Wayne County, Tennessee

County Court Minutes
September 1848 - June 1854

Installments 1 - 4 (Uploaded 18 May 2000)

This County Court Minute book is the earliest surviving volume of the minutes of either the Pleas and Quarter Sessions Court and the County Court in Wayne County, Tennessee. No earlier minutes were found in a search of the 1905 courthouse attic prior to the January 1972 fire. It is therefore assumed that the earlier volumes of court minutes were either lost or destroyed during the War of Rebellion.

This first volume of County Court Minutes has been completely transcribed from the original by Edgar D. Byler, III  (notes added by the transcriber) and previously published serially in the Wayne County Historian.

Special thanks to Barbara Warthen Wallace who volunteered to do the input on the first four installments (published in Volume 1, 1988).


Input by Barbara Warthen Wallace, April 2000:
Note: An effort was made to copy the data as was published in the Historian.

Wayne County Historian
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County Court Minutes
Sep 1848 - Jun 1854
Vol. 1, No. 1- March 1988

County Court Minutes September 1848 - June 1854

First Installment

With this first issue of "The Historian", we begin publication of the Minutes of the Wayne County, Tennessee County Court September 1848 - June 1854. We will continue this series until the entire book has been covered. The minutes are being prepared word for word from the original. original spellings and punctuations have been retained. Surnames have been capitalized for ease of research. Page numbers in parentheses refer to the original pages in the minute book.

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State of Tennessee) Be it remembered that Corum [sic] County Court was begun and Wayne County) held for the County of Wayne at the court house in the town of Waynesboro on the 4th day it being the first Monday in Sept in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight the following Justice of the peace present and presiding W. CARTER Chairman MONTAGUE and LAFFERTY his associates.

A settlement Between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and G W BARKER adm of the Estate of Labam & Martha BARKER decd was this day submitted to the Court and confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered by the Court that George DAVIS be appointed overseer of the 1st class road in the place of John R HELLON[?] and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions.

Ordered by the Court that Jackson ARNOLD to appointed overseer of the road of 1st class in place of John CARTER removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions.

Ordered by the Court that John D HINKLE be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in place of David COOK and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction.

Ordered by the Court that John COOK be appointed overseer of the road of 1st class in place of Isam KEATON and that he have the following hands (viz) John CORBAN, S.C. GRIMES, D. KEATON, W.A. KEATON, J. N. BLACKSHEAR, J. F. CARR, F. HALE, James HALL, Edward BROWN, Burris WHITE and Humphary M. GOFORTH to work under his direction and all hands in the said bounds or may come into said bounds.

Came into Court M. H. BURKS who has this day been appointed Guardian of Lewis TILLMAN, John P. TILLMAN and Daniel TILLMAN, minor heirs of Daniel TILLMAN., decd,, and entered into bound of Five hundred dollars with Thomas J. MONTAGUE and Wm. m. LAFFERTY, his securities, which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

Came Rial BREWER, Executor of the Estate of Nathaniel HORTON, decd, and returned into Court an account of sales and of Notes & Acct came that has come in to this hands as the law directs which was rec'd by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

[Page 2] Came S.L. BURNS, Adm., with the will annexed of the Estate of Lemuel POPE, dec'd, and returned in to Court an inventory and acpt [?] and acst [?] of many notes & accts of sales that has come to his hands as the law directs which was rec'd and ordered to be recorded. [Of notes, accts & money crossed out].

Came Joacim DUGGAR whose [sic] has been this day Chosen & appointed Guardian of William, Melinda and Sarah Ann, minor heirs of George CROSSNO, dec'd and entered in to bond in the sum of two thousand dollars with William BENHAM and Jacob SCOTT, his securities, which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded. Where upon the said Joacim DUGGAR took the necessary oath for his qualification.

Ordered by the Court that Thomas MARTIN be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in place of Washington MARTIN be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in place of Washington MARTIN and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. Issued

Came William HAWK, adm of the Estate of Elihu C. RAYBURN, dec'd, and returned into court an inventory & acpt of sale of the said Estate which has come into his hands which was rec'd and ordered by the court to be recordered [sic].

Ordered that court adjourn till court in cause, W. CARTER, Wm. M. LAFFERTY, A. MONTAGUE.

State of Tennessee Wayne County
Be it remembered that a quarterly [corum crossed out] County Court was begun and held for the County of Wayne at the Court House in the Town of Waynesboro on the 2nd day of October [September crossed out], being the first Monday. The Justices present, Washington CARTER, Chairman, LAFFERTY, JOB, HAYNES, WALKER, WILSON, KERWIN, YOUNG, GANT, WATKINS, CYPERT, GRAY, HOPSON, DIXON, LEE, SHEPARD & PHILLIPS.

[page 3] Monday Oct 2nd, 1848
This day came into Court, M.H. BURKS, who was choses [sic] appointed a guardian at a former term of this Court of the minor heirs of David MOSELY dec'd and took the necessary oath for this qualification.

Ordered by the Court that John A. KENNEDY be appointed overseer of 1st class road in place of J.N. FOREHAND and have the following hands, to wit: H.H. HUNTER, S. SUTTON, John BENHAM, D. HELTON. Wm.[?] KEA, A. BUIE, J.N. SHIELDS, E.D. BURNS, J. WETHERS, Mark WHITE, T. MORGAN, Robt.. MACK, Constantine MACK and all hands within said bounds.

On motion to appropriate to James ANDERSON and Thomas M. EAST, the amount of ten dollars each for their services a s commissioners to settle with the county Trustee of said County. A Majority being present the Ayes and nayes were as follows Ayes: W. CARTER, Chairman, LAFFERTY, JOBE??, WILSON, WALKER, GANT, WATKINS, HOPSON, GRAY, PHILLIPS, SHEPARD & John A. MACK so said appropriation was mad [sic] to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Trustee of Wayne County not otherwise appropriated.

[The following undoubtably applies to the above appropriation; it is circled completely by a line] the ayes and nayes being called for stood as follows, to wit: Ayes W. CARTER, Chairman, LAFFERTY, JOB, WILSON , WALKER, GANT, WATKINS, HOPSON, Thomas GRAY, PHILLIPS, SHEPARD and LEE 12, Nayes: none. So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Trustee, not otherwise appropriated.

Ordered by the Court that Johnson BIFFLE be overseer of the road of 2nd class and that he work from Alexander GULLICK to where it intersects the old road near Moses RAY'S and have the following hands to work under his directions to wit: jacob STOW, Lafayette STOW, Wm. C. McBRIDE, Lewis HENSLEY, Nathan BIFFLE, Davis HAM ??, John G. HILL and Alexander HILL.

Ordered by the Court that A.T. PHILLIPS be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in place of John LYNNVILL and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions.

Ordered by the court that C.W. THOMPSON be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in the place of Seth DABBS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction.

ordered by the Court that John BRATCHER be appointed overseer of the Road of 2nd Class in place of Grant S. SIMMONS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions.

[page 4] Monday, oct 2nd, 1848
Ordered by the Court that Alfred SIMMONS be appointed overseer of the Road in the place of Thomas SHEPPARD and that he have [the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions, crossed out] Mason WHITTEN and all the hands from there to the County line to work under his direction.

Upon application it is ordered by the court that Josiah DARBY, Josiah FOWLER, George WHITTEN, Caleb HUGHES and Berry FOWLER be appointed a Jury of View and mark out a road commencing at the Florence & Wayneboro road on the land of Josiah DARBY and runn so as to intersect the Waynesboro & Florence road on the Land of Jonathan WHITTEN and runn the nearest and best rout and that they report the same to the next term of this Court.

Ordered by the Court that James C. QUEEN be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in place of Isham TURNBOUGH and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction.

Ordered by the Court that James B. DAVIS be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in place of Bazel PRATER and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction.

Ordered by the Court that William BAKER be apponted overseer of the road in place of William SINCLAIR and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions.

Ordered by the Court that John W. MONTAGUE be appointed overseer of the road in the place of James SUTHERLAND and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction.

Ordered by the court that John FRANKS be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class and that he work from the Methodist Campground to the Hardin County line and that he have the following hands to wit: James M. BISHOP, Samuel J. POLLAC, Benjamin MARTIN and all the hands in his settlement to work under his direction.

Ordered by the court that Joseph DIAL be appointed overseer of the road in the place of James LEE and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction.

Ordered by the Court that Samuel C. MITCHELL be appointed overseer of the opening of the road through Ashland from the ford of Buffalo to where it intersects the old road at the end of the lane below John SCOTTs and that he have following hands to wit: all the hands that work under Isaac SURRATT and all that live in Ashland to work under his direction.

[page 5] Monday, October 2nd, 1848
Came into Court John G. HILL and others who was appointed at a former term of this court to view and mark out a 2nd class road so as to change the old road so as to runn through Ashland and report a road found as directed in the order.

On application it is ordered by the court that Joseph PITTS, Charles PARKER, Gideon SMITH, Joseph ROBNETT and William EADS by appointed a jury to view and mark out so as to change the road leading down green River so as to leave the old road at the Baptist Meeting house on John S. BURNS's land and intersecting the same at or near Joseph PITTS and that they report at the next term of this court.

Ordered by the court that John L. COPELAND by appointed overseer of the road in the place of William DABBS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction.

Came John M. SCOTT and others who was appointed at a former term of this court a jury to view and mark out a road from Harrison Forge running up Poags Creek across and down Factorys Fork and intersect the West Point road near the Bethlehem Meeting House and report a road found as directed in the order.

Ordered by the Court that Jacob SCOTT be appointed overseer of the Clearing out a 2nd class road from Harrison Forge so as to intersect the West Point Road near the Bethlehem meeting House as marked out by the Jury.

A settlement between William JONES, Clerk of this Court and James ARNETT, Administrator of the estate of Guston KINDLE, decd, was this day submitted to the court and confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

A settlement between William JONES, Clerk of this Court and Geo. W. BARKER, Guardian of Elvira COCKBURN, was this day submitted to the court and confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

Came into Court James ARNETT who has this day been Chosen and appointed by the Court, Guardian of Alfred P., Minor heir of Gustan KINDLE, decd, and entered into bond of Three hundred and fifty dollars with John McDOUGAL and Samuel L. BURNS his securities Which was approved of by the court and ordered to be recorded and where upon the said James ARNETT took the necessary oath for his qualification.

[page 6] Waynesboro October 2nd 1848
Ordered by the Court that Reuben EAST and John CARTER be attached to the hands that is now attached to Jackson ARNOLD to work on the road under his direction.

A majority of the Justices being present

Upon application of William JONES, Clerk of this Court for an appropriation of Twenty eight dollars and fifty cents the amount by him expended for blank book for his office the Ayes and nayes were as follows Ayes W. CARTER, Chairman, YOUNG, HAYNES, LAFFERTY, WILSON, GANT, WATKINS, CYPERT, Thos. GRAY, SHEPARD & DIXON, Ayes 11, Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Trustee of said County not otherwise appropriated. Issued

A majority of the Justices being present

On motion be appropriate to Wm. JONES, Clerk of this Court the sum of eight dollars the amount by him expended for furniture for his office, the Ayes and Nayes were as follows Ayes W. CARTER, Chairman, YOUNG, HAYNES, LAFFERTY, WILSON, GANT, WATKINS, CYPERT, Thos. GRAY, SHEPARD and DIXON 11 naes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Trustee of Wayne County not otherwise appropriated. Issued.

On motion to appropriate to Wm JONES, Clerk of this Court the amount of Seventy five cents the amount by him expended for a bland Book for his office the Ayes and nayes were as follows Ayes W. CARTER, Chairman, YOUNG, HAYNES, LAFFERTY, WILSON, GANT, WATKINS, CYPERT, Thos. GRAY, SHEPARD and DISON 11 noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated.

On motion to appropriate to Nathan BIFFLE, Joseph EAST and Lemuel D. MACK the sum of twenty five dollars each for their services as Commissioners in superintending the building of the Court house the Ayes and nayes were as follows Ayes W. CARTER, Chairman, YOUNG, HAYNES, LAFFERTY, WILSON, KERWIN, GANT, WATKINS, CYPERT, Thos. GRAY, SHEPARD & DIXON Ayes 12, noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated.

On motion to release John M. SCOTT from the payment of a balance on an Old School Bond and satisfactory proof being made to the court a majority of the Justices being present the Ayes and nayes being taken stand as follows Ayes [this entire entry crossed out].

On motion to release John M. SCOTT from the payment of a balance on an old School Bond A majority of the Justices present and satisfactory proof being made to the Court that said Bond has once been paid It was therefore ordered by the Court that the said SCOTT be released from the payment thereof.

On application of L.S. MACK to be released from the payment of a balance on an old School Bond and satisfactory proof being made to the Court that the bond had once been paid And a majority of the Justices being present it is ordered by the Court that the said MACK be released from the payment there off.

[page 7] Waynesboro Oct. 2nd 1848
A majority of the Justices present came Grief L. MITCHELL and others who was appointed at a former term of this court a jury to view and mark out a 2nd class road leaving the turn pike road at or near John RICKETS on Eagle Creek and runn a cross the dividing ridge between Eagle and Hardins Creek by MITCHELLS mill and intersect the Waynesboro and Savannah road at or near Wm. J. GRIMES and report a road found as directed [crossed] follows leaving the Turnpike road below E.B. THROGMARTINS and runn up the hollow between THROGMORTENS and H. HAGGARDS and cross the ridge and intersect the Waynesboro and Savannah road at Wm. J. GRIMES where upon [crossed out] which was recd by the court.

Ordered by the Court that E. B. THROGOMORTEN be appointed overseer of the clearing out a 2nd class road as viewed and marked out by Grief L. MITCHELL and other from the turnpike on Eagle Creek across and intersect the Waynesboro and Savannah road at Wm. J. GRIMES and have the hands on Eagle Creek above Wm. M. GALLAGLEYS and all the hands on the branch of Hardins Creek of Hardins Creek that said road runns down to work under his direction.

Ordered by the Court that Joshua T. BREWER be appointed overseer of the Shannonville road from the ford of the creek near the widow ROBINSON'S old place to the Perry County line and have the following hands to wit Thomas MONTAGUE, Josiah ROBINSON, Casper HEDRICK, Peter HEDRICK, John HEDRICK, David POWEL, John R. BREWER and Samuel BREWER to work under his directions.

Ordered by the Court that Jesse S. ROSS and hands work under Wm. BATTLES as overseer of the road in place of working under Sandy GUNTER.

A majority of the Justices being present Came F. W. LOYD & others who was appointed a jury to view and mark out a 2nd class road and reported in Court a road found as follows leaving the Lawrenceburg Road at Baker CYPERTS and intersecting the same at John McGLAMERY'S as directed in said order which was reced by the court.

Ordered by the Court that William SHIPMAN be appointed overseer of the clearing out a 2nd class road as viewed and marked out by F. W. LOYD and others leaving the Lawrenceburg road at Baker CYPERT's and intersecting the same at John McGLAMERY's and have all the hands on the waters of Indian Creek from Samuel COOPERS to the head to work under his direction.

Came into Court Joacum DUGGAR who was appointed Guardian of the minor heirs of George CROSSNO decd at the last term of this court and report that there has nothing come into his hands as such Guardian.

[page 8] Monday Oct 2nd 1848
The last Will and testament of John SINCLEAR was this day exhibited in open Court and the execution of the same duly proven by the oaths Benjamine WATKINS and James C [crossed out] COPELAND both subscribing witnesses there to and said will was ordered to be recorded Where upon William SINCLEAR and Resign SINCLEAR Executor and Executrix to said will appeared in Court and entered into bond in the sum of twelve thousand dollars with John N. GILLIS, David COOK and James COPELAND who was appointed by the Court as his[crossed out] their securities Where upon the said William SINCLEAR and Resign SINCLEAR took the necessary oaths for their qualification thereupon Court ordered that the following letters Isue to the said William and Resign SINCLEAR to wit) State of Tennessee Wayne County Where as it appears to the Court here that John SINCLEAR late of said County is dead and made his last will in writhting in which he hath appointed William SINCLEAR and Resign SINCLEAR his executor and Executrix to the same which said will has been exibited in open court and proves as the law directs it is therefore ordered the Court that letters testamentary of all and singular the goods and chattles rights and credits of the said John SINCLEAR decd Isue to the said Wm. and Resign SINCLEAR having been qualified agreeable to law to enter into and upon all and singular the goods and chattles rights and credits of the said John SINCLEAR decd and the same into your possession take wheresoever the same may be found and a true and perfect inventory there of mark and return to our ensuing county Court and all Just debts of the said John SINCLEAR to pay and also and truly pay and deliver all the legacies contained and specified in the said testament as far as the said Goods and Chattels rights and credits will there unto extend and the law charge you. Witness Wm. JONES, Clerk of said Court office on the 1st Monday in Oct. 1848. Wm. JONES Clk.

Ordered that Court adjourn tell tomorrow. W. CARTER, Solomon JOBE, John W. LEE.

[ page 9] Tuesday Oct 3rd 1848
Court met according to adjournment. The Following Justices present & presiding W. CARTER, Chairman, JOBE & LEE his associates.

It Appearing to the Court that Samuel HAMM late of said County is dead and having made no last will in wrighting and application being made by E. S. HAMM to have letters of Administration granted him upon all and singular the goods and chattles rights & credits of the said Samuel HAMM where upon the said E.S. HAMM Entered into bond in the sum of Five hundred dollars with Wm. THORNTON and Thomas LAWSON his securities which was approved of by the court where upon the court ordered that the following letters of Administration Isue to the said E.S. HAMM

State of Tennessee Wayne County
Where as it appears to the Court here that Samuel HAMM is dead having made no last will and testament and application being made by E. S. HAMM to have letters of Administration granted to him upon all and singular the goods & Chattels rights of the said dec'd and he having given bond and security as is by law in such cases required Where upon the Court ordered that he have letters accordingly there are therefore to authorize you to [erased] the said E. S. HAMM to enter into and upon and singular the goods & Chattels, rights & Credits of the said Samuel HAMM dec'd and the same in your possession take whin and where to be found in the State and a true & perfect Inventory take and return into our ensuing County Court on oath and all the Just debts of the intestate pay so far as the estate will amount as extend and the residue there of deliver to those who have a right thereto by law here in fail not. Witness Wm. JONES Clerk of the County Court of Wayne County at office on the 3rd day of Oct. 1848. Wm. JONES, Clk.

Came into Court Joseph PITTS and made oath that he has lost or mislaid an order as overseer of the road and that he had kept said order to be (unreadable). Whereupon it was ordered that the said PITTS be released as such overseer and that Andrew WILLIAMS be appointed in his place and that the said WILLIAMS have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction.

A settlement between Wm. JONES, Clerk of this Court & John H. GRAVES and Joseph PITTS, Ad'm of the Estate of Wm. WILLIAMS, dec'd was this day submitted to the court which was rec'd by the court and ordered to be recorded.

[page 10] Tuesday Oct 3rd 1848
Ordered by the Court that John HARDIN be appointed overseer of the road in the place of James T. YOUNG Jr. and have the following hands to wit John CASTEEL, John MORRISON, James LEE, Wm. WORTHEN to work under his direction.

Ordered that Court adjourn till court in course. W. CARTER, Solomon JOBE, John W. LEE.

[page 11]
State of Tennessee) Be it remembered that a Corum County Court was begun and held Wayne County) for the County of Wayne at the Court House in the Town of Waynesboro on the first Monday It being the 6th day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and forty eight. The following Justices of the Peace present and presiding to wit) Washington CARTER, Chairman, William M. LAFFERTY and Abraham MONTAGUE

Ordered by the Court that Allen FOX be appointed be appointed overseer of the road beginning at Isaac HORTONs lane and work to Daniel MOSIER [??] and that he have Wm. M. HORTON, Wm. J. HENRY , John HENRY & Nathan HORTON to work on said road under his direction.

William M. GRIMES who was appointed at a former Term of this Court Guardian of John T.S. GRIMES Reports to the Court on oath that nothing has come unto his hands as such Guardian.

John McDOUGAL who was appointed at a former Term of this Court Guardian of William L., Joseph H. and Andrew W. KING, minnor heirs of John D. KING deceased came into court and Entered into Bond in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars with Solomon PHILLIPS as his security which was approved by the court and ordered to be recorded and the said McDOUGAL took the necessary oath for his qualification.

A settlement between the Clerk of this Court and A. P. PHILIPS Guardian of the minor heirs of John D. KING, dec'd was this day presented and confirmed by the court and ordered to be recorded.

The Last will and testament of Isaac HASSELL late of said county Deceased was this day Presented and duly proven in open court by the oaths of E. WARRINGTON and W. C. GAMBERL both subscribing witnesses thereto in which it appears the said HASSELL has appointed Jesse J. ROSS Executor to carry out said will and The said Jesse S. ROSS appeared in court and entered Into Bond the sum of Eight Thousand dollars with E. WARRINGTON and Jonathan MORRIS who was approved by the court as his securities and the said Jesse S. ROSS took the necessary oath for his qualification whereupon the court ordered that the following Letters Testamentary Isue to the said ROSS. State of Tennessee Wayne County Whereas it appears to the court here that Isaac.

[page 12] HASSELL late of said county is dead and made his last will in writing in which he hath appointed Jesse S. ROSS Executor to the same which will has been exibitied in open court and proved as the law directs. it is therefore ordered that by the court that letters Testamentary of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of the said Isaac HASSELL Deceased issue to the said Jesse S. ROSS having been qualified agreeable to law to enter into and upon all and singular the goods and chattels Rights and credits of the said Isaac HASSELL Deceased and the same unto your possessions take wheresoever the same may be found and a true and perfect Inventory thereof make and return to our Insuing County Court and all Just debts to the said Isaac HASSELL to pay and also well and truly to pay and deliver all the legacies contained and specified in the said Testament as the law charge you. Witness William JONES, clerk of our said Court at Office the 1st Monday in November 1848. William JONES, Clerk

William SINCLEAR Jr. Ex'r and Resign SINCLEAR Ex'rx of the Last Will and testament of John SINCLIR Deceased this day Returned into Court an Inventory and Account of sale which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered that Court adjourn untell tomorrow morning 9 Oclock W. CARTER, Wm. M. LAFFERTY, A. MONTAGUE

[page 13] Tuesday Nov. 7th 1848
Court met according to adjournment Present and presiding W. CARTER Chairman, YOUNG and JONES.

Ordered that Court adjourn tell to morning 9 Oclock W. CARTER, C. J. JONES

Wednesday, Nov. 8th 1848
Court met according to adjournment present and presiding W. CARTER, Chairman, JONES & ROBERTS his associates.

It appearing to the court that Jacob A. KEATON late of said County is dead came Lucindy KEATON widow of the said Jacob A. KEATON & requested that Wm. POLLARD administer and having made no last will and Testament in writing and application being made by William POLLARD to have letters of Administration granted him upon all and singular the goods & Chattels rights & Credits of the said Jacob A. KEATON where upon the said William POLLARD entered into bond of [crossed out] in the sum of three thousand dollars with D. J. JONES and Hiram ROBERTS his securities which was approved of by the court where upon the Court ordered that the following letters of administration isue to the said William POLLARD. State of Tennessee) County Court November Session.
Wayne County ) Where as it appears to the court that Jacob A. KEATON is dead and having made no last will and testament in writing [crossed out] and application being made by William POLLARD to have letters of Administration granted him upon all and singular the goods and Chattels rights and Credits of the said deceased and having given bond and security as is by law in such cases required where upon the court ordered that he have letter accordingly. There are therefore to authorize you the said William POLLARD to enter into and upon all and singular the goods and Chattels rights and Credits of the said Jacob A. KEATON dec'd and the same in your possession take when and where to be found in this state and a true and perfect Inventory thereof take and return to our ensuing County court on oath and all the just debts of the intestate pay so far as the estate will amount or extend and the residue thereof deliver to those who have a right there to by law herein fail not. Witness William JONES Clerk of the County Court of the County of Wayne at office the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November 1848. Wm. JONES, Clk.

Where upon the said William POLLARD came into Court and took the necessary Oath for his qualification.

[page 14]
Ordered by the Court that Wilson GRIMES, James ARNET and L. D. McMAHON be appointed commissioners to lay off and set apart to Lucinda KEATON, relect of Jacob A. KEATON dec'd who are free holders and unconnected with the parties either by affinity or consanguinity who being duly sworn for said purpose shall proceed and set apart to said Lucinda out of the estate of said Jacob an [this order is circled and incomplete, see below].

Ordered by the Court that Wilson GRIME, L D. McMAHAN and James ARNET, [William BENHAM crossed out] free holders unconnected by the parties either by affinity or consanguinity be appoint commissioner who after having been duly sworn for said purpose shall proceed to allot and set apart to Lucinda KEATON, widow of Jacob A. KEATON dec'd so much of the provisions, stock, monies or other assets on hands belong to said estate as will be sufficient for the support and maintenance of said [said crossed out] Lucinda and her family for one year next after the decease of her said husband and report to the next term of this court.

Ordered that Court adjourn till Court in Course W. CARTER, D. J. JONES, H. ROBERTS.

State of Tennessee) Be it remembered that a Corum County Court was began and Wayne County) held for the County of Wayne at the Court House in the Town of Waynesboro on the 4th day [of December A.D. as crossed out] it being the first Monday in December A.D. One thousand Eight hundred and forty eight. The following Justice of the peace present and presiding W. CARTER, Chairman, LAFFERTY and MONTAGUE his associates.

Ordered by the Court that King PRATER be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in the place of Wm. BATTLES and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. Issued Dec'r 11 1848

Ordered by the Court that John W. HULL be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in the place of Thomas P. CYPERT and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. Isued Dec'r 11, 1848

[page 15] December Term 1848
Came John McDOUGAL who was appointed Guardian of William L., Joseph H. and Andrew W. KING, minor heirs of John D. KING, decd And report the following came into his hands as such Guar.
One note on Andrew WILLIAMS Due the 25th Dec'r 1848 for eighteen dollars $18.00
One note on Joseph PITTS 21st Oct 1848 for fifty three dollars and 53.00
One note or Due bill on Solomon PHILLIPS due Nov'6, 1848 for eight Dollars & 40 cents 8.40
79.40

Came E.S. HAMM who was appointed Adm' of the estate of Sam' HAMM dec'd at a former term of this Court and returned in Court on Oath an Inventory & Accpt of sale

Ordered by the Court that John S. BURNS be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in place of Joseph SUTHERLAND and have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. Isued Dec'r 11, 1848

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and James M. STANFIELD and John N. GILLIS Adm's of the Estate of Nathaniel MARTIN dec'd was this day submitted to the court for their consideration and was confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

A settlement between Wm. JONES, Clerk of this Court & Elizabeth CARTER, Administratrix of the estate of David CARTER, dec'd was this day submitted to the court for their consideration and was confirmed ordered to be recorded.

A settlement between Wm. JONES, Clerk of this Court and Elizabeth CARTER [Guardian of crossed out] and William B. WALKER Guardian of the minor heirs of David CARTER dec'd was this day submitted to the court for their consideration and was confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and William G. GALLAHER Guardian of the minor heirs of John GALLAHER, dec'd was this day submitted to the Court for their consideration and was confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered by the Court that Benjamine KING be appointed overseer of the road of 1st class in place of Felix WEST and have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction and that he extend his road from the 6 mile post to the forks of the road on the top of the ridge.
[continued in the next issue]


Wayne County Historian
Vol. 1, No. 2 - June 1988
page 084
County Court Minutes
Sep 1848 - Jun 1854

second Installment (continued from Volume 1, Number 1 - March 1988)

[page 16] Monday Decr. 4, 1848
Ordered by the Court that the following good & lawful men of the County of Wayne & State of Tennessee be appointed and Summoned by the Sheriff of said County to attend and serve as Jurors at the next term of our Circuit Court to be held for the County of Wayne at the court House in the Town of Waynesboro on the first Monday in February next at 11 Oclock (AM) Viz
Dst 1 Richard TIDWELL and Alfred B. WEBB
Dst 2 Spencer LOYD " Leonard H. GRIMES
" 3 John SMITH, Jun " Andrew WILLIAM [crossed out]
" 4 W Washington CARTER " Henry H. HUNTER
" 5 John W. MONTAGUE Grief L. MITCHELL
" 6 John ROBNETT John C.G. WILSON
" 7 David COOK Peter COLE
" 8 James W. GRAY William TILLEY
" 9 John L. FIELDER William R. CURTIS
" 10 Wallis HAYS Thomas LAWSON
" 11 Presley W. HENSLEY Andrew J. BREWER
" 12 Micajah McGEE George GRIGG [or GRIGGS]
" 13 John PHILIP James HADDOCK
And that Archibald ROBINSON and Bennet HALE be summoned to attend as officers to wait on the Court and that Venirafaceous Issue

Ordered by the Court that the following Justices of the Peace for Wayne County be appointed to take in a list of Taxable property and polls in their respective Districts for the next ensuing year and that they return the same to this Court as the law directs (VS)
Dst 1 William HAYNES
" 2 Solomon [crossed out] William [WILSON appears to have been crossed out and William written over it] LAFFERTY
" 3 Cary W. POPE
" 4 Washington CARTER
" 5 Abraham MONTAGUE
" 6 John C.G. WILSON
" 7 Banjamin WATKINS
" 8 Alexander GRAY
" 9 William R. CURTIS
" 10 Brinkley HOPSON
" 11 Andrew J. BREWER
" 12 John W. LEE
" 13 Thomas SHEPARD

[page 17} Monday Decr 4 1848
W. CARTER Chairman of this Court has this day Bound unto George W. BROWN of said County Thomas J. CARR age Eleven years orphan of James F. CARR dec'd. Thereupon the said BROWN entered unto an Indenture [Bound crossed out] to take care of said minor's morals and teach him according to his obligation.

On application of John PHILIPS a Justice of the Peace of said County it is ordered by the Court that a summons issue to the sheriff of Wayne county to have James JORDAN and Franklin CUNNINGHAM before the next term of this court to be disposed of as the court thinks best as said children are without parents or any thing to subsist on.

Wm. L.T. EDWARDS come into Court and make oath that he has served as an overseer of the road for twelve months past and that he has lost or mislaid his order. Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that Anderson JACKSON be appointed overseer of the road in place of Wm. L.T. EDWARDS from the forks of the road 2/4 miles below Waynesboro to the foot of the hill on the old Town branch and 2/4 miles below Waynesboro to the foot of the hill on the old Town branch and have all the hands in the same bounds to work on said road under his directions.

Ordered that Court adjourn untill court in course. //s// W. CARTER, Wm. M. LAFFERTY, A. MONTAGUE.

[page 18] Monday Jan 1st 1849
State of Tennessee) Be it remembered that Quarterly County Court was began Wayne County) and held for the County of Wayne at the Court House in the Town of Waynesboro on the first day it being the first Monday in January A.D. one thousand Eight hundred and forty nine the following Justice were present and presiding (viz) W. CARTER Chairman, HAYNES, LAFFERTY, JOBE, POPE, James ROBERTS, MONTAGUE, WALKER, WILSON, WATKINS, GANT, A. GRAY, HOBSON, T. GRAY, BREWER, LEE AND SHEPARD.

A settlement between Wm. JONES, Clerk of this Court and Burrel WALKER Executor of John SHAW Dec'd was this day [exhibited crossed out] submitted to the court for their consideration and was confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

Came Thomas H. MABRY trustee of Wayne County into Court [and reported to the Court crossed out] and Presented the following report which is ordered to be rec'd and spread on the mintues [sic] of the court and which is in the words and figures following to wit
To the worshipful County court of Wayne County now in session Thomas H. MABRY Trustee of said County submits for your inspection the following report and showing of the amount of claims that has come into his hands by an order of your court as common School funds to wit 1 Rec'd of Thomas M. EAST on the 1st of March 1847 various Bonds & Notes and have collected in cash on said Bonds after paying some costs of Suits $67.75 and have a judgment well secured for same on Stephen COOPER for $24. and have Jesse S. ROSS and John McDOUGALS note for a balance due of $46.95. I have brought suit vs John CLEMENS et al and William L. T. EDWARDS et. al. and Martin SCOTT and had to pay the cost in each case the cost amounts to $9.75 also one on John G. HILL and S. L. BURNS for $42.21 stayed by Andrew JACKSON (making the aggregate) $180.91
Paid R. A. HILL atts fee aff. 5.00
secured & on hand $175.91
I would further state to your worshipful body that I have used the best means that I could to ascertain the true situation of the balance of the claims I have on hand and believe they are worthless as that it would cost more to collect them than they are worth as the greater portion of them have moved off from this County. I return with this report all the bonds in my possession for you to do with as you may think best all of which is respectfully submitted this 1st day of January 1849.
Thomas H. MABRY Tte.

[page 19} Monday January 1st 1849
On Motion to appropriate to William JONES Clerk of this Court for fees for Road orders and Venirafacias [sic] etc for the year 1848. Fourteen Dollars. Those who voted in the affirmative are W. CARTER Chairman HAYNES, LAFFERTY, JOBE, POPE , MONTAGUE, WILSON, WATKINS, A. GRAY, HOPSON, Thomas GRAY, SHEPARD & GRIMES - 13 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any money in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated.

This day John GRIMES came into court and presented his commission as a justice of the peace in the 5th District of Wayne County, and whereupon he took the necessary oaths for his qualifications and took his seat on the Bench.

On Motion to appropriate the sum of Twenty seven Dollars and sixty [?] three and three fourth cents to Littlebury L. MACK a former clerk of this Court for Road orders Juries of venue Tax book making tax book &c those who voted in the affirmative are W. CARTER Chairman, LAFFERTY, JOBE, POPE, ROBERTS, MONTAGUE, WILSON, T. GRAY, SHEPARD & LEE yeas 10 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any moneys in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated. Issued Jan 6

Ordered by the Court A. H. M. STUBBLEFIELD be appointed Overseer of the road in the place of Jefferson ARNOLD and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. issued Jan 6

On motion to appropriate ten Dollars to Matthew J. SIMS Coroner of Wayne county for holding the election on the 4th of March last for County officers, those who voted in the affirmative are W. CARTER, chairman, HAYNES, LAFFERTY, JOBE POPE, MONTAGUE, WILSON, WATKINS, A. GRAY, HOPSON, T. GRAY & SHEPARD Ayes 10. [noes crossed out] those who voted in the negative are JONES, WILSON & GRIMES Noes 3 so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any moneys in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated. Issued Jan 6

Came Josiah DARBY and others who were appointed at a former term of this Court a Jury of view to view and mark out a second class road commencing at the Florence
[page 20] Monday Jan 1st 1849
and Waynesboro road on the land of Josiah DARBY and run so as to intersect the Waynesboro & Florence road on the land of Jonathan WHITTEN. Whereafter having been duly sworn according to law report a road found. Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that Berry FOWLER be appointed overseer to open and clear out said road and that he have Josiah, DARBY, Joshua DARBY, A.T. PHILIPS, Thomas PHILIPS, Josiah PHILIPS, Mark FOWLER, John FOWLER, William S. FOWLER, Abner GALYEON, William ALLEN, F. M. WHITTEN, John WORDEN[?] & William BRACHER to work under his directions. Issued Jan 6 1848[sic]

On motion to appropriate to John McDOUGAL Clerk of Wayne Circuit Court and others the sum of Two Hundred and seventy four 45 1/2 /100 Dollars being the amount of sundry bills of costs against Wayne County and which are duly certified which said bills of costs are as follows

The State vs David DANIELS: Clerk J. McDOUGAL $4.25 Justice Wm. ROBERTS 50. $4.75, Constable Z.M. JOHNSON 50. $5.25. Issued Jan 6, 1849

The State vs James SOUTHERLAND: Clerk McDOUGAL $4.871/2 Cor. Wm. POLLARD $1.75. $6.82 1/2.. John GRIMES[?] 1.50. J. G. GRIMES[?] 1.50 $3.00 9.621/2 Issued Jan 6, 1849

State vs W.E.N. GRAHAM: Clerk McDOUGAL $5.061/4 Cor. Wm. Pollard $2.121/2 $7.18 3/4 . J. A. GRIMES $1.50 John GRIMES $1.50 - 3.00 Thomas KINDEL $2.62 -$2.62 Issued Jan 6, 1848[sic]

State of Tennessee vs Wm. P. KINDRICK: Clerk McDOUGAL $3.311/4, Justice E. H. PUGH $.50 Cons. Jesse ROSE $.50 Jordon JOHNSON $2.80 Z. CYPERT $1.50 John WHITE $2.34. Issued January 8, 1849

State of Tennessee vs John SMITH Jn: Clerk McDOUGAL $5.811/4 Shff Thos. MEREDITH $2.00 John CLEMENS $2.50 John YOUNG $1.79. Issued Jan 8 1849

State of Tennessee vs John MORRIS: Clerk J. McDOUGAL $8.121/2 Shiff W. BENHAM $2.50 Shff POLLARD $.161/2 Thomas MORRISON $6.85 Edward MORRISON -POLLARDs order filed $2.25 Lewis HARDIN $3.00.
Isued Jan 8. 1847 [sic]

State of Tennessee vs Isaac DANIEL: Clerk $5.62 1/2 Shiff POLLARD $1.50 R. P. TALLEY $ .25 Wm. JONES $ .25 Jesse DOWNING $4.84. Issued Jan 8, 1849

State of Tennessee vs James STAGGS: Clerk McDOUGAL $4.75 Shiff POLLARD $1.25 Wm. JONES $ .25. Issued Jan 8, 1849

State of Tennessee vs Richard STAGGS: Clerk J. McDOUGAL $4.62 1/2 Shff Wm. POLLARD $1.25 Wm. JONES $ .25. Issued Jan 8, 1849

[page 21] Monday January 1st 1849
State of Tennessee vs. Wm. BURKET: Clerk $5.06 1/4 Shiff W. POLLARD $ .41 1/2 J. A. KEATON $ .50 Robert MORRIS $ .50 R. P. TALLEY $ .50 Justice T. YOUNG $ .50 John A. GRIMES $ .75. Isued Jan 8, 1849

State of Tennessee vs. Josiah DIXON: Clerk McDOUGAL $6.61 1/2 Wm. POLLARD $2.91 1/2 Timothy WALLIS $5.53 John MORRIS $7.80. Isued Jan 8, 1849

State of Tennessee vs Zahariah W. TALLEY: Clerk McDOUGAL $6.12 1/2 shff Wm. POLLARD $. 54. Isued Jan 8, 1849

State of Tennessee vs John PRATT: Clerk J. McDOUGAL $12.68 3/4 Shff Wm. BENHAM $2.33 Wm. POLLARD $1.79 Wm. JONES $2.25 E. H. PUGH $1.66 1/2 Thos. J. CYPERT $ .25 Justice E. H. PUGH $ .50 Cons Jesse ROSE $2.00 Henry MORRIS $8.25 Thomas B. MERRIMAN $3.75 Thomas H. MABRY $3.00 James I. GIBSON $6.75 Lorenzo D. McMAHAN $10.00 John McMAHAN $4.75 Wm. PRATT $1.50 James WILSON $9.00 Stephen PARSLEY $4.75 Jacob G. MORRIS $7.75. Isued Jan 8, 1849

State of Tennessee vs Merida ROACH: Clerk $4.37 1/2 Shff Wm. POLLARD $1.50, E. H. PUGH $ .16 1/2 Jas. CARTER $. 50 State witness John H. LUCAS (S.R. LAIRD) $3.75. Isued Jan 8, 1849

State of Tennessee vs Abner SMITH: Clerk McDOUGAL $5.25 Shff E. H. PUGH $2.37 1/2 Justice CARTER $ .50 Const. J. W. STANFIELD $ .50 Micajah McGEE $2.25 S. R. LAIRD $2.25 John H. LUCAS (S.R. LAIRD) $3.00. Isued Jan 8, 1849

State of Tennessee vs Garrison BUSH: Clerk $4.87 1/2 Shff PUGH $1.66 1/2 Wm. POLLARD $ .25 Joseph N. ROBNETT $2.25 Claborn ACKLIN $2.25. Isued Jan 9, 1849

State of Tennessee vs Charles Y. PARKER: Clerk $1.43 3/4 Sheriff PUGH $1.00 Eliphas PRATER $2.38 John R. DAVIS $1.50 Eliphas RILEY$1.50. isued Jan 9, 1849

State of Tennessee vs William BIFFLE: Clerk $6.56 1/4 shff E. H. PUGH $1.91 1/4 Shff Wm. POLLARD $ .25 Richard [Robert crossed out] H. STAGGS (POLLARD) $3.00. Isued Jan 9, 1849

Those who voted on the affirmative are W. CARTER Chairman HAYNES, LAFFERTY, JOBE, POPE, MONTAGUE, WILSON, WATKINS, A. GRAY, HOPSON, T. GRAY, SHEPARD and GRIMES 13 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the trustee of Wayne County not other wise appropriated.

[page 22] Monday Jan 1st 1849
Ordered by the court that John FISH be appointed overseer of the road in the place of Anderson JACKSON and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. Isued Jan 6, 1849

Came into Court Mrs. ibby G. GALLAHER who was this day chosen and appointed Guardian of the minor heirs of John GALLAHER Decd. and entered into Bond of One thousand five hundred Dollars with Joseph B. DIXON, Amos H. GALLAHER, William G. GALLAHER and Joseph G. GALLAHER her securities which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded Where upon the said Ibby G. GALLAHER took the necessary oath for her qualification.

On application it is ordered by the Court that John CLEMANS, Eliphus RILEY, John SMITH, William J. YOUNG and S. L. BURNS be appointed a Jury of View to view and mark a 2nd Class road beginning at the mouth of Mockison Creek on Buffalo and runn the best way that can be found to Samuel RILEYs mill and that they report the same to the next term of this court. Isued Jan 6, 1849.

This day Jesse S. ROSS by attorney moved the court to be released as one of the securities of Flora M. HARRIS Executrix of Robert HARRIS deceased and it appearing to the Court that said Flora M. has had the notice required by law it is ordered by the Court that said Flora M. give bond with other and sufficient security in the sum of ten thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs for the faitful execution of trusts bequests and devised made in the last will and testament of said Robert deceased. Whereupon William WITHERSPOON and Franklin WITHERSPOON as securities aforesaid came into court and entered into bond [into bond crossed out] in the sum of ten thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs. it is thereupon ordered by the court that said Jesse S. ROSS be released as such security aforesaid.

Whereas Messers FOULER & HUDSON by permission of the court have taken a miniature of this Worshipful Court and its officers in a groupe and presented the same to the court Resolved by the Court that the thanks thereof be and are hereby tended to Missers FOULER & HUDSON for said present and that from this and other speciamns of their skill be recommend to the patronage of all who may [page 23] Monday Jan 1st 1849 wish work done in their line.
Resolved and that Col. C. B. McCLAIN be requested to forward the same to Misses FOULER & HUDSON.
Resolved that the said minature be delivered to the Clerk of this Court to be Kept in his office.

This day William POLLARD Administrator of Jacob A. KEATON produced in Court an inventory and account of sales of the property belonging to said estate which is confirmed by the court and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered by the court that William B. WALKER, Burrell WALKER and Nathan BIFFLE freeholders be appointed commissioners who after having been duly sworn for the said purpose shall alot and set apart to Elizabeth KYLE widow of Alexander KYLE deceased so much of the crop stock provisions money and other property on hands belonging to the estate of said Alexander KYLE as shall be sufficient for the support and maintenance of herself and family for one year next after the death of her said husband and report to the next term of this court. Isued Jan 9, 1849.

Upon motion of Wm SINCLAIR Executor [administrator crossed out] of John SINCLAIR dec'd it is ordered by the Court that he have leave to correct his inventory heretofore returned into Court so as to charge himself with only the half of the value of a Jack the whole value having been inventory through mistake.

On motion to appropriate to Jesse S. ROSS the sum of ten dollars for his services rendered Running the Line between the Counties of Wayne and Perry those who voted in the affirmative are W. CARTER, Chairman HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE POPE JONES MONTAGUE WALKER WILSON WATKINS GANT A. GRAY HOPSON T. GRAY SHEPARD BREWER and GRIMES 17 Noes none So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County trustee not otherwise appropriated. isued Jan 9 1849

upon application it is ordered by the Court that Andrew WILLIAMS Joseph PITTS Samuel RILEY Jess RILEY & Charles PARKER be appointed a Jury of View to View and mark out [a road crossed out] so as to [to crossed out] change the road running down Green River [and crossed out] leaving said road at the Baptist Church at the upper end of Alm[?] S. [said crossed out] BURNS field.

State of Tennessee vs Thomas McBRIDE: Justice w. CARTER $ .25 Shff Wm. JONES $3.25. Isued Jan 9, 1849
[page 24] Monday January 1at 1849
and intersect the same at or near Joseph PITTS Plantation and that they report the same to the next term of this Court.

A majority of the Justice Present and presiding the Court proceeded to Levy a County Tax for Wayne County for the present year 1849 [And upon motion to Lay a Tax of ?? crossed out] it was ordered by the Court that a Tax of fifteen cents on the one hundred dollars worth of taxable property and Thirty five cents on each Poll be Leved.

On application of George WHITTEN & Thomas SHEPARD to Disannul a certain portion of the road leading down little Cypress to the State line of Alabama that part of said road that leads from or near Mason WHITTENs to the State line below A.T. PHILIP, It is therefore ordered by the Court that said Portion of road be diannuled.

Ordered by the Court that John VOORHIES be appointed overseer of the road in place of George W. PEERY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. Isued Jan 9, 1849

Ordered by the Court that King H. ABLES be appointed overseer of the road in the place of Isaac MORRIS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions. Isued Jan 9, 1849

On application it is ordered by the Court that Henry MARTIN, Thomas LAWSON, David BERRY John KELLEY and Henry PIGG be appointed a Jury of View to view and mark out so as to change the road so as to runn above Thomas GRAYs house & that they report the same to the next term of this court. Isued Jan 9, 1849

On application it is ordered by the court that Wm. C. McBAIN[?] Wm. RICKETTS James E. McKNIGHT John G. HILL and W. B. SKILLERN be appointed a Jury of View to view and mark out so as to change the road running by Moses RAYs to Ashland leaving said road near said RAYs Lane and intersect the same before it reaches Ashland and that they report the same to the next term of this Court.
Isued Jan 9, 1849

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and Wm. THORNTON Guardian of Wm. R. DUNCAN was this day submitted to the court for their consideration and was rec'd and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered by the court that Abraham MONTAGUE and James ANDERSON be appointed Commissioner for Wayne County for the present year 1849

[page 25] Monday Jan 1st 1849
On motion to appropriate to W. CARTER and others the sum of Thirteen 25/100 Dollars being the amount of three bills of cost against Wayne County and allowed by this Court.

State of Tennessee vs James COPELAND & Richard STAGGS: Justice W. CARTER $. 50 Cons. C. ACKLIN $1.50. Isued Jan 9 1849

State of Tennessee vs Thomas McBRIDE: Justice W. CARTER $ .25 Shiff Wm. JONES $3.25. Isued Jan 9, 1849

State of Tennessee vs Jefferson JACKSON: W. CARTER $ .25 I. HUBBER $ .50
R.CHURCHWELL $ .50 Shff E.H. PUGH $5.00 James BRUCE $ .25 H. KERLEY $ .25 Joseph SOUTHERLAND $ .25 J. N. FOREHAND $ .25 Dilila MORTON $ .50.
Isued Jan. 9, 1849

Those who voted in the affirmative was HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE ROBERTS WILSON T. GRAY and LEE Ayes 7. Noes POPE MONTAGUE and SHEPARD 3 so said appropriation was made to be paid out of the monies in the hands of the county Trustee not otherwise appropriated.

On motion to appropriate to W. CARTER the sum of six dollars for his services rendered as Commissioner selling the Town lots on the west Square of Waynesboro Those that Voted in the affirmative were HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE POPE ROBERTS MONTAGUE WILSON WATKINS T. GRAY SHEPARD and LEE Ayes 12 noes none So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Trustee of [said crossed out] Wayne County not otherwise appropriated.

William THORNTON Tax Collector of the public taxes of Wayne County for 1848 prodced[sic] in Court the following list of insolvencies &c to wit
Dist. No. 2 Jacob BURNS Removed Poll .77 1/2, Wm. BROWN Removed Poll .77 1/2,
W. C. GAMBELL overage .77 1/2, S. F. LANEAR Removed Poll 77 1/2, Author MORRIS Removed Poll .77 1/2, Ann WESTLOKE Removed Poll .77 1/2. Dist. 3 Jesse BOND overage Poll 77 1/2, Wm C. HASSELL Removed Poll .77 1/2, John H. PARKER overage Poll .77 1/2 Abner SMITH Removed Poll .77 1/2.
[page 26] Monday Jan. 1st 1849
Dist. 4 John J. BOYD Removed Poll .77 1/2, James C. BRIDGES overage .77 1/2, Calvin EDINS Removed Poll .77 1/2, John McCORMACK Removed Poll .77 1/2, JOHN OVERTON removed Poll .77 1/2 Peter WHITEHEAD removed Poll .77 1/2, Wm. C. WARREN[?] listed in 2 Districts .77 1/2 Wm. H. CARTWRIGHT 1 Town lot $1.17 Wm. P. KENDRICK & Mrs. KEA 1 Black $1.17. Dst No 5 Wm. TILLY removed Poll .77 1/2 Richard TILLY Removed Poll 77 1/2 Miner WHITE listed in 2 Districts 77 1/2 Dst No 6 David BREWER removed (Poll) .77 1/2 R. C. BATEMAN Removed Poll .77 1/2 John N. BREWER no such man to be found .77 1/2 Joseph MABRY removed .77 1/2 Samuel P. McCLANE Removed Poll 77 1/2 George STAGGS removed Poll 77 1/2 Alexander STAGGS removed Poll 77 1/2 Wm. SCOTT removed Poll .77 1/2 Barnabas SCOTT removed (Poll) .77 1/2 Dst No 7 Not to be found .77 1/2 Wm. BROWN Insolvent .77 1/2 J.E.C. WALKER Insolvent .77 1/2 Dst No. 8 James BANKS removed (poll) 77 1/2 Robert FOX removed (Poll) 77 1/2 D. W. MOSIER under age .77 1/2 Henry MARTIN removed (poll) .77 1/2 George H. TALLY removed (Poll) .77 1/2 Thomas MIDDLETON removed (Poll) 77 1/2 James MORRIS removed (Poll) 77 1/2 Livi SAILS no such a man to be found 77 1/2 Dst No. 9 James BROWN or BRANNON removed (Poll) .77 1/2
James BLACKWOOD listed in 2 Districts .77 1/2 Daniel WATSON (Poll) removed .77 1/2 Bennet POWEL listed in 2 districts Black Poll $2.34 John SOUTH removed (Poll) .77 1/2 Isaac TALLY removed Poll (77 1/2) James McFALL removed (Poll) 77 1/2 Thos. PRUET Insolvent 77 1/ Wilburn WEST _________77 1/2 DST NO 10 Stephen COPPER overage (Poll) 77 1/2 Lewis H. JONES removed (Poll) 77 1/2 Wm. B. EDWARDS Insolvent (Poll) 77 1/2 Richard BALENTINE (Poll) 77 1/2 Dst No 11 Carroll TUCKER removed (Poll) 77 1/2 David BRIGGS removed (Poll) 77 1/2 Hardy SAUNDER listed in 2 Districts (Poll) 77 1/2 Arch TILLY Listed in 2 Districts (Poll) 77 1/2 wm. DABBS (Poll) 77 1/2 Arch TILLEY Listed in 2 Districts 1.55 & Isolvent Samuel MOTON removed (Poll) 77 1/2 Dst No 12 Adam LUTTS overage (Poll) 77 1/2 overage (Poll) 77 1/2 George W. WALLIS removed (Poll) 77 1/2 Merdeth MORRISON (Poll) 77 1/2 Andrew SCOT (Poll) 77 1/2 Nathaniel LANCASTER 77 1/2 Wm. HOLLIS 389 1/2 Wm. BROADSTREET 77 1/2 Joseph HUNT 77 1/2 George A. BROWN 77 1/2 Jackson KILBURN 77 1/2 Dst No 13 Thomas L. LOONEY (Poll) Wm. LACKY insolvent Poll 77 1/2 D.C. WHITTEN removed (Poll) 77 1/2 Mason WHITTEN overage Poll) 77 1/2 James PHILIPS overage Poll 77 1/2 David PHILIPS overage (Poll) 77 1/2 Owen BRIANT removed Poll 77 1/2 [State Tax $13] William VERRANT no such man to be found 77 1/2 Making $66.78
State of Tennessee Wayne County: Personally appeared in open Court William (?) Collector of the Public Tax of Said County for the year 1884 Who made oath in due form that the list of Insolvents by him exhibited is Just and true to the best of his Knowledge and that said list fully sits forth the name of each delinquent in his County the amount of Tax he owes and the nature and kind of Taxable subjects from which derived.
[page 27' Monday Jan 1st 1849
for said year and that he has used all real[?] ways and means in his power to collect the Taxes contained in said list from the time he rec'd the tax list from the Clerk there of and that he could not find any property to enable him to collect said taxes sworn to and subscribed in open Court January 1st 1849 [which crossed out] //s// Wm. THORNTON T. C. Text Wm. JONES Clerk

[Ordered that Court adjourn till tomorrow morrow morning 9 OClock - crossed out]

It is therefore ordered by the Court that said Collector be allowed a credit for the sum of Thirteen Dollars State Tax & fifty three 47/100 Dollars County Tax in his settlement as provided by law and that the same be certified by the Clerk.

Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 Oclock. //s// W. CARTER, A. MONTAGUE, H. ROBERTS

Tuesday Morning January 2nd, 1849

Court met according to adjournment

The report of the commissioners appointed to allot and set apart to Lucinda KEATON widow of Jacob A. KEATON deceased a years provisions for herself and family is produced in Court confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

[ordered by the Court that the Clerk Cert - crossed out]

William THORNTON Revenue Collector for Wayne County for 1848 having applied at the Oct. Term of this court for a credit for Insolvencies Removals &c and there not being a sufficient number of Justices present as required by Law and the said THORNTON having applied to this Term and the Court having made him the allowance aforesaid it is therefore ordered by the Court that the Clerk of this Court certify the facts to the Comptroller.

Ordered that Court Adjourn tell Court in course. //s// W. CARTER , A. MONTAGUE, H. ROBERTS.
[page 28] Monday Feb'r 5th 1849
Be it remembered that a Corum County Court was began and held for the County of Wayne at the Court House in the Town of Waynesboro on the fifth day it being the First Monday in Feb'r in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and forty nine. The following Justice present and presiding W. CARTER, Chairman, MONTAGUE and JONES his associates

Came into Court Wm. M. GALLEGLEY who was appointed at a former term of this court Guardian of Hannah K John & William Minor heirs of William MARES deceased and made the following Report and and shewing Rec'd of Wm. ROBERDS former Guardian by the hands of John O. ROBERDS $84.64 1/2 from John O. ROBERDS 15.00 Int on 84 64 1/2 Eleven Months 4.65 Int on To the present 37 56 141 85 1/2
All of which is respectfully submitted the 5th Feb'r 1849 //s// Wm M GALLEGLY Wm. M GALLEGLEY made oath in open court that the foregoing report is correct to the best of his knowledge and belief. Feb'r 5th 1849 //s// Wm JONES Clk

a Settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and Wm M. GALLEGLEY Guardian of Hannah K minor heir of Wm MARES deceased was this day presented to the Court and confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Wm M GALLEGLEY guardian of John minor heir of Wm MARES Deceased was this day presented to the court and confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

Came Wm M GALLEGLEY Guardian of the minor heirs of Wm MARES Deceased and renewed his bond of one hundred and ninety one dollars with Wm POLLARD and John FUSON his securities which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and John LAMB Guardian of the minor heirs of Washington MARTIN deceased was this day presented to the court and received and ordered to be recorded.

[page 29] Febr Term 5th 1849
Ordered by the court that Gideon BLACKWOOD be appointed overseer of the road in the place of Thomas STRICKLING and that he work from Thomas H SHORTs to Wm SHARPs and have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction.
Isued Feb 19th 1849

Ordered by the Court that Jesse TUCKER be appointed overseer of the road in the place of A C McDOUGAL and that (he) have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. isued Febr 19, 1849

Ordered by the Court that King BREWER be appointed overseer of the road in the place of James BREWER and have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction and that Lott DANIEL work under the said BREWER. Isued Febr 19, 1849.

Ordered by the Court that Wilery BREWER Jn. be appointed Overseer of the road in the place of P.W. HENSLEY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions. Isued Febr 19, 1849

Ordered by the court that Wm J GRIMES E RHODES R A GRIMES Robert MORRIS & Levi C HOLT work on the Savannah Road under Robert MORRIS. Isued Febr 19, 1849

Ordered by the Court that Malaci DICUS be appointed Oversteer of the road in the place of L or S? H GRIMES and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. Isued Febr 19, 1849

Ordered by the Court that Alfred B WEBB be appointed overseer of the road in the place of Harry[?] RUSSEAW and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction.. Isued Febr 19, 1849

Ordered by the court that A G NEWMAN be appointed overseer of the road in the place of G B FOSTER and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. Isued Febr 19, 1849

Ordered by the court that Wm HEFINGTON be appointed Overseer of the road in the place of James H BRUMLEY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. isued Febr 19, 1849

It appearing to the Court that Richard C WADE late of said County is dead and having made no last Will in writing and application being made by Wm H WADE for letters of Administration granted him upon all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of the said Richard C WADE Whereupon the said Wm H WADE entered into
[page 30] Monday Febr Term 1849
bond in the sum of Six hundred dollars with James ANDERSON and James ARNETT his securities which was approved of by the Court Where upon the Court ordered that the following letters of Administration isue to the said Wm H WADE

State of Tennessee Wayne County
county Court Feb'r Session Whereas it appears to the court here that Richard C. WADE is dead and having made no last Will and testament [in writing crossed out] and application being made by Wm. H WADE to have letters of Administration granted to him upon all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of the said deceased and he having given bond and security as is by law in such cases required where upon the Court ordered that he have letters accordingly there are therefore to authorize you the said Wm H WADE to enter into and open all and singular the goods and Chattels rights and credits of the said Richard C. WADE deceased and the same in your possession taken when and where to be found in this State and a true and perfect inventory thereof take and return into our ensuing County Court on oath and all the Just debts of the intestate pay so far as the estate will amount or extend and the residue there of deliver to those who have a right [to erased] there to by law here in fail not Witness Wm JONES Clerk of [said crossed out] the County Court of Wayne County at office the first Monday in Feb'r 1849 Where upon the said Wm H WADE took the necessary oath for his qualification. //s// Wm JONES Clk.

[continued in the next issue]


Wayne County Historian
Vol. 1, No. 3 - September 1988
Page 124
County Court Minutes
Sep 1848 - Jun 1854

COUNTY COURT MINUTES SEPTEMBER 1848 - JUNE 1854

Third Installment (continued from Volume 1, Number 2 - June 1988)

[page 30 continued]
It appearing to the Court that Mary WADE late of said County is dead and having made no last will in writing and application being made by Wm H. WADE to have letter of Administration granted him upon all and singular the goods and Chattles rights and Credits of the said Mary WADE where upon the said Wm H. WADE entered into bond of six hundred dollars with James ANDERSON and James ARNETT his securities which was approved of by the Court where upon the Court ordered the following letter of Administration Isue to the said Wm H WADE

State of Tennessee Wayne County
County Court Feb'r session Whereas it appears to the Court here that Mary WADE is dead and have made no last will and testament and application being made by Wm H WADE
[page 31] Monday Feb'r Term 1849
to have letters of Administration granted to him upon all and singular the goods and Chattles rights and Credits of the said deceased and he having given bond and security as is by law in such cases required where upon the Court ordered that he have letters accordingly There are therefore to authorize you the said Wm H WADE to enter into and open all and singular the goods and Chattles rights and Credits of the said Mary WADE Deceased and the same in your possession take when and where to be found in this State and a true and perfect Inventory take and return into our ensuing County Court on oath and all [of crossed out] Just debts of the intestate pay so far as the said Estate will amount or extend and the residue there of deliver to those who have a right thereto by law here in fail not
Witness Wm JONES Clerk of the County Court of Said Cty at office the First Monday in Feb'r 1849.
Whereupon the said Wm H WADE took the necessary oath for his qualification //S// Wm JONES Ckl

Came into Court Lenoir W. CANTRELL who was this day appointed guardian of Henry C Wm J & Mary Ann Minor heirs of Milly MAY Deceased and entered into bond in the sum of Five hundred and Sixty seven Dollars with W W THORNTON and P B WELCH his securities which was approved of by the court Where upon the said Lenoir W CANTRELL took the necessary oath for his qualification.

Ordered by the court that Hazel COPELAND be appointed overseer of the road in the place of Benjamin HAISTY and that he have all the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. isued Feb'r 19, 1849

Ordered by the Court that Merida MORRISON be appointed overseer of the road in the place of Wm D COPELAND and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. Isued Feb'r 19, 1849

Ordered by the Court that Alfred SIMMONS extend his portion of the road and that he work to George WHITTON and that he have all the hands on the Creek below said WHITTENs in addition to the hand alloyed him to work under his direction. Isued Feb'r 6, 1849

Ordered by the court that Joseph EAST be appointed overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of John A KENNADY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. Isued Feb'r 19, 1849

[page 32] Monday Feb'r 5th 1849
Ordered by the Court that D.J. JONES be appointed Chairman Protem during W CARTERs absence

Washing CARTER Esq Chairman of the County Court by order of Said Court has this day bound Alexander DAVIS & John W DAVIS orphan children of John DAVIS Deceased to Alexander DAVIS until they attain to the age of Twenty one yrs. the said Alexander being born Oct 3rd 1844 and the said John W on the 26 Sept 1847 and the Said Alexander DAVIS come into Court and entered into Bond according to law to take care of said apprentices morels and Educate and Cloth said children

Came Thomas H MABRY Trustee of Wayne County and made the following report To the worshipful County Court now in Session Feb'r term 1849 The undersigned trustee of Wayne County would make the following report as to the revenue arising for the year 1848
The amount due from the Tax Collector is $1609.20 1/2
Picked Tax he collected $ 14.83
$1624.03 1/2
The amount due from Circuit Clerk is $126.75
The amt. due from L.L. MACK Cty Clerk is $189.46 1/2
" " " " JONES present clerk " 123.48
" " " " Stray Book & Rec'd is 40.56
" " " " Sheriff & Justices for fines under late law is 70.50
[Rec'd of Tax Collector is crossed out] $2159.96
Rec'd of Tax collector in Claims & money $1467.75
his commission on that amount is 88.08
Insolvencies & Removals 53.47
Rec'd of tax collector $1609.20
Commission 14.83
Rec'd of John McDOUGAL Clk 126.75
Rec'd of MACK former Clerk 189.46 1/2
" " JONES 123.48
" " this amt in Claims & money 40.56
" " " " " " " " 70.50 $2160.05 1/2

All of which is respectfully submitted to your honorable worships this Feb'r 5th 1849. T H MABRY Trustee
the said T H MABRY swore in open Court the foregoing report is correct to the best of his Knowledge and belief. //s// Wm JONES

[page 33] Monday Feb'r 5th 1849
Came James N BLACKSHEAR into Court who was this day appointed Guardian of Hannah P BLACKSHEAR and entered into bond in the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars with Wm M GRIMES [MONTAGUE crossed out] and Wm BENHAM his securities which was approved of by the Court Where upon the said BLACKSHEAR took the necessary oath for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that James H HORTON be appointed overseer of the road in the place of G B MANUEL and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Feb'r 19, 1849

Ordered by the court that Richard DABBS be appointed overseer of the road in the place of Wm. C. DUREN and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Feb'r 19, 1849

Ordered by the Court that John W BERRY be appointed overseer of the road in the place of Samuel BECKHAM and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Feb'r 19, 1849

Came John N. MARTIN in to Court who was this day appointed Guardian of Nathaniel Hannah E James H Lidia M & Richard K Minor heirs of Nathiel [sic] MARTIN deceased and entered into bond in the sum of three hundred dollars with A. J. MARTIN and Thomas S[?] MARTIN his securities which was approved of by the court where upon the John N MARTIN took the necessary oath for his qualification.

Came into Court John T WHITTEN who was this day appointed Guardian of Jesse Josiah Moses K & Polly Ann WHITTEN and entered into bond in the sum of three hundred and ten dollars with John PHILIPS and Gray PHILIPS his securities which was approved of by the Court, Where upon the said John T WHITTEN took the necessary oath for his qualification

Came into Court Thomas J MONTAGUE and [resigned crossed out] Tendered his resignation to the office of Constable of the 1st District Wayne County which was received by the Court

Ordered that Court adjourn tell tomorrow mornin [?] 10 OClock //s// D J JONES P. Chair A. MONTAGUE Thos. SHEPARD

[page 34] Tuesday Feb'r 6th 1849
On application of Thomas SHEPARD a Justice of the peace of Wayne County it is ordered by the Court that a summans Isue to the Sheriff of Wayne County to have James Franklin & Jordon CUNNINGHAM before [the cross out] this court at the next term to be disposed of as the Court may think best as said Children is without parents or any means of maintenance [?] Isued Feb'r 19, 1849

Came into Court Soloman JOBE who was appointed Guardian of the minor heirs of Abraham MELSON deceased at a former term of this Court and made the following report
State of Tennessee) To the Worshipful County Court now in session The Wayne County) undersigned who was appointed at a former term of this Court Guardian of the minor heirs of Abraham MELSON deceased would make the following report & shewing of the amount that has come in to his hands as such Guardian.
To amt due on Ad'm settlement $48.42
Int. on same 9.44
Recd from Peter MELSONs Estate 30.00
Int on same 2.40
>From same Estate 13.00
Int on same .55
Cash on debt 3.00
$106.81
All of which is respectfully submitted //s// Solomon JOBE Guard. Feb'r 6th 1849 Soloman JOBE made oath in open Court that the foregoing report is correct to the best of his knowledge and belief Feb'r 6th 1849 //s// Wm JONES

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Soloman JOBE guardian of the Minor heirs of Abraham MELSON Deceased was this day presented to the Court and Confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

Came Soloman JOBE into Court who was appointed at a former term of this Court Guardian of the minor heirs of Abraham MELSON deceased and renewed his Bond in the sum of two hundred and five dollars with D C McADOO his security which was approved of by the Court

[page 35] Tuesday Feb'r 6th 1849
Ordered by the Court that John McDOUGAL Hiram ROBERTS and T H MABRY Freeholders be appointed Commissioners who after having been duly sworn for said purpose shall proceed to allot and set apart to Polly BURGESS widow of Thomas BURGESS Deceased so much of the crop stock provisions money and other property on hand belonging to said Estate as shall be sufficient for the support of herself & family for one year next after the death of her said husband and report the same to the next term of this Court

ordered that Court adjourn untill Court in Course //s// D J JONES Protem Chairman A. MONTAGUE Thos. SHEPARD

State of Tennessee Wayne County
Be it Remembered that a Corum County Court was began and held for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the Town of Waynesboro on the 5th day of it being the first Monday in March one thousand Eight hundred and forty nine
The following Justice present and presiding W CARTER Chairman JONES & WILSON and MONTAGUE his associates Justices

Ordered by the Court that L P SHAW be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in the place of Ephraim CHURCHWELL and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued March 8th 1849

Ordered by the court that John JACKSON be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of James N STAGGS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under this direction Isued March 8th 1849

Came E H PUGH Sheriff of Wayne County and returned into Court a summons to being James Franklin & Jordan CUNNINGHAM Orphan Child who was abandon by their Father and the Mother being Dead to be disposed of as the Court may think best and came Franklin CUNNINGHAM and Jordan CUNNINGHAM and [where upon W CARTER crossed out] It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the said Franklin CUNNINGHAM is a minor about the age of fifteen years and has been abandoned by his father for more than five years and that his mother is dead and it further appearing to the Court that Absolum T PHILIPS is a farmer and a proper person to have the custody and control of said minor It is therefore considered by the Court that said Franklin be bound as an apprentice to said A T PHILIPS [Tucker crossed out] until he is twenty one years of age upon his entering into Indentures with the Chairman
[page 36] Monday march 1849
conditioned that he cause said minor to be taught to spell read write and to cypher to the rule of three and the trade of farming furnish him with suitable clothing board and attention[?] and at the expiration of said time to furnish him with a good freedom suit and a horse bridle and saddle with sixty dollars And it further appearing to the Court that said Jordon CUNNINGHAM is a resident of Wayne County is a minor of about the age of 13 years the 30th of January past that he has been abandoned by his father for more than five years and that his mother is dead and that it will be to the interest of said minor to be bound as an apprentice to David T. PHILIPS a farmer of said County until he is 21 years of age upon his entering into indentures of Apprenticeship with the Chairman of this Court conditioned that he the said David T PHILIPS provide said Jordon with suitable board and clothing that he cause him to be taught to read write and cypher as far as the rule of three if he have sufficient capacity and at the expiration of said time furnish him with a freedom suite and [a horse, bridle and saddle with sixty dollars crossed out} and teach or cause him to be taught the art and mystery of a farmer Where upon the said David T PHILIPS & A T PHILIPS entered unto Indenture with W. CARTER Chairman

It appearing to the Court that Thomas BURGESS lately died in said County having made no last will and testament and it appearing to the Court that his widow Mary BURGESS has relinquished her right to administer upon his said estate and John G HILL having applied to the Court for letters of Administration upon said estate and he having entered into bond with Samuel C MITCHEL & John C G WILSON his securities in the sum of four hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs It is ordered by the Court that letters of Administration be granted to him upon said estate which are in the words and figures following to wit

State of Tennessee Wayne County
County Court March Session
Whereas it appears to the Court here that Thomas BURGESS is dead and having made no last will and testament and application being made by John G HILL to have letters of administration granted to him upon all and singular, the goods and chattles, right and credits of the said deceased. and he having given bond and security as is by law in such cases required
[page 37] Monday March 1849
whereupon the court ordered that he have letters accordingly These are therefore to authorize you the said John G HILL to enter into and open all and singular the goods and chattles rights and credits of the said Thomas BURGESS deceased and the same in your possession take when and where to be found in this State, and a true and perfect inventory thereof take and return into our ensuing county court, on oath, and all the just debts of the interest[?] pay. so far as the said estate will amount or extend, and the residue thereof deliver to those who have a right thereto by law; herein fail not. Witness Wm. JONES, Clerk of the County Court of Wayne County at office, the first Monday in March 1849 //s// Wm. JONES Clerk
Where upon the said John G HILL took the necessary oath for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that Henderson DICKERSON be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of D H MOSIER and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued March 8, 1849

Ordered by the Court that James DURHAM be appointed overseer of the road of the 2nd Class in the place of Isaac SURRATT and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction isued March 8, 1849

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and A J BREWER Administrator of the Estate of Wm BREWER deceased was this day presented to the Court for their consideration which was Confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of the Court and Gray PHILIPS Guardian of the minor heirs of John WHITTEN deceased was this day presented to the Court for their consideration which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this court and D C McADOO Guardian of D H Minor heir of Thomas CROSSNO Deceased which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and D C McADOO Guardian of James T minor heir of Thomas CROSSNO deceased was this day submitted to the Court for their consideration which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

Came into Court D.C. McADOO who was at a former Term of this Court appointed Guardian of the minor heirs of Thomas CROSSNO deceased and entered into bond of thirteen hundred dollars with Wilson CASEY his security which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

[page 38] Monday March 5th 1849
Came [into Court crossed out] James N. BLACK who was appointed at a former term of this Court Guardian of Permelian BLACKSHEAR and reported to the Court the amount that had came into his hands as such Guardian which was ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Wm. W GRIMES Guardian of Manerva A Minor heir of James GRIMES deceased was this day submitted to the Court and Confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and W W GRIMES Guardian of Eli S GRIMES minor heir of James GRIMES deceased was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and W W GRIMES Guardian of James A minor heir of James GRIMES deceased was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Morgan H ROSS Guardian of William Minor heir of Peter STUBBLEFIELD deceased was this day presented to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered by the Court that Thomas G PHILLIPS be appointed overseer of a 2nd Class Road [and that he crossed out] in the place of Berry FOWLER and have the following hands to wit A T PHILIPS Joseph PHILIPS James PHILIPS hands Josiah PHILIPS Josiah FOWLER & and all hands on his place Marcus B FOWLER John S FOWLER Elijah BRACHER hands Wm REA and all hand in the said Bounds to work under his direction. Isued March 8th 1849

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Thomas LANEAR Guardian of Smith BROADAWAY was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered by the Court that Wm MOSIER be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in place of Thomas S [or L] MARTIN and that he have all the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued March 8th 1849

Ordered that Court adjourn tell Court in Course //s// W. CARTER, D J JONES, A. MONTAGUE

[page 39] Monday April 2nd 1849
State of Tennessee) Be it remembered that a Quarterly County Court was began Wayne County) and held for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the Town of Waynesboro on the 2nd day it being the first Monday in April one thousand Eight hundred and forty nine The following Justice present and presiding W CARTER Chairman LAFFERTY ROBERTS JONES MONTAGUE WILSON WATKINS CURTIS SHEPARD PHILIPS GRIMES JOBE POPE BREWER DIXON LEE GANT A GRAY CYPERT HAYNES HAMM

A settlement Between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and J W ROSS one of the Administrators of the Estate of George ROSS deceased was this day presented to the court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

Upon application it is ordered by the Court that D J JONES R A HILL John S. BURNS Joseph PITTS & John G HILL be appointed a jury of View to view and mark out so as to change the road from Waynesboro running dowing (down) Green River to leave the old road near Henry GRIMES Stables and runn on the west side of said River as opened by C B McCLANE & others and that they report the same to [ the present term crossed out] of this Court Isued Apr. 2, 1849

Where as it [appears crossed out] is represented to this Court that the line as it now stands between Wayne County and Lewis County in the South Western corner of the Latter County approaches more than twelve miles to Waynesboro It is therefore order by the Court that Jesse S ROSS be appointed a Commissioner and Surveyor upon the part of this County to act with such Commissioners as are or may be appointed upon the part of Lewis County to run and mark out said line so as not to approach said Town of Waynesboro nearer than twelve miles the compensation and expenses of said Surveyor and commissioner to be Paid by Lewis County Isued April 13, 1849

Came Wm B McBRIDE & others as who was appointed a Jury of View at a former term of this Court and report a road found as directed in the order

Ordered by the Court that Lemuel PANNEL be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of A B GANT and that he have hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Apr 3rd 1849

[page 49] Monday April 2nd 1849
[A majority of the Justices present An motion to appropriate to John McDOUGAL clerk of the Circuit Court and other.. this entry is circled as if to delete, Editor]

Ordered by the Court that Thomas CURTIS Wm BIVINS John HAYS Turner WHITTEN & Z M JOHNSON be appointed a Jury of View to view & mark out a Road to commence on the Florence road near Wm BEAVERS and from thence along the dividing ridge by Old Mr. LAMBs and intersect the ridge dividing the waters of Indian Creek and Second Creek so as to intersect the road leading from Pinhook to Eastport and that they report the same to the next term of this Court Isued April 3, 1849

Came D J JONES & others who was appointed a Jury of View to View so as to change the road running down Green River as opened by C B McCLANE & others and report a road found

Came Andrew WILLIAMS and others who was at a former term of this Court appointed a Jury of View to view and mark out so as to change the road running down Green River and report a road found as directed [a road found crossed out] in the order

Ordered by the Court that Charles C ROSS be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class and that he work from Waynesboro to the ford of the Creek at Wm EADS and have all [all crossed out] the hands from said ford to Waynesboro living on Green River to work under his direction Isued April 3, 1849

Ordered by the Court that John S BURNS be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class [in crossed out] running down Green River and that he work from the South Bank of the ford of the [road crossed out] Creek at Wm EADS to Samuel RILEY's Mills and that he have the hands in that bounds to work under his directions Isued April 3, 1849

Ordered by the Court that Andrew WILLIAMS be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class running down Green River and that he work from RILEY's mill to the ford of Bufalo river and that he have the hands in that bound to work under his direction Isued April 4, 1849

[page 41] Monday April 2nd 1849
On motion to appropriate to John McDOUGAL Clerk of Wayne County Circuit Court and others the sum of Two hundred and seventeen 96/4 dollars being the amount of sundry bills of cost agains Wayne County and which said bills are [correct crossed out] duly certified and are as follows

State of Tennessee vs David DICKERSON: J. McDOUGAL $141 83/4 Sheriff Wm POLLARD $ .50 Const. Jesse________? $ .50 Justice Z CYPERT $. 50 Merida ROACH $1.63 Isued April 4, 1849

State of Tennessee vs Thomas STAGGS: Clerk McDOUGAL $11 87 1/2 Sheriff E H PUGH $1.25 Wm POLLARD $ .25 S L BURNS $ .25 Rial BREWER $ .25 Thos HUFFINE $4.70 Isued April 4, 1849

State of Tennessee vs James W MURPHREY: Clerk J McDOUGAL $5.06 1/4 Sheriff PUGH $.16 1/2 T J CYPERT $2.00 Josiah BLACKWOOD $3.00 Joseph C. STRIBLING $3.00 Z M JOHNSON $3.50 Isued April 4, 1849

State of Tennessee vs James ANDERSON: Clerk $4.87 1/2 Sheriff T J CYPERT $1,25 E H PUGH $ .66 1/4 Joseph W. TACKET $3.88 A GRAY $3.80 Isued April 4, 1849

State of Tennessee vs John CHOAT: Clerk McDOUGAL $23.48 1/2 Sheriff Wm BENHAM $6.25 Wm JONES $ .25 Thomas MEREDITH $3.25 N B AKIN $ .25 E H PUGH $2.50 Wm AKINS $1.25 N G COOPER $1.25 L D MACK $ .50 T MEREDITH $1.00 John WILLIAMS $ 3.25 Jesse CARTER $17.70 Stephen WINTER $18.25 Z STALLION $16.33 R H COOPER $1891 C ACKLIN $18.00 A P CHOAT $6.75 Margaret FORLEE?? $3.75 Isued April 4 1849

State of Tennessee vs Stanford SUTTON: Clerk McDOUGAL $3.87 1/2 Sheriff PUGH [POLLARD crossed out] $ .27 W CARTER & J W LEE $ .50 A S[or L] ROBERTSON $1.50 Isued April 4, 1849

Those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chairman, LAFFERTY, ROBERTS, MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON GANT WATKINS CURTIS A GRAY CYPERT DIXON LEE SHEPARD & PHILIPS, 15 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hand of the Trustee of Said County not otherwise appropriated

A majority of the Justice Present & Presiding the court proceeded to Levy a County Tax on Privileges for the present year 1849

It is therefore ordered by the Court that a County Tax of fifty per cent on the State Tax be Leved on all privileges Those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chairman LAFFERTY JOBE ROBERTS MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON WALKER GANT WATKINS CURTIS CYPERT HAMM DIXON LEE SHEPARD & PHILIPS 18, Noes none

[page 42] Monday April 2nd 1849
Came James ANDERSON & A MONTAGUE Commissioners for Wayne County and presented to the Court a Settlement made by themselves and the Trustee of said County which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered by the Court that the Clerk of this Court furnish suitable books for the purpose of recording settlements made by County Commissioners and a revenue Docket

Ordered by the Court that George R BIFFLE be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of James DURHAM and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions Isued April 4, 1849

Ordered by the Court that Joseph MABRY be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in the place of James DURHAM and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction, Isued April 2, 1849

Came Wm W GRIMES who was appointed Guardian of the minor heirs of James GRIMES deceased at a former term of this court and renewed his Bond in the sum of Eight hundred dollars with Wm M LAFFERTY and O A MABRY his securities which was received by the court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that he Clerk of this Court furnish Sheriff of said County with a Tax List of the insolvencies and removals for the years 1847 & 8 and that the Sheriff Collect & account for the same so far as is possible

On motion to appropriate to those entitled there to [R A H Attorney General crossed out] the sum of thirty two 67/100 Dollars this fees in certain bills of cost from the Supreme Court against Wayne County and which are duly certified to wit

State of Tennessee vs Turner M WHITTEN: Clerk James P CLARK $6.00 Clk J McDOUGAL $6.43 Sheriff POLLARD $1.75 CYPERT $1.75 E H PUGH $.16 J.W. STANFIELD $.75 James ANDERSON $2.70 J H GILLIS $1.50 Isued_______

State of Tennessee vs Jacinth HALCOLM: Clerk J P CLARK $5.75 J McDOUGAL $1.92 1/2 Isued

Those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chairman, LAFFERTY ROBERTS JONES MONTAGUE GRIMES WALKER GANT WATKINS CURTIS DIXON SHEPARD & PHILIPS 13 so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated

[page 43] Monday April 2nd 1849
On motion it is ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of Wayne County take charge of the Court room and the inclosure and that he keep the same in repair

Ordered by the Court that Levi VOILS be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Wm SHIPMAN and he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Apr 4, 1849

Ordered by the Court that the following good and Lawful men of the County of Wayne and State of Tennessee be appointed and summoned by the Sheriff of Said County to attend and serve as Jurors at the next term of our Circuit Court to be held for the county of Wayne at the court house in the town of Waynesboro on the first Monday in June next at 11 oclock AM to wit Thomas MONTAGUE James T. YOUNG Jonathan C ELLIOTT Robert W SIMMS Claton THORP John SMITH Sr. Thompson M MORGAN David K HOOD Abraham MONTAGUE Denson WILSON John C WILSON Elam ROSS Absalom B GANT BENJAMIN WATKINS Eli PACK George LYNN Thomas S CURTIS Thomas ADAMS John M HAYES Sylvester B LINDSEY Joseph BREWER William HEFFINGTON James SUTTON John DIXON George S WHITTON & Mark BRADLEY that Thomas MEREDITH and James ROSE be appointed and summoned as officers to attend and wait on the Court and the Venirafacious Isue

On motion to appropriate to Wm HAYNES C W POPE A MONTAGUE J C G WILSON B WATKINS A GRAY Wm. R. CURTIS B HOPSON A J BREWER J W LEE and Thos. SHEPARD Revenue Commissioners for 1849 the sum of Five dollars each those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chairman, HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE POPE ROBE ROBERTS JONES MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON GANT & PHILIPS 12, Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Trustee of said County not otherwise appropriated Isued April 18th 1849

On motion to appropriate to W CARTER and Wm M LAFFERTY Revenue Commissioners in the 2nd & 4th Dst for 1849 the sum of six dollars each Those who voted in the affirmative were HAYNES JOBE POPE ROBERTS JONES MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON GANT CURTIS HAM LEE SHEPARD & PHILIPS 14 noes A GRAY 1 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Trustee of Wayne County not otherwise appropriated Isued April 18 1849

On motion to appropriate to E H PUGH Sheriff of Wayne County the sum of Thirty dollars for Eceficious[sic] Services for the past year Those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chairman, LAFFERTY, ROBERTS, JONES GRIMES CYPERT LEE & PHILIPS 8, Noes HAYNES MONTAGUE WILSON GANT CURTIS A GRAY & SHEPARD 7 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Trustee of Wayne County not otherwise appropriated Isued Apr 18, 1849

[page 44] Monday April 2nd 1849
On motion to appropriate to E H PUGH Sheriff of Wayne County the sum of Three 80/100 Dollars for wood & bark furnished Court room Those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chairman HAYNES LAFFERTY [JOBE crossed out] ROBERTS JONES MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON GANT WATKINS CURTIS A GRAY CYPERT HAMM LEE SHEPARD & PHILIPS 17 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be Paid out of any monies in the hands of the Trustee of Wayne County not otherwise appropriated. Isued

Ordered that Court adjourn till tomorrow morning 9 Oclock //s// W. CARTER A. MONTAGUE H. ROBERTS
- Continued next issue -


Wayne County Historian
Vol. 1, No. 4 - December 1988
page 172
County Court Minutes
Sep 1848 - Jun 1854

Fourth Installment (contined from Volume 1, Number 3 - September 1988)

[page 45] Tuesday April 3rd 1849
Court met according to adjournment
Came E. H. PUGH sheriff and collector of Wayne County and entered into Bond in the sum of Fifty five hundred [ Two Thousand - crossed out] dollars with Hiram ROBERTS Johnathan MORRIS Wm. BROWNLOW & John McDOUGAL his securities Where upon the said E H PUGH and Each of said securities came into Court and acknowledged the execution of the same the said Bonds is in work and form to wit
State of Tennessee) Know all men by these presents that we Elijah H. PUGH
Wayne County) Hiram ROBERTS Jonathan MORRIS Wm. BROWNLOW John McDOUGAL all of the County and State aforesaid are held and firmly bound unto the State of Tennessee in the sum of Two thousand dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs Executors and administrators Jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 3rd April 1849.
The condition of the above obligation is such that where as the above bound Elijah H. PUGH was on the first Saturday in March 1848 Duly and Constitutionally Elected Sheriff and Collector of the State and county Tax for said County of Wayne for two years from the time of such Election. Now if the said Elijah H PUGH as such Collector of the public Tax shall well and truly collect all the State Tax and also all the Tax on School lands within said County of Wayne which by law he ought to collect and shall well and truly account for and pay over to the Treasurer of the State of Tennessee all Tax by him Collected or which by law he aught to have collected during the year 1849 at the time and in the manner directed by law then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and effect
//s// E H PUGH, H ROBERTS, Jonathan MORRIS, Wm. BROWNLOW, Jr., J McDOUGAL.

[PAGE 46] Tuesday April 3rd 1849
E. H. PUGH bond [this is another bond, worded like that on page 45, except the amount of the bond is $3500.00 and the bond is for PUGH as Sheriff and Collector. The same securities are given and the same five men signed the bond.]
Whereupon the said E H PUGH took the necessary Oath for his qualification.

Ordered that Court adjourn tell Court in Course. ??s?? W CARTER, A. MONTAGUE, H ROBERTS.

[page 47] Monday, may 7th 1849
State of Tennessee) Be it remembered that a Corum County Court was began Wayne County) and held for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the 7th day it being the first Monday in May in the Year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty nine the following Justice present and presiding To wit W CARTER Chairman MONTAGUE and D J JONES his associates.

Upon application of Robert A HILL it is ordered by the Court that [all crossed out]
It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Wille T RUDGERS a Student at law is a man of Good Moral character and is twenty one years of age It is ordered by the court that the Clerk of this Court issue to him a certificate accordingly

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and John T BURNS Guardian of Charles D C minor heir of R H MACK Dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was received and ordered to be recorded

A Settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and John S BURNS Guardian of James V MACK minor heir of R. H. MACK Dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

A Settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and Joseph BREWER Guardian of Wasson minor heir of Mary ROBERTSON dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the court and ordered to be recorded.

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this court and Wm HEFFINGTON Guardian of the minor heirs of Mary HENSLEY, dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and C B McCULLEY Administrator of the Estate of James DICKSON, dec'd was this day presented to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came John McDOUGAL H ROBERTS & T H MABRY who was appointed at a former term of this Court commissioners to lay off and set apart to olly BURGESS widow of Polly. BURGESS Dec'd one year support and reported to the court the amts. set apart to said widow

[page 48] Monday May 7th 1849
A Settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and T H MABRY Trustee of Wayne County [and the Clerk of the Court of the Common School - crossed out] was this day presented to Court which was rejected by the Court and said Trustee & Clerk was given further time to make and presented said settlement [in the margin is written what appears to be the word "monies"]

Came William SINCLAIR Executor of the Estate of John SINCLAIR Dec'd and after having been duly sworn depose and say that he returned a certain note in the inventory of said Estate made by Andrew J COFFEE payable to William and John SINCLAIR Jointly and said note was claimed as the property of John SINCLAIR Dec'd where upon the Court ordered that said Executor & Executrix? be released of half the amount of said note

Came John S BURNS who was at a former term of this Court appointed Guardian of the minor heirs of Robert H MACK deceased into Court & entered into Bond of seven hundred and seventy two dollars with David VOORHEIS Nathan BIFFLE and S L BURNS his securities which was approved by the court and ordered to be recorded.

Came John G HILL Adminstrator of the Estate of Thomas BURGESS deceased and returned into Court an Inventory and account of sales which was ordered to be recorded

Came William SINCLAIR Executor of the Estate of John SINCLAIR Deceased and returned in to Court an acct of a second sale which was ordered to be recorded

Came James B DAVIS into Court who was on the 21st of April last Duly and Constitutionally Elected Constable [of erased] by the qualified voters of the Civil District No. 1 Wayne County for two years from the 4th day of March 1884 [sic] next there after and entered into the following bond to wit [there follows a long recital of the exact bond. The bondsmen were James B. DAVIS, David C. McADOO and Anderson DAVIS all of Wayne County, Tennessee. The bond was signed //s// James B. DAVIS, D. C. McADOO and Anderson DAVIS by his mark Wm. JONES attest. This bond carries over to page 49, same date.]
Where upon the said James B. DAVIS and each of said securities came into the court and acknowledged the execution of said bond which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded. Where upon the said James B. DAVIS took the necessary oaths for his qualification.
ordered that Court adjourn tell Court in Course //s// W. CARTER, A MONTAGUE, D.J. JONES.

[page 50] Monday June 4th 1849
State of Tennessee) Be it remembered that a Corum County Court was began
Wayne County) and held for the Court of Wayne at the Court house in the Town of Waynesboro on the 4th day it being the first Monday in June in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Forty nine the following Justice of the peace present and presiding to wit W CARTER Chairman MONTAGUE & SHEPARD his associates

Ordered by the Court that James McFALL be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of A M SOUTH and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. Isued June 11 1849

Ordered by the court that William FOWLER be appointed Overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of John M HAYES and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. isued June 11 1849

Ordered by the Court that Hartwell GREESON be reappointed Overseer of the road of 1st Class and that he have the following hands to wit William R GREESON Wm. R QUALL, Levi MORGAN Gregory SINCLAIR'S hands John W MURPHREY Wm. J COPELAND Mastin ABIRNATHY Charles McCLEAN John L LUTTS Alexander LUTTS Wm. MARTIN and Samuel WATKINS to work under his direction & all hands in the same bounds Isued June 11th 1849

Ordered by the Court that Thomas STAGGS be appointed Overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of A HARDESON and that he have the following hands to wit Thomas S CURTIS Amos CURTIS Wade CURTIS Wm. CURTIS A HARDISON Thomas HINTON Samuel HINTON Lawson HINTON Coleman C HINTON Richard WHITE John SAUNDERS Henry G. MORRIS & James H HINTON & all hands in the same bounds to work under his direction And that he work from T. S. CURTIS to the County Line Isued June 11 1849

Ordered by the Court that Ephraim CRABTREE be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Zahariah BECKHAM and that he have the following hands to wit Finley S BECKHAM Ephraim G GREEN Wm. GREEN Benjamin F BROOKS Wm. WATSON James SHANION A P DOWNING Andrew SCOTT Samuel NELSON Elias BECKHAN and Cyrus WEST to work under his direction I sued June 11, 1849

Ordered by the Court that Josiah YOUNGBLOOD be appointed overseer of the Road of 2nd Class in the place of John RAMSEY removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued June 11th 1849

[page 51] Monday June 4th / 49
A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and Stephen LEE Administrator of the estate of Milly MATHENY deceased was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and T H MABRY trustee of Wayne County was this day presented to the Court which was rec'd and ordered to be recorded

Came Thomas W. WALDRUP to Court who was this day chosen and appointed Guardian of the minor heirs of Reuben WHITE deceased and entered in to bond of Five hundred and Twenty dollars with John L FIELDER and Thomas ADAMS his securities which was approved by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and M H BURKS Guardian of G. L. TILLMAN was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that E F DADSON be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of H B V KING and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued June 11, 1849.

Ordered by the Court that Wm. WILBANKS be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Henry DANIEL [or DANIELY] and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued June 11, 1849

Ordered by the Court that Hiram BRYSON be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of John HARDEN and that he have James LEE Wm WORTHEN and John BRYSON to work under his direction and all hands in that bounds Isued June 11, 1849

Ordered by the court that James HORTON be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Wm. MOSER And that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued June 11th 1849

Ordered that Court adjourn tell tomorrow morning 9 Oclock //s// W. CARTER A. MONTAGUE Thos. SHEPARD

[page 52] Monday July 2nd 1849
State of Tennessee) Be it remembered that a quarterly County Court was began Wayne County) and held for the county of Wayne at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the 2nd day it being the first Monday in July 1849 the following Justices of the peace present and presiding to wit W CARTER Chairman HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE POPE JONES MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON WALKER GANT A. GRAY ADAMS BREWER HAM DIXON LEE & SHEPARD

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and Wm. C. NUNLEY Administrator of the estate of Anderson NUNLEY deceased was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and B WATKINS administrator of the estate of A K POWEL dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded It is farther ordered by the Court that the said Administrator pay the respective pro rata distribution to those entitled thereto according to said report

Ordered by the Court that John H HENDRIX Gilbert SPURLOCK A C McDOUGAL Jesse TUCKER and John HOLLIS be appointed a Jury of View to view and mark out so as to change the road leading up Holly Creek so as to let the Lawrenceburg road leave the Waynesboro road at the upper end of George W DELK's Plantation and that they report the same to the next term of this Court Isued July 3, 1849

Came D J JONES into Court who was appointed at a former term of this court a commissioner to let out and superintend the grading of the public square in Waynesboro and resigned said office Where upon the Court appointed Wm. POLLARD Henry MORRIS and T M MABRY in his stead.

Ordered by the Court that James J SCOTT be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in the place of T G PAINTER removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued July 3, 1849

[page 53] Monday July 2nd 1849
Ordered by the Court that Henry J HOLLIS be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class and that he work the Waynesboro Road leading up Holly Creek from the forks of the Waynesboro and Lawrenceburg Roads to where it crosses the Waterloo Road and that he have all the hands on the waters of said creek in said bounds to work under his direction Isued July 3 1849

Ordered by the Court that Hiram BRYSON extend his portion of the road and that he work from the Waterloo road at the ford of Green River above S.D. MACK's mill and that Stephen BIVENS and J.I. BIFFLE be added to the hands heretofore allowed him Isued July 3, 1849

on motion to appropriate to A. MONTAGUE and James ANDERSON county Commissioners to settle with the county Officers it is ordered by the Court that the county Trustee pay to each of said commissioners two dollars and fifty cents for their services settling with the trustee those who voted in the affirmative are CARTER, HAYNES, LAFFERTY, JOB, POPE, JONES, WILSON, GANTT, A GRAY, ADAMS, LEE, AND SHEPARD 12 votes so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County trustee not otherwise appropriated. Isued July 4, 1849

On motion to appropriate to those entitled thereto severally the amount of their fee in Sundry bills of cost against Wayne County and which are duly certified which said bills of cost are as follows to wit
State of Tennessee vs John A PRATT John A GRIMES witness three 15/100 dollars Those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chairman HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE POPE JONES MONTAGUE WILSON A GRAY ADAMS LEE and SHEPARD 12 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the trustee of said County not otherwise appropriated
State of Tennessee vs Andrew M SKULL Clerk $6.75 Solicitor R A HILL $5.00 Sheriff PUGH $7.62 1/2 State witness Wm STANFIELD $7.92 Jesse Cyper [Cypert] $6.00 State of Tennessee vs A G McCANDLESS Clerk $4.68 3/4 Sheriff PUGH $1.91 1/2 Wm. D SCOTT $.25 State witness Frederick SCOTT 4.2.25 State of Tennessee vs Elijah MORRIS Clerk $8.41 1/4 Sheriff PUGH $ .91 1/2 F HUGHS $. 50 W S MEDDOWS $1.25 State witness Lucy COPELAND $2.25 Jasper N FOREHAND $1.50 Isaac McGLAMERY $1.50 Isued July 1849

State of Tennessee vs Inhabitants of Waynesboro ) clerk $4.75 Sheriff POLLARD $6.00 PUGH $1.50 Isued July 10, 1849

State of Tennessee vs John W ROSS & James BIFFLE) Clerk $5.00 Sheriff PUGH $3.16 1/2 State witness James N STAGGS $3.00 Isued July 10, 1849

[Page 54] Tuesday June 5th 1849
Court met according to adjournment Present W CARTER Chairman ROBERTS & SHEPARD his associates

Came in to Court T H MABRY trustee of said County and entered in to Bond in the sum of Twenty six hundred dollars with S L BURNS C ACKLIN and Joseph EAST his securities for the faithful paying over according to Law all monies that shall come in to his hand an account of Common School which was rec'd by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered that Court adjourn tell tomorrow morning 9 Oclock //s// W CARTER A. MONTAGUE Benjamin WATKINS

Court met according to adjournment Present W CARTER Chairman MONTAGUE & WATKINS his associates

Ordered that Court adjourn tell Court in Course //S// W CARTER A. MONTAGUE Benjamin WATKINS

MONDAY July 2nd 1849
State of Tennessee vs John a TALLEY) Clerk $5.50 Sheriff POLLARD $.25 Isued July 11th 1849
State of Tennessee vs Thos. H. DICKINSON) Clerk $5.50 Sheriff POLLARD $ .62 1/2 Isued July 11, 1849
State of Tennessee vs L L MACK) Clerk $5.50 Sheriff POLLARD $ .62 1/2 Isued July 11, 1849
State of Tennessee vs Robert J CYPERT) Clerk $5.50 Sheriff POLLARD $ .62 1/2 Isued July 11, 1849
State of Tennessee vs Calvin SUTTON) Clerk $4.25 Sheriff PUGH $1.16 1/2 isued July 11 1849
State of Tennessee vs John SPEARS) Clerk $1.25 Isued July 11, 1849
State of Tennessee vs Thomas PAINTER) Clerk $1.25
Those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chr. HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE POPE MONTAGUE WILSON A GRAY ADAMS LEE and SHEPARD 12 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the trustee of said County not otherwise appropriated.

[page 55] Monday July 2nd 1849
Ordered by the Court that Abraham FOX be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of John W TACKETT and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. isued July 3, 1849

On motion to appropriate to C B McCULLEY the sum of three dollars for the purpose of purchasing a sledge hammer for the use of the Carrollville and Florence Road Those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chr. HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE POPE JONES MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON WALKER [A GRAY and ADAMS crossed out] LEE and SHEPARD 12 Noes GANT A GRAY & ADAMS 3 so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Trustee of said County not otherwise appropriated Isued Febr 6th 1850

On motion to appropriate to A T HASSELL the sum of Ninety dollars in part pay for grading the square those wo[sic] voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chr. [HAYNES crossed out] LAFFERTY JOBE POPE JONES MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON WALKER GANT A GRAY ADAMS DIXON and SHEPARD 14 Noes HAYNES 1 so said appropriation was made to be paid by a note given by S R LAIN??? to the commissioners for Town Lots [the following crossed out - out of any monies in the hands of the trustee of said county not otherwise appropriated.] Isued July 3, 1849

On motion to appropriate to Jno. MORRIS the sum of eight 80/100 dollars the amount by him appropriated to the Family of John J. BOYD who is in helpless condition said BOYD is a man about thirty five years of age by occupation a farmer and who resides in Wayne County

Ordered by the Court that the commissioners of the poor house for the year 1849 Examine and look out some small farm as near [as crossed out] Waynesboro as practable suitable for a poor house and price the same and that they report the facts to the next term of this Court.

On motion to appropriate to W CARTER the sum of seven dollars and fifty cents for taking care of an old colord [sic] man called Harry WOODFORK Those who voted in the affirmative were HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE POPE JONES GRIMES WILSON GANT A GRAY ADAMS BREWER HAM DIXON LEE & SHEPARD 15 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the trustee of said County not otherwise appropriated Isued July 27th 1849

[page 56] Monday July 2nd 1849
A majority of the Justices of the peace of said County present the Court proceeded to Elect an Entry taker for Wayne County for the next four years where upon A C McDOUGAL was duly and constitutionally Elected where upon the said A C McDOUGAL came into Court and entered in to bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars with Samuel L BURNS Jonathan I [or J] BIFFLE and A G McDOUGAL his securities which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded Where upon the said A C McDOUGAL took the necessary oaths for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that the following good and Lawful men of the County of Wayne be appointed and summoned by the sheriff to attend at the next term of the Circuit Court to be held for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the first Monday in October next to wit William B HARDIN Eaton RAY Isaac W ROSS Little CHOAT Cary W POPE Joseph PITTS Jonathan I BIFFLE [John N SHIELDS - crossed out] James N BLACKSHEAR Adolphas H. M. STUBBLEFIELD Valentine BIFFFLE John JACKSON Snr. Samuel BECKHAM Daniel G. COPELAND William BERRY Alexander GRAY John C JOHNSON James D McFALL William BALENTINE Eber HAM James SPAIN Andrew J BREWER John W LEE Alexander LUTES Thomas SHEPARD Alexander HADDOCK and that Claborn ACKLIN and Robert MORRIS be appointed and summoned to attend as constables to wait on the Court and that Venirafacious Isue returnable to said Circut Court Court

Came into Court Wm. B WALKER and tendered to the Court his resignation as Justice of the peace of Wayne County District No. 6 which was received by the Court

On application of Jeremiah BANKS to be released from working on the road and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said BANKS is not capable of doing servis it is therefore ordered by the Court that he be released from said servis and from paying Poll Tax

Ordered by the County that the following good and Lawful men be appointed as Judges for the August Election next to wit
Dst 1st James T YOUNG Elephas PRATER Josiah ROBINSON
2 Jan's C ELLIOTT Jesse S ROSS Solamon JOBE
3 C W POPE Wm. B WHITAKER John BRUMLY
4 J S BURNS? W CARTER J N SHIELDS
5 A MONTAGUE G W BARKER L? D McMAHAN
[page 57]
6 Nathan BIFFLE John CRAIG J G HILL
7 Rial BREWER Peter COLE J D HINKLE
8 David TACKETT Tidings THOMPSON Z CYPERT
9 John HAYES J L FIELDER Isaiah STOUT
10 B HOPSON Joseph HOLT Thos GRAY
11 Joseph COCKMAN James HOLlIS Isaac MORTON
12 Thos PRINCE John MELTON John W LEE
13 John PHILLIPS Josiah DARBY & Mason WHITTEN

[following entry crossed out - On motion to appropriate to Samuel WALKER the sum of ten dollars for Keeping a minor orphan of Alexander STAGGS Deceased those who voted in the affirmative were]

Ordered that Court adjourn tell Court in course //s// W CARTER D J JONES A. MONTAGUE

[[page 58] Monday Aug 6th [9 crossed out] 1849
State of Tennessee Wayne County
Be it remembered that a Corum County Court was began and held for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the 6th [9th crossed out] day it being the first Monday in August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty nine the following Justices present W CARTER Chr. MONTAGUE and JOBE his associates

Ordered by the Court that Little CHOAT and his hands be taken from C B McCULLEY and attached to the number of hands that works now under Sandy GUNTER and that Little CHOAT be appointed overseer in the place of Sandy GUNTER and have said hands to work under his direction Isued Aug. 14, 1849

Ordered by the Court that Thomas P. CASH be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in the place of John H. KELLEY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction and that the said CASH & I W HORTON be added to the number of hands allowed to said KELLEY isued Aug 14, 1849

Ordered by the Court that George KYLE be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Burrel WALKER and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Aug 14, 1849

Came John P VOORHIES and presented to the Court his Commission as Justice of the peace in Civil District No. 6 And took the necessary Oaths for his qualification

Came into Court Robert J CYPERT who has been appointed Deputy Sheriff by E H PUGH Sheriff of Wayne County and took the necessary Oaths for his qualification

Came into Court Isaac W HORTON Guardian of Martha Jane FISHER George W HORTON and Mary Ann HORTON and renewed his bond in the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars with Peter H HORTON and Thomas P CASH his securities which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded

[page 59] Monday August term 1849
Ordered by the Court that A J SPARKS be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd class in the place of C H LAFFERTY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Aug 14 1849

Ordered by the Court that Elijah CROSNO Be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class [on the road crossed out] leading from Carrollville to Centerville and that he work from the County Line near Wm. S LEE's to the County Line and that he have the following hands to wit David MABRY Thos. MABRY Abraham MABRY William HERRELL Wilson HOLMES Green GOODMAN Andrew HALFORD Wm. CROSNO Henry CULP & hands and all hands in the same bounds to work under his direction

Came James H McLEMORE who was this day appointed Guardian of Joel McLEMORE dec'd and entered into bond in the sum of Four thousand dollars with James C WHITAKER and John WHITAKER his securities which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded Where upon the said J H McLEMORE took the necessary Oath for his qualification

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and Isaac W HORTON Guardian of Sarah C REEVES Martha J FISHER George W HORTON and Mary A. HORTON minor heirs of Wm. HORTON dec'd was this day presented to the Court which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that John N. SHEILDS late of said County is dead and having made no Last Will and testament in writing and the Widow having relinquished her right to Administration request James M RAMSEY to be appointed [and upon application of - crossed out] it is therefore Ordered by the Court that he the said James M RAMSEY have Letters accordingly whereupon the following Letters Isued to wit [here follows the standard recital of letters of administration]

[page 60] Monday August 6th 1849
Letters of Administration for James M. RAMSEY on the estate of John N SHIELDS continued.

Where upon the said James M RAMSEY took the necessary Oath for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that John McDOUGAL Joseph EAST and L D MACK be appointed commissioners to allot and set apart to Mary H SHIELDS window of John N SHIELDS deceased [so much of the Stock one years - crossed out] provision sufficient for herself and family for one year from the death of her said husband and that they report the same to the next term of this Court Isued Aug 14, 1849

Ordered that Court adjourn tell Court in course //s// W. CARTER Wm. M LAFFERTY, James T. YOUNG

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