Court in January 1852

Monday Jan. 5, 1852
State of Tennessee Wayne County§ Be it remembered that a Quarterly County Court was begun & held for the County of Wayne at the Court House in the Town of Waynesboro on the fifth day it being the first Monday in January AD one thousand Eight hundred and fifty Two when and where the following Justices were present and presiding. To wit D J JONES Chairman HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE CARTER A MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON VOORHIES A.B. GANT WATKINS L B GANT CURTIS HOPSON BREWER HAM HUCKABY PHILIPS WHITTEN J MONTAGUE & HERRAN

A Settlement between William JONES Clerk of said Court and S L BURNS Adm’r with the Will annexed of the estate of Lemual POPE dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Solomon JOBE Guardian to the minor heirs of A MELSON decreased was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and William THORNTON Guardian to Wm R DUNCAN was this day submitted to the Court which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and John PHILIPS Guardian to the minor heirs of John WHITTEN decd was this day submitted to the court which was confirmed by the Court which was received [by the c – crossed out]

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Isaac W HORTON Guardian to Mary A minor heir of Wm HORTON Dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded
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Washington CARTER et al§ Ex Parte Petition to Sell Slaves
Be it remembered that this cause came on for a further hearing before the worshipful county Court of Wayne County Tennessee on this 5th day of January 1852 upon the report of the Special Commissioner appointed [by – crossed out] at a former term of this Court which said report is in the words and figures following to wit
“The undersigned who was appointed to sell the slaves belonging to the Estate of Robert N MACK deceased (mentioned in the pleadings in this cause) by a decreetal order of your worshipful Court would submit the following Report
That on the first day of January 1852 he proceeded to sell said negroes pursuant to notice previously given as be said decretal order directed when said slaves were struck off and sold to Bennet COLE at the following prices the same being the highest and best bids to wit Lucy [or Levy/] at the price of $700.50 Hannah at the price of $476.50 and Lewis? at the price of 334.50 $1511.50 making in the agregate the sum of fiften hundred and eleven dollars and 50 cents and said Benet COLE executed his bond for the sum payable twelve months after this date thereof with James ARNETT as his security who is deemed good and sufficient All which is Respectfully submitted Jany 5 1852 //s// John McDOUGAL Comm’r”
Which being in no wise excepted to it is considered by the Court that said report be and the same is hereby in all things confirmed all other matters being reserved &c.

This day came John C. BLACKBURN Jesse S. ROSS Solomon JOBE Eli BYNUM James GRANT King PRATER and Elijah WARRINGTON who were appointed a jury of view at the December Term 1851 of this Court to view and mark out a second class road from the Turnpike road at or near the head of Eagle Creek to Carrollville in Wayne County and reported a road found as directed in the order issued from this Court whereupon the petition of Jonathan C ELLIOTT and thirty six others were presented in opposition of said road and proof being also heard by the Court as to the practicality and utility of said Road [It was considered by the Court that it is not practical to establish said Road – crossed out] Whereupon on motion to concur in the report of the Jury of view and establish the Road those who voted in the affirmative are David J JONES Chairman Solomon JOBE & W CARTER 3 those who voted in the negative are W HAYES W M LAFFERTY
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A MONTAGUE J. C. G. WILSON J. P. VOORHIES J MONTAGUE & G HERRAN Noes 7 so said motion [road – crossed out] was lost Whereupon on motion it is ordered by the Court that Eli BYNUM John C. BLACKBURN and Solomon JOBE be made parties to this suit whereupon the said Eli BYNUM John C. BLACKBURN and Solomon JOBE pray an appeal to the next term of the Circuit Court of Wayne County Tennessee which is granted them they having entered into bond and security according to law.

A majority of the Justices of the peace of Wayne County present the Court proceeded to Levy a County Tax for said County and on motion of Lay said Tax of ten cents on [the evry – crossed out] each hundred dollars worth of Tax able property and twenty five cents on each Poll and fifty percent on the State Tax for all privileges for said County purposes and [A majority of – crossed out] the Justices aforesaid voting in the affirmative the motion carried and said Tax was Layed

A Settlement between William JONES Clerk of this Court and John LAMB guardian to the minor heirs of Washington JOHNSON Dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was received and ordered to be recorded
Settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and A P PHILIPS Guardian to the minor heirs of John D KING deceased was this day submitted to the Court which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A Settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Leonard H GRIMES Executor of the estate of Wm W GRIMES Dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came William THORNTON Guardian to Wm R DUNCAN minor heir of William DUNCAN Dec’d into Court and renewed his bond in the sum of two thousand dollars with Brinkley HOPSON his security which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Upon motion to appropriate to HOOD & ANDERSON and other the sum of fifty six dollars and sixty cents for Painting and Repairs &c on the Courthouse To Wit                                                                                                  Wm F LYNCH for HOOD & ANDERSON $28.70                                              HOOD & ANDERSON $12.20                                                                           GRIGGS & GRIMES $ .85                                                                                              A T HASSELL $12.80                                                                                               Wm LYNCH $ .75                                                                                                          A A FARRINGTON $1.37

Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. HAYNES JOBE LAFFERTY CARTER A MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON VOORHIES [A B GANT – crossed out] CURTIS WATKINS L B GANT HOPSON BREWER HUCKABY PHILIPS WHITTEN J MONTAGUE & HERRON 19 Noes none so said appropriation
[page 215 – Monday January 5, 1852]
was made to be paid our of any monies in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated Issued

Upon the petition of Nathan BIFFLE it is ordered by the Court that A C RASBERRY James DURHAM John G HILL James E McKNIGHT William HILL John STOCKARD or any five of them be appointed a Jury of View and mark out a change in the road leading from Waynesboro to Ashland so as to [and – crossed out] run on the left hand side [so as to leave – crossed out] of the farm on which Joshua MATHENY now lives on and that they report the same to the April term of this Court Issued Febr 2, 1852

Ordered by the Court that W CARTER and Jesse S ROSS Commissioners appointed by this Court the sell certain Lots in the Town of Waynesboro pay the proceeds of said lots to the Treasurer of the Poorhouse Commissioners
Came Solomon JOBE Guardian to the minor heirs of A MELSON Dec’d into Court and renewed his bond in the sum of two hundreds with Elijah WARRINGTON his security which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that John CHURCHWELL Jr be appointed overseer of the Road of second Class in the place of Wm. HOLLOWAY and that he have the [bounds in his d – crossed out] hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Issued Jan 21, 1852

Ordered by the Court that John H GRAVES be appointed overseer of the road of second Class in the place of Robert A ROBNETT and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Issued Jan 8, 1852

Ordered by the Court that Wade H DEAN be appointed overseer of the road of first Class in the place of Isaac McGLAMERY removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Issued Jan 8, 1852

Came Nathan C. DAVID into Court who was this day chosen and appointed Guardian to Isaac A. James and Pocahontas [ROBINSON – crossed out] the minor heirs of James ROBINSON Deceased and entered into Court in the sum of Thirteen thousand dollars with John S BURNS and Thomas H MABRY his securities which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said N C DAVID took the necessary oath for his qualification [in margin: Issued March]

Came D J JONES Administrator of the estate of John N. STAGGS Dec’d and returned into Court an Inventory and account of sales of said estate verified by his oath which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded
[page 216 Monday January 5, 1852]

A majority of the Justices of the peace present the court proceeded to elect a Tax Collector for the present year 1852 Whereupon Thomas H MABRY was duly and lawfully elected

Came William RAY who was this day appointed administrator of the Estate of Stephen S RAY deceased and entered into bond in the sum of two hundred dollars with Albert G CLAY and George E. HUCKABY his securities which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said Wm RAY took the necessary oath for his qualification

A majority of the Justices present the Court proceeded to elect a Quorum for the present year 1852 and Whereupon David J JONES was duly Elected Chairman of said Court and Abraham MONTAGUE and Lewis B. GANT his associates to hold the Quorum County Courts for the twelve months next ensuing

Came Leonard H GRIMES who was this day appointed Guardian to the minor heirs of Elihu S GRIMES deceased and entered into bond in the sum of one hundred dollars with Bennet HALE and Isaac W ROSS his securities conditioned for the faithful performance of said Guardianship whereupon the said L H GRIMES took the necessary oath for his qualification

Upon the petition of John JACKSON it is ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of Wayne County summons a Jury not to consist of less than five nor more than twelve freeholders and unconnected with the parties therein Concerned to View and mark out a change in the road of second Class leading down forty eight mile Creek so as to leave the old road oposite John JACKSONs Jr field near the rock quarry and intersect the same about one fourth mile below and that they report the same to the April term of this Court Issued Febr 2, 1852

Ordered by the Court that Wm BURRIS be appointed overseer of the road of second Class in the place of Litle CHOAT and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Iss. Jan. 8, 1852

Ordered by the Court that John RUTLEDGE be appointed overseer of the road of second Class in the place of Marcus COOK removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. Iss’d Jan 8, 1852


Upon motion it is ordered by the Court that David MITCHELL and all the hands above him on Mitchells branch be released from working on the Waynesboro and Savannah road and that said hands and all in that bounds work on the road [under – crossed out] from the Turnpike road on Eagle Creek to the Stage road on Hardins Creek under George H REA

Ordered by the Court that John FUSON be appointed overseer of the road of first class in the place of Bethel FUSON and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Issued Jan 8, 1852

Ordered by the Court that John H. EAST be appointed overseer of the road of first Class in the place of Isaac MORRIS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Issued Jan 8, 1852

Upon motion it is ordered by the Court that Abraham MONTAGUE and James ANDERSON be appointed County Commissioners for Wayne County to settle with the revenue officers for the year 1852

Ordered by the Court that Wm H HILL be appointed overseer of the road of second Class in the place of Elijah MATHENY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Issued Jan 21, 1852

Came James HOLLIS Administrator of the estate of Thomas GIST deceased and suggested to the Court in writing the Insolvency of said estate alledging that there has been more claims presented against said estate than there are means to pay [the Court – crossed out] and prays the court to make such orders in the case as is required by the laws in such cases It is therefore ordered by the Court that the said James HOLLIS Administrator as aforesaid give notice by advertisement in the Messenger a newspaper published in the town of Lawrenceburg in the State of Tennessee for 3 successive weeks the last of which shall be three months before the first Monday in January 1853 and also at the Courthouse door in the town of Waynesboro in County of Wayne in said state notifying all persons having claims against said estate to appear and file their claims with the Clerk of the County Court of Wayne County Tennessee duly authenticated on or before the first Monday in January 1853 or the same will be forever barred
[page 218 Monday January 5, 1852]

Upon motion to appropriate to Abraham HENRY the sum of seven Dollars for building a Chimney at the poorhouse in Wayne County Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr HAYNES LAFFERTY CARTER A MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON VOORHIES A B GANT WATKINS L B GANT CURTIS HOPSON BREWER HUCKABY PHILIPS WHITTEN J MONTAGUE & HERRON 19 Noes none so said appropriation was made and ordered to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Treasurer of the Poorhouse not otherwise appropriated. Iss’d Jan 1852

On motion to appropriate to [to – crossed out] Jonathan MORRIS the sum of thirteen dollars twelve & one half cents for goods furnished for Poorhouse purposes Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. HAYNES LAFFERTY CARTER A MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON VOORHIES A B GANT WATKINS L B GANT CURTIS HOPSON BREWER HUCKABY PHILIPS WHITTEN J MONTAGUE & HERRON 19 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Treasurer of the Poorhouse Commissioners not otherwise appropriated Iss’d Jan 27, 1852

On motion to appropriate to Henry MORRIS the sum of Eleven dollars and fifty cents for servis & medicine for the paupers of Wayne County Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE CARTER A MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON VOORHIES A B GANT WATKINS L B GANT HOPSON CURTIS HUCKABY PHILIPS WHITTAN J MONTAGUE & HERRON 19 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Poorhouse Treasurer not otherwise appropriated Iss’d Jan 27, 1852

On motion to appropriate to D J JONES William M LAFFERTY and George W BARKER each the sum of twelve dollars for their services for holding the Quorum Courts for Wayne County the year 1851 Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr HAYNES LAFFERTY CARTER A MONTAGUE BARKER VOORHIES L B GANT HOPSON J MONTAGUE & HERRON 11 Noes WILSON CURTIS HUCKABY PHILIPS & WHITTEN 5 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Trustee of said County not otherwise appropriated Iss’d Jan 1852

Upon motion it is ordered that Court adjourn till tomorrow morning 9 Oclock //s// D J JONES Chair A. MONTAGUE L. B. GANT


[page 219 Tuesday January 6, 1852]
Court met according to adjournment
Present and Presiding [to wit – crossed out] David J. JONES Chairman A. MONTAGUE and L B GANT his associates

A Settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Joacim DUGGER Guardian to William M Malinda K and Sarah A minor heirs of George CROSSNO dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

Upon the petition of Lewis B. GANT it is ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of Wayne County summons a Jury of View to consist of not less than five nor more than twelve freeholders & unconnected to the persons concerned to view and mark out so as to change the road of second Class leading up Indian Creek leaving the old road below said GANTs plantation and runn up on the west side of said Creek and intersect the same near the forks of the road above said GANTs plantation and that they report the same to the April term of this court Iss’d Febr 8, 1852

A Settlement between Wm Jones Clerk of this Court and James M RAMSEY Administrator of the estate of John N SHIELDS dec’d was this day submitted to the court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Upon motion it is ordered by the Court that David J JONES Abraham MONTAGUE & George W BARKER be appointed Commissioners [to super – crossed out] to superintend the Poor house in [said – crossed out] Wayne County for the year 1852 and that David J JONES be appointed Treasurer of said board of Commissioners Whereupon the said D J JONES entered into bond in the sum of one thousand dollars with A MONTAGUE his security which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said D J JONES and A MONTAGUE took the necessary oaths for their qualifications

It is ordered that Court adjourn till Court in course //s// D J JONES Chair A. MONTAGUE L. B. GANT

 

Court in December 1851

State of Tennessee§ Be it remembered that a Quorum County Court was begun and held in and for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro and the first Monday being the first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty one there were present and presiding the following Justices of the peace of said County to wit David J JONES Chairman and Washington CARTER and George W. BARKER his associates

A Settlement between William JONES Clerk of this Court and James W. CANTRELL and William THORNTON Executors of the estate of Josiah THORNTON Dec’d and this day submitted to the Court which Settlement was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Upon the petition of George W. JOHNSON and others It is ordered by the Court that John C. BLACKBURN Litle[?] CHOAT King PRATER Solomon JOBE James GRANT Eli BYNUM Matthew H BURKS Bennet HALE Elijah WARRINGTON and Jesse S ROSS or any five of them be appointed a jury of view to view and mark out a first class road from the Central Turnpike road at or near the head of Eagle Creek on [the – crossed out] and along the dividing ridge between Eagle and Beech creeks to Carrollville in said County and that said jury report to the January term next of the Court Isd Dec 2, 1851.

Came William BEHAM Administrator of the estate of John ALTOM Deceased and on motion of said Administrator it is ordered by the court that he have leave to amend the account of sales by him reported to a former term of this court by adding the following items at the following prices to wit 6 barrels of corn @ $1.50 = $9. one pair Steetyards[?]. one small ____? 50 cents one Broad ax 25 cents

Came William BENHAM Administrator of the estate of Delila GOFORTH Deceased and on motion of said William BENHAM it is ordered by the court that he have leave to ament[sic] the account of sale of said Estate by him returned at a former term of this Court by adding thereto one thousand bundles of fodder sold to L H GRIMES at the price of 50 cents per 100 makes $5.00

It appearing to the Court from the written statement of Clarissa STAGS that her late husband John N. STAGGS late of Wayne County is dead intestate and further that said Clarissa STAGGS relinquishes
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her right to administer on the estate of her said husband and requests that David J JONES be appointed administrator of said estate Whereupon the said David J JONES came into Court and entered into bond in the sum of five hundred dollars conditioned for the faithful performance of his administration with James N. STAGGS and William BEHAM as his securities and thereupon the said David J JONES and the said James N. STAGGS and William BENHAM came into Court and acknowledged the execution of said bond which was approved by the Court and ordered to be recorded and that letters of Administration be granted accordingly whereupon the said David J JONES took the necessary Oaths for his qualification as such Administrator

Ordered by the Court that Washington CARTER John McDOUGAL and Cavel B. McLEAN be appointed commissioners to lay off to Clarissa STAGGS widow of John N. STAGGS deceased a years support for herself and family our of the provisions money or other assetts[sic] belonging to said estate and that they report to the next term of this Court Isued Dec 3. 1851

Ordered by the Court that Henry G BREWER be appointed guardian of Jasper Newton BREWER minor heir of William BREWER Deceased he being chosen as such Guardian by the said Jasper N who is over the age of fourteen years, who entered into bond in the sum of one hundred dollars conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duty as such guardian with Rial BREWER his security and took the necessary oath for his qualification as such guardian

Ordered by the Court that the following persons be appointed Revenue Commissioners for Wayne County to take a list of polls and taxable property within their respective districts for the year 1852 to wit
1st District – William BEHAM
2nd Do Solomon JOBE
3rd Do James C. WHITAKER
4th D. W. CARTER
5 ” G. W. BARKER
6 ” John P. VOORHIES
7 ” Absolom B. GANT
8. Lewis B. GANT
9. Andrew DULIN
10. Brinkley HOPSON
11. Alexander C. McDOUGAL
12. George E. HUCKABY
13. David C. WHITTEN
14. John MONTAGUE

Upon the petition of Stephen BIVENS It is ordered by the Court that Lewis HARDIN Pleasant MORGAN Andrew CASTEEL Thomas SHIELDS Jonathan BIFFLE Sylvester L SHIELDS Thompson M. MORGAN or any five of them be appointed a jury of view to view to view[sic] and mark out a change in the road leading from Waynesboro to Florence to leave the old road at the south end of said BIVENS lain and intersect said road again at or near the ford of Green River North of Lewis HARDINs place and that said jury make report to the next term of this Court Isued Dec 3, 1851

Upon the petition of Edward A. RUTLEDGE it is ordered by the Court that Bennet COLE Isaac[?] MORRIS David PULLEY Daniel C. WALKER Green WILSON Joseph EAST George W. BARKER John L FOWLER Abraham MONTAGUE and Thomas YOUNG or any five of them be appointed a jury of view to view and mark a change in the road leading from Waynesboro to Savannah so as to leave the old road at the Daniel WALKER road and running down the ridge with the WALKER road a half mile or more and intersect the old road at or near the poor house on Hardins Creek and that they report to the January term next of this Court Isued Dec 3, 1851

Ordered by the Court that John R KYLE be appointed overseer of the Road of 2nd Class in the place of George JACKSON and that he have the same hands to work under his direction Isued Dec 2, 1851

Ordered by the Court that A J TURNBOUGH be appointed Overseer of the Road of 2nd Class in the place of Abram MABRY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions Isued Dec 4. 1851

A Settlement between William JONES Clerk of this Court and William SINCLAIR and Resign SINCLAIR Guardians of Nancy J SINCLAIR minor heir of John SINCLAIR deceased [presented – crossed out] was this day presented to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

This day came Joacim DUGGER Administrator of the estate of Eli MERRYMAN Deceased [which account of sales is ordered to be recorded – crossed out] and presented an account of sales of said estate which is received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in course //s// D J JONES Chair W. CARTER G. W. BARKER

Court in November 1851

State of Tennessee Be it remembered that a quorum County Court was begun and held in and for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the first Monday being the third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred an fifty one there were present and presiding David D. JONES Chairman John MONTAGUE & George W. BARKER his associate Justices

Ordered by the Court that Andrew M. SOUTH be appointed Guardian of Elizabeth Ann TYCER John M TYCER and Martha Jane TYCER Minor heirs of William TYCER dec’d and that he enter into [give – crossed out] bond and sufficient security in the sum of sixteen hundred Dollars conditioned for the faithful execution of his guardianship whereupon the said Andrew M SOUTH entered into bond in the sum of sixteen hundred dollars with George COOK and John McDOUGAL as his securities which were approved by the Court and ordered to be recorded and the said Andrew M. SOUTH took the necessary oath for his qualification as such Guardian
Washington CARTER & wife et al Exparte Petition to sell slaves§ Be it remembered that this cause came on for a hearing before the worshipful County Court for the County of Wayne and State of Tennessee on the 3rd day of November 1851 upon the petitioners petition and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said petitioners are the owners of said three slaves mentioned in the petition in this cause as tenants in common to wit Lucy Hannah and Lewis that is to say, Washington CARTER & wife Susan CARTER one third part Charles D MACK one third part & James V MACK one third part of said Slaves, and it further appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court that said Slaves Cannot be equally divided between said parties, and that it is necessary to sell said Slaves so that the proceeds may be equally divided between said parties according to law. It is therefore ordered and decreed by the court that said three Slaves be sold to the highest bidder at the Court house door in Waynesboro on a Credit of twelve Months the purchasers giving bond & good security and a lien retained upon said Slaves until the purchasers money is paid. And it is further ordered by the Court that John McDOUGAL be and is hereby appointed a Commissioner to Sell said Slaves and it is further ordered that he Sell the same as above discribed after giving at least thirty days notice at three or more public places in said County one of which shall be upon the Court house door in said town Waynesboro and it is further ordered that he report to the January Term of this Court and that all other things be reserved

Ordered by the Court that Carry RAY be appointed overseer of the road of second class in place of Moses PRINCE and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions Isued Nov. 21st 1851

Came William BEHAM Administrator of the estate of Delila GOFORTH and returned into Court an Inventory and account of sales by his oath which was received b the Court and ordered to be recorded
John M. BEHAM who was this day appointed deputy Sheriff of said County of Wayne by Rial BREWER Sheriff of said County came into Court and took the necessary oaths for his qualification as such deputy Sheriff
State of Tennessee Wayne County§ Ss. On the 3rd day of November A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty one personally appeared in open court

Josiah YOUNGBLOOD and John W. YOUNGBLOOD residents of Wayne County and State of Tennessee who being duly sworn according to law declare that they and Lydia HORTON are the Children and only heirs at law of William YOUNGBLOOD deceased who was a private in the company commanded by Captain TWIGGS in the 7th Regiment of Infantry (the names of the commanding colonel not remembered) but will be [shown – marked out] known by reference to the original Certificate of discharge) in the war of 1812 that their said father enlisted in November 1814 for the term of five years and served near two years and five months as declarents now remember and believe and was honorably discharged as will appear by reference to his original Certificate of discharge which may be found appended to a former declaration made by Edith YOUNGBLOOD the widow of William YOUNGBLOOD deceased and which has been acknowledged by the commissioner of pensions to be in his possession Declarents would further state that the aforesaid declaration made by Edith YOUNGBLOOD (who is the mother of declarents and widow of William YOUNGBLOOD deceased set out all the facts with regard to the service of the said William YOUNGBLOOD deceased – the time and place he enlisted – the time he remained in service and when and where discharged and also the time of his death more fully than declarents are now able to say and so would respectfully suggest a reference to said declaration for a more general and full statement of the facts. Declarents make this declaration for the
[page 207 – no heading] purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which William YOUNGBLOOD deceased was entitled in his lifetime under the act passed January 11th 1812 and to which they and the said Lydia HORTON (their sister and now entitled as heirs at law in fee as their father (the said William YOUNGBLOOD) never obtained the said bounty land during his lifetime //s// Josiah YOUNGBLOOD J. W. YOUNGBLOOD Sworn to & subscribed in open Court Nov, 3rd 1851. //s// Wm JONES Clerk
And therefore came Edith YOUNGBLOOD in open Court and after being duly sworn according to law desposes as follows to wit that she is the mother of the aforementioned Josiah [Joseph – crossed out] YOUNGBLOOD, John W. YOUNGBLOOD and Lydia HORTON and also the widow of the said William YOUNGBLOOD deceased and that the said Josiah, J. W. and Lydia are the only heirs at law in fee of the said William YOUNGBLOOD deceased as stated in their declaration That deponent sometime ago made her declaration and had it sent unto the pension office (the reception of which has since been acknowledged by the Commissioner of Pensions) for the purpose of obtaining said bounty land in which declaration deponent stated all the facts pertaining to the rights of the said William YOUNGBLOOD deceased to bounty land during his lifetime and expecting now to obtain the same as his widow but has since learned that she is not entitled to it under the act of 1812 but that his heirs at law in fee are only entitled who are the aforesaid Josiah YOUNGBLOOD John W YOUNGBLOOD and Lydia HORTON – And also Zachariah CYPERT in open Court and after having been duly sworn according to law deposed as follows to wit that he was a neighbor of the said William YOUNGBLOOD for many years during his lifetime and that at his death he bequeathed all his estate to his widow and that the said Josiah YOUNGBLOOD John W. YOUNGBLOOD and Lydia HORTON and that deponent believes the said William YOUNGBLOOD deceased regarded the aforesaid Josiah John W & Lydia as his only heirs at law in fee and that they are his only children and heirs as deponent believes and that he believes all the statements made in the foregoing declaration are true It is considered by the Court that the said Witnesses are persons of good character and standing and that full faith and credit are due to and ought to be given to their foregoing statements It is therefore considered by the Court that the above proceedings[?] be entered of record and a duly certified copy thereof be furnished by the Clerk of this Court to said declarents to enable them to procure the bounty land to which they are entitled as the children and only heirs at law of William YOUNGBLOOD deceased under the Act of Congress passed 11th January 1812.

[page 208 – Monday November 3 1851]
Came James E. McKNIGHT Administrator of the estate of William C. McBRIDE Deceased and returned into Court an Inventory and account of sales of said estate verified by his Oath which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came William STANFIELD & John W. SHULL executors of the estate of James W. STANFIELD Deceased and returned into Court an Inventory and Account of Sale of said estate verified by their oaths which were received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Joacim DUGGER Administrator of the Estate of Eli MERRRMAN deceased came into Court and returned on Inventory [& account of sales – crossed out] of said estate verified by his oath which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in course //s// D J JONES (Chair) John MONTAGUE Geo. W BARKER

Court in October 1851

Monday October 6th 1851
Be it remembered that a Quarterly County Court was began & held for the County of Wayne at the Court House in the Town of Waynesboro on the sixth day it being the first Monday in October in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty one When and where the following Justices were present and presiding to wit D J JONES Chairman LAFFERTY BARKER HAM HAYNES A B GANTT [B HAM – crossed out] Solomon JOBE, John MONTAGUE, George G HERRON, L B GANT, A J BREWER C W POPE PHILIP & CARTER

It appearing to the Court that Elizabeth DICKSON [WARREN – crossed out] wife of Samuel DICKSON has died in [this – crossed out] Wayne County intestate And the said Samuel DICKSON having this day come into open Court and renounced his right to administer upon the separate estate of his said wife and Thomas WARREN [having – crossed out] son of the said Elizabeth having applied to this Court for Letters of Administration upon the separate estate of said Elizabeth WARREN It is therefore ordered by the Court that Letters of Administration upon the goods and chattles rights and credits of said Elizabeth WARREN upon his entering into bond and security as required by law and came into Court said Thomas WARREN and William POLLARD and John M McDOUGAL his securities and entered into bond in the [sum – crossed out] the penal sum of four thousand dollars conditioned for his faithful administration of said estate which bond was duly acknowledged in open Court by said Thomas WARREN William POLLARD and John McDOUGAL and approved by the Court And thereupon the said Thomas WARREN was duly sworn in open Court Faithfully to discharge his duty as such Administrator as prescribed by law

James ARNETT Guardian to A P KINDEL minor heir of Guston KINDEL deceased came into Court and renewed his Bond in the sum of four hundred dollars with G W BARKER his security which was approved of by the court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that John HARDIN be appointed Overseer of the road of Second Class in the place of Daniel BRYSON removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct 7, 1851
Ordered by the Court that William KEATON be appointed overseer of the road of second [road – crossed out] Class in the place of Luke LEE and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct. 7, 1851

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Ordered by the Court that Henry HOLT be appointed overseer of the road of second Class in the place of Jesse HALFORD and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Iused Oct 1851

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Josiah ROBINSON Guardian to the minor heirs of Enoch JAMES Dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was rec’d by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between William JONES Clerk of this Court and D J JONES Guardian to Giles VANSANT was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and James ARNETT Guardian to Alfred P KINDEL minor heir of Guston KINDEL dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

Upon the petition of Wm POLLARD Administrator of the estate of Jacob A KEATON deceased [amend – crossed out] it is ordered by the Court that said Administrator amend his settlement with the Clerk of this Court

Came Wm M LAFFERTY and others who was at a former term of this Court appointed Commissioners to allot and set apart to the widow of John ALTOM deceased one years support and reported accordingly which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came D J JONES Administrator of the estate of Cynthia STOCKARD dec’d and returned into Court an inventory and Account of sales of said estate verified by his oath which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came D K HOOD and others who was at a former term of this Court appointed to lay off to Samuel STOCKARD minor heir of Cynthia STOCKARD deceased a support for one year and reported accordingly which was received and ordered to be recorded

Came Wm BENHAM Administrator of the estate of John ALTOM deceased and returned into Court and Inventory and Accounts of sales verified by his Oath which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came C B McLEAN Administrator of the estate of Henry GRIMES deceased and returned into Court an Act. of second sale of said estate verified by his Oath which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came John McDOUGAL and other who was at a former term of this Court appointed Commissioners to lay off to the widow of Lemuel ASKEW deceased one years support for herself & family and reported accordingly which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

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George G HERRON who was duly elected a Justice of the Peace for Wayne County by the qualified voters of the fourteenth Civil District thereof came into Court and presented to the Court his Commission And Whereupon the said George G HERRON Took the necessary oaths for his qualification and took his seat on the bench

On motion to appropriate to John McDOUGAL Clerk of the Circuit Court and others their fee respectively in certain bills of Cost against Wayne County which are duly certified to wit
State of Tennessee vs                                                                                            Peter PRINCE§                                                                                                         John McDOUGAL $7.81½                                                                                           R A HILL $5.00                                                                                                          Rial BREWER $2.75                                                                                                  L[or S] I DAVIS $4.01

Isued Oct 10, 1851
State of Tennessee vs                                                                                             John STRICKLIN§                                                                                                    John McDOUGAL $7.81¼                                                                                            R A HILL $5.00                                                                                                          Rial BREWER $3.16½                                                                                               Wm B ROSS $19.87                                                                                                       C A ACKLIN $ .75                                                                                                    Thos. S CURTIS $1.50                                                                                                     I H STRICKLIN $2.46                                                                                                     James MARTIN $3.50                                                                                                  John HAYES $3.50

Isued Oct 10, 1851
State of Tennessee vs                                                                                         Robert MACKEY§                                                                                                       John McDOUGAL $6.25                                                                                                R A HILL $5.00                                                                                                                E H PUGH $ .50

State of Tennessee vs                                                                                                     Adam GREENFIELD§                                                                                                    John McDOUGAL $6.25                                                                                                R A HILL $5.00                                                                                                              E H PUGH $ .50

State of Tennessee vs                                                                                            Wiley HALE§                                                                                                              John McDOUGAL $7.25

Isued Oct 10, 1851
State of Tennessee vs                                                                                            Wiley HALE§                                                                                                           John McDOUGAL $7.25

Isued Oct 10, 1851
State of Tennessee vs                                                                                                     Gray BRYANT§                                                                                                         John McDOUGAL $5.25                                                                                                R J CYPERT $1.25                                                                                                          R. BREWER $ .25

Iss’d Oct 10, 1851
State of Tennessee vs                                                                                                   Gray BRYANT§                                                                                                                J McDOUGAL $5.50                                                                                                       R J CYPERT $2.50                                                                                                           R BREWER $ .25

Iss’d Oct 10, 1851
State of Tennessee vs                                                                                                   Gray BRYANT§                                                                                                                J McDOUGAL $5.25                                                                                                      L L MACK $1.25                                                                                                             R BREWER $ .25

Iss’d Oct 10, 1851
State of Tennessee vs                                                                                                 Gray BRYANT§                                                                                                                J McDOUGAL $5.25                                                                                                       L L MACK $1.25                                                                                                           R. BREWER $ .25

Iss’d Oct. 10, 1851
State of Tennessee vs                                                                                                     Gray BRYANT§ & A I SNOW§                                                                                       J McDOUGAL $5.25                                                                                                      R J CYPERT $2.50                                                                                                            R. BREWER $ .25

Iss’d Oct. 10, 1851
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State of Tennessee vs                                                                                                  Gray BRYANT§                                                                                                                J McDOUGAL $5.25                                                                                                       R J CYPERT $1.25                                                                                                     BREWER $ .25

Iss’d Oct 10, 1851
State of Tennessee vs                                                                                                     Henry G MORRIS§                                                                                                         J McDOUGAL $17.30                                                                                               Wm. POLLARD $1.00                                                                                                   E H PUGH $ .50                                                                                                      Jasper N. FOREHAND $9.05                                                                                  John GRIMES $2.25

Iss’d April 13, 1852
State of Tennessee vs                                                                                          Henry G. MORRIS§                                                                                                        J McDOUGAL $14.43¾                                                                                       POLLARD $1.75                                                                                                             E H PUGH $ .25                                                                                                        John GRIMES $ .25                                                                                                 Jesse G GRIMES $1.50

Iss’d Oct. 10, 1851
State of Tennessee vs                                                                                              Wm SCOTT§                                                                                                             John McDOUGAL $8.12½                                                                                           E H PUGH $ .50

Iss’d Oct 10, 1851
State of Tennessee vs                                                                                       William DIXON§                                                                                                            J McDOUGAL $4.25                                                                                                       R BREWER $ .25

Issued Oct 10, 1851
State of Tennessee vs                                                                                                     David LITTLETON§                                                                                                       J McDOUGAL $8.37

Isued Oct 10, 1851
Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr, LAFFERTY, BARKER, HAYNES, JOBE POPE CARTER A B GANT BREWER HAM J. MONTAGUE & HERRON 12 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated

This day the non cupative will of James W STANDFIELD was produced in Court and proven to be the last will and testament of said James W STANDFIELD by John W SHULL Robinson TALLY and P. S STANDFIELD who after having been duly sworn deposed and said that they were acquainted with said James W STANDFIELD on the 22d day of August 1851 during his last sickness and in his own dwelling house in said County and in their presence they being be him called upon [by – crossed out] them and particularly the said John W. SHULL made the following deposition of his property to wit that it was his will and desire that his father and John W SHULL should administer upon his effects and take care of his children and keep them together on his plantation and that all his household property should be kept for their benefit also two cows to wit one called pink and the one called the Gillis cow also one filly to be kept with the children for their use & benefit the ballance sold and
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his matters settled up and all his debts paid off The children to be kept on his place if they could be satisfied if not the land to be rented our until the youngest child come of age that he died the same day that it was made that at the time said testator was of disposing mind and memory and not under any undue influence that the said non cupative will was reduced to writing by them and signed by them on the 30th day of August 1851 It is therefore ordered by the Court that the noncupative will be established and that the same as committed to writing by said witnesses be recorded and thereupon William STANDFIELD and John W SHULL the executors nominated in said will applied for Letters testamentary upon said Will and they having entered into bond in the penal sum of fifteen hundred dollars with John A STANDFIELD William WEST T H DICKERSON and Robinson TALLY as their securities conditioned for their faithful execution of the trusts in said will which bond was acknowledged in open Court and which was duly approved by the Court It was therefore ordered by the Court that Letters Testamentary issue to said Executors accordingly And thereupon the said John W. SHULL and William STANDFIELD were duly sworn [to – crossed out] faithfully to execute the trusts of said will

Came Wm BENHAM and others who was at a former term of this Court appointed a Jury to View and mark out so as to change the road of 2d Class through the lands of N F JOHNSON and report a road found as directed in said order which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded
On motion to appropriate to A C McDOUGAL the sum of Twenty five dollars for his services as one of the commissioners appointed to superintend the building of the Court house Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr LAFFERTY BARKER HAYNES JOBE POPE CARTER BREWER J MONTAGUE HAM & HERRON 11 Noes A B GANT 1 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated Iss’d Oct 20

Upon petition of M J SIMS and others it is ordered by the Court that Bennett COLE James ARNET Daniel HELTON S L SHIELDS Joseph EAST D K HOOD & Cyrus TYREE be appointed a Jury to View and mark out a change in the Road leading from Waynesboro to Gibbs Wool Factory so as to go down the left hand side of the
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ridge north of John L FOWLERs Residence and that the[sic] report to the January Term of this Court and that order isue [from page 200 Isued Oct 8, 1851]

Upon the petition of Wm Melton & others it is ordered by the Court that A J BREWER Jefferson BREWER Wilie BREWER Jr G W BREWER Lewis BREWER A J RISNER or any five of them be appointed a Jury to View and mark out so as to change the road of 2d Class leading down Butlers Creek so as to leave the Florence Road between P W HENSLEYs house and the house of William MELTON and run on the west sid[sic] of said MELTONs plantation and intersect the old road below Wm MELTONs plantation And that they report they same to the January term of this Court and that order Issued Oct 8, 1851

Open motion to appropriate to William JONES Clerk of this Court the sum of forty three dollars Eight one cents for services rendered making Tax book &c the 1851 Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr LAFFERTY BARKER HAYNES JOBE A B GANT BREWER PHILIPS J MONTAGUE HAM & HERRON 11 Noes none So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated Issued Oct 13, 1851

A majority of the Justices of the peace present Came Rial BREWER Collector of the public Taxes of Wayne County the present year 1851 and reported to the Court the amount of Removals and insolvencies to the amount of ten 51/100 [Eight – crossed out] dollars [and thirty two and one fourth cent – crossed out] State and [Eighteen 81/100 dollars – crossed out] Twenty 76/100 dollars County Tax which report was received and ordered to be recorded Iss’d Dec 1, 1851

Came C F DIXON into Court and resigned his office as Constable of the Twelfth Civil district of Wayne County which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Upon motion to appropriate to A T HASSELL the sum of Eleven dollars and ninety five cents for 116 llbs Bacon and Tobacco furnished the poorhouse commissioners July the 15th and 25th 1851 Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr LAFFERTY BARKER HAYNES JOBE CARTER GANT L B GANT J. MONTAGUE & HERRON 10 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated Issued Oct 20, 1851


Upon motion it is ordered by the Court that David COOK Wm HAWK and A B GANT be appointed Commissioners to allot and set apart to the minor heirs of James W STANFIELD deceased under the age of fifteen [fourteen – crossed out] years old so much of the stock crop provisions and moneys as shall be sufficient for the support of said heirs one year from the death of their said father and that they report the same to the next term of this Court Issued Oct 13 1851

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It appearing to the Court that John S STANFIELD who is a citizen of the County of Wayne is unable to procure the means of living by manual labor from bodily infirmity and it further appearing to the Court that said STANFIELD is in indigent circumstances and has no other means of support Is it therefore ordered by the Court a majority of all the Justices present [and – crossed out] that the said John S STANFIELD is hereby authorized and empowered to hawk and peddle or Merchandize without License in the said County of Wayne and State of Tennessee provided said STANFIELD shall take an oath before the Clerk of this Court that he will not retail the Goods of any other persons directly nor indirectly but that the goods sold by him shall be exclusively his own and provided further that this shall be no authority to said STANFIELD to sell Spiritous Liquors or Clocks without obtaining a License therefore Isued Jan 17, 1852


Personally appeared in open Court Buckly HAM Administrator of the estate of William HEFFINGTON deceased and suggested the insolvency of said estate It is therefore ordered by the Court that said administrator give notice in the Nashville Weekly Union a public Newspaper published in the Town of Nashville in said State for three successive weeks and also by a written notice on the Court house door in the Town of Waynesboro for all those creditors of said estate to come forward and file their claims on or before the first Monday in October 1852 with the Clerk of this Court properly authenticated or they will be for ever barred


On motion it is ordered by the Court that George W BROWN J C ELLIOTT and S[?] H GRIMES be appointed Commissioners to allot and set apart to Mahuldah Maranda and Jincy Minor heirs of Dilly GOFORTH deceased and under the age of fifteen [fourteen – crossed out] years so much of the stock crop provision and money as will be sufficient for one year support for said minors from the death of their said Mother and that they report the same to the same to the November term of this Court that Order Isue accordinly Isued Oct 13, 1851

Came Wm BENHAM into Court who was this day appointed Admr. of the estate of Dilly GOFORTH deceased and entered into bond in the sum of Eight hundred dollars with Jacob BENHAM AND Rial BREWER his securities which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said Wm BENHAM took the necessary oath for this qualification

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and David TACKETT Guardian to the minor heirs of Wiley B TACKETT deceased was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded
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Came David TACKETT Guardian to the minor heirs of W B TACKETT Deceased and renewed his bond in the sum of Two hundred dollars with R BREWER and C ACKLIN his securities which was received by the Court [which was rec – crossed out] and ordered to be recorded
On Motion [Came D J JONES – crossed out] it is ordered by the Court that James ANDERSON D. J. JONES and John McDOUGAL by appointed Commissioners to allot and set apart to Rachel MERRYMAN widow of Eli MERRYMAN deceased so much of the stock crop [stock – crossed out] provision and money as shall be sufficient for the support of herself and family for the term of one year from the death of her said husband and that they report the same to the November term of this Court and that Order Isue accordingly
Rachel MERRYMAN Widow of Eli MERRYMAN deceased this day relinquished her right of Administration on said estate in writing to the Court and request the Court to appoint Joacim DUGGER adm’r on said Estate And Whereupon the said Joacim DUGGER came in to Court and entered into bond in the sum of Twenty five hundred dollars with John McDOUGAL and Stephen BIVENS his securities and whereupon the said DUGGER and each of his securities came into Court and acknowledged the execution of said Bond which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded And whereupon the said Joacim DUGGER took the necessary Oath for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that the commissioners appointed at a former term of this Court to superintend the painting of the Court house also have the windows of said house [the Entry Takers Office in said house – crossed out] repaired [in said – crossed out] except the offices occupied by the Clerks & Register

Ordered by the Court that George W CABB be appointed overseer of the road of first Class [in the place of – crossed out] leading from Waynesboro to Savannah in the place of Green WILSON and John L. FOWLER [and Issac MORRIS – crossed out] that he work from [the – crossed out] Waynesboro to the four mile post and that he have the hands in the same bounds of the said WILSON & FOWLER to work under his direction Isued Oct 7, 1871

Ordered by the Court that Alison HUGHLING be appointed overseer of the road of second Class in the place of C H HUGHLING and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct 7, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Pleasant MORGAN be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Andrew CASTEEL and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct 7, 1851

Ordered that Court adjourn till to morrow [morning – crossed out] at one O’clock //s// D J JONES Chair G W BARKER W. CARTER

[page 204] Tuesday Oct. 7, 1851
Court met according to adjournment Present D J JONES Ch’r CARTER & BARKER his associates

The Widow of Wm C McBRIDE deceased this day relinquished her right to administer on the said estate and request the Court to appoint James E. McKNIGHT in writing and Whereupon the said James E. McKNIGHT came into Court and entered into bond in the sum of six hundred dollars conditioned for the faithful performance of his Administration with D J JONES and C ACKLIN his securities and whereupon the said McKNIGHT and each of his said securities came into open Court and Acknowledged the execution of said bond which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded Where upon the said McKNIGHT took the necessary oath for his qualification

Came into Court T G ALLEN who has been appointed deputy Sheriff of Wayne County by Rial BREWER Sheriff of said County and took the necessary Oaths for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that the following good and lawful men of the County of Wayne and State of Tennessee be appointed and summonds by the Sheriff of said County to be and attend at the next term of the Circuit Court to be held for the County of Wayne [and – crossed out] at the Court house in the Town of Waynesboro on the fourth Monday in January next (To wit) William HARDIN Spencer LOYD Edmund B THROGMARTIN Andrews WILLIAMS Thomas FRANKLIN Washington CARTER Stephen BIVENS George W BARKER William BENHAM Elijah D. BIFFLE George KYLE Samuel MARTIN C. C. COOK [James B ANDERSON – crossed out] Carroll H. HUGHLING A PHILIPS Thomas ADAMS Wallis HAYES Soloman BREWER Jr A. J. BREWER Micajah McGEE John B DIXON Josiah DARBY George G HERRON John SPEER King PRATER and that Jacob B BIFFLE and James B DAVIS be appointed and summonds to attend as Constables and wait on the Court and that Venirafacious Isue returnable to said Court Iss’d Oct. 27, 1851.

Came into Court John McDOUGAL who was appointed deputy Clerk of the County Court of Wayne County by William JONES Clerk and took the necessary Oath for his qualification


Ordered that Court adjourn till Court in Course //s// D J JONES Chair G W BARKER W. CARTER

Court in September 1851

Monday, September 1st 1851 [James H McLEMORE Invr Set – crossed out at top of page]
State of Tennessee§ Be it remembered that a quorum County Court was begun and held in and for Wayne County at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the first Monday being the first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one there were present and presiding the following justices of the peace of said County to wit David J JONES, Chairman George W BARKER & William M LAFFERTY
Sufficient cause appearing to the Court for the same it is ordered by the Court that the venerefacious heretofore issued from this court be so changed that James D COPELAND be appointed instead of James COPELAND and that Alexander M CRAVEN be appointed instead of James W. STANFIELD and William J HADDOCK be appointed instead of Josiah DARBY and that the sheriff of Wayne County summon the persons so appointed instead of those who were heretofore appointed as in the original order specified
William STANFIELD presented the Nuncupative Will of James W. STANFIELD deceased: when it appearing to the Court that fourteen days have not elapsed since the death of said James W. STANFIELD It is therefore ordered by the Court that said Nuncupative will (which had been reduced to writing) be filed with the Clerk of this Court and that process issue calling in the next of kin, (that is to say John J. WOODY & wife Nancy Jane and Elizabeth M. STANFIELD, Peyton A. STANFIELD, Elijah B. STANFIELD John STANFIELD & Lucinda M. STANFIELD all of whom are minors under the age of twenty one years except the said John J. WOODY and wife) at the next term of this court to contest said will if they think proper, and that John STANFIELD be appointed guardian adlitem for said minor heirs and represent them at the said next term of this court.

Came into Court William BEHAM who on application was appointed Administrator of the estate of John ALTOM Dec’d and entered into bond in the sum of six hundred dollars with Rial BREWER and Jonathan MORRIS as his securities whereupon the Court ordered that he have letters accordingly and thereupon the said William BENHAM took the necessary oath for his qualification. And thereupon the Court appointed William M. LAFFERTY Clifton M. BROWN and Calvin B McCULLEY commissioners to lay off for the widow of said John ALTOM Isued Sept 18, 1851

[page 194] Monday September 1st 1851
deceased one years support out of said estate and that a copy of this order issue
Came David J. JONES into Court who on application was by the Court appointed Administrator of the estate of Cynthia STOCKARD Deceased and entered into bond in the sum of six hundred dollars with Jonathan MORRIS and Rial BREWER as his securities and the said Daid J. JONES and the said Jonathan MORRIS & Rial BREWER acknowledged in open Court the execution of said bond Whereupon the Court ordered that said David J JONES have letters of Administration accordingly and therefore the said DAVID J JONES took the necessary oath for his qualification as such
Leonard H GRIMES Executor of the estate of William W GRIMES Deceased returned into Court an Inventory of of[sic] the personal estate of said deceased which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

This day came into Court Daniel H. McDONALD who upon application was appointed Administrator of the estate of Charles Y. PARKER, deceased, and entered into bond with James C. WHITAKER and James H. McLEMORE as his securities [and where – crossed out] in the sum of one thousand dollars and the said Daniel H. McDONALD & the said James C. WHITAKER & James H McLEMORE acknowledged the execution of said bond Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that said Daniel H. McDONALD have letters of administration accordingly Thereupon the said Daniel H. McDONALD took the necessary oath for his qualification and such
A Settlement between William JONES Clerk of this Court and Jesse S. ROSS Executor of the last Will and testament of Isaac HASSELL deceased presented to the Court whereupon it is ordered by the Court that said settlement be confirmed and recorded

Ordered by the Court that Richard H. WHITAKER be appointed overseer of a Second Class road from Waynesboro to Lindon from the wagon ford on Buffalo river near the mouth of Green river to Bromleys ford on Buffalo river and have all the hands in said bounds to work under his directions Isued Sept. 4, 1851

Ordered by the Court that William L[or S] BROMLEY be appointed overseer of a second class road leading from Waynesboro to Lindon from Bromleys ford on Buffalo river to the Perry County line and have all the hands in said bounds to work under his directions Isued Sept. 4, 1851

Whereas heretofore to wit at the July term of this Court 1851 It appeared to the Court by the report of a jury appointed by this Court that Lucy BREWER of this (copy issued)
[page 195] Monday September 1st 1851
County is an idiot and incapable to manager her estate It is therefore ordered by the Court that Rial BREWER be appointed Guardian for said Lucy BREWER and the said Rial BREWER entered into bond in the sum of two thousand dollars with David J. JONES and William BENHAM as his securities who were approved of by the Court and the said Rial BREWER and the said securities acknowledged in open Court the execution of said bond Whereupon the said Rial BREWER took the necessary oath for his qualification as such guardian

Ordered by the Court that [John HARDIN – crossed out] David or Daniel BRYSON be appointed overseer of a second class road leading from Waynesboro to Florence in the place of Jonathan I. BIFFLE and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions Isued Sept. 4, 1851

On motion it is ordered by the Court that David K. HOOD James ANDERSON & Amos T. HASSELL be appointed commissioners to lay off out of the estate of his mother Cynthia STOCKARD Deceased a years support for Samuel STOCKARD who is a minor heir of said Cynthia STOCKARD deceased under the age of fourteen [twenty one – crossed out] years Isued Sept. 11, 1851

Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in course //s// D J JONES (Chair) G. W. BARKER John MONTAGUE

Court in August 1851

Monday August 4th 1851
State of Tennessee Wayne County§ Be it remembered that a quorum County Court was began and held for the County of Wayne at the Court House in the Town of Waynesboro on the fourth day it being the first Monday in August in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and fifty one When and where the following Justices were present and presiding to wit: D J JONES Chr. LAFFERTY & BARKER his associates
Where as at the july term of this Court the Court made an appropriation to A MONTAGUE an Jonathan MORRIS the sum of two dollars and fifty cents each for their services as Comm’s settlement with the County Trustee the year 1851 And where as it was omitted and not put on the minutes of said Court it there fore ordered by the Court that it appear on the minutes now as for then. Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. LAFFERTY MONTAGUE BARKER VOORHIES WATKINS CYPERT L B GANT CURTIS BREWER HAM DIXON & HUCKABY 14 Noes none So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated Issued Aug 13, 1851

Ordered by the Court that John McDOUGAL James ANDERSON and Samuel R LAND be appointed Commissioners to allot and set apart to the widow of Lemuel ASKEW dec’d so much of the stock crop provisions and money as shall be sufficient for the support of herself and family for one year from the death of her said husband and that they report the same to the next term of this Court Isued Aug 15th 1851

Came Jacob B BIFFLE in to Court who was on the second day of August 1851 duly and Legally elected Constable of Wayne County by the qualified voters of the fourth Civil District there of an entered into the following bond to wit [here follows the standard bond] Securities were William J. YOUNG C. ACKLIN R BREWER Smauel L BURNS D K HOOD & Solomon PHILIPS. Bond dated 4 August 1851.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Jacob B BIFFLE was on the 2d of August 1851 duly and legally elected Constable for said County by the qualified voters of the 4th Civil District there of for the unexpired term of Joseph N ROBNETT
[page 191] Monday August 4th 1851
[BIFFLE bond continued] Bond //s// J B BIFFLE W J YOUNG C ACKLIN R BREWER Samuel L BURNS D K HOOD Soloman PHILIPS
And the said J B BIFFLE and each of his securities acknowledged the execution of said bond in open Court which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said Jacob B BIFFLE took the necessary Oaths for his qualification
Ordered by the Court that George H REA be appointed overseer of the road of 3r Class in the place of James HAGGARD and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued August 15, 1851
David ROGERS this day presented to the Court his resignation to the office of Justice of the peace of Wayne County in writing which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded
The last will and testament of William W GRIMES deceased was this day duley[sic] proven in open Court by the oaths of J C ELLIOTT and George W BROWN both subscribing witnesses there to which was rec’d by the Court and ordered to be recorded And where upon the Court ordered that Leonard H GRIMES the executor there in named have letters without giving bond as directed in said will where upon the said Leonard H GRIMES took the necessary oath for his qualification
Came into court Thomas H MABRY trustee of Wayne County and entered into bond in the sum of twenty five hundred dollars with D J JONES J J BIFFLE and R BREWER his securities Conditioned for the faithful destribution of the public School monies for the year 1851 which was rec’d by the Court and ordered to be recorded
Came into Court James H McLEMORE Guardian to Joel McLEMORE and renewed his bond in the sum of two thousand dollars with James C WHITAKER and John WHITAKER his securities which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded
[page 192] Monday August 4th 1851
A settlement between William JONES Clerk of this [said – crossed out] Court and James H McLEMORE Guardian of Joel McLEMORE was this day submitted to the Court which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded
Upon motion it is ordered by the Court that all the hands on Mrs. Elizabeth BURNS plantation work on the road under Jidion J SMITH
Cary W POPE Clayten THARP Thomas C ANDREWS Elizabeth ANDREWS & John H WHEELER§ Exparte Petition to sell Slaves
Be it remembered that this cause coming on for a further hearing this 4th day of August 1851 upon the Report of the Clerk & Master of this Court which is in the words & figures following to wit:
“The undersigned Clerk of the County Court of Wayne County, Tennessee who was directed to sell certain Salves mentioned in the pleading in this cause by a decree of the Worshipful County Court of said County of Wayne at the June Term thereof for the year 1851, begs leave to make the following Report
That after advertising said Salves as directed in said decree he sold said slaves to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months at the court house door in Waynesboro on the 7th day of July 1851 and Cary W POPE because the purchaser of the Boy Wiley at the price of seven hundred and thirty one dollars & fifty cents And Clayton THARP became the purchaser of the Girl Sibba at the price of Three hundred & fifty dollars who executed their notes with good security for said sums of money respectively and retained a lien on said slaves until said purchase money is paid
All which is respectfully submitted August 4, 1851 //s// William JONES Clerk Which being in no wise excepted to it is considered by the court that said report be and the same is in all things confirmed.
Ordered by the Court that Esquire TURNBOUGH be appointed overseer of the road of 2d class in the place of Obediah WEBSTER and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued August 15, 1851
Ordered that Court adjourn tell Court in Course //s// D J JONES Chair Wm M. LAFFERTY G W BARKER

Court in July 1851

Monday July 7th 1851
State of Tennessee Wayne County§ Be it remembered that a quarterly County Court was began and held for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the 7th day it being the first Monday in July in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred & fifty one when and when the following Justices were present & presiding to wit: David J JONES Chr. LAFFERTY CARTER MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON VOORHIES WATKINS CYPERT CURTIS HAM BREWER HUCKABY WHITAKER DIXON A B GANT L B GANT YOUNG & POPE
Whereas satisfactory evidence has been exibted[sic] to the Court here that Robert CYPERT Late of said County is dead and was before death a United State pensioner and that he died on the 28th day of January 1851 it is therefore ordered by the Court that the Clerk of this Court Certify accordingly Came James HAGGARD who was at the January term 1851 of said County Court appointed Commissioner to take and make out in writing an accurate and complete list of the number of free white Male inhabitants who are twenty one years old and over and returned his list accordingly the aggregate of which is Thirteen hundred and seventy one verified by his oath which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded
Upon motion to appropriate to Jesse S. ROSS and W CARTER each the sum of four dollars for their services as commissioners to sell certain lots in Waynesboro Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES, Chr. LAFFERTY MONTAGUE BARKER VOORHIES WILSON WATKINS CYPERT CURTIS and HUCKABY ten Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated Issued July 24, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Daniel STROUD be appointed Overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of C M BROWN and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Issued July 23d 1851

Ordered by the Court that William HOLLOWAY be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of John STOCKARD and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Issued July 23d 1851
On motion to appropriate to John A GRIMES the sum of three dollars his fee in a certain bill of Cost against Wayne County to wit: State of Tennessee vs. F CORBIN those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. LAFFERTY WHITAKER CARTER MONTAGUE BARKER VOORIES WILSON WATKINS CYPERT L B GANT CURTIS HAM & HUCKABY 14 Noes none so said appropriation


Monday July 7th 1851
was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the trustee of said County not otherwise appropriated Issued July 23, 1851 [on page 184]
Upon motion to appropriate to John McDOUGAL Clerk of the Circuit Court and other entitled thereto their fee respectively in a certain bill of Cost against Wayne County which are duly certified to wit: State of Tennessee vs. James C WILEY§ John McDOUGAL Clerk $7.18 ¾ R A HILL $5. Wm B ROSS $4.25 John HOLLIS $2.35 Rial BREWER $3.16½ Hardin C HOLLIS $2.03 Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES LAFFERTY WHITAKER CARTER BARKER VOORHIES WILSON WATKINS CYPERT L B GANT CURTIS HAM DIXON & HUCKABY 14 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Trustee not otherwise appropriated Issued Aug. 11th 1851
A majority of the Justices of the peace present John SHIPMAN presented in open Court the Scalp of a wolf over four months old and proved the killing of said Wolf in Wayne County by his own oath and said scalp was destroyed by the Sheriff according to an Act of the General assembly in such made & provided Issued to John SHIPMAN July 8, 1851
A majority of the Justices of the peace present William M HORTON presented in open Court the Scalps of five wolves under four months old and proved the killing of them in Wayne County by his own oath and said scalps was destroyed by the Sheriff according to an act of the General assembly in such cases made and provided Isued Aug 4th 1851
Ordered by the Court that Alonzo H. MONTAGUE be appointed Overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Isaac W ROSS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued July 23d 1851
On the petition of Felix WEST and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the said WEST is in indigent circumstances and unable to do manual labor It is ordered by the Court that the said Felix WEST have the privilege of hawking and peddling in the County of Wayne during his inability to Labor as afore said an his taken the oath prescribed by law Isued July 7th 1851

Ordered by the Court that Jacob LUTES be appointed overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of Thomas STAGGS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Issued Aug. 2, 1851
Upon motion to appropriate to William B. ROSS the sum of six dollars for building a pissery in Waynesboro Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr LAFFERTY WHITAKER CARTER MONTAGUE BARKER VOORHIES WILSON WATKINS CYPERT L B GANT CURTIS & DIXON 13 Noes BREWER 1 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County trustee not otherwise appropriated Issued Aug 6th 1851

Monday July 7th 1851
[State of Tennessee, Wayne County§ Be it remembered that a Quarterly County Court was began and held for the County of Wayne at the Courthouse in the Town of Waynesboro on the ___ day it being the first Monday in July in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fiftyone When and where the following Justices were present and presiding to wit) – this is all crossed out]
This day came Joseph N. ROBNETT in to Court and tendered to the Court his resignation to the office of Constable of Wayne County which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.
David J. JONES Chairman of this Court and in behalf of the Court [bound – crossed out] by the Consent of Thomas CARR orphan and George W. BROWN bound the said Thomas CARR to Marcus COOK [the said – crossed out] and the said D. J. JONES as Chr. And the said Marcus COOK entered into indentures binding the said Orphan to the said COOK util[sic] he attains the age of Eighteen years and the Court releases the said George W. BROWN from his obligation in the former indentures.

Upon motion to appropriate to William JONES Clerk of this Court and others their fee in a certain bill of Cost against County To wit) State of Tennessee vs John L. FOWLER§ William JONES Clerk $1.50 W CARTER Justice $ .50 R J CYPERT Constable .50 Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. CARTER VOORHIES CYPERT L B GANT DIXON & HUCKABY 7 Noes MONTAGUE & BREWER 2 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County trustee not otherwise appropriated. Issued Aug 12, 1851.

Cam William HAWK and others a Jury summons & qualified to view & mark out a change in the road of 2d Class near John DOWNINGs on Indian Creek and report a road found as directed in said Order which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

Came T P CASH and others a Jury summons and sworn to examine and report to this term of the Court whether Lucy BREWER of Wayne County is an Idiot or not if so what effects there is belonging to said Idiot and report said Lucy BREWER to be an idiot but that they find no property belonging to said Idiot

Monday July [August – crossed out] 1851
Came N F JOHNSON and others a Jury summonds and sworn to view and mark out a change in the road of 2d Class leading from Carrollville to Florence on the lands of James ELLIOTT and report a change made as directed in said order.

A settlement between Thomas H MABRY Trustee of Wayne County and A MONTAGUE and Jonathan MORRIS Commissioners appointed by this Court to settle with the revenue Collectors of said County the year 1851 was this day submitted to the Court which was Confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came George WHITE and others a Jury summonds and sworn to view and mark out a change in the road of 2d Class leading from David TACKETTs to Waynesboro on the lands of T P CYPERT and report to the Court a change made as directed in the order which was received and ordered to be recorded

Came Jonathan MORRIS and others a Jury summonds and qualified to view and mark out a pass way sufficient for a third class road from Mary H SHIELDS so as to intersect the Waynesboro Road near John A KENNEDYs and report a way found as directed in said Order Which report was received and ordered to be recorded

Came Baker CYPERT and others a Jury summonds and qualified to view and report the expediency of disannulling the new Road and opening the old one leading from Baker CYPERTs to John McGLAMERYs and report to the Court that said change is necessary as the old road is the best which report was received and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that Mathew JOHNSON be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Charles LISLES and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued July 23? 1851

Came William WEST Administrator of the Estate of James WEST dec’d and returned into Court an Inventory and account of sales verified by his Oath which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between William JONES Clerk of this Court and Henry DARBY Executor to the last will and testament of Bazel ROBINSON Dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

Settlement between William JONES Clerk of this Court and Thomas W WALDRIP Guardian to the minor heirs of Reuben WHITE Dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Monday July 7th 1851
Came Benjamin WATKINS and other a Jury summonds and qualified to view and mark out so as to change the Road of 2d Class leading down Weatherfords fork of Indian Creek and report said change as follows leaving said Road near John C JOHNSONs and runn with the foot of the hill and intersect the said road at Ben’ WATKINS which report was received and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between William JONES Clerk of this Court and James N BLACKSHAR Guardian of H.P. BLACKSHEAR was this day submitted to the Court which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded
Ordered by the Court that the following Good and lawful men of the County of Wayne and State of Tennessee be appointed and summonds by the Sheriff of said County to and be and attend at the next term of the Circuit Court to be holden for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the Town of Waynesboro on the fourth Monday in September next (To wit) Josiah ROBINSON Solomon JOBE Oze DICUS Charles W THOMPSON Clayton THORP Hiram THOMAS Sylvester L SHIELDS William POLLARD & William J YOUNG A.H.M. STUBBLEFIELD John P. VOORHIES James N. STAGGS James COPELAND Jr. James W STANFIELD George WHITE Josiah YOUNGBLOOD William R CARTER Benjamin HOLT Buckley HAM William MELTON Edward MORRISON George E HUCKABY Josiah DARBY Robert SPEER Robert C HAMPHILL and that Z M JOHNSON and John F HALL be appointed and summonds to attend as Constables to wait on said Court and that Venirafacious Issue returnable to said Court Is’d.

Upon motion to appropriate to William BENHAM the sum of Two dollars and thirty eight cents the amount of Walter BRIDGEs fee in a case in the Circuit Court Elizabeth BURNS vs John S BURNS Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. CARTER BARKER A B GANT CYPERT L B GANT DIXON and HUCKABY. 8. Noes MONTAGUE 1 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County trustee not otherwise appropriated Issued Aug. 12, 1851

On the motion the Court adjourned untill to morrow morning 10 Oclock //s// W. CARTER Chr G. W. BARKER W. J. YOUNG

Tuesday July the 8th 1851
Court met pursuent to adjournment thare[sic] being no corum[sic] present the Court adjourned untill tomorrow morning 10 Oclock //s// W CARTER Chr. G W BARKER

Wednesday July 9th 1851
Court met pursuant to adjournment Present as on Yesterday W CARTER George W BARKER & Wm. J. YOUNG

On motion the the following person was appointed Judges & Clerks to hold the Election in the County of Wayne on the first Thursday in August next for Governor Congress & Members to Legislature in their respective Districts viz: Districts: 

1. Wm HARDIN Josiah ROBINSON & Wm BOWDEN Clk. James B. DAVIS Isom TURNBOW
2. Sol JOBE Enoch HASSELL & Jesse B ROSS Clk. Alfred WEBB & C L BURKE
3. Wm R BELL Simpson CHOAT & C W POPE ” L R MEREDITH & James C MORRIS
4. C B McLEAN Joseph EAST Jno. S BURNS ” Thomas WARREN T G ALLEN
5. James ARNETT R EAST & N F JOHNSON ” J. A. GRIMES Elihu GRIMES
6. Jno. G HILL Jno ROBINETT L G RASBERRY ” Dr. KINCAID Wm C WALKER
7. A B GANT Wm HAWK & R BAKER ” Wm I COPELAND A B LAWSON Jr.
8. Jno. W. SHULL T P CYPERT John MORROW ” Geo W SIMS L B GANT
9. Jno. C. JOHNSON Thomas ADAMS Jno. L. FIELDER Z M JOHNSON W L PARKER
10. Thomas GRAY S B LINDSEY WALLIS HAIS ” Joseph HOLT T M WHITTEN
11. Sam BROMLEY Wm M HERELSON Robt JOHNSON ” A C McDOUGAL Jesse OLIVE [A G NEWMAN – crossed out]
12. Geo WALLIS Edward MORRISON Wm RAY ” Joseph GALLAHER A G NEWMAN
13. Geo WHITTEN James HADDOCK Josiah DARBY ” David WHITTEN Wm THORNTON
14. J C ELLIOTT Amos HARDIN Isaiah GARRISON ” Gideon HUGHES A K HARDIN Is’d.
On motion the Court adjourned until the next Court in Course //s// W. CARTER Chr G. W. BAKER W. J. YOUNG

Court in May 1851

Monday, May the 5th 1851

State of Tennessee Wayne County§ Be it Remembered that a Quorum Court for the County of Wayne was began and held at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the 5th day it beaing[sic] the first Monday in May in the year of Our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty one and in the 75th year of American Independence the following Justices present and presiding to wit D.J. JONES Chairman YOUNG [LAFFERTY – crossed out] & BARKER his associates. [words underlined as in original]

Settlement between Williams JONES Clerk of this Court and John S [or T] BURNS Guardian to C D & I [or J] V. MACK minor heirs of R.H. MACK was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered by the Court that Moses HILL be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Charles PARKER and that he have E RILEY James WALKE [poss. WALKER] Wm. J. YOUNG and the hands in that bounds to work under his direction Isued May 5th 1851

Ordered by the court that Robert M POAG be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Joseph S ROBNETT and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued May 5, 1851

Cam Ibby G GALLAHER Guardian to the minor heirs of John GALLAHER Dec’d and renewed his bond in the sum of two thousand dollars with Joseph G GALLAHER & Amos H GALLAHER her securities which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that the Clerk of this Court so amend the settlement made with William POLLARD Administrator of the estate of Jacob A. KEATON Deceased as to give the said Wm POLLARD a credit of three dollars & sixty seven cents the amount paid by him to John L CYPERT account which was duly approven and presented

Ordered that Court adjourn till Court in Course //s// D J JONES Chair. W J YOUNG G W BARKER

Court in April 1851

Monday, April 7th 1851.

State of Tennessee Wayne County§ Be it remembered that a quarterly County Court was began and held for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the 7th day it being the first Monday in April in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty one Where and when the following Justices present and presiding to wit David J JONES Chairman LAFFERTY CARTER CURTIS BARKER MONTAGUE YOUNG WILSON VOORHIES A B GANT CYPERT L B GANT BREWER HAM DIXON & HUCKABY

Came Rial BREWER Sheriff and Collector of the public taxes for Wayne County for the year 1851 and entered into the following bonds To with [here follows the standard bond. Bondsmen were Rial BREWER, Isaac MORRIS, George T. FREDEKING, John McDOUGAL, C B McLEAN, & G. W. BARKER. The bond was signed as follows //s// Rial BREWER, Isaac MORRIS, George Th FREDEKING John McDOUGAL G W BARKER C B McLEAN]

And the said Rial BREWER and each of his securities came into Court and acknowledged the execution of said bond for the purposes there specified which was received by the Court and ordered to be ordered

Monday April 7th 1851

State of Tennessee [Tennessee – crossed out] Wayne County

[here follows a second bond for Rial BREWER with the same securities for the same offices]

Ordered by the Court that William JAMES be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of William FOWLER and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. Isued April 9th 1851

Upon the petition of M B FOWLER & others it is ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of Wayne County summons a Jury to consist of not less than five nor more than twelve freeholders to view and [marked – crossed out] and report the expedience of desannuling the new road and opening the old road from Baker CYPERTs to John McGLAMERYs and that they report the same to the July term of this Court Isued April 9, 1851

A settlement between William JONES Clerk of this Court and Ibby G. GALLAHER Guar. of the minor heirs of John GALLAHER Dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which as confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Monday April 7th 1851

Upon motion to appropriate to W CARTER the sum of four 50/100 dollars for making Coffin & c for U STAGGS a pauper who died at the poorhouse in said County those who voted in the affirmative D J JONES Chr. LAFFERTY YOUNG BARKER L B GANT DIXON & HUCKABY(7) Noes none So said appropriation was made to be paid out of [the – crossed out] any monies in the hands of the County trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued April 9, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Lewis DICUS be appointed overseer of the Road of 2d Class in the place of [Lewis DICUS – crossed out] Larkin GRIMES and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction

Upon the petition of King PRATER and Henson RAY it is ordered by the Court that the line dividing the first & second Districts of Wayne County be so changed as to run with Morrison [Creek – crossed out] Branch of Beech Creek attaching the said King PRATER and Henson RAY to the first district

Ordered by the Court that Abraham MONTAGUE & Jonathan MORRIS be appointed Commissioners to settle with the County officers of Wayne County for the year 1851 in the place of A MONTAGUE and James ANDERSON

Upon motion to appropriate to Jonathan MORRIS the sum of three 40/100 dollars for furnishing articles for paupers for Wayne County Thos who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr LAFFERTY CARTER YOUNG BARKER VOORHIES CYPERT L B GANT DIXON & HUCKABY 10 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued April 9, 1851

Upon motion to appropriate to R BREWER the sum of 4 15/100 for Wood Broom &c furnished the Court Room for 1851 those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. LAFFERTY CARTER YOUNG BARKER VOORHIES CYPERT L B GANT DIXON & HUCKABY 10 Noes none So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County trustee not other wise appropriated Isued April 9 1851

The Last Will & testament of Robert S CYPERT deceased was this proven in open Court by the oath of T M WHITTON & Osborn REEVES Subscribing witnesses thereto which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded Where upon came James B ANDERSON Executor appointed in said will and entered into bond in the sum of four hundred dollars with T.M. WHITTON his security which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded whereupon the Court ordered Letters to Isue to the said James ANDERSON accordingly and where upon the said James ANDERSON took the necessary oath for his qualification

Monday April 7th 1851

Upon motion to appropriate to Henry MORRIS the sum of forty 75/100 dollars Chr. Bill for waiting on J J BOYD a pauper who died at the Poorhouse in said County Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. LAFFERTY CARTER YOUNG BARKER CYPERT L B GANT DIXON & HUCKABY 9 Noes none So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued April 9, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Charles M THOMPSON be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Ed SHIPMAN removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued April 9, 1851

Ordered by the Court that John MASSEY be appointed overseer of the road of 2 Class and that he work from the Cross roads near Esqr BREWERs to the County line and that he have John CANNENS[?] James BENNETT Nathan BENNETT James McGAW John BENNETT Hezakeah MASSEY Peter PRINCE and all the hands in that bounds to work under his direction Isued April 9, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Joseph G GALLAHER be appointed Overseer of the Road of 2d Class in the place of John LEE and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued April 9, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Thompson M MORGAN be appointed overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of John A KENNADY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions Isued April 9, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Henderson WHITE be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Henderson DICKERSON and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions Isued April 9, 1851

Came W W GRIMES Guardian to the minor heir of James GRIMES dec’d and renewed his bond in the sum of five hundred and fifty dollars with Wm. M LAFFERTY and Wm F CROMWELL his securities which was rec’d by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that Robert A ROBNETT be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Solomon PHILIPS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued April 9, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Elias BECKHAM be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Lemuel PANNEL removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued April 9, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Green WILSON the overseer of the road of 1st Class open and keep open the road [of as – crossed out] Viewed and marked out by G W BARKER and others a Jury appointed to change the road at the head of the branch above Wm ARNOLDs Isued April 9 1851

Monday April 7th 1851

Came Geo. R. BIFFLE and others who at aformer term of this Court a Jury to view and mark our a change in the road of 2d Class reading dow[sic] Buffalo from Ashland and report a change found as directed in said order And if is [further – crossed out] ordered by the Court that A C RASBERRY be appointed overseer to open and keep up said in the place of J F STOWE and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued April 9, 1851

Came James DICKEY and others a Jury of View summonds to view a change in the Waynesboro & Savannah road near Wm J GRIMES and report a change found as directed in said order

Came Nathan BIFFLE and others who was appointed a Jury to View and mark out a change in the road of 2d Class leading down 48 Mile Creek near Wm B WALKERs And report a road found as directed in said order

[Came into court T M WHITTON who was on the 27th Feb. 1851 duly elected Constable of Wayne County by the qualified Voters of the 10th Civil District to fill the unexpired term of Lasson HAYES removed and entered into the following bond to wit§ – this entire entry marked error]

James M RAMSEY et als Exparte§ Petition to sell land and for Dower

Be it remembered that this cause came on this day a further hearing before the Worshipful David I JONES William LAFFERTY W CARTER and others Justices &c. present and presiding upon the report of the Clerk & Master & special commissioner and report of the Surveyor & commissioners which reports being unexcepted to and in all things confirmed and are in the words and figures following to wit

James M RAMSEY et als Exparte§ The undersigned Clerk & Master and special commissioner in this cause would respectfully report to your Worships that in obedience to a decretal order made at your February term 1851 after having given the notice and upon the terms therein mentioned he on the 8th day of March 1851 [after having given the notice and upon the terms therein mentioned – crossed out] sold the lands mentioned in said order when Mary H. SHIELDS being the highest and best bidder therefor became the purchaser of all the said lands lying upon Green River and described in the petition in this cause in exhibits A & C subject to the dower of the said Mary H SHILDS[sic] at the sum of $50-00 [$50.00?] who executed her bond with Samuel R LAIRD security thereto payable twelve months

Monday April 7th 1851

after date And Henry H HUNTER at the same time being the highest and best bidder therefor became the purchaser of the lands mentioned in said petition lying on Chalk Creek and described in exhibits B & D at the price of $214-00 who executed his bond for the same payable twelve months after date with John McDOUGAL security thereto both of which securities are decreed good and sufficient a lien being retained upon said lands until said purchase money is paid. All of which is respectfully submitted this April 7 1851 //s// William JONES Clk

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State of Tennessee, Wayne County§ By order of the Court Court of Wayne County February term 1851 We Jesse S ROSS Surveyor Joseph EAST and John R HELTON Commissioners to allot and set apart to Mary H SHIELDS her dower out of the lands of John N SHIELDS her deceased husband after having understood the whole matter have proceeded to run and mark off 132½ acres as her dower beginning at the South West corner of James HELTONs 155 acres Entry Running South passing TURNERs So East corner at 2 poles in all 25 poles to a large poplar Thence East 32º South 32 poles to a Rock hickory and sweet gum pointers, Thence South 40 poles to a chesnut[sic] Thence east 10º south 126 poles to a stake Thence north 110 poles to the S B lines of A G McDOUGAL Entry Thence West on McDOUGAL & HELTON S B 175 poles to the beginning including the improvements lots dwelling houses &c being in our Judgement the one third part in value of the real estate of John N SHIELDS deceased died seized and possessed of Given under our hands this Feb 27th 1851 //s// Jesse S ROSS Surveyor Joseph EAST John R HELTON

It is therefore ordered and decreed by the Court that all the right and title to the use and occupation of in and to said land above laid out and allotted to said Mary H. SHIELDS be divested out of the said petitioners heirs at law of said John N SHIELDS be

[divested out of them – crossed out]

and that the same be vested in said Mary H SHIELDS and her assigns for and during her natural life It is further ordered and decreed by the Court that [all other matters be reserved until said purch – crossed out] and all other matters be reserved until said purchase money is paid

Monday April 7th 1851

T M WHITTON who was on the 27th Febr. 1851 duly and legally elected Constable of Wayne County by the qualified voters of the 10th Civil District thereof to fill the unexpired term of Lawson HAYS removed came into Court and entered into the following bond to wit

[standard bond follows. Securities were T H MABRY James B ANDERSON and Wm B ROSS. Bond was
for $4000.00]

And the said T M WHITTON T H MABRY and Wm B ROSS came into Court and acknowledged the execution of said Bond and the Court approved of the same and ordered it to be recorded Whereupon the said WHITTEN took the necessary Oaths for his qualification

Upon motion to appropriate to Rial BREWER Sheriff of Wayne County the Sum thirty dollars for exaficious services for the year 1850 Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. LAFFERTY YOUNG MONTAGUE BARKER VOORHIES CYPERT L B GANT & DIXON 9 Noes A B GANT 1 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued April 9, 1851

Upon motion it is ordered by the Court that Wm B ROSS be appointed a Commissioner to have a Pessery built in the North west corner of the Court yard for the Convenience of the Citizens of the County

Monday April 7th 1851

Upon motion to appropriate Geo. W BARKER A B GANT T P CYPERT Wm. R CURTIS B HOPSON A J BREWER John DIXON David WHITTEN the sum of five dollars [Revenue commissioners – crossed out] each W. CARTER Wm M LAFFERTY & John P VOORHIES the sum of six dollars each to John T YOUNG the sum of Four dollars and to James C WHITAKER the sum of two dollars for their services as revenue commissioners for their respective Districts the year 1851 Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. LAFFERTY YOUNG MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON VOORHIES A B GANT CYPERT BREWER HAM & HUCKABY 12 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued April 9, 1851

Ordered by the Court that John STOCKARD be appointed overseer of the road of 2 Class in the place of William CRAIG and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued April 9, 1851

Upon motion to appropriate to John McDOUGAL Clerk of the Circuit Court and other their fees respectively in certain bills of Cost against Wayne County which are duly certified to wit

State of Tennessee vs James McCLANAHAN§ John McDOUGAL Clerk $5.50 R. A. HILL $5.00 Rial BREWER $1.00 Isued April 11, 1851

State of Tennessee vs John GILL§ Clerk J. McDOUGAL $5.75 R.A. HILL $5.00 R. BREWER $ .29 J F HALL $1.00 A. MONTAGUE $ .50 Wm. T HELTON $ .50 Isued April 10, 1851

State of Tennessee vs Frank STOWE§ [ACKLIN $ .25 T. MEREDITH $5. – crossed out] C. ACKLIN $ .25 T. MEREDITH $ .50 A. M. FALLER[?] $1.63 H. PRATER $ .75 Isued April 12, 1851

State of Tennessee vs William STAGGS§ C. ACKLIN $ .25 John JACKSON $ .25 Wm. WALKER $2.25 James KYLE $2.25 R. BREWER $ .25 Isued April 9, 1851

State of Tennessee vs A G NUMAN§ R BREWER fifty cents J B HURST $5.00 [Milus TRAMEL $2.00 – crossed out] A J SHAW $3.37 Isued April 9, 1851

State of Tennessee vs A G NUMAN§ R. BREWER $ .50 Isued April 9, 1851

State of Tennessee vs Sol PHILLIPS§ R. BREWER $ .25 C. ACKLIN $ .25 G. BUSH $5.34 R. STAGGS $7.89 Isued April 14, 1851

State of Tennessee vs Sol PHILLIPS§ R. BREWER $ .50 J N STAGGS $3.00 Isued April 11, 1851

State of Tennessee vs J A LAWSON & Sarah REEVES§ R. BREWER $1.50 J. HAYES $ .50 Thomas ALLEN $2.19

State of Tennessee vs F. CORBORN[?]§ E. H. PUGH $ .25 Stephen PARSLEY $2.25

Monday April 7th 1851

State of Tennessee vs T CARTER§ E. PUGH $ .25 John CARTER $5.00 Isued April 10, 1851

State of Tennessee vs C. ACKLIN§ E. H. PUGH $ .75 Mark F EDWARDS $6.00 B F THOMAS $5.38 Isued April 10, 1851

State of Tennessee vs J W TACKETT & I DICKESON§ James GRAY $1.71 R. J. CYPERT $1.00 E. H. PUGH $ .75 Oran MABRY $3.26 John Q TACKETT $6.26 Phillip TACKETT $6.42 Isued April 10, 1851

State of Tennessee vs Gray BRYANT & A SNOW§ R. BREWER $ .25 J. B. HURST $2.25 Isued April 10, 1851

State of Tennessee vs G. BRYANT & A SNOW§ J. McDOUGAL $5.75 R. J. CYPERT $1.25 R. BREWER $ .29 Isued April 10, 1851

State of Tennessee vs Gray BRYANT§ Indict in ten cases R. BREWER $ .25 in cash $2.50 Isued April 10, 1851

State of Tennessee vs Robert MORRIS§ R. BREWER $ .25 M WILSON $2.50 J. N. STAGGS $ .50 Jonath[??] Issued April 10, 1851

State of Tennessee vs James HARRIS§ J McDOUGAL $17.50 Wm. BENHAM $ .50 N. B. EAKIN $ .50 W. D. DAVIS $ .50 N. Y. BROWN $ .75 Isued April 10, 1851

State of Tennessee vs James LACKEY§ J. McDOUGAL $11.25 Wm. BENHAM $ .50 Jonathan MORRIS $ .75 Isued April 10, 1851

State of Tennessee vs Jacob TIPPER§ J. McDOUGAL $6.32 B. B. ALEXANDER $1.25 R. BREWER $ .25 Isued April 12, 1851

State of Tennessee vs John W. ROSS§ McDOUGAL John $6.87 [R. B. – crossed out] E. H PUGH $ .50 Isued April 10th 1851

State of Tennessee vs Hal PRATER§ J. McDOUGAL $4.74 R. BREWER $1.50 Isued April 10 1851

State of Tennessee vs Halloway PRATER§ J. McDOUGAL $5.62 T. MEREDITH $1.50 Isued April 12, 1851

State of Tennessee vs Gray BRYANT§ J. P. CLARK $5.75, John McDOUGAL $6.87, L. L. MACK $1.50, R. BREWER $ .25 Isued April 16, 1851.

Thos who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. LAFFERTY CARTER YOUNG BARKER VOORHIES CYPERT L B GANT DIXON & HUCKABY 10 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated

Monday April 7th 1851

Samuel C MITCHELL et als vs Samuel L BURNS§ Bet[sic] remembered that this cause came on for hearing this day before the Worshipful David J JONES, W CARTER, W J YOUNG W. LAFFERTY, A MONTAGUE G W BARKER T. P. CYPERT L B GANT A B GANT, J P VOORIES, J C G WILSON, John DIXON Geo E HUCKABY A J BREWER B HAM & others Justices &c present and presiding upon the report of the Jury appointed and summoned and Sworn for the purpose of laying off and valuing the one acre land of said defendant oposite the lands of said petitioner Samuel C MITCHELL for the purpose of building a Grist Mill which report is in the words and figures following to wit§

The undersigned freeholders having be summoned by the Sheriff of Wayne County and Sworn as a Jury of View to lay off one acre of land on the Mill site near Ashland off the land of S L BURNS the defendant in the petition And learning that the defendant has no land on the opposite side of the River nearer than two hundred yards and believing that we have no right to lay off said land therefore we did not lay off said land. All of which is respectfully submitted to the consideration of the worshipful Court This the 22d day of March 1851 //s// D J JONES L G RASBURY A C RASBURY

Which report being unexcepted to is in all things confirmed It is therefore further ordered by the Court that the said Jurors be allowed one dollar each for their services to be taxed in the bill of costs in this cause that the petitioner herein be dismissed and that said defendant recover of said petitioners Samuel C MITCHELL John STOCKARD & J J KINKEAD costs of this cause and that execution issue for the same

Upon motion Thomas Young was this day appointed a commissioner & Treasurer of the poor house in said County for the year 1851

Ordered that Court adjour till tomorrow morning 9 Oclock //s// D J JONES Chair, Wm. M. LAFFERTY G. W. BARKER

Tuesday April 8th 1851

Court met according to adjournment

Present & presiding D J JONES Chr BARKER & LAFFERTY [YOUNG – crossed out] his Associates

A settlement Between William JONES Clerk of this Court and Joseph BREWER Guardian to Wasson minor heir of Mary ROBERTSON Dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was [submitted – crossed out] Confirmed and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between William JONES Clerk of this Court and A J BREWER Guardian to the minor heirs of Mary HENSLEY Dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that Seth DABBS be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of A M FALLEN removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions Isued April 9, 1851

Came Thomas YOUNG Jonathan MORRIS and W CARTER and took the necessary Oath for their qualification as poor house Commissioners [and the said – crossed out] for Wayne County the year 1851 And the said Thomas YOUNG who was appointed Treasurer of said board and entered into bond in the sum of one thousand dollars for the faithful performance of his duty as such Treasurer with Wm J YOUNG his security which was approved by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered that Court adjourn till Court in Course //s// D J JONES (Chair Wm. M. LAFFERTY G. W. BARKER