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1844 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 1844
Honorable William C. Henry, Presiding
Robert Parker, Esquire, Sheriff
Summoned for jury duty: Jackson Creel, Adam James, Henry B. Meaase?, Joshua Lewis, J. A. Wright, Jacob Meaberry, Elias Bishop, William Ragland, Jesse M. Meays, Isaac Eckels, Shadrick R. Frost, Daniel Griffin.

William Christian issued license to sell liquors in the small measure. Elijah Parnell and Noah Foshee were his securities. - p. 148

Peters and Hutchison vs Henry P. Brodnax - p. 148-149
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $611.86 (promissory note) and costs incurred.

Ezekiel Hollingshead vs N. B. Coker - p. 149
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $107 and costs incurred.

Jesse Ballard vs William Smitherman - p. 149
Jury: Joshua Lewis and 11 others. Defendant to recover from plaintiff his costs.

Commissioners of the Permanent Seat of Justice vs Asa Garrett - p. 149
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $389.28.

Joseph Williams vs James Self - p. 150
Debt had been paid. Plaintiff to recover his costs from James Self and Job Self and A. A. Whatley, the securities.

Joseph Williams vs James Self - p. 150
Debt had been paid. Plaintiff to recover his costs from James Self and Job Self and A. A. Whatley, the securities.

Joseph Williams vs James Self - p. 150-151
Debt had been paid. Plaintiff to recover his costs from James Self and Job Self and A. A. Whatley, the securities.

William P. Barrett vs Michael Purtell - p. 151
Case continued until next term.

William Thompson vs James M. Powell - p. 151
Case continued until next term.

Erwin Myers & Co. vs Defreese and Hill - p. 151
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $443.71 and costs incurred.

W. A. and J. H. Wyatt vs Alexander J. Weisinger - p. 151-152
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $367.62 for nonperformance of the promises in declaration and costs incurred.

Norword & Goodwin, use of Joseph Heard, vs Elijah P. Crow - p. 152
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $97.88 and costs incurred.

Stephen R. Berrett vs Weisinger and Ridle - p. 152
Plaintiff took a nonsuit. Defendants to recover their costs from plaintiff.

Isaac Davidson vs Jno W. Suttle - p. 153
Plaintiff failed to appear and was nonsuited. Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

John Lewis, use of William Fletcher vs Jesse H. Nelson - p. 153
Case continued until next term.

Burwell Lewis vs Alexander Spears - p. 153
Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

Burwell Lewis vs Alexander Spears - p. 153
Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

John Garner granted license to sell liquors in the small measure. Securities were Josiah S. Kenady and Thomas Larrence. - p. 154

Josiah S. Kenady granted license to sell liquors in the small measure. Securities were John Garner and Oliver Quin. - p. 154

Jasper Mearkis? granted license to sell liquors in the small measure. Securities were Martin Peters and Oliver Quinn. - p. 154

James T. Foshee - vs Alexander Spears - p. 155
Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

James T. Foshee vs Alexander Spears - p. 155
Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

James T. Foshee vs Alexander Spears - p. 155
Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

James T. Foshee vs Alexander Spears - p. 155
Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

James T. Foshee vs Alexander Spears - p. 156
Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

James T. Foshee vs Alexander Spears - p. 156
Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.



July Term 1844
Honorable William C. Henry, Presiding
Robert Parker, Sheriff
Summoned for jury duty: James Whatley, Aaron Campbell, Wilson Devenport, Walker Fitts, Absolum W. Dyer, James Bird, Hollaway Agerton, Jesse Barnes, Mathew Wallace, Wesley Shutlesworth

Reding Barwick vs Jesse Adkins - p. 157
Plaintiff to recover $64.25 and costs incurred.

J. N. Smith and Henry Adams granted license to sell liquors in the small measure. Josiah S. Kenady and John W. Suttle were securities. - p. 157

William Foshee granted license to sell liquors in the small measure. John C. Campbell was his security. - p. 157

Reding Barwick vs Jesse Adkins - p. 158
Plaintiff to recover $64.25 and costs incurred.

E. Hollingshead, for the use of A. Smith, vs N. B. Coker - p. 158
Case continued until next term.

Thomas B. Briggs vs Jesse H. Nelson - p. 158
Plaintiff took a nonsuit. Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

William Fletcher vs Jesse H. Nelson - p. 158
Court was satisfied that the attachment in this case had been fully satisfied. Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

W. P. Barnett vs Michael Purtle - p. 159
Jury: James Whatley and 11 others. Plaintiff to recover $39.54 and costs incurred.

William Thompson vs James M. Powell - p. 159
Jury: James Whatley and 11 others. William Thompson, defendant in execution, to recover from James M. Powel, plaintiff in execution, his costs incurred.

John Lewis, for the use of William Fletcher vs Jesse H. Nelson - p. 159
Case continued until next term.

C. A. Allen vs T. D. Scott - p. 159
Case continued until next term.

J. J. and S. W. Vernon, vs James Meahan/Mahan, Garnishee of William Powell and James J. Powell, Defendants in Execution - p. 160
Case transferred to Circuit Court for further proceedings.

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