Minutes of the Ashe County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1863

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Ashe County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Minutes for 1863

January Term 1863

State of North Carolina
Ashe County

Be it remembered that on the second Monday of January A. D. 1863 at a court of Please and Quarter Sessions held for the county of Ashe at the court house in Jefferson, it being the 12th day of said month the following justices of the peace were present and holding said court.

George H. Hamilton, Esq
John Reves, Esq.
David Worth, Esq.

Ordered by the court that John Eldrith be appointed administrator on Wm. H. Perry, Dec'd filed a bond of one thousand dollars with Solomon Perry, security.

Ordered by the court that Andrew McMillan be allowed till the next term of the court to make a return on the estate of Andrew Turner Dec'd also that Wm. J. Warden be allowed.

Ordered by the court that Squire Fouts be appointed overseer of the raod from David Howell's to the store house near Edwardses with the following hands, Jacob Fouts, Clisby Edwards, John Walker, Columbus Crestte?, David Trivett.

Ordered by the court that Isaac Wilson be allowed ten dollars & forty cents as coroner.

Ordered by the court that George D. Reynolds be appointed Entry Taker.

Ordered by the court that John Eldrith be appointed administrator of the estate of Jonathan Perry Dec'd. Bond for five hundred dollars with Solomon Perry security.

Ordered by the court that John Weaver, Esq, Elihu Weaver, Washington Miller & James Sapp be appointed to lay off the dower allowance of Jane Perry, widow of Wm. H. Perry (Dec'd).

Same as above David Eldrith.

Ordered by the court that Capt. Joseph Hardin be allowed two hundred & thirty nine dollars for expenses of his company to the rail road.

Also that Capt. W. H. Gentry be allowed one hundred & eighty two dollars the same as above.

Ordered by the court that the Jailor be allowed sixty cents per day for boarding prisoners.

Ordered by the court that the Sheriff take George L. McGuire to Raleigh and deliver.

Ordered by the court that J. M. Carson be allowed eighty five dollars for extra services.

Ordered by the court that James Wagg be allowed eighty-five dollars for extra services.

A deed executed by D. Smith & his wife, Ester to John S. Forester was produced in open court and the due execution there of was proven by the oath of J. Trivett the subscribing witness thereto and it is further appearing that the said Feme Consort Ester Smith is unable from bodily infirmity to attend court, it is ordered that Joseph Hudler & D. S. Windle, Esqs be appointed commissioners to take the private examination of the said Ester Smith touching her willingness to execute the said deed and report to the next term of this court.

Ordered by the court that Daniel Blevins be appointed Administrator of David Blevins (Dec'd) and that he enter into bond of two thousand dollars Bond filed with David Dixon & Peter Eller Security.

Ordered by the court that John F. Greer, Esq. And William Baker, Esq. Be appointed to settle with J. H. Carson, guardian of the heirs of John S. Carson.

Ordered by the court that E. F. Foster & Q. F. Neal be appointed to settle with Andrew Dickson, admr. Of James Dickson (Dec'd).

Elizabeth Blevins, exparte, petitition for years allowance.

Ordered by the court that William Baker, Esq. & Jarrott Duvaul, John Jones & Calvin Sheets freeholders be appointed to lay off her year's allowance out of the estate of husband David Blevins, deceased.

Ordered by the court that James Jonsey be appointed Administrator of George Jonesy (Dec'd) and that he enter into bond of two hundred dollars. Bond filed with David Burkett security.

Ordered by the court that Nancy Jinkins be appointed Administrator of Calvin Jinkins (Dec'd) that she enter into bond of one thousand dolalrs with Thomas Sutherland security.

Nancy Jenkins, exparte, petition for years allowance.

Ordered by the court that C. H. Johnson, Esq., John Orsborn, Z. Baker, Stephen Thomas, free holders Be appointed to lay off for her years allowance out of the estate of her husband Calvin Jenkins (Dec'd).

Ordered by the court that John H. Carson be allowed five percent on John Carson's estate amt. $521.40cts.

The Last will & testament of Samuel C. Jonesy was duly proven in open court and ordered to be registered.

Ordered that Sarah Jonesy [3 words illegible] appointed Administrator with the will annexed & she enter into bond in the sum of four hundred dollars.

A majority of the justices being present Joseph Dobson, Esq. Was duly elected county attorney for Ashe County.

Ordered by the court that George H. Hamilton & James Wagg be appointed a committee to settle Mr. A. H. Bower, as administraor of the estate of George Bower (Dec'd) and report to the next term of this court.

Ordered by the court that George H. Hamilton, Q. F. Neal, and James Wagg be appointed to asertain the value of the Legacies given by Coln. George Bower in his will in order to assertain the amount of taxes that shall be due thereon.

The following justices being present, David Worth, (illegible), J. P. Waugh, it appearing that George Reynolds has been duly elected entry taker for the county of Ashe (illegible) bond was presented with C. B. Philips & Eli Graybeal security & the said Geo. D. Reynolds was qualified according to law.

Tuesday the 13th

David Worth
v
Hugh A. Dobins, Samuel Cooper, Jesse Ray & Jesse (illegible)
It appearing to the satisfaction of the court there was a mistake in the calculation of interest in this case. It is ordered by the court that the clerk ascertain the true amount due the plantiff and issue his execution thereupon.

Ordered by the court that John Goodman Sen. Be appointed administrator of Harvey Goodman (Dec'd) and that he enter into bond & gives Jacob Goodman for security for the sum of two hundred dollars.

Saturday the 17th

William Weaver, Esq.
Samuel Bower, Esq.
John Duvaul, Esq.

Ordered by the court that John Richardson, Q. F. Neal be appointed Administrators of Canada Richardson (Dec'd) & that they enter into bond with James Gambill & James Richardson security for twenty thousand dollars, the oath of administrators duly qualified according to law and it appears to the court that for the purposes of distribution became nessary that the Negroes belonging to said estate should be sold, it is therefore ordered by the court that the said Admrs. Do proceeede to sell the same on six months credit.

Ordered by the court that H. M. R(illegible), Henry Rollins, Samuel C. Waugh be appointed patrolls in the Town District.

Ordered by the court that Henry Mash be appointed Administrator of John Mash (Dec'd), enter into bond with Ambrose Coldiron security for six hundred dollars, was duly qualified according to law.

Malinda Eller, exparte, petition for years allowance.

Ordered by the court that Samuel Bower, Thomas Brooks, Prior Roberts & Reuben Wallis be appointed to lay off the years allowance of Malinda Eller.

Malinda Eller,
v
The heirs of (illegible)
Petition for dower. [The remainder of this entry is illegible]

February Term 1863

State of North Carolina
Ashe County

Be it remembered that on the (illegible) of February A. D. 1863 at a court of Please and Quarter Sessions held for the county of Ashe at the court house in Jefferson, it being the 2d day of said month the following justices of the peace were present and holding said court.

James B. Waugh, Esq.
(illegible) Graybeal, Esq
William Weaver, Esq.

[First action illegible] Polly Cox, exparte, Petition for years allowance.

Ordered by the court that Mathew Carson, Carter Wade, James A. H(illegible), Andrew Long be appointed to lay off her year's allowance.

On the 20th day of February 1863 the following justices of the peace, to wit, William Weaver, John Baker, Eli (illegible), Esqrs. Met at the office of the county court at the court house in Jefferson. Granted (illegible) special administration on the estate of Ephraim (illegible). It appearing the said estate is in such situation as to require the immediate (several words illegible) the said special administrators is required to give bond & security with sum of two thousand dollars bond filed with Stephen Thomas security & said administrator qualified according to law (several words illegible) take into his hand the said estate until the next term of this court and that he expose to sale the horses, cattle, hogs and sheep grain and meet on hand belonging to said estate.

March Term 1863

State of North Carolina
Ashe County

Be it remembered that at a special term of the court of Please and Quarter Sessions called by authority of an act of the legislature this the 10th day of March 1863 open and held in the court house in Jefferson present presiding and holding the same the following justices of the peace, to wit: Rich'd. T. Hardin, Eli Graybeal, James Sapp, Jas. W. Hardin, Joseph McMillan, John Poe, Wm. Weaver, Geo. H. Hamilton.

[Although it is not stated, it would appear that this is a list of magistrates appointed in various districts of Ashe County. Alternately, it could be payment for patrol services, though from the list of names, it is a less likely scenario.]

Allowed two dollars per day.

Jefferson Geo. H. Hamilton
Andrew Dickson
Geo. W. Reaves
Stages Creek John Baker
James Dickson
John Weaver
Pine Swamp C. R. Philips
Paul Hartzog
N. H. Waugh
Horse Creek John Eldrith
Wm. Taylor
Jahu Goss
Old Fields R. T. Hardin
(illegible) Hardin
M. Bledsoe
Piney Creek James Smith
David Dickson
Prior Roberts
North Fork David Worth
Alexander Sutherland
Zachariah Baker
Helton John H. Whitman
Johnson Perkins
Thos. Duvaul
Chestnut Hill John F. Greer
Andrew McMillan
James Gambill
Peak Creek John Martin
John Reaves
John Poe
S. C. Waugh
Henry H. Rollins

Were sworn in Magistrates.

At a call session of the court of Please and Quarter Sessions for said county twenty one magistrates being present, it is ordered by the court that he secretary of War be requested to suspend the execution of the conscription law as to all the loyal citizens of Ashe County and that John W. Martin, Esq. & Q. F. Neal be appointed to writ upon the said Secretary and in present a petition to that effect.

At a call court of Ashe County being the 17th day of March, 1863. Present James P. Waugh, H. H. Rollins & Geo. H. Hamilton.

Ordered by the court that we think it essential for sheriff have some deputies especially in the disloyal section of the county we respectfully ask the Honorable Secretary of War to grant the prayer of the Sheriff's petition.

March 18th, 1863 Present: Geo. H. Hamilton
J. C. Waugh

Special letters of Administration granted to Sary Orsborn who filed bond for one thouand dollars with Alfred Thomas security.

April Term 1863

State of North Carolina
Ashe County

Be it remembered that on the second Monday of Aprile A. D. 1863 at a court of Please and Quarter Sessions held for the county of Ashe at the court house in Jefferson, it being the 13h day of said month the following justices of the peace were present and holding said court.

George H. Hamilton, Esq
David Worth, Esq.
Thomas Wayman

Grand Jurors: Prior Roberts, John Ham, Wm. Phipps, Caleb Campbell, Geo. W. Miller, Calvin Brinegar, William Orsborn, Geo. W. Ray, Abraham Miller, Drury Powers, Rich'd Orsborn, Frederick Severt, D. W. Hartzog, Thos. Sutherland, Jasper Hurley.

Original Pannel: Stephen Testament, Jacob Lewis, Henry Francis, David Perkins, David Stansberry, William Maxwell, Mathias Bledsoe.

A majority fo the magistrates of the justices of the peace being present the following taxes was laid for county purposes: same as last year.

Ordered by the court that Geo. H. Hamilton be allowed two hundred & six dollars for settlement with the Committee of finance & expenses.

Ordered by the court that John Martin be allowed nineteen dollars for expenses for money expended for Hartzog's Company.

Ordered by the court that John Reves be allowed forty dollars for expenses for Wilson's Company and the interest of D. Worth's note.

Ordered by the court that Geo. H. Hamilton, James P. Waugh, and Andrew McMillan be appointed Committee of Finance.

Ordered by the court that David Worth, George. W. Hamilton & John Reves be appointed special court.

Ordered by the court the sheriff be allowed one dollar per day for keeping prisoners.

Ordered by the court that Andrew Dickson administrator on James Dickson's (Dec'd) be allowed five per cent. on the amount of four thousand nine hundred & sixty dollars.

Ordered by the court that administration of James Dickson (decd) be authorized to sell the negroes & personal property of said Dickson.

Ordered by the court [rest of entry illegible]

Ordered by the court that John Weaver be appointed to settle with Henry Miller administrator of John Miller (Dec'd)

State
v
John Weaver
Submission, fined two dollars.

State
v
Elizabeth Poe & Catherine Poe.
Elizabeth Poe submits and not pros. As to Catherine Poe. Judgement of the court that the deft' Elizabeth Poe pay a fine of five dollars. Judgment confessed by John Poe for fine & cost.

State
v
Robert Phipps, & John Hash
Both defendents called & failed, judgment ni si

The last will and testament of Hugh Smith was duly proven in open court and ordered to be registered and the Executrix therein mentioned L. Caroline Smith is qualified as the law directs, the other persons named therein as Executors having announced their right to qualify.

State
v
Fields Retherford
Guilty, five cent fine. Robert Phipps confesses judgment fine & cost.

State
v
Fields Retherford
The following jury were sworn and charged who say for their verdict that the def't is gilty in both cases.

[Jury} Stephen Testament, Jacob Lewis, Henry Francis, David Perkins, David Stansberry, William Maxwell, Mathias Miller, Berry [rest illegible] who on their verdict say they find the [illegible] fined $100 in case. Robert Phipps confessed judgment for fine & cost.

Ordered by the court that Sary Orsborn be appointed administrator of Alexander Orsborn who filed a bond for two thousand dollars with Alfred Thomas & Thomas Sutherland securities.

Sary Orsborn, Exparte, Petitition for year's allowance, decree filed.

Ordered by the court that S. Blackburn be appointed overseer of the road from [illegible] same road and hands.

State
v
Robert Hash, & John Hash
William Baker binds himself in the sum of fifty dollars to be void if Robert Phipps & John Hash appears here at the next jury term of the court and not depart the court without leave of the court.

It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that Theophilus Woody is the father and next of kin of Bryant Woody who was First Liet. In Co. A, 34th Regt. N.C. C.A. is commanded and decreeded that Theophilus Woody be appointed administrator on the estate of the said Bryant Woody and thereupon Theophilus Woody comes into court and files his bond in the penal sum of eight hundred dollars with John W. Martin and William Baker as securities which bond is approved by the court and the said Theophilus Woody comes and takes the oath prescribed by law for administrators.

A majority of justices being present. Quincy F. Neal, Esq. Was elected county commissioners for the county of Ashe in persuance of an act of the general assembly entitled and act for the relief of the wives & families of soliders in the army ratified Feb. 10th 1863 for the purpos of necessity & distributing the funds due to our said county and gives bond in the sum of twenty- two thousand five hundred dollars & fifty cents with J. B. Parsons, Andrew Dickson, and John Ray as securities. Bond accepted by the court.

Ordered by the court a majority of the justices being present that John Reves, David Worth, Jonson Perkins, N. H. Waugh & Geo. H. Hamilton be appointed a committee to regulate the distribution for the relief of the wives & families of soliders in the amry and the regulation which they adopt from time to time shall be the regulation of this court.

Tuesday the 14th. Present
Geo. H. Hamilton, Esq.
David Worth, Esq.
William Weaver, Esq.

Ordered by the court that David Worth be appointed administrator of Ephraim Roark who filed a bond for three thousand dollars.

Ordered by the court that John Orsborn, C. H. Johnson, Stephen Thomas, Z. Baker, be appointed to lay off years allowance of Phebe Roark out of the personal property of E. Roark (Dec'd).

Phebe Rorark, Exparte, petition for years allowance.

May Term 1863

State of North Carolina
Ashe County

Be it remembered that a court of Please and Quarter Sessions held for the county of Ashe at the court house in Jefferson, on the 4th Monday in May, A. D. 1863, it being the 25th day of said month the following justices of the peace were present and presiding and holidn said court, to wit:

George H. Hamilton, Esq
John Reves, Esq.
David Worth, Esq.

Ordered by the court that Geo. H. Hamilton be appointed over seer of the Road from Beaver Creek Meating House to James Burkett's and that he be permitted said road in his place by his making a rood road.

Ordered by the court that Samuel Plummer & Rebecca Young be appointed administrators of John B. Young (Dec'd) who filed a bond for fifteen hundred dollars with James Duvaul security.

Ordered by the court that John H. Whitman and Thomas Wayman, Stephen Pennington & D. S. Windle be appointed to lay off the years allowance for Rebecca Young.

Ordered by the court that the assessors be allowed two dollars per day and the Justices of the Peace one percent for taking in tax list.

Ordered by the court that Dr. E. F. Foster & E. C. Bartlett be appointed to settle with John Richardson & Q. F. Neal administrators of Canada Richardson.

Ordered by the court that sheriff J. M. Carson be allowed thirty two dollars & fifty cents for taking George A. McGuire to Raleigh.

Ordered by the court that Jahu Goss be appointed to take the list of taxable property for Horse Creek District provided that John Eldreth's health not such that he can.

Ordered by the court that Z. Baker & C. H. Jonson be appointed to settle with John Orsborn administror of Jesse W. Allen.

Geroge W. Bradley, Administrator of Samuel Cooper, Dec'd
v
Heirs of Samuel Cooper, Dec'd
Petition for sale of lands. Ordered by this court that James Wagg be appointed guardian pendente lite of the Def't Sidney Cooper who admits service of copy & [illegible] it is further ordered that publication be made in the Raleigh Register six weeks for the Defendant James Cooper & Newton Cooper to appear at the next term to answer on demur and that copies of this petition & sale power issue to the other defts.

Ordered by the court that John W. Martin be allowed the sum of fifty dollars for expenses incured in a trip to Richmond by a former order of this court.

Saturday May the 30th present
Geo. H. Hamilton, Esqr
J. P. Waugh, Esqr
S. C. Waugh, Esqr
H. H. Rollins, Esqr

The following jurors were sworn for the August term 1863 to wit:
James Bouldin, Samuel Landrith, Elija Blevins, Milton Kilby, Edmund Blackburn, Benja DeBord, William Stuart, Elija Phipps, Andrw. J. Pierce, Reason Plummer, Hugh S. Ballow, A. M. McMillan, Eli Miller, Eli Ham, Stephen Miller, Asa Weaver, Jacob Goodman (Sen), Eli Franics, James Burkett, Benja. Phipps, Larkin Roten, Philip Shuler, Joshua Sturgill, William Richardson, Stephen Pennington, Newel Stuart, Reuben C. Faw, John S. Ashley, Wm. Tailors.

July Term 1863

State of North Carolina
Ashe County

On the 6th day of July, 1863, the following justices of the peace, to wit: H. H. Rollins, N. C. Waugh, & William Weaver, Esqrs. Met at the office of the county court at the court house in Jefferson and granted David Smith, Esq. Special letter of administration on the estate of Hugh Smith (dec'd) it appearing that said estate is in such situation as to require the immediate care of some person, the said special administration is required to give bond and security in the sum of ten thousand dollars. Bond filed with Evan McCarroll security. And the said Administrator qualified according to law and it is further ordered that the said special administrator take in to his posession the said estate until next term of this county court and that he expose to sale the horses, hogs, sheep & cattle and also its grain and meet in hand.

State of North Carolina
Ashe County
July 25th A.D.1863

H. H. Rollins, & S. C. Waugh met at the office this day and granted special letters of administration to Tarlton Woody on the estate of N. C. Woody (Decd) the said Tarlton Woody field bond for the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars with J. E. Foster Security.

August Term 1863

State of North Carolina
Ashe County

Be it remembered that at a court of Please and Quarter Sessions held for the county of Ashe at the court house in Jefferson, on the 4th Monday in August, A. D. 1863 it being the 24th day of said month the following justices of the peace were present and holding said court. To wit.

George H. Hamilton, Esq
John Reves, Esq.
David Worth, Esq.

The following good and lawful men were drawn as Grand jurors for said county.

Hugh L. Blevins Wm. Taylor Eli Miller
Riley Blevins Elija Blevins Rezin Plummer
James Bowlin A. N. McMillan Robert Gambill
Benjamin Phipps Larkin Roten Jacob Goodman
Wm. Richardson Jonas Burkett Benjamin DeBord

Original Pannell

John S. Ashley Milton Kilby Stephen Miller
Eli Ham Newel Stewart Stephen Pennington
Jesse Black

Sheriff renewed his bonds under the act of assembly.

Ordered by the court that James Parks and Thos. Edwards be appointed to settle with David Whitehead, Exec. Of David Hill, (Dec'd)

Ordered by the court that all such persons white & black be appointed to work roads from Jefferson to sixty years of age.

Ordered by the court that Geo. Ketcham be appointed overseer of the road from Flint Hill to the corner of John Reves, filed and all hands to work on the road bounds from fifteen to sixty.

Ordered by the court that F. W. Scott be appointed overseer of the road from John Reves field tot he top of the mountain and all the hands in the usual bounds liable to work from 15 to 60 years of age.

State
v
David Tucker and others
Wm. Taylor & David Tucker bound for the appearance of Def't Tucker in the sum of $100.00.

Ordered by the court that Elihu Weaver, James Sapp, Esqr. & Abraham Ham be appointed to settle with Stephen Elliott admr of Jackson Elliott, Dec'd and report to the next term of this court.

Evaline Long, Exparte. Petition for year's allowance. It is ordered by the court that John W. Martin, Esq. Wiatt Rose & F. W. Scott to lay off and allot to pet. Her year's allowance out of the personal estate of her dec'd husband.

Evaline Long
v
Heirs of E. C. Long, Dec'd
Pet. For her dower. Ordered by the court that John W. Martin, Wiatt Rose, F. W. Scott, Adam Sheets & John Sheets free holders be appointed commissioners to lay off & allot to pet. Her dower out of the lands of her (Dec'd) Husband, E. C. Long.

Emely Houck, Exparte. Pet. For years allowance. Ordered by the court that John Miller, Esqr. Adam Lowman, Geo. Bower & Uriah Boggs be appointed commissioners to lay off & allot to Pet. Her year's allowance out of the estate of her dec'd husband David Houck.

Emely Houck
v
Heirs of David Houck
Pet. For Dower. Ordered by the court that J. B. Miller, Adam Lowman, Geo. Bower, Uriah Boggs, & Fred. Severt, Jun. Free Holders be appointed com. To lay off and allott to Pet. Her dower out of all the lands of her dec'd husband David Houck.

Ordered by the court that Newel Stewart be appointed administrator of the estate of David May, deceased & that he entere into bond in the sum of one thousand dollars Bond filed with David Smith & Thomas Hensley security & he qualified according to law, sale of all personal property ordered.

The last will and testament of Jesse B. Reves, dec'd was duly proven in open court by the oath of Jacob Konce one of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be registered.

A majority of the justices being present.

Ordered by court that a claim of one hundred & thirty eight dollars & 50 cts. Due to Lieut. William A. Sttewart be allowed him to be paid out of the funds of the county & that Lieut. Stewart be requested to [illegible] to collect the same from the Confederate government & refund it to the county.

George W. Bradly, Admr.
v
The heirs at law of Samuel Cooper, dec'd.
Pet for sale of lands.
It appearing that publication has been duly made for & notice joined on all the defendants & they failing to appear it is orderd that judgment proconfisco [sic] be entered against them. It is further orderd that the said admr. Procede upon the premises after due advertisement to sell the land mentioned in the pet. On a credit of six month & the funds when collected may be assets in his hands to pay debts & charges against the estate.

It is ordered by the court that a settlement [illegible]. Returned made with Mis. A. C. Bower, adminx of Coln. George Bower Dec'd committee heretofore appointed be confirmed.

Tuesday 25th Present George H. Hamilton, David Worth & James P. Waugh, Esqrs.

The last will and testament of Mary Miller was duly proven in open court and ordered to be recorded. Q. F. Neal executor within named was duly qualified according to law.

It appearing to the court that L. Caroline Smith the executrix of Hugh Smith, Dec'd who alive qualified at the last term of this court has died & James Wagg one of the Executors therein named appeared in open court and qualified according to law.

Jurors for the Superior Court: To wit

David Graybeal
Linear Graybeal
C. R. Phipps
Clisby Edwards
Mathew Carson, Esq.
John Eldreth, Esq.
Alexander Jones
Joseph Hardin
John F. Greer
James M. Privett
F. M. Scott
James C. Hartzog
R. T. Hardin, Esq.
John Reves, Esq.
Daniel Bear
Wm. Pennington
David Burkett
Eli Graybeal
Wm. Senter
Jacob Blevins
St. Leger Brooks
John Duvaul, Esq.
John W. Martin, Esq
Joseph Stewart
Wm. R. Colvert, Esq
Coln. Andrew McMillan
John Baker, Esq.,
John Orsborne, Esq.
N. H. Waugh
Enoch Orsborne
Noah Weaver
Thomas Wayman
Wm. B. Smith
Joshua Baker
Joshua Sturgill
Thomas Calloway
Jurors for the County Court

Hugh Bare
Greenberry Phipps
Wilborn Thompson
J. B. Coldiron
Douglas Pennington
Jacob Black
Reuben C. Faw
Parman Houghes
Robert Phipps
James Johnson
Michael D. Miller
Charles Lewis
J. B. Sheets
Edward Blevinvs
Abram Ham
Wilborn Elliott
Joshua Cox, Jr
Andrew Hawthorn
Sol. Blevins
William Howell
Joseph Richardson
E. C. Hartzog
Jordan Sheets
Andrew Lorance
Jery Miller
James Woody
Wm. Calhoun
Jackson Stewart
Eli Graybeal
Daniel C. Jones
Wm. H. Gentry
Gideon Lewis, Jr.

Ordered by the court that John S. Ashley be appointed overseer of the road in room of Andrew Duvaul same road with all the hands from 15 to 60 years old.

Ordered by the court that Alexr. Wiatt be appointed overseer of the road from the town of Jefferson to John Dickson's with all the hands from the age of 15 to 60 years old.

Ordered by the court that James P. Waugh & Quincy F. Neal be appointed to settle with Allen Perkins, admr. Of the estate of Elizabeth Maxwell, Dec'd

Ordered by the court that the sheriff summons a jury to lay off a road from the public road leading from Jefferson to Wilkesboro to E. C. Bartlett's farm known as the Haris place.

Ordered by the court that Alfred Bear be allowed $3.20cts. Over charged state tax.

Ordered by the court that Jeremiah Miller be allowed same as above.

Ordered by the court that John Severt be allowed $1.80 over charged state tax and $45 cts. County tax tick for county part [illegible].

Ordered by the court that Sanders Burgess be allowed $3.80 cts over charged state tax & 70 cts county tax.

Ordered by the court that Geo. E. Miller be allowed $8.00 over charged as state tax & $4.04cts. County tax.

Thursday the 27th present: William Weaver, J. W. Martin, & S. C. Waugh, Esqrs.

Ordered by the court that Bidda Sturgill be appointed administratrix on the estate of William Sturgill (Dec'd) and that she enter into bond in the sum of four hundred dollars. Bond filed with William Weaver, security.

Ordered by the court that A. J. Vanoy be appointed overseer of the road in room of J,. M. Rigsby, same hands and bounds from the age of 15 to 60 years of age.

Ordered by the court that John Stevens be appointed overseer of the road in room of James Lathem, same road with all the hands in the former bounds from the age of 15 to 60 years old.

Ordered by the court that Eli Graybeal be appointed overseer of the road in room of John Graybeal same road with all the hands in the old bounds, from the age of 15 to 60 years.

Ordered by the court that Jesse Sapp be appointed overseer of the road in room of Levi Johnson same road with all the hands in the bounds from age of 15 to 60 years old.

November Term 1863

State of North Carolina
Ashe County

Be it remembered that at a court of Please and Quarter Sessions held for the county of Ashe at the court house in Jefferson, it being on the 4th Monday of Nov., A. D. 1863, it being the 23rd day of said month the following justices of the peace were present and holding said court.

George H. Hamilton, Esqr
David Worth, Esqr
C. R. Philips, Esqr

The following good and lawful men was drawn as grand jurors.

J. B. Sheets James Woody William Howell
Jordan Sheets Welborn Thompson E. C. Hartzog
Welborn Elliott Andrew Hawthorn Douglass Pennington
Charles Lewis Joshua Cox R. C. Faw
Greenberry Phipps

The Original Pannel

Jackson Stewart James Jackson Hugh Bear
J. B. Coldiron M. D. Miller Jacob Black

Ordered by the court that David Dickson be appointed overseer of the road from William Weaver's to the Deep Ford below Joseph Wallises with the following hands: George Chambers, Sol. Chambers, John Eller, John Graybeal, Eli Francis

Ordered by the court that Elihu Weaver and James Sapp be appointed to settle with John Eldrith the estate of Wm. H. Perry.

Ordered by the court that S. O. Edwards be appointed administrator of the estate of James Dickson, Dec'd, that he enter into bond in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars bond filed with S. B. Cox & Jesse McMillan security.

[Illegible] Dickson, exparte. Petition for year's allowance.
Ordered by thecourt that Jesse McMillan, Esq. & Drury Halsey [illegible name] Robert Gambil, [illegible name] be appointed to lay off out [illegible words] year's allowance out of the estate of James Dickson (Dec'd).

The last will and testament of Basil Perry was duly proven in open court by the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded. Admr. John Eldridge, Esqr the executor named therein also qualified as the law directs.

Ordered by the court that Wm. Turner be appointed guardian of Caroline Turner & that he entere into bond in the sum of three hundred dollars.

Ordered by the court that John S. Forster and Joseph Hudler be appointed to settle with Levi Barker admr. Of James [Blank] deceased and report to the next term of this court.

On motion it is ordered by the court that a sale be secured upon Jesse Wadkins returnable to show cause why his bond and indenture given as a ward of Caroline H[rest of entry illegible].

Upon motion it is ordered by the court that capias issue for Alexander Colvert and Calvin Colvert commanding the sheriff bring them into court instant that they may be bound.

Ordered by the court that Dr. A. B. Cox be allowed to list his taxable property for the year 1862.

State
v
Nancy Coldiron
Debt. Submits
Ordered by the court that E. F. Foster & Q. F. Neal be appointed to settle with Andrew. Dickson, Admr. Of James Dickson (Dec'd).

Daniel Blevins, Admr, William Blevins, James Blevins & Elizabeth Blevins, Exparte
Pet for the sale of [illegible] lands of Wm. B. Smith & Mrs. A. C. Bowen.
All the parties being before the court and joining in the [illegible] of the sale. It is ordered by the court that the Admr. Daniel Blevins proceed to see the iron ore interest of Coln. Daniel Bleivns, Dec'd, in the above named property upon a credit of six months and that the proceeds thereof be assets in his hands.

Ordered by the court that R. T. Hardin be appointed administrator of the Estate of W. P. Hardin & that he enter into bond in the sum of one thousand dollars. Bond filed with Geo. H. Hamilton security & was duly qualified.

State
v
Edward McComack?
Submits. Fined three dollars.

Ordered by the court that Wm. Turner be appointed overseer of the road from Andrew McMillan's meadow tot he county road leading from Douglass Dickson's in room of Jackson Brown with the same hands.

Tuesday 24th Court met accordng to adjournment present:
Geo. H. Hamilton, Esqr
David Worth, Esqr
S. C. Waugh, Esqr

Geo. H. Hamilton, Chairman of the court
v
Jesse Watkins
Sifa to show cause why his indenture in the binding of Caroline Herbbert should not be recinded.

Jesse Watkins comes into open court and surrenders his appointment Caroline Hubbert. It is therefore ordered by the court that the indenture of the said Jesse Watkins be and the same is hereby recinded. It is further ordered by the court that Elizabeth Hubbert the mother of Caroline Hubbert be p[illegible] to [illegible] her daughter.

State
v
David Tucker
Bound to appear at May Court. Gives for security J. E. Foster for the sum of fifty dollars.

State
v
Nathan Phillips
Bastardy. Motion to quench motion. Overrulled upon an appeal to the next superior court, enteres into bond in the sum of two hundred dollars.

State
v
Geo. Oliver
N. B. Ballow witness for the state called and failed. Judgment ni si. Si fer to jure

Ordered by the court that Wilborn Thompson be appointed guardian of Elizabeth Stitt, Jacob Stitt minor heirs of Jacob Stitt, Dec'd.

Ordered by the court that Jesse Ray be appointed overseer of the road in room of John Hardin, the same road and hands form the age of 15 to 60 years.

Ordered by the court that James Johnston, Sen. Be appointed overseer of the road in room of A. B. McMillan, same hands all the hands from age of 15 to 60 years of age.

Ordered by the court that the report of the settlement with Daniel Whitehead, Exr. Of David Hill be confirmed and that he be allowed five per cent commission.

Ann Smith, exparte. Pet. For years allowance. Report confirmed admr to pay the cost.

Ann Smith
v
Heirs of Daniel C. Smith
Pet for dower. Report confirmed, admr. To pay the cost.

E. C. Bartlett
v
J. P. Waugh
Pet. For cart way. Report confirmed.

Phebe Rorark
v
Heirs of Ephrm. Rorark
Pet. For dower. Report confirmed. Pet to pay the cost.
Emily Houck
v
David Houck
Pet. For dower. Report confirmed. Admr. To pay the costs

Emely Houck, exparte
Pet. For years allowance. Report confirmed. Admr. To pay the cost.

Special Term December Term 1863

State of North Carolina
Ashe County
At a special term of the county court of Ashe County, Held at the Clerk's office in the court house in Jefferson, on 26th day of Dec. 1863, present James P. Waugh, Saml. C. Waugh, H. H. Bolling, Esqrs. Special letters of administrator was granted to Joseph Bryant upon the estate of Noah Weaver, (Dec'd) upon giving bond in the sum of one thousand dollars and the said admr. Shall collect and take into his possession of the estate of the said dec'd and also to expose to sale upon a credit of six months one mare & colt. Bond filed with J. P. Waugh & Q. F. Neal, security & he qualified according to law.

J. P. Waugh, Esqr.
S. C. Waugh, Esqr.
H. H. Rollins, Esqr.