Grayson County, Virginia's Early Orphans (1811-1829)

Grayson Court Orders

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Grayson County, Virginia's Early Orphans (1811-1829)

The following record abstracts were collected from the Grayson County, Virginia Court Order Books by Tracy Farmer McMillon.


Grayson County VA
Court Order Book 1811-1819

Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Margaret Bryant and Joseph Bryant, children of Susannah Bryant of this county to Peter Snider as the law directs.

pg 8 June 1811
On the motion of David Noblett and for reasons appearing to the court it is ordered that Phillip Goines be summoned to appear here at Aug court next to show cause why he has failed to deliver an inventory and render his accounts as guardian for the orphans of Lazurus Denney desceased.

pg 19
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind William Kee and Arthur M. Kee orphans in this county to John Corner ? as the law directs.

pg 22
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Jack Melton a poor child in this county to James Farmer as the law directs.

Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Nancy Melton a poor child in this county to Samuel Moody as the law directs.

Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Susanna Swinney a poor child in this county to Shadrack Roberts as the law directs.

pg 24 Oct 1811
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Beedy Durnell a poor child in this county to Benjamin Chance as the law directs.

pg 58 Aug 1812
Ordered the the overseers of the poor bind Beedy Durnell a poor orphan in this county to Benjamin Chance according to law.

Grayson County Court Orders
1819-1825

pg 3, May Term 1819
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Andrew Farmer a poor child in the county to Alexander Cox as the law directs.

pg 14 Aug 1819
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Laurany Hill a poor orphan in the county to Robert Smith as the law directs. Nancy Roten same to Enoch Cox, Elizabeth Roten same to Thomas Davis and Timothy Roten same to Timothy Murphy.

pg 27 Sept 1819
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Elizabeth Roten a poor child in this county to John Vaughn as the law directs.
pg 112 March 1821
Robert Hill is assigned guardian of James R. Patton an orphan in this county.

pg 118 June 1821
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Thomas Leonard and William A. Leonard orphan children in this county to John K. Cunningham as the law directs. And, James Wright, another orphan, to Eli Cook as the law directs.

pg 161 Feb 1822
William Henson an orphan in this county came into court and chose John Henson his guardian whereupon the said John came into court and entered into bond with security according to law.

Grayson County Court Orders
Grayson County Court House, Independence, VA
1826-1832

pg 123 Jan 1828
Overseers of the Poor vs John Brewer
His appearance at this court to answer the complaint for being the father of a bastard child of which Elizabeth Roark has lately delivered. Which said Elizabeth hath since making of the complaint in this cause intermarried with Berry Hicks. John Brewer enter into a recognisance himself in the sum of $100.00

Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Nathan Taylor a poor boy son of Patsy Taylor to Solomon Osborn as the law directs.

pg 124
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Freeby Taylor a poor girl, daughter of Patsy Taylor to Enoch Osborn as the law directs.

Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Benjamin Taylor a poor boy son of Patsy Taylor to Zachariah Osborn as the law directs.

Pg 127 Feb 26 1828
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind James Taylor, son of William Taylor to Enoch Osborn as the law directs.

Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Pheribo (?) Taylor, a poor girl daughter of Simeon Taylor descd. to Enoch Osborn as the law directs.

pg 130 March 25 1828
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind William Roberts son of John Roberts to William Bonham as the law directs.

pg 154 July 15 1828
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Meredith Vaughn, a poor child to Spotswood Jones as the law directs.

pg 159 July 16 1828
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Wilson Farmer a poor boy to Alexander Cox as the law directs.

pg 166
Joshua Cox is assigned by the court guardian for Uphamey Duglas orphan whereupon by endered into bond with approved security accordingly.

pg 168 Aug 20 1828
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Delila Hicks an orphan girl to Thomas Baldwin as the law directs.

Ordered that the overseers of the poor in this county bind Alfred Goens a free boy of culler to Samuel Cox Jr as the law directs.
pg 171
The Overseers of the poor vs James Ballard Appeared to answer the complaint for being the father of a bastard child of which Mary Quesenberry was lately delivered. Found to be the father and ordered to pay sum of $50.00.

pg 173
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Stephen Taylor a poor boy to Andrew Osborne as the law directs.
pg 177 Oct 21 1828
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Valentine Cox a poor child to Henry Webb as the law directs.

pg 187 Jan 20 1829
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Rice Schooler to James Anderson as the law directs.

For reason appearing to the court it is ordered that the indenture entered into between the overseers of the poor and Spotswood Jones for binding Meredith Vaughn be annulled and the overseers are ________ to bind the said Vaughn to some other person.

pg 192 March 16 1829
For reason appearing to the court it is ordered that Elijah Harris be summoned to appear before the court to show cause why the order for binding Alfred Boyd a poor child to him may ______ ________ rescinded.

Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Valentine Lambern (?) a poor boy to Henry Webb as the law allows.

pg 201 May 1829
For reasons appearing to the court, the overseers of the poor are authorized to counsel the indenture entered into between them and John W. Carrico for the binding of Uriah Ward.

Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Arena Brown poor child of Lydia Brown to Anne Cox, Zephariah another child of said Lydia to Dewey Robinson, and Elizabeth Richardson a poor child of Nancy Richardson to George W. Cloud as the law directs.

pg 203 June 15 1829
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind William Stuert a poor boy of culler to Preston Hail as the law directs.

pg 212
Overseers of the Poor vs John Brewer Ordered to pay $20 for the support of a bastard child of which Elizabeth Rowark was delivered and the cost of this motion.

pg 219 July 20 1829
Overseers of the Poor VS Andrew Osborne Ordered to pay $50 for the maintenance of the bastard child of which Margaret Cox was delivered.

pg 220
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Azuriah Lyon son of Nancy Lyon to Samuel Lundy as the law directs.

pg 222 Aug 7 1829
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Elizabeth Jackson and Henry Jackson children of Henry Jackson to Joshua Hanks Sen as the law directs.

pg 234 Oct 19 1829
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Polly Bennet and Esther Bennet poor children of Thomas Bennet to Enoch Moore as the law directs.

pg 343 (really 243, pgs misnumbered from this point) Jan 18 1830
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Smith Taylor a poor child of Patty Taylor in this county to Felix Osborne as the law directs.

pg 393 May 1830
On motion of William Hill who was bound apprentice to Joel Stone and with consent of said Stone and said Hill, is released from the indenture entered into with said Stone and said Stone is released from all future responsibility by reason of said indentures.

pg 416 Sept 20 1830
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Joshua Stoneman a poor boy of James Stoneman to Rueban Branscom as the law directs.

Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Peggy Stoneman a poor girl of James Stoneman to John Mooney as the law directs.

pg 362 Aug 23 1831
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind a free boy of color name William Stuart to Preston Hail as the law directs.

pg 490 Nov 28 1831
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Lucretia Longwith a poor girl to James Worrell as the law directs.

Court Orders
1826-1832

pg 17, April 1826
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Uriah Hiatt an orphan to Enoch Moore according to law.

pg 41, Aug 1826
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Benjamin Bond a poor child in this county to Joshua Nester as the law directs.

pg 47, Sept 1826
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind John South a poor child in this county to David Garrison as the law directs.

pg 51, Oct 1826
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Meredith Vaughn a poor child in this county to Spotswood Jones as the law directs.

pg 67, Feb 1827
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind James Simcock, son of John, to Joshua Stoneman as the law directs.

pg 67, Feb 1827
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Adam Pucket (?) son of Penney Puckett to John Pucket Jr as the law directs.

pg. 92, July 1827
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Malinda Woods, a child of Sally Woods to Joshua Cox as the law directs, and James Woods another child of the said Sally Woods to Thomas Baldwin Esq as the law directs.

pg 116, Nov 1827
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind Elney Evans a poor girl to John Cox as the law directs.

pg 119, Dec 1827
Ordered that the overseers of the poor bind James Pinion a poor boy to George W. Cloud as the law directs.

pg 119, Dec 1827
Ordered that overseers of the poor bind Polly Griffee (? Griffen) and Peter Griffe poor children of Mary Griffee to Joshua Hanks Sen as the law directs.

Book 13

pg 266, Sept 22 1856
On the petition of Talitha Bedwell it is ordered that she be permitted to bind her son Felix Bedwell, (who is now the age of 14) to Morville Thomas until he attains the age of 21 yrs.