April Term 1843

 

April Term 1843.

Jacob Johnson appeared in open Court and handed in his road order and it is ordered by the Court that I.B. Carnes be appointed overseer of the Stage Road to work from the foot of the hill at Thos. McGills to the Creek this side of Thos. Jones & that the following hands work under the said I.B. Carnes ( to wit ) A. Lashlee and hands C.K. Wyly & hands James Hall, S.A. Kelsey, H.M. Brown, Jas. Gordan, J.W. Johnson, Samuel Wiseman, A.S. Cole and Benjamin Hardy and all other hands in the bounds, work under said Carnes on said road which is Established in the 1st Class.

Personally appeared in open Court Sara Jane Aden Administratrix of the estate of Ise Aden deceased and presented an Inventory and Account of the sale of said Estate and oath being Made thereto it is therefore ordered by the Court to be entered of Record.

James Wyly, E.F. Wills and James Sayles who was appointed at a former term of this Court to set apart a sufficiency of provisions for the widow of Ise Aden deceased and family for one year which was ordered to be Entered of Record.

On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Daniel Graham be appointed overseer of the road in room of Peter Phifer and that the following hands work under said Daniel Phifer all those that live in the bounds begin at the old County line running with that to the Mason road and with said road to Sandy down Sandy to Bank Harmons Creek up, to the dividing Ridge with the dividing ridge to the beginning and said road is Established in the 2nd Class.

The Court then proceeded to Make an appropriation to the Revenue Commissioners for taking a list of taxable property and polls in said County for the present year (to wit) Jesse Hammonds, N. Williams, I.W. Davidson, Williams Barnes, D.P. Hudson, H. Greer, Thos. L. Floyd, G.W. Farmer and Jesse D. Hall.

Entered on County Claim Book.
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And the vote being taken whether they should have two dollars or three dollars for said service those who voted for the sum of three dollars for each district are Esquires Perkins, Hudson, Hammonds, N. Williams, Barnes, Floyd, Alsup, Buchanan 8-and those who voted in the Negative are Esquires Farmer, Mathews, S.H. Davidson, Rushing, Greer, Beard 6- It is therefore ordered by the Court that said sum of three dollars be allows Making in all 27 dollars to be paid by the trustee out of any money for General County purposes not otherwise appropriated.

Thos. L. Floyd Issued.

Personally appeared in open Court Charles Thompson Administrator of the estate of William Thompson deceased and produced an inventory & account of Sale of said Estate and oath being Made thereto it is ordered by the Court that the same be Entered of Record.

On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Zepemiah Collins be appointed overseer of Stage Road in room of Daniel Holland and that all the hands that formerly worked under said Zephemiah Collins and said road is Established in the 1st Class.

Issued 9th April 1843.

The Court then proceed to Make an appropriation to G.R. Kelsey former Clerk of said Court for Making out a Revenue Docket 12 dollars and for Jury Tickets 2.56 cents up to January term 1843 Making in all fourteen dollars and 56 cents and the vote being taken those who voted in the Affirmative are Esquires Perkins, Hudson, Williams, Barnes, D.H. Davidson (none deserting) it is therefore ordered ordered by the court that the Trustee pay said amount out of any money in the treasury for General County purposes not otherwise appropriated.

Issued 4th day of April 1843

On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Mastin Ford be appointed overseer of the road in room of Bryant Morgan and that all the hands that formerly worked under said Morgan shall now work under said Mastin Ford on said road and said road is Established in 2nd Class.

Issued 9th April 1843.
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The Court then proceeded to consider an appropriation to William McGee a pauper in said County and there being two sums in Nomination on one twenty and the other sixteen and the vote being taken those who voted for said McGee to have allowed him the said sum of twenty dollars were, Esquires Perkins, Hudson, Hammonds, Mathis, Williams, Barnes, I.D. Davidson, Floyd Beard and Steele 10 And Those who voted for the said sum of sixteen dollars are, Esquires Farmer, D.H. Davidson, Rushing, Greer, Buchanan 5 So it is ordered by the Court that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed and that the Trustee pay the same out of any money in his hands set apart for the payment of Paupers which said Money is to be paid to Robert Rushing on his order.

Issued April 4th 1843.

Personally appeared in open Court for the use of said McGee one of the Jurors of Review that was appointed at a former term of this court to Review each way of the New Road running to Winns ferry and report as follows the Jury out and the verdict is that said road shall run by Henry Meltons and E. Lindeys intersecting at the top of the Ridge near Daniel Grahams signed L.N. French, Jane Taylor, E. McBride, Alford Brewer and Neal McNeal, whereupon it is ordered by the Court that said alteration be Established a public highway of this County. The Clerk of the Circuit Court of this County presented to the Court four several bills of costs occurring in the Circuit Court of this County, The first, the State of Tennessee vs. Alfred Brewer and others, amounting to seventy two dollars and 62 cents; The second, occurring in the case of the State of Tennessee vs.. Neal Blackwell and others, amounting Eighty Eight dollars 18 cents; The third occurring in the case of the State of Tennessee vs. Booker Nevins and others, amounting to Ninety two dollars; And the fourth occurring in the case of the State of Tennessee vs. John Ruminor and others, Amounting to Two hundred thirty five dollars and 75 cents Making in all the sum of four hundred and eighty eight dollars 56 cents. And there being present on the bench Esquires, Perkins, Hudson, Williams, Farmer, Hammonds, Mathews, D.H. Davidson, Barnes, J.W. Davidson, Rushing, Greer, Floyd, Alsup, Buchanan, Beard and Steele. And those who voted for the payment of said Bills of Costs are; Esquires Perkins, Williams, Farmer, Hammonds.

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Mathews, Barnes, J.W. Davidson, Rushing, Floyd, Buchanan, Beard, and Steele and those who voted in the Negative are Esqrs. S.H. Davidson, Greer, Alsup. And it appearing to the Court that a Majority of all the Justices in the County voted in the affirmative, it is therefore ordered by the Court that said sum of $488.56, the amount of said Bills of Cost be allowed and by the Trustee of this County out of any Money in the treasury of this County for the payment of General County purposes, Not otherwise appropriated and that the Clerk of this County certify the same accordingly.

William Barnes Revenue Commissioner for the 3rd Civil District of Benton County and produced in open Court a tax list for said district for the year 1843 and oath being Made thereto, it is ordered by the Court to be Entered of Record.

On Motion of Obediah Bullock Who Made oath according to law and together with Charles I. Wheatley and William W. Wheatley his securities appeared in open Court and Entered into and acknowledged their bond in the sum of six hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs it is therefore ordered by the Court that he have a letter of administration upon the said Estate of John Nobles to be Made out in due form of Law when required.

On Motion of Zecheriah Nash who Made oath according to law together with Stephen Nash and William I. Greer his securities appeared in open Court and Entered into and Acknowledged their bond in the sum of one hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs it is therefore ordered by the Court that he have a letter of administration upon the said Estate of R.D. Nash deceased to be made out in due form of law when Required.

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April Term 1843.

Charles I. Wheatley presented to the Court a bill of Cost accruing in the case of the State of Tennessee Against William W. Holiday which is as follows (to wit) to writ 50 cents for 3 subpoenas; 75 cents to board; 3 meals; 50 cents to 18 miles travel Reynoldsburg and back 10c per mile $1.80; John S. Cherry as guard 12 miles $1.20 cents; John Browning guard 18 miles, 6c per mile $1.08; Esquires Farmer fee 50 cents amounting in all to Six dollars and fifty three Cents. And it is ordered by the Court that the Trustee pay the same out of any Money in his hands for General County purposes Not otherwise appropriated.

Issued 9th April 1843.

The Court then proceeded to appoint commissioner to lay off a years provision as a dower to the widow and family of John Nobles, deceased late of said County according to law in that case Made and provided and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that I.H. Colley, Peter Phifer and William McCutcheon is not connected with the said widow and it is therefore ordered by the Court that the said I.H. Colley, Peter Phifer and William McCutcheon be appointed.

The Court then proceeded to Make an appropriation to A.C. Presson Sheriff for Ex oficio Services there being present and presiding on the Bench a Majority of all the Justices in the County and the sum of Thirty dollars having been asked for by said A.C. Presson those who voted in the affirmative and all voting in the affirmative. It is ordered by the Court that the said sum of thirty dollars be allowed and paid by the Trustee of Benton County out of any money in the Treasury for General County purposes Not otherwise appropriated and that the Clerk for this Court certify the same accordingly.

Issued April 9th 1843.
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April Term 1843

Allen C. Presson Sheriff and Collector of the public Taxes for Benton County appeared in open Court and returned a list of insolvent taxable polls in this County which are as follows (to wit) William Balowe, Daniel Dothan, Geo. W. Flanagan, David Forrest, Joseph Williams, J. Anderson, James Bivens, L. Hill, C. McCutchen, C. Henwell, W.H. Williams, Joel Tue, Issac Wyatt, Daniel Barnett, William Benton, Mashack Bagley, Thomas Crow, William S. Cox, Willie H. Jenkins, Hosier Temples, Willis Thomason, Attoy Butler, Thomas Cole, John Cotton, Issac Harris, William Harris, Geo. Kilbreath, Thomas Pyram, James Taylor, Asa Craig, James McGill Senr., James McGill Jr., Isaiah Bright, Bray Hyatt, Stephen Moore, Ira Williams, John Bond, John B. Graham, Samuel Cole, William S. Potter and Green B. Rolls, Making in all forty three white polls, and oath having been Made that the Sheriff was unable to collect the same or any part thereof. It is ordered by the court that the said Sheriff have a credit with Treasurer of the State and County Trustee for the proportionate part of said Taxes and that the Clerk of this court certify to the comptroller of the State the proportionate part due the State and proportionate part due the County to the County Trustee.

It is further ordered by the court that the Sheriff have a credit with the States Treasurer and the County Trustee for 5785 acres of Land by him reported to the Circuit Court not believed able to collect the shares for the sum valued at 15762 and the clerk certify the proportionate part of the same to the comptroller of the State and the County Trustee accordingly.

It is ordered by the Court that Ephraim Perkins and William A. Steele be paid two dollars & fifty cents each for Making settlement with the Trustee of this County for the year 1841. And that the County Trustee pay the same out of any money in the treasury for Gen. County purposes Not otherwise appropriated.

Court then adjourned until Court in Course.

D.P. Hudson
Nathan Williams
E. Perkins J.P.

Issued April 9th 1843.
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