Tate County, Mississippi
Apprentice Records & Bonds

 

The following is a record of Apprentices made in the Chancery Court Clerk's office in Tate County, MS. The book is housed in the Archives room of The Tate County, MS Genealogical and Historical Society Library. This book was submitted for publication in Tate Trails in its entirety appearing in Vol. XIII, No 3, September 1995. 


Submitted By: Syble Moore Embrey

Mollie Hunter

Tate County Mississippi, Record of Apprentices State of Mississippi, Tate County Chancery Court, December Term 1873 

Monday December 10th, 1873 

To the Hon J F Simmons, Chancellor of 10th Chancery District State of Mississippi 

Your Petitioner, Mollie Hunter, would respectfully state, that she is a citizen of Tate County, State of Mississippi. That she has no husband, that she is the Mother of two children, named Henry Lord and Willie Bolden aged respectively three and five years. That said Henry Lord and Willie Bolden live and reside in the County and State aforesaid. Your Petitioner would further state that she is unable to support the said Henry and Willie. That she is at present living with Mr. E B Daniels who is a citizen of Tate County and State of Miss. And that she keeps the Children at the same place. Your Petitioner therefore, prays that these facts being considered. That your Hon will permit her to apprentice the said Willie Bolden, to E B Daniels until the said Willie becomes of age. And that your Hon will further permit your Petitioner to bind out and apprentice the said Henry Lord, to the son of Mr. E B Daniels, who is a citizen of Tate County and State aforesaid. Your Petitioner further prays for such other and further relief as the facts may warrant. 

W G Means, Atty. for Petitioner 

Personally appeared before me O F West, Clerk, Mollie Hunter, who being sworn says that the facts in the foregoing petition are true.
Subscribed to this the 8th day of Dec 1873. 

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O F West, Clerk 

Chancery Court, December Term 3rd day 1873.

 In the matter of Apprenticeship, Mollie Hunter  

This cause coming on to be further heard, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that, William Bolton, aged three years, and Henry Lord, aged five years, are minors and have no estate wherewith to support themselves, and that their Mother, Mollie Hunter, is unable to provide a maintenance for them; and it further appearing to the Court that E B Daniels a citizen of Tate County and State of Mississippi, is a proper and suitable person to whom the said William Bolton may be bound and apprenticed, it is, therefore, ordered and decreed, upon her the said Mollie Hunter's application, and with and by her consent given in open Court, that the said William Bolton be bound and apprenticed to the said E B Daniels, until he, the said William Bolton, attain the age of twenty one years, upon the said Daniels entering into Bond, with sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Clerk of this Court, in the sum of Five Hundred Dollars, payable to the State of Mississippi and conditioned according to law. 

It further appearing to the Court that E L Daniels a citizen of Tate County and State of Mississippi, is a proper and suitable person to whom Henry Lord may be bound and apprenticed, it is, therefore, ordered and decreed, upon the application of Mollie Hunter, his Mother, with and by her consent, given in open Court, that the said Henry Lord be bound and apprenticed to the said E L Daniels, until he the said Henry Lord, attain the age of twenty one years, upon the said E L Daniels entering into Bond, with sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Clerk of this Court, in the sum of five hundred dollars, payable to the State of Mississippi and conditioned according to law. 

Ordered adjudged and decreed this 10th December 1873 

J F Simmons, Chancellor /c (Seal) 

State of Mississippi, Tate County 

Know all men by these presents, that we E B Daniels principal and S W Conger Sureties are held and firmly bound unto the State of Mississippi in the penal sum of five hundred dollars, for the payment of which well and truly to be made. We and each one of us hereby bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators firmly jointly and severally by these presents. Signed and sealed by us the 15th day of December 1873. 

The consideration of the above obligation is such that whereas under and by virtue of a Decree of the Chancery Court, for said County made on the 10th day of December 1873. Upon the application of Mollie Hunter, with and by her consent given in open Court, the said Mollie Hunter hath bound and apprenticed her son William Bolton aged three years on the day of ____ 1873 to said E B Daniels until he the said Bolton attains the age of twenty one years to learn the art of farming. 

Now should the said E B Daniels provide the said William Bolton with clothing and accommodations fit and necessary and in all things treat the said Bolton humanly and that when necessary furnish him with medical attention in case of sickness and teach or cause the said Bolton to be taught to read intelligibly and write legibly and also to cipher so far as to be able to make any ordinary arithmetical calculation necessary in carrying on the trade for which he is bound and apprenticed and comply with all the provisions of any law that may be passed for the regulation and duties between master and apprentices and at the termination of the said apprenticeship furnish the said Bolton two new suits of clothing, one suitable for Sunday, and the sum of fifty dollars, then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and effect. 

E B Daniels
S W Conger 

Approved signed and sealed and delivered before me this the 17th day of December 1873

O F West, Clerk 

State of Mississippi, Tate County 

Know all men by these presents; That we E L Daniels and J S Walker Sureties are held and firmly bound unto the State of Mississippi in the penal sum of five hundred dollars, for the payment of which well and truly to be made we are each one of us hereby bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators firmly jointly and severally by these presents. Signed and sealed by us the 15th day of December 1873. The condition of the above obligation is such, that, whereas, under and by virtue of a decree of the Chancery Court, for said County, made, on the 10th day of December 1873. Upon the application of Mollie Hunter, with and by her consent, given in open Court, the said Mollie Hunter both bound and apprenticed her son Henry Lord, aged five years, on the day of _____ 1873, to the said E L Daniels until he the said Henry Lord attain the age of twenty one years, to learn the art of farming. Now should the said E L Daniels provide the said Henry Lord diet, clothing and accommodations, fit and necessary and in all things treat the said Henry Lord humanly; and that when necessary furnish him with medical attention in case of sickness; and teach, or cause to be taught, the said Henry Lord to read intelligibly and write legibly; and also to cipher so far as to be able to make any ordinary arithmetical calculation necessary in carrying on the trade for which he is bound and apprenticed; and comply with all the provisions of any law that may be passed for the regulations and duties between masters and apprentices, and, at the termination of the said apprenticeship furnish the said Henry Lord two new suits of clothing, one suitable for Sunday, and the sum of fifty dollars; and the above obligations is to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect. 

E L Daniels
J S Walker 

Approved, Signed and sealed and delivered before me this the 17th day of December 1873. 

O F West, Clerk

Lucey Stanly

State of Mississippi, County of Tate In Supervisor Court to Oct Term 1881.In the matter of the apprenticeship of Lucey Stanly Orphan to W J Phillips. 

To the Honorable Board of Supervisors, Tate County the undersigned member of the Board of Supervisors of said County from Dist No 5 would respectfully report to same num Board that in pursuance of an order of ? made at September Term 1881, in the matter of the Petition of W J Phillips to have Orphan Lucey Stanly apprenticed to him he did on Sept 16, 1881 apprentice said orphan to the said W J Phillips as will fully appear from Ex A herewith filed and ? to be considered as part of this report. Petitioner prays that his action in the ? be approved. 

J G W Barnett 
Supervisor Districts No 5 

Ex. A

This action between W J Phillips of Marshall County State of Mississippi and J G W Barnett member of the Board of Supervisors of Tate County from Supervisors District No 5 therein is to the following effect. I, the said W J Phillips acknowledged myself held and firmly bound unto the Board of Supervisors of Tate County, State of Mississippi for the use of Lucey Stanly in the penal sum of five hundred dollars for which payment well and truly to be made I bind myself my heirs executors and administrators. 

Witness my hand this Sept 16th, 1881.

This obligation to be void however if I shall well truly and properly discharge all the duties imposed by sec 637 of code of 1880 relating to apprentices so far as the same respect we as the ? to ? the orphan Lucey Stanly Colored is this day apprenticed by order of the Board of Supervisors of Tate County Mississippi otherwise to remain in full force and effect. 

And I, J G W Barnett Member of the Board of Supervisors of Tate County from District No 5 as aforesaid in which said Orphan Lucey Stanley ? by virtue of an order of the Board of Supervisors of said County made at September Term 1881 and in consideration of the foregoing obligations on the part of W J Phillips have this day appointed and do hereby apprentice to him said female orphan Lucey Stanley of nine years of age and do hereby ? him with full right and authority to the possession control and services of Lucey free from the interference direction or control of anyone whom-so-ever subject however to all the provisions and requirements of sec 637 of code of 1880 until she shall arrive at the period of eighteen years of age in witness whereof parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this the 16th day of September 1881. 

W J Phillips
J G W Barnett 

State of Mississippi County of Tate This day personally appeared before the undersigned Justice of the Peace in and for said County W J Phillips and J G W Barnett who severally acknowledged that they signed the foregoing instrument of writing-copies of the same having been delivered to each on the day of the date thereof for the purpose therein set forth. Witness my hand this day Sept 16th 1881. 

R D Wilson, J.P.
3rd Beat 5th Dist Tate County 

State of Mississippi, Tate County In Supervisors Court, Oct Term 1881In the matter of the apprenticeship of the orphan Lucey Stanly to W J Phillips This cause coming on at this time to be heard upon the report of J G W Barnett member of this body from Supervisor Dist No 5 respective the apprenticeship of the orphan Lucey Stanly to W J Phillips as directed and ordered at the September term 1881 of this Court and the Board having carefully considered the same it is therefore ordered by the Board that the apprenticeship of said orphan to the said Phillips as reported by said Barnett be and the same is hereby in all respects approved and certified.

 Approved signed and sealed and delivered before me this 17th day of October 1881. 

D C Holland, Clerk

Joshua Mitchell, Joshua Hunt

The State of Mississippi, Tate County 

We Joshua Hunt and Matilda Mitchell, Mother, of the said Joshua Mitchell hereby having full confidence in J S Jones bind give and apprentice to the said J S Jones. I Myself and I as Mother hereby give to said J S Jones full authority power and right to have, control of me and, I as his Mother consisting thereto to have absolute control over me, and we hereby I and My Mother consisting in the event the said J S Jones shall have, full control over said Joshua Hunt which we both agree to and if personal chastisement be necessary I and Joshua Hunt his Mother consenting give to the said J S Jones full authority to administer the same as he sees proper in the full exercise of his own description. This apprenticeship shall exist for one year from this date the said J S Jones to have the full benefit of the said Joshua Hunt and to work him in any manner he may desire proper to the fruit of said labor to go to the benefit of the said J S Jones and I hereby as his Mother, I, the Joshua consenting agree to give the said J S Jones full control of me the said Joshua. The ? of the said I the said Joshua and I his Mother consenting give the said J S Jones full control and absolute right to my labor. 

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Joshua X Hunt
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Before me Clerk of the Chancery Court came Joshua Hunt and his Mother, Matilda Mitchell. Both of whom in my presence signed the forgoing instrument in writing both of their own free will and service. 

Witness my hand this Sept 2nd, 1882, D. C. Holland, Chancery Clerk 

John Henry William McFarland

State of Mississippi, County of Tate.

Matter of Apprenticeship of John Henry William McFarland, an Orphan.

On motion of A J Moore and recommendation of H C Taylor one of the members of the Board of Supervisors of Tate County it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that said minor John Henry William McFarlin is an orphan about thirteen years of age. His Father being dead and his Mother's where-abouts unknown in Mississippi that said minor is entirely without property or means that said A J Moore is willing to have said minor apprenticed to him and that said minor is willing to be so apprenticed and that it is further best interest of said minor that he should be so apprenticed and the said Moore having engaged to provide for and treat the said minor in the manner required by law which contract is filed in this cause. It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed that said minor be and he is hereby apprenticed to the said A J Moore until he reach and obtain the age of twenty one years of age. Ordered adjudged and Decreed December 4, A.D., 1882.

State of Mississippi, County of Tate
 
I, A J Moore, bind myself the sum of five hundred dollars to the State of Mississippi to be well and truly paid the condition of this Bond are as follows.

 John Henry William McFarland a minor about thirteen years of age is about to be apprenticed to me by the Board of Supervisors of Tate County according to the laws of said State. Now if I shall provide the said minor until he is twenty one years of age ordering his apprenticeship with a sufficiency of good and wholesome provisions necessary clothing washing and lodging that the said apprentice humanly also send him to school until he may become to read write and perform any ordinary calculation incident to the life of a farmer and at the expiration of said apprenticeship furnish said apprenticed with two suits of new clothing of a substantial kind then this obligation void otherwise remain in full force and effect. 

Witness my signature December 4th, 1882.

 A J Moore 

Maggie Hopper

In the matter of Apprenticing by this Board to Mrs. M A Burford a white female child now and inmate of County Poor House 

State of Mississippi, Tate County.

 Know all by virtue of an order of Board of Supervisors that this contract and agreement of apprenticeship this day made by and between J H Murphy President of the Board of Supervisors of Tate Co Miss and Mrs. M A Burford of Dist No 5 said County of said Tate County and State for the apprenticeship to said Mrs. M A Burford of the poor orphan white child Maggie Hooper aged about 13 yrs old now an inmate of said Tate County Poor House is as follows. 

The said Mrs. M A Burford obligates herself her heirs administrators and executors to the State of Miss for the use and benefit of said orphan in the penal sum of one hundred dollars that she will well and truly and faithfully discharge all the duties and obligations imposed upon her as the person to whom said minor is apprenticed by virtue of section 3160 of the code of 1892 and of any act that may hereafter have been passed amendatory thereof until said orphan shall arrive at 18 years of age that is unless same revoked by said Board as directed by law in which event this obligation is to become void otherwise to remain in full force and effect. In consideration of the said obligation and understanding upon the report of said Mrs. M A Burford and as directed by the Board of Supervisors of said County the said J H Murphy, President of the Board of Supervisors hereby apprentice to her the said Mrs. M A Burford said poor orphan white girl Maggie Hooper until she shall arrive at the age of 18 years subject herein to be revoked by said Board of Supervisors in the manner as directed by law for her failure to discharge the above aforesaid obligations. 

Witness our hands this 4th March 1901 

J H Murphy, Prs B 
M A Burford 

State of Mississippi, Tate County (S.S) 

Personally appeared before me Sam J House, Clerk of the Chancery Court in and for said County and State the within named J H Murphy Pres Board Supvr's and Mrs. M A Burford who acknowledged that they signed and delivered the foregoing instrument on the day and year therein mentioned as their act and deed. 

Given under my hand and official seal, at office this 4th day of Mch A.D. 1901

Sam J House, Clk 

Filed for record Mch 4th 1901
Recorded May 3rd 1901

 Sam J House, Clk

End of Apprentice Records.

Updated February 20, 2012

                        

Tate County Coordinators: Syble Embrey & Marie Carlton

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