Wayne County, Tennessee

County Court Minutes
September 1848 - June 1854

Installments 9 - 12 (Uploaded 30 May 2000)

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Wayne County Historian
Vol. 3, No. 1 - March 1990
Page 039
County Court Minutes
September 1843 - June 1854

COUNTY COURT MINUTES SEPTEMBER 1848 - JUNE 1854

Ninth Installment (continued from Volume 2, Number 4 - December 1989)

[page 119] Monday July Term 1850
State of Tennessee, Wayne County Be it remembered that a quarterly County Court was began & 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 July in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and fifty the following Justices of the peace present and presiding (to wit) D J JONES Chr. YOUNG LAFFERTY JOBE CARTER BURNS MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON VOORHIES GANT WALTKINS CURTIS BREWER HAM DIXON LEE & RODGERS

Came J P VOORHIES & 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 leading up Buffalo River and make the following report Begin at David VOORHIES and runne [sic] to John CRAIGs which report was [Ordered-crossed out] received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that E POLLACK be appointed Overseer of the opening and Keeping up the road as viewed and marked out by J P VOORHIES & others and that he have the following hands George I WALKER Samuel VOORHIES David VOORHIES hands James VOORHIES George W PERY James McCAN Solom COUCH, and all the hands in the bounds to work under his direction Isued July 25th 1850

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and John N MARTIN Guardian of the minor heirs of Nathaniel MARTIN dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was received by the Court & ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court Jonathan MORRIS James ANDERSON & John McDOUGAL be appointed a committee to superintend the Painting outside the wood work [Window Casing - crossed out] &c of the Court house in Waynesboro

Came James ANDERSON Administrator of the Estate of Jesse COPELAND Dec'd and returned into court an Inventory of said Estate verified by his oath which was received and ordered to be recorded

Came James ANDERSON Administrator of all and singular the googs[sic] & Chattles rights & credits of the estate of Elizabeth LOYD dec'd and returned into Court an Inventory of said Estate verified by his oath which was received and ordered to be recorded

Came T H MABRY Trustee of Wayne County and entered into bond in the sum of Twenty six hundred dollars with C B McLEAN Jon. MORRIS & J L CYPERT his securities Condition for the faithful paying out all monies that shall come into his hands on account of Common School which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

[page 120] Monday July 1st 1850

Upon motion to appropriate to John McDOUGAL & others entitled thereto the sum of fifteen 50/100 [twenty one 25/100 [ - crossed out] dollars in a bill of cost against Wayne County to wit State of Tennessee vs Stephen PARSLEY & others James P CLARK Clerk of Supreme Court five 75/100 dollars Clerk John McDOUGAL five 75/100 dollars Sheriff PUGH four dollars those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG LAFFERTY CARTER BURNS MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON VOORHIES WATKINS GANT CURTIS and LEE 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 July 25th 1850

Came Nathan BIFFLE and others who was appointed at a former term of this Court a Jury to view and mark out a a change in the road and reported a change found as of directed in the order which was received and ordered to be recorded

Came Wm B walker and other who was at a former term of this appointed a July[sic]
of View and mark out a change in the road and report a change as directed which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Upon motion to appropriate to Jonathan MORRIS the sum of twelve dollars and fifty three cents the amount by him expended for BOYD a pauper of said County Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG LAFFERTY JOBE CARTER BURNS BARKER WILSON VOORHIES WATKINS GANT CURTIS & LEE 13 Noes MONTAGUE 1 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued July 25th 1850

Upon motion to appropriate to Jonathan MORRIS the sum of six dollars by him [expended-crossed out] paid to Mr. McDOLE[??] for taking care of a pauper those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG LAFFERTY JOBE CARTER BURNS MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON VOORHIES WATKINS GANT CURTIS HAM & LEE 15 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 July 25th 1850

Ordered by the Court that J I BIFFLE be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Hiram BRYSON and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued July 25th 1850

Ordered by the court that Luke LEE be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of James I[?] SCOTT and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued July 25th 1850

[page 121] Monday July 1st 1850
Ordered by the Court that the following good and lawful men of the County of Wayne be appointed and summonds by the Sheriff of said County to attend and serve as Jurors at the next term of our Circuit Court [term-crossed out] to be held at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the fourth Monday in September next (To wit) John DAVIS Daniel MABERRY Marcus COOK Isaac W ROSS Clanton THORP Isaac MORRIS William L T EDWARDS John M HUTTON George W BARKER David VOORHIES John C G WILSON Andrew P DOWNING James D COPELAND John WHITE Pitere M SATTERFIELD Jackson DOOLIN William R CURTIS Joseph HOLT Turner M WHITTEN Andrew J BREWER [John LISLE crossed out] Jeremiah MOATS John MELTON John W. LEE Mordica THORNTON Charles R WALKER and that John F HALL and John JACKSON Jr. be appointed and summonds to attend as Constables and wate[sic] on the Court and that Venirafacious Isue returnable to said Circuit Court Isued July 25 1850

On motion to appropriate to A T HASSELL the sum of fourteen dollars [the- crossed out] for bacon furnished the poorhouse those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES YOUNG [LAFFERTY -crossed out] JOBE CARTER BURNS BARKER WATKINS CURTIS LEE & RODGERS 10 noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hand of the Trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued July 25th 1850

Ordered by the Court that Robert JOHNSON William JOHNSON Jefferson JOHNSON Isaac MORTON & James SPAIN be appointed a Jury to view and mark out a chance[sic] in the road commencing at the fall of the branch below B HAMM's house and intersect the old road at said HAM's house and that they report the same to the Oct. term of this Court Isued July 25th 1850

Upon motion to appropriate to L D MACK the sum of two 56/100 dollars the amount [by-crossed out] by him furnished plank for the poorhouse those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr YOUNG JOBE CARTER BURNS BARKER WATKINS CURTIS HAM LEE & RODGERS 11 Noes MONTAGUE 1 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued July 25th 1850

Upon motion to appropriate to W CARTER the sum of $4 25/100 dollars for Coffin furnished for a pauper of Wayne County Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. JOBE BURNS MONTAGUE BARKER & RODGERS 6 Noes YOUNG 1 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued July 25th 1850

[page 122] Monday July 1st 1850
Upon motion to appropriate to A T HASSELL the sum of twenty five dollars for labor done on the public square in the town of Waynesboro those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG JOBE CARTER BURNS BARKER WATKINS GANT CURTIS HAM LEE RODGERS 12 Noes MONTAGUE 1 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued July 25th 1850

This day Matthew J SIMS presented to the Court his resignation to the office of Justice of the peace of the eight civil district Wayne County in writing which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Notice was this day given to the Court by Katherine COPELAND widow of Jesse COPELAND Dec'd that she will apply at the August term of this court to have two freeholders appointed to apportion her dower

Ordered by the Court that Joseph HAM be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of G R BIFFLE and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued July 25th 1850

Came James ANDERSON who was at a former term of this Court appointed Administrator of all and singular the goods & Chattles rights and credits of Jesse COPELAND dec'd and suggested in writing the Insolvency of said estate it is therefore ordered by the Court that such publication be given as in by law in such cases required and that notice be given to all person having Claims against said estate to file them with the Clerk of this Court by the first day of January net duly authenticated as the law directs for prorate distribution[sic] or they will be forever barred

Came Joseph HOLT & others who was at a former term of this Cort[sic] appointed a Jury to view so as to change the Waynesboro & Florence Road by the plantation of Samuel LAWSON and report a change as directed in the order which was received by the Court and ordered to by[sic] recorded

[page 123 ] Monday July Term 1st 1850
Came Daniel PHILIPS & others who was at a former term of this Court appointed a Jury of View to view & mark out so as to Change the road running dow[sic] little Cypress Commencing opposite George WHITTEN's and report a change made as directed in the said order which was received and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and T.H. MABRY Trustee of said County of the apportionment and distribution of the Common School monies in the year 1849 was this day submitted to the Court which was received and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the court that Samuel BECKHAM be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of John MELSON and that he have Wm ETHRIDGE John MELSON & John ROBINS and all the hands in that bounds to work under his direction Isued July 25th 1850

Came Elizabeth CARTER who has been constituted and appointed Guardian to Soloman K CARTER Joseph W CARTER John R CARTER & George J CARTER minor heirs of David CARTER Dec'd and entered into bond in the sum of fifty one hundred and sixty dollars with Daniel T CARTER and Rutha M CARTER her securities which was approved by the Court and ordered to be recorded

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

[page 124] Monday August 5th 1850
State of Tennessee Wayne County
Be it remembered that a quarterly County Court was begond[sic] and held for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the town of Waynesboro on the [sic] 5th day it being the first Monday in August 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 and LAFFERTY his associates

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Elizabeth CARTER Guardian to the minor heirs of David CARTER dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

Came D.J. JONES Guardian to [the minor heirs of George V-crossed out] Giles VINSANT minor heir of George VINSAND dec'd and renewed his bond in the sum of one hundred and fifty Dollars with C B McLEAN his security which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that C H HUGHLING be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class and that he work from the Waynesboro & Savannah road, the Eastport Road to the Eight mile tree & that he have Joseph HUGHLING Alison HUGHLING Thomas ARNOLD Longrun[?] MORRIS Hazle COPELAND and all the hands in that bounds to work under his direction Isued Aug. 5th 1850

Came C B McLEAN in to Court who has been chosen and appointed Administrator upon all and singular the goods & Chattles rights & Credits of Henry GRIMES deceased and entered into bond in the sum of thirty hundred dollars with John McDOUGAL and W W GRIMES his securities Conditioned for the faithful performance of his said Administrationship which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said McLEAN took the necessary Oath for his qualification

Came Thomas P CYPERT who was on the 15th day of July last duly and legally Elected Justice of the peace for said County by the qualified Voters of the 8th Civil district thereof and presented to the Court his Commission whereupon the said T P CYPERT took the necessary oaths for this qualification

Came James C WHITAKER who was duly elected a Justice of the peace of Wayne County by the qualified Voter[sic] of the 3rd Civil district thereof and presented to the Court his Commission whereupon the said J C WHITAKER took the necessary oaths for this qualification

[page 125] Monday August 5th 1850
Ordered by the Court that Jonathan MORRIS [ Jonathan I BIFFLE and - crossed out] John McDOUGAL and Joseph EAST be appointed Commissioners to allot and set apart to Mary Ann Elizabeth GRIMES minor heir of Henry GRIMES deceased so much of the Crop stock provision & money sufficient for the support of said minor one year from the time of the death of her said father and that order Isue accordingly

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

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 2d day it being the first Monday in September 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 and LAFFERTY his associates

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and James H McLAMORE Guardian of Joel McLAMORE 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 D J JONES Guardian of the Minor heirs of George VINSAND 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 Louisa MARTIN Guardian of the minor heirs of John MARTIN dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came Louisa MARTIN Guardian to Caroline Benjamin & Mary minor heirs of John MARTIN dec'd and renewed her bond in the sum of fifty dollars with John STRICKLIN her security which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came Joacim DUGAR Guar. to Wm. M Malinda K & Sarah Arm-[?] minor heirs of George CROSSNO dec'd and renewed his bond in the sum of one thousand & fifty dollars with Jacob SCOTT his security which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded

[page 126] Monday Sept. 2d 1850
Came Wm R BELL who has this day been constituted and appointed Guardian to May Ann Elizabeth GRIMES minor heir of Henry GRIMES dec'd and entered into bond in the sum of two thousand dollars with C B McLEAN his security conditioned for the faithful performance of his said Guardianship which as approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said Wm R BELL took the necessary oath for his qualification

Came E B PLUMMER who has this day been appointed Administrator of all and singular the goods and Chattles rights & credits of Wm H HARWELL dec'd and entered in to bond in the sum of one thousand dollars with Wm HAWK and John McDOUGAL his securities conditioned for the faithful performance of his said administrationship which was approved of by the court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said E B PLUMMER took the necessary oath for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that David COOK Allen ETHRIDGE & J J DOWNING be appointed commissioners to allot and set apart to Nancy E Widow of Wm H HARWELL dec'd so much of the Crop Stock monies provisions &c sufficient for the support of herself and amily for twelve months from the death of her said husband and that they report the same to the next term of this Court Isued Sept 2, 1850

Came C B McLEAN Administrator of the estate of Henry GRIMES Dec'd and returned into Court an Inventory & Account of sale verified by the oath which was received and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that Berry W DANIEL be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Wm WILLBANKS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Sept 28th 1850

It appearing to the Court here that Jacob STRICKLIN late of said County is dead and have made no last will and testament in writing and Thomas CHRISTIAN making application to have letters testamentary granted to him upon and singular the goods & Chattles rights & Credits of the said Jacob STRICKLIN dec'd and he having given bond and security as is by law in such cases required it is ordered by the Court that he have letter accordingly Where upon the said Thomas CHRISTIAN took the necessary oath for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that David VOORHIES W B SKILLERN and G I WALKER freeholders be appointed Commissioners to allot and set apart to Sarah Widow of Jacob STRICKLIN dec'd so much of the Stock Crop provision & money as shall be sufficient for the support of herself & family for one year from the death of her said husband. Isued Sept 2, 1850
Ordered that Court adjourn tell Court in Course //s// D J JONES Chair Wm. M LAFFERTY James T YOUNG

[page 127] Monday October the 7th 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 Courthouse in the Town of Waynesboro on the 7th day it being the first Monday in October One thousand eight hundred and fifty the following Justices of the peace present and presiding (to wit) D J JONES Chr. YOUNG HAYNES LAFFERTY WHITAKER CARTER BURNS MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON WATKINS WHITTON PHILIPS DIXON LEE

Ordered by the Court that Jessee RILEY be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Andrew WILLIAMS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct. 12th 1850

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court & James ARNETT Guar. of Alfred P. minor heir of Guston KINDED[sic] dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

On application it is ordered by the Court that Wm BENHAM A MONTAGUE Isham KEATON John COOK Martin COOK John MONTAGUE F WITHERSPOON Burton DILL be appointed a jury of View to view and mark out so as to change the Waynesboro & Savannah road between Isham KEATON & Martin COOK's and that they report the same to the January term of this Court Isued Oct. 12th 1850

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and Josiah ROBINSON Administrator of the estate of Nancy ROBINSON 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 Thomas MONTAGUE Guardian of the minor heirs of Mary W MONTAGUE dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was received and ordered to be recorded

Came James ARNETT Guardian of Alfred P Minor heir of Guston KINDEL dec'd and renewed his bond in the sum of three hundred and sixty dollars with George W. BARKER his security which was rec'd by the Court [which was rec'd -crossed out] and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that the Tax collector receive from John R WATSON the Tax on fifty dollars in the place of One hundred & fifty dollars the Valuation on land

[continued in the June 1990 issue]


Wayne County Historian
Vol. 3, No. 2 - June 1990
Page 082
County Court Minutes
September 1848 - June 1854
(Note: The clerk failed to include his decimal points in some cases.)

Tenth Installment (continued from Volume 3, Number 1 - March 1990

[page 128] Monday Oct. Term 1850
Ordered by the Court that John L. [S.?] FOWLER, be appointed Overseers of the road of 1st Class in the place of D.K. HOOD and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct. 12th 1850

Upon petition it is ordered by the Court that George W. BARKER Thomas YOUNG Bennet COLE James ARNETT Spincer SMITH & Wm ARNOLD be appointed a Jury to [of crossed out] View so as to change the Waynesboro & Savannah road where it goes down the hill to Harding Creek and that they report the same to the January term of this Court Isued Oct. 12th 1850

Upon motion to appropriate to John McDOUGAL and those entitled thereto their fees in a certain bill of cost against Wayne County which said bill is duly certified (To Wit) State of Tennessee against B B REED presentment for Tippling John McDOUGAL Clerk $7.50 R A HILL $5.00 Sheriff E H PUGH $1.50 Sheriff BREWER $1.29 State witness Wm POLLARD $6.00 Isued to McDOUGAL Oct 10th 1850

State of Tennessee (vs) B B REED Presentment for Tipping Clerk John McDOUGAL $7.50 R A HILL $5.00 Sheriff PUGH $1.50 Sheriff BREWER $1.29 State witness Wm POLLARD $6.00 Oct 14th 1850

State of Tennessee (vs) B B REED presentment for Tippling Clerk John McDOUGAL $7.50 R A HILL $5.00 [State witness Wm POLLARD $6.00 - crossed out] Sheriff PUGH $7.75 [or $1.15] R. BREWER $1.29 Jailer CYPERT $4.75 Isued Oct 14th 1850

State vs B B REED Presentment for Tippling Clerk John McDOUGAL $7.37 R. A. HILL $5.00 Sheriff E H PUGH $1.50 R. BREWER $1.29

765 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SUTHERLAND) Presentment for Tippling clerk John McDOUGAL $6.00 R A HILL $5.00 Sheriff L L MACK $1.25 E H PUGH .25
BREWER 116 1/2 Isued Oct 14th 1850

766 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SUTHERLAND) Presentment for Tippling Clerk John McDOUGAL $568 3/4 R. A. HILL $5.00 Shff PUGH $1.50 Sheff BREWER $104 State Witness Elijah McMAHAN $150 Isued Oct 14th 1850

767 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $562 1/2 R A HILL $5. Shff BREWER [amt. smeared] Shff PUGH $1.50 Isued Oct 14, 1850

769 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $587 1/2 r a Hill $5. Shff BREWER $104 Shff L.L. MACK $125. Witness [James??] WILSON $150. Shff PUGH 50 cts. Isued Oct 14, 1850

770 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $562 1/2 R.A. HILL $5. Shff L.L. MACK $150 Shff BREWER 104

[Page 129] Monday October 7th 1850
771 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $568 3/4 R A HILL $5 Shff MACK $125 Shff PUGH 25 cents Shff BREWER $104 Witness Michael WILSON $2.25 Isued Oct 14, 1850

772 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $562 1/2 R A HILL $5. SHFF MACK $125 Shff PUGH 25 cents Shff BREWER $104 Isued Oct 14 1850

773 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $581 1/4 HILL $5 Shff PUGH $150 Shff BREWER $104 Jailor CYPERT $475 State Witness Elijah McMAHAN $150. Isued Oct 14, 1850

774 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $587 1/2 HILL $5 Shff MACK $125 Shff PUGH $.50 Shff BREWER $129 Isued Oct 14, 1850

775 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $662 1/2 R A. HILL $ 5. Shff MACK $1.25 Shff PUGH 50 cents Shff BREWER $1.16 1/2 Isued Oct 14, 1850

764 [776 - crossed out] State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $3.44 1/2 Isued Oct. 12, 1850

State of Tennessee vs Robert W STORY) Wearing Bowie Knife McDOUGAL Clerk $6.75 R.A. HILL $5. Shff. BREWER $291 1/2 Justice W CARTER 50. Shff MACK $200. Jailor E.H. PUGH $13 62 1/2 Jailor Jesse CYPERT $52 62 1/2 States Witness William M GRIMES $1.75 Willoughby PUGH $175. William H BROWN $1.75 William M REED $75. William T HELTON $100. John PUGH 1.50 Jonathan MORRIS 25. [editor's note: the amounts listed in this case and those preceding are probably for $1.75, $1.00, et cetera. The clerk failed to include his decimal points in all cases.) Those who voted in the affirmative were D.J. JONES Chr. YOUNG HAYNES LAFFERTY WHITTAKER CARTER BURNS MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON WATKINS T P CYPERT PHILIPS & WHITTEN 14 Noes 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 the valuation of a tract of land given in by J L CYPERT to the revenue Commissioners of the 12 Civil district be reduced from five thousand dollars to five hundred dollars and that the Collector receive the Tax accordingly

Ordered by the Court that Benjamin WATKINS Jackson MARTIN Henry GREESON Hartwell GREESON Archabald MURPHREY James A LAWSON and Reason BAKER be appointed a Jury to View and mark a road around the corner of Samuel MARTIN's field and that they report the same to the January term of this Court Isued Oct 12th 1850

Ordered by the Court that Richard WHITAKER be appointed Overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of John SMITH and that he have Mrs. SMITH and Mrs. SIMMONS's hand in addition to the hands formerly allowed to work under his direction.

[page 130] Monday October 7th 1850
On motion to appropriate to Jesse CYPERT the sum of one dollars and fifty cents for repairs done on the floor of the Jail house those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG HAYNES WHITAKER CARTER MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON WATKINS T P CYPERT John CYPERT DIXON LEE PHILIPS & WHITTEN 15 noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the trustee not otherwise appropriated. Isued Oct 14th 1850

[Came Thomas - crossed out] It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court here that Mason TIDWELL late of said County is dead without making any last will and testament in writing And application being made by Thomas M JAMES to have letter Testamentary granted to him upon all and singular the goods & Chattles rights and Credits of the said deceased and he having entered into bond in the sum of Five hundred dollars with R TIDWELL and C Y PARKER his securities which was approved of by the Court Whereupon the Court ordered letters accordingly Isue to him Whereupon the said JAMES Took the necessary Oath for his qualification.

Upon motion to appropriate to I [or J] E ROLLS the sum of one 25/100 dollars for labor done on the Poorhouse farm Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. [YOUNG - crossed out] WHITAKER CARTER WILSON WATKINS LEE PHILIPS & WHITTEN 8 Noes YOUNG MONTAGUE & T P CYPERT 3 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued Oct 14th 1850

Upon motion to appropriate to Wm JONES Clerk of this Court the sum of twenty four 75/100 dollars for Isueing[sic] road orders VBenirafacious Jury of View, Tax Book & Certificate on bound to purchase land Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG LAFFERTY WHITAKER CARTER BURNS MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON WATKINS T P CYPERT John CYPERT DIXON [LEE -crossed out] PHILIPS & WHITTEN 15 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 14th 1850

Upon Application it is ordered by the Court that John H GRAVES be released from paying Tax on a Negro boy listed by the revenue commissioner the present year as satisfactory proof being made that said boy is under the age of twelve years.

John CYPERT this day tendered to the Court his resignation in writing to the office of Justice of the peace of the 8th Civil District Wayne County which was received by the court and ordered to be recorded

[page 131] Monday October 7th 1850
John W LEE this day tendered to the Court his resignation in writing to the office of Justice of the peace of the 12th Civil District of Wayne County 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 be appointed and summons to attend and serve as Jurors at the next term of the Circuit Court to be held for the County of Wayne at the Courthouse in the Town of Waynesboro on the fourth Monday in January next to wit James T YOUNG William HAYNES Solomon JOBE Marcus COOK Simpson CHOAT Washington CARTER David J JONES Wiley ROCHELL Rewben EAST John P VOORHIES John G HILL Benjamin WATKINS William WEST Thomas P CYPERT William BERRY John C JOHNSON Thomas STAGGS Brinkley HOPSON Thomas LAWSON James HOLLIS Isaac PARISH John B DIXON William H CASTEEL David WHITTON David RODGERS and that William I. [or J.] HADDOCK and John JACKSON Jr. be appointed and summons to attend as constables to wait on said Court and that Venirafacious Isue returnable to said Circuit Court

ordered by the Court that Joseph COPELAND be appointed Overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of John W SKULL and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction isued Oct 14 1850

Ordered by the Court that John MARTIN be appointed Overseer of the road of 1st Class in the place of Jesse DOWNING and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct 14th 1850

Came into Court William BURKETT who was this day Chosen and appointed Guardian to John BRADY minor heirs of Mary BRADY deceased and entered into bond in the sum of Seventy five dollars with Jonathan MORRIS his Security which was approved of by the court and ordered to be recorded Whereupon the said BURKETT took the necessary oath for his qualification

Upon application it is ordered by the court that Simpson CHOAT R H WHITAKER Wm B WHITAKER G W SIMMONS James C WHITAKER & John SMITH be appointed da Jury to View and mark out so as to change the Waynesboro & Shannonville road to leave the old road near TOUNENDS [?] Shop & intersect the same near C Y PARKER 's and that they report the same to the Jany term [next- crossed out] of this Court Isued Oct 14 1850

[page 132] Monday Oct. 7th 1850
Ordered by the Court that Simpson CHOAT Thomas MEREDITH and James C WHITAKER freeholders be appointed Commissioners to allot and set apart to the Widow of John BRUMLY deceased so much of the Stock Crop provisions and Money as shall be sufficient for the support of herself and family one year from the death of her said husband. Isued [Nov 4th 1850 -crossed out] Oct 14, 1850

A settlement between Wm JONES Clerk of this Court and William & Resign SINCLAIR Executor & Executrix to the last will and testament of John SINCLAIR dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came John McDOUGAL Guardian of the minor heirs of John D KING deceased into Court and tendered to the Court his resignation to said Guardianship which was received by the Court Whereupon came A P PHILIPS who was appointed in his (said McDOUGAL) stead and entered in to bond in the sum of two hundred dollars with Solomon PHILIPS his security which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded whereupon the said PHILIPS took the necessary Oath [took-crossed out] for his qualification

It appearing to the Court that John BURMLY late of said County is dead and having made no last Will and testament in writing and application being made by William S BRUMLY to have letters 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 o f two thousand dollars with James C WHITAKER S L BURNS & Joseph PITTS his securities which was received by the court and ordered to be recorded whereupon the Court ordered letters to Isue to him Accordingly Whereupon the said Wm S BRUMLY took the necessary Oath for his qualification. [in left margin is written "Oct term 1850]

Came Rial BREWER Sheriff and Collector of the public Tax of Wayne County for the present year 1850 And reported to the Court the amount of removals and insolvences to thirteen dollars and sixty five cents [and-crossed out] State tax and Thirty five dollars and thirteen cents County Tax and upon motion to make said Collector the aforesaid allowance those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG HAYNES LAFFERTY WHITAKER CARTER MONTAGUE BARKER & DIXON 9 Noes none so said allowance was made to be reduced from the Gross amount of the Tax

Upon motion to appropriate to John McDOUGAL Clerk of the Circuit Court and others the amount of their fees respectively in Certain bills of Cost against Wayne County which are duly certified and as follows to wit
[page 133] Monday October 7th 1850
State of Tennessee vs Robert S [or L] CYPERT) Clerk John McDOUGAL $6.31 1/4
Sheriff E H PUGH $212 1/2 Witness Alexander GRAY $ .75 James W GRAY $1.71 James W STANFIELD $187 Isued Oct 15th 1850

State of Tennessee vs David DANIEL) Clerk John McDOUGAL $9.37 Sheriff POLLARD $1.50 JONES .50 PUGH .04 CYPERT .50 Isued Oct 15th 1850

State of Tennessee vs Franklin WALLSWORTH) Clerk Mc DOUGAL $8.87 Shff Jono. MORRIS $ .75 POLLARD .75 Witness James W STANFIELD $3.75 J M ADKISON $2.11 Isued Oct 15th 1850

State of Tennessee vs Abijah D. MITCHELL) Clerk McDOUGAL $5.50 Shff BENHAM 25 cents Isued Oct 15th 1850

State of Tennessee vs Nathaniel MARTIN) Clerk McDOUGAL $7.62 1/2

State of Tennessee vs Jahu C WILLET) Shff PUGH 50 Witness T. [CAR or COX] $2.25 Isued Oct 15th 1850

State of Tennessee vs Jacob B BIFFLE) Shff PUGH 50 Witness J C WILLET $5.24
(Hassells) Benj. B REED $2.25 Isued Oct. 15th 1850

State of Tennessee vs Robert L CYPERT ) Shff PUGH 50 States witness James W STANFIELD $4.49 isued Oct. 15th 1850

State of Tennessee vs Benjamin F THOMAS) Shff PUGH 50 Witness W J HELTON $3.00 Isued Oct 15th 1850

State of Tennessee vs Stephen LEE) Clerk McDOUGAL $9.50 Shff PUGH $2.00 Shff BENHAM 79 Witness D J JONES $ 6.75 W CARTER $7.50 Jas? MORRIS?? $3.00 Isued Oct 15th 1850

State of Tennessee vs James L SNOWDEN) Clerk McDOUGAL $8.81 1/4 Shff PUGH $1.75 W CARTER 3.00 Isued Oct. 15th 1850

State of Tennessee vs George WHITTEN Jr. ) Shff BREWER 25 witness Eber HAMM $3.85 Isued Oct 15th 1850

[Page 134] Monday October 7th 1850
State of Tennessee vs Samuel LAWSON) Shff BREWER 24 Eber HAMM $3.65 Issued Oct 15th 1850

State of Tennessee vs Enoch HASSELL) Clerk McDOUGAL $6.06 1/2 Shff PUGH $1.50 Witness C H LAFFERTY $3.83 Ishued[sic] Oct. 15th 1850

State of Tennessee vs John A. ROBERDS) Clerk McDOUGAL $2.81 1/4 Shff PUGH 25 Isued Oct 15th 1850

92 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Shff PUGH 25 Isued Oct 15th 1850
93 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND Clerk McDOUGAL $6. Shff LL MACK $125 Shff PUGH 25 Isued Oct 15th 1850

94 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $6. Shff L L MACK $1.25 Shff PUGH 25 Isued Oct 15th 1850

95 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $6. Shff PUGH 25 Isued Oct 15, 1850

97 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $6. Shff PUGH 1.75 Isued Oct 15. 1850

98 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $6. Shff PUGH 150. Isued Oct 15, 1850

99 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $6. Shff PUGH 150 Isued Oct 15, 1850

101 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $6. Shff PUGH 150 Isued Oct 15, 1850

103 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $6. Shff PUGH 150 Isued Oct 15, 1850

[page 135] Monday October 7th 1850
109 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $6. Shff MACK $175 Shff PUGH 25 Isued Oct 15, 1850

111 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND Clerk McDOUGAL $6.50 Shff MACK $1.25 Shff PUGH 25 Isued Oct 15, 1850

113 State of Tennessee vs Joseph SOUTHERLAND) Clerk McDOUGAL $6. Shff MACK $125 Shff PUGH 25 Isued Oct 15, 1850

State of Tennessee vs John ALFORD alias John ALPHEN) Clerk McDOUGAL $2.50 Shff BREWER $1.00 Isued Oct 15, 1850

State of Tennessee vs J F STOWE alias Franklin STOWE & Rebecca BOOKER?) CLERK McDOUGAL $3.06 1/4 Shff BREWER 75 Witness Holloway PRATER 75. Isued Oct 18th 1850

State of Tennessee vs S SPEAR & F PARKER [Frank STOWE & Keziah - crossed out) Shff PUGH $ 75 Shff POLLARD 25 Robt? MORRIS? 25 Wm JONES 50 R BREWER 50 Witnesses C HOLT 150 Stanford C GRIMES $547 John GRIMES $4.50 Isued oct. 18, 1850

Clerk McDOUGAL for Judgment against County 75 Clerk McDOUGAL for thirteen copy for cost for County Cour? @ 25+ 3.25 $4.00 Isued Oct 10th 1850

Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG HAYNES LAFFERTY WHITAKER CARTER BURNS MONTAGUE BARKER WILSON WATKINS T P CYPERT PHILIPS & WHITTEN 14 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated.

Upon motion to appropriate to W CARTER Esqr. the sum of five dollars for holding [a Jury of-crossed out] an inquest over a Slave Bill the property of John W WALKER Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG WHITAKER BURNS BARKER WILSON WATKINS T P CYPERT John CYPERT DIXON PHILIPS & WHITTEN 12 Noes MONTAGUE 1 so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands of the County Trustee not other wise appropriated Isued Oct 14, 1850

Ordered that Court adjourn till tomorrow morning 9 Oclock //s// D J JONES Chair Wm. M. LAFFERTY W. CARTER

[page 136] Tuesday oct. 8th 1850
Court met according to adjournment Present D J JONES Chairman LAFFERTY & CARTHER his associates

Came in Court John McDOUGAL and others who was at a former term of this Court appointed to allot to Mary A E GRIMES one years provision and reported to the court accordingly which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that Jesse HALFORD be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of H W. DAVIS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Oct 14th 1850

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

Monday Nov. 4, 1850
State of Tennessee Wayne County Be it remembered that a quorum [ quarterly-crossed out] County Court was began and held for the County of Wayne at the Courthouse in the Town of Waynesboro on the first Monday it being the 4th day of in November in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty the following Justices Present and presiding (To wit) David J JONES Char. YOUNG [and-crossed] CARTER & CYPERT his associates

It appearing to the Court that Benjamin BROADAWAY of the State of Alabama is dead and application being made by Alfred REED to be appointed special Administrator of all and singular the goods & Chattles rights and credits of the said Dec'd in the County of Wayne & State of Tennessee and he having entered into bond in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars with Robert REED his security which was approved of by the Court whereupon the Court ordered letters to isue to him accordingly whereupon the said REED took the necessary Oath for his qualification.

Ordered by the Court that John MONTAGUE be appointed Overseer of the road of second Class from the Florence road near James ELLIOTTs Gin to the County line towards PATTON's Ferry and that he James GILL & hands Axim?" & Wesley GRIFFIN Jeremiah ALISON Robert SPEAR Jas? WARRs? hands H.S. OLDSs hands William W OLDS J M BANKS C R WALKERs hands J B WALKER A HARDINs hands & A K HARDIN John MONTAGUE and hands to work under his direction Isued Nov 16th 1850

[page 137] Monday Nov. 1850
Notice was this day given to the Court that Elizabeth SHIELDS widow of John N SHIELDS would apply to the next term of this Court to have her dower allotted her of said estate

It appearing to the Court here that William HOLD late of said County is dead and relinquishment by the widow to her right of Admrship. as shown by the Oath of John HAYES and application being made by said John HAYES to have letters Testamentary granted to him upon all and singular the goods & Chattles rights and Credits of the William HOLT and he having entered into bond in the sum of two thousand with C ACKLIN & John McDOUGAL his securities which was approved of by the Court where upon the Court ordered that he have letters accordingly where upon the said John HAYES Took the necessary Oath for his qualification

[State erased] Thomas A POPE vs Samuel A ANDREWS [ANDERSON- crossed out]) Petition to divide slaves and sell real estate. Came the petitioner by his attorney and it appearing to the Court from the petition sworn to and filed in this course that Samuel? A ANDREWS, Mary A. E. RENSHAW, James D ANDREWS, Sarah A. JACKSON, Harriet M ANDREWS Susan B ANDREWS Frances M ANDREWS, Thomas C. ANDREWS and Elizabeth ANDREWS are non residents of this State, Therefore Order the Clerk to have publication made with regard to said non residents in the Western Weekly Review a newspaper published in the Town of Franklin requiring said defendants to appear at the next term of this Court and plead answer or demur? to said complainants bill or the same will be taken proconfesor?

Ordered by the Court that Brinkley HOPSON Thomas LAWSON and William DAVIS freeholders & unconnected with the parties be appointed commissioners to allot and set apart to DaIannah widow of William HOLT deceased so much of the Crop stock provisions and money as shall be sufficient for the support of herself & family for one year from the death of her said husband and that they report the same to the next term of this court

Ordered by the Court that E H TURNBOUGH be appointed overseer of the Road of 2d Class in the place of A G PHEPPS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Nov 16, 1850

[page 138] Monday Nov. 6th 1850
This day D J JONES Chairman of the County Court of Wayne County by the consent of Lucinda ATWOOD the mother of William ATWOOD age about 6 years old the 11th Nov 1850 Bound unto Joseph COCKMAN said Child untell he arrives to the age of twentyone years [of age- crossed out] and said D J JONES as such Chr. & said Joseph COCKMAN entered indenters accordingly

This day D J JONES Chairman of the County Court of Wayne County by the Consent of Lucinda ATWOOD mother Mary Ann ATWOOD age 8 years the 6th Oct last bound said child to W.J. BREWER untell she arrives at the age of eighteen years old and the said D J JONES as such Chr. and the said W J BREWER entered into indentures accordingly

Came David COOK and others who were appointed at a former term of this Court commissioners to allot and set apart to the widow HARWELL one year's provision and reported to the Court accordingly which was received by the Court and ordered to the Recorded

It appearing to the Court here that Daniel MABERRY late of said County is dead and proof being made by Abraham MABERRY in open Court that the widow relinquishes her right to Administer and request Thomas T MABERRY to Administer upon said estate And pplication[sic] being made by Thomas T MABERRY to have letter Testamentary granted to him upon all and singular the goods & Chattles rights and credits of the said deceased and he having entered into bond in the sum of one thousand dollars with Abram MABERRY his security which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded whereupon the Court ordered letters to isue to him accordingly Whereupon the said Thos. T MABERRY took the necessary Oath for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that Henry CULP Thomas MONTAGUE and Josiah ROBINSON freeholders be appointed commissioners to allot and set apart to the widow of Thomas MABERRY dec'd so much of the stock Crop provision or monies as shall be sufficient for the support of herself and family for one year from the death of her said husband Isued Nov 4, 1850

Ordered that Court adjourn untell Court in Course //s// D J JONES Chair James T YOUNG T P CYPERT

(continued in next installment)


Wayne County Historian
Vol. 3, No. 3 -September 1990
Page 129
County Court Minutes

COUNTY COURT MINUTES SEPTEMBER 1848 - JUNE 1854

Eleventh Installment (continued from Volume 3, Number 2 - June 1990)

[page 139] Monday December 2d 1850

Be it remembered that a chorum[sic] County Court was began and held in and for the County of Wayne at the court house in the town of Waynesboro on the first Monday being the Second day of December in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and fifty There was presant[sic] and presiding David J. JONES, Chairman, YOUNG & LAFFERTY his associates.

Came B HOPSON & others who was appointed at a former term of this Court Commissioners to allot and set apart to Diannah widow of Wm HOLT Dec. support for one year and returned in to Court their report accordingly which was rec'd by the court and ordered to be recorded

Came James ANDERSON Adm'r of the estate of Jesse COPELAND and returned into Court an account of sales of said estate Verified by his oath which was rec'd by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came James ANDERSON Adm'r of the estate of Elizabeth LOYD dec'd and returned into Court an account of sales of said estate Verified by his Oath which was rec'd by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that James T. YOUNG William M LAFFERTY James C WHITAKER W CARTER B HOPSON A J BREWER John DIXON David WHITTON & David ROGERS Justices of the peace of said Court by appointed Revenue Commissioners for their respective Districts for the year 1851

Came John HAYES Adm'r of the estate of William HOLT dec'd and returned into Court an Inventory & account of sales Verified by his Oath which was rec'd by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came William S BRUMLEY Adm'r of the estate of John BRUMLEY dec'd and returned into Court an Inventory & account of sales verified by his Oath which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Thomas A POPE et als vs Lemuel J [?] ANDERWS et als Petition to sell land and slaves
Be it remembered that his cause came on this day for further hearing when it appearing to the Court that publication has been as to the non resident defendants in the cause as required by a decretal[sic] order made at the last term of this Court and said defendants having failed to plead answer or demura[sic] It is ordered by the Court that this cause as to them be taken for confession and set for hearing esparte[sic]

[page 140] December 1850
Thomas A. POPE et als vs Lemuel J ANDREWS et als petition to sell land and divide slaves
Be it remembered that this cause came on this day for further hearing before the worshipful David J JONES William LAFFERTY and James T YOUNG Justices of the peace for the County of Wayne and State of Tennessee duly commissioned and qualified to hold the County Court for said County then and there presiding and hold said Court upon petition order pro confessor exhibits and proof When it appeared to the satisfaction of the Court that Lemuel POPE died in said county of Wayne in January 1848 leaving and surviving him neither widow or descendants but leaving and surviving him the petitioners and defendants his distributes and heirs at law as mentioned and set for in the petition in this cause and that they as such distributees and heirs at law are entitled to the land and slaves as mentioned and so for in said petition and it further appearing to the Court from the proof in the cause that the same be sold It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that Samuel L. BURNS be appointed commissioner who after having given 30 days notice in written advertisement at the Court House in Waynesboro, Ashland, Clifton and Sorby, in said County shall proceed upon said land to sell the same upon a credit of one and two years to the highest bidder that he take bonds from the purchase money with two or more good and sufficient securities retaining a lien until the same is paid that he enter into bond with two securities payable to the chairman of this court in the sum of six thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful performance of this duties as such commissioner and that he report to the next term of this Court.

It is further ordered & adjudged and decreed by the court that John McDOUGAL Jonathan I BIFFLE Franklin WITHERSPOON David J JONES and John A BURNS or a majority of them be appointed commissioners who after having been duly sworn for said purpose shall proceed to value the slaves mentioned in the said petition to wit Daniel, Bandy, Ann, Crawford, Calvin, Henry, Anthony, Wiley, Grundy, Melissa, Louisa, Ben , Sibba, Lutitia and John
[page 141] Monday 1850
and add their whole value together and shall then divide said slaves into nine lots making each lot as near equal in value as can be and charging the lots greater in vale than the one ninth part of the value of the whole number and with the excess over such average value and giving to such lots as may be less in value than such average value such sums as will make them all equal in value and that they allot and set apart to said Thomas A POPE, Cary W POPE, Martha CRUMP and Ann MITCHELL each one lot and to the said children of John POPE deceased one lot to the said children of William R. POPE deceased one lot to the said children of Elizabeth ANDREWS deceased one lot to the said children of Amarilla BAUGH deceased one lot and that they make their report of the same under their hands and seals to the next term of this Court
Said Samuel L BURNS came into Court and enter into bond with Jonathan J BIFFLE and Claiborn ACKLIN his securities in the sum of sic[sic] thousand dollars payable to David J. JONES Chairman of this Court and his successors in office conditioned as the law directs for the faithful performance of his duties Samuel L. BURNS and his said securities in open Court which bond so executed and acknowledged as aforesaid is approved by the Court
All other matters in this cause are reserved until the coming in of said reports.
[from page 140: Isued Dec'r 28th 1850 to S. L. BURNS)

Ordered by the Court that Nathan BIFFLE Jr be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Lafayette STOWE and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction. Isued Dec'r 4th 1850

It appearing to the Court that Tiding THOMPSON [and, crossed out] William D COPELAND and John W CYPERT three of the securities of Robert L CYPERT for the faithful performance of his duties as constable of Wayne County have removed from the State of Tennessee it is therefore ordered by the Court that the Clerk issue a notice to said Robert L CYPERT requiring him to appear at the next term of this Court and give an additional bond with other and better [security, crossed out] security for the performance of his duties as such constable or his said office will be declared vacant [void, crossed out] and this Court will proceed to fill his place
[page 124]
as such Constable by appointing some other person thereto.

Came Simpson CHOAT and James C WHITAKER two of the Commissioners appointed at a former term of this Court to allot to the widow of John BRUMLEY dec'd and year provision and report accordingly which was rec'd by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Mary H SHIELDS vs James M RAMSEY Administrator of John N SHIELDS Dec'd
Petition for Dower
Margaret Elizabeth SHIELDS Ester Abigale SHIELDS Leander W.D. SHIELDS Eugenia SHIELDS & Framina A. SHIELDS Minor heirs of said John N. SHIELDS Dec'd
This day came the petitioner by her counsel and on motion of said petitioners counsel [it is ordered by the Court, crossed out] it appearing to the Court that the said defendant James RAMSEY administrator as aforesaid has had the same? required by law and that the other defendants are minors under the age of twenty one years the Court being guardian ad litum for said minors It is ordered and decreed by the Court Joseph EAST and John R. HELTON two free holders and citizens of the County of Wayne unconnected to the parties either by affinity or consanguinity and Jesse S ROSS County Surveyor of said County be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to allot and set apart to the said Mary H. SHIELDS her dower out of the lands of which the said John N SHIELDS died seized and possessed so as to include the one third in value of said descendants lands and including the mansion house and out houses where the said John N SHIELDS usually resided previous to his death and that a verit of Dower issue all other matters being reserved isued Dec'r 4th 1850

Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in Course //s// D J JONES Chair James T YOUNG Wm. M. LAFFERTY

[page 143] Monday January 6th 1851
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 [6th day of January, crossed out] sixth day it being the first Monday in January in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and fifty one the following Justices of the peace present and presiding (To wit) David J. JONES, Chairman, YOUNG HAYNES LAFFERTY JOBE POPE WHITAKER CARTER BURNS MONTAGUE BARKER A.B. GANT WATKINS CYPERT {S.B. GANT, crossed out] CURTIS HOPSON GRAY BREWER HAM DIXON & PHILLIPS

Ordered by the Court that William R QUALLS be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Hartwell GREESON and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Jany 8th 1851

Ordered by the Court that Daniel G COPELAND be appointed overseer of the Road of 2d Class in the place of Samuel MARTIN and that he have the hands in the [place, crossed out] same bounds to work under his direction isued Jan 8, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Samuel SINCLAIR be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of William BAKER and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Jan 8, 1851

Came Benjamin WATKINS and others who was at a former term of this Court appointed a Jury of View and report a road found as directed in said order which was received and ordered to be recorded

Came T.T. MAYBERRY admr. of the estate of Daniel MAYBERRY, deceased with his report of account of sails varryfyed[sic] by his oath which was received and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that William MARTIN be appointed Overseer of the road of 2d class in the place of Isaac HORTON [extended of 14th Civil District, crossed out] and that he have the hands the same Bounds to work under his Directions. Isued Jany 8, 1851

[ordered By the Court that forty eight dollars and twelve and a half cents be appropriated to Jesse CYPERT for, crossed out]

Ordered By the The Court that Elijah MATHENY be appointed overseer of 2d Class Road in the place of N F BIFFLE and that he have the hands in the same Bounds to work under his directions Isued Jany 8th 1851

Ordered By The Court that Thomas J ROBERTS be appointed Overseer of 2d Class Road in the place of J D HINKLE removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions Isued Jany 8th 1851

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Ordered By The Court that Abraham MARBERRY be appointed Overseer of 2d class Road in the place of Elegah CROSSNO and that he have the hands in the same Bounds to work under his directions Isued Jany 8th 1851

Ordered By The Court that Cornelius W BAILY Be Appointed Overseer of 2d Class Road in the place of Joseph HAM and that he have the same hands in the Bounds to work under his directions Isued Jany 8th 1851

ordered By The Court that John TAYLOR be appointed Overseer of 2d Class Road in the Place of John BRADSHAW and that he have the hands in the same Bounds to work under his directions Isued Jany 8, 1851

Ordered By the Court that Bethel FUSTON be appointed Overseer of 1st class Road in the place of W J MONTAGUE? and that have the hands in the Bounds to work under his directions Isued Jany 8 1851

Ordered by the Court that Jacob BENHAM be appointed Overseer of 2d Class Road in the place of John FISH and that he have the same hands in these Bounds to work under his directions Isued Jan 8th 1851

Ordered By the Court that Henry PORTER be appointed overseer of 2d Class Road in the place of F McNALLY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions Isued Jan 8 1851

Ordered By The Court that Edward SHIPMAN be appointed overseer of 2d Class Road in the place of William WEST and and that he have the hands in the same Bounds to work under his directions Isued Jany 8, 1851

Ordered by the Court that John F MASON be appointed Overseer of 2d Class Road in the place of [over, crossed out] John TILLY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his directions Isued Jan. 8, 1851

Ordered By the Court that [Levi P, crossed out] Mark FOWLER be Appointed Overseer of 2d Class Road in the place of Levi VIALS and that he have the hands in the same Bounds to work under his directions Isued Jan. 8, 1851

Ordered by the Court that R H COOPER be appointed revenue commissioner of the 14th civil district for the year 1851 in the place of David ROGERS

[page 145] Monday Jan. 6th 1851
Upon Motion a majority of the Justices of the said County present It is ordered by the Court that the fourteenth Civil district of Wayne County be extended running with Rosses Creek from Tennessee River to the Carrollville & Florence road thence with said Road to the Turnpike Road thence with said road so as to include J. C. ELLIOTT in said fourteenth district thence to the District line where it crosses the said Florence Road

Came Washinton CARTER and Jesse S ROSS Commissioners appointed by a former term of this Court to sell certain lots in the Town of Waynesboro and made the following report to wit We offered for sale to the highest bidder (after [giving, crossed out] advertising) on this 4th day of Jany 1851 On a credit of twelve months William c BURNS became the purchaser of one at the sum of fifty four dollars and seventy five cents Jonathan I. BIFFLE of two at one hundred and eighteen dollars R A HILL President of of the board of Trustees of Ashland Academy at ninety dollars Whole amount Two hundred sixty two seventy five cents Which was rec'd and ordered to be recorded

Came into Court L W CANTRELL Guardian of the minor heirs of Milly MAY deceased and renewed his bond in the sum of six hundred twenty seven 92/100 dollars [with, crossed out] William THORNTON and Brinkley HOPSON his securities Conditioned for the faithful performance of said Guardianship and the said CANTRELL and his said securities came into Court and acknowledged the execution of said bond where upon the Court received the same and ordered it to be recorded

Upon motion to appropriate to henry MORRIS and T. COX physicians each the sum of two dollars and fifty cents for attending with a Jury of inquest and examining a dead body a negro boy the property of John W WALKER Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr LAFFERTY WHITAKER CARTER BARKER WATKINS CURTIS HOPSON GRAY HAM and PHILLIPS, 11, NoesMONTAGUE 1 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 Jan 8, 1851

Catherine MABRY vs Thomas T MABRY et al. petition for Dower
Came the petitioner by her Council and it appearing to the Court that said Thomas T. MABRY Abner? MABRY and Thomas T. GOODMAN and wife are legatees and heirs at law of said Daniel MABRY deceased have had the
[page 146] no heading
5 days notice of her intention to a make this application and are present and assenting to the decree the said said Thomas T. MABRY being also Administrator of the Estate of the said Daniel MABRY Dec'd It further appearing to the Court that the following named persons are heirs of said Daniel MABRY dec'd and minors under the age of twenty one years [to wit, crossed out] and have no regular Guardian to wit [line blank]
It further appearing to the Court that said petitioners is the widow of said Daniel MABRY dec'd and as such entitled to dower out of the lands of which said Daniel MABRY died seized and possessed It is therefore ordered adjudged and Decreed by the Court that Jesse S. ROSs Henry CULP and Joseph ROBINSON be appointed commissioners to lay of and allot to the said Catherine MABRY the one third part in value of the lands of which her dec'd husband died seized and possessed including the mansion house where the said Daniel MABRY usually resided prior to this death together with the necessary out houses and that said commissioner report to the next term of this Court and that a writ of Dower issue c. Isued Jany 11, 1851

Upon motion to appropriate to Amos T HASSELL foreman of a Jury of inquest summons by W CARTER to examine the dead body of a negro boy the property of John W WALKER [and it, crossed out] the sum of six dollars and it is further ordered by the Court that the said A T HASSELL pay to T H MABRY Cyrus TYREE J J BIFFLE Burrel WALKER G W HOUSE Wm R BELL Itia CHRISTA John JACKSON Thomas TURLEY Smith WARFIELD & A P COOK Jurors aforesaid each the sum of fifty cents those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr LAFFERTY WHITAKER CARTER BARKER WATKINS CURTIS HOPSON GRAY HAM & PHILLIPS 11 Noes MONTAGUE 1 so said appropriation was made to be paid out of nay monies in the hands of the County trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued Jany 8, 1851

Came Henry CULP and others who were at a former term of this Court appointed Commissioners to allot and set apart to the window of Daniel MABERRY dec'd one years provision and reported the same to the Court which was received and ordered to be recorded

Upon motion to appropriate to Jesse CYPERT late Jailor of said County the sum of Eight dollars and fifty cents for keeping Ja??? GILL in said Jail Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. LAFFERTY CARTER BARKER WATKINS CURTIS HOPSON GRAY & PHILLIPS 9 Noes MONTAGUE 1 So said appropriation was made to be paid out of any monies in the hands in the County Trustees hands not otherwise appropriated Isued Jan 8, 1851

[page 147] Monday Jan 6th 1851
upon motion to appropriate to Jesse CYPERT late jailor the sum of thirty two 87/100 dollars for keeping James McCLANAHAN in said Jail Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr WHITAKER CARTER BARKER WATKINS CURTIS HOPSON GRAY & PHILLIPS 9 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 Jan 9, 1851

Upon motion to appropriate to Jesse CYPERT late Jailor the sum o six dollars and seventy five cents his fee for keeping Jas. McCLANAHAN in said Jail of Wayne County Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. LAFFERTY WHITAKER CARTER BARKER WATKINS CUTIS HOPSON GRAY & PHILLIPS 10 Noes MONTAGUE 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 Jan. 9, 1851


Upon motion to appropriate to Eli MERRYMAN the sum of three dollars for moving John? J BOYD a pauper of said County to the Poorhouse Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG HAYNES LAFFERTY CARTER WATKINS CURTIS HOPSON BRAY HAM & PHILIPS 11 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 Jan. 9, 1851

Came John PHILIPS into Court who was this day chosen and appointed Guardian of the minor heirs of John WHITTON deceased and entered into bond in the sum of three hundred and sixty dollars with Gray PHILIPS his security for the faithful performance of his guardianship and the said John PHILIPS and gray PHILLIPS Came into Court and acknowledged the execution of said bond which was received by the court and ordered to be recorded

Came George W. BARKER and others who was appointed at a former term of this Court a Jury of View and reported to the Court a road found as directed in the order which was received and ordered to be recorded

Upon motion to appropriate to YOUNG & HELTON the sum of ten dollars eighty two & one half cents for goods furnished for the paupers of Wayne County the year 1850 Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr. YOUNG HAYNES LAFFERTY CARTER BURNS WATKINS CURTIS HOPSON GRAY BREWER HAM & PHILIPS 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 otherwise appropriated Isued Jan 9, 1851

Upon motion a majority of the Justices present the Court proceeded to lay the public Taxes for the present year 1851 for the County of Wayne as follows to wit for each Poll thirty five cents and for each hundred dollars
[page 148] Monday Jany. 6th 1851
worth of Taxable property thirteen and one half cents and on all privileges fifty percent on the State Tax

Ordered by the Court that Lott DANIEL be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of John RISNER removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Jan 9, 1851

Came L B GANT who was duly elected Justice of the peace by the qualified voters of the eight Civil district of Wayne County and presented to the Court his Commission where upon the said L B GANT Took the necessary Oaths for his qualification and took his seat on the bench

Came Robert JOHNSON and other who was appointed at a former term of this Court a Jury of View and report a road found as directed in said order which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Upon motion a majority of the Justices present it is ordered by the Court that Abraham MONTAGUE and James ANDERSON be appointed Commissioners to settle with the Clerk and trustee of Wayne County the present year 1851

Upon motion a majority of the Justices present the Court proceeded to elect a Commissioner to take the census of the free white male inhabitants of Wayne County who are twenty one years of age and upwards in Compliance with an act of the last general assembly and whereupon James HAGGARD was duly elected

A majority of the Justices present the Court proceeded to elect a corum Whereupon David J JONES was elected Chairman and William m LAFFERTY and George W BARKER his associates all Justices of the peace for Wayne County were duly elected to hold the Quorum Courts for the County of Wayne the present year 1851

Came Simpson CHOAT and others who was appointed at a former term of this Court a Jury of View and reported to the Court a road found as directed in said Order which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A majority of the Justices present the Court appointed Abraham MONTAGUE Jonathan MORRIS and Washington CARTER Commissioners to superintend the Poor house the present year 1851 And said Abraham MONTAGUE Treasurer of said board and whereupon the said Abraham MONTAGUE refuses to give his bond as the in such cases directs

[page 149] Waynesboro Monday Jany 6th 1851
Came Thomas M JONES Administrator of all and singular the goods and Chattles rights & Credits of the estate of Mason TIDWELL deceased and returned into Court An Inventory and act's of sales verified by his Oath which was received and ordered to be recorded

On motion to appropriate to David J JONES William M LAFFERTY and James T YOUNG the sum of ten dollars each for holding the Quorum Courts for Wayne County the year 1850 Those who voted in the affirmative were CARTER BURNES MONTAGUE BARKER A B GANT CYPERT CURTIS GRAY HAM & PHILLIPS 10 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'y 9 1851

Ordered By the Court that Fielden COLE be appointed overseer of Road 2d class in the place of John McBRIDE and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Jany 9, 1851

Came L D MACK and others who at a former term of this court appointed a Jury of View and reported to the Court a road found as directed in the said order which was received By the Court and ordered to be recorded

Upon motion to appropriate to CARTER & EAST the sum of three dollars for Repairs on the Raugh[sic] of the Court House in Waynesboro those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr YOUNG HAYNES JOBE BARKER CYPERT & DIXON 7 Noes MONTAGUE & A B GANT 2 So said appropriated was made to be paid out of any moneys in the hands of the trustee of Wayne County not otherwise appropriated Isued Jany 9, 1851

Upon motion to appropriate to W CARTER the sum of Twelve dollars and to Jonathan MORRIS & C B McCLEAN Each the sum of six dollars for their services as poorhouse commissioners for the year 1850 Eyes D J JONES Chr YOUNG LAFFERTY JOBE BURNS BARKER and L B GANT 7 Noes MONTAGUE A.B. GANT BREWER & DIXON 4 so said appropriation was maid[sic] to be paid out of any moneys in the hands of the trustee of Wayne County not otherwise appropriated Isued Jany 10, 1851

-continued in the December 1990 issue -


Wayne County historian
Vol. 3, No. 4 -December 1990
Page 164
County Court Minutes

COUNTY COURT MINUTES SEPTEMBER 1848 - JUNE 1854

Twelfth Installment (continued from Volume 3, November 3 - September 1990
[page 150] Monday Jan'y 6th 1851

On motion to appropriate to James A. BALDRIDGE Superintendent of the poor house for 1850 one hundred and fifty dollars Those who voted in the affirmative were D J JONES Chr., YOUNG, HAYNES, LAFERTY, JOBE, POPE, CARTER, BURNS, BARKER, A.B. GANT, CYPERT, L.B. GANT, BREWER & DIXON 14 Noes none so said appropriation was made to be paid out of any moneys in the hands of the County Trustee not otherwise appropriated Isued Jany 10, 1851

Thomas A. POPE et al vs Samuel J. ANDREWS et al petition to sell land & divide slaves.
Be it remembered that this cause came on this day for further hearing before the worshipful county court of Wayne County David J JONES Washington CARTER William M LAFERTY James T YOUNG & Others Justices of the peace of said County present and presiding Upon the report of Samuel L BURNS commissioner to set said land and John Mc DOUGAL & others commissioners to divide and allot the slaves mentioned in the pleadings of this cause which report ar[sic] in the words and figgers[sic] as follows to wit to the worshipful County Court of Wayne County the undersigned in Obedience to a directed order maid[sic] by the Last term of your Worshipful Court after having given the notice in the manner and upon the time mentioned in said order Proceeded on this day to sell the land mentioned therein belonging[sic] to the heirs at law of Lemuel POPE deceased when William R. BELL being the highest and best bidder became the purchaser of the 258 acre tract At the sum of Thirty two hundred and fifty dollars and Cary W POPE being the highest and best bidder because the purchaser of 640 acre tract a t the sum of One hundred dollars and William R BELL Executed his Bonds for said purchas[sic] money One for sixteen hundred and twenty five dollars payable twelve months after date and the other for sixteen hundred and twenty five dollars payable two years after date with Amous T HASSELL and Thomas MEREDITH as his securities to Each which were[?] by me decreed[?] good and sufficient and said Cary W. POPE Executed
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his Bond for the purchas[sic] money for said 640 acres one of Which is Payable twelve months after date for fifty dollars the Other Payable Two years after date for fifty dollars with J L ROSS and John CLEMENTS as his securities who were declared[?] Good and Sufficient all of which is Respectfully Submitted January 3d 1851 //s// Samuel L. BURNS Com.
To the worshipful County Court of Wayne County We the undersigned in obedience to a decretal order issued by your Worships at the last term of your Court after having been duly sworn for said purpose have proceeded to value the Slaves mentioned in said Order Except Daniel who from an Injury Received since the making of said Order is at present considered worthless and is left for further action By you. And in our Estimate have included and [sic] Infant child of `Ann' b borned since the making of said decree We value the whole of said slaves at Seven Thousand one hundred and twenty five dollars which sum divided by nine the number of original shares gives to each the sum of seven hundred and ninety[sic] one dollars and sixty six cents We then proceeded to allot and set apart to the said partys[sic] as directed in said decree as follows to wit to Carry W POPE Crawford valued at $800.00 and he is to pay to Thomas A POPE the sum of eight dollars and thirty four cents to Thomas A POPE Louisa and John valued at $775.00 and he is to receive from Carry W POPE the sum of $ 8.34 and from G A PARHAM M P PARHAM William PARHAM and Henry PARHAM the sum of $8.34 to Martha CRUMP Bandy & Greenly {or Grumly] valued at $800.00 and she is to pay the heirs of said William R POPE the some[sic] of $8.34 to Ann MITCHEL and William MITCHEL Ann and her two youngest children Lutitia and her infant who is not yet named valued at $725.00 and she is to pay to the said children and minor heirs of William R POPE the sum of one hundred and thirty three dollars and thirty four cents to John O POPE & others children and heirs of John W. POPE deceased Calvin valued $ 750.00 and They are to receive from the said Lemuel J ANDERWS et als. Children and heirs of Elizabeth ANDREWS deceased the some[sic] of $41.66 to the said Lemuel j ANDREWS and others children and heirs of Elizabeth ANDREWS deceased Wily and Sibba valued at $900 and they are to pay to the said children and heirs of said William R POPE deceased the some[sic] of
Twenty four dollars and ninety Eight cents to the said John O POPE and others children and heirs of said John O POPE the sum of fifty one dollars and 66 cents and to Danial BAUGH Gardian[sic] of said Sarah E BAUGH and George ARMSTRONG and wife Ann L the sume[sic]
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of fifty one dollars and 66 cents to to Gustavus A. PARHAM, Mathew P PARHAM William PARHAM Henry PARHAM Henry valued at $800.00 and they are to pay to said Thomas A. POPE the said sum of $8.34 and to the children and heirs of said Thomas A. POPE deceased Malissa and ben[sic] valued at $625.00 and they are to received from said Ann MITHCHEL and William MITCHEL the some[sic] of One hundred and thirty three dollars and 34 cents from said Martha CRUMP the some[sic of $8.34 and from said Lemuel J ANDREWS and Others children and heirs of said Elizabeth ANDREWS the some[sic] of $24.98 which said somes[sic] so charged to the several lots the value of which Exceeds the average value of the whole of said shares and added to the shears[sic] the value of which is less than the average value makes the value of all of said lots Equally[sic] in value ar[sic] within a few cents of being Equaly[sic] All of which is Respectfully Submitted given under our hands and seals this January 3d 1851 //s// John l BURNS John McDOUGAL J J BIFFLE F WITHERSPOON D.J. JONES
Which report not being in any wise Excepted to and in all things confirmed it is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed By the Cort[sic] that all the right title claim and Interest of the other petitioners and defendants in all to said slave Crawford be divested Out of them and that the same be vested in the said Carry W POPE his heirs and assigns forever
it is further Ordered and decreed by the Cort[sic ] that said Carry W POPE Pay it to the said Thomas A POPE the said sum of Eight dollars and thirty four cents it is further Ordered ajudged[sic] and decreed By the Court that all the right title[sic] claim and Interest in and to said slave Luisa and John Be divested out of them and vested in said Thomas A POPE his heirs and assigns forever it is further ordered and decreed By the Court that all of the right title[sic] claim and Interest of the other petitioners and of the defendants in and to said slaves Bandy and Grundy be divested out of them and that the same be vested in
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said Martha CRUMP her heirs and assigns forever
it is further Ordered and decreed By the court that said Martha CRUMP Pay to said Licey[?] J POPE Gardina[sic] of the minor heirs of William R. POPE the said sum of Eight dollars and thirty four cents
it is further Ordered and decreed By the Court that all the Wright[sic] title[sic claim and Interest of the other petissuners[sic] and defendants in to said slave An and her two children Lutitia and the said Infant be divested Out of them and that the same be vested in said William MITCHELL and wife Ann there[sic heirs and assigns forever
It is further Ordered and decreed By the Court that said William MITCHEL and wife Ann pay to said minor heirs of William R POPE the said some[sic] of One hundred and thirty three dollars and thirty four cents
It is further Ordered and decreed By the Court that It is further Ordered and decreed By the Court that all the right title{sic] claim and Interest of the Petissuners[sic] and defendants in and to said slave Calvin be devested[sic] Out of them and that the same be vested in the said John O POPE Palmurah[?] POPE W William POPE and Arnastatia[?] POPE and Edwin POPE Jontly their heirs and assigns forever.
It is further ordered and decreed by the Court that all the rights title claim and interest of the petitioners in and to said Slave Willie and Sibley be divested out of them and the same be vested jointly in the said Samuel J ANDREWS and others who take as the children and descendants of Elizabeth ANDREWS it is further ordered and decreed by the Court that said Samuel J ANDREWS and others taking as aforesaid pay to the said minor heirs of William R POPE Dec'd the said sum of thirty four dollars and sixty six cents and that pay to said Daniel BAUGH as other Guardian of said Sarah E BAUGH George ARMSTRONG & wife Ann L the said sum of forty one Dollars and sixty six cents it is further ordered and decreed by the Court that said sums so due from said Samuel J. ANDREWS and others be paid by said Samuel L. BURNS Administrator &c out of any funds in his hands to which said Lemuel J. ANDREWS and others so taking as aforesaid may be entitled as distributors of said Lemuel POPE deceased and the receipts of the regular guardian of said minors and those entitled thereto shall be a good voucher in the hands of said Samuel l BURNS It is further ordered by the Court that said Samuel L BURNS hire out said Slave Willie but so as to have him subject to the further order of this Court [that-crossed out] and that he provide for the maintenance[sic] of said slave Sibby
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If she cannot be hired until further ordered by this Court and account to this Court for the same
It is further ordered and decreed by the court that all the right title claim and interest of the other petitioners and defendants in and to the said slave Henry be divested our of them and that the same be vested in said Gustavus A. PARHAM Matthew P PARHAM William PARHAM and Henry PARHAM jointly and their heirs and assigns forever
It is further Ordered and decreed by the Court that said Gustavus A. PARHAM Matthew P PARHAM William PARHAM and Henry PARHAM pay to said Thomas A POPE said Sum of Eight dollars and 34 cents It is further ordered and decreed by the Court that all the right title claim and interest of said other petitioners and defendants in and to said Slave Arthur be divested out of them and be vested in Sara E BAUGH and George ARMSTRONG and wife Ann ARMSTRONG jointly their heirs and assigns forever that is to say the one half in interest of the Sarah E BAUGH and the other half in the said George ARMSTRONG and wife Ann It is further ordered and decreed by the Court that all the title claim and interest of the other petitioners and defendants in and to said Slave Melissa and Ben be divested out of them and that the same be vested in said Leonida POPE Gustavus POPE James POPE Lucy A. POPE and Mary POPE jointly their heirs and assigns forever It is further ordered by the Court that said Samuel L BURNS make such provisions for said Slave Daniel as the necessity of the case may require and pay the expenses of the same out of any assets in his hands belonging to the estate of said Lemuel POPE Deceased until further directed by this Court. It is further ordered and decreed by the Court that said Samuel L BURNS out of any assets in his hands belonging to the said estate not heretofore paid over or herein directed to be paid pay to Robert A. HILL the sum of twenty five Dollars his counsel fee in this cause and that he pay to each of the said commissioners in like manner for their services the sum of two dollars except F. WITHERSPOON who shall receive three dollars and that he also pay in like manner the others costs of this cause which have not...[unreadable]. it is further ordered by the court that Executions _____[unreadable] issue upon the application of the parties for the sums so decreed to be paid as aforesaid respectively all other matters in this cause not herein disposed of are reserved for the further action of this Court

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It appearing to the Court that Robert L CYPERT one of the Constables of Wayne County in and for the 8th district had been duly notified agreeable to the Statute in such cases made and provided to appear at this term of this Court and give other and better security and the said Robert L CYPERT having failed to come into Court agreeable to said notice and enter into bond with good and sufficient Security The Court [proceeded to appoint a constable to fill-crossed out] declared the office of constable in the said Eight Civil district of Wayne County to be vacant and thereupon the court appointed Robert J CYPERT Constable pro tem to fill said vacancy until said office shall be filled by the people of said Eighth district And thereupon the said Robert J Cypert entered into the following bond to wit [standard bond follows. Amount $5000.00; securities were G.W. BARKER, Rial BREWER, and T.P. CYPERT.] / / s / / D.J. JONES G W BARKER Rial BREWER T. P. CYPERT. and the said R.J. CYPERT and Each of his said Securities came into cert[sic] and acknowledged the Execution of said Bond in open Cort[sic] Which was Received By the Cert[sic] and ordered to be recorded Where upon the said R.J. CYPERT took the nessarry[sic] Oath fer[sic] his Quallifycation[sic]

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A magority[sic] of the Justices of being Present it is Ordered By the Cort[sic] that the commissioners who were appointed at a former term of this cort[sic] to lay off and sell sertain[sic] Lots in the town of Waynesboro lay off and sell Lot of the South side of the Public Square in said town according to an act of General Assembly of the State of Tennessee

Ordered that Court adjourn till ten o clock tomorrow morning // s// D J JONES (Chair Wm. M. LAFFERTY G. W. BARKER

Tuesday Jany 7th 1851
Court ment[sic] according to an adgournment[sic] Present and presiding D.J. JONES Chr. LAFFERTY & BARKER his associates.

A Settlement maid[sic] between William JONES Clerk of this Court & Joaccim DUGGAR Guardian of the minor heirs of George CROSNOE deceased was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

A settlement maid[sic] between William JONES Clerk of this Court and William THORNTON Guardian of minor heirs of William Duncan deceased was this day submitted to the court which was affirmed and ordered to be recorded

A Settlement maid[sic] between William JONES Clerk of this Court and John McDOUGAL Guardian of the minor heirs of J. D. KING deceased was this day Submitted to the court which was [this day-crossed out] confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

A Settlement maid[sic] between William JONES Clerk of this Court and John LAMB Guardian of the minor heirs of Washington JOHNSON dec. was this day Submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

A settlement maid between William JONES Clerk of this Court and John LAMB Guardian of the minor heirs of Washington JOHNSON was this day Submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded. [repeated ?]

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A settlement maid between William JONES Clerk of this court and Jno. L BURNS Trustee of Nancy TEDDER was this day submitted to the court [and- crossed out] which was received and confirmed and order to be recorded

A Settlement maid between William JONES Clerk of this court and Eber HAM [spelled with a small "h"] administrator of the Estate of Samuel HAM deceased was this day submitted to the court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

A Settlement between William JONES Clerk of this Court and L. W. CANTREL Gardian [sic] of minor heirs of Milly MAY deceased was this day submitted to the court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

Upon application it is ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of Wayne County summons a Jury of View to consist of not less than five nor more than twelve free holders who after having been duly sworn for said purpose shall proceed to view and mark out a road beginning at the Waynesboro Road near Jess TUCKER's Mill leading dow[sic] Butler's Creek and intersect said Waynesboro road near M FISHERS and that they report the same to the April term of this Court

This day David J JONES Chariman of the County Court of Wayne County bound Zachariah TRENTHAM son of Mary TRENTHAM by consent of said Mary TRENTHAM in writing to Lucius HARLOW and the said D J JONES and Lucius HARLOW entered into indentures accordingly

Ordered that Court adjourn till Court in Course // // D J JONES Chair Wm. M. LAFFERTY G.W. BARKER

[page 58] Monday Feb 3rd 1851
State of Tennessee Wayne County
Be it remembered that a Quorum [Quarterly- crossed out] County Court was began & held for the County of Wayne at the Court house in the Town of Waynesboro on the third day it being the first Monday in February in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty one the following Justices present and presiding to wit D J JONES Chr. BARKER and MONTAGUE his associates

A settlement between Wm. JONES Clerk of this Court and William M GALLEGLY Guardian of Hannah K HOLT formerly H.K. MARRS 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 GALLEGLY Guardian of John MARRS 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 HAWK Admr. of the estate of E C RAYBORN dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Came George E HUCKABY and presented to the Court his Commission as Justice of the peace for the 12th Civil Dist. of Wayne County were upon the said HUCKBY took the necessary Oaths for this qualification

Came Lucinda KEATON who was this day chosen and appointed Guardian to Sarah A minor heir of Jacob A KEATON dec'd and entered into bond in the sum of one thousand dollars with John FUSON & William POLLARD her securities which was received by the Court [which was rec'd by the Court - crossed out] and ordered to be recorded whereupon the said Lucinda KEATON took the necessary oath for her qualification

Came James ARNETT who was this day chosen and appointed Guardian to Elihu B KEATON and entered into bond in the sum of one thousand dollars with John McDOUGAL and James ANDERSON his securities which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded whereupon the said ARNETT took the necessary oath for his qualification

Ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of Wayne County summons a Jury to consist of not less than five nor more than twelve free holders to view the expediency of changing the first Class road near W J GRIMES on Hardin Creek and that they report the same to the April term of this Court Isued Febr 3, 1851

[page 1590 Monday Febr. 3d 1851
Came Elijah D BURNS and tendered to the Court his resignation to the office of Justice of the peace for Wayne County which was received by the court and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered by the court that Gideon W SMITH be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of John F. PITTS removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr. 3, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Wiley BREWER be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of James LAY and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr. 3, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Isaac MORRIS be appointed overseer of the 1st Class road in the place of Reuben EAST and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr. 3, 1851

Ordered by the Court that A.P. PHILIPS be appointed overseer of the 1st class road in the place of John W. YOUNGBLOOD and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr. 3, 1851

Ordered by the Court that George JACKSON be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of George KYLE and and[sic] that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr. 3, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Jas.? M.? DICKERSON [John TACKETT - crossed out] be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Abraham FOX and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr. 3, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Jonathan HOLLANDSWORTH be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Isaac GRIMES and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr. 3, 1851

Came J. N. BLACKSHEAR Guardian to Hannah P. BLACKSHEAR and renewed his in the sum of four hundred dollars with William M GRIMES and N F JOHNSON his securities which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Ordered by the Court that Richard BALENTINE be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Benjamin MARTIN and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Febr. 3, 1851

[page 160] Monday Febr. 3d 1851
James M RAMSEY et als Exparte Petition to lay of Dower and sell lands
Be it remember that this cause came on this day for hearing before D J JONES A MONTAGUE and G W BARKER Esqrs. Justices holding the County Court upon the petition of petitioners and the exhibits when by order of the Court this cause is referred to the Clerk & Master to take proof and report whether or not the heirs at law of said John N SHIELDS are correctly set out in said petition and whether or not it is necessary to sell said land to pay the debts against said estate and whether or not the said lands can be partitioned among the said heirs at law advantageously without a sale thereof and report to the present term of the court

James M. RAMSEY et als ex parte Petition for Dower and sale of land
Be it remembered that this cause came on for further hearing this day before D J JONES A MONTAGUE and G W BARKER Esqurs Justices &c. holding the County Court for Wayne County upon the petition exhibits report of the Clerk & Master and proof in the cause which report not being excepted to is confirmed when it appearing to the Court that the said heirs at law are the only heirs at law of said John N SHIELDS that said John N SHIELDS died seized and possessed of the interests in the lands as set forth in said petition that said Mary H SHIELDS is entitled to dower out of the same and that it is necessary that all of said lands subject to said dower should be sold first that so much of the proceeds thereof as may be necessary to pay the outstanding debts against said estate and for the payment of which said James M RAMSEY has in his hands no personal assets and secondly for petition of the interest of any remainder among said heirs It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that Jesse S ROSS Surveyor of Wayne County Joseph EAST & John R HELLAN
[HELTON ?} free holders and unconnected with the parties by affinity or consanguinity be appointed to allot and set apart to said Mary H. SHIELDS the one third in value of the whole of said lands the intere[sic] dowry interest to be laid off in one tract at such place as she may select so as to injure" the sale of said lands as little as may be and report the same with a plot thereof to the next term of this Court Isued Febr 5, 1851

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It is further ordered and decreed by the court that William JONES the Clerk & Master of this Court be appointed commissioner who having executed his bond in the sum of one thousand dollars payable to David J JONES Chairman of this Court and his successor in office [ the State of Tennessee - crossed out] in conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duty as such commissioner and the payment of the proceeds of said lands as he may be hereafter directed by this Court with Wm POLLARD and C ACKLIN his securities shall proceed at the Court House in Waynesboro after having given thirty days notice of the time and place of sale by advertisement at the Court House in Waynesboro and three other public places in said County to sell said lands in such tracts a s he may think most to the interest of all those concerned to the highest bidder upon twelve months credit taking bonds with good and sufficient security for the purchase money thereof and retaining a lien upon said land respectively until said purchase money is paid and report to the next term of this Court after he shall have made such sale all other matters being reserved

Ordered by the Court that C.B. McLEAN Henry MORRIS John McDOUGAL A MONTAGUE & David J JONES or a majority of them be appointed Commissioners to examine in to the condition of the Jail in the Town of Waynesboro and the expediency of selling said lot and purchase elsewhere and the plan and that they report the same to the April term of this Court.

Came Robert C. MACK and tendered to the Court his resignation to the office of Constable for the 4th Civil District Wayne County which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

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

[page 162] Monday March 3d 1851
State of Tennessee Wayne
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 3d day it being the first Monday in March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty one the Following Justices present and presiding To wit) David J JONES Chairman LAFFERTY and BARKER his associates

Came James ARNETT Guardian of Elihu B KEATON and returned the amount that has come into his hands as such Guardian which was approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered by the Court that Marcus COOK be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of William GOFORTH and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction..Isued March 5th 1851

A settlement between S L BURNS Admr. of the estate of Lemuel POPE dec'd and William JONES Clerk of this Court was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between William JONES Clerk of this Court and W. W. GRIMES Guardian of the minor heirs of James GRIMES Dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Settlements between William JONES Clerk of this Court and George W BROWN Guardian to the minor heirs of George JEAN dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and Ordered to be recorded

Settlements between William JONES Clerk of this Court and David C McADOO Guardian of the minor heirs of Thomas CROSSNO dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded

A settlement between William JONES Clerk of this Court and Elizabeth CARTER Guardian to the minor heirs of David CARTER, dec'd was this day submitted to the Court which was confirmed and ordered to be recorded

Upon the petition of James ELLIOTT it is ordered by the Court that the sheriff of Wayne County summons a Jury [not-crossed out] to consist of not less than five nor more than twelve free holders and unconnected with the said ELLIOTT to view and mark out so as to change the 2d Class road leading from Carrolville to Florence leaving the old road a few hundred yards south of the said ELLIOTTs [of my plantation - crossed out] and intersect the same near the upper end of his (my- crossed out] lane Isued March 6 1851
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and that they report the same to the next term of this court

Ordered by the Court that James GAMBRELL be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Henry HOLLIS and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued March 5th 1851

Catherine MABRY vs Thomas T. MABRY et al Petition for Dower
Came the petitioner by her counsel and on motion of said petitioners Counsel It is ordered by the court that this cause be continued until the next term of this Court and that the commissioners be allowed until the next [Court - crossed out] term of this Court to make their report [this whole entry is crossed out]

Mary H SHIELDS vs James M RAMSEY et al petition for Dower
Came the petitioner by her counsel when upon an motion of said petitioners Counsel it is ordered by the Court that this Cause be continued until the next term of this Court and that the Commissioners be allowed until next term of this Court to report [this entire entry crossed out]

Ordered by the Court that Turner M WHITTEN be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Thomas P CASH and that he have the hands in the same bonds[sic] to work under his direction Isued Mar. 6, 1851

Ordered by the Court that Robert LACKEY be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Grant SIMMONS and removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued March 6 1851

Came Andrew P DULIN & William J YOUNG and presented to the Court their Commissioners[sic] as Justices of the peace for Wayne County which was received by the Court whereupon the said DULIN and YOUNG took the necessary oaths for their qualification.

Upon the petition of B WATKINS and others it is ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of Wayne County summons a Jury of View to consist of not less than five nor more then[sic] twelve free holders to View and mark out so as to Change the road of 2d Class leading down Weatherford's fork of Indian Creek leaving the old road near John C JOHNSON and run with the foot of the hill and intersect the same at some suitable place so as to [intersect the - crossed out] injure the settlers as little as possible and that they report the same to the April term of this Court. Isued March 6, 1851

[PAGE 164] Monday March 3d 1851
Upon the petition of William B WALKER it is ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of Wayne County summons a Jury not to consist of not less than five nor more than twelve freeholders to View and mark out so as to change the road of 2d Class leading up 48 mile Creek commencing near the Creek below said Walker's and intersect the old Road near the Creek above Burrell WALKERs plantation and that they report the same to the April term of this Court Ishued March 6, 1851

Came Joseph N ROBNETT who was on the 18th day of Febr. 1851 duly elected Constable of Wayne County to fill the unexpired term of Robert E. MACK resigned and entered into the following bond to wit [here follows the standard bond. Bond was for $4000.00 and the securities were Joseph N. ROBNETT, James ARNETT, John McDOUGAL William J YOUNG & Claborn ACKLIN, Bond was signed as follows] Joseph N. ROBNETT James ARNETT Jon. McDOUGAL, W.J. YOUNG, C ACKLIN
and the said Joseph N ROBNETT and each of his said securities came into Court and acknowledged the execution of the said Bond and the Court approved of the same and ordered it to be recorded whereupon the said Joseph N ROBNETT took the necessary Oath for this qualification

[page 165] Monday March 3d 1851
Upon the petition of Samuel MITCHELL and others it is ordered by the Court that Thos. H . MABRY John P VOORHIES Andrew C RASBERRY Lott RASBERRU David J JONES freeholders and [all of this entry is crossed out]

Samuel C. MITCHELL & et al vs Samuel L BURNS Petition to Condemn Mill site
Be it remembered that this cause came on this day for hearing before the Worshipful County Court now in session and it appearing to the Court that the petitioners therein named have a Claim thereto It is therefore ordered by the Court that T H MABRY John P VOORHIES A.C. RASBERRY L.G. RASBERRY and David J. JONES freeholders and unconnected with the parties by consanguinity or affinity be appointed Commissioners to examine a cite for a Mill on Buffalo River near Ashland in the Count of Wayne and that they report the same to the April term of this Court and that the Sheriff of said County summons and qualify each of said persons for the purposes aforesaid and that he Notify the defendants to this petition to appear at the April term of this Court and answer said petition and that an order issue accordingly returnable to said Court Isued Mar. 8th 1851

Came James T YOUNG into Court and resigned his Commission as Justice of the peace 1st civil district for Wayne County which was received by the court and ordered to be recorded

Came James HOLDAN Administrator of the estate of Biddy HOLDAN dec'd and returned into Court an Inventory and Accounts of sales of said estate verified by his Oath which was received by the court and ordered to be recorded

Upon the petition of John DOWNING it is Ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of Wayne County summons a Jury to consist of not less than five nor more than twelve freeholders to view and mark out so as to change the road of 2d Class running down Indian Creek through the lands of the said John DOWNING and that they report the same to the April term of this Court. Ishued 6th March 1851

Came in to the Court Allen ETHER AGE who was this day appointed Guardian to the minor heirs of John MARTIN dec'd and entered into bond in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars with C.M. THOMPSON his security which was rec'd by the Court and ordered to be recorded

David J JONES Chairman of the County Court of Wayne County this day bound into Alen ETHERAGE Caroline MARTIN Ben. MARTIN and Mary MARTIN minor heirs of John MARTIN Dec'd
[page 166] Monday March 3d 1851
and where upon the said D J JONES and Allen ETHERAGE entered into indentures accordingly

Ordered by the Court that Nicholas MOSER be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of James HORTON and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Ishued 6th March 1851

Ordered by the Court that Lewis BECKHAM be appointed overseer of the road of 2d Class in the place of Lemuel PANNEL[?] and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Ishued 6th March 1851

Came D. H. MERRYMAN Admr. of the estate of Nancy HAM dec'd and returned into Court an Inventory and account of sales verified by his Oath which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded

Catherine MABRY vs Thomas T MABRY et al petition for Dower
Be it Remembered that this cause came on this day for a final hearing before the Worshipful County Court of Wayne County David J JONES Esq George W BARKER Esq & William M LAFFERTY Esqr. Justices &c present and presiding upon the report of the Commissioner theretofore appointed to lay of the dower of the petitioner out of the lands of her deceased husband which said report is in the words and figures following to wit
[To the worshipful County Court - crossed out] The undersigned being unconnected with the parties either by affinity or consanguinity and entirely disinterested having been notified by the Surveyor for Wayne County have proceed to allot and set off to Catherine MABERRY her Dower out of the real estate of Daniel MABERRY her deceased husband after having duly consider and fully understood the whole matter do hereby assign to the said Catherine MABERRY for her Dower the following described land with the exctions[?] and improvements thereon to wit A tract of land in the County of Wayne on the waters of Beech Creek containing seventy eight acres and bounded as follows Beginning on a Sycamore the so west corner of entry No. 630 in the name of Daniel MABERRY for 77 acres runs south 40 poles to a chinguepin oak then South 10 (degrees) West 20 poles a small persimmon Chestnut oak pointers then East 15 (degrees) So 112 poles to a beech then North crossing Beech Creek at 26 poles in all 71 poles to a Hackberry then East 10 poles
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to a a stake then North 15 (degrees) west 64 poles to a poplar then west 30 ( degrees) North 23 poles then North 26 poles to a Red Oak then west 60 pole to a stake then South 80 pole to beginning Which in our opinion Judgment constitutes one third part in value of the real estate of Daniel MABRY deceased died possessed of given under our hand this Febr. 22d 1851 // s // Josiah ROBINSON Henry CULP JR Jesse J ROSS.
Which not being in any wise excepted to is in all things confirmed it is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that all the right title claim and interest of said defendants in and to the above described tract of land be divested out of them for and during the natural lifetime of said petitioner Catherine MABRY and that the same be vested in the said Catherine MABRY for and during her natural life it is further ordered and adjudged by the Court that said petitioner Catherine MABRY
pay the costs in this behalf expended and that execution issue

Mary N SHIELDS vs [crossed out] James M RAMSEY et al petition for Dower
Be it remembered that this cause coming on this day for a final hearing before the worshipful County court of Wayne County present David J JONES Esq William M LAFFERTY Esqr and George W BARKER Esqr Justices &c upon the report of the Commissioners heretofore appointed to lay off to petitioner her Dower out of the lands of which her dec'd husband died seized and possessed which report is in the words and figures following to wit
State of Tennessee Wayne County By order of the County court of Wayne County February Term 1851 We Jesse S ROSS Surveyor Joseph EAST & John R HELTON commissioners to allot and set apart Mary N SHIELDS her dower our of the real estate of John N SHIELDS her deceased husband after having understood the whole matter have proceeded to run and mark off 132 1/2 acres as her dower beginning at the So. West corner of James HELTONs 155 acres Entry running South passing TURNERs So. East corner at 2 poles in all 25 poles to a small sweet Gum then east 5 (degrees) south 20 poles to a large poplar then East 32 degrees South 32 poles to a Rock hickory and sweet gum pointer thence South 40 poles to a chestnut then East 10 degrees South -? to a stake then North 110 poles to the S.B. of A.G. McDOUGALs entry then West with McDOUGAL s & HELTONs S.B. 175 poles to beginning Including the improvements dwelling houses lots &c being in our judgement one third in value of the real estate of John N. SHIELDS deceased died seized and possessed of Given under our hands this Feby 27, 1851 // s // Jesse S. ROSS Suvor. Joseph EAST John R HELTON
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Which said report being in no wise excepted to is in all things confirmed It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that all the right title claim and interest which the defendants have in and to the above described tract of land be divested out of them and that the same be vested in the said petitioner Mary N. SHIELDS for and during her natural life it is further ordered and decreeed by the Court that petitioner pay the cost in this behalf expended and that execution issue

State of Tennessee vs John L FOWLER Warrant for Bastardy
This day came the defendant by his attorney and by leave of the Court enters a motion to quash the warrant in this case whereupon It is considered by the Court that said motion be sustained and that said warrant be quashed and that the defendant be hereof discharged a go hence it is further considered by the Court that the County of Wayne pay the cost of the part of the State expended

Ordered by the Court that John F HALL be appointed overseer of the road of 1st class in the place of John M BENHAM removed and that he have the hands in the same bounds to work under his direction Isued Mar. 8th 1851

Where as at the Febr. term of this Court Thomas H MABRY Trustee of Wayne County reported to the Court the Condition of the revenue of said County which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded And whereas said report does not appear on the minutes of said Court it is therefore ordered by the Court that it now be recorded as for then

Ordered by the Court that the following good and lawful men of the County of Wayne be appointed and summoned by the Sheriff of Wayne County to be and 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 fourth Monday in May next To wit, Isham TURNBOUGH William BOWDEN William M GALLEGLY Mathew H BURKS Richard H WHITAKER Samuel L BURNS John S BURNS Joacim DUGGAR James ARNETT Nathaniel F JOHNSON James E . McKNIGHT Andrew JACKSON John DOWING John MARTIN Mathew J SIMS Lewis B GANT Daniel Mc PHAUL Silvester B LINDSEY Samuel BRUMLEY Alexander G McDOUGAL William RAY William THORNTON Sr. Amos HARDIN Gideon B HUGHS [David ROACH - crossed out] and that Joseph N ROBNETT and Robert H COOPER be appointed and summond to attend and serve as constables to wait on the Court Isued Mar. 7th 1851
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and the vinerafacius Isue returnable to said Court

Ordered by the Court that he sheriff of Wayne County summons and qualify a Jury not to consist of not less than five or more than twelve free holders to view and mark out so as to chage[sic] the road of 2d Class running from Ashland down Buffalo to commence at 48 mile Creek ___? by L G RASBERRY and intersect the old road at some suitable point and that they report the same at the next term of this court Isued Mar. 8, 1851

Ordered that Court adjourn til' Court in Course // s // D J JONES (Chair Wm. M LAFFERTY G. W. BARKER
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