Robertson Co TN
Court Records
Contributed by, Sharon Smith
Surname Index to County Court Minutes, Book 12
1842 - 1851
(Scroll to the bottom of the page for the actual records)


A


B


C
Cheatham - 591
Cohen - 179
Cook - 180
Crockett - 179

D
Dorris - 180
Dozier - 179, 180
Draughon - 591

E
Edwards - 180

F
Frey - 179

G
Gainer - 591
Gilliand - 179
Green - 179

H
Hart - 179

L
Long - 591

M
Matthews - 179, 180
McKinney(?) - 180

P
Porter - 591

R
Robertson - 591
Rose - 591

S
Smith - 591

V
Villains - 591

W
Walton - 179, 180, 591
White - 179
Williams - 180, 591
Woodard - 179, 180

Robertson Co TN
County Court Minutes, Book 12
1842 - 1851

Sep 1845
pg 179)
Robertson County Court September term 1845
At a County Court for the County of Robertson began and held in the courthouse in the town of Springfield on the first Monday in September it being the first day of said month and in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty five.
Present James WOODARD, Henry FREY & Robert GREEN Esquires.
It is ordered by the Court that the County Trustee pay to Jesse B. WHITE the sum five dollars for his services as coroner over the body thereof David J. WALTON dec'd to be paid out of any funds in his hands not otherwise appropriated.
It is ordered by the Court William ___, G___ WINFIELD, and James ___ be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to allot and lay off to the late widow Harriett McHANEY and family of Jacob McHANEY dec'd their one year provisions and make report to the next term of this court.
It is ordered by the Court Henry HART, James WOODARD & G__ DOZIER be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to allot and lay off to the late widow Elizabeth WALTON & family of David J. WALTON, deceased, their one year provision and make report to the next term of this Court.
It is ordered by the Court that R. MATTHEWS, Geo COHEN & Robt GILLIAND be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to allot and lay off to Elizabeth CROCKETT and family of Samuel J. CROCKETT, deceased, their one year provisions and make return to the next term of this Court.
It is ordered by the court that Samuel HEMING oversee the road leading from W___ blacksmith shop to the Montgomery line and that he with the following hands, to wit, J.M. TOLLESON & hands, J. DUNN & hands, L. FLETCHER & hands, M.L. DAVIS, _B. CHELTON, Wm Johnson, R. RING, _ JAMESON, L. ROBERTSON, A. BAKER, D.M. JACKSON, J. E___, keep the same in repair according to law.
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Joseph FISER deceased was presented in open court for probate and thereupon came Richam ___ one of the subscribing witnesses thereto first sworn and depose and say he was acquainted with Joseph FISER the testator in his lifetime and that he acknowledged in his ___ the said paper writing to be his last will and testament and that he was at that time in his proper mind also personally appeared in open court Eli L. STOLTS & Edwin M. REYNOLDS both first sworn depose and say that they were acquainted with Joseph FISER the testator in his lifetime. Also the handwriting of the deceased and that the signature purporting to be his own ___ ___ handwriting and genuine the court therefore ordered the said paper writing to be recorded. Thereupon came L__ TRAUGHBER one of the within named executors (Matthew POWELL refused to act as executor) who entered into entered into bond with his securities Solomon FISER & Solomon COBB all acknowledged their bond in open court and the sum of four? thousand dollars and the said TRAUGHBER as executor qualified according to law.

pg 180) Letter of Administration is granted to Thomas COOK on the estate of Jacob McKINNEY, deceased, who entered into bond in the sum of two thousand dollars and he with his securities R.B. DORRIS & Gravet EDWARDS all acknowledged their bond in open Court and said COOK as administrator qualified according to law.
Letters of administration is granted to George ___ on the estate of Samuel J. CROCKETT deceased ___ ___ made bond in the sum of five hundred dollars with his securities John ___ & ___ FISER all acknowledged their bond in open court & said MORRIS? qualified according to law.
Letter of administration is granted to Vincent WILLIAMS on the estate of David WALTON deceased who entered into bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars with his securities John J. POPE and Leonard DOZIER all acknowledged this bond in open court and said WILLIAMS as administrator qualified according to law.
The following gentlemen required their bond as ___ R.B. ROSE guardian for ___ _____ __ who entered into bond in the sum of one thousand and fifty dollars and with his securities __ PAYNE G.A. BURTON all acknowledged their bond in open court.
Letter of administration is granted to Hebert HUMPHREY on the estate of Andrew ___ deceased who entered into bond in the sum of __ thousand dollars and he with his securities _ _ ____ & G.C. N___ acknowledged their bond in open court and said administrator qualified according to law.
Meredith EDWARDS is duly and constitutionally elected Constable in the ninth civil district for Robertson County to serve the unexpired term of Wm WOODARD, resigned who entered into bond in the sum of four thousand dollars with his securities Tho. B. MATTHEWS & Gravet EDWARDS all acknowledged in open Court their bond and said EDWARDS qualified according to law.
It is ordered by the court that William ___ oversee the road commencing at Hawkin CHOAT's and to work to the top of the ridge and that with the following hands, to wit, Peter STANLY, Lewis WARREN, Jesse WARREN, John ROBINS, John STANLY, Charles J. WILLIAMS, John GIBSON, Lemuel WARREN, Hamilton ___ & Henry B. WINTERS keep the same in repair according to law. 2nd crossroad
John DRAUGHAN family trustee for Robertson county entered into bond payable to ___ NELSON as acting superintendant of public ___ __ sum of thirty?nine thousand dollars who entered into bond with securities William WOODARD, William WOODARD Sr. & Vincent WILLIAMS all acknowledged their bond in open court.
pg 181) An inventory and account of sales of the estate of W YATES, dec'd ____ of note & was by the executor William EATHERLY handed into court and by the court ordered to be recorded.
An inventory & account of sales of Elijah EUBANK deceased was by the executor handed into court and __ by the court ordered to be recorded.
The clerk of the court presented the following accounts ___, to wit,
An account current with Solomon FISER guardian for the heirs of Hezekiah DARDEN, dec'd.
An account current with Kelly SHANNON guardian for the heirs of Samuel ___, dec'd.
An account current with Henry GREEN guardian for William FOLLES heirs
An account current with Henry GREEN guardian for the heirs of John T. CONNELL, dec'd
An account current with John A. STOTTS guardian for Joseph ___, idiot.
An account current with D.P. B___ guardian for E. CHAPMAN heirs of Ben CHAPMAN.
An account current with Jesse DAUS guardian for Henry DARDEN's heirs.
An account current with M___ TAYLOR guardian for A & Ephraim HELTERBRAND.
An account current with E.E. TURNER administrator of John BAELY dec'd.
An account current with Aaron M___ guardian for Robert M___ heirs.
An account current with Meredith WILLIAMS guardian for the heirs of Ephraim STARK.
All of the foregoing accounts current was by __ security examined, allowed and ordered to be recorded.
On motion and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that Charles A. FRAZER has arrived at age of twenty one years and further that he is a young man of good moral character it is therefore ordered by the court that a certificate issue according.
Court then adjourned till __ ___. H. FRY, J WOODARD, Robert GREEN

July 1851
pg 591)
for the judgement of the court in the case for the
It is ordered by the court that Samuel VOLNER __ road leading from Springfield to Nashville beginning at Corn Creek and to work said road to Springfield and that he with the following hands, to wit, C.F. BATTS, J.H. HOLLAND, William ___, William VOLNER, Elias VOLNER, J.B. WHITE, S. MANTLE, Jack COBB, Jackson MORRIS, L. ___, J.W. ___, E. EMERY, C. PRINCE keep the same in repair according to law. 1st class road.
SUGG & Others vs Brago? ROPERT? - Whereas the commissioner appointed by this court, to wit, H.H. SUGG, R.W. BELL, Wm B. PARKER? have made a contract with MESSER?, SMITH & KIRKLAND to have the stone work the barge across Red River near SUGG's and the original contract of said work will expire the 7 of this instant and said work not done ___ __ have agree to hereafter said ___ ___ and __ agreed on by all parties therefore it is __ ___ by the court that ___ SMITH and ___ may have __ ___ the first day of Oct next to finish said work in condition that they ___ ___ good and sufficient security to said commissioners in the sum of ___ thousand dollars to have said work done which ___ must be __ by the 8 of this instant and if __ ___ it must be arbitrated as agreed on by the parties and the commissioners ___ ___ to go in and __ work finished as they in their agreement to be __ to all ___ to have taken by the commissioners shall be is joined that the work __ will be __ of is not completed with
V. WILLIAMS Report - Admr. of James ROBERTSON
In pursuance of an order of the County Court of Robertson County Tennessee made at the Jan term 1851. I did after giving the proper notice as required by said order sell to the highest bidder in a credit of 12 months the Negroes hereafter named as the property of James Robertson dec'd. When they were bid off to the following named persons and at the following prices, Viz, boy Presley to Richard B. ROSE at the sum of $739, woman Bena to Elizabeth WALTON for $117, man Cain to Jno H. SMITH for $315, Charlotte & child ___ to Archer CHEATHAM for $750, Adalin and child Roxana to ___ ___ for $707, girl Elizabeth to William VILLAINS for $353, boy Jim to Henry PORTER for $289, Mary & child Willis to John LONG for $720, girl Malicia to John DRAUGHON for $406, girl Jane to John H. GAINER for $311, Eamy Ann to John LONG for $251.25 and ___ ___ all to the sum of four thousand nine hundred and ninety six dollars 25/100 for all which I took notes out, good security of the respective purchases all of which are in my possession subject to the further order of this Court all of which is respectfully submitted July 29, 1851.
V.A. WILLIAMS
Commissioner & Administrator of James ROBERTSON, dec'd
Exparte - James ROBERTSON heirs final ___
Be it remembered that on this day the 4th of Aug 1851 this cause came in for final hearing upon the report of the Commissioner filed in the case which report being ___ to in all things, confirmed by the Court, it is therefore recorded.

Notes:
1. Exparte - By or for one party; situation in which only one party appears before the judge.