Haywood County, TN
COUNTY COURT MINUTES 1831
Henry Bass, p. 72. 13 June 1831. Ordered as a hand to help divide the road.
Thomas J Dobyns 178, 14, 30, 67, 85, 109, 117, 126
Daniel Garrett, p.48. Land List 1830, 274 acres, District 10, Section 10, Range 5
Daniel Garrett p 217. Delinquent land tax list 1831, 274 acres.
George H. Garrett p127. September 13, 1831. George H. Garrett vs William Thompson.
John Hale p 59. March 19, 1831. 1 Free Poll Paid.
Calvin Jones 41
Calvin Jones p. 163. September 17, 1831. Calvin Jones vs David Wells. Jury found for the plaintiff.
David Jones, p. 49. Land List 1830, 640 Acres, S10, T9, R5
Edmund Jones, p. 49. Land List 1830, 786 acres, S10, R5.6, Part of grant 406
Edmund Jones p. 116. September 12, 1831. Deed of conveyance from Edmund Jones to James Smith for 786 acres of land was proved in open Court by the oaths of Richard Taylor & Edmund T. Green, witnesses thereto and ordered to be registered.
Eli Jones p. 115-116. September 12, 1831. Deed of conveyance from Joshua Abston to James H. Christian, Robert Burnes, Eli Jones, James Henderson, Littleton Joyner, Thomas Bay, Josiah Abston, William H. Burton, & Jesse D. Joyner, trustees for the Methodist Episcopal Church for one acre & 152 poles of land was acknowledged in open Court and ordered to be certified for registration.
Eli Jones p 117. September 12, 1831. Ordered as a jury to view and report on the road overseers.
George W. Jones p.5. March 14, 1831. Deed of conveyance from Carey Felts to Christopher Felts for 155 acres of land was proved in open Court by the oaths of Stephen Howard & George W. Jones.
James C. Jones p. 88. June 15, 1831. Joseph Jones vs John B. Acre. The defendant being dissatisfied with the judgment of this Court, hath prayed and obtained an appeal to the Circuit Court of this County, who entered into bond with James C. Jones to prosecute the same.
James C. Jones p 92. June 15, 1831. Deed of conveyance from James C. Jones to Isaac Woods for 1000 acres of land was proved in open Court by the oath of J. L. Winfield & Willie Jones, witnesses thereto & ordered to be registered.
James C. Jones p 93. June 15, 1831. Thomas Potter vs James C. Jones, Assessment. Upon the motion of defts. Counsel leave is granted to take the deposition of Young E. Allison de bono epe who expects to leave this state before this course can come to trial; upon two days notice being given to the deft. On his counsel.
James C. Jones, p 93. June 15, 1831. James C. Jones vs Thomas White, Appurtenant. Upon the motion of plaintiff's counsel leave is granted the parties to take the depositions of Young E. Allison de bono epe, who expects to leave this state before the cause can come on for trialk, upon two days notice being given to deft. on his counsel.
James C. Jones p, 101. June 16, 1831. James C. Jones vs Thomas Carnahan,
Original Attachment. This day came the said plaintiff by his attorney, and the
defendant being solemnly called to come to court, replevy the property attached
and plead to issue or demure, came not but made default.
But because the Court is not advised what damage the plaintiff hath sustained, it is ordered by the Court that a jury come at the next term to inquire, etc.
James C. Jones, p 116. September 12, 1831. William Steele was this day appointed guardian for Benjamin Steele, who entered into bond with John Hunter & James C. Jones as securities in the sum of two thousand dollars.
James C. Jones p. 122. September 13, 1831. James C. Jones vs Thos. H. White.
This day the aforesaid parties by their attorney and thereupon same a jury of
good and lawful men, to wit: Henry McCoy, Robert Burnes, Robert M. Spicer,
Joseph Eddins, Thomas M. Smith, Beauford Henderson, Alexander Hammell, James
Henderson, John Wakefield, William P. Young, Josiah S. Abstain and Benjamin King
who being elected, tried and sworn well and truly to try the issue joined upon
their oaths do say that the defendant did assume upon himself in manner and form
as the plaintiff in declaring hath alleged and they assess the plaintiff's
damages to one hundred and nineteen dollars and severity six cents. It is
therefore considered by the Court that the plaintiff do recover of the said defendant
the damages aforesaid by the jury assessed, and the costs in this
behalf expended, and the deft in mercy, etc.
James C. Jones p. 126. September 13, 1831. Thomas J. Dobyns vs James C. Jones. By consent of the parties by their attorneys this cause is dismissed and each party, by their attorneys, agree to pay over half of the costs in this behalf expended and agree that execution may issue for the same.
James C. Jones p 146. September 15, 1831. James C. Jones vs Thomas N. White. The defendant being dissatisfied with the judgment rendered against him hath prayed and obtained an appeal to the next Circuit Court of this County, he having entered into bond with Daniel Cherry as security.
James C. Jones, p 154. September 18, 1831. James C. Jones vs Thomas Carnahan. This day came the said Plaintiff by his attorney, and therefore came a jury of good and lawful men, to wit: Thomas N. White, James Hilbro, George Young, Nathaniel D. Lilly, Lewis Capell, John M. Smith, Archibald Robison, Joseph Edwards, Stephen S. Booth, Augustus Steele, John Camble and William H. Henderson who being elected, tried and sworn well and truly to say what damages the Plaintiff hath sustained, upon their oath do say the Plaintiff hath sustaining damages to the amount of seventy three dollars and eighty three cents besides costs.
James C. Jones p 167. September 17, 1831. Thomas Potter vs James C. Jones. This day came the parties by their attorneys and came also a jury of good & Lawful men, viz: Archibald McNeal, Robert Burnes, Henry McCoy, Joseph Eddins, Robert M. Spicer, William Powell, Allen H. Howard, Miles h. Bradford, Joel S. Dyer, Jonathan Jones, Alfred Castillow & John B. Acre, who being elected tried and sworn well and truly to try the issues joined upon their oaths do say they find for the defendant.
James C. Jones p 175. December 12, 1831. Deed of conveyance from John C. McLemore, J. Pl. Clark, executor of James Trimble, executor of John W. Campbell & Stephen Cantrell, executor of R. Searcy to Robert Robinson for 230 acres of land was proved in open court by the oaths of Alexander B. Bradford & James C. Jolnes, witnesses thereto and ordered to be registered.
James C. Jones p 211. December 16, 1831. Summoned to Jury Duty.
Jonathan Jones p167. See James C. Jones. Thomas Potter vs James C. Jones
Joseph Jones, p. 123. September 13, 1831. Thomas Hardeman vs Joseph Jones, No. 14, This day came the said parties and jury (see James Jones p. 122) who tried the case and found that "the said defendant hath paid all of the debt in the plaintiff's declaration mentioned except the sum of four hundred and twenty seven dollars which sum remains due and unpaid and they assess the said plaintiff's damages by reason of the detention of the residue of that debt to thirteen dollars and seventy five cents, besides costs."
Joseph Jones, p. 157. September 18, 1831. Thomas Hardeman vs Joseph Jones. The defendant being dissatisfied with the judgment rendered against him hath prayed and obtained an appeal to the next Circuit Court of this County, he having given bond with Mansfield Ware as security.
Joseph Jones p 5. March 14, 1831. Deed of conveyance from Robert Searcy to Thompson D. White for 900 acres of land was proved in open court by the oath of Joseph Jones.
Joseph Jones p 16. March 15, 1831. Mansfield Ware who was on yesterday elected constable for this County, this day entered into bond with Joseph Jones and Thomas Bond as securities and took the oaths prescribed by law.
Joseph Jones p 42. March 17, 1831. Joseph Jones vs Robert Hughes, Herndon Haralson & James S. Steele. On motion of the plaintiff by his attorney and it appearing to the satisfaction of this Court that the said plaintiff did on the 16th of December 1830, recover a judgment in this Court against the defendants, Robert Hughes & Henry Haralson for one hundred and forty one dollars and seventy five cents and four dollars and sixty five cents costs of suit; that an execution issued on said judgment by virtue of which the sheriff of this county hath made return that he levied said erudition on one Negro woman, Amy, as the property of H. Haralson, that he had taken a delivery bond for the property levied to be delivered in Brownsville on the 12th day of March 1831 with James S. Steele security, which bond was forfeited. It is therefore considered by the Court that the said plaintiff do recover against the said defendants and Jame S. Steele the said sum of one hundred and forty one dollars and seventy five cents, with interest thereon from the 16th of Dec. 1830 up to this day, amounting to two dollars, eleven cents, and the costs aforesaid in said execution mentioned as also the costs of this motion.
Joseph Jones p 79. June 14, 1831. Joseph Jones vs John B. Acre. Jury found for the plaintiff.
Joseph Jones p 88. June 14, 1831. Joseph Jones vs John B. Acre. Defendant appealed.
Joseph Jones p 91. June 14, 1831. Deed of conveyance from William L. Rowan b John C. McLemore, his attorney in fact, to Joseph Jones for six hundred and sixty acres of land was produced in open Court and the execution thereof duly proved by the oaths of James Boyd and Robert Boyd.
Joseph Jones p 153. September 18, 1831. Summoned as a juror.
Joseph Jones p 178. December 12, 1831. Articles of agreement between Acquilla Dyson by William Bolling, his attorney, in fact and Joseph Jones was produced in open Court and acknowledged by said Boling and Jones and ordered to be registered.
Larkin Jones 8, 12
Richard W. Jones 15
Silas Jones p, 49, Land List 1830. 357 acres, S10, T11, R6, Part of grant 50 (60?)
Silas Jones 212, 218
Willie Jones p92. See James C. Jones.
Willie Jones p 161. September 17, 1831. Served as juror on Henry King vs William H. Henderson.
Willie Jones p.163. September 17, 1831. Served as juror on Calvin Jones vs David Wells.
Willie Jones p 164. September 17, 1831. Served as juror on Charles Guiger vs James S. Steele & Herndon Haralson.
Amelia Johnson 170
Carl Johnson 212
Cave Johnson, p, 49. 1830 Tax List. 640 Acres, S11, T 9.10, R1.2
Cave Johnson . 218
Harry Johnson 186,225
Henry Johnson 56, 153, 185, 196, 205
Isaac M. Johnson 7, 161, 142, 224
John Johnson 18
Malcolm Johnson 19-26
Mason F. Johnson 16, 41, 70, 207-210
Sarah Johnson 198
William Johnson 18-25
William Johnson, Sr. 13, 75, 79, 152-153
William R. Johnson, Jr. 153
William Johnston, Sr. 74
William P. Johnston 186
William P. Johnston, Jr. 1, 185
Joel W. Kirby 64
Joel W. Kirby p 178. December 12, 1831. Joel W. Kirby was this day elected a constable of this county, who entered into bond with Phineas Thomas & Mark Spense as securities and took the oaths prescribed by law.
Thomas Owen 175
Samuel Owen 134, 153, 175, 176, 185, 186, 225
Henry A. Powell, p.2. 14 March 1831. Henry A. Powell produced in open Court the scalp of a wolf, there being five justices on the bench, over four months of age and proved as the law directs, the killing of the same in the County of Haywood. It is therefore ordered by the Court that the said Henry A. Powell be allowed the sum of three dollars to be paid by the Treasurer of the Western District.
James B. Powell, p.2. 14 March 1831. James B. Powell received $3 for producing the scalp of a wolf in court.
William Powell 164, 167
HAYWOOD COUNTY, TN COUNTY COURT MINUTES 1837-1840
Eason Jones. October 23, 1837. At a Circuit Court of Law began and holden for the County of Haywood at the Courthouse in the Town of Brownsville, and the fourth Monday, it being the 23rd day of October A.D. 1837. Present the Honorable John Read, Esquire, Judge, Blackman Coleman, Clerk, and Eason Jones, Sheriff, of Haywood County. Eason Jones, Sheriff, makes return of the venire facias returnable to this Court.
Willie Jones. October 23, 1837. Summoned as Juror. Elected to Grand Jury.
William E. Owen. October 23, 1837. Summoned as Juror.
Joseph Jones. October 23, 1837. Summoned as Juror.
Samuel Owen. October 23, 1837. Summoned as Juror. Elected to Grand Jury out of whom the court appointed Samuel Owen as foreman, who retired under the care of John H. Cobbs, a Constable sworn to attend them.
Edward R. Jones. October Term 1837. Served as Juror in Henry M. Gaines vs Norfleet Shirley
Thomas Kirby. October Term 1837. Thomas Kirby vs Elizabeth Barton.
George C. Johnsons. October 25, 1837. George D. Johnsons, Lessee vs Egbert Sheppard.; George C. Johnsons Lessee vs William Burke
Abraham Eason. October Term 1837. Daniel McPhails, Lessee vs Abraham Eason.
John C. Goodwin, October 26, 1837. R. L. & J. A. Thomas vs John C. Goodwin. Found for the defendant.
John C. Goodwin, October 27, 1837. The State vs John C. Goodwin. This day came the State of Tennessee by the Attorney General and the defendant at in proper person who being charged says he is not guilty as charged in the bill of indictment for his trial puts him upon his untry and the attorney general doth the like and therefore came a jury of good and lawful men: Wright Nicholson, field T. Southall, William E. Owen, Nicholas Perkins, Thornton Easley, John G. Flowers, John Moore, Hugh Canaday, Lyon S. Taliaferro, James W. Stewart, Alexander F. Honeyman, Ambrose Marr. The jury found the defendant guilty as charged and fined him ten dollars and costs.
Abel Jones, October 27, 1837. The State vs Abel Jones. The above jury found him not guilty.
Gideon Jones. October 27, 1837. Be it remembered that on this day the following petition was presented to this court. To Mr. John B. Moore and Martha Moore, his wife, formerly Martha Jones, and one of the heirs and legal representatives of Gideon Jones, dec'd., William B. Prescott and Fanny, his wife, formerly Fanny Jones, and one of the heirs of the said Gideon Jones, Sarah Jones, Mariah Jones, Asa Jones, and Eliza Jones, minor and infant heirs of the said Gideon Jones and George Cooper, executor of the said Gideon Jones, dec'd, late of the County of Haywood and state of TN take notice that I shall by my attorney present the following petition to the next Circuit Court for the County of Haywood aforesaid to be held at the Courthouse in the Town of Brownsville on the 4th day of October 1837 with the view as said petition will show to have my dower as the widow of the said Gideon Jones, dec'd laid off and set apart to me in pursuance to the laws of the land which said petition reads. To the honourable the Circuit Court of Haywood County as the widow and relict of Gideon Jones, dec'd late of the County....said Gideon Jones departed this life on or about the 14th day of February 1836; that he died seized and possessed of the fol. Ting tracts and parcels of land: One tract of land lying, being and situated in the said County of Haywood in the 10th surveyors district 6th Range and 6th section containing six hundred and thirty acres and is the tract that the said Gideon Jones purchased of Samuel Dickens, one other tract or parcel of land lying, being and situated in the County of Haywood in 10th district containing nine hundred acres and known as the Cloman Tract, same having been purchased of him by the said Gideon Jones in his lifetime. October 2 1837. Elizabeth Jones, Widow. By Wm H. Loving, attny.
James C. Jones October Term 1837. Cooper Carithers & Co vs James C. Jones
Willie Jones. P. 39-41 October Term 1837. Be it remembered that at this February Term on the fourth day of said term 1837, the petition of Willie Jones and Hannah Mariah Jones, his wife, formerly Hannah Mariah Turner, one of the heirs of Simon Turner, deceased, William G. Turner Elizabeth H. Turner, Thomas B. Turner, Joseph J. Turner, Blakely D. Turner, Simon Turner, and Lucy J.Turner, by their Guardian Nicholas T. Perkins and James L. Winfield and Mary A. Winfield, his wife, formerly Mary A. Turner, all heirs and legal representatives of Simon Turner, deceased was filed in said court praying that the following tract of land, which has descended to them as the heirs of the said Simon Turner, deceased, upon his death might be sold instead of being divided amongst them, the said heirs, according to statutes in such cases made and provided, to wit: containing five hundred acres, being part of a six hundred and forty acre tract granted by the State of Tennessee by grant number 22058 in Haywood County in the 10th surveyors district range six and section 9 and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a hickory and two elms marked W. S. on the line dividing the 10th & 11th surveyors districts 760 poles north of the sw corner of said section and range runs thence east two hundred and forty poles to a post oak thence north with the aforesaid district line to the beginning and it appearing to the court that it would be to the advantage and interest of said petitioners heirs as aforesaid it was ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court that Blackman Coleman, Clerk & Master as aforesaid, shall have advertised the time and place of said sale forty days in the Truth Teller or newspaper published in the Town of Jackson, Madison County, and that the said Blackman Coleman make report of said sale to the next term of said court and it was further adjudged, ordered and decreed that the said petitioners heirs as aforesaid pay all costs and charges attending said sale of said tract of land. Be it also remembered that at the June Term 1837 of said Circuit Court and on the 3rd day of said term, it appearing on the motion of the said heirs and representatives of the said Simon Turner, deceased, that they the said heirs and representatives as aforesaid had at the said February term of said court and on the 4th day of said term presented and filed their petition for the sale of the said five hundred acres of land, and that said petition was granted that it was adjudged, ordered and decreed the said Blackman Coleman, Clerk & Master as aforesaid should sell said tract of land as aforesaid after publication as aforesaid and it appearing also that said publication and sale had not been made. It was therefore adjudged at the June Term 1837, ordered and decreed by said court that the said Blackman Coleman, Clerk and Master as aforesaid, sell said tract of land after having advertised the time and place of sale forty days in the Banner, a newspaper published in the town of Brownsville and that he take bond and security of the purchaser as required by the said decree at the said February Term 1837 of said decree at the February Term 1837 of said Court and that he make his report of the sale and proceedings to the next term of said court and be it also remembered that the said Blackman Coleman having reported to this court that he had in obedience to the order and decree aforesaid on the 12th day of August 1837, after having given the notice required by said decree sold said tract of land at public auction to Thomas Bond on a credit of one and two years for the sum of five thousand, one hundred and twenty five dollars, he being the highest and last bidder for which he took bond with John P. Perkins and Littleton Joyner as securities. It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed that the title to said land be divested out of the said heirs and representatives of the said Simon Turner, deceased, and vested in the said Thomas Bond, his heirs and assigns forever in fee simple.
John C. Goodwin. October Term 1837. John C. Goodwin vs Alex Porter.
George D. Johnson. February Term 1838. George C. Johnson, Lessee vs Egbert Shepperd
Abraham Jones. February Term 1838. The Grand Jury this day came into open court and presented to the court a presentment against W. A. and Anthony Hood, and Benjamin A. Perry, a presentment as overseen of public roads, also a presentment against Guy Jones, Abraham Jones and William White on assault and battery.
Elizabeth R. Jones vs. John B. Moore and others, Petition for Divorce. February Term 1838. It is ordered by the court that the petition be dismissed and that the petitioners pay all costs.
John W. Jones. February Term 1838. Peter Cartwright & others versus John W Jones.
Willie Jones Ap. Vs Sally A. Clements, James L. Green & Dobyns & Bradford. June 8, 1838. The cause is by the plaintiff's attorney dismissed and the defendant assumed all costs.
E. Jones. June Term 1838. E. S. Tappin vs. E. Jones, continued by consent.
Eason Jones. June Term 1838. Eason Jones vs Joseph Walker. Court found for the plaintiff in the amojnt of $150 debt and damages.
Willie Jones. October Term 1838. Willie Jones assee, vs Edwin Tyus, Thomas I. Dobbins, Miles H. Bradford. This day came the plaintiff by his attorney and the defendants withdrawing their plea by them heretofore pleaded, say they cannot gain say the plaintiffs action against them for $314.93. The debt in the plaintiff's declaration and damages. Court found for the plaintiff.
John Willis. October Term 1838. E. H. Porter, assee vs James Boyd, Robert Boyd, Charles H. Boyd, David G. Smith, & John Willis. Court found for the plaintiff.
Kenneth Garrett. October Term 1838. Kenneth Garrett (Use) bs. M & W.P. Young. Court found for the plaintiff.
Eason Jones. October Term 1838. E. S. Tappan vs Eason Jones. Court found for the plaintiff and assesed damages. Rec'd from deft. Eason full payment.
R. H. Jones. October Term 1838. P. 179. Thos. J. Dobyns, surviving partner of R. H. Jones vs George R. Watt, and his securities. This cause is continued by consent.
I Eason Jones, Sheriff of Haywood County, do report the following lands as
having been given in for the year 1838, and that the owners thereof have no
goods on which I can destrain for said taxes and will have to stand reported at
February term 1839:
John C. Goodwin 1 Lot Value:$2000 District 7
George Johnson 1,200 a Value:$9600 District 7
Daniel Garrett 274 a Value:$274 District 11
Willie Jones. November Term 1838. Willie Jones, Lessee, vs Robert McLagan. Defendant finds for plaintiff in the recovery of debt.
Edmund C. Goodwin. November Term 1838, p. 195. Thomas Cane & Charles Schaffer vs Edwin C. Goodwin. This day came the parties by their attorneys and the defendant withdrawing the plea by him pleaded, says he cannot gainsay the ptff's, action against him for nine hundred and twenty six dollars and four cents, and one hundred and fifteen dollars and thirty five cents damages for the detention thereof, and the costs of suit. It is therefore considered by the court that the plaintiffs do recover of the defendant the debt and damages aforesaid, and the costs of suit in this behalf expended.
Richard H. Jones. November Term 1838. Thomas J. Dobyns, surviving partner of Richard H. Jones, Dec'd vs Levi Wooten. Court found for the plaintiff.
Forsyth, Goodwin & Co vs Joseph Jones. November Term 1838. This day came here in open court James W. Strother, attorney in fact for Joseph Jones, defendant and having produced a power of attorney...Court found for the plaintiff.
Henry H. Forsythe, Phil H. Goodwyn, William Riddle vs John H Nixon & Co. February Term 1839.
Westwood A. Jones, June Term 1839. Summoned as juror.
Kenneth Garrett. June Term 1839. Kenneth Garratt vs William L. Miller. Court found for the plaintiff.
James Jones. June Term 1839. James Jones vs. Thomas J. Dobyns, adm for R. H. Jones. This cause by consent is remanded to the appearance docket, and order for taking depositions generally.
James Jones. June Term 1839. James Jones vs James Wynne. Deft withdraw so plaintiff can collect damages.
Bird S Jones: Juror June Term 1839.
Thomas Owen. June Term 1839. Richard Roe, Lessee of O. H. Searcy & others vs Thomas Owen and others. Ordered that depositions be taken.
Edwin Goodwin. June Term 1839. Robert C. Nelson, Guardian vs John C. Goodwin, Edwin Goodwin. Court found for the plaintiff.
Joseph Jones. June Term 1839. Bank of Tennessee vs Joseph Jones, Math Pickets, T. J. Mulhollum. Nole prosequi is entered as to Joseph Jones.
Joseph Jones. Thomas Bond vs Joseph Jones, Matthew Pickett & William Conner. June 5, 1839. Nole prosequi be entered as to defendant Joseph Jones.
Willie Jones. Juror. October Term 1839.
Joseph Jones. October Term 1839. William H. Loving vs Joseph Jones. It appearing to the court that the attachment issued herein has been levied by the sheriff of this, Haywood County, upon one pleasure carriage the property of the said Joseph Jones. It is therefore considered by the court that all further proceedings herein be stayed six months according to the statue in such cases and that notice if convenient be given to said defendant.
Richard H. Jones. October Term 1839. P. 206. Thomas J. Dobyns, Surviving Partner of Richard H. Jones vs George A. Nutts.
William E. Owen. October Term 1839. Robert Patterson, assee, bs William E. Owen
William E. Owen. February Term 1840. He was a Justice of the Court.
Willie Jones, February Term 1840. Juror.
Gideon Jones/Eliza R. Jones/Hiram Bass. February 7, 1840. P. 357
Your petitioner would respectfully represent unto your honor that Eliza R. Bass, formerly Eliza R. Jones, widow of Gideon Jones, deceased, late of Haywood County, and her present husband, Hiram Bass, have relinquished and quit claim all their right titles and interest in the following piece and parcel of land which the said Eliza R. has laid off to her and had in her possession as and for her dower in the lands of which her said husband died, seized and possessed, to your petitioners who are the legal and entire representatives and heirs at law of the said Gideon Jones, dec'd and which said dower tract of land is thus particularly described, to wit: Beginning at the NW corner of a thousand acre tract of land of which said Gideon Jones died seized and possessed at a stake, thence south – poles to a stake in the line of said 1000 acre tract, thence east – poles to a stake thence north –poles to a stake, thence west with the Astanaula Road to the beginning containing two hundred and ten acres. Your petitioner would further represent that they have all heretofore had each his share of the real estate of which their father the said Gideon Jones died possessed laid off to them; and now since the said Eliza R. Bass, widow of said Gideon Jones, deceased, has relinquished to them her dower interest in the said tract of 210 acres as above described they have now become and are the present owner of said tract of land of 210 acres and are anxious each to have the benefit each of his share and as said tract of land is small when compared with number of owners and cannot be advantageously divided between them, it would be manifestly to the advantage of said petitioners that the same be sold and that the money arising from such sale be equally divided among your petitioners. And as your petitioner Asa Jones & Eliza L. Jones, an infant under the age of 21 years your honor can make decree herein relative to their share as may seem meet to your honor. J. B. Moore, Martha E. Moore, William B. Pewitt, Francis A. Pewitt, Isaac H. Haley, Mariah L. Haley, Robert H. Perry, Guardian for Asa & Eliza Jones, Sarah A. L. Perry. And it is ordered by the court that George Cooper be appointed commissioner to sell the land mentioned in the above petition on a credit of one and two years after giving forty days previous notice, taking bond and approved security for the payment of the purchase money.
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