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1824-34 Circuit Court Minutes

Circuit Court Minutes, 1826-36

Notes from 1826-1836 Circuit Court Book, (Records Book 1), Bibb County, AL

Compiled (February 1993) and submitted by Jacquelyn Cox Otts

I hope these notes will provide clues as to the location of these people during this period of time. I have no legal training. I have attempted to keep the spelling of the names as I saw them in the records. A special thank you to C. Y. Thomas for his encouragement in this endeavor.

Coleman Allen vs Rebecca Allen - Divorce - 22 October 1824 (pages 1-4)
Coalman Allen and Rebecca Spears were married in Bibb Co. on 3 January 1819 by Rev. Wm. Harrod. Lived together until 22 September 1824 during which time one child was born. Coalman was a school teacher and used this income to support family and pay off old debts that he had acquired by trading in merchandise before his marriage. Rebecca committed adultery with Larkin Ferguson and others. James B. Clark, Solicitor. Hugh Henry, Sheriff. November Term 1826 bands of matrimony dissolved.



James Shelton vs Mary Shelton - Divorce - 19 July 1825 (pages 4-6)
Couple were married in KY in 1817 and had lived together about a year when she deserted him. He had resided in Bibb Co. about 4 years. Mary lived with John ____ in adultery in KY. James states that he does not know how long Mary lived with John but she moved to TN and "continued her habits." D. E. Watrous, Solicitor. Willis Davis Court Clerk.



Lucy Lewis vs Mordica Lewis - Divorce - 26 October 1826 (pages 7-10)
They were married on 14 February 1809 in TN. Lived together happily until they moved to Bibb Co. Six infant children. He neglected to provide for family and beat and abused her. He left in July 1823 and she had not heard from him since. Willis Davis Court Clerk. William E. Sawyer, Sheriff. She was granted status of femme sole subject to sanction of general assembly of state by Judge R. Safford on 1 May 1828.



Susan Casey vs Joshua Casey - Divorce - 3 April 1828 (pages 10-12)
Susan was daughter of John Blake of Bibb Co. Susan and Joshua Casey were married on 7 December 1824 in Bibb Co. Lived together for four months then he disappeared for eight months. Heard rumors that he had been previously married and had a wife and children in KY. Not being convinced she received him again as her husband. He began drinking and gambling. He left her a second time and a son was born about six weeks after he left. Child now 15 months old. No support from husband in the 17 months he has been gone. She had been informed that he had a wife and three children living in KY and a wife in TN. Sullivan and McElroy, Solicitors. On the third Monday after the fourth Monday in September 1829, Solicitors asked that her bill be dismissed, Hon. Reuben Safford presiding.



Harden B. Rowden vs Samuel W. Miller and others - Bill of Injunction - 2 March 1826 (pages 13 - 27)
Harden B. Rowden employed Samuel Miller in December 1825 as special agent to convey and deliver to Thomas York of Ray Co., TN, certain monies for the purpose of entering land and also to collect a note from Phillip Walker in St. Clair Co., AL. Miller was to return with horses from Thomas York and money from Walker. Rowden apparently believed Miller had left for Texas. Statements from Thomas L. Thompson, Chrisley Shultz, Joel Rodgers. Judges at various hearings: Noah B. Coker, John White, Anderson Crenshaw, Henry W. Collier, Reuben Safford. William E. Sawyer, Sheriff. On 4th Monday in April 1829, Hon. Henry W. Collier presiding, complainant represented by attorney asked that bill be dismissed.



James Moor, assignee, vs Nancy Brown, executrix of Last Will and Testament of John Brown, deceased - April 1828 (pages 28-32)
John Brown sold slaves to George Brown, Elijah Brown and H. M. Carithers. James Moor now owner of slaves. Nancy as executrix refused to deliver slaves. Bill of sale signed by John Brown, Jr., Jefferson Co., AL, to George Brown, Elijah Brown, and Hugh M. Caruthers for sum of $1,000 for eight negroes dated 16 September 1826 presented as evidence. Witness: James Bailey, Timothy N______. Answer of Nancy Brown filed Jefferson Co. 30 Apr 1828.

Moses and David Overton vs Reuben Moss, injunction, 13 Nov 1826 (pages 32-36)
Moses Overton employed Francis deGraffenreid to build house in TN. DeGraffenreid moved to KY and transferred note to Thomas McLean after note had been settled. McLean sued Overton in Claiborne Co., TN. Judgment against Overton for $600. Overton paid Moss $400. Horatio G. Perry, Attorney.

Answer of Thomas McLean states that Moses Overton was to pay and deliver to said DeGraffenreid a negro girl 14 years of age. On 14 October 1807 DeGraffenreid assigned note to McLean. Original on file in Claiborne Co., TN. Frances DeGraffenreid moved to Warren Co., KY, and had since died. Exhibit A-Note signed by Moses Overton to Francis DeGraffenreid for a negro girl 14 years old to be delivered on or before 25 December 1808. Note dated 16 May 1807. Witness: Daniel Rogers. Note dated 14 October 1807 from Francis DeGraffenreid to Thomas McLean. Witness: Michael Real. Statements from Judge John L. Hardy, Benjamin Cloud, Clerk, and Joshua H. Chapman, Justice of the Peace, Claiborne Co., TN, dated 17 October 1827.

Answer of Reuben Moss states that he was employed in the fall of 1818 by McLean to collect payment. Overton paid him for McLean two horses worth not more than $200 but estimated at $225 and gave him a note with his son David Overton as security for $200.

Third Monday after fourth Monday October 1827, Hon. John Tayler presiding. Parties represented by their solicitors. Bill dismissed and injunction dissolved.



David Bullock vs James M. Davis, James Reid, John Vines, William H. Wilson, Andrew Woolley, and Burton Rucker - Relief - 2 April 1827 (pages 37-38)

David Bullock charges that William H. Wilson, Andrew Woolley, James M. Davis, James Reid (Read), John Vines and Burton Rucker all conspired to cheat him of a lot of land in Maplesville believed to be Lot No. 2.



John and Worrell Jennings vs Sally B. Allen, administrator of estate of Robert Sterrett, deceased - 11 October 1828 (pages 39-53)

Robert Sterrett, formerly of Alabama Territory, Montgomery County, was indebted to John and Worrell Jennings. Sterrett died in 1817 and estate administrated by Orphans Court of Montgomery County. Jennings had received some payment on the debt but felt he was due more. Sally B. Sterrett, widow and relict, became administrator of estate. She married Henry W. Stevens and he became administrator in her right. Henry Stevens died. Sally married John Allen of Shelby Co. "who has since deceased." Beene and Walker, Solicitors, for Jennings. H. G. Perry attorney for Allen. Bill ordered dismissed in October 1830 by A. Crenshaw, Judge.



Sarah Goodgame (by her next friend) vs John Goodgame - Divorce - April Term 1830 (pages 54-56)

Sarah's next friend was William McCullers. Sarah married John in Georgia and they lived happily together until John was called to the militia. After his return, he was disagreeable and abusive. She left him in 1828 in fear of her life. She is destitute. On third Monday after fourth Monday in September 1830 her next friend came before Hon. Anderson Crinshaw and asked for dismissal of bill.



David Laughlin vs Samuel Smith - 1 November 1828 (pages 56-58)
Statement of Willis Brown and Burton Rucker (Rucker married to sister of Brown). Hugh Henry, Justice of the Peace, witness to statements of Burton Rucker and Willis Brown on 30 October 1828.



Brown and Rucker vs Samuel Smith - (pages 59-60)

Samuel Smith vs Willis Brown and Burton Rucker - 14 March 1829 (pages 61-65)
Smith had been working in Pickens County. Made statement before David R. Boyd.



Thomas P. Roberts vs Nancy Roberts - 26 April 1830 (pages 65-67)

Thomas P. Roberts and Nancy Reddy were married in Rea Co., TN, in 1817. They lived together about 12 months. Thomas last saw Nancy in Washington, Rhea Co., TN, when she refused to move with him. Since that time she had been living with a man by the name of King and had four or five children. The complainant represented by solicitor asked for dismissal of bill on fourth Monday in April 1831.



Civill Kornegay vs Daniel Kornegay - Bill of Complaint - 1 October 1828 (pages 68-72)

Siville Kornegay daughter of George Kornegay, deceased, of Duplin County, NC, states that she married John Kornegay in Duplin Co., NC. Her father would not give her anything except by loan because of the drinking habits of her husband John. In the last will and testament of George Kornegay dated 31 January 1808 he gave to his daughter Siville and her husband John Kornegay one mare, saddle and bridle, one bed and furniture, four cows and calves all of which they had previously received and the following negroes- Easter and all her children and one boy named Jack. The negroes were to be under the care of his son Daniel and profits arising from them to be applied to the support of Sivile during her life and after her decease to be equally divided among her children. About two years after the death of her father, George Kornegay, Sivil and John moved to TN. Daniel refused to give permission for negroes to be moved until he received a letter from John Ward of Smith County, TN, who was a brother-in-law to John Kornegay. Ward assumed responsibility for the negroes and placed then under the care of Miller Kornegay, his son-in -law. Miller Kornegay was to act as Ward's agent. John Kornegay eventually sold the negroes and no one attempted to stop him. John Ward bought several of the negroes knowing that her husband had no right to sell them. This occurred 8 or 10 years ago. Sivil and her husband moved from Smith Co., TN, to Bibb Co., AL, in 1819. John died 20 March 1823, intestate. Sivil states that she is now 63 years old and unable to earn a living. She is the Mother of four children-Miller Kornegay, Barney Kornegay, Elijah Kornegay, and Peggy Lea. She asks that Barney Kornegay be appointed her Trustee in place of Daniel Kornegay.

Copy of will of George Kornegay of Duplin Co., NC, is attached. Will names sons George, Daniel, David, Basil and Jacob, daughter Silve and her husband John. George Kornegay's wife-Mourning. Executors: Basil and Jacob Kornegay. Dated: 31 January 1808. Witness: Reden Bowden and Absalom Johnson.



Thomas Lindsey vs Isaac L. Carleton and Robert W. Carleton - 23 April 1827 (pages 73-79)

James Moore, John Hicks, Benjamin Camp, Abington F. Smith and Noah B. Coker appointed arbitrators on 13 November 1828. Arbitrators decided that plaintiff was entitled to $23.54 on 17 November 1828. Thomas Lindsey asked that court set aside the award. Case was continued and jury consisting of Thomas Clement, Isaac G. Suttle(?), William Caffee, John Pratt, Richard W. Crousan, William King, John M. Glasscock, Robert Steel, John Causey, Walter C. Duff, John Garner, and James Coker was appointed. Willis Davis, Court Clerk. R. Parker, Sheriff.



William Prentice for the use of William ___ Gamble vs Solomon Johnson - 24 January 1831 (pages 79-81)

John Garner, Justice of the Peace, presented transcript of this case to office of the Clerk. Judgment granted plaintiff on 10 February 1831. Appealed. Luke Johnson was security for Solomon Johnson.



Thomas Lindsey and George Denton vs Richard Lindsey - (pages 81-83)

Judgment rendered on 4 September 1830 by Ransom McElroy, Justice of Peace against Richard Lindsey in favor of Lindsey and Denton for use of James Taylor. Richard Lindsey appealed. Abington F. Smith signed as his security. Final award to plaintiff.



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Benjamin M. Reynolds vs James Reede - 15 September 1830 (pages 85-87)

James Reed a resident of Autauga County.



Hiram J. Hague vs John Woods, Claiborne Harris and Samuel Woods - (pages 87-88)

Sheriff served papers on Claiborne Harris on 24 January 1831, John Woods on 15 March 1831, and Samuel Woods was not found in county on 12 April 1831. Plaintiff dismissed his suit and defendant John Woods assumed payment of costs.



John Vines vs Elijah T. Goodwin - 17 January 1831 (page 88-89)

Plaintiff lost sorrel mare. Goodwin found mare and refused to return it.



Elijah T. Goodwin vs John Vines - (page 90)

John Vines vs Elijah T. Goodwin - (page 90-91)

Jury fined for the defendant. Witnesses: James Broadhead, William K? Deshazo, William H. Wilson, David Laughlin, Da? E. Davis, Reason Woolley, Fielding Norrel(?).



A. C. Whatley vs D. L. Boyd - 16 February 1831 (pages 92-96)

Anderson C. Whatley sues David L. Boyd for himself and the State of Alabama claiming that Boyd owes $2,000 "by virtue of a statute to raise a revenue for the support of government whereby it is enacted that in case any hawker or peddler shall sell any goods or merchandise without first taking out license and paying for the same shall pay the sum of two thousand dollars to be recovered in any court . . . One half for use of state and other half for informer."

September 1831 "before Hon. Reuben Safford came the plaintiff by his attorney and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that this cause has been settled by the parties at the costs of the defendant. It is therefore considered by the court that the plaintiff recover against the said defendant his costs by him about his suit in this behalf . . ."



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Alven P. Davis vs. Elijah T. Goodwin, David Goodwin, and James Page - 19 February 1831 (pages 98-101)

Action brought by the plaintiff against defendants on a promissory note made by defendants on 8 November 1828 for $500 payable to William Christian or bearer. Note due on or before 25 December 1830. Promissory note endorsed to plaintiff on 6 May 1830. Lewis Kennady, attorney for plaintiff. Verdict in favor of plaintiff on 18 October 1831.



Lewis Forgerson vs Alexander Hill - 14 March 1831 (pages 102-103)

Lewis Fergerson sues for the use of Elias DeJournath/Dejournette. Plaintiff to recover from defendant $160 with the further sum of $64.59 as damages for the detention of said debt and also costs of suit.



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Samuel B. Ewing vs Alexander Hill - September Term 1831 (pages 105-108)

Samuel B. Ewing, endorsee of Robert J. Farrell. Note from Alexander Hill to Robert J. Farrell for $55 payable on or before 15 September 1830. Samuel G. Friers, attorney for plaintiff. Honorable Reuben Safford presiding. Defendant did not appear-made default. R. Parker, Sheriff. Judgment satisfied 27 October 1831.



Josiah Allen vs Alexander Hill - September Term 1831 (pages 108-110)

Josiah Allen sues "for the use of and benefit of Robert W. Woods." Promissory note in the amount of $70 dated 27 August 1830. Defendant defaulted. Judgment issued 26 October 1831. Willis Davis, Court Clerk. R. Parker Sheriff.



Abel Gentry vs James Devenport - September Term 1831 (pages 110-112)

Action brought to recover $500 in damages brought by plaintiff against defendant for assaulting, beating, and wounding him on 2 April 1831. Sullivan and McElroy attorneys for plaintiff. Parties represented by their attorneys asked that suit be dismissed in September 1831.



George Hill vs Joshua Lewis - September Term 1831 (pages 112-114)

Promissory note in the amount of $80 from Joshua Lewis to George Hill, payment for the hire of a negro boy named Ned for 12 months. Award to plaintiff on 28 October 1831. Marked satisfied 23 April 1832 by R. Parker, Sheriff.



Anthony Stoutenborough vs Robert W. Carleton - September Term 1831 (pages 115-117)

Promissory note from Carleton to Stoutenborough dated 25 January 1831. Honorable Reuben Saffold presiding. Plaintiff represented by attorney. Defendant made default. Court ordered seizure of property of Carleton and property to be sold. Property consisted of one yoke of steers and cart, one sorrel mare, and one negro man named Washington. "I do hereby certify that the above named negro was not delivered on the day of sale. 12 March 1832. R. Parker Sheriff."



Simpson Jones & Co. vs Daniel Snead - 11 April 1831 (pages 117-119)

John Simpson, Samuel F. Jones and Robert N. Philpot, merchants and copartners in trade. Snead had not paid his "due bill."



Elias Jenkins vs Alexander Hill - 16 April 1831 (pages 120-121)

Alexander Hill had not paid promissory note. Property seized and to be sold to pay debt. Property was one negro girl named Caroline. Property was not delivered for sale. David S. Lipscomb, Court Clerk. R. Parker, Sheriff.



Ambrose Nix vs Edward Henry - September Term 1831 (pages 122-123)

Kennedy, Attorney for Plaintiff. Hon Reuben Saffold presiding. R. Parker, Sheriff.



Alfred Mahan vs Luke Johnson - September Term 1831 (pages 123-126)

On 10 December 1830 defendant bargained and bought 3,000 pounds of seed cotton at the rate of $2.00 for each and every hundred pounds delivered at Lewis Gin. Defendant had not paid him for cotton. Witness: James Lewis, Abington F. Smith, Coleman Dennis. Verdict for plaintiff on 28 October 1831. Marked satisfied on 6 February 1831 by R. Parker, Sheriff.



John C. Mason & Co. vs Wilkins Deshazo - September Term 1831 (pages 127-130)

John C. Mason and Wilie W. Mason, merchants. Wilkins Deshazo had not paid his "due bill." James B. Clark, attorney for plaintiff. Plaintiff to recover from defendant. Verdict issued on 28 October 1831.



Robert Stacy vs Anthony Steutenborough - September Term 1831 (pages 130-133)

"Plaintiff gave defendant $100 (as stake holder), the money being a bet on a horse race between said plaintiff and James Davis, Esq." On 5 February 1831 Robert Stacy and James Davis made bets on a horse race. James Lewis and James Steel were chosen as judges by Stacy and John Thomas and Walker Fitz were chosen judges by Davis. Judges were equally divided in opinion and failed to declare a winner. Money remained in the hands of Anthony Steutenborough as stake holder. O. K. Freeman, attorney for Robert Stacy. Clark, attorney for Steutenborough. Jury: Ransom Davis, Mark W. Doss, William R. McElroy, John Wilson, Jr., James Atchinson, David Kirsh, Joseph Wood, David L. Brown, John Blake, Jr., Jacob Barr, John Lee, and James Caddell. Plaintiff to recover from defendant. Verdict issued on 3 January 1832.



David Ward vs James M. Coker - September Term 1831 (pages 134-139)

Ward states that Coker acting as constable permitted Leonard M. Whatley to escape the county and that Coker knew that he had a judgment against Richard __ Whatley and Leonard Whatley. Judgment was rendered by Noah B. Coker on 13 September 1830. Honorable Reuben Saffold presiding. Clark, attorney for plaintiff. Mardis & Moody, attorneys for defendant. Jury: Ransom Davis, Mark W. Doss, William R. McElroy, John Wilson, Jr., Anthony Stoutenborough, David Kirsh, Joseph Wood, David L. Brown, John Blake, Jr., Jacob Barr, John Lee and Jonathan Potts. Plaintiff to recover from defendant.



Anthony Stoutenborough vs Joshua Lewis - September Term 1831 (pages 139-143)

Three unpaid promissory notes. One dated 26 April 1829 in the amount of $29 and interest, one dated 11 July 1829 in the amount of $30.76, and one dated 25 December 1829 in the amount of $37.22. Defendant states that plaintiff is also indebted to him in the amount of $150 for services rendered. Witnesses: Joseph Wood, Richard Wood, Luke Johnson, and Zeakijah Boze?. Jury: Adam Wilson, Wilie Thompson, David A. Griffin, Isaac Suttle, Robert Stacy, James Brown, John McCulloch, Francis Hicks, Jesse Parker, James Atcherson, Daniel Camp, Absalom Martin. Plaintiff's damages assessed at $56.44 and costs.



Alexander Cobb vs Marian Cobb - Divorce - 25 April 1831 (pages 144-147)

Alexander Cobb married Marian Campbell, a widow and entirely destitute, in December 1826. She had one child by her former husband, a son, who was living separate and apart from his Mother and well provided for by a respectable citizen of Bibb County. At the time of the marriage he was a widower. Less than a month after the marriage, Mariann became peevish and abusive towards him and his children and in his absence she cruelly and unmercifully beat and abused his children without any cause. She left and declared in front of witnesses that she would not live with him. Her last time to leave was in June 1827. Marian Cobb acknowledged service of subpoena on 7 September 1831. Sullivan & McElroy, attorneys for complainant. Divorce granted October term 1831, Hon. R. Saffold presiding.



Richard R. Jones vs James Devenport - 15 April 1831 (pages 147-153, looks like this case was entered in the books twice)

James Devenport ran cotton gin. Richard Jones delivered 2,000 pounds of seed cotton. Plaintiff dismissed suit and defendant assumed costs.



John Monk? vs John Vines - 18 April 1831 (pages 154-158)

Action brought to recover damages for a false warranty upon a horse swap. Plaintiff (Monk/Mink?) dismissed his suit and defendant assumed costs-$19.25. David L. Lipscomb, Clerk. W. Davis, Sheriff. Clark, attorney for Monk. Lewis Kennedy, attorney for Jones Vines. Marked satisfied on 18 December 1831 by R. Parker, Sheriff, by T. P. Roberts, Deputy.



Moses F. ?Gosa? vs Edward Mahan - 18 April 1831 (pages 158-161)

Action brought to recover damages suffered by plaintiff on 20 June 1830 "which were the result of his being assaulted and beaten by the defendant with fists, clubs, and sticks, laming and disabling him and putting him to great expense." He was again assaulted on 25 June 1830. Daniel Watrous, attorney for plaintiff. James Wilson, Deputy Sheriff, W. Davis, Sheriff. Jury: Robert Stacy, Richard R. Jones, James Brown, John McCulloch, Jesse Parker, Daniel Camp, Absalom Martin, Jacob Mayberry, Hamilton Kile, John H. Logan, Walter Barratt, Mitchel Watkins. Mahan convicted. Witnesses: Elizabeth Harrison, Alexander Mink, Thomas Childress. Plaintiff collected $58.37 and 1/4 cents on 28 October 1831.



Luke Crumpton vs Francis Hicks - 19 April 1831 (pages 161-164)

Suit brought to recover damages. Defendant sold to plaintiff W½SW¼ sec. 6, T. 22, R. 13. Told plaintiff bounds of land included the house, orchard and plantation. On 2 November 1827 Hicks sold parcel of ground to Crumpton for $150. Survey of 15 April 1831 did not include house, kitchen, barn, stables and orchard. Lewis Kennedy, attorney for plaintiff. Clark, attorney for defendant. Jury: Ransom Davis, Mark W. Doss, William R. McElroy, John Wilson, Jr., Anthony Stoutenborough, David Kersh, Joseph Wood, David L. Brown, John Blake, Jr., Jacob Barr, John Lee and James Caddell. Costs to be collected from Luke Crumpton by Francis Hicks-$15.93_ cents on 28 October 1831.



David Weaver vs Alfred Childress - October 1831 (pages 165-168)

On 13 January 1827, Jesse Pitts, Justice of the Peace, issued a writ of attachment. David Weaver, agent for P. J. Weaver had complained that James Collins was indebted to him in the amount of $92.30. James Collins absconded and his estate was to be attached. Alfred Childress had bought a horse from James Collins for which he was to pay $30 on 25 December 1827. This was the evening before the defendant absconded. The next morning Childress left the amount owed with the wife of Collins after the defendant had absconded. Collins' wife traded note to Joel Baggot. [Notes indicate the case of Weaver vs Collins was on 19 October 1829 and Collins was convicted.] Jury: James Page, Young Goodwin, John Council, Elijah Parnell, Woodson Young, Alexander Spears, John Garner, Dunkin Johnson, Temple Spivey, John Giles, Lewis Cammack, Bryan Bowden. Weaver was to recover from Childress (29 October 1831).



Stephen Kindrall, a man of color, plaintiff, vs Anthony Stoutenborough, defendant - 13 April 1831 (pages 169-172)

Stephen Kindrale presented his petition for freedom to Honorable Reuben Saffold, Judge of Second Judicial Circuit Court on 13 April 1831. Kindral states that he is a "free man of colour" born and descended from Sally Kendral, a free white woman in North Carolina. His Father was a black slave and is unknown. He was bound out until he reached the age of 21 and before that age arrived he was sold to Deshazo as a slave and taken from the state of North Carolina to Georgia. Deshazo died in Georgia after Kindral reached the age of 21. After Deshazo's death he was sold as part of Deshazo's estate to his son Wilkin Deshazo and brought to Bibb County in the spring of 1830. He was then sold by the Sheriff of Bibb County to satisfy debts and judgments of Wilkin Deshazo. He was purchased at the sale by Anthony Stoutenborough by whom he is still being held in bondage. Sullivan & McElroy, attorneys for petitioner. Jury: Wilie Thompson, Lawrence Owens, Malcum McQueen, Nathan Taber, Lewis Cammack, Mitchel Watkins, William Perkins, James Brown, John McCulloch, Absalom Martin, John H. Logan and James Atcherson. Verdict for defendant and defendant to pay costs since petitioner has no funds.



John Howell vs William Mullendon and Claiborne Hill - 26 April 1831 (pages 172-175)

Benjamin Camp, Justice of Peace. Judgment rendered in favor of John Howell in the amount of $13.86 and damages and court costs.



Solomon Johnson vs Abington F. Smith - 26 April 1831. (pages 175-177)

Promissory note for $40 dated 2 April 1827 for 20 acres of land. Witness: John Wallace, Richard Faucher. John Wallace, Justice of the Peace. Jury: Ransom Davis, Mark W. Doss, William McElroy, John Wilson, Jr., Anthony Stoutenborough, David Kirsh, Joseph Wood, David L. Brown, John Blake, Jr., Jacob Barr, John Lee, James Caddell. Judgment rendered on 14 May 1831. Plaintiff to recover from defendant and Alexander Hill, his security.



William Perkins, administrator of plaintiff (William Fondren) vs Lewis Cammack, defendant - (pages 178-181)

Lewis Cammack made affidavit on 5 July 1830 before Walter C. Duff, Justice of Peace. Three negro slaves (Charles, Lucy and Racford) levied on by James W. Davis, Sheriff, as the property of Michael Purtle to satisfy an execution in favor of William Perkins, administrator of William Fondren, deceased, against Michael Purtle and Mitchel Watkins from the Circuit Court are not the property of Michael Purtle but are the property of Lewis Cammack and are not subject to said execution. Bond by Lewis Cammack and Presley A. Berry as security.

Jury: James Brown, John McCulloch, Jesse Parker, James Atcherson, Daniel Caugh, Absalom Martin, James Calvert, George Trucks, Warren Fortner, John Lawhon, Luke Johnson, Asa A. Brown. Witness: Samuel Purtle, Malcum McQueen, Robert Parker, James W. Davis.

Jury found right of property to be in Michael Purtle and subject to plaintiff's execution. Values: Charles, $500; Lucy, $300; Rackford, $150.



William P. Gould vs Alexander Hill - 6 October 1831 (page 182)

Note dated 8 February 1831 from Hill to Gould in the amount of $54.84. Plaintiff consents to a stay of execution for six months.



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Horatio G. Perry vs Isaac S. Carlton and Robert W. Carlton - 29 April 1831 (pages 184-185)

Action is for recovery of $500 for fees due the plaintiff for services rendered for defendants in prosecuting and defending suits in Circuit Court of Bibb County. Plaintiff (Perry) dismissed suit and defendants (Carlton) to pay costs.



Abijah Yeager, use of Jesse Hill, vs William A. McKee - 8 October 1830 (pages 185-188)

William A. McKee made statement before James Lynn, Justice of Peace. Yoke of steers taken in an execution in favor of Abijah Yeager use of Jesse Hill as the property of Thomas B. Cunningham.

State of Alabama
Bibb County

To Job Medders constable for Bibb County. Greeting. You are hereby commanded to summons the following persons to be and appear before me James Lynn a Justice of the Peace in and for Bibb County at Hills Mile on the 12 day of this instant at 10 o'clock on said day to wit William Smith, Archibald Smith, Ezekial Miller, Abner Baker, William Cutts, Philip Shuttlesworth, Philip Hathcock, as a jury to try the right of property claimed by William A. McKee. Now held in execution in favour of Abijah Yager use of Jesse Hill. Herein fail not given under my hand and seal this the 8 day of October 1830.

Jesse Hill and Alexander Hill entered bond of security on 14 October 1830. McKee instituted suit against Jesse Hill and obtained a verdict for the amount of $30 and costs of suit. Defendant appealed to Circuit Court.

Case was apparently continued.

Abijah Yeager states that at the time of the levy the yoke of steers were the property of Thomas B. Cunningham not the property of William A. McKee. Jury: Ransom Davis, Mark W. Doss, William McElroy, John Wilson, Jr., David Kersh, Joseph Wood, David L. Brown, John Blake, Jr., Jacob Barr, John Lee, James Caddell, David Griffin. Witness: James Calvert, Thomas B. Cunningham, Samuel Canterbury, Nathan Taber, Job Medders. Found that the right of property to be in Thomas B. Cunningham and subject to plaintiff's execution and assess the value of yoke of steers at $25. Plaintiff (Yeager) to recover against William A. McKee. Issued 29 October 1831.

The within named William A. McKee has no goods nor chattels lands nor tenements in my county that I can make the sum of eighty four dollars or any part thereof. April the 19, 1832 R Parker Sheriff.



Joseph Pitman vs John Scott (pages 189-196)

Joseph Pitman had made improvement on government land which included a house. During a period of 12 months while he was insane and of unsound mind, John Scott took advantage of him. Scott being a brother-in-law by marriage and his sister persuaded him to convey property to Scott. They took his profits and sold his horses. When he recovered, Scott refused to restore his property to him.

John Scott made statement before William K. Deshazo, acting Justice of Peace on 14 May 1830. Scott states that on 5 February 1827 an agreement was made that if he would pay all of Pitman's debts, Pitman would give him his property which included improvement on public lands which belong to the government, three horses, one cow and calf, three heifers, one table, one set of knives and forks, four chairs, one looking glass, two bedsteads, one churn, one saw, one drawing knife (which had never been delivered), one wedge, one ____, and one hoe. It was also agreed that a debt of 15 December 1826 for one pair of shoes ($3.00) should be merged with this contract.

Pitman failed to prosecute. Court ordered plaintiff to pay the costs incurred by defendant on 25 October 1831.



The State of Alabama, plaintiff vs Walter Barrett, defendant (pages 196-197)

Grand Jury: Abisha Camp, Foreman; Lewis Lee; William Mathews; Joshua Hindley; James Bishop; George Howard; John Wilson; Claborn Harris; Isaac Suttle; Samuel Winn; Nathan Dailey; Alexander Cobb; and William Capps. Warrant issued for Walter Barrat on 18 November 1830 for assaulting William Garner on 19 October 1830 and disturbing the peace and tranquility of Bibb County. Bond signed by Walter Barret and John Lawhorn as his security before William H. Wilson, Justice of the Peace.

Jury: Robert Stacy, James Brown, John McCulloch, Jesse Parker, James Atcherson, Daniel Camp, Absalom Martin, William B. Norris, Jacob McElroy, William Glascock, James Steele and John Vines. Barrett convicted. Penalty apparently was to pay court costs.



The State of Alabama, plaintiff vs Walter Barrett, defendant (pages 198-199)

Grand Jury: Abisha Camp, Foreman; Lewis Lee; William Mathews; Joshua Henley; James Bishop; George Howard; John Wilson; Claborne Harris; Isaac Suttle; Samuel Winn; Nathan Dailey; Alexander Cobb; and William Capps. Indictment against Walter Barrett for an assault and battery on Enoch Spivy. Bond signed by Walter Barret and John Lawhorn as his security before William H. Wilson, Justice of the Peace.

Jury: Ransom Davis, Mark M. Doss, William R. McElroy, Anthony Stoutenborough, David Kersh, Joseph Wood, David L. Brown, John Blake, Jr., Jacob Barr, John Lee, and James Lewis. Barrett convicted. Penalty apparently was to pay court costs.



State of Alabama vs Alfred Moore and Henry Reach - April Term 1831 (pages 200-201)

Grand Jury: Nathan Tabor, Foreman; Elijah Campbell; James McCall; Thomas Avery; Basil Woolley; Spencer Reay; Philip Shuttlesworth; Samuel Carter; John Garner; Ebenezer Leeth?; John Henry; Philander Fletcher; Ezekiel Miller; Jesse Webb; James Hollingshead.

On 25 April 1831 Alfred Moore and Henry Reach "assembled together in a warlike manner with force and arms and terrorized the citizens of Bibb County." Warrant issued on 31 May 1831. Willis Davis, Clerk. Hon Reuben Saffold presiding. Eli Terry, Esqr., Solicitor of Second Judicial Circuit Court for State of Alabama. Jury: Ransom Davis, Mark W. Doss, William R. McElroy, John Wilson, Jr., Anthony Stoutenborough, David Kersh, Joseph Wood, David L. Brown, John Blake, Jr., Jacob Barr, John Lee and James Lewis. Moore and Reach to pay fine of 1¢ and court costs to State of Alabama for use of Bibb County.



State of Alabama vs Archibald Smith and Henry Reach - April Term 1831 (pages 201-202)

Grand Jury: Nathan Tabor, Foreman; Elijah Campbell; James McCall; Thomas Avery; Basil Woolley; Spencer Ray; Philip Shuttlesworth; Samuel Carter; John Garner; Ebenezer Leith?; John Henry; Philander Fletcher; Ezekiel Miller; Jesse Webb; James Hollingshead.

On 25 April 1831 Smith and Reach "assembled together in a warlike manner with force and arms and terrorized the citizens of Bibb County." Eli Terry, Jr., Solicitor Second Circuit Court prosecuting for state. Jury: Robert Stacy, James Brown, John McCulloch, Jesse Parker, James Atcherson, Daniel Camp, Absalom Martin, William B. Norris, Jacob McElroy, William Glascock, James Steel and William King. Smith and Reach to pay fine of 1¢ and court costs to State of Alabama for use of Bibb County.



State of Alabama vs Green Rasberry (pages 202-203)

Ordered by the Court that A____ Whitley, Green Rasberry, Jonathan Pearson, Robert L. Coker, Edward Mahan, David C? McDaniel be fined the sum of $10 each for their failure to show as jurors for October Term 1830 unless they appear at the next term of court and show cause why this judgment should be set aside.



State of Alabama vs Ichabod Henderson and Jesse Brown - April Term 1831 (pages 203-204)

Honorable Abner L. Lipscomb presiding. Grand Jury: Nathan Tabor, Foreman; Elijah Campbell; James McCall; Thomas Avery; Basil Woolley; Spencer Ray; Philip Shuttlesworth; Samuel Carter; John Garner; Ebenezer Leeth; John Henry; Philander Fletcher; Ezekial Miller; Jess Webb; James Hollingshead.

On 25 April 1831 Henderson and Brown "assembled together in a warlike manner with force and arms and terrorized the citizens of Bibb County." Eli Terry, Jr., Solicitor Second Circuit Court prosecuting for state.

Jury for Henderson: Robert Stacy, James Brown, John McCulloch, Jesse Parker, James Atcherson, Daniel Camp, William King, Absalom Martin, William B. Norris, Jacob McElroy, James Steele. Henderson to pay fine of 1¢ and court costs to State of Alabama for use of Bibb County.

Jury for Brown: Robert Stacy, James Brown, John McCulloch, James Atcherson, Daniel Camp, Absalom Martin, William B. Norris, Jacob McElroy, James Steel, William King, James Caddell and Claborne Hill. Brown to pay fine of 1¢ and court costs to State of Alabama for use of Bibb County.



State of Alabama vs William Glascock and William Marten - April Term 1831 (pages 205-206)

Grand Jury: Nathan Tabor, Foreman; Elijah Campbell; James McCall; Thomas Avery; Basel Woolley; Spencer Ray; Philip Shuttlesworth; Samuel Carter; John Garner; Ebenezer Leeth; John Henry; Philander Fletcher; Ezekiel Miller; Jess Webb; James Hollingshead.

On 25 April 1831 Glascock and Martin "assembled together in a warlike manner with force and arms and terrorized the citizens of Bibb County." Eli Terry, Jr., Solicitor Second Circuit Court prosecuting for state. Trial to be in September. Bond presented by William Glascock and David E. Davis as security. Bond presented by William Martin and James Johnson as security.

Jury for Glascock: Ransom Davis, Mark W. Doss, William R. McElroy, John Wilson, Jr., Anthony Stoutenborough, David Kirsh, Joseph Wood, David L. Brown, John Blake, Jr., Jacob Barr, John Lee and James Lewis. Fine: 1¢ and costs of prosecution.

Jury for Martin: Ransom Davis, Mark W. Doss, William R. McElroy, John Wilson, Jr., Anthony Stoutenborough, David Kirsh, Joseph Wood, David L. Brown, John Blake, Jr., Jacob Barr, John Lee and James Lewis. Martin acquitted.



State of Alabama vs William Glascock and Absalom Martin - April Term 1831 (pages 206-208)

Grand Jury: Nathan Tabor, Foreman; Elijah Campbell; James McCall; Thomas Avery; Basel Woolley; Spencer Ray; Philip Shuttlesworth; Samuel Carter; John Garner; Ebenezer Leeth; John Henry; Philander Fletcher; Ezekiel Miller; Jesse Webb; James Hollingshead.

Eli Terry, Jr., Solicitor Second Circuit Court prosecuting for state. William Glascock and David E. Davis signed bond before William H. Wilson. Absalom Martin and William Crumpton signed bond before William Mullendon.

Jury for both: Ransom Davis, Mark W. Doss, William R. McElroy, John Wilson, Jr., Anthony Stoutenborough, David Kirsh, Joseph Wood, David L. Brown, John Blake, Jr., Jacob Barr, John Lee and James Lewis. Fine: 1¢ and costs of prosecution.



State of Alabama vs Walter Barrett and George Lewis (pages 208-212)

Grand Jury: Abisha Camp, Foreman; Charles Collier, Lazarus Pitts, Joseph Richy, John Tucker, William Lovelady, George Leeth, Abraham Fryer, Charles Carter, Joseph Williams, John Hester, John Smith, Alfred Atchinson, William Armstrong, Joshua Hemly.

Barrett and Lewis were indicated on charges of unlawfully assembling on 2 March 1829. John W. Paul, Solicitor Second Circuit Court. Papers apparently served on Barrett on 27 May 1829. Lewis was not found. W. Davis, Sheriff. Bond given before A. B. Coker by Walter Barrett and William Howard on 3 October 1829. Bond given in Perry County, Alabama, before Willis Nall/Nale?, Acting Justice of the Peace by George Lewis and Mark Nichols on 7 October 1829.

Jury for Barrett: Benjamin Ragland, William Reader, Brice Hodgs, Robert T. Coker, John H. D. Wammack, Mitchel Watkins, Malcom McQueen, Thomas Owens, Jesse Rogers, Isaac Gentry, Howell Sammons, John Blake. Barrett found not guilty.

Michael Purtle was responsible for the appearance of George Lewis. Lewis did not appear. Lewis and Purtle fined $200. Court Clerk entered $100 by mistake. Lewis and Purtle to appear before next court session to show cause why fine should not be paid.



State of Alabama vs Daniel Canterbury - September Term 1831 (pages 213-214)

Archibald B. Smith made statement on 24 May 1831 before Nathan Tabor, Justice of the Peace. He believed that Daniel Canterbury committed "willful and corrupt perjury in a suit in Bibb County wherein Zachariah Canterbury was plaintiff and said Archibald Smith was defendant in which suit said Daniel Canterbury was a witness on the part of the plaintiff." Certificate of recognizance signed by Daniel Canterberry, Shadrack Canterberry, William Canterberry and Samuel Canterberry.

Grand Jury: Jonathan Jones, Foreman; George Risinger, Y____ Boze, Nelson Duncan, Hardy Johnson, Jr., William Vines, John Shuttles., Edward Killum, Charles Collier, John Latham, Isaac N? Akins, John Allen, Alexander Roberson, John Persons, and Matthew Wood.

Jury: Ransom Davis, Mark W. Doss, John Wilson, Jr., David Kirsh, Joseph Wood, John Blake, Jr., James Atcherson, David Kirsh, David L. Brown, Jacob Barr, Brice Hodge. Jury found Canterberry not guilty.



Anthony Stoutenborough vs Alexander Hill - September Term 1833 (pages 215-216)

Promissory note dated 27 February 1832, signed by Alexander Hill to A. Stoutenborough. Lewis Kennedy attorney for Hill. Case continued on 3rd Monday in September 1832. Hon. -------- Harris presiding. Hon. Anderson Crenshaw presiding in September 1833. Judgment rendered on 25 October 1833. Plaintiff to recover from defendant.



Isham Perkins vs Alexander Hill (pages 216-217)

Promissory note dated 17 March 1831. Judgment rendered 25 October 1833. Plaintiff to recover from defendant.



Jonathan Music vs Joshua Lewis (pages 217-218)

Note signed by Thomas Linsey and Joshua Lewis dated 22 January 1828. On 26 October 1833 "this day came the parties by their attorneys and on motion of defendant and because the plaintiff is not a resident of this state it is ordered that he give security for costs in sixty days or that this suit be dismissed."



Edward Pearson vs Squire Harpole - September Term 1833 (pages 218-220)

Note payable to Horatio G. Perry dated 25 October 1829 for $50. John W. Paul, attorney for plaintiff. Dallas County Circuit Court Spring Term 1833, Edward Pearson represented by his attorney asked that suit be dismissed.



Edward Pearson vs William Fryar - September Term 1833 (page 220)

Note dated 8 May 1825 payable to H. G. Perry or bearer. Plaintiff dismisses suit, 22 October 1833.



Edward Pearson vs Abraham Fryar and Henry Carleton (page 221)

Note payable to H. G. Perry or bearer. Plaintiff dismissed suit. Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff. Judgment rendered 25 October 1833.



John D. Garner vs John Wood (pages 222-223)

Action brought to recover $155 and interest from first day of January 1833. Money was paid to Wood for Garner's use. L. Kennedy attorney for Garner. Plaintiff (Garner) dismissed suit. Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff. Judgment rendered 21 October 1833.



Solomon Johnson vs Thomas Crawford and Josiah Hinds (pages 223-224)

Note dated 3 January 1833 signed by Crawford and Hinds. Lewis Kennedy attorney for plaintiff. Parties agreed that suit be dismissed at costs of defendants. Judgment rendered 25 October 1833.



John Henry vs Daniel Snead (pages 224-225)

Note dated 12 January 1833. Lewis Kennedy attorney for plaintiff (Henry). Plaintiff to recover from defendant. Judgment rendered 26 October 1833.



Peyton Smith vs Noah B. Coker (pages 225-227)

Smith built Ginn House for Coker. R. McElroy, attorney for plaintiff. Parties came to agreement and suit dismissed 21 October 1833.



Charles Cromelin vs Genette & Isaac Estell (pages 227-231)

N. Genette and Isaac Estelle, partners in trade. Note signed by N. Genetto dated 5 August 1829. A. A. Sterrett attorney for Crommelin. Mardis and Moody attorneys for Genetto. Transcript entered from Circuit Court of Shelby County, Alabama, Spring Term 1832. James W. Smith Clerk of Circuit Court of Shelby County. Venue changed to Bibb County. Jury: John Moore and 11 others.



Pond and Converse vs N. Gennette and Isaac Estell (page 231-234)

Lewis W. Pond and William P. Converse, merchants and partners. Note dated 5 October 1829. October Term 1831 Shelby Co., AL. A. A. Sterret attorney for plaintiff. Mardis and Moody attorney for Gennette. Venue changed to Bibb County. Judgment rendered 22 October 1833. Plaintiff to recover from defendant.



Wiley Thompson vs E. T. Goodwin and William H. Wilson (page 235-236)

Noted dated 13 January 1832 and due 25 December 1833. R. McElroy attorney for plaintiff. Judgment rendered 21 October 1833. Plaintiff to recover from defendants.



Samuel Tate vs Edmund B. Wade (pages 236-237)

On 1 October 1832 Samuel Tate lost rifle. On same day Wade found rifle. R. McElroy, attorney for Tate. Pickens and Clarke, attorney for Wade. R. Parker, Sheriff. James Wilson, Deputy. Jury: John Moore and 11 others. Judgment rendered 25 October 1833. Plaintiff to recover from defendant.



James Nicholas vs Ebenezer Leith - 21 October 1833 (page 238)

Nicholas brought suit to recover $5,000 in damages for slander. Leith said he could prove Nicholas stole his bay mare. Mardis and Moody attorney for Nicholas. Nicholas not a resident of this state and failed to provide security for costs.



Andrew Wooley vs Burton Rucker - Judgment rendered 24 October 1833 (pages 239-240)

Promissory note and interest. David Lipscomb Clerk. Mardis and Moody attorneys for plaintiff (Wooley). Honorable Anderson Crenshaw presiding. Plaintiff to recover from defendant.



John Gore, use of Woolley, vs Benjamin Ross - Judgment rendered 24 October 1833 (pages 240-241)

Promissory note payable on 1 January 1833 to John Gore or bearer. Note dated 29 October 1831. Mardis and Moody attorney for plaintiff (Gore). Hon Anderson Crenshaw presiding. Plaintiff to recover from defendant.



Thomas P. Ferguson vs Daniel Snead - Judgment rendered 26 October 1833 (pages 241-242)

Promissory note to Thomas P. Ferguson surviving partner of the firm of Ferguson and Boyd. Decision of court that plaintiff recover from defendant the sum of $191.31 and his costs.



John Hunt vs William Hurley - Judgment rendered 22 October 1833 (pages 242-245)

"This action is brought by plaintiff to recover of defendant one thousand dollars damages for this that the defendant on the 15 day of April 1832 did have in his employee Frank a negro man the property of plaintiff without the knowledge or consent of his master and employed him in so careless and dangerous a manner that he became drowned, and wholly lost to his master and owner." O. K. Freeman, attorney for plaintiff (Hunt). Jury: Z------- Woolley and 11 others. Verdict for plaintiff. Damages assessed at $500 and court costs.



Bagwell Defreese, use of Joseph Farington, vs John Clabough - Judgment rendered 21 October 1833 (pages 245-247)

Promissory note signed by John Clabough on 24 November 1831. Plaintiff to recover from defendant.



Green Baitey/Batey vs Randall Overton - Judgment rendered 21 October 1833 (pages 247-249)

Action brought to recover damages caused by false imprisonment, assaults, and batteries. Statement from R. Parker, Sheriff, that Randall Overton cannot be found in his county (Bibb) dated 12 October 1832. Second statement from Parker dated 18 April 1833. Plaintiff dismissed suit.



Otis Dyer vs James Page and Willis Brown - Judgment rendered 21 October 1833 (pages 249-250)

Promissory note signed by James Page and Willis Brown dated 11 March 1831. Pickens and Clark attorney for plaintiff. Honorable Anderson Crenshaw presiding. Plaintiff to recover from defendants.



David L. Boyd vs Enoch Hayes - Judgment rendered 21 October 1833 (pages 251-252)

Promissory note. David L. Lipscomb, Clerk. D. E. Watrous attorney for plaintiff. Plaintiff to recover from defendant.



Samuel Hogg vs John Wommack and Alexander Hill - Judgment rendered 26 October 1833 (pages 252-253)

Action brought by plaintiff to recover damages because defendants failed to comply with the condition of a bond executed by the defendants to the plaintiff on 28 April 1829 for $6,000. Defendants were to deliver certain slaves ("Mary and her two children Lewis and Hamil Malehi Nimrod, Ephraim Eliza, Maria and Edmond and their increase" [punctuation as in original record] since 25 February 1826 or 1 January 1830) at the house of Wommack in Bibb County. Wilson attorney for plaintiff. Defendants to recover their costs from plaintiff.



Solomon Johnson vs Thomas Crawford and Josiah Hinds - 25 October 1833 (pages 253-255)

Promissory note to Luke Johnson dated 23 January 1833 signed by Crawford and Hinds. Note assigned to Solomon Johnson on 7 February 1833. Kennedy attorney for plaintiff. Honorable Anderson Crenshaw presiding. By agreement of the parties, suit was dismissed at the cost of the defendant.



Pages 255 - 256 - Apparently a duplication of the above case was entered in the records by the court clerk.



Hardy Clements vs John Cottingham - 21 October 1833 (page 257)

Promissory note to James Steel signed by John Cottingham 1 January 1831. Parties came to an agreement and suit was dismissed. The defendant was to pay court costs.



Jacob Swoop vs David Bullock - 21 October 1833 (pages 258-259)

Promissory note to John Blarker/Blocker/Blacker [various spellings used in record] or bearer. Endorsed to plaintiff (Swoop) on 2 September 1828. Daniel E. Watrous attorney for plaintiff. R. Parker Sheriff. T. P. Roberts Deputy. Honorable P. L. Harris presiding in September 1832. Case continued. Honorable Anderson Crenshaw presiding 21 October 1833. Case dismissed by court because plaintiff was not a resident of this state and failed to provide security.



Anthony Stoutenborough vs Matthew Parker - 21 October 1833 (pages 260-261)

Promissory note dated 14 January 1833 and due 1 day from date. David L. Lipscomb Clerk. R. McElroy attorney for plaintiff. R. Parker Sheriff. James Wilson Deputy. Plaintiff to recover from defendant.



Richard R. Jones vs Edward Henry - 25 October 1833 (pages 261-263)

Action brought because "defendant caused plaintiff to be falsely imprisoned by Burntsides, a constable, and Henry Blankenship, a Justice of the Peace, officers of Shelby Co., for the space of five days and carried from Shelby County before one William Deshazo a Justice of the Peace for Bibb County, a distance of 60 miles from where said plaintiff was arrested by said constable." R. McElroy attorney for plaintiff. Pickens and Clark, attorney for defendant. Plaintiff takes a "non suit." Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.



Jonathan Ware vs Robert W. Carleton and Lucy Carleton - 21 October 1833 (pages 263-264)

Promissory note signed by R. W. Carleton and Lucy Carleton. Kennedy attorney for plaintiff. Plaintiff represented at court by attorney. Defendants failed to appear. Plaintiff to recover from defendants the sum of $85.33 and court costs.



Absalum C. Harrison vs George Hammons - 21 October 1833 (pages 265-266)

Promissory note signed by George Hammons. Kennedy attorney for plaintiff. Honorable Anderson Crenshaw presiding. Defendant failed to appear. Plaintiff to recover from defendant $63.85 plus court costs.



Samuel Pate vs George A. McDaniel and James W. Davis - 21 October 1833 (page 267)

Promissory note. Lewis Kennedy attorney for plaintiff. Defendant failed to appear. Plaintiff to recover from defendant.



William Fryer vs Robert W. Carlton - 21 October 1833 (pages 268-260)

Note signed by Wiley Jones and R. W. Carlton on 24 August 1831. L. Kennedy attorney for plaintiff. Defendant failed to appear. Honorable Anderson Crenshaw presiding. Plaintiff to recover from defendant.



Anthony Stoutenborough vs Alexander Hill (appeal) - 25 October 1833 (pages 269-273)

Lewis Kennedy Justice of Peace. Other names mentioned: Claborn Hill, Absalum C. Harrison. Appears that after several continuations the case was dismissed or dropped by plaintiff.



John B. Cobb, use of Robert Hill, vs William Fryer and Solomon Johnson - 21 October 1833 (pages 274-275)
Note signed by William Fryer and Soloman Johnson payable to John B. Cobb, guardian for Martha Ann Coleman, Wiley Jones Coleman, heirs of Wiley Coleman, deceased, dated 9 August 1831. Lewis Kennedy attorney for plaintiff. Defendants failed to appear. Honorable Anderson Crenshaw presiding. Judgment rendered 21 October 1833. Plaintiff to recover from defendants.



Daniel Canterbury vs Jesse Hill - 22 October 1833 (Pages 275-281)

Hill said Canterbury sworn to a lie before Nathan Tabur/Tabor, Justice of the Peace, at a trial between Daniel Canterbury and Riley Kellum. Hill accused Canterbury of perjury. O. K. Freeman attorney for plaintiff. James B. Clark attorney for Jesse Hill. In September 1831 Honorable Reuben Saffold presiding case was continued. In March 1832 Honorable Lion L. Perry presiding. Jury: John Gandy? and 11 others. Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff. Case was apparently appealed and was to be heard at the capital in Tuscaloosa on the first Monday of June 1832. Security for Daniel Canterbury was William E. Sawyer. Judgment rendered on 22 October 1833. Plaintiff to recover from defendant. Others mentioned: Riley Kellum, Riley McElroy.



Thomas Crawford and Josiah Hinds, merchants, vs Luke Johnson - 25 October 1833 (pages 281-288)

Johnson was a gin holder. R. McElroy attorney for plaintiff. Bond signed by Luke Johnson, Solomon Johnson and George Trucks. Robert Parker Sheriff. L. Kennedy attorney for Luke Johnson. Arbitrators were Willis Brown, John Hunt, Hopkins Pratt. Arbitrators awarded damages to plaintiff in the amount of $1,276.09.



Thomas T. Gamage vs James Majure - 25 October 1833 (pages 288-291)

Eliab Jones, Esqr., Justice of Peace in Bibb Co. in 1827 rendered a judgment against James Majors in favor of Thomas T. Gamage for the sum of $26. Petitioner says he did not owe the money and about 1829 or 30 Eliab Jones moved from this state. His papers were placed in the hands of Jessee Potter, Justice of the Peace. Potter issued an execution against petitioner in favor of Thomas T. Gamage and delivered to Jessee Parker, constable. Majors says he did not know of trial and that is why he didn't appear. Statement dated 18 October 1832. Thomas Owins/Owen security for James Majure. Pickens and Clark attorney for plaintiff. O. K. Freeman attorney for defendant. Defendant to recover from plaintiff his costs.



Willis H. Jones vs James M. Powel - 26 October 1833 (pages 292-294)
Lewis Kennedy Justice of Peace. Security for Powell was James W. Davis. Plaintiff to recover from defendant the sum of $8.26 and costs. Honorable Anderson Crenshaw presiding.



James M. Calhoun and Ezekiel Pickens vs Edmond Johnson - 25 October 1833 (page 293)

Lewis Kennedy Justice of Peace. Bond signed by Edmond Johnson and Bagwell L. Defreese. Pickens and Clark, attorney for plaintiff. D. E. Watrous, attorney for defendant. Jury: John Moore and 11 others. Plaintiff to recover from defendant and Bagwell L. Dephreeze, his security, $26.16 and costs.



James Goodgame vs Daniel Camp - 26 October 1833 (pages 294-296)

Bond signed by Daniel Camp and John Scott on 25 January 1833. D. E. Watrous attorney for plaintiff. Defendant did not appear. Plaintiff to recover against defendant and John Scott the sum of $28.08 damages and costs.



Morgan C. Hambleton vs Priscilla Johnson - 26 October 1833 (page 296)

Security for Priscilly Johnson was George Trux. Defendant to recover from plaintiff (Hamilton) her costs.



Henry Goldthwaite, bearer of John Howell, vs Jonathan Potts and Asa Blake - 22 October 1833 (pages 297-299)
Note signed by Jonathan Potts and Asa Blake to John Howell for $25 dated 26 April 1831. Bond signed by Jonathan Potts, Asa Blake, and Robert B. Pate. In September 1832 Honorable P. F. Harris presiding. Case was continued. Judgment rendered 22 October 1833. Ransom McElroy Justice of Peace. "Plaintiff to take nothing by his suit and defendant to recover costs."



Thomas L. Carleton vs Lucy Carleton - Right of Property - 21 October 1833 (pages 299-302)

Bond signed by Lucy Carleton and A. F. Smith. "Negro man Washington livied on by James W. Davis, Sheriff of Bibb Co.," not property of Isaac L. Carlton/Carleton but property of Lucy Carleton. In spring 1832 case was continued. Judgment rendered 21 October 1833. Jury: John Moore and 11 others. Right of property found to be in Lucy Carleton. Claimant (Lucy) to recover from plaintiff (Thomas).



Richard Wood vs Lucy Carleton - 21 October 1833 (pages 302-303)

Bond signed by Lucy Carleton and A. F. Smith. William Mullendon Justice of the Peace. Negro man named Washington was found to be property of Lucy Carleton, not Isaac L. Carleton, and therefore not subject to plaintiff's claim. Lucy Carleton to recover her costs from Wood.



Shadrack Starling vs Lucy Carleton - 21 October 1833 (pages 303-304)

Right of property (negro man named Washington) to be in Lucy Carleton and not subject to Starling's claim. Lucy Carleton to recover her costs from plaintiff.



John Henry vs Alfred Moore - 26 October 1833 (pages 304-305)

L. Kennedy Justice of Peace. Bond signed by John Henry and Enoch Carson. Honorable Anderson Crenshaw presiding. Plaintiff to recover from defendant the sum of $13.30, the principal and interest on the note, and also his costs.



Philip J. Weaver vs James W. Davis - 26 October 1833 (page 306)

Judgment rendered in April 1828 in favor of Philip J. Weaver against William K. Deshazo for the sum of $80.34 and costs. A bond was signed by William K. Deshazo and Lewis Deshazo. Weaver asked for a judgment against Davis as Sheriff for failing to do his job. Apparently Deshazo had left the county. Pickens and Clark attorney for Weaver. In March 1833 Honorable Henry W. Collier presiding case was continued. In September 1833 Honorable Anderson Crenshaw presiding. Judgment rendered 26 October 1833. Suit to be dismissed at costs of defendant.



Philip J. Weaver vs Alexander Hill - Fall Term 1833 (page 307)

In judgment rendered in favor of Weaver at April Term 1832 the amount was miscalculated. Motion by Weaver to correct amount due from Hill. Judgment should have been for $131.54 instead of $116.50. Hill still owed $15.04 and costs.



Worrell Jinings and John Jinnings, complainants and Jessee Beene, their security vs Salley B. Allen - Fall Term 1833 (pages 308-311) (See previous case of Jennings vs. Sterrett.)

Original bill was filed 11 October 1828 in Shelby Co. by John and Worrell Jennings against Sally B. Allen. Venue changed to Bibb Co. Jessee Beene and E. Walker solicitors for plaintiff. Sally had married Richard Wood. Apparently court costs had not been paid on the original case.



John Smitherman vs William Fitts - Fall Term 1833 (pages 312-314)

Motion to sell land of William Fitts to pay debt. Judgment rendered 26 October 1833.



John B. Jones, bearer of Horatio G. Perry vs Robert W. Carleton - Fall Term 1833 (page 314)

Promissory note payable to Horatio G. Perry or bearer for $50 due 1 January 1833. Watrous attorney for plaintiff. David L. Lipscomb Clerk. Honorable Anderson Crenshaw presiding. Plaintiff to recover from defendant $53.33 and costs. Judgment rendered 23 October 1833.



Benjamin Glascock vs Catharine Glascock, administrator - Spring Term 1834 (pages 315-316)

Catharine Glascock, administrator of Calvin Glascock, deceased. R. McElroy attorney for Benjamin Glascock. Action brought to recover $500 for work and labor, goods and merchandise. Plaintiff asked that suit be dismissed 10 March 1834.



John Milton Glascock vs Catharine Glasscock, administrator of Calvin Glascock, deceased (pages 316-317)

Action brought to recover $50 bill payable in Nashville, TN. R. McElroy attorney for plaintiff. Plaintiff asked that suit be dismissed 12 March 1834.



State of Alabama vs Robert W. Carleton, Robert Mitchel and Samuel Tate, Jr. - Spring Term 1834 (pages 412-414)
Solomon Johnson swore on his oath that Robert W. Carlton, Robert Mitchel and Samuel Tate, Jr., had threatened him injury and threatened to shoot him. Bond given by Robert W. Carleton, Samuel Tate, Jr., Robert Mitchell, Samuel Tate, Sr., and George Leath. Defendants discharged and ordered by the court to pay the costs. Judgment rendered on 26 March 1834.

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