Howard County, Missouri
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Howard County, Missouri
County Court Book "B", 1822 - 1823
 


Although Howard County was formed in 1816 from St. Charles and St. Louis Counties, the earliest book of court records now available in the courthouse was begun in 1822. In order to conserve space, the compilers
have grouped like entries within a Court Session.

15 July 1822   (pages 1 - 3)    At a County Court began & held in the Town of Franklin within and for the County of Howard. Present - Henry V. Bingham, Thomas Conway & David R. Drake, justices. Armstead S. Grundy, Clerk & N. S. Burckhartt, Sheriff.

Price Arnold is granted a license to keep a Tavern at his house. Same - Gideon Garey, Edward O. Haire, Jeremiah Driskil & George Craig. Robert S. Barr Filton & Co. are licensed to retail wines and spirituous liquors at any one place within the county for six months.

Watts D. Ewing is allows 6.00 for services rendered as Assessor in Richmond Twp. Henry V. Bingham is allowed 2.00 for services rendered as a justice. Same, David R. Drake & Thomas Conway. Daniel Jones produced
an account against the Co. for services.

5 August 1822   (pages 4 - 13)    Present - same as above
The following road overseer were appointed - Johnson Walker . . . road leading from Chariton & which intercepts the road from Franklin to St. Charles . . . in the room of Thomas Winn . . . John Myers is appointed to allot the hands to work on said road. William Butler . . . road leading from Butler's Mill . . . Thomas Patton . . . road leading from Butler's Mill . . . Benjamin H. Reeves to allot the hands. . .Humphrey Warren . . . road leading from Franklin to George Jackson's which lies between Fort Hempstead & township line.Moses Hallett . . . road leading from Franklin to George Jackson's . . . and Perrin Cooley's old place. Ephraim Howard . . . that part of the road leading from Franklin toward St. Charles which lies between the Moniteau Creek and the house of  Andrew Johnson's, in the room of James Phillips.Ephraim Howard . . . that part of the road leading from Franklin  toward St. Charles which lies between the Moniteau Creek and the house of Andrew Johnson's, in the room of James Phillips. Jonas Sheppard . . . road leading from Callihan's to Chariton in room of Matthew Howard.

Littleberry Witt, John Tomlin, James Richardson & Uriah Jackson were appointed reviewers of a way proposed as a road . . . commencing at or near Dozier Sandford's . . . intersect the present road leading from George Jackson's by Thomas Conway's to Chariton . . . intersect said road near Elisha Witt's farm.

William Ward produced an account against the Co for services rendered, allowed. Same - Joseph Sears, James Winn, Robert Wilds & James Phillips.

Jeremiah Rice, former Coroner of Co, produced an account for services.

Same - John Myers, Assessor of Bonne Femme Twp.

Simeon Arterberry is allowed 20.00 for purpose of taking care of & maintaining Lavina Richardson (pauper) for four months.

Elected Constable - David Prewitt in Franklin Twp. Sec, James Barnes & Philip Barnes. James Winn in Bonne Femme Twp. Sec, John Myers & Thomas Winn. William Reynolds in Richmond Twp. Sec, Pleasant Wilson, Robert Brown & Charles McLain.

Ordered that David Peeler be recommended to the Governor of this state as a proper person to act as a Justice in Moniteau Twp. Ordered that the settlement of the adm. of the estate of John Reddick, decd, be continued next term.
Hardage Lane produced an account against the estate of James Cooley, decd.  
Same - George Houx, Augustus Evans & Philip Trammel. Edward E. Thomas Hickman produced an account against the estate of John Alexander,  decd.
Sarah Livingston & William Livingston, admrs. of the estate of Thomas Livingston, decd, produced an account against the estate.

John F. Ryland was appointed to audit the accounts of the admr. of the estate of John Rawlings, decd.
Hampton L. Boon was appointed to audit the accounts of Robert Cooper,  admr, of the estate of Braxton Cooper, decd.

7 August 1822   (pages 14 - 22)    Present - same as above
John Baird, exr. of the estate of William Chism, decd, produced a statement of the accounts . . . paid to Gray Bynum, Hamilton R. Gambell,  Hardage Lane as physician, Jabez Hubbard as physician & William Chism.

Robert P. Clark, adrm. of the estate of Asa Morgan, decd, produced two accounts against the estate of Henry Carroll, decd. Polly Foster, George Cason & Foster Freeman, admrs. of the estate of  John W. Foster, decd, produced account against estate.

Benjamin B. Ray, who was appointed Collector of Taxes, resigned. John  Harvey appointed Collector. Sec, Robert Jones, Stephen Trigg, Josiah  Higgins & M. Lane.

Patrick Orr produced an account against the county. Same - David Peeler & Waddy T. Curran.

George Burnett, admr. of the estate of Elias Neild, decd, produced statement . . . paid to John B. Wallace for qualifying the appraisers . . . to John G. Parrish for crying the sale . . .
John Morin, admr. of the estate of John Morin, decd, produced statement . . . paid to Jemima Munser, Rebeccah Carson, H. L. Boon, Patrick Woods, James Jackson, David Love, Robert Brown & James Beatty.

Charles Carrole, admr. of the estate of Lindsey Carson, decd, produced statement . . . paid Rebeccah Carson, widow of the decd.

Cornelius Smith, exr. of the last will of Thomas Smith, decd, produced statement . . . paid William Lamme, John Owens, John Salle, Andrew Smith, Robert Smith, Andrew S. McGirk, Sarah Smith, John W. McGirk, James Alcorn, David Burris, Gray Bynum, Robert Barkley, John Wyland, A. S. Grandy & Lewis Rees.

Bryant T. Nowland produced an account against the estate of Herod Corum, decd.

Charles French was appointed auditor of the estate of Jas. Jones, decd . . . made report that Ezekiel Williams, admr. of the estate, has intermarried with Grace Jones, widow of said James Jones, decd. Williams was also appointed guardian of Edy Jones, one of the heirs of James Jones, decd. (James Jones died prior to 30 March 1816). Appraisers of the estate - William Thorp, Stephen Jackson & James Alexander. Ezekiel
Williams, admr, produced a notice for the final settlement.

Gerrard Robinson, Abraham Gooding & Obediah Tindell were appointed commissioners to review the road leading from Salt Creek bridge to Richmond . . . Geo. Burriss is appointed to clear out the same.

8 August 1822   (pages 23 - 26)
The report of George Jackson, Esqr. who was appointed to lay off that part of the road leading from his place to Wood's Mill which lies in Prairie Twp . . . also on road leading from Barley's Mill toward Franklin which lies in Prairie Twp. David Cooper was appointed overseer.

Henry Estes produced an account against the estate of Herod Corum, decd. Samuel Ringo, Junr. produced a claim against the estate of Joseph Gelvin, decd.

William B. Johnson produced an account against the county for services rendered. Same - John Rooker, Robert Brown, Daniel Jones, Daniel R. Drake & Thomas Conway.
Price Prewett, assessor in Franklin Twp., produced an account, allowed.
Same - John Rooker in Chariton Twp.

23 September 1822   (pages 26 - 27)    Special Term
John Bird & George Bellas were appointed admrs. of the estate of John Gaw, decd. Sec, James Hickman & Henry V. Bingham.Hamilton R. Gamble was appointed admr. of the estate of Dabney Carr, decd. Sec, George Tompkins.

Abner Nichols & Benjamin Morgan were licensed to keep a Tavern for term of 12 months. Same - Samuel C. McNuss.

4 November 1822   (pages 27 - 33)
Glenn Owens allowed 6.00 for services rendered as assessor in Boon's Lick Twp. Garland Collins produced an account against the Co. for services. Same - James Geary, Isaac Wilcoxson and Stephen Lacey.

Robert Welds is appointed overseer of the road leading from Warrenton . . . in room of William Scott. David Cooper overseer of the first division of a road lying in Prairie Twp. John Leach . . . second division. Daniel Lay . . . third division.Wade H. Whitney appointed overseer of road leading from the ferry on the Missouri River below Chariton . . .Henry Burnam produced an account against the estate of James Cooley, decd. Same - Asaph E. Hubbard & Henry Baughers.

Elijah Warden is appointed guardian of Sally Warden, a minor child of said Elijah Warden. Security, Richard Bird.

Jane Morin & William B. Warren were appointed admrs. of the estate of James (?) Morin (also written "Mourning"), decd. Sec, John Rooker &

Edward D. Warren. William B. Warren is appointed guardian of Alfred & Urias Morin (boys of color). Sec, John Minnis & Little B. Witt. James Jackson, Thomas C. Birch, Jr. & Littleberry Witt were appointed to appraise the estate.

John Morin, Jr. produced an account against the estate of John (?) Morin, Senr., decd. Same - George Jackson, William Brown, Frederick Fyer & Aaron Overton.

Edward Minnis, constable of Chariton Twp, executed bond. Sec, William V. Warren & Benjamin B. Warren.

Moses Hiatt, John C. Brashears, George Burris & Uriah Williams were appointed to review a road leading from Obediah Tindall's to where it intersects the road leading from Franklin . . .

Names appearing in the minutes - Jere Kingsbury, James Douglas, Anderson Woods, John Tuttle, David Doyle, George B. Wilcox, George Moore, William Steel, John Walkup, James W. Roberts, John C. Byrd & Robert Cain.

5 November 1822   (pages 33 - 38)
Abraham Barnes is licensed to keep a Ferry across the Missouri river from his former landing . . .Lawrence J. Daley, Surveyor, is allowed 58.00 for services. Charles Carrolle produced an account for services. James Jackson is allowed 2.00 for returning the Poll Book of the election in Chariton Twp. in year 1822. Jesse W. Garner is allowed the sum of 24.00 for services rendered as Adjutant of the 14th Regiment of Missouri Militant.Willis E. Greene was elected Constable of Prairie Twp. Sec, Abraham Barnes & Samuel C. McNeiss.

George Jackson is appointed to take care of James Bridges, pauper, in the room of John Hancock, decd. Joseph Logsdon is appointed to take care of Lavina Richardson, pauper.

William Swearingen is appointed overseer of the road leading from Franklin to Hardiman's Ferry & Otho Ashcraft, former overseer, is released from that duty.

The admr. of the estate of Hugh McCafferty, decd, produced a claim against the estate of John Rawlings, decd . . . a deposition of Jonathan Bush in the state of Ky. is needed to prove claim.

John F. Ryland is appointed auditor of the accounts of the adm. of the estate of John Rawlings, decd. In his report he paid board & clothing for five children - William, Elvina, Julia, Jane & Nancy Rawlings.

The claims of Robert P. Clark as admr. of Asa Morgan, decd, against the estate of Henry Carroll, decd. George Jackson is appointed admr. of the estate of John Morin, decd. Sec, Charles Carrolle & Robert Brown.

Additional names appearing in the Minutes - Hardage Lane, Judson C.
Brashear & Mason Moss. 6 November 1822   (pages 38 - 42) John Bley is licensed to keep a Tavern for term of one year. Charles Calloway is appointed by the court Inspector of Tobacco of Howard Co. of the warehouse built by Abraham Barnes in town of Franklin. Security, Benjamin Holiday. David R. Drake, Esqr. came into court with Catharine Drake, his wife, and the said David as guardian for Christopher Hough did acknowledge a deed of conveyance for the same Christopher to William Miller. Thomas Hickman, admr. of the estate of John Alexander, decd, produced an account . . . Ezekiel Williams, admr. of the estate of James Jones, decd, was allowed credit. Waddy T. Currin, exr. of the estate of Absolom Robinson, decd, made a settlement of his accounts . . . to Joseph Stephens for making a coffin. . . to Patrick Orr for crying the sale . . . Names appearing in the Minutes - Samuel C. McNess, Wm. B. Johnson, Patrick Orr, David Wilcoxon, Robert S. Barr, Bryant T. Nowlin. 8 November 1822   (pages 42 - 45) Nicholas S. Burckhartt, former Sheriff, presented account . . . Thomas Conway presented an account for services rendered. Same - Little B. Witt, John Tomlin, Urial Jackson & Daniel Jones. Robert Cooper, admr. of the estate of Braxton Cooper, decd, made notice for final settlement. John J. Lowry produced a claim against the estate of Roger Barton, decd. Jere Kingsberry produced a claim against the estate of Wm. Welch, decd. Dr. Nathaniel Patten, guardian of Mary B. & Sarah Patten, came into court and made settlement. Additional names - George Burnett, Lewis Rees, Benjamin B. Ray, Henry Estes, John Love, Charles Fisher, Reuben E. Gentry, James Mahan, William Jewell & Presley Samuel. 9 November 1822   (pages 46 - 49) Henry V. Burgham, Esq. was allowed the sum of 10.00 for his services as Judge of the Co. Court, having served 5 days. David R. Drake, Thos. Conway, Armstead S. Grundy for services. James Mahan, Alonzo Pearson, Waddy T. Currin, William Ward & John Harrison were appointed commissioners to let out the lands appropriated for the use of public schools. Report of William Munro, Reuben E. Gentry & Joseph Wolfscale was approved . . . John Harvey, Collector of Howard Co., made settlement. Henry V. Bingham, admr. of estate of Danl. Fall, decd, settlement. Additional names - John Switzler, John Kelly, Andrew Hutchison, Daniel Jones, Nicholas S. Burckhartt & Benjamin B. Ray. 4 December 1822   (pages 50 - 53)    Special Term Will of John Gaw, decd, proved by oath of Henry V. Bingham, Geo. Tompkins & Geo. Bellas. L/T granted Patrick McManus & Wm. W. Payne. Sec, Thomas A. Smith & John Miller. Wm. McKinzie, Giles M. Samuel, John Byrd & Geo. Knox are appointed to appraise the property in Howard & Pike Counties; & Jesse G. Lindell, John Kerr & John Bell to appraise in St. Louis Co. Mary Gaw, widow, presented her petition of dower. Geo. Tompkins was appointed guardian of William Gaw, Elizabeth Gaw, Barbara Ann Gaw, Philip Miller Gaw, Jane Mary Gaw, Eleanor Gaw & Amanda Gaw, minors of John Gaw, decd. Sec, Wm. B. Johnson, John Bird, Philip W. Thompson. John F. Ryland was appointed Deputy Clerk of Howard Co. Henry V. Bingham, David R. Drake & Benj. B. Ray, accounts. 18 January 1823   (pages 53 - 63)    Special Term James Hickman & William Lamme, merchants, were licensed to retail wines & liquors for term of 6 months.

Commissioners for leasing public school lands - Chariton Twp. - John Harrison & Alonzo Pearson; Prairie Twp. - Patrick Woods & John Harvey; Bonne Femme Twp. - Thomas Winn & John Myers; Moniteau Twp. - Wm. Brown & Benj. Givens; Franklin Twp. - James Mahan & Wm. Scott; Boon's Lick Twp. - Benj. Cooper, Jr. & Adam Woods; Richmond Twp. - William Ward & Jonas Shephard.

George Tompkins was appointed guardian of Rebecca Gaw, minor heir of John Gaw, decd. Sec, Geo. Bellas, John Bird & Mary Gaw. Court directed Thos. A. Smith, Geo. Knox, Sr. & John Bird to lay off the dower of Mary Gaw, widow. (description of property - persons interested in this family would want a complete copy of pages 56-58). Patrick McManus & William W. Payne, exrs. of will of John Gaw, decd, produced their accounts. (pages 58 - 63)

Benj. B. Ray, Sheriff, produced an account against the county. Same, Henry V. Bingham, Esqr. & Thomas Conway. 3 February 1823   (pages 64 -69)

Court recommends Wm. J. Buster to fill office of Justice in Boon's Lick Twp . . . Johill Parks in Moniteau Twp . . . Enoch Kemper in Richmond Twp.  John Y. Ryland is appointed Clerk pro tem of Court. John B. C. Lucas produced a claim against the estate of John Ray, decd. Same - Burkett Bomer.

James Gaw produced a claim against the estate of John Gaw, decd. Admrs. of the estate of John Tompson are given authority by Court to hire out the slaves.

Notice of final settlement of the estate of Grace Arnold, decd. Benjamin Cooper appointed guardian of David McClain, minor and orphan heir of David McClain, decd. Sec, Robert Cooper.

Overseer of the road - Anderson Willis . . . road leading from Franklin toward St. Charles which lies between Andrew Jonsons old place & Moniteau Creek. John Gouins . . . road leading from Barbees and Walker's Mill toward Franklin which lies in Chariton Twp.

Thomas A. Smith is licensed to merchandize . . . term of one year. Watts D. Ewing is appointed Assessor of this Co. for year 1823. John Harvey appointed Collector. John B. Clark appointed Clerk of Court in place of Armstead S. Grundy, Esq. who resigned.

4 February 1823   (pages 69 - 77)

James Gaw presented claim against the estate of John Gaws, decd.. . . ruled that issue to any judge or justice in the state of Va. & Co. of Shanandoah . . . cont. next term.

Ephraim Thompson, exr. of the last will of Grace Arnold, presented account . . . paid to Margaret Calver, one of the legatees of said estate . . . to Winney Horigan, Price Arnold, Thomas G. Harrison, husband of Susan Harrison, & Dolly Crowder. (page 70) William W. Kavanaugh produced an account against the minor heirs of James P. Kavanaugh, decd, for money expended by him as guardian. Citation against Foster Freeman, guardian of the minor heirs of John Foster, decd.

Joshua Harrison, admr. of estate of Wm. Welch, decd., settlement. Upon petition of William Carson & 12 householders, Samuel Copher, Samuel Streets, John Ward & Robert Means were appointed to view & mark out road from Moniteau Lick to John Brunts. Wm. Williams appointed overseer of road from Franklin to Chariton by way of Fort Hempstead in Franklin Twp. John Harvey, commissioner of school lands in Prairie Twp., qualified. Gerrard Robinson & John Dade appointed comm. in place of James Mahan & Wm. Scott who refused to act. Joseph Brashear in Moniteau Twp. Wm. Buster in Boon's Lick Twp

Names appearing in the Minutes - Wm. Williams, Stephen Cole, John J. Ryland, John S. Patten, Wm. B. Johnson, Bryant Sanders, John Burch, Bartlett Blumdrige & William M. Adams. 5 February 1823   (pages 77 - 79)

Henry Burnham was granted a license to keep a Tavern in his house for term of 12 months.

John B. Clark was appointed Treasurer pro tem for County. John H. Carson, minor heir & orphan of Lindsey Carson, decd, made choice of Robert Cooper for his guardian. Sec, Joseph Cooper. Names appearing in the Minutes - Baze Macey, Robert P. Clark, Hardage Lane, John Kelly, Thomas Collins, Garrison Patrick, Pleasant W. Prewitt & Thomas Conway.

6 February 1823   (pages 80 - 85) Pleasant Wilson, admr. of estate of James Cooley, decd, presented his account. Also presenting accounts - William Cunningham, Peter Kerkindol & Eli Casey.

Bennett Clark, admr. of the estate of Jonis Irvin, decd, filed additional inventory . . . given permission to hire out the negros belonging to the estate. Wm. Dozier, Davis Todd & Levi Todd were appointed appraisers to estimate the personal estate. Upon the motion of Abraham Barnes & Peter Ringo, the only heirs now of full age of James Jones, decd, and of Benj. Jones, Frances Jones, Thomas Jones & Lewis C. Jones, by Ezekiel Williams their guardian, they being minor heirs of said decd. Ordered that Reuben E. Gentry, Glen Owen & William Monroe make equal division among the heirs.

Names appearing in the minutes - Thomas Conway, Henry V. Bingham, David R. Drake, Daniel Jones & Jesse W. Garner.

24 February 1823   (pages 86 - 87)    Special Term Thomas Alsop granted license to keep a Tavern at his house . . . Samuel Foster appointed comm. to superintend public school lands in Franklin Twp. in place of Gerrard Robinson who refused to act. Bartlett Hall, minor heir of Ezeliel Hall, aged over 14 years, makes choice of Moses Hallett for his guardian. John F. Ryland appointed curator to care for the estate of late Armstead S. Grundy, decd, until an admr. can be appointed. Sec, Hardage Lane & Hambelton R. Gamble.

8 March 1823   (page 88)    Special Term Commissioners appointed by the Legislature of this state to superintend & direct the building of the courthouse & jail at the new seat of Justice. (Comm. not named) Entered into bond with Henry Burnham, Harrison Steepleton, Gray Bynum & Uriah Silver.

14 May 1823   (page 89)    Special Term

Upon motion of David Manchester, ordered that a judge or justice of Clay Co. take the deposition of Wm. Lamhart . . . for evidence in the will of John Rawlings, decd.

5 May 1823   (pages 90 - 98)

Settlement of estate of Samuel Hinch, decd. (Samuel Gibbs, admr.) continued next term.

Estate of John Growgin, decd. (Davis Wea Weatherford, admr), cont. next term.

Estate of Thos. Wathen, decd, (Nicholas L. Burckhartt, admr.), continued next term.

Elizabeth Stephison, admrx. of estate of Thomas Massey, decd, produced account.

James Alcorn produced an account against the estate of Joseph W. Still, decd.

Lewis Switzler produced an account against the estate of James Barnes, decd. William Jack a claim against the estate of James Morin, decd. John Harvey, Collector, produced an account against the county. Wm. Reynolds produced account. Same - Jame Shepherd [sic], William B. Johnson, Joel Burnham, Joseph Delaney & Samuel Street.

John B. Clark produced a commission from the Governor, appointing him Clerk of the County Clerk. Adam Woods appointed Constable of Boonslick Twp. Sec, William Buster.

Samuel Foster & John Dade, commissioners of school lands for Franklin Twp. make report.

James Shepherd filed a petition of 12 householders. James Burge, Henry Saling, Matthew Howard & Edward Davis were appointed to view and mark out a road from Fayette (the new County Seat of Howard County) to Boon County line . . .

William W. Kavanaugh was appointed guardian of Elizabeth, Mary Ann C., & James P. Kavanaugh, minor heirs of James P. Kavanaugh, decd. Sec, Abbot Hencock (?) & Robert Cooper. L/A granted George Jackson of the estate of John Hencock (?), decd. Sec, Benjamin Cooper & William W. Kevanaugh. Thomas A. Smith granted a license to retail wines & liquors in town of Franklin for term of 6 months.

Names also mentioned in the Minutes - George Tompkins, Elisha Camron, Samuel Street, Samuel Copher, John Ward, William Gruggs, Jaheil Parks, Esqr., Henry Knous? & Thomas Know?

22 May 1823   (page 99)  

Town of Franklin

Joseph Simpson granted a license to retail wines & liquors. John Shaw licensed to keep a Tavern in town of Franklin.

Michail Switzler granted license to keet [sic] a Tavern in Franklin. John Hardiman granted license to keep a public ferry across the Missouri river at his landing for 12 months.

9 June 1823   (pages 101 - 107)

Shadrack Barnes granted license to keep a public ferry across the Missouri river from his landing to opposite shore.

Barr Tilton & Co granted license to retail wines & liquors. Same -Robert Hood.

Michael Collier granted license to keep a Tavern in Franklin. Same -William & Daniel McKenzie.

John B. Clark, Clerk of Court, posted bond. Sec, Geo. Jackson, John F. Ryland & Bennett Clark.

Following produced accounts against the county - Ben B. Ray, Lawrence J. Dailey, Jeremiah Burns, John Calloway, John Miller, Philip Turner, Glen Owen, Jonathan Crawley, Samuel Wallace, Samuel Hardin, Wm. Head, Nicholas L. Burckhartt & Dan'l. McKenzie.

William Ward & James Shepherd, comm. of school lands in Richmond Twp. made report - those named in report: Edward Atteberry, James Atteberry, John Colter, Abraham Dale, Henry Wise, James Loe, Joseph Sharing, James Roberts, Alfred Johnson, Nicholas Roberts, William Reid, Richard Johnson, Jonathan Bozarth, Garland Collins & William Reed. Ignatius P. Owens filed petition. Ordered that Jesse Cornelius, H. Shepherd & Andrew Evans view & mark out a road from Fayette to intersect the road leading from Columbia.

Isaac N. Burnard appointed overseer of road leading from Franklin to Arrow Rock in place of Thomas Owens.

Glen Owen filed petition. Ordered that James Reamy, Reuben Gentry, Ewing McClain & Wm. Anesworth view road from Franklin to Hardiman's ferry . .. intersect the old road at Swopes old place . . . leading through Nash Prairie to Arrow Rock.

David Manchester produced in court the last will & testament of John Rawlings, decd. Recorded.

Court appoints Lewis Scott guardian of Samuel Small, minor under the age of 14 years. Sec, John Bird.

Report of Glen Owen & Reuben E. Gentry - Alfred Morison, Deputy Surveyor of Howard Co. made a division of the lands for the heirs of James Jones, decd. Glen Owen & William Munroe produced accounts against the estate of James Jones.

Names appearing in the Minutes - Aaron Collier, Price Prewitt, George Wilcox, Hardage Lane & Jabeze Hubbard.

10 June 1823   (pages 107 - 121)

Asa Levit, minor over 14 years, chose Henry Bozer as his guardian. Moses Hallet, guardian of Bartlett Hall, minor, binds him to Jeremiah Rice to learn the trade of tanning.

Court appointed Hardage Lane (Capt.), Nathan Hutchison, Andrew S. McGirk, Robert Hood & James H. Hayter as a company of Patrollers in Franklin Twp.

John Mathew (Capt.), Richard Lenter, Thomas Gibbs, Uriah Hinch & Charles Nucomb a company of Patrollers in Richmond Twp.

William Jackson (Capt.), John Minnis, John Morin, William Burch & James Winn a company of Patrollers in Chariton Twp.

George Steepleton acknowledges a bond as Paymaster to the 10th Regiment & first Div. of Mo. Militia. Sec, Harrison Steppleton.

Named in the Minutes - John Blay, Daniel Jones, James Hickman, James Mahan, James Burge, Mathew Howard & Edward Davison.

4 August 1823   (pages 122 - 124)

Hardage Lane tenders his resignation as Capt. of the Patrolers in Franklin Twp. Same - Robert Hood, James H. Hayter & Andrew S. McGirk, patrollers in Franklin Twp.

Settlement of the estate of Elizabeth Shaw (John Shaw, admr.), continued next term. Same - estates of John Ray, John Tiff, Nancy Martin, Andrew Johnson, Lindsey Carson, William Chism & Hutson Brown.

David Weatherford, admr. of estate of John Growgen, decd, presents settlement (pages 124 - 125).

Court confirms the admr. granted by Clerk in Vacation - John Harvey upon estate of Joseph Butterfield, decd; John Gowins upon the estate of Joseph Gowins, decd; Davis Todd upon estate of Levi Todd, decd; Jane Rawlings upon estate of John Rawlings, decd; Charles Canole on estate of

Matilda Miller, decd. 5 August 1823   (pages 126 - 143)

Andrew Johson granted license to keep a public tavern. Benry Buram, admr. of estate of Garland Jones, decd, presented accounts (page 126).

John Shaw, guardian of the heirs of Peter Ferguson, decd, presented accounts. (pages 137 - 139).

George Jackson, admr. of the estate of John Moris, decd, presented settlement. Samuel Gibbs, admr. of the estate of Samuel Hench, decd, presented settlement. L/A granted Robert Hays on the estate of Moses McSpaden.

Thomas Collins appointed guardian of Jehoidy Jones, Susan Jones, & Mosias Jones, orphan heirs of Garland Jones, decd. Sec, Davis Todd & Stephen Trigg. Jane Herd appointed guardian for George Herd, John Herd & Barthenia

Herd, minors & orphan heirs of John Herd, Senr., decd. Sec, Alfred R. Head, David R. Downing & George J. Winn. Jane Herd, widow of John Herd, Senr., decd, acknowledged a power of Attorney to Alfred R. Head.

Polly Bailey (late Polly Foster), Foster Ferrman & George Cason, admrs, of the estate of John W. Foster, decd. Charles French, auditor of estate, makes report. Appraisement made by George Stapleton, Daniel Loy & Thomas Loe on 12 Dec. 1818. (p. 127 - 132).

James H. Benson acknowledges bond as Paymaster to the 14th Reg., first Brigade, first Division of Missouri Militia.
Commissioners appoint at a special term make report - J. H. Shepherd, Jesse Cornelius & Andrew Evans.

George Jackson, James Jackson & Roland Hughes to view and mark out road from Fayette to intercept road leading from Franklin. James Ramey appointed overseer of road leading from Franklin by Hardiman's ferry on the Missouri to Arrow Rock.

Samuel Swearingen agrees to give the citizens of Howard County a road on the bank of the Missouri river . . . but not to interfere with said Swearingen's cabbage until they are ripe.
Named in the Minutes - Benjamin Holliday & Duff Green.

6 August 1823   (pages 143 - 164)
Meshack Smith & Rebecca Smith, his wife, acknowledge a deed made by them to John Jourdan . . . land in Botetourt Co., Va.
Foster Ferrman, guardian of the heirs of John W. Foster, decd, presents account (page 148) & tenders his resignation. Court appointed Nicholas
S. Burckhartt guardian of Elizabeth, Louisa, William, & Reason Darage Foster, minor heirs of John W. Foster, decd. Sec, James Ramey, Watts D. Ervin & Philip Turner.
Thomas Blakley appointed guardian of Daniel Buie, a pauper.

John Sharp, guardian of minor heirs of Peter Ferguson, decd, tenders his resignation. Nancy Ferguson appointed guardian of Montgomery, Albert, Margaret & Mary Ferguson, minor heirs of Peter Ferguson, decd. Sec, John Bird. (pages 155 - 156).

Evan McClain & Sophia Swearingen, admrs. of estate of David McClain, decd, made settlement . . . articles which Sophie McClain, now Sophia Swearingen bought at the sale & which her husband, Abot Swearingen acknowledges . . . (pages 146 - 147).

Daniel Munroe, Wm. Munroe & Reuben E. Gentry appointed comm. to make equal distribution of the personal property belonging to estate.
Philip Turner, admr. of the estate of Philip Owens, decd, presents account (page 154).

David R. Drake, exr. of the estate of late Roger Barton, decd, presents settlement. Joseph Martin appointed guardian for Christopher Carson, Hampton, Mary Ann, Sarshual & Lindsey Carson, minor heirs of Lindsey Carson, decd.Watts D. Ewing, Assessor of this county, produced an account against the state for services.

Court appointed John Kelly (Capt.), Nicholas S. Burckhartt, James  Branan, Price Prewett, Peter B. Harris a company of Patrolers in Franklin Twp. Glen Owen (Capt.), James Ramey, Robert Cooper, Thomas Owen and Joseph Cooper a company of Patrolers in Boonslick Twp. Names appearing in the Minutes - James Gairy, Anderson Willis, & David Barnett, Augustus Kerr, Elisha Cameron, Price Arnold, John B. C. Lucas, Andrew S. McGirk, Hardage Lane, Thomas Morris, Jos. Thorp, Reuben E. Gentry, John Blay, Daniel Jones & Ira P. Nash.

August 1823   (pages 165 - 167)   
Special Term
Appointed overseer of a section of the road from the town of Fayette to the line between Howard and Boone Counties - Hiram Fugate, James Shepherd, James Means & Major Horner.
Gray Bynum produced an account against the county.
Nicholas Brannin appointed commissioner to superintend the leasing of public lands in Franklin Twp.

End of Book "B"

Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; transcribed by Genealogy Trails History Group Transcription Team

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