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First Court Cases in

Jefferson County, Mississippi

 (Known as Pickering at that time)

 

Jefferson County Mississippi - Court Records, 1802-1813; Minutes, 1822-1835 Family History Library Film # 893057, Salt Lake City, Utah

 


 

Page 1

John Hinds vs. Wm. Calhoon

 

Be it remembered that at a County Court held in and for the County of Jefferson at the Court house in the Town of Huntston on the Fourteenth day of July in the Year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and two before Cato West and other his associate Esquires Justices of the County Court aforesaid.  By virtue of a Law entitled “An act to provide for the more convenient organization of the Courts of this Territory” was transferred into the said Court from the Court of Common Pleas of the late County of Pickering, an action of Trespass on the case wherein John Hinds Esq. is plaintiff and William Calhoon defendant, The said on a plea of a non assumpsit's (?).   Came the said John Hinds Esq.. by James Campbell Esq. his attorney, and also the said William Calhoon by Abner L. Duncan Esq. his attorney and thereupon a Jury was called and impaneled, to wit,

  1. Andrew Watkins

  2. John A. Davidson

  3. James Spain

  4. Edmd. Johnson

  5. John Scott

  6. John Gaskins

  7. Roland Brown

  8. David Darden

  9. Michael Fake

  10. Everard Green

  11. Charles McKiernan

  12. Jesse Lum

who being impaneled and sworn, the truth to speak upon the issue Joined upon their oath to say that the said William Calhoun did assume upon himself in manner and form as the plaintiff against him hath complained and they do assess the plaintiff damages, by occasion of the nonperformance of that assumption to Twenty one Dollars and twenty five cents beside his Costs.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that said John Hinds recover against the said William Calhoon his damages aforesaid by the Jury in their verdict in form aforesaid assessed  and likewise Twenty two Dollars and ninety Seven cents his costs and charges by him about his suit in this behalf expended, and the said defendant in Mercy go.

 

 


Page 2

Silas L. Payne vs. Thomas Sullivan

 

Be it remembered that at a County Court held in and for the County of Jefferson at the Court house in the Town of Huntston on the Fifteenth day of July in the Year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and two before Cato West and other his associate Esquires Justices of the County Court aforesaid.  By virtue of a Law entitled “An act to provide for the more convenient organization of the Courts of this Territory” was transferred into the said Court from the Court of Common Pleas of the late County of Pickering, an action of Trespass on the case wherein Silas L. Payne is the plaintiff and Thomas Sullivan is the defendant, and the said cause is a writ of inquiry by Judgment by Default legally – in the aforesaid Court of Common Pleas.  Came the said Silas L. Payne by Abner L. Duncan Esq. his attorney the said Thomas Sullivan still making default was solemnly called, but came not, whereupon behalf of the said Silas L. Payne, a Jury was impaneled to wit-

  1. John A. Davidson

  2. John Scott

  3. Andrew Watkins

  4. Everd. Green

  5. Thomas Hinds

  6. Edmd. Johnson

  7. Washington Burch

  8. Jas. ------

  9. John Gaskins

  10. Michl. Faik (Fake?)

  11. John Sercy

  12.  Mordecai  ---ton

who being sworn diligently to inquire of the truth in this Suit between Silas L. Payne and Thomas Sullivan upon their oath do say  that the said Silas L. Payne sustained damage by the occasion of the nonperformance in the undertaking and promise in the amount of Four Dollars and Seventy five cents besides his costs.  Therefore it is considered by the Court that the said Silas L. Payne do recover against the said Thomas Sullivan his damages aforesaid by the jury in their verdict in form aforesaid assessed besides Twenty three Dollars and ----- Cents.   His costs by about his Suit in this behalf expended, and the defendant in Mercy go.

 

submitted by Sue Burns Moore

sbmoore@swbell.net

 

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