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Articles from 1976 Journal-Register Newspaper

Court adjourns at Pikeville

The Journal-Record - Bicentennial Edition
Thursday, July 1, 1976
Section B, Page 7


According to the memory of William Randolph WHITE, the youngest member of
the Jury and Postmaster at Toll Gate, Alabama (now Hamilton), the following
is a list of officials including the Judge, Sheriff, Lawyers and Jury,
present at the last court held at Pikeville, Alabama the last week in
October 1882.

Circuit Judge - H. C. SPEAK of Huntsville, Alabama, Sheriff - Bob HUGHES,
Pikeville, Alabama, Jury - I. B. ARNOLD, Bexar, Alabama, William CARNES,
Toll Gate, Mack HALL, Buttachatchee, Meade CANTRELL, Pikeville, John r.
PHILLIPS, Bear Creek, William Parker SHOTTS, Bexar, John McCarty SHOTTS,
Shottsville, John SPEARMAN, Bexar, Unknown first name, TIDWELL, Bear Creek
and William R. WHITE, Toll Gate. The lawyers were:
Thomas B. NeSMITH of Lamar County, M. A. SMITH, Fayette County, Francis
JUSTICE, Marion County, and J. D. McCLUSKEY, Lamar County.

Mr. WHITE also remembered that on the first day of court William KING was
shot by Ira STANFORD on a store front across the road from the courthouse
and died. The Judge recessed the court for an inquest in the case. They
were supposed to have been friends before the altercation.

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