Harrison County, (W)V, Court Minutes

     The minutes  (1784-1792) were transcribed by Charlotte Fleming, Virginia Mosgrove, Ethel Nielson, Norman Collier, and Barbara Palmer from the onion skin translations created in WPA days (1930s) and now on file at the West Virginia Archives.  We extend a special thanks to Fredrick H. Armstrong, who was  then director at the Archives, for his assistance and to all those who helped transcribe the records.
     The onion skins were very hard to transcribe and required the use of magnifying glasses and other technologies.  We have attempted to retain the original spelling as it appeared in the onion skin copies.
     These are here for your use and enjoyment.  Although the information in them belongs to the public domain, the format in which they here appear is copyrighted (2001) by HCPD. 
                                                           
Page 1,-- Be it remembered that at the house of George Jackson on Buckhannon River the 20th day of July 1784 tax commissioner of the Peace and, a commission of Oyer and Terminer for the said County directed to John P. Duvall, Benjamin Wilson, Wm Lowther, James Anderson, Henry Delay, Nicholas Carpenter, Wm Robinson, John Powers, Thos Cheney, Jacob Westfall, Salathia1 Goff and Patrick Hamilton was presented and read, and thereupon the oath of allegiance to the commonwealth as administered by Benj Wilson, Gent. to the said John P. Duvall and by him to the above named Justices and also the oath of Office as directed by law.
 
 
 
Page 1, --Ju1y 20, 1784. Wm Lowther, Gent. produced commission from Governor with George Jackson Benjamin Wilson as securities and took oath of allegiance to the Commonwealth and oath of office according to law.
 
 
Page 1,-- July 20, 1784. Benjamin Wi1son was chosen clerk of County Court.
 
 
Page l,--July 20, 1784,  Ordered that the above proceedings be recorded.
 
 
Page l,--Jul 20, 1784, William Haymond recommended and county Surveyer.
 
Page 1, --Jul 20, 1784, James Anderson and Nicholas Carpenter recommended as proper persons for Coroners.
 
 
Page l, --Jul 20 1784. John P. Duval1 recommended as county Lieutenant, Benj "Wilson,Colonel, Henry De1ay, Lieutenant Colonel, and William Robinson, Major.
 
 
Page 1, Jul 20 1784. Ordered that Clarksburg be the place for erecting the public building of the County.
 
 
Page 2, -- Jul 20 1784. Sheriff summons 24 freeholders for Grand. July at November Court.
 
 
Page 2, ---Ju1 20, 1784. Ordered that a foamier order of Monongalia County in these words, " Ordered that the road from Richards fort extended by Edmund West's Hill to John Hacker's the nearest and best wat. Nicholas Carpenter, Isaac Richards and David Sleeth be appointed to view and lay out the said road and make report to the next court  to be hold for this County is hereby received.
 
Page 2, -- Jul 20, l784. Ordered  that a way for a road from Clarksburg to the Monongahela River at  Wickwire's ford and John Goodwin, Robert Plummer, John Owen and Moses Hustage to report conveniency or inconveniences at next term of court.
 
Page 2, -- Jul 20 1784. John Powers appointed surveyor of Highway in room of Wm Robinson.
 
Page 2, -- Benjamin Coopling e appointed Surveyor of Highway in room of Benjamin Shinn.
 
 
Page 2, -- Christopher Carpenter appointed Surveyor of from river above Richard's Fort to Elk River in Clarksburg, and tithable between Lost Creek and Little Buffalo and Limestone and Elk River aid in keep road in repair.
 
 
Page 2, -- Benj Coopling  appointed surveyor of highway from Elk river to Ezekiel Thomas' and the tithables below Elk River and Simpson Creek aid in keeping road in repair.
 
Page 2, -- John Power appointed surveyor of highway between Ezekial Thomas' and Pettyjohns' Ford and tithables north side of Davissons's Run and Simpson Creek aid in keeping road in repair.
 
Page 3,-- Land donated by Daniel Davisson and Joseph Hastings for erecting public buildings in county. Gentlemen (Daniel Davisson and Joseph Hastings) agreed to make deed in fee simple ofr court and successors
 
Page 3,-- George Jackson, John McCally, John Sleeth, John Wilson, Conelius Westfall, John Goodwin, Edward Jackson, Benjamin Robinson, John Prunty, and Robert Maxwell recommended to Governor for Office of the Peace
 
Page 3, -- Slathiel Goff, James Anderson, Henry Delay, Jacob Westfall, Patrick Hamilton, Thomas Cheney, William Robinson, and John Sleeth appointed  to celebrate rites of Matrimony.
 
Page 3, -- Daniel Davisson to repair road arount his fence.
Page 3, -- Bill of Sale from John Sailor to Charles Harris, recorded
Page 3, -- Charles Harris, appointed Constable and appear before next court.
 
Page 3, -- Obediah Davisson appointed Constable and appear before next court.
 
Page 3, -- John Runyan appointed constable and appear before next court.
 
Page 3, -- Michae1 Johnson appointed constable and appear before next court.
 
Page 3, -- Jacob Riffle appointed constable and appear before next court.
 
Page 4, -- July 20 1784. John Currence appointed constable and appear at next court.
 
Page 4,-- Mathias Whiteman be appointed constab1e and appear before next court.
 
Page 4, -- George Jackson right to erect mill on his land so long as it affects on other person's property.
 
Page 4, -- Court issue summons for John Hacker against Elijah Stout.
 
Page 4, -- Court to meet at house of Hezekiah Davisson at Clarksburg the next Court day in course.
 
Page 4, -- At a Court held for Harrison County on the 3rd Tuesday in August 1784 and in the IX year of the commonwealth.
Present John Percy  Duvall, James Anderson, Nicholas Carpenter, William Robinson, John Powers and Thomas Cheney-Court Justices.
 
Page 4,-- Anthony Thirton,Pt., vs Thomas Wi1moth,Deft., Trespass. Parties not appearing suit continued.
 
Page 4, -- Barbara Shaver,Pt., vs  Sarah Currence Deft, slander. Joseph Friend enters special bail and suit continued.
 
Page 5, -- Elizabeth Shaver, Plt., vs Jonathan Smith,deft., A. B.
suit continued
 
Page 5, -- James Lackey, Plt., vs  William Smith, deft., -- suit continued.
 
Page 5, -- John Wo1fe, plt, vs Alexander Maxwell, deft., petition Judgement granted Plt.
 
Page 5, -- Sarah Currence plt, vs Barbara Shaver deft., s1ander suit continued.
 
Page 5, -- Jonathan Smith, plt., vs Elizabeth Shaver, deft., A. B. suit continued.
 
Jonathan Coburn, plt., vs Jesse Hughs,deft., Peti (marked thru), suit agreed.
 
Page 5, -- Mary Shaver, Plt., vs  Sarah Currence, deft., slander. suit continued.
 
Page 5, -- Jonathan Smith plt., vs Barbara Shaver,-- case cont'd..
 
Page 6, -- Alexander West, plt., vs Matthew Nutter, deft., slander.
Special bond for defendant,  suit continued.
 
Page 6, -- Jonathan Smith, plt., vs James Taff, deft., --- Summons
Issued for John Westfall to appear for Jonathan Smith.
 
Page 6, -- It is proven to the satisfaction of the court that Thomas Berkley lost a certificate that was liquidated by the Court of Claims of Monongalia.
 
Page 6, -- Frederick Hugill, orphan child bount to Geo Jackson.
 
 
Page 6, -- John Minear exempt from payment of public County and Parish levies.
 
Page 6, -- Salathiel Goff, James Anderson, Henry belay, Jacob WestfaIl, Patrick Hamilton Thomas Cheney and William Robinson, Gentlemen, took oath of allegiance to celebrate the rites of marriage.
 
Page 6, -- Sheriff ordered to Jummon a jury of 12 men to appear on and settle bounds of property owned by John Hacker and Elijah Stout.
 
Page 6, -- Samuel Freeman appointed constable and sworn in office.
Page 6, -- Court adjourned.
 
Harrison County, August 18, 1784
 
Page 7, -- Thomas Cheney ordered. to take list of all whites and buildings, distinguishing the dwelling houses from Other houses together with a list of tithables subject to the payment of County and Parish levies, from the Count line, including the waters of Booth's  Creek. And Berkley's Run also those on Tenmile and Bingamon Creeks.
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Page 7, -- James Anderson ordered to take list of all white           persons and buildings,
distinguishing the dwelling houses from other houses also the list of tithables subject to the payment of County levies on the waters of Simpson Creek.
 
Page 7, -- Nicholas Carpenter ordered to list of all whites &n d buildings, distinguishing dwelling houses from other houses, also a list of tie tithables subject to the payment of County levies on Elk creek and the Fork upward to Lost Creek and Little Buffalo.
 
Page 7, -- Ordered that John Powers take list of all the white persons and. buildings On Buckhannon River, distinguishing the dwelling houses from other houses, also a list of tithabies.
 
Page 7, -- Jacob Westfall ordered      to take a list of all the white person and buildings distinguishing the dwellings houses from the ether houses also 1ist of tithables in the bounds of his former militia Company including Wilmoth's and Barkers settlements.
Page 7, -- Henry Delay take a list of all white persons and buildings, distinguishing dwelling houses from other houses also list of tithables in his former Militia Company.
 
Page 7, -- Salathiel Goff take list of of all white persons and buildings, distinguishing dwelling houses from other houses, also a list of tithables in the Horse Shoe settlement.
 
Page 8, -- Thomas Cheney, Thomas Powers, Christopher Carpenter, John Mc Cally, Edward Jackson and Salathiel Goff recommended to Governor for Captains in Militia for County.
 
Page 8,--- John Goodwin, John T Webb, Hezekziah Davisson, David Sleeth, John Jackson, and Philip Minear recommended as Lieutenant in Militia for county.
Page 8, -- Jacob Speagler, Benjamin Webb, Lewis Duvall, Isaac
Richards, John Cutright and James Goff recommended to act as
Ensigns ns in militia for county.
 
Pane 8, -- court adjourned.
 
 
Page 9 -- At a court held for Harrison County on the third Tuesday in September 1784 and IX of the Commonwealth
 
Page 9, -- Joel Lowther, Plt., vs John Hacker, deft., -- slander special bail for defendent, suit agreed.
 
Page 9,-- new commission of the Peacs and Oyer and Terminer for this County was produced in addiition to those already commissioned directed. to George Jackson, John Sleeth, John Wilson Cornelius WestfaIl, John Goodwin, Edward Jackson and John Prunty who took the oath of allegiance to this Commonwealth and the oath of office according to law.
 
Page 9,--  James Anderson and Nicholas Carpenter took oath of office for Coroner for County.
 
Page 9,-- John Duva1l took oath of office for Lieutenant for County, Benjamin Wilson  took the oath of office for Co1onel for
County, Henry Delay, Lieutenant Co1onel and Wi11iam Robinson, Major took oath of office
As directed by law.
 
Page 9, -- Favorable report of  Road from Richard's Fort by West's MilIs to John Hackers.  John Hacker appointed surveyor anc1. Inhabitants ordered to aid in making road and keeping in repair.
 
Page 9, --  Edmund West and Moses Hustage appointed Constables and sworn to office.  
 
Page 9,-- John Wilson in beh1f of Anthony Huston,  Plt, vs Thomass Wilmoth, deft. , Suit ruled to November Court.
 
Page 10,-- William Haymond, gentlemen,  took oath of office as Principal Surveyor with John P. Duvall and Henry De1ay as securities.
 
Page 10,-- Recommendations for office of Deputy Surveyors:  Hezekiah Davisson, John Wilson, George Harniss, William Pettyjohn, Abraham Westfall, Thomas Douglass, Edward Jackson, Jeremiah Williams, George Arnold, William Blair, Regneer Hall, James Loor, Cornelius Austine, Henry Martin, John Haymond, James Robinson, Rich Prichard and Joseph Friend.
 
Page10,-- Hezekiah  Davisson and John Wilson to examine above named gentlemen as to their ability to fill office of Deputy Surveyors.
 
Page 10,-- Isaac Edwards. ordained minister of the Gospe1 and John Sleeth, ,took oath of allegiance to perform the
rites of marriage in the County.
 
Pace 10,-- Patrick HamiIton, Jacob Westfall, and John Wi1son appointed Captains in  Militia of County.
                                                                               
 
Page 10,-- Peter Casety, Cornelius Bogard and George Westfall appointed Lieutenants in Militia for County.
 
Page 10, -- James Westfall, John Hading and Jacob Kittle appointed Ensigns in militia for County.
 
Page 10, -- Abraham Kittle, Thomas Philips, George Westfa11,Sr., and Benjamin Hornbeck view best way for road from Jacob Westfall's Mill to Bridge opposite George Westfall's Mill and report opinions at next court.
 
Page 10, -- Ebenezer Pettyjohn, John Yocum, Peter Casety and John
Stalnaker, Sr. view a way for road from Bridge opposite George
Westfall's Mill to Darby Con1oy's place and report opinions at
next court.
 
Page 11, -- Robert Pike's bond for administrator of Mathias Schoolcraft.
 
Page 11, -- Mary Heage1 qualified ad Administratrix of Michael Heage1,with bond
 
Page 11, -- Report of John Wilson and Hezekiah Davisson favorable and gentlemen sworn into office as Deputy Surveyors.
 
Page 11, -- New log jail for town of Clarksburg, also Pillory end
Stocks.
Page 12, -- John McCally took oath of allegiance to the commonwealth and oath of office and Justice of the Peace.
Page 12, -- James Westfall took oath of office as Deputy Sheriff.
Page 12, -- Andrew Skidmore, plt. vs the executors of WilliamWhite dec'd, deft the Plaintiff did not appear to prosecute and the attachment at the plaintiff s proper charge.
 
Page 12, -- William Cottrill, orphan child, bound to Alexander West must give him 18 months schooling in according to law.
 
Page 12, -- John Hading, plt, vs James Taaff, deft, Attachment, suit dismissed at plaintiff's costs.
 
Page 12, -- Settlement of land dispute between John Hacker and Elijah States in favor of States.
 
Page 12, -- John Heagle, plt., vs John Sleeth,Jr., Attachment.
 
 
Page 13, -- Alexander West, plt., vs Mathew Nutter, Deft., Slander. Suit dismissed defendant pays cost.
 
Page 13, -- David Minear, John (?)Goff, William Parson and James Goff to view way for road from Minear's Mill to Maryland line and report opinion to next court.
                                                                                                                                                                               
Page 13—Recorded achnowledgment of injustice to character done by Eve Truly to Peter Breeding.
 
Page 13—Recommendation of Boaz Burras for Deputy Surveyor.
 
Page 13—John Wilson and Hezekiah Davisson to examine Boaz Burras for Deputy Surveyor.
 
Page 13—Boaz Burras took oath of Deputy Surveyor.
 
Page 13—Alexander Mazwell, pltf. Vs The estate of William White, deft., attachment.  Judgment granted for an order of sale of one mare in the hands of Mathias Whiteman for three pounds debt and the costs and the defendant in mercy----
 
Page 13—Order that the clerk grant a dedimus to Joseph Crouch to have Thomas Lackey and James Prather examined touching their knowledge of Cathatine Riffle, empowering Joseph Crouch to settle with the administrators for her part of her deceased father’s estate and converting the same to his own use
 
.Page 14—James Anderson, Daniel Stout, Samuel  Wilkinson and Joseph Wilkinson, Jr., ordered to appraise estate of Mathias School-craft and report same to next court.
 
Page 14—George Bush, Henry Fink, Sr., John Jackson and Edward Jackson ordered to appraise estate of Michael Heagle, dec’d, and report same to next court.
 
Page 14—Jonas Friend appointed Surveyor of the public highway from his own house to Ebermans Creek and the tithables on Leading Creek and on both sides of the Valley River up to Ebermans Creek and across the River  to Hezekiah Rosencrans land is required to aid the Surveyor in keeping the same in repair.
 
Page 14—Henry Petro appointed Surveyor of the highway from Ebermans Creek to Jacob Westfall’s Mill and the tithables from said Creek upwards to Files Creek and William Smith’s Run  to aid in keeping the same in repair.
 
Page 14—Thomas Holden and Isaac McHenry appointed constables and sworn into office.
 
Page 14—John Stack house, a Militia Soldier came into court and proved to the satisfaction of the same that he was captivated at Col. Archibald Lockiurs Depot on the Ohio River in the year 1781 and that he was captivated on the first day of August in said year and returned to the mouth of Grave Creek on the east side of the Ohio River on the 16th day of July 1784.
 
Page 15—Court held for Harrison County on the third Tuesday in November, 1784.
 
Page 15—Grand Jury sworn in and given charge.
 
Page 15—Hezekiah Davisson and John Haymond to examine Jonathan Coburn, William Walden and James Taaff for office of  Deputy Surveyor.
 
Page 16—Cornelius Westfall, plt. VS Jos. Donahue, deft. Debt. Suit generally agreed.
 
Page 15—Westfall and Crouch, pt., vs Richard Elliot deft.—Debt Suit generally agreed.
 
Page l5—John Warwick plt. To Joseph Friend, deft.,--debt. Court ordered plaintiff to be non-suited for failure to file declaration.
 
Page 16—Joseph  Donohue, plt., vs Cornelius Westfall, def’t, Debt generally agreed.
 
Page 16—Robert Higgins, Plt VS Joseph Friend deft.—debt Plaintiff  ordered non-suited for failure to file declaration.
 
Page 16—John Westfall plt vs Benjamin Hornbeck, Deft.  Trespass.  Suit continued.
 
Page 16—Benjamin Webb, Plt’f  vs Edemon West  Def’t—debt.  Defendant confessed judgment for sum named plus interest.
 
Page 16—John Wolf, plt’f vs John Schoolcraft, Def’t—debt Suit continued.
 
Page—16 George Jackson, Plt’f vs John Schoolcraft Def’t, Debt Suit continued.
 
Page—16 Hezekiah Davisson, Plt’f vs John McCally, Deft, A.B. Suit agreed at Defendants costs.
 
Page—16 Hezekiah Davisson and John Haymond, appointed to examine Johnthhan Coburn for office of Deputy Surveyor, agreed as to his ability.
 
Page 16—David Bradford, attorney at law, admitted to practice in Harrison County.
 
Page 17—Grand Jury made their presentments and they are received and the Jury is discharged.
 
Page 17—Nov. 17, 1781.  Edward Jackson for John Hadding, Plt’f Vs James Taaff, Def’t.  Judgment granted plaintiff.
 
Page 17—Jacob Westfall, Jr., Plt’f vs Edward Tanner, Def’t, Suit continued.
 
Page 17—Cornelius Westfall pl’t vs Joseph Parsons, Def’t, Judgment granted plaintiff.
 
Page 17—John Wilson for John Huston, Pl’t vs John Johnson Defendant confessed judgment for costs of suit.
 
Page 18—William Barkley, Pl’t vs William Haddox, Def’t – Judgment given plaintiff.
 
Page 18—William Haddox, plt’f vs John Johnson, Def’t—Plaintiff non-suited for failure to appear with costs of suit.
 
Page 18—Jonathan Smith, plt’f vs James Taaff, Def’t—Declaration filed and plea of payment and rule for trial at March.
                                                                                                                                                                               
Page 18—State vs Thomas McCann—Ordered that the defendant be bound in the sum of 100 pounds to keep the peace toward Elizabeth Stout and be of good behavior.
 
Page 18—William Walden approved by Hezekiah Davisson and John Haymond for office of Deputy Surveyor.  Walden takes oath. 
 
Page 18—Thomas McCann and John Goodwin give bond for said Thos. McCann’s good behavior.
 
Page 18—Deed recorded.  Hezekiah and Ann Davisson to Jon and Ann Prunty.
 
Page 19—John Ratcliff proved to the satisfaction of the court that he owned 400 acres of land in Monongalia County.
 
Page 19—Jos Friend Plt’f vs James Rogers Def’t.  Suit continued.
 
Page 19—Benjamin Jones proved to the satisfaction of the court that Wm. Burros owed him money which the court ordered to be paid.
 
Page 19—John Wolf, Plt’f vs John Schoolcraft, Def’t – Debt.  Suit dismissed at plaintiff’s charge.
 
Page 19—James Taaff took oath of office of Deputy Surveyor.
 
Page 20—Court convened November 18, 1784
 
Page 20—Sarah Currence vs Barbara--- Trespass.  Judgment given plaintiff.
 
Page 20—John Wilson for Anthony Huston vs Thomas Wilmoth,--Trespass.  Judgment given plaintiff.
 
Page 20—John Johnson vs James Ragers.  Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 20—Mary Shaver vs Sarah Currence – Trespass – Judgment given plaintiff.
 
Page 20—James Lackey vs William Smith—Trespass.  Plaintiff ordered non-suited for failure to appear.
 
Page 21—Elizabeth Shaver vs Jonathan Smith.   No cause of action.  Plaintiff to pay costs.
 
Page 21—Barbara Shaver vs Sarah Currence.—Slander.  Verdict for plaintiff, damages.
 
Page 21—Jonathan Smith vs Barbara Shaver.  Verdict for plaintiff, damages.
 
Page 22—Court met according to adjournment, November 19, 1784.
 
Page 22—Rates of Liquors and victuals, horse forage, etc. as rated for ordinary keepers for  the year 1784.
 
Page 22—Benjamin Coplin, George Jackson, Daniel Davisson and Evan Thomas issued license to keep Ordinary in county for 1 year.
 
Page 22—Ebenezer Petty appointed Surveyor of highway from Alexander Maxwell’s old place to George Westfall or opposite thereto, and the tithables from said Maxwell’s place to George Westfall are to be subject to the order of the said surveyor to open and keep said road in repair.
 
Page 22—Jacob Stalnaker, Sr., appointed surveyor of highway from Jacob Westfall’s  Mill to Alexander Maxwell’s old place and the tithables from said Westfall’s to said Maxwell’s old place are to obey said surveyor in opening and keeping said road in repair.
 
Page 23—Ordered that the report of David Minear, John Goff and James Goff viewers of road from Minear’s Mill to John Goff’s be rejected.
 
Page 23—William Kittle exempted from personal tax and working on road.
 
Page 23—Thomas Lackey fined for contempt of court.
 
Page 23—Summons issued to Sariah Strator to appear at next court.
 
Page 23—Summons issued to cite Thomas Read to appear at next court.
 
Page 23—John Sleeth exempted from the payment of all personal taxes and laboring on the highway.
 
Page 23—Henry Flesher exempted from the payment of all personal taxes and laboring on the highway.
 
Page 24—Court held for Harrison County December 1784, on the 21st day.
 
Page 24—Edmond West vs Ada O’Brien—agreed
 
Page 24—William Ratcliff vs Sariah Strator—continued until March
 
Page 24—Jesse Hughes vs Edmond West – continued until March.
 
Page 24—Hezekiah Davisson vs Charles Harris – Judgment confessed
 
Page 24—Daniel Davisson vs Thomas Reed—Sheriff to summon a jury to settle dispute and report verdict at next court.
 
Page 24—John Warwick vs Jonah Friend—Trial at next court.
 
Page 24—Joel Lowther bound an apprentice to Thomas Berkeley until he is 21 yrs. Old.
 
Page 24—John Warwick vs Joseph Friend—Special trial set for March court.
 
Page 25—George Jackson admitted to court in behalf of said George Warwick as his attorney in all cases appearing against Warwick.
 
Page 25—Ordered a bridle road be opened from Clarksburg to Wickwire’s ford on Monongahela River and John Davisson be surveyor.  Tithable to keep road in repair.
 
Page 25—Jonathan Coburn ordered that Martha Richards appear at next court to show cause why her children should not be bound to court on said motion.
 
Page 25—Conrad Richards ordered  to work on highway under direction of Christopher Carpenter, surveyor.
 
Page 25—Hezekiah Davisson vs Charles Harris – Trial ordered for March court.
 
Page 25—Thomas Lackey’s fine remitted by paying the costs.
 
Page 25—John Jackson vs William Hamilton, administrator for John Stewart, dec’d.  Judgment for plaintiff and costs.
 
Page 26—December 22, 1784
 
Page 26—Aaron Richardson vs Nicholas Smith,    Continued until March Court.
 
Page 26—Joseph Friend vs James Rogers .   Judgment for plaintiff against Andrew Skidmore, Valentine Stalnaker, Peter Shaver and Anthony Chevalier.
 
Page 26—Recorded Bill of Sale from Charles Harris to Jacob Humberlin.
 
Page 26—Hezekiah Davisson vs Levi Wells.  Wm Lowther and Tho. Reed agreeable to bond given to Davisson by Wells that a certain improvement on land be valued by them and they report the same to next court.
 
Page 26—Jonas Friend came to court and proved that Joseph Friend was his eldest son and heir at law and ordered to be certified.
 
Page 26—Robert Henderson vs Charles Busham.  John Warwick, Henry Delan, and John Alexander ordered to determine the matter in dispute and report the same at March term.
 
Page 27—January 8, 1785.  Examination of James Arnold charged with felonious taking away of  horses and murder of Daniel Radcliff.  Found “not guilty” and released.
 
Page 28—January 18, 1785
 
Page 28—Hezekiah Davisson to examine Stephen Sheewood and Augusta Smith to fill office of Deputy Surveyor and report to court.
 
Page 28—George Jackson’s name erased from Ordinary license bond and Daniel Finks’ name inserted.
 
Page 28—Levi Will’s property valued and payment made.
 
Page 28—Ordered that a list of law process executed and afterwards lost by Wm Lowther High Sheriff of this county  by accident be rec’d and valid in all further prosecutions.
 
Page 28—Edward Jackson vs  Amad O’Brien and wife.  Trial for April court.
                                                                                                                                                                               
Page 28—Joseph Friend vs John Schoolcraft and Peter Kinchels trial ordered for April court.
 
Page 28—Sheriff to summons Peter McCune to appear at next court to answer complaint.
 
Page 29—January 19, 1785
 
Page 29—Stephen Sherwood and Augusta Smith are sworn into office of Deputy Surveyors and certified.
 
Page 29—John Prunty vs Hezekiah Davisson and Benjamin Coplin.  Agreed and the parties costs.
 
Page 29—Hezekiah Davisson vs John Chinith – agreed
 
Page 29—Daniel Davisson vs Joseph Hall – agreed
 
Page 29—Daniel Davisson vs Reed – Defendant given judgment.
 
Page 29—Edward Jackson vs Michael Bulger  and wife.  Verdict and judgment for defendants.
 
Page 29—Martha Richards appeared in court and ordered to keep her children.
 
Page 30—Court ordered to support Catherine Schoolcraft and Elizabeth Countryman.
 
Page 30—Edward Jackson vs Martha Richards.  Agreed.
 
Page 30—John P. Duvall ordered to remove iron collar from neck of Richard Hicklin, servant.
 
Page 30—Bill of sale from Jacob Kinberlain to Henry Stephens recorded January 19, 1785
 
Page 30—Isaac  Patterson bound to Daniel Davisson until of age.
 
Page 30—County public buildings ordered sold and advertised one month before sale.
 
Page 31—February 19, 1785
 
Page 31—Jacob Beason vs Daniel Fink.  Judgment confessed.
 
Page 31—Joseph Pierson vs Michael Bulger.  Trial for March court.
 
Page 31—Jacob Richards vs Conrad Richards.  Agreed
 
Page 31—Charles Harris vs Jacob Kinberlin.  Continued
 
Page 31—Thomas Hughes vs Peter Kinchelo.  Agreed
 
Page 31—Former order of court to open bridle road from Clarksburg to Wickwire’s ford to be suspended.
 
Page 31—Wm Lowther recommended for County Lieutenant, George Jackson, Colonel, Jacob Westfall Lieutenant-Colonel and John McCall Major.
 
Page 31—Edmond West   Vs.  John VanDinn—Attachment – Dismissed.
 
Page 32—Court held for Harrison County, March 15, 1785
 
Page 32—Hughes Vs Westfall, Continued
 
Page 32—Abram Westfall and Wm. Walden to examine Jos. Polard, John Terry, Daniel Terry and Chas. Terry for office of Deputy Surveyor.
 
Page 32—Warwick vs Joseph Friend—Verdict and judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 32—John Warwick Vs Joseph Friend—Suit Agreed.
 
Page 32—Hezekiah Davisson vs  Chas. Harris – Continued
 
Page 32—Joseph Pierson Vs Michael Bugler—Suit agreed.
 
Page 32—John Westfall  vs  Hornbeck—Suit continued
 
Page 32—Edward Jackson  Vs  Adam O’Brien and wife—suit agreed.  Defendant pays cost.
 
Page 32—Chas. Harrison  Vs. Kinberlin—Continued
 
Page 33—Court for Harrison County March 16, 1785
 
Page 33—Robert Henderson Vs Bunham—Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 33—Cornelius Bogart vs John Hamilton—Trial ruled for August 5, 1785
 
Page 33—James Botkin Vs John Pettitt—Agreed
 
Page 33—Frances McDonald Vs Robert Henderson—Agreed
 
Page 33—Henry Delay Vs George Westfall – Agreed
 
Page 33—George Breeding vs Elizabeth Shaver – Continued
 
Page 33—Alexander Maxwell and Jas. Cochran vs Catherine Riffle and Joseph Crouch—plaintiff’s non-suited.
 
Page 33 –Alexander Maxwell and Jas. Cochran Vs. James Prather and Peter Shaver—non suited
 
Page 33—Alexander Maxwell and Jas. Cochran Vs. Sloner Riffle and James Prather and Peter Shaver.
 
Page 33—Alexander Maxwell and Jas. Cochran Vs.  William Westfall---dismissed
 
Page 33—John Craig   vs Jas. Bodkin—agreed.
 
Page 33—James Cochran vs Isaac Statts and Jos. Statts – Dismissed
 
Page 33—Joseph Donahue VS Mary Wilkinson—Judgment for defendant and costs.
 
Page 33—Chas. Harris vs Kinberline—Dismissed
 
Page 33—David Bradford Vs Thos. Chaney—non-suited, plaintiff
 
Page 34—Jno. Smith Vs Jas. Taff—Verdict and judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 34—John Terry, Daniel Terry, Chas. Terry and Jos. Pollard—take oath of deputy surveyor.
 
Page 34—John Hadding proved one days attendance in Friend-Warwick suit.
 
Page 34—Aaron Richardson VS Nicholas Smith, Wm. Gibson and Wm Westfall—Judgment confessed
 
Page 34—Patrick Hamilton and Thos. Lackey proved one day’s attendance in the Warwick – Friend suit.
 
Page 34—Jacob Crouch proved power of attorney from Catherine Riffle, admitted to record March l5, 1785
 
Page 34—Power of Attorney from Jane Ralston, decd. To David Henderson.  Recorded March 16, 1785.
 
Page 34—James Taff vs Jno. Smith—Ruled to August Court.
 
Page 34—Patrick Hamilton Vs  Jas. Taaff and John Currence—Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 34—Cornelius Bogard vs John Hamilton—Judgment for defendant and costs.
 
Page 34—Chas. Myers Vs Ratcliff—Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 34—Maxwell and Cochran vs Peter Shaving and David Hadding—dismissed
 
Page 35—Maxwell and Cochran VS Jno Hadding and David Hadding—dismissed
 
Page 35—Peter Hinkle vs Adam Bush—dismissed Page 35—Maxwell and Jas. Cochran VS Benjamin Abbott and Patrick Hamilton—dismissed.
 
Page 35—Maxwell and Jas. Cochran vs. Benjamin Abbott and Patrick Hamilton—dismissed
 
Page 35  Edmond West and Jas. Schoolcraft proved attendance and paid witness costs.
 
Page 35—Levi Douglass proved to court that he gave sheriff a bond to be paid in cash.
 
Page 35—(Con’t of last entry on Page 14)  Sheriff lost bond by accident and process ordered to issue.
 
Page 35—Court held for Harrison County March 17, 1785.
 
Page 35—George Jackson—Administrator for Timothy Dorman, deed vs John Schoolcraft—Verdict and judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 35—Grand Jury Presentments:
                                State vs Thos. Nutter—fine remitted
                                  “          Catherine Cutright—Fine remitted
                                  “            Martha Richards        “        “
                                  “           Edmond West           “         “
                                  “            John Jackson             “         “
                                                                                                Grand Jury Illegal.
 
Page 36—Joel Lowther vs John Saylor—attachment
 
Page 36—Common Proceedings of law to issue
 
Page 36—Wm Runyon appointed surveyor of highway
 
Page 36—Hezekiah Davisson  Vs  Chas. Harris—Verdict and judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 36—Edmund West  Vs.  John Vandarin – Order for sale to pay debt.
 
Page 36—Joseph Donahue  Vs  Johnson & Westfall—judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 36—Sheriff to summons 24 freeholders for grand jury in May court.
 
Page 36—Clerk ordered to advertise a Court of Public Claims for April.
 
Page 36—Court held for Harrison County March 18, 1785
 
Page 36—Wm. Lowther appointed guardian of Isaac Washburne
 
Page 36—Wm. Lowther, Geo. Jackson and Nicholas Carpenter enter bond for Lowther.
 
Page 37—Court lays county levy.
 
Page 37—Sheriff to collect county levy and pay same as directed.
 
Page 37—Wm Haymond, principal surveyor to apply to principal surveyor of Greenbrier Co. to run dividing line between Harrison and Greenbrier Counties.
 
Page 37—Daniel Davisson to make one pair of stocks, whipping posts and Pillory for court.  Thom. Reed, security  for Davisson.
 
Page 37—John Prunty to build jail for county, Daniel Davisson security for Prunty.
 
Page 38—Court held in Harrison County Apr 2, 1785
 
Page 38—Jesse Hughes vs Edmund West, Sr.—Verdict and judgment for defendant.
 
Page 38—Benjamin Coplin fined for contempt of court.
 
Page 38—Jno Stout appointed guardian for orphans of David Edwards, Decd.
 
Page 38—Sheriff to pay money due Daniel Davisson for making Stocks, whipping posts and pillar.
 
Page 38—Ratcliff Vs Stratton—Continued
 
Page 38—Westfall Vs Hornbeck—Continued
 
Page 38—George Breeder Vs Shaver—Judgment agreed and Judgment for costs.
 
Page 38—Jos. Friend  Vs  John Schoolcraft—Kincheloe—Dismissed at Plaintiffs
 
Page 39—David Sleeth, Elias Hughes and Wm. Harmanan—proved attendance for two days.
 
Page 39—Joel Lowther  VS  John Saylor—Trial ruled for May 4
 
Page 39—Henry Delay vs  John Johnson and Chas Parsons—continued
 
Page 39—Daniel Fink and Thos Achiles—dismissed
 
Page 39—Daniel Davisson and Cornelius Ward—Dismissed
 
Page 39—Isaac Statts Vs Adam O’Brien—Judgment confessed—stay of execution till Aug. 4, 1785.
 
Page 39—John Goodwin Vs Caleb Stout—dismissed
 
Page 39—Jesse Hughes  Vs. James Smith—Agreed
 
Page 39—Levi Douglass Vs Daniel Fink—Continued
 
Page 39—Jos. Donahue Vs Eliz. Cameron—Dismissed
 
Page 39—Wm. Haddock vs John Johnson—Continued
 
Page 39—Adam O’Brien Vs Benj. Webb and Hezekiah Davis.
 
Page 39—William Roark Vs. Alex. Davisson—Agreed
 
Page 39—Adam O’Brien Vs. John Bush—Agreed
 
Page 39—William Robinson, Benj. Robinson, Enoch James and Daniel Davisson to view way for road when Hilling’s Ford on West Fork by Levi’s Shinn’s Mill site
 
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From there to Clarksburg, keeping close to the West Fork River and report opinion to the next court.
 
Page 39—Benjamin Runyon Overseer of highway to clear and keep in repair the roads from Bear Wallow to Highland Ford and tithables on both sides of road to aid surveyor.
 
Page 40—Daniel Davisson appointed surveyor for highway from Elk Creek to Bear Wallow and tithables to aid surveyor.
 
Page 40—Major William Lowther proved to court that he had received Honorable discharge but had lost same.  Court ordered  certification of discharge.
 
Page 40—Six persons hold claims against commonwealth.
 
Page 40—Court ordered certification of discharge which Has. McDead prove he lost.
 
Page 40—Jas. Davis and wife acknowledge conveyance by deed of bargain sale of land.
 
Page 40—Adam O’Brien proved by discharge he served as spy
 
Page 40—To Foringash 10 ct of bacon upward to 55/per cut.
 
Page 40—To Henry Smith 53 day’s provisions in the year 1781
 
Page 41—Court held for Harrison Co., May 17, 185
 
Page 41—John Woods and Wm. McClosey admitted to practice law.
 
Page 41—Wm.. McClosey recommended by Wm Haymond sworn into office as deputy surveyor.
 
Page 41—George Jackson Administrator for Timothy Dormond, Deceased, proved right of residence and court ordered certification of law certificate.
 
Page 41—Mary Unsell, orphan, bound to William Lowther
 
Page 41—Hannah O’Treal, orphan, bound to John McCally
 
Page 41—John Owens proved owner of land by right of settlement.  Court ordered certification of law certificate.
 
Page 41—Geo and Eliz. Jackson acknowledge Deed of Conveyance to Wm Haymond recorded May 17, 1785.
 
Page 41—John Jackson, Sr. proved ownership of land by ownership of land by right of settlement.  Court ordered certification of  law certificate.
 
Page 42—John Wilson for Anthony Huston  Vs.  Thos Wilmoth—new trial granted.
 
Page 42—Grand Jury Presentments:
 
                                Daniel Fink for Drunkedness and disorderly behavior
                                John Wolf for getting  drunk
                                Thomas Nuttier for getting drunk
                                Peter Kinchelo for being drunk, swearing and being disorderly
                                James McDead and James Meeks for assault and battery on evidence of Obediah
                                                                Davisson
                                Samuel Harker for breach of the Sabbath Day on the evidence of Mary Cutrack
                                                                And Elizabeth Swive
                                Robert Pike for theft on the evidence of Caleb Stout
                                Benj. Coplin, Evan Thomas and Daniel Fink for allowing card playing in their
                                                                Houses to the knowledge of two of the jurymen.
                                Samuel Burris for getting drunk
                                M McCann for keeping a tipling house to the disorder of the public on Gilbert Hustage                                                                       and Major Power’s evidence
                                James Goof and Mary Anderson for living in adultery to the knowledge of two of
                                                                the jurymen.
                                Jonathan Crouch and Catherine Riffle for living in adultery to the knowledge of two
                                                                Of the jurymen.
                                Wm. Angling for living in adultery with a certain woman
                                Benj. Coplin for allowing card playing last evening and night by David Murphey,
                                                                Josiah Davisson, Jr., Charles Harris and John Webb.
                                Charles Harris for getting drunk.
 
Page 42—Process issued against the above persons.  Grand jury discharged.
 
Page 43—Henry Fink, Sr. vs Thomas Ackins.  Trial ruled for August Court
 
Page 43—James Divers vs Robert Henderson.  Order issued
 
Page 43—Wm. Blair vs Thomas Atkins—Order agreed
 
Page 43—Daniel Fink vs James Taaff – agreed
 
Page 43—John Goodwin vs Caleb Stout—Trial ruled for August Court
 
Page 43—Hezekiah Davisson vs Daniel McCann—Order issued
 
Page 43—Delay vs Johnson.  Ordered rule for trial at August Court
 
Page 43—Joel Lowther vs Jno Saylor – Attachment.  Cont’d August Court
 
Page 43—Philip Washburn vs Christopher Haraman.  Judgment to plaintiff with costs
 
Page 43—James Taaff vs Daniel Fink.—agreed
 
Page 43—Adam O’Bryan vs Mathew Nutter – agreed
 
Page 43—Court Met May 18, 1785
 
Page 43—James Anderson and Henry Delay recommended for office of Sheriff.
 
Page 43—New Petitions:
                W. J. Kinchelo vs Bush.  Judgment for Plaintiff
 
Page 44—James Cochran vs William Murphy.  Judgment for Plaintiff with interest and costs.
 
Page 44—Webb vs West.  Judgment granted against AdamO’Brian security in bond.
 
Page 44—Elijah Staats vs Abner Cox.  Judgment for plaintiff and order sale for one militia certificate.
 
Page 44—David Bradford appointed Attorney for Commonwealth.
 
Page 44—Levi Douglass vs Daniel Fink.  Judgment confessed with stay of execution for 3 months.
 
Page 44—Adam O’Brian vs Webb Davisson.  Ruled for August Court.
 
Page 44—Hezekiah Davisson vs Daniel O’Brian.  Ruled for August Court.
 
Page 44—Benj Jones vs John Johnson.  Judgment for Plaintiff
 
Page 44—Wm Haddox vs John Johnson.  Judgment for Plaintiff.
 
Page 44—William Ratcliff vs Sariah Straton .  Continued
 
Page 44—Jno Westfall vs Benj Hornbeck.  Ordered Continued.
 
Page 44—Samuel Robinet vs Thomas Chiney.  Judgment confessed
 
Page 44—Principal Surveyor to appoint one of his deputies to act in conjunction with Surveyor of Greenbrier County Surveyor to run the dividing line between the counties.  Court to pay all costs for supplies, etc.
 
Page 45—David Bradford took oath of Attorney for Commonwealth.
 
Page 45—Thomas Berkley proved to court that James Booth, Captain in Militia service gave him a receipt for pork, which receipt is lost and court ordered certification for same.
 
Page 45—Claims against court for provisions and soldiers.
 
Page 45—Adam O’Brian proved to court ownership of land by right of Settlement and court ordered certification of same.
 
Page 46—Court Held for Harrison County, June 21, 1785.
 
Page 46—James Anderson asked the court for a Jury to settle the dispute of lands between him and John Powers.  Court ordered Sheriff to Summons a jury.
 
Page 46—Joseph Gregory and Ann, his wife acknowledge deed of conveyance of land to Benj. Shinn.
 
Page 46—A. Maxwell vs Isaac and Joseph Staats.  Ordered continued
 
Page 46—Maxwell vs James Prather and Peter Shaver.  Continued
 
Page 46—Alexander Maxwell vs Catharine and Joseph Couch.  Continued
 
Page 46—Alexander Maxwell vs Elenor Riffle, Jas Prather & J. Shaver.  Continued
 
Page 46—Jacob Riffle vs James Lackey.  Dismissed
 
Page 46—John Johnson vs Nathaniel Maddox.  Dismissed.
 
Page 46—Jacob Crouch vs Jacob Riffle.  Dismissed
 
Page 46—John Davisson vs Daniel Stout.  Dismissed
 
Page 46—Peter Kinchelo vs John Johnson and John Burns.  Dismissed
 
Page 46—Wm Thompson vs Christopher Hannaman.  Continued
 
Page 47—John Scott vs George Bush.  Continued
 
Page 47—John Stack house vs Robert Parks.  Continued until August.
 
Page 47—Wm. Robinson vs Peter Kinchelo.  Continued
 
Page 47—James Arnold vs Alexander Sleeth.  Continued
 
Page 47—James Lackey vs Jacob Riffle.  Dismissed
 
Page 47—James Divers vs Robert Henderson.  Continued
 
Page 47—Hezekiah Davisson vs Daniel McCann.  Continued
 
Page 47—Alexander Maxwell vs Benj. Abbott and Pat Hamilton.  Continued
 
Page 47—Alex. Maxwell vs Peter Shaver & Jno Haddox.  Continued
 
Page 47—Jacob Shaver vs David Henderson.  Judgment granted plaintiff.
 
Page 47—James Tanner vs John Vandering—attachment.  Judgment granted plaintiff.
 
Page 47—George Bush exempted from working on highway and payment of personal taxes.
 
Page 47—John Owens asked that Owen Owens be exempted from paying personal taxes as he is under age.
 
Page 47—Didimus granted to Daniel Stout to take deposition of James Anderson of Summerset County, New Jersey.
 
Page 47—Vancent Vincent took oath of Deputy Surveyor after being examined according to law.
 
Page 48—On the motion of Alexander Sleeth, Thomas Smith and Wm
                                                                                                                                (Continued)
 
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Thornhill proved in Court that Alexander Sleeth had paid 3 pounds of a debt on which a fire facias had issued from Hampshire Court at the suit of Robert Cunningham.  Ordered to be certified.
 
Page 48—Court Met June 22, 1785
 
Page 48—Dedimus granted Caleb Stout to have the deposition of Jonathan Stout taken in a suit.
 
Page 48—Andrew Davisson proved to court that his son was not of age and should be exempt from payment of taxes.
 
Page 48—Record acknowledgment made by Nancy Price to Valentine Stalnaker, June 22, 1785.
 
Page 48—Thos. Cheney to take list of taxable property and tithables from mouth of West Fork River to Simpson’s Creek.
 
Page 48—Benj. Robinson take list of taxable property and tithables on waters of Simpson’s Creek and Thompson’s settlement.
 
Page 48—John Goodwin take same on Elk Waters.
 
Page 48—John McCalley take same from Mouth of Limestone up both sides of river to Lost Creek.
 
Page 48—John Sleeth take same from Lost Creek to West Fork Settlement.
 
Page 49—Edward Jackson take same on Buckhannon Settlement.
 
Page 49—Cornelius Westfall take same from Leading Creek down to County Line.
 
Page 49—Jacob Westfall take same from Leading Creek up to Petty’s Fort.
 
Page 49—Henry Delay take same from Petty’s Fort up to Joseph Crouch’s.
 
Page 49—Patrick Hamilton take same from Jacob Crouch’s to County Line.
 
Page 49—Salathiel Goff take same on Cheat River and Horse Shoe Bottom.  All returns made at August Court.
 
Page 49—Venditioni Exponas issued against goods of Adam O’Brian taken in execution.
 
Page 49—Venditioni Exponas issued against good of Charles Harris taken in execution.
 
Page 49—Court adjourned.
 
Page 50—Court Held for Harrison County Jul 19, 1785.
 
Page 50—John Johnson vs Alex Sleeth.  Dismissed
 
Page 50—Davis Smith vs John Johnson.  Dismissed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 50—James Schoolcraft vs James McDead.  Confessed Judgment and costs of suit.
 
Page 50—Benjamin Coplin vs Peter Kinchelo.  Plaintiff non-suited.
 
Page 50—Benjamin Coplin vs Edward Jackson
 
Page 50—Hezekiah Davisson vs James Anderson.  Agreed and defendants costs.
 
Page 50—James Anderson vs John Powers—Land Dispute.  Judgment granted defendant.
 
Page 50—James Anderson vs Joseph Hasting.  Plaintiff  asks a subpoena for defendant to appear at the next court to answer for enclosing part of his land in his survey granted.
 
Page 50—Ordered that road from Enoch James Ford to Clarksburg be opened agreeable to way laid out by viewer.
 
Page 50—James Anderson and Henry Delay recommended for office of  Sheriff.
 
Page 50—Major Powers and Mary, wife, acknowledged a deed of conveyance for land to Gilbert Hustage.  Recorded July 19, 1785.
 
Page 50—Samuel Smith exempted for payment of personal taxes and laboring on highway.
 
Page 51—Christopher Carpenter to survey highway from Clarksburg to dividing ridges beyond Anderson Cabin.
 
Page 51—Robert Barkley to survey highway from top of dividing ridge to Barkley Ford.
 
Page 51—Wm Robinson to survey highway from Barkley Ford to Mud Lick Run.
 
Page 51—Enoch James to survey highway from Mud Lick Run to Jam Ford on West Fork River.
 
Page 51—All tithables living in that district to be surveyed to work on road.  All new residents are exempted.
 
Page 52—Court held for Harrison County – August 16, 1785
 
Page 52—John Wade Loveberry produced in Court credentials of Ordination as Minister of the Gospel and entered into bond with Thomas Barkley and Obediah Davisson his securities.
 
Page 52—Grand Jury Presentment.  State vs McDead—Indictment.  Not guilty
 
Page 52—John Wade Loveberry takes oath of Allegiance and obtained license to celebrate the rites of
Marriage.
 
Page 52—State vs J. Meek.  Verdict Guilty.  Judgment and Costs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 52—James Anderson produced a commission from the Governor and entered into bond with Thos. Cheney and John Goodwin and Jonathan Coburn for the faithful discharge of his office as Sheriff, and took oath of allegiance and oath of office.
 
Page 52—Sariah Straten asked permission to build grist mill on his land on Hackers Creek.  Order granted.
 
Page 53—State vs James Croach.  Judgment for Defendant –not guilty.
 
Page 53—Court met August 17, 1785
 
Page 53—Charles Trornelion, Sr. appointed Constable and to appear at next court and take oath of office.
 
Page 53—Jos Hasting appointed  Constable and to appear at next Court to take oath of office.
 
Page 53—Charles Foringash appointed Constable and to appear at next court to take oath of office.
 
Page 53—Jacob Riffle, chosen by John Riffle orphan infant child of Frances Riffle, dec’d, guardian entered into bond with Alexander Sleeth, and George Bush as securities to John P. Duvall, presiding Justice and his colleagues.
 
Page 53—State vs B Coplin—Presentment.  Defendant guilty and fined.
 
Page 53—State vs E Thomas—Presentment.  Defendant guilty and fined.
 
Page 53—State vs McCann—Indictment.  Defendant not guilty.
 
Page 54—John Jackson, Jr. recommended for office of Deputy Surveyor by Wm Haymond, Principal Surveyor.  Hezekiah Davisson and Edward Jackson to examine him for same.
 
Page 54—State vs C Riffle.   Defendant not guilty
 
Page 54—John Jackson took oath of office for Deputy Surveyor.
 
Page 54—Dudley Evans to be examined by Hezekiah Davisson and Edward Jackson for office of Deputy Surveyor.
 
Page 54—Grand Didimus to take examination of Mary Mullett in suit between Thos Wilmoth and John Wilson.
 
Page 54—George Jackson vs John Schoolcraft—Debt.  Defendant ordered into custody of Sheriff.
 
Page 54—State vs F Nutter—Presentment—Judgment guilty and fine.
 
Page 54—State vs J Wolf—Presentment.  Judgment guilty and fine
 
Page 54—State vs P Kinchelo—Presentment.  Judgment guilty and fine.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 54—State vs Goof and Mary Anderson.  Dismissed.
 
Page 54—State vs Fink.  Continued
 
Page 54—State vs Fink.  Continued.
 
Page 55—State vs Angling. Continued
 
Page 55—State vs Harris.  Continued
 
Page 55—State vs Burris—Presentment.  Judgment Guilty and fined.
 
Page 55—Dudley Evan took oath of Deputy Surveyor.
 
Page 55—John Wilson vs Thomas Wilmoth.  Continued.
 
Page 55—Ratcliff vs Straten.  Agreed.
 
Page 55—Henry Fink vs Thomas Atkins.  Continued.
 
Page 55—Alexander Sleeth and Jonathan Coburn took oath of Deputies to the High Sheriff, James Anderson.
 
Page 55—Westfall vs Hornbeck.  Continued.
 
Page 55—J Goodwin vs Caleb Stout—Case.  No verdict, jury dismissed.
 
Page 55—Henry Delay vs J Johnson—Debt.  Judgment for Plaintiff
 
Page 55—Joel Lowther vs John Saylor—Debt.  Verdict and Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 56—Court met August 18, 1785
 
Page 56—Bogard vs Hamilton—Debt.  Judgment confirmed for Plaintiff.
 
Page 56—James Taaff vs J Smith.  Agreed
 
Page 56—Alexander Maxwell vs Jones.  Agreed
 
Page 56—Maxwell vs Isaac & Joseph Staats—Debt.  Continued.
 
Page 56—Maxwell vs Jas Prather.  Discontinued debt not due.
 
Page 56—Maxwell vs C Riffle—Debt.  Judgment confessed with stay of execution until plaintiff demands sum.
 
Page 56—P Kinchelo vs J Jackson and Bryn—Case.  Verdict and judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 56—George Jackson vs Peter Kinchelo.  Confessed Judgment
 
Page 56—Scott vs Bush.  Didimus for plaintiff.  Continued until March term.
 
Page 56—Stack house vs Park.  Continued until March Court.
 
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Page 56—Robinson vs Kinchelo.  Continued
 
Page 56—James Divers vs Henderson.  Agreed
 
Page 57—Hezekiah Davisson vs Daniel McCann.  Agreed.  Plaintiff paying costs, defendant to refund one half.
 
Page 57—Benjamin Copland vs Edward Jackson—Case.  Amicable suit.  Referred to John  McCally and Wm Haymond.
 
Page 57—William Thompson vs Christopher Hanaman.  Verdict and Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 57—Benjamin Robinson and John Wilson recommended for Commissioners to regulate land tax and to appear at next court to take necessary oath.
 
Page 57—Wm Lowther, ex-sheriff, to issue to John Prunty a sum of money collected by him from tithables in part of the sum allowed to him for  building the public jail.
 
Page 57—Former order of a road granted to be opened from Clarksburg to Wickwire’s Ford be revived and carried into execution.
 
Page 57—Charles Fornelion appointed overseer of highway from Jno. Alexander’s to Conoly’s Lick.
 
Page 57—Evan Thomas proved two day’s attendance in court.
 
Page 57—Jos Gregory, Isaac Stackhouse, John Runyan and Wm Hannaman proved 3 day’s attendance in court.
 
Page 57—J Arnold vs A Sleeth.  Continued.
 
Page 58—Maxwell vs Abott and Hamilton.  Judg’t for plaintiff
 
Page 58—Maxwell vs John & Daniel Haddox.  Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 58—Maxwell vs Peter Shaver.  Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 58—O’Brian vs Webb and Davisson.  Agreed.
 
Page 58—Davisson vs O’Brian.  Agreed.
 
Page 58—Wm Alfred vs James Lackey.  Agreed.
 
Page 58—Charles Parsons vs David Scott.  Agreed
 
Page 58—Court met August 18, 1785
 
Page 58—Jacob Regan confessed that he had killed James Bulger by accident while shooting at a turkey.  Found not guilty.
 
Page 59—Court Met August 19, 1785.
 
Page 59—Barnett Lambert vs Wm Smith.  Plaintiff non-suited.
 
Page 59—William Smith vs Barnett Lambert.  Continued.
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Page 59--Barnett Lambert vs Anthony Smith.  Plaintiff non-suited.
 
Page 59—Peter Kinchelo vs John Schoolcraft—
 
Page 59—John Johnson vs John Bush –
 
Page 59—Davis Scott vs Hezekiah Davisson.  Ordered Imparlance
 
Page 59—James Anderson vs Jos Hasting.  Discontinued.
 
Page 59—Benjamin Coplin vs Peter Kinchelo.  Ord. Imparlance New Petitions and Summons:
 
Page 59—John Higgans vs Jacob Wolf.  Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 59—John Higgins vs Benjamin Hornbeck.  Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 59—John Higgins vs Anthony smith.  Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 59—Jas Lackey vs Chas Burkhan—Arrach.  Continued
 
Page 59—Valentine Stalnaker vs John Higgins—Attachment.  Judgment for plaintiff and order for sale.
 
Page 60—John Wilson vs Henry Boshr—Attachment.  Judgment for plaintiff and order for sale.
 
Page 60—Cornelius Bogard vs Henry Bosler—Attachment—Continued
 
Page 60—Joseph Hastings vs Wm Hacker—attachment.  Judgment for plaintiff and order for sale.
 
Page 60—Didimus to be granted to take examination of James Scott at the instance of Charles Parson vs Davis Scott.
 
Page 60—John Prunty, John McCally, John P. Duvall and John Powers to agree with a joiner to make a table for the Court House by next Court.
 
Page 60—Edmond Freeman appointed to survey highway from Petty John’s to Husted Fork of Booth Creek and tithables to aid in keeping road in repair.
 
Page 60—Cornelius Bogard to survey highway from Wilson Mill to Rockingham County line and tithables to labor and keep road in repair.
 
Page 61—Court Held for September 20, 1785, in Harrison Co.
 
Page 61—Commonwealth vs Charles Harris, Continued
 
Page 61—Commonwealth vs Wm Anglin.  Continued
 
Page 61—Commonwealth vs Daniel Fink.  Continued.  (Indictment)
 
Page 61—Commonwealth vs Daniel Fink.  Continued (Presentment)
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 61—OLD ACTIONS;
 
                                Jonathan Wilson Vs. Thomas Wilmoth—Continued.
 
 
Page 61—Henry Fink Vs Thomas Atkins—Continued
 
Page 61—Benjamin Hornbeck vs Jno. Westfall – Continued.
 
Page 61—Maxwell Vs Staats—Continued.
 
Page 61—William Robinson Vs Peter Kincheloe—Continued
 
Page 61—William Smith Vs B. Lambert—Continued.
 
Page 61—David Scott vs Hezekiah Davisson—Continued until March.
 
Page 61—Peter Kincheloe Vs Jno. Schoolcraft—Continued.
 
Page 61—Benjamin Coplin vs Peter Kincheloe—Continued.
 
 
OLD ATTACHMENTS;
 
 
Page 61—James Lackey vs Charles Burcham—Continued
 
Page 61—Cornelius Bogard vs Charles Burcham—Judgment and order of sale
 
 
NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
 
 
Page 61—David Murphy Vs George Arnold—Continued
 
Page 61—Issued by William Lowther  $1.00  (?) to John Myers for running dividing county line
 
Page 62—George Jackson vs Cornelius Ward—John Prunty enters S B for defendant.
 
Page 62—Stephen Sherwood and James Scott to examine James Arnold for office of deputy surveyor.
 
Page 62—Peter Kincheloe vs Thomas Riley—Plaintiff failing to appear; suit dismissed.
 
Page 62—Lewis Duval to be surveyor highway in room of Benjamin Coplin
 
Page 62—Joseph Hastings sworn into office of constable; ordered to confine his district to the bounds of town of Clarksburg..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 62—Order on motion of John P Duvall that slave named Cress be exempted from payment of public tax, county of foreign .  Order granted.
 
Page 62—Sheriff to summons 24 freeholders to appear at November court for grand jury.
 
Page 62—On order of Joseph Shreeve to issue summons to William Smith to appear at November Court.
 
Page 62—James Arnold takes oath of deputy sheriff.
 
Page 63—Court met September 21, 1785
 
Page 63—James Arnold and John Jackson to examine Alexander Steele for office of deputy surveyor.
 
Page 63—Alexander Steele takes oath of deputy surveyor.
 
Page 63—Benjamin Wilson clerk of county court settled and made oath in court to amount of money that he arose by law-taxing writs and sundry other laws processes from first day of last March.
 
Page 63—James Anderson, High Sheriff, entered into bond of 20,000 pounds Sterling with Thomas Sheeney, Amaziah Davisson, and Isaac Davisson as security.  Bonds recorded Sep 21, 1785.
 
Page 63—Court held for Harrison Count Oct. 18, 1785
 
 
NEW ACTIONS
 
 
Page 63—Cornelius Ward Vs Henry Ross.  John Prunty, S.B. Continued
 
Page 63—John Johnson vs John  Bush.—Not found
 
Page 63—Joseph Friend and Peter Kincheloe ruled trial at March term.
 
Page 63—William Ashby vs Jonathan Coburn – Continued.
 
Page 63—Commonwealth Vs Daniel Davisson – Continued.
 
 
PETITIONS AND SUMMONS;
 
 
Page 63—Robert Armstrong vs Patrick Mongonagle – Not found
 
Page 63—Bill of sale from William Lowther  to William Thornhill.  Recorded Oct. 18, 1785.
 
Page 63—William Wilkinson  to be surveyor of highway from
 
                                                                (Continued)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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(Continued from last page.)
                Simpson’s Creek to Ezekiel Thomas’s and tithables along Simpson’s creek to aid surveyor and
                Keep road in repair.
 
Page 64—John McCaulley, Christopher Carpenter, John Powers, Thomas Sheeney, Edward Jackson produced Captains commissions of the Militia and are sworn into office.
 
Page 64—Thomas Webb and David Sleeth produced a Lieutenants commission and were sworn into office.
 
Page 64—Nichalas Carpenter and John Powers to view and receive jail when finished and John Prunty to be given an order on the High Sheriff for balance of money due for building jail.
 
Page 64—Court Adjourned.
 
Page 65—Court held for Harrison County Nov. 15, 1785.
 
GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS
 
Page 65—Benjamin Coplin for card playing on evidence of John Goodwin.
 
Page 65                  John Powers, surveyor of Highway
                                John Hamilton, Surveyor of Highway
                                James Bodkin, for concealment of taxable property
                                Samuel Wilkinson for concealment of taxable property
                                John Currence, for concealment of taxable property
                                George Parson, for concealment of taxable property
                                John Warwick, for concealment of taxable property, evidence of Thomas Lackey
                                Anthony Smith, for concealment of taxable property
                                William Backes, for concealment of   taxable property
                                Jonathan Goodwin for profane swearing.
                                Catherine Unsill, for theft on evidence of Daniel Fink
                                Jonathan Yocum, for concealment of  taxable property.
                                Jonathan Yocum, for selling liquor without license
                                Peter Breeding, for breach of Sabbath and killing deer
 
Page 65—Nicholas Carpenter, and John Powers report jail finished and received and keys delivered to high Sheriff.
 
OLD ACTIONS – GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS;
 
                                Commonwealth vs Daniel Fink, Continued
                                Commonwealth vs Daniel Fink, Continued
                                Commonwealth vs Anglin, Continued
                                Commonwealth vs Charles Harris, Continued
 
Page 66 -- OLD ACTIONS
 
                                Jonathan Wilson and Huston Vs Thomas Wilmoth, dismissed
                                Henry Fink, Jr. Vs Thomas Atkins – Continued
                                John Westfall vs Benjamin Hornbeck – order for Didimus for defendant
 
 
 
 
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Page 66—Jonathan Goodwin vs Caleb Stout – continued until March
 
Page 66—Maxwell vs Staats—Continued
 
Page 66—William Robinson vs Peter Kincheloe—Continued
 
Page 66—Summons issued for Benjamin Robinson to subpoena Thomas Barkley, Sr. to next court about a land dispute.
 
Page 66—William Smith vs Lambert—Continued
 
Page 66—Receipt given by Thomas Webb given to Benjamin Webb, administrator for deceased father estate.  Recorded Nov. 15, 1785
 
Page 66—William Bartlett and Sarah, his wife, acknowledge a deed of conveyance of land to Jonathan Powers to issue an order to James Schoolcraft on William Lowther for money belonging to County.
 
Page 66—Court met Nov. 16, 1785
 
Page 66—Peter Kincheloe Vs Jno Schoolcraft—Verdict and judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 67—Kincheloe Vs Andrew Skidmore—Judgment granted to defendant.
 
Page 67—Jackson vs Ward – Continued.
 
Page 67—Cornelius Ward Vs Henry Ross – Continued
 
Page 67—William Ashby vs Jno. Coburn – Continued
 
Page 67—Commonwealth vs Daniel Davisson – Dismissed.
 
 
OLD ATTACHMENTS
               
 
                                David Murphy vs  George Arnold – Agreed
                                Thomas Lackey vs Benjamin Abbott—preempetory trial at March Court
                                Jno. Schoolcraft Vs Peter Kincheloe—dismissed
                                William Short vs John Johnson – Preemptory rule for March term
                                Samuel Cracraft Vs John Davisson and wife—continue till March term
                                Simon Arnold vs Jesse Reed—Continued
                                Hezekiah Davisson Vs. Levi Wells – Continued
                                Joseph Griner Vs William Sinnott—Land dispute continued
                                Stephen Sherwood and Cornelius Austin to examine Robt Crow for office of Deputy
                                                                Surveyor.
 
 
NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS;
 
 
                                Peter Kincheloe vs Joseph Friend – Dismissed.
 
 
 
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Page 67—Robert Crow takes oath of deputy surveyor.
 
Page 68—Mary Eberman, orphan, made choice of John Alexander for guardian and Edward Jackson, security.
 
Page 68—Samuel Minear, orphan, bound to David Minear.
 
Page 68—Orders formerly directed to William Radcliffe, overseer of the highway, be recinded.
 
Page 68—Tithables on waters of Lost Creek above Buffalo to continue work as before.
 
Page 68—David Cassidy, appointed surveyor of highway in room of Jacob Stalnaker.
 
Page 68—Hezekiah Rosencrans appointed of highway in room of Henry Petro.
 
Page 68—John Crouch, Sr. exempted from payment of all personal taxes and laboring on highway.
 
Page 68—Joseph Friend, William Smith, Jno. Smith and Benjamin Wilson appointed viewers of road from Anglin Fort to Jonas Friends and render report at next court.
 
Page 68—William Radcliff, Jno Radcliff, Wm. Anglin and Henry Thompson view the nearest and best way for a road from Clarksburg to Anglin’s Ford and make a report at next court.
 
Page 69—Court meets Nov. 17, 1785.
 
Page 69—Andrew and Eliz. Davisson acknowledged deed of conveyance for land to Daniel Fink.  Recorded Nov. 17, 1785.
 
Page 69—Short Vs Johnson—Johnson in custody of sheriff.  S. B. entered for defendant.
 
Page 69—Jonathan Coburn Vs William Pettijohn—Continued.
 
Page 69—George Jackson Vs Samuel McHenry—Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 69—Watson Clark Vs Daniel Westfall—Agreed.
 
Page 69—Didimus Issued to John Johnson to take examination of Abraham Ingram, Jr. and Sr., in case, Short Vs Johnson.
 
Page 69—Robert Armstrong Vs Patrick McDonagle—Continued
 
Page 69—John McCally Vs Michael Johnson.  Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 69—Daniel Henderson Vs Jacob Riffle—judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 69—Daniel Henderson Vs Jacob Riffle—continued to next term.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 69—William Radcliff issued a summons to subpoena James Tanner to appear at next court and answer complaint of land dispute.
 
Page 69—Obediah Davisson proved in court that he had obtained a certificate for land on Davisson’s Run and had lost same.  Ordered certification of law certificate.
 
Page 70—John Alexander, John Crouch, Jr., Jno. Cassidy and Valentine Stalnaker to view land for a road from Jacob Westfall’s to George Westfall’s Mill and make report at next court.
 
Page 70—Staats Vs O’Brien.
 
Page 70—John Wilson produced a commission of Captain of Militia and took oath.
 
Page 70—Benjamin Coplin Vs Peter Kincheloe—Continued.
 
Page 70—Daniel Davisson continued to keep ordinary  until next court.
 
Page 70—Court proceeds to lay county levy.
 
Page 70—Sum of 129 pounds sterling and 12 shillings to be levied on 430 tithables and sheriff to collect same.
 
Page 71—Court of claims to be held next court and clerk to advertise same.
 
Page 71—Court held for Harrison County, Dec. 20, 1785
 
 
NEW ACTION;
 
 
Page 71—Jno Stout, Vs Jos. Gregory—non-suited.
 
Page 71—Benj. Robinson Vs Thomas Berkeley, Sr.—Land dispute.  Sheriff summons jury of 12 men to settle dispute.
 
NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS;
 
 
Page 71—Daniel Woods Vs Jno. Coplin—Defendant confessed judgment.
 
Page 71—Peter Kincheloe Vs Samuel Borros—judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 71—John Powers Vs John Stackhouse—Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 71—Caleb Stout Vs W. M. Robinson—Agreed.
 
Page 71—Peter Kincheloe Vs Samuel Bonnett—Agreed
 
Page 71—Daniel Fink Vs William Short—Not Found.
 
 
NEW ATTACHMENTS
 
Page 71—John Cassety Vs McKinney Robinson—Attachment dissolved.
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Page 72—David Cassety Vs McKinney Robinson—Attachment dissolved.
 
Page 72—Henry Flesher, Thomas Hughes, Eliz Staats and Ellis Hughes to view and make way for bridle road from Island Ford to Henry Flesher’s and report to be rendered at next court.
 
Page 72—Court held in Harrison County Dec. 21-1785
 
Page 72—All tithables below Moore’s Run and waters of the Elk to aid Lewis Duvall in keeping his district of road on repair.
 
Page 72—All tithables above Moore’s Run aid John Davisson in keeping his district of a road in repair.
 
Page 72—James Campbell to be summoned to appear at next court to show cause, if any, why his children should not be bound out according to law.
 
Page 72—Court received county claims.
 
Page 73—Samuel McIntire proved to court the loss of a certificate for land by right of settlement.  Same ordered to be certified.
 
Page 73—Court held for Harrison County January 1786.
 
 
NEW ACTIONS:
 
 
Page 73—Daniel Fink against Daniel Cutter—continued
 
Page 73—Jonathan Stout Vs Joseph Gregory—non-suited.
 
Page 73—Jonathan Radcliff Vs Jos. Hall—agreed
 
Page 73—Jonathan Schoolcraft Vs Peter Kincheloe—continued
 
 
NEW ATTACHMENTS:
 
 
Page 73—Benjamin Wilson Vs Henry and John Bosler—Judgment granted to plaintiff.
 
Page 73—Stephen Sherwood and James Taaff to examine Samuel Preston for office of Deputy Surveyor.
 
Page 73—Samuel Preston entered court and affirmed instead of taking the oath in the usual manner – that he would act in the office of deputy surveyor of Harrison County, Va.
 
Page 73—John Wolfe to be surveyor of highway in room of John Davisson from Clarksburg to Anne Davisson’s Graveyard and tithable to assist in keeping road in good repair.
 
Page 74—Benjamin and Anne Shinn acknowledged deed of conveyance for land to Benjamin Cutler.  Deed recorded third Tuesday in January 1786.
 
Page 74—James Campbell appeared in court and the court is of the opinion that his children should not be bound out.
 
 
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Page 75—Court Held for February 21, 1786
 
 
NEW SUITS
 
 
Page 75—Jonathan Ratcliff vs Jno Goodwin.  Ord.  Importance
 
Page 75—Hoshea Moore vs Adam O’Brian.  Ord.  Importance for March Court.  If security no given  for costs, suit dismissed.
 
Page 75—Hezekiah Davisson vs Benjamin Copeland.  Impce.
 
Page 75—George Arnold vs David Murphey.  Rem.  Continued.
 
Page 75—Jno McCally vs Lewis Duvall.  Impce.
 
CHANCERY;
 
Page 75—J. Hamilton vs C. Bogard.  Plaintiff enters injunction against Defendant’s execution.  Continued
 
Page 75—Jonathan Warwick appointed overseer to open road from Conley’s Lick to top of Allegeny Mt.  Agreeable to former order of Augusta County Court.  Overseer aided by petitioners.
 
Page 75—Thos Hughes appointed surveyor of bridle road from Island Ford to Henry Flesher’s.  All tithable above Island Ford Little Buffalo, up West Fork and below William Radcliff’s to be exempted from working on all roads.
 
Page 75—Ralph Morrow to be appointed surveyor of highway in room of James Anderson.
 
Page 75---To build new Court House in town of Clarksburg and Bridge across Elk River to be exposed to public sale to lowest bidder on Second Court day of next March.  Clerk to post notice of sale.
 
Page 76—Court met February 22, 1786
 
Page 76—William Lowther, late Sheriff, ordered to pay balance due to Jonathan Prunty out of the County money in his hand.
 
Page 76—Jesse Hughes and Thomas Webb nominated by Court as proper persons for Captains of the Militia in this County.
 
Page 76—Isaac Richards and Jos Wilkinson nominated by Court as proper persons to fill office of Lieutenants in this County.  James Tanner, Robert Lowther and Wm Powers for Ensigns in the Militia of this County.
 
Page 76—Dividing Ridge between Hacker’s Creek and Lost Creek and so along to Two Lick Run be the division between Captains Jno M. McCally’s and Hughes Companies.
 
Page 76—Line between Captain McCally’s and Carpenter’s Companies be up Davisson’s Run and up the dividing ridge above Capt. Reed’s.
 
 
 
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Page 76—William Lowther, late Sheriff, to pay  Thos Douglass all arrears in his hands to aid said Douglass in running and finishing County Line.
 
Page 76—Joshua Allen exempted from laboring on Highway.
 
Page 77—John Scott vs Peter Kinchelo and William and John Hanaman—Felony.  Jury appointed to settle dispute.
 
Page 77—Jury finds defendants ‘NOT GUILTY” as pleaded.  Case dismissed.
 
Page 78—Court Held for Harrison March 21, 1786
 
Page 78—William Tucker to be exempted from payment of all personal taxes and laboring on highway.
 
Page 78—Two negros named Frand and Jude, belonging to Thos. Bartlett, Sr. be exempted from payment of taxes.
 
Page 78—Nicholas Carpenter entered into bond, with Benjamin Wilson as security, for performance in office of Coroner.
 
Page 78—Benjamin Wilson, clerk of the peace, entered into bond with Jno Warwick as security, for performance of Clerk of the Peace, and took oath of office according to law.
 
Page 78—Nathaniel Maddox exempted from payment of all personal taxes and working on highway.
 
Page 78—Thos. Barklry  exempted from working on highway.
 
Page 78—George Drake exempted from working on highway.
 
Page 78—Frank Stout vs Adam O’Brian, -- Judgment for plaintiff against defendant.
 
Page 78—Jonathan Warwick acknowledged deed of conveyance for land to Jonathan Page.  Deed Recorded March 21, 1786
 
Page 78—Jno Westfall Vs Benjamin Hornbeck.  Dismissed
 
Page 78—H. Fink vs Thos Atkins.  Continued
 
Page 78—Jno Goodwin vs Caleb Stout.  Preemptory rule until last day of court.
 
 
OLD GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
 
Page 79—Commonwealth vs Anglin.  Continued
 
Page 79—State vs Fink – Indictment ordered continued.
 
Page 79—State vs Fink.—Presentment continued
 
Page 79—State vs Chas Harris.  Dismissed.
 
 
NEW GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
 
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Page 79—State Vs B. Copeland.  Dismissed
 
Page 79—State vs Jno Powers.    Dismissed
 
Page 79—State vs Jno Hamilton.    Continued
 
Page 79—State vs Jas. Bodkin       Dismissed
 
Page 79—State vs S. Wilkinson.    Dismissed
 
Page 79—State vs Jno. Currence.  Continued
 
Page 79—State vs George Parsons.   Continued
 
Page 79—State vs Jno Warwick.  Dismissed.  Sheriff to collect tax for 5 horse supenumary.
 
Page 79—State vs Andrew Smith.  Dismissed.  Sheriff to collect tax on 2 horses.
 
Page 79—State vs Wm  Burress.  Dismissed.  Sheriff to collext tax on 5 horses and 5 cattle.
 
Page 79—State vs Jno Goodwin.  Dismissed.
 
Page 79—State Vs Jno Yocum.  Dismissed.  Sheriff to collect tax on 10 cattle if not paid for by Geo Lee, thence the defendant to be accountable and considered as supenumary
 
Page 79—State vs Jno Yocum.  Dismissed
 
Page 79—State vs Peter Breeding.  Dismissed
 
Page 80—Joseph Wilkinson to have discount in Sheriff’s books for Revenue tax and certificate for year 1785, and the Sheriff to have credit in his settlement with the court.
 
Page 80—Henry Delay acknowledged deed of conveyance to Sethman Homan of land.  Deed recorded after private examination.
 
Page 80—Col. Wm McClary to Examine David Hanaway for office of Deputy Surveyor and report to court.
 
Page 80—David Hanaway sworn into office of  Deputy Surveyor.
 
Page 80—John Tucker exempted from payment of all personal taxes and laboring on highway.
 
Page 80—Walter Everitt acknowledged deed of conveyance for land to Jacob Rees.  Deed recorded after acknowledgment of dower by wife, March 21, 1786.
 
Page 80—Aaaron Richarson vs Jno Smith—Judgment granted plaintiff.
 
Page 80—John Polly exempted from all personal taxes and laboring on highway.
 
Page 80—David Casety appointed surveyor of highway from Jacob Westfall’s mill to Benjamin Jones’s, agreeable to way viewed by John Casety. (continued on next page)
 
 
 
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Page 80—(continued from page 36)  John Crouch and Valentine Stalnaker.  Tithables on both sides of valley river from Westfall’s mill to Jones’s to aid surveyor in keeping road in repair.
 
Page 80—John Crouch, Jr. appointed surveyor of highway from Benj. Jones’ to George Westfalls mill agreeable to way viewed by John Crouch, John Casety and Valentine Stalnaker.  Tithables on both sides of valley river to aid in making and keeping road in good repair.
 
Page 81—Samuel Freeman appointed constable in room of Edmund Freeman.
 
Page 81—Court met March 22, 1786.
 
Page 81—Cornelius Ward vs Jacod Brake—Chancery.  Injunction granted against defendant.
 
Page 81—Cornelius Bogard vs Jno. Hamilton.  Injunction to be dissolved.
 
Page 81—Maxwell vs Isaac Stout.  Continued until May term.  Didmus for Plaintiff.
 
Page 81—Common Law—Cornelius Bogard vs Jno Hamilton.  Judgment granted for plaintiff against Defendant’s securities.
 
Page 81—William Robinson vs Peter Kinchelo.  Dismissed.
 
Page 81—Jonathan Scott vs George Bush.  Agreed.
 
Pagr 81—Andrew Davisson and wife acknowledged deed of conveyance of land in Clarksburg to Robert Miness.  Recorded March 22, 1786.
 
Page 81—John Stackhouse vs Robert Barke.  Continued.  Present didimus generally.
 
Page 82—John Prunty, John Powers, William Robinson, and John McCally to settle with Wm. Lowther for collection of county levy for year 1786.  Report to be made.
 
Page 82—James Anderson to have certificate for taxes on oath by Wickwire, John.
 
Page 82—Daniel and Prudence Davisson acknowledge deed of conveyance for land in Clarksburg to Thos and Jos. Pennell.  Deed recorded March 22, 1786.
 
Page 82—James Arnold vs Alexander Sleeth.  Continued until August Term.
 
Page 82—Chas Parsons vs David Scott.  Agreed at Def’t cost.
 
Page 82—William Smith vs Barnett Lambert.  Agreed.
 
Page 82—Joseph Friend vs Peter Kinchelo.  Verdict for Defendant and costs.  Rule for new preemptory trial at May court.
 
Page 82—George Jackson vs Cornelius Ward.  Agreed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 82—Isaac Edwards, Minister of the Gospel, produced credentials of ordination into the Baptist Church, and entered into bond with John Goodwin and Nicholas Carpenter as securities for performance as office of minister.  All further orders and proceedings in this case are rescinded.
 
Page 82—Benjamin Coplin vs Peter Kinchelo.  Continued.
 
Page 82—Walter Everitt acknowledged power of attorney to John Stackhouse.  Recorded March 22, 1786.
 
Page 82—Mary Everitt proved two days attendance as witness for John Stackhouse vs Robert Park.
 
Page 82—Commissioners are appointed to settle with William Lowther, late Sheriff, report he paid whole of county for year 1784.  Sheriff exonerated from any other demand by court.
 
Page 83—David Scott vs Hezekiah _____________.  Continued.
 
Page 83—George Jackson for Jacob Brake motion to have injunction dissolved.  Said injunction by Cornelius against Jacob Brake ruled continued.
 
Page 83—Former order to build bridge across the Elk River to be rescinded.
 
Page 83—Salathiel Gooff took oath as Captain of the Militia for County.  Jno Goodwin, Jr. and Cornelius Bogard as Lieutenants; Robert Lowther, William Powers, James Tanner and James Westfall as Ensigns.
 
Page 83—Court Held March 23, 1786.
 
Page 83—William Asby vs William Cobern.  Judgment confessed by Defendant for debt and costs.
 
Page 83—Stephen Sherwood’s petition read and rejected.
 
Page 83—Surveyor of this county to apply to surveyor of Greenbrier County to have order similar to this order Past, To-wit:  When a surveyor has finished the running of the dividing line a commissioner from Greenbrier be appointed by Court to met in conjunction with a commissioner of this county.  Commissioner to have a tithable book of the  year 1785 and proportion their charge according to law.  Each Counties portion to be paid into the hands of the different principle surveyors, who will in turn pay the same to the several claimants.
 
Page 84—John Cally and Captain Edward Jackson appointed commissioners to join in conjunction with those from Greenbrier County to settle charge of running the dividing line between the counties.
 
Page 84—Cornelius Ward vs Henry Ross.  Discontinued.
 
Page 84—Thomas Lackey vs Benjamin Abbott.  Suit in issue according to former preemptory rule.  Verdict for plaintiff for cost.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 84—John Warwick proved three day’s attendance as a witness for Thomas Lackey vs Benjamin Abbott.
 
Page 84—William Short vs Jno Johnson.  Plea not guilty.  Verdict and judgment for plaintiff for 500 pounds sterling.
 
Page 84—John Yocum and Thomas Holden proved two and three days attendance as witnesses in a suit between William Short and Jno Johnson.
 
Page 84—Samuel Cracraft  vs Jno Davisson and wife.  Dismissed.
 
Page 84—Simon Arnold vs Jesse Hughes.  Verdict and Judgment for defendant.
 
Page 84—Benjamin Coplin vs Edward Jackson.  Continued.
 
Page 84—Hezekiah Davisson vs Levi Wells.  Verdict and judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 85—James Ratcliff, James Tanner, and Alexander West proved three days attendance in suit Simon Arnold vs Jesse Hughes.
 
Page 85—Joseph Davisson surveyor of highway in room of John Wolf.
 
Page 85—Andrew Davisson and Samuel Wilkinson proved three days and two days attendance and witnesses in suit between Hezekiah Davisson and Lewis Wills.
 
 
GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS
 
 
Page 85—State vs Jno Currents.  Dismissed.  Sheriff to collect tax on one horse.
 
Page 85—Hezekiah Davisson vs lowest bidder to build Court House for 90 pounds Sterling.  George Jackson and security for said Davisson.  This is agreeable to a plan, date and time filed in the clerk’s office under the penalty of 180 pounds sterling.
 
Page 85—Hezekiah Davisson took oath of allegiance and oath of Lieutenant of the Militia.
 
Page 85—James McDead made oath that he had served three years in the Continental Army under Capt. Voss and discharged by Col. Freebaker;  Certificate of discharge lost.  Order certification of same.
 
Page 85—Sheriff to summons 24 freeholders to appear at next May court as Grand Jury of Inquest.
 
Page 86—Court convenes for March 24, 1786.
 
 
OLD ACTIONS
 
 
Page 86—Joseph Friend vs William Smith.  Dismissed.
 
Page 86—Benjamin Robinson vs Thos Berkley.  Continued.
 
 
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Page 86—Daniel Fink vs Benjamin Cutter.  Agreed
 
Page 86—Joseph McCally vs Lewis Duvall.  Agreed at Def’s cost
 
Page 86—Jno. Ratcliff vs Jno. Goodwin.  Agreed at Def’t cost.
 
Page 86—Hoshea Moore vs Adam O’Brian.  Christopher Carpenter enters security for costs.  Issued joined and rule to May term—then to plead.
 
Page 86--Hezekiah Davisson vs Benjamin Coplin.  Agreed at Defendant’s costs.
 
Page 86—Jno. Schoolcraft vs Peter Kinchelo.  P. S. Agreed.
 
Page 86—William Ratcliff vs James Tanner. Agreed.
 
Page 86—Jno Casety vs McKinney Robinson.  Plea entered and issue joined and ruled to plea   at May term.
 
Page 86—David Cavid vs McKinney Robinson.  Plea entered and issued joined and ruled to plea at May term.
 
 
OLD ATTACHMENTS
 
Page 86—James Lackery vs Charles Burkham.  Dismissed.
 
 
OLD PRESENTMENTS AND SUMMONS
 
Page 86—Jno Coburn vs William Pettyjohn.  Dismissed.
 
Page 86—Robert Armstrong vs Patrick McGonagle.  Judgment for Plaintiff.
 
Page 86—David Henderson vs Jacob Riffle.  Agreed
 
Page 86—Jno Parsons vs Joseph Lawson.  Continued.
 
 
NEW ACTIONS;
 
Page 87—Joseph Friend vs Ebenezer Perry.  Impce.
 
Page 87—George Arnold vs Adam O’Brian.  Peter Kinchelo enters S. B. impce.
 
Page 87—Charles Harris vs Hezekiah Davisson.  Non-suited.  Judgment for defendant for costs.
 
Page 87-- John Scott vs Peter Kinchelo.  Adam O’Brian enters S. B. impce.
 
Page 87—John Davisson vs George Drake.  George Jackson enters S. B. impce.
 
Page 87—Benjamin Coplin vs Henry Fink, Jr.  Continued.
 
Page 87—Peter Kinchelo vs Jno Scott.  Plea entered and ruled preemptory for May Term.
 
                                                               
 
Page 87—Walter Everitt vs Jacob Rees.  Agreed.
 
Page 87—Josiah Little and Jacob Rees.  Continued.
 
Page 87—Joel Berry vs Jacob Reagan.  Judgment for Plaintiff.
 
Page 87—Michael Bulger vs Robert Pike.  Agreed.
 
Page 87—Andrew Skidmore vs Joseph Donohoe.  Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 87—James Haines vs Samuel McHenry.  Continued.
 
Page 87—Thomas Holden vs James Staats.  Judgment for Plt’f
 
Page 87—Joseph Friend vs Ebenezer Petty.  Continued.
 
Page 87—Benjamin James, James Holden and Ebenezer Petty proved four day’s attendance as witnesses in suit of  Thomas Holden vs Joseph Staats
 
Page 87—John Stackhouse vs Robert Park.  Rule that this cause be submitted to committee of five.  Judgment to be entered on their award and same to be subject to execution.
 
Page 87—William Haddox vs John Johnson.  Judgment granted against John Furbey, security for Johnson.
 
 
OLD ACTIONS
 
 
Page 87--John Goodwin vs Caleb Stout.  No verdict reached before court adjourned.
 
Page 88—Henry Delay to take a list of all taxables and taxable property and tithables from the head of Tigarts Valley river to Benj. Jones' and to return same to clerk of county court on or before last day of next April court.
 
Page 88—John Wilson to take a list of all aforesaid from Benjamin Jones’ downward including the whole of the Valley River including Wilmouth’s settlement and Dry Fork settlement.
 
Page 88—Salathiel Goff to take a list as aforesaid from head of Horsehoe Settlement down to Wolf Creek
 
Page 88—Edward Jackson to take a list as aforesaid from or of the whole of the Buchannan River Settlement.
 
Page 88—John Sleeth to take a list as aforesaid from the head of the West Fork settlement to the dividing ridge on Doss and Hacker’s Creek, and all above the two Lick Run.
 
Page 88—Prunty to take a list of same from below the dividing ridge on Lost and Hacker’s Creek and below the Two Lick Run, and Davisson’s run and the dividing ridge between Brown’s Creek—
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 88—John P. Duvall to take a list of same from below Davisson’s Run and the dividing ridge of Brown’s Creek and Elk to the dividing ridge between Elk and Simpson’s Creek.
 
Page 88—William Robinson to take a list of same from the dividing ridge of Simpson’s  and Elk Creeks including all below the main road to Jacob Spiglars.
 
Page 88—Thomas Cheney to take a list of same all below Spiglars to the main road, down to the county line.  On the east side of the West Fork River.
 
Page 88—Jno Goodwin to take a list of same all the waters of Booth’s Creek above the road.
 
Page 88—John Powers to take a list of same all the waters of Simpson’s Creek above the road including the Coal Flat Settlement.
 
Page 88—Benjamin Robinson to take a list of same all below Lambert’s Run to the County Line on the West side of the West Fork.
 
Page 89—Henry Thompson, William Anglin, Daniel Davisson and Thomas Reed to view and mark a way for bridle road from Clarksburg to Anglin’s Ford  the nearest and best way and report to next Court.  Viewers exempted from laboring on road the number of days they are viewing way.
 
Page 89—Jacob Stalnaker, Sr. to be exempted from all personal taxes and laboring on the highway.
 
Page 89—Court convenes for March 24, 1786.
 
Page 89—Philip Minear, James Gooff, William Parsons and Salathiel Gooff or any three of them to view and mark a way for a wagon road from the Cheat River Ford to the County Line near the Forks Ford a branch of the Youghiogheny River.  Report at next court.
 
Page 89—William Parsons appointed Constable in room of Michael Johnson.
 
Page 89—Court held for Harrison County April 18, 1786
 
Page 90—John Haymond recommended to office of Lieutenant of the Militia.
 
Page 90—John Haymond took oath of office according to Law.
 
Page 90—April 19, 1786
 
Page 90—Watson Clarke nominated to office of Ensign of the Militia.
 
Page 90—Jacob Westfall permitted to stop the former highway on his own lands where he is now about to clear an open way from the old road to the road again.
 
Page 90—John Cain appointed Surveyor in room of Wm Runyan and from Bear Wallow to the Island Ford and tithables from Jno
                                                Continued to next page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 90—(continued from page 42)  Coburn’s upward from the mouth of Little Buffalo and Lost Creek to aid and assist the surveyor and keep road in good repair.
 
Page 90—James Gooff appointed surveyor of highway from the Ford on Cheat River to the Three Fork Ford on the land of John Gooff’s, tithables in the Horseshoe Settlement ad down to Woolf creek to aid in opening and keeping the road in good repair.
 
Page 91—James Wilkinson and John Haddox took the oath of allegiance.  Wilkinson, as Lieutenant of the Militia;  Haddox as Ensign.
 
Page 91—John Cutright took oath of office of an Ensign of the Militia.
 
Page 91—Wm Anglin and Henry Thompson to measure the way from Clarksburg to Anglin’s Ford and mark each mile and make report at next court.
 
Page 91—Daniel and Prudence Davisson acknowledged a deed of conveyance to land in Clarksburg to Isaac Warhburn’s heir-at-law, Whas Washburn.
 
Page 91—It is unnecessary to swear Benjamin Robinson and Josh Wilson into office of Commissioners of the Land Tax as the Register of the Land Office has not complied with the Equalizing law.
 
Page 91—John Prunty and John Wilson appointed commissioners from Harrison Co. Court to call on court of Monongalia Co. to immediately comply with the act entitled:  An act for dividing the county of Monongalia as respects the refunding the money for the public building and then make their report to said County Court of Harrison County with all possible speed.  If the court of Monongalia should refuse or fail to comply with the said act that further proceedings may be had thereon; said commissioners to be paid by the county for their services.
 
 
GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS;
 
 
                State Vs William Anglin—dismissed
                State Vs Daniel Fink—dismissed
                State Vs Daniel Fink—Claim dismissed.
                State Vs George Parsons—continued
 
Page 92—Henry Fink vs Thomas Atkins—continued till May Term
 
                John Goodwin vs Caleb Stout—Amicable trial.  Committee appointed to settle and determine the
                                Suit subsisting.
 
                David Scott Vs Hezkiah Davisson—continued until August term
 
                Benjamin Robinson Vs Thomas Berkley—land dispute.  Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 92—REFERENCES
 
                James Friend Vs Ebenezer Petty—continued till May
 
                                                               
 
                                                                                                                                                                                       Page 92—George Arnold Vs Adam O’Brien—Plea non-cul.  Issue joined and rule to plead didimus generally.
 
Page 92—Jno. Scott vs Peter Kincheloe—continued
 
Page 92—William Johnson exempted from all personal taxes and laboring on public highway.
 
 
OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
 
 
                Josiah Little Vs Jacob Rees—continued
                Joseph Friend Vs Ebenezer Patty—continued
 
NEW ACTIONS
 
                Jacob Wolf Vs Jno. Wolf—Impce
                Jno Stout Vs Jos. Gregoire—Impce.
                John Power, Thos. Webb, Joseph Wilkinson and Thos. Wilkinson to view way for road from John
                                Power’s to Thos. Webb’s Mill and make report at next court.
 
Page 93—Court convenes April 20, 1786
 
Page 93—Sheriff to pay to James Schoolcraft or his order a sum of money due to Catherine Countryman for her subsistance.
 
Page 93—Benjamin Copeland Vs Edward Jackson—Arbitrators appointed by court make following decision, to-wit:  said defendant to pay the balance due on his bond assigned from Peter Kincheloe to the plaintiff after deduction sum he paid Kincheloe.
 
Page 93—Robert Pike Vs Caleb Stout—Amicable suit.  This suit submitted to a committee of arbitrators.
 
Page 93—John Davis Vs Geo. Drake—continued
 
 
OLD ATTACHMENTS
 
Page 93--Jno. Parsons Vs. Joseph Logstone—dismissed
 
 
NEW ACTIONS
 
Page 93—Thos. Evans Vs Henry Fink, Jr. and Geo. Arnold—Impc. And Jas Arnold and Peter Kicheloe under S. B.
 
Page 93—George Arnold Vs Michael Bulger—Agreed at defendant’s costs.
 
Page 93—George Jackson Vs Ralph Morrow & Wife—rule trial for May Term.  Peter Kincheloe enter S.B.
 
Page 93—John Warwick Vs Joseph Friend—Impce
 
Page 93—Daniel Fink Vs William Short—Impce.  Cornelius Bogard Apce.  Bail is entered S.B.
 
Page 94—Robert Pike Vs Caleb Stout—Judgment granted plaintiff at defendant’s costs.
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Page 94—William Short, Vs Daniel Fink—Impce
 
Page 94—Jno Goodwin, Sr. appointed overseer of the highway from Robert Plumbers’ to Tigert’s Valley Fork at Wickwires’ and tithables on the waters of Boothe Creek above the main road leading to Pettyjohns’ to aid surveyor in opening and keeping the road in good repair.
 
Page 94—McKinney Robinson Vs Edward Jackson—Plaintiff non-suited.  Judgment granted accordingly.
 
Page 94—Thomas Hughes Vs Peter Kincheloe—Impce
 
 
NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
 
 
Page 94—Philip Keyer Vs John Fuby—judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 94—Philip Meyer (?) Vs Michael Finer—judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 94—John Alquin Vs Jas. Taaffe—judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 94—Peter Kincheloe Vs Jacob Kegar—judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 94—John Wickwire, Vs Samuel Shaw—judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 94—John Wickwire Vs Richard Merrifield—continued didimus issued for plaintiff
 
Page 94—John Wickwire Vs Richard Merrifield—continued didimus issued for  plaintiff
 
Page 94—William Robinson Vs Daniel Find – continued
 
Page 94—Daniel Wood VS Hezekiah Davisson – dismissed
 
Page 95—Basil Rice Vs Michael Bulgar—judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 95—Robert Pike proved one day’s attendance as witness in suit between Basil Rice and Michael Bulgar.
 
Page 95—Thomas Hughes Vs Peter Kincheloe—Amicable trial.  Defendant to pay costs.  Denied charges; judgment granted accordingly.
 
Page 95—Hezekiah and Anne Davisson acknowledged two deeds of conveyance of land to Daniel J. Adams.  Recorded April 20, 1786.
 
Page 95—Hezekiah Davisson agreed to pay clerk the treasurer tax of 3 shillings per hundred and all other fees arising from deeds of 15,000 acres.
 
 
NEW ATTACHMENTS
 
 
                Jno. Wood Vs William Bartlett—dismissed
 
 
 
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Page 96—Court convenes for  Harrison County May 16, 1786
 
Page 96—Joseph Pollard was admitted to practice as an Attorney at Law and took oath of office accordingly.
 
 
GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS
 
                Samuel Shaw for retailing liquor
                Daniel Davisson for retailing liquor
                George Arnold and William Currents for assault and battery
                Benjamin Wilson for retailing liquor
                John McCalley for taking unreasonable fees for license
                Thomas Cottrill for retailing liquor
                John P. Duvall and John McCalley for assault and battery
                Evan Thomas for retailing liquor
                Edmond Freeman for neglect of working on road
 
OLD GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS
 
                Commonwealth vs George Parsons—judgment against defendant for concealing taxable property
 
Page 97—James Arnold, Thos. Douglas and Obediah Davisson, Jr.—fined for not attending their summons on petty jury.
 
OLD ACTIONS
 
                Alex Maxwell Vs Isaac State and Jos. Stanton—judgment for plaintiff
                Joseph Friend Vs Peter Kincheloe—continued
                John Schoolcraft Vs Peter Kincheloe—continued
                Charles Harris delivered John Johnson to the court in the execution to discharge himself and other
                                Security who had entered into bond for said Johnson.  Bail now ordered discharged.
 
Page 98—Court held May 17, 1786
 
Page 98—Joseph Friend Vs Peter Kincheloe—judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 98—Daniel Davisson entered into bond for performance of keeping ordinary.
 
Page 98—Charges will be dropped against persons who were indicted for retailing liquor if they come into court and make returns for tavern license for present year.
 
Page 98—John Casety Vs McKinney Robinson—continued until August court.
 
Page 98—William Stout Vs John Johnson----
 
Page 98—Ellis Hughes proved 5 days attendance; Thomas Hughes two days, and John Johnson 1 day as witnesses for plaintiff in suit of Joseph Friend Vs Peter Kincheloe.
 
Page 98—Benjamin Copeland Vs Henry Fink—continued
 
 
 
 
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Page 98—Peter Kincheloe Vs John Scott—judgment for defendant and costs.
 
Page 99—Thomas Hughes proved three days and Alice Hughes, 1 day as witnesses for John Scott vs Peter Kincheloe.
 
Page 99—Jesse Hughes took oath of Captain of Militia
 
Page 99—Henry Fink Vs Thomas Atkins—continued
 
Page  99—Joseph Friend Vs Ebenezer Petty—continued.
 
Page 99—George Arnold Vs Adam O’Brien—Plea, non-debit, pre-empitory rule till August term.
 
Page 99—John Scott Vs Peter Kincheloe—dismissed
 
Page 99—Jno. Stout Vs Joseph Gregory—continued until August term
 
Page 99—Thomas Wolf Vs John Wolfe, agreed
 
Page 99—John Davisson Vs George Drake—continued
 
Page 99—Evan Thomas Vs Henry Fink and Geo. Arnold—judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 99—Daniel Fink, Vs William Short—agreed
 
Page 99—John Stackhouse Vs Robert Clark---judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 100—Court convened May 18, 1786
 
Page 100—Andrew Davisson proved l days attendance as witness in suit of Evan Thomas vs Henry Fink and Geo. Arnold.
 
Page 100—George Jackson to keep ferry-boat across Elk River until the next annual general assembly.
 
Page 100—William Short Vs John Johnson—judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 100—George Jackson Vs Ralph Marrow—judgment for defendant and costs.
 
Page 100—John Haymond resigned office of deputy surveyor to qualify for office of deputy clerk at County Court and took oath accordingly.
 
Page 100—John Warwick Vs Jos. Friend—continued
 
 
OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
 
Page 101--James Haynes Vs Samuel McHenry—judgment for plaintiff
                John Warwick to pay two lawyer fees on two non-suit cases—order rejected
                John Goodwin Vs Caleb Stout—judgment for plaintiff
Robert Pike proved 10 days; Edward Goodwin, 8 days, Thomas Wilkinson 5 days, Joseph                                  Davisson 3 days, Mary Davisson 1 day, Anne Davisson 4 days, Michael McKinney
                1 day, Mary Davisson 3 days, as witnesses in suit of John Goodwin Vs Caleb Stout.
 
 
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Page 101—Henry Fink and Geo. Arnold Vs Evan Thomas—New Chancery suit.  Bill of injunction entered against the defendant’s judgment.  Continued till next term.
 
OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
 
                Jos. Friend Vs Ebenezer Petty—judgment for plaintiff
                Josiah Little Vs Jacob Rees—judgment for plaintiff
                John Wickwire Vs Richard Merrifield—continued
                John Wickwire Vs Richard Merrifield—continued
                William Robinson Vs Daniel Fink—judgment for plaintiff
                Cornelius Ward Vs Jacob Brake—Chancery suit—ruled to next term
                Henry Fink, Jr. came into court and proved he had list certificate for a wolf scalp.  Ordered certi-
                                fication of same.
                Samuel Shaw Vs Abraham Cimberlin and George Arnold—judgment against defendant
 
Page 102—Lewis Castleman Vs Henry Fink, Jr.—continued till August term.
                Jno. Coburn Vs James Arnold—dismissed
                Adam O’Brien Vs peter Kincheloe—continued
                Adam O’Brien Vs Michael Bulgar—continued
                Jacob Reagan Vs Michael Bulger—continued
                Jacob Reagan Vs Peter Kincheloe—continued
                Benjamin Copeland Vs Peter Kincheloe—continued
                Michael Bulgar Vs James Schoolberry—continued
                Hezekiah Davisson Vs Daniel Fink—continued
                Peter Kincheloe Vs Henry Ross—Didimus for defendant
                Jno Coburn Vs William Thornhill—didimus for defendant
                John McKinney Vs Hezekiah Davisson—Alias
                William Short Vs Jacob Ribble—agreed
                Henry Fink Vs Evan Thomas—discontinued
 
 
NEW PETITIONS
 
                John Wickwire Vs Jno Stout—continued
                John Wickwire Vs Geo. Arnold—continued
                John Wickwire Vs Evan Thomas—continued
                Jacob Reagan Vs John Brown—judgment confessed
                James Ryan Vs William  Haddox—judgment for plaintiff
                Henry Fink, Jr. Vs Hezekiah Davisson—continued
                Henry Fink Vs Isaac Richards—agreed
                George Arnold Vs Joel Lowther—dismissed
                George Arnold Vs Jno. Coburn—continued
                Peter Kincheloe Vs Ellis Hughes—agreed
 
Page 103
 
                Richard Merrifield Vs Samuel McIntire—judgment for plaintiff
                Wm Davis, Jr. Vs Charles Harris—agreed
                George Arnold Vs Adam O’Brien—judgment for plaintiff
                Eliz. Delay’s acknowledgement of a deed recorded May 18, 1786
 
 
 
 
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Page 103—William Smith appointed surveyor of highway for bridle road from Jos. Friends’ to Anglin’s Ford and all tithables from Valentine Stalnaker’s including both sides of the river down to Daniel Booth’s including leading creek and Wilmoth’s Settlement to aid surveyor in opening and keeping the road in good repair.
 
Page 103—John McCalley appointed surveyor of highway in room of Daniel Davisson from Elk to Bear Wallow.
 
Page 103—John Murphy appointed surveyor of highway from Elk to Ezekiel Thomas’s and all tithables from Elk to Simpson’s creek to keep the road in good repair.
 
Page 103—Ordered that John Goodwin, Thomas Wilkinson, Jos. Davisson, John Powers, John Murphy, John McCalley and Christopher Carpenter to open Bridle road from Anglin’s Ford to the 17 mile tree.
 
Page 103—William Haymond, George Jackson, John Duvall and Thos Nutter to view way for road from Clarksburg to John Wolf’s by the way of Major Haymond’s place and report to next court.
 
Page 104—Court held for Harrison County June 20, 1786.
 
Page 104—Benjamin Robinson and John Powers to examine Anne Shinn concerning acknowledgment of a deed of conveyance to John Brake and make a report to court.
 
Page 104—A deed from Benjamin Shinn and wife to John Brake recorded June 20, 1786.
 
Page 104—Ralph Morrow appointed surveyor of Highway from Anne Davisson’s Graveyard to Robert Plumber’s and tithables on Simpson’s Creek including Thompson’s settlement to aid in opening and keeping the road in good repair.
 
Page104—Didimus granted to Cornelius Ward to take deposition of Sylvester Lyon in Chancery Suit between Jacob Brake and Cornelius Ward.
 
Page 104—John Powers, John Prunty, Nicholas Carpenter and Thos. Cheney to lay off bounds for prison.
 
Page 104—Sheriff to pay Josiah Davisson in part for his services as a chain man in running county line between Harrison county and Greenbrier County.
 
Page 104—Christopher Carpenter and Thos. Reed to review road through John Brown’s plantation and report as July Court.
 
Page 104—Overseers appointed to cut road from Anglin’s Ford to Clarksburg and make report of the number of men in each district.
 
Page 104—Sheriff to pay Thomas Douglas part of his fees as surveyor of county line between Harrison and Greenbrier County.
 
Page 104—Report made by justices appointed to lay off the prison bounds recorded June 20, 1786.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 105—Agreeable to the report of  William Haymond, Geo. Jackson and John Duvall a road is to be cut from Clarksburg to John Wolf’s as follows:  Namely:  from Jackson’s Wills up the creek to the first white oak then up the point by their marks by Major Hammonds’ to John Wolfe’s.
 
Page 105—John McCalley and John Murphy to summons their hands to open road from Clarksburg to John Wolfe’s.
 
Page 105—Court convenes for June 21, 1786.
 
Page 105—John Wickwire, Vs Richard Merrifield, Continued
 
Page 105—John Wickwire vs Richard Merrifield,  Continued
 
Page 105—John Wickwire vs Jno. Stout—Continued
 
Page 105—John Wickwire Vs George Arnold—dismissed
 
Page 105—John Wickwire Vs Evan Thomas—Continued
 
Page 105—Henry Fink, Jr. Vs Hezekiah Davisson—Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 105—John Smith Vs Peter Kincheloe—Dismissed
 
Page 105—George Arnold Vs John Johnson—Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 106—Court held for Harrison County, July 18, 1786.
 
Page 106—Road thru John Brown’s plantation to be opened.
 
Page 106—Sheriff to summons grand jury for August term.
 
Page 106—John Wickwire Vs. Richard Merrifield—Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 106—John Wickwire Vs. Richard Merrifield—Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 106—John Wickwire Vs. Jno Stout—Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 106—John Wickwire Vs. Evan Thomas—dismissed.
 
Page 106—George Arnold Vs. Jno. Coburn—agreed at plaintiff’s costs
 
Page 106—Daniel Fink Vs. Peter Harchom—Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 106—Henry Fink Vs. William Short—Dismissed
 
Page 106—Legal discount deducted from account wherein Joel Barry stands plaintiff and Jos. Ragan, defendant when execution is discharged.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 106—Peter Kincheloe Vs. Jacob Ragan—Judgment for plaintiff vs. securities
 
Page 106—Daniel Cain, Jacob Ragan, Conrad Kinchelo appointed to view the road from Lowthers’ upper ford to the Island Ford the nearest and best way by Parks’ house and make report there on to next court.
 
Page 106—John Radcliff, Watson Clark and Thos. Nutter appointed to lay off and mark the best and nearest way for a road from Jno. Wolfs’ to Watson Clarks’ and make a report to next court.
 
Page 107—Ordered that George Jackson, Administrator of  Timothy Dorman be empowered to assign a resident certificate to Caniel Fink for  which said Dorman gave his obligation.
 
Page 107—John Allen proved one days attendance as a witness in a suit between Henry Fink and Wm. Short.
 
Page 107—Jas. Campbell and wife brought into court on charge of abuse of Sarah Carpenter.  Campbell ordered by court to give security for his wife’s behavior for one year and one day.  Jno. Cobun acknowledged self as security for her good behavior.
 
Page 107—William Cottrill to be exempted from working on highway and paying county levy.
 
Page 107—Samuel Beard exempted from working on highway.
 
Page 107—James Anderson, Sheriff, settled delinquents and supernumaries of the public tax for the year 1785 and clerk gave him copy of the same.
 
Page 108—Court held for county of Harrison, August 15, 1786.
 
Page 108—Court adjourned.
 
Page 108—Court met August 16, 1786.
 
Page 108—Daniel Westfall Vs. Andrew Davisson—Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 108—John Wickwire Vs Evan Thomas—Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 108—Edward Jackson Vs Peter Kincheloe—Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 108—Hezekiah Davisson Vs Bevie Rice—Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 108—Isaac Stackhouse Vs. John  Powers—Judgment for defendant
 
Page 108—Owen Davis exempted from all public and county personal taxes and working on highway.
 
Page 108—John Duvall Vs. Geo. Collins—Judgment for plaintiff.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                               
Page 108—Hezekiah Davisson Vs. Geo. Collins—Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 108—John Radcliff appointed surveyor of highway from John Wolfe’s to Watson Clarks’ and tithables on the waters of Elk Creek above the Brushy Fork to aid in laying and clearing off the same.
 
Page 108—William Greathouse exempted from working on highway.
 
Page 109—Court held for Harrison County, August 17, 1786.
 
Page 109—James Anderson allowed sum of six dollars for bringing up acts of last session and the collection of the laws to be paid out next county levy.
 
 
GRAND JURY OF INQUEST PRESENTMENTS
 
Robert Pike and Edward Goodwin for false swearing on information of Jno. Stout.
                John Merrifield for being drunk
                Thomas Nutter for getting drunk
                Edmond West, Jr., for retailing liquor
                John Powers for not taking a list of taxable property of Evan Thomas and John Berkeley
                Edmond Freeman for not keeping the highway in repair.
                John Merrifield for fighting
                Benjamin Bartlett and John McCann for fighting
                Patrick McCann for striking John Cunningham.
                Mary Carpenter for having a base-born child
                Processes issued against above-mentioned parties
 
Page 110—Isaac Staats Vs. Adam O’Brien—judgment entered against Peter Kincheloe, security in  Replevy Bond.
 
Page 110—Sheriff to issue money to William Haymond, Surveyor for purchase for books for his office.
 
Page 110—Sheriff to pay James Schoolcraft out of the county money for use of Catherine Countryman.
 
 
GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS
 
                State Vs. Jno Coburn—dismissed
                State Vs. George Arnold—continued
                State Vs. William Currence—continued
                State Vs Sarah Currance—judgment for state and Attorneys fees remitted (judgment in mistake)
                State Vs. Benjamin Wilson—dismissed
                State Vs. Sarah Breeding—continued
                State Vs. John McCalley—defendant not guilty.
                State Vs. John McCalley—defendant not  guilty.
                State Vs. Thomas Cottrill—continued
                State Vs. Samuel McIntire—defendant guilty.                                                                                               
                                                               
Page 111—            (continued)
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 111-- (continued) GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS
 
                State Vs. Jno P. Duvall—continued
                State Vs. Edmond Freeman—dismissed with costs
                State Vs. Evan Thomas.  Noli Prosequi with costs
 
Page 111—William  Powers proved one day attendance as witness in suit of Isaac Stackhouse vs. Jno Powers.
 
Page 111—Court med August 18, 1786.
 
Page 111—George Westfall and David Crouch given letters of administration on the estate of Jonathan Crouch, dec’d, with Jacob Westfall and Jonathan Coburn as securities.  Aaron Richards, Chas. Fornelson, Patrick Hamilton and Jno Wilson to appraise the personal estate and slaves if any,  of Jonathan Crouch, dec’d and report to next court.
 
Page 111—James Anderson, Sheriff, to pay to Thomas Douglass out of the County Money, raised by the County by levy, for the use in running the line between Greenbrier and Harrison Counties.
 
Page 111—Ebenezer Petty vs Jos Friend—Chancery.  Didimus for plaintiff issued.
 
Page 111—Joel Berry vs Jacob Reagan, former order of July Court, ordering a legal discount on the defendants proven account to be rescinded.
 
 
OLD ACTIONS
 
Page 112--              Jas Arnold vs Alexander Sleeth—verdict and judgment for plaintiff
                                Christopher Carpenter proved 4 days attendance as a witness in suit of Arnold vs Sleeth
                                David Scott vs Hezekiah Davisson.  Discontinued at defendants costs.
                                John Cassity vs McRobinson.  Preemptory trial for November term.
                                David Cassity vs McRobinson.  Judgment for plaintiff.
                                Lawrence McCann to be exempted from laboring on the highway.
 
Page 113—Court met August 19, 1786
 
Page 113—Benjamin Copeland vs Henry Fink, Jr.  Defendant agrees to pay cost of both suits.
 
Page 113—Benjamin Copeland vs Henry Fink, Jr. Judgment confessed.
 
Page 113—Henry Fink, Jr. vs Thomas Atkins—continued
 
Page 113—Joseph Friend vs Ebenezer Petty.—continued
 
Page 113—Joseph Wood proved one day attendance as witness in suit of Benjamin Robinson vs Thos. Berkley in land dispute.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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113—Didimus issued to take James Hornby’s deposition in a suit between Hannah and Henry Fink and David Minear and Jno Sleeth, Jr.  Didimus for defendant.
 
Page 113—George Arnold vs Adam O’Brian, non-suit
 
Page 113—Peter Kinchelo proved 9 days attendance as a witness James Tanner 5 days, and Michael Bulger two days attendance in suit between George Arnold and Adam O’Brian.
 
Page 113—Sheriff to pay to David Bradford, Esq. 17 pounds 10 shillings for services as State’s Attorney to date, to be allowed 5 pounds each for quarterly during ensuing year.
 
Page 114—John Schoolcraft vs Peter Kinchelo—Continued
 
Page 114—Henry Fink to deliver James Horsely to court of Frederick County at September or October term, next.  Under penalty of 100 pounds with security.  Court requests receipt.
 
Page 114—Jonathan Stout vs Joseph Gregory.  Continued
 
Page 114—John Davisson vs George Drake.  Judgment confessed
 
Page 114—Jno Warwick vs Joseph Friend.  Continued
 
Page 114—Hosiah Moore vs Adam O’Brian.  Continued
 
Page 114—Christopher Hanaman, Henry Flesher, William and Jonathan Hanaman proved 5 days attendance each as witnesses in suit Jno Schoolcraft vs Peter Kinchelo.
 
Page 114—Ward vs Brake—Chancery.  Decreed.  Injunction dissolved at plaintiffs costs.
 
Page 114—Henry Fink and George Arnold vs Evan Thomas—injunction agreed at plaintiff’s costs.
 
Page 115—Court held for Harrison County  September 19, 1786
 
Page 115—James Anderson produced a certificate of commission for Sheriff of Harrison county,  and entered into bond with Thos. Cheney, Jacob Westfall and Cornelius Bogard as securities.  Took oath of
office according to law.
 
Page 115—Isaac Davisson, and William Blair approved by court as Deputy Sheriffs.  Oath taken according to law.
 
Page 115—John P. Duvall and wife, Martha, acknowledged deed of conveyance to Thomas Lindsey for land.  Recorded Sept. 19, 1786.
 
Page 115—John and Prudance Powers acknowledged deed of conveyance to Benjamin Bartlett for land.  Recorded September 19, 1786.
 
Page 115—Delegates to apply  to Treasury of Harrison County for sum of 12 pounds sterling and 10 shillings for wolf scalps and directed by an act entitled:  An act for giving a reward for killings wolfs.  To be paid by public of the said county in order to be certified.
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 115—John Wickwire allowed to run ferry across Tygart Valley from his own lands.  To be allowed 3 pence per man and 3 pence per horse, this to continue until session of the general assembly.
 
Page 115—William Blair a pensioner wounded in the Militia and therefore unable to labor, to be given a certificate to the Governor requesting an additional allowance of  two pounds 10 shillings.
 
Page 116—Inventory of Jonathan Crouch, dec’d, to be recorded according to report made by appraisers.
 
Page 116—Sheriff and 12 freeholders to value one acre of land late the property of William Robinson for purpose of a water mill.
 
Page 116—Mary Everest acknowledged deed of conveyance to Jacob Reese for land.  Recorded September 19, 1786
 
Page 116—Highway from Clarksburg to Wichwire’s Ford to be discontinued until further order of court.
 
Page 116—Jonathan Cobun acknowledged William Lowther as his lawful attorney to make demand of a certain tract of land in Hardy County.
 
Page 116—On the motion of William Lowther ordered that his earmark and brand which is a cross on each and a slit in the right ear and brand is “W L” on the near shoulder and same is ordered to be recorded.
 
Page 117—Samuel Duvall ordered to give security for his good behavior on charge of abuse of wife, Mary.  Joseph Gregory and Samuel Shaw as security, jointly for sum of 100 pounds.
 
Page 117—Ordered that December Court be Court of Claims.
 
Page 117—Benjamin Wilson, Clerk, made oath that 13 pounds 10 shillings was received  be vertur of his office since the last settlement in Court that is due to the public, for issuing processes, acknowledgment of deeds, etc.
 
Page 117—William Wilson, Cornelius Westfall, Andrew Skidmore, and Nicholas Petro are appointed to view way for wagon road from Tygart Valley road the Mud Lick the nearest and best way to Cheat River at Philip Minear’s Ford at the Horseshoe Settlement if conditions are favorable, report at next court.
 
Page 117—The above viewers to be exempted for number of days from working on road that they are employed in viewing same.
 
Page 117—Jonathan Powers Vs Isaac Stackhouse,  Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 117—Two bonds from Jacob Stalnaker, Jr., one to Jonathan Stalnaker, Jr., payable May 19, 1804 and one to Rachel Stalnaker payable July 4, 1798, heirs at law to Jonathan Stalnaker, dec’d recorded September 20, 1786.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 117—Hezekiah Davisson and wife, Ann, acknowledge two deeds of conveyance for land to Daniel J. Adams.  Recorded in this County but yet in the hands of said Davisson.  Said Davisson and wife request temporary suspention of said deeds.
 
Page 118—Monongalia County Court requests that Harrison County appoint commissioners to settle with them for proportion of taxes due by virtue of the act for dividing the County of  Monongalia.  Benjamin Wilson, William Lowther and John McCally appointed as commissioners to meet with Monongalia Commissioners at 9 A.M. on the first Friday after the third Tuesday of next November.
 
Page 118—Peter Casity, Cornelius Bogard, John Jackson and George Westfall, Henry Runyan, Jno Haddin and Jno Parsons recommended for offices of Justices of the Peace, providing Harrison County should be divided.
 
Page 118—Owen Owens proved one day attendance as a witness in suit of Jonathan Powers vs Isaac Stackhouse.
 
Page 118—Rates of Ordinaries until January set by Court.
 
Page 119—David Sleeth, John Hacker, Henry Runyan and Jno Jackson to view and mark a road from John Hacker’s to John Runyan’s and report to next court.
 
Page 119—Jacob Reagan, Jno Richards, Thos Hughes and Jno Brown appointed to view a road from John Richards to Jacob Richard’s and report to next court.
 
Page 119—Court is adjourned
 
Page 120—Court held for October 1786, in Harrison County.
 
Page 120—Daniel Fink appointed surveyor of Highway in room of Jno Murphy
 
Page 120—Richard Merrifield vs Jno Wickwire.  Dismissed
 
Page 120—Samuel Wilkinson acknowledged deed of conveyance for land to Hezekiah Davisson.  Recorded in October 1786.
 
Page 120—Daniel Davisson acknowledged deed of conveyance for land to Hezekiah Davisson.  Recorded October 17, 1786.
 
Page 120—Andrew and Elizabeth Davisson acknowledged deed of conveyance for land to John and George Williams.  Recorded October 17, 1786.
 
Page 120—Acknowledgment in writing given by Levi Wells to Hezekiah Davisson recorded October 1786.
 
Page 120—John Jackson, Jr., appointed surveyor of Highway from head of Turkey Run to Henry Runyan’s.  All tithables of waters of Buchhannon River aid and assist in opening road.
 
Page 120—John Hacker appointed surveyor of highway from Hacker’s to Turkey Run and tithables on waters of Hacker’s Creek above West’s Mill exclusive of the West’s to aid and assist in opening and keeping road in good repair.
 
 
 
 
 
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Page 120—John Hacker appointed surveyor of the highway from Hackers to the head of Turkey Run; all tithables on the waters of Hackers Creek above Wests Mill, exclusive of the Wests, to aid and assist him in opening the same the way it is now laid off and keep it in good repair for a bridle road.  Said tithables exempted from working on road from Richard’s Fort to Hackers.
 
Page 121—Didimus to be granted to Jos. Hall to take the depositions of Andrew Skidmore and Jacob Stalnaker, Sr. in a suit between said Hall, plaintiff and Thos. Holden, Sr., deft.
 
Page 121—Court held for October 28, 1786 in Harrison County, Va.
 
Page 121—Sheriff to summons 24 freeholders to  Court House, third Tuesday in Nov. as Grand Jurors.
 
Page 121—Sheriff to pay Wm. Robinson for bacon given to Thos. Douglas for County use when prior orders paid off.
 
Page 121—Ordinary license granted Edmond West, Jr., according to last ordinaries.
 
Page 121—Surveyor of county furnish Jno. Stout, guardian of Jesse Edwards, Heir to David Edwards, with a deputy to seeing a tract of land agreeable to a certificate granted to the said heir by the commissioners.
 
Page 121—On motion of Wm. Robinson, an execution be issued against Daniel Fink and security on a replevy bond.
 
Page 122—Court held for Nov. 21, 1786 in Harrison Co. Va.
 
 
GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS
 
                Daniel Fink, for not working sufficiently on Highway
                Thomas Webb for fighting Thos. Wilkinson
                Jemina Stackhouse for having a base-born child
                Geo. Celley and Josiah Davisson for fighting
                John Wolf for retailing liquor
                Anthony Able for retailing liquor
                Thomas Webb for keeping a small half-bushel
                Alexander Meplinis for retailing liquor
                Samuel Smith for not giving in his list of tithables and taxable property (by information of
                                William Robinson).
                John Powers, John McCally, John Cain and John Goodwin, for neglecting to work on highway
                Adam O’Brien for profane swearing.
 
Page 122—Processes to go forth against those severally presented by the Grand Jury.
 
Page 122—Jury discharged.
 
Page 122—Taxes, both Revenue and Certificate, on 2 horses to be collected from John Petty by Sheriff.  Account for same amongst supernumerary.
 
 
               
 
 
 
 
 
                               
 
 
 
 
                               
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Page  123, -- John Haddan,  Jno. Elliott,  Wm. Hamilton, Jr.

proved that they had witnessed the conveyance of a deed for land
From  Wm. Hamilton, Tm. Haddan, Benj. Abbott,  Patrick Hamilton,      
Wm. Martin and  Richard Elliot  to  Wm. Elliot  for 184 acres of
land.  Recorded Nov. 21, 1786.
 
Page 123, --  Jno. Hadden, Jno. Elliott and  Wm. Hamilton, Jr.,
proved in open court, that they were witnesses to a deed of
131 acres of land  made conveyed by  Wm. Haddan, Benj. Abbott.

Patrick Hamilton, Wm. Martin,  Richard Elliott  and  Wm. Elliot  to

Wm. Hamilton.   Ordered to be recorded, Nov. 21, 1786
 

Page 123, -- Jno. Haddan,  Jno. Elliott  and  Wm. Hamilton, Jr. ,

came in and proved in open court that they were witnesses to a
Deed of 210 acres of land made and conveyed by  Wm. Hamilton,

William Haddan,  Benj. Abbott,  Patrick Hamilton,  Wm. Martin

and   Wm. Elliott to  John Crouch assignee of  Richard Elliott  and
same is ordered to b recorded, Nov. 21, 1786
.

Page 123,--  Jno. Haddan,  Jno. Elliott and  Wm. Hamilton, Jr. pro

proved  themselves  witnesses to deed of  land made by Patrick
Hamilton, William Hadden,  Wm. Martin, Richard Elliott  and  Wm.
Elliott  to  John Warwick,  assignee of  Benj. Abbott. Ordered to be recorded Nov 21, 1786.
 
Page 123,-- Jno. Haddan,  Jno Elliott and  Wm. Hamilton, Jr.
proved as witnesses to deed of and conveyed by  Wm. Hamilton,
Wm. Haddan, Benj. Abbott, Wm. Martin, Richard Elliott and  Wm Elliott  to  Joh Warwick, Assigneee of  Patrick Hamilton and same recorded Nov. 21, 1786.
 
Page 123,--  Jno. Haddan, Jno. Elliott  and  Wm Hamilton, Jr.
proved as witnesses to deed of land conveyed by  Wm. Hamilton
Benjamin Abbott, Wm. Hadden, Patrick Hamilton, Richard Elliott a
and  William Elliott  to  Jno Warwick, assignee of  Wm. Martin.
Recorded Nov. 21, 1786.
 
Page 123,--  Jno. Haddan, Jno. Elliott, and  William Hamilton Jr.
proved as witnesses to deed of land made by Wm. Hamilton, Benj.
Abbott,  Wm. Martin, Patrick Hamilton, Richard and  William Elliot
to  Jno. Warwick Assignee of  Wm. Haddan and ordered to be recorded Nov. 1, 1786.
 
Page 123,                                                OLD GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
State VS.  Wm. Curaance,   judgt. on Indictment, assult
and battery.  fined.
State VS.  Geo. Arnold, Ord. Pluries.
                                                                                                               
 Page 124, --
State VS.  Sarah Curaance,  Judgt. Against Defendant
given last Aug. Court, a mistake, be rescinded.  Ord. a pluries.
State VS.  Sarah Breeding,  Ordered a Pluries.
                State VS.  John P. Duvall,  continued till March term
Page 124,                                               NEW GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
                                                                                                                                                                                               
 
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                Page 59.
Page 124,--    State Vs.  Robert Pike, Information—Cont. till
March term.                                                                                          
Page  124,--Court held for Nov. 22, 1786.
 
Page  124,--                                            NEW GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
                                                State Vs. Edward Goodwin,  Ord. alls.
                                                State Vs. Jno. Merrifield, jugt. with costs for Co.
                                                State  Vs. Thos. Nutter, Judgt. With costs for use of Co.
                                                State  Vs. Edmund West Jr.,  Nolli Pros. {Latin} without costs.
State Vs. Jno. Powers, dismissed without costs.
State Vs. Edmund Freeman, Judgt with costs to be applied to lessening
 of Co. levy.
State Vs.  Mary Carpenter, ord. als.

State Vs.  Jno. Merrifield, Deft. fined with costs

                                           for the   use of the county.     
                                                State Vs. Benj. Bartlett,  Deft. fined with costs
                                           for use of the county.
 
Page 125,--        State Vs.  Jno. McCann, Deft fined with costs
 
for the use of the county.

                                                State Vs.  Patrick McCann, deft. With costs

for use of county.
 
Original deed for 1000 acres of land granted by Patent to

Wm. Hamilton, Wm. Haddan,  Benj. Abbott, Patrick Hamilton,

Wm.  Martin,  Richard Elliott and  Wm. Elliott  to be recorded,

Nov. 22, 1786.
 
Page 125,--                             Jno. Cassity  Vs. McKinney Robinson, Judgt for
 
pltf. stay of execution for 6 weeks.  Peter Cassity  proved this
 
attendance to two days in above suit.
 
                                                Henry Fink  Vs.  Thomas Aikins,   Contd.

                                                Jno. Schoolcraft  Vs.  Peter Kincheloe,  Contd.

                                                Jonathan Stout  Vs.  Jos. Gregory,   Verdict and Judgt. for def.
Page 125,--                             NEW PRESENTMENTS AND SUMMONS:
                                                Jno. Stackhouse Vs.  Thos. Chaney,  judgt. for pltf.
                                                Zera Ozborn Vs.  Jas Taaffe, Judgt. for pltf.
                                                Hezekiah Davisson Vs.  Jno. Sleeth, Jr., judgt for pltf
with interest.
Hezekiah Davisson  Vs.   William Corder, judgt. for pltf.  with interest.
Andrew Davisson  Vs.  Jos. Gregory,  Judgt confessed by
 
deft.
Page 126--   Court held for Nov. 23, 1786.
Page 126,--                                             OLD ACTIONS:
Jno. Warwick  Vs.  Jos. Friend,  Cont. on Preemptory
 
Rule till March term.
Susannah Taylor proved 4 days attndce. as witness in

                                                Jno. Stout Vs.  Jos.  Gregory suit.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Page 60
 
 
Page 126—Hosea Moore Vs. Adam O’Brien, Non-suit.
Jno. Heagle fined 350 lbs of Tobacco for not
 
attending as a witness for Hosea Moore Vs.  Adam O’Brien.
                                                Thos. Douglass call on the Sheriff of this Co.
for the sum of 25 pounds sterling to be paid out of the
present money belonging to the county laid in the year
1785, now in the Sheriff’s hands.
 
Page 126,--                             James Taaffe to be fined, agreeable to law, for
non attendance on a petit jury.
Page 126,--                             Hezekiah Davisson  Vs.  Henry Ross, Verdict and
judgt for plft
Page 127,-- Court held for Nov. 4, 1786.
Page 127,--                                             NEW ATTACHMENTS:
Page 127,--                             Jno. Hamilton  Vs.  Jas. Cochran, dismissed.
Robert Ferrill  Vs.  Samuel Merrifield,  Cont.

                                Tho. Nutter Vs. Jos. Barker, Judgt in hands of

Jno. McCalley, garnisher, he declares there is sum due by note
in hands of said deft.
Page 127,--                                                             REFERENCES:
                                                Adam O’Brien  Vs.  Peter Kincheloe, Judgt for plft.
                                                Lewis Castlemen  Vs.  Henry Rink, Jr.  Ord. Contd. on
Preemptory, rule till March Term.

                                                Adam O’Brien  Vs.  Michael Bulger,  Rule Preemptory

To March term,

                                Jacob Reagan  Vs.  Peter Kincheloe,  Judgt for pltf-

with interest
Benjamin Copeland  Vs.  Peter Kincheloe, Judgt. for
pltf. with interest
Michael Bulger  Vs. Jas. Schoolcraft, Cont. same.
Hezekiah Davisson  Vs.  Daniel Fink, Judgt  Vs. deft.
for costs, no a tys. fee to be taxed.                  
Simon Arnold  Vs.   Jesse Hughes,  same Rule.

                                                Jno. Coburn,  Vs. William Thornhill,  New trial

At March term ordered.
                                                                               
Page 127,--                             CHANCERY:                        
                                                Ebenezer Petty  Vs.  Jos. Friend, Rule to answer.

                                                Christopher Fuby  Vs.  David Henderson,  agreed at

                                                 defts costs.                                                                         
Mc Kinney Robinson Vs.  Howard Jackson,  Impce.
Jacob Runyan   Vs.   Samuel Shaw,  Agreed at defts.
Page 128--                            Jno. Runyan  Vs.  Samuel Shaw, agreed at Defts.  costs

                                                Henry Fink, Jr. Vs.  Hezekiah Davisson,  Impce.

                                Evan Thomas & wife,  Vs.   Thos.  Bartlett and wife, Impce.
Aaron Vanscoy  Vs. Wm. Chore, agreed.
                                                Abraham Peters  Vs.  Jno. Coburn, Deft.  Confesses Judgt.  with stay of execution till March court with penalty with Interest agreeable to the bond.  Bond now in the Atty.  Hands.
                                                                                                                               
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Page 128 --                             Peter Kinchelo  Vs.  Jno. Scott,  Alls.
                                                Henry Fink,  Vs.   Wm. Short,  Impce.
                                                Henry Fink  Vs.  William Short,  Impce.
                                                Jonathan P. Duvall and  Nancy Duvall  Vs.   Jas. Campbell       
and  Mary, , his wife.  Impce.
Hannah Fink and   Henry Fink Jr.   Vs.  Davis Minear &      

Jno. Sleeth Sleeth, Jr.  Impce.

                                                Thos. Bartlett & wife   Vs.  Geo. Muirhead & wife, agreed
                                                Geo. Stephens  Vs.  Geo. Elliott, agreed.
                                                Wm. Wamsley  Vs.    William Smith,  Als.
                                                                                Jno. Elliott  Vs.   Geo. Westfall,  als.
                                                Jno. Smith    Vs.   Andrew Skidmore,  Judgt. confessed with
stay of execution 3 months.

Philip Kezer  Vs.   Ebenezer Petty  and  Cornelius Bogard

Impce.
Philip Kezer Vs.   Jacob Westfall,  Impce.

Magdalene Stooky  Vs.  Daniel Westfall,  Judgt con-

fessed  with stay of execution 7 months.

Jno. McKinney  Vs.  Hezekiah Davisson, impce.

Hezekiah Davisson  Vs.  Lambert Flowers, Impce.
Cornelius Bogard  vs.   Benjamin Jones,  Agreed.
William Lowther [?]  Vs.   Samuel Smith,  Impce.
                                                Jeremiah Thomas   Vs.    Jno. Wickwire,  Impce.
Page 129,--                             Hezekiah Davisson  Vs.  Jno. Sleeth,  Impce.
                                                Robert Pike  Vs.    Jno. Stout,  Impce.
                                                Henry Fink Vs. James  Faaffe ,  Impce.
                                                John McCally  Vs.    John Kelly,  Als.
                                                William Short,  Vs.   Jas. Westfall, Impce.
                                                William Short,  Vs.  Mathias Whiteman, Discontd.
                                                Abraham White  Vs.   Daniel Westfall,  Judgt confessed
                                                William Asia & wife,  Vs.   Jacob Cozad,  agreed.
                                                Hezekiah Davisson  Vs.   Adam O’Brien,  Impce.
Page 129,--             Hezekiah Davisson and Ann, wife acknowledged a deed of conveyance of 1000 acres of land to  Jno. P. Duvall assignee
of Israel, she being first privily examined, but as the tax of
3 shillings per hundred is not paid at the table the same
can not be admitted to record. Nov. 24, 1786.
Page 129,--             Hezekiah Davisson and Ann, wife acknowledged a deed of confeyance for 400 acres of land to  David Bradfore.  Record-ed Nov  24, 1788.
Page 129,--             Jno. Wade Lovesberry     proved 6 days attendance as A witness in suit of  Hezekiah Davisson  Vs.  Ross
*Page 127,--          Hezekiah Davisson   Vs.  Geo. Colling, Impce.
 Page 129,--  That in consequence of the report of the jury ordered  to view one acre of land late the property of Wm. Robinson for the use of abutting a mill dam be vested in Benj. 
Wilson and his heirs in fee simple for over agreed l_ to an act Entitled an act concerning mill dams.  Jury’s report is ordered to be recorded.
               
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Page 129,--  William Robinson  Vs.  Jno. Sleeth, Jr.,  Judgt for plaintiff.
Page 129,--  William Robinson,  Vs.  Cornelius Westfall, Judgt. for Pltf. With interest commencing in six months from the date of the acct.
Page 130,--  Hezekiah Davisson Vs.  Adam O’Brien, Judgt. for pltf.
Page 130,--  Jas. Lackey, Jr.  Vs.  Jno. Fuby,  Judgt for pltf.
Page 130,--  Jno. Wilkinson  Vs.  Christopher Hannaman, agreed.
Page 130,--  Samuel Shaw  Vs.  Thos. Hughes,  Cont.
Page 130,--  Jos. Hall  Vs.  Thos.  Holden, cont.
Page 130,--  Jacob Westfall Vs.  William Ratcliff, Judgt. for pltf.
Page 130,--  Thos. Holden Vs.  Patrick McGonagle, agreed.
Page 130,--  Benjamin Jones, Vs.  Cornelius Bogard, agreed.
Page 130, --  Patrick McGonagle Vs.  Jno. Johnson and Thos
Holden, dismissed.
 
Page 130,--                                             NEW CHANCERY SUIT:
                                                Jno. Sleeth  Vs.  Henry Thompson, Rule to answer.
Page 130,--  Jno. Wilson allotted the sum of $8.00 to take a
report from the court to Greenbrier County to proceed to
settle the expense of running the dividing line and he is
appointed a commissioner to settle with said county agreeable
to former orders of this court and to be allowed 6 shillings
per day while settling.
 
Page 131,--             Court held for Dec. 20, 1786.
 
Page 131,--                                                             OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
                                                Samuel Shaw Vs.  Thos. Hughes, cont.
                                                Jos. Hall  Vs.  Thos Holden, Contd. to March term.
 
Page 131,--   Ordered than An Als.  be issued for  Peter Kinchelo            
vs.  Jno. Scott.
 
Page 131,--  Edward Jackson to have liberty to build, a mill or
mills on lands ceded to him by  Geo. Bush  at Featroes' Fish Pot
on the West Fork and that the Sheriff summons a Jury to condemn
as much land at said fish-pot as is allowed by law for building
mills and make report thereof to the next court.
 
Page 131,--  Jno. Powers  and Benj. Robinson to examine Anne
Davisson privily from husband and receive her acknowledgment
and make report thereof to the court concerning the following
deeds of conveyance;  One of 1000 acres from  Hezekiah Hezekiah
Davisson and said  Ann to Jno. Mill, and one of 2000 acres to
Joshua Gibosn, and one of 2000 to Patk. Murdock, 2 of 1000 Acs ea.
                                                                                                                                               
 
Page 131,--  Hezekiah Davisson and  Ann, his wife, came into
court and ackowlected the above mentioned  seven deeds of con-
veyance.  The Aforesaid    seven deed of conveyance can not be
admitted to record by the tax not being paid agreeable to law.
Page 131, --  William Robinson  and  Jno. McCalley examine  Rebecca Nutter and receive her acknowledgment and make report to the court concerning a deed of conveyance from  Christopher Nutter and said  Rebecca  to Thomas Nutter.
 
Page 132,--  Christopher Nutter and wife came into court and
acknowledged the conveyance of a deed for 300 acres of land
to Thomas Nutter and the same if ordered to be recorded.
Dec. 20 1786.
 
Page 132,-- A Claim brought by  Benj. Robinson for furnishing
the militia in actual service with 80 rations and one bushel
of corn to be liquidated.
 
Page 132, --  A Claim brought by  Jno. Woods for furnishing the
spies for this county with 51 days rations be liquidated.
 
Page 132, --  The Sheriff to pay  Daniel Davisson  one shilling
for keeping Jno. Schoolcraft in Prison 2 days.
 
132, -- Jno. P. Duvall pay to the Sheriff the diet for
keeping  Jos. Peg three days in prison.
 
Page 132,--  The fines against  Benj. Coplin, Evan Thomas  and
 Samuel MCIntire be remitted with paying costs.
 
Page 132, --  The fine against  Jas. Faaffe for not serving on
a jury be remitted all except 5 shillings and sixpence costs.
 
Page 133,-- Court held for Feb. 20, 1787.
 
Page 133,--  Jno. Wilson appointed to attend at March court in
Greenbrier Co. in order to settle with the said court respect-
ing running the line between Harrison county and Greenbrier
County.
 
Page 133,--  Obediah Davisson, Sr., to be exempted from Poll
tax and county levy.
Page 133,-- William Runyan to be exempted from Poll tax
and county levy during his inability
 
Page 133,--  William Anglin to be exempted  from Poll tax and
county levy.
 
Page 133,-- William Shaw to be exempted from Poll tax
and county levy.
 
Michael Isener to be exempted from Poll tax and county levy.
 
Page 133,--  Ruth Koon to be bound  to  Andrew Davisson until
whe is of age.
 
Page 133,--  Gilbert Hustead and Mary, wife acknowledged a
deed of conveyance for 50 acres of land to  Jos. Kelso and
same Recorded Feb. 20, 1797.
 
                                                                                                                                                               
Page 133,--  Alexander West  and  Linney, wife, acknowledged
a deed of conveyance for 400 acres of land to  George
Green A. Walt and the said deed can not be recorded by the
tax not being paid accordingly to law.
 
Page 134,--                                                                                       ON REP__VY BOND:
                                Jno. Wickwire  Vs.  Richard Merrifield  and  Jno. Owens.,
judgment for pltf.
 
                                Jno. Wickwire  Vs.  Richard Merrifield  and  Jno. Cobun,
judgment for plft.
 
Page 134,--  Thos. Chaney, Lambert Flowers, Anthony Coon and
Samuel Shinn, appointed to view and mark the nearest and best
way for a road from  Hellin's Ford on the West Fork to the Main
county road near  Jno. Powers' and make report thereof to Mar.
court.
Page 134,-- Ordered on motion of Sylvester Lyon, that a bill of
sale given from Cornelius Ward  to said  Lyon be recorded.
Page 134,--                             OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
                                                Samuel Shaw Vs.  Thos. Hughes, Agreed.
                                                Francis Sims  Vs.  Michael Bulger, Agreed.
                                                Wm. Haddox  Vs.  Salathiel Goff. dismissed.
                                                Wm. Haddox Vs.  Salathiel Goff, dismissed.
                                                William Haddox.  Vs. Solomon Ryan, contd.
Page 134,--                                            NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
                                                Jas. Arnold Vs.  Wm. Smith,  Judgt. for plft.
                                                Jos. Gregory  Vs.  Daniel stout, Judgt. for plft.
Page 134,--  Jno. Martin  appointed surveyor of the highway in the
room of Edmond Freeman
 
Page 134,--  Sheriff to summon a Grand Jury to the Court House
on the Third Monday in March next.
 
 
Page 135,--  Hezekiah Davisson and  Geo. Jackson to be released
from building a court house for this county agreeable to a former
order and contract made with this court.
 
Page 135,--   Henry Ross, Wm. Haymond, Geo. Jackson, John Prunty,
Jno. Wade, Louffberry and David Edwards or a majority of them do
draw up a plan for a court house to be built 26 X 36 ft and make
report thereof to next court.
 
Page 135,--  Sheriff to advertise for sale the building of a
court house next court to be built by the lowest bidder.
 
Page 135,-- Fine against Obediah Davisson Jr.  constable, for
not serving on ------jury be remitted.
 
Page 135,--  Geo. Jackson recommended to his Excellency the
Governor as a proper person to fill the office of Lieutenant-
Colonel for this county.
                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                               
Page 135,-- Wm. Shaw proved 2 days attnedance as a witness
in a suit of Wm. Haccox Vs.  Salathiel Goff.
 
Page 135,-- Wm. Haymond, Thos. Reed,  Thos. Webb, Jno. Cobun
Hezekiah Davisson, John Hacker, Watson-Clark and Jno. Hall
be recommended to his Excellency the Governor as proper
persons to fill the office of  Justices of the peace for this
county as an addition to those in commission.
 
Page 136,-- Court held for Mar. 1787.
 
Page 136,--                                                                                 GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
 
                                                March 19,1787---Bill against Adam O'Brien for
profane swearing.
                                                Peter Kinchelo for profane swearing.
                                                Jno. Copley for profane swearing.
 
Page 136,                                                                 OLD ACTIONS:
 
                                Simon Arnold Vs.   Jesse Hughes  [Trespass], verdict
and judgment for the plaintiff for 13 pounds sterling and costs.
 
Page 136,--  John Simms proved 1 days attendance;  Edmund West,
Sr, 1; Jas. Tanner, 6;  Edward Tanner, 4; and  Mary Campbell, 1 day
as witnesses between  Simon Arnold and  Jesse Hughes.
 
Page 136,--  Edward Tanner, proved 3 days attendance as a witness
is suit of Simon Arnold  and  Jesse Hughes.
 
Page 136,--  Jno. Wilson acknowledged deed of-------release
Levi Ashbrook for 400 acres of land and the same is ordered to
be recorded; and ordered that a commission of private examination
issue for said Wilson's wife.
 
Page 136,--  Sarah Richards, daughter of Arnold, Decd., be bound
to Thos. McCann according to law.
 
Page 137,--Benjamin Wilson, Clerk Vs.  James Anderson, sheriff,
Judgment for Plaintiff on Sheriff's bond. Deft. allowed all legal
discounts against plft.  Said Plft. agrees not to sell goods of deft until the April court next.  Debt may be discharged by
payment of 70 pounds,  4 shillings and 6 pence.
 
Page 137,-- David Bradford, Atty. Vs.  James Anderson, sheriff,
Judgt. for pltf. on Sheriff's bond. to be released on payment of
fees due him. Plft. agrees not to sell goods or chattels of the
defts. until April court next.
 
Page 137,--  Samuel Shinn-- to be overseer of highway from
Jacob Reese's to the great road and  Thos. Cheney, surveyor
of highway from Reese's to Hillire's Ford.  Said Shinn--
to have the hands from Reese's to the great road to aid him
and Thos. Cheney to have hands from Hillire's Ford to Reese's.
 
Page 137,--  Court held Mar 20, 1787.
 
Page 137,--  A fine of 5,000 pounds of tobacco against  Geo.
Parson be remitted but said Parsons subject to payment of
all legal fees.
 
                               
                                                                                                                                                               
Page 137,--                                               GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
 
 
Page 137,--             Commonwealth Vs. Geo. Arnold,--plea, not guilty; verdict and judgment for defendant.
.
 
Page 140,--Christopher Carpenter  proved to the court that he
is entitled to a military land warrant for services performed
in the late war and he did not have the power to obtain a dis-
charge as he was absent on furlough.  March 21.
 
138,--                      Commonwealth Vs.  Sarah Currance,-- judgment
and fine against defendant.
 
Page 138,--             Commonwealth  Vs.  Breeding,--defendant sub-
mitted to a fine with costs.
 
Page 138,--             Sheriff to pay to the undertaker to build a
court house, the sum of 30 pounds at August court and balance when court house is finished.
 
Page 138,--             State Vs.  Robert Pike, plea and verdict
not guilty.
 
Page 138,--             Joshua Allen &  Jno. Stout Exempted from all
personal taxes and laboring on highway.
 
Page 138,-- John Wilson  and  Edward Jackson to meet the
Greenbrier Commissioners to settle about running a dividing
line between county.
 
Page 139,--  Court held Mar 21, 1787.
 
Page 139,--             Wickwire  Vs.  Stout, Judgment against Stout.
 
Page 139,-- Sheriff to pay John Wilson 4 pounds out of
money collected from next county levy.
 
Page 139,--  Power of Attorney from  Wm. Cassity  to  Benjamin
Wilson to convey a deed of conveyance to  John Wilson re-
corded Mar. 21, 1787.
 
Page 139,--             Benjamin Wilson Acknowledged deed of conveyance
to  John Wilson.  Recorded Mar. 21, 1787.
 
Page 139,--             Hosea Moore Vs  John Hagle,--Plaintiff to
pay costs.
 
Page 139,--                                          OLD GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
 
Page 139,--             Commonwealth  Vs.  Edward Goodwin, plea and verdict.
not guilty.
 
Page 139,--             State Vs.  Mary Carpenter, --noli prosequi.
 
Page 139,--
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                 Page 67.
Page 139,--Geo. Jackson produced a certificate from the officer
of Public Accounts for payment of bounty-- due to county for
wolf scalps.  Paid to individuals and not deposited in the clerk'
office.
 
Page 139,--William Blair received an additional allowance
of 2 pounds sterling and 10 shillings to his allowance for
wounds received in the late war.
 
Page 140,--             Thomas Berkley and  John Reed, the undertakers,
Nicholas Carpenter and  John McCalley, their Securities entere
into a bond to be discharged by building the court house.
 
Page 140,--                             NEW GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
 
                                                State Vs.  Thos. Webb,--Plea and verdict not guilty.
                                                State Vs.  Jemimah Stackhouse, Noli Prosequi.
                                                State Vs.  Geo. Kelley,--ordered als.
                                                State Vs.  Josiah Davisson,--not guilty.
                                                State Vs.  Samuel Smith, Jr.,--dismissed.
                                                State Vs.  John Wolfe,--dismissed.
                                                State Vs.  Anthony Able,--dismissed.
                                                State Vs.  Alexander Meplelin,--dismissed.
                                                St
Page 141,--  Court held March 22, 1787.
                                                State Vs.  Thomas Webb,--noli prosequi.
                                                State Vs.  O'Brien,--judgment and fine.
                                                State Vs.  Daniel Fink,--noli prosequi.
                                                State Vs.  John Bowers,--Noli Prosequi.
                                                State Vs.  John McCalley, Noli prosequi.
                                                State Vs.  John Cain,----Noli prosequi.
                                                State Vs.  John Goodwin, Noli Prosequi.
 
Page 141,--                                                               OLD ACTIONS
 
                                                John Schoolcraft  Vs.  Peter Kinchelo, --dismissed at
defendant's costs.
                                                Jacob Reagan  Vs.  Michael Bulger,--amicable trial.
Judgment for defendant.
 
Page 141,--Commissioners and their secureties acknowledged
themselves indebted to present governor and his successors
for 4,000 pounds sterling for opening a wagon road from the
State road extending to the mouth of the Little Kanawha.
 
Page 141,--                             Henry Ross Vs.  Hezekiah Davisson,--injunction
against defendant's execution.
 
Page 141,-- Jos.Friend Vs. Ebenezer Petty,--continued.
 
Page 141,-- John Warwick Vs.  Joseph Friend,--judgment for
plaintiff
 
Page 141,-- Geo. Westfall proved 3 days attendance as witness
for John Warwick Vs. Jos. Friend.
 
Page 141,--  Peter Kincheloe  Proved 6 days attendance; Mary
Kincheloe, 4 days; Peter McCune, 4 days; Geo. Arnold, 4 days,
as witnesses for  Michael Bulger against Jacob Regan.
 
                                                                                                                                                 Page 68.
 
Page 142,-- Jno. Coburn Vs.  William Thornhill, verdict &
judgment for defendant.
 
Page 142,--Lewis Castleman Vs.  Henry Fink,--continued.
 
Page 142,-- Michael Bulgar Vs.  Ada O'Brien, judgment
for costs.
 
Page 142,-- Reagan  Vs.  Kincheloe,--continued.
 
Page 142,-- Michael Bulger Vs.  Joseph Schoolcraft, judg-
ment for costs.
 
Page 142,-- James Schoolcraft  Vs.  John Cotting, agreed.
 
Page 142,--                                                       OLD ATTACHMENTS;
 
                                                Robert Ferrill Vs.  Samuel Merrifield, judgment for
plaintiff.
                                                Elizabeth Tanner proved 6 days attendance;  Rachel
McDead, 4 days attendance as witness in suit of  Coburn vs.
Thornhill.
 
Page 142,                                                                    CHANCERY:
                                                John Sleeth  Vs.  Henry Thompson, continued.
                                                Ebenezer Petty Vs.  Jos. Friend,-continued.
 
Page 142,--                                                                REFERENCES:
                                                Hezekiah Davisson Vs.   Michael Bulger,-judgment for
10 pounds sterling.
Page 143,--
                                                McKinney Robinson  Vs.  Edward Jackson,-continued.
                                                Henry Fink  Vs.  Hezekiah Davisson,--agreed at deft
cost.                                                                                      
                                                Evan Thomas. &  wife Vs.  Thos. Bartlett &  wife, cont
                                                Henry Fink  Vs.   William Short, cont.
                                                Henry Fink  Vs.  William Short, cont.
                                                John P. Duvall  &  Nancy  Vs.  Jas. Campbell &  wife, cont.
                                                Hannah &  Henry Fink Vs.  David Minear &  John Sleeth,
continued.
                                                John Elliot  Vs.  Geo. Westfall, Jr. , als.
                                                Philip Kiger  Vs.  Jaco Westfall,--judgment confessed.
                                                Philip Kiger, Vs. Ebenezer Petty &  Bogard,--judgt.
confessed.
                                                John McKinney  Vs.  Hezekiah Davisson, continued.
                                                Hezekiah Davisson  Vs. Lambert Flower, continued.
                                                William Lowther Vs.  Samuel Smith,--continued.
                                                Jeremiah Thomas  Vs.  John Wickwire,-continued.
                                                Hezekiah Davisson Vs.  John Sleeth, continued.
                                                Robert Pike Vs.  John Stout,-continued.
                                                Henry Fink  Vs.  Jaes Taaffe,-continued.
                                                William Steward  Vs.  Jas. Westfall,--continued.
                                                Hezekiah Davisson  Vs.  Adam O'Brien,-continued.
 
Page 143,--                                                              NEW ACTIONS:
 
                                                Peter Kincheloe Vs.  John Scott, dismissed.
                                                John McCalley  Vs. John Kelly,--agreed.
 
 
                                                                                                                                                 Page 69.
 
Page 144,--                                                 NEW ACTIONS CONTINUED:
                                James Taaffee     Vs.                           Michel Bulgar,agreed.
                                Adam O'Brien   Vs.                             Michael Bulgar, judgment for
costs.
                                Robert Plummer   Vs.                         Christopher Carpenter, Impce.
                                Robert Plummer   Vs.                         John Wickwire, Impce.
                                William Wamsley   Vs.                      William Smith, Impce.
                                Joseph Friend   Vs.                              William short, agreed.
                                James Anderson   Vs.                         Cornelius Ward, Impce.
                                Robert Taylor   Vs.                              John Saylor, Impce.
                                George Arnold   Vs.                            O'Brien, Impce.
                                Hosea Moore   Vs.                                Adam O'Brien, Impce.
                                Andrew Davisson   Vs.                        William Greathouse, Impce.
                                 William Klford   Vs.                           James Lackey, agreed.
                                Teresa Wells   Vs.                               Mathias Lambert, agreed
                                William Short   Vs.                             Henry Fink, pluries.
                                Jos. Hall   Vs.                                       Thos. Hol_er, jusgment for
plaintiff.
                                William Haddock   Vs.                        Solomon Ryan, continued.
                                Joseph Saxon   Vs.                               Charles Harris, judgment for
plaintiff.
                                George Drake proved 3 days attendance in suit of
Saxon  Vs.  Harris.
                                Watson Clark   Vs.                             Geo. Ward, continued.
                                Jacob Ragan   Vs.                                Peter Kincheloe, continued.
                                Jacob Ragan   Vs.                                Benjamin Jones, continued.
                                Peter Kincheloe   Vs.                          David Smith, continued.
                                John P. Duvall Vs.                               William Johnson, agreed.
 
Page 145,--
 
                                John P. Duvall   Vs.                             Conrad Richards,--continued.
                                Lewis Castleman   Vs.                        Thos Cheney,--D Bradford
enters security for costs.
                                Van Swearingham   Vs.                      John Saylor,--judgment.
                                James Taaffe proved injury to left ear.  Ordered
to be recorded. Certificate granted.
 
Page 145,--             Court fines rate for taverns.
 
Page 145,--             David Prunty exempted from laboring on highway
 
Page 145,--             All overseers of dif erent highways that will
be within the bounds of Harrison County after the division
to appear at April court and bring oath of their labors
and Sheriff to publish same.
 
Page 146,--             Court held Mar 29, 1787.
 
Page 146,--             Upon hearing evidence for and against defendant
court orders Richard Cockling,defendant, to give suffidicnt
seucrity for his appearance at grand jury court.
 
Page 147,--             Richard Cockling entered into bond with John
P. Duvall and Adam O'Brien as secureties, to appear at Grand
Jury court.
 
Page 147,--             10 witnesses acknowledged themselves to be in-
debted to the commonwealth of Va. in the sum of 10 pounds ea.
                               
 
                                                                                                                                                 Page 70.
       Page 147,-- Robert Maxwell produced commission of justice
of peace and was sworn into office.
 
Page 147,--  Thomas and Sarah Bartlett acknowledge a deed of con-
veyance unto Robert Bartlett and same recorded Apr. 16, 1787.
 
Page 147,--   court met Apr 17, 1787.
 
Page 147,-- An act entit e  An Act to amend the act entitled the
act for ascetaining certain taxes and duties for establishing
a permanent revenue; Also an act imposing rew taxes; also an act to
amend teh act entitled The act imposing new taxes are considered
by court not to have the effect of law before this date as to the
officers of the court.
 
Page 147,--  Nicholas Carpenter, Jno Powers and  Jno McCally are
appointed Commissioners agreeable to an act entitled an act to
amend the act entitled an act for ascertaining certain taxes and
duties, and for establishing permanent revenue.  Said Commissioners
take oath of office according to law.
 
Page 147,-- Daniel Westfall  and David Ward made oath that William
Levitt gave Jacob Westfall the authority in his name to convey for
him a tract of lnd of 150 acres.  Ordered to be recorded April 17, 17 78
 
Page 147,-- Jacob Westfall in behalf of  William Levitt acknowledged
a deed of Conveyance to Michael Yocum for land and the same is ordered
to be recorded April 17, 1787.
 
Page148,--  Johnthan Crouch, Jr., proved as a witness to a power
of attorney naming  Jos Crouch and Jno Warwick  to convey a deed
for  John Alexander to any purchaser order to be recorded when
Patrick Hamilton the other witness shal prove his being such.
 
Page 148,-- jonathan Bartlett, Henry Thompson and  Benj Webb to
view a way for bridle road from Thos Webb's Mill to  William Thomp-
son's, they being first sworn and make their report at June Court.
 
Page 148,--  Edmund Freeman's fine to be remitted as formerly fined
for neglect of making highway.
 
Page 148,-- Solomon Wire bound to  William Wilson until he arrives
to full age he being the ae of 20 years the 23rd day of February,
1787.  Said  Wilson in empowered to take him under immediate charge
and teach him arithmetic to the rule of 3, a branch of shoemakers
trade and freedom dues according to law;  Daniel Westfall, former
master, agreeable to his father's will, be discharged from giving
said Wire learning, trade and freedom dues.
 
Page 148,--  Jonathan Wire to be bound to  Benj Wilson agreeabel to
deceased father's will.
 
Page 148,--  Edward Jackson  and Jno Wilson  produced a settlement
with the Commissioners of Greenbrier County concerning a sum of
123 pounds 14 shillings 2 pence deposited in the Clerks's Office.
Commissioners to decide further settlement between Counties.
 
Page 148,-- Jonathan Coburn's earmark recorded April 17, 1787.
 
 
                                                                                                                                                  Page 71
 
Paage 148,--           Lawrence McCann's cattle brand recorded April 17, 1787
                                Benjamin Wilson's cattle brand recorded April 17, 1787
                                David Sleeth's cattle brand recorded April 17, 1787
 
Pag 149,--               Jno Power cattle brand recorded April 17, 1787
                                Jno McCally's cattle brand recorded April 17, 1787
 
Page 149,--             Isaac Stout vs  Jas Anderson, [?] Sheriff,--Judgement grant
against Defendant.
 
Paage 149,--           John Wickwire vs John Beighbors,--Johathan Prunty
enters special bail.  Attachment dissolved.
 
Page 149,--             A deed of lease and release from John and Mary Wilson
to Levi Ashbrook recorded April 17, 1787.
 
Page 149,--             Deed from W, Cassety and Ann, his wife, to  John
Wilson recorded April 17, 1787.
 
Page 150,--             Court met April 18, 1787.
 
Page 150,--             Harrison County after Randolph County is taken off,
to be divided into three districts as follows, to-wit:--
                                Begin ing at the mouth of Brown's Creek of the east side
of the West Fork River thence up said Creek to head thereof and so
allong the dividing ridge of Lost Creek and Elk Creek and so along
the dividing ridge to Randolph Lineand tence along said line and the
Greenbrier line to the Ohio River, thence up said River to the Ohio
County line, thence along the last mentioned line to the ahead of
Tenmile creek thence down along the dividing ridge between said creek
and the waters of the West Fork to the head of Davissons Run, then
down said run to its, junction with the West Fork River thence up said
river opposite Brown's Creek, then crossing the West Fork River to th
beginning, shall be the first distict.
                                The second district shall be on the West side bounded by the
first district and down the Ohio County line to the Monongahela line
and thence along said line to the West Fork river, thence up said
River to the mouth of Simpson's Creek, thence up the largest fork
of said creek to the head thereof and crossing the dividing ridge
to the head of Shook's Run, thence down the said run to the county
line, thence up the said line to t eh First District, which shall be
One and the Second District.
                                And the residue of the county of Harrison County below the
second district shall be the Third District.
                                John Wilson appointed Commissioner of the First District,
Nicholas Carpenter of the Second District and John Powers of the
Third District.
 
Page 150,--             James Anderson, Sr. produced a power of attorney signed
byJames Anderson, Jr.  and his wifeHanah, to him.  recorded April
18, 1787.
 
Page 150,--             James Anderson, Sr.  ackonwledged a deed of conveyance
in behalf of            James Anderson, Jr. and his wife,  Hannah, to  Joseph
Wilkinson, Jr.  containing 200 acres of land.  Recorded April 18, 1787.
 
Page 150,--             Christopher Nutter and wife,  Rebecca, acknowledged a
deed of conveyance to Jno Nutter, Jr. for land.  Recorded April 18, 1787
                                                                                                                                                  Page 72
 
Page 151,--             Jonathan Prunty allowed 5 shillings a day fo 10
days for services as Commissioner with Monongalia court.  Sheriff
to pay out of next County lvey.
 
Page 151,--             John P Duvall and wife  Martha, acknowledged an deed
of conveyance for land to  Isaac Davisson.   Recorded April 18, 1787
 
Page 151,--             J P Duvall acknowledged deed of convyance for land.
recorded April 18, 1787.
 
Page 151,--             OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
 
                                William Haddox  vs                             Solomon Ryan.       Discontinued.
                                Watson Clark      vs                            George Ward.         Judgment for Plaintif
                                Jacob Reagan    vs                               Peter Kinchelo        Continued.
                                Jacob Reagan    vs                               Benj Jones              Continued.
                                Peter Kinchelo   vs                             Peter Smith             Judgment for Plaintif
Page 152,               Court Held for Harrison County April 19, 1878 ? [1787]
 
Page 152,--             Old PETITIONS AND SUMMONDS (continued)
 
                                John P. Duvall   vs                              Conrda Richards    Judgement for Plan'F
                                William BlaifJr.  vs                           Isaac McHenry        no return made by Sher
 
Page 152,--                 NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS.
 
                                Jno Wickwire    vs                              Samuel Merrifield   Continued.
                                Jno Wickwire    vs                              Booth's Administrators.  continued.
 
Page 152,--                A writ of Ad quod damnum in behalf of David Sleeth be
issued to inquire into what damages will result from said Sleeth
building a Mill of Mills of his own lan on Hackers Creek; Sheriff
to summons Jury to attend on said land on second Monday in May,
Sheriff to make report at next court.
 
Page 152,--   Christopher Carpenter appointed surveyof of Highway
from mouth of Limestone and the Mouth of Elk Creeks to
Jackson's Mill and thence to Thos Nutter;s Ford on Elk.  All tithables
between Elk  an West Fork up to the mouth of Brown's Creek and to
the mouth of Turkey Run on elk aid and assist in working of same. (and
that to be one district)
 
Page 152,--   Jno McCalley surveyor of Highway to keep road in repair
from Bear Wallow to the mouth of Elk and from below the mouth
of Limestone on the west side of the West Fork to the dividing ridge
below Anderson's cabin at the mouth of Crooked Run.  All hands in the
    former district on the west side of the West Fork River to aid
and assist in opening and keeping road in repair; And that to be
in one district.
 
Page 152,--   Alexander Morrison appointed Surveyor of Highway in room
of  Jno Hayne and too take his tithables.
 
Page 152,--   The hands that formerly worked under Christopher Carpenter
on the highway of both sides of the West Fork River below  the mouth
of Turkey Run to aid and assist Robert Bartlett in opening and working
the highway in his district.                                                
 
 
                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                  Page 73
 
Page 153,--  Fine as to  William Currence  as formerly laid against
him be remitted.
 
Page 153,--  James Tanner,surveyor of the highway, fromElias Hughes'
to the Island Ford.  All tithables from said Hughes to said Ford to
aid and assist him in keeping said road in good repair.
 
Page 153,--   Sheriff to collect  from each tithable in this County
3 shillings and acount for same at next August Court.  Said Sheriff is
not to distress until last day of this month.
Page 153,--  Sheriff to settle with court for the County levy in his
hands, which was laid in the year 1785, at the next August Court.
 
Page 154,--  Court held for May 21, 1787.
 
Page 143,--  Alexander Addison admitted to practice as an attorney
in this court and took oath according to law.
 
Page 154,--  Jonathan Cobun, Hezekiah Davisson, Thomas Reed andWatson
Clark produced Commissions of the Peace for this County and sworn
into office according to law.
 
Page 154,--             SUITS IN CHANCERY.
 
                                Jno Sleeth  vs  Henry Thompson. Didimusi? issue generally
                                for plaintiff and defendant.
 
Page 154,--             GRAND JURY OF IN__  EST PRESENTMENTS
 
                                Jno Owens for getting drunk
                                Thos Wilkinson for fighting with Thos Webb.
 
Page 154,--  Grand Jury Discharged.
 
Page 154,--  Deed of bargain and sale produced from  Jos Pollard to
James Cowseraand proof of acknowledgment made by  John Prunty and
George Jackson and to continue un the clerks office until the third
witness comes and makes oath of his being such.  And cannot be admitted
to record by the tax not being paid according to law.
 
Page 154,--             GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS.
 
              Commonwealth  vs  Geo Kelly.  Pluries
 
Page 154,--             NEW GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
 
                Commonwealth  vs  Adam O'Brian.   Judgment for fine 5 shillings
 
Page 155,--
               Commonwealth vs  Peter Kinchelo.  Judgment for fine 5 shilling
               Commonwealth  vs  John Copeley.  Judgment for fine 5 shilling
               John Wickwire  vs   Edmond F. Booth's Administrators. Judgment
for plaintiff. 2/ 5 /9/
               Sheriff to pay Christopher Carpenter 2 pounds and 10 shilling
for mending jail.
 
Page 155,-- Court Held for May 22, 1787.
                               
                                                                                                                                                  Page 74
 
PAGE 155,--           OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
 
                                Jacob Reagan  vs  Benjamin Jones.  Judgment for plaintiff
                                Jonathan Wickwire vs  Samuel Merrifield. Judgment for Plt'f
                                Commonwealth vs  Richard Cockling. Defendant guilty; fine
by court 20 pounds; sstans committed until fine and fees are paid.
 
Page 155,--             OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
 
                                Jacob Reagan vs  Peter Kinchelo. Judgment for plaintiff.
                                Evan Thomas, et uxor vs  Thomas Bartlett.--Slander.  Verdict
for plaintiff.  New trial ruled preemptory to next August Court.  Rule
for new trial set aside.  Plaintiff discontinues at defendants cost.
                                James Wilson  vs Peter Kinchelo.--Amicabel Suit.  ruled by
consent of defendant to be tried at next November term. D Bradford
as security.
                                Joel Lowther proves 6 days attendance as a witness in behalf
of Jacob Reagan  vs Kinchelo.
 
Page 156,--     OLD ACTIONS:
 
                                Henry Fink       vs.                               Thomas Atkins.   Continued.
                                Jos Friend        vs.                               Ebenezer Petty.  Dismissed.
                                Lewis Castleman  vs.                          Henry Fink,          Continued.
                                Jacob Reagan  vs                                 Peter Kinchelo.  laid over until tomorrow
                                McKinney Robinson  vs                     Edward Jackson.   Continued.
                                Henry Fink      vs.                                William Short.  Continued
                                Henry Fink   vs.                                   William Short.  Continued.
 
Page 156,--           Court Held for Harrison County May 23, 1787.
 
Page 156,--           Charles Harris to be exempted from working on the highway
 
Page 156,--             Thomas Webb, Jno Hacker and  Jno Hall produced commissions
for the peace of this county and sere sworn into office according to l
 
Page 156,--             William Coching, a prisoner in the county jail, to be
discharged.  The court having mitigated his fine.
 
xxxxxxxxxx               Adam O'Brian and  Richard Duvall are securities for his
good behavior until next August term.
 
Page 156,--             State  vs  Anna Lowtherback . dismissed.
 
Page 157,--             Jacob Rea gan  vs  Peter Kinchelo.  Verdict and Judg for
plaintiff.
 
Page 157,--             Abijah  Ward, Jacob Richards, James Thompson, William
Carder and  Jno Reagan proved 11 days, 12 days 9 days, 15 days, and 11
days respectively as witnesses.
 
Page 157,--             Martha Muirhead proved 8 days attendance as a witness in
behalf of  Adam Thomas
 
Page 157,--             Jno P. Duvall  vs  James Caprb_ll and wife.  continued.
 
Page 157,--             Jeremiah Thompson   vs  John Wickwire.   continued.
                               
                               
 
                                                                                                                                                  Page 75
 
Page 157,--             Hannah Fink and  Henry Fink, Jr., Vs. David Minear and
John Sleeth,--continued.
 
Page 157,--             John McKinney Vs.   Hezekiah Davisson,--continued.
 
Page 157,--             Hezekiah Davisson  Vs.  Lambert Flowers, continued.
 
Page 157,--             William Lowther Vs.  Samuel Smith,--continued.
 
Page 157,--             Hezekiah Davisson  Vs.  John Smith, judgment confessed.
 
Page 157,--             Robert Pike  Vs.  Jno. Stout, case placed in hands of
committee to determine judgment.
 
Page 157,--             Henry Fink  Vs.  James Taaffe,  continued.
 
Page 157,--             Wm. S_ort Vs.  James Westfall, continued.
 
Page 157,--             Hezekiah Davisson  Vs.  Adam O'Brien, continued.
 
Page 157,--             Robert Ferrel  Vs.  Samuel Shaw, judgment againt de-
fendant.
 
Page 158,--             Geo. Jackson  Vs.  Richard Nerrifield and Jos. Heast-
ings, judgment for want of a plea.
 
Page 158,--             John Neighbors and wife Vs.  John Wickwire, contin-
ued.
 
Page 158,--             John Elliot  Vs.  Geo. Westfall, continued.
 
Page 158,--             William Short  Vs.  Henry Fink, non est.
 
Page 158,--             Elizabeth West  Vs.  William & John Radcliffe,contin-
ued.                       
 
Page 158,--                 NEW ACTIONS:
                               
                                Godfrey Bumgardner   Vs.  Henry Fink, continued.
                                Hezekiah Davisson      Vs.   William Lowther, agreed.
                                James Taaffe               Vs.   John P. Duvall, continued
                                Cornelius  Austin          Vs.   Lambert Flowers, agreed.
                                Cornelius Austin           Vs.   Thomas Cheney, agreed.
                                John Prunty                  Vs.   William Greathouse, John Wolf and Jas.
Anderson, not fountals.
 
Page 158--                 REFERENCES:
 
                                Sheriff to pay James Schoolcraft balance due from last
settlement for maintiaing Catherine Countryman, a dumb woman.
 
                                Robert Plumber           Vs.    Christopher Carpenter, agreed at
defendant's costs.
 
                                Robert Plumber           Vs.     John Wickwire, judgment confessed.
                               
                                William Wamsley         Vs.     William Smith, continued.
 
                                James Anderson           Vs.     Cornelius Ward, continued.
 
 
                                                                                                                                                 Page 76.
 
Page 158.--                   REFERENCES (CONT):
 
                                James Johnson      Vs.   Hezekiah Daavisson, (Amicable suit),
bond left.
Page 159,--
                                Robert Taylor         Vs.   John Saylor, judgment with stay of
execution until August.
 
                                George Arnold       Vs.    Adam O'Brien, dismissed.
 
                                Andrew Davisson  William Greathouse, continued.
 
                                Hosea Moore  Vs.  Adam O'Brien, continued.
 
Page 159,--               Chancery Suits:
 
                                Ebenezer Petty      Vs.  Ebenezer Friend, continued.
                                John Sleeth, Jr.     Vs.  Henry Thompson, continued.
                                Henry Ross             Vs.  Hezekiah Davisson, continued.
                                Joseph Carr            Vs.  James Raaffe, non est.
                                William Blair,Jr.     Vs.   Issac McHenry, agreed
                                Thomas Henry        Vs.   John Saylor, Judgment for plaintiff.
                                Edmond West         Vs.   John Richards, non est.
 
Page 159,--                            ATTACHMENTS:
 
                                Peter Kincheloe      Vs.   Geo. Arnold, attachment satisfied.
                                John Wickwire        Vs.    John Neighbors,, continued.
 
Page 160.--   Court held for Harrison County June 18, 1787.
 
Page 160,--   Nicholas Carpenter, John McCalley and John Powers,
commissioners, proved their lists of taxable properties as pro-
vided by law.
 
Page 160,--  Joseph Bennett exempted from payment of all personal
taxes and laboring on the highway.
 
Page 160,--  John Ratcliffe to be overseer of highway from the four
mile tree to the six mile tree on the road that leads from Clarks
burg to Anglin's Ford.  Tithables from Hezekiah Davissons' along
the waters of Elk Creek to aid and assist in keeping the road in
good repair.
 
Page 160,--  Benjamin Webb  to be surveyor of highway from  Wm Thom-
pson's to Thomas Webb's will and tithables on Simpson Creek includ
ing Thompsons Settlement to aid and assist in opening and keeping
the highway in repair.
 
Page 160,-- Ezekiel Thomas to be surveyor of highway from Hustedds
Fork to Ezekiel Thomases and tithables on the waters of Booths'
Creek and Loop Run to aid and assist the surveyor in opening and
keeping the highway in repair.
 
Page 160,--  Bonnam Stout to be surveyor of highway from Ezekiel
Thomass' to Simpsons' Creek and tithables from Samuel Shinn's to
the lower side of Ann's Run to aid and assist the surveyor in keep-
ing and making highway in proper condition.
 
                                                                                                                                                 Page 77.
 
Page 160,-- Sheriff to pay John Wilson $5.00 for assisting in
settling the proportion between Harrison and Greenbrier Counties
for running the division line.
 
Page 161,-- John Alkire  Vs.  James Taaffe, judgment for plaintiff
on Replevy bond.
 
Pagae 161,--  Nicholas Carpenter,  John McCalley and  John Prunty,
commissioners, proved 11 days; 7 days; and 11 days, respectively,
for services performed as commissioners for this year.  Services
to be paid by the sheriff.
 
Page 161,--  William Greathouse appointed constable for the town
of Clarksburg.
 
Page 161,--  William Robinson and  Thos. Cheney recommended to the
Governor for sheriff of this county.
 
Page 161,--             NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
 
                                Henry Ross       Vs     John Coburn  Judgment for plaintiff.
                                Henry Ross       Vs.    James Taaffe, Non est.
                                John Scott         Vs.    Geo. Wolfe, dismissed.
 
Page 161,--             Court met June 19, 1787.
 
Page 161,--             Sheriff to pay James Schoolcraft the balance due to
Catherine Countryman, decd.
 
Page 161,--             Sheriff to pay Thos. Barkley out of the first money
to be collected from the tithables from Harrison and Randolph cos.
 
Page 162,--             Court held for Harrison County July 16, 1787.
 
Page 162,--             NEW PETITION AND SUMMONS:
                                Lewis Duval     Vs.               Hezekiah Davisson, judgment for plft.
 
                                Ordered that on the motion of  Cornelius Ward, on his
being charged with one taxable and one tithables and the same to
be returned as delinquint.
 
                                Thomas Griffs    Vs.            James Campbell, Judgment for plft.
                                Thos. H[?]arber  Vs.           Samuel McIntire, Judgment for plft.
                                Samuel Hanway  Vs.            John Owens, continued.
                                Peter Kincheloe  Vs.           Jacob Reaga, judgment for plft.
                                Hugh McNeeley  Vs.           Thomas Cheney, judgment for plft.
                                Daniel and Prudence  Davisson acknowledge deed of co n-
veyance for land to Thomas Barkley but the same cannot be admitted
to record for reason of non payment of revenue tax.
 
                                Ann Douglass admitted as administratrix of  Levi Douglas
deed., estate. Entered into bond as prescribed by law.
 
                                Amaxiah Davisson, Matthew Nutter, Samuel Beard and  Benj.
Webb to appraise person estate of  Levi Douglass, decd. and to
report to court.     
 
 
                                                                                                                                                 Page 78.
 
Page 162,--             John and Catherine Radcliff acknowledge deed of convey-
ance of land to  Edward Pursley and land to  Philip Coole.  Recorded
July 16, 1787.
 
Page 163,--             Hezekiah and  Anne Davisson acknowledge deed of con-
veyance or land to Isaac Nixon. Recorded July 16, 1787.
 
Page 163,--             John Richards appointed surveyor of highway from the
road below Jacob Richards to  Richard Radcliffe's little field and
petitioners to aid and assis him in opening and keeping highway
in good repair.
 
Page 163,--             Seven Deeds of conveyance and 3 deeds of lease acknowledged
by  Hezekiah and Anne Davisson. Admitted to Record July 16, 1787.
 
Page 163,--             William Radcliffe, Sr. Exempted from paying personal
taxes and working on highway.
 
Page 163,--             Thomas Cunningham appointed constable of this county
and sworn to office according to law.
 
Page 164,--             Court held for Harrison Co. Aug 20, 1787.
 
Page 164,--             Grand Jury of Inquest presentments:
 
Page 164,--             Billa against David Bradford, Wm. Cleery and Alex. Addison
for practicing in court without license.  Against Robert Bartlett and
Elisha Bell for fighting.
 
                                Charles Harris exempted from payment of personal taxes.
 
                                A deed of conveyance to Robert Miness from Samuel Hanway
was reported Aug. 20, 1787.
                                       OLD GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
Page 164,--             State Vs.  John Owens, judgment and fine.
                                State Vs.  Thomas Wilkinson verdict, not guilty
 
Page 164,--                     OLD ACTIONS
 
                                Henry Fink  Vs.  Thomas Aikins, continued.
 
Page 165,--             Lewis Castleman   Vs.  Henry Fink, Jr.,  continued.
                                McKinney Robinson Vs.  Edward Jackson, continued.
                                Henry Fink  Vs.    William Short, continued.
                                John Kelley emempted from personal taxes and working on
highway becuase of infirmity.
                                John Simms brand recorded Aug. 20, 1787.
                                Thos. Hacker's brand recorded Aug. 20, 1787.
                                John Hacker's brand recorded Aug. 20, 1787.
                                John Haymond's brand recorded Aug. 20, 1787.
                                Alexander West's brand recorded Aug. 20, 1787.
                                Nichlas Carpenter, Geo. Jackson, John Prunty, Wm
McCleary and Benjamin Wilson to settle with James Anderson, sheriff
the county levy for the year 1785 and 1786 and report at  court.
 
 
                                                                                                                                                               
 
                                                                                                                                                                                Page 79.
Page 166,--             Court met Aug. 21, 1787.
Page 166,--             On motion made that suits institued in court without
writ or other process under the character of amicable suits is
an illegal mode of proceeding not justified by law.  The court is
of the opinion that the mode is legal and is to be continued in
court as such.
                                To which opinion Geo. Jackson and  John McCalley protest
against the opinion as contrary to law and injurious to the public
revenue.
Page 166,--             John Sleeth Vs.  Henry Thompson, deft. to make to
plaintiff a legal conveyance of the tract of land laying at the
mouth of Peel Tree Run.  Defendant enters appeal into High court of
Chancery.
Page 166,--             Ebenezer Petty  Vs.  Jos. Friend, continued.
 
Page 166,--             John Warwick Vs.  John Friend, judgment on the Replivy
bond.
Pag 166,--               Principal surveyor ordered to resurvey a line in which
there was a mistake.
Page 167,--                Court met Aug. 22, 1787.
 
Page 167,--             Henry Ross Vs.  Hezekiah Davisson, chancery suit,
injunction dissolved.
 
Page 167,--             John Cutrock acknowledged a deed of convyance to
Job Wilton and a cmmission is to examine said Cutrock and wife.
Page 167,--             John Cutrock acknowledged a deed of conveyance to Jos.
Wood and same is recorded August 22, 1787.
Page 167,--             OLD ACTIONS:
                                McKinney Robinson  Vs.  Edwin Jackson, not suited.
                                Henry Fink   Vs.  William Short, Judgment for plaintiff.
                                Henry Fink  Vs.  William Short, judgment for plaintiff.
                                John P. and Nancy Davall Vs.  James  and  Mary Campbell
verdict and judgment.
                                James S. Coberly Vs.  Jacob Reagan, order that didimus
issue generally.
                                Jeremia Thomas Vs.  John Wickwire,  verdict and judgment.
                                Hannah  and  Henry Fink Vs.  David Minear and  John Sleeth,
continued.
                                John McKinney Vs.  Hezekiah Davisson, continued.
                                Hezekiah Davisson  Vs.  Dambert Flowers, continued.
                                William Lowther, Vs.  Samuel Smith, non suite.
                                Robert Pike Vs.  Jno. Stout, continued.
 
Page 168,--             Henry Fink Vs.  James Raaffe, continued.
                                Wm Short,  Vs. James Westfall, non suit.
                                Hezekiah Davisson Vs.  Adam O'Brien, continued.
                                Wm Wamsley Vs.  Wm Smith, agreed at defendant's costs.
 
Page 168,--                           NEW ACTIONS:
                                John Prunty Vs.  William Greathouse, John Wolfe and
James Anderson, judgment against  John Wolfe.
 
Prunty Vs.  William Greathouse, John Wolfe,
and James Anderson, judgment against John Wolfe,.
 
Page 168,--             Mary Everett proved 6 days attendance as a witness
as a witness in Behalf of  Jeramia Thomas Vs. John Wickwire.
 
Page 168,--             Court held Aug. ?3, 1787,.
 
Page 168,--             James Anderson  Vs.  Cornelius Ward, Verdict for deft.
Page 168,--             James Johnson  Vs.  Hezekiah Davaisson,  continued.
Page 168,--             George Arnold  Vs  Adam O'Brien, continued.
Pag 168,--               Andrew Davisson  Vs.  William Greathouse, judgment
confessed for plaintiff.
 
Page 169,--             Hosea Moore vs.  Adam O'Brien, judgment for plaintiff.
Page 169,--             John Neighbor and  wife Vs.  John Wickwire, continued.
Page 169,--             John Elliott Vs.  George Westfall, continued.
 
Page 169,--             Elizabeth West Vs.  Wm. & John Radcliff, slander.
judgment for defendant.
 
Page 169,--             Prudence Davisson acknowledged a certificate giving full
consent to transfer her right of dower to a tract of land sold by
her husband to  Jacob Browning of New Jersey.  Recorded Aug. 23, 1787.
 
Page 169,--             James Anderson, Sheriff  Vs.  David Bradford, Attorney,
The service accepted and return of the writ.
 
Page 169,--             George Jackson produced a commission of Lieutenant
Colonel of the Militia and took oath of office according to law.
 
Page 169,--             Anthony Bradgley, Sr. and  Anthony Bradgley, Jr.  proved
4 days attendance each and milage for 120 miles as a witness for
Jno Scott vs  Geo Ward.
 
Page 169,--             Robert Pike vs  Jonathan Stout.  Judgment for Defendant
 
Page 169,--             Bumgardner vs  Henry Fink. Discontinued at Def't cost
Page 169,--             Jas. Taffe vs.   Jno P. Duvall. Didmus generally.
 
Page 169,--             John Wickwire vs  John Neighbors. Continued.
Page 169,--             Jesse Hughes vs  Anthony Able. Attachemtn continued.
 
Page 170,--             J P Duvall  vs Peter McCune. Attachment Replevied.
Page 170,--             Michael Bulger vs  Joseph Scott. Judgment and order
for sale.
Page 170,--             John Simms prved 4 days attendance as witness in suit
of  Elizabeth West vs   Wm & John Radcliff.
 
Page 170,--  Court Held for August 24, 1787.
Page 170,-- Sheriff to pay David Bradford, Attorney, for services
as Attorney for the State for Harrison County for one year for the
past year.
 
Page 170,--             NEW ATTACHMENTS
 
Page 170,--             John Sleeth Vs.  William White, dec'd. Continued.
 
Page 170,--             Lawrence McCann  Vs  Jos Scott. Judgment for plaintiff
and order for sale.
 
Page 170,--             NEW ATTACHMENTS:
 
                                Thomas Pinnell  Vs  Samuel Shaw.  Ordered als
                                John Brown  Vs   Peter McCune. Agreed
                                Prudence Bradley  vs   Sylvester Lyon.  Imparce didimus
generally.
                                Richard Talbott  vs  Alexander West.  Agreed at dif'ts costs
                                George Jackson vs  John P. Duvall. Impce
 
Page 170,--             OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
 
                                Samuel Hannay vs   John Ownes. Judgement for plaintiff.
Stay of execution until November then no replevy
 
PAGE 170,--           NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
 
                                Abijah Ward  vs  James Anderson. Continued.
                                Jacob Westfall  vs  Frances Leggett.  Continued.
 
Page 171,--             Sheriff to come to final settlement with court at next
September Court, for the County levy 1785 and 1786.
 
Page 171,-- Sheriff to pay  William Blair a pension of 10 pounds for
the year 1786.
 
Page 171,--             George Jackson, Jno McCally, and  Thos Chaney or any
two of them to settle with Monongalia County Court at their
September Court for money due to this County by act dividing the
County of Monongalia.  Delegates authorized to bring suit for this
County if necessary.  Court is pledged to furnish money to finance
the suite.
 
Page 172,--             Court held for Harrison County September 17, 1787.
 
Page 172,--             OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
 
Page 172,--             Abjah Ward vs  James Anderson,  Sheriff. Continued.
 
Page 172,--             Appraisement bill amounting to 162 pounds, 9 shillings
4 pence returned and ordered to be recorded September 17, 1787.
 
Page 172,--             Jacab Westfall  vs  Frances Leggitt. Continued
 
 
Page 172,--             Henry and Mary Runyan acknowledged the following
deeds of conveyance, to-wit:  400 acres to  Jacob Elsworth; 400
acres to  Jno Heagle;  327 acres to  Moses Elsworth; and 100 acres
Godfrey Bumgardner.  Recorded September 17, 1787.
Page 172,--             Benjamin Robinson  vs   James Anderson, Sheriff,
Judgment for plaintiff for money detained in Sheriff's hands, no
replevin with costs.
Page 172,--             Benjamin Wilson,  Clerk of the Peace, made oath
that the sum of 54 pounds 5 shillings total amount due from him
to the public for the Tax of deeds, writs, etc. from the 20th day
of September to date.
Page 172,--             Ann Burrows with  Edmond West as security entered
into bond of 20 pounds to Court as Guardian of  Thomas Cottrill
orphan of  Andrew Cottrill, dec'd.  Recorded September 17, 1787.
 
Page 172,--             Nicholas Carpenter, Hezekiah Davisson and Benjamin
Wilson to settle with Sheriff for County Levy collected by him
same to be recorded September 17, 1787.
 
Page 173,--             Court Held September 18, 1787.
 
Page 173,--             Commissioners that Sheriff is not prepared to settle
for county levies due for 1785 and 1786.
 
Page 173,--             Sheriff to be charged with balance of county levies
of 1785 and 1786.
 
Page 173,--             Jonathan and Mary Prunty acknowledged deed of con-
veyance for 200 acres of land to  Thos Smith.  Recorded September 18, 1787.
 
Page 173,--             Edmond West acknowledged deed of conveyance of 100
acres of land to Watson Clerk.  Recorded September 13, 1787.
 
Page 173,--             George Stewart exempted from paying 6 shillings as
overcharged in county Levy.  Sheriff Credited with 6 shillings,
on amount due by him to the court.
 
Page 174,--             Court Held for Harrison October 15, 1787.
 
Page 174,--             Joe Davisson and Benj Copelin gave bond as guardians
of orphan of Andrew Cottrill, dec'd. Recorded October 15, 1787.
 
Page 174,--             Mary West acknowledged deed of conveyance from
Edmond West and self to Watson Clark for 100 acres of land.
Recorded October 13, 1787.
Page 174,--             Daniel Davisson permitted to keep an ordinary in the
Town of Clarksburg.  Bond given with Daniel Davisson and Benja
Coplin as securities.
Page 174,--             Court of Harrison County vs   James Anderson, Sheriff
Judgment for Court.
Page 174,--             James Anderson exempted from all personal taxes Oct
15, 1787, recorded.
                                                                                                                                                               
Page 174,--             Abijah Ward  vs  James Anderson, sheriff. Continued.
Page 174,--             Jacob Westfall  vs  Frances Leggett.  Continued.
 
Page 174,--             Christopher Carpenter  vs  James Anderson.  Judgment
for Plaintiff.
Page 174,--             Jno Hill  vs J P Duvall. Continued.
 
Page 174,--             Jno McCalley,  Jno Powers appointed to settle with
Monongalia County Court when called upon by Commissioners of
Monongalia County.  If against November Court next for money
due this county.
 
Page 174,--             The commissioners for the State Road vs  James
Anderson.  Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 174,--             Benjamin Webb to be surveyor of highway from Thos
Webb's  Mill to  William Thompson's to open said road 10 feet wide
and bridge it 8 feet wide.
 
Page 175,--             Court Held for Harrison County November 19, 1787
 
Page 175,--             GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
 
Page 175,--             Jno McCally for not keeping the road in repair.
                                Christopher Carpenter for not keeping the road in repair
                                Christopher Carpenter for not keeping the road in repair
                                William Radcliff for not keeping the road in repair.
 
Page 175,--             Commonwealth  vs  David Bradford.  Noli Prosequi
 
Page 175,--             Commonwealth vs  Wmi. McCleery. Noli Prosequi
 
Page 175,--             Commonwealth vs  Alexander Addison. Nolr Prosequi
 
Page 175,--             Jethro Thompson  exempted from working on highway.
 
Page 175,--             Commonwealth vs  Elijah Bell.  Noli prosequi
 
Page 175,--             Commonwealth vs  Robert Bartlett. Ord. als.
 
Page 175,--             Commonwealth vs  Jno Scott. Nole prosequi
 
Page 175,--             Corner pillars for Court Hous to be replaced by larger
ones.  Committee appointed to deside additional sum to be paid
to the contractores.
 
Page 176,--             George Jackson vs  Alexander Addisson.  Writ quashed
 
Page 176,--             Court Held for Harrison County November 20, 1787.
 
Page 176,--             OLD ACTIONS.
 
                                Henry Fink vs  Thomas Aikins.  Continued.
                                Lewis Castleman vs  Henry Fink, Jr.  Continued.
                                Hannah and  Henry Fink vs  Davin Minear & Jno Sleeth.
                                Jno McKinney vs  Hezekiah Davisson. Continued.
 
                                OLD ACTIONS (continued)
Page 176,-- Hezekiah Davisson  vs  Lambert Flowers.  Judgment
confessed.
                                William Lowther vs  Samuel Smith. Verdict for Plaintif
                                George Jackson  vs  Michael Bulger.  Judgment for Plt'f
 
Page 177,--             Jonathan Wickwire vs  Edmond Freeman, and Thos
Cheney his security.  Judgment on the Replevian Bond.
                                Nicholas Carpenter produced commission as sheriff from
the Governor and took oath of office according to law.  Bonds given
 
Page 177,--             Jonathan Wickwire  vs  Edmond Freeman, and  Thos
Chemey his security.  Judgment on the Replevian Bond.
                                Nicholas Carpenter produced commission as sheriff from
The Governor and took oath of office according to law.  Bonds given.
 
Page 177,--             Jonathan Davisson  and  George Arnold to adjudge
damages to George Jackson by  Michael Bulger, not complying with
an article of agreement between said Jackson and  Bulger.
 
Page 177,--             OLD ACTIONS
                                Henry Fink vs  James Taaffe.  Continued
                                Hezekiah Davisson vs Adam O’Brian.  Continued.
                                James Johnson  vs  Hezekiah Davisson. Continued.
 
Page 177,--             John Hall and David Sleeth appointed Deputy Sheriff
and oath of office according to law.
 
Page 177,--             Watson Clark vs  George Ward and T Gregory, security
Judgment for plaintiff.
Page 177,--             Peter Kinchelo appointed Constable of this County.
Page 177,--             George Arnold vs Adam O’Brian. Verdict and Judgment
for plaintiff.
Page 177,--             Jno Neighbors and wife vs  Jno Wickwire.  Agreed
Defendant paying cost and Judgment for same.
 
Page 177,--             Jno Elliot vs George Westfall.  Continued.
 
Page 178,--             James Taafee vs  J P Duvall.  Continued.
 
Page 178,--             James Wilson vs  Peter Kinchelo. Continued.
 
Page 178,--             Court met  November 21, 1787.—
 
Page 178,--             OLD ACTIONS
                               
Page 178,--             James Anderson vs Cornelius Ward.  Continued.
Page 178,--             REFERENCES.
 
Page 178,--             Prudence Badgley vs  Sylvester Lyon. Continued.
 
Page 178,--             George Jackson vs Jno P Duvall. Continued.
 
Page 178,--             OLD ATTACHMENTS:
 
                                Jno Wickwire vs Jno Neighbors. Agreed at Plt’f costs
                                Jesse Hughes vs Anthony Able. Continued.
                                J P Duvall vs Peter McCune.  Continued.
                                Jno Sleeth vs  William White, Dec’d.  Judgment for
plaintiff and order for sale.
 
Page 178,--             OLD CHANCERY SUITS
 
Page 178,--             Ebenezer Petty vs Jos Friend. Continued.
OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
 
Page 178,--             Abijah Ward vs  James Anderson. Agreed at Defendant’s
costs.
                                Jacob Westfall vs Frances Leggett. Continued.
 
                                Jno Hill vs Jno P Duvall. Continued.
 
Page 178,--               NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
                                Peter Bufinberger vs Henry Flesher.  Continued until
March Term 1788.
                                Philip Koon vs Thos Koon.  Continued.
                                Thos Hall vs Thos Cheney.  Continued.
Page 179,--             Nicholas Fast vs Edmond Freeman, executor for James
Booth, dec’d. continued.
                                James Goff vs Evan Thomas and  Charles Harris. Judgment
for Plaintiff.
                                William Ennis vs Christopher Hanaman.  Agreed. Plt’s costs
Page 179,--                 NEW ACTIONS:
 
                                Henry Thompson vs Jno Sleeth.  Continued.
                                Jno Wickwire vs Anthony Badgley. Agreed.
                                Peter Kinchelo vs Jacob Reagan. Agreed.  Plt’f cost.
                                James S. Coberly vs Jacob Reagan.  Continued.
                                Thos Pinnell vs  Samuel Shaw.  Impce.
                                Thomas Heaton vs  Adam O’Brian and  Geo Parson.  Impce.
                                Mary Barnes vs Christopher Carpenter and wife.  Dismissed
                                Deering and Ferguson vs Samuel Shaw. Impce.
                                James Shreves vs Frances Leggett.  Ord. als.
                                George Arnold vs  Samuel Shaw.  Impce. Special bail enters
                                Joseph Skelton vs Jno Stout.  Impce. Def’t not appear
                                William Ennis vs Frederick Acor.  Impce.
                                William Ennis vs Jno Sleeth and Wm Lowther.  Agreed
                                at Sleeth’s const.  Judgment for same.
                                William Ennis vs William Radcliff. Impce.
                                Richard Higgins vs Michael Loverback.  Agreed at Def’
                                costs.
Page 179,--               NEW ATTACHMENTS:
                                Hezekiah Davisson vs  Michael Bulger.    Continued
                                Joshua Allen vs  Michael Bulger.
                                Daniel Fink vs Michael Bulger.  Continued.
Page 180,--               Court Held for December 17, 1787.
Page 180,--             Jacob and  Hannah Ellsworth ackowledged a deed of
conveyance for land to Abraham Hinkle.  Recorded December 17,  1787
Page 180,--             Hezekiah Davisson,  Daniel Davisson and  Christopher
Carpenter appointed to viewed way for a highway from the mouth of
Gregory’s Run through the land of  William Bartlett to intersect
the road already laid off, from said run to West Fork near the
mouth of Limestone.  Road to be opened by  William Bartlett and re-
port to next court.
 
Page 180,--             OLD ATTACHMENTS:
 
Page 180,--             Hezekiah Davisson vs Michael Bulger.  Judgment for
plaintiff and order for sale.
                                Daniel Fink vs Michael Bulger.  Judgment for Plaintiff
and order for sale.
                                Joshua Allen vs  Michael Bulger.  Judgment for Plain-
tiff and order for sale.
                                Lewis Duvall vs Hezekiah Davisson and securities.
Judgment for plaintiff.
 
Page 180,--             John Radcliff and  wife Catherine, acknowledged two
deeds of conveyance. to-wit: 254 acres to George Stevens;  200 acres
to  Samuel James.  Recorded December 17, 1787.
 
Page 180,--             James and Mary Anderson acknowledged two deeds of
conveyance, to-wit:  500 acres to  Joseph White; and 417 acres to
Samuel Henderson.  Recorded December 17,  1787.
 
Page 180,--             Joseph Melbourne exempted from laboring on highway.
 
Page 180,--             A list of papers lost by Adam O’Brian recorded.
 
Page 181,--             Benjamin Robinson and  Jno Goodwin, Jr.  appointed
Captains;   Enoch James and  Jacob Spingler appointed lieutenants
and James Bartlett and Jno Thomas appointed Ensigns of the Militia
and same be certified to the governor.
 
Page 181,--             James Anderson vs Davis Bradford.—Chancery  Injunction continued until merits of judgment agreed, inequity.
 
Page 181,--             Edward Jackson vs  Peter Kinchelo.  Judgment for
plaintiff.
 
Page 181,--             Robert Ferrell vs  Samuel Shaw.  On Replevy Bond.
 
Page 181,--             Court met December 18, 1787.
 
Page 181,--             Thomas Hall vs  Thomas Cheney.  Non-suit.
 
Page 181,--             Edward Jackson  appointed to go to Greenbrier County
to receive sum due Harrison County. Jackson to be allowed 1
pound 10 shillings.
 
Page 181,--             Jacob Westfall vs  Francis Leggett.  Non-suit.
 
Page 181,--             Jno Hill vs J P Duvall. Continued.
 
Page 182,--             Philip Coon vs Joseph Coon.  Continued.
 
Page 182.--             Nicholas Fast vs  Edmond Freeman executor for  James
Booth,  dec’d. Continued.
 
Page 182,--             James Goff  vs  Evan Tomas  and  Chas Harris.  Cont’d.
 
Page 182,--                 NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS.
 
                                William Ennis vs George Arnold.  Agreed.
                                George Jackson vs  William Tanner. Judgment for Plt’f
 
 
Page 182,--             George Jackson vs  James Campbell. Judgment for
plaintiff.
 
Page 182,--             Benjamin Wilson vs  Abijah Ward.  Judgment for
plaintiff.  David  Hughes  enters S B
                               
Page 182,--             Joseph Gregory vs  Thos Cottrill, Sr.   Agreed.
 
Page 182,--             The deed of conveyance from  Jno  and  Elizabeth Cutrac
for 156 acres of land to  Josepb Wood.  Recorded December 18,1787.
 
Page 182,--             A deed of conveyance from  Jonathan and Elizabeth
Cutrack for land to  Joseph Wood.  Recorded Dec. 18,1787.
 
Page 182,--             A Court of County Claims to be held next February
and the Clerk to publish same.
 
Page 182,--             Commissioners of court proceeded to settle with
James Anderson, late Sheriff for county levy 1785 and 1786 and
report rendered.
 
Page 183,--             Keith Moore bound to court to  Andrew Davisson and
the endentures ordered to be recorded.
 
Page 183,--             Andrew  and  Elizabeth Davisson acknowledged a deed
of lease and release for 32 acres of land to  Enoch Betts.  Recorded December 18,1787.
 
Page 183,--             Jeptha Moore to be bound to  Jno Hall until he arrives
at full age.
 
Page 184,--             Court Held for Harrison County, January 21, 1788.
 
Page  184,--            John Wickwire vs  Samuel Shaw.  Judgment for plaintiff
 
Page 184,--             John Wickwire vs James Anderson, late Sheriff and
his securities, Judgment on 1,000 pound  bond, to be discharged
by paying costs of suit.
 
Page 184,--             George Arnold acknowledged a deed of conveyance to
Philip Cool for land.  Recorded Jan 21, 1788.
Page 184,--             John  and  Margaret Wolfe acknowledge a deed of con-
veyance for land to John Chamberlain.  Recorded Jan. 21, 1788.
 
Page 185,--             Court met Jan 22, 1788.
 
Page 185,--             Will of  Edmond West, Sr., Recorded  Jan 22, 1788
after same was proven by oath of  Peter Kinchelo, one of the wit-
nesses.
                                Edmond West, Jr., took oath of an Executer with  Hezekiah
Davisson and  John Hacker as secureties.
                                John Hacker, John Sleeth, Jr., David Sleeth and  John
Leggett to appraise the personal estate of  Edmond West, Decdl and
report to March Court.
                                                                                               
Page 185,--         George Drake to be exempted from all personal taxes
because of age and infirmity.
 
Page 185,--             Philip Coon Vs. Jos. Coon, continued.
 
page 185,--             Nicholas Fast Vs  Edmond Freeman,  Booth’s Executer,
none- suit.
 
Page 185,--             James Goff Vs, Evan Thomas and Charles Harris,
continued.
 
Page 185,--             Commonwealth Vs. Esther Moore, felony, plea, not
guilty, verdict, guilty to receive 10 lashes on public whipping
post.
 
Page 185,--             NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
 
                                Abijah Ward Vs Sylvester Lyon, judgment for plft.
                                James Bartlett Vs  Sylvester Lyon, Judgment confessed
for plft.
                                Philip Pearce Vs  George Arnold and  Levi Wells, judge
confessed for plft.
                                John Radcliffe Vs  John Wickwire, Judgment for plft.
                                Richard Benett Vs. Adam Bush, Judgment for plft.
                                William Ennis Vs.  Jacob Regar, continued.
                                Amaziah Davisson approved 1 days attendance as witness
in suit between John Radcliffe Vs.  John Wickwire..
 
Page 185,--             NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
 
                                William Ennis  Vs David Smith, continued.
                                William Ennis Vs John Gregory, agreed.
                                Elias Biddell Vs. John Collins, dismissed.
                                John Wickwire Vs.  Geo. Arnold, continued.
                                George Jackson Vs. Elias Hughes, agreed.
                                George Jackson Vs. William Radcliffe, continued.
                                George Jackson Vs.  Elijah Staats, judgment for plft.
 
Page 186,--             Order that Agreeable to an act directing the mode
of preceding under certain executions,  Benjamin Robinson, Jos.
Heastings, John Hacker, Thos. Reed, Daniel Davisson, John Sleeth,
Geo. Arnold, Watson Clark and  Thos. Webb be appointed commission-
ers to act agreeable to the above recited at.
 
Page 187,--             David Smyth and Issac Anderson to be appointed con-
stales of this county and take oath according to office.
Page 187,--             Court held for Harrison County Feb. 18, 1788.
Page 187,--             Henry and Mary Runyon acknowledged 2 deeds of con-
veyance: 200 acres of land to  Jas. Bennett; 102 to  Moses Elsworth. Recorded Feb 18, 1788.
Page 187,--             Philip Coon Vs.  Jos. Coon, continued.
Page 187,--             James Goff Vs. Evan Thomas and Charles Harris, continued.
                               
 
Page 187,--             Jno. Cobun took oath that he obtained a bond of Jas
Arnold for 40 pounds, which bond is lost or mislayed and he can-
not find it.
Page 187,--             William Ennis Vs  Jacob Reager,--judgment for
plaintiff.
 
Page 187,--             William Ennis Vs. Davis Smith,--continued.
Page 187,--             George Jackson Vs.  William Radcliffe, judgment
for plaintiff.
Page 187,--             John Hill Vs.  John P. Duvall, continued.
Page 187,--             Watson Clark Vs.  John Sleeth,--judgment for plft.
Page 187,--             John McCalley Vs  William Radcliffe,--judgment
for plft.
 
Page 188,--             John Brown proved one days attendance as a witness
in suit of  John McCalley Vs.  William Radcliffe.
Page 188,--             A stay of all proceedings on execution of Stout Vs.
Jas. Anderson until March court.
Page 188,--             Court held for Harrison County Mar. 17, 1788.
Page 188,--             Court held for Harrison County Mar. 18, 1788.
 
Page 189,--             Court held for Harrison County Mar. 19, 1788.
Page 189,--             William McCleery recommended for clerk of district
court of Monongalia County.
Page 189,--             Christopher Carpenter exempted from laboring on
highway.
 
Page 189,--             GRAND JURY OF INQUEST PRESENTMENTS:
 
                                We the Grand Jury of Harrison County do find a bill
against:
                                Samuel Duvall and William Powell, for assult and battery.
                                John Wickwire,--
                                Michael L. Montgomery,-for beating and wounding  Daniel
McCann and biting of his nose.
                                John Shaw, for assult and battery.
                                Adam O’Brien, for assult and battery.
                                John P. Duvall and  John Powers for fighting.
                                Evan Thomas, for assult and battery.
                                John Nutter, for profane swearing.
                                John McCalley, for not keeping road in repair.
                                Thomas Hughes for not keeping road in repair.
                                Jas. Tanner for not keeping road in repair.
                                John McCalley, for fighting.
                                Nutter Webb, for retailing liquor.
 
Page 190,--             Inventory of  Edmond West  Estate as returned by appraiser:
 
Page 190,--             (Continuation of last entry)  Recorded Mar 19, 1788.
 
Page190,--              NEW GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
 
                                Commonwealth Vs.  John McCalley, not guilty.
                                William Lowther Vs  Samuel Smith and  Samuel James,
judgment for plft. with costs.
                                Commonwealth Vs.  William Radcliffe, not guilty.
                                Commonwealth Vs.  Christopher Carpenter, not guilty.
                                Commonwealth Vs.  Robert Bartlett, noli prosequi.
 
Page 190,--             OLD ACTIONS:
                                Henry Fink Vs.  Thomas Aitkins, continued.
                                Lewis Castleman Vs.  Henry Fink, Jr., continued.
                                Hannah and Henry Fink  Vs.  David Minear and John Sleeth,                                  
continued.
                                John McKinney Vs.  Hezekiah Davisson, continued.
                                Henry Fink  Vs.  James Taaffe, continued.
                                Hezekiah Davisson Vs.  Adam O’Brien, continued till
November.
Page 190,--             Hezekiah Davisson  and  Edward Jackson to examine
John Hall for Deputy Surveyor and report at next court.
 
Page 190,--                OLD ACTIONS:
                                James Johnson Vs  Hezekiah Davisson, agreed at defts
cost.
                                John Elliot vs.  George Westfall, dismissed.
                                John Hall took oath of office as deputy surveyor.
 
Page 191,--             James Taaffe Vs.  John P. Duvall, continued.
                                James Wilson Vs. Peter Kincheloe, continued.
                                James Anderson Vs. Cornelius Ward, agreed with judgt. at
defendant’s costs.
                                Prudence Badgley  Vs.  Sylvester Lyons, continued.
                                George Jackson Vs.  John P. Duvall, judgment confessed.
Page 191,--             Isaac Richards to be allowed to re-survey a tract of
land lying on Elk Creek.
Page 191,--             Ebenezer Petty Vs.  Jos. Friend, chancery, continued.
Page 191,--             Thomas Puidall Vs.  Jno. Cobun, judgment confessed.
 
Page 192,--             Court Met Mar 20, 1788.
 
Page 192,--             REFERENCES:
                                Henry Thompson Vs.  John Sleeth, continued.
                                James S. Coberly Vs.  Jacob Reagan, continued.
                                Thomas Pinnell Vs.  Samuel Shaw, continued.
                                Thomas Heaton Vs.  Adam O’Brien and  Geo. Parsons, dismissed.
                                Derring and Ferguson Vs.  Samuel Shaw, continued.
                                George Arnold  Vs.  Samuel Shaw, continued.
 
                               
Page 192,--             REFERENCES:
                                Jos. Skelton Vs.  Jno. Stout, continued.
                                William Ennis Vs.  Frederick Acor, continued.
                                William Ennis Vs. William Radcliffe, continued.
                                Jesse Hughes Vs. Anthony Able, continued.
                                John P. Duvall Vs.  Peter McCure, discharged after
payment of costs.
Page 192,--             James Anderson Vs.  David Bradford, chancery, continued.
Page 192,--             NEW ACTIONS:
                                James Neal Vs.  Geo. Arnold, Impce.
                                Hezekiah Davisson Vs.  Henry Fink, Als.
                                James Shreves Vs.  Francis Leggett, continued.
                                Philip Peters Vs.  George Arnold, continued.
                                Cornelius Ward Vs.  George Ward, agreed at defendant’s
costs.
                                Jobe Skelton Vs.  William Radcliffe, Impce.
                                James Johnston Vs.  John Hall, agreed.
                               
Page 193,--             Samuel Shaw Vs.  Edward Jackson, continued.
                                Dennis Murphy Vs.  Charles Harris and  Peter Cornellison.
Page 193,--             Dennis Murphy Vs.  Adam O’Brien, Michael Bulger and
Peter McCune, continued.
Page 193,--             NEW ATTACHMENTS:
 
                                William Murphy Vs.  Michael Bulger, attachment lost,
judgment for plft. and order for sale.
                                George Arnold Vs.  Major Poar, attachment dismissed.
                                Commissioners of the tax in behalf of the commonwealth
Vs.  Peter Devictman, judgment for commonwealth.
                                John Wickwire Vs.  Geo. Arnold, continued.
                                John P. Duvall Vs  Richard Duvall, continued.
                                Philip Coon  Vs.  Joseph Coon, dismissed.
                                James Goff Vs.  Evan Thomas and  Charles Harris, continued.
                                William Ennis  Vs. Davis Smith, agreed.
                                John Hill Vs.  John P. Duvall, judgment for plft.
                                Peter Bufinberger Vs.  Henry Flesher, judgment confessed.
Page 193,--             David Smith proved 3 days attendance as witness in
behalf of Cornelius Ward in Suit of  Anderson against him.
Page 193,--             Jno. Cobun proved 4 days attendance as a witness
in behalf of  David Smith in a suit of  Wm. Ennis  Vs.  Smith.
Page 193,--             John Owens security for  Richard Merrifield. Judgt.
for  Owens with no securety.
 
Page 194,--             John Wickwire Vs.  James Anderson, judgment for
plft.
Page 194,--             David Murphy acknowledged a deed of conveyance for
land to  David Thomas; a commission privy examination to ussie.
deed for 400 acres of land.
 
Page 194,--             Jacob Reagan vs  Benj Jones.  Former judgment
ordered to be rescinded.  Judgment granted accordingly to
Nicholas Carpenter,  Thos Cheney and  Jno Goodwin.
Page 194,--             Watson Clarks vs Jacob Reagan, Continued.
Page 194,--             Samuel Shaw permitted to keep ordinary in Clarks-
burg.  Entered into bond with  Jno Radcliff as security.
Page 194,--0           John McCally and  George Jackson, Commissioners
appointed by Harrison County Court, allowed 6 shillings per
day for 5 days attendance each as Commissioners.
Page 194,--             Badgley vs  Lyon. Ordered Didimus Generally.
Page 194,--             The road on the south side of the ridge between
Wm. Haymond’s and  Thos Nutter’s to be removed by  John Haymond as
marked.  Haymond to open said road as good as where it now goes.
Page 194,--             James Anderson granted license to retail goods.
 
Page 195,--             Court held for April 21, 1788.
Page 195,--             Peter Devictman’s fine remitted by payment of all
legal costs as said  Devictman did not come under the act as a
retail merchant.
Page 195,--             Robert Lowther appointed surveyor of highway in
the room of  Alexander Morris.
Page 195,--             Hezekiah Davisson and  Geo Arnold, Deputy Surveyors
relinquished their offices.
 
Page 195,--             Geo Arnold, Jno Haymond and  Wm Haymond, Jr. made
oath that they say Thos Batton sign seal and deliver a deed of
conveyance for 150 acres of land to  Evan Thomas.  Recorded
April 21, 1788.
Page 195,--             Court held for April 22, 1788.
Page 195,--             A new grant or patent on a resurvey for  John Tucker
assignee of  Jno Tucker, Jr. to be issued and certified to the
register.
Page 195,--             Deed of Conveyance from  Daniel Stout and  wife to
Caleb Stout for 245 acres of land recorded April 22, 1788.
 
Page 196,--             Court met April 23, 1788.
 
Page 196,--             Janet Owens proved  John Owens to be the rightful
heir at law of  John Owens, dec’d and patent granted to said  John
Owens for a tract of land laying in Frederick County.  Recorded
and Certified April 23, 1788.
 
Page 196,--             John Denham, minister, entered into bond with  Nich-
olas Carpenter and Daniel Davisson  as securities for  Denham’s
faithful conduct touching the act to regulate the solemnization
of marriage.
 
Page 196,--             Richard Cocklin, servant Vs. John P. Duvall, master, complaint
summons for the witnesses.  Judgment for the master.
Page 196,--             Sheriff to postpone sale of  Peter Kinchelo’s property taken in suit
of  P. Kinchelo Vs.  Adam O’Brien.  Sheriff
to make sale of  O’Brien’s  property if found.
Page 196,--             Peter Kinchelo Vs.  William Shaw, Judgt for
plft. stay of execution 2 months.
Page 196,--             Jos. Staats Vs.  Jno Beby, Agreed.
Page 196,--             Geo Jackson, Benjamin Wilson, Nicholas Carpenter,
and  John Powers, Gent.,  came into court and took the oath of
Trustees for the Randolph Academy as directed by law and the
same is ordered to be certified.
Page 196,--             John Wickwire  Vs.  Geo. Arnold, continued.
Page 196,--             Jas. Goff Vs.  Evan Thomas  and Chas. Harris, cont.
Page 196,--             Jno. Harness Vs.  William Radcliff, Judgt confessed for plft.
 
Page 197,--             Court held for April 23, 1788.
 
Page 197,--             Watson Clark Vs.  Jacob Reagan, judgt for plft.
stay of execution till next court.
 
Page 197,--             Jos. Staats and wife Eliz.  acknowledged a deed of
conveyance to Samuel Shaw for 200 acres of land and the same is
ordered to be recorded April 23, 1788.
 
Page 197,--             Jno. Cobun and  wife, Margaret acknowledged deeds of
conveyance:  one for 127 acres of land to  Wm. Lowther, one for
11 acres to Jacob Bennett and one of 100 acres to Peter Kinchelo.  Ordered to be recorded April 23, 1788.
 
Page 197,--             Mager Power’s will presented in court and authenticy
of said will proven by sworn testimonies of  Amaziah Davisson,
Mathew Nutter and  Samuel Beard.  Ordered to be Recorded April 23,
1788.
 
Page 197,--             Benjamin Coplin and  Samuel Beard named in the last
will and testament of  Mager Powers, decd, took the oath of Executors
of the said will and entered into bond in the sum of 200
pounds as the law directs with Jno. McCally and  Amaziah Davisson
their secureties.
 
Page 197,--             Thos. Nutter, John Wolf, Jacob Wolf and  Wm. Haymond,
or any three of them, to appraise the personal estate of Mager
Powers, Decd., and slaves, if any of them be, and make return there
of next court.
 
Page 198,--             Court held for April 24, 1788.
 
Page 198,--             The court proceeded to lay the county levy.
 
Page 198,--             Sheriff to collect the sum of 255 pounds, 3 shillings
and six pence of 346 tithables, exclusive of all supernumeries,
and to pay the different claims, attorney, excepted, enumer-
ated in the list of claims and of the said 255 pounds 3 shill-
ings and 6 pence and to settle for said sum at August
Court next.
 
Page 198,--             Agreeable to the appointment of Court, we,  Watson
Clark and  Jno. Cobun, Justices, have this day settled with
Henry Runyan, administrator of the estate of  Michael Hegle,
decd. and find a balance in favor of the estate to amount to
11 pounds 12 shillings and six pence in addition to the inven-
tory heretofore returned said administrators being, settled with
for his charges against the said estate, the widow’s share ex-
cepted and the same is ordered to be recorded. April 24, 1788.
 
Page 198,--             Jno. Haymond to apply to  Wm. Paage,  Gent. of Green
brier County for the sum of 60 pounds due this county by Green-
brier county on the first Tuesday in Sept. 1788.  Haymond to have
5 shillings per day and render an account of his services under
oath.
 
Page 198,--             Geo. Stuart appointed surveyor of the highway in
the room of  Daniel Fink; Daniel Davisson, in the room of Chris-
topher Carpenter. Ordered to be certified.
 
Page 199,--             Ordered that William Barkley be included in
Davissons’  District.
Page 199,--             Ordered that a deed of conveyance together with the
privy examination of Hannah Murphy of land to  David Hewes be ad-
mitted to record April 24, 1788.
Page 199,--             Hezekiah Davisson and  wife Ann acknowledged a deed
of conveyance to  David Rasltone of 200 acres of land, ordered
to be recorded April 24, 1788.
 
Page 199,--             NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
 
                                Robert Minnis  Vs.  James Anderson, Continued.
                                Robert Minnis  Vs.  James Anderson, Continued.
                               
Page 200,--             Court held for May 19, 1788.
 
Page 200,--             Ordered that a summons issue to cite Martha Rich-
ards to appear at this court tomorrow to show cause why her
daughter should not be bound out.
 
Page 200,--             GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
 
                                A bill against  Geo. Parsons and  Richard Cocklin for
assult and battery.
 
Page 200,--             Deering and  Ferguson Vs.  Samuel Shaw, Deft Pleads
payment.  Plft takes issue and Rule premptory to Aug. Court.
 
Page 200,--             Jas. Wilson Vs.  Peter Kinchelo, continued.
 
Page 200,--             NEW ACTIONS:
 
                                Jno. Keys  vs.  Henry Ross, Appeared. dismissed.
 
Page 200,--             Ordered that an motion of Bellesshazzar-Dragoo,
he having complied with the requests of the law, be granted
a resurvey for a tract of land lying on Hornon’s Run in this
county and that the Surveyor of this county do survey the same.
 
Page 200,--             William Hackney vs.  Jno.  and  David Sleeth,
writ quashed for irregular service.
 
Page 200,--             James Anderson Vs.  David Bradford, On Capias, ord
dismissed.
 
Page 201,--             On motion it appearing to the court that some of the
Grand Jurors, who make presentments at last March Court of
Quarter Sessions were under the legal disqualification the court
quash all their presentments.
 
Page 201,--             OLD ACTIONS:
                                Henry Fink Vs.  Thos. Aikins, continued.
                                Lewis Castleman Vs.  Henry Fink, Jr., continued.
Page 201,--             Ordered that  Jno. Cobun and  Jas. Arnold do examine
Geo. Arnold touching is ability an surveyor and report the same
to court, he having been recommended to this court as a deputy
surveyor by  Wm. Haymond.
 
Page 201,--             OLD ACTIONS:
 
                                Hannah Fink and  Henry Fink, Jr.  Vs.  David Minear
and  Jno. Sleeth, Jr.,  writ quashed for a variance.  Writ for
scandle and diclaration for a libel.
 
                                Jno. McKinney Vs.  Hezekiah Davisson,  Cont. for trial
at August next.
 
                                James Neal Vs.  George Arnold, Judgt. Confessed for
100 pounds with stay of execution six months; and in that time,
to accept the sum of 75 pounds in store goods at the rate and ad-
vance as mentioned in the bond on which this judgment is found-
ed, provided 25 pounds in cash is paid them or before.  Otherwise
execution to go out for whole.
 
Page 201,--             Jos. Heastings proved 3 days attendance as a witness
in behalf of Hanna and  Henry Fink. Vs  David Minear and  Jno.
Sleeth, Jr.
 
Page 201,--             Geo. Arnold examined by court commission and took
the oath of office of Deputy surveyor legally
.
Page 201,--             Benjamin Robinson produced a commission of Captain
of this county dated April 4, 1788 and  Jas. Bartlett and  John
Thomas, commissions of Ensigns, who all took the oath of office
according to law.
 
Page 201,--             Court held for May 20, 1788.
 
Page 202,--             Ordered that  Jno. Brown be exempted from payment of
all county levies.
 
Page 202,--             Henry Fink Vs.  Jas Taffe, judgment for costs till
the payment of the debt.
 
Page 202,--             Jno. Goodwin, sent., produces a commission of Capt.
of the militia for this court dated April 4, 1788 and took the
oath of office legally.
 
Page 202,--             OLD ACTIONS:
 
                                Henry Thompson vs.  Jno. Sleeth Plea of payment with
lean to alter, issue and rule for trial at August.
 
                                Jos. Skelton Vs  Jno. Stout, This matter by consent
of the parties being referred to court now sitting, they, on
hearing the evidence and allegations on both sides, give judgment
for 20 pounds, 16 shillings lawful money of Virginia as debt, together 
with 4 pounds 2 shillings 8 pence damages, also the costs
of suit.
                                William  Beaman, assignee of Icabod Leigh Vs.  Jno. Stout
Amicable Suit, The deft in person confessed judgment to plaintif
for 10 pounds 8 shillings in Penn. money. Plft agrees to stay
execution for 12 months from this date and deft agrees that if
the money is not then paid execution to issue without further
delay.  No replevying to be endorsed on writ of Execution.
 
                                James Goff Vs.  Evan Thomas  and  Chas. Harris, Re-
ferred by consent of parties to Jno. Prunty, Thos. Reed  and  Watson
Clark and  Hezekiah Davisson who as to  Evan Thomas, the deft.,
report for him, whereon court gives judgt. for  Evan Thomas with
his costs; and as to  Char. Harris they made no report as to him
but suffer plft. to proceed as to him.
                                Sudney Richards to be bound to Isaac Richards until
she arrive at full age, she being 12 yrs of age the 24th day of
March last.
 
Page 202,--             OLD CHANCERY SUITS:
 
                                James Anderson Vs.  David Bradford, injunction,
ordered that the said injunction be dissolved.
 
Page 203,--             NEW ACTIONS:
 
                                Elender Pottenger Vs.  Geo. Smith, Deft. appeared
Jno. P. Duvall enters Special Bail. Cont. on rule to declare.
 
                                Prudence Badgely Vs.  Sylvester Lyon,  Narr. filed and
rule to plead.  Non assumpsit  and rule that plft. join issue, non-
suited.
 
Page 203,--             Peter Kincheloe and  Robert Pike proved one days
attendance each as witnesses in behalf of  Jno. P. Duvall in a suit
of Taaffe against said  Duvall.
 
Page 203,--             Ordered that a resurvey be granted to  Robert Plummer
for a tract of land whereon the said  Plummer now lives, he having
advertised according to law and that the surveyor do survey the
same.
 
Page 203,--             OLD ACTIONS:
 
                                Geo. Arnold Vs.  Samuel Shaw. cont. to August
                                Jas. Steel Coberly Vs. Jacob Reagan, cont. deft.
 
Page 204,--             PREFERENCES:
 
                                Philip Pearch Vs.  Geo. Arnold, judgt. confessed.
stay of execution for 5 months.
 
Page 204,--             Court held for May 21, 1788.
 
Page 204,--             Geo. Arnold Vs.  Wm Steuart, (caveat), Agreed by
both parties that the Deft, Wm Steuart alter his survey of 1238
acres and only survey 610 acres.   Arnolds Entry of 400 acres bein
prior to any other of Stuarts Entries.  Deft to pay all costs
exclusive of 5 shillings for caveat, and judgt. for the same.
 
Page 204,--             Daniel Fink and Hanna, wife, acknowledged a deed
of conveyance for 400 acres of land to  Geo. Arnold. Recorded
May 21, 1788.
 
Page 204,--             OLD ACTIONS:
 
                                Thos Pennell Vs.  Samuel Shaw, continued.
                                Wm Ennis Vs.  Frederick Kcor, continued.
                                William Ennis Vs.  William Radcliff, continued.
 
Page 204,--             REFERENCES:
 
                                James Shreves vs  Francis Leggett, Agreed.
                                Job Welton vs  Wm. Radcliff, writ quashed.
                                Denis Murphy Vs.  Adam O'Brien, Michael Bulger and
Peter McCune, continued.
 
Page 204,--             James Arnold came into court and acknowledged a
deed of conveyance for 1000 acres of land to  Jno. Hagle and the
same is ordered to be recorded, May 21, 1788.
 
Page 204,--             OLD ATTACHMENTS:
 
                                Jesse Hughes Vs.  Anthon Able, Continued.
                                Jno P. Duvall Vs.  Lewis Duvall, continued.
                                Henry Ross, and wife Vs.  Daniel Fink and wife, agreed.
                                Hezekiah Davisson Vs.  Henry Fink, Noli Prosequi.
 
                                Jno. Cobun  Vs.  Jas. Arnold, Deft Appld. Cont.  Geo.
Arnold Enters Special Bond.
 
Page 205,--             Jno McCally, Jno. Prunty, Bevie Rice and  Jno. Wade
Loofboron vs.  Hugh Keys, Agreed.
 
Page 205,--             Ann Davisson Vs.  Chas. Harris and  Daniel Stout, Impce
 
Page 205,--             William Shaw Vs.  Peter Kinchelo, Impce.
 
Page 205,--             Benjamin Webb an  wife vs.  Jno. Nixon, agreed.
 
Page 205,--             NEW ATTACHMENTS:
.
Page 205,--             Nicholas Carpenter Vs.  Hugh Keys, Cont. The
attachment being lost the service thereof is proven by Obediah
Davisson, Constable.
 
Page 205,--             David Hewes appointed constable for this county
and that he swear into office according to law.
 
Page 205,--             OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
 
                                Jno. Wickwire Vs.  Geo. Arnold; agreed.
                                Robert Minnis  Vs.  Jas. Anderson, continued.
 
Page 205,--             NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
 
                                Benj. Robinson Vs.  Jno. P. Duvall, agreed at defts.
costs and judgt for same.
 
Page 205,--             OLD CHANCERY SUIT:
 
                                Ebenezer Petty Vs.  Jos. Friend, continued.
 
 
Page 205,--             NEW ATTACHMENTS:
 
                                Jno. Jackson, Sr. vs.  Adam O'Brien, continued.
                                Elijah Staats vs.  Jno Hamilton, continued.
 
Page 206,--             Court held for June 1788, in Harrison County, Va.
 
Page 206,--             Ordered that the steps into the Court House be
altered from the former  lan and that they be made with the
needful descent by the side of the wall each side of the door
and that a platform be made in front of the door five feet
square, the door to be four feet wide.  The expense of which
work is to be left to two workmen, that  Mr. Barkley who unde-
took to build the said house be allowed the amount of what the
said steps will amount to more than the former plan and the
difference to be adjudged by the said two men, one of which is
to be chosen by the court and the other by Barkley, and that
the Justices Bench be altered from the former plan and be
made only three feet four inches high and the seat twenty
inches above the bench.
 
Page 206,--             Ordered that the highway which leads up the west
Fork and cross the said Format the ford called the Island Ford
do continue as formerly opened to cross said River at the upper
end of the Island and that Robert Lowther and  Wm Radcliff to-
gether with the hands in each of their Districts do pull down
the fish pot that is in the said ford.
 
Page 206,--             Ordered that Wm Barkley be appointed surveyor of
the highway from the mouth of Limestone to the dividing ridge
below Joseph Andersons cabin and that all the tithables below
Nicholas Carpenters so far as he opens said road do aid and
assist him in opening said road and from the mouth of Elk to
the mouth of Gregory's Run and up the same to include all the
waters thereof to the head thereof thence to the dividing
ridge (and that to be one district) and that said Barkley and
the Tithables in his district be exempted from working on any
other highway.
                                                                                                                                                               
Page 207,--             Ordered that  Matthew Nutter be appointed surveyor
of the highway that leads from Clarksburg to Anglins from the nine mile three to  Nanny Moores and that all the tithables below
Smiths  on the Brushy Fork do and  and assist him in laboring there-
on.
Page 207,--             Ordered that Lewis Duval be appointed surveyor of
the highway from Clarksburg to  Anglins from the nine mile tree
to  Anglins and that all the tithables on the Brushy Fork of
Elk Creek to the h ad and all the tithables above Hackers Run
up the River to the County line do aid and assist him in working
thereon and also  Christopher Nutter and John Nutter on Elk.
 
Page 207,--             Robert Lowther, Gent., produced a commission of
Cornet Command. of the Militia for this county from his Exc.
the Governor dated the 1st day of April 1788 and took oath of
office.
 
Page 207,--             Joseph Kester recommended to the Governor as an
Ensign for this county, (Harrison).
 
Page 207,--             Ordered that the Sheriff make sale of a horse, formerly
the property of  Stephen Ward, who was taken up and put in
the County Goal and Brake goal and made his escape.  The sheriff
to advertise the same immediately and make sale the first day of
July court, in the street of Clarksburg to the highest bidder for
ther use of the county and that, with the court for the same, he
settle.
 
Page 207,--             OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
 
                                James Goff  Vs.   Charles Harris, continued.
                                Jacob Ragan Or (Reagan) Vs.   Peter Kinchelo and  Edward Purley,
securety (on Replevy bond), Judgt. for plfft. for 2 pounds and
2 shillings with costs.
                                Obediah Davisson came into court and resigned the place
of constable and  David Prunty is appointed in his room and to take
the oath of office.
                                Robert Minnis Vs.  Jas. Anderson, Judgt. for plft.
 
Page 207,--             NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
                                Hezekiah Davisson Vs.  Daniel Fink,  Judgt. for deft.
Page 208,--             Prudence Badgley  Vs.  Sylvester Lyon,  The Deft, appears
to join issue and the plft. not appearing to join issue the suit
is dismissed.
 
Page 208,--             Court held for July 21, 1788.
 
Page 208,--             Ordered that  William Robinson, John Powers, Thos.
Cheney, Gent.  be recommended to the Governor as proper persons
to fill the office of Sheriff for this county.
 
Page 208,--             Ordered that  Wm. Runyon, John McCally, Obadiah Davi-
sson, and Jacob Elsworth or any three of them being first sworn
do view and mark a way for a road from Jacob Elsworths  or near
there to Obadiah Davissons the neghest and best way and that
Jacob Elsworth be surveyor of the same and that al the tithables
on Cuburn Creek above his mill do aid and assist him in opening
and making the same 8 feet wide and keep the same in repair.
and that they be exempted from all other roads for the term of
two years.
 
Page 208,--             On complaint of  Wm. Shaw that he injured by the pro-
ceedings on a suit  Edward Pusel ll Vs. Him ordered that  Peter Kin-
chelo, constable, who sold a horse creature the property of said
Shaw deliver said creature to  Shaw the Warrent and exn. issued
for said debt appearing to this court illegal.
 
Page 208,--             On motion made by  Hezekiah Davisson, ordered that
a P&S said  Davisson  Vs.  Daniel Fink be redocked as the same
should have been continued on acct. of said  Davisson being call-
ed on the General Assembly.
Page 209,--             On motion and petition of  Wm. Lowther, Guardian of
the heirs of  Chas. Washburn, decd., and  Jas. Neal,  ordered that
a resurvey be granted to the heirs of  Chas. Washburn also to
James Neal for lands on the West Fork, they having duly advertis
ed their intentions and that the survey or do survey the same.
Page 209,--             On motion and petition of Stephen Radcliff, order-
ed that a resurvey be granted him of a tract of land on Lost
Creek to begin at or near a corner of a survey made by  Mr. Heze
kiah Davisson as the law directs, the having duly advertised his
intentions, and that the surveyor do survey the same.
Page 209,--             Geo. Arnold acknowledged deeds of conveyance:
One of 150 acres to  Wm Fulper;  one of 100 acres to  Nicholas Cox;
and one of 100 acres to  Mary Barklon and the same are recorded
July 21, 1788.
Page 209,--             On motion of  Joseph Heastings  ordered that he be ex-
empt from all personal taxes and county and Parish levy.
 
Page 209,--             May Ragan (or Reagan) came into court and proved four days
attendance as a witness in behalf of  Adam O'Brien Vs.  Peter
Kincheloe.
Page 209,--             NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
 
                                David Bradford Vs.  James Anderson, dismissed.
                                Peter Kinchelo proved one day attendance as a wit-
ness in behalf of  Jno. and William Radcliff, Eliz. West  Against
them.
Page 209,--             OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
                                James Goff   Vs.  Charles Harris, continued.
Page 210,--             Court held for Aug. 18, 1788.
Page 210,--             Wm McClerey and  Francis Taliaferro Brooke produced                                                         licenses to practice as attorney at this bar. Admitted to bar.
 
Page 210,--             GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
                                A Bill against  Jacob Wolf and Peter Wolf for fighting.
                                A Bill against  Matthew Nutter for Sabbath Breaking.
 
Page 210,--             NEW GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
                                Commonwealth Vs.  Geo. Parsons, Deft. Apd; submitted
to the court; judgt and fine ten shillings.
 
                                Commonwealth Vs.  Geo. Parsons,  Deft. Apd.; submitted
to the court; judgt and fine ten shillings.
 
                                Commonwealth Vs.  Richard Kocklin, Deft. apd; submit
ted to the court; judgt and fine ten shillings.
 
                                A license granted unto  Geo. Jackson to keep an ordinary
at his house, for one year.
 
Page 210,--             Enoch James and  Jacob Spaglar produced commissions
of Lieutenants for this Court.  Took oath of office accordingly.
 
Page 211,--             Court held for Aug. 18, 1788 (cont.)
Page 211,-              OLD ACTIONS:
                                James Wilson Vs.  Peter Kinchelo, Rule to declare
plead and trial at next Nov. court.
                                Henry Fink Vs.  Thos. Aikins, continued.
                                Lewis Castleman Vs.  Henry Fink, judgt. Deft. paying
costs and judgt. for the same.
                                John McKenny Vs.  Hezekiah Davisson, non Assummsit.
                                Henry Thompson Vs.  John Sleeth, Rule to declare
plead and trial at next Nov.
                                Prudence Badgely Vs.  Sylvester Lyon non suit.
                                Geo. Arnold Vs.  Samuel Shaw,  Rule to plead, join issue
and trial at next Nov. Court.
                                James S. Coberly  Vs.  Jacob Reagan, rule to Declare,
plead and try at next Nov.                                                 
                                Thos. Pinnell, Vs.  Samuel Shaw, Rule to plead, dec.-
lare and trial at next Nov. Term.
                                William Ennis Vs.  Frederick Acor, Rule to declare,
plead and trial at next Nov. court.
                                Job. Welton Vs.  William Radcliff, Rile to declare,
plead and trial at next November Term
                                Dennis Murphy Vs.  Adam O'Brien, Richard Bulger &
Peter Kinchelo.  Same Rule.
 
Page 212,--             OLD CHANCER SUITS:
                                Ebenezer Petty Vs.  Jos. Friend, continued.
Page 212,--             REFERENCES:
                                Elender Pottenger vs.  George Smith, Rule to declare
and plead.  Trial at next Nov. Term.
                                Jno. Cobun Vs.  James Arnold, same rule.
                                Ann Davisson Vs.  Chas. Harris and  Daniel Stout, same
rule.
                                Wm Shaw Vs.  Peter Kencheloe, same rule.
 
                                                                                                                                                               
Page 212,--             Ordered that John Goodwin, Sr., be recommended to
fill the office of Coroner for this county.
Page 212,--             Court held for Aug. 19, 1788.
Page 212,--             County militia not to be exempt from Co. Levy.
Page 212,--             Wm. McCleery accepted as States Attorney for one
year at rate of 17 pounds.
Page 212,--             On the motion of  James Anderson, late sheriff, he
is admitted to prove upon oath the receipt of 84 pounds indirect
Bills in part of the Revenue tax for the years 1785, and 1786.
Page 212,--             Ordered that Patrick McGonegle be exempted from
paying Parish and County tax occasioned by infirmity.
Page 212,--             James Anderson and Mary his wife acknowledged a
deed of conveyance for 500 acres of land to  Samuel Hanaway and
the same is ordered to be recorded Aug. 19, 1788.
 
Page 213,--             Richard Kochlin, servant, Vs.  John P. Duvall,
master, Complaint by warant and recognizance.  Ordered that the
said servant be sold by public auction,--proceeds to go to said
Duvall.  Servant to serve for 13 months and 18 days.
 
Page 21,--               NEW ACTIONS:
 
                                Jno. Stout, vs  Jos. Shelton, Deft. apd. By consent
of both parties referred to  Wm. Haymond, Wm. Barkley and
Josiah Heastings, an award of a majority of whom is to be a final
decision.  Award returned from Deft.  judgt. for costs, except
attorneys fees.
                                On motion of  Robert Plummer ordered that a resurvey
be granted to him for three surveys one of which he now lives
on and the other two adjoining thereto and the same to be in-
cluded in one survey.  Also a resurvey on a tract of land ad-
joining  Robert Hasted, he having complied with the requests of
the law and that the surveyor of this county survey the same.
 
Page 213,--             OLD ACTIONS:
 
                                Derring and Ferguson  Vs.  Samuel Shaw,  verdict and
judgt. for plft.
 
Page 214,--             Court held for August 20, 1788.
Page 214,--             OLD ATTACHMENTS:
                                Jesse Hughes Vs.  Anthony Ables, continued.
                                John P. Duvall Vs.  Richard Duvall, cont.
                                Nicholas Carpenter Vs.  Hugh Keys, judgt. for plft.
                                and order for sale.
                                John Jackson, Sr. vs.  John Hamilton, dismissed.
 
Page 214,--             NEW ATTACHEMENTS:
Page 214,--             Watson Clark  Vs.  Adam O’Brien, continued,
                                John Kepley Vs.  Lewis Levi, dismissed and judgt forcosts.
 
Page 214,--             Alexander Sleeth  Vs,  Robert Cunningham, discontinued.
 
Page 214,--             Ordered that  Nicholas Carpenter, Sheriff, pay to
James Anderson, 17 pounds 10 shillings in lieu of late sum charg-
ed against him by  David Bradford to be paid out of the levy now
in his lands.
 
Page 214,--             PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
                                David Bradford Vs.  James Anderson, ordered to be
docketed to next November.
Page 214,--             NEW ACTIONS:
 
                                Benjamin Webb and wife, vs.  Muirheid and wife, agreed
at Muirheids’ costs and judgt for the sale.
                                George Arnold vs.  Adam O’Brien, Peter Kinchelo, and
Michael Bulgar, deft apd. rule to declare lead and trial at
next November.
                                John Wilson, Theophilus Phillips and Wm. McCleery vs.
Robert Plummer, Deft Apd. same rule.
                                Abraham Cutrack vs.  Lewis  Markham, agreed by order
of the plft.
 
Page 215,--             Joseph Heastings Vs.  Daniel Fink, deft. apd. rule
to declare plead and trial at next  November.
                                John Beaty vs.  James Barkley, jdg. writ not retnd.
                                John P. Duvall vs.  Hezekiah Davisson, deft. apd.
Rule to declare plead and trial at next November.
Page 215,--             OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
                                Hezekiah Davisson Vs.  Daniel Fink, judgment for
plft.
Page 215,--             NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
                                Peter Kinchalo Vs.  David Smith, judgt. for plft.
Page 215,--             OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
                                James Goff vs.  Chas. Harris, judgt for deft.
Page 215,--             New Petitions and Summons:
                                Jacob Kagan Vs.  Adam O'Brien, cont.
                                John Ranyan Vs. Abajah Ward, judgt for plft.
                                Percy Drew Vs.  Hezekiah Davisson, judgt. conf. for plft.
                                John McCally Vs.  Lewis Duvall, judgt for costs of
former suit agreed (McCalley Vs.  Duvall)
 
Page 216,--             Court held for Sep 17, 1788.
Page 216,--             The commissioners certificate for having examined
the clerks fee books and when appears to be 11,215 lbs of tobacco
due therein and the clerk of the peace made oath to the same
and that 300 lbs of tobacco of the same by him had been recd
and ordered that the same be certified.
 
Page 216,--             Court held for Aug 20, 1788, for the trial of John
Kepley charged with bestiality.
Page 216,--             Defendant pleads not guilty and Court after examining
witnesses for commonwealth, and the prisoner, the court finds the
prisoner not guilty.
 
Page 217,--             Court held for September's third Monday.
Page 217,--             William Lowther, Isaac Richards, John Radcliffe and
William Runyan are to view and mark the highest and best way for
a road from William Lowthers'  to Hickman's Ford and then to the
main road and make report to court.
Paage 217,--           All hands working under Jacob Ellsworth, surveyor,
are not exempted from working on highway in the district of  Robt.
Lowther.
Page 217,--             Thos. Douglass and  Enoch Betts to fix the price for
pillars under the court house.
Page 217,--             Thos Douglass to apply to  Wm. Page in Greenbrier Co.
on the first Tuesday in next December for the sum of 60 pounds
4 shillings and 2 pence due to Harrison County agreeable to the
settlement of Wm Boggle, John Wilson and  Edw. Jackson, that he
be allowed 3 shillings per day for his services.
Page 217,--             Thos. Douglass and Enoch Betts  report that the addi-
tional expense for the Court house for building the pillars will
be 8 pounds 15 shillings and 11 pence.
Page 217,--             David Hughes takes oath of office as Deputy Sheriff.
 
Page 218,--             Court met Sep 16, 1788.
Page 218,--             Matthew Pettet pleads guilty to the theft of an exe,
comb and a pair of stockings.  Said  Matthew Pettet to receive 39
lashes at the whipping post then to be conveyed out of county.
Page 218,--             John Haymond  to be allowed 2 pounds 10 shillings
for applying to  Wm Page of Greenbrier County for money due to
Harrison County, W.Va.
Page 218,--             John McCalley proved his list of taxable property
for the year of 1785.
 
Page 218,--             OLD ATTACHMENTS:
 
                                Jesse Hughes Vs.  Anthony Abel, continued.
                                John P. Duvall Vs.  Richard Duvall, continued.
                                John Jackson, Sr.  Vs.  Adam O'Brien, cont.
                                Watson Clark Vs.  Adam O'Brien, continued.
Page 218,--             Nicholas Carpenter, proved 12 days;  John Powers, 11
days and  John McCalley, 8 days, services for the tithable and taxa-
ble properties for the year 1788.
Page 218,--             Hezekiah and Ann Davisson acknowledge a deed of con-
veyance of land to Peter Devickman. Recorded Sep 16, 1788.
 
Page 219,--             Joseph Russell permitted to take out license to
retail goods in this county, and ordered that  Wm Robinson
be permitted to take out license to retail goods in this county.
 
Page 219,--             A former fine against  Thos. Douglas be remitted.
 
Page 219,--             James Anderson to be charged with the sum of 10 sh.
and five pounds and sixpence, the fines on grand jury present-
ments put in his hands to collect.
Page 219,--             Benj. Wilson, clerk, gave oath as to the sums due
to him from the treasury for the tax on writs, subpoenas and
chancery, etc. since his last settlement with the court in Sept,
1787.
Page 219,--             OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
                               
                                Jacob Reagan Vs.  Adam O'Brien, continued.
 
Page 219,--             NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
 
                                Daniel Fink Vs. Lewis Duvall, agreed at defts. costs.
 
Page 219,--             NEW ATTACHMENTS:
 
                                William Robinson Vs.  Wm Tanners, judgt. for plft and
order is for sale.
 
Page 220,--             Court held for September 17, 1788.
 
Page 220,--             Commissioners certificate for having examined the
clerk's fee books and there appears to be 11,215 pounds of to-
bacco due therein and the clerk of the peace made oath of the
same and that 800 pounds of tobacco of the same had been recd.
by him and ordered that the same to be certified.
 
Page 220,--             Nicholas Carpenter, John Powers and Hezekiah Davi-
sson, commissioners, proved 11 days, 15 days, and 11 days, res-
pectively, in laying of a State Road as appointed by law.
Page 220,--             The Sheriff to pay  James Anderson the sum of 20 pounds
for money charged in Bradford's account against him out of the money
now in his hands levied in the name of  P. Bradford.
Page 220,--             Court held for Oct 20, 1788, Harrison County, W.Va.
Paage 220,--           Daniel Phillips, Jesse Seybold and Rhoda Phillips,
made oath that they James M. Ithaney signed, sealed and de-
livered deeds of lease and release to  Esther Phillips and a com-
mission of privy examination to issue and upon its return the
deeds to be recorded.
Page 220,--             Daniel Phillips, Jesse Seybold and  Rhoda Phillips
made oath that they saw  Esther Phillips sign, seal and deliver
unto Thos. Phillips deeds of lease and release for land.  Re-
corded Oct. 20, 1788.
 
Page 220,--             Order certification of  Robert Plumber’s resurvey
of 107  acres of land.
 
Page 221,--             Baltashazzer Dragoo’s survey of 400 acres certified
Oct. 20  1788
Page 221,--             Andrew Cottrill, Thos. Cottrill, Joseph Gregory,
John Greathouse, Gabriel Greathouse and  Charles Harris to aid
and assist Andrew Nutter in laboring on the highway.
Page 221,--             All tithables on Hacker’s Creek above the mouth
of Bonnetts’ Run to aid and assist John Hacker in laboring on
highway.
Page 221,--             John Simms appointed surveyor of the highway in
room of  William Radcliffe and all tithables on Hacker’s Creek
below the mouth of Bonds Run to aid and assist him in laboring
thereon, exclusive of  Wm. Thornhill.
Page 221,--             John Hagle appointed surveyor of highway from the
14 mile tree to the island Ford and all tithables on the waters
of the Lost Creek to aid and assist him thereon.
Page 221,--             John Collins appointed surveyor of highway in room
oh  John Richards.
Page 221,--             Robert Lowther appointed surveyor of highway from
William Lowther’s to the lower Fork on Elk Creek, and petition-
ers of said road to aid and assist in making the same a good
bridle road.
Page 221,--             John Hall, Jno. Cobun, Nicholas Carpenter, witnesses
there to, made oath that they saw  John Myers sign seal and deliver
a deed of conveyance to  David Davisson for 400 acres of land. Re-
corded October 20, 1788.
Page 221,--             Benjamin Webb, John Bartlett, Wm. Thompson to view
layoff of way from  Wm. Thompson’s to  William Anglin’s the highest
and best way and the same to be immediately opened by  Benj. Webb.
surveyor of the highway and all tithables laboring on  highway under
him agreeable to an order enabling him to open a road to  Thos. Webb
Mill to  Wm. Thomas.
 
Page 222,--             OLD ATTACHMENTS:
                                Jesse Hughes Vs.  Anthony Abel, dismissed.
                                John P. Duvall Vs.  Richard Duvall, continued.
                                John Jackson, Sr.  Vs.  Adam O’Brien, continued.
                                Watson Clark Vs.  Adam O’Brien, continued until tomorrow.
 
Page 222,-              NEW ATTACHMENTS:
 
                                Daniel Paugh Vs.  Henry Ross,-- continued.
                                Hezekiah Davisson  Vs.  Richard Kidder, continued.
                                Michael Montgomery Vs.  Jos. Scott, dismissed.
Page 222,--             John Simms proved 6 days attendance as a witness
in behalf of  John Sleeth, Vs.  Wm. White, decd.
 
 
                                                                                                                                               Page 107.
 
Page 222,--             OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS:
 
                                Jacob Reagan Vs.  Adam O’Brien, judgt. for plft.
Page 222,--             Andrew and Eliz. Davis acknowledge a deed of co
veyance or lad to  Samuel Shaw.  Recorded Oct. 20, 1788.
Page 222,--             Benjamin and Deborah Coplin acknowledged a deed
of conveyance of land to  Geo. Teater.  Recorded Oct. 20, 1788.
 
Page 223,--             Watson Clark  Vs.  Adam O’Brien, continued.
Page 223,--             Daniel Davisson  proved 26 days attendance as
commissioner in laying off the state road to the mouth of the
little Kanawha.
Page 223,--             John Hall, Dr. to the county 12 shillings in his
hand received for a fine from  Geo. Parsons and to ac-
count to the court when required.
Page 223,--             Daniel and Prudence Davisson acknowledged a deed
of conveyance for lots in Clarksburg.  Recorded Oct 21, 1788.
Page 223,--             John and Sarah McCalley acknowledged a deed of
conveyance for land to Samuel Shaw.  Recorded Oct 21, 1788.
Page 223,--             Thos. Berry acknowledged a deed of conveyance
for land to  Jos. Berry.  Recorded  Oct. 21, 1788.
Page 223,--             James Anderson for  Isaac Davisson, David Hughes
for  John Goodwin,  and  Geo. Muirheid to  John Webb as security
for the good behavior of each.
Page 223,--             Elias Bedell Vs.  Geo.  and  John Collins,  cont.
Page 223,--             Elias Bedell  Vs.  John Collins, continued.
 
Page 224,--             Court held for Harrison County Nov. 09, 1788.
 
Page 224,--             GRAND JURY OF INQUEST PRESENTMENTS:
 
                                William Barkley for not repairing road.
                                Daniel Davisson for not repairing road.
                                James Tanner for not repairing road.
                                Thos. Hughes  for not repairing road.
                                John Hacker  for not repairing road.
                                Geo. Stewart for not repairing road.
                                William Robinson for retailing liquor at home and
at  Wm Lowther’s  race paths.
 
Page 224,--             NEW GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS:
                                Commonwealth  Vs.  Isaac Anderson, continued.
                                Commonwealth Vs.  Bonham Stout, judgment and fine.
                                Commonwealth Vs.  Jacob Wolfe,  acquitted.
                                Commonwealth Vs.  Matthew Nutter,  acquitted.
 
Page 225,--             William Robinson  Vs.  Abijah Ward, attachment.
                               
 
 
                                                                                                                                               Page 108.
Page 225,--             Dempsey Carroll, orphan of Sanford Carroll, dec’d
came into open Court and chose  John Bartlett as Guardian.
Page 225,--             Hezekiah Davisson Vs.  Richard Skudder,--Attachment.
Judgment for Plaintiff.
Page 225,--             Court Held for Harrison County November 10, 1788.
Page 225,--             John McCally vs.  John Nitsley,--Attachment. Dismissed
Page 225,--             John Wickwire  vs  James Arnold.  Judgment for Plt.
Page 225,--             Nicholas Carpenter, Thomas Barkley, Joseph Heasting
and  Peter Johnson to resurvey a former road laid off from Clarks
burg to  John Wickwire’s  Ferry and straignten the same where it
can be made nearer and better or lay off a new road the nearest
and best way as to them may seem right, report at next court.
 
Page 225,--             OLD ACTIONS
 
                                James Wilson  vs  Peter Kinchelo,-- Non-suit
                                Henry Fink vs  Thomas  Aikins,--Continued.
                                John McKinney vs  Hezekiah Davisson,-- Non-suit
 
Page 226,--
                                Henry Thompson vs.  John Sleeth,-- Non-suit
                                George Arnold vs  Samuel Shaw,-- Continued.
                                James Steel Coverly  vs  Jacob Ragan,--Agreed.
Page 226,--
                                Thomas Pinnell vs  Samuel Shaw,--Judgment for Plt’f
                                William Ennis  vs  Frederick Acon, Agreed at Def’t
                                cost.
                                William Ennis vs  William Radcliff, Agreed
                                Job Welton vs.  Wm Radcliff,-- Continued.
                                Dennis Murphy vs  Adam O'Brian,  M. Buler and  Peter
                                McCune,-- Non-suit
                                Elender Pottinger vs  George Smith, Agreed
                                Jonathan Cobun vs  James Arnold,-- Judgment for Plt'f
                                Ann Davisson  vs  Charles Harris and  Daniel Stout,--
                                Judgment confessed b?  Chas. Harris
                                Wm Robinson vs.  John Sleeth and  Jonathan Cobun,--
                                Replevia Bond.  Proof on notice in  otion, Judgment for
                                Plaintiff.
                                Wm Shaw vs  Peter Kinchelo,00 Non-suit
                                Hezekiah Davisson  vs  Adam O'Brian, Priviledged
Page 226,--             License granted to  Wm Robinson to keep Ordinary at
his house for the time of one year from Nov. 18, 1788.
 
Page 227,--REFERENCES
                                George Arnold vs  Adam O'Brian, Peter Kinchelo and
                                Michael Bulger,-- Continued ?ll. as to  O'Brian and
                                Bulger.
                                John Wilson, Theophilus Philips and  Wm. McCleery Vs.
                                Robert Plaintiff,-- Judgment Confessed.
 
                                Page 227,--                                             REFERENCES (continued)
 
Page 227,--             Joseph Heastings vs  Daniel Fink,-- Continued.
                                John P. Juvall or Duvall? vs  Hezekiah Davisson,-- Privildeged
Page 227,--             OLD CHANCERY SUITS
                                Ebenezer Petty vs  Joseph Friend,-- Dismissed.
Page 227,--             NEW CHANCERY SUITS
                                Daniel Davisson vs  John P. Duvall,-- Ruled to file bill
Page 227,--             William Harkney vs  John and David Sleeth,-- SB
Peter Kinchelo and John Simms.  Continued until March Term.
Page 227,--             William Harkney vs  John and David Sleeth,--  Same
bail and rules.
Page 227,--             NEW ACTIONS
                                Wm Haymond vs  Henry and Daniel Fink,-- Continued
                                Amaziah Davisson and Wm Murphey enter security bond.
                                Ruled to March term
                                Hezekiah Davisson  vs  Henry Costell, -- Discontinued.
                                Sylvester Lyon vs  Enos Tyson, -- Defendant appeared
                                judgment confessed
Page 227,--             OLD ACTIONS
                                Dennis Murphey vs  Adam O'Brian, Michael Bulger and
                                Peter McCune,--  Continued until March Term
Page 227,--             NEW ACTIONS
                                Peter Kinchelo vs  Enos Tyson,--  Agreed
                                Hezekiah Davisson and wife vs  Wm Robinson,-- Con-
tinued until March Term
 
Page 228, --Amaziah Davisson and  Joseph Davisson vs  Enos Tyson
and  George Smith,--   Agreed at Defendant's costs                                                    
 
                                                Wm Murphy vs  Samuel Shaw and  Joseph Friend,  Enter
Security Bond and continued until March Term.
 
                                Thomas Pendall vs  Edward Goodwin and  Benjamin Webb,--
Continued until March Term
                               
                                John Neely vs  Charles Harris,--  Agreed
 
Page 228,--             Nicholas Carpenter to act as an attorney for Philip
Pearce in this County.
 
Page 228,--             NEW ATTACHMENTS
 
                                                Edward Jackson vs  Wm Tanner,-- Judgment for Plt'f
 
Page 228,--         OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
 
                                                John Prunty vs  John Sleeth,-- Judgment for Plt'f
 
Page 228,--             NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
 
 
Page 228,--             Wm Greathouse vs  Peter Kinchelo,-- Agreed
                                                (Continued three times)
 
PAGE 228,--           OLD ATTACHMENTS
                               
                                                John P. Duvall vs  Richard Duvall,-- Continued
                                                John Jackson, Sr.  vs  Adam O'Brian, -- Judgment con-
fessed for Plaintiff.
                                Watson Clark vs  Adam O'Brian-- Dismissed.
 
Page 228,--             OLD PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
 
                                David Bradford vs  James Anderson,-- Judgment for
plaintiff.
                                Elias Bidell vs.  George and John Collins,-- Discon-
tinued
                                Elias Bidell vs John Collins,  Discontinued
 
Page 229,--             NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
 
                                Hezekiah Davisson  vs  Samuel Duvall,--  Judgment for
plaintiff
                                Hezekiah Davisson vs   James Campbell,-- Agreed
                                Matthew Nutter vs  Wm Greathouse,-  Agreed
 
Page 229,--             Court held for November 19, 1788
 
Page 229,--             Sheriff ordered to pay clerk sum which said
sheriff was formerly to pay to  James Anderson, said sum to
be paid for  D  (?David) Bradford  for his order for his salary as attorney
for the state in 1785.
Page 229,--             The execution against  James Anderson in favor
of David Bradford be removed in the following manner, to-wit;
a fi. fa. against  James Anderson and his securities for 1785
and 1786.
Page 229,--             Court held for November 19, 1788
Page 229,--             NEW PETITIONS AND SUMMONS
Page                       John Collins vs Peter McCune,--  Judgment for PLt(f
                                John Simms vs  Wm Greathouse,--Continued
                                Slyvester Lyon vs  Enos Tyson,-- Judgment for Plt'f
                                Robert Farrell vs  Wm Ennis,--Judgment confessed
 
Page 229,--             NEW ATTACHMENTS
                                Peter Kinchelo Vs  Enos Tyson,--  Dismissed
                                Edward Tanner vs  Jesse Hughes,-- Attachment for
attendance as witness.
 
Page 230,-- Wm Robinson produced a commission----as sheriff
of this County.  Wm Robinson entered into bond with Watson
Clarks and Thos Reed as security.  Recorded November 19, 1788
Robinson took necessary oaths.
 
 
 
Page 230,--             The late sheriff to come to court at the next
term for the county levy put into hands to collect.
 
Page 230,--             Obediah Davisson, Jr.  appointed deputy Sheriff
for one month took oath according to Law.
Page 230,,--            James Steel Coberly vs  Jacob Ragan,  Agreed
at Plaintiff's costs.
Page 230,--             Court proceeded to rate the Taverns.                              
Page 230,--             License to be granted to  Daniel Davisson to keep
ordinary in his house for the space of one year beginning
November 19, 1788
Page John Goodwin appointed Coroner.
Court held for December 14, 1788.
 
Page 231,--             Watson Clark appointed surveyor of highway in
room of  John Radcliff.
Page 231,--             David Evans appointed surveyor of highway in
room of  John Martin,
 
Page 232,--             Joseph Davisson appointed surveyor of highway
in room of  Bonham Stout.
Page 231,--             Ann Carroll  orphan of  Sanford Carroll, ded'd,
maid Choice of  John Bartlett as Guardian.
Page 231,--             John P. Duvall vs  Richard Duvall,-- priviledge
Page 231,--             John Simms  vs William Greathouse,--  Agreed
at Defendant’s costs and judgment.
 
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