elevation of about 1,500 feet above the sea.  It is surrounded by the counties of Scott, Anderson, Roane, Cumberland and Fentress.  The greater portion of the surface is very broken, especially in the southern part.  The principal mountains are the Crab Orchard, Lone and Brushy, the general trend of which is about the same as that of the Cumberland Range.  The largest streams in the county are the Emory and the Obed Rivers, with their respective tributaries, Crooked Fork and Clear Creek, and the Clear Fork of the Cumberland River and White Oak Creek.

The mineral resources consist in extensive deposits of coal and iron.  The soil, except in the bottoms, is not naturally rich, but is susceptible of a high degree of cultivation.  Experiments have been made, extending over a period of several years and it is found that nearly all valuable grasses can be successfully raised.   It is believed, however, that the growing of fruit is destined to become the most remunerative industry of not only Morgan County, but the entire Cumberland Plateau.  All fruits known to this latitude are grown here to perfection.  Especially is this true of grapes for wine making and this crop rarely if ever fails.

The settlement of Morgan County began soon after the Indian title to the lands was extinguished.  One of the first settlers, if not the first, was SAMUEL HALL, who located about seven miles northeast of Wartburg in 1807.  He had a large family of children, among whom were DAVID, ELIJAH, ELISHA, LUKE AND GARRETT HALL.  His brother, MARTIN HALL, located in the same vicinity. At about the same time DAVID STONECIPHER entered land and made a settlement on Crooked Fork. JOSEPH and BENJAMIN STONECIPHER entered land adjoining him, while EZRA STONECIPHER located on Beach Fork.  In 1814 MICHAEL STONECIPHER made an entry on Big Emory.  During the same year, JOHN M. STAPLES settled on the south side of Big Emory, near the crossing of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad.  He had six sons:  JOHN M., ABNER F., DAVID, WILLIAM, THOMAS AND BENJAMIN T.  The first two removed to other States.  The last named located near Sunbright, the site of which he owned.  The first settlers on Flat Fork were Elijah REESE and Titus ENGLAND, both of whom located in 1808.  The first to locate on White Oak Creek was John FREELS, who came in 1811.  The next year Royal PRICE settled on Clear Creek, at its junction with Obed River, on land which, prior to that time, had been occupied by William SHOEMAKER.  Among the other pioneers who came to the county prior to 1815 may be mentioned the following:  Mathias WILLIAMS, Ephriam DAVIS  and Nicholas SUMMERS, Who located on Crooked Fork.  Squire and Morgan HENDRICKS, who located on Emory River above the HALLS; John WEBB, who lived below, on the same stream; Charles WILLIAMS, Lewis RECTOR, Littleburg BRIENT, John CRAIG, Charles and Andrew PREWITT, who lived on Little Emory, or its waters; Jesse CASEY, Zachariah EMBREE, Hartsell HURT, who located on Crab Orchard Creek; Jeremiah HATFIELD and Basil HUMAN, who settled on Bone Camp, and John BRASEL, Jacob and John LAYMANCE, Andrew SHANNON and Robert McCCARTT, whose locations could not be definitely determined.  The house known as the “Indian Tavern” is said to have been built by William DAVIDSON, who came to the county  about 1810.  He had served in the Revolutionary war as captain of a company of North Carolina militia, and was one of the early settlers of Buncombe County.  He was a friend of the Cherokees, could speak their language, and his house became a sort of resort for them, hence its name.  As he did not own the land upon which the house was built, he soon removed to land which he entered about one mile south of Kesmet.

In 1817, the Legislature passed an act providing for the organization of a county to be named in honor of Gen. Daniel MORGAN.  It’s boundaries as then fixed,  included a considerable part of what is now Scott, Fentress and Cumberland Counties.  The first term of the county court was held in January, 1818, but as the records have been destroyed little is known of its transactions.  Soon, however, a town was laid off, on land donated to the county by Daniel S. LAVENDER, and a jail erected.  It was situated thirteen miles west of Wartburg, on the Nashville Road and  was known as Montgomery.  In 1832 Fentress County was erected and it became necessary to remove the county seat to a more central location.  Accordingly, on July 18, 1826, a new town of Montgomery was laid off on ten acres of land purchased from William WALL and lying on the east side of Emory River, about one mile and a half west of Wartburg.  The commissioners to locate the site and erect the county buildings were Jacob LAYMANCE, Chairman; John TRIPLETT, Benjamin HAGLER, John ENGLAND, Sharrach STEPHENS, Samuel SCOTT, and Sterling WILLIAMS. The first lot sold was purchased by Robert BUSH, a colored blacksmith.  Among the merchants who were engaged in business then before the war were--Cox, John II, BRIENT, William STAPLES, James JOHNSON, and Constantine BRAUSE.  Thomas S. LEA, a physician, and Levi TREWHITT, a lawyer, were also residents of the place.  Hotels were kept by Julian SCOTT and John H. BRIENT.  The land around the town, which had previously belonged to William WALL, was purchased by Samuel SCOTT in 1824.  He also entered a large tract of land on Emory River, above the town.  He was the father of Thomas, John, Samuel, Russell and Julian F.

In 1851 the first jail erected was replaced by a new one, and in 1852 the county court appointed commissioners to superintend the erection of a new courthouse which, however, was never entirely completed.  These buildings were used until 1870, when on March 26 of that year, an election was held to decide upon the removal of the seat of justice to Wartburg.  This resulted in a vote of 195 to 149 in favor of the removal, and C.G. JOYNER, R.A. DAVIS, L.B. SNOW, E.H. McKATHAN, W.L.E.DAVIDSON, Amos TAYLOR and J.W. DAVIDSON were appointed commissioners to sell the property in Montgomery with the exception of the jail, and to contract for the building of a courthouse.  This building was completed in the following fall at a cost of $3,132.36.

The town of Wartburg had its origin in a colonization company formed in New York in 1845.  The leading members were George F. GERDING, Augustus GUENTHER and Otto KINBUSCH.  A large amount of land lying in the vicinity of where Wartburg now is, was purchased and sold to colonists who came principally from Switzerland, though some from Germany were among them.  Of those who came first, in 1845, may be mentioned, Joseph GSCHWEND, Jacob WESPE, Christian BREI, Simon SCHMIDT, Christian WALT, Andrew FISCHER, Z. FISCHER, Peter BARDILL, Anthony VOLMAR, Bernhardt ZOBRIST and five others.  The next year about twenty-five families were added to this number.  With the advent of these colonists, a town was laid out and names Wartburg, which in April, 1851, was incorporated with Charles KRAMER, John WHITE, Thomas, JONES, Charles HAAG, and William JONES as commissioners.  The first settler on the site of the town is said to have been Walter DAVIS, who was succeeded  by Martin HALL.   DAVIS kept a public house which stood near the middle of the street nearly in front of the Central House.  The first store was opened by F. HEYDELMAN on the lot where Mr. SCOTT now lives.  Another store was kept by Mr. GERDING in the building opposite the lot now occupied by John HALL.  Back of this building stood what was known as the Emigration House, a log structure erected for the accommodation of colonists until they could build houses of their own.  Among the first emigrants were a number of Catholics, and at one time the building of a monastery was begun, but the war coming on, the work stopped and never resumed.  About 1846 a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized and the building still standing east of the Central Hotel was erected as a house of worship.  This was occupied until 1854, when it was converted into a schoolhouse and the present church erected.  In 1876 a new schoolhouse was built and the old church has since been used as a dwelling.  The pastors of the church have been as follows:  Revs. George WILKEN, Theodore HIRSCHMAN, B.C. BRIGMAN and the present pastor.  About 1879 a small Catholic Church was erected by Amelius LETOREY, who donated it to the bishop of the diocese.  A few years ago a Presbyterian Church was organized with about twenty members, with John L. MASON, Jacob BONAFACIUS and G. SCHLICHER as ruling elders.  The pulpit was supplied by Rev. Thomas ROBERTS until 1886 when he was succeeded by John SILSBY.  A church building to cost $1,500 is now under process of erection.

Since the opening of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad several thriving villages have sprung up along its line.  The two most important are Sunbright and Kismet.  In the northwest part of the county, at the junction of Clear Fork and White Oak Creek, is the famous Rugby Colony.  This colony originated with a company organized in 1877 in Boston, Mass., uner the name of “The Board of Aid to Land Ownership” with which Thomas HUGHES, Q. C. and John BOYLE, barrister at law, and other English capitalists afterward became associated.  Large tracts of land in Morgan, Scott and Fentress Counties were purchased, and October 5, 1880, the colony was formally opened by Mr. HUGHES in the presence of a large number of English and American settlers.  The board at once began and carried out a large amount of useful work.  Among the improvements were the Tabord Hotel, the Newbury House, Vine and Pioneer Cottages and a turnpike road to the railroad.  In 1881 Christ Church, with a schoolroom below it, was completed at a cost of nearly $5,000 and on June 5, 1882, the corner-stone for the HUGHES Public Library was laid by Mrs. HUGHES, the mother of Thomas HUGHES.  The library consisting  of 6,000 volumes, was donated by the publishers of Boston, New York and Philadelphia.  In 1884 the old Tabord Hotel was burned, but in July 1887, a new building, one of the finest of the kind in the South, was opened under the name of the Tabord Inn.

The village of Rugby now contains a population of from 200 to 300 and is fast becoming known as one of the great health and pleasure resorts in America.

The following persons have been the officers of the county since its organization, so far as their names could be obtained:      

Sheriffs: Garrett Hall, 1818-1820; James McClintock, Thomas England, Albert Hurt, 1836-1840; Garrett Hall, 1840-1842, Julian F. Scott, 1842-1843;  James Wilson, 1843-1848;  Jessee Triplett, 1848-1851;  Hausley Human, 1851-1856; James M. Melton, 1856-1858;  Meshack Stephens, 1858-1860; E. Lavender, 1860-1861; James R. Stanfield, 1861-1864:   Julian F. Scott, 1864-1866;   J.H. Byrd, 1866-1868;   J.F. Scott, 1868-1870; John Williams, 1870-1872;   G.D. Joyner, 1872-1874;   John Williams, 1874-1876;   J.F. Scott, 1876-1877; J.M. Staples, 1877, (January to September);   John Williams, 1877-1878;   John B. Williams, 1878-1880;         G. W. Green, 1880-1885;    H. Davidson, 1885-1886;   Benjamin Brasel, 1886.

Clerks of the County Court:   William Wall, 1818-1825;  Elijah Lavender, 1825-1836;  E. G. Kingston, 1836-1839;  Samuel P. Vaughn, 1839-1848;  G. W. Keith, 1848, 1856:  H. Human, 1856-1857;  Simon Hurst, 1857-1858;   James M. Melton, 1858-1861;  John H. Brient, 1861-1864;  John L. Scott, 1864-1874; John Hall, 1874-1877;  H. C. Wilson, 1877-1878;  M. F. Redman, 1878-1885;  J. A. Morris, 1885.

Clerks of the Circuit Court:  Robert A. Dabney, A. F. Cromwell; H.G. Bennett, 1836-1840;  Thomas S. Lea, 1840-1844; John H. Brient, 1844-1846; W.H. Williams, 1846-1852;  John H. Brient, 1852-1856;  William J. Scott, 1856-1860; M. Stephens, 1860—-;  William J. Scott, 1804–1866;  M.F. Redman, 1866-1870;  S.H. Staples, 1870-1882; J. W. Scott, 1882—.

Clerks and Masters:  B. T. Staples, 1858-1860;  H. H. Lansdon, 1860—;  John H. Brient, 1865-1870; G. W. Keith, 1870-1882;   S. H. Staples, 1882.

Registers:   Benjamin C. White, 1818-1824;  Daniel S. Lavender, 1824-1836;  Herndon Lea, 1836-1845;  Albert Hurt, 1845-1846;  J.D. Bennett, 1846-1855;  M.M. Brown, 1855-1856;  John Williams, Sr., 1856-1860;  L.H. Mosier, 1860-1864;  Garrett Hall, 1864-1870;  W. B. Crenshaw, 1870-1878;  John L. Scott, 1878-1886;  H. Davidson, 1886.

Trustees:  William D. Fields, 1842-1848;  J.C. Martin, 1848-1850;  Constantine Brause, 1850-1853;  Julian F. Scott, 1853-1854;  Albert Hurt, 1854-1860;  Jesse Stonecipher, 1860-1866;  John McCartt, 1866-1868;  M. Lyons, 1868-1872;  John Shannon, 1872-1874;  William Howard, 1874-1880;  John D. Kreis, 1880-1886;  M.B. McCartt, 1886.


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