1835, Jan

State of Tennessee, Obion County,
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, January Term 1835

Typed and Submitted by Larry Curry

(p-170)

Be it remembered that at a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions begun and held at the Courthouse in the Town of Troy, County of Obion & State of Tennessee, on the first Monday of January A. D. 1835 and 59th year of American Independence, it being the 5th day of said month, present the worshipful Willis Caldwell, John Parr, William M. Wilson, Wilford Farris, John Harpole and Jesse Daugherty, commissioned & assigned to hold said term proclamation being made the court then proceeded to hold.

Jesse Daugherty To Isham Newton) A deed of conveyance for 250 acres of land in Obion County was duly acknowledged in open court by Jesse Daugherty, the bargainer, and ordered by the Court to be certified for registration.

Jesse Daugherty proved the killing of one wolf over four months old within the limits of this county. It is therefore ordered by the Court, five of the acting Justices of the Peace present, that he be allowed agreeable to the statute in such case made and provided and that the Treasurer pay the same out of any monies in his hands not otherwise appropriated.
(Issued to P. & P.)

(p-171) 5th Monday, January Term 1835.

Jacob Faulk produced in court a wolf scalp over four months old, and proved the killing of the same within the limits of this county. It is therefore ordered by the court, five acting Justices being present, that he be allowed agreeable to the Statutes in such cases made and provided and that the Treasurer pay the same out of any monies in his hand not otherwise appropriated.

Jacob Faulk recorded his stock mark as follows, to wit: A smooth cross off the left ear and a swallow fork and under bit in the right ear.

Ordered by the court that David W. Farris be appointed overseer on the road from Troy to Dyersburg, commencing at Troy and working to the four-mile post, and that the following hands work under him, to wit: William M. Wilson’s hands, Joseph Wilson’s hands, John C. Wilson & hands, John P. Wright, S. P. Wright, Jeremiah Wencoat, George Reed, James J. McCollum and hands, Stephen Maxey, George W. Broach, Thomas Tanner, Flersion Caruthers, John Williams and sons, Richard Farris, Charles Sinkler, John Hord and hands, Thomas Dean, Horace Head, George Johnson, G. W. L. Marr and hands, and all the hands in those bounds, and that he make the same a first class road.

Ordered by the Court that Richard T. Merriwether, Jesse Daugherty, Joseph Faulk, Stephen Mitchell, G. B. Colyer, William Hutchinson and William Payne be appointed a jury of review and mark out a road from Troy to Richard T. Merriwether.

(p-172) Monday the 5th, January 1835.

Ordered by the Court that James M. Spight be appointed overseer on the road from Troy to Trenton, commencing at the Obion River and working to the county line, and that all the hands that have heretofore worked on said road work under him and all the hands in those bounds, and that he make the same a first class road.

Catharine Ingram and Daniel St. John was this day appointed administrator of the estate of Benjamin Ingram, a citizen of Obion County, deceased, entered into bond and security and took the oath prescribed by law.

Clay Hannah and William U. Watson was this day appointed Administrator and Administrator of the estate of Andrew Hannah, deceased, and entered into bond and security, and took the oath prescribed by law.

A power of Attorney from Adam Huntsman to Benjamin Totten was this day produced in open court and the execution thereof was proven by the oath of Daniel St. John, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and the death and hand writing of Ennis Hay, the other subscribing witness thereto was proven by Daniel St. John the hand writing of the said Ennis Hay, and ordered to be so certified for registration.

Ordered by the court that William Hutchinson, Jesse Daugherty & Henry J. P. Westbrook (p-173) be appointed commissioners to lay off one years provisions for Clara Hanna, widow of Andrew Hanna, deceased.

Ordered by the court, five acting Justices being present, that, John Cloar be appointed overseer, on the Mills Point road, in place of James Wadkins, resigned, and that he work the same distance and bounds of hands as the former overseer, and that he keep the same in repair as a first class road. Samuel Nelms this day resigned as overseer of the Dresden road.

Ordered by the court that Jonathan Whiteside be appointed overseer on the Dresden Road in the place of Samuel Nelms, resigned, and work the same distance and bounds of hands as former overseer, and that he keep the same in repair as a first class road.

Samuel Reeves this day produced in open court one wolf scalp over four months old, and proved by his own oath the killing of the same within the limits of this court, five acting Justices being present, that he be allowed agreeable to the Statutes, in such cases made and provided, and that the Treasurer pay the same out of any monies in his hands not otherwise appropriated.

Ordered by the Court, five acting Justices being present, that John Brown be appointed overseer of the Mills Point road, from Buchannan’s field to Mrs. Daulton’s, in the (p-174) place of Sanford Bramblett, resigned, and that he work the same distance and bounds of hands, as the former overseer, and that he keep the same in repair as a first class road.

Ordered by the court, five Justices being present, that William Carmack be appointed overseer on the Mills Point road, in the place of Jubilee M. Bedford, who has this day resigned as overseer, and that he work the same distance and bounds of hands as former overseer and all the hands, and keep the same in repair as a first class road.

Ordered by the Court, five Justices being present, that Seth Bedford, administrator of John Pate, Deceased, be allowed the sum of Fifty Dollars for settling up the business of said estate, to be paid out of said estate.

Ordered by the court, five Justices being present, that Jubilee M. Bedford be allowed the sum of eighty-six dollars and forty cents to remunerate him for monies paid for Taxes on eight town lots in the town of Troy, belonging to the commissioners in trust for said town, and that the County Trustee pay the same out of any monies in his hands not otherwise appropriated.

Ordered by the court, five Justices being present, that James Davis, coroner of Obion County, be allowed the sum of ten dollars for holding two Juries of inquest over the bodies of Joseph (p-175) Wallace and Berry Doffel, and that the County Trustee pay the same out of any monies in his hands not otherwise appropriated.

Ordered by the court, five Justices being present, that James M. Porter and Wm. B. Porter (merchants) be allowed the sum of fifteen dollars for a Record Book furnished by them for Obion County, and that the Trustees pay the same out of any monies In his hands not otherwise appropriated.

Ordered by the court, five Justices being present, that the commissioners in trust for the town of Troy sell all the unsold town lots of said town on the second day of April Court 1835 on a credit of twelve months taking bond and security from the purchasers.

Ordered by the court that the following Justices be appointed to take a list of taxable property in the different Captains companies in Obion County, to wit: Benjamin Totten ln Captain Hill’s old company, Willis Caldwell in Captain Henry’s and Captain Adams’ companies, John Parr in Captain Nelms’ company, William Wilkinson in Captain Head’s company, Wm. Hutchinson in Captain Darnal’s company, James Henderson in Captain Vaughn’s company, William Downey in Captain Watson’s old company and that they make returns at the next term of this court.

Ordered by the court that Tuesday, the second day of this term be set apart for the transaction of county business.

(p-176) Monday 5th January Term 1835.

Catharine R. Davidson this day returned to court an additional account of sales of the estate of Andrew W. Davidson, deceased, which was ordered to be received & recorded.

Ordered by the court that Jubilee M. Bedford & William B. Porter be appointed commissioners to settle William W. Watson, administrator of David Brown, deceased.

Joel H. Dyer, Attorney General of this court, having failed to attend and prosecute the Pleas of the State, it is ordered by the court that Felix Parker, Jr., one of the attorneys of this court be appointed Attorney General pro tem , for the present term. Who thereupon took the oath prescribed by law.

Ordered by the court that Franklin Longley be appointed overseer on the road leading from Browns Ford on Reelfoot Lake to the Mississippi River, in the place of Richard T. Merriwether, resigned, and that he work the same distance & bounds of land and that he keep the same in good repair.

William W. Edmonds records his stock mark as follows, to wit: A smooth cross off the left ear.

(p-177) Nicholas L. Allen To Abram Henning) A deed of conveyance from M. L. Allen to Abraham Henning for two hundred acres of land was this day produced in open court and the execution thereof duly proven by the oaths of Abraham Pursell and Daniel Brown the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be so certified for registration.

Thereupon court adjourned until tomorrow morning at nine o’clock.

John Harpole, J. P. (Seal)
Willis Caldwell, J. P.
John Parr, J. P.

Tuesday January 6th, January Term A. D. 1835.

Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present the worshipful John Parr, John Harpole, Willis Caldwell, Wilford Ferris, James Henderson, William Downey and Jesse Daugherty and proclamation being made the court then proceeded to business.

This Jesse Daugherty tendered his resignation as a Justice of the Peace of Obion County to the court which was received by the court.

D. Armour & Moran vs Joseph Meadows) Trespass on the case.
This day came the plaintiff into open court and say that he intends no further to prosecute their suit, and thereupon came the defendant into open court, and assumed upon himself the payment of the cost in this suit.
It is therefore considered by the court that (p-178) plaintiff recover of the defendants their costs by them about their suit in this behalf expended & that execution issue & c.

Ordered by the court that William Harpole be appointed Guardian of Susan Adaline Graves Dickson, Minor Heir of Robert Dickson, deceased.

Ordered by the court that Charles McAlister, James M. Porter and William W. Watson be appointed revenue commissioners for Obion County for the next ensuing four years.

Ordered by the court that John C. Wilson, former trustee of Obion County, have a release of twenty dollars and twenty-five cents for insolvencies who have posted Strays in Obion County, and are able to pay the valuation of said strays, to wit: Jacob B. Summers $3.00, Sarah Baxter $3.00, Robert Dickerson $3.00, Alexander Starrett $3.00, Charles Hodges $4.75, W. Jackson $3.50.

State of Tennessee vs David W. Pound)Affray
This day came the Attorney General and by leave of the court, enters a nolle prosequi in this cause, and it appearing, to the satisfaction of the court that it was either a frivolous or malicious prosecution. It is therefore ordered by the court that James McNeely, prosecutor in this case, be taxed the costs of this prosecution and that execution issue & c.

(p-179) This day Joel S. Enloe, high sheriff of the County of Obion, returned into court the venire fascias issued from this court at its last term and returnable to the present term, execution on the following persons, good and lawful men, householders or free holders of this county, to wit:

1. James H. Guy 2. James N. Cullum 3. William Harpole 4. William A. Maxwell
5. George White 6. Samuel Curlin 7. John Stanford 8. James Wilson
9. Abram Marbry 10. James Wadkins 11. Jerome Wadkins 12. Ezekiel Carter
13. Francis Taylor 14. Samuel Reeves 15. James Reeves 16. Robert Harper
17. James S. Brown 18. Horace Head 19. James B. Hogue 20. Benjamin Garrison
21. William B. Partee 22. Thomas Allen 23. Benjamin Sheeks 24. Anson A. Cunningham

To serve as Grand and Petit Jurors at this term all of whom appeared accordingly except James N. Cullum, Thomas Allen, Benjamin Sheeks, John Stanford, James B. Hogue, William B. Partee, James Wadkins, out of whom was drawn according to the Statute in that case made and provided the following persons to serve as a Grand Jury at this term, to wit:

1. William A. Maxwell (Foreman) 2. James Wilson 3. Jerome Wadkins
4. George White 5. Francis Taylor 6. Horace Head
7. William Harpole 8. James S. Brown 9. Benjamin Garrison
10. Samuel Reeves 11. James H. Guy 12. Anson A. Cunningham
13. Samuel Curlin

Who after having been empaneled sworn and charged, retired to consider of indictments and presentments under the care of James Caldwell (p-180) an officer sworn to attend them.

John Parr, Willis Caldwell and James Henderson was this day elected to serve as quorum court for the present year, and John Parr was then elected Chairman of said court.

State of Tennessee vs Gideon Kirksey & Dolly Kirksey) Obstructing Legal Process.
This day came the Attorney General and by leave of the court entered a nolle prosequi in this cause.

State of Tennessee vs Gideon Kirksey) Breaking Jail.

This day came the Attorney General and by leave of the court entered a nolle prosequi in this cause.

State of Tennessee vs David A. Pound) Forfeiture of Recognizance.

On motion of the defendants supported by the oath of the party it is ordered by the court that

the forfeiture in this case be set aside.

State of Tennessee vs James M. Pound) Forfeiture of Recognizance.
On motion of the defendants supported by the oath of the party it is ordered by the Court that the forfeiture in this case be set aside.

Ordered by the Court that the following be the tavern rates for Obion County for the year A. D. 1835, to wit:
(p-181)For each Diet twenty five cents, for lodging twelve and a half cents, for horse feed twenty five cents, for horse per night thirty seven and a half cents, for half pint of whiskey twelve and & half cents, for rum, gin, brandy or wine each, twenty-five cents for half pint.

Ordered by the court that the following rates of ferriage at Fentress’ Ferry, to wit: For man and horse, twelve and a half cents, for footman or single horse six and a fourth cents, for each wagon and team fifty cents, for each carryall, thirty-seven and a half cents, for each cart and team, twenty-five cents, for each four-wheel pleasure carriage &c fifty cents, for each gig & c twenty-five cents, for cattle, hogs or sheep, three cents per head, for the present year.

Ordered by the court that Felix Parker, Jr. one of the practicing attorneys of this court, be allowed the sum of thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents for ex-officio services rendered by him as attorney general pro tem of this court during the year A. D. 1833, and at the present term of this court, and that the county Trustee pay the same out of any monies in his hands not otherwise appropriated. (Issued 9th June)

Ordered by the court that James Caldwell, a constable of Obion County, be appointed to wait on the Grand Jury during the present term of this county who thereupon took the oath required by law.

(p-182) This day being Tuesday, the second day of January Term of the County Court of Obion County, said court proceeded to hold an open and free election for Clerk of said court to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Samuel D. Wilson, former Clerk of this Court, the chairman of said court having on Monday the first day of the present term publicly advertised on the Courthouse door of said County that said court would on this day proceed to elect a clerk to fill said vacancy, the Sheriff of said County having first made proclamation for all candidates to come forward and make themselves known, the court proceeded to hold said election, and on calling and counting out the votes, it appeared to the court that William S. S. Harris was duly, constitutionally and unanimously elected Clerk of said Court who therefore entered into bond and security for the faithful performance of his duties as Clerk of said Court which bond is in the words and figures as follows, to wit:

State of Tennessee, Obion County)

Know all men by these presents that William S. S. Harris, James M. Porter, Horace Head, John Linn, George W. L. Marr and Theodore Staley all of the County and State aforesaid are held and firmly bond unto William Carroll, Governor of the state aforesaid and his successors in office in the sum of five thousand dollars, for the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by (p-183) these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this sixth day of January 1835.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said William S. S. Harris was this day duly and constitutionally appointed Clerk of the County Court for the County of Obion of said court, now if the said William S. S. Harris shall safely keep the Records of said Court and shall faithfully discharge all the duties of his said office, then the said obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force & virtue this date above.

William S. S. Harris (Seal)
James M. Porter (Seal)
Horace Head (Seal)
John Linn (Seal)
G. W. L. Marr (Seal)
Theodore Staley (Seal)

And the said William S. S. Harris, thereupon took the several oaths prescribed by law, and entered on the duties of his said office of Clerk of said County Court.

Ordered by the court that the following be the rate of Taxes for the County of Obion for the year A. D. 1835, to wit:

For County Contingencies:
On each 100 acres or land, .12 cts.
On each town lot, 25 cts.
On each white pole, .12 cts
On each slave, .25 cts
On each Stallion half amount season of 1 mare
On each Tavern with license, $ 5.00
On each retail store, $ 5.00
On each Jack half the season of 1 mare
(p-184)
On each 4 wheeled pleasure carriage, $ 4.00
On each 2 wheeled pleasure carriage, .50 cts.
For Courthouse Tax

On each 100 acres of land, .183/4 cts
On each town lot, .37 cts
On each white pole, .12 cts
On each slave, .25 cts
On each stud horse or jack half the season 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 two wheeled pleasure carriage, .50 cts
For the Payment of Jurors.
On each 100 acres of land, .061/4 cts
On each slave, .12 cts
On each stallion or jack one fourth the season of one mare,
On each retail store, $ 2.50
On each Tavern, $ 1.50
On each four wheeled pleasure carriage, $ 1.25
On each two wheeled pleasure carriage, $ 1.50
On each suit to pay the quorum court. $ 1.00

And thereupon the court adjourned until tomorrow morning at nine o’clock.

John Parr, J. P.
Willis Caldwell, J. P.
James Henderson, J. P.
John Harpole, J, P. (Seal)

(p-185) January 7th Wednesday Morning

Court met pursuant to adjournment present John Parr, Willis Caldwell and James Hbenderson, Justices of the Peace.

Cornelius Sheeks & Jesse Sheeks vs Robert White) Case

This day came the parties by their attorneys and by his consent and agreement this cause ordered to be transferred to the Circuit Court of Obion County.

Rosanna Harper vs Richard B. Brown, Joel S. Enloe & R. B. Brown Admrs. of James M. Ross, dec’d.) Debt

This day came the parties by their attorney and by their consent of agreement it is ordered by the court that this cause stand for trial at next term with leave for each party to avail themselves of all legal advantages as tho the cause was reviewed and the pleadings made up the present term within party, waiving anything.

Eachbaum & Norville vs Charles McAlister)Case

By consent of parties this cause is ordered to be transferred to the Circuit Court of Obion.

(p-186) Monday.

William W. Lee, Assignee vs Moses Parr)Debt

This day came the parties by their attorneys and thereon came also a jury of good and lawful men, to wit: James Wadkins, Jesse Sheeks, Ezekiel Carter, Abram Marbry, W. H. Guy, W. F. Smith, B. H. Linn, W. Minton, W. A. Brown, G. Colyear, W. C. Edwards & H. Applewhite who were elected, tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined upon their oaths do say that the defendant has not paid the debt in the declaration mentioned after his plea is alleged, and that the defendant owes the plaintiff the sum of one hundred and ninety-six dollars and forty-six cents, and they assess his damages therefore to the sum of eighteen dollars and sixty-two cents. It is therefore considered by the court that the plaintiff recover of the defendant the said sum of one hundred and ninety-six dollars and forty-six cents his debt aforesaid and also the further sum of eighteen dollars and sixty-two cents his damage, and the costs in this behalf from which the defendant prayed and obtained an appeal to the next Circuit Court of Obion County and entered into bond with security conditioned as the law directs.

James Hoggs vs Angus M. L. McBean) Case

This day came the parties by their attorneys and thereon came also a jury of good and lawful men, to wit: James Wadkins, Jesse Sheeks, Ezekiel Carter, Abram Marbry, W. H. Guy, W. F. Smith, B. H. Linn, W. Minton, W. A. Brown, G. Colyear, W. C. Edwards, and Henry Applewhite, who were elected, tried (p-187) and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined upon their oaths do say that the defendant did assume and undertake in manner and form as stated in the plaintiff’s declaration and they assess the plaintiff’s damage by reason of the nonperformance thereof to the sum of three hundred and eighty-five dollars and ninety cents. It is therefore considered by the court that the plaintiff recover of the defendant the said sum of three hundred and eighty-five dollars and ninety-five cents his damage aforesaid assessed & also the costs in this behalf.

Henry L. Douglas & Larkin F. Wood, Merchants &c. in trade under the Style of Douglas S. Wood Vs Daniel W. Pound & James W. Neely) Debt

This day came the parties by their attorneys and the defendants in Court withdrawn their pleading in this behalf plead, and suffers judgment to pass against them in this behalf by nil dixit, for the sum of one thousand and thirty-four dollars and ten cents debt, and the further sum of one hundred and seventy dollars & sixty one cents damages for the detention thereof. It is therefore considered by the Court that the plaintiff recover of the defendant the sum of one thousand and thirty-four dollars and ten cents debt, and the further sum of one hundred & seventy dollars and sixty-one cents the damages aforesaid and the costs in this behalf.

David Sheeks vs Little Hubbard, John Parr And William Carmack ) Debt

This day came the parties by attorneys and thereon came also a Jury of good and lawful men, to wit: James Wadkins, Jesse Sheeks, (p-188) Ezekiel Carter, Abram Marbry, W. A. Guy, William F. Smith, Benjamin A. Linn, William Minton, William A. Brown, George Colyear, William C. Edward, & Henry Applewhite, who were elected, tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined upon their oath do say, that the defendants have not paid the debt In the declaration mentioned, and that they owe the plaintiff the sum of one hundred and ninety-five dollars & three cents debt, and they assess his damages to the sum of thirty-one dollars fifty-four cents damages for the detention thereof and also the costs in this behalf.
It is therefore considered by the court that plaintiff recover of the defendant the sum of one hundred & ninety five dollars three cents, the debt and the further sum of thirty-one dollars fifty four cents the damages & the cost in this behalf.

John McClure vs William S. S. Harris ) Appeal from a Justice

This day came the parties by their attorneys and the defendant files his affidavit for a continuance and for the reasons disclosed therein it is ordered to be continued until next court.

James H. Guy vs Robert B. Harper, Admr. of. Andrew Linn, Deceased.) Assumpsit

This day came the parties by their attorneys and by their consent and agreement, this cause is ordered to stand over till next court with leave for the parties to plead & try next court.

William W. Wilson, Admr. of David Taylor, deceased Vs Jordan Hassell, Admr. of Jonathan C. Haughton, deceased ) Soiree Fascias

This day came the parties by their (p-189) attorneys and defendant here say he cannot gainsay but that the plaintiff shall have judgment against him of his proper goods and chattels, lands & tenements for the sum of eighty-three dollars and twenty-five cents, the amount of the judgment in the Soiree Fascias and also the sum of six dollars and twenty-two cents in trust and confessed judgment therefore.
It is therefore considered by the court that the plaintiff recover of the defendant said sum of eighty-three dollars and twenty-five cents and the sum off six dollars and twenty-two cents damages for the detention thereof and the cost in this behalf the plaintiff stayed execution three months.

The grand Jury came into court and returned a bill of Indictment for an assault & battery against John Fentress, a true bill which was recorded by the court & then retired.

Solomon D. Catoe vs John Hubert) Appeal from a Justice.

This day came the parties by their attorneys and thereon came also a jury of good and lawful men, to wit: James Wadkins, Jesse Sheeks, Ezekiel Carter, Abram Marbry, Wm. H. Guy, Wm. F. Smith, Benjamin A. Linn, William Menton, Wm. A. Brown , George Colyear, Wm. C. Edwards, & Henry Applewhite who were elected, tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the matter in dispute, upon their oaths do say they find that the defendant owes the plaintiff the sum of twenty-eight dollars and they assess his damages for the detention thereof to the sum of one dollar and fifty Cents.
It is therefore considered by the court that the plaintiff recover of the defendant the sum of twenty-eight dollars his debt aforesaid and also the sum of one dollar and fifty cents damages aforesaid (p-190) and also the costs in this behalf, and the defendant tendered a bill of execution to the opinion of this court, which was signed, sealed & made a part of the record in this case.

Tyre Dabney vs John Linn) Certiorari Supercedes.

This day came the parties by their attorneys and by their consent and agreement and with the assent of the court, this cause is ordered to be transferred to the Circuit Court of Obion County.

James M. Porter & William B. Partee Merchants &c trading under the firm of Porter & Partee) Attachment.

This day came the plaintiff by consent and the defendant was called to come into court to replevy the property attached to give special bail & plead to the action, came not, but was in default.
It is therefore considered by the court that the plaintiffs recover of the defendant his damages sustained in this behalf, but as it does not appear to the court what said damages are, it is ordered by the court that a Jury come here at next term to inquire of & assess what said damages are.

John Polk vs Thomas Allen) Debt.

This day came the parties by their attorneys and by their consent it is ordered by the court that parties plead & try at next term, saving all exceptions to both parties.

(p-191) Wednesday.

John Polk vs Alexander Farris) Debt.

This day came the parties by their attorneys and by their consent and agreement it is ordered by the court that the parties have leave to plead & try at next term, saving all exceptions to both parties.

Samuel A. Smith vs James Hogge) Covenant.

This day came the parties by their attorneys and by their consent & agreement leave is given the parties to plead & try at next court, saving all exceptions to both parties.

State of Tennessee vs John Fentress) A. & B.

This day came the Solicitors for the state and the defendant in person, who here says he is guilty in manner & form as charged in the indictment & for his deliverance puts himself on the mercy of the court and for such his assignee, it is ordered by the court that he make his peace with the state by paying a fine of twenty-five cents & the costs of the prosecution.
It is therefore considered by the court that the State recover of the defendant the sum of twenty-five cents & the costs of the prosecution, & thereon William C. Fentress came into court & confessed Judgment jointly with the defendant for the fine & costs, and it is therefore considered by the court that the State recover against him the fine & costs aforesaid jointly with the defendant.

(p-192) This day Charles McAlister one of the revenue commissioners appointed on yesterday came into court and entered into bond with Joel S. Enloe and James H. Guy his securities mentioned in the sum of one hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs.

This day James M. Porter who was on yesterday appointed one of the revenue commissioners came into court and entered into bond in the sum of one hundred dollars with Robert Harper and James Henderson his securities conditioned as the law directs.

William W. Watson who was on yesterday appointed one of the revenue commissioners came into court and entered into bond in the sum of one hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs with Jerome Miller and Francis Taylor his securities.

William Harpole who was on yesterday appointed Guardian of Susan Adeline Graves Dickson came into court and entered into bond in the sum of five hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs, with John Harpole and William A. Maxwell his securities and took the oaths prescribed by law.

(p-193)

Mary Harper To Thomas M. Harper)

A bill of sale from Mary Harper to Thomas M. Harper for Negro slave, Easter, was this day produced in open court and the execution thereof duly proven by the oaths of William Miller and Willis A. Boggs, the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be so certified for registration.

Mary Harper To Thomas M. Harper)

A bill of sale from Mary Harper to Thomas M. Harper for Negro slave, Henry, was this day produced in open court, and the execution thereof duly proven by the oaths of William Miller and Willis A. Boggs, the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be so certified for registration.

Ordered by the court that the following persons good and lawful men be summoned by the Sheriff of Obion County to hold the ensuing election for the ratification of the amended constitution of the State of Tennessee, at the different precincts in this county, to wit: John S. Doxey, William A. Maxwell and James B. Holloman at the precinct at J. B. Holloman’s, John Parr, Willis Caldwell & Charles McAlister at the Courthouse in Troy, James Henderson, Hugh A. Shelton and John Williams at the precinct at John Williams, and William Downey, Richard Keathley and Henry Phillips at the precinct at Norrid’s old place and Richard T. Merriwether, Stephen Mitchell & Franklin Longley at the precinct at Richard Merriwether’s.

(p-194) Ordered by the court that the following persons good and lawful men, householders and free holders of Obion County be summoned by the Sheriff of said County to attend at the next Term of the Circuit Court as Grand and Petit Jurors, to wit: 1. Benjamin Totten, 2. John Harpole, 3. Abraham Herring, 4. James L. Mills, 5. John C. Outlaw, 6. David Thompson, 7. Willis Caldwell, 8. Lewis Zachrey, 9. David Sheeks, 10. John Parr, 11. William Wilkinson, 12. William M. Wilson, 13. William Downey, 14. Stephen Mitchell, 15. James Henderson, 16. Wilford Farris, 17. Evan Shelby, 18. Richard B. Brown, 19. Robert F. Chester, 20. William Hutchinson, 21. Henry J. P. Westbrook, 22. John Williams, 23. Henry Phillips, 24. Thomas Spight, 25. William Miller, 26. Alfred Harget

And that said Sheriff also summon James Caldwell and Daniel St. John, constables, to attend on the Circuit Court at its new term.

Ordered by the Court that the following persons, good and lawful men, householders and free holders of Obion County be summoned by the Sheriff of said County to attend at the next Term of the County Court as Grand and Petit Jurors, to wit:

1. James B. Holloman 2. Elisha Parker 3. Wyatt Bettis 4. Isaac Walker
5. Benjamin Evans 6. Edward Jones 7. Andrew B. Mills 8. Jonas Bedford
9. Obediah Roberts 10. James Harper Sr. 11. Samuel Hutchinson 12. Benjamin Sheeks
13. Thomas Buchanan 14. Sanford Bramblett 15. John P. Wright 16. Samuel Simpson
17. Harry Applewhite 18. Hugh A. Shelton 19. William F. Smith 20. Thomas A. Polk (p-195)
21. Norton Oaks 22. Richard Keathley 23. William Miles 24. John Hubert
25. Hugh A. Caruthers 26. Stephen S. Calhoun

And that said Sheriff also summon William Calhoun and Charles Sinkler, Constables, to attend on the County Court at its next term.

Samuel L. Teater vs Robert B. Harper) Trespass on the case.

This day came the parties by their attorneys and by their consent and agreement, it is ordered by the court that the parties have leave to plead and try at next court, saving all exception to both parties.

Solomon P. Catoe vs John Hubert) Appeal, in the nature of error.

This day came the defendant into court & entered into bond with security conditioned as the law directs and prayed an appeal in the nature of a suit of errors to the Circuit Court of Obion County, from a Judgment rendered against him in this cause, which is granted.

David Sheeks vs Littleton Hubbard, John Parr & William Carmac )Debt

This day came the defendant and entered into bond & security, conditioned as the law directs and prayed an appeal to the Circuit Court of Obion County from the Judgment rendered in their cause, which is granted.

(p-196) Wednesday.

David Armour & James H. Moran, Merchants & c. Trading under the style of D. Armour & Moran Vs George W. Wood &. Angus M. L. McBean, Admrs. of Andrew C. Pagan, Deceased.) Soiree Fascias

This day came the plaintiff by consent, and the defendants were called to come into Court and defend the suit, came not but was in default, and from the record & proceedings in this cause, it appeared to the court that the plaintiff obtain judgment against the defendants as administrators of Andrew C. Pagan, dec’d, for the sum of fifty dollars debt & fifty cents costs of suit before Richard B. Brown, Justice of the Peace for Obion County, on the 10th of April 1834, and that the defendants had wasted the effects of the intestate.
It is therefore considered by Court that the plaintiff recover of the defendants said sum of fifty dollars &. fifty cents and also the further sum of three dollars the interest in this behalf & costs of the proceedings.

The court then adjourned till court in course.

John Parr, J.P.
Willis Caldwell, J.P.
James Henderson, J. P.

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