P.38 Dec. 1820. Friday Morning.
Court met pursuant to adjournment.
United States vs. Walter Pool, Jesse Burnham & Samuel Burnham
Ordered on motion of Prosecuting Attorney that an Scire Facias issue
returnable to the next term of this court.
United States vs. Samuel & Jesse Burnham....Scire Facias
Ordered by the court, on motion of the Prosecuting Attorney, that the defendants be fined in the sum of one dollar and
the costs of this prosecution.
Ref: 'The History of Lamar
by Neville P. 11
That there was a considerable number of
settlers in the
west end of Red River County, then Miller County,
Ark., in 1835
and now Lamar county, is shown by a petition in the Miller county records asking for a new township.
It reads: "To the Honorable Judge of the county court of Miller county:
The undersigned petitioners humbly beg leave to show to your honor that a large and extensive portion of Miller County
lieing and being about the town of Jones Boro, which is now known by the name of Washington township, which is so
extremely large as means inconveniences to the citizens of this extensive township.
The undersigned petitioners humbly beg leave to show your honor the inconvencience of said township could be divided
much more convenient to its inhabitants by having the same divided by beginning a line at the lake.....
Signed by Samuel Burnam, Samuel Fulton and Robert Cravens, along with 24 other people.
Many of the men on this list settled in what, eventually, became Lamar County.
In the same book, "The Republic of Texas lost no time taking possession of the territory claimed by Miller County, Ark.
Meeting at Columbia, the
First congress enacted a bill establishing a general land office to record the grants of land to settlers.
The bill provided that it should go into effect on the first Thursday in February, 1838."
A record of Samuel Burnham's headright can be found in the records of Red River County, Texas.
Someone had written that he was dec'd by 1830, but he couldn't have been and received a headright.
Text of the Tavern Keepers Bond:
"WHEREAS, _____________ has obtained a license
to keep a Tavern at ______________________, in the County of Marshall
NOW, WE, ______________________, Principal, and _______________ , his Surety, do hereby covenant and agree that the
said ___________ shall continually find and provide in said Tavern good, wholesome, cleanly lodgings and diet for all travelers,
and stabling and provender, or pasturage, for horses and mules during the period the license remains in force; and that he will
not suffer and gaming in his house or on his premises; and will not suffer and persons to tipple or drink more than is necessary
in his house or on his premises; or, at any time, suffer any scandalous or disorderly behavior in his house or on his premises.
GIVEN under our hands, this ___ day of ________, 18___"
Tavern Keeper's Name Location of Tavern Sureties Date of Bond
A.F. Burnham The Burnham House James Burnham 3 Dec 1855
The Graddy House
M.Riley & W.J.Dycus
7 April 1856
Martin F.Burnham Briensburg Hotel James Burnham 5 Jan 1857
The Graddy House
5 Jan 1857
R.K.Williams, Jr. J.S.Locker
There were others listed in the book.
Page 79 of Farmington, N.H. Town
Jan. 5th, 1805
Pursuant to the notification the freeholder &c met & proceded as follows viz ;
Appointed Enoch Burnham a juror to serve at the court of common pleas at Rochester, N.H. on the third
Tues. of January current. Meeting dissolved. Attest ; Eph. Kimball, Town Clerk
Gabriel Burnham, along with about 20 other
Information from CO 5 / 293 folio 137 of the British Records Collection at the N.C. State Archives
20 July, 1808
David L. Kenan, Sherriff, rendered a list of insolvents, Poll Taxables for 1807 as follows ;
Fred'k Burnham, listed along with about 40 other names.
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