1849 Lewdness Indictments


Russell County, Virginia Law Order Book #12, Page 200, 06 Jun 1849

The Grand Jury appeared in court according to their adjournment on yesterday and again were sent out of court further to consider of their presentments. Harden Dale, Nathan T. Mead, Andrew Ferguson, Patton Thompson, Gabriel Jessee, John McCoy, Sebastian H. Bickley, Robert P. Dickenson, Joseph C. Fugate, Jacob Owens, Abraham Thomas, Benjamin Wallen (Note: Named scratched out), Thomas J. Riley, Martin Fraley, Mark W. Smith, witnesses called on by the Grand Jury to give evidence. The said Grand Jury after some time returned into court and presented,

An indictment against Reuben Ratliff and Sally Ratliff for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Zachariah Fugate and Minerva Markham for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Holden Davis and Charity Williams for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Jacob Cook and Dicey Lockhart for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Reuben Fraley and Lucy Evans for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Andrew Vance and Elizabeth Buchanan for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Marshall Mullins and Sally Potter for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Solomon England and Mary Wilson for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against William Robbins and Susanna McGraw for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Burdine Farmer and Sally McCloud for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Isaac Cantrill and Rebecca Berryday for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against William Tate and Pheraba Fugate for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Richard Walden and Jane Snead for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Simeon Hunt and Mary Samples for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against John Adkins and Elizabeth Cooper for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against William Dunford and Rosa Dickenson for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against William Perkins and Nancy Mitchell for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Wayne Huffman and Lotty Sanders for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Micajah Burress and Elizabeth Francis for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Charles Short and Nancy Mullins for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Jesse Cook and Patsy Martin for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against John W. Owens and Mary Vincel for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against John McReynolds and Elizabeth Ward for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Henry Hay and Nicy Robinson for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Fountain Dye and Polly Darnell for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Silas Ratliff and Nancy Harper for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against John Garvey and Susan Hay for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Albert G. Clay for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Andrew Williams and Louisa Williams for lewdness, at true bill
An indictment against Charles McKinney and Laviney McElyea for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against George Payne and Margaret Powers for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Richard Jackson and Elizabeth Smith for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Mitchell Fields and Martha Redwine for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Daniel McCloud and Rhoda Fields for lewdness, a true bill
An indictment against Thomas Derryfield for an assault, a true bill
An indictment against Bromfield McCoy for a trespass, a true bill
An indictment against William M. Gose for an assault, a true bill
An indictment against Stephen Gose for assault, a true bill
An indictment against George W. Jessee for an assault a true bill
Another indictment against same for an assault, a true bill
Another indictment against Thomas Derryfield for an assault, a true bill

Ordered that summonses be issued upon the several indictments this day found by the Grand Jury, returnable here at the next quarterly term.


This file contributed by: Michael A. Dye



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