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Board of Police Minutes - Town of Jacinto – 1837

Copied from: "History of Old Tishomingo County Mississippi Territory", edited and compiled by Fan Alexander Cochran, Published 1969

The board of police met at the county seat on the 2nd day of January, 1837, and "John Duncan produced in open session the amount of three per cent fund coming to said county, which amount was $5,256." The board then proceeded to loan out this fund, in part, at ten per cent advance to the following citizens:

  • Mike Thomas, $200 with Andrew Brown, Stephen O. Gibbs, Aaron Johnson, John Thomas and Wm. Nail as sureties;
  • James W. White, $125 with Samuel B. Reed and Jeremiah Phillips as sureties;
  • Terrill B. Phillips, $160 with Thomas Pate, Jeremiah Phillips, Samuel B. Reed and James W. White as sureties;
  • John Winn, $140 with H.B. Mitchell, R.H. Boone, John Swaid and John Reeves as sureties;
  • Jeremiah Phillips, $150 with Abner George and James White as sureties;
  • Benjamin Kizer, $175 with John Reeves, William Rushing and Elias Rinehart as sureties;
  • James B. Merchant, $250 with Sebern Jones, Miles Thomas, Moses Johnston and Aaron Johnston as sureties;
  • John Reeves, $140 with Francis Kizer, Chesley D. Key and R.H. Boone as sureties;
  • Wilson Winn, $100 with James Harris, Absolem Looney, T.G. Copeland and Andrew Braw as sureties;
  • John Duncan $900 with H.B. Mitchell as surety;
  • J.N. Alstadt, $230 with Francis Kizer as surety;
  • Reuben H. Boone, $700 with Daniel Vanlandingham, Simeon B. Knight, David Walker, and Elias Rinehart as sureties;
  • Mathias B. Click, $140 with H.B. Mitchell, Mathew Gage and Samuel Dancer as sureties;
  • James Hamlin, $100 with Wm. Walker as surety.
  • Samuel Graham, $140 with Moses Johnston, Aaron Johnston and David Walker as sureties;
  • Stephen O. Gibbs, $140 with S.S. Hogue, Samuel Graham, J.B. Merchant, Miles Thomas, Thomas Pate an John Thomas as sureties;
  • William Rushing, $100 with B.J. Kizer, Nichols McMillion, Neil Morrison and Samuel Dancer as sureties;
  • William Graham, $230 with John Sawin, John Winn, T.J. Copeland, and Nichols McMillion as sureties;
  • Stephen S. Hogue, $100 with Wilson Winn and T.D. Payne as sureties,;
  • Andrew Broan, $100 with Richard Winn, J.B. Merchant, Absolem Looney, John Winn and James Harris as sureties;
  • Samuel Dancer, $200 with Thomas Pate, George Williams, Wm. Rushing, Thomas D. Payne, Mathew Gage and J.A. Johnston as sureties;
  • William Walker, $100 with R.H. Boone and James Hamlin as sureties;
  • John Sawin, $300 with H.R. Mitchell, George W. Harrison and John Reeves as sureties.

Sheriff Owens having resigned, the coroner, John Fitch, became sheriff virtue of his office, but not desiring to assume the duties of the office, Stephen O. Gibbs was appointed deputy coroner.   And after subscribing to the term of office, filed his bond as sheriff until such time as the office could be filled by an election.


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