Miller County Court Records Book A
1-7 : Describes Miller County Boundaries using section
#’s. Also it was formed from a
part Lafayette County.
Formation of Miller County, Approved Dec. 22, 1874
Office of secretary of state, Little Rock Arkansas, Senate bill # 77
Signed B. B. Beavers, 2nd Day of January A. D. Eighteen Hundred and seventy Five.
Secretary of State of Arkansas
Created the County of Miller
Document is then signed by Miller county Clerk, W. ? Watson
& Deputy Clerk W. H. Bush. 2/27/1885
Pg. 8-9: County Offices
Edwin Bancroft, County of Probate Judge
J. A. Roberts, Sheriff
W. H. Watson, Office Collection
Clerk of the Circuit Court & Probate Courts
W. W. McGee, Accessory
J. T. Edwards, County Treasure
James W. Hogaue, County Surveyor
County Commissars: Wm. B. Crabtree, Lawws?
Ritchie, and F. Crl Porter.
Constables: William T. Hamilton
Sheriffs Bond: J. A. Roberts, Sheriff of
Miller county Arkansas, With N. F. Jackson, N. G. Edwards, W. T. Roberts, Wm. B.
Crabtree, and J. J. Fomby as his securities.
Clerks Bond: With John J. Fomby, H? McCarthy,
J. B. Medleigh, James Ritchie & Robert Coley. As his securities.
Treasurers bond: Thos. J. Edwards as county treasurer with L. F. Culley?, M. W. Edwards and Wm. B. Crabtree, as his securities.
Surveying Bond: James T. Hogane, ??tiues S. Few, William B. Crabtree, David Quill, and R. Cornelius as his security
Constable Bond: W. T. Hamilton, with Thomas J. Edwards, & W. F. Jackson as his securities.
Collectors Bond order: Sheriff & or officers collection of the sum of 10,000 bond.
Deputy Sheriff: Appointment of David Yarnill as Deputy Sheriff. Approved & Confirmed.
Deputy Clerk: Appointment of William H Bush as Deputy Clerk. Approved & Confirmed
Commissioners Order: 4/15/1875 Locate a County Seal. County shall appoint a time and place when & where the said commissioners will meet. County Seat at the court In Texarkana Arkansas. And the Sheriff shall give public notice of said meeting.
Ferry License- Elijah Kirbley & G. W. Jackson Owners of a Ferry at the crossing of Red River Known as the “Cut Off” Granted for the sum of $25.00. First be required to enter into bond the sum of $500.00 with good and sufficient security.
Adjourn until March 1st 1875.
Elnrse? Bancroft, County Judge
11: Monday, March 1 1875
County Commissioner: Commission
of James T. Dillard as Commissioner to locate County Seal.
It is ordered that the commissioner be duly recorded and be entered upon
the roster of County Officers.
H. S. Johnson Esq. Presents petition of Mrs. C.or E.? J.
Smith praying the court to make an order allowing her bill of nineteen dollars
for the support of woman and child and the court after full consideration of
said petition doth order that the sum of thirty dollars in said county be issued
to said Mrs. C. J. Smith for the maintenance of said pauper on condition that
said pauper be further taken care of by petition.
Ferry License George W. Russell asked to be granted Ferry
Privilates at Jordans Ferry on Red River. Granted
for when paid. $10.00 and bond for
Sarah J. Dixon: W.
J. Parks attorney. Asking court to
keep a ferry at White Oak Shouls?? On Red River Granted with 10.00 and bond for
J. A. Lynn? H.
S. Johnson Attorney asking to grant license to keep a ferry at Lynns Ferry
Approved with Bond of 300.00 and $10.00 for the privilege.
A. D. Blanton W.
P. Parks Attorney License to keep
Ferry at Spring Bank. Granted with
Bond of 300.00 and $10.00 for the privilege.
License for the Ferries on Red River at Fulton & Dooley’s crossing be set
at the sum of 30.00 and bond of 500.00 for each case.
Liquor License J.
L. Cella. Sum of 2000.00 with A. L.
Ghio & C. E. Bramble & N. B. Crabtree as his securities. Keep a des??
Saloon in Texarkana. Granted.
W. H. Mc Carteny Asking
court for a license for a drinking saloon in Texarkana.
Sum of 2000.00 with T. R. MCCartney, W. F. Mitchell & W. P. Best
& C. E. Bramble & J. P. Hadling as his securities.
James Ritchie License to keep a drinking Saloon in Texarkana Bond of 2000.00
with H. P. Sutton & John D. Trigg as Securities. Granted
Ordered that court adjourn until March 2 1875 Signed by
Edwin Benefield, Judge Presiding
March 2, 1875
Liquor License: O.
W. Hauson Attorney H. E. Hill
To keep a drinking Saloon in the town of Texarkana Sum of 2000.00 with A.
E. Hill, James T. Hogane and W. T.
Sears as Securities. Granted
Tuesday March 16th 1875
Paupers George Frazier, D. R. Turner, Rachel Burk,
Wed. April ?? 1875 Wife of S. J. Patterson 30.00
Tuesday July 27, 1875 Nancy (Kee) (Hee)?, Charlotte Kelly, Dolly (H?)iney?
Wed. Dec 15, 1875 In the matter of Vagrants Order to arrest for the charge of Vagrancy
Joseph Hart, Stephen Inman, Doughtry, Blanch Jnenan?, Roxy
In the matter of Paupers
O_ _______ it is ordered by the court that persons shall not be supported as paupers by Miller County until they shall have been declared adjudged as paupers in court which shall only be done by proper information by the persons themselves who claim such support or when the or upon the sworn statements of creditable and respectable citizens who are personally acquainted with the circumstance and conditions of such applicants, and all orders heretofore made declaring person paupers are here by worked and submitted. It is further ordered that a special secession of the court be held 1/31/1876 to consider this subject and pass upon the claims of such persons as ______ apply for
In the matter of the poor farm
It is ordered that James G. Johnson Esq., B. R. Attaway
& B. B. Cradup are here by
appointed Commissioners of the court and charged with the duty of inquiring into
and taking in consideration of practicable of poor housing a farm by the county
to be made a home and to formite for such person as they be declared paupers,
and to report to the county their news & suggestions. And to report to the
court of findings or suggestions for housing 1/21/1876
Judy Shelton, Dolly Henry, Delora Batt, Becky Moon
Allowance for Paupers
It is ordered that George Lee receive 75.00 for support of
pauper Judy Shelton during the year ending Dec. 31, 1875.
It is ordered that Richard Smith receive 75.00 for the
support of pauper Delorios Batt during the year 1875.
It is ordered that James Richie receive 75.00 for the
support of pauper Becky Moon, year ending 12/31/1875.
It is ordered that Anderson Hunter receive 35.00 for
keeping pauper Dolly Henry
It is ordered that S. L. Higgs receive 75.00 for the
support of Mrs. Drucilla Waldrip.
Matter of Nancy Fea
will receive 10 dollars per month for the support of Nancy Fee?Matter of Nancy
Fea. Also Johnson Esq (Attorney
appointed) will inquire into the matter of certain property said to belong to
In the matter of paupers
D. O. Turner
R. ____ Burke
In the matter of paupers Declared paupers Dolly
In the matter of paupers Declared Pauper Bertha Mathews
Betty Moore allowed the amount of 15.00 for support.
Thos. Orr was allowed to draw the same and spend it for her best
Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy was allowed 90.00 for the support of
Rachel Burk, from Jan 31- Jan 31 1876.
James A. Endsly was allowed 28.00 for the support of D. C
or O Turner from May 1st –June 30th.
Declared a Pauper Octavious Stephens
July 1877 – Oct 1877 supported by _____ ______.
John Allen was allowed 15.00 per month for the Support of Dolly Henry.
Charles Hill was allowed 15.00 per month for the support of Charlotte Henry. 1878