James M. Jones

son of Samuel H Jones, was born 1848.

In 1861 James M Jones enlisted in the Union Side,12th Kentucky Infantry, Company K.

He enlisted as a private and mustered out as a corporal.

He was at Camp Clio, Kentucky.

He was in the war for 3 years, 9 months. His pension application number was 239685, certificate 149.803.

The 1890 Veterans Schedule for Morgan County TN listed his service information.

James M Jones was the grandson of James B Jones.

His two uncles, William A Jones and John Elijah Jones were also Union soldiers from Morgan County.

 

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MADELINE WILSON JONES  1915 – 1973

 Madeline Jones taught in Morgan County schools for 31 years.  She is remembered by many for her quiet wisdom and determined spirit.

   “Mrs. Madeline,” as she was known to her students, was born November 5, 1915 — the second daughter of Sarah Melvina Jones Wilson (1888-1916) and Jesse Monroe Wilson (1890-1975).  Due to her father’s interest in unusual names for his children, she was named Aleta Madeline.  The idea for the name Madeline came from the French novel ‘Les Miserables’ which he read during the weeks preceding her birth.  Her sister, older by nineteen months, was named Evelyn Yetive.  Subsequent half-brothers were named Jesse James, Gaylon Eugene, Glenn Scott, and Donald Allen.  Her half-sister was named Virginia Jo.

   Three months after her birth in the 2nd District of Morgan County, Madeline’s mother died of pneumonia.  From the time of her mother’s death, she and her sister were cared for by her maternal aunts Bertha, Columbia and Florence Jones, her uncle Henderson, and her grandparents, Serena Clay Barger Jones (1847-1939) and Benjamin Wiley Jones (1854-1920).  The house in which she was born, built by her father, was located on the Jones farm in the Joyner community.  It remained unoccupied for many years after the death of “Sallie” Wilson.

   Jesse Wilson worked at various jobs in the Morgan County area after his wife’s death.  He lived at Petros with his parents, Esther Glass Wilson (1872-1968) and Peter Wilson (1886-1940).  He made frequent visits to see his children unless circumstances prevented him from doing so.  One such set of circumstances was the influenza epidemic of 1918.  Mr. Wilson’s large family was beseiged with the flu.  One day he walked by the Ben Jones farm on his way to make funeral arrangements for a teen-aged sister.  On the way, he stopped to yell from the gate to check on the condition of his daughter, Madeline, aged three, who was suffering from both diptheria and scarlet fever.  Contact between the two families had been almost impossible because of the flu epidemic.

   After making arrangements for the burial of that sister and yet another teen-aged sister who died the next day, Mr. Wilson again visited his daughter.  Her condition was critical.  The Jones family had been “sitting up” with her every night for over a month, and the “Granny woman” of the community had given up hope.  Mr. Wilson went to Harriman and persuaded/coerced a throat specialist to make a house call to treat his daughter, Madeline.  The fee agreed upon was $25 and a gallon of moonshine — the moonshine to be paid after the visit was completed.  It was to this doctor, and her father for bringing him, that Madeline Jones owed her life.  After the specialist treated her, her condition continued to improve, although she had a permanent hearing loss and was thin and pale for the remainder of her childhood.

   Madeline attended Joyner Elementary School where she graduated from the eighth grade.  She and her sister walked the two miles to school each day even in cold, snowy weather.  She attended Central High School in Wartburg where she graduated in 1934, the salutatorian of her class.  After her graduation, she attended the University of Tennessee.

   Her first teaching position was at Ruppee School in the southwest portion of Morgan County.  It was a one-room school for which she received a warrent for $50 a month.  Due to the insolvency of the county, it was almost impossible to cash these warrants for full value.  Madeline boarded with the Fred Hamby family in the Ruppee community.  In addition to teaching school, her responsibilities included preparing her students to sing at funerals and escorting them to the church to do so.  On at least one occasion, she also assisted Mrs. Hamby in making a shroud.

   After summer school at the University of Tennessee, Madeline returned for a second year at Ruppee School.  In the meantime, she had acquired a permanent certificate to teach elementary school in the state of Tennessee.  She also purchased a 1937 Chevrolet from Schubert Motor Company with the understanding she would be taught to drive.  Schubert Motor Company was one of the few places where you could get full value for a county warrent provided part of the money was applied to a car payment.

    Later teaching positions included Petros Elementary School and Elizabeth School.  During World War II, she was teacher/principal of Joyner School. From there she was transferred to Oakdale High School where she
taught two years.

    In 1939, Madeline Wilson married Kenneth Collin Jones, also of the Joyner Community.  They were the parents of one daughter, Betty Lynn, who is married to Don L. McNeilly.  They have two daughters — Donna Lynn and Lisa Dawn.

    The greater part of Madeline Jones’ teaching career was spent teaching in Wartburg schools.  When the new high school building was completed in 1946, she transferred from Oakdale to Central High School.  There she taught a variety of subjects — math, algebra, French, and physical education.

    In 1950, Madeline returned to elementary school, teaching fifth grade at Central Elementary School from that time until her retirement in 1968.  By that time she had taught the children of many of her former students.  Her classes were well-disciplined although she seldom resorted to “paddling.” Her methods were up-to-date and designed to impart basic education while keeping students interested in learning.  She set professional standards for herself that few teachers were able to attain, and she retired at the age of 53 when she felt she could no longer meet her own standards.

    Aleta Madeline Wilson Jones died January 15, 1973 after a courageous battle against cancer.  Her legacy to her former students is the memory of her wisdom and determination.

*Written in response to a request from theMorgan County Retired TeachersAssociation*Written and submittedby Betty Lynn Jones McNeilly

THE JACOB MATHIS FAMILY – March 1957

Guy.. b.2/9/1908, Morgan Co TN, d.4/20/1988 Montgomery Co. OH.  Guy was the husband of Edith Pauline Shown.

Rheba Louise.. b.6/26/1909, Morgan Co TN, d.12/21/1991.  Rheba was the wife of Clarence Jones of Coalfield, TN

Jacob Leonard.. b. 10/21/1868 Morgan Co.,
TN.d.5/13/1958 Montgomery Co., OH.  Jake was the husband of Julia Florence Langley and the son of Peter L. and Louisa Ann LAYMANCE Cross Mathis.

Ena.. b. 6/12/1906, Morgan Co., TN, 10/31/1988 Montgomery Co., OH.  Ena was the wife of Dallas Walker.

John Charleton. b. 4/6/1916, Morgan Co., TN.  d. 1/25/1997 Mossy Grove, Morgan Co, TN   John was the husband of Freda Overholt.

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Emilda Alice Mathis

b. 2/14/1873 Morgan Co TN, d.???

 Date of this picture, possibly  in the late 1890’s.

Daughter of  Peter L & Louisa Ann LAYMANCE Cross Mathis

Wife of Jeff Gardner.

They had 2 sons that I know of. We do not know what became of her or her family.

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Emilda Alice MATHIS Gardner
with an unknown person.

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Amanda Ragina Mathis

Born 3/17/1875,  Morgan Co TN
Died 4/18/1968,  Morgan Co TN

Daughter of Peter L & Louisa Ann LAYMANCE Cross Mathis

Wife of Charles F Heidel.

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Submitted by Steve & Donna Mathis

John H. Jones.  
He was born December 01, 1871, in Stearns, KY, 
and died November 11, 1941, in Roanoke, TX.  

He lived in Burrville from abt. 1882 until abt. 1905 when part of this family moved west to Oklahoma, then Texas.  


He and his wife Mary, have a son,  
Madison L. Jones, buried in 
Lavender – Osage Cemetery, Deer Lodge.

This is a wedding photo of

GEORGE C. JONES  and his wife  SALLY taken in McAlester, Oklahoma.  She is believed to be related to former TN Governor Ben W. Hooper (1911-15).

George was born April 03, 1884, in Burrville, TN, and died March 02, 1959, in Weslaco, TX.

This photo was
probably taken sometime around 1910.

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These previously unidentified orphan photos were in DORIS PHILLIP’S OOTEN’S
collection of photos It’s very possible that these photos are some of our Jones relatives that were living in Burrville in the late 1800’s. My relation to both men: They are my grandma’s, (Doris Phillips Ooten), uncles.

Courtesy of Mike Ooten OR Virginia Ooten

BARTLEY RUFUS JONES 
b. 1830 d. 1903

2nd Wife
MARTHA JANE LETSINGER
b. about 1845 d. 1902

1st wife was MARY JANE RABY b. about 1836 d. about 1860

Mary Elizabeth Jones Phillips daughter of  James M. Jones & Hannah Jane Kidd She married Benjamin F. Phillips,  the son of  Joseph C. Phillips and Nancy Tinch  December 13, 1897 Morgan County, TN Born: Oct 11, 1869 Stearns, Whitley County, KY (Now McCreary County) Died:  December 29, 1928 -Glades, Morgan County, TN Burial:  Union Grove CemeteryGlades, Morgan County, TN Children:  James, Tressie, Vestal, Mabel,  Dorris, Maude, Edna, and Daisy–Courtesy of Mike OotenGreat – Grandson of Mary Elizabeth Jones Phillips

MORGAN COUNTY COURT
1875 – EXCERPTS

January Term

P. 43
WILLIAM MARTIN, WILLIAM HOWARD, JAMES MELTON are released from the county tax for the year 1874.

T. A. SIENKNICHT, ELI FAIRCHILD presented their settlement of the estate of GEORGE CLAYTON, dec’d, which is satisfactory and they are released of futher libilities oas adminastrators.

JOHN J. GISHWIND presented the following bills 11-8-1872 boarding prisoners and guards to wit: ROBERT WILLIAMS, HENRY MARTIN, R. H. MELTON, WALLS? and three guards $7.30.  August 3, 1874 boarding one prisoner and two guards and two horses, one night and two meals each $3.  On motion bills were allowed and ordered paid.

PAUL DANIEL is appointed adm. of the estate of PAUL DANIEL bond was $500.

Ordered by the court that JOHN BLAKE be allowed $2.45, RUFUS JONES be allowed $11.95 and ENOCK K. DUNCAN $15 for asscessing tax for 1874.

Mr. R. O. TAYLOR was elected by the court to be supertendant of public schools.

Mrs. JONES bill of $800 for feeding prisoners and guards ordered paid.

JOHN H. BYRD is to be allowed $75 for his service as finichal agent of Morgan County for 1874.

P. 44
Chairman assessed a fine of $5 aganist WILLIMA B. CRENSHAW for speaking aloud and not coming to order when called to do so.

p. 45
A bill was presented by the corner to pay for holding an inquest, the court refused to act on it.

P. 46
On motion the bill of the corner was reconsidered and ordered paid as follows: J. W. LAYMANCE, corner.  Inquest held over the body of GEORGE COLLYER, a colored man about the 10th of August 1874, Corners fee $5, D. T. A. SIENKNECHT $5 JAMES C. H. DELUIS $1 DAVID FRITTS $1 LINDSY JACKSON $1, A. J. JACKSON $1, JOHN LANGLEY $1, J. S. FRITTS $1, W. S. RYNE $1, T. M. HUNT $1, MONAN DAVIDSON $1, burial expence, J. W. LAYMANCE $3.

P. 47
S. H. STAPLES, clerk of the Circuit Court presented a certificat that CHARLES H. DELUIS had attended three days as a witness in the case State vs WM. B. CRENSHEW,  but had been omited in the bill of cost.  Ordered
by the court that DELUIS be allowed for three days attendance as a witness.

S. H. STAPLES clerk of the Circuit Court presented the following bills, which are ordered paid.
State vs ELIZABETH MORGAN $11.70
State vs C. J. WILLIAMS $11.70
State vs ______ Hudle $9.50

Ordered that L. H. MOSIER, tax collector be released from thr following poll tax.
Bill against WM. HUNLEY $2, WM. MARTIN $2, J. J. SPURLING $1,
K.?O. TAYLOR ? $1, HENRY MORGAN $2, WM. BLAKE $2, C. H. BLEVINS $2,
HENRY LEE $2, THOMAS HAMBY $2  RILEY HICKMAN $2, B. L. BANHAM $2, J. L.
HERSEHMAN? $2, Total $26.

P.  49
ex-sheriff JOYNER be allowed $39.95 for holding court and summoning (sic) jurors for 1884.

CALVIN NORRIS allowed $8 for waiting on the court for four days, ALVIN GUFFEE allowed  $6 for waiting on the court for three days.

Sheriff WILLLIAMS presented the following bill: holding court one day each for Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.. December Circuit Court three days, two loads of wood, two summons, twenty five jurors and two constables total $20.20.  Ordered paid.

Feburary Term 1875
P. 51
The last will and testement of PAUL DANIEL, dec’d, presented for probate and the witnesses not being present, the court ordeerd the will to lay over until next term of court.  The clerk is to issue a subpoena to W. L.E. DAVIDSON to appear as witness in the case.

March Term 1875
P. 52
Partition of MELINDA HONEYCUTT: NATHAN HONEYCUTT was an in habitant and citizen of Morgan County and he departed this life on or about the 15th of fFeburary last and he died instate, leaving goods and chattle.  She asks for JOHN HALL of Wartburg to be appointed adm. of the estate. Granted.

MELINDA HONEYCUTT also ask that commissioners be appointed to lay off her years support. R. A. JOYNER, JOHN McPETERS and S. H. STAPLES are appointed.

P. 53
W. H. GARRETT suggested the death of JOHN GARRETT and presented a writing perporting to be the last will and testament of the said dec’d.  J. M. TODD one of the subscribbing witnesses and deposed as
follows. JOHN GARRETT Sr. in his lifetime presented to him the paper here as his last will and testament and requested he sign the same as a witness.  The other witness, T. M. HURTT, to the will is absent ncause
of sickness.  The court is satisfied that the document is genuine and it is ordered to be admitted for probate.
WM. H. GARRETT, and WM. J. SCOTT were appointed as executors, both refused and the court appointed S. H. STAPLES as adminstrator of the will of JOHN GARRETT Sr..

P. 55
ELIZABETH DANIAL appeared in open court and suggested the death of PAUL DANIAL Sr.  and presented a writing purporting to be the last will and testament of PAUL DAINIAL dec’d and ask that it be probated as such.  It appearing to the court that PAUL DANIAL was appointed as adm. of the estate of the deceased, it ordered that he continue as adm. With the will annexed , it having been proved to the satisfaction of the court by
W. L.E. DAVIDSON one of the subscribing witnesses, that the said PAUL DANIAL was of sound mind and memeory when the will was made.  JOHN H. BRIENT the other witness is dead.  THOMAS H.DAVIS and JAMES H. McCART comfirm that the signature is that of JOHN H, BRIENT, the will is admitted to probate.

P.56
JAMES M. McCART suggested the death of ELIJAH CROSS and ask to be appointed adm. Of the estate.  Granted.

P. 58
SAM H. STAPLES, adm. of JOHN GARRETT dec’d presented the inventory of the estate, together with the report of the sale of personal property, it ordered to be copied into the inventroy book.

A partition of sundry of citizens of Morgan Co. to consolidate the 7th and 8th dist. is granted.

J. N. FARR is appointed overseer of a 2nd class road in place of ALLEN HOWARD.

P. 59
Dr. T. A. SCENKNECHT presented a bill for $11.50 for holding a post morten exam on
D. B. OVERTON and THOMAS SPLEYNS???  Ordered paid.

P. 60
J. F. SCOTT Esq. Presented a bill for his services as quartly justice in July, September, October and January six days$2 , also for holding an inquest on JOSEPH SPHYNX $5.  Ordered paid.

JOHN HALL Jr. adm. of the estate of J. N. HONEYCUTT dec’d presented an inventory of the said estate together with the report of a sale, it is ordered to be spread on the inventory book.

Ordered that M. T. ADKINS be appointed guardian of the minor heirs of SQUIRE GARRETT, dec’d to wit: WILLLIAM, JOHN MELVIN and ELIZA.
April Term
P. 60
M. T. REDMAN resigned as guardian of the minor heirs of W. R. WEBB dec’d to wit: MARY ANN and HOPY .  W. B. CRENSHAW was appointed in his place.

JOHN MASSEY presented a bill for D. KIRKPATRICK and CO. for $21 for feeding guards and prisoners 84 meals at $0.25 each.  Ordered paid.

W. J. WRIGHT was paid $8 for his services as guard in the case of the State vs JAMES UNDERWOOD and others.

JAMES M. McCART adm. of ELIJAH CROSS esatate presented and inventory along with the report of a sale.  Ordered spread on the inventory book.

.L. COOPER Esq. paid $9.45 un the case of the State vs S. F. SCOTT.

P. 61
L. COOPER Esq. paid $12.30 for his services in the case of the State vs ROBERT WILLIAMS, HENRY MARTIN and R. H. MARTIN

J. S FRITTS adm. of the estate of DAVID HALL
P. 63
SAMUEL BARRETT came into court and ask to be appointe adm. of the estate of ELIZABETH GARRETT dec’d.  Granted.

MARGARET ZUMESTIN, guardian of the minor heirs of T. ZUMESTINE presented a settlement in open court, it was approved.

P.64
REBECCA BUSH gurading of the heirs of ROBERT BUSH presented a settlement to 4-12-1875 it was approved.

It appearing to the court that MARY MOORE has beren duly summoned to hear evidence taken by the court to show why she is not a suitable person to have the care and custody of JOHN MOORE a minor child of JAMES
H. MOORE dec’d, came not.  In hearing evidence, JOHN W. LAYMANCE, present guardian of JOHN MOORE, doth say that MARY MOORE is not a suitable person have care and custody of said minor because of her immoral conduct, and the court ordered said matter to be entered in to record,

June Term 1875
P. 66
Ordered that JOHN M. LANKFORD be overseer of a 2nd class road begining at Cedar Fork and ending at MARSH ANDERSONS, and that ROBERT BLYTH beoverseer of a 2nd class road from MELHORNS Ford to CONNERS roc query.

MARY BAILS appeared in open court and ask to be appointed guardian of her minor children EULARE and FREDIAN. Granted.

 

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.



MORGAN COUNTY COURT
1861 –  EXCERPTS 

January Term 1861P. 371 It is ordered by the court that WILLIAM R. JACKSON be released of $119.22 insolrences? and double tax and county tax $19.46 and state tax $29.86 and that the clerk certify the same, it is ordered by the court that WILLIAM R. JACKSON be released of $10.50 county tax and $4.90 state tax on account of certificate of overseer of roads.

P. 374 On application of W. H. JONES it is ordered by the court that RUFUS JONES be released form working on public roads. On application of BARBARY HALL widow of DAVID HALL dec’d, the order that M. STEPHENS, WILLIAM CURD and M.D. F. BUTLER be appointed to lay off dower is recinded and it is futher ordered by the court that M. STEPHENS, WILLIAM CURD and AMOS TAYLOR be appointed to lay off a years support for the said widow HALL and that a copy of this order be issued.

It is ordered by the court that E. LAUNDERS?? Be allowed $36.50 for holding court and furnishing wood and that the clerk certify the same from April to January.

P. 375 The tax for the year of 1861
$0.25 per hundered dollar of land.
$0.85 each poll $15 Marchant license
$25 license for grocery
$50 circus and menagay shows
$5 other shows
$5 race tracks.

P. 376 Ordered by the court that THOMAS H. DAVIS chairman of the County Court be allowed $150 for his services for a year.

Feburary Term 1861

P. 378 Ordered by the court that C. S. FRANCIS adm. of the estate of JACOB KRESE be allowed until the next term of court to make an inventory of said estate.

March Term 1861

P. 378 BARBARY HALLS dower was 1/3 of lands owned by DAVID HALL dec’d. It contained 160 acres, the dwelling house, out houses and orchards. This is the report to the County Court at the March term 1861. Fees M.D.F. BUTLER $5.55, WILLIAM CURD $1 , M. STEPHENS $1.

April Term 1861

P. 381 Ordered by the court that a claim issued to JOSEPH ALLY for $3 his services as a juror which claim was issued and been misplaced served at the July term 1856.

It is ordered by the court I. STINECIPHER and J. M. MELTON be appointed (crossed out) be authorized to move the road so it runs on the line between said MELTON and STEPHENS ford and the heirs of ROBERT BUSH dec’d and that the overseer receive the same when put in as a good _____ as the old road..

Grand Jurors for Feburary Term 1861 JOHN YOUNG, ROBERT ALEXANDER, WM. NORMAN, JOHN ENOS, WM. MELTON, C. V. GREEN ISRA; NARRES, ELI BLAKE, A TINCH, THOMAS STINECIPHER, WM. WILLIAMS, WM. C. HOLLOWAY, JACOB HEDRICK, all were paid $6 each.

Jurors in the case of the State vs. HENRY JOHNSTON, WM. GODDARD, J. B. SCHOOLER, SIMON HURST, WM. CURD, PRESTON McCART all were paid $3 each.

P. 382 R.O. TAYLOR tended his resignation as constable of the said county 2nd district which is recorded. AMOS TAYLOR Esq. Returns his report in the case of the State vs J. T. CROSS and HENRY W. NELSON, judgement 3rd November 1860 for fine $2 each.

J. STONECIPHER trustee of Morgan Co., TN tends his bond for school funds for the year 1861. Bond was $5000.

P. 383 Ordered by the court that the road from Wartburg to Whites Mill and the road from Wartburg to Widow Scotts be combined and be the same road and ROBERT HENDERSON be appointed overseer.

Ordered by the court that the registor be required to have register books M, F, and E bound.

Ordered by the court that E. LAVENDER be allowed $68.80 ______ service and summons for jurors for 1860.

It is ordered by the court that NANCY COLE, that was at a former term of this court was declared a pauper is reversed and JOHN ALEXANDER be allowed $11 for keeping her during her time as a pauper and that the same be certified.

L. D. HOWARD made bond($4000) as constable of the 7th district of morgan County, NEEDY PRINCE and G. B. CARDEN securities.

The book ends here and begins again in January 1874.

 


MORGAN COUNTY COURT 
1859 EXCERPTS


P. 187 Ordered by the court, that WILLIAM MYRES be allowed $5 out of any money in the hands of the trustee not otherwise appropriated for making EDWARD HAWKINS coffin. Ordered by the court, that the heirs of JOHN McEWIN be released of any and all taxes with which they were taxed for 1857 and 1858 except on 2000 acres valued at $2000 and that the sheriff have a credit for the same.

P. 189 The suggestion of the death of RICHARD STRINGFIELD late of Morgan Co. and he died without leaving a will or testament. On motion and order of the court WM. STRING (sic) be appointed adm. of the estate.

P. 193 WILLIAM SRINGFIELD, came into open court and presented an inventory of the estate of RICHARD STRINGFIELD dec’d, which was ordered to be recorded in the proper book.

P. 195 The following justices being present JOHN STRINGFIELD, W. H. JONES, J. B. JONES, P.G. HUDSON, T. H. DAVIS, J.B. FAIRCHILDS, WILLIAM BOWMNER, N. B. HUDSON, W. R. WILLIAMS and JEREMIAH HURST Esquire, do adopt and adjudge and declare that the following to be the county tax for the year 1859.: On all real and personal estate which by law is taxable $0.35 on each $100. Each poll $0.50 All merchants $15 All peddlers on foot $10 All peddlers on horseback $20 Each _____ vehicales (sic) $30 All playing cards per deck $0.35 Discounting ?? money and sharing notes $5, All race tracks $5 Exhibiting Dwarfs, or animals deformed or person of unusual size $5, Each circus, feats of activity or of strength $25, All _________ $25 Each Stallion or Jack half the price of the insurance of such.

February term

P. 200 WILLIAM J. SCOTT, deputy clerk of this county, presented in open court a settlement he made with WILLIAM BURTON. Adm of the estate of A. J. HALL dec’d it is examined and ordered recorded in the proper book. W. J. SCOTT presented to the court an inventory of the sale filed by JOHN WHITE adm. of the estate of MICHAEL GREEN dec’d which is ordered to be spread upon the inventory book.

P. 201-202 THOMAS H. DAVIS adm and CHARLOTTE DAVIS adm vs RICHARD G. HUDSON guardian of ELIZABETH DAVIS, JOHN DAVIS, JAMES C. DAVIS, WILLIAM DAVIS, THOMAS L. DAVIS, JOSEPH? DAVIS HENRY H. DAVIS and SUSAN DAVIS minor children of HUGH R. DAVIS dec’d. Partition to sell land. February 7, 1859. The court answer. The court is not aware of the necessity of the sale of the land mentioned in the partition. The clerk of the county is to evaluate the “condition” of the estate and report to the next term of court.

P. 202 JONATHAN McPETERS executor (sic) of the estate of FIELDING GRIFFITH dec’d came into open court with an inventory and account of the sale of the estate of the said dec’d for the year 1858 it is approved by the court and ordered spread upon the inventory book.

G. W. KEITH and JOHN WEBB, after being duly sworn this day appeared in open court, and say that they were well acquainted with BETSY STAPLES, wife of JOHN STAPLES of Morgan County that she was a pensioner for life and the wife of JOHN STAPLES who was a pensioner. That she died in Morgan County, TN on or about August 24 1858. The pension certificate was produced in open court and WILLIAM SUMMERS was duly qualified as executor of the said BETSY STAPLES, and he entered into bond as required by law.

March term

P. 209 On motion MARY A. HALL, widow, of A.S. HALL dec’d, she is approved guardian of JAMES M. HALL, MARLIN HALL, JANE HALL and GEORGE HALL minor orphans and her children and having been qualified accordingly by law entered into bond.

P. 210-211 THOMAS H. DAVIS and CHARLOTTE DAVIS adm. VS RICHARD G. HUDSON guardian of the minor children of HUGH R. DAVIS dec’d. Partition to sell land to pay debts. The report of the estate of HUGH H. DAVIS dec’d by the County Court Clerk that $301.71 has been realized and that the estate owes $1150. Therefore it is necessary to sell the land mentioned and it will be necessary to sell the sawmill and 500 acres of 5000 acres. J. W. SCOTT is appointed special commissioner to make a written notice of the sale, which shall be on the courthouse door in the town of Montgomery and on the courthouse door of Anderson County, also on other public places.

P. 212 WILLIAM STRINGFIELD, adm. of the estate of RICHARD STRINGFIELD,dec’d produced in open court an account of the sale of RICHARD STRINGFIELDS estate? And it was ordered spread upon the property books. ANNE BENEKE is indentured to FREDRICK ENKECT??? until she is 18 years old she is to be given 10? years of schooling. She is five years old.

P. 213 There is an agreement between W. H. JONES, Chairman of the County and JOHN W. LAYMANCE on behalf of GEORGE, a free base born child of the body of ELIZABETH CAMPBELL, about the age of 13 , for the use and benefit and custody and control of said boy until he is 21 years old. He shall be clothed, fed, taught a trade and given six months of schooling.

P. 218 WILLIAM J. SCOTT deputy clerk of this court presented a settlement he made with JONATHAN McPETERS adm. of the estate of FIELDING GRIFFITH dec’d and also of T. C. PETERS adm. of WESLEY PETERS dec’d , which was considered regular and ordered to be recorded on the books for that purpose.

April term

P. 219 It appearing to the court that ROBERT WHITE is a free Negro man without home or place of abode int county, declares that he shall enter into bond as required by law for his good behavior for 12 months. He and J. B. SCHOOLER enter into a $500 bond.

P. 223 An agreement between W. H. JONES, Chairman of the county and THOMAS HENDERSON for the control and custody of FREDERICK BENKE, a minor orphan, the age of 4 years until he arrives at the age of 21. HENDERSON is to give him 1 years schooling, plenty to eat and wearing apparel all the time, and at the end of the apprenticeship he is to give him a suit of clothing and $50 in cash.

P. 225 WILLIAM J. SCOTT Clerk of Circuit Court presented the following bills, certifed by the Judge and Att. General. State vs SARAH FREELS July term 1858 Charge: Violently taking possession of _______ belonging to W. J. SCOTT. She was found not guilty by jury at the Oct. Term 1858 cost= $9.24. The October term of Circuit Court for grand jury witnesses: Clerk, W. J. SCOTT $0.30. ISAAC, A. SNOW =$0.50 TOTAL $0.80.

P. 226 State vs JAMES W. BROWN July term 1854 for affray and was never arrested until September 7, 1858, tried by jury October term 1858 and acquitted. Cost = $23.67

P. 227 State vs WILIS Y. PRICE on the bail bond of E. R. DUNCAN, to answer the charge of affray, forfeiture was taken against him, but before it was made final the defendant deceased and the cause was abated. Cost= $6.35

P.228 State vs JESSE DAVIS, JOHN DAVIS AND WILLIAM DAVIS defendant were arrested and brought before a JP on charges of A&B on the body fo PAT??LEWALLEN. The prosecutor failed to appear to prosecute they were released. Cost= $3.60 State vs WILLIAM ADKINS Fined $25 for not appearing when summoned to court, but it was set aside and the county is to pay the cost. Cost=$3.35

P.229 State vs WASH NEAL affray July term 1858 tried at October term and acquitted by a jury. Cost = 10.87 State vs CHARLES ROTH Peace Warrant tried by JP bound over to Circuit Court, prosecutor failed to appear. Cost= $4.75

P. 232 LUMPKINS McKINNEY shall be released from $1.15 poll tax accessed against him for the year of 1858 and the sheriff shall have credit for the same.

May term

p. 235-236 JOHN WHITE, Corner of morgan County, made an inquest inthe death of JOHN P. DAVIS in said county. The inquest was held at JOHN STRINGFIELDS Mill on Emory? River April 12, 1859. The body of JOHN P. DAVIS lying dead, and the jurors upon their oaths do say that by accident he came to his death by drowning. Jury was: LARKIN B. SNOW, JAMES _____, WILLIAM DUPEE, JAMES M. McGILL, ISAAC BINGHAM, J. B. HATFIELD, WILLIAM BINGHAM, and F. MELHORN. I also report that I received _____ the estate of JOHN P. DAVIS which I have not taken to further action. Signed J. WHITE Corner.

P. 236 THOMAS H. DAVIS & CHARLOTTE DAVIS adm. Vs Heirs of HUGH H. DAVIS and RICHARD G. HUDSON their guardian. Offered for sale 4-30-1859, 200 acres including the sawmill, rescinded, no bid. Offered 170 acre tract lying on the Little Emory joining the land of ELIAS BUTLER and others rescinded, no bid. Also offered 50 acres adjoining the lands of HENRY CHILES and others rescinded, no bid, also offered 50 acres adjoining the lands of CHRISTIAN RUFFNER and others on the water of Little Emory and CHRISTIAN RUFFNER was the highest and best bidder at $20. Given under my hand this 2nd day of May 1859.WILLIAM J. SCOTT.

P. 238 The court orders that the land of HUGH R. DAVIS dec’d shall be put up for sale again.

June term

P. 239 State vs HIRAM KEY Bastardy. Came the defendant and says he can’t safely go trial in this case and ask for a continence of the same until next term of court. He makes a $250 bond with Abraham Cox as his security.

July term

P. 245 W. J. SCOTT Circuit Clerk presented the following bills of cost for Circuit court. State vs CHARLEY S. FRANCIS Profanity indicted Oct. Term 1858 tried Feb. Term 1859 by jury and acquitted. Cost=$10.55 State vs CHARLES WALLERDOFF?? 1857 nolled ?? Feb. 1859. Cost=$18.85

P. 246 State vs SAMUEL JONES A challenge to fight. July term 1858 tried Feb. Term 1859 and acquitted. Cost $12.47 State vs WILLIAM FAULS?? Disturbing the public worship Feb. 1859 Nob___?? Cost $6.70

P. 247 State vs DAVID C. WHITE disturbing the public worship. March term 1858 nol_____ Cost $11.91 State vs JOSEPH ETHERTON and PATSY LEWALLEN INDICTED FOR LEWDNESS. Could not be arrested at the Feb. Term 1859________ ___ being entered. Cost $9.63

P. 248 THOMAS H. DAVIS and CHARLOTTA DAVIS vs The Heirs if HUGH R. DAVIS. ON June 20, 1859 sold 200 acres including the sawmill to SAMUEL STONCHPHER, for $310.sold 170 acres lying on Little Emory to M. STEPHENS for $50, sold 50 acres on Little Emory to M. STEPHENS for $10. WILLIAM J. SCOTT.

P. 250 SAMUEL CHILES was paid $15 for service as a solicitor in the cause, and M. STEPHEN be allowed $16 for non-payment of taxes for the year 1858. State vs HIRAM KEY Bastardy. Comes the defendant and says he is guilty, he is the father of the Bastard male child delivered of the body of RACHAEL GREEN in the said county of Morgan. He must give bond for the maintenance of the child and pay the cost of this case. GARRETT HALL and JOHN WHITE are his securities.

August term

P.254 THOMAS H. DAVIS and CHARLOTTA DAVIS vs Heirs of HUGH R. DAVIS dec’d. Funds are not sufficient to satisfy the demands against the estate. Those who have claim against the estate file with the County Court before December 1, 1859 and the monies of the estate shall be shared among the creditors. September term

P. 256 The death of ROBERT BUSH being prove to the satisfaction of the court it is ordered that JAMES B. JONES , JAMES O. LANGLEY and JAMES KELLY be appointed commissioners to lay off a years support to widow Rebecca and will take into consideration the ———- of the estate and condition and will report to next term of court. REBECCA the widow of ROBERT BUSH ask for an adm. to be appointed to the estate and JOHN WHITE assumed the position. October term

P. 259 JOHN WHITE returned an inventory of the estate of ROBERT BUSH and it is ordered spread upon the book of that purpose. The commissioners heretofore appointed to lay off a years support to REBECCA, wife of ROBERT BUSH having made their report, which being confirmed is ordered recorded.

P. 264 Apprenticeship of REUBEN LAYMANCE: An agreement of JOHN WHITE with J. J. JONES, Chairman of Morgan County for the custody and control of REUBEN LAYMANCE an orphan child the age of four year until he is 21. The child is to be given 2 years of schooling between the ages of 6 and 10 and 1 years schooling between the ages of 16 and 18, he is to have plenty to eat and wearing apparel all the time and at the end of the apprenticeship he us to be given two suits of clothing and $50 in cash . October 3 1859.

P. 265 Ordered by the court that JACOB HEADRICK be paid $1 for making the coffin of M. J. LAYMANCE, a deceased person of said county who was unable to pay for the same. November term

P.267 M. STEPHENS presented a deed of conveyance form SHADRACK STEPHENS of Morgan County to ___ D. STEPHENS of MO for 80 acres if land lying in the Jasper Co., MO. Lying on the south half of N. W. quarter section 25 in township 33 of range 29 and dated November 6, 1854. MARSHELL G. STEPHENS and JOHN L. KINGTON subscribing witnesses to the same after being sworn say they heard SHADRACK STEPHENS the bargainer acknowledge the execution of the same. It is ordered that the deed be certified.

P. 268 JOHN WHITE adm. of the estate of ROBERT BUSH dec’d this day returned an account of the sale of personal property of the said deceased. It is ordered to be recorded on the book for that purpose.