Court Records Relating to the children of Andrew Harvey and Susanna Hall


Photocopied/Extracted by Tom Harvey & Mack Holliday
Transcribed by Ann Harvey Lahtinen

Russell County Virginia Law Order Book 5, page 112, 07 Jun 1814.

June 7, 1814
On motion of John Tate one of the overseers of the poor in this county it is ordered that John Hall, Betsey Hall, Andrew Hall and William Hall baseborn children of Susanna Hall decd. be bound out as apprentices by the said overseers of the poor according to Law.


Russell County Virginia Law Order Book 5, page 112, 07 Jun 1814.

June 7, 1814
It appearing to the court from the information of John Tate one of the overseers of the poor in the lower district of this county that Peggy Hall aged four years, Wesley Hall aged five years and Jemimah Hall aged two months, & who are base born children of Susanna Hall decd. are likely to become chargeable to this county, and Andrew Harvey of the said county acknowledging before the court that he is the father of the said children: It is Ordered that he be charged with the annual payment of sixteen dollars and two thirds to the overseers of the poor of the said district for the support of each of the said children, until they severally arrive to the age of six years provided they live so long & are not sooner bound out as apprentices and that he pay the sum to them accordingly at the end of every year, and that he enter into recognizance with one or more sufficient security or securities in the sum of two hundred dollars, conditioned for his compliance with the above order; and the said Andrew Harvey not entering into such recognizance it is ordered that he be committed to the custody of the keeper of the jail of the said county there to remain till the same is given.


Russell County Virginia Law Order Book 5, page 112, 08 Jun 1814.

June 8, 1814
Andrew Harvey who was yesterday committed to the custody of the keeper of the jail of this county for not being able to find security for the payment of certain sums of money for the support of three bastard children of which he ack[nowledged] himself to be the father was brought into court and there upon the said Andrew Harvey with Zachariah Fugate, John Harbock[?], Andrew Caldwell & James Caldwell his securities in Court acknowledged themselves to be jointly and severely indebted to His Excellency James Barboun Esq. Governor or Chief Magistrate of this Commonwealth in the sum of Two hundred dollars, of their respected goods & chattels, land and tenements to be levied and to our said Governor & his ----- upon rendered. Yet upon this condition, that if the said Andrew Harvey shall observe and perform the ---- of yesterday relative to the said bastard children, then this recognizance to be void.


This file contributed by: Ann Harvey Lahtinen



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