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1848 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 1848
Honorable William C. Henry, Presiding
Oliver Quinn, Sheriff
Summoned for jury duty: Warren Parker, Jacob Walker, John A. Woods, Thomas B. Brown/Braun, Moses Parker, James C. Reach, Samuel Standley, Pulaske Wallace, David Vance.

Nehemiah D. Vernon, for the use of Alsey Clements, vs P. Hill - p. 194
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $166.29 and costs incurred.

Felix Shropshur, Administrator of Hanah Woodruff, vs Willis W. Nichols and Oliver S. Quinn - p. 194
Defendants made default. Plaintiff to recover $73.03 and costs incurred.

Kennedy and McNeel granted license to sell liquors in the small measure. - p. 195

Jared? Cole & Co. granted license to sell liquors in the small measure. - p. 195

Tucker and Taggart granted license to sell liquors in the small measure. - p. 195

James Sample vs Christopher Pearson - p. 196
Notice had not been served on the defendant within the time prescribed by law. Case continued until next term.

Robert Parker vs Horace Ware and Alexander Hill - p. 196
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover ______ and costs incurred. (Note: Amount left blank.) Watrous and Defreese, attorneys for plaintiff.

Thomas Eliott vs Jones Griffin - p. 196
Case continued until next term.

Joseph Die vs William Moor - p. 197
Case continued until next term.

Farmer Moor vs Jonathan Moor - p. 197
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover from defendant his damages, but as the court is unadvised as to the amount of the damages a jury is formed to inquire. Jury: Saml. Stanley and 11 others. Plaintiff damages set at $126 and costs incurred.

Thomas ___ Sandford vs Isriael Standifer - p. 197-198
Plaintiff filed his affidavit showing that "ten hundred and forty two pounds" of seed cotton and one bale of picked cotton weighing about 500 pounds levied on by Joseph M. Foshee by virtue of an attachment issued by David E. Davis, a Justice of the peace, on the 17th day of January 1848 in favor of T. J. S. Sandford against Isriael Standifer, is subject to waste and depreciation. Sheriff ordered to sell and return proceeds to court.

Thomas J. S. Sandford vs John L. Lawhon - p. 198
Jury: Samuel Standley and 11 others. Jury decided the bale of cotton was subject to the plaintiff's attachment. Plaintiff to recover from claimant, Lawhon, his costs.

Jesse Reach vs Alsey Clements, Overseer of Road - p. 198
Alsey Clements to recover from Jesse Reach and Oliver S. Quinn, his security, $4.00 (fine issued by the Justice of the Peace) and costs incurred.

Jacob Mabery granted license to keep a tavern in the town of Centreville. - p. 198

John W. Hays granted license to keep a tavern in the town of Centreville. - p. 199

Mrs. Elizabeth Henry granted license to keep a tavern in the town of Centreville for the accommodation of travelers. - p. 199



JULY TERM 1848
Honorable W. C. Henry, presiding
Oliver S. Quinn, Sheriff
Summoned for jury duty: John R. Fulgham, W. C. Harpole, Jesse Mahan, David Ward, James Palmer, Eli P. Crow, Allen Medows, Benjamin Fancher, Mathew Cox, George W. _____, Asa A. Brown, _____ W/M? Goodwin. Mathew Cox was over age. George W. Leamel? no longer in the county.

T. J. S. Sandford vs Isrel Standifer - p. 200
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover ______ and costs incurred. (Note: Amount left blank.)

David E. Davis granted license to sell liquors by the small measure at Maplesville in the county of Bibb. - p. 200

George W. Marshall, agent for the Tuscaloosa Manufacturing Company, granted license authorizing the company to keep a tavern at Scottsville. - p. 200

James Sample vs Christopher Peirson - p. 201
Jury: David Ward and 11 others. Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

Case and Wilson vs Charles G. McMurry - p. 201
Neither party appeared in court. Case continued until next term.

David E. Davis vs William Lathem - p. 201
Defendant made default. Plaintiff to recover $93.60 and costs incurred.

Thomas Eliott vs Jones Griffin - p. 201
Jury: David Ward and 11 others. Defendant to recover his costs from plaintiff.

Jacob P. House vs Elisha Robertson - p. 202
Defendant failed to appear. Plaintiff to recover the sum of $90.76 and costs incurred.

Joseph Dye vs William Moor - p. 202
Case dismissed with Moor paying the costs of the Justice of the Peace and Dye to pay the costs of the County Court witnesses.

Thomas J. S. Sandford vs Israel Standefer - p. 202
Jury: David Ward and 11 others. Plaintiff to recover $78, his damages as assessed by the jury, and costs incurred.

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