Henderson County Commissioners Court Book B Nov 17, 1852
Ordered by the court that B. T. Higgins be and hereby appointed to Overseer of the Road leading from Athens in a direction of Larissa in Cherokee County to work to residence of John C. Dunn. List of Hands Wm Swink Wm Brown Wm Gary Wm Holcomb J. T. Carlisle John Holcomb Geo. Clark Jr. Mr. Warrens two boys Wm. A. Knight Thomas Henderson W. C. Knight Mr. Cole James Knight John Gant Marion T. Owen Jacob Gant S. T. Owen James Gant May 17, 1853 Ordered by the court that the Road leading from Athens in a direction of Larissa in Cherokee be altered from the reviewed rout commencing at J. B. Owens, thence with the old rout to the East boundary line of B. T. Higgins Survey. June 20, 1853 Ordered and decreed by the court the following persons be appointed overseers of the road leading Athens on in a direction from Athens to residence of John B. Owens, Wm. A. Knight, overseer, to work the following hands David A. Owens, overseer, from residence of John B. Owens to John C. Dunn John Grant (Gant), James Grant (Gant), and Joab Grant (Gant). August Term, 1853 , August 7 Ordered and decreed by the court that the Honorable S. T. Owen, Chief Justice of Henderson County be allowed for his Ex Officio services for last 12 months, the sum of $50, for services rendered at regular term for last 12 months, eighteen dollars. Be it ordered and decreed that the Hon. Chief Justice be paid in one County script for the amount of $40, another calling for $28. Feb 22, 1853 Ordered that the plan for building a County Jail be presented by E. M. Gray, J. N. Nandarin & J. B. Owen (Comm. App. by the County) Texas AGO Journal Summer 1987
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