1832-1852

Obion County, TN Minutes Books

Typed by Gay Mathis
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Minute Book 5/1832

This day came into court Thomas F. Edwards into Court and it being known by the court that he has a license authorizing him to practice as counselor & attorney-at-law in the several courts of the State. He took the oath prescribed by law & was admitted as an attorney of the Court.

Jacob B. Somers vs Hiram Hamilton
Debt Appeal

This day came the parties by their attorneys and thereon came a jury of good and lawful men ?? ?? Benjamin Hubert, David Thompson, John Parr, Henry I.? P. Westbrook, Sanford Bramblett, James Harper, Kames Holliman, Fletcher Edwards, Jonas Bedford, William Carmack, John Matheny & Samuel C. Henry who were elected tried sworn the truth to speak upon the matter in dispute upon their oaths do say. The defendant is indebted to the plaintiff in the sum of six dollars. Therefore it is considered by the court the the plaintiff recover of the defendant the sum of six dollars so by the ?? aforesaid ??. and also his costs by him about this suit in the behalf expended. And on motion it is further considered by the Court that the plaintiff recovers judgment against John Boon & Charles Evans the defendant’s security in his appeal jointly with the defendant for the debt & cost aforesaid.


4/2/1833

Court met pursuant to adjournment present the Worshipful Benjamin Totten, John Harpole, John Parr

Benjamin Totten returned a list of taxable properties in Capt Cullum’s old Company, which is ordered to be recorded.

John Parr returned a list of taxable property in Capt Guy’s old Company, which is ordered to be recorded.

Joel S. Enloe, Sheriff of Obion County returned unto Court Venin facial???? Issued from this Court executed on the following persons good and lawful men householders and freeholders of this County to wit: William Harpole, Burwell, Tanner, James Wilson, Jonas Bedford, John Matheny, William Carmack, Benjamin Sheeks, George W. Cunningham, James T. Brown, Willis Hogge, A. A. Cunningham, Joseph Meadows, Thomas A. Davidson, Hiram Hamilton, Moses D. Harper, Robert Harper, John P. Wright, Terry Vaughan, Joseph Wilson, Edward Taylor, Jesse Stroud, Gideon Marr, John Good, David Hubert, Alford C. Hubert to serve as grand jurors.


Obion Co, TN Court 1844

John Williams administrator of John Williams, Jr
It appearing to the court that John Williams, Jr. departed this life on the (blank) day of 1844 that at the time of his death he was a citizen of this county and that he left no last will and testament. Thereon John Williams moved the court to appoint him administrator he being a near relative and the claim of the widow of said decedent’s estate and no other person applying to administer. It is therefore ordered by the court that John Williams be appointed administrator of all and singular goods and chattels and credits of said decedent’s estate upon his entering into Bond and security as the law directs whereupon the said John Williams came into court and entered into Bond in the sum of Six Hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs with Francis Williams and David Bright his securities which was examined and received by the Court and ordered to be recorded which is done accordingly.

Note: this is my great-great-great grandfather (John Williams, Sr.) Gay Mathis—E-mail address: lgm2002@bellsouth.net

Ordered by the court that Preston Wright, Thoams Dodd and Henry M. Darnall be appointed commissioners to lay off and set apart one years provision to widow & family of John Williams, Jr. deceased and make report the next term of the Court
John Williams, Administrator of Joseph Williams

It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that Joseph Williams departed this life on the (blank) day of 1844 that at the time of his death he was a citizen of this county and that he left no last will and testament thereon John Williams moved the court to appoint him Administrator of decedent’s estate and no other person applying to administer. It is therefore ordered by the court that John Williams be appointed Administrator of all and singular the goods chattel rights and credits of said decedent’s estate upon his entering into Bond and security as the law directs, whereupon the said John Williams came into court and entered into bond in the sum of Two Hundred dollars conditioned as the alw directs with George H. Long his security all of which was examined and received by the court and ordered to be recorded which is done accordingly. Said Administrator took oath.
Note: this is my great-great-great grandfather (John Williams, Sr.), Gay Mathis—E-mail address: lgm2002@bellsouth.net

This day Willis Caldwell Administrator of William White deceased returned unto court a supplement bill of sale of the effects of said decedent’s estate which was examined and received by the court and ordered to be recorded which was done accordingly.


Obion Co, TN Court 1845

It appearing to the satisfaction of the court present that Abraham Herring departed this life on (blank) day of 1845. That at the time of his death he was a citizen of this county and that he left no last will and testament. Thereon Daniel St John moved the court to appoint him administrator of the said decedent estate and no other person applying to administer it is therefore ordered by the court that Daniel St. John be appointed administrator of all and singular the good and chattel right and credits of said decedent’s estate upon his entering into Bond and security as the law directs whereupon the said Daniel St. John came into court and entered into Bond conditioned as the law directs in the sum of Five Hundred dollars with James Davis and N. G. Murphy as his securities all of which was examined and received by the court and ordered to be recorded which is done accordingly and said administrator took oath.

This day Nathaniel G. Murphy moved the court to bind James F. M. Fields to him, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court present that said James F. M. Fields has no means of support. It was therefore ordered by the court that said James F. M. Fields be bound unto said Nathaniel G. Murphy until he arrives at the age of twenty one years. Upon said Nathaniel G. Murphy entered into Bond as the law directs. Whereupon the said Nathaniel G. Murphy came into court and entered unto bond conditioned as the law directs with James N. Cullum his security all of which was examined and received by the court and ordered to be recorded which is done accordingly.

This day Ishamelton (Ishmael) Hamilton moved the court to appoint him guardian of James Franklin Hamilton a minor under fourteen years of age and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the said minor has an estate that needs protection and it is therefore ordered by the court that Ismaelton Hamilton be appointed guardian of said James F. Hamilton upon his entering into Bond & security as the law directs whereupon the said Ishmaelton Hamilton came into court and entered into Bond conditioned as the law directs in the sum of One Hundred dollars with Benjamin Roney and Phillip Hamilton his securities all of which was examined and received by the court and ordered to be recorded which was don accordingly
(Note: this is my great-great grandfather, Gay Mathis—E-mail address: lgm2002@bellsouth.net)

This day George Sheeks Clerk of this Court presented unto Court a settlement made by him with Wilson R. Hogan guardian of N. C, M. S.? & , M. R. Stokes minor heirs of John Stokes deceased which was examined and received by the court and recorded which is done accordingly.


Obion Co, TN Circuit Court
7/4/1832

Hiram Hamilton vs Reuben McWhorter

This day came the parties & their attorneys and on motion of the Plaintiff it is ordered that the Defendant give security for the prosecution of this appeal whereupon Benjamin F. McWhorter came into court and acknowledged himself indebted to Hiram Hamilton the Plaintiff in this cause in the sum of Thirty Dollars to be void on conditions that the said defendant prosecutes his appeal with effect and the Defendant moves the Court to rule the Plaintiff to give security for the sustained costs of this suit in case to? be cost the same as dismissed therein or that which motion was sustained by the Court. Wherupon Moses E. Farmer came into Court and acknowledged himself the Plaintiff’s security in the sum of Twenty five dollars to be void on condition that he sustains his action aforesaid. And it is ordered by the Court that this cause be continued until Friday next.

Joel S. Enloe as Sheriff of Obion County to Hugh Carter:

A deed for 360 acres of land was duly acknowledged in open court by said Enloe sheriff aforesaid and ordered to be certified fro registration.


7/1832

Hiram Hamilton vs Reuben McWhorter:

By consent of the parties it is ordered that this cause be continued and that the plaintiff give additional or counter security before the calling of the cause at the next term or that the same be dismissed.

Duncan McLeod vs Andrew Calhoun:

Debt special discussed by plaintiff to defendant’s pleas by consent of parties it is ordered that this cause be continued and that it stand for argument and trial at the next term


Obion Co, TN Circuit Court
Minutes Tuesday 10/2/1832

Jesse Meacham vs. David Vance:

By consent of Parties it is ordered that this cause be continued

Hiram Hamilton Vs Reuben McWhorter

Appeal Penal action this day came Moses E. Farmer into court came who became plaintiff security at the last term of the Court asked to be released and having proven to the court that he had given legal notice to the Plaintiff it was ordered that he be released and that the Plaintiff give other security & therein came Wilford Farris and Vaden Hamilton into court and acknowledged themselves the Plaintiff’s security for the prosecution of his suit or the payment of all costs incident or failure thereof and the defendant’s attorney moved the court to Quash the proceedings, which was ejected to, and after argument it was the opinion of the court state? law is with the defendant. It is therefore considered by the court that the defendant’s motion be sustained, that he depart this court go hence without delay? & recover his costs of the Plaintiff and Wilford Farris and Vaden Hamilton his securities by his costs in this behalf expended.


Obion Co, TN Court Minutes 6/1847

This day Phillip Hamilton guardian of William Wright and Thomas Wright minor heirs of William Wright deceased came into Court and moved the Court and gave bond as Guardian agreeable to the statutes? in such cases made and provided in the sum of Three Hundred and Ninety dollars conditioned as the law directs.

Obion County TN Court Minutes 1849

John H. Carpenter & Elizabeth Tanner
Administrator of Burwell S. Tanner, Deceased

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Burwell S. Tanner departed this life on the 30th day of March 1849 that at the time of his death he was a citizen of this county and that he left no last will and testament thereon John H. Carpenter & Elizabeth e moved the Court to appoint them Administrator and Administratrix of said Deceased estate and no other person applying to administer it is therefore ordered by the Court that John H. Carpenter and Elizabeth Tanner be appointed Administrator & Administratrix of all and singular of said deceased estate upon their entering into bond and security as the law directs who thereupon came into Court and intered into bond and security in the sum of Four thousand Dollars conditioned as the law directs with Frederick Carpenter, S. M. Cochran and W. S. S. ? Harris their securities all of which was examined and received by the Court and ordered to be recorded which is done accordingly by and said Administrator & administratrix to ok oath and entered upon their duties.

Ordered by the Court that James B. Harper be allowed the sum of five dollars performing? The Grand Jury of this county with a room/ at the February Term of the Circuit Court 1849 and that the Trustee pay the same of any of the Contingent fund in his hands not otherwise appropriated.

This day John H. Carpenter & Elizabeth Tanner Administrator & Administratrix of B. S. Tanner deceased returned unto Court an inventory of said deceased estate which was examined and heard by the Court and ordered to be recorded which is done accordingly


Obion Co, TN Court Minutes Roll No 28
10/1852

Archibald Crockett appointed Administrator of the estate of Melinda Robbinson deceased.

Therefore the said Archibald Crockett came into Court and entered into Bond in the sum of Two hundred Dollars conditioned as the law directs with John Timberman and Lysander Adams his securities all of which was examined and received by the Court and ordered to be recorded which is done accordingly and the said administrator to oath

Mary Ann Williams, guardian of James F. William, Samuel D. Williams, Sarah Jane Williams, & Rebecca Tennessee Williams

This day came Mary Ann Williams into court and moved the Court to appoint her guardian of James F. Williams, Samuel D. Williams, Sarah Jane Williams and Rebecca Tennessee Williams minor heirs of Edward D. Williams deceased and that the court being satisfied unto her claim to the guardianship appointed her guardian of said minors upon her entering into Bond and Security in the sum of Two Hundred dollars.

Therefore the guardian came into court and entered into Bond for the sum of Two Hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs with Philip Fields, Samuel H. Fieldsand William M.? Wilson her security all of which was examined and received by the Court and ordered to be recorded which is done accordingly.

This day James Bedford who was appointed Special Commissioner at a former term of this Court to sell the interest of Margaret Ann Bedford minor heir in a tract of about 160 acres of which the late Thomas M? Harper died seized and possessed made his report to Court which was examined and received by the Court and ordered to be recorded which is done accordingly


Obion County Court October Term 1852
Roll No: 28

Margaret Ann Bedford
Exparte Petition to Sell Land

Be it remembered that on this 4th day of October A. D. 1852 before the Worshipped County Court of Obion Co, in the State of Tennessee came on this cause to be heard and was heard upon Petition interlocutory decree, Report of Commissioners whom it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court here that James Bedford the Special Commissioner appointed in the cause inpursurance of the authority vested in him had proceeded to sell all the right, title and claim and said interest Margaret Ann Bedford in & to the tract of land set forth in the Petition, and here in Open Court makes his Special Report which being in all things unexcepted to, is received by the Court and in all things affirmed.

It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court said that the Report be received and recorded & that all other matters and things be reserved until the coming in of the first report.

Henry M. Darnell (Darnall) & Thomas F. Wright
Exparte Petition to Sell Slave

This day Phillip Hamilton who was appointed at a former term of this Court Special Commissioner to sell certain slaves mentioned in the Petition in the case of Henry M. Darnall & Thomas F. Wright Exparte made his report to the Court which was examined and received and ordered to be Recorded which is done accordingly

This day Phillip Hamilton who was appointed Special Commissioner on the first Monday in September 1852 to sell the slaves belonging to Henry M. Darnall & Thomas F. Wright in right of the heirs of William Wright deceased came into Court and entered into Bond in the sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars conditioned as the law directs with Reuben T. Crockett and George W. L. Marr, Jr. his securities all of which was examined and received by the Court to be recorded which is done accordingly.


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