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The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised


1854-56 Justice of the Peace Docket

Jacksonville precinct, Oregon, Hiram Abbott presiding. An index to digital images made from the volume archived by the Oregon Historical Society.
   

Abbott's s
pelling of many names is incorrect, unclear or uncertain; I've corrected them when possible.


Litigants: Irvin Smith vs. Erastus Wells
Action: In debt $28.50
Dates: March 8-April 1, 1854
Details: Compromised by defendant giving plaintiff bill of sale for a cream-colored mare mule.
Image: 20180503_105137

J. B. Little vs. John J. Diviline
In debt $100.00
March 17-24, 1854
20180503_105148


James Morris & Co. vs. Reason Corder
Assumpsit debt $67.75
March 18-July 5, 1854
20180503_105154


James Morris & Co. vs. James Davis
Assumpsit debt $23.81
March 18-April 1, 1854
20180503_105204


James Morris & Co. vs. Thomas Hopwood
Assumpsit debt $77.20
March 18-27, 1854
20180503_105208


John Green vs. Thomas Hopwood
Assumpsit debt $68.75
March 19-25, 1854
20180503_105217


Thomas Hopwood vs. John Rankin
Assumpsit debt $18.00
March 19-30, 1854
Due bill "for dressing coulter and shears of plow"
20180503_105223


Thomas Hopwood vs. W. W. Brown
Assumpsit debt $30.00
March 19-July 2, 1854
20180503_105231


Thomas Hopwood vs. George H. C. Taylor & Butler
Assumpsit debt $15.00
March 19-April 1
Jury: Wm. Kahler, J. M. Crooks, Thomas Holeman, W. F. Crane, R. Armstrong, E. C. Reynolds
20180503_105236, 20180503_105334, 20180503_105409,
20180503_105346


Thomas Hopwood vs. Wayne Oliver & Co.
Assumpsit debt $12.00
March 19-May 29, 1854
20180503_105248


Thomas Hopwood vs. John Wrisley
Assumpsit debt $12.00
March 19-April 3, 1854
20180503_105252


A. J. Snyder vs. Samuel Low
Assumpsit debt $86.00
March 25-April 6, 1854
20180503_105304


James Bolton vs. George Welch
Arbitration in case of replevin
March 28, 1854
Evidence: certificate from C. Pickens ranch
Bolton: "I bought the horse of a Wm. Church a resident of Crescent City Cal. I bought him about the 4 or 5th of July 1853. Said horse is branded on the near hip with the letter W and a black spot under the right ear about the size of a half a dollar with 3 white feet."
20180503_105308


William Bergen vs. H. A. Read & Co.
Assumpsit debt $20.00
April 5-17, 1854
"Execution issued April 13th 1854 containing a garnishee clause against Thomas Pyle."
20180503_105356


Henry Fazen [Frazer?] vs. One Chinaman
Proving a horse or rights of property
May 6, 1854
"Proved the horse to be his; said horse was last at Yreka on or about the 1st of Dec. 1853."
Witness: Rufus Turner (crossed out)
20180503_105426


John Laughlin vs. Hale
Assumpsit in debt $10.00
May 11-17, 1854
20180503_105430


Jacob Solomon vs. Daniel R. Baxter
Assumpsit debt $21.25
May 16-30, 1854
20180503_105438


Territory of Oregon vs. John Coakley
Breach of the peace
May 19, 1854
"Affidavit made by William T. Pierson"; "motion made that the prisoner should be released on the grounds that there was not a sufficient affidavit. . . ."
20180503_105443


J. Solomon vs. D. K. Baxter
Assumpsit in debt $21.25
May 26-July 27, 1854
20180503_105449


Jacob Solomon vs. A. J. Kain & Co.
Assumpsit debt $25.00
May 31-June 8, 1854
20180503_105453


O. D. Hoxie vs. Miller
Assumpsit debt $14.60
June 10-20, 1854
"M. J. Kennedy taxed."
20180503_105459


T. C. Banning vs. John Orton
Writ of replevin for a horse
June 21-28, 1854
20180503_105502


Territory of Oregon vs. Clinton Barney
Fraud
June 30-July 5, 1854
Constable "could not bring the said Clinton Barney in consequence of sickness which was proven by the certificate of Doctor Gabriel Smith. . . ."
20180503_105502


Giles Kinney vs. Christopher McNutley
Replevin
May 20, 1854
". . . the plaintiff replevined 3 mules branded thus: one a bay mule with no brands perceivable and one grey mare mule branded thus: O and one grey mare mule with no brands except where the saddle had scalded the back."
20180503_105521


William Soots vs. Edward Copland
Assumpsit in debt $86.50
July 28-October 1, 1854
20180503_105527


William Sherman vs. Samuel Low
Assumpsit debt $50.00
July 28-August 5, 1854
20180503_105540


William Brown vs. Benby & Hall
Assumpsit debt $16.50
July 31-August 6, 1854
"Plaintiff sued on a/c for blacksmithing"
20180503_105543


Thomas Gregory & Co. vs. Williams and Duncan
Forcible entry and detainer of mining claim
August 1-8, 1854
"Plaintiffs sued for the possession of their mining claim situated on the north bank of Jackson Creek embracing 75 yards in length."
20180503_105550


John Green vs. William Lawless
Assumpsit debt note $99.50
August 8-19, 1854
"Garnishee issued against W. T. Jaynes"
20180503_105550


E. R. Crane vs. Henry Peters
Assumpsit debt $51.62
August 17-23, 1854
20180503_105550


Xavier LeClaire vs. Joseph Davidson & George Manville
Forcible entry & detainer
August 20, 1854-January 5, 1855
"Attorney for plaintiff introduced the record of Doct. Shields to show that the claim now in dispute is the same claim."
Jury: W. W. Fowler, John W. Duncan, L. McHenry, Joseph B. Williams, Thomas Whitworth, Giles Kinney
20180503_105609, 20180503_105657


E. Pinkham vs. Doct. Kain & Jackson Kain
Assumpsit writ of attachment debt $81.93
August 19-29, 1854
20180503_105624


Samuel Montour vs. Mr. Steward
Writ of replevin
August 21-September 14, 1854
Jury: John W. Duncan, William White, Joseph B. Williams, James Dobson, Alonzo Pattie, James Loudon
"Therefore it is fully considered that the defendant have the mare and colt returned to said defendant's attorney for plaintiff."
20180503_105629, 20180503_105725


Leonard Adriance vs. John Moore
Assumpsit attachment debt $100.00
August 22-30, 1854
20180503_105639


Davis Evans vs. J. W. Rayburn
Writ of attachment assumpsit debt note $3.32
August 23-September 25, 1854
"Sheriff returned the writ of attachment with his returns as follows by attaching one stack of oats and one of barley and a lot of potatoes this Aug. 30th 1854."
20180503_105644, 20180503_105707


Benjamin Halstead vs. John Patterson
Writ of attachment assumpsit debt $70.00
August 29-September 5, 1854
Defendant promised to file bond "for double the amount of the debt costs and interest, all of which he complied with by making said affidavit and filing bond with Frederick Ferba and E. H. Cleaveland. . . ."
20180503_105652


John Ingleman & John Hanlon vs. George J. Crane
Arbitration by consent of both parties of a certain gold claim
August 30, 1854
"Parties appeared August 30th 1854 and by consent of both parties it was agreed that if the defendant in this case would take his oath that he put up his notice of a certain mining claim situated on Jackass Creek commencing at a big fir tree at the lower line and running up said creek 50 yards to a small fir tree on the opposite side of the creek near an old log before the plaintiffs in this case then the said plaintiffs have agreed to give up the said claim to the defendant and the said plaintiff agrees to pay the costs of this arbitration."
20180503_105712


Henry Bleecher vs. Jacob Solomon
Assumpsit debt $10.00
September 4-11, 1854
20180503_105721


Territory of Oregon, County of Jackson
Petty larceny
"Complaint made by Thomas Bailey and warrant issued Sept. 25th 1854 and delivered to the Deputy Sheriff James McDonough the complaint was made that a man by the name of John [omission] and stole a United States rifle from the house of one Mr. Summers."
20180503_105736


Territory of Oregon vs. John O'Brian
"Complaint filed by Christopher Hess against the said defendant warrant issued Sept. 16th 1854 and delivered to Thomas Pyle, sheriff. . . . the opinion and decision of the court is that the prisoner ought to be bound over to keep the peace for the space of six months. . . ."
20180503_105742


Sims vs. W. Wiss
An action of assumpsit $10.00
September 25-October 2, 1854
20180503_105749


Territory of Oregon vs. Richard Williams
Assault with intent to kill
September 27-30, 1854
"By request of the complaining witness on account of his witness not attending at the proper time . . . the court decided to go to the sick man's room, William Anderson by name, and took his testimony . . . the decision of the court is that the said Richard Williams give security to appear at the district court on the first day of the next term in the sum of five hundred dollars. . . ."
20180503_105807, 20180503_105816


Territory of Oregon vs. Theodore Williams
Assault with intent to kill
September 28-30, 1854
"The court thought it proper to call in an associate justice to try the cause. S. H. Taylor, justice of the peace, was associate justice. . . . The decision of the court was that the prisoner be discharged from custody."
20180503_105821, 20180503_105833, 20180503_105842


A. Little & Co. vs. Abel George
Assumpsit debt $42.50
October 5-8, 1854
"G. W. Barber appeared Oct. 9th 1854 and paid the above debt and costs."
20180503_105848


Charles Simon vs. John Burns
Assumpsit debt $23.00
October 19, 1854-March 3, 1855
20180503_105857


Territory of Oregon vs. [omission]
Action of theft
October 14-22, 1854
"Warrant issued Oct. 22nd 1854 and as there was no legal officer to issue it John S. Duvall was appointed to serve the affidavit filed Oct. 22nd 1854 to the effect that a person did on the 14th day of Oct. 1854 steal his horse to the best of his belief and knowledge."
20180503_105902


Levi Prentiss vs. Abel Reed & Co.
Assumpsit debt $84.33
November 9-15, 1854
20180503_105909


C. F. Barr vs. A. Reed & Co.
Assumpsit debt $47.82
November 9-16, 1854
20180503_105915


N. B. Lane vs. Christopher Alderman & John Kincaid
Assumpsit debt $70.00
November 11-20, 1854
20180503_105921


Nicholas Klopfenstein vs. Elisha S. Davis and Brother & Co.
Replevin of a mule
November 25, 1854
". . . after hearing the testimony of B. F. Elliott it is fully considered the said mule belongs [to] and is the property of said N. Klopfenstein. . . ."
20180503_105925


Thomas Holeman Sen. vs. Samuel Low
Assumpsit debt $8.00
November 27-December 7, 1854
20180503_105931


Alexander Stuart vs. Samuel Montour, Benjamin Halstead, J. W. Wicks
Action at law for the recovery of money $75.00
November 30-December 29, 1854
20180503_105935


William Mabees vs. George Krichbaum
Assumpsit debt $100.00
December 6, 1854-January 22, 1855
20180503_105943


Charles A. Back vs. Doctor J. Braman
Damage & trespass debt $100.00
December 21-30, 1854
"Motion made by attorney for defendant that the testimony of one of the witnesses Isaac Skeeters [be disregarded] on the grounds that he was interested in the termination of this debt. . . . Witness upon his oath of voir dire swore positively that he was not and that he would not be the loser or gainer on the termina of this suit." "Motion made by attorney for plaintiff that witness William Ross be put upon hs oath of voir dire which was allowed and found that he was a partner to the suit." "We the undersigned jurors find a verdict in favor of the plaintiff and assess the damage at twenty-five dollars. F. M. Strickland, Elijah Rice, B. B. Pearson, J. B. Springer, Jabez H. Kincaid, J. R. Scott."
20180503_105947, 20180503_110018


D. & V. S. Ralls & Co. vs. D. Evans & Howard & Co.
Assumpsit debt $55.00
December 22, 1854-May 9, 1855
20180503_110000, 20180503_110027


John Hitchens vs. Samuel Low
Assumpsit debt $9.00
December 25, 1854-January 1, 1855
20180503_110005


Benjamin Halstead vs. John Slater
Debt $60.00
December 28, 1854-January 12, 1855
20180503_110014


Territory of Oregon vs. Alfred Bussard
Assault with intent to kill
January 18, 1855
"Plaintiff withdraws his complaint."
20180503_110035


Giles Kinney vs. Clinton Bossiney
Assumpsit debt note $100.00
January 25-26, 1855
20180503_110040


    "Personally appeared before the undersigned one of the justices of the peace in and or said county and required an appraisal of a certain mule with no brands the mule is a white mule mule with shoes on the forefeet said mule is a mare and was appraised to be worth eighty dollars.
    "January 27th 1855
"Hiram Abbott
"Justice of the Peace"
20180503_110048

I. R. Mecum vs. L. A. Davis
Assumpsit debt due bill $17.19
February 5-12, 1855
20180503_110052


John Haughn vs. A. Little & Co.
Assumpsit debt $92.00
February 10-17, 1855
20180503_110103


John Haughn vs. A. Little & Co.
Assumpsit debt note $100.00
February 10, 1855
20180503_110107


Samuel D. Sutherland vs. Harrison B. Oatman & Harvey B. Oatman
Assumpsit debt note $30.00
February 12-May 2, 1855
20180503_110114


Territory of Oregon vs. John McDaniel
Threats of violence
February 20-March 3, 1855
"Affidavit of T. C. Banning and James Patterson filed this Feb. 20th 1855 . . . the court requires the said defendants to give bond for them to keep the peace towards all men of the [omission] and more particularly T. C. Banning in the penal sum of five hundred dollars." "Rec. of Larkin McDaniel the full sum of $15.00."
20180503_110124


L. Ganung vs. Seprionsa [sic]
Assumpsit debt $100.00
March 2-15, 1855
20180503_110128


    "Personally appeared before me the undersigned one of the justices of the peace in and for the county of Jackson and Territory of Oregon John Henry, Valentine Baker, William Balat, Christian Watch, Levy, Pifer [Lewy/Louis Pifer?], Maher, Logg and made solemn oath that on or about the 25th day of Feb. 1855 that a certain purse was taken from their house at or about the time above mentioned containing 3 ounces of gold dust and 75 cts. and they knew not where the said purchase went to unless taken by a man that lived in their house at the time."
20180503_110136


Thomas Holeman vs. Isaac Springer
Assumpsit debt $28.25
March 24-30, 1855
20180503_110140


D. B. Brenan & Prim vs. John Coakley
Assumpsit debt $56.79
April 2-23, 1855
20180503_110150


Milton Atterbury vs. M. Bosee [Basey?]
Assumpsit debt $45.07
April 2-10, 1855
"M. Atterbury attachment served by attaching one pick and shovel and one share in a certain gold claim known as the Union Co."
20180503_110154


William Riddle vs. B. H. Quigley
Assumpsit debt $40.00
April 3-July 26, 1855
20180503_110208


William H. Riddle vs. Thomas Arundell
$51.00
April 10-19, 1855
20180503_110212


John Haughn vs. A. Little & Co.
Assumpsit debt note $100.00
April 6-May 26, 1855
20180503_110220


E. H. Cleaveland vs. R. N. Henderson
An action to recover money debt note $25.00
April 12-20, 1855
20180503_110225


Territory of Oregon vs. Thomas Pyle, Sheriff
Misdemeanor
April 14-21, 1855
"Motion made by attorney for defendant that the court to quash the proceedings on the ground that the papers was not issued properly motion allowed by the court therefore it is fully considered by the court the proceedings shall be quashed."
20180503_110236


P. J. Ryan vs. Alexander Harris & Dennis Crowley
Assumpsit debt $65.00
May 12-30, 1855
20180503_110240


M. G. Kennedy vs. Jacob Solomon
Assumpsit note $53.71
May 5-17, 1855
20180503_110250


Territory of Oregon, Jackson County
Breach of the peace
    "Personally appeared before me one of the justices of the peace in and for said county Horace Ish and confessed that he was guilty of breaking the peace by kicking one Thompson, given name not known, but did not kick him with any other intention but to kick his (ass) seat of Hanlon but did not kick one Samuel Culver [possibly Samuel Colver] who was in the house at the time and he did not kick said Thompson with any intentions of killing or shooting at or stabbing or injuring him in any other manner but to kick him once and prays that the court will acquit him with a reasonable fine for thus breaking the peace.
    "In witness whereof he has set his hand and seal this May 11th 1855.
"H. L. Ish
    "Subscribed and sworn to before me this May 11th 1855.    Hiram Abbott, J.P.
    "The decision of the court was that the said Horace Ish pay the sum of $5.00 five dollars and costs taxed at $3.75.
"Hiram Abbott, J.P."
20180503_110257

Territory of Oregon, Jackson County
Breach of the peace
    "Personally appeared before me one of the justices of the peace in and for said county William Ish and acknowledged that on or about the 27 day of Feb. 1855 did break the peace by fighting with one Samuel Culver
[possibly Samuel Colver] of the same county aforesaid and one Thompson, given name not known, at the house of W. W. Fowler & Brown known as the Eldorado at Jacksonville in said county and was willing to pay his fine and after being put under oath testified as follows I did not fight with the said Samuel Culver and Thompson with any intention of killing, stabbing or shooting at or injuring them in any [way] but to give them a little drubbing but when Culver told me that he was sick I threw down the little stick I had but did not intend to use it. In witness whereof he has hereunto set his hand and seal this May 11th 1855.
"William Ish
    "Subscribed and sworn to before me this May 11th 1855.    Hiram Abbott, J.P.
    "The court considering the case decided that the said William Ish pay the sum of $5.00 dollars fine and costs taxed at $3.75.
"Hiram Abbott
"Justice of the peace"
20180503_110311

Territory of Oregon vs. Francis France
Theft or petty larceny
May 13-17, 1855
    "Warrant issued May 13th 1855 and delivered to Dept. Sheriff Jackson complaint filed same day Dept. Sheriff who brought before the undersigned one Francis France and James Strong for examination. Francis France James Strong & Edward Byron was brought into court complaining witness J. Holeman appeared and the trial commenced defendant Francis France pleaded not guilty the testimony of the complaining witness proved that he was guilty of the crime and in accordance [with] the testimony it is the decision of the court that the said defendant Francis France shall pay the sum of twenty five dollars and the costs of this suit and one day's imprisonment in the county jail costs taxed at $42.59 & debt.
"H. Abbott J.P."
20180503_110315

William Wilkison vs. A Certain French Woman
Writ of replevin for the recovery of a horse
May 15-19, 1855
20180503_110323


Territory of Oregon vs. Kennedy, Mitchel, Hale
Unlawful assembly
May 18-19, 1855
"Suit withdrawn and costs by Frank Brown this May 18th 1855"
20180503_110326


Fowler & Joseph H. Davis vs.  William Wright
Assumpsit debt note $58.82
May 22-28, 1855
20180503_110341

John Shookman vs. T. C. Banning
Writ of replevin for the recovery of a horse
May 23-24, 1855
"Defendant appeared by G. W. Anderson and paid debt 90.00 dollars for the horse and costs of suit"
20180503_110345


M. G. Kennedy vs. Dr. J. Braman, Reed and Tapman
Assumpsit debt $77.10
May 27-June 6, 1855
20180503_110357


A. McComb vs. James Bishop
Assumpsit debt note $75.00
May 29-July 24, 1855
"Motion made by attorney for defendant that the testimonies of the witness Chas. Waffel should not be allowed on the grounds that Mr. McComb sent over a note given by his father" "Execution issued this 24th July of 1855 for costs of suit and delivered to Cyphers Carstens"
20180503_110400


Territory of Oregon vs. Samuel Tillard
Petty larceny
June 7-July 8, 1855
"Warrant issued June 7th 1855 delivered to Cons & Anderson parties to appear forthwith. Parties appeared June 12th 1855 and cause continued by reading the complaint to the prisoner prisoner said he was not guilty motion made by attorney for defendant that the prisoner should be acquitted motion not allowed defendant demanded a jury which was called by the court writing 18 names and each party striking out one until the number was reached to six motion made by attorney for defendant that the witness S. M. Rice that the witness was interested motion not allowed by the court verdict of the jury we the jurors find a verdict in case of the Territory of Oregon vs. Samuel Tillard of not guilty the decision of the court is after hearing the testimony on both sides and believing the cause brought was of a frivolous nature and that the complaining witness pay the costs of this suit taxed at [omission]"
20180503_110410


Henry Bleecher vs. Samuel Smith
Assumpsit debt $20.00
June 7-11, 1855
20180503_110414


F. W. Manuel vs. Mike Emerick
Assumpsit debt $7.00
June 14-20, 1855
20180503_110424


Samuel A. Hawkins vs.  Charles McClure
Assumpsit debt $18.00
June 16-August 21, 1855
20180503_110428


Territory of Oregon vs. Philander Lemmon
Assault and battery
June 17-18, 1855
"Warrant issued June 17th 1855 affidavit filed same day warrant delivered to Geo. W. Anderson Const. P. P. Prim prosecuting attorney appeared in behalf of Territory Prisoner appeared June 1855 and after the complaint he pleaded not guilty venire issued for a jury June 18th 1855 motion made by attorney for defendant on the grounds that the court has no jurisdiction of the case as it was not in Jackson County motion not allowed motion made by attorney for defendant that the said court rule the plaintiff for costs motion not allowed and the motion made by attorney for plaintiff that the county and Territory of Oregon be inserted in the affidavit motion not allowed and cause continued the jury being sworn and after hearing the testimony on both sides the jury brought in their verdict as follows we the jury find a verdict in favor of the plaintiff to wit we the jurors find the defendant guilty as charged in the complaint D. G. Pleasant, J. W. McCully, M. G. Kennedy, Chas. Casey, John Anderson, David Linn therefore it is fully considered by the court that the said defendant pay the sum of $20.00 fine and ten days imprisonment in the county jail for the space of ten days"
20180503_110448, 20180503_110451

Board of County Commissioners of Jackson County vs. Gwibert Casedale
Action at law
June 19-25, 1855
"Prosecuting attorney P. P. Prim for plaintiff appeared June 25th 1855 and defendant failing to appear and after hearing the testimony of Thomas Pyle in regard to peddling without license the decision of the court was that the said plaintiffs collect from the said defendant the full sum of seventy five dollars with costs of this suit"
20180503_110459


Joseph H. Davis vs. John Kelly
Assumpsit debt $46.00
June 25-July 2, 1855
20180503_110503


P. J. Ryan vs. Harry Smith
Assumpsit debt $10.50
June 28-July 5, 1855
20180503_110513


Kenney & Kam vs. James B. Luther
Assumpsit debt $25.00
June 10-July 10, 1855
20180503_110524


James N. Vannoy, Lewis Barnes and James Tufts vs. William Pickett
An action to recover money debt $32.00
June 29, 1855
20180503_110537


Territory of Oregon vs. Sim Oldhorn
Assault with intent to kill
July 7-9, 1855
"Defendant appeared July 7th 1855 and pled guilty"
20180503_110544

William Burk vs. Lycurgus Jackson
July 20, 1855
"Appeared before me this 20th July A.D. 1855 Lycurgus Jackson and made oath to an account against James Lesley for thirty five dollars it being a true and just account . . . also an account of fifty nine dollars said Jackson brought of John Kutts and believes it to be a just account.
"Subscribed and sworn to this 20th July 1855
"D. S. Kenyon
"Justice of the peace"
20180503_110605

Robert Wright vs. George Sheldon
Action at law to recover money claim on account for $17.12½
August 20, 1855
20180503_110609


J. D. Haines vs. Lycurgus Jackson
Action at law to recover money on account $8.00
August 29-September 8, 1855
20180503_110616


James S. Kirby, Samuel Hicks, Charles Abraham vs. George Woods
Action at law to recover money account amount $55.00
September 10-17, 1855
20180503_110620


Harris & Wright vs. M. Patterson
Action at law to recover money on note of hand
September 11, 1855
20180503_110627


Burns & Wood vs. Henry Wright
Action at law to recover money on account for $73.29
October 13, 1855
20180503_110631


Territory of Oregon vs. George Wright
Theft grand larceny
October 15-16, 1855
20180503_110638


Kenney vs. Michael Emerick
Action at law to recover money on account $7.00
October 27, 1855
20180503_110704


Reuben L. Short vs. John Lacy
Action at law to recover money on note of hand amount $44.16
October 30-November 5, 1855
"One month after date for value recd. I promised to pay Austin Knoots [sic] the sum of thirty six dollars bearing five percent per month until paid Jacksonville June 12th 1855 without default or defalcation" "Recd. the above judgment in full D. M. Kenney atty. for deft."
20180503_110710


Alexander LaBachellerie vs. John Linder
Action at law to recover damage on property taken
November 2-8, 1855
"J. W. Simpson made affidavit that said horse belonged to him and took it from officer 5th plaintiff gave bond with security and retook the horse on the 6th Nov."
20180503_110718

Levi Young vs. Wm. Hutchinson
Action at law to recover money on note of hand $5.00
November 19-December 28, 1855
20180503_110721


Francis F. Luehe vs. Joseph Basey
Action at law to recover money on account $18.00
November 26-December 4, 1855
"Plaintiff appeared and withdrew the suit"
20180503_110728

M. G. Kennedy vs. J. W. Byrnes
Action at law to recover money on account $60.00
December 29, 1855-January 4, 1856
20180503_110732

John Coakley vs. John Rankin
Action at law to recover money amount $55.82
February 15-22, 1856
Jurors: Silas Day, Wm. Morrison, M. W. Hale, Wm. Neal, E. Ludford, B. Wagoner
20180503_110738

John N. Lewis vs. James Burgett
Action at law to recover money on a note of hand amount of debt $11.50
February 22-26, 1855
20180503_110742

J. S. Burpee vs. Hiram Taylor
Action at law to recover money on note of hand
April 5-12, 1856
20180503_110758


James Hamlin vs. Emerson and Taylor
Action at law to [recover] money for damages on property taken in the sum of $50.00
April 12-19, 1855
20180503_110802


Williams & Co. vs. J. D. Mason
Action at law to recover a horse worth $65.00
April 15-21, 1856
Jury: David Kingsfield, Henry Klippel, Thomas Walker, Thomas H. Clark, Wm. Failorn, G. H. Ish
20180503_110811


Austin Bayer vs. W. M. Maples
Action at law to recover money on account $30.75
May 2, 1856
20180503_110815


V. H. Davis & Co. vs. Emerson E. Gore & Co.
Action at law to recover money on note of hand for $60.00
May 12-24, 1856
"Summons issued this 12th day of May A.D. 1856 on the following note: Three months after date I promised to pay V. H. Davis & Co. on order the sum of sixty dollars for value received. Jacksonville Jan. 17th 1854" "Recd. the above judgment in full Arthur Langell" [Langell clearly signed his first name as "Arther"]
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Andrew Russell vs. Cozart and Ralls
Action at law to recover the value of property lost $40.00
May 21-October 28, 1856
"Witness testified the pistol was left with defendant and not returned to plaintiff further stated [it] was left to be repaired for compensation by defendant and was worth 40.00 dollars it was a dragoon pistol"
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Francis M. McKee vs. Cozart & Ralls
Action at law to recover the value of property lost amount $35.00
May 21-October 28, 1856
Jurors: J. T. Layton, William Bybee, John Hults, Joseph B. Williams
Witnesses: W. W. Edmondson, Andrew Russell, James Denby, L. H. Zigler, P. Donegan
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W. W. Edmondson vs. Cozart & Ralls
Action at law to recover the value of property to the amount $40.00
May 21-November 19, 1856
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"Jacksonville O.T. Nov. 26th 1856
    "Recd. of Cozart & Ralls one dollar sixty cents for service as a juror in the case of Francis M. McKee vs. Cozart & Ralls.
"William Bybee"
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Silas Day vs. Wm. M. Patterson
Action at law to recover money on account $24.00
May 28, 1856
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Alexander French vs. Thompson
Action at law to recover money on account in the sum of $13.00
May 31-June 7, 1856
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James Hamlin vs. Henry McKinnell
Action at law to recover money on due bill $8.50
June 16-August 9, 1856
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Samuel Williams vs. John Forsythe
Action at law to recover money on note of hand $53.00
June 19-September 19, 1856
"Two months after date I promised to pay J. M. Kame or bearer fifty dollars for value received drawing interest from date at the rate of five percent per month until paid July the 20th A.D. 1855
"John Forsythe
"John W. McCully security"
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John Archow vs. H. H. Brown
Action at law to recover mining claim
June 19-July 1, 1856
Jury: J. M. McCullen, A. H. Williams, A. Bethel, J. J. Cozart, D. Redpath, J. E. Vail
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Harris & Wright vs. Washington Pearce
Action at law to recover money on note of hand
July 19-29, 1856
"$47.50 Sterlingville Feb. 7th 1856 One day after date I promise to J. C. Morrison or bearer forty seven dollars and fifty cents for value received
"Washington Pearce"
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William M. Hughes vs. James Newland
Action of law to recover money on account $8.00
July 30-August 7, 1856
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Thomas Warman vs. Nathan Lane
Action at law to recover damage in the sum of $100.00
August 6-7, 1856
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J. M. Crooks vs. Washington Pearce
Action at law to recover money on note of hand of $50.00
September 9, 1856-February 15, 1858
"Jacksonville June the 16th 1856 Due G. W. Cool or bearer the sum of fifty dollars for value recd. of him with interest at five percent for month until paid
"W. Pearce"
"For value received I hereby assign all my right, title, claim and demand of and in the above judgment to Charles Williams, this 4th day of April 1857
"J. M. Crooks
"Witness: Wm. Hoffman"
"February 15th 1858 Execution issued by request of plaintiff and given to G. W. Anderson"
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Jackson County Record of Mining Claims, Blossom Family Papers, Mss 746, Box 1, Oregon Historical Society Research Library



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