At a County Court began and held for the County of Benton at the Court house in the town of Camden on the first Monday of February it being the sixth day of said Month & in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three and the 67th year of American Independence there being present and presiding on the bench the worshipfuls Esquires E. Perkins Chairman, D.P. Hudson, E. Alsup and Nathan Williams.
On Motion it is ordered by the Court that William Warmack, Isham Jones, Neal McNeal, James Taylor, Lardner French, E.M. McBride and Alfred Brewer be appointed a jury to view each way of the new road running to Winns Ferry from the top of the ridge at the forks of the roads North of D. Shillings to where they intersect again near Danl. Graham and that they make report at the next term of this Court which of said ways is the nearest and best and which be most advantageous to the public if established.
On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Hudson Taylor be appointed overseer of the stage road in room of Joseph Pickler from Lewis Cross's to the 13 Mile tree and hands as follows (to wit) John H. Williams, William Bonds, John Davenport, Wm. Pickler, Lewis Cross, William McGill, Freeman Presson, Oliver Armour, Frank Armour and all the hands in the bounds to work under said Taylor on said road and said road is established in the 1st Class.
On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Andrew Berryhill be appointed overseer of the stage road in room of B. Roddin from Lewis Cross's to the Carrol County line and that all the hands that formerly worked under sd. Roddin or in the bound shall now work under said Berryhill on said road and said road is established in the 1st Class.
On Motion it is ordered by the Court that John T. Ford be appointed overseer of the Kirkman's ferry road from where the Camden road leaves the Lexington road to Able Utley's in room of Burrel Utley hands as follows (to wit) James Marchbanks, Issac Davidson, John Harden, Wm. Hardin, Mastin G. Ford, Burrel Utley and Nevins and all the hands in the bounds shall now work under said Ford on said road and said road is in the 2nd Class.
On Motion of Martha Graham widow of the late John B. Graham Deceased for one years provisions to be allowed her under act of Assembly in that case Made and provided, and it appearing to the Court that Men had been appointed at a former term of this Court for that purpose, and it also being suggested to the Court that said widow at the time refused to have the provisions set apart and claimed the property in law thereof guaranteed to the insolvent debtor, and the Court Not being advised that the widow has the right of the property aforesaid and years provisions also. It is ordered by the Court that the same be continued on advisement until the next term of Court.
On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Laton Pearce be appointed overseer of the road leading from the stage road near E.W. Lynch's and to intersect the Kirkmans ferry road near the Carrol County line in room of Willis Cole and that the following hands or them in the bounds (to wit) John F. Johnson, Thos. Presson, Willis Cole and Thos. Cole now work under said Pearce on said road and said road be established in the 2nd Class.
The Court then proceed to appoint a jury to serve at the next term of our
Circuit Court to the holder for the
1st District - Jesse Hammonds and Wm. Hubbs
2nd District - John Baggett, Jackson Jordan
3rd District -Wm. Barnes, Samuel H. Davidson.
4th District - James Allen, Joseph Cowell and Wm. McAuley.
5th District - Jonathan K. Thomas, Benj. Hardy, Jones Hansel and Robert C. Petty
6th District - Hez. Greer, Thomas A. Steele, John Presson and Henry Allen
7th District - David
8th District - Elbert Wigeil, Elijah Alsup, and Beverly Herrin.
9th District - James Lindsay, Charles Robbins and Samuel Madden Coms.
Personally appeared in open Court Burrel Beard Executor of the last will and Testament of Joshua Courtice Decd. on return unto Court on inventory amount of sale of said estate and oath having been Made thereto, it is therefore ordered by the Court to be entered on record.
It appearing to this Court that the Clerk of this Court had been called upon in the Circuit Court of this County by the Attorney General of this district for his receipts for the public moneys by him collected for the use of the State & County and that he had failed to produce his receipts as the law in that case provides and the Court proceeded to act in said case as the statutes provides and them having been present on the bench Esqrs. Perkins, Chairman, Hudson, N. Williams, Farmer, Hammonds, J.W. Davidson, J.L. Williams, Greer, Floyd and Alsup & the Chairman taking the opinion of the Court the vote was unanimous that the Clerk had failed to perform his duty and that it was the duty of this Court to remove him from office, which they accordingly did.
The Court then proceeded to appoint a Clerk protem pone to serve until the Next Term of this Court when the appointment is to be Made to fill the remaining time of the unexpired Term of said George R. Kelsey and to that office did appoint Doctor J.L. Williams. Whereupon the said J.L. Williams together with Willis Arnold, Seth Utley, Anderson Lashlee and William Steele his securities appeared in open Court and entered unto and acknowledged their bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars, which said bond is in words and figures following to wit -
Know all men by these presents that we - J.L. Williams, Willie Arnold,
Anderson Lashlee, Seth Utley and Williams A. Steele, All of the
of Ten Thousand dollars to which payment well and truly to be Make and done we bind ourselves and each of us our heirs and assigns jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 6th day of February 1843.
The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound J.L. Williams was this day appointed by the County Court of Benton County Clerk of this Court protem until the next term of this Court. Now should the said J.L. Williams well and truly execute said office as clerk protem aforesaid and keep safely all the books papers and records belonging to said office during his continuance therein and in all things else well and truly discharge the duties of said office during his continuance therein then this obligation to be void else to be and to remain in full force and effect.
J.L. Williams (Seal)
Willie Arnold (Seal)
Seth Utley (Seal)
A. Lashlee (Seal)
W.A. Lashlee (Seal)
Court then Adjourned until tomorrow Morning .
E. Perkins, J.P.
Nathan Williams J.P.
D.P. Hudson, J.P.
Court met according to adjournment present and presiding the worshipfuls, E Perkins, D.P. Hudson and Nathan Williams.
J.L. Williams, Esquire appeared in open Court and tendered his resignation as justice of the peace for this County which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded. It is further ordered by the Court that the Sheriff proceed forthwith to open and hold an Election to fill said vacancy.
On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Rufus Mullinicks be appointed overseer of the road from James Wyly's to the forks of the road at Hatleys Branch, in room of Eli Hatley and that all the hands within the bounds who formerly worked under said Hatley shall now work under said Mullinicks on said road which is established in the 2nd Class.
J.L. Williams who was on yesterday appointed Clerk protem of this Court,
this day appeared in open Court and took an oath to support the Constitution of
Court then adjourned until Court of Course.
E. Perkins, J.P.
Nathan Williams, J.P.
D.P. Hudson J.P.
At a County Court began and held on the first Monday of March 1843 in the
Court house in the Town of
On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Joel Tedder be appointed overseer of the Perryville road to work from Jesse Barns to Eagle Creek and the following hand work under said Tedder on said road to wit, Elisha Tedder, Jesse Barnes, W.H. Tynes, C.W. Luper, Anderson Lynch and Mark Hatley and said road is Established in 2nd Class. March Issued 13th 1843 -
Geo. W. Farmer, Revenue Commissioner for the 7th Civil district produced in open Court a true list for said district for the year 1843 oath being Made to the same it is therefore ordered by the Court to be Entered of Record.