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1839 County Court Minutes

Compiled in July 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 attempted to keep the spelling of the names as I saw them in the records.

February Term 1839
Honorable John E. Sumner, Presiding
Edward Lee, Esquire, Sheriff
Summoned for jury duty: Charles J. Penick, Presley Rottenbery, John Hicks, Jesse Avery, Daniel C. McSpadden, George Espy, Ignatious Thompson, Joab Mosley, Squire Harpole, George Leach, Howell Johnson, William Houston, John Hester, Young Goodwin, Thomas A. Jordan, James Stanley, Bransan Larrence, Thomas Tucker and James W. Davis. Thomas Tucker and Charles Penick excused.

Daniel Rayfield vs Shadrack Rice - p. 30
Case continued until next term.

George Barrentine vs Joshua Creel - p. 30
Defendant had died since last term of court. Court ordered James Caddell, William Creel and Jackson Creel, administrators of the estate of Joshua Creel, be made parties to this suit. Case continued since these defendants had not had legal notice of the prosecution.

Ruth Tucker vs Benjamin Sinclair and Isaac Parker - p. 31
Defendants made default. Plaintiff to recover from the defendants $198.90 (promissory note) plus costs incurred.

I. or J. Cantly & Co. vs _____ Henson - p. 31
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $70.54 (promissory note) plus costs incurred.

Anthony Stoutenborough vs George Espy - p. 31
Defendant withdrew his pleas. Plaintiff to recover $113.41 (promissory note) plus costs incurred.

Anthony Stoutenborough vs Ransom Davis - p. 32
Plaintiff to recover $237.70 (promissory note) plus costs incurred.

Anthony Stoutenborough vs Charles J. Penick - p. 32
Plaintiff to recover $107.60 (promissory note) plus cost incurred.

Anthony Stoutenborough vs Michael Mayberry - p. 32
Plaintiff to recover $1241.50 in damages plus costs incurred.

Anthony Stoutenborough vs John B. Wood - p. 33
Plaintiff to recover $159.26 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Anthony Stoutenborough vs Oliver Harper - p. 33
Plaintiff to recover $104.43 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Anthony Stoutenborough vs James T. Harwell - p. 33
Plaintiff to recover $103.12 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Anthony Stoutenborough vs Berry Owens - p. 34
Plaintiff to recover $127.04 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

John Hubbard vs John W. Jones - p. 34
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $91.73 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

John W. Mardis, for the use of Lewis Hutchins, vs James W. Davis - p. 34
Plaintiff to recover $112.21 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Isaac Howell and Hillyard J. Wilson, for the use of Samuel Catlin?, vs James Devanport - p. 35
Plaintiff to recover $76.50 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

The Executors of Ebenezer Leeth vs Alexander Hill - p. 35
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $52.85 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

The Executors of Ebeneezer Leeth vs George Leeth - p. 35
Jury: James W. Davis and others. Plaintiff to recover $87.56 in damages (promissory note) and costs incurred.

The Executors of Ebenezer Leeth vs Neeley McGuire and Joseph Ferrington? - p. 36
Defendants made default. Plaintiff to recover $112.40 in (promissory note) and costs incurred.

The Executors of Ebenezer Leeth vs George Leeth and William Carter - p. 36
Defendants made default. Plaintiff to recover $107.13 and costs incurred.

James Hill vs Robert W. Carleton - p. 36
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $261.61 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

John Goulding, for the use of Lewis Hutchins, vs John Splawn - p. 37
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $54.59 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

The Executors of Ebenezer Leeth vs James ______ and George Leeth - p. 37
Jury: James W. Davis and 11 others. Plaintiff to recover $58.75 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

William Furger? vs Ransom Davis - p. 37
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $1,080 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Harvey & Craig vs William Thompson - p. 38
Plaintiff to recover $80.21 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Harvey & Craig vs William Mullendone - p. 38
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $73.39 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Luke Crumpton vs Ausmus? Hubbard - p. 38
Plaintiff to recover $60 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

John Hunt vs Hardy Johnson - p. 39
Plaintiff to recover $96 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Clark & Peters vs Charles J. Penick - p. 39
Plaintiff to recover $65.55 in damages and costs incurred.

H.? J.? Catlin vs Charles J. Penick and Squire Harpole - p. 39
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover from defendant and Squire Harpole, his security, the sum of $51.84 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Thomas Crawford vs Robert W. Carleton - p. 40
Jury: Presley Rottenberry, Daniel McSpadden, Squire Harpole, Jesse ____, John Hicks, (There was no punctuation. I have added commas where I thought they should be. The previous names/name was actually written "Jesse John Hicks".) George Espy, Joab Mosley, Ignatious Thompson, James Y. Garrett, Jessee Leeth, Moses Parker, Henry Avery. Defendant to recover his costs from the Plaintiff.

John Lightfoot, for the use of Meradith Digby, vs John Clark and James Clark - p. 40
Permission for plaintiff to amend his declaration and case continued until next term.

The Tuscaloosa Manufacturing Company vs Joseph George - p. 40
Plaintiff to recover $61.21 for debt, $6.50 damages caused by the detention of the debt, and costs incurred in prosecution.

The Tuscaloosa Manufacturing Company vs James Steele - p. 40
Garnishee admitted that he had in his possession an umbrella and a razor of the defendant. Garnishee ordered by court to deliver to Sheriff the said property for the purpose of satisfying the judgment.

John Osgood vs Boyd and Davis - p. 41
Plaintiff to recover $203.66 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Alfred H. Wallace and Maynard G. Harris vs James L. Waggoner - p. 41
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $81.84 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Bright? Ledyard vs Benjamin Sinclair and Absolom C. Harrison - p. 41
Plaintiff to recover $599.92 (balance due on promissory note) and costs incurred.

Halsey ______ & Co., vs Claiborne Hinds and James Hinds - p. 42
Plaintiff to recover $130.98 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

J & W Kelley & Co. vs Edward W. Houghton and Benajah L. Camp & Co. - p. 42
Plaintiff to recover $113.50 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Benjamin Camp vs James W. Davis - p. 42-43
Jury: Branson Larrence, Howell Johnson, John Hester, Young Goodwin, George Leach, Thomas A. Jordan, James Stanley, Moulton Rayfield, Alfred Potts, Lemech? Ronuror?, Hackney Taylor, George Taylor. Plaintiff to recover $115.17 and costs incurred.

G. G. Johnson & Bright vs Josiah S. Kennedy & Co. - p. 43
Plaintiff to recover $198.92 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

G. G. Johnson & Bright vs Josiah S. Kennedy & Co. - p. 43
Plaintiff to recover $671.90 in damages and costs incurred.

William J. Campbell & Richmond Nickols vs Ransom Davis - p. 44
Plaintiff to recover $112.73 in damages and costs incurred.

Ausas? Elliot, for the use of John E. Hughs, vs David S. Boyd and Arthur Davis - p. 44
Case continued to next term.

Ira Cowqer vs William Tubb - p. 44
Case continued to next term.

Thomas Crawford and Josiah Hinds vs Asa Perkins - p. 44
Samuel Stanley, garnishee in this case, stated under oath that he was not indebted to Asa Perkins. Plaintiff to pay costs of this proceeding.

Shepheard Deason vs Isaac Horne - p. 45
Jury: Presley Rottenberry, Daniel McSpadden, Squire Harpole, Jesse Avery, John Hicks, George Espey, Joab Mosley, Ignatious Thompson, William O. Garrett, William McKleroy, John Chism, and Jacob Lightsey. Jury unable to agree-mistrial. Case continued to next term.

Philip J. Weaver vs Ransom Davis - p. 45
Case continued until next term.

John D. Forest, James Morris, and Samuel H. Wilkins vs Samuel H. Cox and Absalom C. Harrison (name of John C. Harrison stricken) - p. 45-46
Jury: Branson Larrence, Howell Johnson, John Hester, Young Goodwin, George Leach, Thomas A. Jordan, James Stanley, James W. Davis, Eli Buckhanan, A. R. P. Canwell, James Hill, William Davis.

Plaintiffs to recover from defendants the sum of $2408.53 in damages and costs incurred.

William Fryer vs William Henderson - p. 46
Plaintiff to recover of $131.11 in damages and costs incurred.

James Miles vs William Henderson - p. 46
Plaintiff to recover $206.31 (amount due on promissory note) and costs incurred.

Byers Bradford & Co. vs James Blythe - p. 47
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $89.29 (balance due on promissory note) and costs incurred.

Anthony Stoutenborough vs James W. Davis - p. 47
Jury: Presley Rottenberry and 11 others. Plaintiff to recover $974.00 and costs incurred.

Henry C. McClung vs Charles J. Penick - p. 47
Jury: Presley Rottenbery, Daniel McSpadden, Squire Harpole, Jesse Avery, John Hicks, George Espy, Joab Mosley, Ignatious Thompson, Alfred Carr, Lunsford Lowe, Joel Parker, Samuel H. Cox. Plaintiff to recover $37.80 and costs incurred.

Thomas Crawford vs William Henderson - p. 48
Defendant failed to appear but because damages in this case unknown to court a jury was called. Jury: Squire Harpole and 11 others. Plaintiff to recover from defendant $61.51 and costs incurred.

George Taylor vs William D. Jones - p. 48
Defendant to recover costs incurred from plaintiff.

Peter Harris vs William Davis - p. 48
Plaintiff in this case was not served with notice. Case continued until next term.

Lewis Kennedy vs Jesse H. Fulcher - p. 48
Arbitrators: B. L. Defreese and Thomas Crawford. Lewis Kennedy entitled to recover from Jesse H. Fulcher $75, the amount of the promissory note plus interest from 1 January 1839.



August Term 1839
Honorable John E. Sumner, Presiding Judge
Edward Lee, Esquire, Sheriff
Summoned for jury duty: Benjamin Johnson, Uriah? Smith, John R. Evans, James ____, James Henry, James Lewis, Arthur Avery, Jesse Webb, James R. Pearce?, Jesse Latham, Morgan Howard, Thomas Lawrence. Thomas Lawrence and Morgan Howard excused.

Norris and ________ vs C. & G. Hinds, William Moore and James Moore - p. 50
Attorney for plaintiff asked that suit be dismissed.

Amos Elliott, use of John E. Hughes, vs David S. Boyd and Arthur Davis - p. 50
Attorney for plaintiff asked that suit be dismissed.

Ira Cowger vs William Tubb - p. 50
Attorney for plaintiff asked that suit be dismissed.

William Taller vs Robert Hasty and Peter M. Cobb - p. 50
Defendants made default. Plaintiff to recover $126 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

William Taller vs Dempsey Burnes - p. 50
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $63 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Samuel Tate, Sr. vs Isaac Langston - p. 50
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $32 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

William Pounds vs Andrew White - p. 51
Plaintiff to recover $75.93 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

William A. McKee, use of Robert Hill, vs Riley Smith - p. 51
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $78.75 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

William A. McKee, use of Robert Hill, vs Riley Smith - p. 51
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $78.75 (promissory note) and costs incurred. [Two separate cases entered in book. Possibly a clerical error?]

James Q. Vernon and Giles Vernon vs John Claubaugh - p. 51
Plaintiff to recover from defendant $77.29 in damages (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Sarah Person and Joseph Person, Administrators, vs Ransom Davis, Sr. - p. 51-52
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $75.04 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

John Lawhorn vs William Garner - p. 52
Attorney for plaintiff asked that suit be dismissed.

John Elum vs Ira Youngblood and Riley Kellum - p. 52
Defendants made default. Plaintiff to recover $64.81 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

George W. Howard vs Moulton Rayfield - p. 52
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $78.75 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Samuel W. Vernon vs Samuel Carter - p. 52
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $178.31 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

C. & J. Hinds vs Jesse E. McDonald - p. 52
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $63.75 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

J. J. & S. W. Vernon vs William Powell and James J. Powell - p. 53
Defendants made default. Plaintiff to recover $89.25 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

C. & J. Hinds vs Thomas Childers - p. 53
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $56.38 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

C. & J. Hinds vs William L. Camp - p. 53
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $67.11 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Woodruff & Watkins vs Josiah S. Kennedy & Co. - p. 54
Plaintiffs to recover $183.18 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Samuel Tate vs Elisha Fancher - p. 54
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $63.00 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

James Murphey vs Claiborn Hinds, James C. Hinds, and James Moore - p. 54
As per written agreement of the parties suit dismissed. Plaintiff to recover $872.00 in damages (promissory note) as per agreement and also his costs incurred.

Samuel Wilds Vernon, endorsee, vs Michael Purtle - p. 55
Plaintiff to recover $101.87 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

J. J. & S. Vernon vs James R. Stanley, Thadius Perkins - p. 55
Plaintiffs to recover $77.95 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Joshua Lewis vs George Leach - p. 55-56
Parties agreed to dismiss suit. Plaintiff to recover of the defendant and Josiah Leach, his security, in the appeal bond the sum of $38.06 in damages (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Peter Harris vs William Davis - p. 56
Case continued until next term.

Shepherd Deason vs Isaac Horne - p. 56
Jury: Walter C. Duff and 11 others. Plaintiff to recover $67.20 in damages and costs incurred.

George Barrentine vs Joshua Creel - p. 56
Defendant to recover from plaintiff his costs incurred.

Oath of Allegiance - Martin Peters - p. 57
This day came Martin Peters and in open court took the oath of allegiance and also produced his oath of naturalization and praying that the same may be admitted and entered on the records of this court which is accordingly done and is in the following words and figures to wit:

The State of Alabama
Bibb County

Personally appeared before me in open court Williams Caddell Clerk of the County Court for said County of Bibb, Martin Peters of the of Twiest/Ziest Germenacy [Zeitz, Germany?] who being sworn upon the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God the truth to speak says that he is a native of the above named country that he is about 47 years of age that he removed himself from Gerenay and the Emperior of Austria to the government of the United States with the express view of becoming a citizen of the latter and that he does forever denounce all other Kings, Potentates, and governments other than that of the United States and that he is now an inhabitant of the state of Alabama."

Martin (X) Peters

Sworn to and subscribed in open court this 8 day of August 1836
Attest Williams Caddell, Clk.

The State of Alabama
Bibb County

I, Martin Peters being duly sworn in open court do hereby renounce all allegiance to all and every power king and potentate of Europe and particularly to the Emperor of Austria and that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America.

Martin (X) Peters
Sworn to in open court and submitted this 12 day of August 1839.
Attest Williams Caddell, Clk

John Lightfoot, for the use of Meridith Digby, vs John Clark and James Clark - p. 58
Plaintiff discontinued his suit as to James Clark. Plaintiff to recover from defendant the sum of $121.53 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

George W. Howard vs Jesse A. Brown - p. 58
Parties filed to dismiss suit according to their agreement. Plaintiff to recover from defendant the sum of $78.75 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Philip J. Weaver vs Ransom Davis - p. 59
Jury: John R. Evans and 11 others. Plaintiff to recover $41.80 in damages and costs incurred.

William Henderson, use of Warren T. Goodwin vs James Hill - p. 59
Plaintiff represented by attorney agrees to take a "nonsuit." Defendant to recover his costs incurred from plaintiff.

Cannon H. Ship, for the use of James Hamilton vs Charles J. Penick - p. 59
Plaintiff to recover $90.75 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Samuel W. Vernon vs Zachariah Harmon? - p. 60
Case continued until next term.

J. J. and S. Vernon vs John Resinger - p. 60
Plaintiff to recover $98.66 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Samuel Wilds Vernon vs Daniel Snead - p. 60
Case continued until next term.

J. J. & S. W. Vernon vs Jesse Arnold - p. 60-61
Plaintiff to recover $136.50 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Jesse Adkins, for the use of Jackson Baldwin, vs Hardy Johnson - p. 61
Jury: Benjamin Johnson, Uriah Smith, James Henry, Meredith Digby, Enoch Carson, Ansel Sawyer, Daniel Creed, John C. D. Gratts?, James Blythe, George W. Howard, James Stanley, Allen R. P. Canwill?. Plaintiff to recover $72.22 and costs incurred.

Eli Buckhanon, use of Cumberland H. Clabough, vs Obediah Buckhanon - p.61
Suit dismissed by mutual agreement of parties.

J. J. and S. W.Vernon, vs James T. Garrett - p. 62
Case continued until next term.

David Graves vs Squire Harpole and Edward Lee - p. 62
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover from defendant and Joab Mosley, his security, the sum of $35 debt owed, $1.81ΒΌ in interest due, $5.25 (15 percent damages awarded), and costs incurred.

David Graves vs Squire Harpole and Edward Lee - p. 62
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover from defendant and Joab Mosley, his security, the sum of $41.87 in debt, $6 (15 percent damages), and costs incurred.

Woods & Goodwin vs Jesse Leach - p. 63
Suit dismissed and Woods & Goodwin to recover their costs from defendant Jesse Leach and his security George Resinger.

William F. Hodges, use of P. A. Berry, vs Alexander Hill - p. 63
Case continued until next term.

Benjamin Camp vs James W. Davis - p. 63
Case continued until next term.

Absolom C. Harrison, vs John M. Page and John Giles - p. 63
Defendants made default. Plaintiff to recover from defendants and August A. Whatley, the security in the appeal bond, the sum of $45 in damages, $5.82, and $6.75 awarded because of the delay, and costs incurred.

Absolom C. Harrison vs John M. Page and John Giles - p. 64
Defendants made default. Plaintiff to recover from defendants and Augustus A. Whatley, the security, the sum of $45.25 in debt, $5.85 interest, $6.78 for delay, and costs incurred.

The Tuscaloosa Manufacturing Company vs Aaron Henson - p. 64
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover from defendant and Alexander Hinson, the security in the appeal bond, the sum of $23.73 in debt, $1.18_ interest, and $3.55 damages caused by delay, and costs incurred.

William McAllister, use of Morgan Howard, vs James Steel - p. 65
Jury: John R. Evans and 11 others. Plaintiff to recover the sum of $52.55 and costs incurred.

William McAllister, for the use of Morgan Hagard, vs James Steel - p. 65
Jury: John R. Evans and 11 others. Plaintiff to recover from defendant and Oliver Quinn, his security, the sum of $52.55 and costs incurred.

Samuel Wilds Vernon vs Jesse A. Brown - p. 66
Case continued until next term.

License issued to Keneth Morison to sell liquors by the small measure. - p. 66

Daniel Rayfield vs Shadrack Rice - p. 66
Case continued until next term.

Thomas Youngblood vs George Leeth - p. 66
Plaintiff to recover from defendant George Leeth and Claiborn Hill, his security, his costs.

Sayre Converse & Co. vs James W. Davis - p. 67
Court declared a "nonsuit" and defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

Sayre Converse & Co. vs James W. Davis - p. 67
Court declared a "nonsuit" and defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

Sayre Converse & Co. vs James W. Davis - p. 67
Court declared a "nonsuit" and defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

Sayre Converse & Co. vs A. C. Harrison - p. 67-68
Court declared a "nonsuit" and defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

Sayre Converse & Co. vs A. C. Harrison - p. 68
Court declared a "nonsuit" and defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

Sayre Converse & Co. vs A. C. Harrison - p. 68
Court declared a "nonsuit" and defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

Sayre Converse & Co. vs Samuel H. Cox - p. 68
Court declared a "nonsuit" and defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

Sayre Converse & Co. vs Samuel H. Cox - p. 68
Court declared a "nonsuit" and defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

Sayre Converse & Co. vs Samuel H. Cox - p. 69
Court declared a "nonsuit" and defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

Philip J. Weaver vs Ransom Davis - p. 69
Defendant asked that jury verdict be set aside. After arguments by attorneys, the verdict was set aside and the case continued until next term.

 

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