At a County Court began & held for the County of Benton at the Courthouse in the town of Camden on the first Monday in January it being the 2nd day of said Month & in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty three and the 67th year of American Independence, there being present on the bench the worshipfuls, Esquires; D.P. Hudson, E. Perkins, G.W. Farmer, S.H. Davidson, N. Williams, E. Jordan, J.L. Williams, J.R. Mathews, J.D. Hall, T. Buchanan, J.D. Rushing, T.L. Floyd, D.W. Benton, J.W. Davidson, E. Alsup, W.M. McAuley, Hez. Greer, W. Barns, Trustees to hold sd. quarterly term.
The Court proceeded to appoint Revenue Commissioners to settle with the Clerks & Trustee of Benton County, G.W. Farmer and T.L. Floyd being in nomination and no opposition it is therefore ordered by the Court that they the sd. Farmer & Floyd be appointed Revenue Commissioners to Make sd. Settlements.
Personally appeared in open Court Mitchell Fry Admr. of the Estate of Joseph Fry Deceased and returned on oath an inventory & amount of sale on said estate which the court ordered to be entered, of record.
The Court then proceeded to Elect by letters a quorum for the present year to hold the Quorum Courts there being present & on the bench sixteen Justices or a Majority of all Trustees in the County & the votes being taken and counted. It appeared that E. Perkins, D.P. Hudson and N. Williams were duly Elected a quorum for the present year to said Court of Quorum.
The Court then proceeded to Elect a Chairman to
preside over the deliberations of the County Court for the present year there
being a majority of all the Justices for
On Motion it is ordered by the Court that James Wyly, Jas. D. Sayles and E.F. Wills be appointed a jury to lay off & set apart one years provision for the wife & family of Jno. H. Aden for one year from his death and make report to the next term of this Court.
Personally appeared in open Court Evans
On Motion of Sarah J Aden who Made oath according to law & together with Abe Utley and John W. Utley her securities appeared in open Court & entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penal sum of three hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs it is therefore ordered by the Court that she have letters of Administration on the estate of Ira H. Aden deceased to be Made out in due form of law when required.
The last will and Testament of Joshua Curtis was this day produced in open court & the due execution thereof proven by the oath of J. Jordan one of the subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered by the court to remain for further probate.
Personally appeared in open Court William Smith Executor of the last will and Testament of Jeremiah Smith Deceased & returned an oath on inventory of said estate which was ordered to be recorded.
On Motion the Court proceeded to consider of the settlement Made by E.F. Wills and S.V. Aden Commissioners appointed by a former Term of this court to settle with the Commissioners of the town of Camden settlement was presented to a former term of this Court for approval and was by said Court laid over for further consideration, and the Ayes and Noes being taken on the admittance of said settlement those who voted in the affirmative are; Esquires Mathews, Jordan, N. Williams, S.H. Davidson, McAuley, J.W. Davidson and Floyd and those who voted against the receiving said settlement are; Esquires Hudson, Farmer, Barnes, Rushing and Greer. It is thereupon ordered by the Court that said settlement be received and that the same be Made of record.
The Court then proceeded to elect a Ranger for the
The Court then proceeded to lay a tax on all Taxable property & polls liable
to taxation in Benton County for the year 1843 for the payment of County
Contingencies, jurors & paupers there being present & presiding on the
bench Esquires Perkins Hudson, N. Williams, Farmer, Mathews, Jordan, S.H.
Davidson, Barnes, J.W. Davidson, McAuley, J.L.
Williams, Rushing, Greer, Floyd, Alsup, Benton,
Buchanan & Hall being all Magistrates for said County and all voting but
one in the affirmative. It is ordered by the Court that the following tax be
levied & collected (To wit) for
12½ cents, on each Merchant or peddler levied $5.00, on each licensed to
keep a Stallion or Jack the price of the season of one mare, & on all
License to exhibits, Shows or other exhibitions five dollars. And that a tax for the payment of Jurors be levied on each $100 worth of property subject to taxation
5 cents. And on each white poll 12½ cents.
And that a tax for the payment of
Paupers be levied on each $100 worth of property subject to taxation 5 cents,
and on each white poll 12½ cents. And it
is further ordered by the said Court that a Tax for the purpose of building a
jail for the
The Court then proceeded to Make an allowance to pay the Justices who held (unreadable words) County for the year 1842. And there being present and presiding on the bench Esquires - Perkins, Hudson, Farmer, Mathews, Jordan, N. Williams, S.H. Davidson, Barnes, McAuley, J.W. Davidson, J.L. Williams, Rushing, Greer, Benton, Floyd, Alsup, Buchanan and Hall and all voting in the affirmative. It is ordered by the Court that Ephram Perkins who served nine days and H. Greer who served two days, And F.L. Floyd, who served one day & D.P. Hudson who served seven days And George W. Farmer who served seven days, be allowed the sum of fifty cents each for each day they so served And that the same be paid by the treasurer of the County out of any monies for General County purposes Not otherwise appropriated.
Court then adjourned until tomorrow morning .
E. Perkins, J.P.
J.L. Williams, J.P.
Court met according to adjournment there being present and on the bench Esquires E. Perkins, Chairman, D.P. Hudson and J.L. Williams.
On Motion of D.P. Hudson and it appearing to the Court that from the revenue docket Made out by the Clerk of this Court that there Must be Error some where in the collecting and accounting for taxes or other revenue which has been assessed by the Court and should have been collected and paid into the Treasury of this County. It is ordered by the Court that the revenue Commissioners when they Make the next settlement with the trustee of this County that they Make examination and assess if they can where the default if any there be belongs and who has failed to account for taxes which they should have collected and paid over with the amount and date of failure &C. And that they Make report to this Court of their examination at the Next quarterly Term of this Court.
Seth Utley who was on yesterday elected Ranger of this County for the ensuing two years, this day appeared in open Court and took the oath of office as prescribed by law and together with J.L. Williams and Anderson Lashlee security entered into and acknowledged their bond in the sum of five hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs.
On Motion of William Northington and it appearing
to the satisfaction of the Court that the said Northington
has been charged on the tax list for the taxes of 1842 in two districts for one
white poll and $14.00 worth of taxable property. It is ordered by the Court that the said Northington be released from the payment of the part
thereof which is coming to the County and that the Sheriff be
allowed a credit with the trustee for the sum which amounts to two dollars and
98¾ cents. And that the Clerk Make out
and certify the same to the
It is ordered by the Court that E.F. Wills, Thomas Jones and Nathan Williams be appointed to lay off and set apart a sufficiency of provisions to serve the widow and family of William Thompson deceased, one year and that they Make report to the present term of this Court.
E.F. Wills & Others who were appointed at the present Term of this Court to pay off and set apart a sufficiency of provisions to serve the widow and family of William Thompson Deceased Made report to the Court to be recorded.
The last Will and Testament Joshua Curtis Deceased was produced in open Court and the due execution thereof was proven by the oath of James Hogg, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, And having been proven on yesterday by the oath of Jackson Jordan the other subscribing witness thereto. It is ordered by the Court that the same be recorded.
On Motion of Burwell Beaver who appears by the last will and testament of Joshua Curtis Deceased, to be the Executor therein named who appeared in open Court and Made oath according to law and together with Benjamin Hardy and James Hogg appeared in open Court and entered into and acknowledged their bond in the sum of five hundred. It is ordered by the Court that the said Burwell Beard have letters testamentary on the estate of Joshua Curtis Deceased. To be Made out in due form of law when required.
Court then adjourned until Court in Course.
E. Perkins J.P.
J.L. Williams J.P.