1822 May 01
This docket lists the cases seen over the course of two days in May of 1822, including the attorneys, plaintiffs, defendants, and cause.
Before Arkansas became a state, county courts were only held a few times a year due to the hardship of travel and the citizens' need to tend to their homesteads. In May of 1822, Lawrence County held its first term of court for the year. Several of the cases ended in a "capias" being issued. A capias is an order issued from the judge to the sheriff and most commonly would have been a summons for the defendants to appear for sentencing or to pay a fine.
1822 Circuit Court 1st Judicial circuit Lawrence County
Causes at issue at Monday 1st day - May Term 1822
No. docket | Ptff Atty[sic - plaintiff attorney] Dft atty[sic - Defendant attorney] | Parties to the suits | action | Debt - - - process |Proceedings at court
1 | Dickinson | [blank] | United States v. William McFadin and Polly Tailor | Indt.[sic - indictment] fornication | Capias | Continued
2 | Same| Hall | Same v. Jesse Jeffrey - - - | Indt. A.B.[sic - assault and battery] | Recog |
3 | Same| Hall | Same v. Same | Indt. obstructing process | Capias |
4 | Same | [blank] | Same v. Nicholas Porter ---- |Indt. vagrancy | Capias|
5 | Same | Hall | Same v. Solomon Hewitt --| Indt. A.B. | Capias|
6 | Same | [blank] | Same v. William Hix and Charlotte Pyburn - | Indt. Fornication | Capias | Continued
7 | Same | [blank] | Same v. William Looney --- |Indt. Forgery | Capias |
8 | Same | [blank] | Same v. John Hudson and Jane Briden | Indt. fornication | Capias | Continued
9 | Same | [blank] | Same v. John Reeves and Petunia Hobbs | same | same | continued
10 | Same | [blank] | Same v. Isaac Gray --- | Indt. overseer | same|
Tuesday the 2nd day of the Term
11 | Hall | Ashley | Garreth against Wallis | case | damages 500$ | Plea withdrawn
12 | Hall | [blank] | Rogers v. Boabright | Debt | Certorari |
13 | Trumble | Hall | B.A. Boran v. Russell | same | appeal |
14 | Crittenden Ashley |[Hall scratched out] | Cooper v. Williams, McKenne and Ragsdale | case | damages 10000$ |
15 | Trumble | Hall | Wayland v. Little - | Case | dam. 10000$ |
16 | [blank] |[blank] | Jacob Burkhanan v. Bellah | debt | appear |
E N De Lasmuttz and Garrett
1822 [pencil writing is graffiti added later]
Document, 8" x 13.25"
Courthouses; Courtrooms; Law; Documents; Pioneers; Clerks
Lawrence County Circuit Court
Davidsonville, Lawrence County (Ark.)
MSNE.0070, Box 11, Folder 994
Lawrence County (Ark.) Circuit Court records, MSNE.0070
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Circuit Court docket, May term 1822, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
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