Pages 91 - 95
Source: Book located at Sumner County Archives
Transcribed by Linda Carpenter
Sumner County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, held for the County of aforesaid on the first Monday in April 1798.
At the house of William Gillespie agreeable to adjournment.
Members Present :
Inventory amount of the sale of Nathaniel Latimer dec'd is rendered into Court by James Gwin & duly proven.
Josiah Thomas records his ear mark a half crop in the right & slit in the left.
Ordered that James Gwin Coroner of Sumner County, Rec'd four dollars out of the County Treasury for holding an inquest on the body of a Negro name Peter, the property of Charles Carter.
Matthew Cowan came into Court & submitted to Court in two suits of assault & battery ordered that he be fined fifty cents..
Deed from William Cage to Reuben Cage for one acre of land was duly acknowledged.
Deed from Roger Gibson to John Withers for 104 acres of land was proved by Gabriel Black.
Deed from William Brigance to William Stalcup for 50 acres of land was proved by Samuel Stalcup.
An article of agreement in the nature of a lease between Wallis Estell of the one part, Henry Truett and Elijah Truett of the other part was proved by Robert Steel.
Deed from John Withers to George Gabriel Black for 52 acres of land was proved duly acknowledged.
Deed of Gift from Laban Benthall to William Benthall, Rhody Benthall, Enos Benthall, & Mary Benthall for stock, household furniture, & and 150 acres of land was duly acknowledged.
Deed from William Benthall to Laban Benthall for 140 acres of land was proved by James Cryer.
Deed from Robert Sharp to Jacob Thomas for 100 acres of land was proved by Joseph McElwrath.
Deed of Gift from Robert Espy to John Espey & Alexander Espey for a tract of land whereon the said Robert lived was proved by Drury Milam.
Deed of Gift from Robert Espey to John Espey & Alexander Espey for all & singular the present estate of the said Robert was proved by Drury Milam.
On motion of James Morrison ordered that he have privileges of keeping a Ferry on Cumberland River opposite to the mouth of Station Camp Creek, who entered bond in the penal sum of twelve hundred dollars with Samuel Snoddy security.
On motion ordered that James Cryer have the privileges of keeping ordinary at his now dwelling house who enters into bond in the penal sum of Two Thousand five hundred dollars with John Josey security & received Tavern License.
The Court Adjourns till tomorrow 9 o'clock - Tuesday April the 3rd 1798.
The Court met according to adjournment, present: Esquires
Deed from Tilmon Dixon to Joseph & William Clark for 640 acres of land was proved by Larkin Thacker.
Deed from Tilmon Dixon to Joseph & William Clark for 403 3/4 acres of land was proved by Larkin Thacker.
Deed from Robert Loney to Hugh Elliott for 224 acres of land was duly acknowledged.
Grand jury impaneled & sworn to wit Wm Douglass foreman, Joseph McElwrath, William Wier, William McCorkle, John Sadler, Edward Gwin, Mathew Cartwright, Sam'l Harris, Robt. Desha, John Withers, Ezekiel Douglass, & Thomas Edwards, & Robert Shaw.
James Vinson is appointed Constable to attend the grand Jury.
Sam'l Donelson Esq. came into Court and made a formal resignation of his appointment as solicitor for the County and at the same time George Smith is appointed solicitor for the County in his stead.
The last will and testament of Mary Hellin deceased was exhibited to Court & duly proved by the oath of Paul Harpole a subscribing witness thereto, at the same time James Winchester the Executor therein named appeared & qualified and returned an inventory of the goods of the said dec'd.
A motion of the Executor of Mary Hellin dec'd ordered that the stock of *(illegible) belonging to the estate of the said dec'd and be exposed to sale agreeable to law.
An Account of Sales and also a supplement to the Inventory of the Goods & etc. of Henry *(Howdeschell was marked through.) Loving deceased was rendered into Court & duly proved by the administrator.
Thos. Sharp Adm. of Egnew vs. Wm. McMunn and Alexander Dobbins - Debt
The defendants came into Court in proper person and confessed Judgment for twenty five dollars and ninety seven cents with cost of suit.
James Womack vs. Elijah McKinney
Jury impaneled & sworn to wit Wm. Alexander, William Reed, Lewis Crain, Christopher Cooper, James Cryer, Robert Looney, William Bruce, Thomas Draper, Montgomery McCorack,
Richard King, Elisha Clary, Andrew Blythe their being all sworn withdrew & return & say they find for the pltff. and assess his damage at thirty two dollars and five cents.
Thomas Donnell Esq. deported in the Clerks office three *(page torn) twelve & an half cents by him collected as a fine *(page torn) Taylor for having a base born child.
James Lane records his ear mark to wit, both ears *(page torn) trimming them to a point on each side.
Wm. Reed records his ear mark to wit a crop & an underhead in the left ear also his brand thus a Diamond.
David Wilson, James Winchester, & Witheral Latimer esquires returns list of Taxable property by them taken in their several districts.
The Commissioners appointed to settle with the admr. of James Steel dec'd report a statement of disbursements made by said admr. with sundry vouchers accompanying the same which is ordered to be filed of record.
William Lowther vs. James Cooper and Edward Bradley
The defendants in proper person came into Court and confessed Judgment for Sixty dollars & twenty six cents with cost of suit expended.
David Wilson, James Winchester, William Cage, and James Reese & James Douglass appeared in Court and took their seat.
On motion ordered that Milly Edwards, James Douglass, Charles Dement, be appointed guardians for Clarissa Edwards, John Edwards, William Edwards, & Benjamin Edwards *(page torn) of John Edwards deceased, who enters into bond in sum of one thousand dollars for the faithful performance of their guardianship.
Granted to a Commissioner of the Peace under the hand and seal of governor John Sevier by which John Morgan & Charles Donoho were appointed Justices of the Peace for the County Sumner they appeared took the oaths for their qualifications of office and also the oath of office.
*(page torn) Lease from Laban Benthall to Pleasant Chitwood for a lease of land for the term of five years was proved by the oath of James Cryer.
(page torn) from Elisha Davis to Samuel Gray for 274 acres of land was duly acknowledged.
Deed from William Green to James Mason for 227 acres of land was proved by Thomas Mastin.
Deed from John Roberts to Samuel Cross for 320 acres of land was duly acknowledged.
Deed from James Winchester to William Alexander for 25 acres & 30 poles was proved by George D. Blackmore.
Deed from Mathew Alexander to William Alexander for 50 acres of land was proved by George D. Blackmore.
Deed from David Wilson to Zacheus Wilson for 166 acres of land was duly acknowledged.
Deed from James Winchester to Samuel White for 100 acres of land was duly acknowledged.
Deed from Obediah Terrell to Paul Harpole for 136 acres of land was proved by George Stout.
Deed from David Wilson to Perryan Taylor for 120 acres of land was duly acknowledged.
Deed from Joseph Motheral to David Wilson for 50 acres of land was proved by James A Wilson.
Deed from William Wilson to Zebalon Brevard for 100 acres of land was proved by James A Wilson.
*(page torn) Deed from Thomas Donoho to James Hart for 422 acres of land was proved by William Alexander.