Wayne County, Tennessee

County Court Minutes
September 1848 - June 1854

Installments 5 - 8 (Uploaded 20 May 2000)

Special thanks to Patricia Foster for doing the input on the four installments printed in The Wayne County Historian, Volume 2, 1989.


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Wayne County Historian
Vol. 2, No. 1 – March 1989
Page 032
County Court Minutes
Sep 1848 – Jun 1854

County Court Minutes September 1848 – June 1854

Fifth Installment (continued from Volume 1, Number 4 – December 1988)

[page 61] Monday, September 3rd, 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 3rd day it being the first Monday in September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine. The following Justice of the peace present and presiding W CARTER Chr. MONTAGUE & JONES his associates

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and David TACKETT Administrator of the Estate of W B TACKETT Deceased was this day presented to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and A. MONTAGUE Administrator of the Estate of Charlotte GRIMES deceased was this day presented to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Z W JOHNS one of the administrators of the Estate of Wm R DANIEL deceased was this day presented to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the court that John G HUGHLING be appointed overseer of the Road of 2nd Class in the place of Wm PARSLEY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Sept 4, 1849

Ordered by the Court that J N. BLACKSHEAR be appointed Overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of John COOK and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Sept. 4th 1849

Ordered by the Court that Isaac MORRIS be appointed overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of James WILSON and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Sept. 4th 1849

Came David TACKETT in to Court and was this day chosen and appointed Guardian to the minor heirs of Wiley B TACKETT deceased and entered in to bond in the sum of one hundred & eight one dollars with John McDOUGAL and Wm BENHAM his securities which was approved of by the court and ordered to be recorded whereupon the said David TACKETT took the necessary oath for his qualification

[page 62] Monday Sept. 3rd 1849

Came James ARNETT in to Court and reported the sum of one hundred and sixty[?] five 43/100 dollars amount that has came in to his hands as Guardian of A P KINDEL minor heir of Guston KINDEL deceased which was ordered to be recorded

Ordered that Court adjourn untill Court in course W. CARTER D J JONES A. MONTAGUE

[page 63] Monday Oct 1st 1849

State of Tennessee)

Wayne County) Be it remembered that a quarterly County Court was began 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 October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine The following Justice present and presiding to wit W CARTER Chr HAYNES YOUNG JONES ROBERTS POPE MONTAGUE GRIMES SHEPARD BREWER [?] HAMM LEE VOORHIES A GRAY WILSON [&-crossed out] GANT and others

Ordered by the Court that D K HOOD be appointed overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of George DAVIS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct. 8th 1849

Ordered by the Court that Charles LISLES [Wm JOHNSON – crossed out] be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of James SPAIN and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct. 8th 1849

Came into court John McDOUGAL & others who was appointed at a former term of this Court commissioners to set apart to Mary H SHIELDS widow of John N SHIELDS Dec’d provision for herself & family for one and reported to the Court which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded [and ordered to be recorded – crossed out]

Ordered by the Court that Wm GOFORTH be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Alexander ROBORTS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct 8th 1849

Ordered by the Court that H C[?] DAVIS be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of James B DAVIS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct. 8th 1849

Ordered by the Court that A G PHILLIPS be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of James C DUREN and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct. 8th 1849

Ordered by the Court that the Clerk of this Court amend the settlement made by said Clerk and Wm C NUNLEY Administrator of the Estate of Anderson NUNLEY Dec’d so as to allow said Administrator the sum of forty nine 96/100 Dollars the amount by him Paid to Wm. EVINS for Rep- . . . . ? the farm of said Estate and that the record the same [sic]

[page 64] Monday Oct. 1st 1849

Ordered by the Court that Isaac HORTON be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Henry J. BREWER and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct 9th 1849

Ordered by the Court that John LISLE be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Jesse OLIVE and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct. 9th 1849

Ordered by the Court that King PRATER be reappointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Wm BATTLE and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct. 9th 1849

On motion to appropriate to Johnathan MORRIS the sum of Eight 80/100 dollars the amount by him expinded for the benefit of J J BOYD and family said BOYD is a man about thirty five years of age by occupation a farmer and resides in Wayne County Those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chr. YOUNG HAYNES JONES ROBERTS MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON VOORHIES BREWER HAMM LEE & SHEPARD 13 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 Oct 3 1849

Ordered by the Court that Thomas BREWER be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Allin ROBNETT and that he commence at the forks of the road near Walnut Grove Meeting House and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct 9th 1849

Ordered by the Court that Wilson GRIMES Bethel FUSON Wm J [or I] GRIMES L [or S] D McMAHAN and Robert MORRIS be appointed a Jury of View to View & mark out so as to change the Savannah & Waynesboro road on the Land of A MONTAGUE and that they report the same to the next term of this Court Isued Oct 9th 1849

Ordered by the Court that Jesse DOWNING be appointed overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of Benjamine KING removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct 9th 1849

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Ordered by the Court that Layfaette STOWE be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Johnson BIFFLE and that the have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct. 9th 1849

Upon application it is ordered by the Court that James E McKNIGHT Wm C McBRIDE Wm S RICKETTS W B SKILLERN & J C G WILSON be appointed a Jury to View and mark out a Road from Ashland to the County Line in a direction of Lawrenceburg so as to intersect the Turnpike Road at FORRORs[??] old fields and that they report the same to the next term of this court Isued Oct. 10th 1849

Ordered by the Court that John CARTER be appointed overseer of the road of . . . Class in the place of Isaac MORRIS . . . and that he have the hand in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct 9th 1849

It is ordered by the Court that the order made by this Court at its July term 1849 appointed John H HENDRIX Gilbert SPURLOCK A C McDOUGAL Jesse TUCKER[?] and John HOLLIS a Jury to view and report the propriety of changing the road leading up Holly Creek so as to let the Lawrenceburg road leave the Waynesboro road at the upper end of George W DELKs plantation be revived[?] and that they report to the January term of this Court

It appearing to the Court that Thomas M JONES a Student at law is twenty one years of age and a man of good moral carachter[sic] it is ordered by the Court that he same be certified accordingly Isued Nov 26th 1849

It appearing to the Court here that Thomas B[?] MELTON has lately died in Wayne County having left no last will and testament and it farther appearing to the Court that Elizabeth MELTON his widow does not wish to administer upon said Estate and King BREWER having made application for letters of administration upon said estate and he having given bond in the sum of three hundred dollars with Lot DANIEL and Andrew J BREWER his securities conditioned for the faithful administration of said estate and he having taken the oath prescribed by law it is ordered by the Court that letters of administration issue to him accordingly

It is ordered b the Court that Sampson BREWER Joseph COCKMAN and Joseph PRITCHETT freeholders and unconnected with the parties by affinity or consanguinity be appointed

[page 66 - no heading]

commissioners who after having been duly qualified for said purpose proceed to allot and set apart to Elizabeth MELTON widow of Thomas B MELTON deceased so much of the stock crop provisions monies or other assetts belonging to the estate of said Thomas B MELTON as shall be sufficient for the support of herself and family for one year next after the death of her said husband and report to the next term of this Court

[Upon the petition of - crossed out]

Upon the petition of Eli F. EDMINSTON and others It is ordered by the Court that Josiah ROBERSON T Q[?] MONTAGUE R W SIMS J S ROSS and Little CHOAT freeholders be appoint a Jury to view and report the propriety so changing the road leading from Carrolsville to beech Creek so as to strike Beech Creek at John R BREWERs so as to intersect the Beech Creek road at CROSSNOEs and report to the nest term of this Court Isued Oct. 10th 1849

James M RAMSEY Administrator of the Estate of John N SHIELDS Dec’d came into court and returned [in to Court – crossed out] an Inventory & account of Sales which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

John CLEMANS & others who was at a former term of [at the last quarterly – crossed out] appointed to view and mark a road of the 2 class beginning at the mouth of Mockinson Creek on Buffalo River and run the best way that can be found to Samuel RILEYs mill and that they report to [the next term – crossed out] this Court and report that they have performed said suty after having been sworn for said purpose It therefore ordered by the court that said report be confirmed an said road established It is farther ordered by the Court that Charles PARKER be appointed overseer to open out said road and that all the hands south of Buffalo River above the mouth of Green River and on Mockinson Creek and on Green River up to RILEYs mill work thereon under his direction Isued Decr 14th 1849

It appearing to the Court that William HEFINGTON Late of Wayne County is ded and having made no last will and the widow failing to apply for Letters of Administration and application being mad by B HAMM [and it appearing to the court that he is the largest creditor – crossed out] To have Letters of Administration granted him upon said estate and it appearing to the Court by his oath that he is the Largest creditor and he having entered into bond in the sum of five hundred dollars with A J BREWER and David M SPAIN his securities conditional for the faithful Administration of said Estate and he having taken the necessary oath prescribed by Law it is ordered by the Court that Letters of Administration issue to him accordingly

[page 67 – no heading]

It is ordered by the Court that A J BREWER Isaac MOTAN and George W BREWER freeholders and unconnected by consanguinity or affinity be appointed Commissioners who after having been duly sworn for said purpose shall allot and set apart to ________ HEFINGTON widow of Wm. B. HEFINGTON dec’d provisions sufficient for for the support of herself & family for one year from the death of her said hussband and that they report the same to the next term of this Court

Upon application of Little CHOAT & others it is ordered by the Court that the road leaving the turnpike Road near Oze DICUS and running to Carrollville be changed from a third to a second Class and that S.S. RICKETTS George F WILLIAMS Isaac W ROSS Bennett HALE & Oze DICUS be appointed a Jury to View and mark out so as to change said road so as to put it on better ground and less injury to the owners of the Land and that they report the same to the next term of this court Isued Oct 10th 1849

On motion to appropriate to Wm JONES Clerk of this Court the sum of nineteen 25/100 Dollars for making Tax Book for 1849 Isue road Order Venira facious Jury of View &c Those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chr. JOBE POPE JONES ROBERTS MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON VOORHIES GANT DIXON & 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 Isued Oct. 3rd 1849

On motion to appropriate to Wm JONES Clerk of this Court the sum of Eight 72/100 Dollars for Isueing Jury Tickets & making & Recording settlement with the County Trustee Those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chr. JOBE POPE JONES ROBERTS MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON VOORHIES GANT A GRAY & DIXON 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 Oct 3rd 1849

Came Alexander GRAY into Court and tendered to the Court his resignation to the office of Justice of the Peace of the 8th Civil District of Wayne County which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came Hiram ROBERTS in to Court and tendered to the Court his resignation to the office of Justice of the Peace for the 4th Civil District of Wayne County which was received and ordered to be recorded

[page 68] Monday Oct 1st 1849

On motion to recover the Court House in the Town of Waynesboro Those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chr. YOUNG JOBE [POPE – crossed out] JONES MONTAGUE GRIMES GANT LEE & SHEPARD 9 Noes none Whereupon the Court appointed W CARTER D J JONES and A MONTAGUE commissioners to superintend the same

On motion to appropriate to W CARTER D. J. JONES and Jonathan MORRIS Commissioners appointed by this Court to Examine the Columbia Central Turnpike road the sum of five dollars each To be paid by [the Company of said Road – crossed out] said County Those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chr YOUNG JOBE POPE JONES ROBERTS MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON VOORHIES GANT BREWER HAMM DIXON & SHEPARD 15 Noes none So said . . .

Came David TACKETT who was at the last term of this Court appointed Guardian of the minor heirs of Wiley B TACKETT dec’d and reported the amount that had come into his hands as such Guardian which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

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 at the [our – crossed out] 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 To wit Eliphas PRATER, Josiah ROBINSON, Soloman JOBE, William M LAFFERTY John BRUMLEY Washington CARTER David J. JONES John GRIMES John COOK RObert M POAG John CRAIG John N GILLIS Jesse HINKLE Zachariah CYPERT William M HORTON Daniel McFALL Isaiah STOUT Eber HAMM Wallis HAYES James SPAIN, Alexander C McDOUGAL Levi HURST John MELTON Mason WHITTEN James ROBERTSON and that Clabam ACKLIN and Robert MORRIS be appointed and summand to attend as constables to wait on said Court and that Venirafacious Isue returnable to said Circuit Court Isued Oct 15th 1849

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It is ordered by the Court that the poor house commissioners are hereby authorized to contract for a tract of land with [from – crossed out] John L FOWLER situated upon Hardins Creek being the place upon which Messes JONES and BALDRIDGE now live known as the old BOYD [BALDRIDGE – crossed out] place including 400 Acres including the Buildings [all the lands owned and claimed by the said Bal.. FOWLER – crossed out] at said place provided the same can be obtained for seven hundred and fifty dollars four hundred dollars to be by the 25th December 1849 and the ballance due 25th December 1850 and if said payments are not paid when due the interest to be paid on the ballance due until the same [until – crossed out] is paid provided said FOWLER makes or causes to be made a good and sufficient title in fee simple to said land with general warrantee

This day Elijah H PUGHT Sheriff and Tax Collector of Wayne County for the year 1849 made his report of insolvents showing the amount of Tax on insolvents and removals due the State is to be $6.25 [$14.25 – crossed out] and that due the County of Wayne $14.24 [$19.56 – crossed out] verified by the affidavit required by law It is therefore ordered by the Court said report be confirmed and that said Elijah H PUGH Collector etc be allowed a credit for said amounts respectively in his settlements with the Treasurer of the State of Tennessee and the Trustee of Wayne County It is farther ordered by the Court that said report and affidavit be recorded in the Revenue dockett of this Court. Isued to the Treas. Decr 28th & to Trustee Decr. 31st 184 Ordered that Court adjourn till tomorrow morning 8 Oclock / / s / / W CARTER D J JONES A. MONTAGUE

Tuesday Oct. 2nd 1849 Court met according to adjournment

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

[page 70] Monday Nov. 5th 1849

State of Tennessee)

Wayne County) Be it remembered that a quorum 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 November one thousand eight hundred and forty nine the following Justices present and presiding to wit W CARTER Chr. MONTAGUE & JONES his associates

Ordered by the Court that Green WILSON be appointed overseer of the road of first Class in the place of A J ARNOLD and that he work from the two mile to the four mile post on the Waynesboro & Savannah Road and that he have [James -–crossed out] the hands alloted to ARNOLD to work under his direction Isued Nov. 26th 1849

Came Thomas W HILL who was this day chosen and appointed Guardian of Augustus W BATT minor heir of Amanda BATT dec’d and entered into bond in the sum of six hundred dollars with John C G WILSON and John G HILL his securities which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded Where upon the said Thomas W HILL took the necessary oath for his qualification

This day came in to Court Matthew J SIMS who was on the 11th day of October Last duly and constitutionally elected Justice of the peace by the qualified voteres of Civil District No. 8 Wayne County To fill the unexpired term of Alexander GRAY Resigned and presented to the Court his commission Where upon the said M J SIMS took the necessary oaths for his qualification

Came Elijah D BURNS who was on the 20th day of October 1849 Duly and Constitutionally elected Justice of the peace by the qualified Voters of Civil district No. 4 Wayne County Tennessee to fill the unexpired term of Hiram ROBERTS Resigned and presented to the Court his Commission Whereupon the said E D BURNS took the necessary Oaths for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that George W BARKER be appointed overseer of the road of first Class in the place of John CARTER and that he work the same bounds and have the hands in the same bounds that James WILSON formerly worked. Rescinded Dec’r term 1849

Ordered that court Adjourn till Court in Course / / s / / W CARTER, Chr, A. MONTAGUE D J JONES

[page 71] Monday Dec’r 3rd 1849

State of Tennessee)

Wayne County) Be it remembered that a quorum County Court was began and held for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the Town of Waynesboro on the 3rd day it being the first Monday in December in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty nine The following Justices present and presiding to wit W CARTER Chr. MONTAGUE & JONES his associates

Came Wm THORNTON one of the Administrators of the Estate of Josiah THORNTON deceased and returned into Court an Inventory of said Estate verified by his oath

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of said Court and J S BURNS one of the Trustees of Nancy TEDDER was this day presented to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and John McDOUGAL Guardian of the minor heirs of John D KING dec’d was this day presented to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Jacob SCOTT and Daniel MABY Administrators of the Estate of George CROSSNO Deceased was this day presented to the Court which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came King BREWER Administrator of the Estate of Thomas B MELTON dec’d and returned in to Court and Inventory and account of sales verafied by his Oath which was received by the court and ordered to be recorded

Came Sampson BREWER & others commissioners appointed by the Court to allot and set apart one years provisions for Elizabeth MELTON widow of Thomas B MELTON Dec’d and returned into [the – crossed out] Court the amount by them set apart for said purpose which was rec’d by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that Francis McANALLY be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Barnabas JACKSON and that he work from the Dick SCOTT old house to the Lawrence County Line on the Old Columbia & Waynesboro road and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Decr 14 1849

Ordered by the Court that John McGLAMERY be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Wm TILLEY removed and that he work from his house to where the Old Natchee Trace & Waynesboro roads intersect and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Decr 3, 1849

[page 72] Monday Dec’r 3rd 1849

Ordered by the Court that Isaac MORRIS be appointed overseer of the Road of 1st Class in the place of Hazel COPELAND and James [H – crossed out] WILSON and that he work from the four to the eight mile ____?? on the Waynesboro & Savannah road and that he have the hands in the same bounds of said COPELAND and WILSON to work under his direction Isued Decr 3, 1849

Came John GRIMES in to Court and acknowledged the following Receipt to have been executed by him Received of Moran H ROSS by the hands of Jesse HINKLE Eighty dollars and 11 cents in full of the amount in his hands as my Guardian up to this date this December 3rd 1849 / / s / / William H STUBBLEFIELD by John GRIMES atty in fact

Ordered by the Court that the following Persons [Justices – crossed out] be appointed revenue Commissioners in their respective Districts for the year 1850 To wit Dist. First James T. YOUNG Dist second Wm. M. LAFFERTY Dist. Third Thomas MEREDITH Dist. fourth D J JONES Dist. fifth John GRIMES Dist sisth John P VOORHIES Dist seventh A.B. GANT Dist Eight M J SIMS Dist Ninth [Wm R CURTIS – crossed out] Thomas ADAMS District tenth B HOPSON Dist Eleventh A J BREWER Dist Twelfth John DIXON Dist Thirteenth John PHILLIPS

W. CARTER presented to the Court the following receipts to wit

Rec’d of W CARTER forty dollars in County Claims in full of Lot No. [four – crossed out] 4 Sold on the west wide of the Square in the town of Waynesboro this the 3rd of April 1847 / / /s / / T H MABRY Trustee

Rec’d of W CARTER one of the Commissioners appointed to lay off the lots on the Square ninety dollars in pay for the lot that S R LAIRD bought No. 3 this July 3rd 1849 / / s / / T H MABRY Trustee

Ordered by the Court that Wm J MONTAGUE be appointed overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of Robert MORRIS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Jan 8 1850

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

[PAGE 73] Monday Jan. Term 1850

State of Tennessee)

Wayne County) Be it remembered that a quarterly County Court was began 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 January in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty the following Justices present and presiding to wit W CARTER Chr. HOPSON WATKINS BURNS MONTAGUE GRIMES GANT WATKINS [HOPSON – crossed out] SIMS LEE LAFFERTY YOUNG WILSON VOORHIES

A settlement between Wm Jones Clerk of this Court and L W CANTRELL Guardian of Henry C Minor heir of Milly MAY 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 L W CANTRELL Guardian of Mary Ann minor heir of Milly MAY 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 L W CANTRELL Guardian Wm J Minor heir of Milly MAY Dec’d was this day submitted which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Wm. W. THORNTON Guardian of Wm R minor heir of Wm DUNCAN Dec’d was this day presented to the Court which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded a settlement was this day presented between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Nathan BIFFLE Guardian of N F minor heir of John & Mary W BIFFLE Dec’d to the Court which was received and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that W CARTER be appointed Revenue Commissioner in the 4th District Wayne County Tennessee year 1850 in the place of D.J. JONES Resigned

Ordered by the Court that John McBRIDE be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of A H M STUBBLEFIELD and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Jan 10, 1850

Came Wm W THORNTON Guardian of Wm R DUNCAN into Court and renewed his bond in the sum of thirteen hundred and Sixty one dollars with Brinkley HOPSON his Security which was rec’d be the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came Wm. W. THORNTON one of the Executors of the Estate of Josiah THORNTON Dec’d and returned into Court [Inventory – crossed out] an account of Sales verefied by his oath of Said estate which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

[page 74] Monday January 7th 1850

Ordered by the Court that J C ELLIOTT be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of King H ABLES and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Jan. 10, 1850

Ordered by the Court that Wm CRAIG be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of L P SHAW and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Jan. 10th 1850

Ordered by the Court that B D KEATON be appointed overseer of the road of 1st Class that he word [sic] from the Eleven Mile post to the County Line in the place of J N BLACKSHEAR removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Jan 9, 1850

Ordered by the Court that Isaac GRIMES be appointed Overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of John W MONTAGUE and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Jan 9, 1850

Ordered by the Court that [the Court – crossed out] N F BIFFLE by appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Joseph MABRY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Jan 10th 1850

Upon motion to appropriate to John McDOUGAL the sum of Twelve 40/100 dollars the amount by him expended for blank books for the of office of Circuit Court Clerk Those who voted in the affirmative wire W CARTER Chr YOUNG LAFFERTY BURNS MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON VOORHIES WATKINS & HOPSON 10 Noes none So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any money in the hands of the Trustee no otherwise appropriated Isued Jan. 15th 1850

On motion to appropriate to G T FREDAKING the sum of Seven 50/100 dollars the amount be him expended for a Blank Book for the Registers office Those who voted in the affirmative were W CARTER Chr YOUNG LAFFERTY BURNS MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON VOORHIES WATKINS & HOPSON 10 Noes none So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued Jan 15th 1850

Ordered by the Court that the road running from the Union Church on Hardins Creek up Mill Creek to S C GRIMESs Mill be disannulled and that the hands [to wit – crossed out] that worked on said Road under John C GRIMES be attached to the the hands that work under Isaac GRIMES

Came Wilson GRIMES & others who was at a former term of this Court a Jury of view and mark out so as to change the Waynesboro and Savannah Road on the lands of A MONTAGUE and report a change made which was rec’d by the Court

(continued in the next issue)


Wayne County Historian
Vol. 2, No. 2 – June 1989
Page 084
County Court Minutes
Sep 1848 – Jun 1854

County Court Minutes September 1848 – June 1854

Sixth Installment (continued from Volume 2, Number 1 – March 1989)

[page 75] Monday, Jany 7th, 1850

Came E. H. PUGH Tax Collector for Wayne County 1849 and returned in to the Court alist of the picked up Taxes verified by his oath which was received by the court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that the Commissioners appointed at a former Term of this Court to sell the lots on the west Square of the town of Waynesboro hand over to the Treasurer of the Poorhouse Commissioners the balance of the proceeds of said sales and said Treasurer pay the same toward the land purchased by the Poorhouse Commissioners.

Ordered by the court that John McDOUGAL one of the Commissioners appointed at a former term of this court to set apart provisions for the Widow Shields & family for one year amend said order so as to set apart such additional articles which was done and rec’d by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

Came A MONTAGUE and D J JONES who was at aformer term of this Court appointed commissioners to superintend the recovering of the Court house and report that on examination they think that the present Roof will do for several years to come with slight repairs which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded and that the said Commissioners be discharged.

Came Thomas W HILL who was at a former term of this Court appointed Guardian of Augustus W BATT and reported to the Court the amount that has come into his hands as such Guardian verified by his oath which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

Upon application of J.I.BIFFLE and others, it is ordered by the Court that L.L. MACK, Thompson MORGAN, Stephen BIVINS and Joseph EAST be appointed a Jury of View to view so as to change the Waynesboro and East Point Road so as to runn with the line between the lands J.I. BIFFLE and H.H.HUNTER and that they report the same to the next term of this Court Isued Jan 10. 1850.

On motion to appropriate to W CARTER D J JONES and Jonathan MORRIS Poorhouse Commissioners the sum of fifteen Dollars each for theirservises Those who voted in the affirmative were LAFFERTY WILSON VOORHIES WATKINS HOPSON GRIMES 6 Noes BURNS MONTAGUE GANT SIMS and LEE 5 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the Trustee not otherwise appropriated. Isued Jan 15, 1850

A Settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Joacim DUGGAR Guardian of Wm M CROSSNO was this day presented to the Court and rec’d and ordered to be recorded

[page 76] Monday Jan 7th 1850

A Settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Joacim DUGAR Guardian of Sarah A CROSSNO minor heir of Jacob CROSSNO Dec’d which was received by the court and ordered to be recorded

A Settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Joacim DUGAR Guardian of Malinda K minor heir of George CROSSNO Dec’d and was received by the court and ordered to be recorded.

A Settlement between Wm JONES Clerk and this Court and Joacim DUGGAR Guardian of the minor heir of George CROSSNO Dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was received and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that John CLEMMENTS Jeremiah DOWDY Wm. L.T. EDWARDS an son Lawson SMITH?? H B V KING and John SMITH be added to the hands allotted to Charles PARKER to open a road of 2nd Class

Came James E McKNIGHT and others who was at former term of this Court appointed a Jury of View to view and mark out a road from Ashland to the Lawrence county Line and report a road found as directed in said order

Ordered by the court that Mw M HORTON be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Allen FOX and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Jan’ 11th 1850

Ordered by the Court that John W YOUNGBLOOD be appointed overseer of the road of first Class and that he work the Waynesboro & East Port Road from the ford of the Creek at P M SATTERFIELDS to John LOYD and that he have the following hands to work under his direction to wit Allen SISK A R SISK Isaac HORTON, Jr. P. M. HORTON Isued Jan 14 1850

On Motion a majority of the justices being present the Court proceeded to lay the public taxes for the year 1850 for the county of Wayne as follows to wit for each poll fifty cents and for each hundred dollars worth of taxable property twenty three and a half cents and an privileges fifty per cent and the State tax.

The court proceeded to elect a chairman & quorum for said court for the present year when David J JONES was duly elected chairman of the court for the present year and said David J JONES William M LAFFERTY & James T?[or S] YOUNG were elected a quorum to hold the quorum courts for the present year.

[page 77] Monday Jany 7th 1850

[the following entry crossed out] On motion to appropriate three dollars to John ROBNETT for furnishing 115 lbs of pork for J.J.BOYD a pauper of Wayne County the justices who voted in the affirmative are Chairman CARTER YOUNG LAFFERTY BURNS MONTAGUE WATKINS GANT & HOPSON yeas 8 noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any moneys in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated

On motion to appropriate to Washington CARTER Abraham MONTAGUE and David J JONES ten Dollars each for holding the Quoram Courts for the year 1849

Justices who voted in the affirmative are W. CARTER (Chairman) YOUNG LAFFERTY MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON WATKINS GANT HOPSON yeas 9 Those who voted in the negative BURNS noes one So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any moneys in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated Ised Jan 15, 1850

Came Samuel L BURNS Administrator wit the will anexed of Lemuel POPE dec’d and presented a supplemental report of assets which have come into his hands such as since his former Report which was rec’d by the court and ordered to be recorded

Matthew H BURKS [?] Guardian of the Minor heirs of David TILLMAN [?] came into Court and presented his report of the assets which have come into his hands as such which was received and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that John SHIPMAN be overseer of the Road of the 3rd Class in the place of Josiah YOUNGBLOOD and have the hands on the head of the creek above said SHIPMANs house Isued Jan 14, 1850

Ordered by the Court that Jesse DOWNING overseer of the Road of the 1st Class Leading from Waynesboro to [Mississippi-crossed out] East Port in the place of Benjmain KING removed have Isaac SHIPMEN Josiah YOUNGBLOOD P M SATTERFIELD L B GANT & hands in addition to the hands heretofore allowed to work under his directions Isued Jan’ 14 1850

Ordered by the Court that James ANDERSON and Abraham MONTAGUE be appointed commissioners to settle with County officers for the year A.D. 1850

[page 78] Monday Jan’ 8th 1850

Ordered by the Court that W B SKILLERN be appointed overseer to open & keep up the road of 2nd Class from Ashland to the Lawrence County line as viewed and marked out by J. E. McKNIGHT & others and that he have the following hands to wit S C MITCHELL and hands J E McKNIGHT and hands, John STOCKARD and hands Jacob STRICKLAND Wm HOLLOWAY Isaac SURRATT Elias WHITE Wm C McBRIDE Wm H HILL Benjamin HARGROVE[?] James DURHAM Wm WILSON Sam’ HOLMES David SKILLERN James SURRATT Thomas W HILL A W BATTS E [?] ROSS Columbus ROSS Martin STAGGS and Nathan BIFFLE Jr’ to work under his direction Isued Jan’ 10th 1850

Came into Court James HOLLIS who was appointed administrator of the estate of Thomas GIST Dec'd and entered in to bond in the sum of two hundred dollars with John McDOUGAL his security Conditioned for the faithful purformance[sic] of said administration which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered that W CARTER Jonathan MORRIS and D J JONES be appointed Poorhouse Commissioners for the present year whereupon the said W CARTER and Jonathan MORRIS took the necessary oath for their qualification

Ordered that Court adjour tell Court in Cours / / s / / A. MONTAGUE Wm M. LAFFERTY A.B.GANT

[page 79] Monday Febr’ 4th 1850

State of Tennessee Wayne County

Be it remembered that a Quorum County Court was began and held for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the fourth day it being the first monday in February in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty the following Justices present and president (To Wit) D J JONES Chair LAFFERTY and YOUNG his associates

Came into Court David C WHITTEN and presented to the Court his commission as Justice of the peace for the 13th Civil District Wayne County Tennessee and took the necessary oaths for his qualification

Came into Court L L MACK who has been appointed Deputy Sheriff by E H PUGH Sheriff of Wayne County and took the necessary oaths for his qulaification

Came Ibby G GALLAHER who was at the January term 1849 of this Court appointed Guardian of the minor heirs of John GALLAHER dec’d and reported to the court the amount that has come into her hands as such guardian which was rec’d and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clark of this Court and Wm M GALLEGHY Guardian of Hannah K minor heir of Wm MORES [?] 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 Wm M GALLEGHY Guardian of John MORES minor heir of Wm MORES Dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was rec’d and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Ibby G GALLAHER [G GALLAHER – crossed out] Guardian of Joseph GALLAHER minor heir of John GALLAHER dec’d was this day presented to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Ibby G GALLAHER Guardian of Mary Ann minor heir of John GALLAHER Dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was rec’d and ordered to be recorded

[the following is crossed out]

A settlement between Wm JONEs Clerk of the Court and Ibby G GALLAHER Guardian of

[page 80] Monday Febr 4th 1850

A Settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Ibby G GALLAHER Guardian of Wm M. minor heir of John GALLAHER deceased was this day submitted to the court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Mm JONES Clerk of this Court and Ibby GALLAHER Guardian of Joanna R minor heir of John GALLAHER dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was [this day –crossed out] Confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Mm JONES Clerk of this Court and Ibby GALLAHER Guardian of the minor heirs of John GALLAHER Dec’d was this day submitted to the court which was rec’d and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Mm JONES Clerk of this Court and Ibby GALLAHER Guardian of Sarah E minor heir of John GALLAHER Dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Mm JONES Clerk of this Court and Ibby GALLAHER Guardian of Thomas M minor heir of John GALLAHER Dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that the following Receipt be be recorded on the minutes of the Court to wit Rec’d of W CARTER one of the Commissioners to make sale of the lots on the west side of the Square in Waynesboro one note of hand on Jonathan MORRIS and John McDOUGAL for Eighty dollars due the 13th Nov 1848 and one on H ROBERTS & Jonathan MORRIS for one Hundred dollars due the 13th Nov 1848 with a credit of one hundred collars on the 24th day of Dec 1849 / / s / / D J JONES Char of the poorhouse Com

Ordered by this Court that Daniel HELLAN [HELTON?] be appointed overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of Joseph EAST and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 6th 1850

ORdered by the Court that Henry McGEE be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Samuel McGEE and have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 6th 1850

[page 81] Monday Febr 4th 1850

Ordered by the Court that James LAY be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of A G NUMAN and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 6th 1850

Ordered by the Court that Benjamine MARTIN be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Burrell BAILY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 6h 1850

Ordered by the Court that A M FALLEN be appointed [Guardian – crossed out] overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of C W THOMPSON and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 7th 1850

Ordered by the Court that John MORRISON be appointed overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of Mereda MORRISON and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 7 1850

Ordered by the Court that Jeremiah PRINCE be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of DAvid R ADAMS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 7th 1850

Ordered by the Court that Moses Price be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Joseph G GALLAHER and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 7, 1850

Ordered by the Court that Jackson JAMES be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Alford SIMMONS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 7, 1850

Came into Court James HOLLIS administrator of the Estate of Thomas GIST deceased and returned an inventory and accounts of sales verafied by his Oath which was received by the court and ordered to be recorded

Came T H MABRY Trustee of Wayne County and reported to the Court the amt. of REvenue arising for the year 1849 whcih was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

[page82] Monday Febr’ 4th 1850

Ordered by the Court that Franklin SHULL be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of John W BERRY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 7,1850

Ordered by the Court that John RISNER Jr. be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Joseph BREWER and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 7, 1850

Ordered by the Court that Joseph B DIXON be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class running up the Double Branches that he work from Samuel McGEE to the Indian Creek road and that he have John B DIXON and Joseph DIAL to work under his direction Isued Febr 7, 1850

Ordered b the Court that C C COOK be appointed Overseer of the road of 2nd Class and that he work from Indian Creek to Wm BECKHAM’s old hog pen and that he have Levi VICTORY Wm EAVES Joshua GALLION and all the hands in the bounds to work under his direction Isued Feb 7, 1850

Ordered by the Court that Parris HARGUS be appointed Overseer of the road of 2nd Class and that he work from Wm BECKHAM’s old hog pen to the County line and that he have T S BECKHAM Thomas EAVES Umphrey M GOFORTH John BECKHAM and all the hands in that bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 7, 1850

Ordered by the Court that Reuben EAST be appointed Overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of Isaac MORRIS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 7, 1850

Came George I WALKER who was this day chosen and appointed Gaurdian of the minor heirs of James C. NICKOLS Died and entered in to bond in the sum of seven hundred dollars with Wm B WALKER his Security Condition for the faithful performance of said Guardianship which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded where upon the said George I WALKER took the necessary oath for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that Wm RAY be appointed Overseer of the Road of 2nd Class in the place of King PRATER and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 7, 1850

[page 83] Monday Febr 4th 1850

Came James E McKNIGHT who was this day chosen and appointed Guardian of the minor heirs of A.C. BIFFLE Dec’d and entered into Bond in the sum of four hundred dollars with E D BIFFLE his security conditioned for the faithful performance of said guardianship which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded whereupon the said James E McKNIGHT took the necessary oath for this qualification

Ordered by the Court that Wm. B. WHITAKER be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class Leading from Waynesboro to Linden and that he work from the forks of the road on Green River to Buffalo and that he have his own hands E WHITAKER & hands and Claton THORP to work under his direction Isued Febr 7 1850

Ordered by the Court that Lemuel POPE be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd CLass running from Waynesboro to Linden and that he work from Buffalo to the Perry County line and to have the hands on the north side of the river and below Cary W POPE to the County line to work under his direction Isued Febr 7, 1850

Came M H? BURKS Guardian of the minor heirs of Daniel TILLMAN dec’d and reported to the court the amount that has come into his hands as such Guardian verafied by his Oath which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

This day came James M RAMSEY Administrator of all and singular the goods & chattles of John N SHIELDS Dec’d and suggested in writing in open court the Insolvency of said Estate alleging that the assets which had come to his hands possession or knowledge were Insuffienct to pay the debts against said Estate It is therefore ordered by the court that publication of the Insolvency of said Estate be made in the Middle Tennessean a Newspaper printed in the Town of Lawrenceburg in the State of Tennessee and that notice be given to all persons to whom said Estate is in any way indebted to file their claims duly authenticated with the clerk of this court on or before the first day of January AD 1851 for prorato Distribution as the Law requires in such cases or they will be forever bared?

Ordered that Court adjourn till Tomorrow morning 9 oclock / / s / / D J JONES Chair, Wm M LAFFERTY James T YOUNG

[page 84] Tuesday Febr. 5th 1850

Court met according to adjournment Present D J JONES Chr. [LAFFERTY and YOUNG his associates – crossed out] JOBE & GRIMES his associates

CAme B HAMM and returned in to Court an Inventory and account of sales of the Estate of William HEFFINGTON deceased Verafied by his Oath which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that Henry T HAYS be appointed Overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Joel S WHITTEN and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Feb 7 1850

Ordered by the Court that Isaac W ROSS be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class and that he work from the Turnpike Road near Oze DICUS to be Florence Road near Carrollville and that he have the following hands Bennet HALE Mary MONTAGUE’s hands Larkin ALTOM Wm MONTAGUE John JOBE A B WEBB and all the hands on the water of Eagle Creek from John O ROBERTS to G W BROWN’s exclusive and all the hands in said bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr 7, 1850

Ordered that Court adjourn till Court in Course / / s / / D J JONES Chair Solomon JOBE John GRIMES

[page 85] March 4th 1850

State of Tennessee Wayne County Be it remembered to a Quorum County Court was began and held for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the fourth day it being the first Monday in March [one thousand – crossed out] in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and fifty the following Justices present and presiding (To wit) David J JONES Chr. LAFFERTY and YOUNG his associates

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Wm W GRIMES Guardian of Eli S GRIMES minor heir of James GRIMES 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 Wm W GRIMES Guardian of Manerva GRIMES minor heir of James GRIMES 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 Wm W GRIMES Guardian of James A GRIMES minor heir of James GRIMES 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 Wm W GRIMES Guardian of the minor heir of James GRIMES 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 A J BREWER 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 Joseph BREWER Guardian of Wasson minor heir of Mary ROBERTSON dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered t be recorded

Came Josep BREWER Guardian of Wasson ROBERTSON minor heir of Mary ROBERTSON and renewed his bond in the sum of two hundred dollars with A J BREWER and Rial BREWER his securities which was Received by the court and ordered to be recorded

Came A J BREWER one of the Guardian of the minor heirs of Mary HENSLEY dec’d and renewed his bond in the sum of Eight hundred dollars with Joseph BREWER and Rial BREWER his securities which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of the Court and Thomas LANEAR Guardian of Smith BROADWAY was this day presented to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

[page 86] Monday March 4th 1850

Came Franklin WETHERSPOON who was this day appointed Guardian to Smith BROADWAY and entered in to bond in the sum of three hundred dollars with Samuel L BURNS and J I BIFFLE his securities Conditioned for the faithful performance of said Guardianship which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded Where upon the said F WETHERSPOON took the necessary oath for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that F WETHERSPOON be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class and that he work from the Savannah Road to the branch above John JOHNSON’s field and that he have Jacob G MORRIS & hands in addition to his own hands to work under his direction Isued Mar. 4th 1850

Came into Court John GRIMES and tendered to the Court his resignation as Justice of the peace of the fifth Civil District Wayne County Tennessee which was received by the court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that Obediah WEBSTER be appointed Overseer of the road of 2nd Class in the place of Joshua T BREWER and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued March 13 1850

Ordered by the Court that Wm I[or J] MAY be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Wiley BREWER Jr. and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued March 13, 1850

Ordered by the Court that George CRUMWELL be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class and that he work from the Savannah & Waynesboro Road towards Pinhook as far as Burton DILL formerly that lives south of said Savannah Road to work under his direction Isued March 13, 1850

Ordered by the Court that Burton DILL Stanford C GRIMES J A GOSSETT he attached to the hands allotted to work under B D KEATON on the road of 1st Class

Came into Court Andrew JACKS and tendered to the Court his resignation as Constable of the sixth Civil District Wayne County Tennessee which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

(continued in the next issue)


Wayne County Historian
Vol. 2, No. 3 – September 1989
Page 084
County Court Minutes
Sep 1848 – Jun 1854

County Court Minutes September 1848 – June 1854

Seventh Installment (continued from Volume 2, Number 2 - June 1989)

[page 87] Monday March 4th 1850

Came into Court John JACKSON Jr. who was on the 2nd day of March 1850 duly and Constitutionally Elected by the qualified voters of the sixth civil District Wayne County Tennessee for the term of two years and until his successor shall be elected and qualified and entered into the following bond to wit [here follows a standard bond statement. Participants in the bond were John JACKSON Jr. J.I. BIFFLE S.L. BURNS & T. MEREDITH. Bond was signed as follows] / / s / / John JACKSON, J I BIFFLE, S L BURNS, Thomas MEREDITH Whereupon the said John JACKSON Jr. and each of his said securities came in to Court and acknowledged the execution thereof which was rec’d by the Court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said John JACKSON Jr took the necessary Oaths for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that Joseph RAMSEY be appointed overseer of the road of 3rd Class in the place of John SHIPMAN and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued March 13, 1850

[page 88] Monday March 4th 1850

Ordered by the Court that Larkin GRIMES be appointed overseer of the road of 2nd Class and that he work from the turnpike road near Oze DICUS to the STRICKLIN Old house and that he have all the hands that line on the waters of Eagle Creek from John O ROBERTS to G W BROWN inclusive to work under his direction Isued March 15. 1850

Ordered by the Court that Isaac W ROSS be appointed Overseer of the Road of 2nd Class and that he work from the STRICKLIN old place to the Carrollville and Florence Road near Carrollville and that he have the following hands to wit Bennett HALE Mary MONTAGUE’s hands Larkin ALLAM [ALTOM] Wm. MONTAGUE A B WEBB John JOBE and the hands that live at James GORE’s old place and all the nads in said bounds to work under his direction Isued March 15. 1850

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and Thomas MONTAGUE Guardian of the minor heirs of Mary W MONTAGUE dec’d was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to the recorded

Ordered that Court adjourn tell Court in Course / / s / / D J JONES Chair Wm. M. LAFFERTY James T YOUNG

[page 89] April 1st 1850

State of Tennessee)

Wayne County) Be it remembered that a quarterly Courty Court was began 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 April in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty The following Justices present and presiding (to wit) D J JONES Chr. YOUNG HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE POPE CARTER BURNS MONTAGUE WILSON VOORHIES GANT WATKINS SIMS HOPSON GRAY BREWER HAM DIXON LEE PHILIPS & WHITTON

Ordered by the Court that Joseph HOLT Wallis HAYES B HOPSON William B DAVIS and John D WHITE be appointed a Jury of View to View and mark out so as to change the Waynesboro and Florence Road so as to run on the East side of Samuel LAWSON’s plantation and intersect the Old Road some three hundred yards North of said LAWSON’s house and that they report the same to the next term of this Court Isued Apr. 2. 1850

Ordered by the Court that Joseph T PHILIPS be appointed overseer of the Road of 2d Class in the place of Thomas G PHILLIPS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Apr 3, 1850

Thomas ADAMS this day presented to the Court his resignation in writing as Justice of the peace for the 9th Civil district of Wayne County which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that Daniel PHILIPS James PHILIPS John A COX John PHILIPS and Mason WHITTEN be appointed a Jury of View to View and mark out so as to change the direction of the road of 2d Class running down little Cypress commence oposite [sic] of the house of George WHITTEN and run on the South side of said Creek and intersect the old Road oposite [sic] Gray PHILIP’s Plantation and that they report the same to the next term of this Court Isued Apr 3, 1850

Ordered by the Court that Jeremiah GRIGGS be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Joseph CREASY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Apr 3, 1850

Ordered by the Court that John A KENNEDY be appointed overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of Daniel HELTON and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Apr 3. 1850

[page 90] Monday April 1st 1850

James B DAVIS who was on the first Saturday in March 1850 duly and constitutionally elected Constable by the qualified Voters of the 1st Civil District Wayne County for the two years next thereafter ensuing and untell his successor is elected and qualified Came in to Court and entered into the following bond [standard bond follows; participants were Bazel PRATER Isam TURNBOUGH and G[?] C Y PARKER] / / s / / James B DAVIS, Bazsel PRATER Isam TURNBOUGH, C Y PARKER [Davis then took oath]

[Editor’s note: pages 91 through 100 consist of bonds and oaths for newly elected district constables; page 101 is the bond and oath for the newly elected Trustee. These will be abstracted rather than transcribed in full since the oaths and bonds duplicate each other in form]

[page 91] Bennett HALE elected constable for 2 Civil District on 1st Saturday in March 1850. Bondsmen were Solomon JOBE and Wm. M LAFFERTY. Bond signed Bennett HALE Solomon JOBE Wm M LAFFERTY. HALE took the oaths.

[page 92] C Y PARKER elected constable for 3rd Civil District first Saturday in March 1850. Bondsmen were C Y PARKER, Samuel L BURNS, Samuel HOLMES James C WHITAKER & Thomas MEREDITH. Bond signed C.Y.PARKER, Samuel L. BURNS, Samuel HOLMES, Thomas MEREDITH, James C WHITAKER. C.Y. PARKER took the oaths.

[page 93] Monday April 1st 1850

Charles C ROSS elected constable for the 4th Civil District. Bondsmen were Charles C ROSS, Thomas H MABRY, Jonathan MORRIS, Wm. J YOUNG and John McDOUGAL. / / S / / C C ROSS, T H MABRY, Jon MORRIS, W J YOUNG, Jno McDOUGAL. ROSS took oaths.

[page 94] Monday April 1st 1850

Robert C MACK elected constable for 4th Civil District first Saturday in March 1850. Bondsmen were Robert C MACK, L D MACK, Jonathan MORRIS, Joseph EAST & John McDOUGAL. / / s / / R C MACK, L D MACK, Jon. MORRIS, Joseph EAST, Jno. McDOUGAL. R C MACK took the oaths.

[page 95] Monday April 1st 1850

John F HALL elected constable for the 5th Civil District first Saturday in March 1850. Bondsmen were John F. HALL, Burton DILL, Wm. BENHAM, and Wm. H. BROWN, and Carroll H. HUGHLING. / / s / / J F HALL, Burton DILL, Wm. BENHAM, W H BROWN C H HUGHLING. HALL took the necessary oaths.

[page 96] Monday April 1st 1850

James ROSE elected constable for the 7th Civil District. Bondsmen were James ROSE, Zachariah BECKMAN, Amos B. LAWSON, John W. BERRY & R. J. CYPERT. / / s / / James ROSE, Zachariah BECKHAM, Amos B LAWSON, John W BERRY, R J CYPERT. ROSE took the necessary oaths.

[page 97] Monday April 1st 1850

Zebulon M JOHNSON elected constable for the 9th Civil District on first Saturday in March 1850. Bondsmen were Zebulon M JOHNSON, John HAYES, Brinkley HOPSON and Lasson HAYES. / / s / / Z M JOHNSON, Brinkley HOPSON John HAYES, Lasson HAYES. JOHNSON took the necessary oaths.

[page 98] Monday April 1st 1850

Lasson HAYES elected constable for the 10th Civil District on first Saturday in March 1850. Bondsmen were Lawson HAYES, John HAYES, Brinkley HOPSON and Z.M. JOHNSON. / / s / / Lasson HAYES, John HAYES, Brinkley HOPSON, Z.M. JOHNSON. Lasson HAYES took the necessary oaths.

[page 99] Monday April 1st 1850

A L ROBERTSON elected constable for the 11th Civil District on First Saturday in March 1850. Bondsmen were A.L. ROBERTSON, Joseph BREWER, Soloman BREWER, A.J. BREWER, Wiley BREWER, C.F. DIXON, John DIXON, Wm. J. HADDOCK. / / s / / A L ROBERTSON, Joseph BREWER, Soloman BREWER, A J BREWER, Wily BREWER, C T DIXON, John DIXON, Wm. J HADDOCK. ROBERTSON took the necessary oaths.

[page 100] Monday April 1st 1850

C F DIXON elected constable for the 12th Civil District on first Saturday in March 1850. Bondsmen were C. F. DIXON, John DIXON, A. L. ROBERTSON, A. J. BREWER, & Wm. J. HADDOCK. / / s / / C F DIXON, John DIXON, A L ROBERTSON, A J BREWER, Wm J HADDOCK. C.F. DIXON took the necessary oaths.

[page 101] Monday April 1st 1850

Thomas H. MABRY elected Trustee of Wayne County on first Saturday in March 1850. Bondsmen were Thomas H. MABRY, Wm. POLLARD, Thomas MEREDITH, Jonathan MORRIS, S.L. BURNS, & John L. CYPERT. / / s / / T H MABRY, William POLLARD, Thomas MEREDITH, Jonathan MORRIS, S L BURNS, John L CYPERT. MABRY took the necessary oaths.

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Wayne County Historian
Vol. 2, No. 4 – June 1989
Page 168
County Court Minutes
Sep 1848 – Jun 1854

County Court Minutes September 1848 – June 1854

Eighth Installment (continued from Volume 2, Number 3 – September 1989)

[page 102] Monday April 1st, 1850

State of Tennessee Wayne County

Know all men by these presents that we Thomas H. MABRY Wm POLLARD Thomas MEREDITH Jonathan MORRIS S L BURNS and John L. CYPERT all of the County [of Wayne – crossed out] and State aforesaid are held and firmly bound unto the State of Tennessee in the sum of twenty five hundred dollars which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors & administrators dated this 1st day of April 1850 The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Thomas H MABRY is trustee of Wayne County whose duty is to receive and pay over all fines by him received under an act of the Assembly entitled an act to punish small offences. Now if the said Thomas H MABRY as such trustee shall indemnify said County for any loss occasioned by [any – crossed out] breech of his duty in proceeding under said act and pay as lawfully directed all fines received or which might have been received by him under said act then this obligation to be void else to be and remain in full force and effect / / s / / T H MABRY (seal) William POLLARD (seal) Thomas MEREDITH (seal) Jonathan MORRIS (seal) S L BURNS (seal) John L CYPERT (seal)

And the said Thomas H. MABRY and each of his said securities acknowledged the execution of said bonds in open Court which was approved of and received by the Court and ordered to be recorded whereupon the said Thomas H MABRY took the necessary Oath for his qualification.

Ordered by the court that Hiram MORRISON be appointed overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of John MORRISON and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Apr 3, 1850

A settlement between the County Commissioners and the County Trustee was this day presented to the Court which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that John LEE be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Joseph DIAL removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions Isued Apr 3, 1850

[page 103] Monday April 1st 1850

Upon the petition of Nathan F BIFFLE It is ordered by the Court that the Sheriff summon a Jury to consist of not less than five nor more than twelve free holders who after they have been duly sworn for said purpose shall view and report the proprity of changing the road leading from Waynesboro to Ashland where it passed his residence so as to run on the north instead of the south side of the branch and that they report to the next term of the Court Isued May 28th 1850

Ordered by the Court that the following good and lawful men of the County of Wayne be appointed and summond by the Sheriff of said County to be and attend at the next term of our Circuit Court to be held for said County of Wayne at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the fourth Monday in May next to wit Thomas MABERRY David C McADOO Jonathan C ELLIOTT Robert W SIMS Samuel L. BURNS Calvin B McLEAN Joseph EAST Abraham MONTAGUE Bennett COLE Elisha R McANALLY Nathan BIFFLE Peter COLE William HAWK Matthew J SIMS John CYPERT John HAYES George COOK Brinkley HOPSON Henry PIGG George W BREWER George W DELK George E HUCKABY Micajah McGEE George WHITTEN William THORNTON Sr. And that Losson HAYES and Robert C MACK constables be appointed and summond to attend and wait on said Court and that Venirafaciaus Isue returnable to said Circuit Court Isued Apr 3 1850

On petition of Mason TIDWELL and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said TIDWELL is blind and in indigent circumstances and unable to do manual Labor it is ordered by the Court that the said Mason TIDWELL have the priviledge of Hawking and Peddling within the Court of Wayne on his taking the Oath prescribed by law in such Cases

On motion to appoint EAST & CARTER the sum of six dollars and sixty four cents for repair on the Court house those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG HAYNES LAFFERTY MONTAGUE WILSON VOORHIES WATKINS SIMS HOPSON GRAY BREWER HAM DIXON LEE PHILLIPS and WHITTEN 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 May 28th 1850

Ordered by the Court that the Commissioners appointed by this Court to examine in to the Condition of the town lots in Waynesboro be authorized to comprimize with any persons having in possession by any Color of title any of said lots belonging to Wayne County without any pay for the improvements there on as they may think just.

[page 104] Monday April 1st 1850

Ordered by the Court that Solomon COOCH George I WALKER David VOORHIES Elisha POLLOCK and John VOORHIES freeholders be appointed a Jury of View to View and mark out so as to change the Buffalo road Beginning at David VOORHIES and thence down on the South side of said River and intersect the Mt. Pleasant road at John CRAIGs and that they report the same to the next turn of this Court.

Came John H HENDRICK & others who was appointed at a former term of this Court a Jury of View to View and mark out a change in the road leading up Holly Creek and report the Change made as directed in the order which was received by the Court.

On motion to appropriate to James T YOUNG Thomas MEREDITH John GRIMES John P VOORHIES A B GANT M J SIMS Wm R CURTIS B HOPSON B HAM John DIXON and John PHILLIPS the sum of five dollars each and to W CARTER and Wm. M LAFFERTY each the sum of six dollars for their services as revenue commissioners for the present year 1850 Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE BURNS CARTER MONTAGUE WILSON [GANT- crossed out] WATKINS SIMS HOPSON DIXON LEE PHILLIPS BREWER HAM WHITTAN 18 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 Young May 6th 1850 Isued May 27th 1850

Came in to Court Rial BREWER who was on the first Saturday in March 1850 duly and constitutionally elected Sheriff for Wayne County by the qualified Voter thereof for the next two years thereafter ensuing and entered into the following bond to wit [here follows a standard bond which carried over to page 105, no heading] bond signed Rial BREWER (seal) Wm BENHAM (seal) John HAYES(seal) J W STANFIELD (seal) Brinkley HOPSON (seal) J I BIFFLE (seal) And the said Rial BREWER and each of his said securities Acknowledged the execution of said bond in open Court which was approved of and received by the Court whereupon the Said Rial BREWER took the necessary Oaths for his qualifications [here follows another version of the above bond which has been crossed out]

[page 106] Monday April 1st 1850

Ordered by the Court that Joseph S[?] ROBNETT be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of John JACKSON Jr. and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Apr 13 1850

Ordered by the Court that Allen KERLEY work on the Waynesboro and Ashland Road under John FISH and that he be exempt from working on road that he formly worked on

On motion to appropriate to John ROBNETT the sum of three dollars the amount by him expended for the support of James J BOYD a pauper of Wayne County in the year 1849 those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Cr. YOUNG LAFFERTY CARTER MONTAGUE WILSON VOORHIES WATKINS HOPSON GRAY PHILLIPS & WHITTEN 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

It is ordered by the Court (there being more than [a majority-crossed out] two thirds of the Justices of the Peace in said County present) that an additional civil district to be known as district No 14 be and the same is hereby established and bounded as follows to wit commencing where the old line between Wayne and Hardin County intersects the Tennessee River thence up the river to the point where the line between Wayne and Hardin County as established by the act of 1849-50 attaching a portion of Hardin County to Wayne County leaves said river thence with said line to the old Wayne County lines thence north with said line to the beginning being that portion so attached to the County of Wayne It is further ordered by the Court that the Town of Clifton in said District be and is hereby established the place of holding elections and the precinct in and for said District until the same is changed by a majority of the voters of said District voting in any District election voting for the same. It is further ordered by the Court that the Sheriff open and hold an election for on Constable and two Justices of the peace for said District after having given the notice required by law

[page 107] Monday April 1st 1850

This day came Rial BREWER into Court who was on the first Saturday in March 1850 duly & constitutionally elected Sheriff [of Wayne County-crossed out] and Collector of the public taxes of Wayne County and entered into the following bonds to wit [here follows a standard bond] / / s / / Rial BREWER (seal) Wm BENHAM (seal) John HAYSE (seal) Wiley BREWER (seal) Brinkley HOPSON (seal) J W STANFIELD (seal) Z M JOHNSON (seal) Lasson HAYS (seal) [there follows here another bond carrying over to page 108 with the same signatories] And the said Rial BREWER and each of his said securities acknowledged the execution of said Bonds in open Court which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said Rial BREWER took the necessary Oaths for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that Sheriff pay over to the Commissioners of the Poorhouse the sum of five hundred and fifty dollars out of the County Tax when collected the present year 1850

On motion to appropriate to M J SIMS the sum of Eight dollars for holding the Election for County officers in March 1850 Those who Voted in the affirmative were D J JONES chr. YOUNG HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE POPE BURNS CARTER MONTAGUE VOORHIES WATKINS HOPESON HAM DIXON LEE & PHILLIPS 16 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 May 28th 1850

Ordered by the Court that L D MACK Lewis HARDIN Stephen BIVENS Isaac MORRIS Thompson MORGAN [& Sylvester SHIELDS-crossed out] be appointed a Jury of View to view so as to change the Waynesboro & Waterloo Road so as to run on the line dividing the lands of J I BIFFLE and Silvester SHIELDS and that they report the same to the next term of this Court Isued May 28th 1850

[page 109] Monday April 1st 1850

On motion to appropriate to E H PUGH Sheriff the sum of six dollars and sixty five cents for bord &c John WAGGONER in jail and for wood furnished Court Room Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE CARTER WATKINS BREWER DIXON LEE PHILLIPS & WHITTEN 12 Noes MONTAGUE So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued May 28th 1850

On petition it is ordered by the Court that Wm B WALKER A C RASBERRY Andrew JACKSON Peter YOUNG John STOCKARD and James E McKNIGHT be appointed a Jury to View and mark out so as to change the road leading down fortyeight mile Creek by the plantation of E D BIFFLE and that they report the same to the next term of this Court Isued May 28th 1850

A majority of the Justices of Wayne County present the Court proceeded to elect a Ranger for said County for the next ensuring two years whereupon David J JONES was duly elected And entered into bond in the sum of five hundred dollars with C B McLEAN and R A HILL his securities conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties as such ranger And the said D J JONES and each of his said securities Acknowledged the execution of said bond in open Court and the Court approved and received said bond and ordered it to be recorded. Whereupon the said D J JONES took the necessary Oaths for his qualification

A majority of the Justices of the peace being present the Court proceeded to elect a Corner for Wayne County for the next two years ensuing Whereupon John L CYPERT was duly elected and the said John L CYPERT entered into bond in the sum of Twenty five hundred dollars with S L BURNS T H MABRY Wm BENHAM and Jon. MORRIS his securities Conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties in said office And the said John L CYPERT and each of his securities acknowledged the execution of said bond in open court which was approved of and received by the Court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said John L CYPERT took the necessary Oaths for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that Soloman PHILLIPS be appointed Overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of John S BURNS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Apr 13 1850

[page 110] Monday April 1st 1850

Ordered by the Court that the following men be appointed Trustee of the Ashland Academy for the next two years and untill their successors is appointed (To wit John McDOUGAL A G McDOUGAL L L MACK S D MACK T H MABRY F WITHERSPOON R A HILL A P COOK A T HASSELL W L T EDWARDS J S BURNS Z CYPERT Nathan BIFFLE D K COOK and James ANDERSON

Came into Court Wm J HADDOCK who was on the first Saturday in March 1850 duly and lawfully elected Constable for Wayne County by the qualified voters of the 13th Civil district thereof for the next two years thereafter and entered into the following bond (to wit) [here follows a standard format bond] / / s / / William J[?] HADDOCK (seal) A J BREWER (seal) B HAM (seal) Joseph BREWER (seal) John PHILLIPS (seal) C F DIXON (seal) A L ROBERLSON (seal) And the said William J HADDOCK and each of his said securities acknowledged the execution of said bond in open Court which was approved of and received by the Court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said Wm J HADDOCK took the necessary oaths for his qualification

[page 111] Monday April 1st 1850

On motion to appropriate to A MONTAGUE and James ANDERSON each the sum of two dollars and fifty cents for their services settling with the trustee for the year 1850 those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG HAYNES LAFFERTY [JOBE-crossed out] CARTER MONTAGUE WILSON VOORHIES GANT WATKINS SIMS HOPSON BREWER HAM DIXON LEE PHILLIPS & WHITTON 18 Noes BURNS 1 so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the trustees of Wayne County not otherwise appropriated Isued May 28th 1850

On motion to appropriate to E H PUGH Sheriff the sum of Thirty dollars for Exaficious [?] services for the past twelve months Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG HAYNES JOBE CARTER SIMS DIXON LEE PHILIPS 9 Noes MONTAGUE GANT BREWER HAM LAFFERTY 5 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County trustee no otherwise appropriated Isued May 28th 1850

On motion to appropriate to G T FREDAKING the sum of seventy five cents his fee for Registering bond to Poor house land[?] Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG HAYNES LAFFERTY BURNS CARTER MONTAGUE WILSON VOORHIES GANT WATKINS SIMS HOPSON BREWER HAM DIXON LEE PHILIPS WHITTON 19 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 May 28th 1850

Ordered that Court adjourn untill tomorrow 4 Oclock / / s / / D J JONES Chair James T YOUNG W. CARTER

[page 112] Tuesday April 2d 1850

Came into Court Thomas MEREDITH and Clabon ACKLIN who was this day appointed deputy Sheriff by Rial BREWER Sheriff of Wayne County and took the necessary Oaths for their qualification

George W BARKER this day presented to the Court his Commission as Justice of the peace in the 5th Civil District Wayne County Whereupon the said George W BARKER took the necessary Oath for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that E H PUGH R A HILL & L L MACK be appointed commissioners to Examine the public Square as worked on by A T HASSELL and report to the next term of this Court whether or not said HASSELL completed said work according to contract and if not what is lacking

Ordered that Court adjourn tell Court in Course / / s / / D J JONES Chair James T YOUNG W. CARTER

[page 113] Monday May 6th 1850

State of Tennessee Wayne County) Be it remembered that a Quorum County Court was began and held for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the 6th day it being the first Monday in May AD 1850 The following Justices present and presiding (to wit) D J JONES Chr. YOUNG & LAFFERTY his associates

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and John A. GRIMES Administrator of the estate of E S GRIMES dec’d was this day presented to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and John S BURNS Guardian of the miner heirs of R A 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 J.S.BURNS Guardian of Charles C D MACK 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 John S BURNS Guar. of James V MACK was this day Submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that James HAGGARD be appointed overseer of the road of 3rd Class and that he work from the Turnpike road from near his house to the Waynesboro & Savannah Road at Wm J GRIMES and that he have all the hands that live on Eagle Creek from his house to the head of said and the hands on Mrs.[?] MITCHELLs plantation to work under his direction Isued May 27th 1850

The Last will and testament of Hiram ROBERTS was this day exibited[sic] in open Court and the execution of the same being duly proven by the subscribing witnesses there to and upon application of A B GANT & David COOK Executors named in said will for letters and the said A B GANT and David COOK having intered into bond in the sum of four thousand dollars with John L CYPERT and Rial BREWER conditioned for the faithful performance of said Execorship[sic] which was approved of by the Court whereupon the court ordered letters to isue to them accordingly whereupon the said A B GANT and David COOK took the necessary oath for their qualification

[page 114] Monday May 6th 1850

Came into Court Robert H COPERT [COPERT written here, but signed as COOPER] who was on the 20th of April 1850 duly and lawfully Elected Constable for said county by the qualified voters of the fourteeth[sic] civil district thereof and entered into the following bond (to wit) [here follows the standard bond) / / s / / R H COOPER (seal) David ROGERS (seal) John F PITTS (seal) A P COOK (seal) And the execution of the said bond being duly acknowledged in open Court by the said R H COOPER & each of his said Securities which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said R H COOPER took the necessary Oaths for his qualification

[page 115] Monday May 6th 1850

Ordered by the Court that John F PITTS be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of C C ROSS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued May 27th 1850

Came into Court Robert L CYPERT who was on the 2d day of Marach 1850 duly and lawfully elected Constable for Wayne County by the qualified voters of the 8th civil district thereof and entered into the following bond (to wit) [here follows the standard bond] / / s / / Robert L CYPERT (seal) William D COPELAND (seal) John W CYPERT (seal) F W LOYD (seal) T [Tidings in text] THOMPSON (seal) And the said R.L.[or S] CYPERT and each of his said securities came into court and [execut-crossed out] acknowledged the execution of said bound[sic] in open Court which was approved of and received by the Court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said R L CYPERT took the necessary oaths for his qualification

[Ordered that Court adjourn till Court in Course / / D J JONES Chair Wm. M LAFFERTY James T YOUNG – all crossed out]

[page 116] Monday May 6th 1850

Came David ROGERS who was on the 20th day of April 1850 duly and lawfully elected Justice of the peace for Wayne County by the qualified voters of the 14th civil district thereof and presented to the Court his commission whereupon the said David ROGERS took the necessary oaths for his qualification

Ordered that Court adjourn tell Court in cours / / D J JONES Chair Wm. M. LAFFERTY James T YOUNG

Monday June 3, 1850

State of Tennessee Wayne County be it remembered that a quorum County Court was began and held for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the Town of Waynesboro on the 3rd day it being the first Monday in June in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred & fifty The following Justice present and presiding (to wit) D J JONES Chr. YOUNG and LAFFERTY his associates

This day came John G HILL Administrator of all and singular the goods & chattles rights and credis[?] of the Estate of Thomas BURGESS deceased and suggested in writing in open Court the insolvency of said Estate alledging that the assets that had came to his hands possession or knowledge were in sufficient to pay the debts against said Estate It is therefore ordered by the Court that the Clerk of this Court make such publication as is by law required [for-crossed out] and that notice be given to all persons to whom said estate is indebted to file their claims duly authenticated with the Clerk of this Court on or before the 1st day of December next for prorate distribution as the law in such cases requires or they will be forever bound

Ordered by the Court that Michael CHOAT be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of E F DODSON and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued June 5, 1850

Ordered by the Court that C M BROWN be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of C B McCULLEY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued June 5th 1850

[page 117] Monday June 3rd 1850

Ordered by the Court that Washington REED be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Henry PIGG and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued June 5, 1850

It appearing to the Court that Elizabeth LOYD late of said county is dead and having made not last will and testament in writing and her next of kin failing to apply for letters of Administration And application being made by James ANDERSON a creditor of said Estate for letters of Administration and he having Entered into bond in the sum of Eight hundred dollars with A T HASSELL and Henry MORRIS his securities Conditioned for the faithful performance of said Administration and he having taken the necessary oath required by Law it is ordered by the Court that he have letters accordingly

It appearing to the Court that Jesse COPELAND late of said County is dead and having made not last will in writing and the widow foling[?] to apply for Letters of Administration And application being made by James ANDERSON a creditor of said estate 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 entered into bond in the sum of two hundred dollars with A T HASSELL and Henry MORRIS conditioned for the faithful performance of said Administrationship [and-crossed out] the Court ordered Letters to issue to him accordingly whereupon the said James ANDERSON took the necessary oath for his qualification

Came James WARR [who-crossed out] was on the 20th day of April last duly elected a Justice of the peace for Wayne County by the qualified Voters of the 14th Civil district thereof and presented to the Court his Commission whereupon the said James WARR took the necessary oaths for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that John CANTRELL be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of King BREWER and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued June 5th 1850

[page 118] Monday June 3rd 1850

Came A B GANT one of the executors of the last will and testament of Hiram ROBERTS dec’d and returned into Court and Inventory of said estate verefied by his Oath

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and M.H. BURK Guar of Lewis TILLINAN [should be TILLMAN] was this day submitted to the court which was confirmed by the Court [which-crossed out] and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and M H BURK Guardian of John TILLMAN was this day submitted to the Court which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

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

Ordered by the Court that James MOORE by appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of John HAYES and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued June 5, 1850

Ordered that Court adjourn tell Court in Course / / /s / / D J JONES Chair W. CARTER Wm. M. LAFFERTY

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