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1849-1855

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1849 - 1855


Source: LDS Microfilm #1025347; transcribed and contributed by Sharon Smith

Jan 29, 1849
pg 1)
At a County Court commenced and held at the Courthouse in the town of Lewisburg in the County of Conway on the first Monday after the fourth Monday in January A.D. 1849 it being the 29th day of said month present the Honorable Moses McCARLEY presiding Judge and William T. GAMBLE and Russell WELBORN term of office having expired an election was held by the Justices of the Peace of said County of Conway present and resulted in the re-election of William T. GAMBLE and Russell WELBORN as Assistant Judges for the time prescribed by law who was sworn and entered upon the discharge of their duties.
Daniel HARRISON filed on the 7th day of November his bond as County Surveyor for the County of Conway which had been taken by the Clerk in vacation, examined by the Court and approved.
Now on this day comes Edwin ADAMS and proves to the Court that __ __ posted by him on the 19th day of January 1848 has dec'd before the twelve months expired and prays for relief.
The Court after due deliberation ordered the bond of said Edwin ADAMS be and is hereby cancelled and therein the Clerk record the same cancelled.

Jan 30, 1849
pg 2)
James H. COWART and Widow WHITEHEAD's to Clinton lying in Lick Mountain township be designated as Road District No. Two of Lick Mountain township. And it is further ordered by the Court that William PATE be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. Two of Lick Mountain township. And it is further ordered by the Court that Johnson BENNETT and R.B. GORDON Esqrs apportion hands to the several Overseers of Lick Mountain township.
Hardin township is by order of the Court designated as one road district. And it is further ordered by the Court that John PLANT be and is hereby appointed Overseer of all roads in Hardin township. And it is further ordered by the Court that John W. GILBERT and George W. SHAW Esqrs apportion hands to the Overseer of Hardin township. Road Districts in Benton township.
Now on this day it is ordered by the court that all roads East of a line from North to South crossing at the Precinct be designated as Road District No. One of Benton township. And it is further ordered by the Court that Alexander ROGGINS be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. One of Benton township.

pg 8) Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that the road East of Cadron Creek in Union township be designated as Road District No. One of Union township. And it is further ordered by the Court that __ WOODARD be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. One of Union township.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that all roads West of Cadron Creek in Union township be designated as Road District No. Two of Union township. And it is further ordered by the Court that Baxter STELL be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. Two of Union township. And it is further ordered by the Court that Cyrus MAXWELL and John BRICE Esqrs. apportion hands to the several Overseers of Union township.
Road Districts in Lick Mountain Township.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that all of that part of a road from RAGSDALE's Gin to Clinton lying in Lick Mountain township be designated as Road District No. One of Lick Mountain and it is further ordered that Thomas J. WILLIAMS be and is hereby appointed overseer of Road District No. One of Lick Mountain township.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that the road leading from Lewisburg by
pg 9) James H. COWART and Widow WHITEHEAD's to Clinton lying in Lick Mountain township be disignated as Road District No. Three of Lick Mountain townhsip. And it is further ordered by the Court that William PATE be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. Two of Lick Mountain township. And it is further ordered by the Court that Johnson BENNETT and R.B. GORDON Esqrs apportion hands to the several overseers of Lick Mountain township.
Hardin township is by order of the Court designated as One Road District. And it is further ordered by the Court that John PLANT be and is hereby appointed Overseer of all roads in Hardin township. And it is further ordered by the Court that John W. GILBERT and George W. STARR Esqrs. apportion hands to the Overseer of Hardin township.
Road District in Benton township.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that all roads East of a line from North to South crossing at the Precinct, be designated as Road District No. One of Benton township. And it is further ordered by the Court that Alexander ROGGINS be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. One of Benton township.

Jan 31, 1849 Wednesday
pg 11)
County Court January 31st 1849
Now on this day comes Hayes I. ISAACS and showeth to the Court that the full amount of the appropriation of fifty dollars by this Court to him at the February term A.D. 1848 for the use of widow John HARRIS has been expended by him for her use in compliance with the order of said Court. Ordered that Court adjourn till tomorrow morning 9 o'clock.
M. McCARLEY J.P.
R. WELBORN J.P.
Wm T. GAMBLE J.P.

Feb 1, 1849 Thursday
pg 11)
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that the sum of five dollars be levied as a tax for the priviledge of keeping a ferry across the Arkansas River at Lewisburg and the following rates of ferriage shall be collected by the ferryman keeping said ferry, to wit,
For 4 horses, an oxen & waggon--1.00
For 2 horses, an oxen and waggon----.75
Man and horse--.25
Each single loose horse & each head of herd cattle--.10
Each head of sheep or hogs--.03
Each single man--.10
For in case of high water one half of the above rates to be added to the charge rates and that the Clerk issue a license

July 29, 1849
pg 25)
Whereupon said report was received by the court and ordered of record. And it is further ordered by the court that the Overseer of the District in which said road runs shall proceed to cut out and open said road not less than fifteen feet wide and said road from that town as designated to be a public highway.
Now on this day William B. BROWN filed a petition from several citizens of Benton township praying the Court to appoint viewers to view and mark out a road beginning at Jonathan HARDIN and running the best & most practical route to the County line of Conway leading to Clinton in Van Buren County which petition was received by the Court.
And it is therefore ordered by the Court that John WOOD, Hillary PLANT and Stephen McCLURE be and was hereby appointed viewers to view and mark out said road and that they meet at the house of Jonathan HARDIN's on the first Monday in September next and first being duly sworn proceed to view and mark out said road leading to town and make report of same at the next term of the Court.
John QUINDLEY filed on the fifth day of June his bond as Collector of the Revenue for Conway County which bond had been presented to the Judge of the County Court in vacation and affixed and presented to the Court and approved.
pg 26) Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that there should be levied and collected from Hiram L. ALLEN the sum of ten dollars as a tax for the priviledge of keeping a public ferry across the Cadron Creek at WILSON's old ferry for the term of one year from this date and that he enter into bond to the County in the sum of five hundred dollars for the faithful performance of public ferryman and that the Clerk issue a license herein. And it is further ordered by the Court that said ALLEN shall receive the following rate of ferrying across said Cadron Creek to wit,
For crossing four horse coaches - $1.00
For crossing two horse coaches - .75
For crossing two horse pleasure carriage - .75
For crossing cart with two oxen or horses - .25
For crossing each additional horse or oxen - .13 1/2
For crossing man and horse - .12 1/2
For crossing each head of hog or sheep - .3
For crossing two horse carriage on springs same rate as pleasure carriages
For crossing each foot man .6 1/4
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that there should be levied and collected from James CAMPBELL the sum of five dollars as a tax for the priviledge of keeping a toll bridge across Point Remove Creek at his residence for the term of twelve months from this date and that presented into bond to the County on the sum of four hundred dollars for the performance
pg 27) of his duties. And it is further ordered that he charge the same rate of toll as heretofore charged and that the Clerk issue a license herein.
Robert B. GORDON files a claim against the County for the sum of nine dollars and fifty cents for Justices fees, Constable fees and witness fees in the Court of Examination whereas the State of Arkansas was plaintiff and Sidney STRATTON defendant which was examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
David SCHNIMPSHEAR filed this day his claim against the County for the sum of six dollars for viewing and marking out a road in Benton & Muddy Bayou township and making report of the same, examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
Edward CARGILE files his claim this day against the County for the sum of four dollars for viewing and marking out a road in Benton & Muddy Bayou townships, examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes Edward J. MORRILL by attorney and files a petition praying the Court to grant him a license to keep a grocery in the town of Lewisburg for the term of twelve months. The Court after consideration ordered that the said Edward J. MORRILL shall have the priviledge of retailing spirtous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the town of Lewisburg and execute all the priviledges of a
pg 28) grocery keeper for the term of twelve months from this date by paying unto the County Treasury the sum of thirty dollars and that the clerk issue a license herein.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that Russell WELBORN be and is hereby appointed School Commissioner for the County of Conway to fill the vacancy occasioned by __ __ to qualify and __ as School Commissioner.
Ordered that Court adjourn till tomorrow morning nine o'clock. James CAMPBELL, R. WELBORN J.P., Wm T. GAMBLE J.P.

July 30, 1849
pg 28)
Wednesday morning 9 O'Clock Court met according to adjournment present same as on yesterday.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that William STANDLEY be and is hereby appointed Notary Public for the County of Conway for the term prescribed by law.
Now on this day comes James A. THOMPSON by attorney and files a petition praying the ocurt to grant hism a license to keep a grocery and ___ shop in the town of Lewisberg for the term of twelve months

Feb 4, 1850
pg 51)
that part of a road lying in Lick Mountain township leading from RAGSDALE's Gin to Clinton be designated as Road District No. One in Lick Mountain township. And it is further ordered by the court that Jacob BRYANT be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. One in Lick Mountain township.
This day it is ordered by the Court that the road leading from Lewisburg by James ___ and widow WHITEHEAD's to Clinton lying in Lick Mountain township be designated as Road District No. Two in Lick Mountain township. And it is further ordered by the Court that James GEORGE be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. Two in Lick Mountain township. And it is further ordered by the County that Johnson BENNETT and R.B. GORDON Esqrs. apportion hands to the several Overseers in Lick Mountain township.
A.G.? LEMLEY files his claim against the county for the sum of one dollar for ___ hands to work on roads as Overseer examined by the court and ordered to be paid.
Ordered that court adjourn till tomorrow morning 9 o'clock.
James CAMPBELL, R. WELBORN, C. MAXWELL

Feb 5, 1850
pg 54)
be designated as Road District No. Two in Benton Thownship. And it is further ordered by the court that ___ PLANT be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. Two in Benton thownship. And it is further ordered by the court that R.L. CARGILE and Henry ___ Esqr. apportion hands to the ___ ___ of Benton township.
Now on this day the petition filed at the last term of this County praying the Court to locate a road commencing at __ RANKIN's leading by Robert WELLS to Lewisburg being publicly used and therein being a __ filed against said petition, the Court after consideration thereof ordered that __ __, Richard BROADWAY and __ __ be and are hereby appointed reviewers and that they meet at the house of Jacob ANTHONY on the 2nd Friday in March and proceed to __ said road and make a report of the same at the next term of this Court.
This day Robert B. GORDON, William STANDLEY and John FRYER filed in open Court their bond as Commissioners to locate the County seat of Conway County which bond was examined by the Court and approved.
pg 55) County Court February 5th, 1850
This day N.S. WILLIAMS filed in open Court his bond as Constable for Washington township in the County of Conway which was examined by the Court and approved.
Road Districts in Welborn Township.
This day it is ordered by the Court that all roads in Lewisburg and all roads leading from Lewisburg and one half of a amile be designated as Road District No. One in Welborn Township. And it is further ordered by the Court that William L. BALL be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. One in Welborn Township.
This day it is ordered by the court that the road commencing half a mile from Lewisberg running East to the Military road and from half mile from ___ then towards ___ mile to the Aplin place be designated as Road District No. Two in Welborn township. And it is further ordered by the court that John M___ be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. Two in Welborn township.
Ordered that court adjourn till tomorrow morning 9 o'clock.
James CAMPBELL, R. WELBORN J.P., C. MAXWELL J.P.

Apr 29, 1850
pg 62)
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that James CRAIG, Charles PLANT and __ __ be and are hereby appointed Judges of all elections held in Benton township during the term prescribed by law. Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that Jesse MALLET, John PRUITT and Joseph J. McGINTY be and are hereby appointed Judges of all elections held in the township of Union for the term prescribed by law. Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that William RAGSDALE, William PATE and Jacob BRYANT be and are hereby appointed Judges of all elections held in the township of Lick Mountain during the time prescribed by law.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that Josephus POE, Hawkins GREGORY and Sidney WHITEHEAD be and are hereby appointed Judges of all elections held in the township of Griffin during the term prescribed by law.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that John H. BURNETT, V.E. __ and James HOLLYFIELD be and are hereby appointed Judges of all elections held in the township of Point Remove during the term prescribed by law.
pg 63) Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that James CARROLL, John RAINWATER and Bluford GORDON be and are hereby appointed Judges of all elections held in the township of Washington during the time presented by law.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be and are hereby appointed as grand jurors, to services such as the next term of the Circuit Court of Conway County at a Court to be held at the courthouse in said County on the second Monday in September next, to wit, John C. __, William C. OWENS, R.W. BENEDICT, William B. WEST, Joseph P. HARRISON, J.W. SPRADLIN, __ __, George WILDER, Thomas W. VENABLE, James GEORGE, James EUBANKS, Ephraim LEMLEY, H.L. BEESON, Thomas CAMPBELL, Joseph PECK and Felix __. And it is further ordered by the Court that the clerk issue a venue facias herein.
Now on this day it is ordered by the court that the following named persons be and are hereby selected as petit jurors to serve as ___ the next term of the circuit court Conway County at a court to be held at the courthouse in said county on the second Monday in September next, to wit, Thomas ___, James W. SUTTON?, Job HARRIS, ___ ___, Robert OWENS, ___ ___, Robert ___, John HILL?, William ___, ___ ___

pg 65) Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that Albert GORDON be and is hereby appointed Overseer of all roads leading from Lewisburg to Glass Village to Point Remove Creek lying in Washington township and designated as Road District No. One of same township and it is further ordered by the Court that Lee GORDON Esqr. apportion hands to said Overseer.
Now on this day it is ordered by the court that R.W. BENEDICT be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. 2 in Cadron township commencing at Standlee Bridge thence to Pulaski County line on the Military Road commencing at A. ___ old place thence to Pulaski county line. And it is further ordered by the court that R.W. CLAYTON Esqr. apportion hands to said Overseer.
Now on this day comes Lindsey O. ____ and files a petition praying the court to grant him a license to sell spirited liquors in quantities less than one quart in the town of Lewisberg for the term of twelve months, the court after due consideration granted the prayer of said petitioner. Whereupon it is ordered by the court that the said Lindsey O. ____ ___ ___ of retailing spirited liquors in any quantity less than one quart in the town of Lewisberg for that term of

Nov 4, 1850
pg 82)
Now on this day in open Court R.B. GORDON, John W. GILBERT and John H. FRYER Commissioners to locate the seat of Justice for Conway County and acknowledge that they have executed, signed and delivered a deed to C.W. HARRISON and John H. FRYER for the uses, purpose and consideration therein mentioned.
Now on this day appeared in open Court R.B. GORDON, John W. GILBERT and John H. FRYER Commissioners to locate the seat of Justice for Conway County and acknowledge that they have executed, signed and delivered a deed to William WELLS for the uses, purpose and consideration therein mentioned.
Now on this day appeared in open Court R.B. GORDON, John W. GILBERT and John H. FRYER Commissioners to locate the seat of Justice for Conway County and acknowledged that they had executed, signed and delivered a deed to Robert B. GORDON for the uses, purpose and consideration therein mentioned.
Now on this day appointed in open Court R.B. GORDON, John W. GILBERT, and John H. FRYER Commissioners to locate the seat of Justice for Conway County and acknowledge that they have examined, signed and delivered a deed to Jacob HOLLYFIELD for the uses
pg 83) purposes and consideration therein mentioned.
Now on this day appeared in open Court R.B. GORDON, John W. GILBERT and John H. FRYER Commissioners to locate the seat of Justice of Conway County and acknowledged that they have executed, signed and delivered a deed to S.W. MASON for the uses, purposes and consideration therein mentioned.
Now on this day appeared in open Court R.B. GORDON, John W. GILBERT and John H. FRYER Commissioners to locate the seat of Justice for Conway Court and acknowledged that they have executed, signed and delivered a deed to David WELLS for the uses, purpose and consideration therein mentioned.
Now on this day appeared in open Court R.B. GORDON, John W. GILBERT and John H. FRYER Commissioners to locate the seat of Justice of Conway County and acknowledged that they had executed, signed and delivered a deed to Jacob HOLLYFIELD for the uses, purpose and consideration therein mentioned.
Ordered that the Court adjourn till Wednesday morning 9 o'clock. James CAMPBELL, R. WILLIAMS, C. MAXWELL

Nov 6, 1850
pg 84)
Wednesday morning November 6, 1850 Court met pursuant to adjournment presents James CAMPBELL, Judge and R. WELBORN, Cyrus MAXWELL, N.M. STRONG and Richard FRYER Justices of Peace for Conway County assistants
Elijah WELBORN filed this day his claim against the County for the sum of one dollar for services in _ hands to work on road in WELBORN township, examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes to Conway County by J.W. COMSTOCK for ___ ___ and files his motion in writing and moves the Court to reject the report of Robert B. GORDON, John W. GILBERT and John H. FRYER Commissioners to locate the seat of Justice of Conway County for reasons in said motion mentioned. And the Court after due consideration thereof ___said motion. And it is thereupon ordered by the Court that the report of said Robert B. GORDON, John W. GILBERT and John H. FRYER Commissioners to locate the seat of Justice of Conway County filed here in open Court on the fourth day of November A.D. 1850 be seconded and __ of record which is in its following words and figures to wit,
pg 85) To the Honorable County Court of Conway County We Robert B. GORDON, John W. GILBERT and John H. FRYER Commissioners elected and appointed to locate the seat of Justice for Conway County in the State of Arkansas beg leave respectfully to report to your honorable body, hereafter being commissioned and qualified on the 31st day of July 1849 we did advertise as the law directs to meet at Lewisburg the present seat of Justice fifteen days thereafter and did accordingly and proceed from thence to select a suitable site to locate upon. And after different attempts to locate did finally agree on the 29th day of June 1850 to locate upon Section 11 in township 7, Range 15 it being near center of the territory of said County as it now stands. The land on which we located was donated to the County by L.W. PORTER, E.W. ADAMS and A. ___ to the amount of twenty two acres and sixteen hundredths which land we have had subsequently surveyed into 112 lots and after duly advertising to sell said lots we did accordingly sell on the 21 and 22 of October 1850, and sold 59 lots for $778.87 1/2 which sum is well secured by notes with approved security and the
pg 86) remainder to be sold 53 lots.
We would further state that we have a comfortable courthouse 16 feet by 18 well sealed with plank and floor laid with a Clerks office attached sixteen by 8 feet and would respectfully invite the honorable Court of Conway County to said County seat which we have called Springfield. All of which is respectfully submitted this 4th day of November 1850.
(Signed) R.B. GORDON, John H. FRYER, John W. GILBERT Commissioners
It is therefore ordered by the Court that this Court and all other Courts held in this County shall hereafter be held at the Courthouse prepared by said Commissioners in the town of Springfield, the seat of Justice of Conway County. And that the Clerk of Conway County is hereby ordered to remove the books, papers, seals and furniture belonging to the Clerk's office of said Conway County to the town of Springfield the seat of Justice of Conway County as required by law and that all processes hereafter be returned to said seat of justice and it is further ordered by the Court that the title deeds of the land
pg 87) taken by the Commissioners when said seat of Justice is located, be filed in the Recorder's office of Conway County and recorded as required by law.
John W. GILBERT filed this day in open Court his claim against this County for the sum of twenty six dollars for services rendered as Commissioner to locate the seat of Justice of Conway County which is examined by the Court, ordered to be paid.
Robert B. GORDON filed his claim this day against the County for the sum of forty six dollars for services rendered as Commissioner to locate the seat of Justice of Conway County which was examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
John H. FRYER filed his claims this day against the County for the sum of twenty five dollars for services rendered as Commissioner to locate the seat of Justice for Conway County which was examined by the Court and orderd to be paid.
pg 88) R.C. FRYER filed this day his claim against the County for the sum of six dollars and twelve and a half cents for fees due him in certain State cases in said claim mentioned which was examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
Lazarus MAXWELL files this day his claim against the County for the sum of four dollars fees ___ as assistant Judge of this Court which was examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
Cyrus MAXWELL filed this day his claim against the County for the sum of four dollars for services as assistant Judge of this Court which was examined by the Court & ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes Robert B. GORDON, John W. GILBERT and John H. FRYER Commissioners to locate the seat of Justice of Conway County and on their motion is so ordered by the Court that they be empowered to settle with L.W. PORTER for the building, the temporary courthouse in Springfield, the seat of Justice located by them and that they report the same to this County.
Ordered this Court adjourn till tomorrow morning 9 o'clock James CAMPBELL J.P., N.M. STRONG J.P., R. WELBORN, J.P.

Nov 7, 1850
pg 97)
amounting to the sum of $3.60 county tax $6.40 which tracts of land had been entered on the tax book twice thereupon ___ the court a fee due ___ ___ ___ ___ John QUINDLEY ___ a ___ on the ___books of Conway County for the amount of the $6.40 county tax on said tracts of land and that the clerk certify this ___ to the ___ ___.
Now on this day comes J.W. COMSTOCK __, Hawkins GREGORY __ __ in behalf of the citizens of Conway County and moves the Court to set aside the order made by this Court on yesterday that this Court and all other Courts held in this County should hereafter be held at the Courthouse proposed by Robert B. GORDON, John W. GILBERT and John H. FRYER Commissioners to locate the seat of Justice of Conway County in the town of Springfield at said seat of Justice and that the Clerk of Conway County should remove the books, papers and furniture belonging to the Clerks office to said town of Springfield as required by law. And moves the Court to take a reconsideration of said order.
The Court after due consideration thereof and being fully advised of the law in the premises ___ that said order made by this ___ yesterday as aforesaid
pg 98) be and is hereby set aside and held for ___. And that this Court and all other Courts held in Conway County be held at this Courthouse in the town of Lewisburg in said Conway County and that the books and papers and furniture belonging to the Clerks office of said Conway County be and remain at the Courthouse in the town of Lewisburg in said County of Conway untill the further order of this Court to remove the same.
Now on this day comes Jonathan HARDIN of Conway County and files his petition setting forth that the travelling community comes under great disadvantage in crossing of Muddy Bayou at the crossing of said bayou of the public road leading from Little Rock to Van Buren and Searcy Counties and asks the Court to grant him the priviledge of building a toll bridge at the aforedescribed place, it being in Conway County. The Court after due consideration thereof ordered that said Jonathan HARDIN have the priviledge of building a toll bridge across Muddy Bayou at the aforedescribed place and receive for crossing said bridge the following rates of tolls to wit,
pg 99) For crossing 4 horse wagon 50 cents
For crossing 2 horse wagon 35 cents
For crossing 1 horse wagon 25 cents
For one yoke oxen & cart 25 cents
For man and horse 10 cents
For foot man 5 cents
For each loose horse 5 cents
For each head of sheep and hogs 2 cents
For each head of ___ cattle 3 cents
And it is further ordered by the Court as the ___ of said HARDIN that he shall not receive any toll for crossing said bridge from any citizen of Conway County.
Ordered this Court adjourn till tomorrow morning 9 o'clock.
James CAMPBELL, N.M. STRONG, J.P., R. WELBORN J.P.
Fryday Morning November 8th, 1850
Court met pursuant to adjournment present ___ as on yesterday.
William SHANNON? filed on the 4th day of November here in open court a petition signed by several citizens of Lick Mountain township praying the court to ___ a county road of District No. 2 as so much of said road ___ ___ through Lick Mountain township commencing at the fork of ___ road near James ROBERTSON's

Feb 3, 1851
pg 109)
At a County Court began and held at the Courthouse in the town of Lewisburg in the County of Conway in the State of Arkansas on the first Monday after the fourth Monday in January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty one present the Honorable James CAMPBELL Judge of the County & Probate Court of Conway County. And also the following named Justices of the Peace for said County appeared to wit, Lewis STOCKTON, E.Y. HOGUE, J.W. GILBERT, Elias STONE, R. WELBORN, L. PORTER, R.C. FRYER and R.B. GORDON. And it was decided by a majority of said Justices that they would not go into an election for April and judge of the County for the present year therefore the Judge of this Court ordered the Sheriff to ___ of said Justices to appear and assist in holding the present term of this Court. And the said Sheriff summoned Russell WELBORN and John W. GILBERT who appeared and was duly sworn and entered on their respective duties when the following proceedings was held to wit.
Now on this day it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the Sheriff __ __ to administer an election
pg 110) to be held in the different township of Conway County for an Internal Improvement Commissioner for said County of Conway at the time prescribed by law.
Therefore it is ordered by the Court that an election be held in the different townships of the County of Conway on the twenty eighth day of April A.D. 1851 for the purpose of electing an Internal Improvement Commission for said County of Conway for the time prescribed by law. And that the Sheriff of said County advertise said election in each township of said County as required by law.
Ordered that Court adjourn till tomorrow morning 9 o'clock. James CAMPBELL, R. WELBORN J.P., John W. GILBERT J.P.

Feb 4, 1851
pg 110)
County Court February Term 1851
to be held in the ___ township of Conway County for an Internal Improvement Commissioner for said county of Conway at the time prescribed by law.
Therefore it is ordered by the court that an election be held in the ___ township of the county of Conway on the ___ eighth day of April A.D. 1851 for the purpose of electing an Internal Improvement Commissioner for said county of Conway for the time prescribed by law. And that the Sheriff of said county administer said election in each township of said county as required by law.
Ordered that court adjourn till tomorrow morning 9 o'clock
Tuesday morning February 4th 1851 Court met pursuant to adjournment present same as on yesterday.
Robert B. GORDON filed this day a petition signed by Johnson BENNETT And others of Lick Mountain and Union township the words and figures following to wit, State of Arkansas Conway County Lick Mountain township and Union township.
pg 111) County Court February 4, 1851
To the Honorable County Court of Conway County that we the undersigned humble petitioners pray your honorable Judges to grant a view of a road commencing at the Van Buren County line near William EUBANKS in Van Buren County running the nearest and most peaceable route to Springfield in Union township, said road will be a road of considerable utility to the general public and will ___ the thoroughfare of Newton and Carroll Counties and will be the principal and direct route from Little Rock to Springfield in Missouri. January 8th 1851 the Court after due consideration thereof ordered that said report be reviewed and that James EUBANKS, Jacob BRYANT and T.J. WILLIAMS be and are hereby appointed viewers to view said road. And that they meet at the house of Robert B. GORDON Esqr the first Monday in April 1851 and after first being duly sworn present to view said road and make report of same at the next term of the Court.
Charles CARROLL files his claim against the County for the sum of ten dollars for ten days services in hands to work on road in Griffin township, examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
___ ___ files his claim against the court for the sum of two dollars
pg 112) for two days __ in __ hands to work on road in Griffin township. Examined by the court and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that T.J. WILLIAMS, Jacob BRYANT and Osmyn HOOPER be and are hereby appointed reviewers to review a road in that portion of a road commencing at the fork of the road now James ROBERTS and turning by widow WHITEHEAD's and James GEORGE's to the ___ lying in Lick Mountain township and designated as Road District No. 2. And that they meet at Robert B. GORDON's Esq. on the first Monday in April 1851 and after being duly sworn proceed to review said road and make report of same at the next term of this Court. William R. TURNER filed at the last term of the Court a petition signed by a respective portion of the citizens of Griffin township praying the Court to discontinue a County road commencing at the Pope County line in Griffin township and passing the houses of T.B. WELLS and Elizabeth RANKEN to the Van Buren County line in the direction of Clinton. The Court after due consideration thereof ordered the aforesaid road be and is hereby discontinued as a County public road.
William R. TURNER filed at the last term of this Court a petition signed by a __ of the citizens of Griffin township praying the Court to establish a County road beginning at the Pope County line now the __ of __ in Griffin township running
pg 113) by the house of William R. TURNER thence by the house of Elizabeth RANKEN to intersect the Clinton road at the Van Buren County line in the direction of __ Mill. The Court after due consideration thereof received said petition and ordered that Ephraim LEMLEY, Thomas HOWARD and William NICKOLS be and are hereby appointed viewers to view and mark out said road. And that they meet at the house of William R. TURNER Esqr on the first Monday in April 1851 and after being duly __ proceed to view and mark out said raod and make report of the same at the next term of this Court.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that R.B. GORDON, John W. GILBERT and John H. FRYER Commissioners elected and appointed to locate the seat of Justice of Conway County be and are hereby charged with the sum of seven hundred and seventy eight dollars and eighty seven and one half cents the amount received by them as such Commissioner's as the proceeds of the sale of lots in the town of Springfield in the 21st and 22nd day of October A.D. 1850.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that John W. GILBERT, Robert B. GORDON and John H. FRYER as Commissioners to locate the seat of Justice of Conway County have commission ___ general
pg 114) account for the sum of ninety six dollars and fifty cents, this benefit paid to Lewis PORTER is for receipt and account on fees in this County.
Ordered that Court adjourn till tomorrow morning 9 o'clock. James CAMPBELL, R. WELBORN J.P., J.W. GILBERT J.P.
Wednesday morning Febry 5th 1851 Court met pursuant to adjournment present same as on yesterday.
Road Districts in Cadron township.
This day it is ordered by the Court that the road commencing at the Cadron Ferry and running the Military Road to Welborn township line be designated as Road District No. One of Cadron township. And it is further ordered by the Court that William TURNER be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. One of Cadron township.
This day it is ordered by the court that the Military Road running to A. ___ place, also the road to William STANDLEE's bridge including the bridge be designated as Road District No. Two of Cadron township. And it is further ordered by the court

Feb 5, 1851
pg 120)
by the court that Lewis? ___ and E.Z. HOPE? Esqrs apportion hands to the ___ Overseer of Union township.
Road Districts in Lick Mountain Township.
This day it is ordered by the Court that all the parts of a road leading from RAGSDALE's Gin to Clinton lying in Lick Mountain township be designated as Road District No. One of Lick Mountain township. And it is further ordered by the Court that H.J. SHIPP be and is hereby appointed Overseer of road district No. One of Lick Mountain township.
And it is further ordered by the Court that Asa REID Esqr. apportion hands to the several overseers in Lick Mountain township.
Road Districts in Hardin Township.
This day it is ordered by the Court that all roads in Hardin township be and is hereby designated as road district No. One of Hardin township. And it is further ordered by the Court that William WEST be and is hereby appointed Overseer of all roads in Hardin township. And it is further ordered by the Court that John W. GILBERT Esqr. apportion hands to the Overseer of Hardin township.
Road Districts in Benton Township.
This day it is ordered by the Court that the road from Hardin township
pg 121) running in the direction of Clinton to Van Buren County line. And the road from Union township line running up Batesville Ark to Van Buren County line in the direction of Batesville be designated as Road District No. One of Benton townhip. And it is further ordered by the Court that William T. HARRIS be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. One of Benton township.
This day it is ordered by the Court that the road from Van Buren County line to Hardin township line in Benton township be designated as Road District No. Two of Benton township. And it is further ordered by the Court that John PRUITT be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. Two of Benton township. And it is further ordered by the Court that N.E. CARGILE Esqr. apportion hands to the several Overseer of Benton township.
Road Districts in Muddy Bayou.
This day it is ordered by the Court that all roads in Muddy Bayou township be designated as one road district. And it is further ordered by the Court that John PLANT be and is hereby appointed overseer of all roads in Muddy Bayou township and that Tillman HOGUE Esqr. apportion hands to said overseer.

May 5, 1851
pg 129)
State of Arkansas County of Conway - At a County Court commenced and located at the Courthouse in the town of Lewisburg in the county of Conway in the State of Arkansas on the first Monday after the fourth Monday in April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one, present the Honorable James CAMPBELL Judge of the County and Probate Court. And Russell WELBORN and Nathaniel M. STRONG Justices of Peace in and for Conway County as Assistant Justices when the following proceedings were held, to wit,
Hays I. ISAACS files this day receipt for money expended for the children of Elizabeth HARRIS, paupers out of an appropriation made by this Court at the November term 1850 which was examined by the Court, account examined and said ISAACS discharged from any liability therein. T.J. WILLIAMS, Jacob BRYANT and James EUBANKS files the following exparte, to wit,
State of Arkansas County of Conway - T.J. WILLIAMS, Jacob BRYANT,
pg 130) and James EUBANKS viewers appointed by an order of the County Court of Conway County at the last term of Court - We the viewers aforesaid did on the 24th and 25th days of April A.D. 1851 mark out the road prayed for in the petition that we were appointed to mark out commencing at the County line near William EUBANKS in Van Buren County Ark leading to Springfield in Union township Conway County Ark. We pray your Honorable body to give us the road prayed for in the petition aforesaid and appoint an Overseer to cut out the same this April the 25th A.D. 1851 whose report was received by the Court and ordered of record. It is therefore ordered by the Court that said road be opened not less than fifteen feet wide and recorded from this time as a public highway. And it is further ordered by the Court that James EUBANKS be and is hereby appointed Overseer to cut out said road from Van Buren County line to William SHERRAN's and T.J. WILLIAMS be and is hereby appointed Overseer to cut out said road from William SHERRAN's to Union township line. And R.B. GORDON Esqr apportion hands to said Overseers. And it is further ordered by the Court that Thomas __ be and is appointed Overseer to cut out all that portion of said road from Lick Mountain township line to Springfield
pg 131) and that L.W. PORTER Esqr apportion hands to said Overseer. Osmyn HOOPER, T.J. WILLIAMS and Jacob BRYANT filed this day their report in the words and figures following, to wit, State of Arkansas Conway County Lick Mountain township as directed by the County Court that T.J. WILLIAMS & Jacob BRYANT and Osmyn HOOPER be appointed to revise road district No. Two in said township. And after being duly sworn did on the 26th day of April 1851 proceed to review said road according to order and prays the Honorable County Court to make an order vacating all that portion of said road the petitioners called for in their petition for we deem the same of no benefit to the County or traveling community this 26th day of April 1851 which report received and ordered of record. It is therefore ordered by the Court that all that portion of road as heretofore designated as Road District No. Two of Lick Mountain township commencing at James ROBERTS' leading by widow WHITEHEAD's to Washington township line be and is hereby vacated as a public County road.
pg 132) Thomas HOWARD and Ephraim LEMLEY filed their report in the words and figures following, to wit,
State of Arkansas Conway County - In compliance with an order made by the County Court of Conway County on the 4th day of February 1851 we the undersigned met at the house of Wm R. TURNER on the 7thy day of April 1851 and proceeded to view out and mark a road commencing at the Pope County line near the plantation of A__ ORELL? and passing through the land of Jesse WATKINS and Wm R. TURNER and Isabell RANKEN's thence to the Van Buren County line in the direction of BROCK's MILL and we believe the said road will be of public utility which report was examined by the Court and ordered of record. It is therefore ordered by the Court that said road be opened not less than fifteen feet wide and thence from this time be recorded as a public highway. And it is further ordered by the Court that John POE be and is hereby appointed Overseer to cut out said road and that Wm R. TURNER Esqr apportion hands to said Overseer.
T.J. WILLIAMS filed this day his claim against the County for the sum of two dollars for viewing and marking out road examined
pg 133) by the Court and ordered to be paid.
James EUBANKS files this day his claim against the County for the sum of two dollars for viewing of and marking out a road, examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
Jacob BRYANT files this day his claim against the County for the sum of five dollars for viewing of and marking out road, examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
Osmyn HOOPER files this day his claim against the County for the sum of one dollar for reviewing a road, examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
Jacob BRYANT files this day his claim against the County for the sum of one dollar for reviewing a road, examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
Thomas J. WILLIAMS files this day his claim against the County for the sum of one dollar for reviewing a road, examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.

May 5, 1851
pg 135)
Now on this day the clerk laid before the Court a list of lands redeemed at the State Treasury and of all lands sold by the Auditor within the county of Conway during the year 1851 amounting to the sum of nine dollars and ninety nine cents. It is therefore ordered by the Court that the Treasurer of Conway County draw upon the State Treasury in favor of E. MORRILL for the sum of nine dollars and ninety nine cents which when paid shall be granted in full for all claims which the County of Conway has against the State of Arkansas for taxes paid unto the State Treasury for lands sold or redeemed during the year 1850. And it is further ordered by the Court that the said sum of nine dollars and ninety nine cents be and is hereby appropriated to the said E. MORRILL for the purpose of buying stationary for the use of the clerk's office of the County.
___ ___ filed this day his claim against the county for the sum of __ __ dollars for __ __ and in ___ the town of Springield at the ___ ___ commissioners to locate the ___ __ of Conway County, examined by the court and allowed.

pg 136) County Court May 5yh, 1851
Now on this day Robert B. GORDON, John H. FRYER and John W. GILBERT Commissioners to locate the seat of Justice of Conway County by B. SMITH their attorney comes into Court and files their motion in writing and moves the Court to make an order that the Clerk of this Court for the County of Conway to remove to the town of Springfield in said County of Conway all books, records and papers in his office within thirty days previous __ __ of this Court __ __ appears by said motion filed.
And E.Y. HOGUE, Asa REID, L.W. PORTER, John W. GILBERT, Robert B. GORDON Justices of Peace for Conway County being present and taking a seat on the bench and forming a part of the said Court on this motion with the presideing Judge and Russel WELBORN and N.M. STRONG Justices of the Peace for said Conway County who was summoned to assist in holding this Court at the commencement thereof by order of the presiding Judge. And the Court being thus organized after hearing arguments of Counsel and having sufficiently advised of the law in the premises, a majority of the Court thus organized sustained said motion.
It is therefore ordered by the Court that the Clerk of the Court remove to the town of Springfield and
pg 137) County of Conway all books, records and papers in his office on or before __ __ __ 1851.
And on this day comes J.W. COMSTOCK attorney in behalf of Hawkins GREGORY and other citizens of Conway County and prays an appeal from the decision of this Court upon the above motion and order of this Court to the Circuit Court of Conway County which was by the Court granted. And that they have have the last day of this term to file affadavit __ and bill of exception.
Ordered that the Court adjourn til tomorrow morning 9 o'clock. James CAMPBELL, __ J.P., R. WELBORN J.P., John W. GILBERT J.P., R.B. GORDON J.P., Asa REID J.P., L.W. PORTER J.P., E.Y. HOGUE J.P.

Aug 5, 1851 Tuesday
pg 150)
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that Wilson BARNARD be and is hereby appointed Overseer of all that part of a County road leading from James HOLLYFIELD's dwelling house in Point Remove township thence __ Pope County line.
And it is further ordered by the Court that N.M. STRONG Esqr apportion hands to said HOLLYFIELD and BARNARD Overseer of said road in Point Remove township.
Ordered that Court adjourn till tomorrow morning 9 o'clock. James CAMPBELL J.P., L.W. PORTER J.P., R. WELBORN J.P.

Aug 6, 1851 Wednesday
pg 150)
Wednesday morning August 6th 1851 Court met in pursuance to adjournment present same as on yesterday.
R.B. GORDON files his claim for the sum of eleven dollars for services as a commissioner to locate the seat of justice of Conway County which account was examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.

Aug 6, 1851
pg 152)
E. MORRILL files his claim against the County for the sum of one hundred and eight dollars and eighty cents for __ due him for services rendered as set forth in said account filed which claim was examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
This day it is ordered by the Court that there should be levied and collected from Caleb Ethridge the sum of ten dollars for the priviledge of keeping a ferry across Cadron Creek at __ __ old crossing for the term of twelve months from this day. And that he file bond as required by law and a license issue therein.
E. MORRILL clerk made settlement with the court this day for tax on the __ of record and __ __ __ to the sum of thirty two dollars and fifty cents. And by order of the court the same E. MORRILL pay the above amont of thirty two dollars and fifty cents to the collection of Conway County and charge the same to him on the ___ book of said county.
This day it is ordered by the court that there should be levied and collected from Caleb ETHERIDGE? the sum of ten dollars for the priviledge of keeping a ferry across Cadron Creek as E__ WILSON? old crossing for the term of twelve months from this day. And that he give bond as required by law and a license issued therein.
R. WELBORN filed his claim against the County for the sum of six dollars for services rendered as assistant Judge at the present term of this Court.

Nov 3, 1851
pg 154)
At a County Court began and held at the Courthouse in the town of Lewisburg in the County of Conway in the State of Arkansas on the first Monday after the fourth Monday in October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one (it being the 3rd day of November) present the Honorable James CAMPBELL Judge of the County & Probate Court of said County and there being no duly elected Assistant Judges, the Court ordered the Sheriff of Conway County to summon R. WELBORN and E.Y. HOGUE two Justices of the Peace of said County who came forward and was duly sworn as the law prescribes and took their seats upon the bench.
Henson SCROGGINS filed this day his resignation as Constable of Lick Mountain township and William D. WILLIAMS was appointed by the Court to fill the vacancy who files his bond as the law directs which bond was examined by the Court and approved.
pg 155) Jacob BRYANT filed this day his claim against the County for the sum of two dollars for two days services as overseer of roads in Lick Mountain township for the year 1851 which was examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
H.J. SHIPP filed this day his claim against the County for the sum of two dollars for two days services as overseer of roads in Lick Mountain township for the year 1851 which was examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
H.I. ISAACS files this day his receipts for money expended for the use of the children of widow Elizabth HARRIS amounting to fifty dollars. And it appearing to the Court that said ISAACS has expended twenty five dollars more than the appropriation made at the May term of this Court. It is therefore ordered by the Court that an appropriation be and is hereby made in favor of said H.I. ISAACS for the sum of twenty five dollars expended for the three months past.

pg 161)
And file the ___ ___ for the same with the clerk of this court. And that a license issue herein.
Ordered this court adjorn till tomorrow morning 9 o'clock
James CAMPBELL, E.Y. HOGUE J.P., R. WILLIAMS J.P.
Wednesday morning November 5, 1851
Court met pursuant to adjournment present __ __ ___ L.W. PORTER and ___ ___ ___ of said county R. WELBORN Auctioneer filed here in court an abstract of the amount of goods, wares and merchandise sold by him at auction ___ to the sum of $544. And the tax upon the same ___ ___ and a half ___ containing? to the sum of eight dollars and sixteen cents. It is ordered by the court that said WILLIAMS pay the amount of eight dollars and sixteen cents to the Sheriff and Collector of Conway County.
L.W. PORTER files this day his claim against the court, for the sum of twelve dollars for ___ ___ paid by him for ___ LEWELLAN deceased which was examined by the court and ordered to be paid.

Nov 5, 1851
pg 162)
R.B. GORDON, John FRYER and R.L. CARGILE Commissioners elected and appointed to locate the seat of Justice of Conway County by attorney files this day in open Court a petition setting forth the acts and doings of the said Commissioners Court elected and appointed and prays the Court to acknowledged and recognize the town of Springfield in the County of Conway as described in said petition the legal established seat of Justice for the County of Conway. The Court after the examination of said petition and due consideration therein ordered that the town of Springfield in the County of Conway is laid off in the plats of said town on file in this Court and as described in said petition aforesaid be and is hereby acknowledged, admitted and declared to be the seat of Justice for the County of Conway. And that the Clerk of this Court be and is hereby required and ordered to remove to the town of Springfield in the County of Conway to an ___ one mile of the town of Springfield thirty days from this to the next term of this Court all books, papers and furniture belonging to his office.

1852
pg 187)
from Van Buren county line to William SHANNON's? be designated as Road District No. One of Lick Mountain township. And it is further ordered by the court that ___ B. REED? be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. One of Lick Mountain township.
This day it is ordered by the Court that the road from William SHERRAN's to Union township line be designated as Road District No. Two of Lick Mountain Township and it is further ordered by the Court that Andrew BARNARD be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. Two of Lick Mountain Township.
This day it is ordered by the Court that the road commencing at the Van Buren County line thence to the Union township line in the direction of Lewisburg be designated as Road District No. Three of Lick Mountain township. And it is further ordered by the Court that Robert McCORLEY be and is hereby appointed overseer of Road District No. Three of Lick Mountain Township. And it is further ordered by the Court that R.B. GORDON, J.P. & James EUBANKS and Jacob BRYANT be and are
pg 188) hereby appointed as a board of Road Commissioners to apportion hands to the several overseers of hands in Lick Mountain township. Welborn Township.
This day it is ordered by the Court that all lands in Lewisburg and all lands leading out of Lewisburg a half mile from the public square be designated as Road District No. One of Welborn township. And it is further ordered by the County that J.F. PORTER be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. One of Welborn township. This day it is ordered by the Court that the Stage Road commencing half mile from Lewisburg thence to the Military Road also half mile from Lewisburg thence to the APLAN Place be designated as Road District No. Two of Welborn township. And it is further ordered that John C. __ be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. Two of Welborn township.
This day it is ordered by the court that the road commencing half mile from the same county thence north to ___ OWENS' place. And the Stage Road thence half mile from Lewisberg ___

May 24, 1852
pg 208)
Now on this day comes R.B. GORDON, John H. FRYER and R.L. CARGILE Commissioners to locate the seat of Justice for Conway County by their attorney and presented to the Court the report of the Commissioners which is in the words and figures following, to wit, To the honorable County Court of Conway County - Robert B. GORDON, John H. FRYER and R.L. CARGILE Commissioners elected and appointed to locate the seat of Justice for Conway County in the State of Arkansas beg leave respectfully to report to your honorable body that after being commissioned and qualified on the 20th day of July 1849 we did advertise as the law directs to meet at Lewisburg the present seat of Justice fifteen days thereafter and did meet accordingly and proceeded from thence to select a suitable site to locate upon and after different attempts to locate did finally agree on the 29th day of June 1850 to locate the seat of Justice for Conway County upon Section No. 11 in township No. 7 in Range No. 15 West, it being near the center of the territory of said County as it now stands the land on which we located was donated to the County by L.W. PORTER, E.W. ADAMS and A. HAYS to the amount of twenty two acres and sixteen hundredths what land we have subsequently surveyed into 112 lots and after duly advertising to sell said lots we did accordingly settle on the 21st and 22nd of Oct 1850 59 lots for $778.87 which sum is well secured by noted with approved security and there remains to be sold 53 lots. We would further state that we have a comfortable Courthouse 16 feet by 18 well sealed with plank and floors with
pg 209) a clerks's office attached sixteen feet by 8 and would most respectfully invite the honorable Court of Conway County to said County seat which we have called Springfield all of which is respectfully submitted this 24th day of May 1852.
(signed) R.B. GORDON, John H. FRYER, R.L. CARGILE Commissioners by B. SMITH attorney.
The court after hearing the arguments of ___ and being fully advised of the law in the present order that the report be ___ and placed on file. And it is further ordered by the court that the said town of Springfield as mentioned in the report of the commissioner be ___ and declared to be the seat of justice for Conway county. And it is further ordered by the court that a tax of $4195 be assessed on all the taxable property within the said count of Conway to pay each lot owner of lots with the improvement thereon in the town of Lewisberg as __ or may hereafter make application therefore. And it is then ordered by the court that a tax of $1420 be levied on the taxable propery of Conway County to pay Hawkins GREGORY for lot No. 2, Block No. 2. And to pay it A. and J.M. GORDON for lot No. 2 block No. 3. And A. BRADON? for lots no. 7 & 8 in block no. 8 with the improvements therein, said GREGORY, GORDON and BRADON? having made application to this court for pay for said lots with the improvement ___. And it is further ordered by the court that the tax so levied as aforesaid be collected and paid over to the said ___ ___ .
Nov 1, 1852
pg 237)
has left the state of Arkansas and R.L. CARGILE has resigned his said office as commissioner of the county of Conway and asked the court to appoint another in his place.
The Court after due consideration thereof ordered that Tillman HOGUE and N.W. MOORE be and are hereby appointed Commissioners of said County of Conway to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of the said John H. PRICE & R.L. CARGILE.
Now on this day comes Moses McCARLEY and files in open Court his claim against Conway County for services rendered by him as auctioneer in selling lots in the town of Springfield and it appears that said claim has been transferred unto Thomas RAGSDALE.
The Court after consideration thereof ordered that said claim be accepted and approved and that the clerk of this Court pay the same to Thomas D. RAGSDALE.
This day it is ordered by the Court that the Military Road commencing at the Cadron Creek and thence to the Welborn township line be and is hereby designated as Road District No. One of Cadron township.

Aug 1853
pg 255)
Now on this day by a petition of the citizens of Conway County which has been filed in open Court asking the Court to appoint John W. GRIFFIN County Commissioner in place of R.B. GORDON deceased and the Court after due consideration thereof ordered that John W. GRIFFIN be appointed County Commissioner of Conway County in place of R.B. GORDON deceased and file his bond as such.
Now on this day John W. GRIFFIN filed his bond as County Commissioner of Conway County which bond has hereby been presented to the Court, examined, approved and ordered to be placed on file.
Now on this day comes Calvin CALLAHAN into open Court by attorney and and filed his petition praying the Court to grant him a license for the purpose of retailing spiritous liquors in the town of Springfield in quantities less than one quart and that said license ___ on the seventh day of July 1853.
The Court after due consideration thereof ordered that Calvin CALLAHAN have the priviledge of keeping a grocery in the town of Springfield in said County of Conway and retail spiritous liquors in quantities less than one quart for the term of twelve months for the seventh day of July 1853 by paying into the County Treasury the sum of ten dollars and that the Clerk issue a license therein.

May 3, 1853 Tuesday
pg 269)
Now on this day comes A.A. EATON in to Court and presented his account for stationary furnished clerk the amount of one dollar and sixty cents which account was examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
Ordered that Court adjourn untill tomorrow morning 8 o'clock. James CAMPBELL, E.Y. HOGUE J.P., N.E. CARGILE J.P.

May 4, 1853 Wednesday
pg 269)
Wednesday morning May 4th 1853.
Court met pursuant to adjournment present same as on yesterday.
Now on this day comes the County Commissioners elected and appointed to locate the County seat of said County and presented a petition asking the Court to grant them an order to sell the lots in the town of Springfield belonging to the County of Conway and it is this day ordered by the County Court that R.B. GORDON, N.W. MOORE and Tillman HOGUE
pg 270) Commissioners to locate the County seat of said County proceed to advertise and sell according to law all the lots laid off for the town of Springfield remaining unsold on the first day of the next regular term of this Court.
Now on this day by motion it is ordered by the court that James ROBERTS be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. Nine of Welborn township in place of C.W. HARRISON released.
Now on this day comes R.L. CARGILE Sheriff of Conway County and showeth to this Court he had not time to make out his assessment ___ file according to law and request to the Court to grant him further time. And it is this day ordered by the Court that said R.L. CARGILE have further time to file and advertise the same.
Now on this day J. MOSES Clerk of Conway County filed his claim against the County for the sum fifty five dollars and ninety six cents for services rendered as set forth in said claim which was examined by the Court and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day the clerk of Conway County presented to the court an account against the clerk for the sum of sixteen dollars and fifty cents for priviledges as recorder and it is further ordered by the court that the clerk pay over to the Sheriff the sum of sixteen dollars and fifty cents and charge him with ___ ___.

Feb 1, 1854
pg 317)
All roads in Hardin township North and East of Muddy Bayou in Hardin township except the new road leading from Springfield to Sercy White County be and the same is hereby designated Road District No. Two of Hardin township. And it is further ordered by the Court that W.W. Mc__ be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No. Two of Hardin township and it is further ordered by the Court that __ Esqr apportion the hands to said Overseer.
The road then leading from Springfield to Sercy White County commencing at the Union township line and running to the Muddy Bayou township line be designated as Road District No. Three of Hardin township. And it is further ordered by the Court Anthony HINKLE be and is hereby appointed Overseer of Road District No Three of Hardin township. And it is further ordered by the Court that __ MABRY Esqr apportion the hands to said Overseer.
Now on this day the administrator of R.B. GORDON deceased by attorney presented their account against the County for the sum of forty two dollars for the services rendered by R.B. GORDON as
pg 318) County Commissioner of Conway County. The Court after due examination of said account ordered that the amount of twenty five dollars be allowed and the clerk pay to said administrator the same in County scrip.
Ordered that Court adjourn untill tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock. (signed) James CAMPBELL, E.Y. HOGUE, N.E. CARGILE

Feb 2, 1854
pg 318)
Thursday Morning February 2, 1854 Court met pursuant to adjournment.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that F.J. PORTER, Jonathan WELLS Sr and Elisha HARRIS be and is hereby appointed Judges of all elections held in Welborn township for and during the time prescribed by law.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that William T. BORDON, Charles ADAMS and Henry BENEDICT be and is hereby appointed Judges of all elections held in Cadron township for and during the time prescribed by law.
Now on this day it is ordered by the court that Samuel GLENN, A HOWARD and Matthew ___ be and is hereby appointed judges of all elections held in ___ for and during the time prescribed by law.

Apr 2, 1854
pg 407)
The Court after due consideration and being advised of the previous Court order a view of said road and do hereby appoint Peter KUYKENDALL, Henry BENADICT and Eli EATON viewers to view and mark out said road and to meet at the residence of Elias STONE Esqr on the eleventh day of May next 1855 and after being duly sworn proceed to view and mark out said road and make their report to the next term of this Court.
This day it is ordered by the Court that the following named persons were elected and appointed by the County Court to serve as grand jurors at the September term of the Circuit Court of Conway County A.D. 1855.
Welborn township C.W. HARRISON & James CAMPBELL
Cadron township Henry BENEDICT & W.Y. BORDON
Hardin township A.G. INGRAM & Samuel GLENN
Muddy Bayou township William BRADY
Benton township Sampson ADKINSON & John W. PLANT
Lick Mountain township Isaac STEEL & H.J. SHIPP
Griffin township Cary PRINCE
Washington township James H. COWAN & C.C. COKER
Union township John BAUR & Jesse MALLET
Now on this day comes William FRYER, John E ___ and H.C GORDON road ___ heretofore appointed by the county court to view and mark a road from ___ to Lewisberg in the words & figures following

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Jan 8, 1856 Tuesday
pg 3)
Tuesday morning January 8 A.D. 1856 Court met pursuant to adjournment present same as of yesterday.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that there should be levied and collected from John MURRAY the sum of ten dollars as a tax for the priviledge of keeping a public ferry across the Cadron Creek at his old Ferry Stand near his residence in Cadron township for the term of twelve months from this day by his paying or cause to be paid to the common school commissioner the sum of ten dollars and that he enter into bond to Conway County the sum of five hundred dollars for his faithful performance as such ferryman and by his producing the commissioner's receipt-the clerk to issue a license herein and that he exercise all the priviledges of a public ferryman and it is further ordered by the Court that the following rates be charged, viz.
for crossing wagon & 6 horses or oxen---.75
for crossing wagon & 4 horses or oxen----.50
for crossing wagon & 3 horses or oxen----.50
for crossing wagon & 2 horses or oxen----.40
for crossing carriage with 2 horses------___
for crossing carriage with 4 horses------.50
for crossing one horse wagon-------------.30
for crossing man and horse---------------.10
for crossing foot man--------------------.05
for crossing loose horses----------------.05
for crossing hogs & sheep per head-------.03
for crossing each head of ___ cattle-----___

Unk Date
pg 158)
Now on this day comes J.G. SMITH and files a claim against Conway County of six dollars for services rendered in furnishing materials for burying Mrs. LOFTIS's child. The Court after due consideration and being advised of the law arising thereon doth reject said claim upon the account of the person not being known to this Court as a pauper.
Washington Township
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that the road commencing at Lewisburg and running to Glass Village from the Welborn township line to the ford of Point Remove Creek near William FRYER's be and the same is hereby designated as Road District No. One (1) of Washington township and it is further ordered by the Court that Joseph GORDON be and he is hereby appointed Overseer of said road and that the late Overseer (Wm D. McCAIG) is hereby ordered to deliver to the said Joseph GORDON the apportionment of hands heretofore apportioned to him by Henry FRYER Esqr. and that said Joseph L. GORDON is hereby authorized to proceed with said hands to keep up said road according to law.
Now on this day came a petition of diverse citizens of Welborn township and adjacent streets, and prays the court as follows, to wit,
To the Honorable John HAMILTON Esqr, ___ and special judge of the county court of Conway County,

Oct 4, 1858
pg 222)
Now on this day comes Moses __ and files his account against Conway County for funeral expenses and taking care of John BELCHER for the term of six months prior to his death amounting to the sum of fifty five dollars and twenty five cents, $55.25, which was examined by the Court and allowed and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes John W. WILLBANKS and files his bond as jailor of Conway County which appointment is examined by the Court and approved and ordered to be placed on file.
Now on this day comes the Clerk and says before the Court, here the following named bonds heretofore filed in the clerk's office as follows to Wit, James CARROLL as common school commissioner of Conway County,
R.J. SCROGGIN Constable of Lick Mountain township
J.L. WILLIAMS Constable of Washington townhip
T.T. OATS Constable of Union township
L.P. EVANS Constable of Welborn township
T.H. CARGILE Constable of Walker township
Terrell BRYANT Constable of Hardin township
Z.C. REECE Constable of Benton township
? WILLIAMS Constable of Cadron township
E. MIDDLETON Constable of Muddy Bayou township

Jan 4, 1859
pg 244)
Now on this day comes C.W. HARRIS and presented his account against the County amounting to the sum of two dollars for viewing road which account has been examined, allowed and ordered to be paid in County scrip.
Now on this day comes George HARRIS and presents his account against the County amounting to the sum of four dollars for viewing a road which account has been examined, allowed and ordered to be paid in County scrip.
Ordered that Court adjourn untill tomorrow morning nine o'clock Jno. M. VENABLE J.P, Jesse V. MORROW J.P., Alex GORDON J.P.
Wednesday morning January 5, 1859 Court met pursuant to adjournment present same as of yesterday.
Now on this day the official bonds of R.L. CARGILE as Sheriff and H.C. WATSON as County Treasurer and the bond of R.J. SCROGGIN as Constable of Lick Mountain township having heretofore been filed have this day been examined by the Court and approved and ordered to be placed on file.

pg 253)
County Court, January 5th A.D. 1859
at the Van Buren County line and running in the direction of Lewisburg to the Washinton township line near J.H. CARROLL? is Road District No. Three of Lick Mountain township and it is further ordered by the court that Hiram ADAMS be and is appointed Overseer of Road District No. Three of Lick Mountain township.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that the road commencing at the Van Buren County line and running by James BAKER's to the Union township line and is designated Road District No. Four of Lick Mountain township and it is further ordered by the Court that Miles PRINCE be and is appointed Overseer of Road District No. 4 of Lick Mountain township.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that the road commencing at the Van Buren County line and running by Andy BARNES towards Springfield to the Union township line be and is Road District No. Five of Lick Mountain township and it is further ordered by the Court that Andrew BARNES be and is appointed Overseer of Road District No. Five of Lick Mountain township.
And it is further ordered by the Court that Alexander GORDON and Johnson BENNETT Esqrs apportion the hands to the Overseers of Lick Mountain township.

Jan 6, 1859
pg 271)
to the sum of eight dollars being for services as assistant judge at the ___ ___ January __ 1859 which account has been examined and allowed and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes Alexander GORDON and presents his account against the County amounting to the sum of eight dollars being for services as assistant Judge of the January Court term 1859 which account has been examined, allowed and ordered to be paid.
Ordered that Court adjourn until the third Monday in ___ next.
(signed) Jno M. VENABLE, Jesse V. MORROW J.P., Alex GORDON J.P.

Mar 1859
pg 277)
Now on this day comes R.L. CARGILE Sheriff of Conway County ARK and presents his account against Conway County Arkansas for County expenses amounting to one hundred and eleven dollars and eighty cents the Court after examining the same allowed said account and ordered the same to be paid.
Now on this day comes WILLBANKS & STELL and presents their account against the County of Conway Arkansas for County expenses amounting to $36 dollars and 34 cents the Court after examining the same allowed said account and ordered the same to be paid.
Now on this day comes Jesse V. MORROW and files his account amounting to the sum of $2.00 dollars being for services as assistant Judge at the March term 1859 which account has been examined, allowed and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes Alex GORDON and presents his claim to the Court amounting to 2.00 dollars for assisting in holding the March term of the County Court which account is allowed and ordered to be paid.
pg 278) Now on this day comes John M. VENABLE Judge of the County and probate Courts and presents his claim for the sum of eight dollars for holding the Probate Court of Conway County ARK at the January term A.D. 1859 which account was allowed and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes John M. VENABLE and presents his account amounting to 2.00 dollars for holding the Court which was allowed and ordered to be paid.
Ordered that Court adjourn till Court in course. Jno M. VENABLE J.P., Jesse V. MORROW J.P., Alex GORDON J.P.

Apr 5, 1859
pg 297)
County Court April 5th 1859
of seventy six dollars and ninety five cents to the Sherriff of Conway County and charge him with the amount on the Auditor Book of Conway County.
Now on this day comes John M. GUESS and presents a petition signed by a majority of the citizens of Union township praying the Court to grant him a license to retail spiritous liquors in quantities less than one quart for the town of Springfield in the County of Conway for the term of twelve months. The Court after due consideration and being fully advised of law concerning the previous order that a license be granted to the said John M. GUESS to retail spiritous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the town of Springfield Conway County for the term of twelve months for the 5th day of April 1859 and by his paying into the County Treasury the sum of twenty five dollars and to take oath prescribed by law & the clerk to issue a license herein.
Ordered that Court adjourn until tomorrow morning 8 o'clock.
Jno. M. VENABLE J.P., Alex GORDON J.P., Jesse V. MORROW J.P.
Wednesday morning April 6th 1859
Court met pursuant to adjournment present term as of yesterday,

Apr 1859
pg 300)
County Court April 6th 1859
to contract for and imploy or contract for the making and hanging good and substance window blinds for the courthouse windows ___ as the ___ blinds & ___ ___ and that none to be ___ are being in a workmanlike manner and to be hung with ___ hinges.
Now on this day comes W.W. EDWARDS and presents his claim against Conway County for the sum of ten dollars being for services as County Commissioner of Public Buildings for March 1858 to March 1859. The Court after due consideration and being fully advised of and __ the __ examined and allowed therein and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes J.M. VENABLE and presents his account against the County in the sum of six dollars for services as Judge of the County Court at the next term of this Court which account has this day been allowed and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes Jesse V. MORROW and presents his account against the County amounting to the sum of six dollars for services as assistant Judge of the County Court at the present term of this Court which account has this day been allowed and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes Alexander GORDON and presents his account against the County amounting to the sum of six dollars for serving
pg 301) as assistant Judge of the County Court at the present term of this Court which account has been examined by the Court, allowed and ordered to be paid.
Ordered that Court adjourn until the second Monday after the fifth day of April 1859.
(signed) Jno M. VENABLE J.P., Alex GORDON J.P., Jesse V. MORROW J.P.

Apr 25, 1859
pg 301)
State of Arkansas County of Conway - At a County Court commenced and held at the Courthouse in the County of Conway being an adjourned term of said Court on this the 25th day of April in th year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine when present the Honorable John M. VENABLE Judge of the County and Probate Court of said County and Jesse V. MORROW and Alexander GORDON Esqr. elected by the Justices of the Peace of Conway County to assist in holding the County Court when the following proceedings was held, to wit,

Apr 1859
pg 305)
County Court April 25th 1859
his motion for an appeal from this court to the circuit court of Conway County and files also his affidavit and bond for such appeals as by law required and prays for an appeal to said circuit court. And the court after due consideration doth grant said appeal and it is further ordered that the clerk of this court make out a transcript? of the proceedings in this cause duly certified and ___ the same to the clerk of said circuit court before the next term thereof.
Now on this day comes John M. VENABLE Judge of the County Court files his claim for holding the special term of this Court which was examined, allowed & ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes Jesse V. MORROW & files his claim for assisting to hold the special term of this Court which was examined, allowed and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes Alexander GORDON and files his claim for assisting to hold the special term of this Court which was examined, allowed and ordered to be paid.
It is ordered that Court adjourn till Court in course.
Jno M. VENABLE J.P., Alex GORDON J.P., Jesse V. MORROW J.P.

July 1859
pg 313)
Now on this day comes Alexr GORDON Esqr. and presents his account against Conway County amounting to the sum of four dollars for services as assistant Judge at the present term of this Court which account has been examined, allowed and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes Jesse V. MORROW Esqr. and presents his account against Conway County amounting to the sum of four dollars for services as assistant Judge at the next term of this Court which account has been examined, allowed and ordered to be paid.
Ordered that Court adjourn untill Court in course.
Jno M. VENABLE J.P., Alex GORDON J.P., Jesse V. MORROW J.P.
State of Arkansas County of Conway
Whereas it has been satisfactorily made known to me to see that Amos R. KUYKENDALL late Internal Improvement commissioner for the county and state aforesaid departed this life on the 8th day of July A.D. 1859 __ __ ___ of __ of

Oct 1859
pg 336)
Now on this day comes Alexander GORDON and files his account against the County amounting to the sum of six dollars being for services as assistant Judge at the present term of this Court which account has been examined, allowed and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes Jesse V. MORROW and presents his account against the Court amounting to the sum of six dollars being for services assistant Judge at the present term of this Court which amount has been examined, allowed and ordered to be paid.
Ordered that Court adjourn untill Court in course.
Jno M. VENABLE J.P., Alexr GORDON J.P., Jesse V. MORROW J.P.
State of Arkansas County of Conway
In the county court in vacation, Now on this day comes M.M. DAVIDSON and presents his petition signed by many citizens showing that the office of constable of his township is vacant and __ petition praying John M. VENABLE judge to appoint the said M.M. DAVIDSON constable of said township of Union. And now in this day it is ordered that the said M.M. DAVIDSON be appointed constable of Union township __ ___ ___.

Jan 4, 1860
pg 351)
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that the order of the appointment of officers of the corporation of the town of Springfield be amended and the following order __ __ be held as the __ order of this Court and that S.S. FORD be appointed alderman and N.W. MOORE, C.H. BOGGESS, John W. WILLBANKS, Henry McPHERSON and Joshua MOSES be appointed as councilmen of said corporation of the town of Springfield with full power to make ordinances according to the statute in such cases made and provided.
Now on this day comes Jesse V. MORROW and presents his claim against the County amounting to the sum of six dollars for three days services as assistant judge at the January term of the County Court which account has been examined, allowed and ordred to be paid.
Now on this day comes Alexander GORDON and presents his claim against the County amounting to the sum of six dollars for three days services as assistant Judge at the January 1860 term of the County Court which account has been examined, allowed and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes John M. VENABLE and presents his claim against the court amounting to the sum of eight dollars for four days.
pg 352) County Court April A.D. 1860
State of Arkansas County of Conway
At a county Court commenced and held at the Courthouse in the town of Springfield in the County of Conway __ __ __ where the Honorable John M. VENABLE Judge of the County and Probate Courts presided and Jesse V. MORROW and Alexander GORDON elected by the Justices of Peace to assist in holding the ___ where the following __ other orders were made, E.J. MORRILL
Now on this day comes E.J. MORRILL and presents his petition signed by the majority of the citizens of Welborn township praying the Court to grant him a license to keep a grocer and retail spiritous liquors in quanitities less than one quart. The Court after due consideration and being fully advised of due consideration and being fully advised of and __ the __ it is granted said petition. Ordered that the said petitioner E.J. MORRILL have the priviledge of keeping a grocery and retail spiritous liquors in quantities less than one quart in the town of Lewisburg for the term of twelve months from the 2nd day of April 1860 due by his paying into the County Treasury the sum of twenty five dollars and producing the Treasurer's receipt for the sum, the clerk to issue a license herein.
Now on this day comes A.C. WELLS and presents to the court his petition signed by a __ __ __ __ of Welborn township.

Apr 23, 1860
pg 398)
County court April 23rd 1860
Now on this day comes John M. VENABLE and files his claim against the County said account amounting to the sum of four dollars for holding the County Court at the present & last adjourned __ for the term for __ days which account has this day been allowed and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes Jesse V. MORROW and files his claim against the County, said account amounting to the sum of four dollars for services as assistant Judge at the present and last adjourned term for two days which account has this day been allowed and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes Alexr GORDON and files his claim against the County said account amounting to the sum of four dollars for services as assistant Judge at the present term and last adjourned term for two days which account has this day been allowed and ordered to be paid. Now on this day comes John M. VENABLE Judge and filed his account against the County, said account amounting to the sum of eight dollars for services as Judge of the Probate Court for the term of four days which account has been allowed and ordered to be paid.

Oct 3, 1860
pg 437)
County Court October 3rd 1860
The court after due consideration and being fully advised of and ___ the ___ ordered that said commission proceed to ___ and set out the ___ on Tuesday the sixth day October 1860 or to the lowest bidders to take bond & security.
Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that David E. BIZZELL proceed to make in a workman like manner one hundred and ten feet of good seats for the court room in the Courthouse.
Now on this day comes Alexander GORDON Esqr and files his account against the County said account amounting to the sum of six dollars being for services as assistant Judge of the County Court at the present term of this Court which is allowed and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes Jesse V. MORROW Esqr. and presents his account against the County, said account amounting to the sum of six dollars being for services as assistant Judge of the County Court at the next term of the Court which is allowed and ordered to be paid.
Now on this day comes U.A. NIXON Judge of the County Court and files his account against the County said account amounting to the sum of six dollars for services in holding the present term of the Court which has been examined, allowed and ordered to be paid.

SURNAME INDEX TO COURT RECORDS 1856-1860

A
Adams - 253

B
Baker - 253
Barnes - 253
Belcher - 222
Bennett - 253
Bizzell - 437
Boggess - 351
Bryant - 222

C
Cargile - 222, 244, 277
Carroll - 222, 253

D
Davidson - 336

E
Edwards - 300
Evans - 222

F
Ford - 351
Fryer - 158

G
Gordon - 158, 244, 253, 271, 277, 278, 297, 300, 301, 305, 313, 336, 351, 352, 398, 437
Guess - 297

H
Hamilton - 158
Harris - 244

K
Kuykendall - 313

L
Loftis - 158

M
McCaig - 158
McPherson - 351
Middleton - 222
Morrill - 352
Morrow - 244, 271, 277, 278, 297, 300, 301, 305, 313, 336, 351, 352, 398, 437
Murray - 3

N
Nixon - 437

O
Oats - 222

P
Prince - 253

R
Reece - 222

S
Scroggin - 222, 244
Smith - 158
Stell - 277

V
Venable - 244, 271, 278, 297, 300, 301, 305, 313, 336, 351, 352, 398

W
Watson - 244
Willbanks - 222, 277, 351
Williams - 222



County Court Records 1861-1868

Source: LDS Microfilm #1025347

Contributed by Sharon Smith

Jan 1861
pg 29)
County Court January 8th 1861
Petition to move Precinct
Now on this day comes Alex GORDON Esqr. and presents the petition of many citizens of Lick Mountain township praying the Court to make an order to remove the precinct or place of voting to Carter SHEARIN's Spring or the WHITESIDE's place known as the Peter CLINGMAN old place for sundry reasons, the Court after being fully advised of and concerning the premises ordered that the precinct be moved from the R.J. SCROGGINS place to the SHEARIN place as aforesaid and ordered that all elections hereafter held in Lick Mountain township be held at the Carter SHEARIN Spring place at the WHITESIDES residence.
Report of Road Views.
Now on this day comes Jacob HARTWICK, Maldur HOLDER & James BRADLEY three citizens of Walker township appointed to view a road and make their report as follows,
State of Arkansas County of Conway - To the Honorable County Court of Conway County January five 1861, we the undersigned would respectively show to your Honorable Court that at the last Oct term of your Court they were appointed to view the Batesville Road beginning at the BLAYLOCK place and intersecting the Springfield Road at or near James BRADLEY's they would represent that they met in accordance with the provisions of the order of the Court, were sworn as the law directs and proceded to and did view said road as required by law and would represent that in there judgement the road should remain as it is, it being the nearest and best road in the County from the respective places. Jacob HARTWICK, Maldur HOLDER, James BRADLEY viewers.
The above report has this day been __ approved and ordered to be made the order of this Court.
Report of Road Views
Now on this day comes Jacob HARTWICK, Maldur HOLDER and James BRADLEY, three citizens of Walker township appointed to view a road and makes their report as follows,
State of Arkansas County of Conway - To the Honorable county court of Conway County at the spring term 1861
The undersigned ___ respectfully show ___ ___ ___ court that at the __ __ ___ court appointed to view the road leading from ___ ___ ___ beginning at the line ___ ___ ___.

1861
pg 45)
Now on this day comes A. GORDON School Commissioner of Conway County and files a statement and shows to the Court that he has not had time to make a thorough investigation of the ___ as the same was ___ ___by the former Commissioner and will endeavor to be ready at the next term of the County Court to make a good showing and asks the Court to allow him the priviledges of employing counsel to assist him in fixing up his papers and for advice and to employ him by the ___. The Court after due consideration granted the prayer of said petition and ordered the same to be placed on file.
Now on this day came Robert S. CARGILE and filed his petition and shows to the court that the following ___ ___ ___ ___ ___.

April 1861
pg 61)
Now on this day comes Joshua MOSES clerk and shows to the court that he had made out ___ ___all the ___ books in the office and asked the court to make him such an allowance as in their judgements may be right for his ___ for the ___ the court after due execution of the ___ and ___ fully advised in the ___ allowed the sum of one hundred dollars and ordered the sum to be paid in ___ ___.
Now on this day comes Alexander GORDON Common School Commissioner of Conway County and makes his settlement with the County as follows:
Amount of James CARROLL _________ $13,635.35
Amount of F.F. CARROLL ___________ $4.12
Amount draw from State Treasurer___ $62.00
Amount of M. HOLLIS _____________ $5.12
Amount of J. A. ROWELL ___________ $3.75
Amount of Wm BARREN_____________ $6.25
Amount of SHADRICK______________ $4.10
Amount of fines collected at the March term of Circuit Court $242.00
Amount of land sold to _______ $1288.00
Amount of fines paid by R.L. CARGILE late Sheriff $15.00
Amount of interest due on fines up to date $176.31
Ballance ___ by ___ not accounted for $360.91
Total $15,800.91
Amount of interest due Commissioner to date $459.63 Total $15,341.26
The above report has this day has been recorded by the Court and ___ in all things and shows that the amount of ___ __ in the hands of the Commissioner to be ___ ___ three hundred and forty one dollars and twenty six cents which amount is this day by order of the ___ ___ to said Commissioner.

July 11, 1861
pg 89)
County Court July 11th 1861
State of Arkansas County of Conway
At an adjourned term of the July term of the county court for the 2nd to the 11th day of said month we the Honorable U.A. ___ Esqr who was duly elected by the justices of the peace to assist in holding the countycourt and H.G. RIED Esqr, James A. NICHOLAS Esqr, P.J. ROLLOW? Esqr, J.R. ___ Esqr., __ __ Esqr., Wm CARROLL Esq, T.B. WOOD Esqr, Benjamin JONES Esqr., Russell WELBORN? Esqr., John HUNTS? Esqr., W.J. NANCE Esqr., ___ ADKINSON Esqr, and ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Alfonse JONES Esqr. Justice of Peace of Conway county who have been notified by the Sheriff of Conway County under an act of the ___ of the people of the state of Arkansas to take into consideration a special tax to be ___ to ___ the expenses of examining volunteer court ___ of Conway County and for other expenses.

July 11, 1861
pg 90)
Now on this day the Justices of the Peace of the different townships of Conway County forming the Court. It is now moved and seconded that there be an appointment made under the Ordinance adopted by the convention of the people of said State of Arkansas to appoint __ a home guard of minutemen of not less than one for each township to serve further terms of three months and appointed as follows for Welborn Township.
William PRINCE, Wm ___, R.A. TAYLOR, Thos CAMPBELL, J.F. PORTER, John M. MOOSE, James DURNELL, J.M. DOWDLE, J.T. HENRY, C. ETHERIDGE, Wm GARDNER, Leandor ___
Howard Township.
___ STELL, W. MENIFEE, J.W. MILLER, Timothy GAY, next 3 names not readable, W.E. GRAW, J.B. TYLER, Robert FARNISH, J.R. MILLER Cadron Township.
J.C. POWELL, Benjamin F. ___, George C. LUCAS, R.H. STANDLEE, George BENEDICT, Allen DAWSON, Wm ___, T.W. ___, A.J. WHITE, William FISHER
East Fork township
C.G. RHEA, U.A. NIXON, W.A. McMURRAY, David ___,
pg 91) Robert LAWRENCE, Richard CLAYTON, W.W. WARE, Henry ___, W.C. WILKINS, J.D. ___
Hardin Township.
J.E. BRYANT, Wm BRYANT, D.T. POWELL, John BELLOTE, J.C. NEWBERRY, J.W. BLAIR, E.J. ABERNATHY, Thomas JOLLY, George ___, A.P. ANDERSON Benton Township.
C.D. SIMMONS, W.C. PLANT, T.B. WOOD, William HEAD, J.R. McNUTT, James PATY, David LIVINGSTON, A. ?, A.B. BRITTON, A. PATY
Lick Mountain Township.
B. ___, J.L. ___, J.W. PRINCE, H.J. SHIPP, Jacob TAYLOR, James S. BAKER, Wm RAGSDALE, Alex GORDON, J.W. VAUGHN, John ___
Griffin Township.
John HOUSTON, James ARNN, J.M. STOUT, John W. ROBERTS, Thomas WELLS, William BRANCH, L.H. PRINCE, America JONES, F.L. CARROLL, G. MERRICK
Union Township.
Daniel WELLS, Wm WEATHERLY, J.A. WESTERFIELD, H.M. McFERRIN, W.P. MORGAN, Dennis STELL, John MALLET, Thomas RAGSDALE, Thomas KILGORE, J.D. SUBLETT
Washington Township.
James CARROLL, H.C. ___, William POWELL, Henry T. GORDON, J.S. BRIGGANCE, William ___, W.N. ___, John PURCEL, Jno ADAMS, John McCAGE
Newton Township.
A.G. ___, S. PRICE, ___ HARRIS, B.D. STRICKLIN, 6 more names not readable
pg 92) Muddy Bayou Township.
J.P. HARRISON, J.F. CURTIS, Alex HOGUE, Nathan PHILLIPS, P. USSARY, G.W. ___, J.T. MATTHEWS, R.S. ___, Wade USSARY, J.H. REYNOLDS
Walker Township.
W.J. HARRIS, ___ BENNETT, Matthew HOLLAND, Samuel HENDRICKSON, Isaac BRADLEY, Harris REYNOLDS, Thomas BENNETT, J.J. STEELY, John PIKE, Leonard HARTWICK
The Court after due consideration and being fully advised in the matter, fully adopted the appointment of Home Guards of the different townships of Conway County and appointed as their Chief Robert L. CARGILE and ordered that the said be commissioned as required by the Ordinance and adopted in this case and that the men ___ appeared as such Guards have a ___ compensated called in to issue by their chief or Captain.
Now on this day the Justices of the Peace of the different townships of Conway County forming this Court. Now on this day comes J.W. ___ Esqr and files a petition praying the Court to make an appropriation out of the internal improvement fund of Conway County for the purpose of equipping the different volunteers, companys who have volunteered and those who may hereafter volunteer consisting of sixty four privates ___. The Court after due consideration and being fully advised in the petition granted the prayer of said petition and now on this day it is moved and seconded that there be an appropriation of five hundred dollars appropriated out of the internal improvement fund ___ which was inasmuch adopted and now on this day it is ordered by the Court that a ___ of five hundred dollars be issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court against the Internal Improvement Commissioner of Conway County Court ___ ___ of the Captain and his company after the __ may be organized to be ___ out of the first ___ ___ ___ not otherwise appropriated and that the Commissioner is hereby ordered to pay the sum to ___ ___ out of any money in his hands not otherwise appropriated.

July 1865
pg 214)
Now on this day the following named persons were appointed and ordered by the County Court to serve as grand jurors at the August term of the Circuit Court A.D. 1865 to be begun and held on the 7th day of August A.D. 1865 in the town of Springfield in Conway County State of Arkansas, as follows to wit,
John J. GIBBONS, T.W. HERVEY, J.F. GARRISON, Samuel WILLIAMS, J.A. HENRY, John C. HENDERSON, William ELLIS, Nathan WILLIAMS, William RAGSDALE, J.M. STOUT, Wm WILLIAMS, H.B. WARE, A. HINKLE, W. LILLY, David E. BIZZELL, Mal HOLLAND.
Now on this day it was ordered that the clerk to pay to each and every grand juror the full amount of his services upon making the claim of attendance.
Now on this day Wm R. HINKLE presented to the Court his bond as clerk and ex-officio recorder for Conway County, Arkansas, which was examined and approved and ordered that said bond be filed for record. Now on this day it was ordered by the court that N.W. MOORE, Sheriff of Conway County, be and is hereby appointed a Commissioner faithfull power to have the bridge across the North fork of Cadron Creek repaired, that he will advertise for the receiving of bids for said bridge by the first Monday of August 1865, that he will let said contract to the lowest bidder, said bidder will enter into bond for the faithful performance of said work and for the completion of the same by the first day of October 1865, said contractor will be paid out of any County funds not otherwise appropriated, said Commissioner will make report at the next term of County Court.
Now on this day L.C. O'BARR presented to the court by bond as Internal Improvement Commissioner for Conway County, Arkansas, which was examined and approved and it was ordered that said bond be filed for record.

1866
pg 288)
Now on this day comes B.D. ATKINS and J.W. DUNCAN Esqrs. and files their account against Conway Co. for services rendered as Associate Justices amounting to four dollars each which was examined by the Court and approved and ordered to be paid.
Ordered that Court adjourn until Court in __. J.D. STOCKTON J.P., Benj D. ATKINS J.P., J.W. DUNCAN J.P.
July 2, 1866
pg 288) At a County Court commenced and held in the town of Springfield Conway County Arkansas on Monday the second day of July A.D. 1866 it being the regular Court in cases, present the Honorable J.P. STOCKTON County and Probate Judge and B.D. ATKINS Associate Justice when among other the following proceedings came __, to wit,
It is ordered by the Court that J.W. DUNCAN Esqr. be summoned to assist in holding the present term of the Court owing to Samuel HUGHART Esqr. an Associate Justice resigned.
Judges of Elections.
Now on this day it is ordered by the court that the following persons be summoned to serve as Judges of Elections on the sixth day of August A.D. 1866.
Cadron - Samuel WILLIAMS, J.K. REARDEN, B.R. STELL
East Fork - R. RHEA, Joseph L?, R.C. HUDDLESTON
pg 289) Muddy Bayou - James HENRY, Joseph LOWNDES, Wm HUFFINGTON
Benton - James LIVINGSTON, Wm McNICE, Wm ?
Hardin - J.C. HENDERSON, Samuel GLENN, L.M. CARINGTON
Walker - Michael STELL, Lenard HARTWICK, Mal HOLLAND
Lick Mountain - Nathan WILLIAMS, Wm RAGSDALE, Wm NICHOLAS
Griffin - Shadrich JONES, Joseph BROOD, David WELLS
Washington - W.H. WILLIAMS, ?, Thomas Mc?
Welborn - W.R. BAKER, J.M. GORDEN, Charles SIMMONS
Howard - John MILLER, Wm TURNER, J.A. McC?
Union - Samuel HILL, W. CONLEY, James B. MORROW


Index to Surnames 1861-1868

A
Abernathy - 91
Adams - 91
Anderson - 91
Arnn - 91
Atkins - 92, 288

B
Baker - 91, 289
Barren - 61
Bellote - 91
Benedict - 90
Bennett - 92
Bizzell - 92
Blair - 91
Blaylock - 29
Bradley - 29, 92
Branch - 91
Briggance - 91
Britton - 91
Brood - 289
Bryant - 91

C
Campbell - 90
Cargile - 61, 92
Carington - 289
Carroll - 61, 91
Clayton - 91
Clingman - 29
Conley - 289
Curtis - 92

D
Dawson - 90
Dowdle - 90
Duncan - 288
Durnell - 90

E
Etheridge - 90

F
Farnish - 90
Fisher - 90

G
Gardner - 90
Garrison - 92
Gay - 90
Gibbons - 214
Glenn - 289
Gorden - 289
Gordon - 29, 45, 61, 91
Graw - 90

H
Harris - 91, 92
Harrison - 92
Hartwick - 29, 92, 289
Head - 91
Henderson - 289
Hendrickson - 92
Henry - 90, 289
Hervey - 92
Hill - 289
Hinkle - 92
Hogue - 92
Holder - 29
Holland - 92, 289
Hollis - 61
Houston - 91
Huddleston - 288
Huffington - 289
Hughart - 288

J
Jolly - 91
Jones - 91, 289

K
Kilgore - 91

L
Lawrence - 91
Lilly - 92
Livingston - 91, 289
Lowndes - 289
Lucas - 90

M
Mallet - 91
Matthews - 92
McCage - 91
McFerrin - 91
McMurray - 90
McNice - 289
McNutt - 91
Menifee - 90
Merrick - 91
Miller - 90, 289
Moore - 92
Moose - 90
Morgan - 91
Morrow - 289

N
Newberry - 91
Nicholas - 289
Nixon - 90

O
O'Barr - 92

P
Paty - 91
Phillips - 92
Pike - 92
Plant - 91
Porter - 90
Powell - 90, 91
Price - 91
Prince - 90, 91
Purcel - 91

R
Ragsdale - 91, 92, 289
Rearden - 288
Reynolds - 92
Rhea - 90, 288
Roberts - 91
Rowell - 61

S
Scroggins - 29
Shadrick - 61
Shearin - 29
Shipp - 91
Simmons - 91, 289
Standlee - 90
Steely - 92
Stell - 90, 91, 288, 289
Stockton - 288
Stout - 91, 92
Stricklin - 91
Sublett - 91

T
Taylor - 90, 91
Tyler - 90
Turner - 289

U
Ussary - 92

V
Vaughn - 91

W
Ware - 91, 92
Weatherly - 91
Wells - 91, 289
Westerfield - 91
White - 90
Whiteside - 29
Wilkins - 91
Williams - 92, 288, 289
Wood - 91



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