CARTER COUNTY, TN - COURT - Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
1804-1829
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Film #847613 Carter Co, TN Court Minutes 1804-1829.
Tennessee State Library & Archives, Nashville, TN 37219

Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1804 - 1805.

November 1803
p.31 15 Feb 1804
p.32 a deed of conveyance from Andrew Baker to William Griffin for 100a of
land proven in open court by John Macay one of the subscribing witnesses
thereto . Let it be registered.
p.38 Jurors to May session 1804: Richard Estip, Moses Adams, John Grindstaff,
Samuel Garland.
p.39 May 1804 Jurors: Moses Adams,
p.43 May 1804 Michael Grindstaff resigns as Constable
p.55 May 1804 Jury: Richard Estip
p.59 Aug 1804 Jury: John Worley,
p.60 Aug 1804 Ordered by the Court that William Moreland, Michael Smithpeter,
Peter Bullinger, John Grandstaff, John Loyed, James Bradley, Levi Loyed &
Joseph Sands be ajurty to view, mark & lay out a road from John Askins up dry
run By John Bakers so as to meet a road opened by order of the Court of Ashe
County in NC on the top of the Stone mountain at Bakers Gap and make a report
to next Court.
p.69 Joseph Gentry lay out a road
p.74 Rawlings James on a jury to lay out a road leading from Carrigers Mill to
the race Pathes on Stoney Creek around the plantation of Joseph Garland
p.77 still Aug court Sept 1804 David Carthy Labourer an assault on William
Adams Labourer Judgement was $2.75
p.82 Grand Jury: Nov 1804 Joseph James, John Robinson, John Baker,
p. 82 Ordered by the Court that 23. John Baker, 24 Joseph James, 26 George
Stout to 39 be jurors to Nov session 1804.
p. 82 Grand Jury inc Joseph James, John Baker,
p.83 13 Nov 1804 Jury: George Stout,
p.86 Jury: George Stout,
p.88 deputy sheriff, Nathan Hendrick
p.92 Jury: George Stout,
p.100 Jury: George Stout, Aug 1804?
p.111 “bond” Know all men by these presents that we William Bunton and Andrew
Baker are held and firmly bound unto Jacob Slimp and Robert Boyed in the Just
& full sum of $100 ... signed 18 Oct 1804 by William Bunton & Andrew Baker.
p. 113 To the Sheriff of Carter Co Greetings You are hereby commanded to take
the body of Robert Baker if to be found in your county and him safely keep --
to court ---there to answer Henry Grindstaff of a plea of Trespass with force
and arms of asault & battery to his damage $500. Wit: George Williams Clerk of
your said court 2nd Monday Aug 1804.
Bond then of Henry Grindstaff & Adam Hawn to Robert Baker $100 that they would
come to court and afterwards to wit During the said session of the said court
continued & held the same day & year aforesaid here cometh the said Henry
Grandstaff and the said Robert Baker and .... The said Robert Baker assumes
costs & plaintiff discontinues his suit. Therefore it is considered by the
court that the said Henry Grindstaff do recover over against the said Robert
Baker his costs & charges put to & about his suit now here adjudged to the
said Henry Grindstaff which said cost amount to $3.87 & 5 mills and that the
said Robert Baker be in mercy, etc.
p.118 Feb 1805 Grand Jury: Joseph Gentry, Godf. D. Stout,
p.119 Richard Estip appt overseer of the public road
p.134 12 Aug 1804 Nathan Hendrix bondsman
p. 140 4 Oct 1804 deputy Nathan Hendrix
p.144 2nd Monday Feb 1805
p.147 deed of conveyance from Athereto? Dredd Coble to Nathan Hendrix forty
acres of land ack.
p.147 Andrew Baker, Solomon Hendrix, be jurors for May session 1805
p.149 13 Feb 1805
p. 153 Nathan Hendrix deputy
p. 160 14 May 1805
p. 161 William Garland late of the county afsd assault on Eve Garland found
guilty and fined $10
p.163 John Macay he was 22 days running the line between Sullivan Co. and
Carter allowed $44 ...
p. 191 Insolvents and runaways for the year 1804 William Buckner, ...
presented by Nathan Hendrix
p. 192 second list of insolvents for 1803: Joseph Ford, John Polly,
p. 193 list for 1802 and John Robinson for 1801 Ord by the court that Andrew
Baker be appt overseer of the publick road leading by Bakers to the top of the
Stone mountain and that the following persons to be his gang: John Baker, John
Leatherman, Conrod Cable, Benj. Graves, John Hinson, Jacob Cable, Wm. Bunton,
Stephen Howard, William Adams, David Carty, Reuben Brooks, Johnson Hampton,
James Shuffield, Isaiah Stephens, and Thomas Ellott.

p.194 May Court 1805 Indenture of William Frazier by John Frazier to Nathan
Hendrix to learn the art and mystery of agriculture until William shall arrive
to the age 21. proven by John Worley, a subscribing witness.

p. 195 15 May 1805 Jurors for Aug session inc. John Baker, George Stout,
p.210 ord by the court that Abraham Drake be appt overseer of the road from
the ford of watauga above Miss Carters to Millers on the head of Indian Creek
and that all the hands on Andrew Greers? plantation Alexr. Greers, John
Greers, Benja. Drakes, James Findley, and John Scotts plantations be his gang.

p.211 August Court 1805 We the Grand Jurors in behalf of the State do present
two children belonging to John Frasure, as being on sufferance.

p. 215 George Stout on a jury
p.216 John Baker, George Stout on a jury
p.221 John Baker, George Stout on a jury
p.226 Nov Court 1805 Andrew Baker on a jury
p.244 Richard Estep, Moses Adams, jurors for Nov session 1805
p.245 Nov ct. 1805 Richard Estep juror
p.266 Moses Adams juror
p.267 Moses Adams juror
p.269 28 June 1805 You are hereby commanded to summons Andrew Baker to appear
before me or some other Justice of the peace for sd county to answer William
Bunton in a plea of Debt under $10. Alexr. Doran J.P.
Bond - 8 July 1805 John Griffin for security. Aug 1805 ... came the said Wm.
Bunton by his attorney John Kennedy Esq. & the said Andrew Baker by his atty
David Yearsley Esqr whereupon came a Jury named find for the plaintifff $7.93.
Rule to show cause why a new trial be granted ---”and the said Andrew brings
here unto court the $7.98 & costs & pays the plaintiff his debt & costs.
p. 272 11 Nov 1805
p.273 jury:Richard Estip, Moses Adams,
p.275 jury:Richard Estip, Moses Adams,
p.299 2nd Monday Feb 1806
p.300 A power of attorney from Elizabeth Shelly wife of Philip Shelly
Deceased, John Shelly, Absalom Shelly, Reuben Shelly, Mary Shelly, David
Shelly and William Shelly Legatees of sd deceased ordered to be admitted to
record and registered.
A deed of conveyance from Elizabeth Shelly John Shelly, Absalom Shelly, Reuben
Shelly, Mary Shelly, David Shelly and William Shelly for one hundred acres of
Land proven in open court by John Carter and Lawson Godwin subscribing
witneses thereto and admitted to record let it be registered.
p.301 Ord by court that the vacant piece of the publick road between Wm.
Tompkins and Richd. Estep be added to Tompkins part.
p.304 A deed of conveyance from Wm. Bunton to Andrew Baker 127 1/2A ack in
open court & admitted to Record let it be registered.
p.310 Richard Estip, .John Baker juror May 1806.

There are no books from 1806 to Feb 1819.

Minutes of the Court of Pleas Vol. 2 1819-1820.
p. 1 Feb 1819 William Graham, jury
p. 2 May 1819 Moses Estep, jury
p. 29 May 1819 William Graham, jury
p. 30 William Graham
p.32 Ord by court that Joseph Cable apt overseer of the public road in the
room of Moses Estep and that Julius A. Dugger & all hands living on Stoney
Creek above sd Julius be the hands.
p.34 William Graham Esq. returned a list of the taxable property and polls in
Capt. Evans District for the year 1819.
p.35 May 11, 1819 William Graham Esq
p.36 Jurors: Moses Estep
p.48 deed proved by William Graham
p.50 13 May 1819 Ordered by the court that Andrew Taylor shff & collector of
public taxes for the year to be released of the taxes on the following
persons: for the year 1817 James Estep ...
p. 66 10 Aug 1819 Jurors: George Stout,
p. 85 9 Nov 1819 John Dugger vs. John Estep. John Wilson constable returned an
execution issued by a Justice of the Peace no Goods and chattles found levied
on a tract of Land on the waters of Stoney Creek number of acres unknown near
Samuel Garland and on motion of the said John Dugger By his attorney Laban B.
Williams and it appearing to the court the the return of the said constable
that there is none of the goods and chattles of the said John Estep to levey
the said Execution on or to make the amount thereof in the said execution
mentioned of three dollars & costs therefore it is ordered by the court that
the sheriff expose to sale the said Lands or so much thereof as will be of
value sufficient to satisty the said Execution and costs of this motion.

p. 89 Jury: Moses Estep
p. 90 Jury: Moses Estep
p. 91 Jury: Moses Estep
p. 104 State vs. Julius A. Dugger - Moses Estep prosecutor
p. 120 State vs. Henry Cook - came not, made default - Moses Estep, being also
called to come into court and bring into court the said Henry came not but
made default therefore it is considered by the court that the said Moses
forfeit his recongizances.
p. 127 15 Feb 1820 A deed of conveyance from David Haines to William Graham
for two town lots of No. 1 & 2 proven in open court by Godfrey Carriger and
James Key and admitted to records
p. 134 Jury: 16 Feb 1820 John Baker, John Potter
p. 134 Ord to Court as heretofore that Jesse Coal, Jacob Low, Thomas Johnson,
Peter Rasor, William Lindsay, Daniel Stout, George Crosswhite, Henry Stout,
Charles Bassendine, William R. Blevins, John Glover and Benjamin Gentry be a
Jury as heretofore to view lay of and condem 3,000 acres of land the most
contigious to William B. Whites and James B. Rylys seat for Iron Works and
make report to next court.
p. 135 Deed of Conveyance from Benjamin Gentry to David Snodgrass for 120A
proven by Thomas McQueen and James Keyes. A deed from Vaught Heaton to Daniel
Stout for 50A of land ack in open court and admitted to record.
p. 152 State vs. Julius A. Dugger. Moses Estep Prosecutor - Alfred M. Carter
bail of said Julius A.
p.153 State vs. Henry Cook - Moses Estep bail surrenders the said Henry in
discharge.
p. 190 13 May 1820 Ordered by the court that Garland Wilson be appointed
overseer of the public road Leading up little doe of rones creek from the
Drain near Henry D. Johnsons dam to Garland Wilsons Still house branch and
that the Following be his hands to wit, Geo. Baker, Wm. Baker, Jas. Baker,
Bolen Baker, John Crosswhite, Geo. Crosswhite, ....Benja. Gentry be the hands
to work in said Road together.
p. 190 13 May 1820 Ordered by the court that Vaught Heaton be appointed
overseer of the public road up little doe from this spring up to Johnsons
forge taking the lower division of hands including Majr. W. Lindzey, David
Stout and all the hands that formerly worked on said road under said Lindzey.
p. 190 13 May 1820 Ordered the the court that Henry Stout be appointed
overseer of the public road from Johnsons forge up to Henry D. Johnsons and
that all the forge hands that live above which formerly worked under Lindzey
be the hands to work sd road.
p. 191 John Baker, Andrew McHenry, Peter Rason, Joseph Heaton, Vaught Heaton &
Elizabeth Heaton guardian for the minors by James P. Taylor attorney for the
Whole ...
p. 192 13 May 1820 A deed of conveyance from Jacob Slimp to John Stout for
three acres of Land proven in open court by Andrew Taylor and Ezikiel Smith
and admitted to record let it be registered.
p. 262 18 Nov 1820
p. 243 14 Nov 1820 Grand Jury: Daniel Stout
p. 1 2nd Monday in February 1821 William Graham
p. 9 14 Feb 1821 William Graham
p. 14 13 Feb 1821
p. 27 2nd Monday in May 1821
p. 31 John Baker on a jury John Potter on a jury
p. 33 15 May 1821 For reasons appearing to the court it is herefore ordered
that John Gentry and John Grindstaff be released from attending as Jurors at
this session.
p. 38 16 May 1821
p. 41 17 May 1821
p. 45 18 May 1821
p. 50 19 May 1821
p. 55 2nd Monday Aug. 1821 road crew inc. Harris Privet, Joseph Hyden ...
p. 56 William B. White and James Riley exhibited their petition praying that a
Jury be appointed to lay off and Designate to them three thousand acres of
land the most contiguous to their seat for Iron works on Beaver dam Creek
where they are about to build Iron works ... unappropriated and unfit for
Cultivation in one or more tracts and for reasons appearing the court is
therefore ordered that Jesse Cole, Benja. Brou:, Jacob Low, Tho. Johnson,
Peter Rasor, Wm. Lindsay, Daniel Stout, Charles Bassindine, and Benjamin
Gentry be a Jury to view condemn and report to next court.
p. 60 14 Aug 1821 John Potter on a Jury
p. 65 15 Aug 1821
p. 87 2nd Monday Nov. 1821 For reasons appearing to the court it is therefore
ordered that Moses Estep be released of a pole Tax for the year 1821.
p. 89 Ord that the Dry run road be discontinued from James Bradleys to where
said road enters near Daniel Bakers.
p. 91 Ord by the court as here to fore that Jesse Coles, Jacob Low, Tho.
Johnson, Peter Rasor, Wm. Lindsey, Daniel Stout, Geo. Crosswhite, Henry Stout,
Charles Bassendine, Wm. R. Blevins, John Glover & Benja. Gentry be a Jury to
view condemn & report to next Court three thousand acres of Land the most
contigious to W. B. Whites & James Ryleys Iron works unfit for cultivation &c.
p. 92 13 Nov 1821 A deed of conveyance from William B. Carter Sheriff to
Samuel Garland for all the right of John Estep to twenty five acres of Land
suffi? acknowledged in open court and admitted to Record let it be registered.

p. 107 Ord by the court George Stout be appt. overseer of the public road on
little doe of Rones Creek and that John Potter, Nick Grandstaff, Saml. Newsum,
John Campbell and p. 109 Ord by the court that Daniel Stout be appointed
overseer of the public road in the room of Vaught Heaton and that the hands
formerly under Heaton be the hands to work on said road under Daniel Stout.
p. 111 12 Feb 1822
p. 113 Moses Estep juror May session 1822
p. 127 15 Feb 1822
p. 128 William Graham resigned the office of Justice of the Peace 15 Feb 1822
...
p. 143 15 May 1822
p. 149 Jury: Moses Estep
p. 155 William Graham one of commissioners ...
p. 156 William Graham Esqr resigned the office of Coroner in the following
words to wit: August Session 1822. bottom of page: Henry Privett
p.157 A deed of conveyance from George P. Stout to James Whitehead for 33A and
24 poles ack. in open court and admitted to record let it be registered.
p.158 A deed of conveyance from John Potter to Daniel Stout, for 50a of land
proven in open court by Lawson White and George P. Stout, and admitted to
record let it be registered.
p.159 13 Aug 1822
p. 181 Nov 1822
p. 183 A deed of conveyance from Thomas Stuart to William Baker all his
equitable interest in and to his undivided moiety to two grants, for 200A
each, proven in open court by John Blair and Nathan Burchfield two subscribing
witnesses and admitted to record ...
p. 184 12 Nov 1822
p. 258 13 May 1823 A Deed of conveyance from Daniel Stout to Joseph Robinson
for 127 acres of Land. Proven by Lawson White and James Sheffield two
subscribing witnesses in open court and admitted to Record. Let it be
Registered. 12 Aug 1823
p. 43 15 Feb 1827
p. 48 Orderd that ... and William Baker lay off a road from out of the Doe
.... road lay Fishers old Field ... the Limestone Cove at or near William
Bakers.
p. 49 Ordered that William Baker ... view Mill road leading from Thomas
McInturf’s by William Peoples to David Haines Mill ....
p. 51 Jurors: Daniel Baker, David Stout,
p. 60 Jurors: Moses Estep,
p. 61 16 May 1827
p. 69 Hamilton B. Hamilton execution issued by Caleb Smith favorably William
Bleartin v. Vaught Heaten for $28.80 debt upon which find no goods or chattles
in said ?County & here givin on a tract of land in Carter County Whereon the
Deft Heaten now lives number of acres not known being on Little Doe of Roan
Creek adjoining Daniel Stout & Godfrey D. Stout’s lands 7 March 1827. ...
p. 82 14 Aug 1827 Jurors: David Stout, Daniel Baker,
p. 107 16 Aug 1827
p. 115 13 Nov 1827
p. 128 Gutridge Garland, David Garland Exrs. of Ezekiel Garland decd vs.
Nathan Birchfield, Wm. Baker Deft. Deft did not come therefore plt recover of
the deft $194.50.
p. 145 Wm. Baker juror
p. 148 12 Feb 1828
p. 156 13 Feb 1828
p. 171 Moses Estep, Daniel Stout on jury ...Aug session 1828
p. 175 The assignment of a Plat and certificate of Survey from William Asher
to John Baker for fifty acres of land proved in open court by John Duggan ...
p. 178 13 May 1828
p. 180 James Estep vs Isaac Estep ... For reasons appearing to the Court on
motion of the ?plaintiff by his attorney a rule agnd commission to take the
depositon of George Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Bidant Bearer and Isaac Guinn Ashe
County North Carolina twenty days notice to the defendant whereupon the
proceedings aforesaid were continued.
p. 189 14 May 1828
p. 193 15 May 1828
p. 211 State vs W. R. Bevins & others...Squire Estep proves his attendance as
a witness in the case for two days ...
p. 215 Second Monday in August 1828
p. 221 Ordered by the court that John Howard be appointed overseer of the
public road in the room of Daniel Shell from the fork of the road above Daniel
Baker to James Bradleys ?and work the same hands that D. Shell worked.
p. 229 12 Aug 1828 Jury: Moses Estep, Samuel Stout
p. 231 State vs. William Estep. The defendant came into open court &
acknowledged ?himself indebted to the State in the sum of $100 and Enoch
Duncan Bail acknowledged himself indebted to the State in the sum of $100 to
be levied of their goods & chattles lands & tenements and void on condition
that said Estep appear from day to day before the Justices of our Court of
pleas and quarter Sessions now in Session and not depart this same without
leave first.
p. 235 A deed of conveyance from John Baker to Right Moorland for 130A of land
proven in open court by Daniel Stout & George P. Stout the subscribing
witnesses thereto & admitted ...
p. 239 13 Aug 1828
p. 240 State vs William Estep. The Defendant being charged on the Bill of
Indictment and he for plea thereto saith he is guilty thereof therefore it is
considered by the Court that the Defendant be fined six & a fourth cents and
in custody of the Sheriff until fine and costs be paid or given Security.
Enoch Duncan assumes fine and costs .... James Estep vs. Isaac Estep. Ordered
by the Court that a commission issue to any Justice of the peace for Ashe
County North Carolina to take the deposition of James Swift, Enos Isaacs, John
Estep & Joel Dyer that said Deposition may be had on the trial of the above
cause and that the plaintiff give Defendant five days notice of the time and
place of taking the same.
p. 245 Jury: Moses Estep, Daniel Stout ...
p. 250 14 Aug 1828
p. 252 150a of land adjoining Evers Hetherly, Moses Estep & Wm. Garland being
on the south side of Stony Creek 14 Aug 1828
p. 263 Deed from Right Mourland to Henry Stout for 130A
p. 265 Adam Mast appt overseer of road in room of Matthias Baker
p. 267 Ord that William Mullen, William Baker, Daniel Stout [et als] be jurors
p. 270 11 Nov 1828
p. 275 Deed from Samuel Garland to Moses Estep, 53A proved by John Richardson
& William Garland.
p. 276 12 Nov 1828
p. 278 James Estep vs. Isaac Estep -- plt dismisses suit.
p. 283 13 Nov 1828
p. 288 Feb 1829 Rebecca Shawley relict of James Shawley be appt. admx. William
Barton Holt admr. Jacob Holt surety bond $1000.
p. 289 John Potter appt overseer of Road E. of Mill Creek.
p. 300 10 Feb 1829
p. 301 State vs. Nancy Bowers. Jury: Squire Estep, Enoch Estep, Daniel Stout.
p. 307 Jury: Squire Estep
p. 309 Jury: Squire Estep
p. 310 Feb Ct 1829 Moses Estep indebted to the state.
p. 311 State vs. Squire Estep -- Enoch Estep his security. Charge of larceny.
Moses Estep Prosecutor.
p. 316 12 Feb 1829
p. 321 2nd Monday in May 1829
p. 332 Rebecca Shawley admx & William B. Holt admr of the goods & chattles of
James Shawley decd. ret. an inventory.
p. 336 Jury: Squire Estep
p. 337 13 May 1829 State vs. Alexander Frasure. not guilty.
p. 339 13 May 1829 State vs. Alexander Frasure. Thomas Heatherly Prosecutor
comes into open Court and acknowledges himself indebted to the State of
Tennessee in the sum of $100 to believed of the goods and chattles lands and
Tennements and ....
p. 340 13 May 1829 State vs Enoch Estep. deft pleads not guilty and puts
himself upon this count ... Jury finds defendant not guilty.

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