MORGAN COUNTY COURT
1861 - EXCERPTS
January Term 1861
P. 371 It is ordered by the court that WILLIAM R. JACKSON be released of $119.22 insolrences? and double tax and county tax $19.46 and state tax $29.86 and that the clerk certify the same, it is ordered by the court that WILLIAM R. JACKSON be released of $10.50 county tax and $4.90 state tax on account of certificate of overseer of roads.
P. 374 On application of W. H. JONES it is ordered by the court that RUFUS JONES be released form working on public roads. On application of BARBARY HALL widow of DAVID HALL dec’d, the order that M. STEPHENS, WILLIAM CURD and M.D. F. BUTLER be appointed to lay off dower is recinded and it is futher ordered by the court that M. STEPHENS, WILLIAM CURD and AMOS TAYLOR be appointed to lay off a years support for the said widow HALL and that a copy of this order be issued.
It is ordered by the court that E. LAUNDERS?? Be allowed $36.50 for holding court and furnishing wood and that the clerk certify the same from April to January.
P. 375 The tax for the year of 1861
$0.25 per hundered dollar of land.
$0.85 each poll $15 Marchant license
$25 license for grocery
$50 circus and menagay shows
$5 other shows
$5 race tracks.
P. 376 Ordered by the court that THOMAS H. DAVIS chairman of the County Court be allowed $150 for his services for a year.
Feburary Term 1861
P. 378 Ordered by the court that C. S. FRANCIS adm. of the estate of JACOB KRESE be allowed until the next term of court to make an inventory of said estate.
March Term 1861
P. 378 BARBARY HALLS dower was 1/3 of lands owned by DAVID HALL dec’d. It contained 160 acres, the dwelling house, out houses and orchards. This is the report to the County Court at the March term 1861. Fees M.D.F. BUTLER $5.55, WILLIAM CURD $1 , M. STEPHENS $1.
April Term 1861
P. 381 Ordered by the court that a claim issued to JOSEPH ALLY for $3 his services as a juror which claim was issued and been misplaced served at the July term 1856.
It is ordered by the court I. STINECIPHER and J. M. MELTON be appointed (crossed out) be authorized to move the road so it runs on the line between said MELTON and STEPHENS ford and the heirs of ROBERT BUSH dec’d and that the overseer receive the same when put in as a good _____ as the old road..
Grand Jurors for Feburary Term 1861 JOHN YOUNG, ROBERT ALEXANDER, WM. NORMAN, JOHN ENOS, WM. MELTON, C. V. GREEN ISRA; NARRES, ELI BLAKE, A TINCH, THOMAS STINECIPHER, WM. WILLIAMS, WM. C. HOLLOWAY, JACOB HEDRICK, all were paid $6 each.
Jurors in the case of the State vs. HENRY JOHNSTON, WM. GODDARD, J. B. SCHOOLER, SIMON HURST, WM. CURD, PRESTON McCART all were paid $3 each.
P. 382 R.O. TAYLOR tended his resignation as constable of the said county 2nd district which is recorded. AMOS TAYLOR Esq. Returns his report in the case of the State vs J. T. CROSS and HENRY W. NELSON, judgement 3rd November 1860 for fine $2 each.
J. STONECIPHER trustee of Morgan Co., TN tends his bond for school funds for the year 1861. Bond was $5000.
P. 383 Ordered by the court that the road from Wartburg toWhites Mill and the road from Wartburg to Widow SCOTTS be combined and be the same road and ROBERT HENDERSON be appointed overseer.
Ordered by the court that the registor be required to have register books M, F, and E bound.
Ordered by the court that E. LAVENDER be allowed $68.80 ______ service and summons for jurors for 1860.
It is ordered by the court that NANCY COLE, that was at a former term of this court was declared a pauper is reversed and JOHN ALEXANDER be allowed $11 for keeping her during her time as a pauper and that the same be certified.
L. D. HOWARD made bond($4000) as constable of the 7th district of morgan County, NEEDY PRINCE and G. B. CARDEN securities.
The book ends here and begins again in January 1874.
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