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DOCKET           

Edwd. J Eldred
1808-1845

 

Compiled by David Bailey
January 2007
Note: In the summer of 2006, Bob Sweeney and David Bailey collaborated to acquire a copy of a microfilm of Edward Eldred's Docket held by the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg, PA. This document was compiled between 1808 and 1845 by Edward Eldred as a record of his legal transactions in what was to become Sullivan County and nearby areas. Having purchased the microfilm, Bob arranged for David to be able to make his own copy, from which David compiled the following transcription. Bob then donated the purchased microfilm to the Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum where it it is held in the collection there in Laporte, PA.

 

EDWARD JARVIS ELDRED

 

I

 

            It has been over two-hundred years since Edward Jarvis Eldred first walked the hills and dales of The Elklands. Though he was not the first resident of what would fifty- some years later become Sullivan County, he quite possibly was the first to arrive possessing the rare combination of entrepreneurial canny, legal know-how, humanitarianism and a true pioneer spirit to afford him the reputation of the “first citizen” of The Elklands.

            Edward Jarvis Eldred was born August 19th, 1763 at Overshot Mill, Norwood, Middlesex County, England, northwest of London. His mother’s maiden name was Jarvis, the family said to have been “near blood” relatives of William Penn.

            Along with his several brothers and sisters, Edward was given a liberal but not classical education. At the age of about seventeen his father procured for him a clerkship in a well-known carriage manufactory in London. After remaining in this position for a few years a better place was found in a mercantile establishment.

            At about the age of twenty-five he took lodging at the “Inner Temple,” one of the four Inns of Court around the Royal Courts of Justice in London (the other three being Middle Temple, Lincoln’s Inn and Gray’s Inn). It was a well-know institution, so-named for its origins with the Knights Templar.  And there at the Inner Temple, for several years, Edward pursued the study of Law with an eye to being called to the Bar as a practicing barrister. Sources differ as to whether he was actually admitted to the Bar, but we do know that his education served him well.

            Upon leaving his studies in Law, Edward pursued the occupation of a wholesale tea merchant. His success in this trade was less than satisfying however, and after several years of effort and persistence he disposed of his stock and closed the store, evidently much discouraged. The next undertaking was that of balloon navigation, which at the time was the “rage” in France and England. This plan too, however, was very soon abandoned.

            About this time the tide of emigration to the United States was high, due in no small way to the efforts of the land developers. The speculators themselves were cashing in on the relative safety from both foreign invasion and Indian wars. Edward Eldred had caught the infection and was eager to pursue a life in the New World. He therefore lost no time in obtaining letters of introduction to Mr. Phineas Bond, the British consul at New York, as well as John Vaughan, an extensive land owner of the same city, and Dr. Joseph Priestley, of Northumberland, Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna River.

            Eldred’s wife was a member of a wealthy and influential family by the name of Paine which was decidedly opposed to this latest project, but Eldred was not to be dissuaded. It was decide that his wife and three children would remain with friends until accommodations could be arranged in America. Unfortunately, his wife and two sons soon fell sick and died. A remaining daughter was raised by relatives in London and much later joined her father in his new home.  

            Edward engaged passage on the ship Mary, of 18 guns, 9 pounders, 130 men, bound for New York and embarked the 18th of May, 1798. A voyage across the Atlantic at that time was not the pleasantest thing in the world, nor entirely free from danger. After being out from Liverpool one or two days a French vessel bore down upon them and Eldred was assigned to the command of a gun and men to operate. When nearly within hailing distance the French vessel ran up the United States colors and the vessels passed each other as friends. After a voyage of two and a half months the Mary arrived safely at the New York harbor. The following is taken from the bill of lading: “The good ship Mary whereof is Master under God for this present voyager, Eben Allen.”

            Eldred Atkinson tells us that Edward first engaged lodgings at “Bayara’s Farm, near the Bowery Lane” in New York, meeting there with Bond and Vaughan.

            At about this time Edward must also have paid a visit to Joseph Priestley in Northumberland, Pennsylvania at the forks of the Susquehanna. He would have learned from Priestley of his vast land holdings in northeastern Pennsylvania, as had Mssrs. Molyneux, Bird , Warren and others before him.  He would also have learned that the Wallis Pack Road was soon to become the route of the Great Genesee Road which was to carry new settlers from Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland to the fertile Genesee Valley to the North and thence West. And for a man the likes of Edward Jarvis Eldred, this was the opportunity of a lifetime…to be in the right place at the right time.

            So, for the two years prior to Eldred’s emigration to The Elklands he was engaged in learning the craft of land surveying, first at Newark, N.J., and the following year at Kingston, Pennsylvania opposite Wilkes-Barre. During this time he became proficient enough to enable him to move forward as a land surveyor.

             Edward arrived at The Elklands at the age of thirty-seven, bringing with him a large variety of experiences, enabling him to become an exceedingly valuable addition to a new settlement in its formative state.

            Having arranged the use of a log house belonging Thomas King, Sr., he transferred there in the spring of 1800 such articles of personal property as were then in his possession.  In a very short time we find Eldred deeply involved in the workings of the new community. For instance, finding at the time the neighborhood destitute of flour, the following letter addressed to Stephen Bill, a millwright, reads:

 

            Sir, I will beg of you on the part of Mr. Ecroid to come or send some efficient hand to set the mill at rights. Mr. Ecroid is down at Philadelphia and we have a number of new settlers that are very much distressed for flour; the mill will not perform at all. I undertook to grind for the settlers in Mr. Ecroid’s absence. It therefore rather devolves upon me to request a ready attention to our necessities, as most of the settlers have not the means to go out for provisions and are therefore much distressed for bread, I therefore beg that you will not fail to come or send immediately.

 

Ingham quotes a document of about the same period, illustrating that when the needy required help he was among those rendering or organizing aid :

 

To the Men of Elklands:

            Since one of our number, Edward Jones, has the misfortune to be afflicted with lameness, and consequently unable to do that for himself which the situation of a settler in this country requires; under these circumstances it is but a fellow-feeling to give our assistance, for we are all liable to the like affliction. It is therefore suggested that we should, as many of us as are so disposed, meet together at Edward Jones’ house, on the first Monday of April (taking our own provisions along), there to cut over for him a piece of woods; and should his lameness continue, then to meet again at his house, on the first Monday in May, to log off and clear the said piece for planting.

(signed) Edward J. Eldred, David Barrington, William Molyneux, Peter Dominique, Jonathan Frisbey

 

            The location chosen by Eldred for his home was at the northern line of the township, at or near the spot now known as Hugo’s Corners on North Street. In choosing this location he doubtless considered the fact that it was central to the Priestly holdings in both Lycoming and Bradford counties. Indeed, many stories have been told of his journeys from there to Northumberland with his team of oxen, the lead being “belled.” 

            But the location was made more important by the fact that is was on the route of the Wallis Road, soon to become the Genesee Road, near the spot when it begins its descent down Burnette’s Ridge to Schrader’s Branch of the Towanda Creek The road went from there to Meansville (later Towanda) before heading north.  Already heavily traveled, some have said as many as 28 Conestoga wagons passed through each day, the road promised to be a gold mine. Upon erecting his own log house, as early as 1803,  Eldred was immediately overrun with applications for lodgings and meals as well as accommodations for beasts.

            At this juncture, Eldred contrived to build a “Grand Hotel” of sorts which he named “Liberty Hall.”  Now and Then tells us:

 

            The plan was that of constructing four houses of hewed timber cornering together, and so forming the fifth, the ground figure being that of a “Fox and Geese” board. The dimensions of each of these buildings was about 18 by 24 feet, two stories high, the middle one being 18 by 18 feet three stories high with a lookout on top. It was finished in 1805.

 

            Eldred Atkinson relates that “Fox and Geese” was an old children’s game played somewhat like Chinese Checkers, but with 1 fox and 13 geese. The board seems to have been a square or rectangle laid out with another adjoining square or rectangle on the side.

            Egle observes that:

 

            Travelers passing through the country found him an agreeable landlord, and notwithstanding the hours required in hard labor in providing a home for the public, he is believed to have been fond of the sports and games engaged in by his countrymen. In sending invitations to friends to assist in raising a part of his house…he writes: “Come early, so that we can have some time for play after we have finished our work.”

 

            But Eldred was first and foremost a leader in his community. Whenever an emergency of any kind occurred in the Elkland settlement he was immediately summoned and expected to either act as leader or name the man for the position.

            The first death in the Elkland settlement was during the winter of 1802, that of Felix Powell, and a copy of an oration delivered by Mr. Eldred at the burial has been found, as follows:

 

            Men of the Elklands, we have been called together on a solemn occasion, the first of the kind that has happened in these lands. Men as we, are from different countries and of various religions, but united, it is presumed, in the same general moral and social sentiments; we trust and hope in the guardian and wise disposal of the great God of Nature and our being; while we exist the same hand is over us, in death the same God exists, where our spirits are fled we know not whither, and our bodies moldering in the dust. On Him the great and living God let us with steadfast and unshaken confidence depend. While we regard with unremitting attention the monitions he has placed within our bosoms, that monitor would teach us, after our acknowledgement to the great God of all, next under our present circumstances, to pay decent and becoming honor to the deceased. We remember him as a man; we cannot forget him as a man, active and laborious, considering his years (three score and ten), we must remember him as a useful member of society. We commit his body to our mother earth tenderly as brethren whilst we hope through the different modes that our various religions inspire for the future disposal of our deceased brother. Men of the Elklands, we have paid the last honor to a deceased friend, let us considered that each of us shall require the same kind offices of some of our fellow men. This should teach us the necessity of moral and social duties and while we observe a decent and becoming regard for the dead, let us bear away with us from the grave the reflection that higher and still more important are due from each of us to the other and from us to all mankind that live.

 

            In short, as Ingham puts it,  Eldred soon became the leading man in the section, surveying and selling land, writing deeds, wills and contracts and viewing and laying out new roads. He was made Justice of the Peace for the Third District of Lycoming County and began compiling what is now know as “Eldred’s Docket,” being his copy of the legal transactions which took place under his care from September, 1808 until December, 1846, with two breaks. These writings are remarkable for their completeness and attention to detail. They are especially valuable to us for touching upon  the lives of a large variety of individuals, some in passing, but often in intimate detail. In each and every case they serve to tell us much about life in a fledgling frontier community of two hundred years ago.

            This narrative will continue following the year 1812.

 

                                            1808

                                                           

                                                              4 Septr 1808

 

Jos. Priestley Esqr  V.S. Wm. Snell                  

 

Deed of Mortgage        acknowledged

 

.26

 

                                                           16 Novr 1808

 

Hezekiah Morris of Warrior Run, Torbut J. North E. v.s. Jno. B. Hogin

 

Constable H Morris, Issued 16 Novr, Ret 17th             

 

Capias demand not exceeding 100 Dollars
[Editor's Note: “that you take,“ a Capias demand, requires an officer of the court to take into custody a person or certain monies. ]                              

 

Plaintiff Satisfied, so says Constable

 

Justice caps .10

Paid

 

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H. Morris as above v.s. Daniel Bringham                                                          

 

Constable H. Morris, Issued 16 Novr, Retd. 17th

 

Capias demand not exceeding 100 Dollars

 

17th Defendant Confesses

Judgment for     6.44

 

17th Transcript of Judgment given

14th Oct 1809 - H. Morris sworn that the above ment. Transcript is lost or mislaid

26 Oct 1809 2nd Transcript given

 

Costs: Justice Capias .10 (ask ggs); Transcrt. .20; Oath & Writ .16; 2nd Transcrt. .20; Constable Vens Caps .13                                                                                  

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H. Morris as above v.s. Geo. Wilson

 

Constable H. Morris, Issued 16 Novr, Retd. 17th

 

Capias demand not exceeding 100 Dollars

 

Plaintiff satisfied, so says Constable -

 

Costs: Justice Capias .10

Paid

 

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Corns. Waldron v.s. John B. Hogin

 

Constable H. Morris, Issued 16 Nov, Retd. 17th

 

Capias demands not exceeding 100 Dollars

 

Plaintiff satisfied, so says Constable

 

Capias .10

Paid

 

                                                          30 Novr 1808

 

James Muck v.s. John Hill

 

Constable Wm Russell, Issued 30 Novr

To appear, of Deed, Kar. 2 Brfs. Drfts., 49 to settle

2 Witnesses: Jonn. Hartley, Jas Muck Jr.

Ref 2 Deed, Drft att__  g, to Settle

 

Summons demand not exceeding 100 Dollars

2 Decd. Defendants

Confesses Judgment for -                      28.34

Stay of Exn. For 6 Months

 

 

 

 

12 June 1809 Execution/Issued

1808 29 Decr Interest -                            .12

1809 15 July, Intt. -                                  .81

                                                            29.27

                                                           

Jonn. Hoagland  Constable

Exn Issued 12 June 1809

19 Oct. Constable

Augst. etc.

 

18 Jun 1809 - Muks Assignment to Samples [Editor's Note: refers to Robert Samples]

26 Jany 1809 - Received by Sample of Jno. Hill the 18 June - prin: 10.90

Inst. For 29 ______ .24 

See Muks ass to Samples Rest.

                                                            [29.27]

15 July 1809 Defendant paid                -11.25

                                                             18.20             

           

Demand Intt. Costs       18.20

Constables                       .92                          

Justice Costs                    .20

                                    19.14

 

 

                                                             13 Decr 1808

 

I Ezra Haines of the Township of Elkland in the County of Lycoming duly elected assessor of said Township do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I will diligently, faithfully and impartially perform the several duties enjoined on me by an act of the General assembly passed the Eleventh day of April A.D. 1799 entitled “An act to raise and collect County Rates and Levies” to the best of my ability and judgment without favor or affection, hatred, malice, or ill will.

 

Taken & Subscribed Decr 13, 1808 before me Edw. J. Eldred

 

Copy for Docket on waiste sheet

 

Ezra Haines

 

Oath     .4

Writg.  .20

 

 

 

                                                        18 December 1808

 

Lycoming Coy., S8, The Commonwealth against Amaniah Parker

 

Backed Warrant of Eliphat Mason, Constable Andrew Grigg

Dated 16 Decbr to approach the Defendant.

Charged on Oath by  Freeman Garnon with adultery with his wife Dorcas Garnon

Returnable before E. Mason whence warrant issued

 

Cost Justice B.W. - .15

 

                                                        29 December 1808

 

Jos. Priestley v.s. James Muck

 

Amicable [Editor's Note: that is, both parties agree to disposition] Single Bill dated June 6 1807

            18 mo: rate for                          25.46

            June 6 1807 paid on note-                      4.80

                                                                        21.38

            1808  29 Decr Interest                           2.

            29 Decr 1808  Defendant

              Confesses Judgement for                    23.38

            26 Jany 1809 - Int. to this day                  .10

              Defendant delivers a Sugar Kettle

              to F. Boyles on plaintiff acct as

              agreed together value                6.

                                                                        17.48

            15 July, 1809  Interest on 14.38 for

              26 Jany                                                  .54

                                                                        18.2

 

15 July 1809  Defendant paid debt and Intst. By assignment of Jno. Hill

Judgement paid this day   E.J.E.

 

Costs

Justice .10

Pd. Cash to Justice

 

                                                                                        1809

 

                                                             3 January 1809         

 

Wm Means v.s. Chas. Mullan

 

Amicable Single Bill dated 2nd Mar 1808 to be paid 4 July for   10.

                                                                                  3 Jany, Int.             .30

                                 3 Jany Defendant confesses judgment for 10.30

                                                                       22 April 1809 Int.              .18

                                                             Received 22 April 1809           10.48

 

Ten Dollars and forty eight cents

Wm Means

Copy for docket on waiste sheet

 

Costs

Justice entg Judgement  .10

Paid off

 

                                                            4 January 1809

 

Lycoming Co: S.8.  The Commonwealth against Jonas Youns

 

Upon Oath of Rob. Sample that Jonas Youns hath threatened to lay in wait and beat him and on appearance of said Jonas Youns who still persists in his threat in my presence and refuses to find Surities for his appearance at the Quarter Sessions and his good behavior in the mean time he stands committed to Gaol until he finds Security or is otherwise legally discharged. Edw.E.

 

Commitment Issued 4th to Wm. Russell Constable of Elkland Township

Commitment null. 4th on finding Security as follows -

 

            Robt. Sample of Elkland Township yeoman tent.                       100.

            Richd. White of Elkland Township to give in Demd. tent.             50.

 

Costs: Infn .13; Recog .20; ditto .20; Comd .15 = .68

 

***

 

 

The Commonwealth agt. Jonas Youns

 

Breach of the peace on oath of Robt. Sample

Jonas Youns of Elkland T. yeo: tent.      100.

Rob. Sample of Elkland T. yeo:             tent.      100.

Wm. Russell of Elkland T. yeo: tent.      100.

 

For the appearance of the Defendant  to answer

Cognitum 4 Janry, 1809 - Edw. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County 8.S.

 

            Be it remembered that on the 4th day of Jany 1809 - the aforesaid Rob. Sample hath come before me the said Edward J. Eldred esq. and freely remised [Editor's Note: surrendered] & released as much as in him with the aforesaid surety of the peace and of the good behavior by him prayed before me against the above named  Jonas Youns. In witness whereof, I the said Edw. J. Eldred have hereunto set my hand at Elkland Township in the County aforesaid the fourth day of Jany in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & nine.  Edw J Eldred

 

[Editor's Note: From this point onward we shall omit Eldred’s redundant “figuring” of costs (originally in the left margin) unless some newly introduced item appears. Much of his work here is very tiny and added hastily. The actual numbers appear in the text.]  

 

                                                            23 Jany 1809

 

Jonas Youns v.s. C.W. [Editor's Note: Commonwealth]

 

On producing before me the head of a Panther and on his oath that he killed it in Shrewsbury Township on the 17th Jany  delivered him as ordered on Thos. Hays Treasr. of Lycoming County - for 8.

 

Justice .13 charged in acct.

 

                                                           25 January 1809

 

Charles Mullan Fund. v.s. Chas. Mullan secd.

 

Deed acknowledge

 

Justice costs .26 charge in acct

 

***

 

 

Wm. Means v.s. Amos Hogeland

 

Amicable Single due Bills dated 17 Feby 1807  8.8

                                                          25 Jany Int -         .95

25 Jany 1809 Defendant Confesses Judgment for          9.2

                                                                        Int.         .49

                                                                                    9.51

                               15 Dec 1809 - Paid 5 Dollars

                               29 Jan  1809 - Paid 1.00               6.

                                                                                    3.51

                                                Int. 11 Augt. 1810 -       .13

                                                                                    3.64

11 Augt. 1810 Denfendant paid in full -

 

Costs Justice .10 charge in acct.

 

[Editor's Note: The signature “John Schrank” appears here]

 

 

                                                            28 January 1809

 

R. Hale v.s. Rob. Temple

 

Amicable due Bill 20 April 1808 - 10 days                    7.60

                                    Int. to 20 Jany 1809                   .83

20 Jany 1809 Defendant Confesses Judgment for -       7.93    

                                    8 Septr. Int.                                .28

Recd. Decr. 13th 1809 - for R. Hale - 8.21/100            8.21

 

***

 

Jacob Bowman v.s. Robt. Sample

 

Amicable Single Bill 13 May 1808 - 3 mo.                                26.29

                                                Paid 14 May                              4.

                                                                                                22.29

                          Int. for 13 Augt. On 22.29 -                               .61

                          Single Bill 20 April 1808 - 8 days                     4.

                          Int. from 28 April 1808 on 4.                  .18

                          12 June 1809 Execution Issued

                          Delivered to Jono. Hogeland Consl.             _____

                          Defendant Confesses Judgment for -   27.07

                          28 June 1809 Int.                                               .66

                                                                                                27.74

                          Memo: - Aldins note C Costs left for investigation

 

 

                          June 26 - 1809 Jacob Bowmans Rect. For -   22.72

                                                                                                  5.02

                          April 27 1810 Interest                                        .25

                                                                                                  5.27

                          Ap: 27 1810  Bowmans Rect for -                    5.10

                          29 June 1811 Defendant paid principal -          .17

                          Seventeen Cents of Justice Costs 30 Cents

 

                       

                                                             16 Feby 1809

 

Norman Schneider v.s. James Muk

 

Amiable Suit - Demand for a Book amount on hearing

Kurmans amt. Not denied

Transfer from Jno. Schneider & Norman in full of his sum on Muck

not denied -

Judgment for plaintiff  3.10 ½

 

Recd 26 Feby 1809 by a transfer to Edw Eldred

 

Copy to Docket on Waiste sheet

Norman Schneider

 

Costs: Justice .20

 

***

 

See - the foregoing part of this Docket on a loose sheet of paper - filed - original entry

 

***

 

                                                            2 March 1809

 

Rich. White Marrd. Ann Ball, both of Elkland Township

 

By Edw. J. Eldred   Rich White - Ann White

 

Witnesses   Michael Hartley, Mary Eldred

By desire    Sally Mc Meand X, Sarah McMeand X

Present       Edw. A. Eldred, Mary Eldred, Sarah Eldred

 

                                                                 9 March

 

Franc. Boyles v.s. Ja. Henderson

 

Constable Wm. Russell Issued 9 March To appear 15 March 10 o.C. a.m.

 

Summons demand not exceeding 100 Dollars (should have been 500.)

Damage for Breach of Contract 10.

 

Plaintiff withdraws his action paying the costs

 

Constable serv. summs. .13,  v. coll. 18 = .31  Plaintiff paid costs and Constable

 

                                                               13 March

 

Robt. Sample & wife to Jas. Henderson

 

Deed acknowledged

 

.26 charged in amt.

 

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Jas. Henderson & wife to Jno. Warren

 

Deed acknowledged

 

.26 charged in amt.

 

                                                            27 March 1809

 

Marshall Battin, Muncy Township Marr. Mary Hogeland, Elkland Township

 

By Edwd. J. Eldred     Marshall Battin - Mary Batton (sic)

 

Witnesses - Joseph Hogeland, The mark of Hannah Hogeland, Amos Hogeland, The mark of Hannah Hogeland the younger, John Hogeland, Susannah Hogeland, Jonathan Hogeland, Samuel Hogeland, Rachel Patterson, The mark of Rebecca Rice

By Desire - Josh. Hogeland, Elijah Hogeland, sons of Amos, Susannah Hogeland, daughter of “Jn.”

 

                       

                                                           

 

                                                              7 April 1809

 

Jno. Sample

 

Wolf head - killed about the 1 Jany cash order on Thos. Hays for Treasr..         8.

 

.13 charged in amt.

 

                                                              12 April 1809

 

Jno Watson v.s. Chas. Mullen Junr

 

Note dated 11 May 1800 to Jno. Watson on order                   5.20

                                                        Int. to this day                   2.78

Defendant appears & confesses a judgement for                        7.96

                                                                 ___ Int.                     .55    

9 June 1810 Defendant paid eight Dollars and fifty three           

Cents Debt incl costs 35 cents                                      8.53 [?]

Rec. Decr 31 1812 for James Smith    Wm. Grant

 

                                                            22 April 1809

 

Reuben Haines

 

Wolfhead killed about 19th Mch. Order on Thos. Hays Esq. Treasr.                  8.

 

.13 Paid

 

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[Editor's Note: The following is found in this spot, perhaps due to available writing space.]

 

28 May 1806 - altered the address from the Treasurer to the Commissioners - in the following words striking the pen thro the word Treasurer. “ The alteration of address - from the Treasurer to the Commissioners was made by me the 28th of May 1809 in the representation of the Treasurer - the former address was made against Grayson on the Law of 1802 and the Law of 1806 not being present with me.  Edw. J. Eldred

 

 

 

 

                                                              2 May 1809

 

Jno. Camel v.s. F. Boyles

 

Single Bill dated February 15 1808                   1.55

Single Bill dated February 15 1808                   1.51

                                          Back int.                   .17

                                                                       2121 [sic]                                                                                                                                                          6.94

                                                              Int. To this day             .41                                         Defendant appears and confesses judgment for  7.35                            

 

New judgment conferred 25 Sept. 1812 E.J.E

 

C.Judgt. .10

 

                                                            15 May 1809

 

James Henderson v.s. Frans. Boyles

 

Constable Jonn. Hogeland Issued May 15th

 

Capias demand not exceeding 100 Dollars

 

Unsettled accounts    Notes &c -

 

            Single Bill on demand 1 May 1806                                50.

                        Henderson agrees to forego the Int.

            Single Bill 1 May 1806, due 1 May 1809                      50.

                        Henderson agrees to forego the Int.

            Single Bill 22 Jany 1809 on demand                              15.

                        Henderson agrees to forego the Int.

            Paid Preston -                                                                 3.40

            Cash lent at Eldreds                                                         3.     

                                                                                               121.40

 

Deduct misc. items sold to Henderson Cash on acct

&c &c agreed by them                                                 50.39 1/2

In lieu of 1 Cwt Hay & bring ___ Forks                                        .75

                                                                                                51.14 1/2

 

On hearing Judgment for Plaintiff 15 May 1809 -                                               70.25 ½

 

            15 May Execution entered

            16 May Execution ____

Plaintiff satisfied - Constable for Costs says Constable Notes & Papers retd. to Henderson the plaintiff

 

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James Roal v.s. Francis Boyles

 

Amicable Demand for a Book Debt -

 

Defendant appears & Confesses Judgment for   20.59

 

Conf. Judg.  .10

 

16 May

 

James Henderson became Special Bail in the Sum of 41 Dollars upon  Condition that the Defendant pays the demand with Int. and Costs in 5 months from the 15 May -

Defendant to. Demand & Int. to James Roal 1 Dec 1809

 

 

                                                            11 June 1809

 

Jacob Bowman v.s. James Henderson

 

Amicable Single Bill 24 May 1808  due 27 Augt -                                 16.

                                               Int. to 12 June 1809                                  .96

                                       Single Bill 21 June 1808                                   2.94  

                                                Int. to12 June 1809                                  .16

                                          Single Bill 1 July 1810                                   3.88

                                                Int. to 12 June1809                                  .21

                                                                        __m                                    7

12 June 1809 Defendant appears & confessed Judgment for                 24.22

                                                                   ___ Int.                                 .33

                                                                                                            24.55

                                                4 Sept. pd Bowman                                7.75

                                                                                                            16.80

                                                                          Int.                                 .20

                                                                                                            17.00

             23 Decr 1809 Defendant pd Debt seventeen Dollars

                        P. Jacob Bowman 16% of 1810 -

                        See his receipt                                                             

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                       

 

                                                            11 August 1809

 

Joseph Priestley v.s. Peter Dominique

 

Amicable Single Bill 11 June 1807

                2 ____ due 11 June 1809                                         11.69

                Int. 11 Augt. 1809                                                      1.51

                Henderson for plough                                                 5.

                                                                                                18.20

1809 20 21 & 22 ap: 3 days work @ 10 mo.                             1.14

11 Aug 1809 Defendant appears & confesses judgment for       17.60

                                                                                                    .48

4 Jany 1810 - allowed in first payment of 25 D. by D. for          17.54

His place sold Priestley

 

                                                         18 September 1809

 

Complaint

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

C.W. [Editor's Note: Commonwealth] v.s. James Henderson

 

            Before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Lycoming personally came John Warren of the township of Shrewsbury in the said county. Yeoman. Who upon his solemn affirmation according to law, saith, that on Sunday last being the 17th day of September instant at the township aforesaid - James Henderson of the township of Elk-lands yeoman made an assault upon this affirmant and then and there did threaten to beat him & shaking his Fist in the affirmants Face and violently pulling him out of the House. -

Further saith not -

 

Affirmed and subscribed September 18 1809  Before me  Edw. J. Eldred

The mark of Jno. X Warren

 

Warrant

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the constable of Shrewsbury township in the County of Lycoming - greeting

[Seal] Wheras complaint hath been made unto Edwd. J. Eldred esqr. one of the Justices of the Peace with for the county of Lycoming upon the solemn affirmation of John Warren of the township aforesaid yeoman that on Sunday last being the Seventeenth day of September instant at the township aforesaid James Henderson of the township of Shrewsbury yeoman made an assault upon him the said John Warren and then & there did threaten to beat him & shaking his Fist in the affirmant’s face did violently Pull him out of the house - These are therefore to command you to take the said James Henderson and bring him  before the said Edw. J. Eldred or some other Justice of the Peace of the said county forthwith to answer the said complaint and further to be dealt with according  to law - witness the said Edw. J. Eldred at Elkland Township aforesaid the eighteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine -  Edw. J. Eldred

 

Warrant notd. By William Molyneux

 

The within named James Henderson not found in his Balywick -

 

                       

                                                       26 September 1809

 

Jonn. Hogeland, Elkland Township Marrd. Rachel Patterson, Elkland Township

 

By Edw. J. Eldred    Jonathan Hogeland - Rachel Hogeland

 

Witnesses - Charles Mullen, Elizabeth Mullen, Amos Hogeland, John Patterson, William            Patterson, John Sample, Hannah Patterson, Samuel Hogeland

By desire present - Abidiah, Aaron, Uriah, Jesse [&] Mary Patterson

 

                                                      29 September 1809

 

I William Russell of the Township of Elkland duly elected Assessor of the said Township do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and swear that I will diligently faithfully and impartially perform the several duties enjoined on me by an act of the General Assembly passed the eleventh day of April AD 1799 intitled “An Act to raise and collect County rates and Levies” to the best of my ability and Judgment without favor or affection, hatred, malice or ill will    William Russell

 

Taken and subscribed before me 29 Septr 1809   Edw. J. Eldred

 

 

 

                                                         8 Novr. 1809

 

W. Tolbert v.s. Robt. Sample

 

Amiable Demand for Book Debt

Defendant appears and confesses Judgment for 2.50

 

 

                                                        16 Nov. 1809

 

Wm. Tolbert v.s. Powel Bird

 

Amicable Demand for Book debt

Defendant appears and Confesses Judgment for            2.53

 

29 Decr. 1809  Defendant paid demand by the Bonds of Lewis Donalley  2.53

13 Febr. 1810  1.00 plurity ___ the hands of Messrs. Fahnesock & Brindle

 

                                                       18 Nov. 1809

 

C.W. v.s. Jonas Youns

 

Oath

 

I William Russell of Elkland Township Lycoming Coy.  yeoman do swear that I am in fear that Jonas Youns of Shrewsbury Township Lycoming Co. ______ will do me some corporal hurt by beating or killing me he having threatened & swore by Jesus that he would sacrifice, massacre, tear me to pieces, or words to that effent and that I am in fear to remain in my own House - I therefore request the Surity of the Peace against the said Jonas Youns which I do in real fear & not out of Malice or for vexation.  William Russell

 

Sworn & subscribed before me this 18 Novr. 1809  Edw J. Eldred

 

Warrant

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Constable of the Township of Shrewsbury in the County of Lycoming, Greeting -

[Seal]   Whereas Wm. Russell of the township of Elkland in the County of Lycoming - yeoman hath this day made Oath before Edw. J. Eldred esq. One of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Lycoming - that Jonas Youns of Shrewsbury Township Lycoming County  laborer  hath threatened to do him harm in person or estate. You are hereby commanded to take the said Jonas Youns and bring him before the said Edw. J. Eldred or some other Justice of the peace of the said County forthwith to find sufficient surety as well for his appearance at the next court of Quarter Sessions of the peace to be held in &  for the said county to be provided against  according to Law as that in the mean time he be of his good behavior & keep the peace towards all our citizens & especially towards the said William Russell - witness the said Edw J. Eldred at Elkl land Township aforesaid the eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & nine -  Edw. J. Eldred

 

William Russell bound in $50 to appear

Taken and acknowledged the 18th day of November 1809 before me - Edw. J. Eldred

 

                                                            28 Nov. 1809

 

By Wm. Russell to Ellis Watson Clk of the Ct.

 

Jonas Youns of Shrewsbury Township Laborer (Yeoman written through) tent. 50 Dollars

Robt. Lambert of Shrewsbury Township Yeoman tent. 50 Dollars

 

                                                            30 Nov. 1809

 

- Issued Supersedias [Editor's Note: L. to desist]  see 77 Graydon

30 Nov. 1809

 

Taken Note 30 Novr. 1809 - Edw. J. Eldred

 

                                                                                        1810

 

                                                           January 10th 1810

 

Jos. Reeves v.s. C.W.

 

Oath

 

I  Joseph Reeves do swear that on the 7th day of Jany. inst. In the Township of Elkland, County of Lycoming did kill the Panther the head of which I here produce

 

Sworn and subscribed this tenth day of Jany. 1810  Joseph Reeves

Before me - Edw. J. Eldred

 

Order

 

Lycoming County SS.

 

To the Commissioners of the County of Lycoming,

 

[Seal]  I do certify that Joseph Reeves of the township of Elkland in the county of Lycoming  yeoman  appears before me one of the Justices of the peace in and for the county aforesaid, this day, and on his oath declares and says that a certain Panther (whose head is produced before me by the said Joseph Reeves) was killed by the said Joseph Reeves on the seventh day of the present instant Jany, at the said township of Elk-lands and Having destroyed such head do certify the fact to you the Commissioners in order the said Joseph Reeves may obtain an Order for Eight Dollars on the Treasurer as by law directed - given under my hand and seal at Elkland township, the tenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten.   Edw, J. Eldred

 

                                               

                                                         February 26th 1810

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The voluntary examination of Sarah Bird of Shrewsbury Township in the County of Lycoming  single woman taken on oath before me Edw. J. Eldred esquire one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the said County the Twenty sixth day of Feby anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ten who saith, that on or about the twenty fourth day of July last past and at several times since, a certain Joel Bennett of Shrewsbury Township in the said County yeoman had carnal knowledge of her body, whereby she the examinant is now big with child and that the said Joel Bennett is the father of the said child and further saith not - Sarah Bird

 

Taken & signed before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Constable of the Township of Shrewsbury in the county of Lycoming, greeting -

 

[Seal]  Whereas Sarah Bird of Shrewsbury township in the county of Lycoming, single woman, hath this day made oath before Edw. J. Eldred esq., one of our Justices of the peace in and for the said County aforesaid that on or about the Twenty fourth day of July last past and at several times since, a certain Joel Bennett of Shrewsbury Township in the said county yeoman had carnal knowledge of her body whereby she the said Sarah Bird is now big with child and that the said Joel Bennett is the father of the said Child. _______ am therefore to command you to take the said Joel Bennett and bring him before the said Edw. J. Eldred or some other Justice of the Peace of the said County forthwith, to be examined concerning the premises and further to be dealt with according to Law. Witness the said Edwd. J. Eldred at Elkland Township the twenty sixth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight. Hundred and ten   Edw. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                            March 18 1810

 

Joel Bennett married Sarah Bird  both of Shrewsbury Township -

 

By Edward J. Eldred   The mark of Joel X Bennett - Sarah Bennett

 

Witnesses - Powell Bird, Lida Bird, the mark of Thos. X Bennett, Sarah Warren, Jane Warren, The mark of Hester X Bird

By desire - Job ______, Ruth Bird

 

                                                            April 3rd 1810

 

George Bird v.s. C.W.

 

Oath

 

I George Bird do swear that on this day morning in the township of Shrewsbury County of Lycoming - I did kill the Woolf (sic) the head of which I here produce -

The mark of Geo. X Bird

 

Sworn & Subscribed this third day of April 1810 before me - Edw. J. Eldred

 

Order

 

Lycoming County S.S. -

 

[Seal]  To the Commissioners of the County of Lycoming, I do certify &c &c - E.J.E.

 

 

                                                             May 3rd 1810

 

Jonas Youns yeoman married Dorcas Garner widow, both of Elkland Township

 

By Edwd. J. Eldred   The mark of Jonas X Youns - Dorcas X Youns

 

Witnesses - John Cooksey, Ritch. Sample, the mark of Sarah X Sample

Present - Ruth Sample, James Sample, Mary Sample, Anna Sample, Eliz. Sample, Rich. Youns, John Coney, Thomas Coney

 

 

                                                            May 15th 1810

 

Jno. Rogers v.s. C.W.

 

Oath

 

I John Rogers do swear that on Wednesday last the ninth day of the present instant May in the township of Shrewsbury, County of Lycoming did kill the Panther whelp the head of which I here produce - John Rogers

 

Sworn and subscribed this fifteenth day of May 1810 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Order

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]  To the Commissioners of the County of Lycoming I do certify &c &c  E.J.E.

 

 

                                                            May 22nd 1810

 

Jos. Priestley v.s. Fran. Boyles

 

Amicable  Book amount  See Bill thereof                      20.58½

 

Day 22nd - 22nd May 1810 Defendant appears & Confesses Judgment for 20.58½

New Judgment confessed the 3 June 1811  Edw. J. Eldred

                                                            June 22nd 1810

 

Samuel & Jonathan Rogers v.s. Saml. Rogers & wife

 

Acknowledged Deed

 

 

                                                       September 22nd 1810

 

Jno. Bull v.s. Francis Bull & Eliz. His wife

 

Acknowledged Deed of Partition

 

 

                                                       September 29th 1810

 

Jonathan Rogers yeoman  Shrewsbury Township

marr. Elizabeth Snell  Spinster Elkland Township

 

by Edwd. J. Eldred  Jonathan Rogers - Elizabeth Rogers

 

Witnesses - William Snell, Hannah R. Rogers, Mary Eldred

Present - Edw. A. Eldred, Mary Eldred, Sarah Eldred, Elizabeth Eldred, Willm. J. Eldred, Henry M.J. Eldred, John W. Eldred

 

 

                                                            5 October 1810

 

I  Joel McCarty of the Township of Elkland duly elected assessor of the said Township do solemnly seriously and truly declare and affirm that I will diligently faithfully and impartially perform the several duties enjoined on me by an act of the General Assembly passed the Seventh day of April AD 1799 entitled “An Act to raise and collect County Rates and Levies” to the best of my abilities and Judgment without favor or affection hatred malice or ill will -  Joel McCarty

 

Taken and Subscribed before me - 5 October 1810 - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                            October 9th 1810

 

Jno. Bull yeoman marr. Eleanor Bird  Spinster

 

By Edwd. J. Eldred    John Bull - the mark of Eleanor X Bull

 

 

Witnesses - Powell Bird, Lida Bird, The mark of Thos. X Bennett, Joel Bennett, Francis Bull, William King, Daniel Little, George Bird, Sarah Bennett, Sarah Warren, Hester X Bird, Rebecca Bird, Eliz. X Gorman her mark -

 

 

                                                            Novr. 1st 1810

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

To the Commissioners of the County of Lycoming

 

[Seal]   I do Certify that Jonas Youns of Elkland Township County of Lycoming yeoman appears before me, one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the said County, this day and on his examination declares and says that a certain Red Fox (whose head is produced before me by the said Jonas Youns) was killed by him the said Jonas Youns this day in the said township of Elkland and Having destroyed such head do certify the facts to you the Commissioners in order that he may obtain an order on the Treasurer for Two Shillings Given under my hand and seal at Elkland Township this first day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & ten.  E.J.E.

 

 

                                                                                        1811

 

                                                                                11 Jany. 1811

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

            To the Commissioners of the County of Lycoming

 

[Seal]  I do certify that George Bird of Shrewsbury Township Lycoming County yeoman appears before me one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the said County this day, and on his oath declares and says that certain wolf and a certain red Fox (whose heads are produced before me by the said George Bird the wolf this day morning and the red Fox about the twenty eight day of December last at the said Township of Shrewsbury and Having destroyed such heads do certify the facts to you the Commissioners in order that he the said George Bird be as by law retained by the Treasurer a note for the sum of Eight Dollars and two shillings - Given under my hand and Seal at Elkland Township this eleventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven. Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Oath -  (Shd, been entd. first)

 

I  George Bird do swear that on this day morning in the Township of Shrewsbury County of Lycoming did kill the wolf and on or about the twenty eight day of December last did kill the Red Fox the heads of which I here produce.  George Bird

 

Sworn and subscribed this eleventh day of Jany, 1810 before me - Edw. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                          January 25th 1811

 

I William Molyneux of Shrewsbury Township duly elected assistant assessor of the said township do solemnly swear that I will diligently faithfully and impartially perform the several duties enjoined on me by an act of the general assembly, passed the eleventh day of April AD 1799 entitled “an act to raise and collect County Rates & Levies” to the best of my ability and judgment without favor or affection hatred malice or ill will -

William Molyneux

 

Taken & subscribed before me 25 January 1811 - Edw. J. Eldred

 

                                                      

                                                         January 27th 1811

 

Thomas Molyneux yeoman Married Hannah Rogers

 

By Edwd. J. Eldred   Thomas Molyneux - Hannah Molynaex (sic)

 

Witnesses - Mary Eldred, Elizabeth Molyneux, John Rogers, William Rogers, Richard   Rogers

Present - Edw. A Eldred, Mary Eldred, Sarah Eldred, Eliz Eldred, William J. Eldred, Henry M.J. Eldred, Jno. Eldred

 

                       

                                                         January 29th 1811                    

 

We William King and Charles Mullan of Elkland Township duly elected assistant Assessors of the said Township do solemnly swear that we will diligently, faithfully and impartially perform the several duties enjoined on us by an act of the general assembly passed the eleventh day of April AD 1799 entitled “an Act to raise and collect County Rates & Levies” to the best of our ability and Judgment with out favor or affection hatred malice or ill will -  William King  Charles Mullan Jr.

 

Taken and Subscribed before me - 29 January 1811 - Edw. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                          16 March 1811

 

Order 5 Kid Fox Scalps to Jno. Rogers  Shrewsbury Township

 

 

                                                           21 April 1811

 

Jno. Rogers yeoman   Married  Sarah Lambert  spinster both of Shrewsbury Township

 

By Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.    John Rogers - Sarah Rogers

 

Witnesses - Rebecca Lambert, Francis Bull, William Rogers, Joseph Lambert, Thomas             Molyneux, David Rogers, Elizabeth Bull, Hannah Molyneux, Elizabeth       Molyneux, Richard Rogers

Present - Maria, Robert, Rebecca Lambert, Sarah Bull

 

                                                         22 April 1811

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The information of Jonas Youns of Elkland Township in the County of Lycoming yeoman taken on oath before me Edwd. J. Eldred one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid the twenty second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven, who saith, that Robert Sample of Elkland Township Lycoming County aforesaid yeoman the said twenty second day of April at Elkland Township aforesaid ( being a married man and having a wife in full life) did commit adultery with a certain Dorcas Youns the wife of this informant and further saith not -

The mark of Jonas X Youns

 

Sworn and subscribed before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

Warrant

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]   The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Constables of Elkland Township in the County of Lycoming Greeting -

 

Whereas Jonas Youns of Elkland Township in the said County yeoman hath made oath before Edwd. J. Eldred one of our Justices of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid that Robt. Sample of said Township and County yeoman this twenty second day of April present at Elkland Township aforesaid (being a married man and having a wife in full life) did commit adultery with a certain Dorcas Youns the wife of the said Jonas Youns - contrary to the act of general assembly in such case made and provided:  you are therefore hereby commanded to take the said Robt. Sample and bring him before the said Edwd. J. Eldred or some other Justice of the Peace of the said County forthwith to answer the said charge and further to be dealt with according to law - witness the said Edwd. J. Eldred at Elkland Township the 22 April 1811 - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                             23 April 1811

 

Robt. Sample brought up and denied the facts given on the examination of Dorcas Youns in the presence of myself Wm King and Joseph Reeves but separate and apart from her Husband & the Prisoner - She acknowledged that Robt. Sample over persuaded her to go to the Barn & that she was there acquainted with him as man and wife.

 

Jonas Youns bound in 100 $ to appear &c

 

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Constable of Elkland Township in the County of Lycoming and to the keeper of the Common Gaol of the said County Greeting -

 

Whereas Robert Sample of Elkland Township in the County of Lycoming yeoman hath been brought before Edwd. J. Eldred one of the Justices of the Peace in & for the said County charged with committing Adultery with a certain Dorcas Youns the wife of Jonas Youns of the said Township & County yeoman, contrary to the act of General Assembly  in such case made and provided  And whereas the said Robt. Sample hath refused and still doth refuse to find sufficient Sureties for his appearance at the next court of quarter Sessions of the Peace to answer the said charge.  These are therefore to command you the said Constable to convey the said Robt. Sample forthwith to the Common gaol of the said County and deliver him to the keeper thereof who is thereby also enjoined to receive the said Robt. Sample and keep him in safe Custody until he find Sufficient Sureties as aforesaid or is otherwise legally discharged - Witness the said Edwd J. Eldred at Elkland Township aforesaid this 23 April 1811 -

 

 

                                                             24 April 1811

 

I  Jno. Bull do swear that the names of the abovementioned Children were taken down by the assessor and that I have charged for their Schooling at the usual rates of charging for tuition in the school wherein I taught. So help me God - Copy signed Jno. Bull

 

Sworn & Subscribed before me this 24 Apr. 1811 - Edwd J. Eldred

 

 

***

 

Jno. Bull v.s. Jas. Henderson

 

Constable Wm King  Issued 24 April 1811 to appear Tuesday 30 April 1 o clk

 

Summons of ___ Constable sworn 26 April 1811

 

Demand not exceeding 100 Dollars

 

Note dated 23 Aug. 1809

            W Int                           17.          Note

            Int.                                 1.40  

                                                18.40

            Book aud                     26.88               45.58

            ______                                                    .38

Parties appear, Judgement for plaintiff   45.20

30 April 1811

 

 

                                                             18 May 1811                        

 

Geo. Bird v.s. C.W.

 

I George Bird do swear that on the 14th last in the Township of Shrewsbury I did kill the Panther the head of which I here produce  George Bird

 

Sworn & Subscribed this 18 day of May 1811 by me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Order

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]  To the Comms. &c &c

 

I do certify - for the Bounty allowed by law  E.J. Eldred

 

 

                                                              3 June 1811

 

Jos. Priestley v.s. Francis Boyles

 

Amicable Judgement consisted 22 May 1810 - Renewed                      21.85

3 June 1811 Defendant appears & confesses Judgement for                  21.85  EJE

New Judgement confessed 25 Sept. 1812 EJE

 

***

 

Jos. Priestley v.s. F. Boyles

 

Mortgage deed  ask  ?

 

***

 

Josh. Priestley v.s. Jno. Coney

 

Mortgage deed ask  ?

 

 

                                                         27 September 1811

 

Venous Parker v.s. Lewis Donnelley

 

Summons  Trespass for Damages

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Constable of the Township of Elkland in the County of Lycoming  Greeting

 

[Seal]  We command you that you summon Lewis Donnelley of Elkland Township in the County of Lycoming yeoman so that he appear before Edwd. J. Eldred esqr. One of the Justices of the Peace in and for the said County on Friday the fourth day of October next at two o clock in the afternoon to answer Venous Parker of a plea of trespass for damages not exceeding Fifty Dollars Witness the said Edward J. Eldred at Elkland Township aforesaid the twenty seventh day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eleven - Edw. J. Eldred

 

Summons for Witnesses

 

William Donnelley & Robt. Sample both Elkland Township

 

4 Oct. 1811 - The Parties appear - but on a mutual agreement - it is agreed that Parker shall withdraw his Suit - paying the costs between them.

 

Present - Edw. J. Eldred, R. Sample, Amos Hogeland

 

                                                                              11 October 1811

 

Joel McCarty v.s. C.W.

 

Affirmation

 

I  Joel McCarty do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on this eleventh day of October I did kill the wolf dog the head of which I here produce - Joel McCarty

 

Affirmed and Subscribed this 11th October 1811 before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Order

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

To the Comrs. &c &c

I do certify &c for the Bounty allowed by law Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

 

 

                                                                                        1812

 

 

                                                            12 March 1812

 

Tho. Bennett v.s. Joel Bennett & Sarah his wife

 

Deed acknowledged 50 acres Land Shrewsbury Township -

 

 

                                                            14 May 1812 

 

Josh. Reeves v.s. C.W.

 

Oath

 

I, Josh. Reeves do swear that on this fourteenth day of May I did kill the dog wolf the head of which I here produce, & the red Fox was killed this same day - Joseph Reeves

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 14 May 1812 before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Order

 

[Seal]

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

To the Comrs. &c &c  I do certify &c &c for the bounty of 8 $ X 2/0  Edwd J. Eldred

 

 

                                                             31 July 1812

 

Jno. Hill v.s. Robt. Sample

 

Constable  Wm. King  Issued July 31st

 

Capias  - Debt not exceeding 100 Dollars  note dated 2 July 1811 - 2 mo.

 

                                                                        ____                                        $5.

                                                                        1st Augt. Interest                           .27

                                                                        ____                                          1.

 

5 Augt. 1812  Defendant appears -  no _____ & confesses Judgment for            6.27

 

 

                                                            31 August 1812

 

Geo. Bird v.s. C.W.

 

Oath

 

I George Bird do swear that on Saturday last the 29th Augt. In the Township of Shrewsbury I did kill the dog wolf, the head of which I here produce - George Bird

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 31 day of Augt. 1812 before me

 

Order

 

[Seal]

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

To the Comrs. &c &c

 

I do certify &c &c for the County of  &c &c     Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

 

 

                                                         25 Septr. 1812

 

Jos. Priestley v.s. F. Boyles

 

Amicable 

 

A renewed Judgment confessed the 3 June 1812

25 Sept. 1812 Defendant appears & confesses Judgment for                

                                                                                    Old amt.           21.85

                                                                                    Int.                     1.72

                                                                                                            23.57

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

5 June 1840 - by Receipt dated 22 May 1840 by Joseph R. Priestly - for himself as Grantor for seventeen dollars in full of this Judgment E.J.E.

 

Receipt filed

 

***

 

Jno. Camel v.s. F. Boyles

 

Amicable

 

Judgement confessed the 2 May 1809

 

25 Sept 1812 Defendant appears and expresses Judgment for   7.35

                                                                                             Int.          1.45

                                                                                                            8.80    

 

EDWARD JARVIS ELDRED

 

II

 

                Since his arrival at The Elklands in 1800, Edward Jarvis Eldred had well established himself as a successful landlord and hostler in addition to supervising the lands of the Priestley estate. He was equally recognized as a public servant, both in and out of his role as Justice of the Peace. All in all, Eldred, now in his second marriage and raising a young family, was ‘at one’ with The Elklands. At least until 1812, that is.

            The rumors of War with the British were coming to fruition. Travelers were avoiding the routes north and emigration from Great Britain was coming to a stand-still. In addition, the Quaker settlers in The Elklands had helped to build a new Meeting House in Shunk which was more central to a larger community of Friends.

            As the War progressed, things only became worse. The community was dwindling and the remaining residents became disheartened. As to the War itself, public sentiment in general was quickly eroding. On December 15th, 1814,  John Bindley of the Elklands wrote to Mr. Eldred:

 

            For as you have observed a war foolishly entered into and badly conducted is not got out of as soon as some people think.

 

            Eldred attempted to devise ways to improve the morale of what was left of the community, and a great July 4th celebration was planned. Egle tells us:

 

            The walls of the deserted Friends’ Meeting House were repaired, and men, women and children listened to carefully prepared addresses which aroused the inactive and despondent to a hopeful expectation of renewed happiness. This proved a cord which strongly bound Mr. Eldred to this community.

 

            But then the soldiers began to move back through on their journeys home. They carried with them “camp fever,” which passed quickly through the small community. Eldred’s second wife died of the disease in 1814 and Eldred himself was prostrated with fever for some time.

            By the time the War of 1812 finally ended with the Battle of New Orleans, in January, 1815, Eldred was thoroughly depressed. He wrote to his friend Priestley:

 

            I sometime since mentioned to you that there was a growing discontent in the country, and that some few only were entirely exempt from the infection. It is now proper to inform you that Mr. Mullan, the elder, has taken a place in the lake country, and is going to remove there this winter or spring. Joseph Hogland, Jr., who worked Ecroyds place, has made the same determination. Patterson, I understand, is dissatisfied. His corn has failed owing to early frosts. There are other families who are arranging to leave. I observe that it staggers the most determined. Population is, in my idea, the chief thing wanted in the country here, and without it your interests or those of the residents cannot be advanced, and without some energetic and prompt measures to that effect I fear myself that the country will depopulate instead of increase. The expense of clearing and fencing land, the length of time it takes to get a farm cleared, and the erection of tolerable buildings, and barns and stables, it being a country calculated for stock rather than grain, it will take so much longer to make returns. Raising of grain makes its return in a year, but stock at best three, four or five years. Unfortunately, our people here in a general way being poor have hardly been competent to that mode of making a livelihood. The population of the country is a chief object with me having compared with my means a considerable at stake in the country, but the chief thing I can do is in personal effort. On you, sir, the fate of the country depends. Permit me to observe that the giving of fifty acres of land continued until the population of the country had been fairly established, and the first settlers got properly under way, it is my opinion that the present discontent had not arisen. Another system collateral that would be productive of good to encourage people such as the New Englanders of the State of Vermont in increasing the population to the point, the people would be more conversant, and they should spread around, even the encouragement of fifty acres would help.

 

            By 1817, Eldred’s business in The Elklands had all but failed and he was forced to devote time to working for George Lewis at the glass works at Lewis’ Lake (later Eagles Mere). It was also the year Eldred resumed his post as Justice of the Peace, which had been filled in the interim by Thomas Little of Shrewsbury.

            This narrative will continue following the year 1824.

           

                                                                                        1817

 

                                                           21 December 1817

 

 

James Molyneux married Amelia Molyneux, both of Elkland Township Lycoming Co 4

 

Edw. J. Eldred  J.P.   James Molyneux - The mark of Amelia XM Molyneux

 

Witnesses - Anna N. Eldred, Mary Eldred

Present - Chas Dodson Eldred

 

 

 

                                                                  1818

 

                                                           26 January 1818

 

Trustees of Loyal Sock School

Powell Bird

Samuel Rogers Senr.

William King

v.s.

Sarah Huckell                           Acknowledge Deed -

 

 

                                                          9 February 1818

 

Susannah Marriott of the City of N. York

v.s.

Revd. James Clarke, James Royle & Jeremiah Horrocks

 

For 900 D. in 5 yearly Installments 5.

Pmt 1 Augt. 1823 -  (illeg.)

 

Acknowledged Deed of Mortgage

 

 

                                                            13 April 1818

 

Catharine Martin - Enn. Of Robt. Martin dec.  v.s.  Elijah Hammond

 

In the Cy & Cy of Phil. P.

Of Dect _____ 1817 ns 169

 

Rule to take Depositions with interrogatories

Return of the Rule

See Copy files -

 

                                                             4 June 1810

 

I Powell Bird do swear that on the 3rd Instant in the Township of Shrewsbury my son George did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce. Powell Bird

 

Sworn and subscribed this 4th June 1818 before me Edw. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming Cy S.S.

 

[Seal] To the commissioners &c  I do certify &c for the Bounty allowed by law

George Bird  sworn 27th certificate in his name ____ to 8 $ full grown wolf

 

 

                                                           13 June 1818

 

Mo. Reaper, lately from England 

v.s.

Mary Warren Shrewsbury Tp. Lycoming Co.  Executrix of Mo. Warren

 

Acknowledged Deed for 50 acres of land place accepted by James Harding & sold by him to Mo. Reaper for 460$

Original agreement for land of Warren 306 50/100

 

(small print at bottom of page) This Deed was cancelled 1 March 1831 the many parties been not ____ bargain by mutual consent.   E.Eldred

 

                       

                                                            27 June 1818

 

I George Bird do swear &c  full grown red Fox

Certificate & order for &c on Treasurer

 

 

                                                           1 Septr. 1818

 

Abraham Woolheven  Married Priscilla Townsend, both of Lewisburgh

At Geo. Whitaker House, Lewisburgh

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.

the mark of Abraham X Woolheven - the mark of Priscilla X Woolheven

 

Witnesses - Edmond Bennett, John Lions, Corel Little, the marks of James X Daily, Eleanor X Whitacre, Katharine X Bennett

Present - Daniel Robinson

                                   

                                                           5 October 1818

 

Samuel Hogeland Married Lucy Parkiss both of Elkland Township

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.  Samuel Hogeland - Lucy Hogeland

 

Witnesses - the mark of Martha X Mullan, the mark of Ruth X Parkiss, Charles Mullan, Elizabeth Mullan, Elizabeth Bull, Samuel Dube

Present - Hannah Carpenter Mullan, Charles Mullan Junr., Joseph Mullan, Martha Mullan, Junr.

 

                                                         24 October 1818

 

I Amos Hogeland do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on the 25th Instant I did kill a full grown wolf the head of which I here produce. Amos Hogeland

 

Affirmed and Subscribed this 24th October 1818 before me -

 

Order

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal] To the Comms. &c  This is to certify &c &c

 

                                   

                                                        10 December 1818

 

Daniel Dugan  married  Rachel Craft  both of Shrewsbury Township  Lycoming County

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.   Daniel Dugan - Rachel Dugan

The name of Rachel Dugan signed by her husband and acknowledged by her - Edw. J. Eldred

 

Witnesses - John Davidson, John C. Dugan, Abel Eaton, Francis Boyles, John Lions, the mark of Chevalier X Bennett, John Craft, The mark of Phila X Davidson, Lydia Dugan

 

                                                                                        1819

 

                                                          22 February 1819

 

Thomas Baker

v.s.

Revd. James Clark & Fanny his wife, James Royle & Sarah his wife & Jeremiah Horrocks & Mary his wife

 

Deed for 400 acres of land & the allowance - dated 22 Febry. 1819

 

Acknowledged by the respective Parties in due form

That is by James Royle & wife & Jeremiah Horrocks & wife      Edw. J. Eldred

 

                                               

                                                           26 April 1819  

 

Joseph Priestley v.s. Edwd. Molyneux

 

Deed of Mortgage for a. 221 p.103 dated 26 April 1819 payd. 21 Decr. 1823

Acknowledged in due form

 

                                                          27 April 1819

 

I William Molyneux do swear that on this day morning in the Township of Shrewsbury I did kill the wolf, the head of which I here produce and on the 25th Inst. The Fox - the scalp of which I here produce - William Molyneux

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 27th April 1819 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal] To the Commrs. &c &c

I do Certify &c full grown wolf 8 D.

                         Full grown red Fox      4-

 

Attend to 12 Dollars  20 Mar 1819   Edw. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                        10 June 1819

 

I William King do swear that on the 8th Instant I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce in the Township of Elkland  County of Lycoming - William King

 

Sworn and subscribed this 10th day of June 1819 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

Lycoming County S.S.

 

To the Commissioners of the County of Lycoming

 

[Seal] I do certify &c &c 1 full grown wolf  Bounty 12 D.  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                           26 August 1819          

 

I  George Bird do swear that on the 25th Instant I did kill the Wolf the head of which I here produce in the Township of Shrewsbury, County of Lycoming.  George Bird

 

Sworn and Subscribed this twenty sixth day of Augt. 1819 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal] To the Commissioners of the County of Lycoming

I do certify &c &c  full grown wolf

Bounty 12 Dollars

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                         4 September 1819

 

I  George Bird do swear that on the 3rd Instant I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce in the Township of Shrewsbury County of Lycoming  George Bird

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 4th Septr. 1819 before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]  To the Commissioners of the County of Lycoming

I do certify &c &c  full grown wolf

Bounty 12 Dollars

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                        11 September 1819

 

I  George Bird do swear that on this day I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce in the Township of Shrewsbury County of Lycoming  George Bird

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 11th Sept. 1819 before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

 

[Seal]  To the Commissioners of the County of Lycoming

I do certify &c &c  full grown wolf

Bounty 12 Dollars

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                          18 October 1819

 

I  George Bird do swear that on the 16th Instant I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce in the Township of Shrewsbury County of Lycoming  George Bird

 

Sworn & Subscribed this 18 Oct. 1819 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]  To the Commissioners of the County of Lycoming &c &c

I do certify &c &c  full grown wolf

Bounty 12 Dollars

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                           28 Decr. 1819

 

In the District Court of Durham 1817 no.169

 

Catharine Martin Ex. Of Robt. Martin deceased  v.s. Elijah Hammond

 

A Commission from the said Court to take the Depositions of Int__nell on Interrogation & X Notarizations taken on the above day & Copy Filed

 

                                                                                        1820

 

                                                              6 April 1820

 

Josh. Reeves  v.s. Josh. Pardoe

 

Amicable Suit

 

______ ______ the _______ _ allegations

 

Judgment for plaintiff  5 D. @ 15.

Paid to plaintiff

 

Copy the original on paper files

 

                                                             14 May 1820

 

I  John Rogers do swear that the three full grown foxes  the scalps of which I here produce were killed in Shrewsbury Township signed  Jn Rogers  Copy

 

Sworn & Subscribed before me this 14 May 1820 - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming Coy. S.S.

 

[Seal]  To the Coms. Of Lycoming County

I do Certify &c  Three full grown foxes killed in Shrewsbury Township Lycoming Coy. to obtain an order on the bounty for Six Shillings   Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                               4 July 1820

 

Samuel Clark of Muncy Creek Township  Married  Elizabeth Lambertt of Shrewsbury Township  both in Lycoming County

 

Edwd J. Eldred J.P.   Samuel Clark - Elizabeth Clark

 

Witnesses - Samuel Lambrett, Theos. Little Junr., The mark of Reuben X Rogers, Jane Lambertt (by my son William), Elizabeth Little, William Lambrett

Present - Rebecca Lambrett

 

                                                       12 September 1820

 

Thomas Baker widower  married  Susannah Wank widow  both of Elkland Township Lycoming County

 

Edwd. J. Eldred   Tho Baker  -  the mark of Susannah X Baker

 

Witnesses - James Royle, William King, Charles Mullan, John Huckell junr.

Joseph Pardoe, William Snell, John Wank, James _____, N.Y., Geo. F. Eldred , John  Prasser, Sarah Royle, Elizabeth Mullan, Rebecca Hady, Rachel Snell, Sarah Starling, Elizabeth Snell, Mary Eldred, Sarah Eldred, Martha Ross, Hannah Boyles, Richard Rogers

 

                                                            17 Septr. 1820

 

John Ball widower  Muncy Township  Married  Sarah Dannelley spinster Elkland Township  both of Lycoming County

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.  John Ball - Sarah Ball

 

Witnesses - Lewis Dannelley Sent., marks of Elizabeth X Dannelley Senr., Elizabeth X Dannelley Junr., Lewis X Dannelley Junr., Joseph X Dannelley, Owen X Dannelley

 

 

                                                           1 Novr. 1820

 

Lycoming County S.S.  State of Pennsylvania

 

Daniel Stillwell  v.s.  Fredk. Huffmaster

 

On a complaint by the appointee Danl. Stillwell, on account of  ______ and no ______ ______ his Trade - the  Master Fredk. Huffmaster voluntarily attending - the Parties being heard agree between themselves to have each other - the master giving leave, under his ______, hereunto subscribed for the apprentice to ele___ and I, as by law directed, do hereby discharge the said apprentice as witness our hands this first day of November in the year One Thousand eight (sic) hundred and twenty - Frederick Huffmaster

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.

 

                                                                   1821

 

                                                           3 January 1821

 

Joseph Priestley  v.s. John Wank

 

Deed of Mortgage dated 3 Jany 1821 for 50 acres of land

witnesses Edwd. A. Eldred and John Warren

acknowledged this day - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                            1 March 1821

 

John Wank  v.s. Mary Warran

 

Deed dated 1 March 1821 - for 50 acres of land

witnessed  Wm. Wright & James Munding for 306.50/100

acknowledged this day  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

***

 

William Wright  v.s.  Jno. Wank & Mary Wank

 

Deed dated 1 March 1821. For 50 acres of land

Witnesses Anthony Snell & M Warran for 400 D.

acknowledged this day

 

                                                          12 April 1821

 

Joseph Reeves  v.s.  Joseph Priestley

 

Deed of Mortgage dated April 12 1821 for 148.86

Witnessed Thos. Baker  Edwd. A. Eldred for 495.76

Acknowledged this day - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Patented Saml. Wallis dated 18 March 1795

No.23 - page 299 - 11 March 1795

 

[Editor's Note:: The following is a copy of the original Indenture preceding the registering of said mortgage; it is in the possession of the editor]

 

 

 

                                                             19 June 1821

 

Benjm. Huckell - 2 full grown Red Foxes killed by him in Elkland Township Lycoming County on his verbal oath by the reported hand  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  Lycoming County S.S.

 

To the Commrs. &c &c

I do certify &c &c  2 full grown red Foxes

Bounty four Shillings  for an __ on Treasurer

 

                                   

                                                         11 August 1821

 

Complaint

 

I  Susannah Baker of Elkland Township Lycoming County do swear that I am in fear that Thomas Baker my husband will do to me some hurt by beating or killing me he having beat and threatened to kill me. I therefore require the Surety of good behaving against the said Thomas Baker which I do in real fear and not out of malice or for vexation.

The mark of Susannah X Baker

 

Sworn and Subscribed the eleventh day of Augt. 1821 - before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Warrant

 

[Seal]  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Thomas Molyneux of Shrewsbury Township in the County of Lycoming - Greeting

 

Whereas Susannah Baker wife of Thomas Baker yeoman of Elkland Township Lycoming County - hath this day made oath before me Edwd. J. Eldred  esqr. one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Lycoming that the said Thomas Baker her husband hath beat and threatened to kill her and that she believes by such threatening she is in danger to be hurt   you are hereby commanded to take the said Thomas Baker and bring him before the said Edwd. J. Eldred forthwith to find sufficient Surety as well for his appearance at the next Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in the said County to be proceeded against according to law and that in the mean time be lie of him good behavior and keep the peace towards all our citizens and especially towards the said Susannah Baker.

 

Witness the said Edwd. Eldred of Elkland Township aforesaid the eleventh day of August in the year one thousand eight and twenty one  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

 

                                                          (11 August 1821)

 

Jno. Wank of Shrewsbury Twp. Yeoman bound on 100 $ for the appearance of his mother Susannah Baker.

Taken and acknowledged this 11th day of Augt. 1821 before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Thomas Baker  Principal                                               Pmt. 100

James Royle Bail    both of Elkland Tp.             Pmt. 100

 

Taken and acknowledged this 11th day of Augt. 1821 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

To the Clerk of the Courts of Quarter Sessions

 

 

                                                           Augt. 24 1821

 

I  George Bird do swear that on this day I did kill the wolf in Shrewsbury Township the head of which I here produce  George Bird

 

Sworn and Subscribed this twenty fourth day of Augt. 1821 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  To the Commissioners &c &c

I do certify &c &c  1 full grown wolf

Bounty 12 Dollars

Edwd J. Eldred

 

                                                        30th August 1821

 

C.W.  v.s.  Frederick Huffmaster

 

I  Donesius Thal of Shrewsbury Township Lycoming County yeoman do swear that I am in fear that Frederick Huffmaster of the said Township and County yeoman will do me some hurt in body or estate he having threatened to kill me by shooting or putting a ball through my head - I am therefore in fear to go about my business and require the Surety of the Peace and of good behavior against the said Frederick Huffmaster which I do out of real fear and not out of malice or for vexation.  Donesius Thal

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 30th day of August One thousand eight hundred twenty one. Before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Warrant

 

[Seal]  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to John Wank of Shrewsbury Township in the County of Lycoming - Greeting

 

Whereas Donesius Thal of Shrewsbury Township in this County yeoman hath this day made oath before me Edwd. J. Eldred esqr. One of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Lycoming, That Frederick Huffmaster of Shrewsbury Township in said County yeoman hath threatened to kill him the said Donesius Thal and that he believes by which threatening, he is in danger to be hurt - you are therefore & hereby commanded to take this said Frederick Huffmaster and bring him before the said Edwd. J. Eldred forthwith to find Sufficient Surety as well for his appearance at the next Court of Quarterly Sessions of the Peace to be holden at Williamsport for the said County to be provided against according to law as that in the mean time he keep the peace and be of his good behavior towards all our citizens and especially towards the said Donesius Thal -

 

Witness the said Edwd. J. Eldred at Elkland Township Lycoming County the thirtieth day of August A.D. one thousand eight hundred and twenty one - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                     (30th August 1821)

 

C.W.  v.s. Frederick Huffmaster

 

Surety of the Peace and good behavior on Oath of Donesius Thal

 

Donesius Thal of Shrewsbury Township yeoman - to give evidence  tint. in $100-

taken and acknowledged this thirtieth day of Aug. 1821 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                      (31 Augst. 1821)

 

Frederick Huffmaster  principal                                     tint. in $100

Henry Huffmaster  bail   both of Shrewsbury Township  tint. in $100

 

taken and acknowledged this thirty first day of August 1821 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred.

 

 

                                                      30th August 1821

 

Josh. Reeves v.s. James Molyneux

 

Amicable Suit   Trespass for Damages not exceeding 100 Dollars

 

Submitted to Reference - or Rule to refer

 

Plaintiff’s Referees - Charles Mullan

Defendant Referees - William King

Mutually - Francis Bull

 

Plaintiffs witnesses - John Warburton, Catharine Reeves, Abigail Reeves

Defendants witnesses - John Bowen, Mary Warburton

 

Trial Saturday 8 Septr. Next

 

                                                         (8 Septr. 1821)

 

Report of Referees

One dollar and fifty Cents Damages -

Referees decline receiving their Fees

 

 

                                                         3rd Septr. 1821

 

C.W.  v.s. Thos. Baker

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

Be it remembered that Susannah Baker of Elkland Township in the said County wife of Thomas Baker of said Township & County, on the third day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty one came before me Edwd. J. Eldred  esqr. One of the justices of the peace assigned to keep the peace within said County and then and there named and freely released to Thomas Baker of Elkland Township - her husband in the said County yeoman the sureties of the peace and good behavior - by her the said Susannah Baker prayed against the said Thomas Baker -

 

Given under my hand and Seal a Loyal Sock in said County this third day of Septr. A.D. one thousand eight hundred and twenty one  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                             3 Novr. 1821

 

I  George Bird do swear that on the 1st Instant I did kill the two wolves the heads of which I here produce in Shrewsbury Township Lycoming County  George Bird

 

Sworn & Subscribed the 3rd Nov. 1824 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  To the Commsrs. &c &c

I do certify &c - 2 full grown wolves

Bounty 12 Dollars each Total 24 Dollars

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

 

 

                                                              3 Decr. 1821

 

I  Reuben Rogers do swear that on the 1st Inst. I did kill the full grown Panther the head of which I here produce in Shrewsbury Township Lycoming County   Reuben Rogers

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 3rd of December 1821 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  To the Commissioners &c &c

I do certify &c &c one full grown Panther

Bounty 12 Dollars

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                                                       1822

 

                                                         4 February 1822

 

Chas. Mullan  v.s.  Thos. Baker

 

Deed from Thomas Baker & Susanna his wife for 5.84 Dollars

Date this day acknowledged by himself and wife -  Edwd. J. Eldred

                       

                                                        26 February 1822

 

Alex Brumley Williams  married  Abigail Luce

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.   Alex Brumley Williams  -  the mark of Abigail X Williams

 

Witnesses - Edwd. A. Eldred, Mary Eldred, Sarah Eldred, William Eldred

Present - William Eldred, John Eldred, Harriet Eldred

 

                                                        11 March 1822

 

I  Hannah Hogeland  wife of Joseph Hogeland Senr. voluntarily appeareth and do solemnly swear & truly declare and affirm that on or about the month of September last - being then at the house of Philip Kilmer - the said Philip Kilmer & wife Martha did declare to me, in the Company of other women, that her girls on going down to the house of John Wilcox caught Francis Boyles and his, Wilcox’s, daughter Ann in bed together, they were then not married, and observed clapping me on the knee - wasn’t this a fine girl to go to bed to a man the first time that he came to see her - further saith not - the mark of Hannah X Hogeland

 

Affirmed before me this 11th day of March One thousand eight hundred twenty two - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

***

I Hannah Hogeland wife of Joseph Hogeland Junr. voluntarily appeared before me and doth take my (oath) seriously & truly declare  and affirm that on or about the month of September last being then at the house of Philip Kilmer I did hear the said Philip Kilmer(‘s) wife, Martha, declare to Hannah Hogeland Senr., in company with other women, that her girls on going to the house of Jno. Wilcox caught Francis Boyles and his, Wilcox’s, daughter Ann in bed together, they not then being married, and clapping Hannah Hogeland Senr. on the knee she the said Martha Kilmer observed  wasn’t this a fine girl to go to bed to a man the first time that he came to see her - further saith not

Hannah Hogeland

 

Affirmed before me this 11th day of March One thousand eight hundred & twenty two

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                            13 June 1822

 

I  George Bird do swear that on the 12th Inst. I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce in Shrewsbury Township Lycoming County   George Bird

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 13 June 1822 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I certify &c &c 1 full grown wolf  Bounty 12 Dollars  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                            29 June 1822

 

I  George Bird do swear that on the 28th Inst. I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce in Shrewsbury Township Lycoming County   George Bird

 

Sworn & Subscribed this 29th day of June 1822 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  Lycoming Coy. S.S.

To the Commissioners &c &c  I do certify &c &c 1 full grown wolf  Bounty Twelve Dollars  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                            1 July 1822

 

Charles Howlett of Shrewsbury Tp.  Married to  Martha Craft of the said Township

 

Edwd. J. Eldred   Hewlett - Martha Craft

 

Witnesses - John Craft, Catharine Craft

 

Be it Remembered

That on the eleventh of December 1820 - the said Charles Howlett and Martha Craft voluntarily offered before me and then and there virtually married themselves by declaring and pledging themselves before me to that effect - but fearing the displeasure and not the legal R______ of friends they were restrained at that time from making their declaration more public - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                             11 July 1822

 

Thomas Baker  v.s.  James Royle

 

Amicable Suit  demand not exceeding one hundred Dollars

 

Rule of Refinance

Plaintiff nominal Charles Mullan

Defendant nominal        John King                                            

 

by Plaintiff to which the defendant agrees - William Wright

 

Plaintiff Witnesses - Burkett Webb, John Snell

Defendants Witnesses - William King, William Grange

 

First 5 o clock this Evening

 

The parties attending accepting  Wm. Wright who being absent from here the plaintiff nominated Jno. Reaper to which the defendant agreed

Assigned to Appoints. 8 o’clock

Parties much agreeable to adjournment

 

The Defenses Report a Judgment for Plaintiff for Five Dollars nineteen and one half Cents

write box of just.

Judgment and Costs paid

 

[ED NOTE:  nearly illegible cost computation follows here]

 

 

                                                          4 September 1822

 

C.W.  v.s.  David D. Davis

 

Complaint

 

I  Evan O. Shiner of Shrewsbury Township Lycoming County  Tanner & Currier do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I am in fear that David D. Davis of the said Township and County Carpenter will do me some hurt in body or estate he having threatened and said that he had waylaid the house and would do it again   that he could die but once and would either Shoot me or take both my eyes   and what inducing me seriously to fear that he will put his threats in execution is that on Monday the 2nd Inst. He did actually snap his gun at my breast which flashed in the pan and on my retreat he flung a heavy stone after me which passed near me. I am therefore in fear to be at home or to be got about my business and requires the surety of that Peace and of good behavior against the said David D. Davis which I do out of real fear and not out of malice or for vexation - Evan O. Shiner

 

Affirmed this and Duly exec. This fourth day of Septr. One thousand eight hundred and twenty two before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Warrant

 

Lycoming County S.S.

[Seal]  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Jonas Hardy of Elkland Township in the County of Lycoming   Greeting -

 

Whereas Evan O. Shiner of Shrewsbury Township in the County of Lycoming Tanner & Currier hath this day made his solemn affirmation before me Edwd. J. Eldred one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Lycoming that David O. Davis of Shrewsbury Township aforesaid Carpenter hath threatened to waylay the house and is there to shoot or take both the eyes of the said Evan O. Shiner and which seriously induces him the said Shiner to fear that he will put his threats in execution by the said Davis having on Monday the Second Inst. snapped his gun at him which flashed in the pan and on his retreating flung a heavy stone after him   you are therefore hereby commanded to take the said David D. Davis and bring him before the said Edwd. J. Eldred forthwith to find Sufficient surety as well for his appearance at the next Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden at Williamsport for the County of Lycoming to be proceeded against according to law & that in the mean time he keep the peace and be of his good behavior toward all our citizens and especially toward the said Evan O. Shiner.

Witness the said Edwd. J. Eldred at Elkland Township Lycoming County the fourth day of September A.D. one thousand eight hundred and twenty two -  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                        (4 September 1822)

 

Surety of the Peace and of good behavior on the solemn affirmation of Evan O. Shiner

 

Evan O. Shiner of Shrewsbury Township Lycoming County Tanner and Currier to give evidence - tent. In $100

Taken and acknowledged this fourth day of September in the year  one thousand eight hundred and twenty two before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                       7th September 1822

 

David D. Davis  Carpenter  principal                                                                             100

Bera Payne  Inn keeper  bail  (both) of Shrewsbury Township Lycoming County           100

 

Taken and acknowledged this Seventh day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty two before me -  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                         11th Novr. 1822

 

I George Bird do swear that on the fifth Inst. Or about that time I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce in Shrewsbury Township Lycoming County   George Bird

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 11th day of Novr. 1822 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  To the Commrs. &c &c

I do Certify &c a full grown wolf  Bounty 12 Dollars  Edwd J. Eldred

 

                                                           30 Novr. 1822

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]   Be it remembered that Evan O. Shiner of Shrewsbury Township in the County of Lycoming Tanner & Harrier on the 30th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two cam before me Edwd. J. Eldred esqr. One of the Justices assigned to keep the peace within the said county, at Elkland Township in the said county and then and there remised and freely retracted to David D. Davis of Shrewsbury township in the said county Carpenter the Surety of the Peace on good behavior by him the said Evan O. Shiner before me prayed against the said David D. Davis - Given under my hand and Seal of Elkland township in the said county the thirtieth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two.

 

                                                      10 December 1822

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

We Archileus Luce Assessor and Charles Mullan and Joseph Pardoe Assistant Assessors for the year 1823 - and do solemnly, seriously and truly declare and affirm that we will well and truly perform the duties enjoined upon us by the act of assembly to the best of our abilities and judgment, without favor or affection, hatred, malice or ill will.

Archileus Luce Assessor

Charles Mullan, Joseph Pardoe Assistant Assessors

 

Affirmed & Subscribed - this 10th December 1822 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                                                        1823

 

                                                         14 February 1823

 

John Huckell  Trustee

in Trust

For Wm. Bowen during life

Harriet Bowen during life or marriage

Heirs - said issue of Wm. Bowen for ever

 

Deed of trust acknowledged the above day   Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                        22nd February 1823

 

I  Samuel Bill do swear that on the eleventh Inst. I did kill the Panther the head of which thence produce in Shrewsbury Township Lycoming County -

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 22nd Feby. 1823 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                          10 April 1823

 

Amiable Suit  [Editor's Note: This is one case continuing through 18 April.]

 

Abner W. Ormsby - Plaintiff

Amos Ellis - Defendt.

 

Demand for an assumption on the order of Nicholas Potter dated 6 Septr. 1822   4.62

Ditto by Matthias Vanloon & Nicholas Potter  dated 26 Augt. 1822

 

***

 

Dyer Pierce - Plaintiff

Amos Ellis - Defendt.

 

Demand on the assumption of an order of Nicholas Potter dated 6 Sept. 1822  $1.50

Ditto of Matthias Vanloon  dated 25 Augt. 1822  4.75

 

12 Sept. 1822 - order to Bom___ Stevens

 

***

 

Wilcocks  - Plaintiff

Amos Ellis - defendant

 

Demand on the assumption of an order of Matthias Vanloon dated 26 Augt. 1822   82.

 

This order endorsed payable as soon as van loon finishes his Road & I draw the money for the same

 

                                                                                  18 April 1823

 

Asa Farnsworth - Plaintiff

Amos Ellis - Defendant

 

Demand on the assumption of an order of Matthias Vanloon dated 12 July 1822

1.60

ditto     dated 24 Augt. 1822

3.60

 

ditto of Nicholas Potter & Matthias Vanloon  14 Aug. 1822

1.50

 

***

 

Elijah Walker - Plaintiff

Amos Ellis - Defendant

 

Demand on the assumption of an order of Nicholas Potter & Matthias Vanloon  dated 26 Augt. 1822  81-

 

***

 

Gilet - Plaintiff

Amos Ellis - Defendant

 

Demand on the assumption of an order by Matthias Vanloon dated 25 Aug. 1822  $1.12½

 

***

 

Daniel Nissen - Plaintiff

Amos Ellis - Defendant

 

Demand on the assumption of an order by Nicholas Potter dated 15 Augt. 1822  $2-

Demand on the assumption of an order by Matthias Vanloon dated 15 Augt. 1822  $1.25

 

***                                           

 

Benjamin Knissan - Plaintiff

Amos Ellis - Defendant

 

Demand on the assumption of an order by Matthias Vanloon dated 26 Augt. 1822  $6.26

 

This order accepted payable as soon as Vanloon finishes his Turnpike and I receive the money of the same -

***

 

Manson Chamberlain - plaintiff

Amos Ellis - Defendant

 

Demand on the assumption of an order by Matthias Vanloon dated 18 Augt. 1822  $1.30

 

***

 

Stephen Randal - plaintiff

Amos Ellis - defendant

 

Demand on the assumption of an order by Nicholas Potter & Matthias Vanloon dated 26 Augt. 1822  .85

 

***

Parties appear - the Several plaintiffs by their agent B. Knissan

 

Rule to take Depositions -

Amos Ellis’ letter of Credit to Nicholas Potter dated 29 Augt. 1822

Limited to 4 or 5 exam in suit  10 or 15 Team work -

 

***

 

                                                            (18 April 1823)

 

Benj. Knissan, in behalf of himself and others

v.s.

Amos Ellis

 

Affidavit of Plaintiff

 

Debt not exceeding one hundred dollars before Edwd. J. Eldred esqr.                          

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

Benjn. Knissan plaintiff in this cause maketh Oath that Isaiah Kingsley, Abiram Pierce, Abner Cooper, Henry Cooper & George Cooper - who resides out of the County of Lycoming that is to say in the township of Smithfield & Springfield in the County of Bradford are material witnesses for him - further saith not   Benjamin Knissan

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 18 April 1823 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Rule to take Depositions out of the County without Interrogatories -

 

***

 

Benjm. Knissan & others

v.s.

Amos Ellis

 

Demand not exceeding one hundred dollars on assumptions before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]   Benjamin Knissan, and others, plaintiffs in this case having made oath that Isaiah Kingsley, Abiram Pierce, Abner Cooper, Henry Cooper and George Cooper who resides out of the County of Lycoming, that is to say the 2 first in the township of Smithfield and the three remaining in the township of Springfield all in the County of Bradford are material witnesses for him.  Rule that Samuel Wood Esqr. Of Smithfield aforesaid do call before him at his house on the Sixteenth of June the next the said Isaiah Kingsley, Abiram Pierce, Abner Cooper, Henry Cooper, and George Cooper as Witnesses, in the above cause as well on the part of the plaintiff and on the part of the defendant and after having examined the said witnesses on oath or affirmation touching the matter in controversy and reduced their testimony to writing he do send the same to me under his hand and seal together with this Rule witness my hand & Seal at Elkland Township in the County of Lycoming this eighteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three   Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Adjournment to the 24 June 1823

 

***

 

Benjn. Knissan & Others

v.s.

Amos Ellis

 

Affidavit of Defendant

 

Demand not exceeding one hundred dollars, before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

Amos Ellis Defendant in this cause maketh oath that Mrs. Cooper wife of Abner Cooper of Springfield and Jonathan Nichols of the township of Springfield, Daniel Miller of the township of Asylum and Benjamin Hale of the township of Smithfield - all of the county of Bradford are material witnesses for him   further saith not   Amos Ellis

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 18 April 1823 before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Rule to take Depositions out of the County without Interrogatories

 

***

 

Benjn. Knissan and others

v.s.

Amos Ellis

 

Demand not exceeding 100 Dollars on assumption, before me Edwd. J. Eldred esqr.

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]  Amos Ellis Defendant in this cause having made oath that Mrs. Cooper wife of Abner Cooper, Jonathan Nichols, Daniel Miller and Benjamin Hale who resides out of the County of Lycoming that is Cooper wife of Abner Cooper and Jonathan Nichols in the township of Springfield, Daniel Miller in the township of Asylum and Benjamin Hale in the township of Smithfield all in the County of Bradford are Material Witnesses for him. Rule that Sam. Wood esqr. Of Smithfield aforesaid do call before him at his home on the Sixteenth day of June next the said Cooper wife of Abner Cooper, Jonathan Nichols, Daniel Miller and Benjamin Hale as Witnesses in the above Cause as well on the part of the plaintiff as on the part of the defendant and after having examined the said Witnesses on oath of affirmation touching the matters in controversy and reduced their testimony to writing he do send the same to me under his hand & seal together with this Rule  witness my hand and seal at Elkland township in the County of Lycoming this eighteenth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty three -  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Editor's Note: See 24 June for conclusion of case.]

 

                                                             24 April 1823

 

Royal Robinson

v.s.

Danl. Linn & Eliz. Linn

 

Deed acknowledged dated 23 April 1823 for 34.90 -

Consideration & _____ $150

 

                                                             3 May 1823

 

I  David D. Davis do swear that on the 1st Inst. I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce in Shrewsbury township Lycoming County -  David D. Davis

                                                             

Sworn and Subscribed the 3 May 1823 before me

 

To the Comrs. &c &c

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  a full grown wolf  Bounty 12 Dollars   Edwd J. Eldred

 

 

                                                           9 May 1823

 

Francis Boyles - plaintiff

Thomas Baker - defendant

 

Amicable Suit

 

Parties appear

Rule - agrees to choose Referees

 

Plaintiffs - William King

Defendants - John Snell

Mutually - John Warburton   -   Referees

 

Plaintiffs - John Boyles

Defendants - Wm. Grange  - Witnesses

 

Trial the 16th Inst. At the house of Edwd. J. Eldred

Friday at 1 o’clock p.m.

Adjourned to Chas. Mullan

 

16th Parties attend before Referees

Adjourn to 19th Inst.

 

19th Parties attend

 

Return an award that they find for the plaintiff 30 cents and the Costs of  Suit equally divided between Plaintiff & Defendant

 

Such Report or award not being according to Law

 

                                                            29 May 1823

 

Plaintiff and Defendant appear, voluntarily, and agrees that the Referees shall be requested to open their judgment and give them a rehearing, on the 2nd day of June next at 1 o' clk at the house of Charles Mullan - the Rule being returned together with their award with a written communication stating the reason for so doing - but the Referees on consulting together refuse to open their judgment or make any alteration in their award and again return it with the Rule

 

                                                            6 June 1823

 

Since ______ to defendant to show cause - why Judgment should not be entered against him for the Sum of Thirty Cents as rewarded by the Referees together with the whole of the Costs as determined by law - to appear 7th Inst. At 3 o’Clk afternoon -

 

Notification to Defendant -

 

                                                              7 June

 

Plaintiff and Defendant appears and mutually agree to a new Trial -

 

Rule to choose Referees

 

Plaintiffs - Joseph Reeves

Defendant - Henry Myers

Mutually - William Bown  -  Referees

 

Trial Wednesday next 11 June at 10 o’clk morning, at the house of Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Plaintiff -     Jno. Boyles

                    Hugh Boyles

Defendant -  John Snell  -  Witnesses

 

                                                          Eleventh of June

 

Reports of Witnesses for the Plaintiff Three Dollar five and eighty Cents with Cost of Suit. -

                                                            15 June 1823

 

I  John Bull do swear that on or about the twelfth May I did kill the three red Fox whelps the Scalps of which I here produce in Elkland Township Lycoming Co.   John Bull

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 15 June 1823 before me - should be the 18th

 

To the Commissioners of the County of Lycoming &c

[Seal]  I do Certify &c &c 3 red Fox whelps  Bounty three Shillings -  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                           24 June 1823

 

Amos Ellis confesses a Judgment to Benjamin Knissan for Twenty eight dollars with stay of execution for Three months but no longer - Amos Ellis paying Six Dollars and eighty six and one half costs.  The judgment in favor of B. Knissan in behalf of himself and the other plaintiffs that is for their use in the order following -

 

8.62     A.W. Ormsby

3.76     Dyer Pierce

2.         Wilson

6.70     Asa Farnsworth

1.         E. Walker

1.12½ Gilets

3.25     Daniel Nissen

6.26     Benj. Knissan

1.30     Manson Chamberlain

  .85     J. Randall

34.86½

  6.86   Back for this day to B. Knissan by Ellis in past  Hagerstown(?) Mar.8 1822 -

28.00

 

The costs agreed by Plaintiff & Defendant to be paid - by them in equal moeties -

 

 

                                                              7 July 1823

 

Thomas Baker sworn to his out wh. the late Armat Scott of Ebenburg Cambria County

Notarized and fixed  60.22½

 

                                                             

                                                            12 July 1823

 

Capias Trespass for Damages

 

Lycoming County S.S.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Constable the township of Muncy in the County of Lycoming, Greeting -

 

[Seal] We command you that you take William Huckell of Shrewsbury Township in the County of Lycoming yeoman and bring him before Edwd. J. Eldred esqr. One of our justices of the peace in and for the said county forthwith, to answer Jno. Brown on a plea of trespass for damages not  exceeding one hundred dollars - Witness the said Edwd. J. Eldred at Elkland Township the twelfth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred twenty three   E.J.E.

 

                                                            30 July, 1823

 

Anthony Snell  Married  Sarah Underwood, both of Elkland township

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.   Anthony Snell - Sarah Snell

 

Witnesses - Ann Eldred, Mary Eldred, Sarah E. Snell, Henry Snell, William T. Eldred

Present - Jno.Wm. Eldred, Charles Dodson Eldred, George Jarvis Eldred, Edgar Edwin Eldred

 

                                                         Sept. 11th 1823

 

I  Marshall Battin do solemnly, sincerely, and truly declare and affirm that on the ninth inst. I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce in Elkland township Lycoming county    Marshall Battin

 

Affirmed & Subscribed the 11th day of Sept. a.d. 1823 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

To the Comrs. &c &c

[Seal]  I do notify &c &c a full grown wolf  Bounty, twelve Dollars   Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                           Octr. 3rd 1823

 

I  Joel McCarty do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on this day morning I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce in Elkland township in this county   Joel McCarty

 

Affirmed & Subscribed this third of October A.D. 1823 before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

To the Commissioners &c &c

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c a full grown wolf  Bounty Twelve Dollars   Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                         October 29th 1823

 

I  Aaron McCarty do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on the 20th Instant I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce in Elkland township in this County -  Aaron McCarty

 

Affirmed and Subscribed this twenty ninth day of October A.D. 1823 - before me -

Edwd. J. Eldred

                                   

Lycoming County S.S.

 

To the Commissioners &c &c

I do certify &c &c a full grown wolf  Bounty Twelve Dollars  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                     November 21st 1823

 

On the Twenty first day of November in the year One thousand eight hundred and twenty three before me Edwd. J. Eldred one of the Justices of the peace in and for the County of Lycoming voluntarily appeared John King of Elkland township in the said County who being duly Sworn deposeth and saith that at the September term A.D. 1822 being with the Commissioners of Lycoming County in this office at Williamsport this on an application made to them by me it said John King I being then one of the Supervisors of Elkland township they the Commissioners agreed with me - that the remainder of the County Taxes for the year 1821 not then paid by the Collector Joseph Huckell should be paid by the several persons taxed by work on the Road as well as the whole of the taxes for 1822 - and I do further depose that the remainder of the said County Taxes for 1821 not then paid by the Collector Joseph Huckell was charged by the township to the Supervisors and that those taxes were worked out on the road - further saith not.   John King

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 21st day of November A.D. 1823 before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                          24 Nov. 1823

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]  I Joseph Pardoe duly elected assessor of Elkland township for the year 1824 do swear that I will well & truly perform the duties enjoined upon me by the Acts of Assembly to the best of my ability & judgement, without favor or affection, malice or ill will - Joseph Pardoe

 

Sworn and Subscribed before me the twenty fourth day of Nov. 1823   Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                                                       1824

 

                                                           8 January 1824

 

Joel McCarty’s affirmation respecting his son Jesse - see assn. on paper files -

 

 

                                                         10 February 1824

 

I  Aaron McCarty do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on this day the 10th of Feby. I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce in Elkland township in this County   Aaron McCarty

 

Affirmed and Subscribed this 10th day of February A.D. 1824 before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming Co. S.S.

 

[Seal]  To the Commrs. &c &c a full grown wolf  Bounty Twelve Dollars  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

***

 

I  George Bird do swear that on yesterday the 9th Instant I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce in Shrewsbury township in this County  George Bird

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 10th day of February A.D. 1824 - before me -  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]  To the Commissioners &c &c a full grown wolf  Bounty 12 Dollars  Edwd. J. Eldred

                                               

                                                             4th April 1824

 

I Jno. Snell do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm, that on this day, I did kill the full grown wolf the head of which I here produce - in Elkland township in this County  John Snell

 

Affirmed and Subscribed this 7th day of April 1824  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]  To the Commissioners &c &c - a full grown wolf  Bounty 12 Dollars 

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

***

 

Martin(?) Miller v.s. Wm. Gravely

Acknowledgement of Deed for  (a) 8.120                     (D) 70-

 

                                                          

                                                             23 April 1824

 

Henry Myers v.s. Jno. Ellis

Acknowledgement of Deed for  (a) 65.100                   361.20

 

***

 

Jno. Hill v.s. Henry Myers

Acknowledgement of Mortgage Deed  65.100  361.20

 

 

                                                           29 April 1824

 

Information

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The information of Benjamin Huckell of Elkland township Lycoming County yeoman taken upon his solemn affirmation before me Edwd. J. Eldred one of the Justices of the peace in and for the said county the Twenty ninth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty four who saith that on the twenty eight day of the present month - One Dog was stolen from his house in Elkland township aforesaid and that he hath just cause to suspect and doth suspect Charles Lomas returning from rafting down the river to the upper parts thereof of stealing and carrying away the said Dog  further saith not - Benjamin Huckell

 

Affirmed and Subscribed before me  Edwd. Eldred

 

***

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to David Rogers Constable of Elkland Township, Greeting -

 

[Seal]  Whereas Benjamin Huckell of the township of Elkland in the County of Lycoming yeoman hath upon his solemn affirmation before Edwd. J. Eldred one of the Justice of the Peace in and for the said county declared that on the twenty eight day of the present month One Dog was stolen from his house in Elkland township aforesaid and that he hath just cause to suspect and doth suspect Charles Lomas of the upper parts of the River returning from rafting of stealing and taking away the said dog - You are therefore hereby commanded to take the said Charles Lomas and bring him before the dais Edward J. Eldred or some other justice of the peace at the said county forthwith to answer the said Charge and further to be dealt with according to law witness the said Edwd. J. Eldred at Elkland township aforesaid the twenty ninth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred twenty four.  E.J. Eldred

 

                                                             4 Sept. 1824

 

I  Henry Myers do swear that on yesterday morning the third Inst. I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce in Elkland township in the County of Lycoming 

Henry Myers

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 4th day of Sept. A.D. 1824 before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal] To the Corms. &c &c a full grown wolf  Bounty Twelve Dollars  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                        23 October 1824

 

Personally appears be(fore) me one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Lycoming, Jona. Huckell of this County who upon his solemn oath deposeth & said that he served a copy of this writ by leaving a copy at his house 22 Oct. 1824 - James Duncan & Jno. Forster v.v. Andrew Shiner   Joseph Huckell  Depty. Sheriff

 

Sworn and Subscribed the Transcript of this - the 23rd Octr. 1824  Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.

 

Notice of Inquisition the 8th November - Sworn as above - Edwd. J. Eldred

Notice left the 22 Oct. 1824  Joseph Huckell  Depty. Sheriff

 

***

 

I  Jonathan Hogeland so solemnly Sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I did kill the two full grown red Foxes the scalps of which I here produce - the one on or abt. The 22 or 23 July last and the other on the 22ns Inst. In Elkland Township Lycoming County Jonathan Hogeland

 

Sworn & Subscribed the 23 day of October A.D. 1824 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Order

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

Order for 2 full grown red Fox Scalps  Four Shillings  E.J.E.

 

                                                             9 Decr. 1824

 

I  John King do swear that I did kill the two full grown red Foxes the Scalps of which I here produce the one in the beginning of last October the other in the latter end of November last in Elkland Township Lycoming County  John King

 

Sworn and Subscribed this ninth day of December A.D. 1824  before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Order

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

O for 2 full grown red Foxes  Four Shillings  E.J.E.

 

 

                                                      13th December 1824

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]  I Joseph Huckell duly elected Assessor of Elkland township for the year 1825 do swear that I will and truly perform the duties enjoined on me by the Acts of Assembly, to the best of my ability and judgement without favor or affection, hatred malice or ill will

Joseph Huckell assessor

 

Sworn and Subscribed this thirteenth day of Decr. A.D. 1824 before me  Edwd J. Eldred

 

                                                     21 December 1824

 

Francis Boyles v.s. Joseph Beaumont

 

Amicable Suit

Action for Damages - for breaking the Leg of a Horse

Lent it to the Defendant  Value by Plaintiff’s Estimation 60.

 

Rule of Referee

 

Referees - Plaintiff - Francis Bull

                 Defendant - Saml. Rogers Senr.

                 Plaintiff & Defendant, named by plaintiff - Jno. Grange  Senr.

 

Witnesses - Plaintiff - Wm. King, David Jones, Jonas Hardy, P Mullan, Wm. Black

                   Defendant - Ann Black

 

Trial Monday the 27th Inst. 10 ock. A.m. at the House of Edwd. J. Eldred

 

27 Inst. 11 o’Clock

Parties met but Saml. Rogers not attending, William King is agreed on as a Referee in his place.  Francis Bull not attending, David Jones is agreed on as a Referee in his place.                   

Report of Referees

 

Thirty five Dollars with costs of suit found for the Plaintiff, Judgment 35 with Cost of Suit 5.70¾

Jno. Grange [Seal] Wm. King [Seal] David Jones [Seal]

 

                                                        (January 13th 1825)

 

Special  Bail -

 

You, and each of you, do acknowledge to owe to Francis Boyles the Plaintiff the Sum of One hundred Dollars each, upon Condition, that Joseph Beaumont shall appear at the next Court of Common Pleas to be held at Williamsport in and for the said County of Lycoming then and there to prosecute his Suit with effects and - on failure thereof that he will pay the debt & costs or if the said Joseph Beaumont on or before the first day of the next term after Judgment shall be rendered against him, surrender himself to the Jail of the said County then this recognizance to be void otherwise be and remain in full force and virtue - Are you content -

 

Joseph Beaumont - Principal of Elkland Township tent. 100

Samuel Rogers

by Acknowledgement in writing  - Bail - of Muncy Creek Tp. Tent. 100

 

Taken and acknowledged this 13 January 1825 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Notice of appeal this day served by F. Boyles

Copy files -

 

                                                        31 December 1824

 

Nathan Northrup of Monroe Township Bradford County voluntarily appears before me Edwd. J. Eldred esqr. One of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Lycoming and on his oath declares and says that on the thirtieth day of December instant he did a days work in clearing the road of Trees fallen into that part of the road beginning in Franklin Township Bradford County leading from Meansville to Pennsboro so as to admit a wagon going that way to get through.  The mark of - Nathan X Northrup 

 

Sworn and Subscribed this Thirty first day of Decr. A.D. 1824  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                                     III

 

Source: Egle’s Notes and Queries, XXIX & XXX

 

            The dream of a great highway by the most direct route from the West to the North Branch of the Susquehanna was ever present in the memory of E.J. Eldred. He suggested the possibility of procuring State aid and petitioning for and act appointing commissioners to lay out a State road from Pennsborough to Meansville, and the Legislature made such provision by a law passed the 13th day of March, 1824. The commissioners were himself, William Brindle, of Muncy, and Eliphalet Mason, of Monroe, Bradford county. They at once proceeded to view and lay out the road, but the prevailing craze about the State canal and the large annual appropriations necessary to construct it, completely suppressed improvements of lesser pretensions, and no appropriation to this new State road was made.  (Hon. C.D. Eldred)

 

            The hope of State aid being abandoned, certain citizens of Muncy conceived the idea of constructing a turnpike on or near the route of the unopened State road, and procured the passage of a law for that purpose in February, 1831. Books were opened and the stock requisite to procure a charter was soon obtained. Edward J. Eldred was chosen both president and secretary of this new corporation, but unfortunately a division among the stockholders ensued, as to the most practicable route for the road, which finally proved its ruin. The president hoped against hope, and spent both time and money to make it a success, but it was a doomed project from the beginning, and failed for want of means and unity.

            The only bright light for Eldred at this time was provided by General Samuel McKean about 1825. McKean was then a member of Congress from Bradford County and was responsible for selecting two Post Office locations on the new postal route falling in the “Sullivan” portions of Lycoming County. One was at Hillsgrove, the other at Eldred’s place near present-day Hugo‘s Corners, which McKean dubbed “Eldredsville.”  Several years later, when the Post Office moved to the house of Charles Mullen, so did the name Eldredsville. It there became the central gathering place for Elkland Township.

 

Below are illustrated shares in Eldred’s “Turnpike.”

 

This narrative continues following April 1835.

                                                                                        1825

 

                                                          14 January 1825

 

I  Joel McCarty do Solemnly Sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on the 5th Instant I did kill the full grown wolf the head of which I here produce in Elkland township Lycoming County.  Joel McCarty

 

Affirmed and Subscribed this 14th day of Jany. A.D. 1825 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Order

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal] Full grown wolf  Bounty 12 Dollars  E.J.E. -

 

                                                            18 March 1825

 

I  Joel McCarty do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on the 16th February last I did kill the wolf the head of which I here produce and that on the 14th day of the said month the fox was killed by my son Aaron, the head of which I here produce, in Elkland Township Lycoming County   Joel McCarty

 

Affirmed and Subscribed this 18th day of March in A.D. April 1825 before me

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]   Full grown wolf Bounty  12 Dollars

            Full grown red Fox  Bounty 2 Shillings     Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                       23 March 1825

 

[Editor's Note: Cherry Township had just been created in May of 1824. This likely represents the first legal action taken in the township.]

 

The information of Evan O. Shiner of Cherry Township Lycoming County yeoman taken upon his solemn affirmation before me Edwd. J. Eldred esqr. of Elkland Township Lycoming County this 23rd day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty five - who saith that on the 20th Instant being Sunday - at night after dark or Sometime in the night succeeding that day the Stable door being part of his Barn was broken open (which was locked) and a yoke of oxen belonging to him the said Evan O. Shiner, with the yoke belonging to said oxen, but not then on them, was Stolen and taken away and that he hath just cause (to) suspect and doth suspect John Koons and Eneas Horn of Luzerne County and David Morris of Westmorland or Penn Township Lycoming, or some, or either of them of Stealing and taking away the said oxen with their yoke - further saith not -  Evan O. Shiner

 

Affirmed and Subscribed this 23rd day of March A.D. 1825 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Warrant

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Elias Mangerum of Cherry Township Lycoming County, Greeting

 

[Seal] Whereas Evan O. Shiner of the township of Cherry in the county of Lycoming yeoman hath upon his Solemn affirmation before me Edwd. J. Eldred esqr. one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the said County did aver that on the 20th Instant being Sunday, in the evening of that day or sometime in the night following that day - the stable door being part of his Barn was broken open (which was locked) and a yoke of oxen belonging to him the said Evan O. Shiner, with the yoke belonging to the said oxen, but not on them, was stolen and taken away and that he hath just cause to suspect and doth suspect John Koons and Eneas Horn of Luzerne County and David Morris of Westmorland or Penn Township, Lycoming County or some or either of them of Stealing and taking away the said oxen with their yoke - you are therefore hereby commanded to take the said Jno. Koons, Elias Horn and David Morris or any or either of them , and bring them before the said Edwd. J. Eldred or some other Justice of the Peace of the said County forthwith, to answer the said charge and further to be dealt with according to law-

 

Witness the said Edwd. J. Eldred  Elkland township aforesaid the twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five - 

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                              1 April 1825

 

Evan O. Shiner  v.s.  John Koons & David Morris, Constable of Penn Township Lycoming County

 

To the Common Pleas of Lycoming County of Mar. term 1825

 

Trespass vi et armis

[Editor's Note: Latin, “with force and arms,” intentional injury to person or property]

 

Damages not exceeding 200$

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

Personally appeared before me the Subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace in and for Lycoming county aforesaid Evan O. Shiner the plaintiff ordered in the above stated suit and being duly affirmed according to Law and doth declare and say that he does truly believe the Damages sustained by him for the recovery of which the above stated Suit is intended to be brought against the above named John Koons and David Morris &c are exceeding the sum of One hundred Dollars exclusive of costs and further saith not

Evan O. Shiner

 

Affirmed and Subscribed to before me the Subscriber this first day of April A.D. 1825 

Witness my hand  Edwd. J. Eldred  Justice of the Peace

 

                                                            14 April 1825

 

I  George Bird to swear that on the 13th Instant I did kill the full grown wolf the head of which I here produce in Shrewsbury Township Lycoming County   George Bird

 

Sworn and Subscribed this fourteenth day of April A.D. 1825 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal] To the Commissioners of Lycoming County

Order for 12$ full grown wolf   Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                            2 May 1825                                       

 

I  Joel McCarty do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on third day morning, I did kill the full grown wolf in Elkland township Lycoming County the head of which I here produce   Joel McCarty

 

Affirmed & Subscribed this 2nd day of May A.D. 1825 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

To the Commissioners &c &c Order for 12 Dollars full grown wolf   Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                               

                                                            30 May 1825

 

Lycoming County S.S. Pennsylvania

 

On the 30th day of May A.D. 1825 before me Edwd. J. Eldred  esqr. One of the Justices of the peace in and for the county of Lycoming personally appeared Jno. C. Hill of Elkland Township said county of Lycoming who being duly Sworn according to law deposeth & saith that a certain note purporting to be at the Harrisburg bank Penna. No 2664 payable to an Award dated Harrisburg, May 14th 1819 signed Jno. Forster Cashier  U - Thos. Elder pre_____ but which proves to be a spurious note was taken by the said Jno. C. Hill sometime in April 1823 of David Nealey of Tioga township Tioga Coy. State of N. York - that the said  Nealey in the succeeding winter acknowledged paying the said note to the said Hill and placed a $. in writing on one corner of the back thereof - in presence of several witnesses    further saith not   John C. Hill

 

Sworn and Submitted this 30th day of May 1825 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                             July 1st 1825

 

John M. Warburton   red Fox scalp - on oath UC filed loose paper

 

                                                            July 19, 1825

 

John M. Warburton   red Fox scalp - on oath UC filed loose paper

 

                                                           22 Septr. 1825

 

Subpoena for Andw. Shiner to answer Certain Interrogatories in a Suit now pending before W. Patton esqr. Wherein Jesse Woodruff and Morris Spalding ass’s. of Charles Comstock esqr. Plff. And Nathan Taber deft. On Saturday the 24 Sept. 9 oclk. A.M. -  

 

Subpa. To Nathan Taber -

 

Rule from Willm. Patton JP Bradford County

 

Suit Jesse Woodruff and Morris Spalding assignees of Charles Comstock

v.s. Nathan B. Tabers - dated 19 Septr. 1825

 

Debt or demand not exceeding 100$ before W. Patton Justice of the Peace _______from a note for 811.28¾ payable to Chas. Comstock or Bearer three months after date ______ 8 oclk. - 1819 also an orde5 of Dfts on Chas. Comstock for 10$ dated 4 Oct 1819 -

 

1st Interrg. -  Do you know the parties in this Cause or either of them and how long have you known them or either of them or Chas. Comstock -

 

Secondly - Do you recollect of Chas. Comstock even resenting you an order for twenty one Dollars and twenty eight cents drawn by. N.R. Taber the deposit on you in favor of said Comstock - of you - State what time and whether or no you accepted it -

 

Thirdly - Do you remember of, Said Comstocks agreeing to receive said order in glass? or any other property?

 

Fourthly - Were your circumstances such as that you were able to pay said order at that time if the payment of it has been urged or inforced -

 

                                                              24 Apr. 1825

 

Subpoena initd. By N. R. Taber and Witness attending -

 

Return of Rule   answer to Interrogation filed on paper

 

                                                            10 October 1825

 

I  Joseph Hogeland Junr. Do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on or about the first Instant this full grown red Fox was killed in Elkland township Lycoming County - the Scalp of which I here produce -  Joseph Hogeland

 

Affirmed and Subscribed before me this 10th day of October A.D. 1825  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming County S.S.

[Seal]  To the Commissioners &c &c a full grown Red Fox  Bounty 2 Shillings - E.J.E

 

                                                            24 October 1825

 

Denis Thall  v.s.  John Miller of Cherry Township

 

Action - Trespass for Damages not exceeding 100 Dollars - Shooting a Dog -

 

Summons - To Fredk. Huffmaster constable of Cherry Township to appear 31st Instant at 2 oclk. Afternoon

 

Subpoenas - Samuel Huntsinger, Joseph Thall, Joseph  Litzelswope

 

                                                            31 October 1825

 

Parties appear -

after hearing their proofs and allegations

Judgment for Plaintiff Four Dollars plus costs of Suit

 

                                                            2 November 1825

 

Certified Transcript of a Warrant to Evan O. Shiner  23 March 1825

applied for and given to Ashley Ladd - Certified -

 

                                                           26 November 1825

 

C.W.

v.s.

Henry Yunklin

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

Surety of the Peace -

 

I  Frederick Huffmaster do swear that I am in fear that Henry Yunklin Senr. Of Cherry township in the County of Lycoming yeoman will do me some corporal hurt by beating me - he having declared to me 2nd  Novr. past that he would break my Bones before _____ _____ whenever he met me alone and that I am in fear to go about my lawful business. I therefore (require) the Surety of the Peace against the said Henry Yunklin Senr. which I do out of real fear and not for malice or vexation  Frederick Huffmaster

 

Sworn and Subscribed  this twenty eighth day Novr. A.D. 1825

 

Fredk. Huffmaster bound in 50 $  to give evidence

 

 

Warrant

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Frederick Bartch - of the township of Cherry County of Lycoming  Greeting

 

Whereas Frederick Huffmaster of the township of Cherry in the County of Lycoming aforesaid hath this day made Oath before Edwd. J. Eldred one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Lycoming that Henry Yunklin Senr. of the said County 2nd Novr. had threatened to do him harm in person or estate and that he believed by such threatening he is in danger to be hurt in body or estate. You are therefore hereby commanded to take the said Henry Yunklin Senr. & bring him before the said Edwd. J. Eldred or some other Justice of the Peace of the said county forthwith to find Sufficient Surety as well for his appearance at the next Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden for the said county to be proceeded against according to Law and that in the mean time he be on his good behavior and keep the peace towards all its citizens and especially towards the said Fredk. Huff master - Witness the said Edwd. J. Eldred at Elkland Township upon this the twenty sixth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred twenty five

 

[Editor's Note: This is placed here, with no further explanation.]

 

Subpoena  C.W. v.s. Jacob Miller - William King -

 

 

                                                          5 December 1825

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

I  John Molyneux Assistant Assessor of Shrewsbury township for the year 1826 do solemnly & truly declare and affirm that I will and truly perform the duty enjoined upon me by the act of assembly to the best of my judgment and absolutely without favor or affection hatred malice or ill will  Assistant Assessor  John Molyneux

 

Affirmed Sworn and Subscribed this 5th day of Decr 1825 - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                         7 December 1825

 

Transcript of Judgment dated 5 December 1825

 

Joseph Watson v.s. Joshua Dodson

 

September 16 1825 Personally appeared the parties and agreed to enter an amicable suit in Book account and agreed to adjourn to Friday the 30th day of Septr. At 1 o’Clock afternoon  parties m__ agreeably to the above adjournment after hearing the parties judgment rendered for Plaintiff agt. Defendant for Debt & Costs  49.83

 

Columbia County S.S.

 

I do certify the above to be a true Transcript of a judgment rendered by me the subscriber one of the justices of the peace in and for the said County as witness my hand and Seal in Berwick the fifth day of Decr. 1825

 

Copy Samuel Headley   -  filed

 

Execution

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Constable of Cherry township in the County of Lycoming  Greeting -

 

[Seal]  Whereas Joseph Watson of Huntington Township in the County of Luzerne hath obtained judgment by___ Samuel Headley one of the justices of the Peace in and for the County of Columbia against Joshua Dodson of Barrington Township Bradford County for a D___ of forty nine dollars and eighty three cents (plus) costs of Suit  Forty three Cents and the said Joshua Dodson having hereto neglected to comply with the said judgment, we command you that of the goods and Chattel of the said Joshua Dodson you buy the debt and costs aforesaid and for want of sufficient dollars that you take the body of the said to ____ into custody and convey him to the common point of the said county thence to be kept until the debts and costs aforesaid is fully paid

 

Evidence the said Edwd. J. Eldred at Elkland Township the seventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five  E.J.E.

 

2 December 1825  “Plaintiff Satisfies ____ and ____ for Costs” says Constable

 

                                                                                         1826

 

                                                             22 March 1826

 

I  Powell Bird do swear that on this very morning the full grown wolf - the head of which I here produce was killed by my son in my presence in Shrewsbury Township Lycoming Co.  Powell Bird

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 23rd day of March A.D. 1826 before me Edw. J. Eldred

 

Order

 

To the Comrs. &c &c &c Bounty Twelve Dollars for a full grown wolf  E.J.E.

 

                                                             (22 March 1826)

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]  Be it remembered that Powell Bird of Shrewsbury township in the County of Lycoming personally & voluntarily appears before Edwd. J. Eldred one of the Justices of the Peace, in and for the County of Lycoming and on his solemn oath declares and says that Job or Joab Sammons or Simmons of Northumberland & Northumberland county Tobacconist - had a Son born out of Wedlock and called after his name - that he the said father was lawfully proved so by the oath of the mother and accounts for her laying in and that the said father died in testate without any lawful heir or heirs now known to be living - that the property left by him the father, comes as appears by the records of Northumberland county examined by a lawyer living either at Simsbury or Bellefonte, into the hands of a certain James Hepburn of Northumberland - sometime since deceased - that by a circumstance of admission by of the said James Hepburn that there was something(,) He in giving the boy cloth for clothes(,) it appears there is property in the said Executor’s hands left by the said Job or Joab Sammons or Simmons - that the late James Hepburn admitted personally, in his lifetime, to the deponent [Editor’s Note:  i.e., Powell Bird] that he had put one hundred dollars out to one Wilson a nailor [Editor’s Note:  a maker of nails] and had taken a note in favor of the boy that the said Wilson admitted to this deponent that he had one hundred dollars of the said James Hepburn but had accounted to him in his own name - this Deponent further saith that this Boy is Son of the said Simmons or Sammons has sometime since been of age  further saith not     Powell Bird

 

Given under my hand & Seal at Elkland Twp. This 22nd day of March A.D. 1826

 

Sworn & Subscribed - before me this 22nd day of March A.D. 1826  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                              18 April 1826

 

I  Joel McCarty do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on the 14th Inst. I did kill the full grown wolf and that Some time in February and March I did kill the two full grown red foxes the head and Scalps of which I here produce and that they were killed in Elkland township Lycoming county -  Joel McCarty

 

Affirmed and Subscribed this 18th day of April 1826 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                               1 May 1826

 

Stephen Hyatt  v.s.  Lewis Adams

 

Judgment confessed on note dated November 3rd 1824

 

                                    Due 1 Feby 1825         13.00

                                    Int. to this ____                .97

                                                                        13.97

 

8 Jany 1827 Transcripts by post to E. Munger/ S. Hyatt see below

 

***

 

Elisha Munger  v.s.  Lewis Adams

 

Judgment confessed on note for 2½ R. Wheat  1.87½  

                                    dated 16 Octr. 1824

                                    due 15 Nov. 1824

                                    Int. to this day

                                    1 yr. 5 mo. 15 d.                        .16½

                                                                                    2.04

                                    Book account                           5.

                                                                                    7.04

 

8 Jany. 1827 Transcripts by post to E. Munger & J. Hyatt wt. Above

 

 

                                                              10 May 1826

 

Complaint  -  Surety of the Peace

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

Before me the subscriber, one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Lycoming, personally came Jonas Hardy of the township of Elkland in the said County yeoman who upon his solemn oath according to law, saith that on Tuesday last being the ninth day of May instant at the township aforesaid John McElvain of the said township yeoman made an assault upon this opponent and then and there drawing a long jack knife and opening of it swore that he would let his the deponents guts out and nip him from head to toe and that he would have had the deponents head off before he left the ground  and thus he believes by such threatening he is in danger to be harmed in body or estate - further saith not.  Jonas Hardy

 

Sworn and Subscribed this tenth day of May A.D. 1826 before me   Edwd. J. Eldred

 

S. Warrant

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Constable of the Township of Elkland in Lycoming County  Greeting -

 

[Seal]  Whereas Jonas Hardy of the township of Elkland in the County of Lycoming yeoman hath this day made oath before Edwd. J. Eldred esqr. One of the Justices of the peace in and for the county of Lycoming that John McElvain of the township of Elkland in the said County yeoman hath threatened to do him harm in person or estate and that he believes that by such threatening he is in danger to be hurt in body or estate   You are therefore hereby commanded to take the said John McElvain and bring him before the said Edwd. J. Eldred or some other justice of the peace of the said county forthwith to find sufficient surety as well for his appearance at the next Court of Quarter Sessions of the peace to be holden for the said county to be proceeded against according to law and that in the mean time he be of his good behavior and keep the peace towards all our good citizens and especially towards the said Jonas Hardy  witness the said Edwd. J. Eldred in Elkland township aforesaid the tenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six   E.J.E.

 

Jonas Hardy bound in 50 $ to give evidence

Charles Mullan Bail in 50 to appear

John McElvain prin. In 50 to appear - 12th May voluntarily appears the said McElvain with bail

 

                                                              12 May 1826

 

Lycoming Co. S.S.

 

Supersedeas   [Editor's Note: A writ or bond that suspends levy of an execution]

 

From the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Constable of Elkland township in the County of Lycoming   Greeting

 

[Seal] Forasmuch &c &c  see 77 Graydon    E.J.E.

 

 

15 Augt.                                                          

 

Release of the Surety of the Peace & good behavior

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

Be it remembered that on the 15th of August in the year 1826 A.D. the aforesaid Jonas Hardy hath come before me the said Edwd. J. Eldred esqr. And freely remedied and released as much as in him lieth the aforesaid surety of the peace and good behavior by him prayed before me against the above named John McElvain  In witness whereof I the said Edwd. J. Eldred have hereunto set my hand at Elkland in the county aforesaid the fifteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                             10 May 1826

 

James Baker  v.s.  James Molyneux     deferred -

 

 

                                                             3 June 1826

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]  I John King do swear that I will truly and faithfully appraise the damages done by trespassing Creature within my township that may be done by creatures trespassing over or through any lawful fences agreeably to the provisions of the act of assembly of the 27th March 1784 when thereunto required -  John King

 

Sworn and Subscribed before me the third day of June A.D. 1826 - copy of certificate signed

 

                                                            23 August 1826

 

Commonwealth  v.s.  Ann Brown & Jno. Brown

 

Information

 

I  Christopher Boyer do swear that on the thirteenth of the present month August it being Sunday in the Evening about Sundown as I was returning from the Sunday School down Loyalsock Creek along the road by John Browns house that I saw Ann Brown daughter of the John Brown  on her hands and knees between the Stable & Barn a fence being between her and the road and that her father was standing close by her looking at this deponent and appearing to be watching him   further saith not    Christoper (sic) Boyer

 

Sworn and Subscribed this twenty third day of Augt. A.D. 1826 before me

Edwd J. Eldred

 

 

Information

 

I  Thomas Molyneux do swear, that on Saturday about three o’Clock afternoon - the twelfth day of the present month August I called at John Brown’s house - when John Brown and his daughter Ann, with her two small Children were only in the house - John Brown was shelling Corn and Ann his daughter was leaning on the Loom apparently in considerable pain - I staid about twenty minutes - from her appearance which - I noticed about two months since - and particularly at this time - I was assumed in my own mind that she was pregnant and near her delivery for which reason, from motives of delicacy - I said nothing to her, or her appearing unwell that on Wednesday following in the dusk of the evening - being the sixteenth day of August - I was standing on the bank of the creek near my own house about two mils below Brown’s that Ann Brown was talking to Sarah Gaunt in the road on the opposite shore - but their conversation I did not hear except the words “ye know”  tho’ I learnt it afterwards it appears exceedingly strange to me she should be there and four miles lower down the creek so soon after the Situation I had seen her in and no child brought to the knowledge of the world - and from her having had two children before for whom no father is proven I have every reason to believe the Birth of a Child is concealed and that the father John Brown is in some way accessory -

Thomas Molyneux

 

Sworn and Subscribed this twenty third day of August A.D. 1826 before me 

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Warrants issued

 

Ann Brown for concealing the Birth   174

John Brown for concealing the Murder  175

To William Molyneux for John D. Wilson Constable

 

Witnesses for the Commonwealth

 

1st Subpoena Issued

 

1  Saml. Bryan

2  Mrs. Bryan wife of S

3  Jos. W. Bryan

4  Thomas Molyneux

 

2nd Subp. Issued 24th Party brought frwd. & warrants ____

 

5  Christopher Boyer

6  Sarah Myers wife of Henry Myers

7  Sarah Gaunt wife of Richard Gaunt

8  Sarah March wife of Jacob March

 

3rd Sub.

 

9    John Huckell Junr.

10  Willm. Brown

11  George Brown

12  Thomas Brown

 

4th Subp.

 

13  William C. Molyneux

14  Theophilus Little

15  William Bown

16  Reuben Rogers

17  Hannah Brown       deferred

18  John Watson          deferred

 

See examination of her & witnesses on loose paper

 

Does not appear sufficient evidence of the facts at this tm. to commit or detain _____

 

Prisoners discharged

 

County for costs

 

 

Examination after the Birth

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The examination of Ann Brown of Shrewsbury township in the County of Lycoming single woman taken upon her solemn oath before me Edward J. Eldred esquire one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the said County the twenty fourth day of August Anno Domini  one thousand eight hundred and twenty six who saith that on the fifteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty in the township of Shrewsbury she the said Ann Brown was delivered of a female Child and that on the seventh day of October in the year Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and twenty three she the said Ann Brown was delivered of a Male Child and that William Parker Son of Sylvanus Parker of Shrewsbury township is the father of both the said children   Ann Brown

 

Taken and signed before me this twenty fourth day of August A.D. 1826  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                           3 October 1826

 

Transcripts for the foregoing see Copy files

 

 

                                                          14 October 1826

 

I  Bremly Williams do swear, that on this day, morning, I did kill the full grown wolf the head of which I here produce, in Elkland township Lycoming County  

Alais Bremly Williams

 

Sworn and Subscribed this fourteenth day of October A.D.1826 before me

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Order

 

To the Commissioners &c &c  Bounty Twelve Dollars for a full grown wolf  E.J.E. -

 

 

                                                          22 October 1826

 

William Huckell married  Sarah Eldred, both of Elkland Township, Lycoming County -

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.    William Huckell - Sarah Huckell

 

Witnesses - Mary A. Eldred, Edw. A. Eldred, Mary Eldred, William J. Eldred, John H. Eldred, Charles D. Eldred

Present - Elizabeth Eldred, George J. Eldred

 

                                               

                                                          24 October 1826

 

Transcript of aut. Sworn to by Thomas Baker against Armat Scott - the 4th July 1823

 

 

                                                         26 November 1826

 

Latteny D. Porter married Mahala Luce, both of Elkland Township Lycoming County

 

Edwd. J. Eldred     the marks of X Latteny D. Porter - X Mahala Porter

 

Witnesses - Francis Boyles, Nancy Boyles, John S. Boyles, Hugh Boyles, Martha Boyles

Present - Francis K. Boyles Junr.

                                               

                                                            24 November 1826

 

John Willm. Eldred Sworn as assistant post master and certified to D.M.G.

 

 

                                                             1 December 1826

 

I  John McCarty do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on the 22nd instant of November last I did kill the full grown wolf the head of which I here produce in Elkland township in this county    the mark of John X McCarty

 

Affirmed and Subscribed this first day of December A.D. 1826 before me 

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

To the Comrs. &c &c  Bounty Twelve Dollars  full grown wolf  E.J.E.

 

                                                                                1827

 

                                                         12 February 1827

 

Saml. Rogers Junr.  vs.  Jnn. Rogers

 

Signed and acknowledged 

Deed from Jona. Rogers & wife to Saml. Rogers Junr.

Land in Muncy Township

 

 

                                                           26 March 1827

 

C.W.  v.s. John Houseknecht

 

Of Penn twp.  27 March  Sworn in as assessor

 

 

***

 

Jas. Baker v.s. David Jones & Armstrong Johnston

 

Capias   Issued 26 March 1827

Settled by themselves - compromised

Notes given - Memorandum

 

 

                                                           31 March 1827

 

Knapp Swan & Co. and ____ of Ezra Payne  v.s. Freeman Fairchild

 

Summons Issued 31st March to appear Saturday 4 April at 1 o Clock

 

Jno. D. Wilson   Wm. J. Eldred  deputies

 

3 Notes  Sept. 13 1825 -         20

                                                17.02

                                                17.02

                                                54.84

Int. on the notes                          3.83

                                                58.64

 

Summons issued by Deputy W.J. Eldred the 31st March

Sworn to the 2 April 1827

 

7 April 1827 - Defendant appears - Judgment for plaintiff

Notes & Int. 58.64 & costs of Suit

 

14 December 1827 the above Judgment and Costs paid of Freeman Fairchild by the hands of Roswell Phelps sixty two Dollars and fifty one cents

 

Judgment          58.64

Int.                     2.42

Jus. Costs             .48

Constable             .74

                        62.51

 

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                         March 31st 1827                                                         

 

C.W.  v.s. Wm. King  of Elkland Township   Sworn in as assessor -

 

 

                                                          10 May 1827

 

I  David Rogers do swear that the following Smoked meat that is to say One Side Piece Bacon,  One Gammon [Editor’s Note: i.e., a ham or lower bacon piece]and one Shoulder were lately stolen from me out of a Smoke House belonging to John Hill and carried away in Elkland Township Lycoming County and that there is a just cause to suspect Charles Edwards of the said township and that the said stolen goods or some part thereof are concealed in the house, Smoke house, or premises of the said Edwards   further saith not   David Rogers

 

Sworn and Subscribed before me this tenth day of May A.D. 1827  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

Search Warrant

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The Comonh. Of Pennsa. To the Constable of the township of Elkland in the County of Lycoming  Greeting

 

[Seal]  Whereas information and complaint have this day been made to Edwd. J. Eldred esqr. One of the Justices of the peace in and for the said county upon oath of David Rogers of the township of Elkland in the said County of Lycoming yeoman that the following articles of smoked meat that is to say One Side Piece  one Gammon and one shoulder of Bacon belonging to the said D. Rogers were lately stolen and carried away from the Smoke House of Jno. Hill in the said township of Elkland and that there is just cause to suspect and he doth suspect that the said stolen goods or some part thereof are concealed in the house  Smoke house or on the premises of Charles Edwards of the said township of Elkland yeoman - These are therefore to command you forthwith to make diligent search , in the day time, in the house  smoke house & premises of the said Charles Edwards - for the said stolen goods and if you find the same or any part thereof - that then you secure the said stolen goods and bring the person in whose custody you find the same before the said Edwd. J. Eldred or some other Justice of the peace in the said county to be examined concerning the Premises & further to be dealt with according to law. Witness the said E.J.E.  10 May 1827 A.D.

 

                                                               3 July 1827

 

Hugh Boyles of Elkland township Lycoming county

Elizabeth King  of Elkland township

 

Married this third day of July 1827 by Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.   

Hugh Boyles - Elizabeth Boyles

 

Witnesses - John King, Alice King, Elizabeth Mullan, William King, Charles Mullan, John McCarty, Jesse McCarty, William Pardoe, Charles Mullan Junr., Edwd. A. Eldred, John W. Eldred, John King Junr., Mary King, Sarah Pardoe, Martha Boyles, Sarah Bull, Phoebe Bird, Hannah Mullan, Mary Bull

 

Bridal attendant(s)  John Boyles, Avis King 

                                               

                                                             4 July 1827

 

I  John W. Eldred do swear that on or about the tenth of May last I did kill the Fox which the scalp of which there here (is produced)  John W. Eldred

 

Sworn and Subscribed this fourth day of July A.D. 1827 before me E.J.E.

 

To the Comrs. &c &c Order for a Fox whelp One Shilling Bounty  E.J.E.

 

                                                            22 Septr. 1827

 

Jos. Pardoe  v.s.  Joel Bennett & Sarah his wife

 

Deed for a. 76.  P. 135. With allowance

acknowledge by Joel Bennett and wife

 

                                                            25 Septr. 1827

 

James Bond v.s. Josh. Hogeland

 

Summons from J. Shoemaker Esqr.

Sworn to the Service by Wm. L. Wilson 24th Inst. ____ on the back  E.J.E.

 

                                                          16 October 1827

 

William Warburton  Order for a full grown red Fox

Bounty of Feed 12½  Pails - gave him the feed

A Warburton's house In Copy files

 

                                                          18 October 1827

 

Married

David Hamilton widower of Madison Township Columbia Co. to

Hannah Hogeland widow  Elkland Township Lycoming Co.

By Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.

 

David Hamilton - the mark of Hannah X Hamilton

 

Witnesses - Jonathan Hogeland, Rachel Hogeland, James Hogeland, Sarah Hogeland, Susannah Hogeland, Jonathan Hogeland Junr., Phoebe Hogeland, Amos Hogeland, Hannah Hogeland, Levi Hogeland, Martha Ann Hogeland, Mary Elizabeth Hogeland, Uriah Hogeland, Jonathan son

 

                                                        November 6th 1827

 

Jno. Brown v.s. Theophilus Little

 

Action   Trespass for Damages not exceeding 100 Dollars

 

Summons to Jno. D. Wilson - Issued 6 Novr. To appear Wednesday 16 Inst. 10 o’ Clk.

 

6th Novbr.  Subpoena to Constable  by G. _____  William Brown, Thomas Brown for Plaintiff

12 Novbr. To Theos. Little   Moses Rogers, David Little for Defendant

 

14 Novr. 1827  Summons & Subpoenas actd. And parties appear

After hearing their proofs and allegations judgment for plaintiff one Dollar, consequently one Dollar agreed between them

Brown to pay my expense  his witness William Rogers to pay Constable this David Little

 

                                                    November 15th 1827

 

I  Josiah Haines do swear that on the 24th of October I did kill the full grown red Fox the scalp of which I here produce in Elkland Twp. Lycoming Co.  Josiah Haines

 

Sworn and Subscribed the fifteenth day of  Nov. A.D. 1827 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

Order

 

To the Comrs. &c  Bounty Two Shillings full grown red Fox

 

                                                              Novr. 19 1827

 

I  John Wank to swear that on or about the 2nd of this inst. November I did kill the full grown red Fox in Shrewsbury township the Scalp of which I here produce  John Wank

 

Sworn and Subscribed this nineteenth of November A.D. 1827 by me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming S.S.

 

To the Commissioners of the County of Lycoming

 

[Seal]  I do certify, &c  a full grown red Fox Bounty 2 Shillings  Thus paid 12½ Cents E.J.E.

                       

                                                             23 Novr. 1827

 

[ED NOTE: a very difficult reading, faded and smudged]

 

Thos. Elliott v.s. Isaac Rogers

 

Warrant or Capias - Issued 23 Novr. To Jno. D. Wilson  Demand not exceeding 100 D.

 

Book Debt 

 

13 Novr. 1827             4.34

  6 Decembr.                  .31

24 - Capias note

24 Defendant appears & confesses Judgment for Suit & Costs

Elizabeth Mason ____ for this payment on or before the 13th December next

 

In this action wherein Thomas Elliott is plaintiff and John Rogers is defendant you Elizabeth Mason do acknowledge to _____ the plaintiff the Sum of ten Dollars who is there _____ it the _____ and there pay the Monist adjusted to be _____ from him to the plaintiff together with careful Int. thereon and costs at or before the _____ of the 13th Decr. next  or should under _____ admission to the justice of this county than the recognizance  to be ____ otherwise to be and remain in _____________.

18re. ___ Instant - E.J.E.  

 

22 December 1827 Execution issued to Jno. D. Wilson             4.3

                                                                                   Int.          .2

                                                                                                4.5

 

1 January 1828  Execution issued  Debts & Costs paid 4.5 n & t   E.J. Eldred

 

5 Jany - see Rec. of Ellicott by Joel McCarty -

                                   

 

 

                                                         Novr. 28th 1827

 

Jona. Rogers v.s. Wm. Snell

 

Acknowledged assignment of Improvements for 200 Dollars -

 

                                                             Decr. 3rd 1827

 

I  William Huckell do swear, that on the 28th November last, I did kill the full grown red Fox in Elkland township in this county the Scalp of which I here produce -

 

Sworn and Subscribed this third day of Decr. A.D. 1827 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.

 

Lycoming county S.S.

 

[Seal]  To the Comrs. Of Lycoming county  I do declare &c &c a full grown red Fox Bounty 2 Shillings - Thus paid 12½ Cents  E.J.E.

 

                                                            12 Decr. 1827

 

Jos. Priestley v.s. John Snell &c  Jona. Rogers &c - Due acknowledged ____ Wm. Snell Deed

 

                                                            26 Decr. 1827

 

I  Hugh Boyles do swear that on the fifth day of December I did kill the full grown red Fox in Elkland township in this county the Scalp of which I hereby produce. 

Hugh Boyles

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 26th day of Decr. A.D. 1827

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

[Seal]  To the Commrs. Of the County of Lycoming I do certify &c a full grown red Fox Bounty 2 Shillings - Thus paid 12½ Cents  E.J.E.

 

                                                                                1828

 

                                                January 1st 1828

 

I  George Bird do swear that on the 20th day of December last I did kill the full grown wolf the head of which I here produce and shot about the beginning of November and beginning of December the two full grown red Foxes all of which in Shrewsbury township in this county the heads of which I likewise here produce - George Bird

 

Sworn and Subscribed this first day of January A.D. 1828 before me -

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

To the Comrs. Of the County of Lycoming  I do Certify &c &c  full grown Wolf, Bounty 12 Dollars  2 full grown red Foxes Bounty 4 Shillings  Fees paid 12½ Cents  E.J.E.

 

                                                         22 January 1828

 

John McElvain v.s. George Wilson  Shrewsbury or Penn townships

 

Amicable Suit

Note under hand & Seal dated 20th April 1827

 

At 6 months due 20 Octr.                                             40.

Int. for 20 O. & to this day                                               .60

                                                                                    40.60

 

Note of Thos. And Jonas Glidewell for 106.50 dated 10 June 1826 due 2 Septr. 1831 under hand & seal - left us a Collateral Security until the 40.60 is paid

 

22 Janry 1828  judgment Confessed by a written acknowledgement

Left here - __ filed                                                        41.54

                                                                                    25.

14 June 1828 paid - $75 by Jno. McElvain acknowledgement

                                                                                    16.57

26 July Interest 1 Mo. 12 Days                             .11

                                                                                    16.68

26 July Execution Issued to Edwd. A. Eldred

17 Sept. 1828 Int. 53 days                                               .14

 

14 Septr. Alias Execution to Edwd. A. Eldred B__       16.82

[NOTE: an Alias Writ or Execution is one identical to another appearing in the same case.]

 

 

7 Octr. Int.                                                                       .05

                                                                                    16.87

7 Octr. 1st  Pluries Execution to Edwd. A. Eldred

Sine _____ Issued on Bail Bond

[Editor's Note:  A Pluries Writ or Execution is a third, issued after the Alias Writ has failed]

 

15 Octr.  Judgment on Bond 40 $  Execution on Bond Issued -

 

15 October 1828 Satisfaction, or rather need the amt. Of 16.87 without cash

 

The mark of Jno. X  McElvain

 

 

                                                         January 29th 1828

                                                                                   

Commonwealth v.s. James Murray

 

I  Elias Margerum do swear that I have good reason to believe that on the night of the 21st of September last a certain James Murray of Cherry township in this county committed an assault and Battery on my wife Ann with an intent to commit a Rape and tho this matter has been before acted upon _____ having same discovered ______ material evidence in support of the charge there was at the former examination produced(?) __ known then to ____ and being further desirous that the affair may be investigated by tribunal _________

_________I  am ______ issued a special warrant   further saith not

 

Signed by his request his hand being bruised  Elias Margerum

 

Sworn and Subscribed this twenty ninth day of January A.D.1828 before me

Edward J. Eldred

 

 

Warrant Issued to Emanuel Hovier of Cherry township

 

Subpoenas to   Jno. Sherman                1.63

                        Shadrick Miller   .85

                        Roswell Phelps 1.33

Another to -     Jacob Boyer                 1.15

 

31 January 1828 - Defendant brought forward

Said taken for his appearance for further examination on the 18th Feby. Next

 

James Murray of Cherry township yeoman tents. 100 Dollars    Principal

 

Freeman Fairchild of Cherry township Tavern keeper  100 $

Emanuel Hovier of Cherry township yeoman 100 $                               Bail

 

To give Evidence on examination the 18th Febry. Next

Elias Margerum - behalf of his wife  100 $                                             1.70

Jacob Boyer of Monroe Township Bradford County  100 $                  1.15

Shadrick Miller Cherry Township  100 $                                               1.15

Jno. Sherman Cherry Township  100 $                                     1.63

[all on behalf of Elias Margerum’s wife]            

 

__________ on condition that they appear here(?) to give evidence on behalf of  ______

the further examination of Defendant James Murray on Monday the 18th February next -

 

2 February 1828 - 3rd Subpoena taken to Constable & given to him

 

Cont.- from last page

 

Commonwealth v.s. James Murray

 

Assault and Battery with intent to Commit a Rape -

 

18 Febry. 1828 Parties appear

 

Subpoenas Issued for Saml. Dill, Roswell Phelps - part. of Commonwealth Jan. 25

 

Recognizance to appear at the next court of Quarter Sessions      $

 

200 - James Murray principal  temp. in                                     200

200 - Roswell Phelps  Bail                                                                    200

 

To give Evidence -

 

Ann Margerum                                                             50

                                    Of Cherry township

Elias Margerum                                                                        50

 

Jacob Boyer                                                                             50

                                    Of Monroe twp. Bradford Co.

Shadrick Miller                                                             50

 

John Sherman                                                                           50

Samuel Dill                                                                               50

Roswell Phelps (all of) Cherry township                        50

 

The above recognized taken and acknowledged before me this 18 Febry. 1828 E.J.E.

 

 

                                                           3 February 1828

 

Isaac Craven  married  Martha Jane Hill  both of Elkland township Lycoming County

 

Signed Edwd. J. Eldred  Isaac Craven  Martha Jane Hill

 

Witnesses - John Hill, Mary Hill, Susannah Salter(?), John C. Hill

 

(this is a copy, original on paper filed)  E.J.E.

 

                                                         13 March 1828

 

I  George Bird do Swear that on the twentieth of February I did kill the full grown wolf in Shrewsbury Township of this county and in the beginning of February the two red foxes the head and scalps of which I here produce    George Bird

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 13th day of March A.D. 1828 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                               

To the Commissioners of the County of Lycoming

 

[Seal]  I do certify that George Bird of  Shrewsbury township appears before me and upon his solemn oath declares that a certain full grown wolf the head of which he here produces was killed by him in Shrewsbury township in this county on the twentieth day of Febry.  And that two full grown red foxes the Scalps of which he here produces was killed by him in said township in the month of  Febry. And I having marked the said head and scalps do certify the facts in one that he the said George Bird may receive an order on the treasurer for the sum of Twelve Dollars for the wolf head, two Shillings each for the said red foxes as by law ____.  Given under my hand & Seal at Elkland township the thirteenth day of March A.D. 1828 -

 

Wolf     12 Dollars

Fixes      4 Shillings

Fees     12½  Cents paid

 

                                                             5 April 1828

 

I  John King do swear that in October last I did kill this full grown red Fox in Elkland township in this county the scalp of which I here produce - John King

 

Sworn & Subscribed this 5th day of April 1828 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

To the Commrs. & &

I Do Certify &c &c one full grown red fox  Bounty two Shillings E.J.E.

 

                                                             8 April 1828

 

John B. Maxwell v.s. Shadrick Miller

 

Summons to Constable of Cherry to appear Wednesday 16 April 10 o’clock fore noon

 

Demand not Exceeding 100 D.

 

Summons next 16 April and parties appear

Referees chosen by Shadrick Miller the defendant

the plaintiff given here the privilege of choosing without reserving to himself the privilege of objecting

 

Elias Manganam  [Editor's Note:  i.e., "Margerum" as above]

Roswell Phelps

Jacob Hoffa                  to meet at Freeman Fairchild(s) the 19th may - at 2 o’clock P.M.

 

Samuel Dill  Cherry

William Lawrence   Albany                   Witness for Plaintiff

 

Daniel Lyons   Albany (Monroe?)

Sheffield Williams   Albany                    Witness for Defendant

 

***

 

John B. Maxwell  Adminstr. Of the Estate of Wm. Martin decd.  v.s. Shadrick Miller

 

Summons to Constable of Cherry to appear Wednesday 16 Apr. 10 o’clk. A.M.

 

Demand not exceedg. 100 $

 

Summons next 16 April and parties appear

 

Judgment for 81 Cents this sum the defendant acknowledged with costs of suit

 

                                                            2 May 1828

 

En. Samuel Rogers decd. By Moses Rogers v.s.  Fe__

 

Proved his fathers will   Jno Snell & Theos Little Witnesses

there affirm and oath as to the signing & sealing

taken abroad see Copy filed

 

Sworn before me E.J.E.

 

                                                             (2 May 1878)

 

Geo. Bird  v.s.  Comm. County

 

George Bird  2 fox scalps - taken abroad see Copy filed -

Order Bounty 4 Shillings   Fees paid 12½ Cents

 

                                                               3 May 1828

 

Jos. Hogeland v.s. Comm. County

 

I  Josiah Hogeland Junior do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that a certain full grown red Fox the head of which I here produce was killed by my Son Charles about the middle of April last in Elkland Township in this county

 

Affirmed and Subscribed this third day of May A.D. 1828 before me

 

Order on Commrs. for two Shillings

Fees paid 12½ Cents

 

                                                             5th May 1828

 

Jno. D. Wilcox - a full grown Red Fox

Bounty 2 S.  Fees paid 12½

See oath on paper filed

 

                                                              10 May 1828

 

Richd. White v.s. Jno. Hill & wife

 

Deed acknowledged by Hill & wife & Richard White

Deed originally surveyed for Haines

 

                                                            19 May 1828

 

John Snell  v.s.  John Wetherald

 

Summons - debt not exceeding 100 dollars

 

Sealed note payable to Wm. Snell or bearer without fraud or defalcation [ED: embezzlement] in 5 mo. From date 8 Decmbr. 1827 - 50-

 

S. ______ to Edwd. J. Eldred to appear Saturday 24th 10 o’ Clk A.M.

 

Served by leaving a Copy with defendant’s wife the 20th and sworn to the service this 21st Inst.

24th May 1828 - Plaintiff appears and defendant not appearing Judgment by Default  50-

 

Note due 8 May

(illegible)                                                                                                                              .13

                                                                                                                                       50.13                                                           

                                                            10 June 1828

 

Defendant appeal

 

Recognizance on appeal of Defendant

 

Jno. Wetherald principal

Wm. Brown                 bail                  -70 $

 

Conditions for the appearance of the Defendant to prosecute his Suit with appeal at the next Court of Common Pleas or that the Bail ______ ______ the Suit and Costs - taken and acknowledged this 10 June 1828 -

 

Notice to John Snell the Appellate

 

                                                             21 June 1828

 

Jno. Snell  v.s.  Jacob Miller

 

Demand on note dated 12 Decr. 1824 payable to Jno. Snell on Order in March next

For 1.  6 y

 

Summons issued to Edwd. A. Eldred Constable to appear Saturday 28th 10 A.M. -

 

24 May 1828 Debts & Costs assumed by Jonathan Rogers   Summons retd.

 

                                                           2 August 1828

 

Saml. Dill  v.s.  William Colley

 

Trespass for Damages not exceeding one hundred dollars

 

Plaintiff Witnesses subpoena

James Johnson of Cherry township   Tavern keeper

 

4th Augt.  Constable gave up the Capias to Dill, him withdrawing the suit & paying Costs by Due Bill to Constable in aut wh. Me (?)

 

9 Jany. 1836

 

The above _____ings certified to Wm Colley - by mail - the 10th Jany. 1836

 

 

                                                       25 October 1828

 

Jno. D. Wilcox  v.s.  Charles Kilmer

 

Demand for Damages not exceeding  100 Dollars

 

Breach of a Contract

 

Summons to appear Saturday 1 Novr. 1 o’ Clk. P.M.

 

Plaintiffs witnesses    Subpoena

Silas Andrews

Hayden Kennells (?)

31st ___

______Hogeland & Pervis Williams

 

Defendant Witnesses    Subpoena

Jonathan Hogeland

Jonas Hogeland

 

1 November 1828 - after hearing the Parties their proofs and allegations  Judgment for Plaintiff Five Dollars and fifty Cents  5.50 with costs of Suit

 

 

                                                        4 November 1828

 

Moses Rogers  married  Jane Sadler  both of Shrewsbury township  Lycoming County

 

Edwd. J. Eldred  J.P.

Moses Rogers

Jane Rogers

 

Witnesses - William Brown, Joseph Rogers, John Molyneux, Daniel Duse, William Molyneux, John M. Warburton, Sarah Rogers, Mary Ann Washburn, Rebecca Rogers, Mary A. Rogers, Mary Sadler, Martha Molyneux, Edward Molyneux, John Brown, Joseph Molyneux

 

                                                                                       1829

 

                                                           7 January 1829

 

Joseph Pardoe  v.s.  Hugh Boyles

 

Summons    Demand not exceeding 100 Dollars

To Edwd. A. Eldred  Constable

To appear Tuesday the 13th  10 o Clock Morning

 

13th Parties appear  adjourned to two o Clock

 

Subpoenaed     Aaron McCarty

                        William Pardoe part of Plaintiff

 

                        William Huckell            part of defendant

 

Cash paid into _____  1 - 8 -

 

After hearing the parties their proofs and allegations - Judgment for plaintiff 37 Cents -

remaining - (signed) Joseph Pardoe 

 

31 Jany 1829 - Paid - 2.68¼

coming to E.J.E. -20

 

1 Feby 1829 - Recd. Thirty Seven Cents my Fee as Witness      William Huckell

 

C.

   49     Aaron McCarty

   37     Wm. Pardoe

   37     Josh. Pardoe

1.29

 

13 Feby - Recd. One Dollar twenty three Cents full of my Judgment and Wm. Pardoe and Aaron McCarty Witnesses -  Joseph Pardoe   Edwd. A. Eldred

 

60 Cts - Recd. 12 March 1829

 

 

                                                         8 January 1829

 

Josiah Warren  married  Sarah Jane Glidewell, both of Shrewsbury township, Lycoming County

 

Edwd. J. Eldred j.p.  Josiah Warren  Sarah Warren

 

Witnesses - John Glidewell, Thomas Carruthers, James Harding, Thomas Glidewell, John Warren, Samuel Wilson, Mary Glidewell, Dinah Glidewell, Esther Glidewell, Mary Glidewell, James Glidewell

 

 

                                                         15 January 1829

 

Pervis Williams  married  Ann Hogeland, both of Elkland township  Lycoming County

 

[Editor’s  Note: Mr. Williams’ first name has been variously copied as Pexes, Perus and Persis and could be any one of the three as the Docket manuscript reads. We have chosen Persis as it appears twice in the Federal Census Reports of 1830 and 1840]

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.  Persis Williams  Ann Williams

 

Witnesses - Charles Hogeland, Joseph Battin, Thomas Williams, Roderick Williams, Emily Williams

 

Present - Maria Williams, George Williams

 

 

                                                            16 January 1829

 

James Hogeland  v.s.  Joseph Hogeland Senr.

 

Acknowledged Deed for 100 dollars

 

 

                                                             30 Jany. 1829

 

John Snell  by  Jona. Rogers his responsible Agent

v.s.

George Huntsinger

 

Trespass for Damages   breach of Contract  not exceeding 100 Dollars

 

Capias issued to Edward A. Eldred Constable

dis. to Jonathan Rogers

 

Agreed to refer

 

Plaintiff -           Wm. King

Defendant -      John D. Wilcox

Mutually -         Wm. Brown

 

To meet at George Huntsinger's on Monday the 9th day of February at 10 o Clock Morning -

 

Plaintiff witnesses          Joseph Hogeland Junr.

                                    John Grange Junr.

                                    Joel McCarty

 

Defendant witnesses     Charles Hogeland

            John McCarty

 

9 February Report of Referees - No Cause of Damage   Plaintiff for Costs

 

                                                               4 Febr. 29

 

Panther scalp  Wm. Huckell ____ paid

 

 

                                                               8 Apr 1829

 

Power of Attorney  Jno. King to Josh. Priestley

 

 

                                                             22 April 1829

 

I  George Bird do Swear that about the beginning of February last I did kill the full grown red Fox the scalp of which I here produce in Shrewsbury township  Lycoming County

George Bird

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 22nd day of Apr. A.D. 1829 before me -

 

Order for Five Shillings & 12½ Cents Fee

 

 

                                                           16 May 1829

 

Jonathan Rogers  v.s.  Jno. Wetherald

 

Note without defalcation [Editor's Note: deduction] dated 23 December 1828 at 60 days due 21 Feby.                                                                                 16.22

Int. 15 Sept.                                 .                                           32

16 May Defendant appears and confesses Judgment for   16.54

15 Sept. Cash 10  $                                                              6.54 [Editor's Note:  illegible to end]

 

 

                                                           20 August 1829

 

Ellis Bryan of Shrewsbury township  married  Sarah Rogers of Shrewsbury Township  Lycoming County -

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.    Ellis L. Bryan  Sarah Bryan

 

Witnesses - Jonthn Rogers, Elizabeth Rogers, Joseph Warren, Eliza Warren, Sarah A. Ball, Sarah Bull, Rebecca Rogers, Ann Rogers, Joseph Rogers, John Osler, John Snell, Henry Snell, Mary A. Rogers

 

                                                           17 Septr. 1829

 

John Huckell of Shrewsbury township married Eleanor Little of said Township

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.  John Huckell  Eleanor Huckell

 

Witnesses - C. Howlett, E.G. Lyon, George Edkin, John Brown, Daniel Little, John Little, Jr., Sarah Ball, Rebecca Rogers, Mary Glidewell, Lydia Whitaker, Sally Little, Sarah Little

 

                                                             24 Septr. 1829

 

I  George Bird do swear that on or about the latter end of July or beginning of August last I did kill the full grown red fox the scalp of which I here produce - George Bird

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 24th day of Septr. A.D. 1829  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                           

                                                            25 Septr. 1829

 

Josh. Hogeland Senr.

 

Affirmed on paper version - see his affirmn. left ____

 

 

                                                             14 Oct. 1829

 

I  John King do swear that in October 1828 I did kill the full grown red Fox in Elkland Township in this County the Scalp of which I here produce  John King

 

Order for Five Shillings

 

Sworn & Subscribed before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

***

 

I  Thomas King do swear that about the 25th day of September last I in Elkland township in this County kill the full grown red Fox the Scalp of which I here produce 

Thomas King

 

Sworn & Subscribed before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Order for Two Shillings

 

 

                                                         28 November 1829

 

Power of attorney from John Hinkle Osler to Adam W. Hinkle.  Acknowledged

 

 

                                                         24 December 1829

 

Richd. Rowe  Married  Ann Palmer, both of Shrewsbury Township  Lycoming County

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.   Richard Rowe   Ann Rowe

 

Witnesses - John H. Osler, Catharine Huckell, John H. Warburton, Jeffrey Clarke, Moses Rogers, Sarah Ann Bull, Jesse Warburton, Mary Anne Warburton, George Bird, Edward Molyneux, John Molyneux, Samuel Dube, John Molyneux Junr.

 

                                                                                1830

 

                                                        15 Jany. 1830

 

Jonn. Rogers  v. s.  Moses Rogers & wife

 

Acknowledged Deed to Jonathan - 12½  [Editor’s Note:  cents] chd. In aut.

                                               

***

 

William Bown - order for a full grown red Fox - in oath filed

 

12½ - given to Law

 

                                                             18 Jany. 1830

 

Charles Mullan Junior  Order for a full grown red Fox

 

12½  paid   in oath filed

 

                                                             15 April 1830

 

Jno. Warren  In oath filed  3 full grown red Foxes

 

12½  pd. in ___

 

                                                             28 April 1830

 

I  Joel McCarty do solemnly Sincerely & truly declare and affirm that about the first of February last, the last of February, and beginning of March I did kill the three full grown red Foxes - Elkland township Lycoming County, the Scalps of which I here produce

Joel McCarty

 

Sworn and Affirmed this 28th day of April A.D.1830 before me

 

Order - 3 full grown red Foxes  Bounty

Bounty Ten Shillings  Fees paid 12½ Cents

 

                                                             14 May 1830

 

Willard Green - 1 full grown red Fox - see oath filed

 

Order given to Willard Green - but for Hno. M. Warburton

Bounty two Shillings & fees paid

 

                                                             17 June 1830

 

John M. Warburton  Married  Hannah Mullan, both of Elkland township Lycoming county

 

Edwd. J. Eldred  J.P.   John M. Warburton  Hannah Warburton

 

Witnesses - Sarah Bull, John A. Speaker, John Warburton, Charles Mullan, Jonas Hardy, Joseph Hogeland, John O. Hill, Francis Bull, Philip Kilmer, Joseph Pardoe, Jesse McCarty, Martha McCarty, Mary Warburton, Elizabeth Mullan, Elizabeth Bull, Sarah Pardoe, Mary Ann Warburton. Mary Eldred, Harriet Eldred, Mary Bull, Mary King, Sarah Bower, Jane McCarty, Dinah Grange, Nancy Boyles, John C. Little, Hugh Boyles, Hannah Little, Aaron McCarty, Martha Mullan, Susannah Hoagland, Avis King, John King, William Pardoe, Hannah Hoagland Sr, Hogeland Hogeland [sic], Geoffrey Clarke, Jesse Warburton

 

                                                             19 June 1830

 

I  John Brown do swear that I did kill a certain full grown red Fox in Shrewsbury township in this county the scalp of which I here produce   John Brown

 

Sworn & Subscribed this 19t June 1830 before me E.J.E. Order for Two Shillings & 12 Cts. paid

 

                                                          August 26 1830

 

I  John King, do swear that about the latter end of November last I did kill the full grown red Fox in Ek'd. The Scalp of which I here produce   John King

 

Cts 12½

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 26 Aug 1830 before me

 

Order to the Comrs. &c  a full grown red Fox bounty Two Shillings

 

                                                        August 30th 1830

 

John Boyles  married  Avis King

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.   The mark of John X Boyles  Avice [sic] Boyles

 

Witnesses - Hugh Boyles, Elisabeth Boyles

 

Present - Nancy Boyles, Francis Little Boyles, Wm. Cowgill [?] Boyles, Charles Hogeland, Charles Mullan Jnr.

                                                 

                                                           16 Septr. 1830

 

John Boyle  v.s.  John King

 

Summons  a plea of demand not exceeding 100 Dollars

to Jno. Boyle for Jno. M. Warburton

to  appear Thursday 23 Sept. 2 o’clock afternoon -

 

Subpoena         Hugh Boyles, A_____ King - (to appear as above) Plaintiffs

 

23 Septr. Parties appear  witnesses give up their Cost

- Parties compromised -

 

                                                          10 October 1830

 

Inquisition  on the body of Elizabeth Rogers widow of Jonathan Rogers found dead in the Run of the Factory in Shrewsbury township on Friday morning the 8th Instant

 

Jury, Summonsed and Sworn

 

John Brown, George Bird, John Huckell, William Wright, James Warren, Daniel Little, William King, John King, Francis Bull, Joseph Pardoe, Francis Boyles, Jonas Hardy

 

Witnesses Subpoenaed & Sworn Sincerely

 

Ellis Bryan, Ann Rogers, Martha Boyles, Elizabeth Snell

 

Jonas Hardy as Constable

 

The Jury, after examining the Body and questioning the several witnesses and meeting for a few minutes Return a Verdict of - Accidental Death by drowning - of which I here make Record - Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.  10th October 1830

 

 

                                                         11 October 1830

 

Charles Brown - a full grown Fox Scalp

 

Bounty     50 Cents

Fees paid 12½

                62½

 

See Oath on Paper filed

 

                                                          16 October 1830

 

I  Charles Hogeland do solemnly Sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on the fourteenth Instant I did kill the full grown Wild Cat (the Scalp of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county     Charles Hogeland

 

Affirmed and Subscribed this 16th day of October A.D. 1830 before me

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c

Bounty Seventy five Cents

Fees paid Twelve & one half Cents   E.J.E.

 

                                                            20th November

 

Deed for Jno. Little & Danl. Little to Jno. Brown

Paid 12½

acknowledged      

                                                          2 December 1830

 

Jonathan Lewis  v.s.  Samuel Spear (for) Saml. Stead

 

Demand ___ Debt not exceeding 100 Dollars

Issued Capias to John M. Warburton

 

Set the Bail Bond to appear 29th Dec. 10 o’clock

Samuel Stead  William Grange  -  100 Dollars

 

Parties appear  Defendant refusing to give Bail to the Jail in the nature of Special Bail - is committed until he Comply - adjourned indefinitely

 

28 Decr. Defendant appears with bail  ____ notified and attends

Saml. Stead & Jono. Grange Junr.  Bail in 100 Dollars

 

Con______ that should a Judgment ___ against the aforesaid they were (after the Lawful Stay of Execution) pay the amounts of said  judgments with Costs & Surrender the prisoners to Gaol

 

Witnesses - Geo. Grange Junr., Henry Fawcett [Editor’s Note:   He was the Constable.]  Sarah Fawcett

Subpoenaed by Wm. Spacer Jnr.

 

After nearing this proof and allegation Judgment for Plaintiff with Costs of Suit  33.25    

 

 

                                                          11 December 1830

L__any D. Porter - Oath on acct. of Militia Fines - original Folio

 

                                                          24 December 1830

 

I  Charles Mullan Junr. Do swear that about the beginning of November last I did kill the full grown Wild Cat the scalp of which I here produce in Elkland township, Lycoming County   Charles Mullan Junr.

 

Order

I do certify &c - a full grown Wild Cat  Bounty Seventy five Cents

                                                                Fees paid  12½  Cts.

                                                                                  87½ Cts.            .

 

                                                         (24 December 1830)

 

James Green  v.s.  Reuben Rogers

 

Summons issued to Jno. M. Warburton to appear 1 Jany. Saturday 12 o’clock noon

 

1 Jany. 1831 Parties appear

Note to James Green on order dated 26 April 1830

 

5 months date 38.6 witness defalcation under hand & Seal        38.6

                                                                    3 ms. 6 days Int.                   .58

                                                                                                            38.64 [sic]       

B.

Deduct 1 apples not ___                                                                            50

Washing & mending                                                                                   50

Mornings ____ for Plaid ___ the plaid supposed to be

Charged in following (?) if it the 80                    1.80                            

Is found to be so R. Rogers will refund the 80 Cts.

                                                                                                           

1 Jany. 1831 Judgment for Plaintiff  with costs of Suit                - 5.12

Remitted in said Judgment 5 Dollars

paid  the (court) charges that with ______ 12 Cents                              (unclear figures)

 

1 Decr. 1831  Execution issued to Josh. Hogeland Junr. Constable

13 March by his order              31.72

                          Costs               1.14½ 

         3 Notes & Excn.                 .36½

               Int. to 9 Dec.               1.74

Constable on ____

 

18 January 1832 2nd Ina. Advised __  Jona. Hogeland  ____

Received March 31st 1832 Two Dollars deposit [Editor's Note:  illegible] James Green

                                                                                1831

 

Jonathan Lewis  v.s.  Saml. Stead - brought forward from 1 leaf back [Editor's Note: undated]

 

                                                           January 10, 1831

 

Defendant for this case enters his appeal and offers John Grange as his bail

 

Samuel Stead  principal

John Grange Junr.  bail  100 Dollars

 

You and each of you do acknowledge to owe to Jonathan Lewis the plaintiff the sum of 100 dollars each upon Condition that if Samuel Spead (sic) shall appear at the next court of common pleas to be held at Williamsport in and for the county of Lycoming then and there to prosecute his suit with effect and on failure thereof that he will pay the debt and Costs, or if the said Samuel  Stead do on or before the first day of the next term after judgment shall be rendered against him surrender himself to the  jail of the said county then this recognizance to be void, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue - Are you content

 

Taken and acknowledged this tenth day of January 1831 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

I do certify that the above is a true Transcript from my docket  10 Jany. 1831

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

9 May 1831  Subpoena for witnesses before arbitrations

Jno. Robb, James Walton, James Harding

 

- notice to Plaintiff 10 May 1831 -

 

                                                              5 Feby. 1831

 

Josiah Warren  v.s.  Jacob Williams

 

Demand not exceeding 100 Dollars

 

Summons  5 Feby. To Jno. Warburton by Josiah Warren to appear Saturday 12th at 2 o’clock afternoon

 

9 Feby. Summons notd. Served by copy the Seventh, Morning inst. 5 $ about the last of July or Aug & U________

12 Feby Int. to mo:    .15

                                5.15

 

12 February 1831   Plaintiff appeared  Investigated his claim

Defendant not appearing - Judgment by default

 

                   Int.March      .02

                                      5.14

 

Costs   2.50

            1.33¾ 

            1.16¼

9 March paid by Edwd. A. Eldred  2.50

Recd. 9 Feby. 1832  1.16¼  Cents                   Josiah Warren

 

 

***

 

Josiah Warren  v.s. Daniel _____ for his son William, Shrewsbury township

 

Demand not exceeding 100 Dollars

Note to the 5 May - by  Josiah W.  a watch - 10 B.

 

 

                                                          19 February 1831

 

I  Henry Kilmer Sr. do Swear that on the 17th Instant I did kill, or rather assisted in killing, the full grown wolf the head of which I here produce in Elkland township Lycoming County  The mark of  Henry X Kilmer

 

(Sworn) and Subscribed this nineteenth day of February A.D. 1831 before me

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Order

 

I do certify that Henry Kilmer of Elkland township County of Lycoming appears before me, the Subscriber and on his oath declares and says that a certain full grown wolf the head of which he produces before me was killed by him, or rather assisted in killing the said wolf in Elkland township in Lycoming county on Thursday the seventeenth Inst. - and I having marked the said head by cutting off the points of the ears, do Certify the facts in order that he the said Henry Kilmer may make an order on the Treasurer for the sum of twelve dollars as by law divested  given under my hand & Seal at Elkland township this nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred and thirty one -  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Bounty Twelve Dollars

Fees paid Twelve and one half Cents

$12.12½

 

                                                          18 March 1831

 

Jno. D. Wilson  Wild Cats Scalp - 1 w. oath on paper

 

Paid 12½  Cts.

County  45

              12½

              87½ (sic)

 

                                                         (18 March 1831)

 

Richd. White  v.s. John Hartman

 

Action for Demand on note dated 10 May 1830

 

3 days date due 13 May -         36.92

10.mo. 12 days                       

            Int. to 25 March             1.90½

                     Book debt             5.45

                                                44.27½

 

Summons to appear 25 March 10 Clk. My.

Judgment by default for plaintiff

 

[Editor's Note: illeg. figures]

 

[Editor’s Note: This appears on the page just preceding 31 October.]

 

From 6 pages back

 

Richd. White  v.s.  Jno. Hartman

 

Judgment -   49.27½

 

                                                         March 19th 1831

 

Jno. & Rich. Rogers in Trust  v.s.  Moses Rogers & wife

 

Acknowledged Deed for  a 1, P___ 7/8  -  dated 19 March 1831 - 

 

                                                         March 31st 1831

 

Wm. Richards  v.s.  Daniel Heverly

 

Action   breach of Contract - Trespass for Damages

Capias issued - Jno. M. Warburton  Constable

Who deputies Jno. M. Eldred as Deputy

 

Deft. Arrested 1 April  Bail bond given for his appearance Saturday 9 April - 1 o’clock afternoon

 

Witnesses for Plaintiff

1 Subpoena

George Huntsinger                    appears

Samuel Huntsinger                    appears

Sarah Shereman                      

Richd. Rowe                            appears

 

2 Subpoena

Jacob Shereman

Henry Shereman

David Cofman

Jno. W. Eldred             appears

 

9 April Parties appear -

 

Bail to the Suit in the nature of Special Bail -

We Daniel Heverly and Samuel Huntsinger we severally do acknowledge to owe to William Richards this plaintiff the sum of Twenty dollars -

Conditions - that should a judgment in the above Suit hap (?) against him we will pay the debt, and with or surrender the principal to the county of  Lycoming

Rule to refer - Pl. John Snell -  Dt. Freeman Wilcox - (neutral) Joel McCarty -  to meet Tuesday 19 April 1 o’clock afternoon at the house of Geo. Warburton, Shrewsbury township

 

Subpoenas -

 

Plff - Geoge Huntsinger, Saml. Huntsinger, Sarah Shereman, Richard Rolve, Jacob Shereman, Henry Shereman, Jno. W. Eldred

 

Defendant - Jno. Wank, Jno. Warren, Danl Cofman, Isaac Streby, Eliz. Streby, Susannah Dougherty

 

19 April Jno. Snell affimed as referee

 

19 April it is understood that parties confirmed

if  so plaintiff is holden for Costs

 

 

                                                             20 April 1831

 

Anthony Kilmer   Town assessor - affirmed -

Town pd. 12½ Cts.

 

                                                             28 April 1831

 

James Warren  Shrewsbury  assessor  sworn

Pd. 121/2 Cts.

 

                                                            30 April 1831

 

v.s. Benj. Morris  & wife Amee (?)    acknowledged Deed to             $250

 

 

                                                            7 May 1831

 

I  George Bird do swear that in the month of January last I did kill the full grown Fox, the scalp of which I here produce, in Shrewsbury township Lycoming county -  George Bird

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c - a full grown Fox  Bounty Fifty Cents -

 

                                                            14 May 1831

 

Transcript   Wm. King  v.s. Moses Rogers & Jane his wife

Acknowledged Deed of Mortgage -  for D. 150-

 

                                                            28 May 1831

 

I  Aaron Brown do swear that on Saturday the 21st May I did kill the full grown wolf (the head of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county -

 

Sworn and Subscribed - this 28 Day of May A.D. 1831

 

[Seal]  I do certify, &c &c  Bounty 12 Dollars  Fee paid 12½  Cents

 

                                                             22 June 1831

 

I  William Huckell do Swear that in or about the first week in the present month of June I did kill the full grown Fox  (the Scalp of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county -  William Huckell

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 22nd day of June A.D.1831 - before me   Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  Bounty Fifty Cents

 

 

                                                            23 June 1831

 

Richard Gaunt  v.s.  Reuben Rogers

 

Debt   Note dated 1 Novr. 1830                                  50.

Int to this day                                                                  1.92

11 Jan 1832 Defendant Confesses Judgment for            51.92

 

Stay 6 mo.  Decr. 23 - 1831

Execution issued 11 Jany. 1832 to Josh. Hogeland Constable by R. Gaunt

Recd. 20 Jany. In full     

 

Richard Gaunt

 

                                                            (23 June 1831)

 

Richard Gaunt  v.s.  Reuben Rogers

 

Debt  Note dated 9 Novr. 1830                      

Note due 1 June 1831                                                  50.

Int. to this day                                                                   .18

11 Janr. 1832  Defendant Confesses Judgment for        50.18

Int.                                                                                 1.66                                                              

Stay 6 mo.: Decr. 23 1831 -

 

R.Gaunt - Chemung P.O. Tioga County N.Y. Jno. G.M. Dowell - p M (?)

 

Execution issued 11 June 1832 to Josh. Hogeland Constable by R. Gaunt

Received 20 Jany. 1832 in full

 

Richard Gaunt

 

 

                                                             24 June 1831

 

I  David Miller do swear that on yesterday the 25th instant I did kill the Fox cub (the Scalp of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county.   David Miller

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 24th day of June A.D. 1831 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal] I do certify &c  Fox Cub  Bounty 25 Cents     Paid 12½

 

 

                                                            15 July 1831

 

Jno. P. Schipley (?)  v.s.  Josiah Haines

 

Book Debt  Judgment compl__ - for                             2.11

12 June 1833 Int.                                                           .24½

prepare to pay in the fall -                                             2.35½

12 June 1833   Amt. Paid                                           - 1.14½ 

                                                                                    1. 21

 

12 June 1833 - Recd. 2. On acct. ___ his son at funeral

of this __ths judgment to Pidcock

 

Int. 14 Apr. 1834                                                            .06

14 April 1834 Paid                                                       -1.24

 

[Editor's Note: illeg.]

                                                            15 Augt. 1831

 

John & Daniel Little  v.s. Jno. Brown

Mortgage Deed acknowledged

 

 

                                                          18 August 1831

 

I  John B. Hogeland to solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that a certain full grown wild cat the Scalp of which there produce was killed by me in Elkland township Lycoming county about the month of last March    John B. Hogeland

 

Affirmed and Subscribed this 18 August 1831 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do Certify &c &c full grown wild cat  Bounty of 5  Fees P  12½  / 17½ 

 

 

                                                            13 Sept. 1831

 

Wm. J. Eldred     Deed  -  Pact  -  by Endorsement  -  acknowledged

Tract untended Land   Josiah Hughes

 

                                                            19 Septr. 1831

 

Transcript from Danl. Fallmer Eqr. Docket of Washington township

T.W. Lasalle for the use of Chas. F. Tombs

v.s. Reuben Rogers

 

Debt & Int. to 28 May - Note 7.72  Int. 9 -  7.81

 

1 Decr. 1831  Execution issued to Josh. Hogeland  Constable

 

***

 

Richd. White for the use of (T.W.) Lasalle & Chas. F. Tombs

v.s. Reuben Rogers

 

Debt & Intt. To 28 May - Note 13.41  Int. .60  -  14.10

 

1 December 1831 Execution Issued to Josh. Hogeland  Constable

 

 

                                                         24 September 1831

 

I  John Rogers do swear that about the middle of April last I did kill the full grown Fox (the Scalp of which There produce) in Shrewsbury township Lycoming county -

John Rogers

 

Sworn and subscribed the 24 day of Septr. A.D. 1831 before me -

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c a full grown Fox   Bounty 50  Fees paid 12½ / 62½

 

 

                                                        28 September 1831 

 

Wm. Pidcock  v.s.  Josiah Haines

 

Amiable Suit  Book acct. Sworn to                   14.40

Probate                                                                .12½

                                                                        14.52½ 

 

1 Sept. 1836 -

 

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Judgment confessed by defendant this day 16 April 1833

 

 

                                                            24 October 1831

 

Owen Danelley  married  Mary Snell

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.   Owen Danelley  Mary M. Danelley

 

Witnesses - Louis Danelley, the marks of Geo. X. Danelley, Joseph X .Danelley, Lewis X. Danelley, John A. Speaker, Dorrie Myers, Henry Snell, George R. Snell, John Snell, Wheeler Jr., Sarah Ann Ball, Catharine Huckell, Jane Myer, Mary Eldred, Harriet Eldred, Julia Ann Myers, John Green, Richard Earl

.

 

 

                                                                  31 Octr                 

 

Deed in Trust acknowledged by Joseph Hogeland

HC ___ -

Anthony Kilmer, Aaron, McCarty, Jno. Hogeland Jnr. - Inst. of 2nd part

 

 

                                                              5 November

 

I  William Huckell do swear that about the middle of September last I did kill the full grown Fox the Scalp of which there produce in Elkland township Lycoming County

William Huckell

 

Sworn & Subscribed this 5 Nov. 1831 before me - E.J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c a full grown Fox bounty        50

                                                                 Fees paid    12½                                                    

                                                                                    62½    

 

 

                                                          10 November 1831      

 

William Brown  Married  Mary Clark, both of Shrewsbury township Lycoming county

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.   William Brown   Mary Brown

 

Witnesses - John Clarke, Geoffrey Clarke, John A. Speaks, Sarah A. Ball, Jas. M. Beal, Jane Rogers, Powell Bird, Ann Rowe, David Myers, Phebe Bird, George W. Brown, Elizabeth (Brown), John Brown, Robert Watson, Thomas Clarke, Moses Rogers

 

 

                                                          1 December 1831

 

Wolf head - by Archelus Luce    oath on loose paper filed

 

Order

 

[Seal]   I do certify &c &c  a full grown wolf bounty 12

                                                                     fees paid     .12½

                                                                                    12.12½

 

                                                             2 December

 

Maria Williams    Sworn to her Schooling   3 of Charles Browns Children, 2 of Thos. Williams on auth. Of the County - 

 

                                                             8 December

 

I  Joseph Pardoe Junr. Do swear that about the beginning of November last I did kill the full grown Fox (the scalp of which there produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county

Joseph Pardoe

 

Sworn & Subscribed this eighth day of December A.D. 1821 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c a full grown Fox  Bounty                   .50

                                                            Fees paid                     .12½

                                                                                                .62½

 

                                                                                         1832

 

                                                            17 January 1832

 

James Green  v.s.  Josh. Hogeland  Constables

for Execution not out?

James ______ v.s.  Reuben Rogers

 

Summons to Jno. King ___ to appear 24th Tuesday

 

10 Janry. Constable appears and acknowledges service of Summons

 

Debt                 31.72

Int.                     1.74

Costs                 1.50¾

                        34.96¾

 

20th  Constable brings in the money all but 1.34¾ & personal costs

 

24th  Judgment for present cost

 

***

 

T.U. LaSalle for the use of Chas. &  F. Tomb

v.s.

Josh. Hogeland

Constables

for Exn. Not nota. Of V.W. Roswell

&

V.W. Roswell for the use of Chas. & F. Tomb

v.s.

Reuben Rogers

 

Summons to Jno. King  Supt. To appear 24th Tuesday

20th Constable brings in the money all but present costs

24th Judgment for present costs

 

___ ___ 26 Oct 1822 notice $3.

 

***

 

Richd. White for the use of LaSalle & Chas. & F. Tomb

v.s.

Josh. Hogeland

Constable

for Execution not revd.

 

Summons to Jno. King here to appear Tuesday 24th

18 Jany. Constable appears and acknowledges serving of Summons

 

Debt     14.01

Int.          .43

Costs     5.55½

            19.99½

 

Richard White for the use of LaSalle & Chas. & F. Tomb

 

v.s.

Reuben Rogers

 

20th Constable brings in the money all but present costs

24th Judgment for present costs

 

 

                                                          24 January 1832

 

John M. Warburton   For Scalp   cash filed

 

                                               

                                                           3 March 1832

 

I  John Molyneux do swear that on the twenty ninth day of February last I did kill the full grown wild Cat in Shrewsbury township  Lycoming county the Scalp of which I here produce - John Molyneux

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 3rd day of March A.D. 1832 before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c - full grown wild cat

Bounty             75 Cents

Fees paid         12½

                        87½

 

                                                        8th March 1832

 

J.K. Frederick Jr.(?)  v.s.  David Wright

 

Demand not exceeding 100 Dollars

Summons 8 March to Jno. Hogeland Constable

To appear Thursday 15th March 10 o’clock A.M.

 

___ acct.          8.47

Interest               .12½

                        8.59½

 

15 March  Defendant appears has no ____ -

Judgment for plaintiff

 

Int. to ___          .12

                        8.71½

 

Paid over See Receipt files

 

John C. Hill   Special Bail due 15 June

 

D 2519  Farmers _____ ______ Baltimore  2 Decr. 1831

B - 583  Bk of ______ combined  5 Jany. 1819

 

Recd. On June 1832     8.71½

Justice                            .53½

                                    9.25

 

Constable Jno. Rice to ____ 46 -

 

 

                                                          (8th March 1832)

 

Benjamin Morris  v.s.  Richard White

 

Demand not exceeding 100 Dollars

 

Summons 8 March 1832 to Joseph Hogeland Constable

to appear 15 March 1832 Thursday, 10 o’ clk. Morning -

 

Witnesses for defendant - Joseph Huckell, Elijah Hogeland, Jno. D. Wilcox

 

Subpoena issued to Josh. Hogeland Constable

12 March - to appear the 15th 10 o’ clk. mg.

 

Plaintiff appears  

Defendant unable to come

Jno. C. Hill & Jos. Hogeland _____ an adjournment

Adjourned ‘til this day week Thursday 22 March 1832 10 o’clock morning

 

Subpoena 14 March -

Mrs. Hartman wife of Jno. Hartman

Margaret Huckell

Catharine Huckell

Harriet Rogers

 

Subpoena 22 March -

Sarah Ball

 

22nd  Parties appear  Judgment for Plaintiff        6.80½

after hearing his proofs & allegations

3 mo. Stay - due 22 June

 

22 June - Received - receipt grain white(?)        6.80½

Transferred to Wm. King by Morris & ___

                                                               Int.      .10

                                                                        6.90½ 

Harrisburg Br. H. no.7976

Harrisburg Febr. 1830

 

                                                        19 April 1832

 

I  Joel McCarty do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that in January, February and March last I did kill the full grown Foxes (the Scalps of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county    Joel McCarty

 

Affirmed and subscribed the 19th day of April A.D. 1832 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  4 full grown Foxes

Bounty             2

Fees paid           .12½

                        2.12½

 

                                                      25 April 1832

 

Commonwealth v.s. Jno. M. Osler

Fornication

 

Taking Deposition of Mary Ann Rogers - in loose paper filed

 

Issuing warrant of John M. Osler for Fornication

To Thomas Molyneux as Constable

 

26 April 1832

 

Prisoner brought forward - committed for want of Bail - ____ to Constable

 

27th April 1832

 

Thomas Molyneux bound in 50 dollars - acknowledged

 

Recognizance returned to Court

 

 

Commonwealth  v.s.  John M. Osler

 

Bastardy on Oath of Mary Ann Rogers

 

25 April 1832   Warrant Issued

26 April 1832   John M. Osler brought forward - Committed to the Gaol at Williamsport for want of bail -

 

24 April 1832 - Thomas Molyneux of Shrewsbury township for Mary Ann Rogers bound in 50 dollars upon condition that if the said Mary Ann Rogers shall personally appear at the next court of quarter sessions of the peace to &c &c at Williamsport in and for the county of Lycoming there and then to testify on behalf of the Commonwealth against a certain John M. Osler for begetting a bastard child on the body of the said Mary Ann Rogers and not depart the court without license then the above recognizance to be void, otherwise the said sum of money to be levied of his, the said T. Molyneux, goods and chattel, lands and tenements to the ___ of the Commonwealth -

 

Taken and acknowledged the twenty seventh [sic] day of April One thousand eight hundred and thirty two  before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

                                                              2 May 1832

 

Jno. Grange & Henry Fawcett

v.s.

Josh. Priestley by atty. Josh. R. Priestley

 

acknowledged Deed

 

Jno. Grange ______ & _______ School Mistress

v.s.

Josh. Priestley by Attorney Josh. R. Priestley

 

acknowledged Deed

 

                                                             7 May 1832

 

W.J. Black & Ingham  v.s.  Jacob Hoffa

 

Demand not exceeding 100 Dollars

 

Summons 7 May. to Jos. Hogeland to appear Monday 14 May, 10 o’clock A.M.

 

14 May Summons served by reading

14 May  Judgment by default  2.16¾

Paid 21 May 1832 by J. Hoffa

 

***

 

W.J. Black & Ingham  v.s. Charles Scott

 

Demand not exceeding 100 dollars

 

Summons 7 may. To Josh. Hogeland Constable to appear 14 May 10 o’clock A.M.

Monday - summons issued by leaving a copy

14 May 1832  Judgment by default  .81

Costs by plaintiff

 

***

 

Wm. J. Black & Ingham  v.s. W. Evans

 

Demand not exceeding 100 Dollars

Summons 7 may to Josh. Hogeland Constable to appear 14 May Monday 10 o’clock A.M.

10 May, Summons issd.  Defendant not found

 

                                               

                                                              11 June 1832

 

I  Philip Kilmer Junr. Do swear that on Saturday the ninth instant I did kill the full grown wolf (the scalp of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county -

The mark of Philip X Kilmer

 

Sworn and Subscribed before me the 11th day of June A.D. 1832  Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c

Bounty      12 Dollars

Fees paid       12½ 

                 12.12½                              

 

 

 

                                                            15 June 1832

 

I  Joseph Pardoe Junior do Swear that on the 23 May last I did kill the two young Foxes the Scalps of which there produce in Elkland township Lycoming county   Joseph Pardoe

 

Sworn and Subscribed the fifteenth day of June A.D. 1832 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do Certify &c &c  2 young Foxes @ 25 Ct. each  Bounty        50

                                                                                         Fees paid    12½

                                                                                                             62½

 

 

                                                            19 June 1832

 

J.K. Frederick Senr.  v.s.  Francis Bull

 

Amicable Suit -

 

Defendant appears and Confesses Judgment for            35.16

 

[figures appear here, most illegible except these larger:]

 

13 Octr. 1832 Recd. 10

Recd. 2 Jany. 1833 in full with Costs

 

22 June 1833   paid 36.09 owed to Frederick Miller  18 Feby. 1833 -

 

                                   

                                                         (19 June 1832)

 

Charles Edwards - Full grown Fox Scalp  Bounty         50

                                                               Fees paid      12½

                                                                     Order      62½

 

 

                                                             22 June 1832

 

Oath in book paper file

 

***

 

Henry Myers  v.s.  Benj. Morris & wife

 

Deed acknowledged - Land  1 Mill & Houses   1000-

 

***

 

Benj. Morris  v.s.  Henry Myers

 

Mortgage for Deed acknowledged - as the above

 

 

                                                             10 July 1832

 

Surety of the Peace

 

Commonwealth  v.s.  Josiah Warren

 

I  Joseph Warren do swear that I am actually under fear that Josiah Warren will do me some corporal harm and that I have just cause to be so he having threatened to beat me and actually did assault and beat me on Sunday evening, the eighth  instant - both warning that assault and Battery(.)  I am still in fear that he will renew the assault and that I do not require the Surety of the Peace against him out of malice or for vexation

Joseph Warren

 

Sworn and Subscribed the tenth day of July A.D. 1832 before me

 

 

For the Peace and good behavior

 

Commonwealth  v.s.  Josiah Warren

 

Surety of the Peace and good behavior on the affirmation of Joseph Warren

 

12 July  Joseph Warren of Shrewsbury township  temp.  in $100-

14 July  Josiah Warren (principal) of Shrewsbury township  temp.  in $100-

14 July  George Bird - surety - of Shrewsbury township  temp.  in $100-

 

 

Warrant

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Constable of the township of Elkland in the county of Lycoming  Greeting

 

[Seal]  Whereas Joseph Warren of Shrewsbury township in the county of Lycoming - yeoman - hath this day made oath before Edward J. Eldred esquire one of the justices of the peace in and for the county of Lycoming that Josiah Warren of the said township & county yeoman, hath threatened to do him harm in person or estate and that he believes that by such threatening he is in danger to be hurt in body or estate. You are therefore hereby commanded to take the said Josiah Warren and bring him before the said Edward Eldred or some other Justice of the peace of the said county forthwith, to find sufficient surety as well for his appearance at the next Court of Quarter Sessions of the peace to be holden for the said county - to be proceeded against according to Law - and that in the mean time he be of his good behavior and keep the peace towards all our citizens and especially towards the said Joseph Warren

 

Witness the said Edwd. J. Eldred at Elkland township the tenth day of July A.D. 1832

 

 

                                                                 14 Augt.

 

Thomas Wilkins Jnr.  v.s.  C.W.

 

Wolf Scalp  filed the oath &c &c -

 

 

 

                                               

                                                         17th  August 1832

 

Release

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

Per - It is remembered that on the seventeenth day of August A.D. 1832 Joseph Warren hath come before me the said Edward J. Eldred esquire and fully remised and relented as much as in him lieth - the aforesaid Surety of the peace and good behavior by him brought before me, against the aforesaid Josiah Warren. In witness whereof I the said Edwd. J. Eldred have hereunto put my hand at Elkland township the seventeenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two  

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                            24 Augt. 1832

 

I  Philip Kilmer Junr. do swear that on the 13th instant I did kill the full grown Fox (the Scalp of which I here produce in Elkland township Lycoming county.

the mark of  Philip Kilmer X Junr.

 

Sworn and Subscribed the twenty seventh day of Augt. A.D. 1832 before me

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c - a full grown Fox - Bounty fifty Cents  Fees paid  twelve and one half Cents

                                                               13 October

 

Josh. R. Priestley  v.s.  John & Alice King

 

J. & A. King acknowledged Power of Attorney to Jos. R. Priestley

 

 

                                                          15 October 1832

 

John Woodley  v.s.  Ira Sanders

 

Demand not exceeding 100 D. -

 

Summons to Jno. W. for C. to appear Saturday 1 o’clock

Summons - to Constable by boy - 27 October  To appear Saturday 3 Novr. 1 o’clock

 

2 Novr. Summons held.  S__rie Sworn ___ -

 

 

                                                        9 November 1832

 

I  William Huckell do swear that about the latter end of Septr. I did kill the full grown Fox (the Scalp of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county

William Huckell

 

Sworn & Subscribed this 9th Novr. 1832 before me

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c full grown Fox   

 

Bounty             50 Cents

Fees paid         12½

                        62½

 

                                                     15 November 1832

 

I  Jonathan Hogeland do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that a certain full grown Fox (the Scalp of which I here produce) was killed by me about the beginning of October last in Elkland township Lycoming county -  Jonathan Hogeland

 

Affirmed and Subscribed the 15th day of October A.D. 1832 before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  a full grown Fox                   Bounty             50

                                                                                    Fees paid         12½

                                                                                                             62½  EJE

 

                                                         15 Novr. 1832

 

Bromley Williams  v.s.  Archelus Luce & wife Deborah

 

acknowledged Deed -

 

                                                        (15 Novr. 1832) 

 

Joseph B. Hogeland of Canton township Bradford county

married  

Susanna Henderson of Elkland township  Lycoming county

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.  Joseph B. Hogeland  Susannah [sic] Hogeland

 

Witnesses - Benjamin Hogeland, Elizabeth P. Hogeland, John Battin, Joseph Hogeland, Jonathan Hogeland, Rachel Hogeland, Martha Battin, John Hogeland, Susannah Hogeland, Marshall Battin, Mary Battin, Mary Hogeland, Jesse Hogeland, Aaron Hogeland

 

 

                                                         16 Novr. 1832

 

I  Charles D. Eldred  do swear that in the beginning of September and the beginning of October I did kill the two full grown Fixes (the Scalps of which I here produce) in Elkland township  Lycoming county -   Charles D. Eldred

 

Sworn & Subscribed the 16 Novr. 1832 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c 2 full grown Foxes @50 -     1-         Bounty

                                                                                                  .12½ Fees paid

                                                                                                1.12

 

 

                                                      17 November 1832

 

I  Charles D. Eldred do swear that I did this day kill the full grown Fox (the Scalp of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county -

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 17th of Novr. A.D. 1832 before me

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c         a full grown Fox            50  Cts.

                                                            Fees paid         12½

                                                                                    62½

 

 

                                                            21 Novr. 1832

 

I  Thomas King do swear that on or about the 15th Sept. last I did kill the full grown Fox the scalp of which I here produce in Elkland township Lycoming county   Thomas King

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 21st Novr. 1832 before me

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  a full grown Fox       50

                                                     Fees paid    12½

                                                                        62½  EJE

 

 

                                                            8th Decr. 1832

 

I  Joel McCarty do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on the fifteenth and twenty sixth days of the last month November I did kill two full grown Foxes that is one on the 15th and the other on the 26th (the Scalps of which there produce) in Elkland township  Lycoming county    Joel McCarty

 

Affirmed and Subscribed the 8th day of Decr. A.D. 1832 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c - 2 full grown Foxes

Bounty 50 Cts. each      $1-

Fees paid                          .12½

                                       1.12½   EJE

 

                                               

                                                                                         1833

 

                                                             1 January 1833

 

I  William King Junior do swear that on the eleventh day of December last I did kill the full grown wild cat in Elkland township the Scalp of which I here produce - 

the mark of William X King Junior

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 1st day of Jany A.D. 1833 before me

 

[Seal]  I do certify, &c &c a full grown wild cat

 

Bounty             75

Fees paid         12½

                        87½    E.J.E.

 

                                                              7 Jany 1833

 

Trustees - M.E.C., Jno. Grange, F. Bull & others 

vs.

Jno. Huckell & Eleanor his wife

 

Acknowledged   Deed  1¾  acres land for Parsonage house

 

                                   

                                                            9 January 1833

 

John B. Kinman a Guardian of Harrison M. Brown

vs.

David Gore  township yeoman

 

Trespass for damages in Trover & Conversion [Editor’s Note: A common law phrase referring to Wrongful Possession of another’s property] not exceeding 100 dollars

 

9 Jany  Summons to appear 16th at 12 o’clock noon

To the Constable of [blank]  suba. To Jno. Newman

 

Rule to some Justice of the Peace in Bradford county at 4 days notice to take, at the house of Fanny Brown, the deposition of Fanny Brown, Prentis Brown & William H. Harrison Brown

 

                                   

                                                        2nd February 1833

 

Richard Gaunt  married  Hannah Hamilton, both of Elkland township, Lycoming county

 

Edwd. J. Eldred  J.P.

 

Witnesses

 

See original on paper files

 

                                                       15 March 1833

 

Archs. Luce

Thos. Williams

Bromley Williams

 

3 fox Scalps - on ___ paper  oath &c

Bounty each 50 - fees paid 12½ each  ____

 

 

                                                           19 March 1833

 

Thos. Molyneux - 1 wild cat - on oath on loose paper - 75  & fees paid 12½

 

 

                                                            4 April 1833

 

John Minard  married  Mary Hogeland, both of Elkland township Lycoming county

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.    John Minard    mark of Mary X Hogeland now Mary Minard

 

Witnesses - Roxolana Minard, Aaron Hogeland, Mary Minard, Henry Battin, Elizabeth Minard, Hannah Battin

 

Present - marks of Hannah Hogeland X, Nancy Minard X, James Minard X, Joseph Minard X, Rowland D. Minard 

 

 

                                                           5 April 1833

 

Wells Wilcox  vs.  Wm. Colley esqr.

 

Demand not exceeding 100 dollars

 

Summons to Josh. Hogeland - to appear 11th Thursday - 12 o’clock noon

11 April 1833 - Both witnesses subpd.    Jno. B. Maxwell  Edwd. A. Eldred

 

Plaintiff appears - Defendant does not appear

Plaintiff allegations on loose paper filed

 

After hearing the plaintiff’s proofs and allegations

Judgment for Plaintiff by default of Defendant

 

Demand  50.15  with Costs of Suit -

 

Plaintiff files a Bill of 10 Dollars for damages & troubles

 

 

                                                             8 April 1833

 

Josh. R. Priestley  vs.  Josh. Hogeland Junr.

 

Amiable Suit

 

Said Hogeland confesses a Judgment in favor of said Josh. R. Priestley for the use of his father Joseph Priestley in England for the amount of an award by Francis Bull  William King  & Jno. Grange Junr. To said Josh. Priestley for damages - breach of contract see award the 18 June 1830 with Int. To this day -

 

Award 18 -

Int.         3.03

            21.03

 

                                                            6 May 1833

 

I  Joseph Pardoe Junior do swear that on the 20th day of March last I did kill the full grown Fox (the Scalp of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county

Joseph Pardoe

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 6th day of May A.D. 1833 before me

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  a full grown Fox

 

Bounty             50 Cts.

Fees paid         12½

                        62½

 

 

 

 

                                                            (6 May 1833)

 

Wells Wilson  vs.  Willm. Colley esqr. -

brought forward from the second page back [see 5 April]

 

24 April - Notice to Plaintiff to open the Judgment for a rehearing, on the 14th day of May Tuesday noon

 

Plaintiff - Blank Subpoena  posted 7 May  by Mail 9th - Ma____ 1-9

Defendant - Blank Subpoena  posted 7 May  by Mail 9th - Ma____ 1-9

 

14 May parties appear 

 

Judgment opened

 

14 May 1833 - after revising the Proofs and allegations of the former trial and hearing what was further addressed   Judgment confirmed  50.15

 

Defendant appeals -

Recognizance in 100 dollars  Jno. B. Maxwell esqr. Bail -

 

Township Certifies Certificate of Bail

to the Defendant appealing

by mail to plaintiff

 

 

                                                             20 May 1833

 

I  William Huckell do swear that on or about the first day of March last I did kill the full grown Fox the Scalp of which I here produce in Elkland township Lycoming county -

William Huckell

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 20th day of May, A.D. 1733 before me

 

[Seal]  I do certify, &c &c - a full grown Fox

Bounty      50 Cents

Fees paid  12½

                 62½   EJE  

 

 

                                                          (20 May 1833)

 

Nancy White  vs.  Frederick Huff master & Freeman Fairchild

 

Amicable Suit

Note dated 6 Sept 1833

at 3 Months after date   30-

Int. ____to this day         .81

Judgment                      30.81

Int. to 17 April 1834       1.68

                                    32.49

 

[illegible figures here]

 

                                               

                                                              27 May 1833

 

I  Joseph Fawcett do swear that some time in February last I did kill the full grown Fox the Scalp of which there produce in Elkland township Lycoming county

the mark of  Joseph X Fawcett

 

Sworn and Subscribed this 27 May A.D. 1833 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c a full grown Fox        Bounty,     50 Cents

                                                                        Fees paid  12½

                                                                                         62½

 

 

                                                              7 June 1833

 

I  Joel McCarty do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on the 21 and 23 April and the 14th day of May I did kill the three full grown Foxes in Elkland township Lycoming county, the Scalps of which I have here produced -  Joel McCarty

 

Affirmed and Subscribed the 7th day of June A.D. 1833  before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  3 full grown Foxes -  Bounty     1.50

                                                                             Fees paid    .12½

                                                                                             $1.67½

 

                                                             8th June 1833

 

George Bird  1 full grown fox  4 fox cubs - oath on loose paper filed  1.62    4@ [blank]

 

 

                                                             12 June 1833

 

Jesse McCarty -  3 fox Scalps - 1.62 - Oath and affirmation on loose paper filed

 

 

                                                            15 June 1833

 

I  John Molyneux do swear that in the latter end of December last I did kill a certain full grown Wild Cat and again the beginning of the present month June one other certain full grown Wild Cat - the Scalps of which There produce - both of which were killed in Shrewsbury township Lycoming county   John Molyneux

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 15th day of June A.D. 1833 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  2 full grown wild cats bounty  1.50

                                                                           fees paid     12½

                                                                                            1.62½   EJE

 

                                                            20 June 1833

 

Isaac Green   a full grown Fox Scalp, - Scalp bounty   50 

                                                                                      12½

                                                                                      62½  

Oath on loose paper filed

 

                                                            22 June 1833

 

Jno. M. Warburton - a full grown Fox,  Scalp bounty   50

                                                                                       12½

                                                                                       62½

Oath on loose paper filed

 

 

                                                            16 Augt. 1833

 

M____ Williams   Oath for School of Poor Children   see copy filed

 

 

                                                            18 Octr. 1833

 

James Hogeland  vs. Jos. Hogeland

 

2 deeds acknowledged  one for 33 acres - & 1 or 3 perches  the other 67 acres - & 3 or 1 perches

 

                                                            28 Novr. 1833

 

Josh. R. Priestley  Deed  Wm. King & wife  acknowledged J.R.P.

1 deed acknowledged from two 2 lots & 1 house on north

                                                                                         1834

 

                                                             16 Jany. 1834

 

Henry Bedford  v.s.  Hugh Boyles & wife    acknowledged Deed  ______ ______ -

 

Jno. Boyles  v.s.  Hugh  Boyles & wife    acknowledged Deed  ______ ______ -

 

 

                                                            18 January 1834

 

I  Jesse McCarty do solemnly sincerely and truly, declare and affirm that on or about the 5th day of January inst. I did kill the full grown wild cat the Scalp of which I here produce   Jesse McCarty

 

Affirmed & Subscribed the 18th day of January A.D. 1834 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c a full grown wild cat

Bounty      75

Fees paid  12½

                 87½    EJE

 

                                                             23 January 1834

 

Samuel Norton  married  Catharine Ann Bryan, both of Elkland township Lycoming co.

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.    Samuel Norton    Catharine Ann Norton

 

Witnesses - Jno. Br. Jones, Julia (?) Myers, Samuel Bryan, C____ Burke, Samuel Parks Junr., David Myers, Sarah Myers, Margaret Clark, Richard Earl, John Greene, Henry Hunt, John C. Hill, Henry Snell, Wheel__ Fuller, John Osler, George Brown

 

 

                                                              24 January 1834

 

John A. Speaker   Oath on paper filed

 

[Seal]  I do certify, &c &c - a full grown Fox   bounty  50

                                                                      Fees paid  12½

                                                                                       62½   EJE

 

 

                                                              25 January 1834

 

Isaac Green   Oath on paper filed

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  2 full grown Foxes   bounty     1-

                                                                           Fees paid    .12½

                                                                                            1.12½    EJE

 

                                                               19 Feby 1834

 

John Molyneux       Oath on paper filed

 

[Sealed]  I do certify &c &c  a full grown wild cat   75

                                                                 Fees paid  12½

                                                                                  87½   EJE

 

 

                                                              26 Feby. 1834

 

Commonwealth  v.s.  Samuel Hoagland Junr.

 

Fornication

 

Examination of Hannah Hogeland daughter of Jonathan Hogeland - affirmation on loose paper filed

 

Warrant issued to Jno. D. Wilson as Constable

 

27th  Defendant brought. Forward

The fathers of each attend and compromise the affair between themselves

 

Jon. Hogeland agreed to pay to J.D.W.

 

                                               

                                                            27 March 1834

 

I  Philip Kilmer do swear that yesterday the 26th instant I did kill the full grown wolf (the Scalp of which there produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county.   Philip Kilmer

 

Sworn and subscribed the 27th March A.D. 1834 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  a full grown wolf        12

                                                       Fees paid        .12½

                                                                          12.12½     EJE

 

                                                             2nd April 1834

 

I  Thomas Haines do swear that on the 23rd day of March last I did kill the full grown Fox (the Scalp of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county  

Thomas Haines

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 2nd day of April A.D. 1834  before me  EJE

 

[Seal]  I do certify, &c &c  a full grown Fox

Bounty      50

Fees paid  12½

                 62½     EJE

 

                                                            11 April 1834

 

Jno. Bedford  v.s.  Thomas B. Marriott

 

Acknowledging Deed  60 acres & allowed. - $75 -

 

                                               

                                                             26 April 1834

 

I  Joseph Pardoe Junr. Do swear that on the 22nd day of November lat I did kill the full grown Fox (the Scalp of which there produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county -

Joseph Pardoe Junr.

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 26 day of April A.D. 1834 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  a full grown Fox     Bounty     50 Cts.

                                                                      Fees paid      12½

                                                                                           62½     EJE

 

                                                              5 May 1834

 

Archelaus Luce  married  Martha Battin, both of Elkland township Lycoming county

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.    Archelaus Luce    The mark of Martha X Luce

 

Witnesses - John Battin Senr., John Hogeland, Susannah Hogeland, John B. Hogeland

 

 

                                                             May 28 1834

 

I  William Huckell do swear that on the eighteenth day of May inst. I did kill the full grown fox the scalp of which there produce in Elkland township Lycoming county -

William Huckell

 

Sworn & Subscribed the 28 May 1834 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c   a full grown fox  Bounty     50

                                                                    Fees paid     12½            

                                                                                        62½

 

                                                             May 30th 1834

 

I  Solomon Haines do swear that on or about the 21st instant I did kill the full grown fox (the scalp of which I have here produced) in Shrewsbury township Lycoming county

the mark of Solomon X Haines

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 30th May 1834 before me - Edwd J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  full grown Fox  Bounty    50

                                                                 Fees paid    12½

                                                                                    62½

 

                                                             June 3rd 1834

 

I  Philip Kilmer Junior do swear that on or about the first of April last I did kill the full grown fox (the Scalp of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county

Philip Kilmer

 

Sworn and subscribed 3 June 1834 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred -

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c a full grown Fox   50      Bounty

                                                     Fees paid   12½   Fees pd.

                                                                       62½     

 

                                                            June 6 1834

 

Both on Paper files - Jno. Fawcett

 

[Seal]  I do certify 7c  full grown fox   Bounty    50

                                                               Fees paid      12½

                                                                                    62½

 

                                                           (June 6th 1834)                                                           

 

I  Francis Boyles Junior do swear that on the [blank] instant I did kill the Kit Fox Cub (the Scalp of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county

The mark of Francis X Boyles Junr.

 

Sworn & Subscribed the 6th day of June A.D. 1834 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal] I do certify &c &c - a fox Cub -  25

                                           Fees paid     12½

                                                               37½

 

 

                                                             June 20th 1834

 

John Minard  v.s.  Joseph Hogeland Junr.

 

Amicable   Sealed note dated January 30th 1828 to Jos. Hogeland Senr.

 

on Order, in 3 payments yearly

7 dollars on or before 24th Decr. Next & 4 dollars yearly  Total 21-

                                                                       Int. to 1 June 1831 -       1.80

                                                                                                            22.80

                                                              3 dollars endorsed ____           3-

                                                                                                            19.80

                                                                          Int. to June 1834          3.84

                       Judgment confessed by letter dated 20 June 1834          23.64

                                                                              Int. to 25 Sept.           .58

                                                                                   for balance        24.17

 

25 September 1834 - Execution issued to William Bown Constable

11 October 1834 - Execution not’d. Debt & Costs paid so says Wm. Bown Constable                                    

 

                                                             June 28 1834

 

I  Joseph Pardoe Junior  do swear that on or about the 21st inst. I did kill the full grown fox (the scalp of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county

Joseph Pardoe

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 28th June A.D. 1834  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  a full grown fox Bounty        50

                                                                    Fees pd.   12½

                                                                                    62½     EJE

 

 

                                                             3 July 1834

 

I  William King Junior do swear that on or about 10th June last I did kill two full grown Foxes (the scalps of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county

William King

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 3rd day of July, A.D. 1834 before me

 

[Seal]  I do certify, &c &c  2 full grown Foxes    Bounty           $1-

                                                                              Fees paid       .12½           

                                                                                                  1.12½

 

 

                                                            7 July 1834

 

Commonwealth  v.s.  Harrison Randel

on oath of Deborah Wilcox

 

Assault with intent to Commit a Rape

 

Deborah Wilcox daughter of John B. Wilcox aged 13 years the 20th of December next of Elkland township appears before me and on her oath declares and says that on a Monday the 16th day of June last as she was going from home to school along a bye path Harrison Randel of Elkland township overtook her and caught hold of her round the middle and told her that he wished to know how soon girls could have children and that he would give her a handkerchief, and as she strove to get away, he said he would give her

__________________ a _____ handkerchief then a hundred dollars - _____ ____ _____ and having got out of his grip said she run as fast as she could - he called after her and said don’t tell Mary, she thought he meant his wife the $ said     she so  ____ told all the events -  after school she told her mistress she wished to go another way home but her mistress came home with her(.)  She told her school mistress when they were about half way the reason of her not liking to come that way(.)  She told her about  Cecelia(?) Brown what had happened to her, the same morning and her _____ tell her mother -  further saith not     the mark of Deborah X Wilcox

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 7th day of July A.D. 1834 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

Warrant

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - to Hiram Holcomb Constable of Bradford county, but presently ______  in the county of Lycoming

 

[Seal]  Whereas complaint hath been made unto Edwd. J. Eldred esq. one of the justices of the peace in and for the county of Lycoming upon the solemn oath of Deborah Wilcox of Elkland township Lycoming county that on the 16th day of June last, being Monday at the Elkland township aforesaid Harrison Randel of the said township made an assault upon her and then and there did forcibly detain her on her way to school with intent as she _____ to make a Rape(.)  These are therefore to command you to take the said Harrison Randel and bring him before the said Edwd. J. Eldred or some other justice of the peace of the said county forthwith to answer the said complaint & further to be dealt with according to Law - Witness the said Edwd. J. Eldred in Elkland township the 7th day of July A.D. 1834

 

Subpoena - Hiram Holcomb - ____ ____ Monday

John D. Wilcox bound in $50 - for his daughter’s appearance in behalf of the Commonwealth

 

8 July 1834 - Defendant brought forward  not having bail is committed

 

[Seal]  Mittimus [Editor’s Note:  a writ of commitment to prison]

As Assault directed to Constable of Elkland township

 

Underneath

 

[Seal]  As there is not at present any Constable in Elkland township I do authorize John D. Wilcox to execute the above process

Witness my hand & has the date above written  E.J.E.

 

12 July 1834 -  Jails Receipt of  Prisoner

 

 

                                                           (7th July 1834)

 

Commonwealth  v.s.  David Rundel & Isaac Rundel

 

Surety of the Peace

 

Aurelia Bruner of Elkland township Lycoming county on her solemn Oath doth swear that on Tuesday last the first day of July after seeing David Rundel and Isaac Rundel of Canton township Bradford county in Isaac Rundel’s house when some harsh language was addressed to me and Deborah Wilcox Junior who was in my company and when ______ and passing along the road towards Simon Grover’s house these two men with rifles or guns of some sort appeared on the road before us and seemed to be watching our motions for when we stopped and set down they did too and when we stopped a second time they likewise stood still - afterwards I saw them a little on one (side) of the road pointing their guns at us when I determined on going back and went back some distance but meeting a strange man who spoke friendly to us we passed with him up the road and did not see anything more of David and Isaac Rundel - from the manner in which they behaved I am afraid they will do me some hurt in body or estate and against which I require the Surety of the peace which I crave out of real fear and not for malice or vexation    The mark of Aurelia X Bruner

 

Sworn and Subscribed - The 7th day of July A.D. 1834 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

Lycoming co. S.S.

 

The Commonwealth &c to Jno. D. Wilson of Elkland  township Lycoming co.

 

Warrant

 

Whereas Aurelia Bruner of Elkland township Lycoming county hath this day made oath before Edwd. J. Eldred esq. One of the justices of the peace in and for the county of Lycoming that David Rundel and Isaac Rundel of Canton township Bradford county appeared on the road where the deponent was traveling with guns or rifles and having on the same day previously used some harsh language to the deponent and on the road before her, stopping when she stopped and pointing their guns at her which put her in fear and had made her afraid that they will do her some hurt in body or estate - You are therefore hereby commanded to take the said David Rundel and Isaac Rundel and bring them before the said Edwd. J. Eldred or some other justice of the peace of the said county or of the county of Bradford forthwith to find sufficient surety as well for their appearance at the next court of quarter Sessions of the peace to be holden for the said county to be preceded against according to law and that in the mean time they be of good behavior, and keep the peace towards all our good citizens and especially toward the said Amelia Bruner -  Witness the said Edwd. J. Eldred at Elkland township the Seventh day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty four -

 

                                                                                                             

                                                             16 July 1834

 

I  William Huckell do swear that on or about the fifth and sixth instant  I did kill the two full grown foxes (the Scalps of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county.   William Huckell

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 16th day of July A.D. 1834 before me

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  2 full grown foxes

bounty 1-

fees paid             .12½

                        1.12½      EJE

 

 

 

 

 

                                                             24 July  1834

 

Commonwealth on Oath of Jeremiah Van Valin

v.s.

Saml. Jackson

 

Complaint

 

Lycoming county S.S.

 

Before me the Subscriber one of the justices of the peace in and for the county of Lycoming personally came Jeremiah Van Valin of the township of Cherry in the said county yeoman who upon his solemn oath according to law Saith that on Wednesday last being the twenty third day of July instant at this township aforesaid Samuel Jackson of the same township innkeeper made an assault upon this assin____ and then and there did violently beat and abuse him Striking him over the arms and back with an axe helm starting the blood and making bruises the affects of which he still finds painful

Further saith not   Jeremiah Van Valin

 

Sworn and Subscribed 24th day of July A.D. 1834 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

 

Lycoming county S.S.

 

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Constable of the township of Cherry in the county of Lycoming -

 

[Seal]  Whereas Complaint &c &c -

Bring before him the said Edwd. J. Eldred forthwith &c &c &c -

 

Jeremiah Van Valin bound in $50 to appear - 30th July 1834

 

 

                                                            29 August 1834

 

Jno. M. Warburton   oath on paper filed

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c a full grown fox

 

Bounty             50

Fees paid         12½

                        62½    EJE

 

***

 

Wm. Huckell  v.s.  Danl. Copman of Shrewsbury township

 

Demand not exceeding 100 dollars -

 

Summons issued 12 Septr. - to Wm. Bown Constable to appear Saturday the 20th inst.

1 o’clock afternoon

 

Demand

_____ 1832                 4.60

25 Novr. 33 _____ to 3

                                    1.60

Int.                                 .27

 

20 Sept. 1834  Parties appear 

Judgment for pltf. & Costs of Suit

 

                                    1.87

11 Oct.                        1.50

                                      .37

April 14 1835 Int.              2

                                      .39

 

Execution issued to W. Bown by Mail to Warburton 15 April

 

21 June 1839 Transcript to ____ counties -

 

 

                                                        12 September 1834

 

George Huntsinger  v.s. Henry Sherman    Shrewsbury

 

Demand for damages, in a breach of contract alleged 30 dollars

Summons issued 12 Sept. to Wm. Bown Constable to appear the 20th inst. 1 o’clock afternoon

 

Subpoena Ptff.

 

Jacob Huntsinger          of Shrewsbury

Barney Huntsinger        Cherry

Solomon Huntsinger      Monroe B. co.

Jacob Niederstein         Monroe B. co.

George Bird

Richard Biddle

Jno. Warburton

James Molyneux

 

16 Sept. Subpoena witnesses to defendant

 

Thos. Molyneux            of Shrewsbury

Richd. Roe                   of Shrewsbury

Peter Sherman              of Shrewsbury

Daniel Gofman  of Shrewsbury

Jacob Warrenton          Albany B. co.

                       

20 October 1834 - Parties appear - agree to refer to

William King, Jacob H___by, Geo. Bird

 

Award in favor of Plaintiff         5.

 

                       

                                                         15 September 1834

 

I do swear that about two months since I did kill the full grown Fox (the Scalp of which there produce) in Shrewsbury township Lycoming county    Charles Norton

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 15th day of Septr. A.D. 1834 before me Ewd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming county S.S.

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c a full grown Fox   Bounty                  50

                                                                        Fees paid         12½

                                                                                                62½

 

 

                                                       16 September 1834

 

I do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on the fifteenth instant I did kill the full grown wolf (the Scalp of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county     Anthony Kilmer

 

Affirmed and Subscribed the 16th day of Sept. A.D. 1834 before me Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Lycoming county S.S.

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c a full grown wolf   Bounty     12-

                                                                        Fees paid             .12½

                                                                                                12.12½

 

 

 

                                                    20 September 1834

 

I  Jacob Huntsinger do swear that sometime in June last I did kill the full grown Fox (the Scalp of which I here produce) in Shrewsbury township Lycoming county

The mark of Jacob Huntsinger X

 

Sworn and Subscribed - the 20th day of Sept. A.D. 1834 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  a full grown Fox

 

Bounty             50

Fees pd.           12½

                        62½      EJE    

 

                                                      (20 September 1834)

 

Robt. Punsel  v.s.  Jacob Hottenstein

 

Amiable Suit  a demand

Defendant appears and confesses judgment

 

demand                                    8.69¾

Interest after 6 mo. ___              .97¼

                                                9.67

 

Transcript certified 15 May 1843

 

 

                                                         21 September 1834

 

John White  married  Sarah Green, both of Shrewsbury township

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.    the marks of John X White   Sarah X White

 

Witnesses -  John Brown jr., Catharine Brown, Jacob Klas

 

 

                                                        22 September 1834

 

[Editor’s Note:   Eldred penned “note here” presumably a note to himself that he never finished.] to Geo. Norton or order endorsed to Thomas Norton dated

 

Thomas Norton  v.s.  Reuben Rogers

 

Amiable Suit  single _____ 26 May 1834                      42.96

Int. ___ 26 May 1834 -                                                    .84

 

22 September  Judgment confessed at his house            43.80

Int. to 21 April 1835                                                       1.51

21 April 1835  Execution to Wm. Bown Cons. 45.31

 

1 May 1835  Execution Stayed by order of Plaintiff, 22 April 1835

 

 

                                                         September 27 1834

 

Robt. Parsel  v.s.  James Dougherty

 

Amiable Suit     Book debt        3.04¾

Int.                                              40¼

Judgment confessed this day     3.45

 

(illegible to end)

 

 

                                                            11 October 1834

 

John McCarty

 

2 full grown Foxes

Bounty             1-

fees paid             .12½

Order given      1.12

 

Oath in paper filed

 

 

                                                            14 October 1834

 

Wm. Bown

 

1 full grown Fox

 

Bounty             50

                        12½

Order given      62½

 

Oath in paper filed

 

 

 

                                                           16 October 1834

 

Joseph Bryan  married Anna Wetherald, both of Elkland township

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.   Joseph Bryan   Anna Bryan

 

Witnesses - Ann Eldred, Harriet Eldred, George f. Eldred

 

present -  Edwd. J. Eldred Senior

 

                                                           (16 Octr 1834)

 

Hugh Boyles - full grown Fox

 

Bounty             50  Cts.

Fees paid         12½

Order given      62½

 

Both in paper filed

 

                                                         27th October 1834

 

Commonwealth on the oath of John White

v.s.

Joseph Bush

 

Surety of the Peace

 

Complaint

 

I  John White of Shrewsbury township Lycoming county do swear that on the twentieth instant Joseph Bush of said township and county, threatened me, the deponent with an uplifted axe in his hand which he drew to strike several times and offered to throw, saying that he would massacre me of I did not clear out of the county and that in con____ of such threatening I am in fear that he, the said Joseph Bush will do me some injury in body or estate and I do therefore claim and demand the Surety of the peace and good behavior of the said Joseph Bush towards me which I do out of real fear, and not out of malice and for vexation -

 

John White of Shrewsbury township tent. In $50 to give evidence

 

Warrant

 

Lycoming County S.S.

 

The Commonwealth &c &c

 

[Seal] Witness &c &c  (issued 27th to the Constable of Elkland township

 

                                                         (27 October 1834)

 

Defendant brought forward

 

Joseph Bush of Shrewsbury township tent. in $100  Principal

John Hollingsworth of Shrewsbury township tent. in $100  bail -

 

***

 

Lycoming county S.S.

 

Be it remembered that John White of the said county yeoman on the 27th day of October A.D. 1834 came before me Edward J. Eldred esquire one of the justices assigned to keep the peace within the said county at Elkland in said county, and then and there re___d and freely released to Joseph Bush of Shrewsbury township Woolen Manufacturer the Surety of the peace and good behavior by him the said John White before me prayed against the said Joseph Bush

[Seal] Given under my hand and Seal at Elkland township the twenty seventh day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty four -

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

Agreed to divide the Costs - or Jno. White to pay Esq’s Costs

                                                   

                                                          28 October 1834

 

Robert Pursel  v.s.  Joseph Hogeland Junr.

 

Amiable Suit  Demand not exceeding  $100

 

Judgment confessed      Book amt.        4.16

Interest for 1 June 1830                        2.14

                                                            9.30

30th Nov. 1835 Int.                                .40

                                                            9.70

30 Nov. 1835 ____ paid                      5

                                                            4.40

 

                                                          (28 October 1834)

 

Jonathan Hogeland  v.s.  Joseph Hogeland Junr.

 

Amiable suit  Demand not exceeding  $100

 

Judgment confessed sealed note            7-

                                              Int.           .18½

                                                            7.18½

 

Received July 8th 1838

Satisfaction for the above Judgment of Jiseph Hogeland by a transfer of the said Judgment from Jonathan Hogeland ____ - dated 18 Sept. 1837

Isaac Hogeland

 

                                                          1 November 1834

 

Surety of good behavior

 

Complaint

 

Lycoming county S.S.

 

I  Joseph Bush of Shrewsbury township said county, do swear that John Hollingsworth (a partner with me in a woolen manufactory on Loyal Sock creek) hath repeatedly sworn that he would break the machinery in said Factory and break the Brown’s up before he left the place (the said Machinery having been hired by us of William and George Brown) and on the 29th Ultimo [Editor’s Note:   Webster says this is “of or occurring  in the month preceding the present”] in consequence of more serious threats to that effect I was induced to watch the said machinery in the factory the two successive nights that of the 29th and 30th Ultimo and on the morning of the 31st I informed the said Browns and they that is George Brown and others watched the Sunday night - and it being my real belief, that he the said John Hollingsworth will put his threats in execution I do consider it my duty, to present my being supported an accomplice, in said mischief as well, on account of the damage it would be to myself to pray the surety of the good behavior against the said John Hollingsworth which I do out of real fear, and not for malice or vexation -

Joseph Bush

 

Sworn & Subscribed the 1st day of November A.D. 1834 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

***

 

I  George Brown of Shrewsbury Township do swear that in consequence of sundry intimations, which I considered worthy of  _____ I was induced to believe that serious injury was intended to be done to the machinery belonging to myself and my brother William (but hired to Mistrs Bush and Hollingsworth) _____ John Hollingsworth, of the said firm of Bush and Hollingsworth and that consequence of information from Joseph Bush of said firm, on the morning of the 31st Ultimo, I, with others, were induced to watch the said machinery on the nights succeeding the said 31st Ult. And from intimations, appearances and circumstances, I am induced to believe the said threats will be put in execution I therefore pray the Surety of the good behavior against the said John Hollingsworth - which I do out of real fear and not for malice or vexation - 

George Brown

 

Sworn and Subscribed the1st day of November A.D. 1834 before me - Edwd. J. Eldred

 

***

 

Warrant issued this day to Constable of Elkland

1st November, 1834

 

Defendant brought forward - Committed for want of bail - Mittimus [Editor’s Note:   a warrant for incarceration] noted

Bail obtained 3rd Novr.

 

Joseph Bush of Shrewsbury township - tent. in 50

George Brown of Shrewsbury township - tent. in 50

John Hollingsworth of Shrewsbury township - tent. in 100

Joseph Hardy Bush of Elkland township - tent. in 100

 

***

 

Lycoming county S.S.

 

Be it recommended that on the third day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four the aforesaid Joseph Bush and Joseph Brown hath come before me the said Edward J. Eldred esquire - one of the justices of the peace in and for the county of Lycoming and truly remised and related as much  as  in truth lieth the aforesaid Surety of the good behavior, by them prayed against the above named John Hollingsworth. In witness whereof I the said Edwd. J. Eldred have hereto set my pen at Elkland in the county aforesaid the third day of November A.D. 1834   Edwd. J. Eldred

 

                                                             3 November

 

John Hollingsworth  v.s.  Joseph Bush

 

Demand not exceeding 100 dollars

Capias issued to Wm. Bown  Constable

 

3 Novr. Capias _____ ______ parties agree

 

 

 

 

                                                          5 November 1834

 

I  Joseph Pardore Junior do swear that on the 14th of September last I did kill the full grown Wild Cat and on the 30th of said month the full grown Fox (the Scalps of which I here produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county -  Joseph Pardoe

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 5th day of Nov. A.D. 1834 before me -

 

To the Comrs. &c

[Seal] I do certify &c &c a full grown wild cat bounty    75

                                               a full grown Fox bounty 50

                                                                      Fees paid           12½

                                                                                           $1.37½    EJE

 

 

                                                        8 November 1834

 

John M. Warburton  v.s.  John Wetherald

 

Demand not exceeding 100 dollars -

 

Summon to Wm. Bown to appear Saturday 15th 2 o’clock afternoon

 

Sealed note on demand                         38.60

3 Augt. 1833 demanded 30 Oct. 33                 20        Paid

                                                                        18.66

Int. on 38.60  88 days                                          .55

Int. on 18.60  1 y. 16 days                                  1.15

15 November 1834 Judgment by default        20.30

Int.                                                                       .54

                                                                        20.84

25 April 1835 J.M. Warburton paid                  16.00

                                                                          4.84

20 May 1835 Int. on 4.84                                       2

                                                                          4.86

 

Wm. Bown - Execution issued to Jno. Warburton  Constable

 

 

                                                        19 November 1834

 

Reuben Rogers  v.s.  Jno. Woodley & wife Mary

 

Deed acknowledged - 1- acres Land  Mills &c &c

 

                                                         29 November 1834

 

Thos. B. M____k - affirmation on paper filed

 

[Seal]  I so certify &c &c - one full grown Fox killed

Bounty             50

Fees paid         12½

                        62½

 

                                                         6 December 1834

 

I  Thomas King, do swear that on or about the second day of December instant I did kill the full grown Fox (the scalp of which I hee produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county  Thomas King

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 6th day of Decr. A.D. 1834 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c - a full grown Fox  Bounty    50

                                                                         Fees paid        12½

                                                                                                62½   EJE

 

 

                                                        12 December 1834

 

Jno. Woodley  v.s.  Reuben Rogers

 

Mortgage Deed acknowledged - Grist Mill & part Saw Mill with about 10 a. Land -

 

 

                                                       24 December 1834

 

Elizaeth Ireland of James Roll   Deed acknowledged

 

 

                                                       25 December 1834

 

Willm. F. R___  of James Roll  Deed acknowledged

           

                                                                                      1835

 

                                                           5 January 1835

 

Robert Pursel v.s.  Josiah Haines

 

Amicable Suit - Book debt       1.91½

                                     Int.         22½

         Judgment confessed         2.14

                                     Int.         19

                                                2.33

 

                                                          12 January 1835

 

I the undersigned do swear that on the 18th day of December last I did kill the full grown wolf, (the Scalp of which I there produce) in Elkland township Lycoming county

The mark of Philip X Kilmer

 

Sworn and Subscribed the 18th day of Jany A.D. 1835 before me  Edwd. J. Eldred

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c a full grown wolf

Bounty             12

Fees paid            .12½

                        12.12½

 

                                                          13 January 1835                                              

 

[Editor’s Note:   This case may well be regarded as the “Further Adventures of Bush & Hollingsworth, Wool Manufacturers,” see October and November 1834 entries above]

 

David Myers  v.s.  Joseph Bush

 

Amicable Suit

Single bill dated 12 Sept. 1834 to pay in court _____ on date or ________

Judgment confessed by Bush & Hollingsworth or either of them 25.

 

Geoffrey Clark  Special bail  3 months stay

 

***

 

David Myers  v.s.  Joseph Bush

 

Amicable Suit

Single bill dated 12 Sepr. 1834 to pay 4 weeks after date

By Bush & Hollingsworth or either of them

Bill                               20

Int. to the date                  .31

Judgment confessed      20.31                          

                                    45.31 [adds above figure]

 

Geoffrey Clarke Special bail - 3 months stay

 

***

 

[Editor’s Note:   This portion is found after February 3rd in the MS. The portion below labeled simply “April 1835” is also out of its place. Eldred seems here to have been using portions of pages yet unused.]

 

- forwd. 2 pages back -

 

David Myers  v.s.  Joseph Bush

 

Amicable Suit

Judgment confessed 13 January - brought forward second page back    $105.31

 

17 February 1835 - Plaintiff objects to Bail -

 

19 February 1835 - Bail - makes oath that he was grossly deceived by Deft. & believes and is afraid  that he will have the opportunity before the stay of execution expires -

 

19 Feby. 1835 - Scire Facias [Editor’s Note:  A writ requiring the person against whom it is issued to appear and show cause why some matter of record should not be annulled or vacated] issued, directing the Constable Wm. Bown - to appear and show cause why execution shall not issue - return Thursday the 26 Febr. 1 o’clock P.M.

 

26 Feby. -  Deft. Not appearing, Execution issued to Wm. Bowen Const.

 

28 Feby. 1835 - Execution inst. Stayed by Order of Plaintiff. Debt compromised between the parties so _______ on Wm. Bown Constable  Debt Costs by Constable settled w. Constable

 

                                                       January 22, 1835

 

John B. Ingham  v.s.  Charles Hogeland

 

Amicable Suit

Sealed note dated 6 Novr. 1834

Payt. 1 Decr. 1834       16

with Int.                            .20

Judgment confessed    16.20

                                                        (January 22nd 1835)

 

Edmund Grover of Canton township Bradford county

Married -

Aurelia Bruner of said township and county

 

Edwd. J. Eldred J.P.    the marks of - Edmund X Grover    Aurelia X Grover

 

Witnesses - John D. Wilcox, John Wanck, George Hunsinger, George J. Eldred, Ann Eldred

 

Present - Sarah Grover, Edw. A. Eldred  Trust.

 

 

                                                        January 29th 1835

 

John B. Ingham  v.s.  Joseph Hogeland

 

Amicable Suit

Sealed note dated 5 Novr. 1834

Judgment confessed by letter                 13.66

                                         Int.                  .28

                                                            14.13

Pd. To Ingram in letter 30 May   9.

                                                              5.13

Int. 13 Augt.                                                6

                                                              5.19

At Williamsport - Rest pd. 13 Augt.   5.

                                                                .19

 

                                                       February 3rd 1835

 

John Whitacre - oath on paper filed

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c - a full grown fox            Bounty       50

                                                                        Fees paid   12½

                                                                                          62½      EJE

 

 

                                                           12 March 1835

 

Robert Pursel  v.s.  Jonathan Hogeland

 

Amicable Suit  Demand not exceeding $100

 

Book Debt                               5.51

Int. for 12 March 1830 1.65

Judgment confessed                  7.16

Int. to 2 Decr. 1835                     31

                                                7.47

2 Decr. 1835 Each paid            5.

                                                2.47

(illeg.)

 

 

                                                                20 March

 

Jono. Warburton  v.s.  (missing piece)? 

 

Wild Cat Scalp - oath on loose paper filed

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c         Wild Cat Scalp 75

                                                         Fees paid            12½

                                                                                    87½ 

 

 

                                                            April 1835

 

John Molyneux   oath on paper filed

 

[Seal]  I do certify &c &c  a full grown Wild Cat           Bounty        75

                                                                                    Fees paid    12½

                                                                                                       87½

 

 

                                                          16 April 1835

 

Archelaus Luce  v.s.  Josh. Hogeland

 

Deed acknowledged by said Hogeland

dated 14 April 1835 - 50 + acres  150 dollars

 

 

                                                          17 April 1835

 

William Snell by John Snell agent  v.s.  Josiah Haines

 

Debt not exceeding 100 dollars -

 

Summons to Wm. Bown to appear Saturday, the 25th 1 o’clock afternoon

 

Note dated 24 Feby 1830 at 1 ______

 

______            5.

______ Int.      1.25

Judgment          6.26

Int.                        9

                        6.35

 

25 April 1835 - Defendant appears 

Wm. Huckell Special Bail 3 mo. Delay

 

21 July 1835 - of Josiah Haines in the hands of Solomon Matthews, the amt. Of Judgment and Costs 7.26

 

Edwd. J. Eldred

 

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