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From: Mark Murphy <>
Subject: [MURPHREY-L] Franklin Co. NC Court minutes 1808-1810
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 10:09:04 -0500
Here's some more. More at the Project website. Eventually will be
scanned as images.
Feel free to share, of course. -Mark
[Extract of Franklin Co. Court Minutes, years 1808-1810]
[Film/Rolls 744/C.039.30001-7 NC State Archives]
[transcribed by Mark A. Murphy, 14 Oct 2001]
Minutes of March Court 1808
Ordered that Demetrius Young constable of the Grand Jury be allowed
forty shillings for his attendance at this Term- and that the
Collector pay the same the allowed
A Deed from James Murry Excr&c. to Abram. McLamore was proved by the
oath of Lewis Webb, & on M.O.R.-
A Deed from Hardy Hunt to John Mills was provd by the oath of Lewis
Webb & on M.O.R.
Ordered that Claiborn Cook be appointed Guardn. to James Bowers, a
lunatic, son of Phil Bowers decd. who entered into Bond in the sum
of five hundred pounds with Thomas Yarbrough & David Bowers his
No 43 State vs. Negroe Dick} Charge for Burlary & House breakfast}
Jury Sworn & charged. Same as in no 35- who find the Defendant not
Guilty Of the Burglary as Charg'd in the first Count but find him
Guilty of the Larceny as Charg'd in the second Count of the Bill-
The Court adjudge that the Defendant receive thirty nine lashes,
will Said on, upon his bare back that he branded with a red hot iron
on the right cheek with the letter R &on the left Cheek with the
letter T and that the Sherriff carry his Judgement into execution on
Saturday next between the Hours of twelve & two oclock and that the
said dick stand committed till all costs are paid-
Ordered that James Milner be allowed Two Hundred & Seventy five
pounds for rebuilding &c the Goal of this County & that the Collector
pay the same and be allowed in his Settlement of the County Tax. The
CommiSsrs. appointed to let the rebuilding thereof having exhibited
a receipt in favour of the undertaker
[end of page]
Minutes of June Court 1808
No 33 Wm. Bowden aSsence&c vs. Jno. F. Foster} Debt- same Jury as in
No. 29, who find the Bond to be the act & deed of the Defendant,
that there are no payment nor set offs, that the Virginia money
therein mentioned is of the value of L35"5'4" and aSseSs the pltffs
damages L9"10"s & costs-
No 34 John E. Denson admr&c of Drury[?] Jones decd. vs. Person Sledge
& Benj Sherrod} Debt- Same Jury as in No 29 who find that there are
no payments or set offs, that the Virg. Money in the Bond mentioned
is of the Value of L34"1"10. and aSseSs the pltffs damages to L1"10"
9 & costs.
No. 47 David & Jas. Haliday &Co aSsinus&c[?] vs. Nicholas Murphey
Junr} Covt. Same Jury as in No. 29 who find that there are no payments
or Set offs [the following is scratched out- That the dollars in the
Bond mentioned are of the Value of L14"? and aSsess the pltffs]
damages to L120"8" & costs.
No.53 Matthew Dickinson aSsn.&c vs. Jas. C. Jones} Debt. Same Jury as
in No. 29 who find the dollars in the Bond mentioned to be of the
Value of L102"112 and aSseSs the pltffs damage to L3"0"0 & costs-
[end of page]
Minutes of March Court 1809
Ordered that the following persons be appointed Jurors to attend next
Superior Court to wit, William Ransom, Person Sledge, Benjamin Ingram,
Altha Thomas, Cordy Ferrell, Frances Taylor, Brillam [or Brittain]
Harris, Benjamin Waddel, Benjamin DoSsey, Mills Robbins, Benjamin
Sherrod, James Collins Jr, Jonathan Done[?], John Perry (Shick)
William Leonard, James Harris, Nathaniel Macon, Stephen Pearce,
Edward Finch, Phillip Pearce, BraSsell Strickland, John Harris,
Charles A Hill, William Williams (Bl) Samuel Taylor, John Hudson,
James Murfree, Henry Baker Jr, Jackson Lile, Eppes Moody, & that the
Sheriff summon them accordingly-
Ordered that Thomas King[?] be appointed Constable in &for the County
of Franklin for one year who entered into Bond according to Law, with
Joel King & Nathan Patterson his Securities.
No. 7 Joseph M. Myers vs. William Arrington} Debt. Jury charged to wit,
Jno. Person, Joseph Smith, Turner Bobbett, Sion Kimball, Joel Sledge,
John Webb, Howell Underwood, Archibald Yarbrough, Willis Boon, Joshua
Jones, Atkins Nicholson, John Walkins who find that there are no
payment or set off that the Virginia money declared upon is of the
value of L360"1"8 and aSsess the pltffs damages to L66.8"6 &costs-
John E. Denson Sheriff acknowledged a deed to Jordan Thomas &on M.O.R.
George Tunstall acknowledged a deed to William Moore & on M.O.R.
A Deed from James Carlile to Jordan Thomas was proved by the oath of
Jeremiah DoSsey &on M.O.R.
Nathaniel Hunt acknowledged a Deed to Sampson Wiggins & on M.O.R.
Jonathan Davis acknow a Deed to James Farver[or Tanner] & on M.O.R.
Eppes Moody acknowledged a Deed to William Moore and on M.O.R.-
[end of page]
Minutes of March Court 1810
A Deed from Elisha Collins to parker Murphy was proved by the oath
of JeSsee Person and on M.O.R.
A Bill of Sale from Peter Knight to John Tansil was proved by the
oath of Benjamin Brickell Esqr. and on M.O.R.
A Bill of Sale from Patsey Hackley to Joshua Perry was proved by
the oath of Richard Hale[or Hall] and on M.O.R.
Orderd that Jeremiah Portes be appointed overseer of the road in the
room of Benjamin Williams and that he keep the same in repair with
the usual hands
Orderd that Jordan Hill, Joel King and Nathan Patterson examine and
audit the accounts of Presley C. Person County Trustee and report &c
A Deed from Richard Jones to Jordan Denson was proved by the Oath of
Giden Glenn Esqr. and on M.O.R.
A Deed from William Gill and Polly his wife to Nathaniel Nicholson
was exhibited, and the said Polly being a feme[or firm] covert [or
cosert] being privily examined according to Law, and the deed being
also duly acknowledged by the said William Gill & Polly his wife &
is on M.O.R.
Orderd that Joel Rivers, Josiah Thomas and Richard Hill be
commiSsioners to let the building a bridge aCroSs Sandy Creek at
BaSses and report
Orderd that Richard Hill (DB) Charles Gant and John [sic] be appointed
commiSsioners to let the building a bridge acroSs Red Bud near Sill's
Mill and report &c
Court adjourned till tomorrow 9 oclock
Wednesday morning Court met according to adjournment, present-
William Lancaster, Francis Pugh & Benja. Brickell Esquires
Jeremiah Perry (ridge) vs. John Hall} On motion Judgement is granted
against the defendant for L70"5"1 and costs being monies paid by the
said as security for the defendant.
The account of Joel Rivers Executor&c of Thomas Butler decd was
exhibited being examined by the commiSsioners appointed for that
purpose &on M.O.R.
No. 25 Lewis Bond vs. Anlington[?] Richardson & others} Covt. Jury
charged ,to wit, Sampson Wiggins, Matthew Medlin, John Pippin,
Allin Hines, Benjamin Hunt, John Babb, Ebin Nelms, George Tunstall,
Michael Ely, James Yarbrough, William Connelly and John Douglas, who
find all the iSsues in favour of the plaintiff and aSseSs his damages
to L103"13"1 and costs.
[end of page]
Minutes of March Court 1810
36 FiSs.iSsd.[?]William Person v.s Charles A Hill} James J. Hill and
Green Hill ackd. Themselves security for stay of Execution agreeable
to last Suspension Law.
Ordered that William Brickell be appointed overseer of the road from
the crooked sourwoods[?] to the town line near Doct. Verrells and
and [sic] that he keep the same in repair with the hands of Nicholas
Long and his own
Ordered that Henry Arrington and Micajah Bridges to whom were bound
Thomas Batchellor and Peyton Batchellor Orphans &c be rebound from
their Covenant or Indentures with the court
No. 17 FiSs.iSsd.[?] William Connelly vs. William Thomas} Edward
Lansil and James J. Hill ackd. themselves Security for the stay of
the Execution in the Case agreeable to Law for the suspension &c.
18 FiSs.iSsd.[?] Same vs. Same} Same secuty. and stay as in No.17 above
ISs'd Ordered that Charles Debnam be allowed forty shillings for 4
days attendance as the constable of the grand Jury and that &c
iSsd Ordered that Jordan Denson be allowed Forty shillings for four
days attendance as Constable of the Court and that &c.
A Receipt from Beverly Daniel by his agent Robert H. Jones to
Archibald Davis, was proved by the oath of John E. Denson & on M.O.R.
Ordered that Michael Eley's hands work under him as overseer of the
Ordered that Robert A. Wynne be appointed overseer of the Road in
room of William Thomas and that he keep the same in repair with the
usual hands & the hands of Nicholas Murphey.
[end of page]
Minutes fo March Court 1810
Ordered that the following persons be appointed Jurors to next Court
Lugan Johnson Spell Monger Joseph Smith
William Haywood James Maxwell John Stone
Nicholas Murphey William Ransom Jacob Jones
Amos Jones John Hays John Jackson
Elias Carr Ephraim Conyers Benjamin Bridges snr
Richard Hill (DB) Charles Bennett Joshua Perry
William B. Bridges William Johnson Samuel Taylor
Josiah Thomas Francis Taylor Josiah Jackson
Brittain Harris William May James Hester
John Cook Robert Jones John Webb
Titus Edwards William Jones Phil. Pearce
Jubal Upchurch John Harris James C. Jones
James Baker Benjamin Sherrod Solomon Perry
William Freeman Daniel Harris And that the
Sheriff summon them accordingly.
A Deed from John Thomas to Robert H. Wynne was proved by the Oath
of Jordan Thomas & on M.O.R.
Court adjourned till Court in Course
R. Tennir[?] J.P. Benj. F. Hawkins JP James Strother JP
[end of page]
12 Minutes of June Court 1810
ISsued Ordered that he Sheriff summon a Jury to view and reinstate
if they think proper the old Road from William Williams by Benjamin
Perrys Mill to the County lines near Nelm's old place and report to
ISsued Ordered that John Hays junr Miles Hicks John Perry (thicket)
William Gill and William Waddell be appointed patrolers in Captain
Perrys district for one year
ISsued Ordered that JoseSs Bledsoe William Woodard Nicholas Murphey,
Richard Hall and Aron Bledsoe be appointed patrolers for Captain
Ingrams district for one year-
ISsued Ordered that Marmaduke N. Jeffreys Henry Benton and Benjamin
Sherrod be appointed patrolers for Captain Cooks district for one year
ISsued Ordered that John Douglas be appointed overseer of the stage
Road in the room Young Dickerson and that he keep the same in repair
with the usual hands
ISsued Ordered that Jones Fuller be appointed overseer of the Road
leading from his house to Louisburg as far as Mos. Stunts path and
that he keep the same in repair with the hands of William CleSson[?]
Lemuel Elliot William Jean William Searcy, Joseph Hilton and his own
ISsued On motion of the attorney for the State, Ordered that notice
iSsue to Edward Ransom commanding him to appear at the next court,
and show cause if any be hath, wherefore John Coley an apprentice
bound to him by this Court, shall not be removed from his service for
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