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Jefferson Co., Mississippi Probate Court Records

1802-1813; Minutes, 1822-1835
Family History Library Film # 893057, Salt Lake City, Utah

Contributed by: Ann Geoghegan Coordinator of Jefferson Co., MSGenWeb.

 

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Special County Court 20th Dec. 1826

At a Special Term of the County Court for Jefferson County summoned by the sheriff  according to the act of the Assembly in such case made and provided for the trial of slaves this 20th day of December 1826 –

Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.

Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff

Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

 

The State of Miss. vs. Jacob a Negro man slave

Ordered that Ordered that L. L. Cartwright Esq. be appointed to prosecute on behalf of the State in this case, and Cicero Jefferson Esq. on the part of the defendant.

            The prisoner charged with being accessory before the fact in feloniously inciting persuading moving procuring aiding & abetting a certain mulatto man slave named Edmund to do and commit the crime of burglary in breaking and entering the mansion house of James Folkes on the night of the 30th of November last with an intent to commit a felony and also on a charge of being accessory after the fact in feloniously receiving harboring assisting comforting  and maintaining the said mulatto slave named Edmund well knowing the said Edmund to have done and committed the said crime of Burglary as aforesaid.

            Ordered that the court adjourn till two o’clock,

            Court met pursuant to adjournment.

 

            Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Putnam T. Williams for Prosecuting Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets.

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Dec 20th 1826

The State vs. Jacob a Negro slave – Ordered that nine dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for three days services as clerk in attending this trial.

 

The State vs. Edmund a Negro slave - Ordered that three dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending one day.

 

The State vs. Mary Ann - Ordered that six dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending two days in this court as clerk.

 

The State vs. Jacob - - Ordered that three dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending one day in this court as clerk.

 

The State vs. Mary Ann a slave - - Ordered that six dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending two days on this court as clerk.

 

The State vs. Jacob a Negro man slave – On a charge of being accessory before & after the fact of Burglary.  Ordered that a nole pros-e-que be entered in this case.

 

The State vs. Edmund, the State vs. Jacob,

 

 

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The State vs. Mary Ann & Jacob - Ordered that the sum of Eighty dollars be allowed Levin L. Cartwright for prosecuting in behalf of the State in these four cases.

 

The State vs. Edmund & the State vs. Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets – Ordered that the sum of Fifty dollars be allowed A. B. McLeod for defending in these two cases.

 

The State vs. Jacob a Negro man slave of Charles Lewis – Ordered that C. Jefferson be allowed twenty five dollars for defending this case and it is considered and adjudged that he recover the same of Charles Lewis the owner of said slave.

 

The State vs. Tom a Negro man slave of Agnes Irwins – Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Cicero Jefferson for prosecuting as attorney in this case.

 

The State vs. Mary Ann – Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Charles H. Jordan in this case.

 

The State vs. Jacob as slave – Ordered that Eight dollars be allowed C. H. Jordan for his service in this case.

 

Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.

 

 

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Adjourned County Court 20th Dec. 1826

            At an adjourned meeting of the County Court for the trial of Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets begun and held at the court house this 20th day of Dec. 1826.

 

Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.

Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff

Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

 

The State of Miss. vs. Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets

            On a charge of poisoning James  Lee.  Continued from the 29th day of Nov. 1826 till this day.  Ordered that the prisoner be placed at the barr and ordered that a Jury be empanelled in this case whereupon there came a Jury to wit –

  1. Isaac J. Ross

  2. Josiah Neuman

  3. W. W. Neely

  4. John Clawson

  5. Henry Platner

  6. P. C. Goosey

  7. Joseph Parmilee

  8. Stephen Richey

  9. L. K. Clifton

  10. Thomas Clawson

  11. James Folkes

  12. John W. Bolls

who being empanelled tried and sworn to well and truly try the issue between the parties aforesaid upon their oaths do say we of the Jury find the prisoner at the Bar guilty.

 

            Ordered by the court that the prisoner be remanded to the Jaol of said County and there to be kept till Friday the 12th day of January next on which day between the hours of 10 A. M. and three P. M. of said day to be taken from thence to a common Gallows and then and there

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hanged by the neck until she be dead dead dead and that the Sheriff carry this order into execution.

 

The State vs. Mary Ann – On motion of the prisoner by A. B. McLeod her attorney ordered by the court that  a ---- issue for twelve good and discreet matrons to appear in the above case here on Wednesday next to try whether the accused be pregnant or not.

Ordered that the court adjourn till Wednesday next.

                                                                                    (Signed)  J. Remson Holmes

To the Clerk of the County Court of Jefferson County –

Let notice be given that a special court will be holden in the court house in the Town of Fayette on the 23rd day of January 1827 for county police and the trial of appeals.  Jan. 6, 1827. 

       

 (Signed)  J. Remson Holmes, Presiding Justice


 

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Special Term 25th Sept. 1827
At a called Term of the county of Jefferson County Term moved by the Sheriff agreeably to the act of Assembly held at the court house this 25th day of September AD 1827 for the trial of Isaac and Major, Negro slaves.
 

Present J. Remson Holmes Presiding Justice
John L. Irwin and John H. Duncan, Esqrs. associate justices
Charles H. Jordan, Sheriff and Isaac Pipes clerk.

 

 

The State of Miss. vs. Isaac a slave the property of Edward Broughton
 

The prisoner placed in the Barr and ordered by the court that Cicero Jefferson Esq. be appointed to prosecute in behalf of the State, & also ordered that L. L. Cartwright Esq. be appointed to defend said slave.

 

The prisoner charged with arson in having on the night of the first day of September 1827 burned the Barn house of James Watson, Jr. in the county of Jefferson State of Mississippi.

 

The prisoner arraigned and pleads not Guilty, therefore ordered by the court that Jury be empanelled and sworn in this case whereupon there came a jury to wit –


1. Daniel Perry, Jr.
2. Joshua H. Rawlings
3. Neal Torry
4. Raford(?) West
5. Isaac McClutchie
6. Robert Brooks
7. Young Hill
8. James B. Truly
9. Anthony Hamberlin
10. Moses Odam
11. Philip Dixon
12. John W. Slater


who upon their oaths do say we of the Jury find the prisoner at the barr not Guilty.

Ordered that the court adjourn for one hour. Court met pursuant to adjournment.
 

 

The State vs. Isaac a Negro slave of E. Broughton
 

It is ordered by the court that Levin L. Cartwright be allowed the sum of twenty five dollars for defending in this case and it is further considered and adjudged by the court that he receive the same of Edward Broughton the owner of said slave & that he have execution for the same.
 

Ordered that the sum of three dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending on this court one day as clerk.
 

Ordered that the sum of Six dollars be allowed Ch. H. Jordan for summoning this court and the jury & attending on said court one day as Sheriff.

 

Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed C. Jefferson for prosecuting on behalf of the State in this case.
 

Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.
(Signed) J. Remson Holmes

 


At a Special called Term of the county court of Jefferson County summoned by the Sheriff agreeably to the act of Assembly, for the trial of Negro slaves held at the court house this 25th day of September 1827.

Present J. Remson Holmes Presiding Justice
John L. Irwin and John H. Duncan, Esqrs. associate justices
Charles H. Jordan, Sheriff and Isaac Pipes clerk.
 

 

The State of Miss. vs. Major a Negro slave of Jos. Parmilee
 

The accused brought into court and placed at the barr. Ordered by the court that C. Jefferson be appointed to prosecute in behalf of the State in
this case and Levin L. Cartwright appear on behalf of the accused. The prisoner charged with petit Larceny in stealing from the house of John Baldwin the Keys of the Jaol of the value of five dollars. The accused placed at the barr and pleads guilty, ordered by the court that the accused receive thirty nine lashes on his bare back and that the Sheriff execute this order forthwith.
 

Ordered by the court that the sum of three dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending on this court one day as clerk.
 

Ordered that the sum of Six dollars be allowed Charles H. Jordan for summoning this court and the jury & attending on this court one day as Sheriff.
 

Ordered that the sum of ten dollars be allowed C. Jefferson Esq. for prosecuting in behalf of the State in the above stated case.
 

Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.


(Signed) J. Remson Holmes
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July 12th, 1828
At a called meeting of the county court of Jefferson County begun and holden at the court house thereof on the 12th day of July 1828. Present the Honorable J. Remson Holmes presiding Justice.
John H. Duncan and John Irwin associate Justices, Isaac Pipes clerk and Richard Harrison Sheriff.

 

 

Daniel Jennings vs. Keenan, Marble, and Chambers


Habeas corpus for the unlawful & forcible taking out of plaintiffs possession by defendants a Negro girl named Mary of the age of four years, Francis Keenan one of the defendants comes into court and acknowledges said Negro Mary to be a slave for life.
 

Whereupon all and singular the proofs and allegations as well on the part of said plaintiff as the said defendants being heard and fully understood by the court here and mature deliberation thereupon being had it is therefore ordered considered and adjudged that the said Daniel Jennings do recover the possession of the Negro slave Mary in the petition mentioned together with full costs and it is further ordered by the cut here that the sheriff put the said Daniel Jennings in possession of said slave Mary.
 

Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.
 

(Signed) J. Remson Holmes
 

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Sept. 3rd, 1828
At a Special Term of the county court of Jefferson County begun and holden at the court house of said county the 3rd day of September 1828 summoned by the sheriff for the trial of slaves. Present the Honorable J. Remson Holmes presiding Justice.
John H. Duncan and John L. Irwin Esquires, associate Justices, Isaac Pipes clerk and Richard Harrison Sheriff.
 

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