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Grayson County, Virginia 1826 Court Order Book

Page 1…January 1826

At a court begun and held for Grayson County on Tuesday the 24th day of January 1826

Present: John ROBINSON, Benjamin COOLEY, William BALLARD & Thomas BALDWIN

Jeremiah WRIGHT vs Burrus HAIL motion for money paid by the plaintiff as security for the Defendant on an Execution sued out by Jacob SHOOP. Notice proven and Judgement for twenty one dollars fifty eight cents the amount of the sum paid by the Plaintiff as security for the Defendant on the execution aforesaid with interest from the 28th day of June 1825 till paid & costs and execution awarded.

Jeremiah WRIGHT vs Burrus HAIL motion for money paid by the Plaintiff as Security for the Defendant on an Execution sued out by John COLLINS. Notice proven and judgement for two dollars sixty seven cents the amount paid by the plaintiff as security for the defendant on the execution aforesaid with interest from the 28th day of June 1825 & cost and execution awarded.

Joseph ELLIOTT vs Samuel ALLY & James DICKEY motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution sued out this Court by the plaintiff against the defendant Samuel ALLY. Notice proven and judgement for $5.16 the penalty of the bond to be discharged with four dollars eight & half cents with interest from the 22nd day of November 1825 till paid & costs and execution awarded.

William OGLESBY vs Samuel ALLY and James DICKEY motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution sued out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant Samuel ALLY. Notice proven and judgement for $6.50 the penalty of the bond discharged with three dollars twenty five & fourth cents with interest from the 22nd day of November 1825 till paid & costs and execution awarded.

Page 2…January 1826

James E. BROWN plaintiff vs Willouby MILLER & John EDWARDS defts motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution sued out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant Willoughy MILLER. Notice proven and judgement for $13.38 the penalty of the bond to be discharged with six dollars and sixty nine cents with interest from the 17th day of October 1825 till paid & costs and execution awarded.

On motion of William EVANS who took the oath of an Administrator and together withJoseph SOUTH and William WILKINSON his securities ordered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $200 conditioned as the law directs a certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of Administration on the Estate of Joseph HARMON dec’d in due form.

On motion of Thomas BALDWIN one of the Executors of Drury EAST it is ordered that Eli COOK and John COOK after being sworn for that purpose examine estate and settle his accounts and make report thereof to court.

Ordered that William KSNNSY?, Obediah LEONARD, Thomas BLAIR and Andrew ROBINSON or any three of them after being sworn for that purpose appraise the personal estate of Joseph HARMON dec’d and make report thereof to court.

Page 3…January 1826

The Cousins of the Poor of Grayson County Plaintiffs vs John BLACKLEY Deft on a Recognizance for his appearance at this court to answer the complaint for beay the father of a bastard child of which Rachal RANKIN was lately delivered. The said John BLACKLEY appeared in discharge of his recognizance entered into at last term and thereupon several witnesses were sworn and examined and the parties heard by counsel. On full consideration thereof the court are of opinion that the said John BLACKLEY is the father of the said bastard child and that the same is likely to become chargable to the county and doth order that the said John BLACKLEY enter into a recognizance himself in the penalty of $50 with one or more sufficient securities in the sum of $50 with condition that the said John BLACKLEY pay the said overseers of Grayson the sum forty dollars one third of which sum to be paid on the fourth Tuesday in March next and the other two thirds on the fourth Tuesday in March in the years 1827 & 1828 and pay the costs at the prosecutors.

An indenture of bargain and sale between James WAUGH on this one part and William WAUGH of the other part was acknowledged in court by the said James to be his act and deed and the same is ordered to be certified to the State of Ohio where this land lies there to be recorded.

John BLACKLEY, William OGLESBY and Amos BALLARD came into court and severally acknowledged themselves indebted to John TYLER Esq Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his sucessors for the use of the Overseers of Grayson (in the sum of _____) the said John BLACKLEY in the sum of Eighty Dollars and the said William OGLESBY and Amos BALLARD in the sum of Eighty Dollars to be levied of their respective lands and tenements goods and chattals and to the said Governor, in the time being and his successors rendered yet to be void on condition that the said John BLACKLEY pay or cause to be paid to the Cousins of the Poor of Grayson County forty dollars in the following manner to wit: one third part thereof to be paid on the fourth Tuesday in March next and the other two thirds one on the fourth Tuesday in March in the year 1827 and the other on the fourth Tuesday in March in the year 1828 to indemnify them for the maintenance of the said bastard child.

Page 4…January 1826

Ordered that James TATE and William MITCHELL be exemtest from paying county levy and poor rates in future for reason appearing in the court.

Ordered that all the causes on the docket be continued till next term.

Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in Course. Th BALDWIN

At a Court begun and held for Grayson County on Tuesday the 28th day of February 1826. Present: William BALLARD, John COOK? Jabez JOHNSTON & Thomas BALDWIN Justices

The following deeds have been admitted to record since last Court to wit: A deed fromBenjamin SHINAULT to Johnathan & Elis COOK was acknowledged by the said Benjamin and admitted to record 4th February.

A deed from Martin DICKENSON to John BYRD Senr and Stephen BOURN Jr was acknowledged by the said Martin and admitted to record 20th February.

A deed from Thomas LARTON to Wells WARD being heretofore proven in part was acknowledged by the said Thomas and admitted to record 28th February.

A deed from Charles BOTT & John BOTT to Joseph DAY with the annexed certificate was presented by the said Charles & John and admitted to record 28th February.

A deed from Mathew DICKEY to James DICKEY was proven by Stephen BOURN a subscribing witness 28th February.

A deed from Michael FARMER to William FARMER was proven by Patsey TAYLOR a subscribing witness 28th February.

Enoch COX vs Caleb BOBBITT in ____ Greenberry BOBBITT special bail for the defendant surendered him in Court and is as prayers in custody and afterwards discharged by the plaintiff.

Page 5…February 1826

William OGLESBY vs Thomas WILKINSON & John DISHON motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution sued out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant Thomas WILKINSON. Notice proven and judgement for $22.00 the penalty of the bond to be discharged with eleven dollars with interest from the 27th day of December 1825 till paid & costs and execution awarded.

Milly MORRIS the widow of Isaac MORRIS dec’d came into Court and relinquished her of administration on the estate of her husband and thereupon Jeremiah MORRIS and Pleasant HAINES on their motion to the oath of Administrator and together withWilliam HANKS and Elisha BELLAR their security entered into bond in the penalty sum of six hundred dollars with condition as the law directs whereupon a certificate for obtaining letters of Administration on the estate of Isaac MORRIS decd in due form is granted them.

Ordered that John RAINES, Thomas QUESENBERRY and Elias BELLER or any two of them after being sworn for that purpose appraise the personal estate of Isaac MORRIS dec’d and make report thereof to Court.

Stephen BOURN and Lewis HALE plaintiffs vs Thomas BOBBITT deft motion for money paid by the plaintiff as joint security with the deft to Esau WORRELL forStephen MCKINNEY. Notice proven and judgement for twenty six dollars and seventy cents with interest from the 17th day of May 1824 till paid and costs and Execution awarded pls $2.50 cents 28th May 1825.

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

The persons appointed to view the proposed alteration in the good Spurr Roadreported that they had viewed the same and recommended an alteration between John EDWARD’S and the foot of the mountain which will be of no injury. It is therefore ordered that the overseer thereof open the same accordingly and that the hands ofWilliam HAWKS and William COMBS overseers assist in opening the same.

Page 6…February 1826

Enoch COX plaintiff vs Caleb BOBBITT defendant in case the defendant appeared in court and confessed judgement for fifty dollars with interest from 17th day of August 18_2 and costs.

William CARTER adm of William MOORE dec’d vs EASTS Executors in Chancery on motion of plaintiff by his attorney. It is ordered that Freeman COPLAND & Betsey his wife be made parties defendant in this suit.

A deed from Abner VAUGHN & Keziah his wife to Dennis VAUGHN was acknowledged by the said Abner and ordered to be recorded.

On motion of Jabez JOHNSTON who took the oath of an Administrator and together with James ANDERSON, Zachariah MORRIS his securitys entered into bond in the penalty of eight hundred dollars with condition as the law directs. A certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of Administration on the estate of Joseph JOHNSTON dec’d in due form.

Ordered that Mitchell THOMPSON, Vincent WHEELER and James TATE or any two of them after being sworn for that purpose appraise the personal estate of Joseph JOHNSTON dec’d and make report thereof to court.

Ordered that all the causes be continued generally.

A deed from Abram HAWKS to William HAWKS was acknowledged by the said Abram and ordered to be recorded.

George W. CLOUD who was bound in recognizance for his appearance at this court on a charge of the overseers of the poor appeared in discharge of the same and the said Overseers of the poor not being present. It is ordered that he enter into a recognizance for his appearance at next court to answer the charge.

George W. CLOUD, Abram HAWKS & Charles LEWIS came into court and acknowledged themselves indebted to John TYLER Esq Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the use of the Overseers of the poor of Grayson County in the $150 to be levied of their respected lands and tenements goods and chattels for the use aforesaid. But to be void.

Page 7…March 1826

on a condition that the said George W. CLOUD make his personal appearance before the Justices of Grayson Court on the fourth Tuesday in March next and then and there answer a charge of the Overseer of the Poor of Grayson County for being the father of a bastard child whereof Nancy RICHARDSON has lately been delivered and not depart without cause of the court.

Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in Course. William BALLARD.

Clerks Office March 2d 1826 William P.F. WAUGH vs Zadock WRIGHT in debt. The defendant who is in custody for the want of appearance bail came into the office and confessed judgement for the sum of thirty dollars forty four cents with interest from 5th day of February 1826 till paid & costs.

Clerks Office 20th March 1826 An inventory and appraisement of the personal estate ofDaniel HANNIGAN dec’d was returned to the office and admitted to record.

Clerks Office March 28th 1826 A deed from Mathew DICKEY & John LANDRIETH toDavid FARMER was proven by James DICKEY and Robert VAUGHN subscribing witnesses.

Page 8…March 1826

At a Court begun and held for Grayson County Tuesday 28th day of March 1826.

Present: Abner Jones, Benjamin COOLY, William VAUGHN & Samuel COX Justices

Sharack GREER who is commissioned sheriff of Grayson County came into court and entered into bonds with approved security and took the oath of Sheriff. Oath of Fidelity to the Commonwealth. Oath to sepress Duelling and to Constitution of the United States whereupon the bonds intered into by him are ordered to be recorded.

Shadrack GREER high sheriff having chosen Samuel COX, Ezra NUCKOLLS and James ANDERSON Senr his deputy during pleasure the court being of the pinion that they are men of honesty. Brobity and good demenion they severally appeared in court and took the Oath of Deputy Sheriff. The oath of Fidelity and oath to sepress duelling and to support the Constitution of the United States whereupon they are admitted as Deputy Sheriffs.

The following persons were returned as grand jurors to wit: Lewis HALE fourman, Stephen HAIL Senr, Stephen RUDY, William MCCLURE, Jacob HINES, George BOURN, David GARRETSON, Micajah STONE Senr, Elisha BEDSATT, Henry WILLIAMS, John BOYER, Richard HALL, James FULTON, Thomas J. BALDWIN, Peter CARRICO, William BOURN, Abraham BOBBITT, David RING, Thomas ANDERSON, Alexander COX, Isaiah WILLIAMS, John HAM, Richard STONE & Samuel WRIGHT. Who being sworn received a charge and returned to consider of their presentments.

Thomas BOBBITT vs Presley JENNINGS in Detinue. Jacob LINBERRY acknowledges himself special bail for the deft the former bail released.

Ordered that John RAINES, Thomas QUESENBERRY and Elisha BELLER or any two of them allot Millisant MORRIS her dower in the lands & personal property of her deceased husband Isaac MORRIS.

Page 9...March 1826

A Deed from Brett STOVALL to Daniel GOODYROONTO was proven by A. JONES andElisha BELLER subscribing witnesses 28th March. (This entry is marked through.)

Elisha BELLER on an apeal dismissed at January court last vs Robert RAPER Adm ofThomas JACKSON dec’d on motion of the appelant it is ordered that the said Robert RAPER adm as aforesaid do appear hear on the first day of the next June term to show cause if any he can why the appeal dismissed as aforesaid should not be reinstated and again placed upon the docket.

Joshua COX vs Moses RUSH attachment continued.

A Deed from Archibald MOSMAN to George MOSMAN was proven in Court by Eli COOK & Adrew ROBERSON subscribing witnesses.

A deed from Brett STOBALL to Daniel GOODYROONTO was proven by Abner JONES & Elias BELLER subscribing witnesses.

An inventory and appraisement of Isaac MORRIS dec’d was returned to court and ordered to be recorded. (This entry is marked through.)

A deed from Thomas MACE to Stephen PHILLIPS being heretofore proven in part was further proven by John STARBUCK a subscribing witness.

A deed from Samuel BROWN to Eli & Johnathan COOK being heretofore proven in part was further proven by John STARBUCK a subscribing witness.

The last Will and testament of Thomas BALDWIN dec’d was presented in court and proven by Eli COOK and John GALLEMORE subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded and Thomas BALDWIN & Thomas WARD Executors therein named came into court and together with Eli COOK, Churchwell JONES, John HILL, Jeremiah STARR & Thomas BRYANT their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $2,000 with condition as the law directs and took

Page 10…March 1826

the oath of Executors whereupon a certificate is granted them in form.

Ordered that Churchwell JONES, Eli COOK, John HILL, Lewis STARR and Isaac MOORE or any three of them after being sworn for that purpose appraise the personal estate of Thomas BALDWIN dec’d and make report thereof to court.

The Last Will and testament of Joseph HIATT dec’d was presented in court and proven by Elisha HIATT a subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded and Robert MONTGOMERY and William MONTGOMERY Executors therein named came into court and together with Timothy DALTON their security entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $400 with condition as the law directs and took the oath of Executors whereupon a certificate is granted them in due form.

Ordered that William WILSON, Elisha HIATT, Austin SMITH & Isaac BRANSCOMB or any three of them after being sworn for that purpose appraise the personal estate ofJoseph HIATT dec’d and make report therein to court.

Abner JONES, Minitree JONES adm of Minitree JONES dec’d who sues for the benefit of John ROBERSON against Francis HAIL in debt. Preston HAIL acknowledges himself special bail for the defendant.

For reasons appearing to court it is ordered that William MITCHELL be exempted from paying county levy and poor rates.

William BOURN vs Jesse REAVES in debt. John REAVES & Joshua COXacknowledges themselves special bail for the defendant payment plead _______ replication & issue office Tues set aside & continued.

Thomas BALDWIN vs James BALLARD & James BALLARD Jr in debt. George SMITH acknowledges himself special bail for the defendant. (James BULLARD Jr is crossed out.)

The overseers of the poor against George W. CLOUD upon a recognizance continued until June Court.

Page 11…March 1826

William OGLESBY plaintiff vs David FULTON & Robert PORTER defendants motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution, sued out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant David FULTON notice proven & Judgment for $110.42 cents the penalty of the bond to be discharged with fifty five dollars twenty one cents with interest from the 14th of January 1826 till paid and execution awarded.

William OGLESBY plaintiff vs David FULTON & Robert PORTER defendants motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution sued out of

this court by the plaintiff against the defendant David FULTON notice proven & judgment for $104.39 ½ cents the penalty of the bond to be discharged with fifty two dollars ninteen & three fourths cents with interest from 14th of January 1826 till paid and execution awarded.

David PEARCE plf vs Charles LEWIS, Fielding LEWIS & William LEWIS defts motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution sued out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant Charles LEWIS notice proven and judgment for $298.32 cents the penalty of the bond to be discharged with one hundred forty nine dollars sixteen cents with interest from the 25th day of December 1825 till paid & costs and execution awarded.

On motion of Rosanna ALDERMAN & Elisha BELLER adm of Jacob ALDERMAN dec’d. It is ordered that John COOK, Joseph DAY and Charles MABERRY after being sworn for that purpose examine state and settle their accounts and make report thereof to court.

Ordered that Hail SNOW be appointed overseer of the road in the place of William HAWKS resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Page 12…March 1826

Ordered that William KENNY be appointed overseer of the road in place of Patrick HARMON resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

A deed from John COCK to Tobias COCK was acknowledged by the said John COCKand admitted to record.

A deed from William DALTON to Rebekah HENSON together with a certificate of the acknowledgement thereof was presented in court and ordered to be recorded.

Present: John COOK

An inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of Isaac MORRIS dec’d was returned to court and ordered to be recorded.

The grand jury returned unto court and presented Indictment against Jacob HAYSoverseer of a road. An Indictment against Elisha BURNETT for a breach of the peace, against John BLEVINS overseer of a road, against Mahlon COLLINS Jr overseer of a road, against Samuel ALLY, Caleb ALLY and Thomas ALLY for an affray, against

John BLEVINS overseer of a road No 2, and against James WOODS overseer of a road endorsed tene bills and having nothing further to present were discharged. Whereupon it is ordered that process issue on the said persons Indicted returnable to next quarterly term to appear and answer the same.

The Commonwealth vs Isaiah WILLIAMS for a breach of the peace by consent of the parties and with leave of the court. This cause is dismissed the prosecutor and defendant each paying (there own costs is crossed out) one half of the whole cost.

John WOODS vs Isaiah WILLIAMS In case by consent this cause is refered to the final determination of Isaac GREER, Stephen HAIL Jr, Jonathan THOMAS and Isaiah JONES or an unfrier by them chosen whose award is to be made the Judgment of the court.

Ordered that court be adjourned untill tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock John COOK

Page 13…March 1826

Wednesday the 29th court met according to adjournment. Present: William BALLARD, John COOK, Thomas BALDWIN & Lewis MONTGOMERY Justices

Thomas BALDWIN vs James BALLARD and James BALLARD Jr in debt, payment plead general replication and issue office judgment set aside and continued.

The Commonwealth vs James HALSEY indictment for (________ blank) dismissed.

The Commonwealth vs Greenberry BEACKLEY Indictment for a breach of the peace. The defendant being summoned and failing to appear. It is ordered that a Caprias be awarded against him.

James HECTOR for John SHANNON vs John BOBBITT in covenant, defendant withdraws his pleas of payment and plead covenant performed to which the plaintiff replies generally and thereupon came a jury to wit: Churchwell OGLESBY, George W. KENZIE, James A. WEBB, James WRIGHT, Levy DAVIS, Fielden SEGAR, James JONES, Isaac BRISENDINE, David RING, Minitree JONES, John CLOUD, and Thomas L. BALDWIN who being sworn to try the issue joined and having heard the evidence returned a verdict in the following words "We of the jury find for the plaintiff ninty five dollars and fifty cents damage with legal interest thereon from the 20th day of January in the year 1824 till paid" whereupon it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recover off the defendant the damages aforesaid by jurors assessed and the cost in this behalf expanded.

Thomas BALDWIN vs Jesse DEHAVEN & James DEHAVEN plea waved and judgment ______ sum informattus for one hundred and fifty dollars with interest from 1st day of January 1824 till paid subject to a credit of forty dollars paid 5th December 1822 & cost.

An inventory and appraisement of the estate of Joseph HARMON deceased was returned unto court and ordered to be recorded.

Overseers of the Poor vs George W. CLOUD Recognizance dismissed.

Page 14…March 1826

Abraham NOBLETT vs Jacob COLLINS motion for renuing execution parties heard and motion dismissed with costs.

The Commonwealth vs James HANKS An indictment for the breach of the peace this day came the parties by their attorneys and the defendant pled not gilty to the indictment and thareupon came a jury to wit: Churchwell OGLESBY, George W. KENZIE, James A. WEBB, James WRIGHT, Levi DAVIS, Filden SEGAR, James JONES, Isaac BRIZENDINE, David RING, Minitree JONES, John CLOUD & Thomas C. BALDWIN who being sworn to try the issue joined and having heard the evidence returned a verdict in the following words to wit "We of the jury find the defendant not gilty whareupon it is considered by the court that the defendant be acquitted".

The Commonwealth vs John MCKENNON An indictment for a breach of the peace this day came the parties by their attorneys and the defendant pled not gilty to the indictment and thareupon came a jury to wit: James W. WAUHOP, Jacob BOYER, Timothy DALTON, Jacob LIMBERRY, George SMITH, Richard HALL, Jesse WILLIAMS, Philip BALLARD, Hugh CURRIN, Elisha BEDATT, Enoch OSBORNE andGeorge W. CLOUD who being sworn to try the issue joined and having herd the evidence returned a verdict in the following words to wit: We of the jury find the defendant guilty and assess his fine to twenty five cents whareupon it is considered by the court that the defendant forfeit and pay the Commonwealth fine aforesaid and the costs in this behalf expanded.

Alfred M. BURTON vs William T. LINTON in debt. Plea wavered and judgment for thirty four dollars and sixty cents with interest from 14th day of September 1820 till paid and costs.

Thomas BALDWIN (this entry is crossed out)

Andrew HAMPTON assince of Grigs HAMPTON vs OGLESBY and BALLARD in debt. Plea waved and judgment for forty dollars with interest from 2nd day of November 1824 till paid and costs.

A deed from John PATTON & wife to Thomas PATTEN was acknowledged (by the John, is crossed out) in court by the said John and wife ordered to be recorded.

Page 15…March 1826

John TOMPSON vs John DITION in case. This day came the parties by their attornies thereupon came the jury to wit: Churchwell OGLESBY, George W. KENZIE, James A. WEBB, James WRIGHT, Levy DAVIS, Filden SEGER, James JONES, Isaac BRISENDINE, David RING, Minitree JONES, John CLOUD, and Thomas L. BALDWINwho being sworn to try the issue joined and having heard the evidence returned a verdict in the following words to wit: We the Jury find in favour of the plaintiff $35 with interest from the date whareupon it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recover off the defendant the sum aforesaid with interest aforesaid and the costs in this behalf expanded.

Ordered that John COOK, Irvin MONTGOMERY, Elisha BELLER, Eli COOK and Samuel AMBURN be appointed to superintend the next election to be held at Caleb BOBBITTS and that Joseph FIELD, Isaac GREER, Stephen HAIL Jr, James DICKEY & Stephen BOURN Sr be appointed to Superintend the next election to be held atJoseph FIELDS.

A deed from Josiah GLANDEN & Elizabeth his wife to Andrew M. WHEELER was proven in court by Jabez JOHNSTON a subscribing witness.

On motion of William OGLESBY & John A. CLEMENTS administrators of Charles NUCKOLLS dec’d it is ordered that John ROBERSON & Abner JONES after being sworn for purpose examine state and settle their accounts & make report thereof to court.

John TRIMBLE vs David NOBLITT in case. Non apumsit and ask of limitation plead general replication and issue office judgment set aside and continued.

Ordered that the sheriff summon all the justice of this county to attend May court next for the purpose of recommending justices of the peace and laying the county levy.

Ordered that James BALLARD be appointed overseer of the road in place of Peter HUFF resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Page 16…March 1826

John B. MITCHELL vs BREEDINGS Heirs in chancery. It appearing to the satisfaction of the court the defendant are not inhabitants of this Commonwealth and not having entered their appearance and given security according to the Act of Assembly and rules of this court, on motion of the plaintiff by his attorney, it is ordered that they appear here on or before the fourth Tuesday in July next and answer the plaintiffs bill and that a copy of this order be published in some newspaper printed in this Commonwealth for two months sucesively and posted at the front door of Grayson courthouse.

A deed from C.B. OGLESBY to John A. CLEMENTS was acknowledged by the said C.B. OGLESBY and ordered to be recorded 30th March.

John BOBBITT who was prayed in execution at the suit of James HELTON for the benefit of John SHANNON being surrendered by his special bail ordered a schedule of his property and took the oath of an Iusdorsed _____ and was discharged.

Ordered that court be adjourned till court in course. Thomas BALDWIN.

At a court begun and held for Grayson County on Tuesday the 25th day of April 1826.

Present: Joshua HANKS, William BALLARD, William VAUGHN and Samuel COXJustices

The following deeds have admitted to record since last court to wit:

A deed from Jesse ANDERSON to John RING was acknowledged by the said Jesse and admitted to record 25th April 1826.

A deed from Spencer ISOM to David ISOM was acknowledged by the said Spencer and admitted to record 25th April 1826.

A deed from James COX to Samuel Cox Sr was acknowledged by the said James and admitted to record 25th April 1826.

A deed from William CONLEY to Mahlon J. COLLINS was proven by the subscribing witnesses and admitted to record 25th April 1826.

Page 17…April 1826

A deed from Edward JONES to Joshua PHELPS was acknowledged by the said Edward and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Joseph STUART to Joel STUART was acknowledged by the said Joseph and ordered to be recorded.

Anne GOSE vs John SNIDER in debt

Mary GOSE vs same in debt

Jacob CANNOY acknowledges himself special bail for the defendant in these causes.

Ordered that the Overseers of the Poor bind Uriah HIATT an orphan to Enoch MOOREaccording to law.

Ordered that Stephen MALLORY be appointed overseer of the road in place of William KSUNSY resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

The Commonwealth vs John TAYLOR, John HAM and Samuel COX motion a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by Execution sued out of this court by plaintiff against the defendant John TAYLOR. Notice proven and judgment for $39.96 the penalty of the bond discharged with nineteen dollars and ninety eight cents with interest from the 23rd day of February 1826 till paid and cost and execution awarded.

Joshua COX having obtained an attachment against Moses RUSH for $25.45 which attachment being returned levid on one bed and furnitire and other articles and the defendant being called and not appearing. The plaintiff proved his debt for twenty five dollars and forty five cents to be just. Judgment is granted for the same and it is ordered that the sheriff sale the property attached or so much as well be sufficient to satisfy this judgment and pay the residue if any to the defindant.

A deed from Mathew DICKEY to William BROWN being heretofore proven part was further proven by Martin BOURN.

A deed from Mathew DICKEY to James DICKEY being heretofore proven in part was further proven by Abram BROWN.

A deed from Sarah WARD & others to William RANKIN being heretofore acknowledged by some of the parties and a certificate of the privy examination of Anne WARD was returned and admitted to record 22 December 1826.

John WEBB having resigned his office as constable. James A WEBB is appointed in his place whereupon he entered into bond with security and qualified according to law.

On motion of George RING it is ordered that James COX, Samuel COX Senr, Spencer ISOM and Andrew HAMILTON or any three of them after being sworn for that purpose view the best ground for an altercation in the road from the fork nearJohn ROBINSON into the Elk Creek road leading to the Blue Springs and make report thereof to Court.

Ordered that court be adjourned till court in course. John ROBINSON

Page 18…April 1826

A deed from Mathew DICKEY to William BROWN being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by James DICKEY and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered that all the causes on the docket be continued till next court.

Ordered that court be adjourned till court in course. Sam’l COX

At a court begun and held for Grayson County on Tuesday the 23rd day of May 1826.

Present: Abner JONES, Joshua HANKS, Samuel COX, Stephen HAIL, William HAIL & John COMER Justices

The following deeds have been admitted to record since last court to wit:

Two deed from George LONG to Samuel FULTON together with a certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented and admitted to record 27th April.

A deed from Mathew DICKEY to James DICKEY being heretofore proved in part was fully proven by John FIELDER a subscribing witness and admitted to record 12th May.

A report of the assignment of Dower to Millisant MORRIS the widow of Isaac MORRISdec’d was returned to the office and admitted to record 12th May.

A List of Sales of the personal property of Jacob Alderman dec’d was returned to the office and admitted to record 12th May.

A Report of a Settlement made with Elisha BELLER and Rosanna ALDERMANadministrators of Jacob ALDERMAN dec’d was returned to the office and admitted to record 12th May.

A deed from Thomas POPE & wife to David ATKINS was proven by three subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

A Deed in Trust from Joel ASHWORTH to Eli & Jonathan COOK together with a certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented in court and ordered to be recorded.

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A List of Delinquents in the county levy & poor rates for the year 1825 was presented in court and being examined by the court was proven by Ezra NUCKOLLS Deputy Sheriff for Samuel AMBURN and ordered to be certified.

A Report of Settlement with Thomas BALDWIN & William EAST Esq on of Drury EASTdec’d was returned to court and ordered to be recorded.

An inventory and apprisment of the personal estate of Joseph HIATT dec’d was returned to court and ordered to be recorded.

An inventory and appraisemen of the personal estate of Thomas BALDWIN dec’d was returned to court and ordered to be recorded.

Present: Samuel AMBURN, Churchwell JONES, Irwin MONTGOMERY, William BALLEW, John ROBERSON, and Thomas BALDWIN Gentlemen Justices

William OGLESBY, John A. CLEMENTS and Martin DICKENSON on their motion, and having produced a receipt from the Sheriff for the sum of eighteen dollars the tax imposed by law for tavern licence their licence is renewed for keeping ordinary at their respective houses next May court. Whereupon they entered into bond with security and acknowledged the same.

Jacob STUART a person of color came into court and produced a certificate of his freedom from the county court of jury in North Carolina which is ordered to be certified accordingly.

John LANARETH vs James LIVESAY & James WOODS motion on a bond for the delivery of property on this day of sale taken by execution sued out of this court by the plainttiff against the defendant James LIVESAY notice proven and judgment for $26.61 the penalty of the bond to be discharged with thirteen dollars thirty five and half cents with interest from the 29th day of March 1826 till paid & costs and execution awarded.

David HORN vs James LIVESAY & Thomas LIVESAY motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution sued out of this court by the plaintiff against

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the defendant James LIVESAY Notice proven and judgment for $20.60 the penalty of the bond to be discharged with ten dollars and thirty three cents with interest from the 24th day of March 1826 till paid & costs and execution awarded.

Ordered that William ROBINSON be exemted from paying county levy and poor rates in future.

A deed from Abram HAWKS to Thomas HAWKS was acknowledged by the said Abram and ordered to be recorded.

On Motion of Joseph ELLIOTT it is ordered that William OGLESBY, Aaron LUNDY andJohn A. CLEMENTS view a proposed alteration in the road between Meadow Creek and Willets Lane and make report thereof to court.

William STUART a man of color produced in open court evidence of his freedom from the county court of Surry N. Carolina which is ordered to be certified accordingly.

William Carrico Jr being appointed constable in the 2d Battallian in place of Robert VAUGHN resigned (removed written above resigned) came into court and entered into bond with security and qualified according to law.

Ordered that Churchwell JONES be recommended to the execution as a fit person to be commissioned Colonel Commandant of the 78th Reg in place of Stephen HAILresigned.

Eli COOK Liutenant Colonel in place of Churchwell JONES promoted.

George W. CLOUD Captain 1st Battallian in place of ____________ (left blank)

Job AMBURN Liutenant same company in place of _____________ (left blank)

William JOHNSTON Ensign same company in place of ___________ (left blank)

Thomas PHIPPS Lieutenant 2nd Battallian in place of David COX resigned.

Enoch WARD Ensign in place of Joseph FIELDS promoted.

Harvey ANDERSON Lieutenant in place of Edmond PARSON removed.

Abram WRIGHT Ensign 1st Bat in Capt Mitchells Company.

John WEBB Ensign in Capt Worrell Company in place of Jona JENNINGS resigned andStephen MALLORY Ensign in Bryants Company in place of David POOL resg.

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An account of all expenses encurred by the court under the authority of any law chargable to the county. To wit:

Joseph DRAPER Prosecutor for ______ with public service one year $100.00.

Shadrach GREER Sheriff with public service one year $75.00.

Samuel COX Judge with public service one year $50.00.

Martin DICKENSON Clerk with public service one year $100.00.

John MURPHY 1 old wolf $2.00.

Greenberry WILLIS 1 with public service one year $2.00

James COOK 6 young with public service one year $6.00

Martin DICKENSON keeping C.H. 2 years $16.00, stationary for the court $2.50, repairs jail & c. house done $10.22.

ROBINSON, ANDERSON & DICKENSON Com for services $5 each

Eli HARRELL 1 old wolf $2.00

John HILL for one indose? 75 cents.

Meredith SHOCKLEY 1 do 75 cents.

Joel STONE 8 young wolves $8.00.

William BALLARD 1 indose? $1.50.

John STONE 1 do $1.50.

Mahlon COLLINS 2 do $3.00

Andrew ROBINSON making coffin for Coker a poor person $4.00.

William HAWKS 5 young wolves $5.00

Solomon HAWKS 1 old wolf $2.00

Abram NOBLITT 5 indexes? $3.75

James ANDERSON while washing jail 1 year $16.00

Total $426.97

For Sheriffs Commission suppose $27.00

Total $452.97

____ by 1308 Ty thos suppose 1208 good at 38 each is $459.97

Ordered that thirty eight cents be the county proportion for the year 1826 and that the Sheriff collect the same from each tythe accordingly.

James ANDERSON, Ezra NUCKOLLS, Obediah LEONARD and Eli COOK are recommended as fit persons to be commissioned Justices of the peace in this county.

Ordered that all the causes on the dockett be continued.

Ordered that court be adjourned till court in course.

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At a court begun and held in Grayson County on Tuesday the 27th day of June 1826.

Present: John ROBINSON, Joshua HANKS, Benjamin COOLEY & John COOK Justices

The following deeds has been admitted to record since last court to wit:

A deed from Timothy MURPHY to Joseph MURPHY being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by Lewis MURPHY a subscribing witness and admitted to record 23rdMay.

A deed from Timothy MURPHY to John MURPHY being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by Lewis MURPHY a subscribing witness and admitted to record 23 May.

A deed from David PAYNE to Edmond PAYNE being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by Hail SNOW a subscribing witness and admitted to record June 1st.

A deed from Isaac BREZENDINE to Isaac SAMONAS together with a certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented & admitted to record 7 June.

A deed from Zachariah STANLEY to James BALL together with a certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented and admitted to record 27th June.

A deed from Elisha BELLER & John WELLS to Thomas BRYANT being heretofore acknowledged by Elisha BELLER was acknowledged by the said John WELLS and admitted to record 27th June.

A deed from Thomas LASTON to David COX was acknowledged by said Thomas and admitted to record 27th June.

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A grand jury to wit: Walter PAYNE, Jacob CANOY, Joseph FIELDS, Isaiah WILLIAMS, Grigs HAMPTON, John MURPHY, William DAVIS, John BOYER, Bennet RECTOR, John DITION, Reuben BRANSCOM, Enoch MOORE, Aaron LUNDY, John SUTHERLAND, John LONG, and Richard HAIL who being sworn received a charge and retired to consider their presentments.

The Commonwealth vs John WHENNON & James STONEMAN motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution suid out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant John WHENNON. Notice proven and judgment for

$23.81 the penalty of the bond be discharged with eleven dollars ninty and a half cents with interest from 25 April 1826 till paid and costs and execution awarded.

John THOMPSON vs John DITION & William WILKERSON Motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution suied out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant John DITION. Notice proven and judgment for $123.62 cents the penalty of the bond to be discharged with sixty one dollars and eighty four and a half cents with interest from 19th day of April 1826 till paid and costs and execution awarded.

Thomas BALDWIN vs Jesse DEHAVENS, James DEHAVENS, Abram P. DEHAVENS & Jesse BROWN motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution suied out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant Jesse & James DEHAVENS. Notice proven and judgment for $281.35 ½ cents the penalty of the bond to be discharged with one hundred & forty dollars sixty seven & three forths cents with interest from 18th day of April 1826 till paid and costs and execution awarded.

Jacob BOYER Assignee of Joseph FIELDS for John BOYER plfs vs Lewis B. HAIL, Henry SNIDER and Francis HAIL defts

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motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution suied out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant Lewis B. HAIL. Notice proven and judgment for $127 dollars and 86 cents the penalty of the bond to be discharged with eighty eight dollars & ninty three cents with interest from the 21st day of April 1826 till paid and costs and execution awarded.

A deed from David GARRISON to Thomas PATTON was acknowledged in court by the said David & ordered to be recorded.

A deed from John SHIELDS to Samuel BOWMAN was proven by Samuel AMBURN a witness.

Mark JOHNSTON who sued for the benefit of Samuel FULTON vs Micajah STONE andPeter CARRICO in debt Preston HAIL and Charles ROWARK acknowledges themselves special bail for the defendant payment plead replication & issue office judgment set aside and the cause continued.

Andrew M. SMITH vs John SNIDER in debt James DICKEY & Charles ROWARKspecial bail surrendered the defendant in court and he was thereupon prayed in custody.

Anne GOSE vs John SNIDER in debt

Mary GOSE vs John SNIDER in debt

Jacob CANNOY special bail for the defendant in these causes surrendered the defendant in court and thereupon he was prayed in custody.

A deed from Michael FARMER to William FARMER being heretofore proven in part.Isaac NOBLETT a subscribing witness being dead his hand writing was proven in court by Abram NOBLETT.

The grand jury returned into court and presented indictment against Reuben CORNETT for failing to keep the road of which he was surveyor in legal repair, againstElisha BURNETT for a breach of the peace, against Jonathan TIPTON for a breach of the peace, against Samuel PHIPPS for a breach of the peace and against Henry WILKS for a breach of the peace and having nothing further to present were discharged.

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Ordered that process issue on the indictments found by the grand jury returnable to next term.

Christopher HIATT vs Dinkins HAUS & Others in chancery. On motion of the plaintiff by his attorney this is ordered to be sit down on the docket for hearing.

John SNIDER who is in custody at the suits of Anne GOSE, Mary GOSE and Andrew M. SMITH presented in court a schedule of his property in the following words to wit: "Schedule of John SNIDER no property debts or claims of any suit whatever" and by his attorney moved the court to permit him to take the Oath of an Insolvent Debtor and to discharge him from confinement which motion being opposed by counsel. The said John SNIDER being sworn and interrogated and the motion argued by counsel the court over ruled the motion and thereupon the said John SNIDER was remanded into custody of the Sheriff.

Gov for Robert WILSON vs James A. WEBB in debt. By consent of parties this suit is dismissed each party his own costs.

John WOODS vs Josiah WILLIAMS in case. An award being returned in persuance of an Order of Referance. Judgment is granted the defendant against the plaintiff for costs in persuance thereof.

Preston HAIL being appointed Constable in the 2nd Battallian came into court and entered into bond with security and qualified according to law.

An Inventory of Sales of Thomas BALDWIN dec’d was presented in court and ordered to be recorded.

An Indenture of Bargain & Sale between John SNIDER of the one part and Henry SNIDER of the other part was proven in the clerks office by the oaths of Preston HAIL, John ROWARK and Timothy ROWARK subscribing witnesses and admitted to record 27th June.

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Evan DAVIS vs Stephen STONE & Francis HAIL motion on bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution sued out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant Stephen STONE. Notice proven and motion continued untill tomorrow.

A deed from Elias VANSELL to William CARTER together with a certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented in court and ordered to be recorded.

Ordered that court be adjourned untill tomorrow morning 11 o’clock J. HANKS

Wednesday 28th court met acording to ajournment. Present: Joshua HANKS, Benjamin COOLY, John COOK, Jabez JOHNSTON and Samuel AMBERN, Abner JONES Justices

Christopher HIATT vs Francis HAMILTON & Elizabeth his wife & others heirs at land of Bedford DICKENS deceased. Defendants in chancery. It appearing to the court that the order made in this cause at June term 1825 hath been duly published this cause came on to be heard on the complaints bill and exhibits the defendants not appearing whareupon it is desided and ordered that M. DICKENSON be appointed a commissioner with authority to convey to the complainant Christopher HIATT the land in the bill mentioned according to the description thareof contained in the grant filed with special warranty against the claim of the defendants and their heirs and that the complainant recover against the defendants his costs by him about his suit in the behalf expanded.

The Commonwealth vs Greenberry BLACKLY Indictment for the breach of the peace. The defendant appeared and pled not guilty to the indictment and put himself upon the county and the prosecutor for the Commonwealth likewise and thareupon came a jury to wit: Philip BALLARD, Hosa PATTERN, James DAVIS, James WRIGHT, John W. COLLUM, Thomas POPE, John LUNDY

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Jesse ANDERSON, Thomas BRYANT, Charles ROWARK, Charles LEWIS and Stephen BOURN who being sworn to try the issue aforesaid joined and having heard the evedence returned a verdict in the following words "we of the jury find the defendant guilty and assess his fine to ten cents" whereupon it is considered by the court that the defendant forfeit and pay the fine aforesaid by the jury assessed and the costs in this behalf expanded and may be taken & C.

The Commonwealth vs John BLEVINS Indictment for failing to keep up an index at the crossing of a public road of which he surveyor. The defendant appeared in court and with leave of the court and the consent of the attorney of the Commonwealth a note pro se qui is entered. The defendant confessing judgment for costs.

The Commonwealth vs James WOODS Indictment for failing to keep up an index at the fork of the road of which he is the overseer. The defendant appeared in court and with leave of the court and the consent of the attorney for the Commonwealth a note pro se qui is entered the defendant confessing judgment for costs.

The Commonwealth vs Malon COLLINS Indictment for failing to keep an index at the fork of a public road of which he is surveyor. The defendant appeared in court and with leave of the court and the consent of the attorney for the Commonwealth a pro se qui is entered. The defendant confessing judgment for costs.

The Commonwealth vs Jacob HAYS Indictment as overseer of the road the summon being returned executed & the defendant not appearing. It is ordered that a capias be awarded.

The Commonwealth vs John BLEVINS Indictment as overseer of a road. The defendant appeared in court and with leave of the court and the consent of the prosecutor for the Com with a note pro se qui is entered. The defendant confessing judgment for costs.

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The Commonwealth vs Elisha BURNET Indictment for the breach of the peace. The defendant appeared and filed not guilty to the indictment and put himself upon the county and the prosecutor for the Commonwealth likewise and thareupon came a jury to wit: William BALLARD, John EDWARDS, John BLEVINS, William KENNY, Eli COOK, John REAVES, Bennet RECTOR, John STONE, William FULTON, Elijah COLLINS, Ebenezer LUNDY and Samuel W. KNIGHT who being sworn to try the issue aforesaid joined and having heard the evedence returned a verdict in the following words "we of the jury find the defendant guilty and assess the fine one dollar" whareupon it is considered by the court that the defendant forfeit and pay the fine aforesaid by the jury assess and the costs in this behalf expended and may be taken & C.

Anne GOSE vs John SNIDER in debt. Payment pled replication and issue office judgment set aside & continued.

Mary GOSE vs John SNIDER in debt. Payment plead replication and issue office judgment set aside & continued.

Joseph PHIPPS vs John & Henry SNIDER in debt. Payment plead replication & issue office judgment set aside & continued. (This entry is marked through)

Absalom HOLASMAN vs Peter REEDY in debt. (This entry is marked through)

David Pierce vs Robert NUCKOLLS in case. This day came the parties by their attornies and thereupon came a jury to wit: Philip BALLARD, Hosa PATTERN, James DAVIS, James WRIGHT, John W. COLLUM, Thomas POPE, John LUNDY, Jesse ANDERSON, Charles LEWIS, Stephen BOURN, James CARSON and Grigs HAMPTONwho being to try the issue joined and having heard the evidence but not agreeing by consent a juror was withdrawn and the rest from rendering a verdict were discharged and the cause continued.

The Commonwealth vs Samuel ALLY Indictment for a breach of the peace. The defendant being summoned and failing to appear a capias is awarded returnable to next term.

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The Commonwealth vs Samuel CALEB & Thomas ALLY Indictment for a breach of the peace. The defendant being summoned and failing to appear a capias is awarded against them returnable to next court.

This day John ROBINSON produced an account of his services as commissioner of the Revenue and the court have considered that seventy five days were requisit for the said Commissioner to perform the services aforesaid.

Martin DICKENSON Clerk of this court is allowed twenty dollars for services in examining & certifying the Commissioner Book which is ordered to be certified to the auditor of public accounts.

Ordered that an election be held at the courthouse on next court day of the purpose of choosing three Overseers of the Poor for this county and that James ANDERSON be appointed to superintend the same and make report thereof to court.

Saml FULTON vs William FULTON in _____ Dismissed by the plaintiff directions at his cost.

Joseph CHAPPS vs John & Henry SNIDER in debt. James DICKEY the bail for appearance plead payment office judgment set aside and continued.

Anne GOSE vs John SNIDER in debt.

Mary GOSE vs same in debt.

Henry SNIDER having justified acknowledges himself special bail for the defendant.

Joseph SOUTH adm of Chesley WARD dec’d produced an account against his intestator estate amounting to $19.75 cents which being examined was proven and allowed. Also he is allowed the further sum of $6 being a Commission of ______ for his trouble in settling the estate.

Enoch OSBORNE vs John & Henry SNIDER in debt. The defendant confessed judgment for seventy one dollars with interest from the 1 day of February 1826 till paid & costs.

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Ordered that the Overseers of the Poor bind William BUCKNALD a poor child in this county to Martin WALL as the law directs.

John SNIDER who is in custody of the sheriff in execution at the suit of Barney M. SMITH came into court rendered a schedule of his property took the Oath of an Insolvent Debtor and was discharged.

Nathan WOOSER vs E.B. CARTER & John CARTER in debt. The plaintiff not being an inhabitant of this Commonwealth, on motion of the defendant is ruled to give security for costs, whereupon Samuel COX Jr acknowledges himself security for the plaintiff for costs.

Micajah OGLESBY vs John SNIDER in debt. The defendant confessed judgment for one hundred and five dollars with interest from the first day of November 1825 till paid & cost.

Thomas BOBBITT vs Presley JENNINGS in datinue. The plaintiff being removed out of the country he is ruled to give security for costs.

David PIERCE vs Robert NUCKOLLS in case memorandum. The plaintiff and the defendant by their attornies filed bills & exceptions to the opinion of the court which was sealed and made part of the record.

JONES adm vs Francis HAIL in debt. Payment plead replication and your office judgment sat aside & continued.

Absalom HOLSMAN vs Peter REEDY in debt. Jacob REEDY and David REEDY bail for the defendants appearance appeared and plead payment replication and issue & continued off ___ set aside.

Thomas ANDERSON vs John FIELDER attachment continued.

Charles LEWIS vs John THOMPSON attach continued.

Elisha BELLER vs RAPER adm ________ Rule continued by consent till July.

Ordered that court be adjourned till court in course.

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At a court begun and held for Grayson on Tuesday the 25th day of July 1826.

Present: Joshua HANKS, John BLAIR, John COOK, Samuel COX, William BALLARD, Tho BALDWIN Justices

The following deeds have been admitted to record since last term, viz:

A deed in Trust from Jesse & James DEHAVENS to William OGLESBY & William BROOKS was acknowledged by all the parties and admitted to record the 8th day of July 1826.

A Commission for the exam motion of Elizabeth wife of Hardy JONES for relinquishing her dower to lands conveyed by Jones & wife to William OGLESBY together with a certificate of the execution thereof was returned and admitted to record 13th July.

A deed from Abram BROWN to James BROWN was acknowledged by the said Abram & admitted to record 17th July 1826.

A deed from Mathew DICKEY to William DICKEY being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by Henry SNIDER a subscribing witness and admitted to record 25th July.

An inventory and sales (appraisment…marked through) of David FULTON dec’d was returned to court and ordered to be recorded.

On motion of Samuel FULTON executor of David FULTON dec’d. It is ordered thatJohn BLAIR & James ANDERSON after being sworn for the purpose examine state and settle his accounts and make report thereof to court.

Churchwell OGLESBY vs John HAWKS and Abram HAWKS motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution suied out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant John HAWKS. Notice proven and judgment for $14.6 cent the penalty of the bond to be discharged with seven dollars and three with interest from 23rd day of May 1826 till paid and costs and execution awarded & C.

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William & Martin BOBBITT who were bound in recognizance for their appearance at this court and to keep the peace towards all this Commonwealths citizens and more expecially towards John A. CLEMENTS appeared in discharge of the same, and the said John A. CLEMENTS being sworn in court and several witnesses being sworn and examined and the parties heard by counsel. On full consideration thereof the court doth order that the said William BOBBITT and Martin BOBBITT enter into a recognizance themselves in the sum of fifty dollars each. Conditioned that they keep the peace towards all the Commonwealth citizens and more especially towards John A. CLEMENTS during the term of one year, and pay the costs of this prosecution.

William BOBBITT, Martin BOBBITT, Nancey BOBBITT, Abram NOBLITT andRichard COX came into court and severally acknowledges themselves indebted toJohn TAYLOR Esqr Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors viz, the said William BOBBITT & Martin BOBBITT in the sum of fifty dollars each and the said Nancy BOBBITT, Abram NOBLITT & Richard COX in the sum of one hundred dollars jointly to be levied of their respective lands and tenements

goods & chattels and to the said Governor for the time being & his successors for the use of the Commonwealth rendered, but to be void on condition that the said William BOBBITT and Martin BOBBITT keep the peace towards all the Commonwealth citizens and more especially towards John A. CLEMENTS during one year.

Ordered that Enoch MORRIS be appointed overseer of the Flower Gap road in place ofHail SNOW and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

John SNIDER who is in custody at the suit of Richard PHILIPS, Jacob SHOOP andJames W. WAUHOP rendered a schedule of this property took the Oath of an Insolvent Debtor and it is ordered that he be discharged out of custody.

Ordered that William STONE be appointed overseer of the road in place of Obediah LEONARD resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

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Thomas L. BALDWIN vs John COOK upon an appeal from the judgment obtained by the appella against the appillant for twenty dollars & costs. This day came the parties by their attornies and on full consideration the court are of the opinion that the judgment of the justice is erroneous and that the same be reversed and that the appellant recover of the appelle his costs in this behalf expanded.

Mahlon COLLINS vs Stephen STONE & others, in debt, Abner JONES acknowledges himself special bail for the deft Stone.

Mathew DICKEY vs Abraham NOBLITT upon an appeal from the judgment obtained by the appelle against the appalant for nineteen dollars and twenty nine cents & costs. This day came the parties by their attornies and on full consideration the court are of opinion that the judgment of the justice is erroneous and that the same be reversed and that the appelant recover of the appelle his costs in this behalf expanded.

James ANDERSON who was appointed to superintend an election for overseers of the poor made return that Joshua HANKS, William HAIL & Shadrach GREER were duly elected, and the said Joshua HANKS came into court and qualified accordingly.

Willouby MILLER vs David PAYNE appeal continued.

Thomas ANDERSON vs John FIELDER attach.

Charles LEWIS vs John THOMPSON attach

James BALLARD vs Killroch MITCHELL appeal continued.

A deed in trust between Samuel COX of the one part and James ANDERSON of the second part and John ROBINSON and John REEVES of the third part was proven byJeremiah JENNINGS & Andrew ROBINSON subscribing witnesses.

Caleb BOBBITT vs William MORGAN upon an appeal from the judgment of a justice obtained by the appelle against the appellant for seventeen dollars fifty cents debt and 51 cents costs, this day came the parties by

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their attornies and after hearing the testimony and arguements of counsel the court are of opinion that there is no error in the judgment of the justices and that the same be affirmed with damages and costs according to law against the appellant and Amos WORRELL his security.

Ordered that all the Chancery causes on the docket set for hearing be continued till next term.

Ordered that court be adjourned untill court in course. (This entry is marked through)

Ordered that ordinary rates be altered as followeth to wit:

For rum p. pr pint 25 cents

French Brandy pr pint 25 cents

Wine pr pint 25 cents

Domestic Brandy pr pint 25 cents

Whisky pr pint 25 cents

Ordered that court be adjourned till court in course. (This entry is marked through)

Ordered that Eli COOK and John HILL allot the hands to work on the roads of whichThomas JENNINGS, William BOBBITT, Jeremiah STARR and Peter HUFF are overseers.

Ordered that court be adjourned till court in course. J. HANKS

At a court begun and held for Grayson County on Tuesday the 22nd day of August 1826. Present: Abner JONES, John COOK, Thomas BALDWIN, William HAIL and Joshua HANKS Justices

The following deeds have been admitted to record since last court to wit:

A deed from Caleb BOBBITT & others heirs of William BOBBITT dec’d to David FLEMING being acknowledged heretofore by same of the parties was acknowledged byNancy BOBBITT and admitted to record 26th July.

A deed from the same to Esau WORRELL being heretofore acknowledged by some of the parties was acknowledged Robert BOBBITT & Nancy BOBBITT and admitted to record 26th July.

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A deed from Henry EDMONDSON Trustee for John PRESTON to John DICKERSONtogether with a certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented and admitted to record 22nd August.

A deed from Isaiah AUSTIN to William HARDEN was acknowledged by the said Isaiah and admitted to record 22nd August.

A deed from James QUESENBERRY to Charles MORE together with a certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented and admitted to record 22nd August.

A deed from John QUESENBERRY to George QUESENBERRY together with a certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented and admitted to record 22ndAugust.

A deed from Joseph DAY and Rhoda his wife to John DICKENSON together with a certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented and admitted to record 22ndAugust.

A deed from James QUESENBERRY to Tobias QUESENBERRY together with a certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented and admitted to record 22ndAugust.

A grand jury to wit: William WILLIAMS foreman, David BOYER, Jesse WILLIAMS, John POOL, Samuel WELSH, Anthony WHEELER, Peter CARRICO, William BOURN, Robert WORRICK, Jeremiah STONE, David CORNUTT, Peter WORRELL, Samuel WILLIAMS, William LEONARD, William WILSON, Spencer GOARD, Samuel MCNIGHTand James DAVIS who being sworn returned to considered of their presentments and after some time

returned unto court and presented on indictment against Joseph ELLIOTT for obstructing the public road endorsed a time bill and having nothing further to present were discharged.

Ordered that process issue on the said indictment returnable to the next term.

John H. FULTON Esq who is licenced to practice law in the courts of this Commonwealth took the Oath of Fidelity to the Commonwealth to support the Constitution of the United States and the Oath of an Attorney and thereupon he is admitted to practice in this court.

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William OGLESBY ___ ___ vs Nancy BOBBITT administrator of John BOBBITT dec’d in debt. The defendant pleads payment replication and issue office judgment set aside and continued.

The court proceeded on the trial of Abraham NOBLITT charged with having feloniously forged and counterfeited a paper perporting to be a receipt executed to him by George CURRIN late of the county of Grayson. A court for his examination being summoned to attend on the first day of this month but which court failed to meet. Present: Thomas BALDWIN, John ROBERSON, Abner JONES, Joshua HANKS, William HAIL, William BALLARD, William VAUGHN, and Samuel AMBERN Gentlemen Justices. The saidAbraham NOBLITT appeared in discharge of his recognizance and thareupon several witnesses were sworn and examined and the cause argued by counsel on full consideration thareof the court are of opinion that the said Abraham NOBLITT aught to be sent on to further tryal before the Superior Court and that he enter into recognisance himself in the sum of one hundred dollars with one or more securities in the sum of one hundred dollars. Condition for his appearance before the Superior court at the next term to answer the charge aforesaid and that he remain in custody of the sheriff untill he comply with this order.

Martin DICKENSON, James ANDERSON, Hugh CURRIN, Abner JONES, John REAVES, Robert VAUGHN, Joshua STONEMAN and John ROBERSON appeared in court and severally acknowledges themselves indebted to John TYLER Esqr Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors in the sum of one hundred dollars each to be levied of their respective lands and tenements goods and chattles and to the said governor for the time being and his successors for the use of the Commonwealth rendered but to be void on condition that each of them personally appear before the Judge of the Superior Court to beholden for Grayson

County at the courthouse on the first day of next term and then and thare give such evidence as they know concerning the forgery of which Abraham NOBLITT is acured and not depart without leave of the court.

On the motion of Jeremiah MORRIS and Pleasat HAINS administrators of Isaac MORRIS dec’d, it is ordered that Elisha

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BELLER, Daniel GOODYCOONTS & Thomas QUESENBERRY examine estate and settle their accounts and make report thareof to court.

The court proceeded on the tryal of Anguish MCWHENNON charged with having feloniously orged and counterfeited a certain writing perporting to be an order fromMartin WILKERSON to James WAUGH in favour of the barier which order the saidMcWHENNON exhibited as barier & represented the same as a true and genuine order. A court for his examination being summoned to meet on the twelfth day of this month but which court failed to meet. Present: Thomas BALDWIN, John ROBERSON, Abner JONES, Joshua HANKS, William HAIL, William BALLARD, William VAUGHN andSamuel AMBERN Gentlemen Justices.

The said Anguish WHENNON appeared in discharge of his recognisance and thareupon several witnesses were sworn and examined and the cause argued by counsel on full consideration thareof the court are of opinion that the said Auguish MCKENNON aught to be sent on to further tryal before the Superior Court and that he enter into recognisance himself in the sum of one hundred dollars with one or more securities in the sum of one hundred dollars each, condition for his appearance before the Superior Court at the next term to answer the charge aforesaid and that he remain in custody of the sheriff until he comply with this order.

Martin WILKERSON and James WAUGH appeared in court and severally acknowledged themselves indebted to John TYLER Esq governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors in the sum of one hundred dollars each to be levied of their respective lands and tenements goods and chattels and to the said governor for the time being and his successors for the use of the Commonwealth rendered but to be void on condition that each of them personally appear before the Judge of the Superior Court to be holden for Grayson County at the courthouse on the first day of next term and then and thare give such evidence as they know concerning the forgery of which Auguish MKENNON is charged and not depart without leave of the court.

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William Evan DAVIS (William is marked through) vs Stephen STONE & Francis HAILmotion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution suied out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant Stephen STONE, William OGLESBY and Thomas BALDWIN Notice being heretofore proven and judgment was for $601.27 cents. The penalty of the bond to be discharged with three hundred dollars fifty three and a half cents with interest from 21st April 1826 till paid & costs and execution awarded.

Ordered that court be adjourned till tomorrow morning 10 o’clock. W. HAIL

Wednesday the 23rd court met according to adjournment. Present: William HAIL, Benjamin F. COOLEY, Stephen HAIL, Thomas BALDWIN, John COOK Justices.

William BOURN vs Jesse REEVES in debt. By consent of parties this cause is refered to the final determination of Joseph DRAPER and John H. FULTON or (in case of disagreement) to an umpriar by them chosen whose award is to be the judgment of the court.

Malon COLLINS vs Stephen STONE and others. In debts. By consent of the parties the defendant Stephen STONE confesses judgment for costs.

Governor for Car ALLEN vs Martin C. BUSH and others. In debt. By consent of the parties this cause is refered to the final determination of John COOK, Samuel AMBERN, Elisha BELLER, Charles LEWIS, Joseph SMITH or any three of them whose award is to be made the judgment of the court and the parties have leave to withdraw their papers.

On motion Robert BOBBITT an injunction is granted him to stay all further proceedings on a judgment obtained against him and others. In this court by David PIERCE whareupon he entered into bond with William BOBBITT his security accordingly.

The Commonwealth vs Jacob HAYS Indictment against the defendant as overseer of the road with leave of the court and the consent of the prosecutor for the Commonwealth. The defendant confesses

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Judgment for costs only.

The Commonwealth vs Reuben CORNETT Indictment against the defendant continued till next term.

The Commonwealth vs Elisha BURNET Indictment for a breach of the peace by consent of the court and the prosecutor for the Commonwealth the defendant confesses judgment for fifty cents fine and costs.

The Commonwealth vs Jonathan TIPTON Indictment for the breach of the peace ordered that a new summons issue returnable to next term.

The Commonwealth vs Samuel PHIPPS Indictment for the breach of the peace this day came the prosecutor for the Commonwealth and the defendant appeared & failing to plead & thareupon came a jury to wit: Eli COOK, James HENSON, Elisha BELLER, James ALLISON, Martin CLOUD, John HILL, William BOBBITT, John LONG, John REAVES, William BOURN Jr, William CORNETT, and Micajah STONE who being sworn to a issue the fine returned a verdict in the following words "we of the jury assess the defendants fine to twenty five cents" whareupon it is considered by the court that the defendant forfeit and pay the Commonwealth the fine aforesaid by the jurors assessed and the costs in this behalf expanded and may be taken & C.

Ordered that Daniel MARTIN be appointed overseer of the road in place of Samuel BOMAN resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Ordered that William JENNINGS be appointed overseer of the road in place of Thomas JENNINGS and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Ordered that court be adjourned for two hours. Thos BALDWIN

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At a court held at Grayson courthouse on the 23rd day August 1826 for the examination of Abraham NOBLITT charged with having feloniously forged and counterfeited a certain writing purporting to be an order executed by Susannah TOLIVER for two dollars ten cents.

Present: William HAIL, Benjamin COOLY, Thomas BALDWIN, John COOK andStephen HAIL Justices

The said Abraham NOBLITT appeared in discharge of his recognisance and thareupon several witnesses were sworn and examined and the cause argued by counsel, on full consideration thareof the court are of opinion that the said Abraham NOBLITT ought to be sent on to further tryal before the Superior Court and that he inter into recognisance himself in the sum of one hundred dollars with one or more securities in the sum of one hundred dollars, condition for his appearance before the Superior Court at the next term to answer the charge aforesaid and that he remain in custody of the sheriff untill he comply with the order.

Susannah TOLIVER and John SEXTON appeared in court and severally acknowledges themselves indebted to John TYLER Esq Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors in the sum of one hundred dollars each to be levied of their respective lands and tenements goods and chattles and to the said governor for the time being and his successors for the use of the Commonwealth rendered but to be void on condition that each be holden for Grayson County at the court house on the first day of next term and then and thare give such evidence as they know concerning the forgery of which Abraham NOBLITT is accused and not depart with out leave of the court.

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Court met according to adjournment 23rd. Present: William VAUGHN, William HAIL, Samuel COX, John COOK and Thomas BALDWIN Justices

The Commonwealth vs Henry WILKS Indictment for a beach of the peace. The defendant appeared and pled not guilty to the indictment and put himself upon the country and the prosecutor for the Commonwealth likewise and thareupon came a jury to wit: John CLOUD, Isaiah WILLIAMS, John STONE, Richard COX, Samuel MKNIGHT, James BLEVINS, Aaron LUNDY, Chrisly REEDY, Isaac Spencer, Jeremiah STONE, James BRANSCUM and Robert BOBBITT who being sworn to try the issue joined returned a verdict in the following words "we of the jury find the defendant guilty and assess the one (five written above one) cent" whareupon it is considered by the court that the defendant forfeit and pay the Commonwealth the fine aforesaid assessed by the jurors and the costs in this behalf expanded and may be taken & C.

On motion of Elisha BELLER it is ordered that John WEBB, John DICKERSON andThomas QUESENBERRY after being sworn for that purpose view the nearest and best

way for a public road from the Doc Run Gap to Samuel AMBURN and make report thereof to court.

Ordered that the Overseers of the Poor bind Benjamin BOND a poor child in this county to Joshua NESTER as the law directs.

John TRIMBLE vs Martin DICKINSON Case. The defendant confessed judgment for twenty nine dollars 87 cents with interest from the 26th January 1825 & costs.

A Deed of Trust from Stephen STONE to Ezra NUCKOLLS was acknowledged by the said Stephen STONE and ordered to be recorded.

Thomas BOBBITT vs Presley JENNINGS Indetinue. The plaintiff being ruled to give security for costs and such security not being given the suit is dismissed with costs.

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Samuel HAGUE vs Elisha BELLER in debt. Continued for the defendant at his costs.

Absalem HOLEMAN assignee & C vs Peter REEDY in debt. The defendant demured to the plaintiffs declaration joinder in demur two pleas in writing filed replications and issued, ruled against the plaintiff for security for costs.

Abel CARRICO vs Barney WELLS administrator of Barney WELLS dec’d, in case. This day came the parties by their attornies and thareupon came a jury to wit: Isaiah WILLIAMS, John STONE, Richard COX, James BLEVENS, Chrisly REEDY, Isaac SPENCER, Jeremiah STONE, James LEVISY, Hugh BAKER, John SEXTON, Joseph FIELDS and Elisha BEDSALL who being sworn to try the issue joined but not having time to hear the evidence they were adjourned till tomorrow 9 o’clock.

Isiah LONG vs John GOSS _____

Isaiah PHIPPS vs Thomas YOUNG Trespass. Continued.

James GWYN vs John B. DEAN & John DISHON in debt. William WILKINSONacknowledges himself special bail for the defendants. Payment plead replication & issue office judgment set aside & continued.

Ordered that court be adjourned till tomorrow morning 9 o’clock Thos BALDWIN

Thursday 24th court met according to adjournment. Present: Abner JONES, Thomas BALDWIN, William VAUGHN, Samuel COX & William BALLARD Justices

Samuel HAGUE vs Elisha BELLER in debt. Joseph DRAPER acknowledges himself security for costs for the plaintiff.

William LEWIS vs James BLEVINS case. On motion of the defendant it is ordered that the plaintiff be ruled to give security for costs within 60 days.

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Abel CARRICO vs Barney WELLS adm of Barney WELLS dec’d. The jury adjourned yesterday appeared and having heard the evidence returned the verdict in the following words to wit: "We of the jury find for the plaintiff and assess his damages to $50 dollars whereupon it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recover of the defendant the damages aforesaid by the jury assessed and his costs in this behalf expended to be levied of the goods & chattel of the intestate in the hands of the deftBarney B. WELLS the administrator.

Thomas ANDERSON vs John FIELDER attachment. The defendant appeared by counsel and on motion of the deft by his attorney to quish the attachment and the bond which motion was by the court continued and also the cause is continued till next term at the costs of the plaintiff.

The gov for John EDWARDS vs John A. CLOUD in debt. The defendant with leave of the court filed an additonal plea and on motion of the defendant a spa ducer lacum issued to summon Jabez JOHNSTON to appear here at the next term and bring with him a receipt executed by John EDWARDS to Hiram WELLS and the cause is continued for the plaintiff.

Thomas BALDWIN vs James BULLARD James BULLARD Jr in debt. Plea waved and judgment for one hundred dollars with interest from 2nd day of December 1824 till paid & costs crediting by $10 paid 30th July 1825.

Anne GOSE vs John SNIDER in debt. Plea waved and judgment for sixty dollars with interest from the 1 June 1825 till paid & costs.

Mary GOSE vs John SNIDER in debt. Plea waved and judgment for thirty dollars with interest from the 1st June till paid & costs.

Nathan WOOSER vs John CARTER in debt. Samuel COX Jr acknowledges himself special bail for the defendant payment plea replication and issue office judgment sat aside and continued.

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Joseph PHIPPS vs John SNIDER & Henry SNIDER in debt. Plea waved and judgment for sixty dollars sixty cents with interest from the 9th day of October 1824 till paid & costs.

Ordered that all the causes on the docket be continued till next court.

Ordered that court be adjourned till court in course. A. JONES

At a court begun and held for Grayson County on Tuesday the 26th day of September 1826. Present: Joshua HANKS, Samuel COX, William HAIL & Benjamin COOLEY, Stephen HAIL, John COOK Justices

The following deeds have been admitted to record since last court to wit:

A Deed in Trust between Abram NOBLITT & Elizabeth his wife of the first part andWilliam OGLESBY of the second part and Archibald STEWART and William A. GRAYHAM of the third part was proven by three subscribing witnesses and admitted to record 24th August.

A Deed in Trust between James DAVIS & Lydia his wife of the first part and Amos BALLARD of the second part and Randolph COLLINS of the third part was acknowledged by all the parties & admitted to record August 28.

A deed from John & Joseph WOLLEN to Shadrach GREER being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by Aquilla GREEAR and admitted to record 24 August.

A deed from Samuel COX and David EDWARDS to George HOWELL Jr was acknowledged by the said Cox & Edwards and admitted to record 28 August.

A deed from Samuel COX and David EDWARDS to David COX was acknowledged by the said Cox and Edwards and admitted to record 28 August.

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A deed from Samuel COX and David EDWARDS to Thomas LAXTON was acknowledged by the said Cox and Edwards and admitted to record 28th August.

A deed from Thomas OGLE to Catharine Newman was proven by James HENSON a subscribing witness 22nd August.

A Deed in Trust between John DISHON of the first part John A. CLEMENTS & George MKINZIE of the second part and John BLAIR of the third part was acknowledged by the said John DISHON, John A. CLEMENTS & John BLAIR 9th September 1826.

A deed from Charles DAVIS & wife to John VAUGHN being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by Charles DAVIS another subscribing witness and admitted to record 13th September.

A deed from Charles Davis & wife to George LEONARD being heretofore proven in part was acknowledged by the said Charles and admitted to record 13th September.

A deed from Isom SPENCE to Hiram BOLT Sr together with the annexed certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented and admitted to record 26th September.

A Deed in Trust between John DISHON of the first part John A. CLEMENTS & George W. MCKENZIE of the second part and John BLAIR of the third part being heretofore acknowledged by the same of the parties was acknowledged by George W. MCKENZIEand admitted to record 26th Sept.

A Letter of Attorney from Mary DILLARD to John BRANSON together with a certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented & admitted to record 26thSeptember.

A deed from Mathew DICKEY to Charles COLE and proven by Charles COLE Jr a subscribing witness 26th September.

Ordered that Joseph ELLIOTT be appointed overseer of the road in place of James WOODS resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

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A deed from Thomas MACE to Stephen PHILLIPS being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by Joshua RICHARDSON and ordered to be recorded.

A deed from Stephen PHILLIPS to Daniel GOODYKOONTZ was proven by Elias BELLER a subscribing witness.

On motion of John COOK who together with Thomas BRYANT & Ezra NUCKOLLS his securities entered into and acknowledged his bond in the penalty of six hundred

dollars with condition as the law directs and took the Oath of an Administrator a certificate is granted him for obtaining letter of administration of in the estate ofEdward DILLARD dec’d in due form.

Alan GOSE vs John SNIDER in debt & Anne GOSE vs same in debt. Henry SNIDERwho is special bail for the defendant ordered him in court and thereupon the said John SNIDER rendered a schedule of his property and took the Oath of an Insolvent debtor and it is ordered that he be discharged out of custody.

John TRIMBLE for the benefit of William OGLESBY vs David NOBLITT in debt. Motion of the plaintiff for a writ of nea exis against Abram NOBLITT special bail for the deft overruled.

The persons appointed to view an alteration in the road from Meadow Creek to Willets Lane reported that they had viewed & marked the same and that they are of opinion that the same will be the nearest and best way and upon information given by the said Commissioners in court. The court are of opinion that the expince of opening the same ought not to be incurred and that the said alteration aught not to be established but that the said Joseph ELLIOTT the applicant for the said alteration pay the cost.

Isaiah JONES vs Jacob BOYER, James WORRICK & Robert WORRICK motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution suied out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant Jacob BOYER Notice proven and judgment for $81.66 cents the penalty of the bond to be discharged with forty one dollars thirty three cents with interest from the 4th day of August 1826 till paid & costs & execution awarded.

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Christopher HIATT vs Benford DINKINS, Jesse DINKINS, Joseph BOND & Rueben DALTON motion on bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution suied out of this court by plaintiff against the defendants Benford DINKINSand Jesse DINKINS Notice proven and judgment for $37.40 cents the penalty of the bond to be discharged with eighteen dollars and seventy cents with interest from the 19th day of August 1826 till paid and costs & execution awarded.

Commonwealth vs Greenberry BLACKLY and Hugh CURRIN motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution suied out of this court by the

plaintiff against the defendant Greenberry BLACKLY Notice proven and judgment for $30.96 cents the penalty of the bond to be discharged with fifteen dollars forty eight cents with interest from the 25th July 1826 till paid and costs and execution awarded.

Ordered that William STONE be appointed overseer of the road in place of Obediah LEONARD resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Ordered that the Overseers of the Poor bind John SOUTH a poor child in this county toDavid GARRISON as the law directs.

Ordered that the Surveyor of this county make an inclusive survey for John STONE as the law directs.

Ordered that John ROBINSON be appointed Commissioner of Revenue for the ensuing year.

On the application of Hardin CADE. It is ordered that Enoch OSBORNE, William WARD, James PHIPPS and Alexander COX or any three of them after being sworn for that purpose view the grounds proposed for an alteration in the road between Coxes ford on New River and William WARDS and make report thereof to court.

On motion of Thomas HANKS it is ordered that his stock mark be a cross and under bit in each ear.

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Ordered that court be adjourned till court in course. John COOK

At a court begun and held for the county of Grayson on Tuesday 24th of October 1826.

Present: William BALLARD, Churchwell JONES, Stephen HAIL, Benjamin F. COOLEY, Joshua HANKS Justices

The following deeds have been admitted to record since last court to wit:

An instrument in writing from John TRIMBLE to Charles TRIMBLE was acknowledged by the said John and admitted to record 30th September.

A deed from John WELLS to David CAIN was acknowledged by the said John and admitted to record 14th October.

A deed in trust between Samuel COX of the first part James ANDERSON of the 2ndpart and John ROBINSON and John REEVES of the third part being heretofore proven in part was fully proven by Samuel BLEVINS and admitted to record 14th October.

A deed from John BULLARD to Alex SMITH was proven by James SMITH a subscribing witness 16th Oct.

A deed from Mathew DICKEY to Joshua COLE was proven by Charles COLE a subscribing witness 16th October.

A deed from Samuel PUGH & John PUGH to William PUGH together with the annexed certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented and admitted to record 16thOctober.

A deed in trust between Abram NOBLITT of the 1st part and Abner JONES of the 2ndpart was acknowledged by the said Abram NOBLITT and Abner JONES was admitted to record 17th October.

A deed from Thomas HUNT to William DONALD and David PORTER together with a certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented and admitted to record 17thOctober.

A deed from William DONNELL to John JACKSON was proven by Eli COOK a subscribing witness 17th October.

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A deed from David PORTER to John JACKSON was proven by Eli COOK a subscribing witness 17th October.

A report of settlement made with Enoch OSBORNE & Zachariah OSBORNEadministrators of Enoch OSBORNE dec’d was returned to the office and admitted to record 17th October.

An Inventory of Sales of Enoch OSBORNE dec’d was returned and admitted to record 17th October.

Ordered that Isaac GREER, Samuel COX, Stephen HAIL, Martin DICKINSON, Thomas BALDWIN, Jabez JOHNSTON & John COOK be appointed School Commissioners in Grayson County for the insuing year.

James ANDERSON, Ezra NUCKOLLS, Obediah LEONARD and Eli COOK who are commissioned Justices of the peace for the county of Grayson came into court and took the Oath of Fidelity and Oath of Justice of the Peace and Oath to Sepress Duelling and an Oath to support the Constitution of the United States.

Churchwell JONES came into court and quallified to his commission as Colonel Governor of the 78th Redg of the militia according to law.

Eli COOK came into court and quallifyed to his commission as Lieutenant Colonel of the 78th Redg of the militia according to law.

A list of delenquents for the land tax for the year 1826 was presented in court bySamuel COX deputy sheriff for Shadrach GREER sheriff which being examined was allowed and ordered to certifyed to the auditor of publick accounts.

A List of delenquents in the revenue of Grayson for the year 1826 was presented in court and being examined was allowed proven and ordered to be certifyed to the auditor of public accounts.

The following accounts were presented in court examined proven and ordered to be certifyed to the auditor of public accounts.

Samuel COX deputy sheriff $12.60

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Samuel COX Jailer $4.50

Jeremiah JENNINGS constable $11.91

John SEXTON constable $1.56

Ezra NUCKOLLS deputy sheriff $4.20

Charles LEWIS constable $5.91

On motion of Stephen MALLORY who together with Stephen BOURN ___ of Stephen his security entered into and acknowledged his bond in the penal sum of $400 with condition as the law directs took the Oath of an Administrator a certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of Moses MALLORY dec’d in due form.

Ordered that William KENNEY, Abram COOLEY & Waller PAYNE after being sworn for that purpose appraise the personal estate of Moses MALLORY dec’d and make report thereof to court.

On motion of Joseph ELLIOTT overseer of the road from Meadow Creek towards the Island Ford of New River. It is ordered that the alteration recommended in the report made at the last court by the commissioner be opened and established and that one half of the opening be performed by the said Joseph ELLIOTT himself and that the other half be opened by the said Joseph ELLIOTT as overseer of the same with his hands allotted to work on the same, the same to be diveded equal in distance and the part lying next Willets to be done by the said Elliott himself.

The persons appointed to view the grounds proposed for a waggon road from Coxes Ford on New River to William WARDS made a report that they recommend on alteration to wit: leaving the old road at the foot of chesnut hill between said ford andSusanna TOLIVER on the right winding said hill on the south to the fork in the other side where it intersects with the old road thence leaving the said old road to the right on by the way of Harden COX to William WARD where it intersects with the old road, whereupon it is ordered that the same be opened and that Joshua COX overseer superintend the opening the same and that Harden COX, Peter WYATT, John REEVES

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and John BARTON and their hands assist in opening the same.

Ordered that Ebenezer LUNDY be appointed overseer of the road in place of Thomas SIMCOCK resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Ordered that William OGLESBY & John A. CLEMENTS allot the hands to work on the road of which Joseph ELLIOTT & Tilden SEGAR are overseers.

Shadrach GREER ___ choose Ezra NUCKOLLS his deputy during pleasure and the court receiving him under the law. He came into court took the Oath of Fidelity, the Oath of a Deputy Sheriff and to support the Constitution of the United States.

Ordered that the Overseers of the Poor bind Meredith VAUGHN a poor child in this county to Spotswood JONES as the law directs.

Ordered that all the causes be continued till next court.

Ordered that William WARD be appointed overseer of the road in place of John BARTON resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Ordered that David GARRISON be appointed overseer of the road in place of Minitree LEWIS resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Ordered that court be adjourned till court in course. Wm BALLARD

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At a court begun and held for the county of Grayson on Tuesday the 28th day of November 1826. Present: Joshua HANKS, Joseph FIELDS, Stephen HAIL, Saml COX, Isaac GREER. Justices

A deed from Sarah WARD, Enoch WARD & Jonathan WARD to William RANKIN was acknowledged by Nathan WARD one of the parties 2nd November.

A deed from James COX to John ANDERS was acknowledged by the said James and admitted to record the 28th November.

A deed from Thomas ANDERSON to Peter DELPH being heretofore proven in part was further proven by Jonathan THOMAS a subscribing witness 28th November.

A deed from Jacob ANDERSON to Thomas ANDERSON was proven by Jonathan THOMAS and Harvy ANDERSON subscribing witnesses 28th November.

A deed from William RICHARDSON and others to Andrew HOWEL together with the annexed certificate with the acknowledgment thereof was presented and admitted to record 28th November.

The following persons were returned as grand jurors to wit: Joshua STONEMAN,fourman, Walter PAYNE, Levi MONTGOMERY, Thomas ANDERSON, Thomas BRYANT, Aaron GOARD, William LEONARD, Samuel BIRD, Isaiah WILLIAMS, Stephen ROSS, Henry COOPER, Richard STONE, Isaiah AUSTIN, Jesse WILLIAMS, Samuel McKNIGHT, Joseph FIELDS, James DAVIS, Bennet RECTOR and Henry WILLIAMS who being sworn retired to consider their presentments.

An account was presented in court by James JONEs amounting to five dollars thirty two cents which being examined was proven alloted and ordered to be certifyed to the auditor of publick accounts.

Ordered that James ROBINSON be appointed overseer of the road in place ofBenjamin LANDERS resigned and he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

Ordered that surveyor make an inclusive survey for James HENSON as the law directs.

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At a court held at Grayson courthouse on Monday the 20th day of November 1826 for the examination of James STONEMAN & Nancey STONEMAN charged with having on the 11th day of this instant felonously stolen taken and carried away one half bushel of bush wheat flower the property of ____________ (left blank) in possession of Jesse COX in this county.

Present: Joshua HANKS, John ROBINSON, Benjamin COOLEY, James ANDERSON & William BALLARD. Justices

The said James STONEMAN and Nancey STONEMAN appeared in discharge of his recognizance and thereupon several witnesses were sworn and examined concerning the charge aforesaid on hearing the same on full consideration thereof the court are of opinion that the said James STONEMAN and Nancey STONEMAN ought to be discharged from further prosecution. John ROBINSON.

On motion of Nancy STUART a free woman of colour aged 28 years of dark complection with a scar occapioned by a burn on her right cheek about five feet five inches in hight these facts are ordered to be recorded & registered according to law.

John ROBINSON came into court and entered into bond with approved security as commissioner according to law.

Ordered that John BOYER, Stephen HAIL Senr, and William LONG view the road leading from Stephen HAIL Jr. to the top of Bush Mountain and make report thereof to court.

The persons appointed to view the nearest and best way for a road leaving from the Volunteer Gap towards Poplar Camp having disagreed on the report. On a report of persons appointed by an order made at November court 1825 appointing persons to execute the said order made report in the following words to wit: In persuance of the writen order to us directed we Irvin MONTGOMERY, Samuel LUNDY, Barney HUFFMAN and Amos WORRELL met on the said day of June 1826 and after being sworn we examined

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agriable to the within direction and report as follows that we think the nearest and best way from the Volunteer Gap towards Poplar Camp is for the road to come on the ways that is cut out from the Gap through the lands of William HARRELL, John HIATT, Daniel GOODYROONTZ and a disperted tract between James WEBB andSamuel AMBURN and through the lands of Jacob AMBURN, Thomas QUESBERRY, Henry WEBB Jr, Harvey WEBB Sr, Joseph HORTON leaving the open way a short distance to John QUESENBERRY land thence through the land of Abner JONES, Robert NUCKOLLS, Jesse BROWN, Jesse DEHAVENS, William GARDNER leaving the open way to the Wards Gap road near William HILLS whereupon it is ordered that the several persons through whose land the said road is proposed to run be summoned to appear of next court and show cause if any they have why the same should not be opened.

Ordered that Pryor SEXTON be appointed overseer of the road in place of John WELCH dec’d and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

OGLESBY & BALLARD Plf vs. John BRYANT, Isaiah PHIPPS and Mordaica CROSSDefts. Motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution suied out of this court by the Plaintiff against the Defendant John BRYANT.Notice proven and judgment for $21.18 cents the penalty of the bond to be discharged with ten dollars fifty nine and one forth cents with interest from 12th day of October 1826 till paid and execution awarded.

Joseph PHIPPS vs. John SNIDER & Henry SNIDER motion on bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution suied out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendants John SNIDER & Henry SNIDER. Notice proven and judgment for $160.66 cents the penalty of the bond to be discharged with eighty dollars thirty three cents with interest from the 8th day of September 1826 till paid and execution awarded.

Robert RAPER surviving partner ___ Plf vs. William WILKINSON & Joseph FIELDSDeft. Motion on a bond. Notice proven and motion continued untill tomorrow.

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Robert RAPER adm vs. William WILKINSON & Joseph FIELDS motion on a bond. Notice proven and motion contd till tomorrow.

It appearing to the court that Henry JONES has departed this life intestate and no person lawfully authorized having applia for letters of administration on his estate. On motion of Robert CRAWFORD it is ordered that the sheriff of this county take possession of his personal estate and dispose of it according to law.

Peter HUFF vs. James HENSON & John COOK in debt. Payment plead application & issue. Office judgement set aside was contd.

Stephen HAIL Jr who has been appointed treasurer for the school commissioners in this county entered into bond with approved security and acknowledged the same which is ordered to be recorded.

The grand jury returned into court and presented an indictment against Jesse COX for a breach of the peace endorsed a true bill and having nothing further to present were discharged.

Ordered that process issue on the said indictment returnable to next term.

Ordered that court be adjourned untill tomorrow morning 11 o’clock. J. HANKS

Wednesday the 29th court met according to adjournment. Present: John ROBINSON, Joshua HANKS, Joseph FIELDS & James ANDERSON. Justices.

A deed from Aaron BOTTS to John JACKSON was proven by Eli COOK and John HILLsubscribing witnesses.

Ordered that William THOMAS be appointed overseer of the road in place of Jared PERKINS resigned and that he with the usual hands keep the same in repair accordingly.

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Commonwealth vs. Reuben CORNUTT Indictment as an overseer of the road dismissed.

A deed from Isaac Spencer and John SPENCER to Jonathan BAKER was acknowledged by Isaac SPENCER and ordered to be recorded as to him November 29th.

Thomas ANDERSON vs John FIELDER attachment. The defendant appeared by his attorney and filed a plea in writing to which the plaintiff replead and thereupon came a jury to wit: Churchwell B. OGLESBY, Stephen WRIGHT, Francis HAIL, James HENSON, James DAVIS, William ELLIOTT, Lewis HAIL, William KENNY, John EDWARDS, Enoch CARTER, Nimrod NEWMAN and John STONE who being sworn to try this issue joined and having heard the evidence returned a verdict in the following words to wit: "We of the jury find for the defendant whereupon it is considered by the court that the defendant recover of the plaintiff his costs in this behalf expended."

The Commonwealth vs. Joseph ELLIOTT Indictment for obstructing the public road. The defendant with leave of the court and the consent of the prosecutor of the Commonwealth this prosecution is dismissed the defendant confessing judgment for costs.

The Commonwealth vs Jonathan TIPTON Indictment for a breach of the peace. The defendant appeared and plead not guilty to the indictment and thereupon came a jury to wit: James BLEVINS, Hugh CURRIN, John DAVIS, Micajah OGLESBY, Jacob HAYS, Daniel WELCH, Jeremiah WRIGHT, Andrew WELCH, Henry WILLIAMS, Martin CLOUD, William WARD and William DAVIS who being sworn to try the issue and having heard the evidence returned a verdict in the following words to wit: "We of the jury find the defendant not guilty whereupon he was acquitted."

A deed from Anne ALLIN & others to John EDWARDS Sr was proven by three subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

An account was presented in court by Martin DICKINSON clerk of the court amounting to $17.52 which being examined was proven allowed and ordered to be certified to the Auditor of Public Accounts.

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Gov for Carr ALLIN to Martin CLOUD in debt. An award was returned and filed & the cause continued.

Isaiah PHIPPS & Thomas YOUNG Tresp. Contd.

Wair? OGLESBY vs. David PIERCE Will of wright. On motion of the plaintiff by his attorney it is ordered that the surveyor of this county go on the lands in controversy and

survey the lands as either party may require and make four complete plats and report thereof to next court.

Ordered that court be adjourned till tomorrow morning 10 o’clock. John ROBINSON

Thursday the 30th court met according to adjournment. Present: John ROBINSON, Abner JONES, William BALLARD & Jabez JOHNSTON Justices

Absalom HOLEMAN vs Peter REEDY in debt. It appearing to the satisfaction of the court on the oath of Joseph DRAPER that the plaintiff counsel has had notice more than sixty days previous to this time that security would be required for costs as the plaintiff did not reside in the Commonwealth, and no such security being given the same is now dismissed accordingly & judgment for the defts cost.

Charles LEWIS a constable in the 1st Battalian having resigned his appointment. It is ordered that William LEWIS be appointed in his place whereupon he came into court and entered into bond with approved security and qualified accordingly.

Ordered that the Overseers of the Poor bind Richard SHINAULT a poor child in this county to Thomas BALDWIN Senr as the law directs.

The persons appointed to view the way for a public road from the foot of the Flower Gap towards the North Carolina line near WILLIAM EASLEYS made a report that there may be a good road that will be no wise injurious. It is therefore ordered that the same be opened and that ENOCH MOORE overseer and his hands open the same accordingly.

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WILLIAM LEWIS vs JAMES BLEVINS case The plaintiff being ruled to give security for costs and no security being given within 60 days after the rule. The same is now dismissed accordingly and judgment for the Defendants. Costs.

On motion of JAMES ANDERSON who together with WILLIAM OGLESBY and AMOS BALLARD his securities entered into and acknowledged his bond in the sum of eight hundred dollars and to the oath of administrator. A certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of JOHN WELCH dec’d in due form.

Ordered that JOHN ROBINSON, ANDREW HAMPTON, JOHN ISOM SENR & SAMUEL COX appraise the personal estate of JOHN WELCH dec’d and make report thareof to court.

SAMUEL HAGUE vs ELISHA BELLER in debt. This day came the parties by their attornies and thareupon a jury to wit: STEPHEN WRIGHT, MICAJAH OGLESBY, MARTIN CLOUD, JOHN HILL, WILLIAM ELIOTT, CHARLES LEWIS, THOMAS MORRISON, JOHN LUNDY, HUGH CURRIN, HENRY WILLIAMS, GEORGE HARPERand WILLIAM HANKS who being sworn to try the issue joined and having heard the evidence returned a verdict in the following words to wit: "We of the jury find for the plaintiff three hundred and eighty dollars with legal interest on $190 part thereof from the 15 September 1819 untill paid and like interest on $190 the ballance thareof from the 15th September 1820 untill paid subject to the following credits $125 paid 25thSeptember 1820, $14.32 paid 12th October 1820, $23.84 paid 13th October 1820, $110 paid 17th September 1821, $39 paid September 3rd 1822, $16 paid October 30th 1822, $3 paid November 25th 1823 whareupon it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recover of the Defendant the sum aforesaid and his cost in this behalf expended.

Memorandum upon the trial of this cause the Defendant offers a bill of exceptions ____ opinion of the bank which was sealed and made part of the record.

DAVID JONES vs JAMES W. WAUHOP in case. The Plaintiff filed a replication to the Defendants plea to which the Defendant demurred generally and joinder therein which going argued but the court taking time to consider thereof the cause is continued.

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GEORGE HARPER vs JAMES LIVESAY & THOMAS ANDERSON in debt. This day came the parties by their attornies and the plaintiff filed a general replication to the Defendants pleas & issued and thereupon came a jury to wit: NIMROD NEWMAN, WILLIAM KENNY, MICHAEL FARMER, DANIEL MOORE, ELISHA BEDSAULT, AARON LUNDY, GEORGE MOORE, JAMES FULTON, ABRAHAM COOLEY, ENOCH CARTER, HENRY WILLIAMS, and JOHN EDWARDS who being sworn to try the issue joined and having heard the evedence returned a verdict in the following words to wit: "We of the jury find for the plaintiff $30 with interest from the 20th day of September 1822 till paid whereupon on motion of the defendant a new trial is granted or payment of cash.

ROBERT RAPER Surviving Partner Plfs vs WILLIAM WILKINSON & JOSEPH FIELDSdefts. Motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution suid out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant WILLIAM WILKINSON. Notice being heretofore proven judgment is now granted for $86.50 the penalty of the bond to be discharged with forty three dollars twenty five cents with interest from the 25th day of September 1826 till paid & costs and execution awarded.

ROBERT RAPER Plf vs WILLIAM WILKINSON & JOSEPH FIELDS Deft. Motion on a bond for the delivery of property on the day of sale taken by execution suid out of this court by the plaintiff against the defendant WILLIAM WILKINSON Notice being heretofore proven Judgment is now granted for $87.98 the penalty of the bond to be discharged with forty three dollars ninety nine & fourth cents with interest from the 25th day of September 1826 till paid & costs and execution awarded.

Ordered that WILLIAM HILL is recommended to the executive as a fit person to be commissioned captain of the Rifle in the 79th Regiment in place of ELI COOKpromoted.

WILLIAM BALLARD Lieutenant in same company in place of __________(no name written) and GEORGE W. HILL Ensign in the same company in place of ________no name written).

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JOHN NUNN vs GEORGE SMITH case. The defendant confessed judgment for forty four dollars with interest from the 1st day of March 1823 till paid & $11.04 cents former cost and the cost of this suit.

HUGH CURRIN & ENOCH COX case. Continued for the defendant.

WILLIAM BOURN vs JESSE REEVES Debt. By consent the order of reforance is set asie and the cause continued.

JAMES GWYN vs JOHN B. DEAN & JOHN DISHON in Debt. Plea waved and judgment for thirty four dollars eighty eight cents with interest from 1st day of March 1826 till paid & costs.

JOHN TRIMBLE vs DAVID NOBLITT in case. The plaintiff with leave of the court withdrew his general replication to the defendants 2nd plea and filed a special replication to which the defendant rejoined generally & issue and continued.

MARK JOHNSTON for SAMUEL FULTON vs MICAJAH STONE & PETER CARRICO in debt. This day came the parties by their attornies and thereupon came a jury to wit:STEPHEN WRIGHT, MICAJAH OGLESBY, MARTIN CLOUD, JOHN HILL, WILLIAM ELLIOTT, JAMES KYLE, JOHN LUNDY, HUGH CURRIN, WILLIAM HANKS, JESSE ANDERSON, HARVEY ANDERSON and JAMES LIVESAY who being sworn to try the issue joined and having heard the evidence returned a verdict in the following words to wit: We of the jury find for the plaintiff two hundred dollars the debt in the declaration mentioned with interest from the first day of September 1825 untill paid subject to the

following credits seventy five dollars on the 22nd day of September 1825 one dollar fifty cents paid on the 2nd day of December 1825 twenty one dollars twelve & a half cents paid on the 9th day of November 1825 whereupon it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recover of the defendant the sums aforesaid agreeable by the finding of the jury & his costs in this behalf expended.

Ordered that all the causes on the Docket not otherwise disposed of be continued till next term.

Ordered that the Commissioners cause to be the procured a good stove to be placed in the courthouse and that the expence thereof shall be defrayed out of the county levy.

Ordered that court be adjourned untill Court in Course. A JONES

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At a court held at Grayson Courthouse on Monday the 5th day of December 1826 for the examination of JAMES WOODS charged with having on the 24th day of November 1826 altering publishing and selling to WILLIAM OGLESBY a paper writing perporting to be a writing obligatory executed by JONATHAN UNTHANK to the said JAMES WOODShis heirs and assigns for the just & full sum of three hundred dollars with interest from the date thereof which purports to bear date on the 13th day of February 1824 and to be payable two years after the date thereof on which said paper writing there is an endorsement signed by the said JAMES WOODS acknowledging that the same is subject to a credit of one hundred dollars.

Present: JOSHUA HANKS, OBEDIAH LEONARD, JAMES ANDERSON, SAMUEL COX & ELI COOK Justices

The said JAMES WOODS being placed at the Barr in custody of the jailer and thereupon several witnesses came sworn and examined and the said JAMES WOODSfully heard on his defense on full consideration thereof the court are of opinion that the said JAMES WOODS ought not to be discharged but that he be tried for the charge aforesaid in the Superior Court he is therefore remanded to jail.

WILLIAM OGLESBY, JONATHAN UNTHANK & JOHN GORDON came into court and acknowledged themselves indebted to JOHN TYLER Esq Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors in the sum of five hundred dollars each to be levied of their respective land and tenements goods and chattels and to the said Governor for the time being and his successors for the use of the Commonwealth but to be void on condition that they personally appear before the

judge of the Superior Court of Grayson to be holder for said county on the first day of the next term and then and there give such evidence as they know concerning the forgery with which JAMES WOODS is accused and not depart without leave of the court. J. HANKS

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At a court begun and held for Grayson County on Tuesday the 16th day of December 1826. Present: JOHN ROBINSON, BENJAMIN COOLEY, OBEDIAH LEONARD & JOSHUA HANKS Justices

The following deeds have been admitted to record since last court to wit:

A deed from SARAH WARD & others to WILLIAM RANKIN being heretofore acknowledged by some of the parties, and a certificate of the privy examination ofANNE WARD was returned and admitted to record 22 December 1826.

JOHN WEBB having resigned his office as constable JAMES A. WEBB is appointed in his place, whereupon he entered into bond with security and qualified according to law.

On motion of GEORGE RING It is ordered that JAMES COX, SAMUEL COX SR, SPENCER ISOM and ANDREW HAMTON or any three of them after being sworn for that purpose view the best ground for an alteration in the road from the fork nearJOHN ROBINSON unto the Elk Creek road leading to the Blue Springs and make report thereof to court.

Ordered that Court be adjourned till court in course. JOHN ROBINSON