Abstracts from Adair County, Kentucky Court Order Book May, 1833

Contributed By: Doug Corbin

 

 

 *Note: Names in parenthesis were hard to read and may be incorrect.

 

May 6, 1833

 

Present John Smith, William Staton, and Charles Jones

 

Clayton Miller produced a commission from the Governor appointing him a justice of the peace for this county.

 

A list of sales of the estate of Evan S. Taylor, decd. was examined and recorded.

 

Robert McLane, administrator of the estate of Joseph McLane, decd., executed a bond with John McLane as surety. Susan McLane the widow and realict renounced her right of administration in writing.

 

John (McLarning) produced a license and took his oath to practice as a cousellor and attorney at law in this court.

 

James (Cage) produced a commission from the Governor appointing his a justice of the peace for this county.

 

The last will and testament of Archibald Skaggs, decd., was produced into court and proved by the oath of Merit Hamilton and James Richardson, subscribing witnesses. John J. Richardson and wife objected and after arguments by attorneys for both sides the will was recorded as written. Charles Skaggs and Thomas Skaggs, two of the executors named in the will, took oath and executed bond in the penalty of $2800.00 with Thomas (        ) and William H. Tinsley as sureties.

 

An inventory and appraisement of the estate of Simeon Creel, decd., was returnd, approved and recorded.

 

A list of sales of the estate of Simeon Creel, decd. was examined, approved and recorded.

 

Jesse Warmack is exempted from paying any county levy which may be in future charged against him.

 

William D. Parrish, James Allen, Anthony (Garnett) and Willis Stapp, or any three of them, are to appraise the slaves and personal estate of Joseph McLane, decd.

 

Thomas White, Sen. produced his amended declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed 7th June 1832.

 

(Walton) Morrison made a report on the condition of the poor house.

 

William James produced an amendment to his original declaration filed on 1 October 1832. It was approved and ordered to be certified to the war department.

 

Charles (Bethsworth) produced an amendment to his original declaration filed on 1 October 1832. It was approved along with the affidavit and certificate of (Chasteen) H. (Trobine) a clergyman and William Settle, residents of Adair county.

 

Nathan Miller, a commissioner of taxable in Adair county for this year, is allowed the sum of $60.00 for his services.

 

James Gilmer, a commissioner of taxable property in Adair county for this year, is allowed the sum of $60.00 for his services.

 

Ordered John McDaniel to pay David Caldwell for attending 4 days as a witness in this court against John Morrison, and that he also pay said Caldwell for traveling 8 miles in coming to and the same in returning from court.

 

John Ingram, Isaac Ingram, Thompson (Bott) and John Mobley, or any three of them, are to appraise the slaves if any and personal estate of Archibald Skaggs, decd.

 

John McDaniel, appellant, against John Morrison, appellee, appeared in court with their attorneys. After examining numerous witnesses on both sides and hearing arguments of counsel, the appellee is to recover from the appellant the sum of $4.00.and his costs.

 

William Caldwell clerk of this court is allowed the sum of $25.52 for books furnished for the use of his office.

 

The court certifies that the statements made in the amended declaration filed and sworn by Charles Moore at the last April term are true.

 

The court certifies that the statements made in the amended declaration filed and sworn by James Smith at the last April term are true.

 

The court certifies that the statements made in the amended declaration filed and sworn by Levi (Cownover) at the last April term are true.

 

The court certifies that the statements made in the amended declaration filed and sworn by William Hancock at the last April term are true.

 

Henry Cheek, appellant, against Daniel Suddarth, appellee, on appeal from the judgement of a justice of the peace, appeared in court and by mutual consent this cause to be continued at the next term of this court at appellee's cost. The court orders appellee to pay appellant his cost incidental to this continuance.

 

At a former term of this court the commissioners ordered repairs be made to the rail fence. The sheriff and collector are ordered to pay James Hutcherson $16.09 and William Caldwell $14.71 3/4  for materials and labour on said repair.

 

Ordered that a summons against Polly Coffey to require her to appear before this court to show cause why her infant children should not be bound out to some honest calling whereby they may make a support.

 

Ordered that court adjourn, Thomas (Gilmer), J.P.