Whitley County, Kentucky

County Clerk Minutes Book 1

1818-1822

by Stephen H. Broyles

Copyright (c) 1996, by the author


Introduction

Whitley County was created out of Knox County in 1818. The County Clerk Minutes are among the oldest documents in the Whitley County Courthouse and trace the establishment of the county, with Williamsburg as the county seat. Every attempt has been made to produce an accurate copy of the Minutes, including all original spelling. Since punctuation was little used in those days, commas have been added at those locations which will sub- stantially help the reader, particularly in lists of people's names. The Minutes are generally in excellent condition. However, torn pages, poor and faded handwriting, and ambiguous spelling at times made transcription difficult.

What information is in the Court Minutes?

These minutes represent the proceedings of the monthly county court. Since this is the first court minutes book for the newly formed county of Whitley, there are a number of entries dealing with the establishment of the new county: the "kickoff meeting" that selected and validated the officers of the county government, the selection and naming of a site for the county seat, the letting of a contract to build the courthouse and jail, the establishment of road crews, and collection of taxes. (It seems many residents attempted to take advantage of the new goverment by not submitting their taxable property lists as required. Maybe they thought it would be forgotten about!) Perhaps the most popular business of the court was naming road committees, either to propose or to maintain the roads. Other popular items were the registering of animal "flesh marks" (akin to brands), approving expenses, appointing constables, and holding trials and hearing appeals.

Explanation of symbols

[text] Any text inside brackets indicates either editorial notes, or good guesses as to text that is blurred, torn off, or otherwise illegible. ["to"] Text in quotes is used to supply words that the clerk inad- vertently omitted from the Minutes Book. [?] This indicates uncertainty in decyphering the preceding word. [????] This indicates an illegible word. [sic] This indicates that the preceding word or words really are written as indicated. p. 23 Located in the left margin, these are the page numbers of the original Minute Book.

Index

There is no index to this document, per se, but you can use your browser's search facility to locate names. As with any index, you should consider all possible spellings and mis-spellings of the names you are searching for. It is best to start with a search for the shortest character sequence that's unique to your target name. For example, "Clark" will pick up Clark and Clarke, "kner" will pick up Falkner and Faulkner, "Park" will pick up Parks and Parkes.

County Clerk Minutes Book 1

April Term, 1818 [Pages one and two of the Minutes book have come loose from the binding. These separate pages, which have badly torn edges, were found inserted between pages 90 and 91.] p. 2 State of Kentucky Solicit At the house of Samuel Cox in the County [of] Whitley on monday the 20th day of April in the year of our lord One thousand Eight hundred and eighteen and in the Twenty sixth [year] of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It be[ing] the time and place appointed by the assembly of Kentucky for holding the Court for the county of Whitley aforesaid. Commissions from his Excellency [Gabriel] Slaughter Lieut. Governor and acting as [governor] of the commonwealth of Kentucky. to Edward Riley, John Berry, Uriah [Parks], Francis Faulkner, Lamme Clarke, Sam[uel Cox], & Isaac King appointing them Justices [of the] peace in and for the said county [????] and thereupon pursuant to Law E[dward Riley] Esqr. ad- ministered the oath of Office to Samuel Cox, John Berry, Uriah Parks, [Francis] Faulkner, Lamme Clarke & Isaac [King, as Justices] of the peace for said county and then [John Berry] Esquire administered the oath of Office [and] fidelity to Edward Riley Esqr. as a Justice of the peace for said county. Burten Litten produced a commission from his [Excellen]cy Gabriel Slaughter Lieutenant Governor & [acting] as Governor appointing him Sheriff of Whitley [county] which commission was read and thereupon Bur- ton Litten entered into Bond in the [amount] of three thousand Dollars with Edward [Riley, Samu]el Cox & Francis Faulkner as his securities [conditioned as] the law Directs whereupon the oath [of Office was] p. 1 administered unto him as the law directs by Edward Riley Esqr. The Sheriff then opened the Court as the law directs. Present Edward Reilly, John Berry, Uriah Parks, Lamme Clarke, Samuel Cox, Fran- cis Faulkner & Isaac King, Gentlemen Justices A certificate was produced in court by Edward Reilly Esqr. certifying that he had administered [the] oath required by law to John Berry, [Uriah] Parks, Francis Faulkner, Lamme Clarke, [Samu]el Cox & Isaac King as Justices of the peace [for] this county also to Burten Litten as Sheriff [of] this county. [A certific]ate was produced in Court by John [Berry] Esqr. Certifying that he had administered [the oath] required by law to Edward Reilly [as Jus]tice of the peace for this county. [A court] being constituted agreeable to law pr[oceeded to] elect their Clerk protempore and Milton [Eve] was found to be duly elected whereupon the said Milton Eve entered into bond in the pen[alty of] Two thousand dollars with Joseph Eve, Lamme Clarke, Hiram Jones & Joseph Parsons as his securities conditioned as the law directs whereupon Edward Reilly Esqr. administered him the oath of Office required by law. [On] the motion of William Roe he is appointed Constable in the bounds of Capt. Allisons old Company of Militia whereupon he ente[red into] bond in the penalty of $1000 with Hir[am Jones?,] Francis Faulkner as his securities [conditioned as the] law directs and had the oath required [by] p. 3 law administered unto him. On the motion of Baker E. Watkins he is appointed Constable in the bounds of Capt. Prichards old company of Militia - whereupon he entered into bond in the penalty of $1000 conditioned as the law directs with Joel A. Watkins as his security and had the oath required by law ad- ministered unto him. On the motion of Thomas Foley he is appointed Constable in the bounds of Capt. George Tye's company of Militia wereupon he entered into bond in the penalty of $1000. conditioned as the law directs with Lamme Clarke & Andrew Evans as his securities and had the oath of Office administered unto him. On the motion of John Ross he is appointed by this Court Constable in the bounds of Capt. Jacow[ay's] Company of Militia wereupon the said Ross entered into bond in the penalty of $1000. conditioned as the law directs with Angus Ross as his securities and had the oath required by law administered unto him. On the motion of William Edwards he is appointed by the court constable in the bounds of Capt. Steels Company of Militia whereupon he entered into bond in the penalty of $1000 conditioned as the law directs with Benjamine Tuggle, Hiram Jones & Joseph Parsons as his securities and had the oath required by law administered unto him. On the motion of John S. Laughlin he is appointed Constable in the bounds of Capt. Steels Company of Militia wereupon he entered into bond in the penalty p. 4 of $1000 conditioned as the law directs with George Tye, Charles Rock- hold, and Joseph Parsons as his securities and had the oath required by law administered unto him. It is ordered by the court that Gill Eve be appointed Counsellor and At- torney of the commonwealth in and for this county. Ordered that Court be adjourned untill 10 Oclock tomorrow morning. Edward Reilly Court having met agreeable to adjournment on Tuesday the 21st day of April 1818. Present Edward Reilly, John Berry, Uriah Parks, Frances Faulkner, Samuel Cox, Isaac King & Lamme Clark, Gentlemen Justices On the motion of William Davis he is appointed Constable in the bounds of Capt. Medders company of Militia and thereupon the said William Davis entered into bond in the penalty of $1000 with John Medders & Peter Snider as his securities conditioned as the law directs and had the oath required by law administered unto him. On the motion of Nathan Cox he is appointed Constable in the bounds of Capt. Meadders company of Militia thereupon the said Nathan Cox entered into bond in the penalty of $1000 with Samuel Cox & Burten Litten as his securities conditioned as the law directs and had the oath required by law administered unto him. p. 5 Ordered by the court that Joseph Gillis & Thomas Laughlin be recommended to his excellency the acting Governor of Kentucky as fit persons to fill the office of Surveyor of Whitley County, a majority of the Justices of the peace of said county being present and concuring in this recommenda- tion. On the motion of James Matthis he having produced credentials of his or- dination and of his being in regular communion with the chrystian society a Licence is ordered to be granted him by the Clerk of this county upon the said James Matthis entering into bond as the law directs whereupon the said James Matthis came into court with Samuel Cox as his Security and acknowledged their bond to the commonwealth in the penalty of £500 conditioned as the law directs and had the oath of allegiance & Office administered unto him. The court finding it inconvenient to Select men to fix upon a place for the seat of Justice for Whitley County within the bounds of said County do order and determine that in said selections they will not be confined to the county of Whitley and upon consideration and due deliberation they do hereby nominate and appoint Robert Gilmere [?] & James Chitwood of Pulaski County Lot Pitman, Richardson Herndon, Joseph Eve, Robert Baine, James Rentfrow p. 6 Ambrows Arthur and Nathaniel Rochester of Knox County is and are hereby appointed commissioners to fix upon the seat of Justice of Whitley county and they are hereby authorized and requested by the court to proceed to the establishment of the same at the earliest period con- venient for them to do so according to law. and it is furthur ordered by the Court that the said commissioners above named do meet at the house of Samuel Cox (the present place of holding said Court) on the 2d Monday in May next and from thence proceed to the establishment of said seat of Justice as aforesd. Charles Rockhold produced a Commission from his Excellency Gabriel Slaughter Lieut. Governor acting as Governor of the State of Kentucky as Coroner of Whitley county. whereupon the said Charles Rockhold came into court and entered into bond in the penalty of $1000 conditioned as the law directs, with Thomas Laughlin & Samuel Steel as his securities - and had the oath required by law administered unto him. John S. Laughlin is appointed Deputy Clerk in and for the county of Whitley and had the oath of Office administered unto him. On the motion of Angus Ross for a Ferry to be established accross Marsh Creek at his house and it appearing to the p. 7 satisfaction of the court that the said Ross is Owner of the lands on both sides said Creek where the said ferry is to be established. It is therefore the opinion of the court that the said Ferry be established. Whereupon the said Angus Ross entered into bond with Joel A. Watkins as his security in the penalty of £20 as the Law directs and the said court orders that the said Ross shall be entitled to 75 cents for every waggon & team carried over said river, 12½ cents for man and horse, 25 cents for a Gigg and horse or horses belonging to said Gigg, 6¼ cents for every person over 10 years of age and on motion of the said Ross leave is given him to keep a Tavern at said Ferry without paying the State Tax the court deeming said Tavern necessary whereupon the said Ross entered into bond with Edward Reilly as his security in the sum of £100 condi- tioned as the law directs. On the motion of Samuel Cox for a ferry to be established across Cumber- land River at his house and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the said Cox is owner of the lands on both sides the river where said Ferry is to be established whereupon the sd Cox entered into bond with Angus Ross as his security in the penalty of £20 as the law directs and the sd court orders that the p. 8 said Cox be entitled to 1 Dollar for every waggon & team carried over said river, 12½ cents for man & horse, 50 cents for Gigg & horse or horses belonging to said Gigg & 6¼ cents for every person over ten years of age. On the motion of Samuel Cox leave is granted him to Keep a Tavern at his own his [sic] house & ferry, without paying the State Tax it appearing to the court that a Tavern was necessary whereupon the said Cox entered into bond with Lamme Clarke as his security in the penalty of £100 con- ditioned as the law directs. Ordered that court be adjourned untill court in course. Edward Reilly June Term, 1818 p. 9 Court having met agreeable to adjournment on monday the 15th Day of June 1818. Present Edward Rielly, Samuel Cox, Francis Faulkner, Uriah Parks, Isaac King & John Berry, Gentlemen Justices Ordered that the report of the commissioners appointed by the Court to fix upon the seat of Justice for Whitley County be agreed to and com- mitted to record which is as follows. Whitley County Monday 8th June 1818. We the commissioners appointed by the Worshipped court of sd county in obedience to an order of sd court and an act of the general assembly of the commonwealth of Kentucky met at the house of Samuel Cox in sd county on the day and date first above written for the purpose of point- ing out the most Elligible and centereal spot in sd county for the pur- pose of Erecting the public buildings thereon being first sworn and directing our views alone to that of a public good independant of per- sonal or partial interest after mature deliberation had on the subject do unanimously agree & point out the "south Bank of Cumberland River be- tween the house where Samuel Cox now lives in sd county and a cabbin oc- cupied at this time by Benjamin Parson for a Grocery as the Spot for the purpose above p. 10 mentioned of Erecting Courthouse and other necessary public buildings in sd county given under our hands this day and date first above written. Richardson Hernden } Ambrous Arthur } Robert Baine } Commissioners Jas. Chitwood } James Rentfrow } The sd Samuel Cox agreed before us the commissioners to give to the benefit of the county one half of the proceeds of the sales of Lots necessary for the erecting of a small Town if his land might be the site agreed on and we the commissioners beg leave to recommend to honorable court to call sd Town by the name of Williamsburgh in commemeration of the escensial survises [?] of the memoriable Coln. William Whitley. Teste R. Herndon Ordered by the court that the following qualifying of the commissioners be recorded which is as follows. Whitley county Ct. This day Richardson Hernden, Ambrews Arthur, James Chitwood, Robert Baine, and James Rentfrow came before me Francis Faulkner a Jus- tice of the peace for sd county and was duly sworn as commissioners to point out the spot as directed by an act of assembly p. 11 to Erect a Court House for sd county given under my hand 8th June 1818 Francis Faulkner J.P. Ordered that the name recommended by the commissioners for the Town of Whitley county be excepted and established as the name thereof. Ordered that Richardson Herndon be allowed Ten shillings pr Day for Six days servise in fixing the county seat and that Ambrows Arthur, Robert Baine, & James Chitwood be allowed 10 shillings pr day for Six days ser- vise each and that James Renfrew receive 10/- pr Day for Four days ser- vise to be paid out of the county levee On the motion of James Sears he having produced credentials of his or- dination and of his being in regular communion with the Chrystian society a license is ordered to be Granted him by the Clerk of this county upon the sd James Sears entering into bond as the law directs. whereupon the sd James Sears came into court with John Berry & William Sears as his securities and acknowledged their bond to the commonwealth in the penalty of £500 conditioned as the law directs and had the oath of Allegiance administered unto him. Ordered that William Stephenson be appointed Surveyor of the Road lead- ing from the shallow ford above the mouth of Laurell to the shallow ford p. 12 above the mouth of rockcastle and he together with all the hands from the mouth of Laurell down and all the hands from the north side of Laurell below John Arthurs shall keep the same in Repair. Ordered that Thomas Laughlin Senr., Archbald Jacoway, John Meadowes, Hiram Jones & Thomas Hodge be appointed Reviewers to review the road leading from this place to intersect the road leading from Jacksborough to Barbourville and to Review the same the nearest and best way for the convenience of Citizens and Travelers and make their Report at our next Court. Ordered that Thomas Cox be appointed Surveyor of the Road from the north side of Cumberland River opposite Williamsburgh to the mouth of Browns [?] creek and he together with all the hands from the mouth of Browns Creek including John Meadowes at the mouth of Red Bird thence including all the setlers on both sides of Cumberland River living on the River to this place shall keep the same in Repair including both banks of the River. Ordered that Thomas Laughlin be appointed Surveyor of the Road from p. 13 the mouth of Browns creek to the ford of the creek at Rockholds and he together with all the hands from the ford of the Creek at Rockholds in- cluding John Duncan, William Pemberton, Abraham Smith and Burten Litten thence to intersect with Thomas Coxs line shall Keep the same in Repair. Ordered that Charles Rockholt be appointed Surveyor of the Road from the ford of the Creek by said Rockholts to the Corner of G.W. Craigs field and he together with the hands on said Creek to Nathaniel Curtices keep the same in repair. Ordered that James Mahen Senr be appointed Surveyor of the Road from the Lower Corner of G.W. Craigs field to the County line and he together with the hands on Meadow Creek so as ["to"] include Watkins & Perkins & to include Joseph Comstock & Hatfield on the head of Lyncamp keep the same in repair. Ordered that Edward Steel be appointed surveyor of the road leading from Charles Rock[hold] to the head of Steels fork and he together p. 14 with all the hands from Capt. Samuel Steels to Edward Steels shall keep the same in repair. Ordered that John Wells be appointed Surveyor of the Road from the head of Steels fork on to the county line and he together with all the hands living within one mile and a half of the said Road so as to include Wil- liam Steel shall keep the same in repair. Ordered that Nehemiah Sumner be appointed surveyor of the road leading from the forks of the road above Charles Rockholds to the place where the spruice road intersects the same and he together with all the hands from the mouth of Red Bird on the north side of the River down to the fawls so as to include James Hetton shall keep the same in Repair. Ordered that Christly Grubb be appointed surveyor of the Road leading from the shallow ford above the mouth of Laurell to his own house and he together with all the hands from the shallow ford to sd Grubbs own house to include all the waters of Spruice and so as to include John Rogers shall keep the same in Repair. p. 15 Ordered that the following agreement be recorded which is as follows. Be it remembered that the following contract was this day entered into between the county court of Whitley and Joseph Parsons of Knox county viz the said Parsons is authorized to proceed to sell and dispose of the semenary lands of said county upon the best possible terms he the said Parsons can for the equal benefit of each party the said Parsons being impowered to proceed as he may think best with reguard to surveying so as to produce no unnessary [sic] expences upon the part of the court and render an account to and settle with the sd court annually and whenever called upon by the said court said Parsons having reasonable notice of the time of settlement the first settlement to take place at the Novem- ber court 1819 unless sooner called upon by the court Edward Rielly Joseph Parsens Ordered that Sampson Wilder, Timothy Perkins, Elisha Innman, Richard White, Thomas Meadowes be appointed Reviewers to review the road to com- mence at Cornelius Gatliffs Mill on to this place p. 16 and to review the same the nearest and best way for the convenience of Citizens and Travellers and make their Report to our next court. Ordered that Elisha Faris, James Sullivan, Daved Wilson, Solomon Litten & John Hart be appointed Reviewers to Review the Road to commence at Whitley court house on to the Road leading from Jacksborough to Barbour- ville to intersect said road near Moses Gatliffs and to review the same the nearest and best way for the convenience of Citizens and Travellers and make their Report to our next court. Ordered that court be adjourned untill tommorrow morning at 10 Oclock Edward Reilly Court having met agreeable to adjournment on Tuesday the 16th Day of June 1818. Present Edward Rielly, Francis Faulkner, John Berry & Samuel Cox, Gentlemen Jus- tices. Ordered that John Day be released from paying pole Tax by reason of in- firmity. Ordered that Moses Warner be appointed surveyor of the road leading from the Boundery line between the state of Kentucky & Tennessee p. 17 to John Flanagins on Cain creek and he together with the hands that for- merly were allotted to him by the Knox Court shall keep the same in Repair Ordered that Nathan Lawson be appointed surveyor of the road from John Flanigans to Curtis Blakelys on Patterson creek and he together with the hands formerly belonging to William Sears shall keep the same in repair. Ordered that Isham Jones be appointed surveyor of the road from Curtis Blakelys on Pattersons creek to the mouth of the first Branch above Moses Gattlifs below Matthias Reeds together with the hands formerly belonging to that part of the road & the hands that have moved in the sd bounds since shall keep the same in repair. Ordered that Matthias Reed be appointed surveyor of the road from the mouth of the first Branch above Moses Gatliffs below sd Reeds own house to the county line and he together with the hands formerly belonging to that part of the road and that have since come into sd bounds shall keep the same in repair. Ordered that Thomas Sharp be appointed surveyor to cut out the road from Findlys Ferry to intersect the road leading to Barbourville at James Mahans and he together with the hands on p. 18 meaddow creek and to include Joel Stoe shall perform the same and keep it in Repair. Ordered that William Teague, Joshua Teague, Samuel Reed, Thomas Hodge & Samuel Owsley be appointed Reviews [sic] to Review the Road from the mouth of the Elk fork to the head of Mud creek to intersect with the road leading from Pobular creek across the pine mountain at Bun[chs?] trace and make report to our next court. Present Uriah Parks, Gentleman Justice Ordered that Gideon Gillreath be appointed surveyor of the road from the Pulaskie & Whitley county line to the dividing ridge between Marsh creek & Jelico waters and he together with all the hands on marsh creek and its waters in the bounds of Capt. Jacoways company and for Joseph Ryan, Evan Wallen, Nimrod Shepherd, Joseph Smith and the Strunks from the waters of Jelico shall keep the same in Repair. Ordered that Archibald H. Napier be appointed surveyor of the road from the dividing ridge between Marsh creek & Jelico waters to Jelico river and he together with the hands on the west side of Jelico and its waters (except p. 19 the hands given to Gideon Gillreaths part of the road) shall keep the same in Repair. Ordered that Edward Meadowes be appointed surveyor of the Road from Jelico River to the top of the Jelico Mountain and he together with the hands on the east side of sd River shall keep the same in Repair. Ordered that William Gitow [?] be appointed surveyor of the road from the top of Jelico Mountain to intersect the road leading from this place to the Clear fork at the hurricane near Saml Coxs and he together with the hands formerly aloted to that trace of the road except Peter & Jacob Snider & Elijah Prewit shall keep the same in Repair. Ordered that Christly Grubb, John Davis, John Mcharg, William Edwards, James Sexton be appointed Reviewers to Review a road from Christley Grubbs to William Mchargs Mill and to Review the same the nearest and most convenient way for citizens and Travellers and to make their Report to our next court. Ordered that William Pemberton, Burten Litten, Abraham Smith, James Hel- ton, & Cornelius Gatliff be appointed Reviewers to Review a road from the near corner of Sumners Peach Orchard to intersect the Road leading from this place to Barbourville at the mouth of Reeves Branch and make Report to our next court. p. 20 Ordered that Edward Rielly, Thomas Laughlin, Milton Eve, John Berry & John Sharp, Benjamin Parson & Isaac King be appointed Trustees to lay off the Town of Williamsburgh and the Publick square for Erecting the Court house and the necessary buildings and that Twenty Acres of land be allowed the Trustees to lay off sd Town and to lay it off in lots and for the purpose before mentioned. Ordered that the Trustees for the Town of Williamsburgh do meet on the 21th just for the purpose of laying off sd Town and to proceed untill compleeted and to make Return at the July court. Ordered that Court do adjourn for one half hour. Court met agreeable to adjournment. Present Edward Rielly, Samuel Cox, John Berry, Francis Faulkner, Uriah Parks, Gentlemen Justices. Ordered that Reese Gatliff take the Child formerly sworn to him by Nancy Cadwell by the name of Charles and keep the same by his entering into bond with security conditioned as the law directs, whereupon p. 21 the sd Reese Gatliff came into court with Aron Gatliff as his security and acknowledged their bond payable to the commonwealth in the sum of $200 conditioned as the law directs. Ordered that Reese Gatliff pay Elisha Faris Forty dollars for keeping a Child by the name of Charles 3 years or better. Ordered that Elijah Prewit be summoned to attend at our next July court to shew cause why the orphan child living with him should not be bound. Ordered that Robert Long be summoned to attend at our next July court to shew cause why the orphan child living with him should not be bound. Ordered that John Gibson be summoned to attend at our next July court to shew cause why the orpan [sic] child living with him should not be bound. Ordered that court do adjourn untill court in course. Edward Reilly July Term, 1818 p. 22 At a county court held for the county aforesaid on Monday the 20th day of July 1818. Present Edward Reilly, Isaac King, Francis Faulkner, Samuel Cox, Gentlemen Jus- tices. Ordered that the following report be admited to Record (to wit) Agreeable to an order of the Whitley county court at their June Term the undersigned Trustees appointed by sd court to lay off the Town of Wil- liamsburgh proceeded to lay it off in the following manner (To wit) Beginning on the river below Samuel Coxs at a Stake thence south 45 east 57 poles to a stake above sd Coxs dwelling house on the river thence south 54 west 57 poles to a stake thence north 45 west 57 poles to a Stake thence north 54 east 57 poles to the Beginning according to a plot made by Joseph Gillis here unto annexed. plot on other side p. 23 ---------------------------------------------- || 7 | 8 || 19 | 20 || 31 | 32 || 45 | ||===========================================| || 6 | 9 || 18 | 21 || 30 | 33 || 44 | ||-------------------------------------------| || 5 | 10 || 17 | 22 || 29 | 34 || 43 | ||===========================================| || 4 | 11 || || 28 | 35 || 42 | ||-----------|| ||-----------------| || 3 | 12 || || 27 | 36 || 41 | ||===========================================| || 2 | 13 || 16 | 23 || 26 | 37 || 40 | ||-------------------------------------------| || 1 | 14 || 15 | 24 || 25 | 38 || 39 | ---------------------------------------------- Edward Reilly M. Eve John Sharp Thomas Laughlin Isaac King Benj. S. Parsons, trustees Joseph Gillis produced a commission from his Excellency Gabriel Slaughter Lieutenent Governor and acting as Governor appointing him sur- veyor of Whitley county which commission was [deemed acceptable] there- upon the sd Joseph Gillis entered [into bond in] the penalty of three thousand Dollars w[ith] [?????] Gatliff, Samuel Cox, Joseph Parson as his sec[urities] p. 24 conditioned as the law directs whereupon the oath of office was ad- ministerd unto him. Ordered that a road be established [and] cut out so as to be a good wag- gon road leading from the Town of Williamsburgh to intersect the road leading from Jacksborough to Barbourville at or near the mouth of the Elkfork. Ordered that Rhodes Nuckles be appointed surveyor of the road leading from this place to the top of the ridge beyond Ezekial Waters and he together with all the hands on each side of the Clear Fork up to that place shall keep the same in repair. Ordered that James Skeenes be appointed surveyor of the road leading from the top of the ridge beyond Ezekial Waters to the mar[??] above James Beam's and he with all the hands on both sides of the river shall keep the same in Repair. Ordered that Daniel Faulkner be appointed surveyor of the road leading from the narrows to intersect the road leading from Jacksborough to Bar- bourville at or near the mouth of the [elk?] Fork and he with all the hands on both sides of the river up so as to include William Sears and his tenants on the north side of its R[iver? p. 25 and up the south side of the river to the Elk Fork and up the same to the State line. Ordered that the Will of James Souillivan [?] Deceased be Recorded. Ordered that Daniel Faulkner be allowed to place Two Gates on his land where the road passes through from this place to the road leading from Jacksborough to Barbourville. Gates to be so that waggons can pass with convenience. Ordered that a road be established and cut out from the mouth of the Elk Fork to the head of Mud Creek to intersect with the poplar Creek road leading across the pine mountain. Ordered that Francis Faulkner be appointed surveyor of the road leading from the mouth of the Elk Fork so as to include half the hands and work half the distance to the head of Mud creek and that Joshua Teague be ap- pointed surveyor of the Ballance of the Road and to have the other half of the hands and they with all the hands in sd bounds shall keep the same in Repair. the bounds to include Moses Warner & Nathan Lawson & their hands and the citizens of p. 26 the laurel fork. Ordered that Sampson Wilder be appointed surveyor to cut out a Bridleway from Cornelius Gatliffs mill to the lower end of Elijah Prewits field, and he together with all the hands from the mouth of Red bird below John Meadowe's so as to leave out Abraham Smiths down to the falls and all the hands on the south side of Cumberland river from Philip Tackets up to this place, to cut out the same with one half the hands on the sd Road and that Elijah Prewit be appointed surveyor of the road from the lower end of his field to this place and to have one half of the hands alloted to the road from Gatliffs mill to this place, and they shall cut out the same. Ordered that Cornelius Gatliff & William Pemberton be appointed sur- veyors to cut out the road leading from the corner of Chimney peach Or- chard to intersect the road leading from Barbourville to this place at the mouth of Reaves Branch and they with the hands from the mouth of the p. 27 Red bird up Cumberland River as high as Cornelius Gatliffs including Jessee Rapier, Robert Early, Joseph Early, William Brown & the Sumners and they shall devide the road and hands and cut out the same. Ordered that Thomas Mahan, William Cummins, Thomas Sharp, Joel Stoe, Thomas Laughlin, Samuel Cox, & Charles Sullivan be appointed reviewers to review a road from Finleys Ferry to this place and they shall review both ways and make report to the next court which is the best and most convenient way for travelers and citizens. Ordered that William Brown & John Pemberton be attached to the road bounds of Charles Rockhold. Ordered that Solomon Litten & Samuel Litten be appointed surveyors of the road from the Corner of Samuel Thomas's fence to intersect the Road at Moses Gatliffs leading from Jacksborough to Barbourville and they shall divide the hands and Distance on said road and cut out the same, bounds of the hands to commence at the mouth of the Clear Fork thence up the north side so as to include John Swift, thence p. 28 to include little Patterson and to include William Munhilland & Moses Gatliff thence down cumberland River to include Charles Wilson & Charles Sullivan thence to the mouth of the Clear Fork and they shall divide the distance and hands and cut out the same. On motion of Charles Gatliff he is appointed Administrator of the Estate of Johnathen Night and thereupon the said Charles Gatliff entered into bond in the penalty of Five hundred Dollars with Joseph Parsons as his security conditioned as the law directs and had the oath required by law administered unto him. Ordered that the clerk do Isue a Supena for Peter Bryen to appear at our next September term. Ordered that Samuel Cox & Edward Reilly be appointed Judges of the next Election and that John S. Laughlin be appointed clerk to the same. p. 29 Ordered that court be adjourned untill Court in Course. Edward Reilly September Term, 1818 At a county court held for the county of Whitley at the house of Samuel Cox on Monday the 21st day of September 1818. Present Edward Reilly, Samuel Cox, Uriah Park, Lamme Clark, Francis Faulkner & Isaac King, Gentlemen Justices Ordered that Thomas Laughlin Snr, Edward Reilly, Samuel Cox Snr, Samuel Walker & Joseph Gillis be appointed Commissioners to fix upon a plan for the building a Court House Jail & Clerks Office and to make their Report to the next October Term. Ordered that Edmund Steel, William Steel, Joseph Cumpstock, Stanley Hat- field & Robert Stinson be appointed Reviewers to review a road to com- mence at Mcharg mill to intersect the Goose Creek salt works road and to review the same the nearest and best way for citizens and travelers towards this place and to make report p. 30 at our next October term. Ordered that Court be adjourned untill tomorrow morning at 8 Oclock. Edward Reilly Court met agreeable to adjournment on Tuesday the 22d. Just. present. Edward Reilly, Isaac King, Francis Faulkner, Lamme Clark, Samuel Cox. Gentlemen Justices. Ordered that William Sexton Snr. be exemped from paying County levy and pole Tax in future by reason of infirmity. Ordered that Archibald Blake be appointed to take care of and provide for Polly Patton untill the next October Term. Ordered that the following persons be recommend [sic] to his Excellency the acting Governor of Kentucky as fit persons to fill the office of Justice of the peace for Whitley county. To wit. Thomas Marian & Pleasant Walker a majority of the Justices being present and concurring in this recommendation. Ordered by the court that John Wells & John Davis be recommended to his p. 31 Excellency the Acting Governor of Kentucky as fit persons to fill the office of Justice of the peace in and for Whitley county a majority of the Justices being present and concuring in this recommendation. Ordered that Thomas Adkins be released in future from working on roads during the time he Keeps a mill. Ordered that so many of the hands who petitioned to get off the Francis Faulkner & Joshua Teagues Road be attached to Daniel Faulkners list to cut out and get his road in repair and the list to be made out by Fran- cis Faulkner. Ordered that Jesse Blakely be released from working on roads in future in this county. This day John Pemberton came into court and entered into bond for One thousand Dollars for his performance of Paymaster conditioned as the law directs with Isaac King & Edward Reilly as his securities. Ordered that court be adjourned until court in course. Edward Reilly October Term, 1818 p. 32 At a County Court Held for Whitley County at the House of Samuel Cox, On Monday the 19th day of October 1818 Present Edward Reilly, Uriah Parks, John Berry, Lamme Clarke, Samuel Cox, Gentlemen Justices. The Clerk produced an account to the Court for books purchased for the use of the Clerks office of said County Court, amounting to thirty two dollars seventy five Cents, which being verefied by his Oath, is allowed by the court, and ordered to be certified. The following report was received by the court and Ordered to be entered of record, which is in the words following, to wit, We the undersigned commissioners appointed by the worshipped court of Whitley to fix upon a plan for the court House in and for Whitley County having had the same under consideration beg leave to submit to the con- sideration of the court the following plan. The court House to be built of Brick forty feet in length by Twenty eight in Breadth twenty Two feet in height exclusive of a foundation of Stone two feet in the earth and Two above the sirface with four rooms two below and two above with a twenty four light window in each room the Two rooms below being intended for the clerk & clerk p. 33 Office with a fire place in each agreeable to the draft drawn which will be sub[??]ited with two Twenty four light windows opposite the bar one twenty four light window opposite the Judges bench the gallery flower [floor] to be brick the ballance plank this part to be raised two feet above the surface of the earth the Judges bench the bar and lobby to be finished in a complete workmanlike manner agreeable to the general plan of court houses, with no material alteration from the plan to be made by the builder unless previously consulting the commissioners who shall have complete Jurisdiction over the builder the said commissioners being empowered to receive or reject taking such house from the builder or to make such deduction in his price as they may think proper on account of his non compliance with his undertaking. Edward Reilly Joseph Gillis Samuel Cox John Berry Esquire returned that he had fines inflicted before him to the amount of ...$0.84 cts. put into the hands of Baker Watkins. Constable to Collect. Samuel Cox Esquire returned that he had fines inflicted before him amounting to ...., 43 money paid to Clerk p. 34 Ordered that the following hands do work on the road where of Cornelius Gatliff is surveyor, towit, Burton Litton, Jacob Medders, William Mead- ders, and John Helton, and all their male Laboring tithables. Ordered that Jesse Rapier be appointed surveyor of the road leading up Browns Creek, from the Watts Creek road, to the Dividing ridge between the waters of Maple Creek, and Meadow Creek, and he together with the hands to be alloted him by John Berry Esquire, & Joel A. Watkins, & Samuel Cox Esquire do keep the same in repair as the law directs. Ordered that Solomon Perkins be appointed surveyor of the road leading from the dividing ridge between the waters of Meadow Creek, and Maple Creek, to the County line, with the old road, cut out by order of the Knox County Court in the direction of Reuben Hatfields and he together with the hands to be allotted him by John Berry, Samuel Cox, and Joel A. Watkins do Keep the same in repair as the law directs. Ordered that John Berry, Samuel Cox and, Joel A. Watkins be appointed to allot the hands to work on the road where Jesse Rapier, and Solomon Perkins are surveyors, and make report thereof to this next court. p. 35 Ordered that the road leading from James Findleys to the intersection of the Barbourville road, at James Mahan, where of Thomas Sharpe is Sur- veyor, be, and the same is hereby disannuled. Ordered that the hands residing in the following bounds do work on the road where of Solomon Perkins is Surveyor to wit, all the hands from the Mouth of Meadow Creek and its waters including the Findleys waters up to Benjamin Mahan inclusive, and all the hands on the North side of the river from the Mouth of Meadow Creek to the Mouth of Whetstone; and up Whetstone to its source. Ordered that the hands residing in the following bounds do work on the road whereof Jesse Rapier is Surveyor, to wit, Beginning at the Mouth of Whetstone, thence down the river to the Widow Sullivans on the North side, including William Browns with all their male Labouring tithables. Ordered that Harrison White, Nicholas Burnett, Benjamin Blake, Archelan Blake, and Burton Litton, they or any three of them agreeing being first duly sworn be appointed to view out the nearest and best way for a road to lead from Nicholas Burnetts to intersect the road leading from Saltsburg to Williamsburg at John Bryants old improvement, to mark through whose lands the same do go and make report thereof to our next court. p. 36 Ordered that William Sears be exempted in future from paying county Levy, and working on roads in this County. Ordered that Samuel Cox, Joseph Gilliss, and Edward Reilly be appointed Commissioners to let out to the lowest bidder on the first Monday in November next, at this place, the Building of a Court House for said county agreeable to the plan, and report, of the Commissioners made at this Court, the sum not to exceed twenty eight hundred dollars, One thousand Dollars to be paid the 1st Monday in November 1819, the balance in two annual Instalments, the building to be Completed by the first Monday in November 1820. also the Building of a Jail for said County after the plan of the Bar- bourville Jail & to be the same size, the sum not to exceed four hundred dollars, two hundred dollars to be paid by the 1st Monday in November 1819 & the balance to be paid in One year from that date, the Jail to be completed in One year from the 1st Monday in November 1818. also to be let out at the same time, a stray pen and Stocks, not to exceed thirty dollars to be completed by the 1st day of May next to be paid by the 1st Monday in November 18[??] The employer, or employers undertaking the above buildings, or any of them, shall enter into bond with sufficeint [sic] security on the day of letting out the same in double the amount for which such building was let out at. p. 37 Ordered that Archelam Blake be allowed sixty dollars for keeping, and providing for Polly Patton One year from this date, if she should live so long, and that he shall be entitled to her bead [bed?] clothing of every description that may be in possession of any other persons to be used, for her benefit. Ordered that Court adjourn untill nine Oclock Tomorrow morning. Edward Reilly Court met agreeable to adjournment on Teusday [sic] the 20th Day October 1818. Present Edward Reilly, Samuel Cox, & Lamme Clark, Gentlemen Justices Ordered that Milton Eve be allowed Twenty three Dollars & Dollars thirty three cents for his ex oficio services as clerk of the county court of Whitley from the 1st Monday April 1818 untill this present date, which is ordered to be certified. Ordered that Burten Litten be allowed Twenty three dollars & thirty three cents for his oficio servises as Sheriff of the county court of Whitley from the 1st Monday in April 1818 untill the present date which is ordered to be certified. p. 38 Ordered that Edward Reilly & Samuel Cox be allowed One dollar each for their servises as Judges of the last Elections and the same is ordered to be certified. Ordered that John L. Laughlin be allowed one dollar for his servises as clerk of the last Elections and the same is ordered to be certified. Ordered that Joseph Laughlin be allowed One dollar for his servises as Sheriff of the last Election and the same is ordered to be certified. Ordered that Daniel Morgan be appointed surveyor of the road leading from the shallow ford above the mouth of Roccastle to the shallow ford above the mouth of laurell in the room of [in place of] William Stephen- son and he together with the lands formerly aloted to sd Stephenson shall Keep the Same in repair as the law directs. Ordered that the court be adjourned untill court in course. Edward Reilly December Term, 1818 p. 39 At a county Court holden for the boddy of Whitley county on Monday the 20th day of December 1818. Present Edward Reilly, John Berry, Isaac King, Francis Faulkner, Samuel Cox, Gentlemen Justices. The clerk produced to the court a copy of the commissioners book for the present year and that he had Deposited in the auditors Office one other copy as the law directs. The clerk of this court made oath that he had received Six Dollars as a tax imposed by law on deeds county seals law process &c. from the or- ganization of the court to the 31st day of October which is ordered to be certified to the auditor of Publick Acts. Ordered that a summons do Isue returnable to the 1st day of the next January Term against Amon Barns, Stephen Langford, John Hammock, Woodall, William [?] Owens, William Mcgee, Evan Walden, Taylor & John Neill to shew cause if any they can why they did not enter their lists of taxable property with Joseph Gillis & John Ross commissioners and why they shall not be fined according to law for each failure. p. 40 Ordered that Joseph Gillis receive Twenty Six dollars & fifty cents for surveying & laying off the Town of Williamsburgh to be paid out of the money arising out of the sails of the lots of said Town which is ordered to be certified. Ordered that Archilas Blake be allowed fourteen Dollars for keeping Mary Patton. Two months and Twenty one days and the same is ordered to be certified. Ordered that Edward Reilly be allowed One Dollar pr day for Six days service as Trustee & commissioner for the Town of Williamsburgh and the same is ordered to be certified. Ordered that John Berry be allowed One dollar pr day for 2 days services as trustee for the town of Williamsburgh and the same is ordered to be certified. Ordered that Isaac King be allowed One dollar pr day for 4 days services as Trustee for the town of Williamsburgh and the same is ordered to be certified. Ordered that Benjamin Parsons be allowed One dollar pr day for 5 days services as Trustee for the town of Williamsburgh and the same is or- dered to be certified. p. 41 Ordered that M. Eve be allowed One dollar pr day for 5 days services as Trustee for the Town of Williamsburgh and the same is ordered to be cer- tified. Ordered that John Sharp be allowed one dollar pr day for 5 days services as trustee for the town of Williamsburgh and the same is ordered to be certified. Ordered that Thomas Laughlin be allowed One dollar pr day for 6 days services as trustee for the Town of Williamsburgh and the same is or- dered to be certified. Ordered that Samuel Cox be allowed One dollar pr day for One days serv- ice as commissioner for the Town of Williamsburgh and the same is or- dered to be certified. Ordered that Samuel Walken be allowed One dollar for his services as commissioner for the town of Williamsburgh and the same is ordered to be certified. Ordered that Joseph Gillis be allowed One dollar for his services as commissioner for the Town of Williamsburgh and the same is ordered to be certified. p. 42 Ordered that John L. Laughlin be allowed 9/- pr day for 4 days services as clerk of the board of Trustees for the town of Williamsburgh and the same is ordered to be certified. Francis Falkner Esqr returned into court that he had fines inflicted before him amounting to 50 cents money pd. to clerk. Isaac King Esqr. returned into court that he had fines inflicted before him amounting to 50 cents pd. to clerk and also $2.50 in the hands of Burten Litten. Baker E. Wadkins pd. 84 cents put in his hands by Esqr. Berry. Ordered that each tythe in this county pay Four dollars the county Levie for the year 1818 a majority of the Justices of the peace in said county being present and concuring therein. Ordered that Rosannah Hackler be allowed Twenty dollars for Keeping and providing for her daughter Eliza Hackler one year from this date if she should live so long and the same is ordered to be certified. p. 43 Ordered that William Newton be released from paying pole tax hereafter in this county. Ordered that John Mchargue be appointed surveyor to open a road from Mchargues mill to intersect the Goose creek salt works road leading to this place and he together with the hands living on lincamp, Spruice and what lives on the south side of Laurell and to include John Arthur on the north side and down Watts creek to include Malen Bishop shall cut out the same. Ordered that court adjourn untill tomorrow moring [sic] 8 Oclock Edward Reilly Court met agreeable to adjournment on Tuesday the 21st December 1818 Present John Berry, Samuel Cox & Francis Faulkner, Gentlemen Justices. On motion of Robert Leforce he is permitted to Keep a Tavern at his own house in the county of Whitley whereupon he came into court and entered into Bond with security conditioned as the law directs. p. 44 On motion of Benjamin S. Parsons leave is Given him to Keep a Tavern at his own house in the County of Whitley whereupon he came into court and gave Bond and security conditioned as the law directs. John J. Chainey vs. } Appeal Daniel Fulkner Ordered by the court that this suit be continued untell the next Term of this court. Ordered that the road leading from Jacksborough to Barbourville be turned into to [sic] the mud creek road as far as a tract of land lately purchased by Francis Faulkner of Luke Williams and that the surveyers of each work the road jointly, that far. Ordered that James Gatliff and his hands be alloted to Thomas Cox's road. Ordered that Solomon Perkin's hands do work on the road as far as Browns creek. Present Edward Reilly & Isaac King, Gentlemen Justices. Ordered by the court that the following mark be established for Nathan Cox (To wit) ½ crop on the underside of the Right year & ½ crop on the uper side of the left year. p. 45 Ordered that the following be established as the mark of Samuel Cox Senr. To wit a smooth crop on the right Ear & a half crop on the left Ear. Ordered that a Summons do Issue returnable to the 1st day of the next January Term agst. John Adams Snr., John Adams Jr., Daved Bryant, Wil- liam Beams, Jesse Beams, Charles Sullivan, James Chapman, Pleasant Meadowes, John Matthews, James Matthews, Benj. S. Parsons, Vincent Wiatt, Demsey White & Enoch Waters to shew cause if any they can why they did not enter their lists of taxable property in Whitley County for the year 1818, And why they shall not be fined according to law for such failure. Ordered that a summons do Ishue returnable to the 1st day of the next January Term against Lamme Clark, Samuel Cox Snr., Thomas Cox, Asa El- lison, Cornelius Gatliff, James Gatliff, Charles Gatliff, John Bryant, James Finley, Travis Finley, James Helton, John Hart, Burten Litten, James Mahan, Elijah Prewit, Uriah Parks, James D. Parker, Edward Reilly, William Sexon [?] Snr., Richard White, Harrison White, John White Snr. & Samuel W. Walker to shew cause if any they can why they gave in a fraudulent list of their taxable property in the year 1818 and why they shall not be fined according to law for such failure. p. 46 Ordered that the road leading from sumners to the mouth of Reeves Branch to this place be suspended for nine months and that William Pemberton, Abraham Smith, Burten Litton, Wiley Worley, Mobly Meadowe & Amous Lastly be alloted to the road bounds of Thomas Laughlin. Ordered that Cornelius Gatliff & John Meadows & hands be alloted to the road bounds of Thomas Cox. Ordered that court be adjourned untill court in course. Edward Reilly January Term, 1819 At a county court holden for the boddy of Whitley county on Monday the 1st day of January 1819. Present Samuel Cox, John Berry, Lamme Clarke, Francis Faulkner, Edward Reilly, Gentlemen Justices, also Uriah Parks Gentleman Justice. Ordered that Amous Barn's list of taxable propertity [sic] be received & he released from the fine & triple tax imposed by law for failing to give no taxable property. Ordered that John Neil'ls list of taxable property be received & he released from the fine & triple tax imposed by law for failing to give no list of taxable property. p. 47 Ordered that John Adams Senr. be exempted from the payment of county levie in future. Ordered that Daved Bryant be exempted from paying county levie in future in this county. Ordered by the court that William Beams be fined $5 and triple taxed on 1 horse at the value of Twenty two Dollars for failing to give in his taxable property. Ordered that Jessee Beams list of taxable property be received & he released from fine & triple tax. Ordered that Charles Sullivan's list of taxable property be received & he released from fine & triple tax. Ordered that James Chapman's list of taxable property be received & he released from fine & triple tax. Ordered that John Matthews be fined 5$ and triple tax'ed on 1 horse at the value of Fifty dollars for failing to give in a list of his property. Ordered that James Matthews be exemped from the payment of county levie in future. Ordered by the court that James Matthews list of taxable property be received and he released from fine or triple tax. Ordered by the court that Benj. S. Parsons list of taxable property be received and he released from fine & triple tax. p. 48 Order that Vincent Wyatt's list of taxable property be received and he released from fine & triple Tax. Ordered that Enoch Water's list of taxable property be received and he released from fine & triple tax. Ordered that Elisha Faris list of taxable property be received & he released from fine & triple tax. Ordered that Samuel W. Walkers list of Taxable property be received & he released from fine & triple Tax. Ordered that court be adjourned untell tomorrow morning 9 Oclock. Edward Reilly Court met agreeable to adjournment on Teusday the 19th day of January 1819. Present Uriah Parks, Francis Faulkner, John Berry & Samuel Cox, Gentlemen Jus- tices. Present Edward Reilly & Lamme Clark, Gentlemen Justices. John J. Chancy } against } Commonwealth } appeal By: } Daniel Faulkner } Ordered by the court that the Judgement of p. 49 Francis Faulkner Justice of the peace for this county in favour of the commonwealth By Daniel Faulkner against John J. Chancy be confirmed & that they recover of the sd Chancy the Judgement and all their costs in this behalf expended in manner & form prescribed by law. Ordered by the court that James Gatliff's additional amt. of property which is $869.75 be received and he released from fine & triple Tax. Ordered that Charles Gatliff be fined $5 and triple taxed on $7550 the amt. adjudged to be the real value of his property by the court for giving in a fraudulent list. Ordered by the court that a Summons do Issue against Tarney Collins, Joseph Mcfarland, Thos. Gibson, John Cole Sr., John Cole Jr., John Nickles, William Nickles to appear at the next February term to shew cause if any they can why they failed to give in a list of their taxable property for the year 1818. Ordered that Bartholomew Turner be exempted from working on roads in fu- ture in consequence of infirmity. Ordered that Daniel Neill be appointed surveyor of the road that Ar- chibald H. Napier was surveyor of and he together with the hands for- merly belong [sic] to sd Napier shall keep the same in repair. Ordered that the road leading from this place to Finley's Ferry be ex- tended from finley Ferry p. 50 to where it will intersect the Barbourville road at Daved Wilsons the nearest and best way to be reviewed by the same reviewers formerly al- loted to sd road. Ordered that the folowing report be recorded which is as follows, to wit We the reviewers have met agreeable to an order of Whitley County court And reviewed a road leading from Nicholas Burnetts passing through the lands of John White Jr., John White Senr., Harrison White, Nathaniel Smith, Peter Clark, William Blake, Ambrous Garland, Richard White, Thomas Meadowes, John Meadowes thence to the road leading from sumners peach Orchard to the mouth of Reeves Branch at Bryants improvement agreeable to the order of the sd court. Nicholas Burnett Archilas Blake Burten Litton Benjamine Blake and that John Meadowes & Nicholas Burnett be appointed surveyors of the sd road and they with the hands in Capt. Littons Company on both sides of the river as far up as Peter Sniders shall open the same. Ordered that the following mark be established as Samuel Ross which is a slit in each ear. Ordered that Benjamin [?] Mahan be appointed surveyor of the road that James Mahan was formerly surveyor of and he with the hands formerly belonging to sd Mahan shall keep the same in repair. p. 51 Ordered that court be adjourned untell court in course. Edward Reilly February Term, 1819 A county court holden for the boddy of Whitley county on Monday the 15th day of February 1819. Present Edward Reilly, Samuel Cox, & Uriah Parks, Gentlemen Justices. John Ross is appointed Deputy Sheriff in and for Whitley County and had the oath of office administered unto him. Ordered by the court that a Second Summons do ishue for Stephen Langford, John Hammock, - Williams, - Woodall, - Owens, - Taylor, Tarney Collins, Joseph Mcfarland, Thomas Gibson, John Cole Senr., John Cole Jr., John Nickles, William Nickles to appear on the 1st day of the next Term of this court to shew cause if any they can why they failed to give in a list of their taxable property in this county for the year 1818. Ordered by the court that Sampson Wilder & Elijah Prewit proceed to cut out their roads fifteen feet wide and keep the same in repair. Ordered by the Court that James Davis Jr., Christopher Grubb, John Davis, John Arthur & John Rogers be appointed Reviewers of a road lead- ing from Nehemiah Sumners p. 52 the nearest and best way to the reserved line so as to intersect the state roade at Jacks[????]. Ordered by the Court that the following mark be established for James Tacket (to wit) a crop and a slit in the right Ear and a swallow fork in the left Ear. Ordered by the Court that the following mark be established for Peter Snider (to wit) with smoth [sic] crop off the right Ear and a slit and a under cut [?] off the left Ear. Ordered by the court that the name of Pittsburgh be adopted for this Town in place of Williamsburgh. Ordered that Court be adjourned untill Court in course. Edward Reilly March Term, 1819 At a county court held for the boddy of this county on Monday the 15th day of March 1819. Present John Berry, Isaac King, Samuel Cox, Francis Faulkner, Lamma Clark & Uriah Parks, Gentlemen Justices Ordered that Joel A. Watkins be appointed Commissioner to take in the list of all the Taxable property in the county of Whitley for the year 1819 agreeable to an act of assemble [sic] of 1818 to that effect and thereupon he came into court and had the oath of office administered unto [him.] p. 53 On motion of George Faulkner he is appointed Constable in the bounds of Capt. Griffins Company whareuppon he entered into bond in the penalty of £100 with Joseph Parson & Francis Faulkner as his securities and Condi- tioned as the law directs and had the oath required by law administered unto him. On the motion of Washington Brown leave is granted him to Keep a tavern at his own house in Whitley County whareuppon the said Brown entered into bond with Robert Leforce and Solomon Litton as his securities in the penalty of £100 Conditioned as the law directs. Ordered that the collection of one half of the amt. imposed upon each Titheable in this county as a pole tax be suspended untell futher [sic] orders from the court. Ordered that the following persons be certified to the register of the land office as the proper heir of Thomas Meadowes. To wit. Polly Shelly, Betsey Campbell, Thomas M. Meadowes, William T. [?] Meadowes, Pleasant Meadowes, Sally Meadowes, Nancy W. Meadowes, Darky Meadowes, Harrison W. Meadowes, Jamima Meadowes, Jane S. Meadowes. p. 54 Commonwealth plaintiff against } on a charge of Bastardy Archibald Jackoway Deft. This day came the parties in their proper persons and on motion of the Defendant he having given sufficient evidence to the court for a con- tinuence it is ordered by the court that this suit be continued untell the next May term. Ordered by the court that Sampson Stanfield, Thomas Dickon & Elijah Smith be released from working on the road in future in this county. Commonwealth vs. Stephen langford, John Hammocks, - Williams, - Woodall, - Owens, - Taylor, Tarny Collins, Joseph Mcfarland, Thomas Gibson, John Cole Snr., Jno. Cole Jr., John Nickles,& William Nickles, Defts. ths suit is or- dered to be continued untell court in course. Ordered that court be adjourned untell court in course. John Berry May Term, 1819 At a County Court held for the body of Whitley County on the 17th May 18[19]. Present Edward Reiley, Frances Faulkner, Ur[iah] Parks, Lama Clark, Samuel Cox, Gentlemen Justices. p. 55 Ordered by the Court that Samuel Cox, Edward Reily & Uriah Parks Esqrs. be and they are hereby appointed and disignated [sic] to award rites of injunction nexeat [?] and to grant rites of habus Corpus according to an act of assembly approved February 3rd 1818. Ordered by the Court that Thomas Sharp is granted leave to build a wat- ter grist mill on his own land on meadow Creek and to compleate the same in three years from the date of this order. Ordered by the Court that Daniel Neill be allowed an additional number hand [sic] to his road including all the watters of plesant run & Jacks Creek. Ordered that John Arthur Snr. and John Arthur Jr. be alloted to Daniel Morgans precinct and Two of the Magees. Daniel Targ, William Eatton [?], Prior Eatton, Free Sexson, Enoch Sexson, Robert Long, Mark Sumner, George Sumner, & Jeree Newton be alloted to work on the roade under Daniel Morgan leading from Rockcastle to Laurel river to work three days on said road when called on by the surveyor and to be Exept from working so many days on the rode the [they] have been heretofore alloted to. Ordered that James Helton be exept from working on Roades as long as he has watter sufficient to grind for his Custommers. p. 56 Ordered that Lama Clark be exonerated hereafter from paying County levey for two negroes named [blank !] Ordered by the Court that it be recorded that Samuel Ross got the back part of his right Ear bit off in a fight with Henry Holt on the 13th of March last. Ordered by the Court that the following mark be established for Isaac King (to wit) with a swallow fork in each ear. Orered [sic] by the Court that the following mark be established for Uriah Parks (to wit) with a smooth crop off the right Ear and an under bit out of ["the"] left Ear. Ordered by the Court that Edward Reily & Samuel Cox Justices of the peace be appointed to Superintend the Election of Trustees for the Town of Williamsburg. Ordered by the Court that Edward Rieley be allowed Eighteen month in ad- dition to the two years which he was allowed for the building of the Court house and it is further ordered that the bond which said Riely en- tered into with Security shall not be in fo[??] [force?] at the expira- tion of the two years. p. 57 On the motion of Angus Ross leave is granted him to keep a tavern at his own house and a ferry without paying the state tax it appearing to the Court that a Tavern was necessary whareupon the said Ross entered into bond with Joel A. Watkins as his security in the penalty of £100 Condi- tioned as the law directs. The Commonwealth plantiff } In charge of aganst } Basterdy Archable Jackaway } This day came the parties in there proper persons and on motion of the defendent and giving sadiffaction [sic] to the Court for a Continuance it is ordered by the Court that this suite be continued untill the next June Term. Ordered that Baxter Davis Jr., Sampson Howe & William Gilreath be ap- pointed to revew a roade leading from Angus Ross's the nearest and best way to the the [sic] County line to intersect the rode leading from the salt work up Marsh Creek and make report to the next Court. [confusing cross-out and insertion] Ordered that Valluntine Collons, John Cole Jr., John Nickles Each be fined $5.00 and trible Taxed for failing to give in a list of there Tax- able property. p. 58 On motion of Samuel Cox leave granted him to keep a tavern at his own house and ferry without paying the state tax it appearing to the Court that a tavern was nessary [sic] whareuppon the said Cox entered into bond with John Ross and Joseph Gilless as his securities in the penalty of £100 Conditioned as the law directs. Ordered that Court do adjourn untill Court in course. Edward Reilly June Term, 1819 At a county Court holden for the boddy of Whitley County on Munday the 21st day of June 1819. Present Edward Reilly, Uriah Parks, Isaac King, Lamma Clarke, John Berry Gentlemen Justices Samuel Cox & Francis Faulkner Esquire, present. Ordered by the Court that a swallow fork in the right & and over bit in the left year be established as the mark of Robert Mayfield. Ordered by the Court that a Crop and an under bit in the right and a crop and split in the left year with a dulap [dollop] cut open in the lower end for his steer cattle be established as the mark of Angus R[oss]. p. 59 Ordered by the court that a crop of the left and a slit in the right year be established as the mark of Daniel Neill. Ordered by the court that a smooth crop & slit in each year be estab- lished as the mark of Jabez Perkins. Ordered that a smooth crop off the Left year be established as the mark of Frederick Snider. Ordered by the Court that Curtis Blakeley and Thomas Mahan be recom- mended to his excellency Gabriel Slaughter acting Governor of Kentucky as fit persons to fill the Office of Justice of the peace in this County, __ John White Senr. and Daniel Neill the same, _____ John Davis and John Wells The Same, ______ a majority of all the Justices of the peace in this County being present and concuring in this recommendation. Ordered by the Court that Lamme Clarke and Uriah Parks Esquires be ap- pointed Judges of the Election to be held in this County the present year, and John S. Laughlin Clerk of the Same. A Review of a road leading from Angus Ross's to the county line up Marsh Creek to intersect the salt works road was returned into court and received [?]. p. 60 Ordered by the court that Isham Wright be appointed surveyor of the road leading from Angus Ross's up Marsh creek to intersect the salt works road & that he together with all the hands belonging to the road bounds of Edward Meadowes, Daniel Neill & Gideon Gillreath shall cut out the same as the law directs. Ordered by the court that Jessee Perkins be appointed surveyor of the road to commence at the ford of the river above the Town of Wil- liamsburgh thence down the river to the town lines thence to commence at the end of the main street leading from the court house (or publick square thence to the top of Gilico Mountain to intersect the road lead- ing from this place up the clear fork and he together with all the hands on bryer creek waters and up the clear fork including Robert Leforce And Archibald Gibson and all on the south side of the river including Michael Stephens and Symeo [?] Adams shall Keep the same in repair as the law directs. p. 61 Ordered by the court that William Sexson, Archibald Sexson, Benjamin Eaton, Prior Eaton, William Bishop, & John Bishop be alloted to the road bounds of Edmund Steel. It is ordered by the court that Joseph Parsons be appointed counsellor & attorney for the commonwealth in and for this county. Commonwealth plaintiff } On a charge of Bastardy ag. } Archibald Jackoway Deft. } This day came the Defendant by his attorney and also came the attorney for the commonwealth likewise and on motion of the Deft. it is ordered by the court that this suit be dismissed in consequence of a defisiency in the warrant. Ordered that court be adjourned untell court in course. John Berry August Term, 1819 p. 62 At a county Court holden for the body of Whitley county on Munday the 16th day of August 1819. Present Samuel Cox, Uriah Parks, & Edward Reilly, Gentlemen Justices Ordered by the court that Hugh Monholland be exemped from paying county Levie in future in this county. Ordered by the court that Thomas Meadowes be exempted from paying county Levies in future in this county. Ordered by the Court that Brook Smith, Archable Jackaway, John Ross, Jacob Harman and Daniel Lebo be appointed reviewers of a roade to lead from Edward Meadors the most direct way to the state line nere Jones Cabin on Jelico river to intersect the roade now intended to be brought from Jacksbourough and make report to the next Court. Ordered by the Court that Stephen Blevens, Daniel Strunk and James Jones be appointed reviewers of the roade from the bridge below Daniel Neils to the [???] said Neils lane and make report next Court. p. 63 This day Came Charles Gatliff administrator of the estate of Johnathan Night Deceased and made the following report (viz) that he has examined and made inquiry of such persons as he had right to believe knew the es- tate if any there was and he can find no property either real or per- sonal. Charles Gatliff Adms. Ordered by the Court that Samuel Cox Snr., John Cox Snr., Joel Stoe, William Martin and Rease Gatliff be appointed to review a roade to lead from Mosses Gatliffs by John Cummins [?] Crossing the river thence by Charels Gatliff farm and up Mapole Creek to intersect the Brown Creek roade the nearest and best way and make report to the next Court. On the motion ["of"] William H. Stringer leave is Granted to Keep Tavern at this own house in the Town of Williamsburgh Whereupon he came into court and entered into bond with Edward Reilly as his security condi- tioned as the law directs. Ordered by the Court that Frederick Snider, Samuel W. Walker, John Sharp, James Murphey, Sampson Wildier, Jese Purkins & John Meadors be appointed to review two roades p. 64 one leading from Anguss Rosses by way of the pine not Tavern to the salt work on the South Fork and the other up Marsh Creek from said Rosses by the way of Stepens Mill [sic] to said salt work or as far as the County line on each roade and make report the nearest and best way to next Court. Ordered by the Court that Joel A. Watkins Commisioner for Whitley County be allowed one Dollar per day for forty one days serv[ice] and the same is ordered to be certified to the Auditor of Publick accounts. Ordered by the Court that the following mark be established for Reuben Mead[???] (viz) a crop off the left ear and a un[der] bit out of the right ear. Ordered by the Court that the following mark be established for Jesse Purkins (to wit) a crop off the left ear and a swallow fork out of the right ear. Ordered by the Court that the following mark be established for James Jones (to wit) a crop off the right ear and a split in the left ear. Ordered by the Court that Daniel Twig be exemped from paying County levie in the futer [sic] in this County. Ordered by the court that David Prewit be exempted from paying county Levie in future in this county. p. 65 Ordered by the court that the following Tavern rates be established in Whitley County. To wit. for Breakfast Dinner & supper 25 cents each, for Grain by the Gallon 12½ cents. Whiskey by the ½ pin 12½, Brandy 12½ cents by the ½ pt., Rum, french Brandy or wine 37½ cents pr ½ pint, for a horse all night at fodder or hay 25 cents, for Lodging 12½ cents, Pas- terage by the night 6¼ cents. Commonwealth plaintiff } on a Charge for Bastardy ag. } Archibald Jackoway Deft. } Continued for Defendant. James Gatliff appilant } on an appeal vs. } John W. Sullivan appilee } Continued. Ordered by the court that Sampson Wilder be appointed surveyor of the road leading from this place to Gatliffs Mill and he together with all the hands from Philip Tackets up the south side of the river to include William Clark shall Keep the same in repair as the law directs. p. 66 Ordered by the Court that Samuel Benge [?] be exemped from paying county Levie in future in this County in consequence of infirmity. Ordered by the court that John Ross Sheriff of Whitley County be allowed the privilege of taking Barbourville or summersett Paper for the county Levie and make report unto the next court how much of each Kind of paper he has collected. Ordered by the court that John Hamblin be appointed surveyor of the road leading from Curtis Blakeleys to Moses Gattliffs in room [in place] of Isham Jones resigned and he together with the hands formerly alloted to sd Jones shall Keep the same in repair as the law directs. Ordered by the Court that Samuel Cox E[sqr?] be appointed to bind Isaac Cox to Jessee Perkins. Ordered that Court be adjourned untell court in Course. Edward Reilly September Term, 1819 p. 67 At a county Court holden for the boddy of this county on Munday the 20th day September 1819. Present Edward Reilly, Samuel Cox, Isaac King, Lamme Clark & Uriah Parks, Gentlemen Justices. Ordered that Solomon Mays be appointed surveyor of the road in room [in place] of Matthias Reed resigned & he together with all the hands al- loted to sd Reed & to include John Cummins & up Poplar creek including Amous Bennett shall Keep the same in repair as the law directs. Ordered by the court that Daniel Neill & hands formerly alloted to him shall proceed to cut out & Keep in repair the road as reviewed by Stephen Blevins, Daniel Strunk & James Jones in stead of the road as made by the first order. Ordered by the court that William Pemberton be appointed surveyer to cut out the road from the Onion Patch to his own house & he shall be the Judge of the most convenient and best way & with the hands formerly al- loted to him shall cut out and Keep the same in repair as the law Directs. p. 68 Commonwealth plaintiff ag. } on a charge of Bastardy Archibald Jackoway Deft. This day came the defendant by his attorney and also came the attorney for the commonwealth likewise & on motion of the Defendant by his attor- ney this suit is ordered to be dismissed in consequence of the il- legality of the warrant. On the motion of Charles Rockholt leave is granted him to Keep a tavern at his own house whereupon the said Rockholt came into court & entered into bond with Edward Reilly and Samuel Cox as his securities condi- tioned as the law directs. James Gatliff Appilant } on an appeal vs. } John W. Sullivan Applee } This day came the parties by their attorneys and upon mature Delibera- tion the court are of opinion that the Judgement rendered by Edward Reilly Esqr. vs. sd Gatliff be confirmed and that the Appille recover of the appilant the sd Judgement in manner & form p. 69 prescribed by law and all his costs about his suit in this behalf ex- pended. Ordered that court do adjourn untell court in course. Edward Reilly November Term, 1819 At a county Court holden for the boddy of Whitley county on Munday the 15th day of November 1819. Present Edward Reilly, Francis Faulkner, John Berry, Isaac King, Lamma Clark, Uriah Parks, John White, John Davis, Curtis Blakely, & Samuel Cox, Gentlemen Justices. Ordered by the court that Robert Bird be exemped from paying pole Tax & working on roads in future in this county in consequence of infirmity. Ordered by the court that James Freeman be exempted from paying pole Tax & working on roads in future in this county in consequence of infirmity. p. 70 Ordered by the court that William Smith be exempt from paying pole Tax & working on roads in future in this county in consequence of infirmity. Ordered by the court that Archibald Napier be exempt from paying pole Tax & working on roads in future in this county in Consequence of infir- mity. Lamma Clark Esqr. returned that he had fines inflicted before him to the amt. of $8.00 in his hands __________________ $8.00 Uriah Parks Esqr. returned that he had fines inflicted before him to the amt. of 73 pd. in ________________________ 0.73 John Davis Esqr. returned that he had fines inflicted before him to the amt. of 37½ cents pd. in __________________ 37½ Edward Reilly Esqr. returned that he had fines inflicted before him to the Amt. of $3.01 pd. in _____________________ $3.01 Francis Faulkner Esqr. returned that he had fines inflicted before him to the amt. of $8.37½ cents ___________ 8.[37½] five Dollars not collected p. 71 Ordered by the Court that Rosanah Haclers allowence be continued for keeping her Daughter. Samuel Cox Esqr. returned that he had fines inflicted before him to the amt. of $$8.12½ cents five Dollars 57½ cents in his hands. Burton Litton Sheriff returned that he had fines in his hands to the amt. of $5.00 _________________________________ $5.00 Ordered by the Court that Joseph Parsons be allowed sixty two Dollars and 50 cents per year commensing on the 3d Munday in June 1819 as com- monwalth attorney for this County. Ordered that John S. Laughlin Clerk to the Election at Williamsburgh be allowed $2. Ordered that Uriah Parks & Lemma Clarke Judges to the Election be al- lowed $2 each. Ordered that John Ross sheriff to the Election be allowed 4 days $4.00 Ordered that Nathan Coxs claim of $17.25 on the Commonwealth be copyed and Certified to the auditor of publick accounts. p. 72 Ordered that John Ross be allowed $32.77 for his exoficio services as sheriff of Whitley county for the year ending on the 3d. monday in November 1819. Ordered by the court that Milton Eve clerk of the county court of Whit- ley be allowed $32.77 for his exoficio services as clerk of the county court aforesaid for the year ending on the 3d. monday in November 1819. Ordered by the court that John S. Laughlin & John Sharp be recommended to his Excellency Gabriel Slaughter acting governor of Kentucky as fit persons to fill the office of high sheriff of Whitley county a majority of all the justices of the peace in Whitley county being present and concuring in this recommendation. p. 73 Ordered by the court that Benjamine S. Parsons & Walter D. Hunt be recommended to his excellency Gabriel Slaughter acting Governor of Ken- tucky as fit persons to fill the Office of Justice of the peace in this county in room [in place] of Edward Reilly Esqr. removed a majority of all the justices of the peace in this county being present and concuring in this recommendation. Ordered that court be adjourned untell 7 Oclock tomorrow morning. John Berry Court met agreeable to adjournment on Teusday the 16 day of Novr. 1819. Present John Berry, John White, Curtis Blakely, John Davis, Lamma Clark, Isaac King, Francis Faulkner, & Samuel Cox, Gentlemen Justices. Ordered by the court that Francis Faulkner Esqr. be fined $2 for contem- tuously leaving the court and absenting himself from his seat without Leave. p. 74 Ordered by the court that each Tythe in Whitley county do pay as a Tax & County leavie $2.30½ for the year 1819. The clerk of this court made oath that he had receivd $31. as a Tax im- posed by law on Deeds county seals law process &c. from the last day of October 1819 untell the [???] [???] [???] of Novr. 1819 which is ordered to be certified to the auditor of publick accounts. Commonwealth pltff. ag. } on a charge of vagrantcy William Wilder Deft. This day came the Defendant into court in discharge of his recognizance and also came the attorney for the commonwealth likewise whereupon came a jury &c. to recog[???] &c. (Towit) Thomas Mahan, John Sharp, Solomon Litton, Joseph Gillis, David Wilson, Thomas Laughlin Senr., James Sul- livan, Jessee Walker, John Heaton, Washington Brown, Jesse [?] Perkins & Moses Parks who being elected tried & sworn upon their oaths do say we of the jury do find the within named Wm. Wilder Guilty of the offence of being an idle loitering and disalute person without visable means of support and we do find that he the said Wm. Wilder is a vagrant within the meaning of the act of assembly in that case made and provided. Thos. Mahan one of the jury It is therefore ordered by the court that the sheriff proceed to hire out the sd Wilder to the highest bidder for the Term of 5 months. p. 75 Ordered by the court that a writ of adquoddamnum be ishued to cause the sheriff of Whitley county to goe upon the land where Thomas Mahans Mill stands upon the clear fork and cause a jury to come and assess the damages that may accrue by erecting a dam accross the clear fork of cum- berland river. On the motion of Demcy White he is appointed constable in the bounds of Capt. Littons Company of Militia whereupon he entered into bond in the penalty of $1000 conditioned as the law directs with Samuel Cox & Benj. S. Parsons as his securities and had the oath required by law adminis- tered unto him. On the motion of David Wilson he is appointed constable in the bounds of Capt. Joshua Tyes company of Militia whereupon he entered into bond in the penalty of $1000 conditioned as the law directs with James Sullivan & Curtis Blakely as his securities and had the oath reqird [sic] by law administered unto him. John G. Crump is appointed Deputy clerk in and for the county of Whitley and had the oath of office administerd unto him in room [in place] of John S. Laughlin former Deputy clk. Ordered by the court that William Blake be exempted from paying the county leavie for the years 1818 & 1819. Ordered by the court that Thomas Foley be exempted from paying County leavy for a Black Tythe for the year 1818. p. 76 Ordered by the court that Samuel Cox, Uriah Parks & John Berry Esqrs. be appointed to grant Bills of injunction neexeits & habias corpeus in and for the county of Whitley. Ordered by the court that the Trustees proceed immediately to collect the money of all persons oweing for Town lots in the Town of Wil- liamsburgh. Ordered by the court that John Ross's list of Delinquents be receivd and approved of and filed in the clerks office of the county court of Whit- ley. Ordered by the court that the fine inflicted on Francis Faulkner today be resinted [?]. Ordered by the court that the commissioners for the Town of Wil- liamsburgh do meet on the 1st day of December next & proceed to settle with the sheriff & draw from the sheriff all the money in his hands and pay it over to the person to whoom its owing. Ordered by the court that the sheriff shall stop taking Barbourville & Somm[ersett] money as heretofore for county leavy. Ordered that court be adjourned until court in course. John Berry December Term, 1819 p. 77 At a County Court holden for the body of Whitley County on Monday the 20th day of December 1819. present Isaac King, Uriah Parks, Samuel Cox, Gentlemen Justices Ordered by the Court that the Sheriffs list of delinquents be received and approved of and filed in the Clerks Office. Ordered by the Court that Presly Hunt be exempt from paying taxes for the year 1819. Ordered by the Court that the old road leading from Jones Bridge to the corner of [?]. Neils fence be continued and kept in repair. Ordered by the Court that Jesse Walker have a license to keep a Tavern in the Town of Williamsburg, Whereupon the said Jesse Walker entered in to bond as the law directs with Francis Faulkner as his security. p. 78 Ordered by the Court that John Mahan be exempt from paying County levey ["for the"] year 1819. Ordered by the Court that Samuel Sexson & Joel Sexson be exempt from paying County Levy for the year 1818. Ordered by the Court That James Tac[ket?] be appointed as Surveyer of the road from the mouth of Saunders Creek to the onion patch including the hands all the hands from the mouth of sd Creek to the mouth of Red Bird on the North side of Cumberland river including W. Worley & A. Las- ley. Ordered by the Court that Samuel Reed be appointed Surveyor of a Road in the room [in place] of Francis Faulkner resigned and to keep the same in repair From the forks of the road leading from the Barbourville road to Teags Mill on Mud Creek. Ordered by the Court that Clabourne Griffin be appointed as surveyor of a road commencing at the state line and ending at the end of John Fa[in's?] lane including all the hand below to sd Road to keep the same in repair. p. 79 Ordered by the Court that Joel A. Watkins be appointed surveyor of a road in the room [in place] of Solomon Purkins resigned and to keep the sd road that Purkins worked on in good repair. Ordered by the Court that David Patton and Ballinger Boyd be allotted to Charles Rockhold in addition to the hands he has at present. Ordered by the Court that Joseph Parsons be appointed on the part of and for the benefit of the county court of Whitley to procoure [sic] the sum of $400 the said Joseph Parsons being by us authorised to obtain the same on the faith and credit of the County, its Court pledging them- selves to Ratify the terms upon which the said Joseph Parsons may obtain the said sum and also pledge themselves upon the faith and credit of the County to pay and refund the said sum with such Interest as may be agreed upon within the time that shall also be agreed upon between the said Joseph Parsons and the person or persons of whom the same may be had. p. 80 Ordered by the Court that the commissioners loan to Walter R. Hunt have [half] the amount of money now in their hands and if the said Hunt shall procoure Edward Reillys receipt for the same that his said Reillys receipt be filed with the Commissioners for settlement with Edward Reilly in the first payment toward building the Court house for Whitley County and if the said Hunt shall not procure Edward Reillys receipt for the same then said Walter R. Hunt is to refund the money to the commis- sioners at call. Ordered that Jesse Purkins be appointed as a Commissioner in the room [in place] of Edward Reilly removed. Ordered the Court do adjourn till Court in Course. Uriah Parks January Term, 1820 p. 81 At a County Court holden for the body of Whitley county on Mondy [sic] the 17th day of January 1820. Present John Berry, Lemma Clarke, John White, Isaac King, Uriah Parks, Samuel Cox, Benjamin S. Parsons, John Davis & Francis Faulkner, Gentlemen Jus- tices. Ordered by the court that Thomas Laughlin, Robert Early, John Duncan, Thomas Mahan and Samuel Steel be appointed reviewers to revu and report to the next term of the Whitley County Court the nearest and best way for a road from Joel Stains [?] Mill to intersect the road leading from Barbourville at the head of Maple Creek & also the nearest and best ["way"] from Moses Gatliffs to Williams [burg?] and also to report to the Court the most advantageous of the two. John S. Laughlin produced a commission of Sheriff for Whitley ["County"] from Gabriel Slaughter acting governor of Kentucky whereupon the said John S. Laughlin entered into bond with John Berry, Isaac King, Thomas Laughlin Senr. his securities in the sum of $3000 and also with the same securities in the sum of $2240 as the law directs and there upon the oaths of office were administered unto him. p. 82 Ordered by the Court That Solomon Maze be exempt from paying pole tax for a boy that he has in his possesion until the boy is 16 years of age. Ordered by the Court that the Court receive the resignation of Esqr. Clark. Ordered by the Court that William Cummins and Joshua Tye be recommended to his Excellency Gabriel Slaughter Liet. Governor and ac- ting Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky as fit persons to fill the Office of Justice of the peace in the room [in place] of Lemma Clark resigned a majority of the justices being present and concurring in this appointment. Ordered by the Court that the Sheriffs delinquent list be reseved. On the motion of John Ross he is appointed Constable in the bounds of Capt. Jackowys Company of Militia and thereupon the said John Ross Ross [sic] entered into bond in the penalty of $1500 with Benjamin S. Parsons and [????] Cox and Joseph Parsons as his securities conditioned as the law directs and had the the [sic] oath of office administered unto him. p. 83 On the motion of John A. Stringer he is appointed Constable in the bounds of Capt. Richmonds Company of Militia and whereupon the said John A. Stringer entered into bond in the penalty of $1000 with Thomas Laugh- lin Snr., Thomas Cox, and William Stringer as his securities Conditioned as the Law directs and had the oath of office administered unto him. On the motion of William Davis Junr. he is appointed Constable in the bounds of Capt. Stells old Company of militia and whereupon the said William Davis entered into bond in the penalty of $1000 with Saml. Cox Snr. and Josiah Smith as his securities Conditioned as the law directs and had the oath of office administered unto him. p. 84 Joseph Parsons now delivered to the court $50 on the bank [?] of Ken- tucky as [????] he obtained from Genl. Hugh White for one year at 6 per cents Interest which was obtained by virtue of an order of the last Term of this Court. Ordered by the Court that Samuel Cox Esqr. be appointed on the part of the court and also upon the part of the said Samuel ___ to proceed by himself to make settlements with and draw the money from the persons owing for lots purchased in the Town of Williamsburg at the sale thereof. And that the said Samuel Cox be authorized to pay any money that is or may be in or may come into his hands to the person or persons to whom the same may be coming and take receipts thereupon which shall be valid as respects the persons having Claims against the county. Ordered by the court that John Sharp be appointed Jailer. Ordered that court do adjourn. John Berry February Term, 1820 p. 85 At a County Court holden for the body of Whitley County on monday the 21st of February 1820. Present John Berry, John Davis, Isaac King, John White & B.S. Parsons, Gentlemen Justices. Ordered by the Court that Andrew Evans be permited to build a water Griss Mill on big Popular Creek on the upper line of his Land or near a place called hares Cabbin. Ordered by the Court that Free Sexson be appointed a surveyor of a road leading from the Shallow ford of Laurel to the first forks of road lead- ing to Barbourville in the room [in place] of Chrisley Grubb resigned and to keep the same in repair with the hands formerly belonged to sd Grubb. Ordered by the Court that Wells Pennington be appointed surveyor of the road leading from the ford of Gillico to the dividing ridge between Mash Creek [sic] and Gillico and to keep the same in repair with the hands that Daniel Neil formerly had. p. 86 Ordered by the Court that Samuel Sutton be allowed half the hands that works under John Hanblen & sd Sutton be equally divided between them to keep their respective precincts in repair. Ordered by the Court that Samp Wilder be allowed the hands convenient to his precink on the south side of Cumberland river all except those that work on the mane County Road and they shall be exempt from working on the North side in consequence of this order. William Sexson } vs. } Continued Spencer Daniel } Solomon Purkins } vs. } Continued for Purkins Clabourn & Joel A. Watkins } p. 87 Ordered by the Court that Thomas Laughlin Jr. & John Curtis be allowed to Charles Rockhold to keep his precinct in repair. Ordered by the Court that the Prisons bounds Whitley County consist of ten Acres including the Publick square in the centre as near as can be assertained. Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in Course. John Berry March Term, 1820 p. 88 At a county court holden for the boddy of Whitley county on monday the 20th day of March 1820. Present John Berry, Samuel Cox, Curtis Blakely, Benjamin S. Parsons, Uriah Parks, & John Davis, Gentlemen Justices. Ordered by the court that William Brown be appointed surveyer of the road that Jesse Rapier was formerly overseeer [sic] of & he together with all the hands formerly belonging to sd Rapier shall Keep the same in repair as the law directs. Ordered by the court that William Morgan, Thomas Hardester, Enoch Sexon, Matthew Barns & Daniel Morgan be appointed reviewers to review a road leading from Sexons ferry on Laurel river from their [sic] to Barns Ferry on rockcastle river & to review the same the nearest & best way for travellers & citizens to pass & make report at our next may Term. Walter D. Hunt Appilant } agst. } On Appeal Joseph J. Faris } Continued for Appilant p. 89 Solomon Perkins....Appilant against } on An Appeal Clabourn & Joel A. Watkins .... Appilees This day came the Defendent Joel A. Watkins by his attorney as well as the plaintiff in his proper person And upon consideration it is ordered by the court that the Judgt. Given by John Berry Esqr. be confirmed & the Appilees recover of the Appilant their Debt and all their costs about their suit in this behalf expended & the said Appilant May goe &c. William Sexson Appilant against } on An Appeal Spenser Daniel Appilee This day came The plaintiff William Sexson by his Attorney and the ap- pellee being called Came not and after heering the testimony it is con- sidered by the court the Judgement against William Sexton be reversed and the Judgement Isaac Sexton Stand confirmed. p. 90 Milton Eve clerk of the county court came into court and resigned his office. The court having receivd the resignation of Milton Eve proceeded to elect another clerk protempore whereupon John G. Crump was found to be duly elected whereupon the sd John G. Crump entered into bond in the penalty of $5000 with Joseph Parsons, Thomas Laughlin Junr., Charles Rockholt & Milton Eve as his securities conditioned as the law directs whereupon John Berry esquire Administered to him the oath required by law. Ordered by the court that Joel A. Watkins be appointed commissioner to take in a list of all the Taxable property in the county of Whitley for the year 1820 agreeable to an act of assembly of 1819 to that effect and thereupon he came into court & had the oath of office administered unto him Ordered that court be adjourned until court in course. John Berry May Term, 1820 p. 91 At a county court holden for the body of Whitley County on Monday the 15th day of May 1820 Present Samuel Cox, Francis Faulkner, Uriah Parks, John White, Benjamin S. Par- sons, John Davis, Curtis Blakely & William Cummins, Gentlemen Justices. Ordered by the court that Matthias Barns be appointed surveyor on the road leading from Sextons Ferry on Laurel River to Barns's Ferry on Rockcastle River as now marked out crossing the Dividing ridge between said Rivers and he together with the hands residing in the former bounds of E. Reilly do Clear the said Road 15 fifteen feet wide and Keep the same in repair the hands as follows, commencing at the mouth of Laurel and up to the county line and with the same round to Cumberland River and up the same to the mouth of Laurel including the hands on both sides of Cumberland River including James Mcghee. p. 92 The Commonwealth } ..... pltff vs. } Vagrancy Solomon Bunch } ..... Deft. This day came the defendent and for cause appearing to the satisfaction of the court the same is ordered to be continued untill the next term of this court. And the said Solomon Bunch together with Milton Eve [??] security ac- knowledged themselves indebted to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of Twenty pounds that is to say the said ["Bunch"] in the sum of £20 and said Eve in the sum of £20 to be levied of their lands tenements goods and chattels, but to be void on the said Solomon Bunch appearing on the first day of their next June term & surrendering [?] himself in custody & abide by the decision of and not depart without the leave of the said Court. Ordered by the Court that Angus Ross be permitted and Eli[??]ed to Keep a tavern where the said Ross now lives in Whitley, whereupon the said Ross entered into bond & security as the law directs with Joseph Parsons his security. p. 93 Walter R. Hunt appellant against Joseph J. Farris appelle. This day came the parties and after hearing the testimony it is the opinion of the Court that the Judgt. Given by Samuel Cox & B. S. Parsons Esqrs. vs. W. R. Hunt the Appilent be reversed & that the Appilant recover of the Appilee all his costs about his suit in this behalf ex- pended & the Appilee may go &c. Ordered by the court that William Blake be appointed Surveyor of the road commencing at Peter Clarke & ending at Saunders Creek in the room [in place] of Nicholas Burnett resigned and he together with all the hands on the North side of the river in that precict [sic] to Keep the same in repair. Ordered that ["the"] road leading from Williamsburg by Col. Rosses be reduced to 15 feet in width [?] and that the surveyors Keep the same in repair accordingly. p. 94 Ordered that Peter Snider by appointed surveyor of the road where Thomas Cox has been surveyor and he together with the hands belonging there keep the same in repair. Ordered that Thomas Laughlin Snr. be appointed surveyor of the road that he was formerly worked and to work the same with the hands formerly al- loted unto him and keep the same in repair. Ordered that Thomas Mahan be appointed surveyor of the road in the room [in place] of Roades Nuckles and to work the same from the ford of the river to the top of the ridge on the other side of Cane Creek and keep the same in repair. Ordered by the court that Jesse Purkins be appointed Surveyor from the fork of the road above Williamsburgh and he together with all the hands that he formerly hand [sic] and to include James Gatliff and his hands to keep the same in repair. p. 95 Ordered by the court that Clabourn Griffin be appointed surveyor of the road from the state line of Tennessee to John Flenagins on Cain Creek and he together with the hands that Moses Warner except Benj. Walden and his hands and the setters on Mud Creek to keep the same in repair. Ordered by the Court that Samuel Reed be appointed surveyor of the road from where it leaves the Barbourville road near Francis Faulkners to Teags Mill and he together with the settlers of Mud Creek from Benj Wal- den up to sd Teags Mill on Mud Creek to keep the same in repair as the law directs. Ordered by the court that Nathan Lawson be appointed surveyor of the road from John Flenagins on Cain Creek to Curtis Blakelys on Pattersen Creek and he together with all the hands formerly belonging to sd Road to Keep the same in repair. p. 96 Ordered by the Court William McCoy be appointed surveyor of the Mud creek road in the room [in place] of Joshua Teag resigned and he together with all the hands that formerly belonged to sd Teag to Keep the same in repair as the law directs. Ordered by the cort [sic] that Daniel [?] Faulkner be appointed Surveyor of the road leading from Williamsburg to Jackborough To commence at the narrows above James Beams to where it intercects the road leading from Barbourville and he together with all the hands that formerly belonged to sd road to keep the same in repair. Ordered by the court that James Skeen be appointed Surveyor for the road leading from this place to Jacksborough from the top of the ridge on the other side of cain creek to the narrows above James Beams and he together with all the hands belonging to sd Road to Keep the same in repair. p. 97 Ordered by the court that William Dryden, James Mahan, Thomas Sharp, John Berry & James Sears Snr. be appointed reviewers to review a road leading from Stoe Mill to where it will intercect the Brown Creek road at the head of Maple creek and report to the next County court the nearest and best way. Orderded [sic] by the court that the part of the road that Nehemiah Sum- ners road that lies between two post roads be and the same is hereby disannuled [?] and John Pemberton, James Helton, William Sexson Jr. & Robert Long be allowed to sd Sumner to keep the Balance of sd road in repair. Ordered by the court that Brook Smith, Joseph Smith, Zachariah Deven- port, James Murphy & John Moses be appointed reviewer to review a road to lead from [cross out] to commence at James Faulkners and the nearest & best way to intercect the road leading from Williamsburgh to Moun- tecelow at Timothy Purkin's and report to the next County court of Whit- ley. p. 98 Ordered by the court that Charles Rockhold be continued as Surveyor of the road from his own house to the first corner of Nathaniel Curtis' field and he together with all the hand that he formerly had except John Pemberton to keep the same in repair. Ordered by the court that Charles Sneed be appointed surveyor of the road to begin at Rockholds precict to the County line in the room [in place] of Benjamin Mahan and he together with all the hands belonging to sd road to keep the same in repair. Ordered by the court that Daniel Neil be appointed as Surveyor of the road to commence at Gillico creek to the Dividing ridge between Gillico & Marsh creek and he together with all the hands that belonged to sd precinct to keep the same in repair. Ordered by the court that Solomon Maire be appointed surveyor of the road from Moses Gatliff's to David Wils[??] and he together with all the hands that formerly belonged to sd precinct to keep the same in repair. p. 99 Ordered by the court that John Hamlin be appointed Surveyor of the road that leads from Moses Gatliff to Curtis Blakely's and he together with all the hands that formerly belonged to sd precinck to keep the same in repair. Ordered by the Court that Joel A. Watkins be continued as Surveyor of the sd road which he is Surveyor of at present and he together to keep the same in repair. Ordered by the court that Free Sexson be continued as Surveyor of the road from road from [sic] Nehemiah Sumners precinck to the Shallow ford above the mouth of Laurel river and he together with all the hand that he formerly had except William Sexson & Robert Long [?] to keep the same in repair. On motion of William H. Stringer he is appointed by the court as Deputy clerk to the County court of Whitley and had the oath required by law administered unto him. p. 100 Ordered by the court that James Davis Snr. be exempt in this County in future from paying County Levie & working on roads in consequence of mobility. Commonwealth of Kentucky Whitley we of the Jury being summoned and charged to condemn one acre of Ground on the Clear fork of Cumberland river for the Benefit of Thomas Mahans Mill after making enquiry of Damages (?) and found none we do value the Ground to one Dollar Given under our hand and seal this 27th of April 1820. Jesse Purkens (Seal), Samuel Bayers (Seal) Thomas Galion (Seal), Joseph Cumstock (Seal) Zachariah Cox (Seal), James Cutberth (Seal), John F. Sharp (Seal), Samuel Cox Jr. (Seal), Stephen Cox (Seal), Samuel Cox Sr. (Seal), John Duncan (Seal), Hiram L. Faris. The above return was received by the court and it is therefore Ordered that a summons issue returnable to the next County court to Isaac Davis to shew cause if any why Thomas Mahan shall not p. 101 proceed to build a dam across the sd Clear fork. Ordered by the court that Amos Lasly, Wiley Worley & Thomas Pemberton, William Brown be allotted to William Pemberton to keep his precinck in repair. Ordered by the court that Jesse Rapier be appointed surveyor of the road in the room [in place] of William Brown Removed and he together with the hand that sd Brown had to keep the same in repair. Ordered that court be adjourned until court in course. John Davis. June Term, 1820 p. 102 At a county court Holden for the Body of Whitley Count on Monday the 19th day of June A.D. 1820 Present Benj. S. Parsons, Uriah Parks, William Cummins, John Berry, Curtis Blakely, John Davis, Francis Faulkner, Samuel Cox, Gentlemen Justices. Ordered by the Court that Esqr. Faulkner & Esqr. Berry be appointed as Judges to the ensuing Election and that Angus Ross be appointed as Clerk to the same. Present John White, Gentleman Justice Ordered by the court that this County be laid off into seven Districts and that ech [sic] Captains Company shall compose a District and that the Town of Williamsburgh shall Compose an additional District. On motion of Nathan Cox he is appointed Constable in and for the Town of Williamsburgh whereupon he entered into Bond in the penalty of $2000 with Charles Gatliff and Jesse Walker as his securities conditioned as the law directs whereupon the oath of office was administered unto him. p. 103 On motion of John Ross he is appointed Constable in the District which Capt. Jacoways Company of Militia constitues whereupon he came into court and entered into Bond in the penalty of of [sic] $2000 conditioned as the Law directs with Milton Eve & Thomas Mahan where upon the oath required by law was administered unto him. On motion of George Faulkner he is appointed Constable in the District that Capt. Atkins Company of Militia composes where upon he came into court and entered into Bond in the penalty of $2000 with Francis Faulkner & Lamma Clark as his securities conditioned as the Law Directs where upon the oath required by law was administered unto him. On Motion of William Edwards he is appointed Constable in the District which Capt. Laughlins Company composes whereupon he came into court and entered into Bond in the penalty of p. 104 $2000 with Samuel Cox & John Berry as his securities conditioned as the law Directs whereupon he had the oath of Office administered unto him. On motion of Francis Berry he is appointed Constable in the District that Capt. Dryden Company Composes where upon he came into court and en- tered into Bond in the penalty of $2000 with John Berry & William Dryden as his securities conditioned as the law Directs where upon he had the oath required by law administered unto him. On motion of Hiram L. Faris he is appointed Constable in the District which Capt. Richmond Company of Militia Composes whereupon he came into court and entered into bond in the penalty of $2000 with Joel Sloe & Nathan Cox as his securities and had the oath Administered unto him. Ordered by the Court that the Town of Williamsburgh be the 1st District, Capt. Jacoway Company be the 2nd, Littons Old Company be the 3rd, Laugh- lins Company be the 4th, Drydens Company the 5th, Tyes Company the 6th, Adkins Company 7th, Richmond Company 8th. p. 105 Ordered by the court that pursuant to a previous order of this Court directing a review for a road leading from Divid Wilson at Cox's old ford to intersect the Browns Creek road at the head of Maple be and the same is hereby established. And also ordered by the Court that James Mahan be appointed surveyor of the said road from the beginning to the Gap below Joel Stains Mill. And that William Tillison be appointed sur- veyor of said road from the above Gap to the intersection of the same with the Browns creek road. And they together will the hands formerly attached to said road and including William Cummins, keep the same in repair. Commonwealth ..... plaintiff vs. } on a charge of Vagrancy Solomon Bunch .... Defendant The said Defendant appearing and he himself in discharge of his recog- nisance and the attorney for the commonwealth appearing also; whereupon by order of the Court there came a Jury to wit, John Wills, Thomas Ad- kins, Charles Wilson, William Hicky, Solomon Purkins p. 106 Thomas Mahan, Daniel Neil, Jacob Sexson, Lamma Clark, Joel Stoe, Andrew Roads, Richard White, who being Elected tried and sworn well and truly to try and determine the cause upon their oath do say that we of the Jury find for the Deft. and he may go &c. Ordered by the Court that Reanelder Walker be exempt from paying County Levie in future in case of infirmity. Ordered by the court Benj. Walden be exempt from paying County Levie in this County in future in consequence of infirmity. Ordered by the Court that William Sharp be exempt from paying County Levie in this County in future in case of infirmity. Ordered by the court that Angus Ross be exempt from paying County Levie in in [sic] consequence of his keeping of a Ferry over Mash Creek [sic] from the establishment of the same [?] p. 107 Ordered by the court that Samuel Walker be appointed surveyor of the road in the room [in place] of James Skeen and he together with the hands that sd Skeen had to keep the same in repair. Ordered by the Court that William Ballinger be appointed surveyor of the road in the room [in place] of William Pemberton and he together with all the hands that was Allowed to sd Pemberton to keep the same in repair as the law directs to include John Ballinger. Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in course. Uriah Parks August Term, 1820 p. 108 At a county court holden for the Body of Whitley County on monday the 21st of August 1820. Present Samuel Cox, John Berry, Uriah Parks, Benjamin S. Parsons, Curtis Blakely & Francis Faulkner, Gentlemen Justices Ordered by the court that William Mays be Credited with $6.91½ cents in his County levy for the year 1819. Ordered by the court that James Parker be Credited with $2.30½ cents for his County Levy for the year 1819. Ordered by the court that Esqr. Cummins be attached to the 6th District in this County. Ordered by the court that Thomas Foly be appointed Constable in and for the 6th District of Whitley County. Ordered by the court that Benj. Hammons be exempt from paying County Levy for the year 1819. On motion of Tunstall Quarles Jr. he is Licenced to practice law in the County court of Whitley Whereupon he had the oath of Office Administered unto him. p. 109 Samuel Ross....... Appelant vs } upon an appeal Drury Holt ....... Appilee This day came Samuel Ross the Appilant in his proper person and also came the Appilee by his Attorney after Evidence being heard on both sides heard and the case argued It is Ordered by the court That The Judgement given by Esqr. Parkes be confirmed and that the appilee recover of the appilant all his costs about his suit in this behalf ex- pended and the appilant may be taken &c. Ordered by the court that a Summons do issue to Charles Gatliff to ap- pear here on the 1st day of the next Sept. Term to shew cause if any why he shall not be fined $5 and Treble Tax for refusing to give in his list of Taxable property. Ordered by the court that Samuel Cox Snr., Uriah Parks, Joseph Smith, Frederic Snider & Samuel W. Walker be appointed reviewers to review a road to lead from the uper [sic] end of Edward Meadors field the nearest and best way p. 110 to intersect the road leading from Wmsburgh to Jacksborough at James or Daniel Faulkners the nearest and best way and report to the next County court. Ordered by the court that John McKiddy be exempt from paying County Levy in this County in future in case of infirmity. Ordered by the court that the Jailer see to keeping the court house & public buildings in good order. Ordered that court be adjourned until court in course. John Berry September Term, 1820 At a County court holden for the Body of Whitley County on Monday the 18th of Sept. AD. 1820 Present John Berry, Benj S. Parsons, Uriah Parks, William Cummins & Samuel Cox, John White, Gentlemen Justices On motion of Thomas Foley he is appointed Constable in the 6th District of Whitley County p. 111 Whereupon he came into court and entered into bond in the penalty of 2000 with S. Litton & J. A. Watkins as his securities whereupon he had the oath required by law administered unto him. Ordered by the court that Mud Creek road be and the same is discon- tinued. Ordered by the court that the road leading from the upper ford of big Popular creek leading along Bunches trance [sic] to the Tennessee line ["be" crossed out] opened out 15 feet and Dug 12 feet and that George Tye be appointed as Surveyor from the beginning to the top of Pine Moun- tain and that Joshua Tye be appointed to overtook from the top of Pine Mountain to the Tennessee line and to keep the same in repair with the following hands (to wit) the hands all on the South side of Pine Moun- tain to be attached to to [sic] Joshua Tyes presinct and all the hands from the mouth of big Popular except the hands from Thomas Foley Down to the foot of the Pine mountain to be attached to George Tyes precinct and they together to keep the same in repair. p. 112 The Commonwealth pltff vs } on a summons for Refusing to give in a list of His } taxable property Charles Gatliff... Deft. This day came the Defendant in his proper person and also came the At- torney for the Commonwealth and after mature Deliberation it is the opion [sic] of the court that Charles Gatliff be fined $5. and Treble Tax on nine Thousand six hundred and fifty eight Dollars and that the plaintiff recover of the Deft. the above fine and treble tax and all her costs about her suit in this behalf expended & the sd Deft. in Mercy &c. Joel A. Watkins Commissioner of This County produced his account amount- ing to $38 and verified it by his oath and the same is ordered to be certified to the Auditor of Public accounts for payment. On motion of Nathan Cox he is permited to continue his tavern in Whitley County whereupon he came into court and entered into bond to the Common- wealth in the sum of £100 with Milton Eve & Joel A. Watkins as his securities conditioned as the law Directs. p. 113 On motion of Thomas Mahan he is licenced to keep a tavern at his own house in the town of Williamsburg Whereupon he came into court & entered into bond in the penalty of £100 with Charles Rockhold & Milton Eve as his securities Conditioned as the law directs. Ordered by the court the the [sic] following Mark be established as Charles Rockholds mark a smooth Crop off of each ear and a slit in the right ear. Ordered that court be adjourned until Court in course. John Berry November Term, 1820 At a county court holden for the body of Whitley County on Monday the 20 day of November 1820. Present Francis Faukner, Benj. S. Parsons, John Davis, William Cummins, Curtis Blakely, Uriah Parks, Samuel Cox, Isaac King, Gentlemen Justices. Ordered by the court that Simon Jones be exempt from paying poll tax for a negro girl which is under 16 years. Ordered by the court that Elisha Blevin be exempt from paying poll tax for the year 1821. p. 114 Ordered that Samuel Cox Jr. be appointed as Surveyor of the road from Williamsburg to the top of the hill on the other side of Cain creek and he together with all the hand that Thomas Mahan had to keep the same in repair. Ordered by the court that John Duncan, Thomas Galion, Samuel Cox, John Richardson and Jesse Purkins be appointed as reviewers to review a road and report to the next County court the nearest and best way to meet the main street. Jesse Engle ... pltff vs } upon an appeal Isaac Sexson Deft. This day came the plaintiff and for cause shewn upon oath this suit is continued until the next court. Ordered by the court that Joseph Jonson & James Sears be exempt from paying tax for the year 1819. Samuel Steel Appilant vs. } on an appeal ........... Joseph Gilless ... Apilee Ordered to be continued. p. 115 Ordered by the court that Fortune Smith be exempt from paying poll tax and County levy in future owing to infirmity. Ordered by the court that Aquiller Heill be exempt from paying poll tax & county levy in future owing to infirmity. Ordered by the court that Jabez Purkins Sr. be allowed to build a water Griss mill on his own land on the waters of Jellico river with in two years. Uriah Parks returned that he had in his hands fines amounting to [$0.] 43 Collected. John White Returned that he had 1. 18 cts fines in his hands collected & paid in to the Clerk. Curtis Blakely returned that he had fines to the amount of 43 in his hands collected. Samuel Cox Returned that there was in the hands of Hiram L. Faris 5/-- In the hands of W. Davis ...30/-- Thomas Foley returned that he had $1 75 collected Balance $3 25. Samuel Cox Returned that he had in his hands $2 collected. Balance 31¼. p. 116 John Davis Returned that he had 25 cents in his hands collected. and 10/ Shilling in the hands of William Edwards ten Dollar not collected and ten shilling & 4½ not collected. Francis Faulkner ["returned"] that he had in his hands $6.50 collected. Balance of last year paid in. Ordered by the court that the sheriff Delinquent list amounting to $138 be approved of and received and filed in the Clerk Office & certified to the auditor of Publick accounts. Ordered by the court that the Sheriff be allowed $30 for his Ex oficio services for the year 1820. Ordered by the court that John G. Crump be allowed $30 for his Ex of- ficio services for the year 1820. Ordered by the court that Zachariah Cox be allowed $17.50 for guarding John Symkins and Nathaniel Dorherty charged with felony. John S. Laughlin returned that he had $5 fine in his hands. p. 117 Ordered by the court that Benj. S. Parsons be allowed one Dollar per Day for 3 days services as commissioner. Benj. S. Parsons returned that he had in his hands 82¼ cents pd. in, $2.50 not collected. in the hands of N. Cox 37½ cts. in the hands of J. A. Stringer $2 50¼. in the hands of J. S. Laughlin 12½. Hiram L. Faris 6¼. Ordered by the court that Thomas Laughlin be allowed $1 per day for 2 days services as commissioner. John S. Laughlin produced his account amounting ["to"] $3 80 which was ordered to be allowed. Ordered that court be adjourned until 9 Oclock tomorrow. Uriah Parks p. 118 Court met agreeable to adjournment Present John White, Curtis Blakeley, Samuel Cox, Benj. S. Parsons, Isaac King, John Davis & Francis Faulkner, Gentlemen Justices John S. Laughlin Sheriff of Whitley County being absent the court proceeded to appoint Harvey B. Duncan as Deputy Sheriff during the present term whereupon he had the oath of Office administered unto him. Ordered by the court that Joseph Cumstock be allowed $17.50 for guarding Criminals which is ordered to be certified. Ordered by the court that John S. Laughlin be allowed $1. per day for 4 days services as Sheriff to the Election which is ordered to be cer- tified. Ordered by the court that Angus Ross be allowed $1 per day for 3 days services as Clerk to the election which is ordered to be certified. Ordered by the court that Francis Faulkner & John Berry be allowed one Dollar per day for 3 days services as Judges to the Election which is ordered to be certified. p. 119 Ordered by the court that Joseph D. Laughlin be allowed one Dollar for his services a Clerk to the Election which is ordered to be certified. Ordered that Benj. S. Parsons and Samuel Cox be allowed one Dollar each for their services as Judges to the Election which is ordered to be cer- tified. Ordered that Demcy White be exempt from paying poll tax & County Levy for the year 1819. Ordered by the court that each Tythe pay as a poll tax and County for the year 1820. $1.25 Ordered by the court that N. Freman, J. Berry, J. N. Brown, G. Reynolds, S. Perkins, A. Stanley, C. Watkins, L. Brown & son, T. Sharp, & W. Cumstock be alloted to J. Watkins presenct and exempt from working on the Mahans & Tilletsens roads. Ordered that court be adjourned until court in course. F. Faulkner January Term, 1821 p. 120 At a county court holden for the Body of Whitley County on Monday the 18th day of January 1821. Present John Berry, Samuel Cox, Uriah Park, Benj. S. Parsons, Francis Faulkner & Samuel Cox, John Davis, Gentlemen Justices. Ordered by the court that the Mark of Elijah Prewetts mark be two crops and two slits. Ordered by the court that the mark of John Meadows [?] be a crop off the right ear and a hole and a crop off the left ear and an under bitt in the same. Ordered by the court that the mark of Jacob Meadors be crop & a hole in the right ear and an under bit in the left. Ordered by the court that the Mark of John Ross be a slit in the left and an under bit in the right. Ordered by the court that the Mark of Daniel Faulkners mark p. 121 be a crop off the right ear and an under bit in the left ear. Ordered by the court that the mark of David Wilson be ["a"] crop & an under bit in the left ear and an under bit in the right. Ordered by the court that the mark be of Cornelius Gatliff be crop and an under bit in the left ear and a slope in the right. Ordered by the court that the mark of Richard White be a crop off the right ear. Ordered by the court that the mark of Sampson Wilders be a crop off the left ear and a slit in the right ear. Ordered by the court that the Mark of Burton Litton be a swallow fork in the right ear & a crop & a split & an under bit in the left. Jesse Ingle vs. } upon an appeal Isaac Sexson This suit is ordered to be continued at the agreement of the parties and that at the next Term of this court to come to a far [fair] trial on the merits of the case by agreement of both parties. p. 122 On a motion of Jesse Walker he has a Licence to keep a Tavern at his own house in Williamsburgh there upon he came into court he entered into bond and security in the penalty of $2000 conditioned as the law directs with Francis Faulkner as his security. [Marginal notation: "Clk fees paid"] Ordered by the court that William Davis be exempt from paying poll Tax in future In case of Inability. Ordered by the court that that [sic] the Tax against Robert Mayfield for the year 1819 be remited [?]. Ordered by the court that the commissioners on Thursday next proceed to settle with the sheriff and to draw the money out of his hand and pay over to those it is coming to. Ordered by the court that David Wilson Sr. be exempt from paying County Levy in future owing to infirmity. Ordered that Joseph Parsons Atto. for this county that his allowance be continued. Ordered by the court that Joseph Parsons be allowed that for his severces as Atto. for this county be allowed $75. Ordered by the court that the Sheriffs delinquent ["list of taxpayers"] be received and filed in the office. p. 123 Ordered by the court that Nathan Cox be appointed to keep the [standard ?] of the weights and Measure in and for the County of Whitley. Ordered that court be adjourned until court in course. John Berry At a county court holden for the Body of Whitley County on Monday the 19th day of February 1821. Present Samuel Cox, William Cummins, Uriah Parks, Curtis Blakely, Francis Faulkner, Benj. S. Parsons, John White & Isaac King, Gentlemen Justices. Ordered that court do adjourn to the house of Benj. S. Parsons in the Town of Williamsburgh. Jesse Engle Appilant vs. } on an appeal Isaac Sexson Appilee This day came the parties aforesaid and after hearing the testimony in this case p. 124 it is the opinion of the court That the Appilant recover of the appilee $6 36 cents his debt in this case and all his costs about this suit in the behalf expended & the said Appilee in mercy &c. Ordered by the court that William Tillotson have the Following hands at- tached to his precinct for two month John Bery, George W. Reynold, John N. Brown, Nathan Freeman, Solomon Purkins, William Cumstock, Andrew Stanley, Lewis Brown & his hands & Thomas Sharp. Ordered by the court that William Bishop be exempt from paying county Levy in future owing to infirmity. p. 125 Ordered by the court that James Jones be exempt from paying County Levy in future owing to infirmity. Ordered by the court that the resignation of Esqr. Davis be received. Ordered by the court that John H. Pemberton & Jacob Sexson be recom- mended to his Excellency the Governor as fitting persons to fill the Of- fice of Justice of the peace in the room of [in place of] John Davis resigned a Majority of the Justices being present & concuring in this recommendation. Ordered by the the [sic] court that the hands on the poplar road be al- loted to George Tye to cut out his road. Ordered that court do ["adjourn"] p. 126 until court in course. Uriah Parks At a county court holden for the Body of Whitley on Monday the 19th day of March A.D. 1821. Present John Berry, Benj. S. Parsons, Samuel Cox, Uriah Parks, Isaac King & John White, Gentlemen Justices. Ordered by the court that the Mark of John Berry be a Smoothe crop off the left ear. The court proceeded to elect a commissioner to take in the list of tax- able property for Whitley County whereupon Joseph D. Laughlin was found to be duly elected whereupon He had the oath required by law adminis- tered unto him. Ordered by the court that the contract between the p. 127 County court of Whitley & Benj. S. Parsons be admited of record Which is as follows to wit, the said County court doth agree to pay to the said Benj. S. Parsons the sum of $25. on or before the 3rd. Monday in Nov. 1822 for a room in the Town of Williamsburgh for the Clerk & Clerks Of- fice for and during the space & Term of One year from the date of the Order [?] for the purpose of holding court in. Ordered by the court that Hiram L. Faris be appointed as Surveyor of the road from the ford above Williamsburg to the top of the ridge on the other side of cain cr. and he together with all the hands that T. Mahan had to keep the same in repair. Ordered by the court that a writ of ad quad damnum be issued to the Sheriff of Whitley in ordered to to [sic] cause the Sheriff to summon 12 men to go report the lands where p. 128 Nathan Cox's mill now stands upon the Clear fork of Cumbd. river to as- sess the damage that mayt accrue by erecting & keeping in repair a dam across said river and make return hereof to the next county court. Ordered by the court that William Syler be appointed as Surveyor of the road in the room of [in place of] Nathan Lawson removed and he together with all the hands belonging to said road to keep the same in repair. Ordered that court be adjourd. until court in course. John Berry May Term, 1821 p. 129 At a County Court began and held for the county of Whitley on Monday the 21st day of May 1821 at the house of Benjamin Parsons in the Town of Williamsburg. Was Present Samuel Cox, Isaac King, William Cummins, John White, Curtis Blakeley, Benj. S. Parsons & Francis Faulkner, John H. Pemberton, Gentlemen Justices. John G. Crump came into court and in Presents of the court resigned his office as Clerk protempore to this court. Then the court proceeded to elect another whereupon Ordered that this court be adjourned for and during the time of one hour. p. 130 Court met agreeably to adjournment. Present the former Justices as met at the opening of this court. The court disagreeing as to a permanent appointment proceeded to elect as Clerk protempore until the first day of the next term of this court and thereupon Joseph D. Laughlin was appointed Clerk protempore until the term afsd. Whereupon he took the oath reqd. by law and executed and acknowledged bond in the sum of £1000 Conditioned as the law directs, with Hugh French, Nathan Cox & John Ross his securities. On motion of Joseph D. Laughlin Clerk P.T. of this Court Hugh French is admitted his deputy. whereupon he took the Oath reqd. by law. On Motion of Polly McKee and for reasons appearing to the Court it is ordered that ["Mathew McKee" crossed out] she be and be exempted from paying county levies in future for Mathew Mckee for the year 1819 & 20 which is ordered to be certified. p. 131 Ordered that William Adams be appointed overseer of that part of the road of which Sampson Wilder was surveyor and that all the hands al- lotted to said Wilder assisst the Adams in Keeping said Road in Repair. The Court proceeded to appoint a Commissioner and thereupon Charles Sul- livan was appointed Commissioner of this county for the present year who took the oath required by law. Ordered that John G. Crump and James [?] Adams be recommended to his Ex- celency John Adair Govenor of this Commonwealth as fit and proper per- sons to fill the office of Justices of the peace for this County to fill the vacancy occasioned by reason of the acts approved the day of 181 allowing an additionall Justices of the peace to this county which is ordered to be certified. Ordered that Joshua Tye and Thomas Bruier [?] be recommended to his Ex- cellency John Adair Govenor of this commonwealth as fit and proper per- sons as Justices of the peace for this County one of whom p. 132 To fill the office as such to fill the vacansy allowed by an act of the General Assembmy approved the day of 182 which is ordered to be certified. Charles Sage appellant } Upon an appeal from a Justice &c. " } John F. Sharp appelle } This day came the appellant by his attorney and the appelle in his own proper person and thereupon arguments being heard and had thereon and the Court being sufficiently advised of and Conserning the premises It is Considered that the Judgement of the Justices be reversed set a side and held for naught and that the appellant recover against the appelle his costs by him about this appeal herein Expended and may have execu- tion thereupon &c. On Motion of Agnis Ross leave is given him to renew his bond as Tavern Keeper in this County at his own house whereupon he Entered into and ex- ecuted p. 133 bond in the sum of £100 with Hugh French security conditioned as the law directs. On Motion of William Hickey he is appointed a Constable in this county in the 5th District whereupon the said ["Hickey"] entered into and ac- knowledged bond in the sum of $2000 Conditioned as the law directs With Thomas Mahan & Burton Litton his ["securities"] conditioned as the law directs. Ordered that the court be adjourned until Court in Course. John Berry June Term, 1821 p. 134 At a County Court began and held for the County of Whitley at the home of Benjamin S. Parsons in the Town of Williamsburg on Monday the 18th day of June 1821. Was Present Samuel Cox, John White, William Cummins, Uriah Parks, Curtis Blakely, Benjmain S. Parsons, John G. Crump, Esqrs. Present Isaac King & John Berry Esqr. John H. Pemberton Present The time for which Mr. Joseph D. Laughlin was appointed Clerk protempore to this Court having Expired the Court proceeded to elect a Clerk and thereupon Hugh French & John F. Sharp introduced themselves as can- didates & the said Hugh French produced a certificate from a Majority of the Judges of the Court of appeals of this Commonwealth of his being well qualified to discharge the dutis [sic] of Clerk and thereupon a vote was taken and it was found that a Majority of all p. 135 the Justices in Commission for said County was in favour of the said Hugh French whereupon he was pronounced clerk to this Court who took the Several Oaths required by law and executed and acknowledged bond with Joseph Parsons, Benja. S. Parsons, Isaac King, John Ross, William Cum- mins & Uriah Parks his securities Conditioned as the law directs. The Commonwealth } against } upon a charge of vagrancy Zachariah Davenport } This day came as well the attorney for the commonwealth as the defendant Davenport in discharge of his recognizance and thereupon was prayed [?] in custody of the Sheriff who took charge of him and thereupon the defendant moved the Court for a continuance herein and the said defen- dant being sworn & Examined it is considered that the said cause be con- tinued until the next term of this Court & thereupon time is given the Defendant to Give Security for one hour. Ordered that a Road be opened from the forks of the Road at Frances Faulkners to Teagues Mill and that Samuel Reed be p. 136 Surveyor of the same and that all the hand living in the bounds of said Road assist him ["in"] keeping said Road in Repair as the law directs. Ordered that John Heaton [?] be appointed overseer of the Patterson Road of which John Hamlin was surveyor and that the same hands assist the said John Hamlin who assisted the said Heaton in Keeping said road in Repair. Ordared that Nathan Lawson be Removed from the office of surveyor of the road leading from John Flanagins on Cain Creek to Cutes Blakeleys Esqure [sic] and that Isham Lawson be appointed in his room [in his place] & that the hands who are alloted to the said Nathan Lawson do assist the said Isham Lawson in keeping said Road in Repair. Ordered that John Duncan be appointed Overseer of the Road leading from near this place to the top of Gilico Mountain in the Room of [in place of] Jess Perkins and that all the hand who assisted the said Perkins do assist the said Duncan in keeping said Road in repair. p. 137 Ordered that Isaac King and Curtis Blakely be appointed Judges at the next election for Representatives for this County and that they attend as the law directs, &c. Ordered that John White be appointed Clerk of the election for the next election for Representatives and that he attend as the law directs. Ordered that William Brown be appointed Surveyor in the room [in the place] of Jesse Rapier from the head of Browns Creek to the Junction of the road in Kings bottom on Watts Creek and that the hand who assisted the said Rapier assist the said Brown in Keeping the same in repair, &c. Ordered by the Court that that Samuel Cox Jr. be appointed as Surveyor of the Road from the ford above the town of Williamsburg to the top of the ridge on the East side of Cain Creek & that he keep the same in repair as the law directs. Ordered that Samuel Cox Senr. & Jesse Perkins be appointed to allot to Samuel Cox Jr. and John Duncan overseers of certain roads the number of hands which they are entitled.  p. 139 On Motion of Joseph J. Farris he is appointed a Constable of this County in the Town District whereupon he took the oath required by law and ex- ecuted & acknowledged bond with Joel Stoe, Saml. G. Boyer & Joel A. Wat- kins Conditioned as the law directs. On Motion of Nathan Cox who is desirous of errecting a water grist mill on the Waters of the Clear fork of Cumberland river he owing [sic] the land on the South side thereof It is ordered that the Sheriff of this County do go upon the land on the opposite side on the 28 day of this month and then & there cause a Jury to be impanneled and sworn agreeable to a writ of adquad damnum which the Clerk of this Court is directed to issue and that he charge said Jury to enquire what damage it will be to the Several proprietors of land adjoining thereto &c. and that the en- quest when taken be returned to Clerks office of this Court as the law directs. p. 139 On motion of Sarah Reins [?] it is ordered that it be certified to the auditor of Public accounts of this commonwealth that she is a poor widow of this county and that her whole estate both real and personal is not of the value of one hundred dollars. On Motion of Samuel Cox the court proceed to consider wheather or not they should proceed to have Jonathan Knight bound out as an apprentice whereupon it is ordered that the sheriff inform Nelly Knight his mother of the same, whereupon she came here into court and says she has no ob- jection that the said Johnathan Knight her son be ["bound"] out whereupon the court do order that the said Jonathan be bound unto Hugh French until the 1st day of the next term of this court at which time the said Jonathan is at liberty if he think fit to chose his Ward &c. Ordered that court be adjourned until Court in Course. John Berry August Term, 1821 p. 140 At a County Court began and held for the County of Whitley at the Court- house in the Town of Williamsburg on Monday the 20th day of August 1821. Was Present, Samuel Cox, John G. Crump, John White, Benjamin S. Parsons, William Cummins, George F. Faulkner, & Joshua Tye. on motion of Abner Adkins satisfactory prooff being made to the court by the affidavit of Thomas Adkins it is ordered that the said Abner be dis- charged from paying County levy to the Sheriff for this year which is ordered to be certified to said Sheriff. The Sheriff returned here into Court a writ of adquaddamnum to him direced [sic] by virtue of an order made at a former term of this Court for the benefit of Nathan Cox together with the report of the Jury thereon which being Examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be entered of record and which is in the words & figures to wit. Whitley County. We the Undersigned Jurors impannelled and sworn to the best of our knowledge and Judgement to view the land above and below at the mill of Nathan Coxes on p. 141 the Clear fork of Cumberland River agreeably to a writ of adquaddamnum which issued from the Clerk office of the County Court for the County aforesaid Commanding the Sheriff of said County to Execute the same ac- cording to the statutes in that case made and provided do report that we Examined the land above and below where the abutment is to be and find that it will be of no damage to any person above or below and that neither the mansion house Gardian Orchard or curtiledges [curtilage] or offices of any person will be injured by the stagnation of the water and do value the one acre of Ground so Condemed lying on the East side of said Stream to one dollar the boundary of said land was marked out by the surveyor of this County agreeably to law &c. Given under our hands this 28th day of June 1821. John F. Sharp, Cornelious Gatliff, Iann [?] Gatliff, Thomas Gallian, John Duncan, Charles Sullivan, Hiram L. Farris, William Richmond, Rhodes Knuckles, Samuel Bayer, Thomas Bird, William Wilson. p. 142 On motion of William Mayes Satisfactory proof being made to the Court by his affidavit It is ordered that he be Exempted from paying County levy for one black tithe for this year which is ordered to be certified to the sheriff of this County. On Motion of Walter R. Hunt leave is Given him to keep a Tavern at his own house in the Town of Williamsburg who is Licenced and permitted ac- cordingly whereupon he Came into Court & Executed & acknowledged bond with Hugh French & John F. Sharp his securities Conditioned as the law directs. James Scean appellant } upon an appeal from a Ju[???] against } a Justice of the peace &c. The Commonwealth appellee } This day came the appellant in his own proper person as well the attor- ney for the Commonwealth and thereupon Witnesses being Examined and the Court being sufficiently advised it is Considered that the Judgement of the Justice be Confirmed and that the Commonwealth recover against the said Scean the p. 143 sum of ten dollars the amount of the Judgement given by said Justice and also the costs in this behalf expended & may have Execution therefor &c. On Motion of John F. Sharp he is appointed Jailor of this County whereupon he Executed and acknowledged bond in the sum of $1000 Condi- tioned as the law directs with Hugh French & John Ross his securities. The Sheriff of this County Came here into Court and Executed and acknow- ledged bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars for the collection of the revenue of this County for the present year, with Walter R. Hunt & Hugh French his securities conditioned as the law directs. The Commonwealth } Upon a charge of vagrancy &c. against } Zachariah Davenport } This day Came the attorney for the Commonwealth and the Defendant having failed to appear in discharge of his recognizance, on motion of said At- torney it is ordered that a scurefacia [scire facias] issue against Samuel Sage to shew his security to shew cause if any he Can Why Judge- ment shall not be entered against him for the penalty of the bond &c. p. 144 On Motion of Samuel Cox one ["of"] the Commissioners appointed by this Court to Receive the Courthouse it ["is"] ordered that he be discharged from acting as such and that John Dunken be appointed in his stead. Ordered that John G. Crump be appointed in the room [in the place] of Uriah Parks, in Conjunction with John Berry and Samuel Cox to grant in- junctions &c. On Motion of Hugh French Clerk of this Court John F. Sharp is admitted Deputy Clerk of this Court whereupon he took the oath required by law. On Motion of Hugh French who is desirious to obtain a License to prac- tice law in this Commonwealth it is ordered that it be certified that he is a man of good moral deportment &c. Joseph Cumpstock Appellant } upon an appeal from a Judgement agt. } of a Justice Benjamin S. Parson Defendant } This day came the parties in their proper persons p. 145 and thereupon the parties being heard and a Witness Examined the Court being sufficiently advised of and Conserning the premises it is Con- sidered that the Judgement of the Justice be Confirmed and that the ap- pellee recover against the appellant his costs by him about his defence herein Expended & may have Execution therefor &c. Ordered that all the hands living from the mouth of big poplar to the head thereof do assist George Tye in keeping said road in repair as the law directs, &c. On Motion of John G. Crump who is desirous of obtaining a License to practice law in this commonwealth it is ordered that it be certified that he is a man of good moral deportment &c. {Copied Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in Course. Francis Faulkner September Term, 1821 p. 146 At a county Court began and held for the County of Whitley at the Court- house in the Town of Williamsburg on Monday the 17th of September 1821 was Present John Berry, Isaac King, Uriah Parks & William Cummins, Esqrs. Ordered that James Mahan be discharged as Surveyor of the road leading from Cumberland River to intersect the Browns Creek Road & that said Road be & the same is ordered to be discontinued as a County Road. The Commonwealth Plff. } upon a Scurifacias [Scire facias] against } Samuel Sage Deft. } This day Came the defendant Sage and delivered the body of Zachariah Davenport at whose instance the said Scurifacias was ordered to be issued and on his Motion it is ordered that he be discharged from answering further to said Scurifacias. Ordered that Joseph Gillis be appointed overseer of the road of which Edmond Steel was Surveyor and that the Same hands who assisted the said Steele assist the ["said"] Gillis in Keeping the Same in Repair &c. p. 147 The Commonwealth } Upon a charge of Vagrancy against } Zachariah Davenport } This day came the attorney for the Commonwealth and on his motion it is ordered that this cause be laid over until tomorrow and thereupon the defendant together with Samuel Sage his Security acknowledged themselves in debted to the Said Commonwealth in the sum of £20. each to be levied of their Respective Goods and Chattles, lands and tenements to the use of the Commonwealth Rendered to be void upon Condition that if he the said Davenport do appear here on tomorrow. On Motion of Joel A. Watkins it is ordered that a Summons issue against Charles Gatliff to Shew Case if any he Can why he should not be fined and trebble taxed for failing to give in a Correct list of his Taxable property this year. Ordered that Jesse Walker, William Edwards, Edmond Steele, Nathan Cox & Jesse Perkins or any three of them do view the nearest and best Way for the alteration of the road leading from this place to Barbourville, So as to turn said road off of Isaac Kings bottom land on Watts Creek & that they report &c. p. 148 Ordered that John Meadows be appointed overseer of that part of the road leading from this place to the River Rockcastle as lays between the forks of the road on Watts Creek to the forks of the road at Miers Sum- ners and that all the hands living in Said bounds do assist him in keep- ing the same in Repair. Ordered that John Archer be appointed Surveyor of the road in the Room of [in place of] Clabourn Griffin beginning on the State line of Ten- nessee to John Flanagin on cain Creek and he together with the hands that Moses Warner had except Benj. Walden & his hands and the setlers of Mudd Creek to Keep the Same in repair. Ordered that Wiley Worley, Amos Lasley, Jacob & William Meadows, Rasha G. Creekmoore, Burton Litton, Cornelious Gatliff, William Pemberton and their hands respectively be allowed John Meadows to assist him in Keep- ing the road in repair of which he is Surveyor. Ordered that John Sharp & Francis Berry be allotted to Chs. Rockholds precinct. Ordered that Court be adjourned until tomorrow morning 9 Oclk. John Berry p. 149 At a County Court Continued and held for the County of Whitley on Tues- day the 18th day of September 1821. Was Present John G. Crump, Isaac King & Francis Faulkner, Esqrs. The Commonwealth } Upon a charge of Vagrancy against } Zachariah Davenport } This day came as well the attorney for the Commonwealth as the defendant in discharge of his recognizance and thereupon it was commanded the Sheriff that he cause a Jury to Come here &c. and thereupon Came the Jurors of a Jury to Wit. William C. Martin, Charles Sullivin, Hendrick White, Simco Adams, William Hickey, Demcy White, Burton Litton, Milton Eve, Cornelious Gatliff, Robt. Long, Hezekiah Bradbury and Peter Snider who being Elected tried and sworn well and truly and a true verdict to render returned here into Court the following verdict to wit we of the Jury find the defendant Zachariah Davenport Guilty of being an idle and loitering person and find him to be a vagrant within the meaning of the act of assembly in that case made & provided. William Hickey one of the Jury. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Sheriff proceed to hire the said Davenport for the Term of Seven Months he the said Davenport having failed to give Security to return to his p. 150 to his family as allowed by the act of assembly in that case made and provided. On Motion of Charles Sullivin ["one of"] the Commissioners appointed by this Court at a former Term oath being made it is ordered that it be certified to the auditor of public accounts that he is allowed the sum of $35 for thirty five days imployed as Such. Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in Course. S. Cox November Term, 1821 p. 151 At a County Court began and held for the County of Whitley at the Court- house in the Town of Williamsburg on Monday the 19th day of November 1821. Was Present, Isaac King, Samuel Cox, Uriah Parks, William Cum- mins, John Wite, Curtis Blakely, John Berry, Benja. S. Parsons, John G. Crump, John H. Pemberton. On Motion of Joshua Bird and Caty Bird the administration with the non- cupative Will of Robert Bird deceased is granted them and proven by the oaths of Samuel Cox Jr. and Samuel Cox Sr. which will is ordered to be recorded whereupon the Said Joshua Bird Executed and acknowledged bond with the Said Samuel Cox Sr. and Samuel Cox Jr. Conditioned as the law directs, and had the oath required by law administered unto him. [note in margin: $1.25 of fees paid] The last Will and Testament of Hannah Furgeson was this day produced in Court by Joseph Gilliss the Executor therein named and proven by the oaths of John Bishop and Polly Cumpstock and ordered to be recorded and on motion of the said Gilliss the Execution of said will is granted him Whereupon he took the oath required by law and Executed p. 152 and acknowledged bond with Charles Rockhold and Joseph Parsons his Securities. Ordered that John Berry and Uriah Parks be recommended to his excellency John Adair Govenor of this Commonwealth as fit and proper persons to fill the office of Sheriff for the insuing two years to Commence at the next January Term of this Court one of whom to fill the office. Ordered that Angus Ross and Gideon Gillreath be recommended to his ex- cellency John Adair Govenor of this Commonwealth as fit and proper per- sons to fill the office of Justice of the peace for this County a Majority of all the Justices being present and concuring in this recom- mendation to fill the vancancy [sic] of John Berry appointed Sheriff of Whitley County. The Court proceeded to lay the levy for the present ["year"] a Statement of the Claims &c. are as follows to wit,, To John White Sr. Clerk of the Election 2,00 To Isaac King Judge of Same 2,00 To Curtis Blakely Same 2,00 To Benja. S. Parsons per order Circut Ct. 17:50 To Richard White as per account filed 2.25 To Hugh French Clerk of this Court } To for his Exoficio Services } 40,00 To A. Cump per account filed 75 To John S. Laughlin Sheriff 40,00 p. 153 amt ... 106,50 To Thomas Laughlin Sr. per act. filed $4,00 To Samuel Walker Same 4,00 To Jesse Perkins Same 4,00 To Joseph Gilliss Same 4,00 To Samuel Cox s. Same 3,00 To John S. Laughlin Shff for attending Election for 1821 } 2,00 To John F. Sharp per order of Circuit Court } 24,75 To Benjamin S. Parson per same 24,75 To John G. Crump for paper while Clerk protem } 10,00 To Thomas Laughlin Sr. for Services rendered as Commissioner for 1820 } 2,00 To Samuel Cox Sr. Same 2,00 To Jesse Perkins Same 2,00 To Jesse Walker for Iron &c. 1,50 To John F. Sharp per act. filed 17,50 To John Ross per act. filed 1,50 To John F. Sharp per act. filed 4,50 To Same for 2 years Services as Jailor 10,00 To Joseph Parsons attorney for the Cty 75,00 To Same for services for 1820 75,00 ---------- $ 378,00 To Depositum 32,37½ ---------- $ 410,37½ The County is Credited by 469 tithes at 87½ . . . . $ 410,37½ Ordered that the Sheriff Collect from each tythe for the year 1822 87½ cents p. 154 The Sheriff returned into Court a list of Delinquents in the County levy and revenue which being Examined by the Court is ordered to be cer- tified. Ordered that Court be adjourned until tomorrow morning 9 Oclk. Tuesday Novr. 29th 1821 Court met agreeably to adjournment. Present Benja. S. Parsons, John H. Pemberton, Samuel Cox, Uriah Parks, John White. The Comth. } Upon a Summons &c. v. } C.W. Gatliff } The Summons herein issued not being returned Executed ten days before the present term it is ordered that this cause be Continued until the next term. Ordered that Stephen Cox, Thomas Bird, and Samuel Sage be and the same are hereby attached to the road in future where of Samuel Cox Jr. is surveyor. On Motion ["of"] William Hickey he is appointed a Constabil [?] of this County whereupon he Executed and acknowledged bond in the Sum of $1000 Conditioned as the law directs with John F. Sharp, Saml. Cox and Solomon Litton ["his securities"] Conditioned as the law directs & had the oath of office administered unto him. p. 155 Ordered that the order of Continuance in the case of the Comth. against Chas. Gatliff entered on this day be set aside & held for naught, and thereupon the defendant appeared in Court in proper person and waived the Execution of the Summons and prays for a trial of the cause which is granted and thereupon the sd Defendant being heard upon oath and due consideration had it is considered that the defendant be discharged &c. Ordered that Joseph D. Laughlin be appointed Treasurere to recieve monies due to the Trustees of the Whitley Seminary, whereupon the Said Laughlin Executed & acknowledged bond in the sum of $250 with Joseph Parsons, John S. Laughlin, and Samuel Cox Sr. his securities. On Motion of Elizabeth Monholland the administration of the estate of Hugh Monholland is granted her whereupon She Executed and acknowledged bond with Peter Bryant and Isaiah Meadows her Securities Conditioned as the law directs & had the oath required by law administered unto her. Ordered that the Sheriff pay Joseph Parsons fifty dollars with legal In- terest from 1st day of Janry 1819 out of the levy for this year 1820 it being money loaned by Said Parsons to this Court for the benefit of the County. Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in Course. Samuel Cox December Term, 1821 p. 156 At a court began and holden for Whitley County at the house of house of [sic] Capt. John Sharp in the town of Williamsburg. Present John Berry, Samuel Cox, William Cummins, Gentlemen Justices. Ordered that the inventory or list of Hugh Monholland Estates here produced by the Adminstration be filed, and that Archibald Blake, Sampson Wilder, and Timothy Perkins be and the same are hereby appointed to estimate & fix the value of the said Estate -- and Report at next ["term"]. John Pem[berton] & Benj. S. Parsons & J.G. Crump, Gentlemen Justices present. This day came Samuel Lusk Esqr. and produced in Court a licence from two Circuit Judges of this Commonwealth to practice as counsel and atto. at ["law"], and thereupon the oaths required by law were administered to him in open Court. Ordered that Joseph Gillis and Thomas Laughlin Senior be appointed to Settle with the Sheriff and Clerk for this County his anuel Returns. Ordered that a writ of adquo damnum [?] shall amended [awarded?] James Findley from the office of the County Court of Whitley on the 15th Janry 1822 and that the Jury make Returne accordingly --. Ordered that Benj. S. Parsons Be and he is here By authorised to Cilibrate the Writes [?] of matrimony [?] In and for the County of Whit- ley with Joel A. Wadkin and John F. Sharp his Securitys and took the oath ["of"] illiagence. Ordered that Court be adjourned until court in course. John Berry January Term 1822 p. 158 At a County Court began and held for the County of Whitley at the Cor- thouse in the Town of Williamsburg on Monday the 21st day of January 1822 was Present Isaac King, John Pemberton, John White, Benja. S. Par- sons, Uriah Parks, William Cummins, Curtis Blakely, Joshua Tye, Gentlemen Justices. Angus Ross produced in court a Commission from his excellency John Adair Govenor of this Commonwealth appointeing him Justice of the peace for this County whereupon he took the oath of office, Present the said Angus Ross Esqr. On motion of John S. Laughlin Sheriff of this County who produced in court a list of Delinquents in the county levy of last year amounting to $14.75 which being Examined by the Court is allowed and ordered to be certified. On Motion of Caty Bird widow and relict of Robert Bird decd the Execu- tion of the will of Said decd is granted her in conjunction with Joshua Bird whereupon She entered into bond as reqd. by law and took the oath &c. Ordered that Samuel Cox Sr., Samuel Cox Jr. and Frederick Snider or any two of them after being first Sworn do appraise the personal estate and Slaves if any of the Estate of Robert Bird deceased and that they Report &c. p. 159 On motion of William Manning who is desirious of establishing his flesh mark it is ordered that the same be a crop & and an under bit of the right ear and under bit of the left. On motion of Thomas Litrell who is desirious of establishing his flesh mark it is ordered that the Same be a Smooth crop of the right ear and a Split in the left. Ordered that Charles Rockhold, Robert Boyd and Joseph Gumstock or any two of them after being first Sworn do appraise the personal estate and Slaves if any of the estate of Hannah Furgeson decd and that they Report &c. On Motion of John Berry who produced in Court a Commission from his Ex- cellency John Adair Govenor of this Commonwealth appointing him Sheriff of this County whereupon the Said John Berry took the Several oaths re- quired by law for the Collection of the County levy and revenue tax Con- ditioned as the law directs with William Cummins and Joel A. Watkins his Securities. On Motion of John Berry Sheriff of this County Baker E. Watkins is ad- mitted his deputy whereupon he took the Several oaths required by law. p. 160 On Motion of John Moses who produced in Court credentials of his ordina- tion and of his being in regular Communion with the Baptist Church whereupon he Executed bond with Saml. Cox and Peter Snider in the Sum of £500 & took the oath of allegiance, whereupon it is ordered that the Clerk of this Court Grant unto the ["said"] Moses a certificate to Solemnize the rights of matrimony in due form of law. Ordered that William Davis, Peter Snider, and Hugh French after being first Sworn do view the nearest and best way for a road to be opened from near the house where Nelly Knight formely lived to intersect the river road near an old School house opisite Thomas Cox's and that they report &c. Ordered that Uriah Parks, Valentine Harman, William Manning, Daniel Neil Sr. and Daniel Strunk or any three of them after being first Sworn do view the nearest and best way for the alteration of the road over Gil- lico Mountain and that they report &c. On Motion of Angus Ross Esq. he is licenced and permitted to Join together in the honorable State of Matrimony persons legally obtaining a license, whereupon he Executed bond with Joseph Parsons and Hugh French his Security in the Sum of £500 Conditioned as the law directs. p. 161 Ordered that Thomas Cox, Cornelious Gatliff, Thomas Laughlin Sr., Robert Early, Fayett Berry or any three of them after being first Sworn do view the nearest and best way for the alteration of the road beginning at Gatliffs ford on Watts creek and to intersect the Road at the mouth of Browns creek and that they report &c. Ordered that John Sharp be added to the road of which Thomas Laughlin is Surveyor and that he assist the said Laughlin in Keeping the Same in repair. Ordered that John McHargue be appointed overseer of the road beginning at the head of Watts creek to the County line of Knox County and that all the hands living in the bounds of sd Road assist him in Keeping the Same in repair. Ordered that Robert Ross be appointed Surveyor of the Road of which Gideon Gillreath was Surveyor and that the hands who assisted the said Gilreath assist the said Ross in Keeping the Same in repair. The Commonwealth } Upon a charge of Basterdy for having agt. } begotten upon the body of Rachel Sengen [?] James Cummins } a Basterd child. !!!!!!!!!!!!! this day as well the attorney for the Commonwealth as the defendant in discharge of his recognizance and the plaintiff gaving failed to further prosecute it is ordered that the said Cummins be discharged and go home &c. p. 162 On Motion of Jesse Walker leave is given him to renew his bond as Tavern keeper in the Town of Williamsburg whereupon the Said Walker Executed and ["entered"] bond in the Sum of £100 with Joseph Parsons and Hugh French his Securities conditioned as the law directs. Ordered that William Tillison be appointed overseer of the road of which him and James Mahan was appointed at a former term of this Court and that he keep the Same in repair. Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in Course. Uriah Parkes p. 163????=========== February Term, 1822 At a County Court began and held for the County of Whitley at the Court- house in the Town of Williamsburgh on Monday the 18th day of February 1822. Was Present, William Cummins, Angus Ross, Benjamin S. Parsons, Uriah Parks and Saml. Cox. A list of the appraisement of the Estate of Hannah Furgeson decd was produced in Court Examined and ordered to be recorded. Ordered that Daniel Neill, Daniel Faulkner, John Richardson and William Dryden be and they are appointed viewers of the road in Conjuction with Peter Snider, Hugh French and William Davis to review the alteration of the road beginning at the house formerly occupied by Nelly Knight to in- tersect the river road leading on to Sniders Ferry & that they report as the law directs. On Motion of James Findly he having made Satisfactory proof to the Court that he is possessed in fee Simple to the land on the north Side of Cum- berland River above the mouth of goodens Creek and he being desirious to errect a Water Grist Mill at Said place, it is ordered that the Clerk of this Court issue a writ of adquoddamnum directed to the Sheriff of this County Commanding him to empannel a Jury to meet on the ground So proposed for this abutment on the 16th day of March next, and the in- quest So Sealed by the Jurors, that they return to the Court the sd in- quest &c. p. 164 John Hill [?] Appellant} Upon an Appeal from the Judgement agt. } of John White Esqr. Samuel Garland Appelle } This day Came the parties in proper person and by their consent and agreement it is ordered that the Cause be dismissed at the appellees Costs therefore it is considered by the Court that the Appellant recover against the Appellee his Costs by him about his appeal herein Expended and may have Execution therefor &c. Ordered that the report of Thomas Laughlin, Robert Early and Delafayett Berry viewers for the alteration of the road on Watts creek be received and filed in the Clerks office and that the Surveyor of Said Road open the Same agreeably to the sd report and that the hands living in Said bounds assist the Said Surveyor in keeping the Same in repair. On Motion of Elizabeth Monholland adminstratrix of the Estate of Hugh Monholland decd it is ordered that William Manning, William Adams Bryant, and Timothy Perkin or any three of them after being first Sworn do appraise the personal estate and Slaves if any of the estate of Hugh Monholland decd and that they report &c. Ordered that the Surveyors and all their hands do assist the Surveyor on the Watts Creek road leading through Keys bottom, in opening the way for the alteration reported and ordered to be filed on this day. p. 165 Ordered that, William Dryden, Thomas Sharp, Joel A. Watkins, Nathan Freeman and John Hart or any three of them after being first Sworn do view the nearest and best way for a road to be opened from James Findly to Charles Sneed and that they report &c. On Motion of Joseph Early who is desirious of establishing his flesh mark the Same is as follows. a half Crop and under bit in the left and under bit of the right ear. On motion of John Richardson who is desirious of establishing his flesh mark the Same is as follows to wit, a Crop and a Split of each ear and under bit off the right. Ordered that the report of the reviewers for the alteration of the road from this place to Sniders ferry be received and filed, and on motion of John F. Sharp at whose instance the order of reviewal was made it is or- dered that a Summons issue against Nathan Cox the owner of the land which the Said Road is to pass through to Shew cause if any he can why said road Should not be opened agreeably to said report. Ordered that John Ross, Daniel Neill, William Gilreath, Barton Davis and Samuel Ross or any three of them after being first Sworn do view the nearest and best way for a road to be opened Beginning at Angus Ross Esqr. to Capt. Batty Salt works and that they report Specially to this Court as the law directs. p. 166 On Motion of John Cox and it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court that the Said Cox was improperly charged with a pole tax for the year 1819 it is ordered that it be certified to the Sheriff that he is dis- charged of the Same. Ordered that Court be adjourned Until Court in Course. Uriah Parkes Ordered that the order of adjournment be recorded Set aside and held for naught. Ordered that the order of reviewal and the Gillico Mountain be continued until the next term. Ordered that Cort be adjourned until Court in Course. Uriah Parkes March Term, 1822 p. 167 At a County Court began and held for the County of Whitley at the Cor- thouse in the Town of Williamsburgh on Monday the 18th day of March 1822. Was Present, Uriah Park, Curtis Blakely, Angus Ross, Benj. S. Parsons, John G. Crump, John Pemberton and Joshua Tye, gentlemen Jus- tices of Whitley County. On Motion of John F. Sharp leave is given him to keep a Tavern at this own house in the Town of Williamsburgh whereupon the Said Sharp entered into bond with Solomon Litton, Burton Litton and William Dryden his Securities Conditioned as the law directs. A list of the appraisement of the Estate of Hugh Monholland decd was returned here in Court Examined allowed and ordered to be Recorded. On Motion of Elizabeth Monholland a poor Widow of the County Satisfac- tory proof being made to the Court that her whole estate both real and personal is not of the value of $100 which is ordered to be certified to the Auditor of Public accounts of the State. On Motion of Hugh French Clerk of this Court James B. Campbell is ad- mitted Deputy Clerk whereupon he took the Oath of office and on further Motion of Said French it is ordered that the office of John F. Sharp Deputy Clerk be discontinued. p. 168 The Court Proceeded agreeably to an act of the General assembly to lay of the County into School Districts a Statement of which is as follows to wit, all the Citizens living in the bounds of Lyncamp Creek to be called and known by District Number One. all living in the bounds of the Waters of Watts Creek beginning on the head waters of Said creek to the Mouth thereof No. 2. The Town of Williamsburgh up Cumberland river to the mouth of the Clear fork & up the Same to the mouth of Cane [?] Creek and Down the river to include Peter Sniders ferry No. 3. all living in the neighbourhood of John White Esqr. beginning at the mouth of Red bird Creek to include the Settlement on both Sides of Cumberland River and the Lower Settlement near the mouth of Gillico No. 4. all living on the Waters of Gillico river being in the neighbourhood of Uriah Parks Esqr. No. 5. all living on Marsh Creek from the head Waters thereof to the Mouth of the Same No. 6. from the Mouth of Cain Creek to the Lot No. 7. all living on the Creek called and known by the name of Patterson from the head Waters thereof to the mouth No. 8. all living on the Waters of Poplar Creek from the head thereof to the mouth No. 9 all living on the waters of the Laural fork of the Clear fork of Cumber- land River from the head Waters to the Mouth thereof No. 10. all living on the Waters of Meadow Creek from the head Waters thereof to the mouth where the Same empyties into Cumberland River No. 11. Ordered that there be two additional Districts to be formed out of the District on the p. 169 Clear fork No. 7. and on Gellico River in Uriah Park Esqr. No. 5. the additional one on the Clear fork to be Divided as follows from the mouth of Buck creek to the Tennessee State line on Said Creek No. 12. the other on Gillico River at the Tennessee State line down the Same to Thomas Napier No. 13. it is further ordered that the Williamsburgh Dis- trict be Extended to Robert Earleys on Watts Creek which is ordered to be certified. On Motion of John G. Crump the late protem Clerk of this Court oath being Made it is orderd to be certified to the auditor of Public ac- counts that there is in his hands $15.50 received by him on law process Deeds &c. from the 22st of March 1820 until the 3rd. Monday in April 1821. Ordered that Charles Sullivan be appointed Comminssioner of Taxable property for the present year whereupon the Said Sullivan took the oath required by law. Ordered that John McHurge be appointed Surveyor of the Road beginning at the head of Watts Creek to the County line of Knox County By McHurges Bridge and that the following hands assist him in Keeping the Same in repair to Wit. Robert Stinson, Jacob Stinson, William Edwards, John Ed- wards, Wm. Dugger, Daniel Glaze, William Barton, Aaron Arthur, Benjamin Blake, John Johnson, William McGee, James McGee, Absalom Mattox, Ennis Mattox, Albert Mattox, Joseph Knight, Thomas Mattox, David Knight, Mar- tin Wells, Abner Wells, Elzeth Arthur and William Steele. Ordered that Wm. Stinson, Isaac Sexson, William Morgan and Daniel Mor- gan, Will [?] Pemberton or any three of them p. 170 after being first Sworn do view the nearest and best way for a road to be opened from the mouth of Laurel River to the Mouth of Rockcastle and that they report Specially to this Court. Ordered that a Summons issue against David Wilson to Shew Cause if any he can why James Finly Should not have leave to build a mill where he proposes agreeably to a report of a Jury returned on this day by virtue of a writ of adquaddamnum which issue from the Clerks Office of this Court on the 25th day February 1822. Ordered that John Meadows & his hands as Surveyor be dischared in work- ing on the Watts Creek road. On Motion of John F. Sharp it is ordered that the report of the reviewers on the alteration of the road from this place to Sniders ferry be Set a Side, and that he pay the Costs of the Same and on further mo- tion of the Said Sharp it is ordered that Daniel Niell, Daniel Faulkner, John Richardson and William Dryden or any three of them after being first Sworn do view the nearest and best way for the alteration of the road leading from this place to Sniders ferry beginning at near the house now belonging to Solomon Litton leading through the woodland pas- ture of Nathan Cox to intersect Said road near the pasture fence afsd. and that they report accordingly &c. Ordered that Enoch Saxson be appointed overseer of the road of which Christopher Grub was Surveyor and that the Same hands who assisted the Said Grub assist the said Sexson on keeping the Same in repair. p. 171 Ordered that Free Sexson, William Sexson Jr. and Benjamin Eaton, James Helton and John H. Pemberton be allotted to Nehemiah Sumner to Keep his road in repair of which he ["is"] Overseer. Ordered that the order of review over Jillico Mountain be continued un- til the next term. Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in Course. Uriah Parkes