January Term 1844

 
January Term 1844

Personally appeared in open Court W.P. Lashlee Constable for the 5th Civil District of Benton County and presented his resignation as said Constable which was received by the Court.

The Court then proceeded to elect a chairman to preside over the deliberations of this Court for the present year and the votes being counted it was found that D.P. Hudson Esq., was duly elected Chairman for the present year.

The Court then proceeded to elect a quorum to hold the quorum Courts for the present year and there being a Majority of all the Justices in Benton County on the bench & the votes being counted, it appears that D.P. Hudson, Burrell Beard, and Elijah Alsup Esquires duly elected a quorum for the present year.

The Court then proceeded to appoint Revenue Commissioners to settle with the Clerks & Trustee of Benton County Geo. W. Farmer and Thos. L. Floyd Esqrs. were unanimously appointed said Revenue Commissioners for the present year.

Personally appeared in open Court William Pafford and prayed to be released from paying taxes in 2 District and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said Pafford was listed in two Districts. It is ordered by the Court that the said Pafford be released from paying tax in the 7th Civil District and that the Sheriff have a credit with the trustee for the same.

Issued 18th April

On Motion and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that 2 negro slaves belonging to Thomas Winn of said County have been valued too high it is ordered by the Court that the Sheriff have a credit with the Trustee for one dollar & fifty cents and said Winn also for the same amount.

Issued 18th April.

 

 
 
 
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The Court then proceeded to lay a tax on all Taxable property & Polls liable to taxation in Benton County for the year 1844, there being present & presiding on the bench a Majority of all the affirmation it is ordered by the Court that the following tax be laid (viz) for County contingencies on each $100.00 worth of Taxable property 5 cents on each White Poll, 12 cents on each peddlers license $5.00 & on each Merchant License $5.00 on each stalion license equal to State Tax for the payment of Jurors, and on each $100.00 worth of property, 5 cents on each Poll 12 cents for the payment of paupers on each white Poll 6 cents & on each $100.00 worth of Taxable property 2 cents on each white Poll 6 cents on Merhcant & pedlers license $2.50 & on each Stallion license on half the state tax.

On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Mathew Presson be appointed overseer of the stage road to work from the two Mile tree to the old 13 Mile tree and that the following hands work under the said Presson on said road (viz) Lewis Ransell, Henry Ransell, Wesley Davenport, James Westerman, William Westerman, William Presson, William Wiseman, Oliver and Robert Armor, Joseph Cowell and James Cowell shall work under said Presson on said road which is established in the 1st class.

The Court then proceeded to elect an Entry-taker for the next four years and upon the first balloting it was found that Ephraim Perkins had received a Majority of all the Justices present and that he is duly elected Entry taker for Benton County for the ensuing four years and thereupon the said Ephram Perkins together with Wm. M. McAuley, Thos.Jones, Samuel H. Davidson, J.F. Florence, W.A. Steele, Beverly Herron, J.W. Davidson, I.W. Utley, Green Flowers, Seth Utley, Nicholas Brewer appeared in open Court and entered into and acknowledged their bond which is as follows (viz)

Know all men by these presents that we E. Perkins, W.M. McAuley, Thos. Jones, Samuel H. Davidson, J.F. Florence, W.A. Steele, Beverly Herron, J.W. Davidson, J.W. Utley, Green Flowers, Seth Utley and Nicholas Brewer, all of the County of Benton and State

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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of Tennessee are held and firmly bound unto the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of twenty thousand Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be Made we bind ourselves our heirs and legal representatives sealed with our seals and dated this 1st day of January 1844.

The condition of the above obligations is such that whereas the above bound E. Perkins hath at the January Term of the County Court for Benton County 1844 been elected entrytaker for said County of Benton for four years from his said election Now if the said Ephraim Perkins does faithfully account for & pay over according to law all money by him collected by virtue of said office of Entrytaker and do and perform all the duties enjoined on him by law as such Entrytaker then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

Signed
E. Perkins
Wm. M. McAuley
Thos. Jones
S.H. Davidson
Jas. T. Florence
W.A. Steele
Beverly Herron
J.M. Davidson
J.W. Utley
Green Flowers
Seth Utley
Nicholas Brewer

Approved of by the Court - Test. D.P. Hudson, Chairman

The Court then proceeded to elect a surveyor for Benton County for the next four years and on the votes being counted it is found that Robert H. Hawthorn received a Majority of all the Justices present where upon the said Robert H. Hawthorn appeared in open Courty and Entered into and Acknowledged his bond which is as follows (viz)

Know all men by these presents that we R.H. Hawthorn, Seth Utley, Williams Barnes, A.J.B. Hudson, S.H. Davidson, Jas. I Rogers, John W. Utley, John W. Davidson, P.B. Hubbard, R.C. Petty, G.W.L. Hudson, and Noah Strickland all of the County of Benton and State of Tennessee and held and firmly bound unto his Excellency

 

 

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James C. Jones Governor of said State for the time being and his successors in office in the penal sum of two thousand dollars which payment well and truly to be Made we bind ourselves and each of our heirs, excutors and Adminintrators jointly, severly and firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this first day of January 1844.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound R.H. Hawthorn was at the January Term of the County Court for Benton County 1844, duly elected surveyor for said County Now Therefore if the said R.H. Hawthorn shall well and truly perform the duties of surveyor as the law directs and in all respects do and perform his duty as surveyor during his continuance in office then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and effect

Signed
R.H. Hawthorn
Seth Utley
William Barnes
A.J.B. Hudson
S.H. Davidson
Jas. J. Rogers
John W. Utley
John W. Davidson
P.P. Hubbard
R.C. Petty
G.W.L. Hudson
Noah Strickland

Approved of by the Court - Test. D.P. Hudson, Chairman

Personally appeared in open Court Wm. A. Steele, Esqr. One of the Justices of the peace in the 5th Civil District of Benton County and tendered his resignation as such which was received by this Court and it is 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 Mrs. Melton and John Saunders be exempted from paying 62 cents each of their taxes and that the Sheriff have a credit of one dollar & 25 cents with the
trustee for the same.

Issued 18 April

 

 

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The Court then proceeded to Make an appropriation to the Justices who held the quorum County for the year 1843 and there being present and presiding on the bench a Majority of all the Justices in Benton County and all voting in the affirmative. It is ordered by the Court that D.P. Hudson, E. Perkins and Nathan Williams & J.L. Williams be allowed each the sum of 50 cents per day for thirteen services which was as follows, E. Perkins, Eleven days, D.P. Hudson, eleven days and Nathan Williams ten days, J.L. Williams one day and that the said sum of fifty cents each per day be allowed paid by the Trustee out of any money in the Treasury for general County purposes not otherwise appropriated. Issued to Nathan Williams.

Court then adjourned until tomorrow morning, Nine o'clock.
D.P. Hudson
S.H. Davidson
Elijah Alsup

Tuesday Morning Jan. 2, 1844.

Court met according to Adjournment.

E. Perkins Esqr. who was on yesterday elected Entrytaker for Benton County appeared in open Court and took an oath to support the constitution of the United States and the office as prescribed by law as entrytaker accordingly.

Robert H. Hawthorn who was yesterday elected surveyor of Benton County appeared in open Court and took an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and also of the State of Tennessee and also the oath of office.

On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Henry Gossett appointed overseer of the road in room of Allen Mullican to work from Pleasant Mullicans to Unionville and that the following hands shall work under said Gossett on said road (viz) Jesse Dillion, John Gossett, Dosier Temple, Allen Stors Bruces's hands Jerrymiah Perry, Thomas P. Drummonds, James Kemp and hands and all other hands in the bounds shall work under said Gossett on said road which is established in the 2nd Class.

Court then adjourned until Court in Course.
D.P. Hudson
Elijah Alsup
S.H. Davidson

 

 

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