Wilkinson County, Mississippi
Court Minutes - July, 1822
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Wed 3 July 1822
special term of court for trial of Negro Dave and other persons
present: James Carraway Chief Justice, Jeremiah Noland, and Charles Stewart
Esquires, associate judges.
the state vs Dave for murder. Prisoner brought into court
State vs Negro Dave
Prisoner arraigned and pleaded not guilty
Thurs. 4th July 1822
present: Charles Stewart, Moses Liddell, Jeremiah Noland, Esquires
State vs Dave
jurors sworn in:
Robert B. Hammett
Reese E. Fleeson
Berry M. Mayes
John C. Quick
Joshua D. Driggs? Duggs?
He was found guilty. No details of the trial were given in these records. [That
is probably available in other records]
Wade H. Richardson, Arthur Richardson, Chasteen Olds and Isaac D. Ogden fined
twenty dollars each. as defaulting jurors in the case of the state vs. Dave
It appearing that Jeremiah Noland was not commissioned as a Justice and the
finding of the jury is set aside and a new trial ordered.
Monday, 23 July 1822
special meeting to appoint inspectors for insuring election.
present: James Carraway Esq, Chief Justice; Charles Stewart and Moses Liddell
appointed inspectors of the ensuring election on the first Monday and day of the
month and say following in August next.
mentioned to wit:
for Fort Adams
Lemuel W. Lewis
C. A. Hall
U. Grooms district
Phelix E. Steven
James C. Gillespie
Nathan E. Raymond
Mount Pleasant district
John H. Davis
Geo. B. Neville
William M. Lindsey
Monday Oct 7th 1822
present: Thomas H. Proper Esq, chief Justice
Charles Stewart Esq, associate justice
Isaac Dillahunty, clerk
Hugh Connell shff
ordered by the court that county surveyor or some other person properly qualified proceed as soon as practicable to lay off the prison bounds of Wilkinson jail so as to embrace the greatest accommodation for prisoners confined in it. and not to exceed 10 acres
on petition of sundry citizens of the Fort Adams district that Jeremiah Downs be appointed a justice of the piece for Capt. Stephen Mayes district on beat in said county to reside at Fort Adams.
ordered that Isaac E. Ogden be appointed one of the constables of the county in said district.
Isaac Dillahunty one of the Justices of the peace tended his resignation.
petition of citizens of Woodville in Capt. Brown’s district on beat ordered by court that William T. Lewis be appointed a Justice of the Peace in said district and reside in district
ordered that Elias? Kaigler, John Conner [Comer?] , Jared C. Beasley, John G. Richardson, Benj. Rogers, John A. Shaw and Samuel Nichols on defaulting Jurors be fined ten dollars each.
state vs Negro Dave
ordered Nicholas Dorsey Esq appointed prosecutor and Robert M. Gill Esq.
appointed to counsel of defendant.
pleaded not guilty
Thomas B. Dougherty
Rupel H. Lewis
John H. Durant
Tuesday 8 Oct 1822
Court met according to adjournment present the same justices of yesterday
The state vs. Negro Dave
Jury called to wit:
1. Thomas B.Dougherty
2. Isaac D. Ogden
3. William Ogden
4. Edmond Vining
5. John Anderson
6. Jeremiah Harris
7. Daniel Stack
8. Alex Ardry
9. Rupel H. Lewis
10. John H. Durant
11. Alex Cochrane
12. Daniel Bartlet
Negro Dave found guilty and sentenced to hang, on the 1st of Nov., 1822
Ordered by the court that the account of Nicholas Dorsey of twelve dollars be allowed
Ordered by the court that the account of Benjamin Eeckes amounting to twelve dollars be allowed.
Ordered by the court that the account of Benjamin N. Rogers amounting to twelve dollars be allowed.
Joshua D. Driggs licensed to run a house of public entertainment on bond of $500.
Wednesday, 9 Oct 1822
court met: present: Thomas H. Proper Chief Justice
Edw’d McGehee, associate justice
Isaac Dillahunty, Clerk
Hugh Connell Shff
Edw’d McGehee appointed associate Justice . signed by Walter Leake, Governor of the state.
Walter Leak took oath of office: 8 Oct 1822, signed C. C. West J P
Ordered Nicholas Dorsey Esquire be allowed his account of Twenty Dollars for
prosecuting Negro Dave.
Ordered that Edward Felters be allowed $6
Ordered that Connell & Severson of Twenty Three dollars and fifty five cents be
Ordered that Hugh Connell sheriff and Jailer be allowed fifth dollars and twenty
Ordered that William Hammett Jailer of said county be allowed fifty dollars.
Joana Vining vs Isaac D.Ogden case continued
Joana Vining vs Isaac D. Ogden ordered by the court that the defendant be
Jesse H. Cartwright and Kinchen Holliman furnished securities of two hundred and
fifty dollars each and Isaac D. Ogden in the amount of one thousand dollars for
charge of Bastardy.
Sam’l Nicholson vs M. Wicker judgments for $14.62 besides cost.
Charlteen Old vs John Steven judgment for amount of note and interest with
Thomas Kelsey vs John Hudey the appellant [Kelsey] did not appear and judgment
by default against him. in amount of note and interest, plus cost of suit and ten
William Adams vs. George F. Randolph, Appellant did not appear and judgment by
default against him in amount of the note and interest plus cost of suit and ten
Jesse H. Cartwright vs A. Ardry continued
Peter Jeter vs R. B.Hammett continued
Fugua and Shaffer vs J. S. Counsette continued
Wm Thompson vs W. Low continued
Thomas Kelsey vs John Hudry continued
Jesse Delvach vs John A. Daley judgment for one dollar and fifth cents besides
cost of suit.
ordered that Bardale Cason be allowed twenty dollars
ordered that George H. Godon be allowed nine dollars
ordered that Lemuel Miles be allowed Six dollars
ordered that William Haile be allowed Three dollars
ordered that John L. Bruce D. C. be allowed one dollar and seventy six cents
Ordered that Trask and Felters be allowed thirty dollars and seventy five cents
ordered that Isaac Dillahunty be allowed six dollars also another five dollars
be allowed and another 20
ordered that John M. Wilson be recommended as a fit person for the office of
notary public for the town of Pinckneyville in Wilkinson county
ordered R. M. Gill be allowed twenty dollars for attending the Negro Dave
Ordered that Hugh Connell sheriff of Wilkinson county be allowed twenty four
ordered by the court that Charles B. Haynes be recommended as a fit person for
the office of Justice of the peace for Capt. Haynes beat.
Ordered by the court that account of the Clerk of county court amounting to one
dollar be allowed
The state vs Negro Dave, motion in arrest of judgment and reasons filed.
motion in arrest of judgment be overruled on the grounds that the court had no
?? in as much as the motion was made after sentence of death had been passed by the court on the criminal.
ordered by the court that the clerk of this court have leave to remove his
office to any place he may consider most secure within the limits of Woodville.
ordered by the court that Zambian C. Reymond be appointed a constable for Capt Browns beat upon his entering unto bond with good and sufficient security agreeably to law.
order court adjourned: Th. H. Proper
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