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Old Tishomingo County

Minute Book No. 1

1836-1844

 

These are court case from the Minute Book No. 1 1836 – 1844. It listed judges, jurors, plaintiffs, and action.

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Table of Content

1836

September Term – 1836

September 4, 1836

September 5, 1836

September 7, 1836

1837

March Term – 1837

March 6, 1837

March 7, 1837

March 8, 1837

December Term - 1837

December 4, 1837

December 5, 1837

1838

June Term - 1838

June 4, 1838

June 5, 1838

June 6, 1838

December Term - 1838

December 3, 1838

December 4, 1838

December 5, 1838

December 6, 1838

December 7, 1838

1839

June Term - 1839

June 3, 1839

June 4, 1839

June 5, 1839

December Term - 1839

December 11, 1839

December 12, 1839

1840

June Term - 1 840

June 8, 1840

June 9, 1840

October Term - 1840

October 12, 1840

October 13, 1840

October 14, 1840.

October 15, 1840

October 16, 1840

October 17, 1840

1841

April Term - 1841

April 12, 1841

April 13, 1841

April 14, 1841

April 15, 1841

October Term - 1841

October 11, 1841

October 12, 1841

October 13, 1841

1842

April Term - 1842

April 11, 1842

April 12, 1842

Apri1 13, 1842

April 14, 1842

October Term - 1842

October 10, 1842

October 11, 1842

October 12, 1842.

October 13, 1842

October 14, 1842

October 15, 1842

1843

April Term - 1843.

April 10, 1843

April 11, 1843

April 12, 1843

April 13, 1843

October Term 1843.

October 9, 1843

October 10, 1843

October 11, 1843

October 12, 1843

October 13, 1843

1844

April Term - 1844

April 9, 1844

October Term -1844

October 14, 1844

 

 

1836

 

September Term – 1836

 

September 4, 1836

 

Please before the honorable the Circuit Court for the County of Tishomingo, in the State of Mississippi, be it known that as Circuit Court began and held at the house of John Reeves in said county by order of the court of police of the same, on the first Monday in September, 1836.

 

Court adjourned due to absence of judge of said court.

 

 

September 5, 1836

 

I do solemnly swear that I will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Mississippi before Benjamin Bullard, and that I will faithfully discharge to the best of my abilities the duties of the office of Judge of the Circuit Court of the State of Mississippi according to law, so help my God.

 

F. W. Hurling

 

 

Ordered by the court that William Johnson be admitted as an attorney and counsellor at law.

 

            William Johnson was given license to practice law in this state and was admitted as attorney and counselor at law in the court. Solomon B. Issac was given license to practice law in this state and was admitted as attorney and counselor at law. It was ordered by the court that Solomon B. Issac be appointed District Attorney during the present term of the court.

 

 

Willis B. Miller

vs.

William P. Powell

Case dismissed at the cost of the defendant.

 

Peter Miller

vs.

William P. Powell

Case dismissed at the cost of the defendant.

 

 

            Ordered by the court that Solomon B. Isaac be appointed District Attorney during the present term of this court.

 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE DRAWN AS GRAND JURORS:

 

Allen Kemp, foreman

Aaron Johnston

Ezekiel Roden

John Jobe

J. R. Roden

William Lessen

Thomas Choat

 

Labern Kelly

Peter Searcy

William Smith

 

Abner George

 

Daniel Vanlandingham

 

Samuel B. Reed

 

 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE DRAWN AS JURORS:

 

Ezekiel Roden

Aaron Johnston

John Jobe

J. R. Roden

Allen Kemp

William Lessen

Thomas Choat

Daniel Vanlandingham

Labern Kelly

Peter Searcy

William Smith

Samuel B. Reed

Abner George

Burgess Ijams

Thomas Miller

Richard Smith

David Hyneman

Canton Piles

William Cook

Neil Morrison

Armistead Baker

John Essary

C. Jones

Stokely Choat

William Rowsey

John Swain

Wilson Wynn

George Williams

Madison Gardner

Christopher Skillman

William Walker

Benjamin Hancock.

 

 

 

James Ervin and James Robinson

vs.

William P. Powell

Debt is cause of ease

Case continued until next term of court.

 

 

Court adjourned until Wednesday.

 

 

September 7, 1836

 

Sheriff Owens presented a bill to the court for fifty dollars, which was examined and allowed.

 

 

THE GRAND JURY RETURNED THE FOLLOWING TRUE BILLS:

 

Hardy Kelly, adultery.

William Rowsey and Michael Kizer, fighting.

Benjamin Hancock, assault and battery.

Lyddell B. Estes, assault and battery

James Patton, adultery.

Jesse Baker, adultery.

Overton Piles, adultery.

B. Flanagan and John Fanish, fighting.

John Redder, assault and battery.

 

Solomon B. Isaac allowed fifty dollars by the court.

 

There was no further business for the Grand Jury. They were discharged from further services. It was ordered by the court that Solomon B. Isacs, the District Attorney protem, be allowed the sum of fifty dollars for his services during the present term of court.

 

 

 

March Term – 1837

 

March 6, 1837

 

FOLLOWING JURORS ANSWERED:

 

William Anderson

Jefferson Knight

Samuel Carpenter

William P. Powell

James Richards

Isaac Essary

Samuel Johnson

James Hodges

Lewis Fortner

William Coats

Solomon Johnson

A. B. Baker

William Rice

Daniel Carpenter

Riley Cowan

Joseph Phillips

Davidson Fanish

Thomas Lindsey

John Thompson

Francis Kizer

Lewis Jones

H. M. Bingham

Andrew Brown

 

William Cook

Reuben H Boone

Benjamin J. Kizer

 

 A. B. Curtis

Neil Morrison

Jesse Barnes

 

 

 

FOLLOWING GRAND JURORS ANSWERED:

 

William P. Powell

Davidson Fanish

Francis Kizer

William Cowan

Thomas Lindsey

Andrew Brown

B. J. Kizer

William Anderson

William Cook

Isaac Essary

Samuel Murrah

Neil Morrison

Samuel Johnson

James Hodges

William Coats

William Powell

 

 

M. B. Click, clerk of the court, took an oath of office.

 

Court was adjourned.

 

March 7, 1837

 

James Robinson and James Ervin

vs.

William P. Powell

Debt is cause of case

Charges were dismissed.

 

James Robinson and James Ervin

vs.

John Alstadt and John Fitch

Defendants go without pay and recover the costs from plaintiffs.

 

Riley Swain

vs.

Lewis Jones

Plaintiff dropped charges.

 

Barton W. Jenkins and Dillery Langtree

vs.

John Alstadt

Debt

Defendant must pay debt of three hundred and twenty-eight dollars and sixty-nine cents, plus twenty-three dollars for damages and the costs of the case.

 

Barton Jenkins and Dillery Langtree

vs.

John Alstadt

Debt

Defendant must pay debt of two hundred and fifty-eight dollars and eighty-two cents, plus fifty-four dollars and eighty-four cents damages, and the costs of the case.

 

Helm

vs.

Alstadt,

Debt

Defendant must pay debt of two hundred and seventy-two dollars and seventy-one cents, plus thirty dollars and seventy-five cents for damages, and the costs of the case.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Lyddal B. Estes, assault

Case continued and the defendant required to pay a bond of one hundred and twenty-five dollars.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Overton Piles, adultery

Case continued and the defendant admitted to bail in the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Hardy Rowsey and Michael Kizer

For fighting

Case continued and one hundred and twenty-five dollars bond set for each.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Benjamin Hancock

Assault

Case continued and bond set for one hundred and twenty-five dollars.

 

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Bryant Flanagan and John Fanish

For fighting

Case continued and bail fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars.

Fanish entered a plea of guilty and was fined five dollars and costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

James Patton and Jane Lamb, adultery

Case dismissed at the expense of the State.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Redden

Assault

Case dismissed.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Jesse Baker

Adultery

Case dismissed.

 

James Ervin and James Robinson

vs.

William P. Powell

Debt

Defendants must pay costs and case dismissed.

 

Same as above

vs.

John Alstadt and John Fitch

Debt

Defendants must pay costs within five months.

 

THE FOLLOWING WERE TRUE BILLS RETURNED BY THE JURY:

 

William Rowsey, assault and battery.

Thomas Copeland, assault and battery.

William Payne, assault and battery.

Robert Hancock, retailing liquor without a license.

Wilie Belcher, retailing liquor without a license.

Jefferson Asbell, unlawful gaming.

 

Ordered by the court that Nicholas McMillan be paid thirteen dollars and twenty cents for services as constable.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

March 8, 1837

 

 

Helm

vs.

Alstadt

Debt

Defendant must pay debt of two hundred and seventy-two dollars and seventy-one cents, plus the sum of thirty dollars and seventy-five dollars for damages, and the costs of the suit.

 

Ordered by the court that M. B. Click be paid seventy-eight dollars and seventy-five cents.

 

JURY DRAWN FOR NEXT TERM OF COURT:

 

James Estis

Peter Searcy

William Wynn

J. Robins

A. Davis

Seaborn Jones

John Carter

John A. Johnston Robinson

Hiram Autry

Solomon Moses

Lewis Davis

Ezekiel Roden

John Thomas

David Parkin

John Woodward

Benjamin Hampton

George Harrison

L. B. Wade

Samuel Stockton

J. R. Wood

William Waldriss

Jacob Walker

Labern Kelly

Thomas Cooper

Taylor Jobe

Frederick Blakely

Cathy

Richard Thomas

William Rowsey

Jackson Peoples

William Watkins

 

David Hineman

Caleb Lindsey

Benjamin Hancock

 

 

 

Thomas Emberson

vs.

John Whitiker

Debt

Continued

 

 

THE FOLLOWING WERE RETURNED AS TRUE BILLS:

 

William Rowsey, assault and battery

Hiram Ottery, retailing liquor without a license

J. D. Combs, retailing without a license

William Smith, assault and battery

Foster O’Neal, assault and battery

William Fair, assault and battery.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING WERE RETURNED AS NOT TRUE BILLS:

 

William B. Rice, retailing without a license.

Mitchell B. Cobb, retailing without a license.

William Anderson, assault and battery.

John Grinder, keeping tavern without license.

William Lastly, retailing without a license.

 

 

December Term - 1837

 

December 4, 1837

 

THE FOLLOWING LIST OF NAMES WERE RETURNED IN TO COURT TO WIT:

 

John Fitch

Stephen O. Gibbs

Peter Searcy

William Wynn

John Robbins

Arch Davis

Sebern Jones

John Carter

John A. Johnson

John Robinson

Hiram Autry

Solomon Moses

Lewis Davis

Ezekiel Roden

John Thomas

David Parker

John Woodward

Benjamin Hampton

George Harrison

L. B. Wade

Samuel Stockton

John Wood

William Waldriss

Jacob Walker

Labern Kelly

Thomas Cooper

Taylor Jobe

 

Larken Cathy

Richard Thomas

Frederick Blakely

 

David Hyneman.

William Rowsey

Benjamin Hancock

 

 

 

Thomas Emberson

vs.

John Whitiker

Case dismissed.

 

Andrew Mitchell

vs.

Benjamin Hampton

Debt

Case continued.

 

John Bradford and Edward Farlin

vs.

William Gates

Case continued.

 

 

 

William McQuinsey and Co.

vs.

Thomas J. Asbell

Continued.

 

Archibald Christian, John Simpson and Benjamin Hubbard

vs.

Benjamin Hampton

Continued.

 

Ray and Conner

vs.

Benjamin Hampton

Case continued.

 

Hinds and Ross

vs.

Fitch

Continued.

 

P. H. and H. M. Parker

vs.

William Gates

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Overton Piles

Adultery

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Lyddel B. Estes

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Redden

Assault and battery

Defendant go without pay.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Benjamin Hancock

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Jesse Baker

Adultery

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Rowsey

Defendant acquitted and go without pay.

 

 

BILLS OF INDICTMENT RETURNED:

Michael Kizer, assault

James Harris, assault

Jonathan Baker, retailing without a license.

 

Peter Searcy fined fifty dollars because he did not show up.

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Bryant Flanigan

Assault and battery

Case continued.

 

 

Samuel Stockton, John Carter, Thomas Cooper, John R. Wood, Hiram Autry, John Woodward, L. B. Wade, William Waldriss, and Richard Thomas fined fifty dollars each unless they show sufficient cause for being defaulting jurors.

 

Court Adjourned.

 

 

December 5, 1837

 

 

James E. Matthews

vs.

William Anderson

Case dismissed.

 

 

 

 

William Garrard

vs.

James E. Matthews

Debt

Defendant must pay debt of one thousand and five hundred dollars plus forty-seven dollars for damages.

 

John Grinder

vs.

Benjamin Hampton

Case dropped.

 

Haigh and Winston

vs.

William Gates

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Rice and Cable

Defendants go hence without pay.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Boine and Crook

Defendants go hence without pay.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Thomas Copeland

Defendant fined five dollars and costs of suit.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Hiram Autry

Defendant go hence without pay.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Rowsey

Case continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Smith

Case continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Robert Handcock

Case continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Foster O'Neal

Case continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Jesse Combs

Case continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Jefferson Asbell

Case dropped.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Payne

Defendant fined ten dollars and cost of suit.

 

 

Haudy Bryan

vs.

William Powell

Case continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Rowsey Kizer

Case continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Willey Belcher

Defendant fined twenty dollars and cost of suit.

 

Peter Searcy's fine for being a defaulting juror to be set aside.

 

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Thomas Copeland

Assault and battery

Defendant fined five dollars and cost of suit.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING NAMES WERE DRAWN IN OPEN COURT TO BE THE JURY FOR THE NEXT TERM OF COURT:

 

Henry Barnes

A. Donahoo

Stokely Choat

Harrison Blassingame

James Choat

Thomas Copeland

Riley Cowan

A. B. Curtis

William Clement

Edward Kemp

Solomon Carter

Allen Kemp

John Brantley

John Dollison

Aaron Johnson

Micajah Beck

T. H. Lindsey

John Busby

James Blassingame

Hiram Baker

William Coates

H. M. Bingham

Moses Arms

James Box

John Duncan

Reuben Boone

C. C. Allen

B. J. Kizer

George Hallmark

David Kizer

John Grinder

John Barnes

John Choat

S. C. Bynam

Nathan Jobe

Jefferson Knight

 

Court adjourned.

 

1838

June Term - 1838

 

June 4, 1838

 

The presiding judge is the Honorable Stephen Adams.

 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE CALLED TO WIT:

 

Thomas Copeland

A. B. Curtis

James Knight

David Kizer

Moses Arms

Allen Kemp

John Choat

Alexander Donahoo

William Coates

James Blassingame

John Barnes

John Busby

Aaron Johnson

John Duncan

Thomas Lindsey

James Box

R. H. Boone

William Clement

Samuel Bynam

Solomon Carter

Henry Barnes

H. M. Bingham

Nathan Jobe

John Dollison

B. J. Kizer

Hiram Baker

Harrison Blassingamre

Riley Cowan

 

 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE DRAWN AS GRAND JURORS:

 

R. H. Boone, foreman

Hugh M. Bingham

Mathan Jobe

John Dollison

Benjamin Kizer

Hiram Baker

Harrison Blassingame

Riley Cowan

Alexander Donahoo

William Clement

William Coates

Samuel Bynam

Solomon Carter

James Blassingame

Henry Barnes

 

 

 

William McQuinsey and Company

vs.

Thomas Asbell

Case continued.

 

Benjamin Sanders

vs.

Griffith Dean

Case continued.

 

Samuel Chambers and Al Adams

vs.

William Watkins

Plaintiffs withdrew the case.

 

James Matthews

vs.

Benjamin Reeves

Debt

Defendant must pay the debt of one hundred and sixty-two dollars and seventy-four cents plus the costs of the suit.

 

 

Abner Pate

vs.

Daniel B. Harrison and Alexander Meese

Debt

Defendants pay debt of eight hundred and three dollars and ninety-eight cents plus the costs or the suit.

 

Benjamin Sanders

vs.

Griffith Dean and Polly

His wife

Case continued.

 

James Matthews

vs.

John Bibb

Case dismissed

Defendant to recover costs from plaintiff.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Greeson

Grand jury returned a Bill of Indictment against Greeson for robbery.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Greeson

Robbery

Defendant pleaded not guilty and case is continued.

 

 

Upon sufficient cause being shown to the court, it is ordered that the fines against the following defaulting jurors rendered at the last term of this court be set aside: John Carter,

 

John Wood, William Waldriss, and L. B. Wade.

 

 

Handy Byrns

vs.

William Powell

Debt

Defendant pay debt of one hundred and seventy-six dollars and eight cents, plus damages of nineteen dollars and sixty-seven cents, and the costs of the suit.

 

 

Ruben H. Boone

vs.

John Alstadt

Debt

Defendant must pay debt of two hundred and thirty-six dollars, plus thirty-six dollars and ten cents interest, and the costs of the suit.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

June 5, 1838

 

 

Andrew Mitchell

vs.

Benjamin Hampton

Debt

Defendant must pay debt of thirty-four dollars and fifty cents, plus three dollars and ninety-two and one-halt cents for damages, and the costs of the suit.

 

 

Bradley and McFarland

vs.

William Gates

Continued.

 

Christian Simpson and Company

vs.

Benjamin Hampton

Defendant must pay four hundred and fifty-six dollars and fifty cents for damages and the costs of the suit.

 

Hines and Ross

vs.

John Fitch and John Alstadt

Defendants must pay one hundred and fourteen dollars and seventy-three cents for damages plus the costs of the suit.

 

Rhed, Conner, and Company

vs.

Benjamin Hampton

Defendant must pay two hundred and eight-three dollars and fifty-four cents for damages plus the costs of the suit.

 

 

R. H., and H. H. Prout

vs.

William Gates

Case continued

 

Thomas Pate

vs.

George Harrison

Continued.

 

William Pool

vs.

Samuel M. Carter

Continued.

 

Samuel Chambers and Al Adams

vs.

Lyddal B. Estes

Continued.

 

Robert Dryden

vs.

A B. Hall

Defendant must pay debt of ninety-three dollars plus three dollars and ninety-two cents for damages.

 

Robert Dryden

vs.

William Wilburn

Case dismissed and defendant must pay costs of suit.

 

Robert Dryden

vs.

Dabney G. Ray

Case dismissed and plaintiff must pay costs of suit.

 

Shelby Ussery

vs.

Samuel C. Jones

Defendant must pay debt of one hundred and fifty dollars and the damages of fourteen dollars and twelve cents.

 

Robert Dryden

vs.

Silas Tribble

Plaintiff withdrew the case and must pay the costs of the suit.

 

 

Andrew Whitington

vs.

Aaron Kennedy

Defendant must pay debt of one hundred and eighty-two dollars and ninety-eight cents plus damages of six dollars and sixty-five cents.

 

Aaron Kennedy

vs.

Moses Stratton

Defendant must pay one thousand and twenty-two dollars and fifty-nine cents for damage a plus the costs of the suit.

 

Elbert Stenson and Samuel Chambers

vs.

John Swaine

Case continued.

 

Christopher Skillman

vs.

Gabriel Busby and John Busby

 

Levi Davis and John Sullivant

vs.

William Gates

Continued.

 

Darby McClune, German Lester, and Winship Petty

vs.

Aaron Kennedy

Defendant must pay debt of one hundred and eighty-three dollars and sixty-eight cents plus damages of three dollars and ninety-eight cents

 

Same as above

vs.

John Graham and Moses Winters

Defendants must pay dept of fifty-seven dollars and twenty cents plus one dollar and ninety cents damages.

 

Elam Rupert and William Lendenberger

vs.

John Alstadt and Joseph Persons

Continued.

 

 

William Powell

vs.

John Swaine

Continued.

 

James Chambers

vs.

John C. Ballard

Defendant must pay debt of one hundred dollars and damages of two dollars.

 

Darby McClune, German Lester and Winship Petty

vs.

James Harves, John Reeves, and Themas Pate

Continued.

 

John Bailey, James McDowell, Alexander McDanell and James Matthews

vs.

William Gates

Defendant must pay debt of three hundred and fifty-two dollars and eighty-five cents and cost of suit.

 

McClune, Petty, and Lester

vs.

James Merchant

Defendant must pay debt of four hundred and twenty-one dollars and seven cents plus nineteen dollars for damages.

 

Same

vs.

John Payne

Defendant must pay debt of eight-five dollars and seventy-five cents, plus seventy-five damages, and the costs of the suit.

 

Joshua Gurter

vs.

John Grinder

Continued.

 

 

THE JURY BROUGHT ABOUT THE FOLLOWING BILLS OF INDICTMENT:

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Alexander Brannon

Larceny.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Joshua Lindsey, Thomas Lindsey, Caleb Lindsey, and Alfred Lindsey

Horse stealing.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Bullard

Assault and battery.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Benjamin Johnson and Jesse Miller

Assault with intent to kill.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Duncan and Becky Null

Fornication.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Joseph Phillips,

Retailing spirits.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Hamblin Morgan

Retailing spirits.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Moses Stratton

Retailing spirits.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Harmon

Carrying a deadly weapon.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Harmon

Possession of bowie knife.

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Payne and George Reeves

Affray.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Amber Moody, Leroy Carpenter, Lishy Faniss, and Chambers Renold.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Andrew Brown

Defendant found guilty and sentenced to be tied to whipping post and given twenty lashes plus the costs of the suit.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Jesse Baker and Polly Onely

Adultery

Case dismissed.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Bryant Flanigan

Dismissed.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

June 6, 1838

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Lyddal B. Estes

Defendant discharged.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Benjamin Hancock

Assault and battery

Defendant go hence without pay.

 

 

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Piles and Robinson

Adultery

Defendants go hence without pay.

 

W. B. Rice and M. B. Cable

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Rowsey

Defendant pay debt of one hundred dollars and costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Overton Piles

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Benjamin Kizer

Assault and battery

Defendant pay costs and debt of two dollars and fifty cents.

 

Andrew Whittingham

vs.

Aaron Kennedy

Defendant pay debt of three hundred and seventy-nine dollars and twenty-six cents.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Robert Hancock

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Foster O’Neal

Assault and battery

Continued.

State of Mississippi

vs.

James Haniss

Defendant pay one hundred dollars.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE DRAWN TO WIT:

 

William Gates

William Reed

Samuel Reed

John Queene

Samuel Rankin

Thomas Seat

John Thomas

James Woodard

Felix Roden

Andrew Walker

William Markham

William Ramkin

Robert Collier

Wilson Wynn

William Prickett

Josiah Ramage

James McNeal

Mark Rushing

William Powell

John Thompson

Barney Woodard

Absolom Looney

Elias Rineheart

Joseph Phillips

Sean Pace

Davidson Farris

Benjamin Powell

John Whitiker

William Walker

George Wade

William Null

John Wynn

Daniel Vanlandingham

William Lawson

Reuben Rorie

John Step

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Smith

Assault and battery

Defendant go hence without pay.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Robert Hancock

Retailer

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Foster O’Neal

Assault and battery

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

James Harrison

Assault and battery

Defendant fined one hundred dollars.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Jonathan Baker

Retailing

Defendant fined twenty dollars and costs of suit.

 

 

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Kizer

Assault and battery

Defendant fined two dollars and fifth cents and costs of suit.

 

John Cooper

vs.

Benjamin Higginbottom

Defendant must pay debt of one hundred dollars, plus damages of two dollars, and costs of suit.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Abner Moody

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Hiram Autry

Retailing

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Joshua Lindsey; larceny

Case continued and bail set at five hundred dollars.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

P. B. McCraig

Case continued and bail set at one hundred and twenty-five dollars.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Grizzard

Continued and bail set at one hundred dollars.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Payne and George Reeves

Continued and bail set at two hundred dollars.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Harmon

Continued and bail set at one thousand dollars.

State of Mississippi

vs.

Moses Stratton

Retailing

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

H. H. Morgan

Retailing

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Joseph Phillips

Retailing continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Duncan and Becky Null

Fornication

Bail set at two hundred dollars for each.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Benjamin Johnson and Jesse Miller

Continued and bail set at two hundred dollars for each.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Bullard

Assault and battery; bail set at one hundred dollars.

 

German Lester

vs.

Aaron Kennedy; case dismissed and plaintiff must pay costs of suit.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNTS ARE TO BE ORDERED AND CERTIFIED:

 

One hundred and seventy-five dollars and fifty cents to Stephen Hogue.

 

Ninety-seven dollars to Stephen Hogue, eighty-two dollars to Moses Johnson.

 

Six dollars to Nicholas McMillam.

 

Ninety-nine dollars to Nicholas McMillam, and six dollars to N. B. Latham.

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Abner Moody, Davidson Farris, Elizabeth, Farris, and Jacob Adams

Defendants fined one hundred dollars each.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

December Term - 1838

 

December 3, 1838

 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE CALLED TO WIT:

 

William Gates

Wilson Wynn

George Wade

Samuel Reed

John Green

Samuel Rankin

Thomas

James Woodward

Filix Roden

Andrew Walker

William Markham

William Rankin

Robert Caulder

William Prickett

Josiah Ramage

James McNeal

William Powell

Absolom Looney

Elias Rineheart

Sean Pace

Davdison Farris

Benjamin Powell

John Whitiker

William Lawson

William Null

John Wynn

Daniel Vanlandingham

 

Reuben Rorie

John Stepp

William Walker

 

 

 

JURY OF INQUEST:

 

John Wynn, foreman

Daniel Vanlandingham

John Queene

William Lawson

Robert Caulder

Samuel Reed

William Null

 

William Rankin

Josiah Ramage

John Thomas

 

Absolom Looney

Elias Rineheart

Davidson Farris

 

 

 

John Stepp, defaulting juror, fined fifty dollars.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

December 4, 1838

 

 

THE FOLLOWING BILLS OF INDICTMENT WERE PRESENTED:

William Bump, assault and battery

Gabriel Busby, assault and battery

James Lumpkins, larceny

James Lumpkins, assault

William Smith, John Harmon, and John Lutham, assault and battery.

 

 

John Bradley and Edward McFarlin

vs.

William Gates

Plaintiff must pay costs of suit.

 

William McLinsey and Samuel Conner

vs.

Thomas Asbell

Case continued.

 

Patrick Prove and Walder Prove

vs.

William Gates

Defendant pays two hundred and fifty-three dollars and seventy-six cents damages.

 

Thomas Pate

vs.

G. W. Harrison and Thomas Wilkinson

Defendants must pay damages of two hundred and fifty-five dollars and eighty-six cents plus the costs of the suit.

 

William Payne

vs.

Samuel Carson; plaintiff pay costs of suit.

 

Benjamin Lauden

vs.

Griffith Dean and wife

Plaintiff pay costs of suit.

 

Stephenson and Chambers

vs.

Swaine

Defendant must pay debt of fifty-five dollars and forty-one cents, plus damages of eleven dollars and eighty cents, plus the costs of the suit.

 

James Matthews and Company

vs.

Aaron Kennedy

Plaintiff pay costs.

 

Levi Davis and John Sullivan

vs.

William Gates

Defendant pay debt of one hundred and ninety-five dollars and thirty-four cents and costs.

 

Elam Butler and William Lundenberger

vs.

Joseph Penson and John Alstadt

Defendants must pay debt of five hundred and fourteen dollars and ninety-eight cents, plus damages of thirty-seven dollars and seventy-six cents, plus the costs.

 

William Powell

vs.

John Swaine

Plaintiff pay costs.

 

McClune, Petty, and Company

vs.

James Harris, John Reeves, and Thomas Pate

Defendants must pay damages of two hundred and twenty-eight dollars and eighty cents.

 

Benjamin Sanders

vs.

Griffith Dean and Mary Dean, his wife; plaintiff pay costs.

 

Robert Simms

vs.

John Stepp and Daniel McLaughlin

Defendants pay debt of ninety-two dollars and damages of fourteen dollars and twenty-three cents.

 

McClure, Petty, and Company

vs.

Benjamin Kizer

Defendant pay fifty dollar debt and case.

 

Solmon Stepp

vs.

A. G. Banthall

Defendant fifty-dollar debt and cost.

 

Benjamin Bullard

vs,

John Turner

Continued.

 

 

Hezekin Bittitchell

vs.

William Smith

Continued.

 

P. Johnson

vs.

Samuel Johnson

Defendant pay debt of forty-six dollars and ninety-two cents, plus damages of twenty-two dollars and thirty-two cents and costs of suit.

 

Kenneth Clark, Robert Miller, and John Miller

vs.

E. D. Reed, William Files, and Anderson Reed

Defendant pay damages or one hundred and sixty dollars and fourteen cents and costs.

 

John Blassingame

vs.

Alexander McDaniel and B. C. Reeves

Case dismissed.

 

William Wilburn

vs.

Thomas Lindsey and Caleb Lindsey

Plaintiff pay costs.

 

George Reeves

vs.

John Payne

Continued.

 

Lewis Broyler and James Irwin

vs.

Thomas Payne, William Payne, and John Payne

Case dismissed.

 

Hodges and Company

vs.

William Wilburn and Moses Stratton

Case  dismissed.

 

W. S. Moon

vs.

William Galis

Continued.

German Lester

vs.

B. N. Hampton

Plaintiff pay costs.

 

Samuel McCoy

vs.

Ebinizer Miller, J. P. Johnson, Isham Gibbs, and James Johnson

Plaintiff must pay costs.

 

Hiram Crumb

vs.

Thomas Wilkinson, George Harrison, and Thomas Seat

Defendant pay debt of sixty dollars and damages of four dollars and forty cents.

 

James Bill and Rufus Neeby

vs.

Stephen Gibbs

Defendant pay damages of sixty-nine dollars and seventy-five cents and costs of suit.

 

Thomas Veal

vs.

James Strafford; plaintiff pay costs of suit.

 

Benjamin Reynolds

vs.

A. Kennedy and Thompson

Continued.

 

Samuel Chambers and Hiram Chambers

vs.

William Watkins

Continued.

 

Gelford Gibson

vs.

Thomas Dobbins

Defendant pay debt of nine hundred and ninety-four dollars and forty-five and one-half cents, plus damages of sixty-nine dollars and three cents, and the costs of the suit.

 

 

Barton Jenkins and Company

vs.

J. A. Alstadt

Defendant pay debt of nine hundred and ninety dollars and sixty-seven cents, plus damages of one dollar and thirty-three cents, and costs.

Joseph Britney

vs.

S. M. Braudis

Defendant pay debt of fifty dollars and costs.

 

Alstadt and Persons

vs.

James Merchant

Continued.

 

James Matthews, Samuel Jones, and Robert Patton

vs.

Stephen Gibbs and James Merchant

Defendants pay debt of fifty-two dollars and fifty cents, plus damages of four dollars and twenty cents, and costs.

 

J. S. Brown

vs.

Aaron G. and John Kennedy

Defendants pay debt of four hundred and fifty-five dollars and costs.

 

Joseph Person

vs.

John Whitaker

Defendant pay debt of one hundred and twenty-six dollars and sixty-three cents, plus damage of one dollar and sixty cents; and the costs of the suit.

 

Same

vs.

Mason Bishop and John Whitiker

Defendant pay debt of sixty-two dollars and fifty cents; plus damages of eighty-three cents and costs of suit.

 

John Carter

vs.

Thomas Payne and William Payne

Defendants pay debt of fifty-one dollars and damages of four dollars and seventy-six cents.

 

McClune, Petty, and Company

vs.

Alstadt and Persons

Defendant pay debt of two hundred and seventy-two dollars and fifty-three cents and costs of suit.

 

 

 

 

Slate and Persons

vs.

John Duncan

Plaintiff pay costs.

 

Samuel Flake

vs.

Milow W. Barker, Ferril B. Phillips, and James Choat

Continued.

 

Alstadt and Persons

vs.

Johm Harmon

Continued.

 

John Wilbert

vs.

John Ballard

Defendant pay debt of one hundred and four dollars and damages of two dollars and seventy- seven cents and costs.

 

German Lester

vs.

Aaron Kennedy and Benjamin Hampton

Defendant pay costs.

 

John Brown

vs.

Benjamin Hampton

Defendant pay debt of three dollars and eleven cents and costs of suit.

 

William Stiles

vs.

Lewis Braudie

Defendant pay debt of two hundred dollars, plus damages of thirteen dollars and thirty-three cents, and cost of suit.

 

 

Burgess James

vs.

John Woodard

Plaintiff pay costs of suit and the defendant go hence without pay.

 

 

 

 

Edward Cardless

vs.

William Rice

Same order as above.

 

Nicholas Miller

vs.

Dalsain Latham

Continued.

 

John Rhodes

vs.

Fleming McCoy

Continued.

 

C. D. and E. Key

vs.

William White

Continued.

 

Elizabeth Chism

vs.

William Mauldin

Continued.

 

Gidean Hogue

vs.

Abner Pate

Continued.

 

Stephen Hogue fined ten dollars for non attention to court.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

December 5, 1838

 

 

The Honorable H. S. Bennett is the presiding judge.

 

Joseph Persons

vs.

John Alstadt

Defendant pay debt of twenty-two dollars and fifty-seven cents and the costs of the suit.

 

Samuel Johnson and Bazel Kimbril fined ten dollars each for contempt of court.

Leonard Piles

vs.

Peton Boone and Squire Boone

Defendants pay damages of twenty-two dollars and seventy-five cents and costs.

 

Joshua Gunter

vs.

John Grinder; plaintiff pay costs of suit and defendant go hence without pay.

 

Dabney Ray

vs.

Hamlin Morgan

Continued.

 

James Aims

vs.

John Alstadt

Defendant pay debt of fifteen dollars and twenty-seven cents, plus damages of thirty-four cents, and costs of suit.

 

J. R. Pickens

vs.

John Reeves

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Robert Hancock

Retailing

Defendants go hence without pay.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Foster O’Neal

Assault and battery

Defendant fined eight dollars and costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

James Harris

Assault and battery

Defendant fined seven dollars and costs.

 

 

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Abner Moody and others

Continued.

 

William Witherspoon

vs.

Thomas Pate

Defendant pay debt of eight hundred and one dollars and sixty-six cents, plus seventy-three dollars and eighty cents, and costs of suit.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Overton Piles; larceny

Defendant pay debt of one thousand dollars to State unless sufficient cause shown in next term of court.

 

Leonard Piles and John Piles

Same as above.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Grison; robbery

Defendant to be delivered to Sheriff of Itawamba County.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Joshua Lindsey, Thomas Lindsey, and Alfred Lindsey; larceny

Defendants go hence without pay and the prosecutor John Kennedy to pay costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Hamblin Morgan

Retailing

Defendant fined fifty dollars and costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Joshua Lindsey, Thomas Lindsey, and Alfred Lindsey

Larceny

Case dismissed and defendants go hence without pay.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Joshua Thomas, Caleb, and Alfred Lindsey

Defendants found not guilty and are to recover costs of suit from state.

State of Mississippi

vs.

Hiram Autry

Case set aside.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Gabriel Busby

Assault and battery

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

James Lumpkins

Larceny

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

James Lumpkins

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Smith

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Burger, Henry Bickerstaff

Continued.

 

Leroy Farmer, juror fined ten dollars for nonattendance.

 

Elias Rineheart, juror, fined ten dollars for nonattendance.

 

Samuel McCoy, juror, fined ten dollars for nonattendance.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

December 6, 1838

 

 

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Payne and George Reeves

Defendant go hence without pay and state must pay costs of suit.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Duncan and Rebecca Null; fornication

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

B. Knife and John Harmon

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Richard Thomas, defendant juror

Case dismissed.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Thomas Cooper

Same as above.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

James Harris and M. B. Click

Case dismissed.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Hogue; larceny

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Nancy Turner

Assault and battery

Defendant go hence without pay and recover costs from state.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

James Gholson; riot

Defendant go hence without pay and recover costs from state.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Bailey, William Ethridge, and Thomas Patterson

Riot

Continued.

 

M. M. Dryden

vs.

A. G. Burthall

Defendant recover costs from plaintiff.

 

Shelby Ussery

vs.

S. C. Jones; plaintiff must pay costs.

 

William Wilburn

vs.

Thomas, Caleb, and John, Lindsey

New trial is to be granted; plaintiff must pay cost at present time.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

December 7, 1838

 

 

THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNTS ARE TO BE RECORDED AND CERTIFIED:

 

M. B. Click for fifty dollars.

 

S. S. Hogue for twenty-five dollars, same for fifty dollars, same for one hundred and fourteen dollars and eighty-seven cents.

 

Moses Bermis for sixteen dollars and fifty cents.

 

W. B. Frost for one dollar and eighty cents, same for nineteen dollars and twenty-five cents.

 

S. S. Hogue for one hundred and seventy-two dollars and fifty cents, same for thirty-six dollars, same for thirty-two dollars and twenty-five cents, same for one hundred and eighty-eight dollars.

 

A. E. Pate for six dollars, and same for one dollar.

 

S. S. Hogue fined ten dollars and fine to be set aside.

 

Leroy Farmer fined ten dollars and fine to be set aside.

 

Elias Rhine fined ten dollars and fine to be set aside.

 

Bazzwell Kimbrill fined ten dollars and fine to be set aside.

 

 

C. D. and E. Key

vs.

William White

Defendant recover the costs of the suit and is to go hence without pay.

 

 

Court adjourned.

 

June Term - 1839

 

June 3, 1839

 

 

The presiding Judge is the Honorable Stephen Adams.

 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE DRAWN TO WIT:

 

William Nail

Preston Ward

Samuel Wiley

Ezekied Roden

William Stockton

John Ballard

John O’Neal

David Barnes

Neal Morrison

James Morgan

Gabriel Busby

James Criner

Richard Wynn

John Choat

William Cyprett

Milo Barker

William Curtis

Miles Thomas

Hezakiah Mitchell

John Barnes

Francis Kizer

George Chamliss

David Walker

Henry George

Elijah Emmons

Christopher Skillman

Samuel Flake

James Hamlin

James Elam

James Merchant

Jacob Hincle

Samuel Jones

John Dickey

John Hill

Boliver Shelton.

Silas Click

 

 

THE FOLLOWING WERE CHOOSE AS GRAND JURORS:

 

Jacob Hincle

Francis Kizer

John Barnes

J. B. Merchant

James Hamlin

Miles Thomas

George Chamliss

 

Henry George

John Dickey

Preston Ward

 

David Walker

John Hill

Samuel Flake

 

 

 

 

William McJemsey and Samuel Conner

vs.

Thomas Asvell

Due to the death of McJemsey, Conner is to become his legal representative.

 

William Moon

vs.

William Gates

Case dismissed and Moon must pay costs.

 

John Alstadt and Jaseph Persons

vs.

James Merchant

Defendant must pay debt of six hundred and three dollars and twelve cents and the costs of the suit.

 

 

Same

vs.

John Harmon

Defendant pay costs of suit.

 

Gideon Hogue

vs.

A. E. Pate

Plaintiff must pay costs.

 

A. E. Pate

vs.

Thomas Copeland

Continued.

 

George Reeves

vs.

John Payne

Dismissed at equal costs.

 

John Rhodes

vs.

Fleming McCoy

Plaintiff to pay costs.

 

Hezeki Mitchell

vs.

William Smith

Defendant must pay damages of sixty-two dollars and thirty-two cents and costs.

 

Samuel Flake

vs.

Milo Barker, Samuel Barker, Samuel Phillips, and James Choat

Defendants to pay debt of sixty dollars, plus damages of four dollars and forty cents, plus costs.

 

Benjamin Bullard

vs.

John Turner

Defendant to pay damages of thirty-nine dollars and twenty-five cents and costs.

 

Charles Jeffries

vs.

John Anderson; plaintiff to pay costs.

 

Court adjourned.

 

June 4, 1839

 

 

William Campbell and Company

vs.

Benjamin Spain

Defendant to pay seventy dollars and seventy-one cents and costs.

 

William Harly

vs.

James Matthews

Defendant to pay debt of one thousand dollars, plus damages of eighty dollars, and costs.

 

Reuben Warren

vs.

E. D. Reed

Continued.

 

Clements and Servis

vs.

Thomas Dobbins

Defendant must pay debt of three hundred and sixty dollars, plus damages of fourteen dollars, and costs. .

 

Wilburn J. Wilburn

vs.

Thomas and CalebLindsey

Defendants to-pay-sixty dollar damages and costs.

 

Darby McClune and Company

vs.

Benjamin Kizer; plaintiff dismissed the case and defendant is to go hence without pay.

 

William Gates

vs.

Henry Sharp

Continued.

 

Joseph White

vs.

Alfred Holcomb; plaintiff to pay costs.

 

C. D. and E. Key

vs.

John Payne

Defendant to pay damages of sixty-three dollars and fourteen cents and costs.

Same

vs.

John S. Duncan

Defendant to pay debt of one hundred and thirty-three dollars and ninety cents, plus damages of ten dollars and eighty-two cents, and costs.

 

William Reece and Company

vs.

P. F. and S. Boone

Defendants to pay debt of three hundred and seven dollars and sixty-four cents, plus twenty-eight dollars and sixty cents damages.

 

Kenneth Clark and others

vs.

Ephsiam Reed and others

Defendant to pay debt of one hundred and seventy-six dollars and costs.

 

Kendrick and Hagden

vs.

John Payne

Continued.

 

Alfred Averd

vs.

Alexander Dugger

Continued.

 

W. and E. Fellowes

vs.

James Matthews

Continued.

 

A. W. Hausel and Company

vs.

Dobbins and Milam

Continued.

 

Caleb Cope and Company

vs.

Jacob Haigh

Defendant to pay damages of four hundred and ninety-six dollars and twenty cents and costs.

 

 

 

 

 

Kennedy and Thompson

vs.

John Henson

Defendant to pay debt of fifty-nine dollars and fifteen cents, plus damages of one dollar and eighty cents, and costs.

 

McCollum and Wade Shelby

vs.

Whitaker and Bishmp

Defendant to pay damages of one hundred and twenty-four dollars and costs.

 

James Matthews and Company

vs.

Adam Cable

Defendant to pay damages and costs.

 

Jesse Clements

vs.

James Matthews

Defendant to pay debt of one hundred and thirty-five dollars, plus damages of four dollars and eighteen cents, and costs.

 

Kennedy and Thompson

vs.

Alfred Holcomb

Defendant to pay debt of sixty-four dollars and forty-eight cents, plus damages of two dollars and fifty-seven cents, and costs.

 

William H. Filea

vs.

George Grisham

Continued.

 

Kennedy and Thompson

vs.

Abraham Baker

Defendant to pay debt of fifty-five dollars and forty-three cents, plus damages of one dollar and eighty-six cents, and costs.

 

Same

vs.

H. C. Baker

Defendant to pay debt of fifty-five dollars and eighty-six cents, plus damages of one dollar and sixty-seven cents, and costs.

 

 

Wilie B. Ferry

vs.

John C. Ballard

Defendant must pay damages of sixty-one dollars and sixty-eight cents and costs.

 

Hindrick and Hagler

vs.

Stephen O. Gibbs

Plaintiff to pay costs.

 

Benjamin Reynolds

vs.

Kennedy and Thompson

Defendants to pay debt of one hundred and nine dollars and forty-six cents and costs.

 

Robert Payne

vs.

Shelby Ussery and Stephen Hogue

Continued.

 

Rambler H. Morgan

vs.

Dabney F. Ray,

Defendant to pay damages of thirty dollars and costs.

 

Benjamin Bullard

vs.

John Turner

Continued.

 

J. B. Pickens

vs.

John Reeves and C. D. Key

Defendants to pay debt of forty-two dollars and thirty-six cents, plus damages of four dollars and twenty-five cents, and costs.

 

Nicholas McMillam

vs.

V. G. Latham

Plaintiff to pay costs.

 

John Pruitt

vs.

J. B. Merchant

Defendant to pay debt of eighty-two dollars and sixty-seven cents and costs.

 

Edward Carless

vs.

William Rice

Continued.

 

James Elam

vs.

Josiah Cook

Continued

 

W. H. Files

vs.

George Gresham

Continued

 

W. W, Garred

vs.

W. C. Essry

Continued

 

John Pruitt

vs.

Leonard Piles and James Long

Defendants to pay debt of fifty-five dollars and three cents, plus damages of one dollar and eighty-three cents, and costs.

 

Martin and Wood

vs.

Daniel Harrison

Defendant to pay damages of ninety-eight dollars and forty cents and costs.

 

Wade Blassingame

vs.

William Simons

Defendant to pay debt of sixty-six dollars and thirty cents, plus damages of two dollars and costs.

 

Kindrick and Hagler

vs.

John Wood

Defendant to pay debt of seventy-one dollars and thirty-seven cents, plus damages of two dollars and thirty cents, and costs.

 

Same

vs.

David Kizer

Defendant to pay debt of seventy-five dollars, plus damages of two and one-half dollars, and costs.

Walker and Abernathy

vs.

J. W. Dunney

Continued.

 

BILLS OF INDICTMENT:

 

H. H. Holcomb, assault and battery;

Samuel Tedder, exhibiting bowie knife

James Latham, assault and battery.

 

 

Kendrick and Hagler

vs.

Lewellen Patrick

Continued.

 

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

June 5, 1839

 

 

John Steward

vs.

James McDowell

Continued.

 

Evan Murphy

vs.

Thomas G. Dobbins

Dismissed.

 

Weaver and Wilie

vs.

Kennedy and Thompson

Defendants to pay damages of five hundred and forty-seven dollars and five cents and costs.

 

Middleton and Harrison

vs.

Peter Cook

Defendant to pay debt of sixty-one dollars and twelve cents and costs.

 

 

 

Samuel and Aund Chambers

vs.

William Watkins

Continued.

 

A. G. Kennedy

vs.

Thomas Pate

Continued.

 

John B. Morgan

vs.

James H. Morgan

Continued.

 

Felix Lewis and Company

vs.

James Matthews

Defendant to pay eighty-seven dollars and twenty-five cents, plus damages of five dollars and thirty-four cents and costs.

 

Simpson and Hubbard

vs.

Lewis Hunt

Defendant to pay damages of one hundred and seventy-five dollars and eighteen cents and costs.

 

Kindrick and Hagler

vs.

John Reeves

Defendant to pay debt of one hundred and eighty-six dollars and forty-four cents, plus damages of six dollars and twenty-one cents arid costs.

 

John Turner

vs.

William B. Rushing

Defendant to pay debt of ninety dollars and sixty-eight cents, plus damages of twelve dollars and twenty-five cents and costs.

 

Pitser Miller

vs.

W. P. Powell

Continued.

 

 

 

 

Peter Searcy

vs.

James W. Larkington

Defendant to pay damages of three hundred and eleven dollars and fifty cents and costs.

 

Joseph Persons

vs.

John Graham

Continued.

 

James Box

vs.

John Pruitt

Defendant to pay damage of two hundred and six dollars and costs.

 

Joshua Lindsey

vs.

John Kennedy

Continued

 

David Hyneman

vs.

John Pruitt

Continued.

 

McClune, Petty and Company

vs.

John Richardson and R. H. Boone

Defendant to pay debt of one hundred and twenty dollars and seventy-five cents, plus damages of nine dollars and sixty-six cents .and costs.

 

Hawkins and Rhea

vs.

Lewis Clark, John Clark, and George Clark

Continued.

 

Benjamin Clemens

vs.

James Matthews

Defendant to pay debt of one hundred dollars and damages of twelve dollars.

 

J. P. Gibbs

vs.

James Harris

Defendant to pay debt of sixty-two dollars and forty-seven cents, plus damages of six dollars and sixty-six cents, and costs.

William Lesley

vs.

John C. Ballard and Squire Boone

Defendant pay debt of two hundred dollars, plus debt of twenty-one dollars and forty-nine cents, and costs.

 

Daniel B. Harrison

vs.

Stephen Hogue; plaintiff to pay costs.

 

Benjamin Condra

vs.

Jesse Hallmark

Defendants to pay damages of two hundred and eighty-one-dollars and fifty-eight cents and costs.

 

Fulcher and Copeland

vs.

Flick Thomas

Continued.

 

David Wilaon

vs.

William Gatlin

Continued.

 

Leroy Farmer

vs.

James Elam

Continued.

 

William Watkins

vs.

John Doan

Continued.

 

John Moon

vs.

George Harrison

Defendant to pay damages of one hundred and ten dollars and sixteen cents and costs.

 

John Woodard

vs.

Moses Winters

Continued.

 

 

William Embry

vs.

John Robbins

Continued.

 

Elizabeth Chism

vs.

William Mauldin

Continued.

 

M. Autry

vs.

J. M. Criner

Continued.

 

Account filed, recorded, and certified in favor of William B. Frank for six dollars.

 

Silas Click, defaulting juror, fined fifty dollars.

 

 

William Withers

vs.

David Ross and Thomas Pate

Defendants to pay debt of seventy-two dollars and eighty-three cents and costs.

 

William Harley

vs.

James Matthews

Continued.

 

W. B. Rice

vs.

M, B. Coble

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Overton Piles

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Leroy Carpenter, Abner Moody, Elisha Fariss and Chambess Reynold

Defendant discharged and to go hence without pay.

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Bullard

Defendant fined one dollar and costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Payne and George Reeves;

Continued

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Benjamin Johnson and Jesse Miller

Assault with intent to kill

Bail set at five hundred dollars.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE DRAWN TO BE JURORS:

 

Benjamin Kizer

John Whitaker

Robert Collier

Samuel Morrow

John Payne

Jefferson Knight

E. Surrell

Labern Kelly

Solomon Carter

Josiah Ramage

Daniel Lawson

Samuel Reed

Joseph Phillips

John Reeves

Samuel Rankin

William Powell

R. S. Rogers

David Carpenter

Edward Kemp

Robert Rowland

Absolom Looney

James Baker

John Dollarson

Elias Rineheart

Benjamin Cook

John Thomas

Harrison Blassingham

Silas C. Bynum

Green B. Robinson

Obil Guess

John Jobe

Charles Hutchenson

Reuben Rorie

James Markham

William McKinney

John Choat

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Joseph Phillips

Defendant discharged.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Duncan and Rebecca Null

Fornication

Bail set at two hundred dollars.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John G. Harmon

Exhibiting Bowie knife

Continued.

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Smith

Assault and battery

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Thomas Patterson, William Ethridge and John Bailey

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Turner and John J. Turner; peace warrant; Benjamin Bullard

Prosecutor, taxed with costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Harmon

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Hogue

Larceny

Defendants go hence without pay.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

E. M. Cable and M. B. Click

Judgment set aside.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

James Lumpkin

Larceny

Continued.

 

Same

vs.

Same

Assault with intent to kill

Same order.

 

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Gabriel Busby

Assault and battery

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Binge and Henry Bickenstaff

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

L. Piles and J. Piles

Judgment rendered at last term of court to be made final.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Bullard; judgment at last term of court be set aside and defendant to pay costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

James Latham

Assault and battery

Defendant fined one dollar and costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

H. H. Holcomb

Assault and battery; to be continued and defendant to be held to bail at one hundred and fifty dollars.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Sampson Ledder; to be continued and defendant to be held to bail at five hundred dollars and securities in the like sum.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

December Term - 1839

 

December 9, 1839

 

Stephen Adams, presiding judge

 

THE JURORS FOR THIS TERM OF COURT WERE DRAWN AND NAMED ON JUNE 5, 1839

 

Joseph Green

Robbins John Dallerson

Charles Hutcherson

John Job

Samuel Rankin

Solomon Carter

Samuel Reed

Josiah Ramage

Daniel Lawson

James Markham

Elias Rineheart

John Choat

 

 

Samuel Conner

vs.

James Asbell

Case dismissed and defendant to go hence without pay.

 

William McLoon

vs.

William Gates

Defendant to pay damages of four hundred and fifty-one dollars and sixty-eight cents and costs.

 

Samuel and Anna Chambers

vs.

William Watkins

Case dismissed.

 

Robert Pyne

vs.

Shelby Ussery and S. S. Hogue

Defendants to pay debt of two thousand, one hundred and five dollars and fifty-four cents plus costs.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

December 10, 1839

 

 

A. W. Hansell

vs.

Thomas Dobbins and Turner Milan

Defendants to pay damages of one thousand, seven hundred and seventy-three dollars and sixty-eight cents plus costs.

 

Benjamin Reynolds

vs.

Kennedy and Thompson

Defendants to pay damages of one hundred and fourteen dollars and eighty cents plus costs.

 

 

A. E. Pate

vs.

Thomas Copeland

Continued.

 

William R. Harly

vs.

James Matthews

Defendant to pay debt of nine hundred and eighty-three dollars, plus damages of seventy-two dollars and nine cents, and costs.

 

William Files

vs.

George Grisham

Defendant to go hence without pay and recover of the plaintiff the costs of the suit.

 

James Kindrick and Benjamin Hagler

vs.

John Payne

Defendant to pay damages of eighty-six dollars and fifty-three cents and costs.

 

William and Cornelias Fellows

vs.

James Matthews

Defendant pay damages of four hundred and twenty-nine dollars and thirty-four cents plus costs.

 

A. G. Kennedy

vs.

Thomas Fate

Case dismissed and defendant to go hence without pay and recover of the plaintiff the costs.

 

Peter Boone

vs.

Robert Bently

Same as above.

 

Edward Careless

vs.

William Rice

Same as above.

 

James Elam

vs.

Josiah Cook and Others

Same as above.

 

John Morgan

vs.

James Morgan

Defendant to pay damages of ninety-three dollars and sixty cents plus costs.

 

William Garrard

vs.

William Esby

Defendant go hence without pay and recover of the plaintiff the costs of the suit.

 

Walker and Abernathy

vs.

James Rupey

Same as above.

 

Kindrick and Hagler

vs.

Lewellen Partick

Continued.

 

Moses Stratton

vs.

Hardy Holcomb

Slander

Case dismissed.

 

David Hyneman

vs.

John Pruitt and William Owens

Defendants to pay debt of eighty-one dollars, plus damages of five dollars and seventy-two cents, and costs.

 

Fulcher and Copewood

vs.

Elisha Thomas

Defendants to pay damages and costs.

 

William Watkins

vs.

John Doan

Defendant go hence without pay and recover of the plaintiff the costs.

 

 

 

 

 

William Johnston

vs.

John Reeves

Defendant to pay debt of eighty-seven dollars and fifty cents, plus damages of sixty-one dollars, and costs.

 

Thomas Pate

vs.

John Whitiker

Defendant to pay debt of ninety-eight dollars and thirty-three cents, plus damages of forty-five and one-half cents, and costs.

 

John Carter

vs.

John Thomas and John Reeves

Defendants to pay debt of one hundred and twenty-one dollars and fifty cents, plus damages of eight dollars and ninety-one cents, and costs.

 

Same

vs.

John Reeves and Rineheart

Defendants to pay debt of one hundred and twenty four dollars, plus thirteen dollars and ninety-four cents, and costs.

 

James L. Smith

vs.

Stephen and Gabriel Busby

Defendants to pay debt of fifty-eight dollars and ninety cents, plus damages of twenty dollars and thirty-seven cents, and costs.

 

Dobbins and McClune

vs.

R. Rhey

Defendant go hence without pay and recover costs from plaintiff.

 

John Carter

vs.

John Reeves and g. Kizer

Defendants pay debt of two hundred dollars, plus damages of fourteen dollars and sixty-eight cents, and costs.

 

John Carter

vs.

William Smith, James Harris, and Daniel Vanlandingham

Defendants to pay debt of seventy dollars, plus damages of eleven dollars and ten cents, and costs.

 

William Simmons

vs.

M. G. Pickens

Defendant to pay debt of eighty-five dollars, plus seven dollars and eight cents for detentions, and costs.

 

Aaron B. Emerson

vs.

Ebineaer Walkerand Henry Counts

Defendants to pay debt of sixty-one dollars and fifty cents, plus damages of seven dollars and sixty-five cents, and costs.

 

William Fisher

vs.

William Winters

Defendant to pay debt of eighty-nine dollars and sixteen cents, plus damages of two dollars and ninety-three cents, and costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Greason

Defendant conveyed to the jailer of County of Itawamba for new trial in said County of Itawamba.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

December 11, 1839

 

 

Evan Murphy

vs.

Thomas Dobbins

Dismissed and defendant must pay costs.

 

Brinne and McMahan

vs.

John Brown and Thomas Dobbins

Defendants pay debt of three hundred and ten dollars and seventy cents, plus damages of forty-eight dollars and sixty cents, and costs.

 

A. G. Kennedy

vs.

Wiley Bulsher

Defendant pay damages of two hundred and thirty-eight dollars and forty-eight and costs.

 

 

Childniss

vs.

Kennedy and Thompson

Defendants pay debt of three hundred and forty-five dollars and ninety-two cents, plus damages of thirty-six dollars and eighty-nine cents, and costs.

 

Hewett, Ruffner and Company

vs.

James Matthews

Continued.

 

Benjamin Hubert

vs.

D. A. Patrick. M. Lindsey, and B. Lindsey, and J. Robbins

J. Robbins to pay debt of two thousand, eight hundred dollars, plus seventy-nine dollars and five cents for damages, and cost of suit.

 

William Williams and John Chalmers

vs.

William Powell

Defendant pay debt of one thousand, five hundred and ninety-five dollars plus two hundred and thirty-five dollars for damages.

 

William Gates

vs.

Henry Sharp

Defendant pay damages of one hundred and twenty-six dollars and thirty-six cents, and costs.

 

John Stewart

vs.

James McDowell

Continued.

 

E. Murphy

vs.

T. G. Dobbins

Dismissed.

 

Alexander Reese

vs.

James Stephenson

Defendant to pay damages.

 

 

 

 

P. Miller

vs.

W. P. Powell

Continued.

 

Joseph Pearson

vs.

John Graham

Continued.

 

W. W. Garrard

vs.

James Stone

Continued.

 

David Hineman

vs.

John Pruitt and John Shultz

Defendants pay damages of eighty-one dollars and costs.

 

Hawkins and Rhey

vs.

Lewis Clark

Defendant pay debt of two hundred and eighty-two dollars and fifty-one cents, plus damages of twenty dollars and seventy-one cents, and costs.

 

David Wilson

vs.

William Gatlin

Continued.

 

Leroy Farmer

vs.

James Elam

Defendant go hence without pay.

 

John Woodward

vs.

Moses Winters

Continued.

 

William Embry

vs.

John Robbins

Continued.

 

Elizabeth Chism

vs.

William Mauldin

Defendant go hence without pay and recover the costs of the suit from the plaintiff.

 

Mary Aubings

vs.

James Criner; stricket from docket.

 

Reuben Warren

vs.

E. D. Reed

Defendant pay damages of one hundred and four dollars and forty-six cents and costs.

 

M. B. Cobb

vs.

W. W. Garrard

Continued.

 

Hugh Cowen

vs.

W. W. Garrard

Continued.

 

William Burge

vs.

Same

Same order as above.

 

N, McMillam

vs.

W. W. Garrard

Continued.

 

Brown and McClune

vs.

W. B. Rice and Others

Continued.

 

Reuben McClarren

vs.

Joseph Thomas

Continued.

 

 

 

William Stockton

vs.

W. W. Garrard

Continued.

 

The President of the Agricultural Bank of Mississippi

vs.

DeRosy Carroll

Continued.

 

Same

vs.

J. Haigh

Continued.

 

James W. Hamil

vs.

James Cooper

Continued.

 

John Thompson

vs.

Benjamin Hampton

Continued.

 

John Pruitt

vs.

C. D. Key

Continued.

 

John Walker

vs.

S. M. Carson

Continued.

 

John Walker

vs.

William Anderson

Continued.

 

A. W. Hansel

vs.

Dobbins and Milam

Continued.

 

 

John Pruitt

vs.

James Fields

Continued

 

M. Cross

vs.

H. B. Mitchell

Defendant pay debt of for hundred and seventy dollars and costs.

 

R. L. Emerson

vs.

S. C. Jones

Defendant pay debt of seventy-one dollars and sixty-one cents, plus two dollars and twenty-seven cents damages, and costs.

 

William Lesby

vs.

B. J. and F. Kizer

Continued.

 

C. D. and E. Key

vs.

William Rushing

Continued.

 

Mark Rushing

vs.

B. N. Hampton

Continued.

 

S. Boone

vs.

S. O. Gibbs

Continued.

 

William Graham

vs.

William Anderson

Continued.

 

H. W. Elder

vs.

D. B. Harrison

Defendant pay debt of seventy-two dollars and thirty-six cents, plus five dollars and fifty cents damages, and costs.

Dobbins and Milam

vs.

J. C. Ballard

Defendant pay costs.

 

D. D. McClune

vs.

J. C. Griner

Continued.

 

John Hampton

vs.

B. N. Hampton

Continued.

 

James Matthews

vs.

William Anderson; attachment

Continued.

 

Hewitt and Ruffin

vs.

James Matthews

Continued.

 

John Cockerill

vs.

James Gatlin

Continued.

 

Simpson Hubert

vs.

William Miller

Defendant go hence without pay and recover the costs from the plaintiff.

 

John Brooks

vs.

John Reeves

Defendant pay debt of five hundred and thirteen dollars and seventy-three cents, plus damages of fifty cents, and costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Overton Piles; judgment at last court to be set aside.

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Payne, and George Reeves

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Peter Garland; fined one dollar and costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Benjamin Johnston and Jesse Miller

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Duncan and Rebecca Null

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John J. Harmon

Dismissed.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

James Lumpkin

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Gabriel Busby

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

H. H. Holcomb

Prosecutor pay costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Sampson Ledder

Continued.

 

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Dunaway

Larceny

Prosecutor pay costs.

 

Weaver and Wilie

vs.

Kennedy and Thompson

Continued.

 

GRAND JURY RETURNED THE FOLLOWING BILLS:

 

J. Miller, W. Thompson, M. B. Click, and P. Garland: a capias issue.

Daniel Vanlandingham, assault and battery with bail set at one hundred dollars.

Lewellen Patrick, suffering someone to drink liquor in his house, with bail at five hundred dollars.

Gabriel Busby, riot with bail set at two hundred and fifty dollars.

Jesse Miller exhibiting a bowie knife, with bail set at five hundred dollars.

M. B. Coble, perjury, with two thousand dollars bail.

Judith Wisdom, keeping a disorderly house, with a one hundred dollar bail.

W. W. Garrard, adultery, two hundred and fifty dollars bail.

W. Rice and Clara Widow, fornication with one hundred and fifty dollar bail

M. B. Click and P. Garland, pleaded and fined one dollar.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

December 12, 1839

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Jesse Miller and W. Thompson

Fned one dollar.

 

Court adjourned.

 

Honorable Fredrick Hurling, presiding Judge

 

 

1840



June Term - 1840

June 8, 1840

 

 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE DRAWN AS JURORS:

 

Mark Rushing

Conrad Rineheart

William Stockton

David Barnes

H. B. Mitchell

John O'Neal

John Vanhoos

Daniel Vanlandingham

James Elam

John Brown

John Davis

John Newman

Lewis Jones

James McNeal

H. Morgan

R. H. Boone

Leroy Farmer

John Williams

Henry George

James Walker

Young Choat

Presley Ward

Samuel Wilie

Samuel Stockton

 

 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE DRAWN AS GRAND JURORS:

 

H. B. Mitchell

Daniel Vanlandingham

James Robinson

Conrad Rineheart

William Stockton

John Davis

Leonard Piles

John O’Neal

John Barnes

Samuel Wilie

Lewis Jones

Young Choat

James McNeal

David Walker

and James Choat

 

 

 

Benjamin Bullard

vs.

John Turner

Dismissed.

 

Abner Pate

vs.

George Harrison and Thomas Copeland

Defendant pay sixty dollars and sixty-seven cents for debt and costs.

 

Kindrick and Hagler

vs.

Lewellen Patrick

Plaintiff pay cost.

 

Joseph Persons

vs.

John Graham

Continued.

 

 William Garrard

vs.

James Stone

Defendant pay debt of fifty-six dollars and eighty-one cents debt, plus six dollars and eighty-one cents damages, and cost.

 

William Embry

vs.

John Robbins

Dismissed.

 

A. Dale

vs.

W. Burge

Defendant pay debt of thirty-five dollars, plus four dollars and sixty-four cents damages and costs.

 

W. W. Garrard

vs.

Nicholas McMillam

Defendants go hence without pay and recover costs.

 

Brown and McClune

vs.

W. B Rice

Same as above.

 

Reuben McLarin

vs.

Joseph Thomas

Dismissed.

 

W. W. Garrard

vs.

William Stockton

Defendant go hence without pay and recover costs for suit from plaintiff.

 

John Thompson

vs.

B. N. Hampton

Defendant pay debt of four hundred and eight dollars and eighty-seven and one-half cents, plus damages of thirty-four dollars and sixty-nine cents, and costs.

 

Sarah Fraley and A. J. Fraley

vs.

W. S. Duncan

Defendant pay damages of two hundred and sixty dollars and costs.

Charles Spencer

vs.

David Parker

Defendant pay costs.

 

C. D. and E. Key

vs.

William Rushing; plaintiff pay costs.

 

Thomas Copewood

vs.

Evan Murphy

Defendant pay seventy-five dollar debt, plus damages of thirty-three dollars, and costs.

 

Squire Boone

vs.

S. O. Gibbs

Defendant pay costs.

 

Benjamin Howell

vs.

Henry Clemmons

Defendant pay debt of seventy-seven dollars and thirty-three cents and costs.

 

John Thompson

vs.

B. N. Hampton

Defendant pay debt of eight hundred dollars, damages of four hundred and fifty dollars, and costs.

 

James Matthews

vs.

William Anderson

Defendant pay debt of three hundred and ninety-five dollars, and damages of sixty-three dollars and ninety-five cents, and costs.

 

Thomas Hinton

vs.

Alfred Holcomb

Continued.

 

Jacob Haigh

vs.

Allen Evans

Continued.

 

Persons and Alstadt

vs.

Valsane G. Satham

Continued.

 

William Sisby

vs.

B. J. and F. Kizer

Defendants go hence.

 

Hewitt, Ruffner and Company

vs.

James Matthews

Defendant pay debt of six hundred and eight dollars and twenty-one cents, damages of sixty-eight dollars and ninety-seven cents, and costs.

 

John Stewart

vs.

James McDowell

Continued.

 

Thomas Poindexter

vs.

Reuben Boone

Defendant pay damages of one thousand, eight hundred and one dollars and sixty-five cents and costs.

 

Daniel Gilchreece

vs.

David Walker and John Richardson

Defendant go hence without pay.

 

W. W. Garrard

vs.

Hugh Cowan; same as above.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

June 9, 1840

 

 

Joseph Persons

vs.

John Graham

Defendants pay costs.

Pitser Miller

vs.

W. P. Powell

Defendant pay debt of four hundred and forty-seven dollars and fifty-four cents and costs.

 

Moses Winters

vs.

John Woodard

Defendant go hence without pay and recover costs from plaintiff.

 

W. W Garrard

vs.

M. B. Cobb; same as above.

 

Agricultural Bank of Mississippi

vs.

DeRosy Carroll and Jacob Haigh

Same as above.

 

Mississippi Union Bank

vs.

Thomas Dobbins, Turner Milam

Dismissed.

 

A. Meece

vs.

James Stephenson

Continued.

 

Francis Coburn

vs.

William Russell and H. H. Holcomb

Dismissed.

 

Garland

vs.

Ragan

Defendant pay costs.

 

Suggs

vs.

Peter Garland and Felix Goff

Continued

 

 

 

A Hansel

vs.

Dobbins and Milam

Continued

 

James Harvel

vs.

James Cooper

Defendant go hence without pay and recover costs.

 

John Walker

vs.

S. M. Carson

Defendant pay damages of one hundred and seventy-nine dollars and costs.

 

McClune and Petty

vs.

W. W. Garrard

Plaintiff pay costs.

 

Clements and Lewis

vs.

Thomas Dobbins and T. M. Milam

Motion to quash execution

Motion quashed.

 

John Walker and Carter White

vs.

William Anderson, T. B. Phillips, V. G. Latham, J. H. Farkington, John Latham, and Lewis Jones

Defendants to pay damages of two hundred and nineteen dollars and eighty-six cents and costs.

 

Rhea Conner and Company

vs.

P. F. and L. Boone and John Doan

Execution quashed.

 

William Graham

vs.

William Anderson, T. B. Phillips, and others

Defendants pay debt of one hundred and six dollars and, seventy-seven cents and costs.

 

Agricultural Bank of Mississippi

vs.

DeRosy Carroll

Defendant pay damages of four thousand, six hundred and seventy-four dollars and costs of suit.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

June 10, 1840

 

 

A. J. and S. Fraley

vs.

B. N. Hampton

Continued.

 

Same

vs.

Wilson Swaine and Thomas Pate

Continued.

 

Same

vs.

Richard Smith

Continued.

 

Same

vs.

Solomon Knight

Continued.

 

Same

vs.

James Merchant

Continued.

 

Jesse Westmoreland

vs.

B. N. Hampton

Continued.

 

Same

vs.

B. H. and L. B. Estes

Continued.

 

Same

vs.

W. B. Owens

Continued.

 

D. W Hyneman

vs.

John Pruitt, John Shultz and J. A. Goodwin

Forth coming bond quashed.

 

Same

vs.

John Pruitt, William Owens, H. B. Walker, and J. A. Goodwin

Same as above.

 

W. H. Wood

vs.

Nathan McAffee

Continued.

 

Brown and McClune

vs.

W. B. Rice

Plaintiff pay costs.

 

John Pruitt

vs.

C. D. Key

Continued.

 

Mark Rushing

vs.

B. N. Hampton

Defendant pa¥ debt of ninety-one dollars, damages of fourteen dollars and forty-four cents, and costs.

 

Joseph Persons

vs.

Daniel Prince

Stricken from records.

 

McClune, Petty, and Company

Defendant recover costs from plaintiff.

 

Solomon Rice

vs.

W. W. Garrard

Attachment

Continued

 

 

V. G. Latham

vs.

Jefferson Tarkington

Continued

 

W. and C. Fellows

vs.

H. B. Mitchell

Defendant pay costs.

 

William Gates

vs.

Bradley and McFarlain

Attachment

Granted.

 

Elias Rineheart

vs.

William Patten

Defendants go hence without pay.

 

Daniel Gitcheart

vs.

Daniel Vanlandingham

Continued.

 

Simon Wilkiner

vs.

A. Patterson

Defendant pay costs, debt of two hundred dollars and damages of seven dollars and thirty- three cents.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

B. F. Reynolds, Alexander Dugger, and Stephen Hale

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Jesse Sutton and John Sutton

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Overton Piles

Dismissed.

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Payne and George Reeves

Defendants go hence without pay.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Duncan and Rebecca Null

Same.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Thomas Patterson

Same.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

James Lumpkin

Assault and battery

Same.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Same

Larceny

Same.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Gabriel Busby

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Sampson Ledder

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Jesse Miller and W. Thompson

Same.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

M. B. Click

Same.

State of Mississippi

vs.

Daniel Vanlandingham

Assault and battery

Fined fifty cents and costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Lewellen Patrick

Defendant go hence without pay.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Gabriel Budby

Riot

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Jesse Miller

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

M. B. Cobb

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Judith Wisdom

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

W. W. Garrard

Adultery

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

W. B. Rice and Clay Wisdom

Fornication

Continued.

 

 

 

Milam and Dobbins

vs.

James Elam

Attachment

Quashed.

 

Agricultural Bank of Mississippi

vs.

DeRosy Carroll and Jacob Haigh

New trial granted.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Thomas Copeland

Defendant of hence without pay.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Gilbert Howell

Same.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Tillman Gauge

Same.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Whitiker

Same.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Lewis Clark

Same.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Bryant Isom

Defendant finded five dollars and costs

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Jesse Sutton and John Sutton

Continued

 

Samuel Jones

vs.

H. H. Morgan

Attachment

Quashed.

 

J. D. Bradford

vs.

James Townsend

Defendant pay debt of one hundred dollars, damages of three dollars and sixty-six cents, and costs.

 

John Pruitt

vs.

James Fields

Defendant go hence without pay.

 

John Cockrill

vs.

James Gaultney

Defendant pay debt of sixty dollars damages of six dollars and forty-four cents, and costs.

 

Weaver and Wilie

vs.

Kennedy and Thompson

Defendants go hence without pay.

 

B. C. Burnett

vs.

Thomas Dobbins

Defendant pay debt of one thousand, two hundred and fifty dollars, damages of two hundred and fifty dollars, and costs.

 

L. S. Hampton

vs.

B. N. Hampton

Petition for divorce

Case  dismissed.

 

J. C. Griner

vs.

B. N. Hampton

Bill in equity

Bill is allowed.

 

THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNTS WERE EXAMINED AND ALLOWED:

 

Squire Boone for ten dollars, John Grison for fifty-one dollars and fifty cents

Stepben Hogue for three hundred and eighty dollars, and to the County Treasury for fifty dollars.

 

William Wilbourn

vs.

William Binge;

Motion for new trial

New trial-granted.

 

W. B. Rice

vs.

M. B. and E. Coble

Set for trial next term.

 

Kenneth Clark and Robert Miller

vs.

E. D. Reed and A. B. Reed

Defendants to pay one hundred and thirty dollars and fourteen cents securities and five per cent damages.

 

Mark Rushing

vs.

B. N. Hampton

New trial granted.

 

S. S. Hogue allowed one hundred and four dollars and fifty cents for official duties.

 

Court adjourned.

 

 

October Term - 1840

 

October 12, 1840

 

 

The presiding judge is the Honorable Stephen Adams.

 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE DRAWN AS JURORS:

 

John Choat

James Hart

Lewis Tilley

John Murphy

Tilman Thrasher

John Taylor

John Vauter

J. Manifee

James Matthies

Able Walker

George Wade

Sebern Jones

G. B. Robbins

Peter Groves

Thomas Cagdell

B. C. Higgenbottom

L. M. Bradley

A. G. Kennedy

James Morgan

Robert Scott

William Smith

William Stephenson

Gilbert Howell

S. W. Williams

D. W. Hyneman

C. R. Thrasher

John Richardson

Talifar Shelton

John Clark

 

 

 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE DRAWN AS GRAND JURORS:

 

John Choat

Lewis Tilley

John Murphy

John Vauter

George Wade

Sebern Jones

A. G. Kennedy

James Morgan

Robert Scott

William Smith

D. W. Hyneman

Talifar Shelton

 

 

A. G. Bennett

vs.

W. R. Bennett

Defendant to pay debt of one hundred dollars and damages of sixty-three cents.

 

William Gates

vs.

John Bradley and Edward Farlin; Reuben Davis comes and acknowledges payment of suit.

 

Reuben McClarine

vs.

Joseph Thomas

Dismissed.

 

Agricultural Bank of Mississippi

vs.

DeRosy Carroll and Jacob Haigh

Continued.

 

A. J. and S. Fraley

vs.

Wilson Swaine and Thomas Pate

Defendants to pay debt of sixty-four dollars and eighty-seven cents, damages of four dollars and thirty cents, and costs.

 

Same

vs.

J. B. Merchant, Lyddal Estes and John Swaine

Defendants to pay debt of seventy-one dollars, damages of four dollars and seventy-three and one-half cents, and costs.

 

 

 

 

 

H. W. Segall

vs.

Joseph Neil

Defendant to pay debt of two hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three and one-third cents, damages of four dollars and seventy-three cents and costs.

 

Nelson Green

vs.

A. G. Kennedy

Continued.

 

Davis and Sulivant

vs.

A. B. Emerson

Defendant to pay debt of one hundred and three dollars and seventy-one cents, damages of seven dollars and ninety-one and one-half cents, and costs.

 

W. B. Rice

vs.

Samuel Johnson

Continued.

 

Benjamin Bullard

vs.

J. J. Persons

Defendant to go hence without pay.

 

William Gates

vs.

Bradley and McFarling

Continued.

 

John Lindsey

vs.

William Frost

Dismissed.

 

Mississippi Union Bank

vs.

Solomon Masier

Dismissed.

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Pate

vs.

William Moore, W. B. Frost

Defendants to pay debt of sixty-two dollars and seventy-five cents, damages of four dollars and forty-three cents, and costs.

 

George Carroll

vs.

William Gates

Defendant pay debt of sixty-seven dollars, damages of twenty-three dollars and costs.

 

Solomon Rice

vs.

W. W. Garrard; debt of seven thousand dollars and eighty-six cents made void.

 

William Chaffin

vs.

Samuel Jones

Defendant pay debt of one hundred and fifty dollars and thirty-one cents, damages of five dollars and seventy-four cents and costs.

 

Samuel Flake

vs.

James Calihan

Defendant pay costs of suit and debt of two hundred dollars.

 

Dobbins and Milam

vs.

John Ballard

Continued.

 

John Carter

vs.

Thomas Payne and John Barlington

Defendants pay forty-five dollars.

 

October 13, 1840

 

Whiteing and Clark

vs.

R. H. Hicks

Continued.

 

 

 

 

 

Same

vs.

P. F. Boone and James Bell

William Martin paid security.

 

S. S. Hogue fined five dollars.

 

John Steward

vs.

James McDowell

Defendant go hence without pay

 

Alexander Meese[1]

vs.

James Stephenson

Continued.

 

Edward Careless

vs.

W. B. Rice

Judgment set aside.

 

A. W. Hansel and Company

vs.

Dobbins and Milam

Defendant to pay costs.

 

C. D. and E. Key

vs.

William Rushing

Defendant to pay debt of two hundred dollars, damages of sixty-one dollars and costs.

 

Mark Rushing

vs.

B. N. Hampton

Defendant to pay debt of thirty-seven dollars and costs.

 

Thomas W. Henton

vs.

Alfred Holcomb

Defendant to pay costs and damages.

 

 

 

Jacob Haigh

vs.

Allen Evans

Continued.

 

A. J. and S. Fraley

vs.

B. N. Hampton and Hiram Autry

Defendant pay debt of one hundred dollars, damages of seventy-three cents, and costs.

 

Same

vs.

David Walker, S. J. Knight, and John Richardson

Defendants to pay debt of fifty-seven dollars and six and one-fourth cents, damages of three dollars and forty cents, and costs.

 

Same

vs.

Benjamin Estes and Lyddal Estes

Defendants pay debt of fifty-one dollars, damages of three dollars and eighty cents, and costs.

 

Same

vs.

William Owens and John Doan

Defendants pay debt of two hundred and eighteen dollars and thirty-seven cents and costs.

 

Same

vs.

Lyddal Estes and Benjamin Estes

Defendants pay debt of one hundred and thirteen dollars, damages of seven dollars and fifty-six cents, and costs.

 

Henderson and Meeks

vs.

Thomas Dobbins and H. B. Mitchell

Defendants to pay costs.

 

James Bell

vs.

Thomas Cagdell and David Cagdell

Defendants pay debt of sixty-seven dollars and forty-seven cents, damages of three dollars and fifty-nine cents, and costs.

 

 

 

 

Forsyth and Lymerick

vs.

H. B. Mitchell

Continued.

 

William Moore

vs.

Squire Boone

S. M. Cunningham and Lewis Clark to pay securit1es.

 

William Moore

vs.

Nathan McAfee

Defendant go hence without pay.

 

October 14, 1840

 

A. E. Pate

vs.

B. F. Liddon

Continued.

 

Griffith Dean

vs.

Thomas  Dobbins and T. M. Milam

Dismissed.

 

Mississippi Union Bank

vs.

Lewellen Partick, John Reeves, and E. D. Reed

Defendant pay costs.

 

John Carter

vs.

Robert Swaine, John Latham, and John Swaine

Defendants pay debt of one hundred and fifty dollars, damages of twenty-four dollars and twelve cents, and costs.

 

Same

vs.

T. S. Patton, William Rogers, A. Meese

Continued.

 

 

 

 

 

Same

vs.

John Alstadt, B. Hancock, and and B. Kizer

Defendants go hence.

 

Same

vs.

M. B. Click and H. B. Mitchell

Defendants pay debt of one hundred and eight dollars and seventy-six cents; and costs.

 

Mississippi Union Bank

vs.

William Duncan, and F. W. Goff

Continued.

 

Thompson Pinnick

vs.

Bradley and McFarling

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

James Cragg

Fined five dollars and costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

A. Walker

One thousand dollar bail.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Gabrie Busby and Labern Kelly

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Griner

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

G. W. Smith

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

M. B. Smith

One thousand dollar bond.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

M. Sanders and A. Johnson

Defendant fined two dollars and fifty cents and costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

J Deriberry

Defendant fined one dollar and costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

A. Looney and J. Choat

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

John Doan

Defendants go hence.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

S. M. Manifee and John Manifee

Defendants fined two dollars and fifty cents and costs.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

James Kindrick and Benjamin Hagler

One thousand dollar bond.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Frost

Defendant go hence without pay.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Gideon Masier

Defendant fined one dollar and costs.

 

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Lewellen Patrick

Defendant go hence without pay.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

William Merchant; pay bond of two hundred dollars.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

G. W. Matlock

Continued.

 

State of Mississippi

vs.

Brown

Defendant go hence without pay.

 

B. F