Transcribed by Jan Johnson Barnes
TSL&A Microfilm #50
Sumner County Clerk Minutes
February 1843 - December 1852
February 21, 1844
Nelson B. Turner Guardian of John A. Turner & Enoch Simpson Exparte
Be it remembered that this cause came on for final hearing before the Hon. Thomas Maney Judge & upon the 21st day of February 1844 upon the pleadings and reports of Geo. F. Crocket Commissioner which is in the words following: "Pursuant to the Interlocutory Decree I have proceeded to advertise the sale of the slaves mentioned in said Decree agreeable to the direction thereof and sold them at auction on the 21st day of April 1843 on a credit till the 1st day of January 1844 and Nelson B. Turner became the purchaser of the boy Wesley at $235 he being the highest and best bidder therefor and also of the boy Isaac at the sum of $235 he being the highest and best bidder therefor amounting to the sum of $470 for which I have taken his note due as aforesaid with two good securities. And Enoch Simpson became the purchaser of the man Jesse for the sum of $332.50 he being the highest and best bidder for which I have taken his note due as aforesaid with good security and Wm Johnson became the purchaser of the old woman Lucy at 23 cents for which I have taken his note all of which notes are herewith filed. I am of opinion that said slaves sold for a full and fair price. All which is respectfully submitted 21 April 1843.
Geo. F. Crocket Comms.
which being unexcepted to is ordered by the court to be in all things confirmed and it is further ordered and decreed by the court that the title of the slaves mentioned in the report be vested in the respective purchasers _____ to said report. It is by coment? ordered and decreed by the court that the Clerk hand the notes on file for the purchase money over to Nelson B. Turner and that he be charged with the one half thereof after paying the costs which is to be paid out of the fund as Guardian of the said John A. Turner and that he pay the other half over to the complainant Enoch Simpson.