1834, Jan

State of Tennessee, Obion County,
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, January Term 1834

Typed by Donna Martin, 1997. Research and coding by Jane Norton Powell

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State Of Tennessee, Obion County
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions,  January Term 1834

Be it remembered that at a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions begun & held at the courthouse in the town of Troy, County & State aforesaid on Monday the 5th day of January A. D. 1834 present at worshipful John Parr, Seth Bedford, Willis Caldwell, John Harpole, Benj.Totten, William Downey, Jesse Daugherty, William Wilkinson, Henry D. Logan.

Richard B. Brown produced in open court a commission as a Justice of the Peace for said County and took the oaths of office.
(Issued)

Wm. C. Edwards proved the killing of two wolves within this county over six months old & it is ordered by the court that the same be so certified.
(Issued A. T. H.)

John P. Wright proved the killing of one wolf within this county over four months old which is ordered by the court to be so certified.

Moses D. Harper proved the killing of one wolf over four months old in Obion County which is ordered by the Court to be so certified etc.(Issued)

John Williams proved the killing of two wolves over four months old in Obion County which is ordered by the Court to be so certified.(Issued)

Jesse Williams proved the killing of one wolf in Obion County over four months old which is ordered by the Court to be so certified.(Issued)


(p-2) January Term 1834

Ordered by the Court that George W. Macey be appointed overseer on the Mills Point road from the Weakley County line near Tottens Wells to the four mile tree in the room of Elias Edwards removed and that all the hands that worked under said Edwards work under him & that he keep the same in repair as a first class road.

Ordered by the Court that James Wadkins be appointed overseer on the Mills Point road from the widow Daltons to the state line in the room of Robert Dickison, resigned,  & that he have the same hands that worked under Dickerson,   to wit: Jerome Wadkins,  William Snider,  John Moses,   Samuel Moses,  Washington Moses,  Claybourn Taylor,   Eli Bapham,  James Bapham,  Andrew Moore,   James Moore,  Tully Estridge, Willie Skeggs,  John Snider,   Madison Cole,  James Jones, B. D. Logan, William Saunders,   Charles Nice,  James Davis,  Thomas Wright & John Stanford and all other hand with in said bounds and that he keep the same in repair as a first class road. (Issued 23rd of Jan. 1834)

Ordered by the Court that James I. McCollum be allowed one dollar and fifty cents for services performed for the county and that the Trustee pay the same out of any monies not otherwise appropriated.
(Issued 23rd of Janry 1834)


(p-3) January term 1834

Ordered by the Court that it be certified to the Trustee of Obion County that James I. McCollum served this court five days at the October term 1833 as constable.

Ordered by the court that Joseph Wilson be appointed overseer of the Dyersburg road from the town of Troy to the four mile post in the room of Stephen Macey removed and that he have all the hands that worked under said Macey & keep the same in repair as a first class road.

Ordered by the Court that Porter & Partee be released from the payment of all County tax as retail merchants on the license recently obtained by them over and above five dollars. (Issued 24th Janry 1834)

Ordered by the court that A. W. & W. Ross be released from the payment of all County tax as retail merchants on the license recently obtained by them over & above five dollars.

The last will & testament of Andrew Linn was this day produced in Open Court and the due execution thereof duly proved by the oaths of James Harper & Jonathan Whiteside subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered recorded.

Ordered by the Court that the road from Troy by R. B. Browns, Widow Harper & Robt Harper to the Mills Point road at Thomas Buchannons be kept up & that James B. Hogge be appointed overseer thereon & keep the same in repair as a second class road & that he have R. B. Browns & hand,  Widow Harpers & James T. Brown & hand.
(Issued 23rd Jan 1834)


(p-4) Monday January term 1834

Ordered by the Court that the following taxes be given for the year 1834, to wit:
For County Contengences of each 100 acres of land: 12
On each white pole: 12
On each slave: 25
On each town lot: 25
On each stallion half the season of 1 mare: $5.00
On each tavern with license: $5.00
On each retail store: $5.00
On each Jack half the season of 1 mare
On each four wheeled pleasure carriage: $4.00
On each 2 wheeled Do: .50
For Courthouse tax:
On each 100 acres of land: 18 3/4
On each town lot: 37
On each slave: .25
On each free poll: 12
On each stud horse or Jack half the season of 1 mare
On each retail store: $ 5.00
On each tavern with license: 5.00
On each four wheeled pleasure carriage: 1.00
On each 2 Do: .50
For the payment of Jurors
O each 100 acres of land: 6 1/4
On each town lot: 12
On each free poll: .06 1/4
On each slave: .12
On each stallion or Jack 1/4 the season of 1 mare
On each retail store: $ 2.50
On each tavern: 1.50
On each four wheeled pleasure carriage: 1.25
On each 2 Do: .50
& that each suit be taxed $1.00 to pay the Quorum Court.

(p-5) Monday, January term 1834

Ordered by the Court that the following persons be appointed to take lists of taxable property in the following companies to wit:

John Harpole in Capt. Hill’s Company
Willis Caldwell in Capt. Henry’s Company
John Parr in Capt. Nelm‘s Company
Richard B. Brown in Capt. Head’s Company
James Henderson in Capt. Vaughn’s Company
H. J. P. Westbrook in Capt. Asbrook’s old Company
William Downey in Capt. Watson’s old Company
Seth Bedford in Capt. Brown’s Company
Ordered by the Court that Willis Caldwell, John Parr & Benjamin Totten,   Esqrs. be appointed Justices to hold the Quorum Court for the present year.

Ordered by the Court that the commissioners of County Revenue in settling with Joel L. Enloe as Sheriff receive as vouchers any receipts, orders or notes executed by Thomas Allen, Dennis Cochran & Jesse Edminson or either of them.

Ordered by the Court that Joel L. Enloe be allowed forty six dollars thirty two cents the amount of the costs in the case of Marr Vs Enloe & that the Revenue Commissioners allow him a credit for the same.

This day Daniel St John was duly and constitutionally elected Constable for the next ensuing two years whereupon the said Daniel St John came into Court & executed bond with William A. Maxwell,  Joel L. Enloe & R. B. Brown his security & took the oaths of office.

Willis Cathey came into Court & resigned his office as constable for Capt. Brown’s Company.


(p-6) Monday,  January term 1834.

Charles Sinkler was this day duly elected Constable for the next two ensuing years in Capt. Head’s Company. Henry D. Logan was this day duly elected Constable for the next two years in Capt. Brown’s Company.

Ordered by the Court that John L. Doxey, A. W. O. Totten & Seth Bedford be appointed Commissioners to settle with the present and all former commissioners for the town of Troy and report the same to the next term of this Court and that the Sheriff give notice to all concerned.

Ordered by the Court that the following persons be appointed Common School Commissioners in the following companies, to wit:

William A. Maxwell for Capt. Hill’s Company
Alfred Lomax for Nelm’s Company
Willis Caldwell for Henry’s Company
Sandford Bramblet for Brown’s Company
R. B. Brown for Head’s Company
William Downey for Watson’s old Company
Wm. M. Wilson for Vaughn’s Company
Henry Applewhite for Ashbrook’s old Company

Ordered by the court that the following be the tavern rates for Obion County,  to wit: each diet 25 cts.,  12 cts. for lodging, 25 cts. for horse feed, 37 for horse per night.


(p-7) Monday,  January term 1834.

12 1/2cts. per half pint for whiskey, .25 Do for rum, .25 Do for wine,  gin,   brandy.

Ordered by the Court that the following be the rates of ferriage at Nelms ferry,   to wit:
12 1/2cts. for man & horse, 6 1/4 cts. for footman or single horse, 50 cts. for each waggon within the banks.

Ordered by the Court that the following be the rates of ferriage at Kentens ferry, to wit:
12 cts. for man & hors, 6 1/4 cts. for footman or single horse, 50 cts. for each wagon, 3 cts. per head per cattle, hoggs or sheep, 37 cts. for each carryall, 25 cts. for each cart & team, 50 cts. for each four wheeled pleasure carriage, 25 cts. for each gig.

Wm. Hutchinson To Theodore Staley
This day Wm. Hutchinson, the grantor, came into Court and acknowledged a deed of conveyance to Theodore Staley for fifty two acres of land, to be his act and deed for the purposes therein specified which is ordered to be certified for registration,   ordered by the Court that Joel S. Enloe Shff. be allowed a credit by the commissioner for the tax on Studhorses for the former years & that he be furnished with a duplicate by the clerk & proceed to collect the same.


(p-8) Tuesday, January term 1834.

James H. Davis resigned as Deputy Clerk for this Court.

Ordered by the court that court adjourned until tomorrow morning 9 o’clock.
John Harpole,  Jr.
B. Totten,  Jr.
Willie Caldwell

Tuesday January 7th 1834.
Court met pursuant to adjournment.

This day came Jane A. Linn by attorney filed her petition & it appears to the Court therefrom that Andrew Linn has departed this life & his last will and testament was duly proved in this Court & that said Linn in his said last will & testament has nominated Robert Harper, his sole executor & that said Harper has failed to accept or renounce the execution of said will and that said Jane A. Linn is the only heir & devise. It is therefore ordered by the court that William Miller be appointed Receiver of all the goods & chattels, rights & credits of said estate and that he have & possess all the poser & priveleges that may be necessary for the safety & profit of said estate until the next term of this court and that he execute bond with security for the (p-9) faithful performance of his duties as receiver & that the said Robert Harper be summoned to appear here at the next term of this Court & either accept or renounce the execution of said will. Whereupon the said William Miller came into Court & executed bond with Richard B. Brown & Robert Harper his securities.

The Sheriff returned into Court venire facias awarded at the last term of this Court executed on all the persons therein named except Daniel F. Moore, James B. Holloman,   William Jackson,  Joseph Taylor & Landord Norrid & the following Jurors appeared to wit: William Miller,  Samuel Hutchinson,   James B. Hogge,  Edward Norrid,  John Holloman,   Samuel Reeves,      Elisha Park, Benjamine Garrison, James L. Brown, Lewis Foust,  James Wilson, William Carter,   Moses D. Harper, Robert Harper, Willis Hogge, Gideon Kirksey, out of which number the following persons were drawn as a grand jury, to wit: William Miller, Samuel Hutchinson,  James B. Hogge, Edward Norrid, John Holloman, Samuel Reeves, Elisha Parker, Benjamin Garrison, James L. Brown, Lewis Foust, James Wilson,  William Carter and Moses D. Harper. Thereupon William Miller was appointed foreman of the grand jury and after being sworn Daniel St John was sworn to attend the grand jury & they retired to consult of pro entments & c.

Tuesday, January Term 1834.

State VS W. R. Scott
On Motion of William F. Scott who was fined at the last term of this Court for failing to attend as a Juror. It is ordered by the Court that the said fine be released on payment of costs. It is therefore considered by the Court that the State of Tennessee recover of said Defendant the costs about this suit in this behalf expended.

Joel S. Enloe was this day duly elected Sheriff for the County of Obion for the term of two years whereupon the said Joel S. Enloe came into Court and executed bond agreeably to law with William M. Willson, Moses D. Harper, William Carter, A. L. Harris and James M. Ross his securities and took the Oaths of Office.

Charles Sinkler who was on yesterday elected constable came into Court & executed bond agreeably to law with R. B. Brown, Jesse Daugherty & Joel S. Enloe his securities & took the Oaths of office.


(p-10) (Torn out of book)


(p-11) Tuesday January term 1834.

Jubilee M. Bedford was this day duly elected Trustee for the County of Obion for the term of two years.

Samuel D. Wilson Clerk of this Court produced in Court the receipt of the Treasure which was ordered to be recorded & is in the word & figures following, to wit:

Treasury office Dec. 23rd 1833 Rec’d of Sam D. Wilson Clerk of the County Court of Obion County one hundred & five dollars & 22 cts. the full amt. of Revenue due for the year ending the first of October 1833 according to the Revenue Commissioners report.
Jas. Caruthers, Treasure.

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Henry D. Logan came into Court and resigned his office as Justice of the Peace for Obion County.

Henry D. Logan who was yesterday elected constable came into Court and executed bond agreeably to law with Seth Bedford, J. M. Bedford, Joel S. Enloe and William M. Wilson his securities and took the oaths of office.


(p-12) Tuesday January term 1834.

State Vs James B. Holloman) Fine
On motion of the Defendant who was fined at the last term of this court for failing to attend as a Juror it is ordered by the Court that the said fine be released and that the State of Tennessee recover of said Defendant the costs about this suit in this behalf expended.
On motion of the attorney general it is ordered by the court that a subpoena issue against Alexander Edmunds to come into Court instantee & give evidence before the grand jury in behalf of the State against Lewis Foust and – – Hamilton.
Samuel D. Wilson Clerk & c produced in Court a receipt from the Trustee of Obion County which was ordered to be recorded & is in the word in figures following, to wit:

State of Tennessee) Trustee, Office
Obion County ) Rec’d January 6th 1834
From Saml. D. Wilson Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid twenty four dollars 37 cts. the County revenue collected by him for the preceding year.
John C. Wilson
Trustee of Obion Co.

On motion of Jubilee M. Bedford and James H. Davis revenue Commissioners leave is granted them till the next term of this court to make their report.


(p-13) Wednesday, January term 1834.

Jonathan Badgett Vs Saml. L. McDaniel) Sei fa
On motion of the Deft. it is ordered by the Court that the fine assessed in this case at the last term of this Court be released on payment of cost wherefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover of the Defendant his costs about his suit in this behalf expended.

And the Court adjourned till tomorrow morning 9 o’clock.
B. Totten, J. P.
John Parr, J. P.
Willis Caldwell, J. P.

Wednesday, January 8th 1834.

Court met pursuant to adjournment, present Benj. Totten, Willis Caldwell & John Parr, Esqr.

State Vs James Walker & Lucy D. Walker) Sci Fa forfeiture
On motion of the Defendant by their attorney it is ordered by the Court that the forfeiture of the recognisance in this case be set aside on payment of costs. It is therefore considered by the Court that the State of Tennessee recover of the Defendants the costs about this suit in this behalf expended and that the defendant be taken etc.


(p-14) Wednesday January 8th 1834

State Vs James Walker) Riot
This day came the attorney general on the part of the State & the Defendant in his own proper person and moved the Court to quash the Indictment which motion was overruled and on motion of the attorney general it is ordered that this cause be continued till the next term of this Court & that the Defendant be recognized in the sum of $250 to make his personal appearance at the next term of this Court to answer said charge.

James Lewis Vs Joseph Wilson) Debt
This day came the plaintiff by his attorney and the Defendant though solemnly called came not but made default. Wherefore it is considered by the Court that Plaintiff recover of the Defendant one hundred and fifteen dollars the debt in the declaration mentioned and also the further sum of thirty seven dollars ninety five cents the damages adjudged by said Court to said plaintiff by reason of the detention thereof and also his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended and that execution issue & c

Mathew Young Vs Adams & Bedford) Debt Sci Fa
By consent of parties it is ordered that this cause stand continued till the next term of this Court.


(p-15) Wednesday January 8th 1834

Samuel D. Wilson Vs Adams & Bedford admrs. etc) Debt Sci Fa
By consent of parties it is ordered by the court that this cause stand continued till next term of this court.

James L. Brown Vs Joel S. Enloe) Debt
This day came the parties by their attorneys & thereupon came a Jury of good & lawful men, to wit: William Miller, Saml Hutchinson, James B. Hogge, Edward Norrid, John Holloman,  Samuel Reeves, Elisha Parker, Benj. Garrison, Lewis Foust,  James Wilson, William Carter and Moses D. Harper who being elected tried & sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined upon their oaths do say that the Defendant is indebted to the Plaintiff in the sum of two hundred and five dollars and assess his damage by reason of the detention thereof to fourteen dollars & seventeen cents wherefore it is considered by the court that the Plaintiff recover of the Defendant the said sum of two hundred and five dollars the debt aforesaid and also the sum of fourteen dollars 17 cts. the damages aforesaid by the Jury aforesaid in manner & form assessed as aforesaid and also his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended which Judgment the Defendant prayed an appeal to the Circuit Court to be holden for said County on the 2nd Monday in – –


(p-16) Wednesday Jany term 1834

May, next- which was granted on his entering into bond with security as required by law whereupon the Defendant entered into bond with Littleton Hubbard & Andrew S. Harris his security conditioned as the law directs.

State Vs Cornelius Sheeks) indictment for selling liquor
This day came the solicitor on behalf of the State and the Defendant in his own proper person and the Defendant by his Attorney moved the Court to quash the Indictment herein which motion was by the Court overruled and on motion of the solicitor it is ordered that this cause be continued.

State Vs George Fentress & Edward Robins) Indictment Affray
It is ordered by the court that this cause be continued and that an alias capias issue

Samuel Crockett admr. etc Vs Charles McAlister) Assumpsit
This day came the parties by their Attorneys and thereupon came a Jury of good & lawful men,  to wit: Robert Harper, Archibald Lockett, John Ross, Alexander Polk, Littleton Hubbard,  Cornelius Sheeks, Willis Hogge, William H. Guy, Horace Head, Wm A. Brown, A. C. Hubert& Grastly Mansfield who being elected, tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issues joined upon their oaths do say that the said (p-17) Defendant did undertake and promise as therein the said Plaintiff declaration is alledged and assess the said Plaintiffs damage to fifty dollars 43/100 1/9 cts. wherefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover of the said Defendant the aforesaid sum of fifteen dollars 43/100 2/9 cts. the damages aforesaid by the Jury aforesaid in manner & form assessed as aforesaid and his costs about his suit in this behalf expended and that execution issue etc

It appearing to the court that Enos Hay had died intestate William Andrews was appointed administrator of his estate and came into Court with Grastly Mansfield his security and acknowledged a bond to the governor as the law directs in the sum of six hundred dollars whereupon on motion it is ordered by the Court that the said administrator sell all the goods and chattels of said estate on a credit of 12 months taking bond and sufficient security for the benefit of said estate and return a true account of the sales of said estate to the next term of this Court & that he give 15 days notice of the time & place of said sale.

McEwing & Cassedy Vs I. S. & I. M. Ross
Defendant filed his plan herein & by consent of parties it is ordered that a Commission to take depositions issue to either party & that he give legal notice etc


(p-18) Wednesday January 8th 1834

Nathan G. Pinson & Joel Pinson Vs Seth Stroud) Debt

This day came the parties by their attornies and thereupon came a Jury of good and lawful men,  to wit: William Miller, Samuel Hutchinson, James B. Hogge, Edward Norrid, John Holloman,  Samuel Reeves, Elisha Parker, Benjamin Garrison, James S. Brown, Lewis Foust, James Wilson & William Carter who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined upon their oaths do say that the defendant owes & is indebted to the Plaintiffs in the sum of one hundred and ten dollars and assess their damage by reason of the detention thereof to three dollars eighty five cts. wherefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover of the defendant the sum of one hundred and ten dollars the debt in the declaration mentioned also three dollars 85/100 cts. the damage by the Jury assessed as aforesaid together with their costs by them about their suit in this behalf expended and that execution issue etc.

William Cunningham Vs James F. Bedford, John Parr and Beth Bedford) Debt

This day came the parties by their attornies the worshipful Willis Caldwell, Benj. Totten and William Wilkinson presiding & holding said Court and thereupon came a Jury, to wit: William Millar, Samuel Hutchinson(p-19) James B. Hogue, Edward Norrid, John Holloman, Saml. Reeves, Elisha Parker, Benj. Garrison, James S. Brown, Lewis Foust, James Wilson & William Carter who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issued joined upon their oaths do say that the said Defendants have not paid the debt in the declaration mentioned but do owe the same and assess the Plaintiffs damage by reason of the detention thereof to four dollars and fifty cents wherefore it is considered by the Court that the plaintiff recover of the defendants one hundred dollars the debt in the declaration mentioned and also four dollars fifty cents the damages by the Jury assessed as aforesaid together with his costs and that execution issue etc.

Lonsdale Walton & Co Vs James Hogge) Debt

This day came the parties by their attorneys and their upon came a Jury of good & lawful men,  to wit: William Miller, Samuel Reeves, Edward Norrid, John Holloman, Elisha Parker, Benj. Garrison, James S. Brown, Lewis Foust, James Wilson,  William Carter, Moses D. Harper & Robert Harper, who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issues joined upon their oaths do say that the Defendant doth owe the Plaintiff one hundred & eighteen dollars and assess their damage to six dollars and (p-20) twenty seven cents by reason of the detention thereof wherefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiffs recover of the Defendant the aforesaid sum of one hundred and eighteen dollars for his debt aforesaid & six dollars & 27/100 cts. the damages assessed as aforesaid and also his costs about his suit in this behalf expended and that execution issue etc

C. W. Wood & A. M. L. McBean Administrators etc)
Vs William Wilkinson the worship John Parr……….) Case

This day came the parties by their attorneys the worshipful John Farr, Benj. Totten & Willis Caldwell presiding & holding said Court & thereupon came a Jury of good and lawful men, to wit: Gideon Kirskey, Robert Harper, Willis Hogge, A. K. Hogge, Archibald Lockett, John Parr, Hugh Shelton, James Harper, William Hamilton, Ezekiel Carter, Philip Field & John Long who being elected tried & sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined upon their oaths do say that the said Defendant did not undertake & promise in manner and form as the said Plaintiff in their said declaration have alledged whereupon it is considered by the Court that the Defendant recover of the Plaintiff his costs about his suit in this behalf expended to be levied or the goods & chattels of the intestate in their land to be administered etc.

Thomas Allison Vs G. W. Wood & A. M. L. McBean,  admrs, etc) Debt Certiorari

This day came the parties & consented that this cause should be placed on the trial docket at the next term of this court.


(p-21) Wednesday, January term 1834

Jonathan Badgett Vs H. D. Logan) Sci Fa

On motion of the Defendant by atty. it is ordered that he be released from all further liability in this cause & it is considered by the court that the Defendant recover of the Plaintiff his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended and that execution issued etc.

On motion of Albert Moore by his attorney it is ordered by the Court that Jubilee M. Bedford,  Samuel L. Teater & A. S. Harris be appointed commissioners to settle with the said Albert Moore as administrator of Peter Moore ded’d and report to be next term of this Court.

On motion of L. Adams & Seth Bedford it is ordered by the court that William U. Watson, Jas. H. Davis & A. S. Harris be appointed commissioners to settle with the said Adams & Bedford as administrators of Jonas Bedford ded’d & report to the next term of this Court.

William W. Watson came into court and by consent of Joel S. Enloe, Sheriff was qualified as deputy Sheriff for Obion County.

Jubilee M. Bedford who was yesterday elected Trustee for Obion County came into Court with Joel S. Enloe, Seth Bedford, William M. Wilson & A.S. Harris his securities and acknowledged a bond to the Chairman of the County Court & his successor in the sum of four thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs & was duly qualified etc (p-22) and the Court adjourned till tomorrow morning 9 o’clock.
B. Totten,  J. P.
Seth Bedford,  J. P.
Willis Caldwell,  J. P.

Thursday, January 9th 1834

Court met pursuant to adjournment present the worshipful Benjamin Totten, Seth Bedford & Willis Caldwell.

Saml. Crockett, admr. Vs Charles McAlister) Case
This day came the Defendant by his attorney and prayed and appeal in this cause to the next circuit court to be holden for Obion County which is granted on his giving bond and security as required by law whereupon the said Defendant with Jubilee M. Bedford and Samuel Hutchinson executed & acknowledged bond as required by law.

State Vs James Walker) Riot
This day came the defendant & John McDaniel his security & acknowledged themselves indebted to the State of Tennessee in the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars each to be levied of their respective goods & chattels, lands & tenements but to be void on condition that the said Defendant makes his personal appearance at the next term of this Court to answer the State of Tennessee in a charge for rioting.


(p-23) Thursday, January term 1834

Wood & McBean, admrs. etc Vs John F(P?)arr) Case
This day came the parties by these attornies and thereupon came a Jury of good & lawful men, to wit: William Miller, Samuel Hutchinson, James B. Hogge, Edward Norrid, John Holloman,  Samuel Reeves, Elisha Parker, Benjamin Garrison, James S. Brown, James Wilson, William Carter & Moses D. Harper who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issues joined upon their oaths do say, we of the Jury fined for the Plaintiff $58.31 1/4 cts. in damages and on motion of the Defendant by his attorney ordered that the verdict of the Jury as aforesaid be set aside and held for nought and that a new trial of this cause be granted etc.

Jesse Edmondson Vs Madison G. Johns
This day William M. Wilson, J. P., returned into court an execution in favor of Jesse Edmondson against Madison G. Johns for fifty dollars 75 cts. debt with interest from the 6th April 1833 & costs with the following return to wit: No personal property found in my county levied on one town lot in the town of Troy No. 38, 9th of January 1834.
Joel S. Enloe, Shff.

Wherefore it is considered by the Court that said lot be condemned to be sold and that an exponas renditis issue etc.

9th Thursday January term 1834

Lonsdale Walton & Co. Vs James Hogge) Debt
This day came the defendant by his attorney and prayed an appeal to the next Circuit Court for Obion County which is granted on his entering into bond with security as required by law whereupon the said defendant once into court with Samuel Hutchinson and A. M. L. McBean his securities & acknowledged bond as required by law.

Jones Jones Vs James F. Bedford & John Matheny) Debt Certiorari

On motion of the Defendant by their attorney it is ordered by the Court that the execution in this cause be quashed & that a procedendo be awarded to John Harpole Esquire directing & commanding him to give & allow said Defendants all the benefit of a stay of execution from the time of the rendition of said Judgement that the law gives them & it is considered by the Court that the Defendant recover of the Plaintiff their costs by them about their suit in this behalf expended & that execution issue etc.

Rosanah Harper Vs James M. Ross, Joel S. Enloe & Richard B. Brown) Debt

This day came the parties by their attornies & the Plaintiff Benjamin Totten, Seth Bedford & Willis Caldwell each presiding by attorney moved the court for leave (p-24 not noted) (p-25) to amend the return of the coroner on the summons herein which was granted and done accordingly.

Rosanah Harper Vs James M. Ross, Joel S. Enloe & Richard B. Brown) Debt
This day came the parties by their attornies & the Plaintiff by Benj. Totten, Willis Caldwell & Seth Bedford Esqrs. presiding the attorney moved the court for leave to amend the declaration herein which motion was overruled by the court and thereupon the Plaintiff moved the court for leave to dismiss this cause which was granted whereupon said cause was dismissed & leave granted to the Plaintiff to withdraw the bill single filed by him in this cause & it is further considered by the court that the Defendants go hence without and recover of the Plaintiff their costs by them about their defence in this behalf expended & that execution issue etc.

G. W. L. Marr Vs Seth Bedford, William Wilkinson) Debt
The Defendant came into Court Willis Caldwell & Benj. Totten, Esqrs. presiding and acknowledged himself indebted to the Plaintiff in the sum of one hundred & eight dollars wherefore it is considered by the court that the Plaintiff recover of the defendant one hundred & eight dollars the debt afsd. together with his costs by him about his suit,  (p-26) in this behalf expended and by consent of parties it is ordered that execution be stayed for eleven months from this date.

George W. L. Marr Vs Willis Caldwell) Debt
The Defendant came into Court William Wilkinson, Benjamin Totten, & Seth Bedford Esqrs. Presiding and acknowledged himself indebted to the plaintiff in the sum of one hundred & five dollars wherefore it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recover of the Defendant the sum of one hundred and five dollars the debt aforesaid and also his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended and it is agreed by the parties that the execution be stayed for eleven month from this date.

Ordered by the court that the traverse Jury be discharged

James B. Hogge, assignee etc)
for the use of Henry Kiker) Debt Sci Fa
Vs Adams 7 Bedford, admrs. etc)

By consent of parties this cause is continued till next term.


(P-27) Thursday January term 1834

Jonathan Badgett Vs Robert Dickerson) Debt Sci Fa

Ordered by the court that this cause be continued till the next term of this court.

Ordered by the court that William U. Watson, James H. Davis & Daniel St John be appointed commissioners to settle with John C. Wilson the former Trustee for Obion County & report to the next term of this court.

Seth Bedford, Esqr. came into court William Wilkinson, Willis Caldwell & Benjamin Totten Esqrs. presiding & resigned his office as a Justice of the peace for Obion County.

By consent of Joel S. Enloe, Sheriff of Obion County Seth Bedford was duly qualified as Deputy Sheriff for Obion County.


(p-28) Thursday, January term 1834

Ordered by the court that the following persons be appointed Inspectors of the election for Delegates to the convention to be held on the first Thursday & Friday in March 1834 at the following place, to wit: At the precinct Bird’s old place. John Harpole, John S. Doxey & David Thompson at Troy. Richard B. Brown, William Wilkinson and James Henderson at the widow Davidsons, H. I. P. Westbrook, John Williams & Hugh A. Shelton, at Norrids old place, William Dounsy, Edward Norrid, Starkey Pervis. At Richard T. Merriwethers, Richard T. Merriwether, Evan Shelly & R. N. Stone.

Ordered by the court the following persons good & lawful men of the County of Obion be summoned by the Sheriff to be and appear at the next term of the Circuit Court to be held for said county at Troy on the second Monday in May next as grand and petit Jurors, to wit:

l. Benjamin Totten
2. John Harpole
3. David Thompson
4. John Whitesides
5. Martin Tally
6. Edward Jones
7. John Huzza
8. Willis Caldwell
9. Joseph Meadows
10. Obediah Roberts
11. Jones Bedford
12. John McGee
13. John Parr
14. Alfred Lomax
15. Ezekial Carter
16. John Gore
17. Thomas M. Harper
18. William Carmack
19. William Wilkinson
20. John P. Wright
21. Samuel Simpson
22. Baryl Tanner
23. H. I. P. Westbrook
24. William Downey
25. Frederick Taylor
26. Jeremiah Norrid

(p-29) Thursday January term 1834

And that Charles Sinkler & Daniel St. John constables be summoned to attend said circuit court.

Ordered by the court that the following good and lawful men of the County of Obion be summoned to appear here at the next term of this Court on Tuesday after the first Monday in April next as grand and petit Jurors, to wit:

1. John Jones
2. Levi Cook
3. Jesse Cook
4. Lion Hill
5. James Elder
6. Saml. Henry
7. Benj. Sheeks
8. Jesse Sheeks
9. James H. Guy
10. Thomas W. Dean
11. Robert Dickerson
12. Thomas Taylor
13. John Polk
14. John Linn
15. Henry Pryor
16. William Haslip
17. John Taylor
18. Joseph Wilson
19. Thomas Tanner
20. Porter A. Davis
21. Abram Herring
22. Benj. Farris
23. Alexander Allen
24. Theodore Staley
25. Anderson A. Cunningham
26. William T. Whiteside

And that Henry D. Logan & William Calhoun be summoned as constables to attend said court

James F. Bedford Vs Henry D. Logan & Benj. D. Logan) Debt Certiorari
On motion of the Defendants it is ordered by the Court that an alias certiorari be awarded commending the Justice below to bring up the papers in this cause to the next term of this court.


(p-30) And the court adjourned till tomorrow morning 8 o’clock.

B. Totten, J. P.
Willis Caldwell, J. P.
D. B. Brown, J. P.

Friday January term 10th 1834.

Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present Richard B. Brown, Benj. Totten & Willis Caldwell, Esqrs.

William T. Baldridge Assignee of A. A. Kinkannon Vs Phillip Fields) Debt
This day came the Plaintiff by his attorney and the defendant though solemnly called came not but made default therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover of the Defendant the sum of seventy three dollars 38 1/4/100 the debt in the declaration mentioned are thirty five dollars 12 1/2 cts. the damages adjudged to him by said Court by reason of the detention thereof and also his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended & that execution issue etc. And the court adjourned till court in course.

B. Totten, J. P.
Willis Caldwell, J. P.
R. B. Brown, J. P.

Typed by Debbie Marriott,  Research and Coding by Jane Powell,  June 2, 1997


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