Abstract of Circuit Court Record Books 1833 - 1839

GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI, CIRCUIT COURT CASES

August Term 1833
Book A.

Pages 1-2-3 missing

Page 4.
No. 11. The Grand Jury for the body of Greene County returned into Court a true bill against Joseph Ferguson, a true file against John Patterson, James Patterson and James Cornelius, a true bill against Samuel Teas and William Fullbright, a true bill against Ephraim Fullbright and Samuel Teas, a true bill against William Fullbright and Levi C. Fullbright, a true bill against William M. Payne and Robert Paulding, a true bill against William M. Payne and Jacob Yoacham, a true bill against E.W. Wallace and Lester T. Gillett, a true bill against Samuel Teas and Thomas Horn, a true bill against a free man of colour by the name of Matthews otherwise called Mathes and Jane Murray, a true bill against Manuel Carter, a free man of colour and a female by the name of Rainsey otherwise called Rainey, a true bill against Elijah Carter a free man of colour and a female by the name of Ramey otherwise called Rainey, a free bill against Edmund J. Carter a free man of colour and Susan Evans and a free bill against George Winton. And having no other business before them, were discharged.

No. 12. Peter Epperson, William Henry and Ephraim Jameson came into court and acknowledged themselves to be indebted to the State of Missouri in the just and full sum of fifty dollars each to be levied of their respective goods and chatles lands and tenaments to be void however if the said Peter Epperson, William Henry and Ephraim Jameson shall personally appear here on the first day of our next Circuit Court and then and there and give evidence on behalf of the State of Missouri in a certain matter of controversey in our said Court pending wherein our said State is Plaintiff and Manuel Carter and Raimey, otherwise called Rainey are Defendants and the part of the State and not depart therefrom without leave of said Courts.

No. 13. Peter Epperson, William Henry and Ephraim Jameson this day came into Court and acknowledged themselves to be indebted to the State of Missouri in the just and full sum of fifty dollars each, to be levied (page 5)
of their respective goods and chattles lands and tenements to be void however upon condition that if the said Peter Epperson, William Henry and Ephraim Jameson shall personally appear hereon the first day of our next Circuit Court and then and there give evidence on behalf of the State of Missouri in a certain matter of controversey in our said Court pending wherein our said State is Plaintiff and Edmund J. Carter and Susan Evins are defendants and not depart therefrom without leave of said Court.

No. 14. William Lunsford and Ephraim Jameson this day came into Court and acknowledged themselves to be indebted to the State of Missouri in the just and full sum of fifty dollars each to be levied of their respective goods and chattles lands and tenements to be void however upon condition that the said William Lunsford, Ephraim Jameson shall personally appear here on the first day of our next Circuit Court and then and there give evidence on behalf of the State of Missouri in a certain matter of controversey in our said Court pending wherein our said State is Plaintiff and George Winton is Defendant and not depart therefrom without leave of said Court.

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GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI, CIRCUIT COURT CASES

Book A. August term 1833.

No. 15. William Henry, Ephraim Jameson and Peter Eperson came into Court and acknowledged themselves to be indebted to the State of Missouri in the just and full sum of fifty dollars each to be levied of their respective goods and chattles lands and tenements to be void however if the said Peter Epperson, William Henry and Ephraim Jameson shall personally appear here on the first day of our next Circuit Court and then and there give evidence on behalf of the State of Missouri in a certain matter of controversey in our said Court pending wherein said State is Plaintiff and Elijah Carter and a female by the name of Rainey, otherwise called Rainey, are Defendants and not depart therefrom without leave of said Court.

No. 16. Ephraim Jameson, Ezekiel M. Campbell and William Lunsford came into Court and acknowledged themselves to be indebted to the State of Missouri in the just and full sum of fifty dollars each to be levied of their respective goods and chattles, lands and tenements to be void however (page 6)
if the said Ephraim Jameson, Ezekiel M. Campbell and William Lunsford shall personally appear here on the first day of our next Circuit Court and then and there give evidence on behalf of the State of Missouri in a certain matter of controversey in our said Court pending wherein our said State is Plaintiff and Joseph Furgurson is Defendant and not depart therefrom without leave of said Court.

No. 17. John Fullbright and John R. Robinson came into Court and acknowledged themselves to be indebted to the State of Missouri in the just and full sum each to be levied on their respective goods and chattles, lands and tenements to be void however upon condition that of the said John Fulbright and John R. Robinson shall personally appear on the first day of our next Circuit Court and then and there give evidence in behalf of the State of Missouri in a certain matter of controversey in our said Court pending wherein the State of Missouri is Plaintiff and Martin Fullbright and Samuel Teas are Defendants and not depart therefrom without leave of said court.

No. 18. James Felam came into Court and acknowledged himself to be indebted to the State of Missouri in the just and full sum of fifty dollars to be levied of their respective goods and chattles lands and tenements to be void however if this said James Felam shall personally appear here on the first day of our next Circuit Court and then and there give evidence on behalf of the State of Missouri in a certain matter of controversey in our said Court pending wherein our said state is Plaintiff and William M. Payne and Robert Paulding and Defendants and not depart therefrom without leave of said Court.

No. 19. James Feland came into Court and acknowledged himself to be indebted to the State of Missouri in the just and full sum of fifty dollars - to be levied of his respective goods and chattles, lands and tenaments, to be void however if the said James Feland shall personally appear here on the first day of our next Circuit Court and then and there give evidence on behalf of the State of Missouri (End of page 6) (continued)

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No. 19 (cont) in a certain matter of controversey in our said Court pending wherein our said State is Plaintiff and E.W. Wallace and Lester T. Gillett are defendants and not depart therefrom without leave of our said Court.

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GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI, CIRCUIT COURT CASES

Book A. August term 1833.

20. James Felam came into Court and acknowledged himself as indebted to the State of Missouri in the just and full sum of fifty dollars to be levied of his respective goods and chattles lands and tenements to be void however upon condition that the said James Felam shall personally appear here on the first day of our next Circuit Court and then and there give evidence on behalf of the State of Missouri in a certain matter of controversey in our said Court pending wherein our said State is Plaintiff and William M. Payne and Jacob Yoacham are Defendants and not depart therefrom without leave of said Court.

21. James Felam came into Court and acknowledged himself to be indebted to the State of Missouri in the just and full sum of fifty Dollars to be levied of his respective goods and chattles lands and tenaments to be void however if the said James Felam shall personally appear hereon the first day of our next Circuit Court and then and there give evidence on behalf of our said State in a certain matter of controversey in our said Court pending wherein - the State of Missouri is Plaintiff and Samuel Teas and Thomas Horn are Defendants and not depart therefrom without leave of said Court.

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No. 22
State of Missouri Plaintiff
vs                                                  Indictment for gaming
Thomas Horn & Samuel Teas Defendants
This day came the prosecuting attorney for the State of Missouri and Thomas Horn one of the Defendants in the aforesaid indictment in his proper person and plead guilty of the premises in the indictment aforesaid above charges and impose on him therefore it is considered by the Court here that the said Thomas Horn do pay a fine to the State of Missouri of five dollars for the said offence.It is also considered by the Court
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here that the said Thomas Horn do pay to the State of Missouri for the _____ of such persons as are entitled to and ought to receive the same all costs which have accrued upon the prosecution aforesaid and that execution issued be.
Ordered that Court be adjourned until Courts in course.
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Page 10.
At a circuit Court commenced and held in the town of Springfield within the County of Greene and State of Missouri on the 9th day of December 1933

Present Charles H. Allen Circuit Judge, Charles P. Bullock Clerk & John D. Shannon Sheriff

George W. Gibson, Foreman

William Robberson

Thomas C. Wilson

Benjamin Chapman

James Fuzell

Benjamin Miller

John Bartleson

Thomas B. Arnett

Edward Tompson

Kindred Rose

Nicholas Darnall

William Townsan

Peter Ruyle

John G. Williams

Thomas Horn

Joseph Birden

Randolph Brit

Daniel B. Miller

Owen Cawlfield

Asa Pool

Samuel Lasley

were sworn a grau request of the State of Missouri for the body of Greene County and having received their chare retirce.

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Book A. August term 1833.

Page 10 continued.
John L. Davis Plaintiff
vs                                                             In trespass
John D. Shannon & Archilles T. Burnett Defendants
This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney, Thomas J. Gurin (or Guinn) and the Defendants in their proper person and upon motion of Thomas Gurin (or Guinn) it is ordered that Alfred S. Bond be and he is hereby appointed to serve process in the above case and it is further ordered that this cause be continued until the next term.

State of Missouri Plaintiff
vs                                                             Indictment
Joseph Furgurson Defendant (Sheriff unable to locate the Defendant in his bailiwick. Case to continued in next term of Court)

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State of Missouri Plaintiff
vs                                                             Indictment for Murder.
John Patterson, James Patterson & James Cornelius Defendants
This day came the Prosecuting Attorney in behalf of the State and it appearing to the Court here that the sheriff having returned on the capias issued in this cause that Defendants could not be found in this bailiwick thereforee on motion of Circuit Attorney the witnesses recognized in that case are discharged and this cause ordered to be continued until next term of this court.

State of Missouri Plaintiff
vs                                                            
George Winton Defendant
(Sheriff unable locate Defendant. Cause ordered to be continued next term of Court)

State of Missouri Plaintiff
vs                                                             Indictment for Gaming
Ephraim R. Fulbright & Samuel Teas Defendants
This day came the Circuit Attorney in behalf of State of Missouri and the Defendants in their proper persons who plead guilty of the premises aforesaid in the indictment aforesaid above charges and imposed on them. Thereforee it is considered by the Court here that the said Ephraim R. Fulbright and Samuel Teas to pay and give to the said State of Missouri of five dollars for the said offence. It is also considered by the Court here that the said Ephraim R. Fulbright and Samuel Teas do pay to the said State of Missouri for the uce of such persons as are entitled to and aught to receive the same all the cost that have accrued upon the prosecution aforesaid and the said Ephraim Jameson and Samuel Teas are now committed by the Court here to the custody of the sheriff of Greene County aforesaid there to be kept by him in safe custody until they shall have paid this said fine and cost.

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Book A. August term 1833

Page 12A.
State of Missouri Plaintiff
vs                                                             Indictment for gaming
William Fulbright & Levi C. Fulbright Defendants
(Defendants say they are guilty and put themselves upon the mercy of the Court. State recover against said Defendants the sum af five dollars along with costs. Defendants turned over to Sheriff of Greene County to be kept by him in safe custody until they shall have paid the said fine and costs)

Page 12A.
State of Missouri Plaintiff
vs                                                             Indictment for gaming
William Payne & Jacob Yoacham Defendants
(Defendants say they are guilty. Put themselves upon mercy of the Court. Fined five dollars and costs. Committed to custody of Sheriff of Greene County until fines and costs are paid)

Page 11A December term.
State of Missouri Plaintiff
vs                                                             Indictment for gaming
William Payne & Robert Paulding Defendants
(Defendants say they are guilty. Put themselves upon mercy of Court. Fined five dollars and costs. Committed to custody of Sheriff of Greene County until fines and costs paid.)

Page 11A December term.
State of Missouri Plaintiff
vs                                                             Indictment for gaming
Samuel Teas & Thomas Horn Defendants
(Defendant Samuel Teas pleaded guilty. Fine of five dollars and costs. Committed to custody of Sheriff of Greene County until fine and costs paid)

Page 12B
State of Missouri Plaintiff
vs                                                             Indictment for gaming
Martin Fulbrigh & Samuel Teas Defendants
(Defendant Samuel Teas saith he is guilty. Puts himself on mercy of the Court. Fined five dollars and cost. To remain in custody of Sheriff of Greene County until payment of fine and cost. Capian issued on Martin Fulbright directed to Pulaski County. Case continued).

State of Missouri Plaintiff
vs                                                             Indictment for gaming
E. W. Wallace & Lester T. Gillett Defendants
(Defendants say they are guilty. Fined five dollars and cost. To remain in custody of Sheriff of Greene County until payment of fine and cost).

Page 13. Court convened 10 December 1933.

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