On Motion it is ordered by the Court that William Parker be appointed overseer of the road to work from David W. Bentonís to Pridgen Meltonís, hands as follows; Wm. C. Benton, Joab Tew, John P. Benton, James J. Farmer, John Berry and all the other hands in the bounds shall work under said Wm. Parker on said road which is established in the 2nd Class.
On Motion of Thomas W. Wynn, it is ordered by the Court that he the privilege of establishing a ferry across Tennessee River, there being present and presiding on the bench the following Justices (to wit) Eligah Alsop, John W. Davidson, Nathan Williams, John D. Rushing, Jesse D. Hall, E. Perkins, William Barns, D.P. Hudson and J.K. Thomas and thereupon came the said Thomas W. Wynn in open Court and together with him H. Taylor, William Wright and Jesse D. Hall, his securities, who appeared in open Court and acknowledged the due execution of their bond in the penal sum of Two thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs.
On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Thomas W. Wynn, H. Taylor, William
Stockdale, John Wright, Green B. Bolls, William Wright and William Adam be
appointed a jury of Review to view and Mark an alteration in the road leading
from the Town of Camden to Wynnís ferry on the Tennessee river beginning at or
near William Stockdaleís and running a North direction and to intersect the
road leading from Wynnís ferry to Paris between the Campground and Henry
Hanselís thence with said road to Tennessee River.† Also from Henry Hanselís to
The last will and testament of Alexander Bivens was produced in open Court and the due execution thereof proven by the oaths of Daniel Holland and Lemuel Thompson, subscribing witnesses to the same.† It is therefore ordered by the Court that said will be recorded.
On Motion it is ordered by the Court that William Thompson be appointed overseer of the road in room of B.C. Morgan to work from Cane Creek to Big Cypress Creek, hands as follows; Kenny C. Mitchell, Mastin G. Ford, Littlebury Williams, Greenbury Williams, B.C. Morgan and all other hands in the bounds shall work under said Thompson on said road which is established in the 2nd Class.
On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Allen Barker, Charles Cowell, Daniel E. McElyea, William Swindle, Asa Swindle, Joseph Wiseman, and Zechariah Barker be appointed a jury of Review to view and Mark an alteration in the road leading from the Town of Camden to Lexington beginning at the Town of Camden and running the Nearest and best route by the way of Mathew Williams so as to intersect the old road this side of Samuel B. Pearceís and to Make report to the Next term of this Court of the advantages and disadvantages arising to the public and to individuals.
On Motion it is ordered by the Court that John Pearce, Edward Linsey and Wm. R. Pearce be appointed Commissioners to lay off and set apart a sufficiency provisions to serve the widow and family of Benjamin Brewer deceased one year and to Make report to the Next term of this Court.
On Motion of Alexander McRae who Made oath according to law and together with him John Wyatt and Wm. J. Greer his securities who appeared in open Court and acknowledged the due execution of their bond in the penal sum of Four hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs.† It is therefore ordered by the Court that the said McRae have letters of administration upon the estate of Benjamin Brewer deceased to be Made out in due form of law when required.
(Personally appeared in open Court Bird B. Barnett guardian of -)
John Gossett guardian of the Minor heirs of James Malin deceased having been Notified according to law to appear at this term of the Court and give other and sufficient security as guardian as aforesaid and said John Gossett having failed and refused to appear as commanded so to do.† It is therefore considered by the Court that said guardian
be removed and some other suitable person appointed upon Bird Barnett appearing in open Court and together with him Milton L. Travis and M.C. Barnett his security who appeared in open Court and acknowledged the due execution of their bond conditioned as the law directs for the faithful discharge of his duty as guardian of the Minor heirs of James Malin deceased.
Personally appeared in open Court John M. Basford and proven to the satisfaction of the Court that James Basford deceased was a pensioner of the United States at the rate of $6.00 per month, that he was a citizen of Benton County at the time of his death which took place on the 12th day of November 1846 and that he left a widow whose name is Mary Basford.
James Nunnery having been bound over to this Court upon a charge of Bastardy appeared in open Court and together with him Nathaniel Nunnery his security who appeared in open Court and acknowledged the due execution of their bond conditioned to pay any expense that May occur to Benton County if the bastard child of Marbary Messer should become a pauper of this County.
Court then adjourned until Court in Course.
Elijah Alsup,†††††††††††††††† Chairman
Nathan Williams†††††††††† J.P.
John W. Davidson††††††† J.P.