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The 1811 Grayson County, Virginia Court Order Book


© 1998, Jeffrey C. Weaver, Arlington, Virginia.


January 1811

Ordered that William Kinney and James Farmer be appointed to collect the hands to work on the road of which Samuel Hague be overseer.
Ordered the Court Adjourn till Court in Course.

Shadrach Greear


At a court begun and held for the county of Grayson on Tuesday the 22nd day of January 1811. Present: Joshua Hanks, William Ballard, William Vaughan, & William Hail} G. Justices

A deed from James Hill to James Farmer was further proven by Oohn Coulson another subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Abel Hill to John Coulsen was proven in Court by the subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Frederick Staley & Wife to Daniel Boyer was proven in court by the subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Nathaniel Frisbee to John Farmer was proven in court by John Coulson was Samuel Hague subscribing witness.

A deed from Richard Cole and Sarah his wife to Dudley Hail was acknowledged in Court by the said Richard and ordered to be recorded, and a commission for the acknowledgement and pursuant to the said Sarah together with a certificate of the execution thereof was returned to court and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Samuel Cox and Martha his wife to John Wisman togehter with a certificate of the acknowledgement thereof from the clerk of Knox County in the State of Kentucky was exhibitied in court and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Thos. McMullin to John Kelly was proven in court by Daniel Austin one of the subscribing witnesses.

A deed from Michael Ring to James Wright being heretofore prove in part was fully proven by William Wright another subscribing witness & ordered to be recorded.

Ordered that Daniel Davis be appointed overseer of the road in place of Aaron Lundy, resigned, and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

On the petition of sundry persons, that there may be a road opened from the Isaiah Phipps residence to the Cedar Island ford on New River and praying that an order may be receiving the same. It is ordered that Joseph Young, Samuel Jones, John Hash and Benjamin Phipps or any three of them after being sworn for that purpose do view the grounds ..... of the said road and make report to court of the conveniences and inconveniences resulting to the public as well as individuals by opening the same.

A deed from John Pickrell to Anthony Ballard was proven in court by William Ballard and Asa Ballard subscribing witness.

Ordered that Jacob Noblett be appointed overseer of the road from place of William Bartley resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Ordered that James Livesay be appointed constable in the upper district in this county. Whereupon he entered into bond with John Saunder, Frederick Hail, Jr., said law and surities are qualified according to law.

On motion of Byram Ballard and for a reason appearing to the court. It is ordered that he be appointed from payment of County levy and poor tax in future.

This persons appointed to little the assement of Thomas Stroud as Executor of Hurcules Ogle and made report of the same to Court whcih was ordered to be filed.

The persons appointed to view the ground for propsoed for an alteration of a road on Isaac Greer's land made report that the same was reasonable. It is therefore ordered that the same be opened by the Survey of a said road agreeable to the said alternative.

Ordered that court adjourn till Court in Course.

J. Hawks


February Court, 1811

At a Court begun and held for the county of Grayson on Tuesday the 26th day of February, 1811

Present Joshua Hanks, George Currin, William Ballard & William Hail} G. Justices

A deed from the John Dalton to William Dalton was acknowledged in Court by the said John &OR.

A deed from John Davis and Mary his wife to John Delp was proven in court by William Hail and Stephen Hail subscribing witnesses.

Mitchell Thompson, John Blair, James Anderson, William Cloud, and John A. Grigg, gentlemen who hath been appointed justices of the peace for the county of Grayson by Commission from under the hand of John Tyler, Esq. Governor of the Commonwealth with the seal of the Commonwealth thereunto affixed that day appeared in Court and took the oath of Fidelity to the Commonwealth, the several oaths of office, the oath to supress duelling and an oath to support the constitution of the United States.

A deed from William Hail & Lucy his wife to Dudley Hail was acknowledged in Court by the said William and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Elizabeth Cruchfield to Jonathan Summer was proven in County by the subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.

For reasons appearing to the court. It is orderred that Charles Hunninger be exempted from paying County levy and poor tax in future.

A deed from Isaac Green to Thomas Baldwin Jr. was proven in court by Reuben Greer a subscribing witness.

A deed from William Cloud to Stephen Videte was acknowledged in Court by the said William & OR.

A deed from Joseph Williams to Mitchell Thompson was proven in court by William Cloud a subscribing witness.

A deed from John Jones, Jr. to Isaac Branscum was proven in Court by John Jones, Sen. A subscribing witness.

A deed from Isom Webb to Daniel McBride was proven in Court by three of the subscribing witness & OR.

Also a deed from same to same was prove in Court by three subscribing witnesses & ord. To be recorded.

A Deed from Moses Thomas to Presley Jennings was acknowledged in Court by the said Moses & OR.

A Power of attorney from Isom Webb to Daniel McBride was proven in court by the subscribing witness & OR.

Also a power of attorney from David Reese to John Williams was proven in court by two subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Isaac Branscum to John Scudars was acknowledged in Court by the Said Isaac & OR.

William Cook, Pltf
v
Minitree Jones and Robert Nuckolls, Deft.

Upon a bond taken for the forthcoming of property at the day of sale upon an Execution sent out of this court by the plantiff against the defendant Minitree Jones. This day came the plantiff by his attorney and appearing by the oath of James Anderson that the defendants had legal notice of his motion, they were solemnly called but not appearing. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the plantiff recover against the Defendants the three hundred and sixty-two dollars and fifty-eight cents the penalty of the said bond, but this judgment is to be discharged by the payment of one hundred and eighty-one dollars and twenty-nine cents with interest to be computed after the rate of six percentum per annum from the twenty second day of January one thousand eight hundred and eleven till paid and the cost.

Minitree Jones, Matthew Dickey & George Currin, commissioners for the county of Grayson, Plts
v
Greenberry G. McKenzie, William Bobbett, John Welch, Esau Worrel, David Pierce, William Evans, Defts

Upon a motion for the balace the county levy of Grayson for the year 1809 collected by G. G. McKenzie, as sheriff of said county, This day came the plantiffs in their proper person and it appearing to this court by the oath of John Nuckolls that the defendants had legal notice of their indictment. The Defendants were solemnly called and none of them except the Defendant David Pierce appearing, who was here in his defense.... It is considerd by the Court that the plantiffs receive against the defendants the sum of one hundred and fifty seven dollars and thirty-five and half cents being the balance of the county levy collected by the defendants G. G. McKenzie as sheriff of the County of Grayson for the year 1809 with interest to be computed after the rate of six percentum per annum from the first day of October one thousand eight hundred and nine till paid & costs.

George Smith and Robert Warden being brought into Court for fighting together, and the court having the testimony and the parties' doth order that the said George Smith be fined for the said contempt the sum of five dollars & costs and that the said Robert Warden be acquitted.

Ordered that David Jones be appointed Overseers of the road from Island Ford on New River to the ford of Chestnut Creek towards the Flower Gap in the place of Flower Swift removed and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

On the motion of John A. Grigg, It is ordered that Jonathan Hayes, William Cloud, Mitchell Thompson and John Thompson or any three of them being sworn for that purpose do view the nearest and best way for a waggon road from the Flower Gap to the Patrick line toward Patrick Court House and make report to Court to conveniences and inconvenices resulting to the publick and individuals of the same should be opened.

On the peititon of Sundry persons heretofore presented to Court, it is ordered that Enoch Cox, Jeremiah Wilson, Thomas Davis, and Benjamin Coley or any three of them after being sworn for that purpose do view the ground proposed for a publick road through that part of this county which was added from Patrick. Mark the blazed spurs, and make report to Court the conviencies and inconvenences andas which will result to the public and individuals of the same should be opened.

Ordered that William Ward be appointed overseer of the road from Chestnut Creek to George Ailsworths and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accorrdingly.

Ordered that Drury Hawks be appointed overseer of the road from the top of the mountain at Good Spur to Phillips branch in the room of John Brown and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

On motion of Daniel Davis. It is ordered that Daniel McPherson, Ebenezer Lundy, Stephen South and Aaron Simcock or any three of them after being sworn for that purpose view the grounds proposed for an alteration of the publick road from where John Davis formerly lived and make report.

On account was exhibited in Court by Abram Jones, Sheriff, expences in remaing property taken in Execution Daniel Hicks to Archibald Mosman & Others amounting to $6.50 which was allowed by the court.

Also an account for similiar expenses in Execution, Martin Dickenson v. Philip Gaines for $5 which was also allowed.

Ordered that the sheriff summon the Justices to attend at next court for the purpose of consulting on [illegible] to prove a public jail.

Mitchell Thompson who was summoned to attend court as a [illegible] to declare what he had in his hands or is owing. John Brown, Sr. is ordered to have condemnation house on an attachment at the [illegible] and James Clark. Appeared and being sworn saith his owes the said Brown by note the sum of twenty-one dollars and fifty censts with interest from the 1st September 1809 whcih was condition on so much thereof as will be sufficent to satisfy the judgment heretofore obtained by the said Clark and Coffer vs. The said Brown.

Ordered that Samuel Hague be appointed overseer of the road in place of Annuel Edwards resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly. Present, Matthew Dickey, Jr.

Ordered that the Court Adjourn till Court in Course.

M. Dickey


March Court, 1811

At a court begun and held for the County of Grayson on the 26th day of March 1811.
Present Joshua Hanks, John Comer, Joseph Fields, Matthew Dickey & William Ballard} G. Justices

A deed from Charles Anthony & Elizabeth his wife to Nimrod Newman was acknowledged in court by the said Charles and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Samuel Byrd and wife to William Bird was acknowledgeed in Court by the said Samuel and ordered to be recorded.

Also a deed from William Bird & wife to Samuel Bird was acknowledge in court by the said William and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from John Pearson to William Montgomery was proven in Court by Samuel Gallimore and Joseph Hill subscribing witnesses.

A deed from Isaac Green to Thomas Baldwin, Jr. was acknowledged in Court by the said Isaac and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Zachariah Stanley, Sen. To Zachariah Stanley, Jr. being heretofore proven in part was further proven by Richard Willaims a subscribing witness.

Samuel McClure ??, is commissioned a Justice of the Peace of Grayson County took the oath of fidelity to the commonwealth, the oaths of a Justice of the Peace to support the constitution and the oath to suppress dueling.

A Grand Jury to wit: Joshua Stoneman, foreman; George Ailsworth, Stephen Bourn, Abraham Wright, David Austin, David Noblett, Nimrod Moore, Stephen Hail, William Stone, Charles Rowark, George Canelia, Hyram Wells, John Isom, Charles Anthony, Daniel McPherson, Reuben Green and Richard Lundy who being sworn returned consider of their presentment and after some time returned into Court and made presentments in the following words to wit: "We the Grand Jury impanneled for the County of Grayson do present George Livesay gunsmith of this county for swearing twelve profane oaths on the 26th of January last at the house of Enoch Osborn, Sen. By information of Enoch Osborn, sen., who came voluntarily before us.

Also do present Robert Warden yeoman of this county for committing a breach of the peace by assaulting and biting Samuel Johnson of this county at the house of Levi Dundle, blacksmith, in December last by information of Daniel McPherson and Joshua Stoneman, two of our own body.

Ordered that summons be issued agains the persons presented by the Grand Jury to answer the same.

William Smith, is licensed to practice law in the courts of this commonwealth took the oath of fidelity, the oath of an attorney and an oath to support the constitution and thereupon he is admitted to practice in this court.

George Reeves, Esq. By an instrument of writing directed to the court resigns his commission of Justice of the peace for this county.

James Ogle, & Timothy Dalton, Pltf
v
William Short, Deft.

The defendant being in custory confined judgement by consent of the plantiff for the sum of Fifty- five dollars forty-five cents with interest from the ninth day of July one thousand eight hundred and ten till payment and costs and the plantiff releases the Deft. Out of custody.

Present William Bobbett, John Comer, John Grigg, George Currin, Charles Nuckolls, John Fielder, and William Hail, Gent. Justices.

Ordered that the commissioners of the publick buildings be authoritzed to contract for building a temporary jail and have the same completed as soon as possible.

A Power of Attorney from Abraham Coleman to Abner Jones was proven in court by Daniel Austin a subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.

William Chandler, Pltf
v
Aaron Ritter

The constable having returned his attachment summoned Hyram Wells and Henry Beeman Gannshe; ad the defendant being called and not appearing the plantiff proved his account for the sum of five pounds and six shilling and one penny. Judgement is granted for the same with interest from this day and cost. And the said Henry Bemes appeared and being sworn saith he has in his possession two tubs a flax wheel and six dollars in cash whcih was condemned in this his property of the defendant which was condemded for the use of the plantiff.

Thomas Chambers and Henry White, Gent. Licensed to practice law in the courts of this commonwealth took the oath of fidelity to the commonwealth the oath of an attorney to support the constitution and whereupon they are admitted to practice as attorneys in this court.

A deed from Daniel Coleman is William Conley was proven in Court by the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Garman Ballard & wife to Henry Edwards was proven in court by three of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Isaac [illegible] to John Hounsell was proven the court by John Dalton a subscribing witness.

A deed from Peter Coleman to William Conley was proven in court by William Hardin and Stephen Coleman subscribing witness.

James Ogle to William Short in covenant Robert Nuckolls, Thomas Wilkenson, and Daniel Cody enteres special bail for the defendant and surrendered him in court and the plantiff by his attorney prayed him in custody.

A deed from John Walling to [illegible] to Shadrach Greer was proven in Court by Isaac Greer a subscribing witness.

A deed from Abraham Coleman to John Collins was proven in court by Randolph Collins and Daniel Austin subscribing witnesses.

For reasons appearing to the court, it is ordered that Matthew Dillard be exempted from paying county levy and poor tax in future.

John Smith, Pltf.
v
John Welch

This day came the plantiff by his attorney and therefore came a Jury Pettit, Arthur Fulton, William Fulton, John Pike, Isaac, Greer, Daniel Davis, Stephen Coleman, William C...., Joseph Ballard, Randolph Collins, Jacob Noblett, Thomas Houghley and John Blackey who being sworn to enquire the damages returned them verdict in the following words to wit: "We the jury find for the plantiff and assess his damage as twenty-five dollars ninety-three cents. Whereupon it is considered by the Court that the plantiff receive of the defendant the damages aforesaid by the jurors assessed [two lines illegible]

William Chan...., v. Aaron Ritter, attachemnt, Hyram Wells a [illegible] being sworn saith that he owes the defendant fifty dollars by note payable in a [illegible] equal in saline to the common rate of his land in this county at one dollar and 25 cents per acre, and four pounds of [illegible]. So much thereof as will be sufficient to satisfy the plantiff's judgment is condemned for that purpose.

Arthur Fulton v. Joseph Paton Deft. [illegible] by the plantiff in court.

A deed from Mark Pecison to John Cock was proven by Andrew Cock and John Dalton subscribing witnesses.

A deed from Francis Duerett and wife to John Cock was proven in court by Andrew Cock a S. Witness.

John Bolt, Pltf.
v
Francis Durrutt, Day & Cocks, Defts.

On motion of the plantiff by his attorney and for reasons appearing to the Court commissioners are awarded the said plantiff to examine and take the depositions of William Fearenton?, Nathan Gray, and Jane Gray witnesses for him in this cause to be on also the said plantiff giving the defendants residence of the times and places of executing the same.

The Commonwealth to William Cloud presentment sameto Mitchell Thomson, presentment same to Samuel Porter, presentment.

The sheriff having returned these summonses not executed. It is ordered that new summons be issued.

William Ballard v. Zacheriah Stanley cause thus abates by the death of the defendant.

Philip Gains v. William Caldwell dismissed by the plantiff's attorney.

James Hinson v. George Smith dismissed pltf. Attorney absent.

Matthew Dickey and Joshua Hanks, G.

Ordered that Court adjourn till tomorrow 10 o'clock

William Bobbitt

Wednesday the 27th Court met according to adjournment. Present William Bobbett, John Fielder, Joseph Fields, James Anderson, John A. Grigg} G. Justices.

David Pierce v. James Dunn, case continued.

Thomas Herbert, plantiff
v
John Brown, Deft.

This day came the parties by their attornies and therefore came a jury pettit, Jeremiah Glandson, Daniel Austin, George Keith, Jonathan Bentley, John Pike, Hiram Smith, George Ailsworth, Joshua Cox, Stephen Coleman, Joshua Parker, Thompson Carter and Charles Anthony who being sworn to try the issue joined and having heard the evidence upon their oaths do say that they find for the plantiff and assess his damage to fifteen pounds, sixteen shillings and seven pence three farthings, whereupon it is considered by the court that the plantiff receive of the defendant the damages aforesaid by the jurors assessed with interest from the date hereof till payment and his costs about his suite in this behalf aforesaid.

John Cox, pltf
v
Archibald Moorman, defentant

This day came the plantiff by his attorney and the defendant withdrew his plea and saith nothing in bar or preclusion of the plantiff's action against him whereby the [illegible] thereon against him remaineth altogether recover dins therefor it is considered by this court that the pltf record of the defendant twenty-five dollars five cents the debt in the [illegible] with interest from 19th May 1806 and his costs in this behalf.

Hagar, A Slave, plantiff
v
Frederick Idle, Defendant

This day came the parties by their attornies and thereupon came a Jury towit: John Collins, Timothy Dalton, Samuel Williams, Randolph Collins, Levi Duvall, John Smith, Caleb Bobbett, John Bobbett, Thomas Wilkinson, Libun Coffin, Stephen South and James Livesay who being sworn to by the issue joined and having heard the evidence upon their oaths do say that the plantiff is a slave of the defendant in pleading hath alleged. Therefore it is considered by the court that the writ of the plantiff be quashed.

Memorandum that upon the leave of the last case the plantiff's counsel tendered a bill of exceptions to the defendants evidence whcih was received, signed and sealed by this court and ordered to be made part of the recd of this cause.

A letter of attorney from Stephen Colenman to John Blevins was proven in Court by Samuel Cox and Dillen Blevins subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

Thomas Jenkins, Pltf.
v
Obediah Leonard, Deft

The defendant by his attorney withdrew his plea and confesses judgement for the sum of seventy dollars with interest from the twenty-seventh day of January 1804 till paid and costs.

John Frost vs. John McMullen, continued.

Archibald Mossman v. Charles Anthony, case continued.

Hagar a slave v. Frederick Idol, deft. On motion of the plantiff by her counsel for a new trial, which motion being fully heard was over ruled by the court.

Joseph Evans v. Abraham Burnett, over debt.

Joseph Evans V. John Lextor in Debt, the sheriff having returned that the defendant not found. On motion of the plantiff by his attorney, it is ordered that an attachment issued.

A deed from John Houghy to Joshua Parker was proven in Court by Moses Wells a susbscribing witness.

A deed from Marican Hazlewood to Garner Bryant was proven in court by Samuel Williams as witness.

Ordered that Matthew Dickey and George Curren by appointed to settle with Abner Jones Sheriff for the county levy for the year 1810 & make report to court.

Ordered that John A. Grigg and James Anderson be appointed to settle with the Commissioners of the publick buildings and make report thereof to court.

James Graham to Timothy Dalton in [illegible] Liburn Coffin and Samuel Williams into special bail for the defendant.

Amos Ballard is appointed constable in this county where upon he entered into bond with security and qualified according to law.

Ordered that court adjourn till tomorrow 10 o'clock.

Thursday the 28th Court met according to adjournment.

Present Andrew Cock, William Ballard, James Anderson, John A. Grigg}G. Justices

On motion of Sarah Stanley it is ordered that Charles Anthony, Sameul Amburn, George Canstias, and Roberts Commons or any three of them do lay off and assigned to the said Sarah Stanley her dower in the lands of her late husband deceased in this county and make report thereof to court.

John Bold v. Day, Cock & Durrett, continued for the plantiff.

John Pickrell v. John A. Griff and Martin Dickenson in debt. John Robinson enters special bail for the defendant Dickerson.

Ordered that this county make an inclusive survey for Jeremiah Wilson as the law directs.

James Sage to John Ston to be in chancery, continued.

Present John Robinson, G.

Ordered that court adjourn till court in course.

Robinson


April 1811

At a court begun and held for the county of Grayson on the 23d day of April, 1811
Present: George Curren, John Blair, James Anderson & Samuel McClure} G. Justices

A deed from Lewis Chance to Jacob Alderman was proven in court by three of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Joseph Day to Elias Vansell was proven in court by Jonathan Hiatt and Jacob Clamon subscribing witnesses.

Also a deed from same to same was proven by the same witnesses

A deed from Benjamin Sexton to Abner Jones was acknowledged in court by the said Benjmain and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from William Gallimore to Jonathan Jennings was proven in court by three susbscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Joseph Thornbrough to Ephraim Dunkins and Shadrach Dunkins was proven in court by the subscribing witnesses and ord. to be rec.

Ordered that Robert Nuckolls be appointed to Justice of this county in the place of John Trimble.

A deed from Jonathan Hiett to Edward Bond was acknowledged in court by the said Jonathan & OR.

A letter of attorney from Daniel Wells to Moses Wells was proven in court by Joshua Parker & OR.

Daniel Wells v. Stephen Jones attachment. The constaable having returned his attachment. Executed our [illegible] table and set of [2 lines illegible] Isaiah Phipps a guarnte. And the defendant being called and not appearing. The plantiff by his attorney in fast provided his account for the sum of forty-nine dollars and fifty cents and judgement is gruanted fro the same with interest thereon from this day till paid & costs and order of continutation of the property attached.

John Blair v. Abraham Roten att. Continued.

Ordered that the sheriff summon the Justices to attend the next court for the purpose of laying the county levy.

Court adjourned till court in Course.

G. Currin


May 1811

A Court began and held for the County of Grayson on Tuesday on the 25th day of May, 1811
Present: Shadrach Greer, Joshua Hanks, Joseph Fields, & William Hail} Gen. Justices

The persons following being summoned as Grand Jurors have appeared in Court: Thomas Houghey, foreman, Jonathan Hiett, Thomas Jennings, David Hoggett, Lilai Coffin, David McBride, Samuel Williams, Isaac Branscom, Thomas Johnson, Isaac Noblett, Aaron Simcock, John Meak, Randolph Collins, Thomas Williams, John Williams, Isaac Garrison, Daniel Austin, George Ailsworth, Edward Bird, Byran Ballard and Charles Anthony who being sworn retired to consider their presentments.

William Stamper, Junr. Who hath been appointed a Justice of the Peace for the County of Grayson by Commission from the Governor this day appeared in court and took the oaths prescribed by law for justices of the peace to support the constitution of the United States and an oath to supress duellling. Present William Stamper, Junr.

A deed from Thomas Jessup and Mary his wife to Willoby Blackard was proven in Court by Irwin Montgomery and [illegible] Hiatt susbscribing witnesses.

A deed from John Pearson to Willoby Blackard was proved in court by the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Isaac Jessup to John Vansell being heretofor proven in part was fully proven by Willoby Blackard and William Montgomery subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

The last will and testament of Jacob Coulson, decd, was presented in court and proven in court by Thomas Haughey, and William Farmer, subscribing witnessses and ordered to be recorded.

A letter of attorney from James Ludy to John Johnson was proven in court by Samuel Casey a susbscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.

The Grand Jury came into court and made presentments in the following words, to wit: We the Grand Jury present William Bobbitt, Jr. overseer of the road from Big Reed Island to Little Reed Island for failure to repair at this time by information of Jonathan Hiatt and David Hogget two two of our own body [illegible]. We present Drury Hawks overseer of the road being from Philips branch to the top of the mountian at the Good Spur for suffering the same to be out of repair at this time by information of Libri Coffin and Isaac Branscum of our own body [illegible]

An indictment against William Kelly for an assault ordered a true bill. We present William Kelly laborer for committing adultery with Sally Vincent on the __ day of March 1811 by information of Nancy Kelly who came voluntarily before us.

Also present Sally Vicent spinster for committing fornication with William Kelly on the __ day of March 1811 by information of Nancy Kelly who came voluntarily before us.

Ordered that the overseer of the poor bind Margaret Bryant and Joseph Bryant children of Susanan Bryant of this county to Peter Souder as the law awds.

Ordered that William Kelly and Sally Vincent be summoned to appear at next court and show cause if any they can why information shall not be filed against them for the offences for which they were this day presented and that [illegible] upon the other presentment to answer the same.

Elizabeth Coulson and Jeremiah Coulson, Executor and Executirix of the last will and testament of Jacob Coulson came into court and entered into bond with security and qualified according to law.

A deed from [illegible] Evans to William Edwards being before proven in part was fully proven by Abner Jones the other subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered that the commissioners of the public buildings be authorized to change the contract [illegible] for the purpose of building a courthouse so that the addition expense thereof shall not exceed eighty-five dollars and that the same be paid in November in the year 1812.

A deed from John Stone to Elijah Farmer was acknowledged in court by the said John and ordered to be recorded.

Also a deed from the same to the same was acknowledged in court by the said John and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered that the sum of two dollars be allowed in future for killing an old wolf and one dollar for a young one.

A deed from Abraham Whitworth to Johnson Webb was proven in court by Mitchell Thompson and David McBride subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

Present, William Ballard, Matthew Dickey, Andrew Cock, James McClure, William Vaughan, John Blair, John A. Griggs, James Anderson

An account of all expenses incurred by the court under the authority of any law chargable to the county stateing there same due and all credits owing to said county, towit:

Account of Expenses Incurred
PersonReasonAmount
Isham Goad Kiling one young wolf $2
Isham Goad Killing one old and 1 young wolf $6
Isham Goad Killing one young wolf $2
Isham Goad Killing 1 old wolf $4
Isham Goad Killing 1 old wolf $4
Isham Goad Killing 1 old wolf $4
Elijah Baker Killing 1 old wolf $4
Isaac Greer Killing 3 young wolves $6
Aquilla Greer Killing 2 young wolves $4
Shadrach Greer and John Hichcock Killing 7 young wolves $14
Robert Nuckolls for [illegible] and candles $6.75
James Anderson Coronor inquest for Malone $5
Abner Jones Publick service 1 year $25
William Bourn Publick service 1 year $25
John Kelly Prosecutor for Com.wealth 8 months $60
James Graham Books furnished for the office $91.50
James Anderson 1 old wolf $4
Philip Russell 1 old wolf $4
John Johnson 7 young wolves $14
Reuben [illegible] 1 young wolf $4
William Jennings 2 young wolves $8
John R. Cunningham Keeping Jail 1 year pay Oct. Last $24.50
Samuel McCluer 3 Indexes $4.50
Robert Nuckolls Candles, locks, &c. $3.30
Joshua Stoneman 2 days Surveyors Office $2
John Trimble Jailor 1 year prior to 11 Apl 1811 $10
- To furnish the constables? $400
- Total $741.75

Ordered that the county [illegible] for the year 1811 be one dollar and that the sheriff collect the same from tythe accordingly.

Ordered that the following persons be recommended to the Executive, viz: Lewis Hail, Captain of the Rifle Company in the 2nd Battalion, 78th Regiment in place of David Vaughan resigned.

Charles Rowark ensign in same company in place of Archelous Vaughan resigned

James Anderson, Captain of the Rifle company in the 1st battalion in place of Robert Nuckolls resigned.

Joseph South lietenantn and Burnet Rector Ensign in the same company not yet compleat.

John Snider, first lieutenant in the troop of Cavalry in place of George Keith resigned. Obediah Leonard 2nd Lieutenant in place of John Snider promoted and Meneah Blair Cornett in place of Obediah Leonard promoted.

The Commonwealth to Mitchell Thomas [illegible]

Absent Matthew Dickey, Gen.

Ordered that court adjounr till tomorrow 10 o'clock.

Andrew Cock

Wednesay the 29th court met according to adjournment.

Present Andrew Cock, Joshua Hanks, Joseph Fields, and Samuel McClure} Gen. Justices.

The Commonwealth in William Cloud presentment ordered [illegible]

The Commonwealth v. Jacob Coulson fined abates by death of defendant.

The Commonwealth v. Sam Porter presentment, order now process.

The Commonwealth v. George Livesay presentment the defendant fined for profane swearing three oaths, eighty-three cents each to the use of the [illegible] and costs

The Commonwealth v. Robert Warden on a presentment for a breach of the peace. Ordered that the defendant be summoned to appear at next court to show cause why on information shall not be filed against him in said presentment.

Archibald Mossman, plantiff
V
Charles Anthony, Defendant

This day came the parties by their attorniies and there upon came a Jury to wit: Andrew Welch, William Wyatt, Annual Edwards, Daniel Porter, Levi Dunell, John Baker, Solomon Landrith, William Ward, Daniel Ruth, Labni Coffin, Zachariah Landreth and Robert Warden who being sworn to try the issue joined and having heard the evidence upon their oaths do say that the plantiff hath sustained damages by [illegible] to the amount of forty-five dollars seventy four cents besides his costs. Whereupon a motion of the defendant by his attorney and for reasons appearing to the court, a new trial is ordered in this issue upon payment of the costs of this court.

Sterling Cornett v. Elijah Horton, continued.

Frederick Idle v. Philip Gaines continued

Abner Jones sheriff entered into bond with security for the collection of the revenue of this county for the year 1811.

John Frost v. John McMullin trespass. On motion of the defendant and for reasons appearing to the court this case is continued at his costs.

Solomon Landreth v. George Reeves case. This cause having abated by the death of the defendant and by the consent of the attornies the same is revolved against Jane Reeves the Adminstrator.

William Blakley v. John & Robert Smith, continued.

David Pierce v. James Dunn Carr. On motion of the defendant and for reasons appearing to the court this case is continue at his costs.

John Bolt V. Francis Dunutt, Andrew Cock, John Cock, James Cock, and Joseph Day. From appearance for the defendants, not guilty plea and continued.

Blans Evinters?, v. Thomas Harbert, continued

Joseph Fields v. Solomon Landreth, case continued.

The Commonwealth v. John Allen [illegible] the commonwealth with leave of the court directs a noli prosiqui.

Ordered that Aaron Betts be appointed overseer of the road from Little Reed Island to the Wythe line toward Poplar Camp in place of Christopher Hiett, resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

An inventory and appraisment of the personal effects of George Reeves was returned to court and ordered to be recorded.

The persons appointed to view the nearest and best way for a wagon road from the Flower Gap to the Patrick line towards Patrick Court House made report in the following words: In obedience to the written order to us [illegible] best way for a waggon road to go from the Flower Gap to the Patrick line towards Patrick Court House and do find that a good road may be made without injury of either the publick or private individuals.

On the motion of David Ruth Administrator of the Estate of George Keith and it is ordered that John Fielder and William Vaughan be appointed to examine state and settle the accounds of the said administration and make report thereof to court.

Ordered that Timothy Dalton be appointed constable in the lower district whereupon he entered into bond with security and qualified accordingly.

On application of Daniel Keith a certificate [illegible] obtaining [illegible] administration on the estate of Anne Keith deceased whereupon he entered into bond with security and qualified according to law.

A deed from Abraham Coleman & Charles Ward was proven in Court by Daniel Austin and Ward Ward subscribing witnesses.

Elijah Horton v. [illegible] Carrell chancery, order of [illegible] find having of that cause upon the Bell, answer and [illegible]. It is ordered and directed that the complainants bill be [illegible] and that the defendent Carrell recover of the complainent Horton the amount of the Judgment obtained in the county court of Grayson against said Horton and his costs in the suit expended.

John Blair v. Abraham Roten, attachment, the constable having returned his attachment executed, 2 potts, one cubberd, & other articles and used in the back of the attachment and the defendant being called and not appearing, the plantiff proves his debt for fifteen dollars. Judgment is granted for the same and costs and order of condemnation of the property attached.

An account was exhibited in Court by Abner Jones, pltf. For removing and keeping property taken in execution Alexander Smith, et. Als. Against Isaac Brancum & others amounting to $15.25 cents which was examained and allowed by the Court.

Ordered that court be adjourned till court in course.

Andrew Cock


June 1811

At a court begun and held for the County of Grayson the 25th day of June 1811.
Present, John Robinson, Joshua Hanks, William Hail & James Anderson}Gen. Justices

A deed from Moses Wells attorney in fact for Daniel Wells to Isaiah Phipps was acknowledged in court by the said Moses and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Nicholas Stilwell and Rachel his wife to James Breeding was acknowledged in Court by the said Nicholas and Rachel and ordered to be recorded, the said Rachel having been first privately examined as the law directs.

A deed fron Nathaniel Frisbee to Samuel Moody was proven in court by three subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

The last will and testament of Martin Ring, decd was proven in court by the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from John Davis to John Delp being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by John W. Bourne the other subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.

Martin Dickinson, plantiff
v
Daniel Sheffy, Defendant

Upon a bond for the forthcoming of property at the day of sale upon an execution issued from this court by the plantiff against Philip Gaines. The plantiff produced a written notice and affidavit there on in the words following, to wit: "Mr. Daniel Sheffy: Sir, please to take notice that on the first day of Grayson June Court next being the fourth Tuesday in the month, I shall move said court to answer an execution against you on a bond executed by yourself and Philip Gaines on the on the 9th day of June 1810 for the forthcoming of property taken in an execution issued from Grayson courty myself, against Philip Gaines, on which bond an execution has been already awarded against Gaines.

Wythe County, Virginia, to wit, this day came John Kelly before me, John P. Nye, a Justice of the Peace for said county and made oath that he desired a true copy of the written notice to Daniel Sheffy on the 31st day of May 1811. Given under my hand this 31st day of May 1811, John P. Nye. Whereupon the sum of eighty-two dollars forty-two cents to be discharged with the payment of Forty-two dollars seventy-one cents with interest there to be computed after the rate of six percentum per annum from the 9th day of June 1810 and the costs and execution ordered.

On motion of George Ring and Richard Hail a certificate granted them for obtaining letters of administration in the estate of Martin Ring decd. [illegible] Ring enetered into Bond with Wiliam Hail, Lewis Hail, Dudley Hail and Jack [illegible] their surities and qualified according to law.

Ordered that John Fielder, Elisha Bedwell and Martin Dickinson be appointed to appraise the personal property of Martin Ring decd and make report things to court.

A deed from Michael Ring, & others trustees of Martin Ring, decd to James Walker was acknowledged in court by George Ring and Jacob [illegible] parties thereto.

A deed from Abraham Coleman to Chesley Ward being heretofor proven in part was fully proven by John Austin another subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered that Joseph Ballard be appointed overseer of the road in place of William Hickman, resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Ordered that Dudley Hail be appointed overseer of the road in place of Timothy Rowark dec'd and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Moses Thomas, appelant
v
John K. Cunningham, appendee

Upon an appeal from the judgment of by consent of parties this cause come to be heard and in full consideration thereof the parties being heard. The court are of opinoin that the justices judgment be affirmed. And that this appelate [illegible] of the appelants the sum of five pounds ten shillings and one penny half penny and sevety-two cents being the amount of said judgment with [illegible] to be computed after the rate of ten percentum per annum from the 25th day of May 1811 till payment and costs about his defense in this behalf appended.

On motion of Robert Nuckolls was proven in court the receipt of the clerk of this court for the sum of twelve dollars and fifty cents, a license is granted him to keep an ordinary at his house in Greenville, One year from the first day of May last whereupon he entered into bond with security accordingly.

A list of individual tythes for the year 1810 was proved in Court by Abner Jones, Sheriff, .... allowed only proved by the oath of the said A. Jones.

On the motion of David Noblett and for reasons appearing to the court, It is ordered that Philip Gaines be summoned to appear here at August Court next to show cause why he has failed to deliver [illegible] and under his accounts as guardian for the orphans of Lazrus Denny, deceased.

Ordered that Court be adjouned till Court in Course

J. Robinson


July 1811

At a court begun and held in the County of Grayson on the 24th day of July 1811
Present: George Curran, William Hail, James Anderson, & Charles Nuckolls} Gen. Justices.

An inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of Martin Ring deceased was returned to court and ordered to be recorded.

This last will and testament of Timothy Roward deceased was exhibited in Court, and proven by the oath of William Hail and Lewis Hail susbscribing witnesses there unto and the same is ordered to be recorded and Timothy Roward, Jr. and Charles Rowark executors their named entered into bond with George Ring, Lewis Hail, Francis Hail and Peter Delp their securities and qualified according to law, whereupon a certificate is granted them....

The last will and testament of Jacob Rector, dec'd was exhibited in court and proven by the oaths of Randolph Collins, John Robinson two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and the same is ordered to be recorded. And Jesse Rector and Jacob Hays executors therein named entered into bond with John Robinson, George Currin, and Randolph Collins their securities and qualified according to law, whereupon a certificate is granted them in form.

Ordered that Richard Hail, William Hail and Martin Dickenson so appointed to appraise the personal estate of Timothy Rowark, decd and make report to court.

Ordered that David Cox, John Blevins and James Anderson be appointed to appraise the personal estate and slaves of Jacob Rector dec'd and make report thereof to court.

William Evans, plantiff
v
Absalom Davenport, defendant

Attachment. The constable having returned the attachment executed on one feather bed and other articles mentioned on the attachment. And the defendant being called on and not appearing, the plantiff proves his debt for Nine pounds six shillings and six pence and costs, and order of condemnation of this property attached or so much thereof as will be sufficient to satisfy this judgment.

Ordered that Matthew Dickey, Andrew Cock, William Bobbitt, Sen. Be recommended to the Executive as fit persons to be commissioned [illegible] of this county.

John Martin, Plantiff
v
Andrew Willey, Defendant

The constable having returned this attachment executed on one pott, and summoned John Mooney, a granishee, and the defendant being called and not appearing, the plantiff proved his debt for twelve dollars and fifty cents. Judgment for the same with interest from this day till paid and costs, and order of condemnation of the property attached, and the said John Mooney appeared in Court and being qualified. The Court are of opinion upon his examination that he owes the defendant nothing.

Archibald Moseman, plantiff
v.
Samuel Kelly, Defendant

The constable having returned this attachment executed on one bed and other articles indorsed in the attachment and the defendant being called appeared in court and confessed judgment for sixteen dollars and twenty cents with interest from this day till paid and costs. And order of condemnation of the property attached.

Arthur Parker, appelant
v
John Cock, appelee

Upon an appeal from the Judgement of a justice of the peace given against the appelant in favor of the appelee. The Court on hearing the testimony are of oppinion that the judgment might be revised, and that the appellant recover of the appellee his costs in this behalf expended.

A Bill of Inquisition? was exhibited in Court by John Welsh to stay further proceedings at law on a judgement obtain in this court against him by John Smith which on hearing was granted upon his entering into bond with security in the clerk's office according to law.

Ordered that the surveyor of this county make an inclusive survey for Joshua Stoneman as the law directs.

Ordered that John Williams, Henry Edwards and James Farmer be appointed to allot the hands to work the roads of which William Williams, Samuel McClure and Michael Farmer are overseers.

Ordered that James Anderson be appointed overseer of the road in place of Robert Nuckolls resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

On motion of John Blair, it is ordered that John Williams, Presley Jennings, Philip Beemon and Thomas Patton after being sworn for that purpose do view the [illegible] and best way for a public road from the Goad Spur to the Low Gap in the Iron Mountain and report to court the convenincences and inconveniences resulting to the public and individuals in opening the same.

An indenture between Thomas McMullin of the one part and John Kelly of the other part was acknowledged in court by the said Thomas & John & OR.

William Vaughn commissioner of the Revenue this day produced his account for his services and the court have considered that one hundred days was a requisite for the said commissioner to perform the aforesiad.

Present John Robinson, Just.

Ordered that Court be adjourned till Court in Course.

J. Robinson

August 1811

At a court held at Grayson Courthouse on Wednesday the 21st day of August 1811 for the examintion of Paulser Rimer charged with having on the 12st day of this instant feloneously hidden and stolen one cow the property of Andrew Parks in this county.

Present, Joshua Hanks, James Anderson, John Fielder, John A. Grigg and William Ballard} Gen. Justices

The said Pauler Rimer being brought into court in custody of the sheriff and upon examination denied the charge. Whereupon witnesses were sworn and examined touching the same, and in hearing the evidence the court are of the opinion that it is not sufficient to convict the said Pauler Rimer of the charge aforesaid, he is therefore aquitted and discharged out of custody.

And the Court arose.

J. Hanks

August 1811

At a Court begun and held for the County of Grayson on Tuesday the 27th day of August, 1811

Present, Joshua Hanks, William Hail, Joseph Fields & William Stamper}Gen. Justices

A deed from John Coulson, William Farmer and Prisciller, his wife to James Farmer was acknowledged in court by the said John Coulson and William Farmer and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from William Jessee to Ezekiel Halsey was proven in court by three subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Isaac Gray to Charles Bolt was proven in Court by three of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Nathaniel Frisbee to John Farmer being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by Jeremiah Smith another subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from William Leonard to John Blakley was acknowledged in court by the said William and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Zachariah Stanley to Moses Brown being heretofore proven in part was fully proven bny Jonathan Hoggett the other subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Zachariah Stanely to David Hoggett being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by Jonathan Hoggett the other subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Ephraim Coinman to Isaac Collier being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by James Paushe? The other subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Edward Dillard to William Cloud was acknowledged in court by the said Edward and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from John Crews to John Daniell together with a certificate of acknowledgement thereof from the State of Ohio was exhibited in court and ordered to be recorded.

A grand jury to wit: Ebenezer Lundy, foreman, George Coucheas?, William Davis, Thomas Hunt, Libni Coffin, Jonathan Hiatt, David Haggett, Isaac Branscum, Daniel McPherson, Hyram Wells, and William Stone who being sworn, received a charge and retired to consider their presentments.

An account of sales of property of Martin Ring, decd was returned to court and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Aaron Goad and other legatees of William Dalton to John Dalton was proven in court by Andrew Cock and John Cock subscribing witnesses.

A deed from the same to the same was proven in court by the same witnesses.

A deed from Aaron Goad and other legatees of William Dalton, dec'd to Lewis Dalton was proven in court by the same witnesses.

A dded from Aaron Goad and other legatees of William Dalton, dec'd to Reuben Dalton was proven in court by the same witnesses.

A deed from John Dalton to Bob Hinsley was acknowledged in court by the said John and ordered to be recorded.

An inventory and appraisment of the personal estate of Timothy Rowark decd was returned to court and ordered to be received.

Nathan Chaffin, Plantiff,
v
Aaron Simcock, George Currin, & Robert Nuckolls, Defendants

Motion in a forthcoming case taken upon in execution issued from this court by the plantiff against the said defendant Aaron Simcock. This day came the plantiff by his attorney and at appearing to the court by the oath of Abner Jones that the defendants had ten days previous notice of his motion and the defendants and appearing. Judgment is granted the plantiff against the defendants for the sum on one hundred and thirty-two dollars thirty-four cents. The finally penalty of the forthcoming bond to be discharged with the payment of sixty-six dollars seventeen cents with interest to be compted after the rate of six percentum per annum from the 17th day of May 1811, till paid and costs, and execution awarded and the plantiff's attorney directs a credit of $44.50 paid on the 25th day of October 1810.

Thomas Harbert, Plantiff
v
John Brown, Jr. and Abraham Noblett, Defendants

Motion on forthcoming bond taken upon an execution issued from this court by the plantiff against the defendant John Brown, this day came the plantiff by his attorney and made it appearing to the court that the defendant has by the oath of Abner Jones that the defendant had ten days previous notice of this motion and the defendant being called and not appearing. Judgment is granted the plantiff against the defendant for the sum of one hundred and forty-seven dollars and sixty-six cents into the penalty of the bond to be discharged with the payment of seventy-four dollars and eighty- three cents with interest to be computed after the rate of six percentum per annum from the 13th day of May 1811 till paid and costs and excutcor awarded.

A deed from George Reeves to Joseph Doughton was proven in court by three subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

Joseph Ellett, Gov. Commissioned a Justice of the Peace for the County came into court and qualified to the said commission according to law.

A motion of Jabez Johnson was for reasons appearing to the court & certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of James Wair, dec'd. Whereupon he entered into bond with William Cloud, John A. Grigg, and Abraham Hawks, his security and qualified according to law.

Ordered that James Surat, Mitchell Thompson and Michael Ayhart to appointed to appear the personal estate of James Wair, dec'd and make report to court.

Saml. Landreth, Plantiff
v
Jane Reeves, Adim of Geo. Reeves, dec'd, defendant, in case

This day came the parties by their attornies and by consent this cause if refered to the final determination of William Hail, Abner Jones and Matthew Dickey whose award is to be made the judgment of the court.

On motion of Jesse Reeves and for reasons appearing to the court a certificate is granted him and Martin Dickinson for obtaining letters of administration on the Estate of George Reeves, dec'd whereupon they together with Joshua Cox, Alexander Sutherland, Benjamin Phipps, Zachariah Osborne, Joseph Doughton, Bartholomew Austin and Joseph Fields their securities entered into bond acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $30,000 conditions as the law directs and qualified according to law, to which order William Reeves one of the heirsof the deceaseed by his attorney excepted which was sealed by the court and made part of the record.

William Short, Plantiff
v
Ellis Finley, Defenant

The constable returned this attachment executed on one pole, and the defendant being called and not appearing, the plantiff proves his debt for fifty dollars. Judgment is granted for the same with interest from this day, till paid and costs and order or condemnation of the property attached.

A letter of attorney from Reuben Green to Samuel McClure was acknowledged in court by the said Reuben and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Thomas Jones and Elizabeth his wife to William Carrico, Anthony Wheeler, James Atkins, James Phillips and Peter Carrico, trustees was proven in court by Alexander Atkins one of the subscribing witnesses.

The Grand Jury came into Court and made presentments in the following words, to wit: "We the Grand Jury impanneled for the County of Grayson do present the surveyor of the road leading from Samuel Hague's to the Flower Gap the same out of repair at this time from John Kenneys to the mouth of Elkhorn by information of Thomas Johnson and Reuben Green two of our own body.

We also present Overseer of the road leading from Wards Gap to Poplar Camp the same being out of repair at this time from Big Snake Creek to the mountain by information of John Commons sent for by the G. Jury.

We also present the surveyorof the road leading from the state line to the top of the mountain at the Flower Gap the same being out of repair at this time from Daniel Carlans to the top of the mountain by information of Joseph Ballard sent for by the grand jury.

We also present the overseer of the road leading from Bell Spur to the Double Cabbins then part from Mark Pearsons to the Double Cabbins the same being our of repair by information of Jonathan Hiatt and David Haggett of our own body.

We also present by Drury [illegible] for making [illegible] the publick road leading from the Goad Spur to Grayson Courthouse and continuing from the 25th day of May 1811 till the present time.

Ordered that Lazarus Denny be summoned to appear here on the fourth Tuesday in October to show cause why information shall not be filed against him on presentment of G. Jury for fencing across the Public Road and that summonses as issued against the other persons presented by the Grand Jury to answer the same.

Moses Stamper, Joshua Cox, William Thomas and Zachariah Osborne were appoitned constables in this county whereupon they entered into bond with security and qualified according to law.

John Toney, Plantiff
v
Moses Thomas, Defendant

Jabez Johnson, Mitchell Thompson and Jonathan Bentley enter special bail for the defendant.

Absent Joshua Hanks; Present John Blair, Jr.

Ordered that court be adjourned till tomorrow 10 o'clock.

Joseph Fields

Wednesday the 28th Court met according to adjournment.

Present, Joseph Fields, John Comer, Samuel McClure, & William Bobbett} Gen. Justices

Thomas Harbert, plantiff
v
Alexander Sutherland, defendant

By consent of parties in this cause is refered to the final determination of Matthew Dickey, Abner Jones and Benjamin Phipps, whose award is to be made the judgment of the court.

Thomas Nixon, pltf
v
Joshua Summer & others, defendants

Samuel McClure enters special bail for the defendant, Joshua Summer.

The Commonwealth, plantiff
v
Robert Warden, defendant

Upon a rule to show cause why an information shall not be filed against the defendant on a presentment of the grand jury, made at March Court for an assault. The defendant appears in court and failing to show sufficent cause the rule is made absolute.

The Commonwealth, plantiff
v
William Bobbitt, defendant

On a presentment of the Grand Jury as surveyor of public road, the parties being fully heard, the defendant is excused.

The Commonwealth, plantiff
v
William Kelly, defendant

Indictment for an assault. The defendant being summoned and failing to appear, a capine (?) Is awarded.

The Commonwealth, plantiff
v
William Kelly

Upon a rule to show cause why an information shall not be filed against the defendant for a presentment of the Grand Jury at May term last for adultery. The defendant failing to appear and show cause, the rule is made absolute.

An indenture between John Hays of the one part and Tavner Hays of the other part was proven in court by Caleb Bobbett and Jacob Lineberry susbcribing witnesses.

John Frost, Plantiff
v
John McMullen, defendant

Trespass. This day came the parties by his attornies and the defendant plead not guilty and the judgment entered in the offense is set aside and thereupon came a jury to wit: John Austin, Burnet Rector, James Dunn, Jacob Lineberry, German Ballard, Joshua Cox, Daniel Austin, John Smith, Young Edwards, William Wyatt, Jonathan Richardson and Jonathan [illegible] being sworn the oath to speak upon the issue aforesaid joined and having heard the evidence upon their oaths do say that the defendant is not guilty is in pleading he hath alleged. Whereupon on motion of the plantiff by his attorney a new trial is granted upon payment of the costs at this term, to which [illegible] the defendant exceptd which was sealed by the court and made part of the record.

John Bolt, plantiff
v
Francis Durrett, Andrew Cock, John Cock, James Cock, Joseph Day & John Cock, defendants

This day came the parties by their attorneis and thereupon came a jury towit: Saml Landreth, Jabez Johnson, Moeses Truman, Archibald Mosman, Samuel Moody, Alexander Sutherland, William Williams, Henry Williams, John K. Cunningham, William Ward, Joshua Cox, William Fields and William Fields who being sworn to try this issue joined and having heard the evidence upon their oaths do say that the defendant Andrew Cock is guilty in manner and form as the plantiff against him has complained and they do assess the plantiff's damages by reason thereof to twenty-two dollars and that the other defendants are not guilty in this pleading they have alleged. Whereupon it is considered by the court that the plantiff recover of the defendant Andrew Cock the damages aforesaid by the jurors assessed and his costs about his suit in this behalf.

A deed from Robert Warden to George Curren and George Ailsworth was proven in court by Abner Jones, John K. Cunningham, and Martin Dickenson subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered that Matthew Dickey, David Cox, Joseph Fielder and William Bourn or any three of them after being sworn for that purpose appraise the personal estate and slaves of George Reeves sen. Deceased and make report thereof under their hands to this court.

Joshua Duncan, plantiff
v
Moses Thomas, defendant in debt

The defendant by his attorney withdrew the plea and judgement according to specify and cost.

A deed from James Livesay to Moses Grigg was yesterday acknowledged in court by John Johnson attorney in fact and the same is now ordered to be recorded.

David Pierce, plantiff
v
James Dunn, defendant in case

This day came the plantiff by his attorney and therefore came a jury towit: Charles Anthony, Benjamin Cooley, Jeremiah Cloud, John Franklin, Jesse McClain, Timothy Dalton, William Wyatt, John Dalton, Joshua Parker, Obadiah Leonard, Isaiah Austen and John Lindeberger, who being sworn to assess the damages and having heard the evidence on the part of the plantiff upon their oaths do say they find for the plantiff for thirty-four pounds four shillings and one half penny, with interest from the 5th day of June one thousand eight hundred and eight. Whereupon it is considered by the court that the plantiff recover of the defendant the damages assessed by the jurors assessed with interest as aforesaid and his costs about his suit in this behalf. Present Matthew Dickey, Just.

Joseph Fields, plantiff
v
Jane Landreth, defendant, in case

This day came the parties by their attornies and the defendant plead not guilty and the judgment entered in the office is set aside and therefore came a jury to wit: George Ailsworth, John Trimble, David Noblett, Jesse Newman, Anthony Ballard, Amos Ballard, John Isom, John Stone, Arthur Parker, Joseph Cloud, James Dunn and James Sage who being sworn to try the issue joined and having heard the evidence upon their oaths do say--A juror was withdrawn and the rest from rendering a verdict and discharged by the consent of the parties and the cause continued till next term.

Ordered that the lower Battalion be divided into three districts for the constables and justices, viz: That party lying on the south side of the blue ridge to form one district; That part lying on the east side of the road leading from the Flower Gap to Poplar Camp to form another district and the residue of the Battalion the other district.

Ordered that court be adjourned till tomorrow 4 o'clock P.M.

Dickey

Ordered that the overssers of the poor bind William McKee and Arthur McKee, orphans in this county to John Comer as the law directs.

Ordered that the surveyor of this county make an inclusive survey for David Noblett as the law directs.

Ordered that John Kelly and Joseph Evans, esq. Be appointed to inspect and examine the books and records of the Clerk's office of this county and make report of the condition of the same [illegible] to court.

Ordered that John Blair, John A. Grigg and David Noblett be appoitned to settle the accounts of Philip Gaines as guardian for the orphans of Lazarus Denny, decd and make report thereof to Court.

Ordered that court be adjourned till tomorrow 4 o'clock P.M.

Dickey

Wednesday Court met according to adjournment.

Present Matthew Dickey, John Blair, Charles Nuckolls & James Anderson} Gent. Justices

James Sage, Plantiff
v
John Stone and Jeremiah Stone, Jr., defendants in chancery

On the motion of the plantiff this cause came to be heard on the Bill session of John Stone depositions, affidvaits and exhibits which were read by consent and the parties being fully heard the plantiff in person and the defendants by their attorney. On full consideration thereof the court doth order adjudge and decree that the plantiff be exohonerated from the judgment obtained against him at law by the defendant John Stone in the bill mentioned and that he recover of the said defendant the sum of five pounds with lawful interest from the 25th day of June 1808 and his costs in this behalf expended, to which decree the defendant by his attorney prayed an appeal to the third day of the next Chancery, District Court holden at Staunton which is granted on the defendants entering into bond with sufficient security in the clerk's office on the penalty of one hundred and fifty dollars on or before the [illegible] days.

On the motion of Abner Jones who was security for Libni Coffin and Abraham Stanley as administrator of the estate of Zachariah Stanley, dec'd, it is ordered that the said Libni Coffin and Abraham Stanley be summoned to attend him at October court next to show cause whey they shall not [illegible] security.

Ordered that Court be adjourned till Court in Course.

M. Dickey


September 1811

At a Court held at Grayson Courthouse the 21st day of September, 1811for the examination of Stephen Brown charged with having on the 13th day of this month feloniously stolen taken and carried away six dollars the property of Richard Stokes of this county.

Present, Joshua Hanks, Charles Nuckolls, William Ballard, James Anderson and John A. Grigg} Gen. Justices

The said Stephen appeared in discharge of his recognizance and upon examination denied the charge. Whereupon witnesses were sworn and examined and the prisoner heard in his defense. On consideration thereof the court are of opinion that the same Stephen Brown is guilty of the charge aforesaid and that it ought to be inquired into in the Superior Court. It is therefore ordered that the said Stephen Brown enter into a recognizance himself in the sum of two hundred dollars with his sufficient securities in the sum of one hundred dollars each, condemned for his appearance at the next superior court for this county to answer the charge aforesaid, and that he committeed untill he comply with this order.

Richard Stokes and Fanny his wife, Abner Hunt and Timothy Dalton came into Court and acknowledged themselves to be make to George W. Smith, esq, Lieutenant Governor now exercising the functions of Governor of Virginia and his sucessors to be levies of their respective lands and tennaments, goods, and chattels but to be void on consideration that they personally appear before the Judge of Superior Court to be held in and for the County of Grayson on the first day of the next term and give such evidence as they know concerning the felony which Stephen Brown is accused, and not depart without leave of the court.

And the Court Arose.

J. Hanks


September 1811

At a Court begun and held for the county of Grayson on Tuesday the 24th day of September, 1811.
Present: Joshua Hanks, William Hail, John Comer & John A. Grigg} Gent. Justices

An inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of Jacob Rector, dec'd, was returned to court was ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Nicholas Fouts and Elizabeth his wife to Michael Shuler was proven in Court by James Cornett and John Cornutt susbscribing witnesses.

Also a deed from Silas Peace and Miriam his wife to James Reuben and John Cornett was proven in court by the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded & the commission & certificate returned & OR.

A deed of trust between James Cornett, John Cornett and Reuben Cornutt of the one part and William Hail and Martin Dickenson of the other part was proven in Court by the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Aaron Goad and other heirs of William Dalton, dec'd to William Dalton being one proven in part was fully proven by John Pike the other subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

Also two deeds from the same to John Dalton was proven in court by the same witness and ordered to be recorded.

Also a deed from the same to Lewis Dalton was proven in court by the same witness and ordered to be recorded.

Also a deed from the same to Reuben Dalton was proven in court by the same witness and ordered to be recorded.

Also a deed from Joseph Williams to Mitchell Thompson being proven in part was further proven by Jonathan O'Neal a witness thereto.

Ordered that Willoghby Blackard be appointed overseer to the road in place of John Chance removed and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Ordered that Aaron Goad be appointed overseer of the road in place of William Thornbrough removed and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Ordered that Henry Webb be appointed overseer of the road in place of Samuel Amburn resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

William East came into court and qualified to his commission of Ensign in the militia of the 78th Regiment according to law

A plat and certificate of an inclusive survey made for Zadock Bundy was returned to court by Abner Jones surveyor of this county and the same being examined and compared with the original title papers, the court are of opinion that the same is just and reasonable which is ordered to be certified to the register of the land office.

A deed from Thomas Jones & wife to William Carrico & others trustees, being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by Isaac Moore and Abel Carrico, subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

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

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

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

On the petition of William Stamper and others. It is ordered that Joseph Fields, Jonathan Thomas, Thomas Young and Isaiah Phipps or any three of them after being sworn for that purpose do view the the grounds as proposed for a publick road from Nathan Wards by Joshua Coxes, the mouth of Fox Creek, the mouth of Wilson Creek, Robert Parsons, and to the North Carolina line and report to the court the conveniences and inconveniences resulting to the publick and individuals if the same should be opened.

A deed from Abraham Coleman to John Collins being heretofore proven in part was further proven by John Austin & cont.

Daniel McBride is appointed a constable in the district below the Blue Ridge whereupon he entered into bond with security and qualified according to law.

On the motion of John A Grigg, it is ordered that George Cornelias, Henry Webb, William West and Williamm Harrell or any three of them after being sworn for that purpose view the grounds proposed for a public road from George Cornelias's in this county to the Renfrow Spur at the Patrick line and report in court the conveniences and inconvenices resulting to the public and individuals of the same be opened.

Ordered that John Stoneman be appointed overseer of the road in place of Hyram Wills resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Ordered that Joseph South be appointed constable in the district including the courthouse, whereupon he entered into bond with security and qualified according to law.

The persons appointed to view the grounds proposed for an alteration of the public road from the forks of the road near John Robinson to Point Hope Furnace made report that the same may be altered in manner following: viz: keeping the old road to the river and going on the Island by the first sycamore tree below the old ford and with the old road to John Welsh's field and leaving and old road by soem marked trees to the right hand and with the same to James Sexton's old house by moving about 40 panels of fence to give room for the road and then with the old road to Miss. Rokers and thence along by the side of her apple orchard and down a branch near the mouth and crossing a creek at a place that has been formerly cut out for waggons to cross and with said tract to the town corner of William Bourn's meadow and moving 8 or 10 pannels of fence so as to give room betweent the fence and a clift of rocks and with said road round his meadow until ti comes into the old road again. It is ordered that the surveyor thereof open the same accordingly.

Ordered that John Blevins, William Terrell & David Cox, Jr. be appointed to view the grounds proposed for an alteration in the public road from the ford of New River at James Coxes to Crab Creek and make report thereof to court.

Ordered that Bennet Rector be appointed overseer of the road is a place of John Collins resigned and that he with the hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Present John Robinson, Esq.

Ordered that Court be adjourned till Court in Course

J. Robinson

October 1811

At a Court held at Grayson Court hosue on Wednesday the 2nd day of October, 1811 for the examination of John Allen charged with having on the 21st September last feloneously stolen, taken and carried away a quantity of dried beef the property of Elisha Edwards in the county. Court having been summoned to meet for his examination on the 30th day of September last past but a sufficient number of Justices failing to attend was adjourned from day to day until this day.

Present John Robinson, James Anderson, Charles Nuckolls, William Ballard & George Currin} Gen. Justices

The said John Allen being recognized for his appearance and to answer the charge aforesaid being solemnly called failed to appear and the court could proceed no further.

And the Court Arose

J. Robinson

October 1811

At a court begun and held for the County of Grayson the 22d day of October, 1811
Present: Matthew Dickey, Joshua Hanks, Stephen Fields and John Comer} Gen. Justices

A Grand Jury to wit: Joshua Stoneman, foreman, John K. Cunningham, Stephen Bourn, Jr., Aunnel Edwards, Abraham Noblett, Benjamin Cooley, Daniel Austin, Isaac Barton, William Davis, Thomas Johnson, John Lundy, Lazaras Denny, Jr., John Jones, John Williams, Thomas Patton, Benjamin Phipps and Charles Anthony who being sworn retired to consider their presentments.

A deed from William Long, Sen. To Samuel Long was acknowledged in court by the said William Long, Sen and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Zachariah Stanley to Thomas Johnson, being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by William Williams another subscribing witness, & O. Recorded.

John Trimble is by Abner Jones, Sheriff of this county appoitned his under sheriff during pleasure and there upon the said John Trimble qualified according to law.

Ordered that the overseer of the poor bind Beedy Durnell a poor child in this county to Benjamin Chance as the law directs.

A deed from Nathaniel Landreth to John Wyatt was proven in court by Thomas Baker and William Wyatt subscribing witness.

A letter of attorney from Jonathan Night to William Howell, Jr. was proven in court by William Halsey, Jr. and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Thomas Williams to John Robinson was acknowledged in court by the said Thomas and ordered to be recorded.

For reasons appearing to the court, Benjamin Chance is exempted from paying court levy and poor tax in future.

An inventory and appraisement of the Estate of James Ware, dec'd was returned to court and ordered to be recorded.

Abner Jones, Sheriff enteres his position to the sufficiency of the just. of this county. Present William Hail, William Vaughn, William Ballard, John Comer, Samuel McClure, George Currin, William Bobbitt, Andrew Cock, John Fielder, John Robinson, James Anderson, John Blair, G. Justices.

A deed from Thomas Jessop to John Smith was proven in court by Joshua Stoneman and William Williams subscribing witnesses.

Jacob Collins who was bound in a recorgnizance from his appearance at this court and to keep the peace particularly toward William Evans appeared in discharge of the same. And the court having the said William Evans on oath are of opinion that the the said Jacob Collins be discharged.

The Commonwealth, plantiff
v
Robert Warden, defendant

Pursuant to a rule in case absolute at last term and with express leave of the court, the attorney for the commonwealth filed an information against the defendant to which the defendant plead and guilty and thereupon came a jury towit: William Rankin, Daniel Davis, William Ward, Jacob Hays, Jacob Noblett, Isaac Garrison, Moses Thomas, Obadiah Leonard, John Murphy, William Lyons, Peter Anderson, John Blevins, who being sworn to try the issue and having heard the evidence upon their oaths do say that the defendant is guilty in manner and form as in the indictment against him is alleged and they do assess his fine to thirty-four cents and on motion of the defendant a new trial is granted upon payment of costs.

The Commonwealth, plantiff
v.
Lazarus Denny, Defendant

Upon a rule against the defendant to show cause why an information shall not be filed against him on a presentment of the grand jury. The defendant appeared but failing to show sufficient cause the rule is made absolute.

The persons appointed to settle the accounts of Daniel Keith admin. Of George Keith, Sen., dec'd made a report whcih is ordered to be filled.

A certificate of the qualifications of James Anderson, qualified to be commission of Captain of the Rifle company before John A. Grigg on the 9th day of August 1811was returned, order to be recinded.

Ordered that the following persons be recommended to the Executive for militia officers in the 78th regiment, viz: Abraham Noblett, Captain in the place of Jacob Hays resigned.

Joseph South Lieutenant in place of Abraham Noblett promoted.

Bennett Rector, Ensign in place of Thomas Robinson resigned.

Timothy Dalton, Lieutenant in Capt. Edwards company in place of William McClain removed.

Thomas Young, Captain in place of William Fields resigned

David Cox, Lieutenant in place of Thomas Young, promoted.

Charles Rowark lieuantnant in Rifles company of the 2nd battalion in place of Francis Hail resigned.

Henry Judson, Ensign in same company in place of Charles Rowark promoted.

Lewis Thomas Ensign in Captain Green's Company in place of John Perkins resigned.

John Bird, Jr. Ensign in Captain Bourne's Company in place of James Atkins, resigned.

Arthur Parker, lieutenant in Rifle company in 1st battalion in place of Elisha Swift, removed.

A list of insolvents in the revenue for the year 1811 was produced in court by Abner Jones, Sheriff proven by the oath of the said Abner, examined and allowed by the court and ordered to be certififed to the Auditor of Public Accounts

The Grand Jury made presentment in the following words to wit: We the Grand Jury impanneled for the county of Grayson present John Dalton for profane swearing one oath at this place on this day by information of Abrahama Noblett and Stephen Bourn, Jr. two of our own body.

Also do present Moses Willis of this county, labourer for indecent behaviour towards his daughter Janey on the evening of the 18th instant by information of John A. Grigg, Esq and Joshua Hanks, Est. And William Ward, farmer, sent for by the Grand Jury.

The Commonwealth, plantiff
v
James Livesay, defendant

Upon a bond taken upon condition issued from this court against the defendant. This day came the attorney for the commonwealth and it appearing to the court by the oath of Abner Jones that the defendant had ten days previous notice the indict. Is continued till tomorrow.

Thomas Mace who was bound in recognizance for his appearance at this court and answer a charge of being the father of a bastard child of which Polly Short lately delivered, appeared in discharge of the same and no person appearing to prosecute the same he is therefore discharged.

Ordered that John A. Grigg be appointed commissioner of the revenue for the ensuing year

A deed from Philip Taylor to Daniel Austin was proven in court by Daniel Coley a subscribing witness.

Ordered that court be adjourned till tomorrow 11 o'clock

M. Dickey

Wednesday the 23rd Court met according to adjournment

Present: Joshua Hanks, John Blair, John A. Griggs & George Currin} Gen. Justices

A deed from George Currin to Hugh Currin was acknowledged in Court by the said George and ordered to be recorded.,p> Reeves administrators to James Dunn Attachment continued

A bill of information was exhibited in court by Andrew Cock to stay proceedings at law upon a judgement obtained against him in this court by John Bolt and on hearing the same it is granted on the said Andrew Cock entering into bond with sufficient security in the penalty of one hundred and twenty dollars whcih was done in court.

Andrew Cock, Gen., came into Court and resigned his office as a Justice of the Peace for this county.

A plat and certificate of an inclusive survey made fro Daniel Amburn also one made for Ebenezer Lunday, James Ogle, and Samuel McCluer were returned to court by Abner Jones surveyor of this county and the same being examined and comparied with the original title papers. The court are of oppinion that the same are just and reasonable are ordered to be severally certified to the register of the land office.

The following accounts were exhibited on Count and being examined and allowed was ordered to be certified to the auditor of public accounts, viz:

Accounts Exhibited on Court
NameReasonAmount
Abner Jones as a/c $33.60
Peter Anderson Constable $4.83
Aquilla Blakley Constable $2.52
James Alderson Constable $1.68
William Bourn a/c $17.50
Joseph Cloud constable $2.10
George Harper constable $3
Thomas Anderson Constable $3
Isaac Greer Guarding Sullivan 3 miles to jail $3.60
Solomon Perkins Guarding Sullivan 3 miles to jail $3.60
Timothy Dalton a/c $2.70
Amos Ballard a/c $4.29

Solomon Landreth, plantiff
v
Jane Reeves, Admin of Geo. Reeves, dec'd, defendant

This day came the plantiff by his attorney and the defendant being called came not and the arbitrators tow hom the determination of the matter in difference between the parties were submitted by the Rule of this court at August term last this day returned their award in these words: "In obedience to the within order of court to is decided after hearing the testimony on both sides; do swear, and determine that the plantiff Solomon Landreth recover of the defendant Jane Reeves seventy seven dollars and fifty cents with lawful interest until paid and the legal costs of the suit, done at the dwelling house of Matthew Dickey, esq. On the 10th day of October 1811. In confirmation thereof it is considered by the court that the plantiff recall of the defendant the sum aforesaid with interest as aforesaid and his costs about his suit in this behalf expended to be levided of the goods and chattels of the said George Reeves, Jr. dec'd, in the hands of the said Jane Reeves, the administratrix to be administered.

Lydia Rankin, orphan of William Rankin, dec'd with the approbation of the court made choice of Amos Ballard for ther guardian who together with George Currin his security entered into an acknowledged their bond in the penalty of two hundred dollars with [illegible] according to law.

An indenture between John Hays of the one part and T(illegible) Hays of the other part being proven in part was fully proven by Greenberry G. McKenzie and ordered to be recorded.

Frederick Idle v. Philip Gaines, [remainder of line illegible]

Mary McMullen v. Thomas McMullin, continued.

An account was exhibited in court by Daniel Keith administrator of the estate of George Keith, dec'd and for his services as administrator $14.50 which was examined by the court and proven by the oath of the said Daniel Keith and the same is allowed.

The Commonwealth v. William Kelly, Information

The Commonwealth v. Sally Vincent, Information

The Commonwealth v. William Kelly, Information

The Commonwealth v. Drury Hawks, Presentment

William Blakley v. J.... & Robert Smith, continued

Archibald Mosman v. Charles Anthnoy, tresspass this cause is continued

Joseph Fields v. Solomon Landreth case continued for the defendant

The Commonwealth v. William Cloud, presentment, continued

Ordered that court adjourn till court in course.

J. Hawks


October 1811

At a court held at Grayson Courthouse on the 23rd day of October 1811 for the trial of a slave named Peter, the property of James Sheppard charged with having on the 11th day of this instant feloneously breaking open the dwelling house of Stephen South in this county and stolen therefrom 1 gun, one hat, one great coat, some money &c.

Present, Matthew Dickey, Joshua Hanks, George Currin, James Anderson, Samuel McClure, John A Grigg, William Cloud, Charles Nuckolls, William Ballard} Gen. Justices

The prisoner being placed at the barr in custody of the jailor and thereupon several witness were swoen and evidence touching the charge on hearing the same the court are unanimous of oppinion that the said Peter is guilty of the offense aforesaid, and that he be punished therefore by being branded in the hand in open court and receive thirty-nine lashes on his naked back and that the jailor do immediate [illegible] thereof.

And the Court Arose

M. Dickey


November 1811

At a court held at Grayson Courthouse on Friday the first day of November, 1811 for the examination of John Allen charged with having on the 21st day of September last feloneously stolen, taken and carried away fifty pounds of beef the property of Elisha Edwards of this county.

Present: John Robinson, John A. Griff, George Currin, Charles Nuckolls, and James Anderson} Gen. Justices

The said John Allen appeared in discharge of his recognizance and upon examination denied the charge. Whereupon witnesses were sworn in a [illegible] touching the same and the same John Allen heard in his defense. On full consideration thereof the court are of oppinion that the evidence is not sufficient to convict said John Allen, Jr. for the charge aforesaid. He is therefore discharged.

And the Court Arose

J. Robinson

November 1811

At a Court begun and held for the county of Grayson Tuesday the 26th day of November, 1811

Present: Matthew Dickey, George Currin, Joshua Hanks, Joseph Fields, William Ballard, & Joseph Elliott} Gen. Justices

A deed from John & Joseph Walling to Shadrach Greer was proven in court by Aquilla Greer a subscribing witness.

A power of attorney from Francis Cornelius and Susana Cornelius to George Cornelius was proven in court by Isaac Morris and Nancy Cornelius and ordered to be recorded.

Thomas Baldwin, Jr. to John Albert attachment, continued.

Libni Coffin, Jr. v. John Albert, attachment continued.

John Smith v. John Albert, attachment, continued

A deed from Stephen Coleman to Philip Kerby was proven in Court by James Anderson and Robert Nuckolls subscribing witness.

A deed from Samuel Cary to George Moore was proven in court by three subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from David May to Moses Hill was acknowledged in Court by the said David and ordered to be recorded.

An account was exhibited in Court by Robert Nuckolls jailor amounting $16.90 cents which was examined and allowed and ordered to be certified to the Auditor of Public Accounts.

On the motion of the Heirs of Lazarus Denny, dec'd, it is ordered that Philip Gaines guardian of the said heirs be summoned to appear at the next court to shew cause why an attachment should not be issued against him for a contempt to the court for disobeying an order of the county court made at August term last notice being proven that he had notice of said order.

An account was exhibited in Court by Joseph South, Constable, which was examined allowed and ordered to be certified to the auditor of Public Accounts.

Moses Thomas v. John Albert, attachment, continued.

John Mill v. Moses Willis, attachement, dismissed for plantiff & cost

John Williams v. John Albert, attachment continued

William Allen who was bound in a recognizance for his appearance at this county and in mean time to keep the peace towards all the commonwealth's citizens and more especially towards Elisha Edwards appeared in discharge of the same., and hearing the evidence as well as the said William Allen as the commonwealth. The court are of oppinion that the said William Allen be bound heretofore the sum of one hundred dollars with two securities in the sum of fifty dollars each considered that the said William Allen keep the peace towards all the Commonwealth's citizens and more especially towards Elisha Edwards, during one year.

William Allen, Robert Warden, and Abraham Hawks came into court and acknowledged themselves to be indebted to George W. Smith, Esq., Lieutenant Governor now exercising the functions of Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and his successors in office as governor: viz the said William Allen, in the sum of one hundred dollars and the said Robert Warden and Abraham Hawks in the sum of fifty dollars each to be levied of their lands and tenaments, goods and chattels in the case of the commonwealth rendered, but to be void in condition that the said William Allin keep the peace towards all the Commonwealth's citizens and more especially towards Elisha Edwards during one year.

Ordered that court be adjourned till court in course.

M. Dickey


January 1812

At a court held at Grayson Court house on Wednesday the 22d day of January 1812 for the examination of Robert Commons charged with having on the first day of February last past taken and stolen three hogs the property of John C. Hiett in this county.

Present, Joshua Hanks, William Hail, James Anderson, Samuel Amburn, & John A. Grigg} Gen. Justices

The said Robert Commons appeared in discharge of his recognizance and upon examination denied the charge whereupon several witnesses were sworn and examined as well on behalf of the commonwealth as the said Robert Commons and the court on hearing the same are of the opinion that the said Robert Commons is not guilty of the charge aforesaid, he is therefore aquitted and discharged from custody.

And the Court Arose

J. Hanks