A GENEALOGICAL MISCELLANY III,
MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

By Jonathan K. T. Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1996

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SELECTIVE GLEANINGS FROM MADISON COUNTY COURT MINUTE BOOK ONE
1821-1825

            The early minute books of the quarterly court of Madison County dealt largely with recording the business aspects of this court which was composed of magistrates, better known in that day as justices of the peace or JP's. These men were then elected from captains' districts to represent the people who lived within those military-governmental units. The magistrates were concerned with establishing roads, levying and collecting taxes, probating wills, offering aid to paupers, certifying a number of different kinds of legal documents, presiding over and rendering decisions in cases brought to the court involving debt, theft, assault and battery, slander, disputes between individuals. The purely genealogical content of these minutes is therefore minimal, references being more to actions involving individuals of interest to genealogists and family historians as well as local historians. The probates appearing in these early minutes, when last wills and testaments were proven in court, have been deleted from this listing of abstracts, having been covered in the present writer's publication, LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT ABSTRACTS, MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, 1821-1854 (1995) to which the researcher is referred. These present abstracts will prompt individual researchers to consult the original minutes for fuller information.


page l, December 17, 1821

Organization of Madison County government held in Adam R. Alexander's office. (The county was created by act of the state legislature, November 7, 1821.) Justices of the Peace: Bartholomew G. Stewart, David Jarrett, William Atchison, Robert H. Dyer, John Thomas, Adam R. Alexander, Duncan McIver, Joseph Lynn, James Trousdale, Herndon Haralson, William Braden, Samuel Taylor and William W. Woodfolk.

 

page 2, December 18, 1821

Roderick Mclver took oath as county court clerk.

 

page 11, March 18, 1822

Daniel W. Maury and David Thomas produced their lawyer licenses in court and they were granted permission to practice law "in this court." The same for Joseph H. Talbot.

Letters of administration on the estate of Robert McMillan were granted to John Weaver and Hannah McMillan.

 

page 13, March 18, 1822

William McCauslin was appointed constable "in the neighborhood of William Atchison." (This was in the Spring Creek area of the county.)

 

page 15, March 18, 1822

At December term of court Calvin Jones presented a petition requesting permission to erect a mill on Butler's Creek in Surveyor's District 9, Range 1, Section 8 on 1000 acres which he owned and it was granted but the clerk neglected to enter the order in the minutes which was now being rectified.

 

page 16, March 18, 1822

Adam R. Alexander was granted permission to erect a grist and saw mill on Meredian Creek on his own land in Surveyor's District 10, Range 1, Section 8.

Duncan Mclver was granted permission to erect a mill and darn "across Jones Creek" on his own land in Surveyor's District 9, Range 1, Section 9.

 

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Ezekial B. McCoy was granted permission to erect a mill and dam on Trace Creek on his own land in Surveyor's District 9, Range 2, Section 9.

 

page 26, June 17, 1822

Stokely D. Hays, Thomas Taylor, AuStin Miller, William Stoddert, William Arnold, Archibald C. Hall and James Wilson were granted permission to practice law "in this court."

 

page 27, June 17, 1822

Ezekial B. McCoy, Duncan McIver, William E. Butler, Vincent Haralson, Gabriel Chandler, Moses Wilson, William Wilson (son of Moses), Martin Cartmill, John Johns, Hazael Hewitt and Ryland Chandler were appointed a jury of view to lay a road of the first class the nearest and best way from the seat of justice of Madison County to Henderson County as far as the county line.

 

page 30, June 17, 1822

John Ridins was granted a license to keep an ordinary /tavern/ in his house in Madison County.

 

page 31, June 17, 1822

Robert H. Dyer was granted a license to keep an ordinary in his house in Madison County.

 

page 48, September 16, 1822

William Braden resigned as a Justice of the Peace.

Gilbreath Thomas Davidson, James Caldwell, Ephraim Davidson, Gilbreath Falls Davidson, Samuel Rodgers and wife, Sarah; John Edwin Davidson, George Davidson, Isabella Davidson, Jane Davidson, Louisa Davidson and Emeline Davidson petitioned for the division of 2500 acres of land in the Western District granted by North Carolina to George Davidson, Sr., July 10, 1788. Approved. (page 135. Commissioners appointed to do this, March 25, 1823)

 

page 50, September 16, 1822

Stephen Jarman and William Draper were commissioned Justices of the Peace by the governor, August 23, 1822 and they now came into court and took their oaths as such.

 

page 51, September 16, 1822

John Tidwell was granted license to keep an ordinary in his house in Madison County.

 

page 52, September 16, 1822

Letters of administration on the estate of Robert Edmison were granted to Wilmoth Edmison and Bartholomew G. Stewart.

 

page 55, September 16, 1822

Letters of administration on the estate of William Griffith were granted to Sarah Ann Griffith and Duncan McIver.

Letters of administration on the estate of Simon Johnson were granted to Mathew Johnson.

 

page 74, September 19, 1822

Elijah Jones and David Jarrett were appointed guardians for Elijah J. Jones, Elizabeth Jones, Amey Jones, Adeline Jones and Polly Jones, minors.

Abner Fentress by right of his wife filed an additional inventory in the estate of Lewis Jones, decd.

 

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page 82, December 16, 1822

George W. Still was granted permission to build a grist and saw mill on Trace Creek on his 40 acres in Surveyor's District 9, Range 2, Section 9.

Clark Spencer was granted permission to build a grist mill on Cain Creek on his own land in Surveyor's District 10, Range 1, Section 9.

Thomas J. Hardeman was granted permission to build a mill on Pleasant Run on his own land.

 

page 111, December 29, 1822

John Murray was granted permission to establish a ferry on Hatchy River known by the name of Fowler's ferry; as he entered land on both sides of this river at the ferry landing, he agreed to keep it in good repair.

 

page 152, June 16, 1823

Obediah Nix was granted permission to establish a mill on Jones Creek on his own land in Surveyor's District 9, Range 1, Section 9.

Gabriel Chandler was granted permission to establish a saw mill. on Young's Creek on his own land in Surveyor's District 9, Range 2, Section 9.

 

page 154, June 16, 1823

Letters of administration on the estate of Samuel Goodwin were granted to Jarrett M. Jelks.

 

page 155, June 16, 1823

William E. Butler, Herndon Haralson, James Greer, Robert H. Dyer, John B. Cross were appointed commissioners to let out a contract for the building of a bridge over the South Fork of the Forked Deer River at Shannon's Landing, "that the said bridge be so constructed as not to materially obstruct the navigation of said river."

 

page 156, June 16, 1823

John Bowen took oath as Justice of the Peace.

 

page 210, September 15, 1823

Nancy Cloud and Sally Newsom were to be questioned whether or not they freely consented to their rights of dower in land being sold by their husbands Joseph F. Cloud and Newsom.

 

page 257, December 23, 1823

Josiah Price produced in court a deed of conveyance for himself and as agent for Hetty Neal, Isaac Price, George Henry, William Price, Henry Kerr, to Joseph B. Porter, James Brown, John T. Porter, for 537 acres.

 

page 335, June 28, 1824

Inventory of the estate of Joseph Thetford was filed with the court and it was ordered recorded.

 

page 360, July 2, 1824

Adison Gibson versus Ann Gibson, administratrix of estate of John H. Gibson, suing for debt. Court order her to pay $149 and $71 interest. The Gibson heirs were given privilege of appearing at next term of court to show cause why this fine should not be finalized.

 

page 365, July 3, 1824

Joseph Linn resigned as Justice of the Peace "whereupon /he/ returned to court all the papers and documents belonging to his office."

 

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page 369, September 27, 1824

Letters of administration on the estate of David Jackson were granted to Susan and David Jackson.

Wyatt Epps was appointed guardian of Thomas Epps.

 

page 403, September 29, 1824

John Ridens was fined $1 for retailing spiritous liquors, as were William Lawrence and Frederick Swanden.

 

page 409, October 2, 1824

John H. Hyde was granted a license to keep an ordinary at the last term of court.

 

page 412, December 27, 1824

Letters of administration on the estate of James Priest were granted to Nancy Priest and Samuel H. Shannon.

 

page 419, December 28, 1824

Letters of administration on the estate of Ward Jarrett were granted to David Jarrett; he was also appointed guardian of Louisa, minor orphan of Ward Jarrett.

 

page 423, December 29, 1824

Ordered that Burrell Butler pay only $3 rather than $5 on one stud horse kept by him in 1824.

 

page 508, May 2, 1825

Thomas Smith and James Childress were granted permission to build a mill on the lands of Thomas Smith on the Middle Fork of the Forked Deer River.

 

page 544, August 8, 1825

Joseph Cock came into court and made a statement "that he was in fear of death or some bodily harm to be done or to be procured to be done to him" by Robert Hardwick of Madison County and the court ordered Robert to come into court which he did with securities to declare that he would keep the peace and posted a bond that he would do so for a 12-month period.

 

SELECTIVE GLEANINGS FROM MADISON COUNTY COURT MINUTE BOOK TWO
1825-1828

page 2, November 8, 1825

Thomas M. Giles in right of his wife, Mary, formerly Mary Moore, one of Robert Moore's heirs and Armsted Moore, William Moore and Elizabeth Moore, minor heirs of Robert Moore by their guardian James L. McDonald; they being the only heirs of Robert Moore except Nicholas W. East by right of his wife Fanny, formerly Fanny Moore; commissioners were appointed to divide the slaves among these heirs. (page 27, February 6, 1826, commissioners filed a report on division of slaves and guardian settlements; no details)

 

page 3, November 8, 1825

Thomas M. Giles was appointed guardian of his wife, Mary Ann, orphan of Robert Moore.

 

page 4, November 8, 1825

Herndon Haralson resigned as Justice of the Peace.

John Newbold was granted a license to keep an ordinary in Jackson.

 

page 11, November 10, 1825

William Wiliburn and George M. Purtle were appointed commissioners to lay off a year's supply out of estate of James Hagler for his widow.

 

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page 11, November 10, 1825

Mathias Deberry, Roderick McIver and John H. Ball appointed to lay off a year's supply from estate of John R. Collier for his widow.

 

page 26, February 6, 1826

Jacob Perkins was granted a license to keep an ordinary in his house in Madison County.

 

page 27, February 6, 1826

Lawrence Culberson granted permission to build a mill and dam across the North Fork of the Forked Deer River at an entry made in the name of Dyer & Hogg; on which Culberson "is now building a mill."

 

page 50, February 11, 1826

The court allowed William McKnight to alter the road "passing through his farm."

Thomas Reaves was appointed guardian of Robert, orphan of William Blan.

 

page 81, May 5, 1826

Isaiah Tidwell took his oath as a constable.

Alethea Sanders was appointed administratrix of Francis Sanders' estate with W. E. Butler as her security in penalty of $16,000 (posted bond).

 

page 88, August 7, 1826

Resignations of Samuel H. Shannon and Guy Smith as Justices of the Peace.

 

page 89, August 7, 1826

Robert H. Dyer's will was probated on oaths of William Harris and William B. Miller /witnesses/.

 

page 91, August 7, 1826

Henry Cassels was appointed administrator of John Eades' estate.

 

page 127, November 6, 1826

Edmond Richmond and Green B. Jameson qualified as practicing attorneys in the court.

Letters of administration on the estate of William P. Chester were granted to Jo. H. Talbot and John K. Chester.

 

page 127, November 6, 1826

Letters of administration on estate of George D. Ross granted to James C. Ross.

IBID. on estate of Eldridge Newsom granted to Herbert Newsom.

IBID. on estate of Daniel McDonald granted to John R. McCarroll and Duncan McCollum.

IBID. on estate of William Henry granted to Ann Henry.

IBID. on estate of George Mizley granted to James Greer.

 

page 128, November 6, 1826

Letters of administration on estate of John Spencer granted to Rachael Spencer and Clark Spencer.

IBID. on estate of Randolph Phelps granted to William C. Love.

 

page 164, November 11, 1826

Letters of administration on estate of Daniel Harton granted to John P. Harton.

 

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page 169, February 5, 1827

William Atchison and Thomas Taylor, citizens of Madison County, petition the court that the negro man, Ned, "be emancipated and set free according to the acts of the general assembly . . . in consequence of his faithful and meritorious services." Court so permitted, that he was released "now and hereafter free and released from the bonds of slavery." The two men posted a bond for $500 to do this.

 

page 169, February 5, 1827

Herbert Newsom, administrator of Eldridge Newsom, petitioned the court that he be allowed to sell the slaves in the estate to settle debts. Allowed.

 

page 171, February 6, 1827

Robert H. Wynne resigned as Justice of the Peace.

 

page 184, February 7, 1827

Commissioners appointed to "allot and set apart to Rachel Spencer widow of John Spencer deced. her dower in the lands of the decedent" reported that they had set apart 100 acres for her.

 

page 186, February 8, 1827

Letters of administration on estate of John Elliott granted to Jacob Perkins.

 

page 197, February 10, 1827

Letters of administration on estate of Elizabeth McKnight granted to Robert Wilson.

 

page 198, February 10, 1827

John Thomas was appointed guardian of John W. Haley and Martha Jane Haley.

 

page 210, May 7, 1827

Samuel Givins took oath as Justice of the Peace.

 

page 214, May 7, 1827

Inventory of the sale of estate of Eldridge Newsom filed with court by Herbert Newsom.

Letters of administration on estate of Frederick D. Medaris granted to Benjamin W. H. Medaris.

 

page 258, August 6, 1827

Not enough money in hands of John P. Harton, administrator of Daniel Harton's estate to satisfy debts and court allowed him to sell a negro girl for same purpose.

 

page 287, August 8, 1827

Alexander Patton and William E. Butler, merchant partners in a business known as A. Patton & Co. had sued Adam Huntsman for debt and damages and court allowed same, $491.27.

 

pages 294-299, August 10, 1827

Sugars McLemore, Austin A. King, Richard Tomlinson, commissioners, had divided 3200 out of 5000 acres of the tract of Gabriel Davey, deceased among his heirs July 31, 1827. These having been granted to Samuel Dickins, Grant 15933 on the waters of the Middle Fork of the Forked Deer River; divided thus:
Lot 1, 387 3/4 acres to Robert Davey.
Lot 2, 320 acres to Robert Gill.
Lot 3, 352 acres to John Davey.
Lot 4, 330 acres to Gabriel Davey.
Lot 5, 370 acres to heirs of Edward Day

 

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Lot 6, 340 acres to William Davey.
Lot 7, 355 3/4 acres to heirs of Ashbourn Davey.
Lot 8, 352 acres to James Davey.
Lot 9, 394 acres to heirs of Isaac Vanhook.
(page 537, certified in court, November 3, 1828)

 

page 302, November 5, 1827

Deed of gift from Samuel Crocket to his children John G., Samuel, Mary S., Louisa, Sarah E. and Mary H. Crocket proven in court. No particulars.

 

page 305, November 5, 1827

Petition filed in court of Polly, widow of Eldridge Newsom asking for dower to be set aside for her. Allowed.

 

page 307, November 5, 1827

James Freeman was appointed guardian of Solomon, Joseph and James, minor orphans of Solomon Cherry.

Letters of administration on estate of James A. Moore granted to Benjamin Lynn.

IBID. on estate of Armsted Moore granted to James L. McDonald. IBID. on estate of Joshua Griffin granted to William Griffin.

 

page 347, February 4, 1828

Letters of administration on estate of James Payne granted to Harrison Powell.

 

page 348, February 4, 1828

Henry Cassels granted license to keep an ordinary in his house.

 

page 369, February 5, 1828

Thomas F. Sanders was appointed guardian of William Sanders, Mary Sanders, Leonidas Sanders, Francis Sanders and Elizabeth Sanders, minor orphans of Francis Sanders.

 

page 399, February 11, 1828

Barbary Dunn was ordered paid by county trustee for support of Patsey Dunn, a pauper, for 3 months from first day of present term, $25. (page 448, May 10, 1828, county trustee to pay Patsey Dunn, pauper, $25)

 

page 448, May 10, 1828

Robert Hughes resigned as Justice of the Peace.

 

page 491, August 6, 1828

Indenture of bargain-sale certified from James Brown and Sarah, his wife; Morgan Brown and Elizabeth, his wife, to George H. Scripps for 280 acres in St. Charles Co., Mo. and 200 acres in Pike Co., Mo.

 

page 539, November 3, 1828

Bargain-sale from Jacob A. Fort and wife Cintha Fort to John Shields for all their interest as heirs of John or E. E. P. Herrell, dec. in a certain tract of land (not described); proven in court.

 

page 541, November 3, 1828

Indenture of bargain-sale from Robert Lumpkin and wife, Edith to Little- berry Taylor for 50 acres; proven in court.

 

page 542, November 3, 1828

Inventory of sale of estate of Philip E. Jones produced in court on oath of Emily Jones, administratrix.

 

page 542, November 3, 1828

John Reden granted license to "keep a house of entertainment" in Jackson.

 

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page 542, November 3, 1828

Letters of administration on estate of Vincent Greer granted to Martha Greer and Allen Hill.

 

page 546, November 4, 1828

Deed of gift from George L. Wynne to George W. Still and his heirs in trust for benefit of Jane Stewart proven in court.

Deed of gift from George L. Wynne to his daughter, Catherine Wynne, a negro boy, Richard, proven in court.

 

SELECTIVE GLEANINGS FROM MADISON COUNTY COURT MINUTE BOOK THREE
1828-1833

page 4, November 4, 1828

John H. Ball, county coronor, was paid $5 for holding inquest over body of negro Dick.

Inventory of estate of Samuel Estes filed in court.

 

page 31, February 2, 1829 (A detached sheet placed here in original book)

Letters of administration on estate of Newet Newsom granted to John May.

Letters of administration on estate of John Robertson granted to Battle Robertson.

Letters of administration on estate of Archibald Reid granted to Robert H. Hibbits. Provision also made for year's supply from Reid's estate for his family.

Joab Wilson granted leave to have a "house of entertainment" in this county. /This was provision for a tavern./

 

page 18, November 18, 1828

James Seals suggested to court that Daniel Harkins, Sr. of Madison County "is to the best of his knowledge a lunatic and incapable of transacting his ordinary business." Court ordered jury of 12 men to consider evidence in the case to decide whether Harkins should be so declared.

 

page 19, November 6, 1828

Heirs of John B. and Temperance Pulliam, namely Thomas Pulliam, Theophilus W. Pulliam, Robert W. Pulliam by his guardian, Theophilus W. Pulliam, petitioned court for division of slaves. (page 8, January 6, 1829, To Theophilus W. Pulliam were given Dolly and child, Rachel and Solomon. To Thomas Pulliam were given Nancy and child, Richard, Grave and Harriet. To Robert Pulliam were given Adam, Jenny and Nancy. December 30, 1828)

James A. McKnight granted license to keep a "house of entertainment" in Jackson. John Rudesell was also granted such a license for house in Jackson.

Letters of administration on estate of Samuel Estes with will annexed granted to John Estes.

 

page 22, November 7, 1828

Bowen Reynold, Thomas Hughlett, James B. Woods, Charles Philips, securities of William Harris, executor of last will and testament of Matthew Harris vs. William Harris, executor of last will and testament of Matthew Harris. William Harris had been appointed executor of Matthew Harris' will at a former court and last term of court his securities filed petition with court that stated this executor "was wasting the estate of the said testa-

 

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tor and was likely to become insolvent to the great loss of the plaintiff. . . ." The court decided that this was the case and ordered the executor, William Harris, to "surrender up the property" to these securities who were appointed administrators, posting bond of $8000.

 

page 24, November 8, 1828

James P. Erwin and Benjamin F. Lyon, administrators of James A. Moore's estate. It appeared that James A. Moore owed a debt of $795.13 to James P. Erwin and had not paid him back at the time he died and his administrator had not done so either. Court ordered this debt paid.

 

page 25, November 8, 1828

Letters of administration on estate of James Montgomery granted to John Montgomery and Elijah Baker.

 

page 28, February 2, 1829

Deed of gift from James A. Edwards to his daughter, Cynthia, a negro girl, Gin, proved in court.

 

page 30, February 2, 1829

Appropriation was made to Barbary Dunn for support of Patsey Dunn and her child for last 12 months was amended to authorize court to pay her $75 from county funds.

 

page 31, February 2, 1829

Executor of will of John Hardgraves allowed by court to sell a negro boy, Dudly, not mentioned specifically in Hardgraves' will.

 

page 40, February 3, 1829

Deed for 46 acres from Alexander Winford to William McKnight proven in court and deed for 81 acres from Benjamin Winford to William McKnight proven in court.

 

page 45, February 5, 1829

Guardianship of Frederick Nash Brooks, Joseph William Brooks, James Stephen Blackman Brooks, infant heirs of Jacob Brooks, granted to Benjamin M. Perry.

 

page 48, February 6, 1829

Silas Dillahunt vs Herbert Newsom, administrator of Eldridge Newsom's estate. The administrator still owed a debt due from the estate to Dillahunt, $135.25 and was ordered to pay same.

 

page 49, February 6, 1829

Charles Slaten granted license to keep an ordinary in his dwelling.

 

page 51, February 7, 1829

William Stoddert appointed guardian of Martha, minor heir of James Cockrill.

John B. Hall appointed guardian of Eliza, William, James, John, Samuel, Sarah, infant heirs of William Buchanan.

James Elrod appointed guardian of Harriet, Sarah, John James and Elizabeth V. Harton, minor heirs of Daniel Harton, decd.

 

page 52, February 7, 1829

Bill of sale from Morris Helm to Samuel Dickins for negro woman, Alicey and her children Nelson, Gilbert and Mary, proven in court.

 

page 54, February 7, 1829

Sheriff to appoint 12 freeholders "to go upon the premises of the late Eldridge Newsom deceased and lay off and set apart the dower of Martha Newsom the widow of the deceased including the dwelling of the said Eldrige Newsom."

 

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page 62, May 4, 1829

ordered that James Brown and William Harris settle with _____ Dyer as guardian of minor heirs of Joel Dyer.

 

page 63, May 4, 1829

Battle Robertson, administrator of estate of John Robertson, filed with court inventory of estate. Provision made for several freeholders to set apart the dower for John Robertson's widow.

 

page 65, May 4, 1829

Alfred Simpson granted license to keep an ordinary in his house.

 

page 85, May 7, 1829

Joseph H. Talbot had his lawyer's license "spread or the minutes of the court," which was done, showing he had been licensed to practice law on declaration of Davidson County court that he was a man of character and over age 21, and so licensed by Nath. W. Williams and J. Haywood. Feb. 1, 1822.

 

page 99, August 3, 1829

Inventory of estate of Nathan Verser filed with court by D. Verser, executor.

 

page l00, August 3, 1829

Ebenezer Alexander appeared in court and took oath "prescribed by law as practicing attorney in this court."

 

page 114, August 4, 1829

Letters of administration on estate of Susanna Hardgraves granted to Thomas Loftin.

 

page 123, November 2, 1829

Burwell Blackman Payne, orphan, aged 12 years, was bound as apprentice to

Robert H. Hibbitts for a term of 9 years; he was to have this boy taught to read, write and arithmetic instruction and to learn the trade of tanning.

James McMillan, orphan, aged 8 years bound as apprentice to James Carson.

Letters of administration on estate of Thomas Graves granted to Elizabeth Graves.

Letters of administration on estate of James Penn granted to Thomas Vincent.

Letters of administration on estate of Samuel D. Waddell granted to Elizabeth and Frederick B. Waddell.

 

page 141, November 7, 1829

Court ordered certificate of good character be issued to James G. Hide, preparatory to his applying for license to practice law in Tennessee.

 

page 145, February 1, 1830

Letters of administration on estate of Hiram Mitchell granted to Samuel Lancaster.

Thomas Harrison, orphan, aged 11 years, bound as apprentice to John B. Prendergrast and L. B. Prendergrast for 10 years.

James Payne, orphan, aged 14 years, bound as apprentice to Solomon Duty for 7 years.

 

page 148, February 1, 1830

John H. Ball granted license to keep "house of entertainment."

 

page 169, May 3, 1830

Lewis Coopender granted license to keep an ordinary at Cotton Grove. Inventory of sale of estate of Newet Newsom filed by John May.

 

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page 170, May 3, 1830

Singleton Copeland resigned as Justice of Peace.

 

page 186, May 5, 1830

Eli Evans was charged as reputed father of Nancy Branch's "bastard child" and was ordered to pay $55 in 3 annual instalments, $20 first two years and $15 third year towards the "support and maintenance" of this child.

 

page 193, August 3, 1830

John H. Ball, county coroner, ordered paid $15 for holding an inquest over body of William Birdsong, Jr.; $5 for holding same over body of negro girl who belonged to Alexander Greer; $5 for holding same over body of negro boy who belonged to A. Tonage.

 

page 208. November 1, 1830

Harriet Melton, pauper, Ordered to be paid $50 for next 12 months.

 

page 217, November 1, 1830

Letters of administration on estate of Skelton Hardgraves granted to Burrell Butler.

 

page 229, November 3, 1830

Christopher L. Johnson was appointed guardian of Mary L. B. Mitchell, Elizabeth J. Mitchell, Luther N. Mitchell and Malvina J. Mitchell, heirs of Hiram Mitchell, deceased.

 

page 233, November 4, 1830

Sheriff ordered to appoint several freeholders to set apart dower for Sarah, widow of James Brown, from his lands.

 

page 246, February 4, 1830

John Fly appointed guardian of James L. Tyson and Sarah Ann Tyson, minor heirs of Jacob Tyson, deceased.

James Payne, orphan, aged 15 years, with consent of his former master, Solomon Duty, was now apprenticed to John Huston until he reached age 21; he to have support and schooling and when released from apprenticeship he was to be furnished by Huston with fifty dollars worth of suitable clothing.

 

page 247, February 7, 1830

Jeremiah Drake, orphan, aged about 16 years, with consent of his former master, Martin Cartmell, was now bound to William L. Williamson until the age of 21 years to learn the tailor's trade.

John H. Ball, county coroner, to be paid $5 for holding inquest over body of William Henly.

Battle Robertson appointed guardian of Matilda Robertson and John Robert- son, minor heirs of John Robertson, deceased.

 

page 248, February 7, 1830

Letters of administration on estate of Thomas Lacy granted to Hugh R. Lacy.

Letters of administration on estate of Charles Morrison granted to Peter Black.

 

page 249, February 7, 1830

On petition of Elizabeth Caruthers, Mary M. Caruthers, James M. Caruthers, Sarah H. Caruthers, Susan J. Caruthers, RObert N. Caruthers, for partition of 820 acres granted by Tennessee to Robert Caruthers, Jr. and Abraham Looney "equally interested" by land grant 660 in Surveyor's District 10, Range 2, Sections 10-11. Said Elizabeth Caruthers relinquished her claim for dower in same tract. Court appointed commissioners to divide this tract among the heirs of Robert Caruthers, Jr. and Abraham Looney.

 

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page 275, May 2, 1831

R. A. McIntosh granted license to keep ordinary in his house. Letters of administration on estate of Goodloe Warren granted to Benjamin H. Person.

Letters of administration on estate of Joel Starkey granted to Isaiah Starkey and Abraham Derryberry.

 

page 280, May 3, 1831

Bird B. Drake petitioned court for permission to grant emancipation to his slave, Sarah, a person of "sober, steady and industrious habits." Court so allowed and Drake posted bond of $1000.

 

page 289, May 8, 1831

Stephen Sypert granted license to keep "house of entertainment" in Jackson.

Alethia Sanders, administratrix of Francis Sanders' estate petitioned the court to allow her to sell slave Rhoda and her child, Esther, as there weren't sufficient funds in the estate to pay debts.

 

page 313, August 5, 1831

Letters of administration on estate of Powhatan May granted to William B. Miller.

 

page 315, August 5, 1831

Drury Butler granted license to keep ordinary in his house.

Deed of sale from Mary Greer, Sr., widow of Martin Greer, Joseph Greer, Benjamin Greer, Green B. Greer, William H. Greer, James W. Greer and Mary Greer, Jr., George H. Burton and wife, Elizabeth P., formerly Greer; John May and wife, Nancy, formerly Greer; all devisees of Martin Greer, deceased, sold land to Wilkins Whitfield and the Mays swore in court that they were in agreement with this transaction.

 

page 319, November 7, 1831

Champness Mading appointed guardian of Champness Madin, orphan of Joel Mading in place of Joseph Lynn who resigned as such.

Letters of administration on estate of William Chipman granted to John W. Smith.

John R. McCarroll appointed guardian of James L. and Sarah Ann Tyson in 'place of John Fly.

 

page 320, November 7, 1831

Letters of administration on estate of Andrew Nail granted to John Givins. Eliza Trigg appointed guardian of Rachel and Lucy Ann Trigg.

 

page 323, November 9, 1831

James Freeman appointed guardian of Martha and James McGloen, orphans of George McCloen.

Letters of administration on estate of Hardy Parker granted to Elijah H. Smith.

 

page 331, November 10, 1831

Power of attorney from James Freeman to John F. Ward of Bertie County, North Carolina filed in court.

 

page 334, November 10, 1831

Elijah H. Smith granted license to keep "house of entertainment" in his house.

 

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SOUTHERN STATESMAN, Jackson, Tennessee, August 11, 1832

        Died suddenly, on the 31st ult., Mrs. MARY MERIWETHER, consort of Maj. James Meriwether of this county, formerly of Clark county, Georgia. her death has created a chasm in society, which is deeply lamented, and can never be refilled. She has left a disconsolate husband and eight children, to bereave their irreparable loss. Communicated

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page 335. November 10, 1831

Burwell Loftin appointed guardian of Minerva M. Hardgraves, Williamson L. Hardgraves, Thomas F. Hardgraves and Tennessee Hardgraves, minor heirs of Skelton Hardgraves.

 

page 341, Februarv 6, 1832

Letters of administration on estate of Goodloe Warren granted to Benjamin H. Person.

 

page 342, February 6, 1832

Letters of administration on estate of William P. Haley granted to Mathias Deberry and Benjamin Haley.

Letters of administration on estate of Joseph S. Haynes granted to Newman Haynes.

 

page 369, May 7, 1832

James Freeman appointed guardian of Margaret W. Ward, infant child of John F. Ward.

 

page 373, May 8, 1832

John May appointed guardian of Nancy Tennessee Newsom, minor orphan of Newet Newsom.

 

page 400, May 12, 1832

A. L. Patterson granted license to keep ordinary in his house.

 

page 404, August 6, 1832

John Moore appointed guardian of his infant children Sally and Silva Moore.

 

page 405, August 6, 1832

Jeremiah P. Harton appointed guardian of Felix K. Hardgraves, Nancy M. Hardgraves, Amanda Hardgraves, minor heirs of John Hardgraves, deceased.

 

page 409, August 6, 1832

Bennet W. Smith appointed guardian of his infant children, Susanna Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Samuel Smith.

 

page 412, August 7, 1832

James Freeman appointed guardian of Mary Eliza, Bertea Elizabeth, Alfred D. and Joseph Z. Hill, children of Benjamin Hill at the request of said Benjamin Hill.

 

page 442, November 5, 1832

Letters of administration on estate of Sarah Nanny granted to George N. Nanny.

James R. Stewart, Benjamin Lee and wife, Partheny; Jesse L. Edney and wife, Cynthia and Joseph C. Steward, heirs of James Steward, deceased were entitled to 800 acres located on Johnson Creek, Madison County; they petitioned to have same divided among themselves which also included heirs of Elisha T. Steward and Anna Hughy.

Letters of administration on estate of Lawrence Spriggs granted to Anderson Skillon.

Letters of administration on estate of George W. Pearce granted to James Howard.

 

page 444, November 6, 1832

James Johnson appointed guardian of Robert Johnson, Nancy Johnson, Mary Ragsdale, minor children of Robert Johnson.

 

page 454, November 8, 1832

Joel Bugg appointed guardian of James B. Waddell, Mary J. Seal, Rachel E. Waddell, Polly A. Waddell, Narcissa Waddell and William W. Waddell.

 

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page 463, November 10, 1832

Deed of relinquishment filed in court from Mary Robertson to William Robertson, Battle Robertson, John Robertson, Rebecca Odom, Sarah Collier, Charlotte Robertson and Matilda Robertson, legatees of John Robertson, dec.

 

page 464, November 12, 1832

David D. Weir took oath as Justice of Peace.

 

page 467, February 4, 1833

Deed of gift from William Butler to John Butler.

 

page 468, February 4, 1833

Deeds of gift from William Butler to his daughter, Sarah Click, a negro woman, Fanney; to Henry Butler, a negro man Primas; to Elisha and William Butler for two tracts of land; to Edith Butler; to Henry Butler, again, 55 acres; all gifts proven in court.

 

page 484, February 6, 1833

Commissioners appointed November 1832 to divide 792 acres among the heirs of Charles Stewart, filed report showing how this had been done. Land on Johnson's Creek, Madison County, Surveyor's District 10, Range 10, Section 2. Without specifying acreage to each lot: Lot 1 to Ann Hug /Hughy/; Lot 2 to Joseph Stewart; Lot 3 to James R. Stewart; Lot 4 to Parthena Lee; Lot 5 to Cynthia Edney; Lot 6 to William B. Stewart; Lot 7 to Elisha Stewart. Lots 9 and 10 "excepted." Proven in court.

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page 493, February 11, 1833

Letters of administration on estate of William Butler granted to Thomas Allison.

 

page 494, February 11, 1833

Dower ordered to be set apart for Winnefred, widow of Charles Jordan. Fereby Harkins, widow of Daniel Harkins, dissented from disposition made by late husband during his life-time of personal property he died owning and asked that a child's portion be set apart to her.

 

page 504, May 6, 1833

James Meriwether was appointed guardian of his children, William H., Thomas M., Francis A., David, James C., John H. H. and Frances A. /See, bottom, page 14/

Samuel Lancaster appointed guardian of Richard William, John W. and Mary Jane, children of Richard Tomlinson, deceased.

 

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