May Term 1845

 

State of Tennessee, Benton County, May Term 1845

At a County Court began and held for the County of Benton at the Courthouse in the Town of Camden on the first Monday in May.It being the 5th day of said Month in the year of Our Lord one thousand and forty five and 69th year of American Independence, there being present and presiding on the bench the worshipfuls, Esqrs. D.P. Hudson, Chairman, John W. Davidson and George W. Farmer, Justices elected to hold said quorum Courts Also H. Greer and E. Perkins.

The Clerk of this Court presented a settlement Made with Zacheriah Nash, administrator of the estate of Arisa Nash deceased which said settlement was examined and approved by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

The Clerk of this Court presented a settlement Made by Nathan Williams and Borrell Beard, revenue Commissioners with Amos Bruce, Trustee of Benton County for the year 1845 which said settlement was examined and approved by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Whightman Jordan be appointed overseer of the road to work from Lilly Crocketís to the Creek the other side of Samuel B. Pearceís, hands as follows; Littleberry Pearce, Darling Pearce, Thomas Kee, John House, F.W.Pearce, Ansel Pearce, James Holland and all other hands in the bounds shall work under said Jordan on said road which is established in the 2nd Class.

Issued 6th May.

On Motion it is ordered by the Court that John H. Williams be appointed overseer of the stage road in room of William Stewart to work from Lewis Crossís the 13 Mile tree, hands as follows; John Watson, Samuel Presson, William Bonds, Freeman Presson, Wm. P. Thorington, Hudson Taylor, Joseph Pickler, Lewis Cross, John Davenport, William Greer, William Stewart, Thomas Higdon, James Smith and other hands in the bounds shall work under said Williams on said road which is established in the 1st Class.

Issued 6th May.

 

 

 

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May Term 1845.

On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Nelson Pearce be appointed overseer of the road in room of Albert Aden to work from the Creek Near Samuel Pearceís to Leonard H. Pope, hands as follows; L. H. Pope, Geo. W. Kilbreath, Albert Aden, Josiah Forester, John Marchbanks, Giles Marchbanks, Ruffin Jordan, Mashack Dean and all hands in the bounds shall work under said Pearce on said road which is established in the 2nd Class.

Issued 6th May.

On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Wm. K. Perkins, Simeon Higdon, William A. Steel, Timothy Reaves, Allen T. Corbit, S.V. Aden and Samuel Madden be appointed a jury of review to view and Mark a Mill road from S.V. Adamsí Mill to intersect the road leading from the Town of Camden to Rushingís Creek by the way of D.P. Hudsonís and to make report to the next term of this Court of the advantages and disadvantages to the public and to individuals.

On Motion it is ordered by the Court that the Sheriff proceed to open and hold an election in the 8th Civil District of Benton County for the purpose of electing a Justice of the peace in said District to fill the vacancy occasioned by the removal of Thomas L. Floyd, Esqr. from said District.

Issued 5th May.

Personally appeared in open Court Malcom Beaton, Administrator of the Estate of Christopher Beaton deceased and returned an Inventory and account of the sale of the property of said estate and oath having been Made to the same it is ordered by the Court to be removed.

James J. Fanner appeared in open Court and proved by his own oath that he had killed a wolf in the limits of Benton County and produced the scalp thereof to the Court which was adjudged by the Court to be over the age of four months, which said scalp was ordered by the Court to be burned or destroyed by the Sheriff and it is ordered by the Court that the Clerk certify the same as the law directs.

Issued 5th May 1845.

 

 

 

 

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May Term 1842

On Motion it is ordered by the Court that Samuel Corbitt, Andrew Hudson, John Higdon, James Hudson and John Hudson work on the new road under James Wright as overseer of said road in addition to his former hands.Also Marcellus Cain and John Presson, William H. Presson, Franklin Armor.

On Motion it is ordered by the Court that James Wright be appointed overseer of the Paris road to work from the Town of Camden to Oliver Armorís, hands as follows: William Watson, Oliver Armor, William Armor, Robert Armor, John T. Presson Sr., Henry Stigall, Samuel Crockett, Wm. A. Hudson, John Higdon, James G. Hudson, John H. Hudson, Marcellus Cain, John Presson, Wm. H. Presson, B.F. Armor, and all other hands in the bounds shall work under said Wright on said road which is established in the 1st Class.

Issued 5th May.

Court adjourned until Court in course.

D.P. Hudson†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††Geo. W. Farmer††††††† J.P.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John W. Davidson††† J.P.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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